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How shall I describe you? Using virtues I ascribe you? With a magnifying glass To see the soul that lives inside you? With a pen or else a painting Knowing well it would deprive you Of the essence that I clearly see from my view? So then, how shall I assess The fact that words [...]

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Keepsake

I still have every word you've saidIt's all that I have left of youBut don't remember whyI can't recall the day when they were newBut still I'm filled with dreadFor if I let them go, the memories would dieI still have everything I wroteA little stack of fading inkThat should have never driedI don't know [...]

Certainty

They came to him, the king with crystal crown and crimson cape, With courtly curtsies of contrition and conditions of escape For lingered, he, beleaguered, long lamenting and alone With little litanies and lines of logic littering his home With weather always winter, lacking windows or the will To see a world of waning worry, [...]

Persephone

Let me tell you of a girl who long ago I knew Who had a smile like the sun And anywhere she wandered, flowers grew Her eyes were deep as galaxies, where stars forever spun Her every word was like a kiss I hoped with all my heart was never done Her heart was like [...]

Wishes

I wished upon a star And thus received a magic glove Was told, "With this you'll rule the world But never know of love." I found a genie's lamp And, with a wish, received a blade "There's nothing it won't cut, but every Cut hastens your grave." I prayed to every god And was bestowed [...]

Wishful

Were my words but lips The wine of gods for you to sip The clouds beneath your fingertips ...A rainbow view And every color yours Were my heart your world The skies wherein your wings unfurled Where leaves of promise swept and swirled ...An ocean blue And we upon the shore

Relent

She held to dreams of love as a bouquet "Tell me you'll stay," She said, "today," she pled "Through summer's rays And days of dread And come what may Forever after Every path that led to laughter Even those we dread to say." As if a dove that winter swept away She held to heart [...]