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Insomnolent Soul

is it sadness or is it madness that permeates my soul this longing for TIME LONG FORGOTTEN BY MOST a time of carefree youth that I squandered NOT REALIZING one day it would be gone so busy chasing an elusive dream never stopping to see the beauty in the sun wanting to grow up so […]

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Two Plastic Eggs

Two plastic eggs On a fake china plate Two embryos Vying for life in a petri dish Two ideas Whose time has yet come Waiting for life to be breathed into them Like a man that is way past his prime Socks sagging around his ankles Shuffling feet Heading no where fast Walking to the

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Narcissistic Views

When this poem first came to me, I thought it was about a prior relationship. The more I looked at this poem and worked with it to get it exactly the way I wanted it to be, I realized it was about so much more.     I look into my eyes. I am lost

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Hope in a Jar

    Retinol in the morning and placenta cream at night. Wash your face in cold water it will tighten your pores. We will do anything to save face.   My entire life I was told do not under any circumstance put soap on your face. It will dry out your skin and make you age

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Never Lose Sight

I need to get me a little notebook to keep with me all the time to jot stuff down in or maybe there is a program or app.  There’s an app for that! There is something about having a little notebook and actually writing on a page that makes it seem more like a writer

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Salvation through Discipline

When you’re a writer the first thing you do in the morning is write even if it’s just one sentence or one word. You write. That is the discipline that I learned from participating in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I have wanted to be a writer as long as I can remember but

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Evelyn Dortch beach surf


I am drawn to you like an errant lover I return time and time again seeking solace Finding none and finding everything You call to me from the depths of my soul Fear bubbling up from the deep Sucking me into your undertow Storm waves surge Reaching for me I claw my way up Trying

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