New Directions

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Inspired by Free Verse Revolution April Writing Prompt #3 – The Things Left Behind

Of all the things I left behind,
I miss the promises the most. You said…

… we’d have a future of unending kisses,
embraces, and stability.
You dangled sweetness
making it seem possible
there was nothing more to fear.

… I deserved all the loving gestures and smiles.
You had me bubbling with joy,
planning a future.
Committing to a lifetime
of being grounded.

… ours was the greatest connection.
You filled me with passion,
left me hungering for more,
always.
As if I could trust you.

… you would show me a love I’d
never had before.
I’d be safe.
I’d be calm
because it was real.

I was naive and young.
And I was wrong.
The ugliness which brought me here
finally revealed itself,
shattering those promises.

Now, I start over.

Sharing Essence

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Love me so hard
I forget the pain
I came with.

Free the me
who wants
to return love.

It’s there deep within.
I promise.
I have it to give.

Please occupy
the space
between my molecules.

Filling this
empty,
tainted soul.

Please help me
to release
these demons.

To make the room
inside for all
you can share.

Your strength
meets mine
and helps me rise.

When you’re where
I finally leave;
I’ll be here, dear.

Then it’s my turn.
Your slide to the dark,
my cross to bear.

Heart Turner

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When I make the effort
to dig deep
into who you are,
know you are loved.

In awe,
inspired,
captivated,
interested,
dazed,
uplifted.
Yes, in love with your being.

I’ll align myself
up close,
breathing in your talent
and exhaling
knowledge and pride.

You’ve won my heart.

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I come to you willingly
offering my being
watch as I flourish with you
healing myself and you
with our love

I melted into your arms
to flow freely
through your veins
emanating through your pores
to cover your essence with mine

Two, still separate
and unique,
blending and deciding
togetherness
was a better formula

We intertwined our lives
to nurture what was to come
a future filled with goodness
and pleasure
being strong as one

The Five Ws + One Bonus

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who are you?
who are you really?

what you show, beauty
what you feel, ugly

where do you see this going?
where do you think?

when you laugh, it’s only all the right things
when you cry, in private

why do you hurt me?
why do you always hurt me?

how you act, pretentious
how i feel, awful

Obvious Deception

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i’m not the enemy

wrong
you were never a friend

friends will…
listen
offer a shoulder to cry on
give tissues as needed
nurture
be excited to be with you
tell the truth
protect
support
engage
comfort
laugh with you
act like your #1 fan
shield you from oncoming shit
be ready and waiting

me having to stand up for myself
and up to you
proved once and for all
you were never willing
to give what should have
come so naturally