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Friday 13th Poem

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JerryPat2
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0 posted 01-13-2012 11:34 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I feel the heat of being
slowly dwindling
inside where the words are hid
inside flues and shadows
hovering above dying and boring poems
can't live forever
so Dorian found out ugly
underneath a razor-blade-sharp smirk
the graveyard of unwritten
unseen poetry
there is something slightly tarnished
a thing called love
a soft glow
trying to give heat and pleasure
and meaning to the cobwebbed poems
and I know
if it can be done
she is the one

where are my galloping ghosts of Ichabod
who tell stories of my hideous mother-love
where are my not-so-innocent childhood dreams
now that all my poems are gone

ŠJanuary 13, 2012 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~
© Copyright 2012 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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1 posted 01-13-2012 11:40 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Powerful stuff here Jerry....

Lori
JerryPat2
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2 posted 01-13-2012 11:43 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yeah, thank you Lori. This was one of those poems that entered my head and directed my fingers to the keyboard and wrote itself. Eh, more or less.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~

bel1e
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3 posted 01-13-2012 01:46 PM       View Profile for bel1e   Email bel1e   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bel1e

I don't think the ghosts ever go away...maybe the motivation to manifest them gets blurred or buried or pushed away....but they are never completely gone...I'm sure of it~

~write-on, Mr. Pat, write-on~*~

             

JerryPat2
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4 posted 01-13-2012 01:52 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Baby Girl, I know you are right, and sometimes these ghosts are all we have to hold onto. I have conquered my demons, but my ghosts live on . . .

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~

JL
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5 posted 01-13-2012 03:24 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

"where are my not-so-innocent childhood dreams
now that all my poems are gone"

Very good write, Jerry.
Especially enjoyed the thoughts
that went into that last line.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

JerryPat2
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6 posted 01-13-2012 03:33 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yeah, sometimes I think all my poems are gone in a way. So many, especially the early ones make me cringe when I reread them. I refuse to rework them because that was me at the time, just trying to get a handle on this poetry writing stuff. Appreciate you continued support, buddy.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~

ebonygirl
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since 07-14-2011
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7 posted 01-17-2012 12:17 AM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

Some ghosts need to cross over and be healed.
Love does that too, JP. I'm happy for the love you have found and hope the ghosts are put to rest.
Ms. E
JerryPat2
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8 posted 01-17-2012 06:08 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Good Morning, Ms. E. Appreciate the time you have taken to stop by, read my poetry and comment.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~

Michael
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9 posted 01-17-2012 03:18 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, this is nearing on being haunted by love and longing for the return of misery... I knew I'd find something darker from you if I looked deep enough.  Liked this one I did.

Michael
JerryPat2
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10 posted 01-17-2012 03:23 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Michael, until recently all I wrote were dark poetry. I'm in love. I write what I feel, and right now dark doesn't fit. I still try to mix my poetry up, but I'm not the same person I was six months ago. So if dark is what you seek from me, good luck.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways ~*~

Michael
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11 posted 01-17-2012 03:37 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Perhaps I was projecting some of my own dark longings in there...  I would not wish you to ever have to go back to the darkness, Jerry.  Ride that wave man!

Michael
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