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 Jan 2019 JL Smith
K Balachandran
On elephant’s back,
Mahout tenuously perched,
Swoon over moon!
I hate you for coming in to my life
I hate you for giving me those laughs
I hate you for making me happy when I am with you
I hate you for making me feel that life can be beautiful
I hate you for caring for me
I hate you for standing up for me
I hate you for not staying back in my life
I hate you for leaving me in lurch
I hate you for not giving me a closure
Every so often children throwing tantrums
Catch parent faces, bracing fallen sourness
Where outlines wrinkle rosy outlook sadly
Raisins having pits

Logan Robertson

1/16/2019
Read CC's blog at Poetry Soup, describing  sapphic stanza with a jux. I found that form interesting, spent hours marveling and researching. I attempted my first one. Not sure if this is correct-11/11/11/5. In this poem I wrote of a parent coping with a child's misbehavior. The effect of such leaving a wrinkled image much like a raisen on the parents face with the juxtaposition at the end of the poem, which is a play on words, too, raisens/raising.
sometimes the world
just seems so big
almost as if it could
smush me

one wrong move
and i bear the weight
stressors pulling
anxiety pushing

but i open my eyes
and adjust to the changes
viewing the world
as i should be

it's not that big
it's not that scary
there was love and acceptance
for me when i could see

that the pain
wasn't infinite
but couldn't be cured
by a couple of good deeds
I love you,
I say it constantly,
I grasp you tightly,
I don’t want you to leave,
I love you,
The words roll off my lips so easily,
Because I mean it,
I mean it more than ever.
I love you,
I love the way you move,
The way you speak,
The way you look at me.
I love you,
Please,
I know things don’t last forever,
But I want this,
Oh how I want this,
To last forever,
I love you,
Please,
Never leave.
<3
 Jan 2019 JL Smith
JaxSpade
The end of the world
Concludes the prophecies told
While narrow gates close
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