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Bragi 21h
2018 - I see you smiling at me while we’re watching a play. I get this feeling I’ll never know your name.
1918 - Returning home from war to find you with another man. A story in a story, a sadness in the sad...
1818 - Now I’m a Frankenstein tormented by a monster.
1718 - I arrive in a New Orleans where soon I forgot her.
1618 - The execution of one of the greatest explorers makes my heart afraid to find a new lover.
1518 - I’m in Italy now admiring a Michelangelo, passions are burning and you’re my new antidote.
1418 - In Florence there’s talks of a new cathedral, competition in design yet to you there’s no equal.
1318 - From the English the Scottish fight for independence but I would sell my soul just to be in her presence.
1218 - From Acre I leave for Egypt, a crusade of the soul, but I gave that to you not too long ago.
1118 - A new pope on the throne holding a king like he’s owned but you’re a free spirit and your name... I won’t know...
I'm not a religious man
but *** might be there
Depends on what you mean
and if you think he should care.
I'm not a religious man
But man, this got me thinking
There really is a sequel
to our life, after it’s ending.

Your life is a wave
Of information and matter
The wave started rising long before
you ever saw your first mother -
I don't believe in reincarnation -
but you are a manifestation of all
past and present influences
past choices and events.
Not just by you. But by eons of elders
that doomed or blessed you to a life of specific circumstance

We are
genetic combinations interacting with nature
A wave. A continuum
Connecting one time to another

Now that's a magical feeling.
We are but seasonal leaves on an ever-growing tree
A tree that’s stuck with existing
that's how it's going to be.
This feeling is humbling
Now I can stop mumbling
For now I feel peace
After writing this ****** little piece
I know you from somewhere,
A lifetime that existed before this.
I've seen those marbled eyes before,
I've long awaited that kiss.
Your touch is so familiar,
Your smile is ingrained in my memory.
We've held hands down cobbled streets,
We've taken strolls in parks,
Sat down to watch movies,
Sat down to eat.
I've seen you pass away,
I laid roses at your feet.
You've mopped my brow as I've given birth,
Together we've experienced joy and hurt.
I found you in this lifetime,
I'll find you in the next,
For me and you are meant to be together,
Our love transcends death.
...All I remember was
Cancer and my hospital room,
My green gown, my bed,
My white hair and mustache
Until suddenly...

...Reality started to stretch…

…And flatten into a brief euphoric white…

…I felt a cathartic release
As I was encapsulated and bathed
In a glorious sensation…

...I floated for an eternity…

…Until I felt my euphoria lifting…

…As my eyes reopened
I found myself gazing
Upon a room of tiny lights,
Blue and pink specs
Dotting the inner workings
Of large wall sized machines…

…They lifted me upright
In a gray metal chair
And with sharp robotic groans,
A long arm from the wall
Held up a mirror to my face...

...In the reflection was a young man
I thought I would never see again…

…I had a wife back before,
But now I have a new one
Everybody in my situation,
("Reborns", as they are called)
Has brand new things and people
Filling their lives and concerns
They bring nothing with them
When they make their returns...

…Every morning I wake up
On the west 402nd floor
Of a residential tower
Next to my slim, youthful wife
And the trails of flying cars
That populate our view
From our wall-spanning window
As they soar through the city…

…I was told of technology,
Created and discovered
That could reawaken people
Who, like me, had died
In an earlier era and time…

…It’s strange that my past,
In all its importance and meaning,
Memories, friendships and scenery,
Seems to no longer be of concern,
Now that I have all this…

…I love what was, very dearly,
But the life I live now is for me.
I have new children, knowledge,
Friends and technology…

…I’m quite sure it’s possible
That old family members
That passed before me
Could exist in the same place
That I now live and find myself…

…But I can’t be certain,
Maybe they live further,
Deeper, in an unknown future
That I can’t even comprehend…?

…All I know is that, like me,
They have a new life somewhere
So I’ll do what I tried to do
My first time around…

…I’ll continue to grow and live on
In this new, world-spanning cityscape
Fueled by the love and memory
Of a past life remembered
only by me...
Sara Kellie Sep 30
I've repainted the wall
and dusted the shelf
as very soon I will become

I've given back the cow
and I've returned the lamb
in preparation for becoming
who I am.

I've made an alliance with
the fleeing refugee
hoping I find peace as I
turn into me.

So im putting many ghosts to bed
before leaving this body,
escaping this head.

Ignorance is ******, meat is ******,
this ******* life is ******.
and in the days that are now few
nights hold old dreams
hope is a vanquished relic
the attic fills with
the memories of moments
that can never be renewed
or recaptured
I crave the flashes
of a long ago lover's smile
her touch, her whispers
accepting the ache
that shadows these moments I summon

I will not let them pass so easily
I will hold dear the gift of love
the gift of life
upon my return
and in the days that are now few
I speak with ghosts
10/2007 - kept 1st 2 lines and totally revised the rest
An Old Soul Afflicted With Youth.
It's Death That Resembles Birth.
This Wisdoms Born To Pass.
Created Anew From The Earth.

I Need To Purge Pain & The Echoes Of Time,
Live For The Moment & Embrace The Divine,
Create You Own Picture Don't Adhere To Design,
Be Your Whole Truth Take A Taste It's Sublime.  

Nothing Is Written The Future Is Fluid.
The Past Is A Lesson It's Your Choice To Learn.
The Present Isn't The Past You Need To Discern.
If You Fall Then Get Up It's Not Your Place To Burn.

**** Is A ***** But Karma Is Fairer,
**** Is A Place That Is Leaking With Terror,
Heavenly Mother Make Mankind Its Sorrow,
Take Us From Here Make A Better Tomorrow.

**** Should Extinguish The Hate That It Holds.
Obliterate Energy Back To The Moulds.
Reworked & Rewired To Cycle Again.
Returned To A Blank Before We Begin.

Energy Imprisoned Is Imbalance To Gaia.
Who Created **** When In Her Stomach Is Fire.
Interconnected We're One In The Air We Respire.
To Her We Should Return We Could Burn Or Rise Higher.
Harry Roberts - Gaia © 05/09/18
Aa Harvey Aug 27
No Tomorrow

We all begin with birth, then life,
Then death, then the afterlife,
Then reincarnation, a new life,
Then that life, then death, the afterlife
And another reincarnated life.

That begins with birth, then life, once more,
Then death, afterlife, resurrection, we are born;
To live life, suffer death, experience the afterlife.
Once more be reincarnated, once more being born,
Once more live a life;
Once more experience death and the afterlife,
One last time, be reincarnated…

Then we are born again to realise it was a lie.
Another life, another death, another afterlife;
Reincarnated again.

Born, lived, cried, died, afterlife,
Resurrection, born one more time,
Lived, lies, cried, died.

Afterlife, resurrection, born again;
Found religion, lived, died, afterlife.
Reincarnation, change the station,
Play me a new tune, not this ‘Here comes another Son’.
He lived, he loved, he couldn’t, but he sang,
A song of hope;
A song called No Tomorrow.

(C)2013 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Madison Aug 16
Just when I think

I've known the world

I come to the realization

That I've only seen it

Through my own two eyes.

It eats at me

Though I shouldn't be bothered

And yet

I can't help but wonder why.

What do strangers see

When they watch my favorite film

And what do they hear

In their favorite songs?

What do others girl feel

When they knowingly fall in love

With someone

Who's stringing them along?

What do my parents know

When they look at the roads

They've walked down

Many more times than I?

What do babies think

When the world's so unknown

And they can only use their voices

To cry?

Where is the truth

In others' opinions

So very different from mine?

Where lies the inspiration

Of other writers

As they steadily type

Each line?

In the end

There's not much of a point

Unless reincarnation exists.

But frustration prevails

Knowing my eye's the limit

And my curiosity

You see

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