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I am a novice poetess, although I have dabbled in poetry since childhood. I am enjoying flexing my writing muscles and have been rather prolific this year. I also enjoy other creative mediums such as painting, pyrography, glass etching, and resin casting.

  October 2023     2 months ago

Submitted Poems 7 total

Chrysalis

I am not the same woman I was before you.
She was filled with tangled roots of bitterness,
Distrust,
Resentment.
A woman content in her solitude,
Detached,
Disinterested.

I am not the same woman you once knew.
She was filled with a...

by Celeste Fritsche

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The Long Game

Half a lifetime I spent
Thinking you were my friend,
Wasted believing you were safe,
Proved wrong in the end.

The bitter realization
You never listened to understand.
Rather, you were filing away
How to get the upper hand.

Clearly now I...

by Celeste Fritsche

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My Heart's Desires

My heart’s desires,
Like writing in the sand,
Fleeting.
Temporary.
Trodden over by others, not looking.
Eroded by the ebb and flow of time.
Seemed so beautiful at the moment.
You meet me in that somber instant,
As I watch the last traces of...

by Celeste Fritsche

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added 4 months ago
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Caught

I am glad I got to see you the other day
Or rather glad you saw me, that is.
To catch you in your lies that way
Gave a surge of vindicated bliss.

Even better that you tried to talk
And found my heart’s door shut tight.
You drew your own...

by Celeste Fritsche

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Mugshot

I saw your mugshot online today.
I wish I could say I was surprised,
But I already learned your real game,
And knew that bottle would be your demise.

I would like to tell you I am sorry
That you found yourself back in a cell,
Or bussed back...

by Celeste Fritsche

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added 4 months ago
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Refreshing and light-hearted. The tiniest ghost makes me smile, but I will be sure to act super scared!

2 months ago

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This is a beautiful tribute to Ben, and to all rescued pups now over the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for sharing this.

4 months ago

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Thank you very much.

4 months ago

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Thank you very much. I truly appreciate it.

7 months ago

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The imagery is very visceral. I can *feel* this as it unfolds. The soaring, the plummeting, and especially the crack!

7 months ago

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Thank you so very much.

8 months ago

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Who wrote "I have taken the bones you hardened and built daughters"?
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