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Someone Else’s Crime

May 9, 2008

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It is about injustice. Someone Else’s Crime I will grow tomatoes When you’ve set me free. I will live at home in peace Where all will let me be. I will wake up cheerful In the morning to the sun. I will feel at peace at last, Once my Freedom’s won. I have been imprisoned […]

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Please Miss Your Plane

February 6, 2008

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Please miss your plane. I’m breaking glass Inside my head. If I bang my head Hard enough And long enough Into the wall, If I throw enough jars Around my room And crash them into Shards and hell, Would you make This be a dream. Wake me up. And then I’ll say “I had a […]

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The Divorce

November 20, 2007

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Keep safe distance. Cite your claims. Let the fog Enshroud your shame. Yield no whisper Of remorse, Give no sign That you endorse The fables of The ancient wives, Who kept their men And lived their lives .. The crossing bears No one-way bar. But shut your eyes, And touch your scar, Remember what The […]

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A Crease in the Sheets

October 16, 2007

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A crease in the sheets Looked just like your feet, But I knew you had left. So I straightened the bed. Half-hoping to find You were lying inside. I imagined you’d say That you’d got off the plane, You’d decided to stay. Or that maybe, you’d say That you’d had to return; Or that someone […]

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Do You Ever Wish

July 22, 2007

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Do you ever wish To paint your life In black and white, And hang some sad nostalgic music in the back, And put it on a TV screen For men in future years to see And say, “This must have been The way things used to be …” Do you ever walk the street And […]

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Creator

July 11, 2007

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Neath a shrouded midnight star, Blinded by the blackened road, Riding endlessly and far Where the wind is hard and cold, By the river, long and deep, Where the wicked willows blow, Ill with pain and wanting sleep Where the frozen waters flow, Rider of the raging sea Roamer where the rivers roll, Weaver of […]

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Remember

July 9, 2007

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When I no longer stand here by your side, At night beneath the moonlit milky way; When I no longer kneel with you and pray, And swear to you with stern, unshaking pride That I will never travel far away… When I my faithful promises betray, And on the far side of the earth I […]

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Half a Hemisphere Away

June 22, 2007

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Half a hemisphere away I hear the things You do not say. I hear the thundering of your heart. It tears my life and soul apart. It echoes in my head and ears, I tremble on the bed in tears, I see you sitting, far, alone, Silent like a block of stone, With your head […]

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Yellow

June 21, 2007

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Hunger conquers. Love considers. As life concedes and pain bewilders. Anguish strips us of our shielding. Cold. Relentless. Ever-wielding. Yet we let the anguish pass Forget, and hide amongst the mass. Even I who swore to never Seek cold comfort, cruel forever; Even I found yellow rest, In the days upon my nest, Long descended […]

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The Children

June 17, 2007

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The children of the shadows stepped With pointed toes and daunted breath Across the shadows of the streams, Deep with death and melted dreams. We watched the lightning cross the sky The last heat of the last hard sigh, And let our feet fall to the stones. We drowned the chilling undertones, Escaped into the […]

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