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Star BG 4d
Inside breath, lit corners of heart expand.
Pulsating with self-talk and forgiveness.
Radiate outwardly
swirling,
gracefully to tickle senses.
They echo moving in rhythms that
awaken my being.

Inside breath the light becomes a ball
illuminating my consciousness.
Moving to hold loves lantern
as I shine it to the world
Inspired by TheIdleOwl Thanks
Shantala Kothare Nov 2018
The festive season is here,
And shoppers busy on their feet,
Are looking for bargains
At every corner of the street.

The lantern-sellers stand,
Right outside the market square;
Trying to entice passers
To buy their curious tinsel ware.

If during this time, you chance
Upon this bustling way,
The sparkling lights and lanterns
Are sure to brighten up your day!

Some of the glittering objects,
That decorate the stalls,
Seem to mesmerize the shoppers
As they step into the malls.

Articles of myriad colours
And lanterns that disperse rainbow light
Decorate the city streets
All through the joyous night.

I rushed to the market square
To see what I should buy
And found a brilliant lantern
That caught the fancy of my eye.

I made a quick bargain
And now that lantern adorns my door,
And it really dazzles me
When it mirrors in the floor.
Like a moth to a flame
I'm attracted to his light
Darkness surrounds me
As night continuously falls
It makes me gravitate to his light even more
Like a moth to a lantern
I persistently fly around it
Trying to find a way
Through the transparent walls
That separates me from him
I try to find a way in
I try fight my way in
I want to be closer to his light
I feel the warmth through the glass
But I cannot touch it
I yearn for him through the glass
But I cannot have him
An unseen wall between us
And I cannot break it
Gale L Mccoy Sep 2018
the shattering of a lamp
spun in words not mine
mosaic of shards
embedded in a hand
that is, unfortunately, mine
didn't start bleeding till
the 3rd one in
each sliver counts up to 10
I tried to pull out the pieces
and walk away but
I have to rebuild the lamp

I'll rebuild it into a lantern
keep it on my hip
so soft light shows
me down any path
next time it falls
there will be less
shards to clean
Lyn-Purcell Sep 2018
⭐                    ⭐                             ⭐                        ⭐                    ⭐
  ⭐                   ⭐                ⭐                     ⭐                     ⭐
⭐                     ⭐                   ⭐                                ⭐                           ⭐  

I'll                                          
confront     ­                                   
  all       of      my                                        
I N A D E Q U A C I E S                                        
by                     ­                   
⭐                                          
b                    ­                
r                                    
o         ­                               
a                                              
d                                          
e                                  
n                            
i                            
n                                
g                                      
⭐                                        
m                                
y                            
⭐                      
h         ­     
o              
r                  
  i                          
     z                                  
   o                              
n                
s      
   ⭐  
       w  
            i          
              t                
             h                      
⭐                
a            
⭐    
   ­ s
           e
                r
                  i
               e
          s
     ⭐  
o
f        
⭐        
c    
   h
         a
           l
       l
  e
n    
g        
   e        
  s
          ⭐

                                      To
                      ­                expand
                                      and polish
                                      my horizons
                                     as
                                  ⭐
                           a
                               ⭐
                                     g
                                        i
                     ­                       f
                                        ­t
                                  e
                           d
                      ⭐
                   w
                          o
                                   ­ r
                                             d  
                                              s  
           ­                              m  
                                i    
                        t ­     
                h
                          ⭐

          
      
       ˚°◦                                                ⚫ ノ                                       ◦°˚    
      ˚°◦                                     (                                  ◦°˚   
    Sailing    upon   a  longboat  of dreams that   will  
                      bring   me    close   to  my  destination  to  a                    
                      auth­or, a poet that will touch and                      
        ◦°˚                inspire a generation                    ˚°◦
All I want to be a gifted wordsmith.
The power of the pen is the weapon I chose to express myself,
my heart, my pain and more.
Thank you so much for 204 followers, I'm very grateful for all of you!
(And I'm very aware that on a phone, the formatting will look messed up,
but it is fine on a laptop or tablet.)
I'll keep my ink flowing, no matter what.
Lyn ***
Lyn-Purcell Aug 2018
My                                
scarlet                                
      flags capture                                   
the  light  of  the                              
moon                              
⭐                              
e                      
v              
e        
r      
⭐          
s                
o                  
⭐        
s  
o    
f            
t                  
l                
y          
  ⭐  

                             They
                            flap with
                             immense pride
                              I can't help but
                            watch
                          ⭐
  ­                  w
                h
                      i
                             t
                                     e
                                      ⭐
                              s
                     t
               a
                r
                        ⭐
                   ­            g
                                     a
                                      z
                       ­           e
                             r
                       s
                ⭐
             o
                   n
                             ⭐
                                   a
                                    ⭐
                         ­         r
                             e
                       d
                ⭐  
       f
   i
           e
               l
                  d
            ⭐


                           ­                                                             I'm ­ 
                                                                ­                         sitting  
                                                                ­                           on the sill    
                                                                ­                      My quill dipped in
                                                              ­                        ink
                                     ­                                                   ⭐
            ­                                                                 ­                    a
                                                               ­                                       n
                        ­                                                                 ­              d
                                                               ­                                   ⭐
                            ­                                                                 r
                                                                ­                        e  
                                                                ­                   a  
                                                                ­                 d
                                                               ­                          y
                                                               ­                                  ⭐
                                                               ­                                         f
                      ­                                                                 ­                         o
                                      ­                                                                 ­         r
                                                      ­                                                    ⭐
           ­                                                                 ­                       t
                                                               ­                              h
                                                               ­                                   e
                            ­                                                                 ­               ⭐
                                                ­                                                                v­
                                                                ­                                                  i
             ­                                                                 ­                                     r
                                                               ­                                                 g
              ­                                                                 ­                             i
                                  ­                                                                 ­     n
                                                          ­                                      ⭐
                         ­                                                             p
  ­                                                                 ­        a
                                                               ­             g
                                                  ­                                   e
                                                               ­                                   ⭐

                           ­                 The
                                            ­  stars     are
                                               S P A R K L I N G
                                            and    it    brings­    me
                                              joy
        ­                                  ⭐
                             ­       m
                                      y
                ­                              ⭐
                                 ­                        h
                                                               e
                                                               a
                                                            r
 ­                                                     t
          ­                                    ⭐
                           ­           i
                                 s
                                  ⭐
                           ­                a
                                                   f
                                                         l
                                                       a
                                                   m
                                              e
               ­                                     ⭐

These                    ­              
Lanterns                                
will soon rise                                
and   carry   my                                
hopes                                
⭐                                
f                          
o                    
r                        
⭐                                
t   ­                                     
h                                            
e                                          
y                   ­             
⭐                      
w            
i            
l                
l                          
⭐                                  
b                                      
e                       ­           
⭐                        
r                  
       e              
a      
l            
       i                        
s                    
e              
d­      
  ⭐

                                      So
                  ­                     many
                                          storms brewed
                                        and  grew  in   my
                                        mind
                 ­                      ⭐
                                                s
             ­                                         o
                      ­                                  ⭐
                             ­                      m
                                             a
                                       n
                                            y
                 ­                                    ⭐
                                                             d
                                                               ­    o
                                                               u
                                                        b
     ­                                            t
                                                     s
                                                             ⭐

But                           
now I'm                         
hoping that                          
my fingers speak                          
true                        
⭐                      
b            
e      
c      
a              
u                      
s                  
e          
⭐  
            i      
                       t              
                      ⭐                  
i    
s          
⭐        
   f    
          o
              r
           ⭐
       y
   o
        u
                    ⭐

                              ­                                             From
                                                                ­            the far
                                                                ­             reaches of
                                                              ­               my Kingdom is
                                                              ­                snow
                                            ­                                  ⭐
                             ­                                                       c
        ­                                                                 ­                      o      
                                                         ­                                      v
                                                               ­                               e
                                ­                                                            r
   ­                                                                 ­                  e
                                                                ­               d
                                                                ­        ⭐
                                                       ­                  r
                                                               ­                     u
                                                                ­                           i
                                                               ­                                       n
                        ­                                                                 ­                  s
                                                               ­                                          ⭐

                                        It
                                           may be
                                            night but my
                                           chamber has rich
                                         hues
                                       ⭐
                                  t
                           ­            h
                                                a
             ­                                            t
                                                             ⭐
                                                           e
                                                      n
       ­                                          r
                                            i
                 ­                                 c
                              ­                              h
                                 ­                                     ⭐
                          ­                                                     m
                                                               ­                      y
                                                               ­                   ⭐
                                            ­                                s
                               ­                                      o
                                                               ­   u
                                                            ­            l
                                                   ­                              ⭐

My                                                
F E L L O W                                              
Kings and Queens                                              
of      near­    and      far                                                
I                                                    
⭐         ­                                         
h                                          
o                                    
p                         ­           
e                                              
⭐                                                        
y     ­                                                     
o          ­                                        
u                                        
⭐                                
r                             ­ 
e                                        
c                    ­                            
i                                   ­                 
e                                            
 ­  v                                    
e                          
⭐                                    
m                                          
y                   ­                   
⭐                              
l                        
e     ­             
t                
  t                      
  e                            
  r                                    
⭐                       ­     

                  This
                  Queen is
                      S O  A N X I O U S
                     but excited
                  for
                   ⭐
                           t
                                   h
                                     e
                                ⭐
                         f
                      u  
              t
          u
                r
                             e
                                   ⭐
                                         a
                                             h
                                           e
                                           a    
                                     d    
                                ⭐
And so returns my Lynterns! ^.^
I'm so **** anxious about my media interview, it's in three days...
But I'm also super excited!
I'm just a bottle of nerves lol!
Hope everyone is having a good day/night! ^.^
Lyn ***
Nis Aug 2018
A day's oscurity,
shadows.
There are men who live in those shadows
there are men who have lost
all they fought for.
These people are nothing but wanderers
and they wander.

I am destined to join them,
some day,
when I lose all I fight for,
which is shadowed and half lost,
which is close to nothing.
More poems inspired by Cernuda coming your way.
Logan Robertson Aug 2018
trees
rise up
wind, and sun
shine knocking on
woods

Logan Robertson

7/31/2018
Lyn-Purcell Jul 2018
You                                          
should   know                                          
that        not  ­       all                                        
that       glitters        is                                        
gold                                        
♡                                      
p                       ­     
e                    
r              
f      
e
  c    
     t              
         i                            
o                          
n                              
♡                          
i                
s    

        a
               n
            ♡
        i
  l
  l      
u              
s                  
i                
o      
      n  
            ♡

                                                 ­  I
                                                 know it
                                                  can be hard
                                                    but be true to
                                                    you
      ­                                             ♡
                                             y
                                    o
                                    u
                          ­                       ♡
                                                            a
 ­                                                                 ­ r
                                                               ­       e
                                                        ­          ♡
                                                     ­       b
                                                     e
                                             a
                                     u
                                         t  
                                                    i  
                                                            f
  ­                                                              u
 ­                                                          l
                                                   ♡

Your      
life      is        
comprised  of        
    many         lovely          
        hues            
♡    
t  
        h  
         a
        t
     ♡
g  
l        
i          
t        
t  
       e
           r
        s

a    
n    
d
     ♡
             d
                  i
             m
   s
♡      

                              We
                     ­          all have
                              to    handle
                     ­          life's beauty and
                              pain
                          ­    ♡
                          a
                   ♡
            b
    l
   e
          s
                   s
                           i
                     n
              g
    ♡
a
   n
           d
                    ♡
                              a
         ­                       ♡
                                 b
                             u
                       r  
                d    
         e  
             n
                       ♡

Don't                                                  
fall  ­  in                                                
line      with                                                
S­ O C I E T Y ' S                                              
scope                                                
♡                                                
e             ­                                   
m                                                        
b     ­                                               
r                ­                            
a                                      
c                                            
  e               ­                                       
♡                        ­                      
a                                      
n                                
d                                      
♡                       ­                     
h                                                  
  o         ­                                     
  l                                        
d                   ­             
  ♡                                    
  o                                            
n               ­                                 
t                                          
o                   ­             
♡                            
y                                  
o                                        
u                     ­             
r                        
♡              
s        
u                
     i                            
♡                            
g                      
e            
n    
    e
          r
         i
   s
♡      
p            
a                    
l                
e          
  t    
         t  
    e
♡    

So                                                             ­                   
pick up                                                               ­               
the paintbrush                                                       ­                       
and paint a better                                                           ­                     
day                                        ­                                        
♡                                                               ­                   
l                                            ­                              
o                                                               ­   
v                                                          
e­                                                      
    ♡                                                           ­   
y                                                                ­  
o                                                             ­       
u                                                               ­ 
r                                                      
♡      ­                                    
v                                    
i                         ­           
b                                            
   r                                                        
a                                                    
n                                          
c                                  
y                           ­ 
♡                                  

                                  There
                       ­         is         a
                                B  E  A U T  Y
                               in   all  shades   of
                                 life  
                               ♡
                                      d
                       ­                       a
                                        ­          r
                                                     ­   k
                                                       ♡
                                                   a
                                           n
                                 d
                         ♡
                  l
              i
                  g
        ­                  h
                                t
           ­                              ♡
                                              p
               ­                                    h
                                                 y
                                            s  
               ­                    i
                             c
                               a
                                       l
                                               l
                                                     y
                                                    ♡
         ­                                 e
                              ­     m
                            o
                    t
           ­      i
                       o
                                n
                             ­        a
                                      l
                       ­           l
                           y
               ♡
          a
        n  
          d
                 ♡
                          m
                                e
 ­                             n
                       t
                a
         l
l
       y
                ♡
Your colours were predestined long ago.
There is beauty in all shades, physically speaking and symbolically.
So embrace it and be empowered ^-^
Hope you enjoy my Colour Lanterns!
Thank you guys so much, especially for 124 followers!!!!
LOVE Y'ALL!!!!
Lyn ***
Lyn-Purcell Jul 2018
I'll
never
fall    on   my
knees, so let them
leave
  ♡  
    n          
e            
v            
e          
r      

       a
             g
                a
                   i  
           n
         ♡
  g  
o      
♡        
o        
n    
   ♡
          a
              n
               d
            ♡
      l
e
a      
v        
  e      
    ♡

                    They
                    O  N  L  Y
                    made  my   life
                     toxic,       now      I
                    breathe
                   ♡
         I
   ♡
c      
a          
n        
♡  
  f
        i
              n
             a
         l
    l
y
♡        
b        
r      
e  
      a
              t
          h
      e  
♡      

My                          
wings can                        
spread and stretch                        
They're gone, I'm now                        
free                        
♡                      
n                      
o                  
♡        
    m  
       o
         r
      e
♡  
d        
r            
a            
m    
    a
          ♡
                I
                  ♡
                 a
             m
       ♡
f    
r          
e          
e    
      ♡

                       I
                        know the
                        true few friends
                       who  care  and  love
                      me
                      ♡
             t
      h
a  
n    
k
      ♡
              G
                    o
                   d
              ♡
         t
h
a      
t        
♡  
       I
              ♡
         h      
    a          
v    
   e
            ♡
                      t
                             h
                               e
                           m
                  ♡
More Lanterns as promised - or should I say Lynterns *giggles*
Goodbye faux friends and toxic people, hello freedom!!!
Yeah, I'm gonna have to take it easy with the poems with my throbbing headache. I am relieved to know that my blood is healthy, but until I find out what the main source of these headaches, I'm gonna slow down a bit with how much I post.
Thank you guys for everything!
Lyn ***
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