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March 15, 2019
 

All we are,
you and I,
arms and limbs,
pumping hearts;
red river coursing
through our veins.

Walking different roads,
step strides on paths
where our feet takes us
towards the same destination.

Time will come,
breath shall escape
to deflate our lungs;
full-stop journeys where we shall all lie supine.

The  warm earth
welcomes all
in the end.

- Soulhearts

#equality #lovenothate

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March 14, 2019
 

words of love
meant for love
flowing from source
came up empty

a barren wasteland
parched and desolate
for falling in love
was a distant memory

-Soulhearts

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KISS
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March 13, 2019
 

Life is the best teacher they say and I have never come across one as persistent as she is. One thing I have never learned is how everything is temporary. Once green leaves on a bough turns to rust and will soon be snapped from the branch. Even the sun gets tired of the day—sets to give way to night. I question why I had to meet you. Why I even let you shed some light in the comfortable darkness that I was always so used to. You became a spark, a tiny ember of light that brightened and warmed an otherwise bleak and empty space. I let it burn a little. Fed it shavings from conversations on life and sweet nothings. I was stubborn and never really  listened to the lessons... The embers will glow...

FEEL IT WRITE IT
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March 12, 2019
 

Can you catch the days, put on repeat?
You’re a disease contracted, metastasized.
swept by the wind, gone with time.
Out of touch, out of sight
but your presence is always deeply felt.
-Soulhearts

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March 9, 2019
 

I welcome the tears if by falling it meant that you held my heart enough to forget the hurts and moved it to find  joy again.

-Soulhearts

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TE AMO
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March 3, 2019
 

I wanted to write
a poem
so I could let you know

about a boy
I loved
that didn’t even know

love had I to give
for whom
but none to receive

I tried hard
to forget
but this heart would not let go

I’d write a poem for you
only if
you knew that the boy was you

-Soulhearts

JE T'AIME
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March 2, 2019
 

You’re a maggot
burrowing the insides
of my mind.
Awake or in dreams,
slithering  back
to feast over and over.
Until there’s nothing left,
nothing left of me.   

- Soulhearts

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ORIGINAL
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January 12, 2018
 

Always On My Mind

i remember you
in the afternoons
when golden sun on skin
warmed hands
and petals entwined
our fingertips

i remember you
as dusk appeared
while shadows played
beneath the trees
with falling leaves
kissing our faces

i remember you
in the darkness
when silence spoke
and air left my lungs
as they lowered you
to the ground

i remember you
every fucking waking morning
sunlight streaming memories
of your sweet smile
slowly drifting, fading
flying with the wind

- Soulhearts

LETTRS WOOD FADE
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December 14, 2017
 

As dawn undressed the night,
shadows flee to hide from light.
Cloak disrobes from branches bright,
baby birds chirp, awake to flight.
What was black with stars
became sailing clouds of blue.
Sunlight peers a shimmering hue.
A burst of color on a morning dew.
Another day to right the wrongs.
An opportunity to say thank you.
To welcome life as always new
as dawn undressed the night for you.

- Soulhearts

LETTRS TEAL
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December 2, 2017
 

i grieve for a tear
that fell
from eyes
that turned dry

i sigh for air
that escaped
these lungs
that forgot how to breathe

i long for warmth
that grazes
this skin
that has turned cold

i miss love
that lived
in a heart
that once knew how to feel

through dry eyes
the breath of life still flows
though cold this touch
it was love that turned it so

-Soulhearts

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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November 13, 2017
 

                                     

                                             with eyes closed
              
                                             i welcome your warm soft lips

                                             it’s not you i am seeing

                                             -soulhearts

                             
                           #15words #mondaymotivation #betrayal

GRAVELY GREY
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October 24, 2017
 

Night Sky

I closed my eyes
and my breathing
slowed, steady.

My body relaxed
and became one
with silence around me.

In the absence of light
under a canopy of sparkling stars,
I laid on the cold damp earth.

A gentle breeze
rustled the leaves of the towering tree
that was beside me.

T’was nature’s concerto,
heard in hopes to fine tune
this tone deaf heart.

Moonbeams sliced through
smoky shadows as it turned the strands
of my black hair to silver.

It was like the first time
I have seen the night sky
in a very long time.

- Soulhearts

STARS
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September 16, 2017
 

What Purpose

Often enough I sit to stop and think.
What purpose these hands, what can they give?
A hand that bleeds, writes life in ink.
Often enough I sit to stop and think.
Rivers flow from this heart and mind in sync.
To lift, create, be positive.
Often enough I sit to stop and think.
What purpose these hands, what can they give?

- Soulhearts

SIMPLE STRIPES
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September 2, 2017
 

Washed Clean

footsteps on the sand — washed clean by the waves
sin engraves, this blessed land
yet you chose to hold my hand

it's another day — for the sun does rise
heartfelt cries, were trapped in grey
you released wind swept away

clouds above my head —tears were falling rain
numbing pain, felt like i'm dead
your love has saved me instead

-Soulhearts

PUDDLE PERFECT
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August 28, 2017
 

Loss

Abandoned pieces
and fragments
Of what was

Lingering emptiness
Unforgotten
Weighing heavy

Like petrichor
After the rain
Unseen yet keen

-Soulhearts

#20words #micropoetry

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August 23, 2017
 

                                        To Worship You

                                         I walk
                                         this evening shadows
                                         barefoot.
                                         Green grass
                                         wet under my feet.
                                         Silver sheen
                                         of moonbeams on skin,
                                         winds-a-whistle
                                         in my ear.
                                         Half-turned leaves
                                         of autumn spill.
         ...

PANELS
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August 22, 2017
 

It started with a flower. A flower origami.
A silver paper flower origami made from cigarette foil.  You chose to give it to me but I never really knew why.  It was twenty seven years ago  but I could still remember that faint smell of cigarettes as I brought it up to my nose.  I held it gently like it had fragile petals. It wasn't real but the feelings were— the ones I had for you. You were my first Rose and thorns, a constant thought through the years; the what if  and the what could have been. I cried when I said goodbye. I didn't think I'd cry again now that it's you who said goodbye.  I'll never forget these words you shared with me. You said "Life is like a guitar...Sometimes it's in t...

BARNEY
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August 9, 2017
 

Sad Eyes

They were the most beautiful
yet saddest eyes
I have ever seen.

Like a faint pink blush
left by a hesitant sunset.
A tiny sparkle of starlight
shining through a dark cloudy night.
Rippling silhouette of moonlight
hidden behind the trees.
A dewdrop on a leaf
in the morning, evaporating in the warm air.
A butterflies' flitting gentle kiss on flower buds
never settling for one.

They were the most beautiful
yet the saddest eyes
I have ever seen.

- Soulhearts

BARNEY
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August 3, 2017
 

Soulmates

There was always something about the moonlight
streaming through this bedroom window.
In the darkness we played.
Hands touching, exploring, teasing.
Gentle caress of love on my skin.
You said,  "Remember me when I'm gone my dear."
"In this dark room, I will be the moonlight that
will shine and dance on your skin."

Shadows of love and light
Playing gently on skin
Warming this cold heart

- Soulhearts

BLUE WHIRL
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August 3, 2017
 

Deceived

How do I begin to utter
the voice this heart contains?
Out of tune refrains—broken notes.
Hymns I wouldn't want to sing.
A veil of lace covers my face,
an unpatterned woven loom.
An intricate mask of lies,
becoming my second skin.  
I live inside a hollow.
Where mist and darkness swallows.
Stuck to a time that's passed,
shackled to a love that was.

clipped wings trapped
in the folds of deceit
a dying butterfly

- Soulhearts

LETTRS TEAL
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August 2, 2017
 

Blue

I look into your eyes
and I'm drowning
in the deep blue sea.

Buoyed up words of hope
from your mouth floats
as I hold on to debris.

I close my eyes
and the waves took me deeper.
Suddenly, the sea's not as blue.

There's nothing to hold on to.
Only my pale skin has turned blue
as I drowned in you.

-Soulhearts

BLUE WHIRL
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July 23, 2017
 

Look for me when stars collide.
When light shatters into dust.
I will be like those early morning
dust motes that swirl around you
making you sneeze.
That persistent twinkle
when you squint your eye.
I may be gone but I shall be with you,
not in the heavens above but where your
eyes see light in darkness;
where your skin feels warm to touch
as sun rays peek thru the curtains
of our kitchen window.
You shall sit on my favorite chair
and reminisce how many glad moments
we shared over coffee cups.
You shall hold the cup in your hands
it will feel good and warm like
when your hand is on my cheek.
You shall smile and know
that I am right there
as you pour yourself another cup.

Soulhearts

PANELS
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June 26, 2017
 

Darkest of nights
I stepped on a hole
And it swallowed me whole
Trying to make sense of it all

I'm falling
Falling
Falling

No end to this fall
Air escapes my lungs
Pain squeezes my heart

And the blood drips
Drips
Drips

I can't see the end
This darkness drips
It has swallowed me
Whole in this hole
As I fall

Soulhearts

INK DROP
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June 3, 2017
 

Left A Trace

Sliced sunbeam filters through
my bedroom window
A light and shadow play
by fingers on upturned palms

The bed sheet is crumpled
  but only on one side
Head indent on a pillow
No hair turning golden spill

Perched on the sill
  a bird is happy to shrill
While here my cold cheek
  no peck to receive

Eyes open to daylight
but really wishes to be shut
To not see you
To not feel you

- Soulhearts

WINTER WHISPERS
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May 29, 2017
 

In Your Arms

Nights when all you hear
are the deep breaths you take
and the beating of a heart
as you lie against a naked chest.

You dance to the melody
of that familiar song.
The rhythm takes you high.
It makes you bold enough to fly.

You close your eyes and dream.
Unafraid to wake up
For when you do,                           
You know you have already arrived.

To a day that's kind.
Where the sun kisses your skin.
You are back home, safe in the arms
of the one that loves you.

Soulhearts

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May 20, 2017
 

The House I live In

I live in a place where the walls are
uniformly lined Evergreens.
The ceiling is of white
puffy pillowy cumulus clouds
painting the blue sky.
The floors are made of moist green grass dotted with
pink and yellow wildflowers.

The air is a scented mix
of freshly watered earth
and sweet lavender.
Where the birds chirp
a constant lullaby
and the wind blows whispers
to the tune of the rustling leaves.

Butterflies and fireflies
are frolicking lovers here.
Never tiring, prancing till dusk.
Where the sun daily rises
to dance and play with lights and shadows.

I drink from a cold running brook
that refreshes my spirit
and eat freshly plucked blossoms
that perfumes my soul...

PEACE AND LOVE
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April 22, 2017
 

Woebegone

It's the eerie energy of a house with empty rooms.
Powdered dust of moments left on old furnitures
with parts slowly falling and decaying. All are useless.
Left in haste, slowly dragging time to waste.
Like the broken rooms of an empty heart —hollow laments echoing deep as sunbeam seeps through cracked walls.
Allowing slivers of light to come in; warming frosted windows and trodden bloody floor as it shines.
Love peeks out the tiny peephole on the door but
only for a little while. Soon it retreats.
Back to its space of slumber, a dark room of nothing
filled with the brooding heavy clouds of repose.

dark and damp
wet and weary
grey clouds over me

-Soulhearts

#poetry #haib...

BARNEY
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April 20, 2017
 

The Words You Write

The words you write awaken me.
Where skin to touch was numb to feel.
Once blind these eyes they now can see.
The words you write awaken me.
My heart and mind one breath agree.
Mere words expressed cannot conceal.
The words you write awaken me.
Where skin to touch was numb to feel.

- Soulhearts

LETTRS BRIGHT
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April 11, 2017
 

Lullaby

Sing me a lullaby,
tenderly, repeatedly.
Calm my soul.
Take me to a place of no fear.
So I may lay
and close my eyes
to the rhythm.
Your voice, comfort
to this dying heartbeat.
Your love, I'll bring as I go.

- Soulhearts

BLUSHED
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April 3, 2017
 

A Spell

love like the breath of spring, refreshing
love like the first snowflake of winter, magical
love like the colors of fall, mesmerizing
love like popsicles in the summer, melting

in these fleeting moments
call me crazy but
love becomes you

-Soulhearts

BLUSHED
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