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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

On a Rainy Day

In the window

In the window

I saw the future fall to pieces

In the window glass turns to snow

And all I've ever felt

All I've ever known

All I was ever shown

Begins to go

In the window

I see a kite

A child's smile

After a fight

The roses bloom

For Ellis and Daisy

Alone in a room

And carelessly lazy

A painter at work

In an old garden shed

And millions of flowers

That once lived are dead

But the roses thrive

And all is alive inside

Too narrow to see

Too wide to be

Without breath, he left

And all that stood was me

In the window

All I see is all I know

The only light we feel

That floods in to make us grow

Is stolen from a memory

That took place long ago

And all we have is ashes

And ashes and ashes and ashes

Without fault and blame

In the game the rain plays

In the window

In the window

I saw the past mend itself...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
On a Rainy Day
In the window
In the window
I saw the future fall to pieces
In the window glass turns to snow
And all I've ever felt
All I've ever known
All I was ever shown
Begins to go

In the window
I see a kite
A child's smile
After a fight
The roses bloom
For Ellis and Daisy
Alone in a room
And carelessly lazy
A painter at work
In an old garden shed
And millions of flowers
That once lived are dead
But the roses thrive
And all is alive inside
Too narrow to see
Too wide to be
Without breath, he left
And all that stood was me

In the window
All I see is all I know
The only light we feel
That floods in to make us grow
Is stolen from a memory
That took place long ago
And all we have is ashes
And ashes and ashes and ashes
Without fault and blame
In the game the rain plays

In the window
In the window
I saw the past mend itself...



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

The Moor

When the wind called,

I understood and fell into a thorny wood

Where blood was kept 

from wandering eye and left for me

To sift and scry

The mystery, a puzzle set

Unveiled by lies and broken bets

Was left to rot among the moor

Was absent from my closet door

A letter sent, but who's it for?

A distant light from me to you

To light a blackened avenue

Where terror comes to set you free

And cast your body to the sea

Your blood washes on the shore

Absorbed by earth, I go once more

To understand your life before

The hollowed, deathly moor...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
The Moor
When the wind called,
I understood and fell into a thorny wood
Where blood was kept 
from wandering eye and left for me
To sift and scry

The mystery, a puzzle set
Unveiled by lies and broken bets
Was left to rot among the moor
Was absent from my closet door

A letter sent, but who's it for?

A distant light from me to you
To light a blackened avenue
Where terror comes to set you free
And cast your body to the sea

Your blood washes on the shore
Absorbed by earth, I go once more
To understand your life before
The hollowed, deathly moor...
#poetry  #mystery  #life 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Where the Wind Blows

Where the wind blows you will find me

where the wind goes you will find me

my hands fall in the stream 

in every single dream

but it's not as it seems where you find me

When the earth falls down you will find me

a queen in ivy crown you will find me

the mountains fade away

and nothing seems okay

but it's better if you stay where you'll find me

Where the songbirds fly you will find me

where the children cry you will find me

a mother trapped within

the comforts that you win

allotted to your kin where you find me

As the petals drop you will find me

as the times stop you will find me

waiting down below

a daughter to the snow

where the wind blows you will find me...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Where the Wind Blows
Where the wind blows you will find me
where the wind goes you will find me
my hands fall in the stream 
in every single dream
but it's not as it seems where you find me

When the earth falls down you will find me
a queen in ivy crown you will find me
the mountains fade away
and nothing seems okay
but it's better if you stay where you'll find me

Where the songbirds fly you will find me
where the children cry you will find me
a mother trapped within
the comforts that you win
allotted to your kin where you find me

As the petals drop you will find me
as the times stop you will find me
waiting down below
a daughter to the snow
where the wind blows you will find me...


#poetry  #philosophy  #life  #love  #acceptance 
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In your words what is the definition of life? How would you describe life? To me the dictionary definition is off. Please tag me in the comments.
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White Butterflies

life pops in and sits a while

     sharing a cup of enchantment and woe

     porch swings and cracked windows

     open doors and unhinged wooden doors

     antiquated locks and furrowed brows

life pops in and sits a while

     pockets brimmed with why not’s

     overflowing possibilities

     roots struggling to reach soil

     images dancing on eyelids

life pops in and sits a while

     dawn’s light beamed on skin

     thawed feelings of ice melting

     clenched fists and open hearts

     feast and famine – cupboard bare

life pops in and sits a while

     rain gorged sadness leaving creases

     metallic storms clanging to earth

     black and white photos without images

     splashed mud and fractured timbers

life pops in and sits a while

     suitcases of chances open wide

     prismatic sunshine on dappled paths

     freckled clouds mirrored on sea

     white butterflies lighting on souls.

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Written by sandflea68
White Butterflies
life pops in and sits a while
     sharing a cup of enchantment and woe
     porch swings and cracked windows
     open doors and unhinged wooden doors
     antiquated locks and furrowed brows

life pops in and sits a while
     pockets brimmed with why not’s
     overflowing possibilities
     roots struggling to reach soil
     images dancing on eyelids

life pops in and sits a while
     dawn’s light beamed on skin
     thawed feelings of ice melting
     clenched fists and open hearts
     feast and famine – cupboard bare

life pops in and sits a while
     rain gorged sadness leaving creases
     metallic storms clanging to earth
     black and white photos without images
     splashed mud and fractured timbers

life pops in and sits a while
     suitcases of chances open wide
     prismatic sunshine on dappled paths
     freckled clouds mirrored on sea
     white butterflies lighting on souls.


#challenge  #life  #sittingAwhile 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Wax and Wane

I heard my name

you called my name

it sounds the same

A wing of words

that flee from pain

they sound the same

The grass is green below my head

the angels sing overhead

I see the clock

I lie in bed

I play the game

I watch T.V. every night

it's just the same

I call the colour cream or white

it seems the same

I see the face upon the screen

it laughs at me, a friend of fiend 

it laughs at me, a sunken queen

a fist or fling for fame

She is the same

She plays the game

She knows my name

She is the same

She is the same

She is the same

But to life, she never came...

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Wax and Wane
I heard my name
you called my name
it sounds the same

A wing of words
that flee from pain
they sound the same

The grass is green below my head
the angels sing overhead
I see the clock
I lie in bed
I play the game

I watch T.V. every night
it's just the same

I call the colour cream or white
it seems the same

I see the face upon the screen
it laughs at me, a friend of fiend 
it laughs at me, a sunken queen
a fist or fling for fame

She is the same
She plays the game
She knows my name
She is the same
She is the same
She is the same

But to life, she never came...
#poetry  #philosophy  #life 
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Written by StephanieMarie in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Garden Custody

A child grows between

Two vines battling

To be the tallest

Each vine twisting

A different direction

Together is demolished

The vines stretch higher

Wrap their grip tighter

With every single promise

These vines crushing down

Thrive, larger in themselves,

While the child stays smallest

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Written by StephanieMarie in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Garden Custody
A child grows between
Two vines battling
To be the tallest

Each vine twisting
A different direction
Together is demolished

The vines stretch higher
Wrap their grip tighter
With every single promise

These vines crushing down
Thrive, larger in themselves,
While the child stays smallest
#poetry  #life  #freeverse  #micropoetry  #itsbeenawhile 
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"Live Accordingly"

Many live life how they wish

Some prefer to eat steak

And some crave fish

Some are vegans and eat fruitcake

It matters how you choose to live

But don't be afraid to live imperfectly

Make your future self want to relive

But do so accordingly

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Written by ThatRomeoTho in portal Poetry & Free Verse
"Live Accordingly"
Many live life how they wish
Some prefer to eat steak
And some crave fish
Some are vegans and eat fruitcake

It matters how you choose to live
But don't be afraid to live imperfectly
Make your future self want to relive
But do so accordingly
#nonfiction  #poetry  #life  #live  #carefree 
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Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~storm

 

 

 

the pitch of night is sweating me

again.

 

& I remember

 

how he strangled the light

from june

 

I remember the way he grunted

adjectives

&

the angle he spread my hip

sockets

&

how my breath bounced off

the stubble of his long

voice

 

& he's an anathema at the back of

my throat

I still can't allow myself

to swallow

 

a collection of black & blue reflections

that stare at me, echo in

my mirror

 

I try to pry myself from this wreckage I keep

bandaged like wounds

that won't heal

 

 

I see his face on the street, wearing the skin

of other men

& I wonder if my body will always

remember

what my mind will never

forget

 

or if one day my name might

break open

so all the colors of the storm

escape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lah  5.7.17 ©

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Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~storm
 
 
 
the pitch of night is sweating me
again.
 
& I remember
 
how he strangled the light
from june
 
I remember the way he grunted
adjectives
&
the angle he spread my hip
sockets
&
how my breath bounced off
the stubble of his long
voice
 
& he's an anathema at the back of
my throat
I still can't allow myself
to swallow
 
a collection of black & blue reflections
that stare at me, echo in
my mirror
 
I try to pry myself from this wreckage I keep
bandaged like wounds
that won't heal
 
 
I see his face on the street, wearing the skin
of other men
& I wonder if my body will always
remember
what my mind will never
forget
 
or if one day my name might
break open
so all the colors of the storm
escape
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
lah  5.7.17 ©
#poetry  #life  #reflection  #memories  #sad  #pain  #anxiety  #depression  #abuse  #rape 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Another Day...

There's no space for your fingertips

so let them run and rule

a cold and faithless tool

to the leader and his loyal fool

There's no space for your feet to walk

so let them graze the sun 

or crush down everyone 

for the battle's never, ever won

There's no space for your eyes to see

so let them turn to rust

the essence falls to dust

for a gale or breeze or startling gust

There's no space for your heart to give

so let it fade away

the exterior decays

so the inside lives another day

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Another Day...
There's no space for your fingertips
so let them run and rule
a cold and faithless tool
to the leader and his loyal fool

There's no space for your feet to walk
so let them graze the sun 
or crush down everyone 
for the battle's never, ever won

There's no space for your eyes to see
so let them turn to rust
the essence falls to dust
for a gale or breeze or startling gust

There's no space for your heart to give
so let it fade away
the exterior decays
so the inside lives another day
#life  #strength  #hope  #fight 
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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Shards

Life was cascading twilight

in street-lit park benches

where dogs cease to fight

in feral shards of moonlight

where angels mourn a human's soul

and lose their gift of flight

It's sad to think of the dawn that follows

when all is exposed to sun

and bloody backs are turned towards everyone 

and everything is daylight

and everything is seen

but the eyes are killed to bullet wounds

and all have lost their sight

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Written by LadyOfBirds in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Shards
Life was cascading twilight
in street-lit park benches
where dogs cease to fight
in feral shards of moonlight
where angels mourn a human's soul
and lose their gift of flight

It's sad to think of the dawn that follows
when all is exposed to sun
and bloody backs are turned towards everyone 
and everything is daylight
and everything is seen
but the eyes are killed to bullet wounds
and all have lost their sight
#poetry  #life 
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