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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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Riding My Bike

June 21, 2007

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My wheels don’t seem to touch the road As I fly through the wind. When I look down, The road flashes by. When I look up, The world is slow motion again, And I swerve a corner, Almost floating. – Written by Anna V. Williams at age 10 Barnstable, Massechusetts

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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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The Stones

June 16, 2007

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It is the air that holds you down In this senselessly beloved town, While piercing frost deep ‘neath our bones… Beware of how you touch the stones Who pave the street; enslave your feet; Entrance the lost who pass above them, Till you over-glorify and love them, Till every tourist we once hated Is un […]

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Slavia

June 16, 2007

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My stomach burns With the quaking tide, When you play with my toes, When you tickle my pride. Take me away To your far away land, Buried like dust In the prints of your hand, Where your smile doesn’t crack, And fade, Before the hours Draw into days. I lay in the bed Of a […]

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Thorn

June 16, 2007

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Beneath the shadow of the sky I felt the wind pulse, watched it fly. In the autumn, in the storm, The wind was true, the wind was warm. Warmer than what I’d become For I was empty, cold, and numb. Like a blossom in the frost That dies in heartache and is lost Despairing it […]

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I Slept in Beauty, Then Awoke

June 16, 2007

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I slept in beauty — and awoke. Then ugliness was mine. That morning, yet, the wall between My sleep and hellish wake was broke And through a crack did shine What peaceful, dormant eyes had seen: A light just bright enough to show Into this waking place: A dream we call reality, Not bright enough […]

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Staring

June 9, 2007

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Why do people stare? Is it because they’re nosy, Or is it because they’re not anywhere? Are they really staring, Or is something wrong with their eyes? Maybe they’re just staring Because they’re in surprise. Do they know it’s rude to stare? Do they think they saw a bear? Or do they see a tiger […]

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Runaway

June 8, 2007

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My heart remembers The smell of the sun. Barely, the embers Have buried but one Of my fading desires – They lie hidden in fires Of faraway glances And agonized dances That my memories mock. I have no wish to talk When I can’t bear the pain And I never feel rain, For I can’t […]

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Dream

May 11, 2007

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You dream a dream, And bathe your toes In scarlet flows Of icy streams. It softly glows Upon your knee, For your heart knows A dream is free. It glitters, plays, It makes you smile. You waste all day, You sit awhile. And watch it quote Quite quietly Words you once spoke Defiantly, Before you […]

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