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When I wake, and when I dream,
A weary heart, a moonlit beam,
Meet in silver waters gleam,
And float along the river stream.

A shooting star in darkened days,
Streaks the sky, turns my gaze,
The heavens in a moments praise
Release me from my doldrum daze.

Unchained chimes, of life they sing,
To silence my despondency,
As brazen bells in phantom swing,
Set my wounded shadow free.

For blackened skies of prolonged nights,
See to the rise of morning lights,
Dried eyes when tears had blurred their sights,
Apprise my souls potential heights.

For when I wake and in my dreams...
I thought it fake--although it seems,
I cannot dull what brightly beams,
A troubled past more time redeems.
Keith W Fletcher Mar 2018
Sally Ride Aladdin
Outside so long
Another loan and I grow up
Carl Definable i beam in ios
You got to ride up .
.if thats not you
cuz..i didnt want to run
Us and nobody.....
   ... beast in the bible
isn't it crazy about this talkin
so long as I can see that
Sally is on my mind
  is Jesus kind
Kind of Riley saying thank you all
Not just you baby...
That's your mother's latest local policy
So long till i see you at the Sonic
So I know that she's hooked on Tony Montana
Cuz I know I rode it once when I was 15
And then I broke down and cried at 7:15
A loon communes on the lake,
the lake is a tear drop on Mother Earth,
the ripples flow like glass being blown,
I am perched on my porch.
The loon cries once more,
I puff on my cigar,
the smoke shifts indecisively,
it moves much like the unchained around me,
free willed and wild.
I dream of being unchained.
My branches stretch out,
they yearn for the sun,
but heavy grey clouds hang on puppet strings.
Overcast and encumbered by responsibility,
they shroud the sun,
blanket it with regret and doubt.
I dream of being unchained.
I lower my branches and shout,
but no one hears,
my voice is chained.
The loon cries out,
it echoes unrestrained.
Copyright Barry Pietrantonio
Wyatt Jun 2016
I'll keep it.
I'll keep it.
I'll keep this.
I'll keep this.
I'll keep it up.

This here is everything
I never wanted them to see.
This is the curse I keep hidden inside.
This is what we can't see with our eyes.
So when you extend your arms like this today
I can't help but feel a bit of hate,
but not for you, it's all for myself.
I made myself a personal hell.
You should see that I'm nothing but selfish,
I'm not going to weaken my grip on this,
it's everything that keeps me up.
I believe in mistakes, not in luck.

I'll keep it.
I'll keep it.
I'll keep this.
I'll keep this.
I'll keep it up.

I've tried countless times to stand tough,
to improve and change but it's never enough.
I've been doing it all for way too long
that now I'm starting to expect more.
So I brace myself for the impact
of everything going wrong.
I used to think that the reward
was worth the weight of the world,
but now I see it all much clearer than before.

I'll keep this away.
I'll keep this away.
I'll keep myself,
I'll keep myself unchained from this.
I used to think that the reward was worth the weight of the world, but now I see it all much clearer than before.

— The End —