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Tommy Randell Dec 2020
When days outstretch the useful hours of light
And I lie wakeful with my restless heart,
My mind unleashed goes out into the night
To walk the silver beaches in the dark.

Grey seal cough their whereabouts on the rocks.
Gulls chatter and brag raucously of fish.
Still, from sound to silence my paradox
Is to want for nothing but still to wish...

I wish for more than the peace of wild things,
I need conversation, red wine, and talk -
The warm chaos strangers and friends can bring
Keeps my mind turning all around the clock.

No I'm not one to wish Life was ideal,
Ever changing changes are my nature -
Of what use is a candle made of steel
Or Poetry lived alone on paper?

I'm a man who lives two lives with one voice .
My life with others fills me with pleasure
As my time alone is my perfect choice -
Poet and Reader balanced together.
I still feel there is work to do on this Poem. I wanted to stay in the Classic form - 10 Beats to each Line etc - but keep the tone contemporary but poetic and stylistic using Iamb/trochee/spondee etc
FRITZ Feb 2019
amniotic caves. brushing up and flavors darting round your tongue.
     dancing and
          fresh soft and smelling like snow they
               melted in the sunlight of your eyes.

                                       eye am sound.

a birth a vacancy pushed. major arteries walled surrealist retaliates so often shot subtle and then rearranged.

can you hear me?

                               from out of the ooze eye return.
begin.
experimental
Soft kisses
           Against
                  
hesitant lips
Turns quickly too
              Hair pulling
                    *followed by 'i'm sorry'

then-suddenly it was love
             And I had no idea-how
                         too escape 'it'
but ****-painted, panted promises
            Are useless during
                        day lit seconds
Do not leave me beggin' for more
                 I could have destroyed you
      *instead, for you. I came - undone
Sedoo Ashivor May 2016
As I watch solemnly the dimming of love's fire
There were rifts we had no time to mend
Pain and regret burnt to ashes on the pyre
You were once the only one I called friend

There were rifts we had no time to mend
My heart grew sad and went on a break
You were once the only one I called friend
While some may have, we couldn't fake

My heart grew sad and went on a break
The hopes we had, replaced with doubt
While some may have, we couldn't fake
We did our best and took the only way out

The hopes we had, replaced with doubt
Pain and regret burnt to ashes on the pyre
We did our best, took the only way out
As I watch solemnly the dimming of love's fire
JR Falk May 2015
All I've been thinking about the last week is how you promised that
Under any circumstances, leaving was never an option.
Still, I'm glad you did, seeing as I never would have realized
That I was causing you such trauma.
I'm so sorry, because you never deserved anything like that.
Not from the person you loved.

Just so we're clear, I still love you,
Although I'm not sure if it's in the same way as before.
Maybe it's just the fact that our connection made us inseparable,
Even on our worst days.
Sometimes I wonder if I just love you as a person now.

Regardless, I wish the best for you and everything you do.
Every day has made me realize what mistakes I made.
In case of you reading this and  
Considering the promises we once made each other, I
Hope you can move on from them to someone better than I,
Or maybe even come back when I'm more mature.
Looking back, I'd just like to remind you;
Dear, you're lovely, and deserve the world... and that wasn't me.
First poem with an actual formation... heh.

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