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Winter’s Embrace


Winter’s Embrace (Rachelgv; December 1, 2017)


A last, loving glance

the feather trailed slowly over his face

shuttering the seaside home

for winter’s strong embrace

In another time, perchance,

gathered in a state of grace

details memorized

the slipcover slowly pulled into place

Her heart,

Etched with every meaning,

would always recall

every smile, and every greeting

as it had always,

knowing every line of his face

by every guise

through all our weathered seasons



(Celebrate my birthday tonight, won’t you?)




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Fall (Randyjw; November 13, 2017)


For every fall

there is spring

and lonely winters

summer brings


The patterns

already set

only single days

remain to be met



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Forevermore (Randyjw; October 29, 2017)


The torch in my hand

in my heart

and at the door

remains lit


and forevermore





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Ocean (Randyjw; October 27, 2017)


Like the ocean,

I wish you would always flow

Sometimes high,

Sometimes low

Sometimes raging

other times mellow

Seeking the inlet

never having to go



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A Butterfly Kiss

A Butterfly Kiss

(Randyjw; October 25, 2017)


Catching butterflies with a net

The catcher has caught nothing yet

At times, elusive, as often they get

Weaving through dreams, at last they met


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Love (Six)


Love (Six) (Randyjw; October 24, 2017)


When I was young

the kind of child I was

was patient, kind,

sensitive, blind

No faults to be found

with others’ minds

Everyone had their reasons

for doing what they’d done

No excuse was unaccepted

all songs were to be sung

Without judgment,

black circles and white

melted and melded then turned

In the overlap of the Venn diagram

the colors indistinguishedly merged

they began to fade slowly to grey

and morals quite often

would vanish this way

Inside that narrow path, then

those footsteps led away

Selfless giving

aspired to selfish living

imitating others, these days

Taken advantage of

and trampled like a doormat

Why was it that others

could easily prosper

while doing exactly just that?

My love was given

in this same vein

deep in devotion and true

Beyond the duty,

the convocation

for worse

as abuse only grew

There came a time

deep inside my mind

that said love shouldn’t hurt like this

I didn’t know how

I could break forever vows

although something was wrongly amiss

I held on and on

thinking I was crazy or wrong

but I found I was right, as I thought

I learned to be strong

it was there, all along

a one-sided marriage won’t work

I understand martyrdom and sacrifice

my Middle East mind is complex

but born in the US, a feminist

It seeped over and deeply within

I, unfortunately, won’t die “just because” of love

there’s no point in just ending a life

were a bullet be shot in between of us

I’d die happy having been your wife


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Can’t Stop; Sorry, But Not

Can’t Stop; Sorry, But Not (Randyjw; October 24, 2017)


I see you in posters,

dancing, from behind

I imagine you smiling

with that great humor of mind

I see us laughing

to some shared story in rhyme

I think you’re great

engaging my cray-cray in-kind


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