CategoryPoetry

POETRY: SELF, WHERE ARE YOU?

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IN THE SHIFTING SANDS OF THE DUNES OF LIFE WIND BLOWS, SHAPES CHANGE, LEAVING A SEMBLANCE OF WHAT IT ONCE LOOKED LIKE BREATH INTO IT YOU SAY, YOU WILL FIND ME THERE INSTEAD DESERT WINDS SWEEP YOU AWAY IN THE DISTANCE I SEE AN OASIS, ONLY TO FIND A MIRAGE SELF WHERE ARE YOU? I AM HERE YOU SAY BUT LIKE GRAINS OF SAND YOU SLIP THROUGH MY FINGERS SELF COME BACK TO ME I HEAR A FAINT VOICE REPLY, YOU...

POETRY: BEFORE I LAY MY HEAD TO REST

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BEFORE I LAY MY HEAD TO REST a VOICE TWISTS MY HEART I HEAR a WHISPER TELLING ME, ‘IT’S TIME FOR ETERNAL SLEEP’ I FEEL THE NOOSE TIGHTEN AROUND MY NECK A BOTTLE OF WHISKY IN MY HANDS A DEEP NEED TO JUMP JUMP TO FREEDOM BUT WILL I BE FREE? finally UNTANGLED FROM THE PAIN INSIDE I HEAR MYSELF SAYING, ‘ITS GOT TO END’ AND THEN, NODDING OFF INTO ANOTHER NIGHTMARE –...

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