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Literature
Memory of Laughter
Memories of our laughter,
so needed today--
surfaced.
Gratitude filled me
for the times
we shared the funny
that we were.
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Literature
Quiet
Be still
more words
at the wrong time
will not heal
this wound.
Silence may be
what is needed most--
time to let quiet
clean the damage done...
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Sparrow :iconcerealnovels:cerealnovels 1 6
Literature
To Remember
It takes time
to remember,
to go back
to the good,
to examine
the difficult
and discover
what is redeemable.
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Literature
Slow
Dance slow
to the beat
of your heart
knowing
each beat
is a precious
sound.
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Literature
Chasing
To lay these
questions down
that circle in my head
leading me to no where-
but just around again.
Do I need to know the answers,
if there are answers? And what if there is not?
For now,
I have chased
them far enough.
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Literature
Need
Silence
is what
I need.
No words,
no company
just the sound
of my even
breath  
as I write
out my prayers.
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Literature
To My Love
I wanted
to give you the world
but I didn't have
the world to give.
I wanted to be spectacular
in your eyes
so you wouldn't
see my flaws.  
Here I am
so very human
and limited
and poor.
My love is small
but it is
yours.
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Literature
In Order
In life
choices
can lead to
emptiness
but sometimes
in order
to receive
we must
first be
poured out.
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Literature
Connection
With the pain
and fear
comes connection
to the troubles
of us all and
awareness that
suffering does not
single out
but it is something
in which
we all have
a share.
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Literature
Close
Get so close
to the truth.
Almost--
but never there.
You'd rather
live
in the shadows
of your lies.
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Literature
Step Away
Step away from
the endless comparisons
that create winners
or losers
according to opinions
stacked on insecurities--
and be, just be.
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Literature
Candle
Honey laced smoke
drifts.
Flame dances.
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Audible :iconcerealnovels:cerealnovels 4 4
Literature
When
When I can
add nothing
and by being
present
I diminish
myself--
it is time to go.
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Literature
how do you...?
how do you forget someone?
someone who changed your life
someone you loved.
someone you respected.
someone who loved you back.
the truth is...
you don't.
you won't.
you can't.
and therefore,
you shouldn't...
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Literature
Between the sheets of golden sunset
The universe has turned
we are dancing towards summer
Another year, 
changing season
like the many years before
Time is precious,
we live of our memories.
Most of us grow old,
but some grow wiser,
stronger,
and taller.
Like the trees, whom whisper:
« Let’s dance in the rain,
let's sing for autumn.
Before the sun eats up the sky,
and the moon wakes up again. »
We are young
with the sun's gentle stroke on 
our skin.
We feel free
when we sing with the wind
As we have done
through all of tomorrow
The universe has turned
we are dancing towards fall
The wind knocks on our window,
like the many years before.
Time is precious.
The memories of summer,
bringing me back here,
to the trees.
And between the sheets of golden sunset
they whisper:
« Let’s dance in the leafs,
let’s sing for winter.
Before the sun eats up the sky,
and the moon wakes up again. »
The universe has turned
we are dancing towards the cold
And it is&
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Literature
Lost
I was so scared of losing you,
I never thought about you losing me.
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Beach :iconsuvi-iloa:Suvi-Iloa 5 2 Silhoutte...( more or less ) :iconsuvi-iloa:Suvi-Iloa 4 2 Sew :iconjohnny-aza:Johnny-Aza 35 8 Spring Sunset :iconjuliancharbonneau:JulianCharbonneau 5 1
Literature
Calico Cat
Always on time and present by the shop
right paw up, a lucky stop
here amidst the hyacinths,
verdant garden of sunless shade.
Immersing in the spotted green
a petite white, never to be seen
amidst the berry field, crow parade
a seagull's cry from the cobalt blue.
Rooster's call on the cold blue morn
golden beams settling on fields of corn
a kitchen window, scarcely ajar,
frosty doormat in the soft morning light.
On light feet, climbing the sill,
the sun yet settling behind the hill
behind the green leaves and to the pond
reclining in the receding shade.
Dawn arrived, dispersed in droplets of dew
and a spotted thrush ahead flew
on its way to a distant sunny peak.
the ground - the domain of the calico cat.
And now he awakens from his slumber deep,
a can of tuna beckons him from his verdant keep.
A firm tail up, up the stairs and to the doorway steep.
The chime of a bell -  creak of a door while the morning's just asleep-
and into the room he leaps.
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Depths Of The Mind :iconjuliancharbonneau:JulianCharbonneau 7 4
Literature
Untitled
02/06/17
Green trees and red stone bordered by things I know.
Memories of nature that I walked and which to see it once more. No green and emeralds of nature.
But rubies of stone and sapphire of water is where I want to be.
Blanketed by tan sand and heat those areas of where any color is stark.
In the heat and picture desert flowers growing on winding paths with people. See the stones in strange shapes taken by nature. That's where I wish to be.
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Stranger
I wish I knew me like you do.
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Literature
The Limericks of a Disgruntled Aspie
1.)Experiences with neurotypicals left a bad taste
they always judged her posthaste
Loser and geek
psychopath and freak
just because she couldn't look them in the face.
2.) Once there was an Aspergian youth
whom everyone thought was quite uncouth
blunt and 'crass'
they thought him an ass
just because he told them the truth.
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Literature
(Because I'm) BATMAN
(Because I'm) Batman
[Verse 1:]
It might seem crazy what I'm about to say
So get your cape, and we'll save the day 
I'm a mill-i-onaire during every day 
With a identity, a secret me, yeah by the way
{Uh}
[Chorus:]
Because I'm Batman 
Come along, Bat-mobile, Cuz we gotta save the world 
Come along if you feel like you wanna get your girl 
Because I'm Batman 
Come along if you know what heroes have to do 
Because I'm Batman 
Come along if you feel like that's what was made for you 
[Verse 2:]
Here come the villains giving this and that, yeah,
Well, give me all you got, every pow and splat, yeah,
Well, I should probably warn you That we can't fly yeah,
But here's a mask for you, to cover your eyes,
Here's why
[Chorus]
{Hey
Go
Uh}
[Bridge:]
(Batman)
Bring 'em down
They can't run
Bring 'em down
Know you can't hide 
Bring 'em down 
They can't run 
Bring 'em down
I said (let me tell you now)
Bring 'em down
They can't run
Bring 'em d
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Literature
Mourning is Solitary
My grief is not yours to share
Yours to preempt
Because you felt you had more right to him than I
In the end
We each lay claim to one heart
One sorrow
And if comfort is communal
Mourning is solitary.
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Literature
Yearns To Persist
In a forest in deepest wilderness
A tiger strides in stealth
Always alert, always majestic...
But with fear in heart...
Fear of loneliness, fear of coming death
For an age is coming, to die...
But the strength keeps him alive, the strength of the tiger
...Is the desperation to live
To live as long and as well as one can
The desire to persist and to thrive at all costs
In feast and in famine, in peace and in trial
He yearns to persist...
In the vicious cycle of eternity, he breathes, for life...
For survival, till the end, of our times.
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*Job Seeker*
Red circled opportunities. Gripped by optimism.
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*Winter Robin*
Early morning breeze
Robin, sharp eyed, curious
Perched on distant tree.
Bid summer goodbye
Autumn leaves swirl, gentle fall
Moment of sadness
Polar cold invades
Winter countryside, hiatus
Robin's song uplifts.
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Literature
*Night Sky*
Shooting star's last hurrah. Silence profound.
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Activity


Memories of our laughter,
so needed today--
surfaced.
Gratitude filled me
for the times
we shared the funny
that we were.
Be still
more words
at the wrong time
will not heal
this wound.
Silence may be
what is needed most--
time to let quiet
clean the damage done...
It takes time
to remember,
to go back
to the good,
to examine
the difficult
and discover
what is redeemable.
Dance slow
to the beat
of your heart
knowing
each beat
is a precious
sound.
Fiction takes time...so much time. The harder I pursue it, the more elusive it becomes. After a lot of frustration and over blown expectations, I finally settled down enough to let the story rest inside of me and reveal itself. Yes I am still lost in 18th century France, but I now know what part of France my story moves in. For a while I was in the wrong place headed the wrong direction. I had to go back to the very beginning of the story and discover where the cracks in the foundation of the story began. Slowly I have been working through a chapter at a time. I discovered some old ruts that needed to be removed. The biggest problem with writing is that every world I create has me as the creator. Thus certain themes and images have a tendency to resurface. Sometimes this is a good thing, at others it can get a story good and stuck. I had an old theme, from an old wound that needed to be extricated. Once I got that out of the way, new life began to rush into the story. I would be working on it right now, but Microsoft Word is busy updating or something so I am writing this journal entry instead.

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