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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...
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
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
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 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...
artisticAR Oct 25
He said, "I trust thee"
and in a lost breath,
he captured me.
I lingered in his palm far too long
and fell tightly asleep
in his warmth and need.
Awakened, feeling groggy
and slightly inept,
for I savoured our oneness,
his tears and ultimately
our regret.

...amp...
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
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
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
Once, I was untamed,
before I met you
a free spirit soaring,
despite feeling blue
How I long for the old me,
that charmer, that fox,
the one so carefree.
...amp...
artisticAR Oct 22
Pulse quickens, your palms sweat
city lights mesmerize you
lead you to the path of regrets
where broken hearts welcome you
Love-junkies looking for their fix
Hoping you'll be the one
who'll carry the potion to their lips.
...amp...
artisticAR Sep 26
This albatross around my neck

Swings me between desire

and helplessness

For this longing to be your everything

confuses me with a daunting reality

that I'm too distant and far removed

to be anything of real importance to you

and in the upcoming end...I'll have to find a beautiful replacement

...amp...
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
artisticAR Oct 17
"Can I really trust you?"
" You'll figure it out"
"Yes, but dissecting you
leaves me raw
and feeling distraught".
...amp..
artisticAR Nov 6
You feel scared, raw and naked
have faith for someone will drape you
in rich brilliant threads of oceans' blue weaved for a lost soul just like you!
...amp...
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
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.
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...
Religion: love
Gender: equality
Birthplace: universe
Home: soul
End: spirit
...amp...
artisticAR Sep 26
Can we ever feel full?

Full of like, full of lust

Full of love, full of trust

Full of flirting, full of ***

Full of sorrow, full of drink

Full of stories, full of lies

Full of hello and ultimate goodbies

...amp...
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
artisticAR Aug 18
Come on hon, take my hand,
I'll lead you to the land where its grass smells of honey and its rivers
run like liquid gold.
I'll see the amber sun lower in your eyes and I'll hope for another glorious day to spend it with you in much the same way. And perhaps tomorrow will be the day I tell you I love you and I'll pray that this won't frighten you.
...amp
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...
artisticAR Sep 23
I thought today,
I'd cut my hair.
Clip a bit of
wisdom away.
Young, and grey
is quite rare,
it reveals a
touch of decay
....amp
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...
What makes you happy?
A very loaded question, indeed.
I think feeling loved and
being free
and knowing should my heart withdraw
you will still be there
for me.
...amp...
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
How can I tell when
I've had enough?
Should I slam doors
And stay silent and pout?
Could I? Dare I? Would it work?
Here I go again all
attitude and quirks.
...amp...
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
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...
artisticAR Aug 20
Please don't judge me
until you've walked a mile in my shoes
before you start misinterpreting my every move.
...amp
artisticAR Oct 2
Words are like weapons
They harm and damage
the fibers of love once had
leaving rags of passion once woven
into bundles threadbare and broken.

But hope is eminent, as it was in the past
when heaps of boundless love finally amass
to show that kindness is really all we have
to guide us through to the very last.

-amp-
I laugh till I hysterically weep
Tears secrete on emotions' demand
Clear ****** sap surfacing
from the deep
And I laugh and cry and
laugh again.
...amp..
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...
artisticAR Oct 22
They lay, silent on the ground
awaiting your footsteps
to kick them around.
Those autumn leaves,
their rich colours abound.
...amp...
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
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
artisticAR Aug 18
L: Loyal
O:Original
V: Vibrant
E: Enchanting

...amp
artisticAR Oct 1
Mean what you say
say what you mean
don't let your words
stumble and fall
in between
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.
artisticAR Oct 31
Hey, got any love and respect on you?"

"...plenty, even mixed with passion
if you fancy something new?"
-amp-
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
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...
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...
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
artisticAR Oct 8
A little dot or comma here,
a stroke of pen often there
a dainty rhyme starts to appear
suddenly, out of nowhere
- amp-
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
artisticAR Oct 5
Look into my eyes,
what do you see?
Is it a baffled soul
masquerading
as me?
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