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Ghosts Of Yesterday

Life's non- responsive to dreams,
or expectations of truth.
And hope's more an illusion,
misdirecting naive youth.

With anguish and frustration,
your bravado often slips.
And yet in secret fantasies,
kisses caress your lips.

Love courts imagination,
summoning a dreamy smile.
And you find your private place,
where you go once in a while.

You yearn for a soul mate,
someone to share your existence.
And feeling he exists,
look with undying persistence.

You fall in and out of love,
with the ghosts of yesterday.
And in lieu of happiness,
pretend everything's ok.
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I was born in a small town, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada,. The third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a controlling, physically abusive father, verses a loving mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing. more…

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