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After Taste

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What’s it to you,kindred brother of many secrets

We don’t pass the spliff or rip bongs

Anymore…

While I still got air-time, let me vent a bit

About dreams I built and lost before they were consumated

Distance! Saved by the bell, cheered the man-child rid of me

I talk too much don’t I, you say yeah, but we both lying

I say what is with extra elaborating to reduce the chances of misinterpretation

Yeah sure…anything goes with the right vocabulary

I am having trouble waking up, us both

I want to wake up but I know what awaits my conscious self

The bed is empty and so should be the room

Ghosts of relations past haunt me, vivid, real,present

Outside is 2018 going about

But my haven is stuck in a time, with all that must move on

What was beautiful; What was mine

What was always; What was abandoned

Sometimes we sit together, I entertain it

But most days I just want to hide

How inadequate I must have been

Of course you disagree, that is kinda your job

The dreamer, the poet, all of me

It is taking a little longer than expected I guess

To be able to see myself through my own eyes

Time interlocks vision, sight, individuality

I guess I am just trying to be enough just as I am

Before the yoga, the ab workouts, the perfomances

I seem so far fetched, I see me but I can’t afford to get there

Much like the moon we are looking at, beautiful and whole but beyond our reach

That is how far I have to journey, punishment for loving with all I had

Funny enough, no I do not want your help

Just stop me from talking to the ghosts when you can

I would appreciate that

How sweet the day shall be

When I finally get to wake up excited about  a new day

An empty bed and an empty room, ready to be filled with the essence of my adequacy.

 

 

 

 

Day 30 of Poetry Challenge

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Write a love poem without using the word “love”.

Being able to hold you and be myself

Truly rewarding, your smile I live for

I know what I am to the world

But I choose to be what you see

Just another human being trying to figure it out

No prejudice, no expectations just treasured peace of mind

Endless adventures, endless growth.

Day 29 of Poetry challenge

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Write a poem/jumble of all the things that pop up in your head at the moment. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make sense, just write!

Niles makes me laugh out loud

The poet of royalty says hie

My body aches and I forgot arithmetic

I can’t dance anymore, I wiggle to memories

I know I’m never going back to him

I know I’m not going to him

I’m not bitter, I’m not better

Cockroach fate, never giving up on the dream

Shaving costs a lot, why does society expect so much, and pay so little

You won’t even hire me

String me along I won’t

Dance babe, my niece is alive and well

Day 28 of Poetry Challenge

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Write a poem that is strictly dialogue that is only one side of a conversation, be sure to show what the conversation is about and make sure to convey the emotion

” It doesn’t show till Tuesday, can we go the next Monday

It’s my next day off.

Are you really going to wait a week?

No just really appreciate you waiting so long.

Well movies are our thing.

Yeah who knew we would be here.

Well, somewhere we can have something.

Exclusively.

Yeah, but I am not your only sister.

True.

Okay, I have to go, don’t forget to give the baby her bottle when she wakes up.

Please warm it up first , please.

Hahaha

Thanks for everything.

Day 27 of Poetry Challenge

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Begin with the title “The Poem I’d Never Write.” Then, write that poem.

Beckon me lover I have been waiting

I smile, repeat fail, repeat, believe repeat

But you have always been irresistible

Sweet being that you are , reign

Take me if not I will surrender to you regardless

Take me away from the brow I exist

It always feels like I am letting everyone down, successfully

A specialty, artisan artist I am

So goodbye everything, hello the sweet embrace of a deep sleep

Where no one has to swallow me hard, and fake a smile

I refuse to let go, my one and only love, the one who has held me in invisible arms

Big and stronger than anything that has ever tried to embrace me.

Day 26 of Poetry Challenge

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Write a poem titled “Things I should’ve told you”

Peek-a-babie, peek-a-mistake

Peek-a-consequence, pick-a-choice

Not so white and black, gray shades that try to excite me

Your existence, my dependant

I never did want to procreate

There was not much room in my heart,

Just surprised as you are, there you found a place a little lower

With my dysfunctional heart keeping you company

Good luck finding sleep

Wait, good luck us finding sleep

Because we are a team and we are synchronised

Never wanted to disappear from the world than when I was of you, with you

I have no regrets, but excitement eludes me

I don’t know what you expect from me, but I will give you all of me

I have a feeling that will suffice

One day at a time love, we will get a regular heartbeat.

 

Day 25 of the Poetry Challenge

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Write a poem of a good memory simply through the dialogue

That one step closer to being more than the labels

That letter I begged for, cried for

We have found you eligible to pursue a degree

The letter with so much I pegged on

Should have been a love letter to myself

Come to think of it, the first time I fell in love with myself

Should have been the letter to myself

We have deemed you worthy of self love

Day 23 of Poetry Challenge

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Write a seven line poem that begins with “it’s true that fresh air is good for the body” (from Frank O’Hara’s poem “Ave Maria”) and ends with “this is our body” (from Gary Snyder’s “The Bath”).

It’s true that fresh air is good for body

The pores that soak in all the labor

Go ahead, hop on the carefree ride

Start chemical reactions to entice the body

Scream, laugh and love, all for the soul, heart and body

Dust it shall be, but for now casing our spirit,mind and character,together

This is our body.