my guitar quietly weeps for you

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my guitar quietly weeps for you

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Forever drying off
the guitar bridge
that never leads
me back to you
I find myself
playing wet strings
that serve as cruel reminders
of the faded connections
between me and you

Now that you are gone
my heart always beats off key
while the tears never stop
on this damp instrument
And since you no longer care
I write the saddest lyrics
for I’ll always love you in my songs
as my guitar quietly weeps for you

 

silent love

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silent love

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My college sweetheart

Was a mute

With a warm heart

That always spoke to me

We held hands in the park

Stole kisses in the hallway

Made tender love

When my parents weren’t home

In her moments of sadness

She trembled in my arms

As she cried silent tears

That so badly needed to scream

She couldn’t whisper I love you

And by never saying it

My speechless lover taught me

Love is more than just a word

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Dedicated to the girl I dated in college.

stirring thoughts

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stirring thoughts

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Two sugars in my coffee
My spoon begins to churn
My mind becomes all milky
Over a girl I haven’t met

Sweetened thoughts of her
Swirl in my caffeine head
As if they were blended
By the lazy ceiling fan

Sinking into the whirlpool
Notions spiral out of control
The fan continues stirring thoughts
While my coffee is getting cold

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In all honestly, this poem should be labeled as a collaboration because in her poem entitled “no one’s world” my dear friend G. of Short Prose -Fiction ended her wonderful piece with the line “and your coffee’s getting cold.”

Please, take a moment to read her powerful poem that inspired my write; and see how she used contrasting lines in her finale as a delicious exclamation point.

no one’s world.

Sin Tu Amor (Without Your Love)

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 Sin Tu Amor  (Without Your Love)

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Sin tu amor
Your tattooed memories remain
Flickering inside my blazing heart
Along with the poetry you engraved

Sin tu amor
Slow lava tears scorch my ducts
As your words drip down my cheeks
Since you are not here with me

Sin tu amor
Smoldering emotions consume me
With a fire that will never douse
For our love will burn eternally

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Yes, unfortunately, it is over.  I am eternally grateful for my time with N.  She is a remarkable, talented, loving woman.  And I dare say, for a brief time, I was loved in a way no man has ever been loved.

 

Another Fallen Tear

The inspiration for this little thing came from a recent Video Chat.

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Another Fallen Tear

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Sometimes
When we cry together
It feels as if
We have loved forever
If only you
Could feel my fingers
Caressing
Your moist cheek
Then perhaps
My pain won’t hurt so bad
When
Another fallen tear
Wets
My trembling screen

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For Nandita

raggedy me

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Being the only child of parents who were only children, life gets a bit difficult at times.  Now, my only daughter hasn’t taken my call in two months.  This little piece comes from the pain of a lonely life.

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raggedy me

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I am a rag doll
With a button eye that cannot see

I am so broken
From love bursting at my seams

See my stitches
They form a sad smile eternally

My unwanted heart
Keeps loving inside of raggedy me

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My happiNess can be found in one letter of the alphabet.

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my guardian angel

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my guardian angel

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I am her adoring disciple
She is my cathedral of love
A guardian angel
Forever watching over me
For when she spreads her wings
I am blessed by her poetry

She is my religion 
So willing to bear any cross
Loving unconditionally
While making sacrifices without fear
My loving angel would injure herself
Just to baptize me with her tears

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This is for YOU.  The most unselfish, self-sacrificing woman I have ever met.