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Crystal Moon

She stood before the lake with her back turned There in her hands was a crystal moon It shone lightly in her hands as the sky turned black “You know, you have to return that to the sky, right?” A man stated as he glanced up towards the inky black …

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A Crappy Affair

I have no life. I have no fear.Yet, to him. I am so Dear. A day doesn’t pass. When we don’t meet.He’s seen me barren. I’ve felt his heat. I’ve seen his shit. Through think and thin.Him The Joker. Me Harley Quinn. I am the epitome. Of use and throw.In …

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Paint Has a Sound

Deafness has me in her crosshairs. I feel her breath in my ear. Chasing me down a dark alley, I the prey. Footsteps behind me I felt, not heard. Invading my space, rearranging my place, the world I knew, now replaced. Not a startling noise in years has caused me …

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Poems & Stories

In Seek of the World To Believers

In Seek of the World To Believers

To believers (Islamic or Christianity or Atheism)For the Sri Lanka terror attack The lord does not foretell tomorrow – a man’s’ future –Do not be …

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This Dirt

This good dirt belongs to the fruit,to the forests, and to the corruptiondone by man; But Those thinning as rivers,must arrange their rent. Must cling …

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Into nothingness, a poem by Yuus - Written Tales

Into Nothingness

Into nothingness all belongs The shadow of an unfinished arc The maw of the void Never clamps shut  Time flows like the damned Flowing through …

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Animal Kingdom, a flash fiction tale by Javier Gomez - Written Tales

Animal Kingdom

2 PM and the pub has its regular clientele. Unkempt, broken men pine over their drinks in silence and dream of a better yesterday or …

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Trance

Welcome my penetrationAnd I’ll ease your frustration.I can be your fixation Indulge in my addiction.I’ll fill you with elationBut it’s a work of fiction. All …

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My only star

I can not compare you, no I can notEven though I spend whole days looking forI can not find anyone like youYou are beautiful, charming, …

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Lunar Ruin

A husk of a moon, wafer thin, emptied of romanceIts craters long fallen to alien eggsnocturnals plagued by vacuous painful hunger Someone jumped from the …

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The Old Board

“I won again. Fifth time in a row!” Raghav turned to Suli. The grand announcement came from the frail ten-year-old, playing board with three other …

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Paint Has a Sound

Deafness has me in her crosshairs. I feel her breath in my ear. Chasing me down a dark alley, I the prey. Footsteps behind me …

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When They Say You Are Too Much

From the beginning, it was a farce. The passion I thought he felt for me came from the pills he was secretly taking. His lust …

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Freed Vibrations

Vibrations break from their plastic prison, Running along threads and strands Until they disrupt, rattling my sternum And dancing at the top of my mind. …

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Harmattan Blows

Harmattan is here Harmattan is here What a fiendish friend you are Almost at the nick of time You rushed in like the waves of …

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Nature of Love

I’ve been waiting for you to reverse the handsOf time. But you won’t say what I need to hear,So now I know you can’t rebuild …

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Passion, Belief and Forgiveness

The church was empty, the stone scoured by fire, the bulging, sturdy red sandstone blackened by the fires that had been lit around it, the …

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Honeybee

it’s quite distractingtrying to go about my normal lifewhen there is so much sun to bathe inand the hum of love is so loud.your name …

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Grieve

How might I mourn the end of this?Funerals are required and tears and painand broken stars, as stories told,are procedures of written time.But dare I …

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Dance of My Life

The music within is the best music of all. I hear it in my mind, guiding me. Inviting, tempting, exciting. My music changes along with …

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At Night

At night I drive down the vacant streets of a sleeping city, flickering street lamps lighting the way. My eyes are trained on the road …

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You were the Pain so long

You were the Pain so long

Was it a hole in her chest?Diamonds were drowning with radiance floating in the whirl of her darkening eyes.Swollen like an insecure mass, the hollow …

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Lucio

I saw him for the first time when I began to frequent the bakery in the neighborhood that I used to go to in the …

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Unfathomable

Unfathomable is the smile that will no longer be smiled Unfathomable is the hug that will no longer be hugged Unfathomable is the kiss that …

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The Distance Between Me and Montreal

I’ve gotten used to traveling the long road back to you Sailing that great ocean of highways and interstates Conquering the distance that only serves …

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Alone

Alone I betray myself and lovers who took notice of a profile photo by the wayside with a spider’s old sting. Sometimes I wonder if …

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A Crappy Affair

I have no life. I have no fear.Yet, to him. I am so Dear. A day doesn’t pass. When we don’t meet.He’s seen me barren. …

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