Haunt

Like a ghost
You follow me
Like a nightmare
You visit me
Day and night
When I sleep
Or lie awake
When I dream of goodness
You creep in
Like a ghust of cold wind
In a warm windowless room
You make me shiver
Inside out, skin and bones

You occupy a lot of space
Like a pile of old newspapers
Dusty and torn
In the basement
Dark and cold
Old headlines
Old drama
Old puzzles
Unsolved, outdated
Waiting for the light
For the door to open
To be junked or burned

I wait for the day
When I can finally
Laugh while you burn.

Let It Be

For love should not be like locking the door,

Not one could ever come in or go out,

Not one could taste this sweet life and savor,

Not one could tell you what it’s all about.

 

For if your hands grip, all hearts will then bleed

Air you might need, sun and water maybe.

Like dove it’ll be back as long as you feed,

A kite is yours as the thread will let be.

 

Your mind is not mine, nor him, nor others,

But minds alike or not need not be taught,

They bloom to own beauty just like flowers,

Beauty and color they never have thought.

 

For love is freedom and freedom is love,

Hold tight not, let it be and see. That’s love.

 

image: tasteandtruth.blogspot.com

image: tasteandtruth.blogspot.com

 

 

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#4

 

 

Endings

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image: blog.hdwallsource.com

And so I mark the days of our presence

Of coffee mornings and afternoon teas

Of headstrong battles, and some reverence

Now we can separately do as we please.

 

Oh heartbreak! Why good things come to an end

Why am I a witness, why should I see?

Bitter goodbyes and why am I to fend?

We are so near to the end, can I plea?

 

Four. Three. And two. ‘Like the old days’ you said.

And then I have to start again, after

Falling and failing over, I’m afraid

Things won’t fall into place, I’ll move over

 

Overdue farewells, sadness, despair.

Until we meet again. Glad if we dare.

 

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#3

Dance

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image by earthempress.com

Dance

With the wind

Sway

But don’t break

Dance

With the waves

Swim

Don’t ever sink

Dance

With your heart

Love

But don’t fall

Dance

With this life

Live

Don’t ever falter

 

 

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Hello 2016! Hello Project 366!

Day 2: Project 366 | A poem on Unrequited Love

Day 3: Project 366 | What’s the weather like where you are? How do you feel about it?

Day 4: Project 366 | Dance