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« Reply #3345 on: April 27, 2020, 16:13:24 »
Ophelia

I watch the trees
Wave in pain
All that I loved
I loved in vain

The braided river
Will move on
The strangled grass
Entices me

There is no one
To cry for me
The flowers bloom
Within my hands

The water feeds them
On my chest
I will move on
Until the end

The river plays
With my free hair --
The tender care
That I can feel
The only love
That I will know
When things go bad -- do something good.

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« Reply #3346 on: May 08, 2020, 17:23:47 »
Shadows
Shadows shatter
Into more shadows
Like pieces of glass
Are they real or
Are they reflections
Of my own darkness?

You have to look into it
You have to walk this road
Alone


You assume things as if they’re true
I do the same 
I call you out for clarity
I didn’t want you to walk instead of me
Yet you prefer shadows
Illusions and dreams

What is real? What is true?
Can we even handle
The world as it is
Us as we are
Can we live without dreams
Our illusions protect us
A birdsong exists to
Attract a mate or
Show who’s the owner here
But we melt
From its beautiful romance
As if it exists to please
Our senses
As if it exists to save us
From the darkness
From the existential dread
That this is all that we have
Our place is small
Our time is limited

Shadows
Splinter like wood
Into thinner layers of darkness
Shimmering
Wavy
A smoked glass to look through
At the reality
Even the fully eclipsed sun
Can’t be handled
By our fragile eyes

Shadows obscure
Shadows protect
Shadows attack
Shadows scare

While we share the same dream
We walk the same route
I have so many dreams
There are so many turns
But you ask me
Why I don’t walk the only road
You seem to see
And I don’t know which one
Is the real road to you

And sometimes I want no roads
No shadows, no illusions
No dreams
All I want is to float down
Down the cool river
Calm the noise
Of what’s expected
Listen to the breath
Of another world
Be here in the now
A mere speckle inside a grain
That is counting time
On the inhuman scale

***
If I turn sharply
To come face to face with you
Will love become the nightmare
That was haunting me, harming
The child's trust in me to blame me
Will light and beauty become
A monster I need to kill
To live and be happy and free?

I never faced you before
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« Reply #3347 on: May 12, 2020, 09:24:11 »
***
The green of May
Won't be the same --
Its brightest hue
Is gone

My dear friend
I used to dread
This thought
I used to fear
It was so near
I hoped this day
Would never come
And now it's done
And now you're gone

A tear by tear
My life goes on

There's nothing else
It's a goodbye
Yet in my heart
You'll never die
When things go bad -- do something good.

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« Reply #3348 on: May 15, 2020, 09:38:33 »
Leaving the world

Deep, deep into myself
One blanket of moss
Over another
One tree guardian
After another
I leave this world

Deep, deep into myself
Yellow grass stalks
Tickle my palm
As I walk
Up the hill
Down the hill
Up the hill
As he walked
Without me

Deep, deep into myself
One little sparkling
Fish after another
From the river of sunlight
Into his arms
In his lap
To feel peace
To be at home

Deep, deep into myself
One snowflake after another
One strip of darkened snow
After another
A dog wags its tail
There is no fear
I know nothing
Of the human world

Deep, deep into myself
One word after another
One note after another
Until all dissolves

Deep, deep in myself
I don't need friends
I'm not afraid of enemies
Lies and hate do not touch me
Deep, deep in myself
I laugh and dance
In the music of my innocence
I was born a happy child
Music splashed from me
Like water in the summertime
When kids jump merrily
Into its freshness
Filling the air
With pure joy
When things go bad -- do something good.

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« Reply #3349 on: May 15, 2020, 12:35:10 »
***
Like back then
Can you just
Take me from here
Each my hand
In yours
Would you
Be by my sides
I will be
Home

Like back then
Can you just
Take me from here
I'll wake up
From my sleep
To find you
Waiting for me
You will smile
Heartily
My true mother
You will take me
Into your arms
My true father

Can you
Can you just
Take me home
Like back then
Once and forever
I don't want to see
Anything
Not a single thing
I don't want to be
Anyone
Not for a single moment
Anymore

Like back then
Can you just
Please
Save me from this world
I can't go on
I can't go on alone
Anymore

Wake me, wake me up
From this dream
Say it's nothing
Say you're here
And take me home
Once and forever
Once and for all
When things go bad -- do something good.

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« Reply #3350 on: May 16, 2020, 23:04:42 »
River

In the shadows
I move on
Against the soft wind

Lord
You can hear me
When I can’t speak

The world
Is split into
The protective shadow
And the ethereal sunshine
The water ripples in the light
Make the river look like
Mercury

Has it ever looked heavier?
Yet the sky is blue
And the sun is kind

And these people in the sunshine
Look unreal, as if not from here
I want to join them
Soaking in this sparkling sheen
But I move on to fill in
The emptiness growing within

Lord, oh Lord
Is it a crime in my thoughts
Against you
I value your word and your world
Oh Lord
Yet I sway

This line, this boundary
Can I stop and join them?
The green stalks are so supple
The colors are opulent
The river bend is elegant
It whispers to me...

And the road goes forward
And down
I’m taken from the shadows
Into the sunlight
I pass the bridge
The two worlds got mixed
I saw it

Move forward
There is no reason
To rush
Follow your command
Follow the light
In your heart
When things go bad -- do something good.