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Micah Gerdes Nov 12
A dark bull mesquite
Old and strong and wise and good
Dies for expansion
What must we sacrifice for the expansion of our urban jungles?
Marie-Lyne Oct 19
Everything matters
Even the little things
I am accepting an unwanted truth
But the truth, though the better
When compared next to kin
Such so notorious as deception
Or one infamous cousin
Known by and called upon
Across throat and lips and tongue
Whispered and known as Lies
Branch out from one shared limb
Of the tree of life, we are in
Ripening, trying to hold on
Growing too heavy
For such is our position
Too far out, at the very ends
The day that closes in
To fall off, wrapped in uncaring wind
The ground will welcome
Cold and hard to a rotten end
Some carried off to be tasted
And taken in, for the goodness they will give
The rest then witness the ruin
Of the form they have become  
As sweet turns bitter
Decay seeps in, spreads itself within
as this truth has done to me it seems
To ever be the one,
She loves, says she needs,
Puts effort towards keeping
In the life we once believed we wanted
Truth is it was simply, completely
My own, alone
My dream, my own self deception
My acquaintance with her sister Lies
That sold myself my own denial
Made me choose the view to fit
The dream i never get
And now i see things the way they are
Truth can be a difficult one
Abrasive and brutal, Unflinchingly effective
At lessons when forced to be taught
But Truth will never leave
Emptiness such as the pit my Lies wrought
Work in progress.  Lesson I'm learning within. Or trying to by any means.
Shofi Ahmed Sep 17
What matters most
not what shows on top.
But what's at the bottom
the underlying intention.

I wonder what's your thought
What do you see at the bottom
at the ***** of dawn?

Can I guess you said
it's the blossoming red rose!
Before you do it for them
ask yourself
Who is them
and do they matter?
Do it for you
Rahama Sep 3
My heart was your home,
Until I threw you out.
Thank you for reading.
Ashari Ty Sep 1

Come, sit beside me.
Nothing else matters.

That's all.
We just sit.
I like you.
Isaac Aug 24
to show up is what
to be there is what
so make that your
even if the whole world
Written 25 August 2018
Stars shine bright
But wonder,
Death hath their plight.
Those dead stars. Plus, death is inevitable no matter who you are.
Maria Etre Jul 30
Don't change
the pe(r)son
I s(e)e
in good (m)(a)tters
and bad
"If I could give you my eyes" Series
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