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Stormy heart



Alone in loneliness
Amid these forever nights
And these four walls
Seemingly whisper out your name

I beg out loud to nothingness
"Please not another nightmare or one more storm"
But, answers are merely glimpses of light
From lightening...
Filtering through the pane

Empty sheets
Cast empty shadows on the wall
Of places where you used to be
Eyes wide open
Now sleep afraid to fall

Trapped within this never ending dream
I cling to all the memories that I have
Spinning me closer to where you were, on the edge
The thoughts like imaginary pebbles tumbling past

A fire for you still burning deep within
Why can’t I let go of the tragedies that have passed
And silence your unrescued suicidal screams
Or is it only the rain falling faster as it taps harder upon the glass

Or is it of your wandering spirit
Mockingly knocking?
Haunting with vindications
Of "why’s" I cannot seem to grasp

All this amid lost stares into black windows
Where gutters overrunning, burdened by the strains
And I swear I see your reflection
Among the flashes, tracing out contours resembling your face

And for the very first time
You are noticeably absent of all the worldly pains
And your lips whispering out a comfort that for so long I've been seeking
As I hear the words echo within my heart "Everything is okay"

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Submitted on May 02, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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