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Lovergirl by hippiemoon

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Our Family Feud...

What's the answer to the question?
When can I be heard?
Things seem to be all wrong
Can you give me another word?

What does it look like from here?
The others might win through a steal
Who can you really trust?
I just don't know how to feel

Talking shit about each other
Jealousy rears its' ugly head
You cannot ever escape
Not even when you are dead

Blood is thicker than water
But not so much as alcohol
Be careful of what you say
The others are building a wall

TO LOVE......

To love like the golden sun,
Showering care on the weakened moon,
Two to one, everyone comes alive,
Together we breathe, every tear, every run,
To love for love, that's the way to love.

To love like the rain,
Kissing every face and name, no matter the case,
Everything knowing its cause, stainless, pure,
Beauty blossoms in hearts, not visions, nor gain,
To love for love, that's the miracle of love.

Wasting Wishes

How foolish I must’ve been back then,
standing at the water fountain with a penny,
staring at the sky like a puppy at a bone.

How pitiful did I look?
Carving your name next to mine inside a heart,
thinking wishbones would ever change your mind.

Maybe if I had gotten the long end,
Maybe if it had landed heads,
Maybe if I had chosen a better constellation.

Did the universe hear me wail and laugh
at the stupid girl, clasping her hands
at the side of her bed for the wrong guy?

Valentine

I'll pen a simple sonnet on this day
with rhyme and words that manifest my love.
Bestow to you a poetry bouquet
of vows and promises I know whereof.

Would you prefer I boldly speak of lust?
For not to tell would surely be remiss.
I'll gladly whisper softly, if I must,
while longing for a warm, lingering kiss.

Yet, know my truthful desire, My Dear, please,
to share this sonnet I blindly compose
with your sweet scent that swoons me to my knees.
In this bouquet, you are My Thornless Rose.

Rid Myself of You

I've ripped off my skin
I can still feel your touch

I've bitten off my tongue
I can still taste you

I've poured acid in my eyes
I can still see you

I've busted my eardrums
I can still hear you

They say time heals all wounds
I call bullshit

Nothing can cleanse me
From your sins

Proudest Moments

My proudest moment began at age one
I walked across the floor in fun

As I got older I held my first report card with glee
I couldn’t wait for my Mom to see

I walked across the auditorium floor with my certificate in joy
And watched my family clap with for their favorite boy

I moved into the world with a brand new wife
To begin my own family life

A year later I was proud to be
The father of a clan of three

As the years passed by my family expanded even more
Creating grandchildren and benefits galore

WORDS

Two words that I get muddled,
Though I don't use either much,
One word is vernalization
The other isn't such.

''So what'', you ask: ''is the other?''
Ablation is the one;
I don't use this one either
Serious or in fun

But then you pose the question:
''What do they mean?'' and I
reply: ''Get out your book of words,
For I am prone to lie''.

February 13th, 2023 - old man winter gave a one...two punch

Overladen snow covered crackle and crunch
though, this skeptic owned a doubtful hunch
that such 24/7 round the clock whether coverage
would make laughingstock of forecasting
how Jack Frost feigned being out to lunch,
whereby inaccurate weather forecasters
outsmarted courtesy Mother Nature,
where snowfall accumulation tallied
one for the record books, a veritable blizzard
found meteorologists to scrunch

boxing gloves Senryu

 
 

best friends into ring

right cross | backhand illegal

hang them up, retire

 

 
 

"Fool in the Rain"

With sandy locks and eyes of blue
tangled up again with you
Sparkling gems on rosy cheeks
Slick with slender legs and feet
Putting on, an auspicious show
slipping seductively down the row!
What is it, you have to gain
Your shoulders bare, as you pass again
Knowingly catch a wanting strain
Shall I pursue this wistful dream?
Enough, I feel as if to scream!
For sense regains its sovereignty
and leaves you standing in the rain!

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