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577 · Oct 5
Reflection
artisticAR Oct 5
Look into my eyes,
what do you see?
Is it a baffled soul
masquerading
as me?
486 · Sep 15
Finding
artisticAR Sep 15
What will I find beyond this gate?
Once opened, can I catch enough love to seal my fate?
Could the water fill up my empty heart
and lead me straight to the part
where I say
I've found
home
                                   -amp
341 · Aug 21
Sorting
artisticAR Aug 21
My heart needs some sorting
to relieve it of its clutter.
I'm afraid once sanitized
it may lose its vibrant colour
...amp
323 · Oct 23
The Ride
artisticAR Oct 23
Don't come too close
Don't lean in
For we might kiss
and the Ride will begin
I'm scared of heights
Prefer being grounded
For I'll lose my grip
Get hurt and wounded
Then you'll stop the Ride
Abruptly, I'm certain
I'll walk away alone
Because I love you too much
to be a burden
...amp...
306 · Aug 20
Dreams
artisticAR Aug 20
As dark as it sometimes seems
a picture of you comes in vivid dreams
Your beautiful hand touches my cheek making my toughness weak
and as I turn on my side,
I will myself to stay asleep.
...amp
274 · Nov 18
Facts
artisticAR Nov 18
Religion: love
Gender: equality
Birthplace: universe
Home: soul
End: spirit
...amp...
249 · Sep 17
Earth
artisticAR Sep 17
Clenched fist holds my heart
to keep it from bleeding
unto the dirt that bares all roots
of a forgotten Earth, once bursting
With the gift of vibrant fruits.
240 · Oct 5
Remodel
artisticAR Oct 5
I used to cut my hair
for a new beginning, a newer look
to redesign the cover of this
simply- written opened book.

It seems necessity now cuts my hair,
leaving strands dull, blunt, no flair
a synonym of sorts,
sticking out here and there.
...amp
238 · 3d
Miss you...
Somewhere over the horizon
You think of me, as I walk
the path of memories,
each footstep setting one free.
...amp...
195 · Oct 13
Resource
184 · Sep 14
Question
172 · Sep 10
Cards
artisticAR Sep 10
I hide the secrets you don't disclose
Play pretend so no one knows
'cause the truths would leave you bare
too revealing for you to share
Believe me, I understand
'cause I've been playing that same hand
and I never really seem to win
I just play the cards I'm given.
..........amp
166 · Nov 21
Tears and Fears
artisticAR Nov 21
I lick up the savory taste of my tears,
in their vigil,they camouflage my fears
and for awhile they leave me numb
until I fall asleep, hurt and undone.
And in the early morn, I shake off their residue and slowly
start to begin anew.
...amp...
158 · Oct 2
Words
artisticAR Oct 2
There are so many things

I need to say

but the right words,

aren't coming my way
152 · Aug 19
Full moon
artisticAR Aug 19
Looking up at the full moon,
feeling small but close to you
because I know that somewhere you're looking at it too.
...amp
The oneness we have together but apart...
147 · Oct 11
My BFF
artisticAR Oct 11
I was once so very important to you
Now, I keep asking myself what did I do
to have you search and find a newer one
and leave me, alone, completely undone
...amp...
144 · Aug 16
Here I am
artisticAR Aug 16
Here I am, flowers in hand,
the whole scenario revised and planned.
There you are, enduring my charade,
praying that I'll finally understand
that we are two birds of different feathers patiently waiting for our successors.
...amp
134 · Oct 1
Meaning
artisticAR Oct 1
Mean what you say
say what you mean
don't let your words
stumble and fall
in between
133 · Oct 24
25 years...
artisticAR Oct 24
I traffic too much in feelings
I peddle love to fill my doubts
Bags of passion sold to zealots
in crowded bars and pubs.
And then one night you appeared
a smile, a flash of an instant flirt
A pull so magnetic and alluring
I had to follow, to convert...

Twenty five years later, here we are...
and I still remember that night in
that very crowded bar...
...amp...
124 · Aug 25
Rooms
artisticAR Aug 25
The rooms in our house are
possessed
by every soul living in this crowded nest
At night, our spirits converge to confess
the secrets desires of the day that were never met.
...amp
118 · Oct 22
Leaves
artisticAR Oct 22
They lay, silent on the ground
awaiting your footsteps
to kick them around.
Those autumn leaves,
their rich colours abound.
...amp...
113 · Oct 18
Aging process
artisticAR Oct 18
Age-defying remedies fill up
every nook of her shelves
playing Russian-Roulette
with her vanity
and her excessive admiration
of herself...
And now as she remembers clearly,  transfixed in the mirror of time
She realizes she is still a model
of a very old paradigm.
...amp...
111 · Oct 22
Heartbreak...
110 · Sep 10
Uninvited
artisticAR Sep 10
What would happen if I walked in?
Would you welcome me the way I've been,
throughout the times, a fickle believer
full of  suspicions but still I linger
awaiting, full of hope...
....amp
108 · Aug 20
Leave quickly
artisticAR Aug 20
Get outta here, she said
before your heart bankrupts your soul and camouflages your feelings and
your character as a whole.
...amp
There's still time to change your mind...
106 · Sep 14
Beauty
artisticAR Sep 14
If you travel outside of your boundaries
there is magnificent place called World
Some corners are show-offs
While others are quite preserved
with its obscure beauty
making lasting memories
.....amp
105 · Aug 20
A friend
artisticAR Aug 20
Her aura luminates,
lights up the dark
shines a warmth with
the tiniest spark
into some of the coldest hearts.
She's special to me
artisticAR Aug 23
Tell me where is the path
To that which I once had
To that deep rich boundless love
That I, the reader, can only dream of...

Tell me, where lies my heart
Damaged, splintered in shards.
As his, pierced by the arrow of death
Which in turn took captive his last breath

Tell me, where has he gone
When the night sheds to dawn
When his light, his aura fades
Into a darkness, a tunnel of grey

Tell me, when will I breathe again
Without a pain that can paralyze
Without the river
drowning my heart
from all those tears that I've cried.
Please stop them from tearing me apart because
I've promised to keep them all inside.
Until that one morning, when I awaken
and know that each step taken
will be for you, my friend.
Because you showed me so much, even up to the end..
...amp
For you my friend, where ever you are...
95 · Aug 25
Mom
artisticAR Aug 25
Mom
My mother died at forty-eight
Far too young to go that way
It's been decades since I've relived
that day
But today would have been her birthday
so in celebration, I'm going to rewind and press replay
to remind me of her
charismatic beauty
and generosity and
oh dear...I need to keep
my tears at bay...
...amp
93 · Sep 14
Awkward time
artisticAR Sep 14
Recovered, head down,
knees clenched
Legs still won't walk her home.
Skin wet and heart drenched
listen to words and candid tone
and accepts her returning reverie
with a sip of the bottle of bravery
Yes, it was an awkward time
- amp
87 · Aug 17
Self-help
artisticAR Aug 17
I don't know what it all means
I never had it as a child.
I've learned to recognize
what lies in between
Something lost
Something found
Something wild
87 · Aug 19
Looking for...
artisticAR Aug 19
I've been dying for someone to love
in the bottom of a whiskey bottle,
when liquor dried,
an unexpected light shone
and you came along.
Your words were so magical and humble
that they transported me to a place of hope and
heartfelt glee.
...amp
82 · Aug 29
Shelter
artisticAR Aug 29
I'll be the shelter for your feelings
a refuge for your shattered heart
I'll safeguard what you're not revealing
Keep it closed and be your confidant
...amp
77 · Aug 23
Memory
artisticAR Aug 23
How can you recall what you don't know?
Your path to memory scatters
Recollections appear quick and slow
A stalker of vision, of life's chatter.  
Do take a look at your footsteps
to see where you've come from,
veer off that snoney path of regret
and celebrate your will to carry on.
77 · Aug 20
A fading friendship
artisticAR Aug 20
Once, I had a beautiful friendship
now wilting away from lack of priority
the connection broken, slips away with useless attempts at redemption and honesty.
You kept me anchored during rough seas when my world washed away
but time, its illustrious enemy
has changed it but perhaps we'll resume it one day.
...amp
76 · Oct 20
Nest
artisticAR Oct 20
I built my nest upon a hill
to gase at the striking view,
a spectrum of vibrant colours,
the seasons of my life renewed.
...amp...
76 · Nov 5
To paint
artisticAR Nov 5
I tried to paint a picture
Overmixed instead of oversimplify
Now the colours resemble mud
Something I hope my eye will defy
...amp...
74 · Aug 24
A Book
artisticAR Aug 24
Flying through your window,
a silhouette inviting
to rest on pages of an open book
full of inconsequential writing.
Stories crowded with rhymes
and hooks
Of beggars, singers, lovers and crooks.
Like the lore of pain in Country songs
its passion diluted and suddenly gone
into the abliss of Perhaps and Ifs,
once a nagging thought now set adrift.
...amp
73 · Oct 11
Vacancy
artisticAR Oct 11
My vacancy sign flashes in the night,
but love just drive on by...
And I wonder how I'll survive
in this empty room, my heart
left behind
...amp...
73 · Aug 23
Pillow talk
artisticAR Aug 23
My bed is empty, the sheets messy,
my pillows need some talking
for my thoughts are frazzled
and quite frankly, a tad baffled
at the eagerness in which you
left me this morning.
...amp
71 · Oct 17
House of cards
artisticAR Oct 17
"Shhh...walk on, babe..."
"Where to? Ain't got no home"
"Can't help you there babe
Mine's been hit by a storm
of lies, mistrust and doubt
It'll take an eternity to sort it out"
...amp...
69 · Oct 17
Dissection
artisticAR Oct 17
"Can I really trust you?"
" You'll figure it out"
"Yes, but dissecting you
leaves me raw
and feeling distraught".
...amp..
68 · Sep 26
Expats
artisticAR Sep 26
I feel torn, down the middle like,
one half lives here in solitude,
the other is driving on the turnpike
heading home to those who
know me the best
as I indulge in their
camaraderie
while awaiting a little
welcomed rest.
...amp...
67 · Sep 16
Life
artisticAR Sep 16
Life moves you along, its destination unknown
In melodies of songs, draped in liquid tone
Some harsh, some soft, some mere whispers
To taunt you to doodle, create your own figure
Which will make you unique, one of a kind
In a world, thirsty for leaders, and
masterminds

.....amp
66 · Oct 12
Thanksgiving
artisticAR Oct 12
Where I came from people gather around 
A table, decorated with a cornucopia
Of harvest's fruits and gifts
abound
And here I sit so far away,
wishing I was homebound
to enjoy this special
day.

...Happy Thanksgiving Canada...

 -amp-
65 · Aug 25
Next time...
artisticAR Aug 25
I feel raw and bruised,
lasting remnants of you.
Nothing categorically bad
Just feel like I've been had.
I thought you were kinder and different
You thought you were the epitome of cool
Guess I'm no longer so significant,
I swear, next time, I'll be nobody's fool.
                                     ...amp
64 · Sep 16
Darkness looms
artisticAR Sep 16
A tree amidst a forest
a forest amidst the
land
Darkness surrounds her,
the moon lends her a bright
strand

But a shadow looms engulfs the
night
it quivers , screams in its hushed delight
Devouring her soul, in disquieting grief
The robber of love, the sinner, the thief
                  
....amp
63 · Nov 2
Snowflake
artisticAR Nov 2
The illumination of a snowflake
cut precisely from clear ice
Attracting other partners
they freeze together and
tumble through the sky...
...amp...
62 · Aug 24
Hoarding
artisticAR Aug 24
I've never been a chronic sharer
I always hoarded all my thoughts.
I waited patiently for you to care
But you were afraid to connect the dots.
...amp
61 · Oct 1
Words
artisticAR Oct 1
Truth be told,
I am far too bold
to be anything but
silent and yielding,
I struggle with my intent
to be the right person
but my words are too abrupt
and revealing
.....amp....
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