Tag Archives: memory

Narrow

These streets are as thin as an old man’s arteries and so they should be in this narrow, narrow town where secrets hide in shadows blessed by sunlight falling on buildings so close, so close All is hidden here, it … Continue reading

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Budding

New life budding So perfect Yet to be formed Full of promise On a beautiful morning Waiting to be born New day dawning Sunshine lights The path ahead And of the past We leave behind So little said Just like … Continue reading

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From The Light

Into this world we stumble From the light Eyes adjusting To the darker hues Of humanity Become accustomed To the heavy weight Of flesh and bone Fragments escaping Yearning for a Far too quickly Forgotten home Like a child we … Continue reading

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Under the Skin

Trickling Under this old skin Memories Bleeding here Nowhere to begin By degrees Soon I’m gone Like I wasn’t there Just the breeze (c) Helen Valentina 2015, All Rights Reserved

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An Education

You were an education to me You showed me what I didn’t Want to see How souls corrode and hearts Too quickly bleed And if you’ve once surrendered Never free You were to innocence a teacher cold The truths you … Continue reading

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Peel – for Prompt 80, Unforgiven

I peel you off Snake shedding its skin A little blood and pain A pure recompense And you are gone The remnants shrivel Curl and crackle Like dying embers In firelight at night And you are gone Fresh skin will … Continue reading

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Heaviness of Air

He felt the heaviness of air Bearing down much more than gravity Elusive oppression stifling Upon his shoulders as a weight Waiting a moment on the stair Remembering light, a lover’s eyes So many years, a century As finer feelings … Continue reading

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The Long Walk

The long walk that afternoon You arm strung casually across my shaking shoulders Our bodies close enough as though our heat could banish every cold This memory still resonates An intimacy made of time and lies that glowed like holy … Continue reading

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False – for Prompt 68 A Smile To Remember

The false smile of a sometime friend Just pretend Glittering eyes Be careful not to over-analyse A breathless kiss A broken game is all there this And how you beamed while smashing all my hopeless dreams A soul apart Behind … Continue reading

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Long Gone

Across the canal we ran I loved you then So young and so pure I true believed We would perfect endure My heart burst open Walking hand in hand Certain you were mine And that this beauty Would not fall … Continue reading

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