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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Stream of Consciousness

Steps to the Cellar

Dreams of acetaminophen

crumble by in his sleep

dissolving into water droplets 

at heaven's gate because he

is a product of wise words 

and stolen wine...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Stream of Consciousness
Steps to the Cellar
Dreams of acetaminophen
crumble by in his sleep
dissolving into water droplets 
at heaven's gate because he
is a product of wise words 
and stolen wine...
#poem  #life  #dreams  #glimpses 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Blue Room

No one paid attention 

to the room, unless it was

illuminated by a gentle hand

at the flick of a switch

And still, they didn't care

The room was unnoticed 

by many, for they were

distracted by other things

that shone brighter

So the room was lit

every day for the girl

who could turn its light on

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Blue Room
No one paid attention 
to the room, unless it was
illuminated by a gentle hand
at the flick of a switch

And still, they didn't care

The room was unnoticed 
by many, for they were
distracted by other things
that shone brighter

So the room was lit
every day for the girl
who could turn its light on
#poetry  #glimpses 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

We Share the Sky...

We share the sky

as my heart calls out 

to the night

and your whispers are carried 

through the hum of the

dancing trees

like messages

leaf upon leaf

and into the body

of the earth

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
We Share the Sky...
We share the sky
as my heart calls out 
to the night
and your whispers are carried 
through the hum of the
dancing trees
like messages
leaf upon leaf
and into the body
of the earth


#romance  #poetry  #love 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Romance & Erotica

Amy

Amy walks in the rain

in order to feel alive

with schoolbooks in hand

and a golden pencil case that

matches her golden ringlets

She walks to school everyday 

hoping to see that boy who 

eyed her in chemistry 2 weeks ago

His face consumes her memory...

She enters the building and walks to 

first period with a smile because she feels

that today will be rather sweet

But she fades amongst the hordes 

of adolescents

It was a sad sight to see...

He stood outside the door 

feeling up another girl's breasts

and Amy stood back and watched,

not sure how to feel or act

She is suddenly awakened by a shout

across the hallway, as a redhead girl, Barbara,

calls to her in utter joy

She had been asked out by Dylan, a gawky boy

but a boy nonetheless, and Amy thinks about

how funny it is that the universe has decided to turn

its back against her, in her most despairing time

Amy puts on her excited face for Barbara,

congratulating her for the "momentous" occasion 

and silently declines into a pit of raging jealousy

 she felt sad...

Amy sat through every class feeling empty

She wandered the halls like a ghost 

and wondered why she was so unloved

by her fellow pupils

-------------

The boy in history liked her

and he dreamt about her every night 

and she flooded his daydreams when he

was supposed to be doing his homework

But Amy, according to her friends,

should never date someone as "uncool"

as him, so she never really bothered

He always wondered why he 

wasn't good enough...

He looked in the mirror everyday 

to see why people were so repelled by him

but could never seem to find any flaws

-------------

Amy walks to class the next week

and declares to her friends

that she is into casual relationships

and that is why she doesn't have a boy

to claim as her own

They all start to look up at her 

as if she were some important woman

who could get off with any 

boy she chose 

And Amy reveled in this admiration...

In truth, Amy wanted commitment

but of course she could never tell

any of her friends this

So she kept to herself most of the time

Especially now, after developing feelings 

for the boy in history class, the 

one they told her she could never date

She felt hurt from the other boy in chemistry

so she sought solace in the knowledge that

the boy she was socially forbidden to date

had desired her...

She spent more time alone now

as her feelings grew and grew

like a flower within her soul

And she smiled a bit, as she sipped her coke

and flashed glances his way

where they acknowledged each other's

presence...

-------------

Amy walks in the rain 

in order to feel alive

with the boys hand in hers

laughing and smiling 

as she heads home

to indulge in the pleasures 

of teen love...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Romance & Erotica
Amy
Amy walks in the rain
in order to feel alive
with schoolbooks in hand
and a golden pencil case that
matches her golden ringlets

She walks to school everyday 
hoping to see that boy who 
eyed her in chemistry 2 weeks ago

His face consumes her memory...

She enters the building and walks to 
first period with a smile because she feels
that today will be rather sweet

But she fades amongst the hordes 
of adolescents

It was a sad sight to see...

He stood outside the door 
feeling up another girl's breasts
and Amy stood back and watched,
not sure how to feel or act

She is suddenly awakened by a shout
across the hallway, as a redhead girl, Barbara,
calls to her in utter joy

She had been asked out by Dylan, a gawky boy
but a boy nonetheless, and Amy thinks about
how funny it is that the universe has decided to turn
its back against her, in her most despairing time

Amy puts on her excited face for Barbara,
congratulating her for the "momentous" occasion 
and silently declines into a pit of raging jealousy

 she felt sad...

Amy sat through every class feeling empty

She wandered the halls like a ghost 
and wondered why she was so unloved
by her fellow pupils

-------------

The boy in history liked her
and he dreamt about her every night 
and she flooded his daydreams when he
was supposed to be doing his homework

But Amy, according to her friends,
should never date someone as "uncool"
as him, so she never really bothered

He always wondered why he 
wasn't good enough...

He looked in the mirror everyday 
to see why people were so repelled by him
but could never seem to find any flaws

-------------

Amy walks to class the next week
and declares to her friends
that she is into casual relationships
and that is why she doesn't have a boy
to claim as her own

They all start to look up at her 
as if she were some important woman
who could get off with any 
boy she chose 

And Amy reveled in this admiration...

In truth, Amy wanted commitment
but of course she could never tell
any of her friends this
So she kept to herself most of the time

Especially now, after developing feelings 
for the boy in history class, the 
one they told her she could never date

She felt hurt from the other boy in chemistry
so she sought solace in the knowledge that
the boy she was socially forbidden to date
had desired her...

She spent more time alone now
as her feelings grew and grew
like a flower within her soul

And she smiled a bit, as she sipped her coke
and flashed glances his way
where they acknowledged each other's
presence...

-------------

Amy walks in the rain 
in order to feel alive
with the boys hand in hers
laughing and smiling 
as she heads home
to indulge in the pleasures 
of teen love...
#fiction  #romance  #poetry  #notmyfavouritepiecebutitneededtobepublished 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

The Lighthouse

The wind carries whispers

the wind carries lies

the wind carries souls

into unforgiving skies

Where the sea is the ruler

and her wrath is seen wise

but her wisdom is a battle

of the sailor's told demise

Ah, the future is a gift

and the sailor sees this true

but hope is always blinded 

by the cold curtain blue

And he seeks for the answers

and he seeks for what is right

like a story told by children

in a flood of burning light

He shouts from the ship

and he calls into the night

but the seabirds are against him

and they block the faithful light

So he cries out to the spirits

that float above the mast

and they stare upon his face 

and summon up the past

He stumbles into visions

and a lighthouse he did see

as the sun rose to collect him,

to set his fortunes free

While the ship continued on 

in the storm, was granted lost

where his body found rocky shelter 

though his soul was the cost

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
The Lighthouse
The wind carries whispers
the wind carries lies
the wind carries souls
into unforgiving skies

Where the sea is the ruler
and her wrath is seen wise
but her wisdom is a battle
of the sailor's told demise

Ah, the future is a gift
and the sailor sees this true
but hope is always blinded 
by the cold curtain blue

And he seeks for the answers
and he seeks for what is right
like a story told by children
in a flood of burning light

He shouts from the ship
and he calls into the night
but the seabirds are against him
and they block the faithful light

So he cries out to the spirits
that float above the mast
and they stare upon his face 
and summon up the past

He stumbles into visions
and a lighthouse he did see
as the sun rose to collect him,
to set his fortunes free

While the ship continued on 
in the storm, was granted lost
where his body found rocky shelter 
though his soul was the cost





#fiction  #poetry  #life  #death  #lighthouse 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Micropoetry

One of Our Many Trips to the Forest...

We wandered off 

into the night sky

quilted by the stars 

and searching souls from

long, long ago...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Micropoetry
One of Our Many Trips to the Forest...
We wandered off 
into the night sky
quilted by the stars 
and searching souls from
long, long ago...
#poetry 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Red Paint

They had spent all day

painting the walls red

a color she had chosen 

And climbed in bed 

admiring the way it looked

watching the night fade into 

another page of their history book...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Red Paint
They had spent all day
painting the walls red

a color she had chosen 

And climbed in bed 
admiring the way it looked

watching the night fade into 
another page of their history book...


#poetry  #glimpses 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Confiding

She laid down

on the carpet in the 

living room because

she wanted to understand...

It wasn't that she didn't 

know what was happening

or why she was feeling this way

but she wanted to seek answers

and consult the ceiling

and the lightbulb 

and the crack at the far

left corner

that had been there

for as long as she could remember...

There was so much she needed to know...

But she laid there for too long

and the ceiling grew too thin

and she could see the stars peeking through

As all of outside tried to come in

and the ceiling faded into dust that consumed 

her body as it lay against the fibers of the carpet

She closed her eyes and started to whisper out

towards whatever could hear her, or

whoever happened to be listening to her at that time

And images flooded her mind

and took control

of her body 

and her will

and her sense of self

Images of knives being stabbed through her back

as people laughed at her spasms and shrieks

while others looked at her as if she were a specimen 

under the glass of a microscope

She cried for help, but no one could hear her

There were images of hands touching hands

under the lust of the moon's glow

surrounded by damp soil and wildflowers

that thrived upon the hearts of young lovers

And she could somehow, make out the image of

a school bus arriving, veiled in fog 

and wet leaves

and mud

ready to take her to the schoolyard

where all her worries and disappointments

became her breaking point

and the people she saw there

were just tamed circus mice

following a path she did not choose to go

But she sometimes said to herself 

"I have no choice,"

and continued on with her day...

Suddenly, her eyes open up

as a microwave beeps and a child's

voice is heard shouting on the 

television screen 

And she realizes that the dust from the ceiling

did not cover her body

And the stars were nowhere to be seen,

which disappoints her a bit

She stands up and looks at the clock

and decides she should go to bed,

for the lights shine back at her 1:26 a.m. 

and that is the sensible thing to do

She heads to her room

to take off her clothes

and sleeps soundly

hoping tomorrow 

will be a better day...

No one really understood her

How her mind worked 

and who she really was inside

but everyone knew she had dreams

and that was enough for them 

to feel afraid...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Confiding
She laid down
on the carpet in the 
living room because
she wanted to understand...

It wasn't that she didn't 
know what was happening
or why she was feeling this way
but she wanted to seek answers
and consult the ceiling
and the lightbulb 
and the crack at the far
left corner
that had been there
for as long as she could remember...

There was so much she needed to know...

But she laid there for too long
and the ceiling grew too thin
and she could see the stars peeking through

As all of outside tried to come in
and the ceiling faded into dust that consumed 
her body as it lay against the fibers of the carpet

She closed her eyes and started to whisper out
towards whatever could hear her, or
whoever happened to be listening to her at that time

And images flooded her mind
and took control
of her body 
and her will
and her sense of self

Images of knives being stabbed through her back
as people laughed at her spasms and shrieks
while others looked at her as if she were a specimen 
under the glass of a microscope

She cried for help, but no one could hear her

There were images of hands touching hands
under the lust of the moon's glow
surrounded by damp soil and wildflowers
that thrived upon the hearts of young lovers

And she could somehow, make out the image of
a school bus arriving, veiled in fog 
and wet leaves
and mud
ready to take her to the schoolyard
where all her worries and disappointments
became her breaking point
and the people she saw there
were just tamed circus mice
following a path she did not choose to go

But she sometimes said to herself 
"I have no choice,"
and continued on with her day...

Suddenly, her eyes open up
as a microwave beeps and a child's
voice is heard shouting on the 
television screen 

And she realizes that the dust from the ceiling
did not cover her body

And the stars were nowhere to be seen,
which disappoints her a bit

She stands up and looks at the clock
and decides she should go to bed,
for the lights shine back at her 1:26 a.m. 
and that is the sensible thing to do

She heads to her room
to take off her clothes
and sleeps soundly
hoping tomorrow 
will be a better day...

No one really understood her

How her mind worked 
and who she really was inside
but everyone knew she had dreams
and that was enough for them 
to feel afraid...
#poetry  #life  #thoughts  #glimpses 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

An Attic Somewhere in the North of England

The sun begins to set

and casts shadows in 

the attic room

that remind you of the 

years spent at sea

alone for just a minute 

and there in the 

stillness

of time

you are the young man 

with dreams

of love and happiness

with goals and a 

sense of purpose

But with a wave of afternoon

dust you realize that you are 

older now and start to weep

uncontrollably in the midst of

memories and faded pictures

Then your granddaughter 

calls for you and finds her

way into your arms

where you hold her tight

and tell her your story

So that she may remember you

beyond the means of a photograph...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
An Attic Somewhere in the North of England
The sun begins to set
and casts shadows in 
the attic room
that remind you of the 
years spent at sea

alone for just a minute 
and there in the 
stillness
of time
you are the young man 
with dreams
of love and happiness
with goals and a 
sense of purpose

But with a wave of afternoon
dust you realize that you are 
older now and start to weep
uncontrollably in the midst of
memories and faded pictures

Then your granddaughter 
calls for you and finds her
way into your arms
where you hold her tight
and tell her your story

So that she may remember you
beyond the means of a photograph...




#poetry  #life  #glimpses 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Pain

He stood on the top

of the bridge and faced 

himself for an instant

looking into the river's reflection

of the clouds and the sky

while birds called out in fanfare

The autumnal silence of 

the trees delayed him from

making the move he had so

carefully planned out 

"No." he said 

He walked home

He made a pot of coffee 

He read until he fell asleep...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Pain
He stood on the top
of the bridge and faced 
himself for an instant
looking into the river's reflection
of the clouds and the sky
while birds called out in fanfare

The autumnal silence of 
the trees delayed him from
making the move he had so
carefully planned out 

"No." he said 

He walked home
He made a pot of coffee 
He read until he fell asleep...



#poetry  #reality  #pain  #glimpses 
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