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I wake up every morning without you by my side,
I go to sleep wanting you every single night,
It's hard not dreaming of a life that can't ever be,
I sometimes can't help wondering if you feel the same as me,
Some days it hurts to be with you but I can't let you go,
At times I can't breathe easy and it's harder than you'll ever know,
The thought of living without you scares the shit out of me,
I sometimes can't help wondering if you feel the same as me,
I hate missing you always and not saying what's on my mind,
I hate not being able to touch you, I wish i could leave these thoughts behind,
I love you so much that when we're apart my heart don't beat the same,
I sometimes can't help hoping that somehow you feel the same.
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The prompt for this poem was "instant blues" (I tried to imitate the blues with this one)

I used to have a woman
she had long blonde hair

Yes, long blonde hair
straight down to her waist

I found a strand
of straight black hair

Yes, it's a pity and a shame
it all came back to me

That strand of long blonde hair
brought those memories back

She was mine and mine only
when I had her lying up in my arms

Well, she split with me
over work

Yeah, it was only
over work

Now that woman, she held
my heart in her hands

Held it in her hands, but
when she was done with me

She cast it away, I got
no second chance

Now it's a pity and a shame
but what am I gonna do?

What am I gonna do?
An Injury to One is an Injury to All
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Hope this works… I wrote this about my experiences open water swimming in Autumn.
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My poetry exchange group has been on hiatus for the last month but we're going to resume next week. Meantime, I wrote this one without a prompt:

How to Drown in Love

You cannot find safe harbor.
There is nothing to anchor yourself to
So you slip away into that thick night sky.
If it’s me you want you will swim forever.

How to feel love while drowning:
First, let the stars wash over.
Let them cover you like an oil spill -
you can’t wash me off.

But you will want to.
There is nothing to toss out;
No preserver, no secret, no truth.
It is just the moon, the sea, the tide.
Everything that we feared.
There is no safe harbor.

I’ve always been the hazard.
You… swim further and further out
to avoid me reaching you.
I’ll come racing in again
to take you back,
clouds rolling in
storm moving through.
An Injury to One is an Injury to All
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RedRosa wrote: Sat Oct 07, 2023 5:04 pm

I’ve always been the hazard.
You… swim further and further out
to avoid me reaching you.
I’ll come racing in again
to take you back,
clouds rolling in
storm moving through.
I like this part the most. I like "I've always been the hazard", it's cool ;)
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Losing you.. .

Death waits for no one and takes at it's will
Losing you has changed the person I used to be
I now have to bury the cup that you used to fill
And try to live with the memories of you and me
Days are easy but nights haunt my dreams with you
I can't escape the sadness that drowns my heart
I hope you knew that you were always the glue
That held me together whenever I almost fell apart
This invisible cord that binds us will never sever or break
Our souls were meant to be and will find each other again
One day I'll meet you somewhere out in a silver starry lake
My sister, my soulmate, my confidant, my best friend.
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Once again darkness seeps into my blood and drains my heart
The emptiness inside my soul tears my insides apart
I loved you so much that i somehow lost myself in you
I should have listened to the warnings, my intuition just knew.

Once again I stand alone with a broken heart that this time might not mend
One thing I know for sure now is that this heart is closed...this is the end
You have cured me from ever wanting love again and trusting another soul
I am closing off and rebuilding that old familiar wall.
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I miss the way you looked at me with that sparkle in your eyes,
The kisses you used to blow at me when we said our long goodbyes,
My heart aches for you to love me again, was it so easy to forget?
I wish I could turn back time so we'd go back to the day we met.

I miss the way we made love, the sound of your voice, your moans, your sighs,
The way your body responded to my words and your beautiful thighs,
I miss your soft skin and your gorgeous smile,
And the moments i could imagine having your legs wrapped around me for a while.

I miss your hands cupping my face and the messages when i woke,
I miss you calling me "sweetheart" and the gentle way you spoke,
The way you said you loved me, I can still recall the first time,
The day you said that I was yours and you will always be mine.
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VirgoGirl wrote: Wed Apr 19, 2023 8:16 pm I can't have what he has and it eats away at my soul,
The fact that he can touch you, this hurts me most of all,
He can hold you while you sleep, he can kiss you any time,
You're still always his, eventhough you say you're mine,
And i will say these things cause you will never know,
How i trully feel, how i need you so,
How every day i dream of you, hiding the pain,
Saying goodbye but feeling that deep emptiness again,
So i will lie to you and tell you that im fine,
That im ok with the fact that you will never really be mine,
Cause i can't have what he has and that is all of you,
I don't want to envy him, but it's all i am left with to do.
This resonates a lot with me because this is how I felt at one point with my partner.
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Ripley wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 9:45 am
VirgoGirl wrote: Wed Apr 19, 2023 8:16 pm I can't have what he has and it eats away at my soul,
The fact that he can touch you, this hurts me most of all,
He can hold you while you sleep, he can kiss you any time,
You're still always his, eventhough you say you're mine,
And i will say these things cause you will never know,
How i trully feel, how i need you so,
How every day i dream of you, hiding the pain,
Saying goodbye but feeling that deep emptiness again,
So i will lie to you and tell you that im fine,
That im ok with the fact that you will never really be mine,
Cause i can't have what he has and that is all of you,
I don't want to envy him, but it's all i am left with to do.
This resonates a lot with me because this is how I felt at one point with my partner.
Im glad to know something i wrote resonates with someone. Also im sorry about it too cause i know how it feels. I don't feel like that anymore, i wrote this a long time ago and im over that now.
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