Romance

//Good//Bye ()

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*Final piece for this () series of poems*

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Benefits of tonal shifts

The pressure encapsulating my heart

Dispersed, harnessed and reversed

From a dark pigment to an everlasting glow.

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If I am to continue, on this journey

Darkness volleyed my way …

Love is all I need strive to return

From my end of the court, to yours.

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To be who I need to be,

I need to acknowledge; let go,

The phantom pain…

We were not meant to be

And that’s alright… 

We embrace love in different ways

And hate you, I will not, instead

I will reflect on our triumphs;

Our cherished moments.

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Unveiling my humanity, a rare sight to see

But, for you, I will

“You meant a lot to me

Good-bye …”

For real this time.

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

Relieved

Bye ()

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… And just like that

It ended.

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Addicted, she was

To balancing the hearts of men

Pushed her luck

Off a cliff, attempting to unearth

A combination

From her many slaves

That could equate to the weight of mine.

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… Ambitious …

For I am not just a man

Hieroglyphics from doors long sealed hide

The key to that which defines

Me… purge the thought of witnessing

My reflection in the mirror

For there is not more than one me.

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Consider this an exorcism

Of all I restrained,

As I waved good-bye.

 

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

 

Blossom

 

Higher Love (Collaboration)

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A collaboration between me and the ultra talented Kim from the blog Peace, Love and Patchouli

As her blog name suggests, she spreads peace and love wherever her mind travels. If you haven’t already joined the journey she has embarked on, I suggest you do; you wont be disappointed 🙂 . You can find the link to her blog here

 

Slipping through,

Behind me I sense you

A daily taunt, a tease…

As the tides rise at your command

I watch smitten…

 

When today decides to marry

A new day, a dark veil descends

I relay, rather, reflect

The best you choose to give

The light, from your form

Brings me to their attention

Hides my darkness

As I orbit around their home…

 

I wake from a moving slumber

Feeling your cold cool loveliness caress

As you cover me like a glowing glove

My blush rises from behind

Radiating the warmth

As I burn through this space

Glancing as I watch you

Proud and silently slipping away….

 

… Slipping away,

Or so it seems, to them

For departing, means arriving

On the opposite side

Of this terrestrial plain

Time consciousness on infinity,

Never missing a beat, consistently

Gracing us with that light you,

In the simplest form,

Shine persistently.

 

I wait for you

Like a reflection in the mirror

I know you are there

Essences of my favorite shades,

We work the line

Invisible and steady

Knowing the cord reaches unseen

I am tied to you

And you to me

Eternally.

 

– Peace, Love and Patchouli & Original-Dante ©2017

 

Bet ()

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Purity,

In her you unearth consistency

Reliability, self-knowledge

Heightened awareness for evil

When you commit,

Second nature to call you out,

For she is conditioned not to tolerate

That which is destined to be banished.

 

Impurity, gear up

For unpredictability

Like giving your heart to the 6th side of a dice;

Each day is a roll, a gamble, swerves abound 

“Blessed” with curvature, counterweight to all logic

A seductress, Leaving you

As powerful as she wants you to think 

Consistently inconsistent, except

Where it doesn’t matter; you heard me right …

Self-preservation, impure motivations,

Entail you are disposed of

As soon as you outlive your usefulness.

 

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

Masquerade.

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You police the flow of energy,

Produced and projected by your vessel

Of the many channels

Linked to major functions,

You ignore betterment, Instead

Falling in love with the camera

The stage, a shame,

For if the actor in you

Was truly who you are;

The world would indeed be

A safer place.

– Original-Dante ©2017

Photograph by: BaxiaArt

Farce

Transitions.

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Change is indeed what we need

Designating different paths for that fork

In the road, we did, I stayed, you strayed

Reined in by your shackles, like a horse

With no blinkers, swayed, by terrestrial bait

For you are, a slave, to ungoverned desire

Eyes on the world, you want it,

Instead, the world has you,

Just another unaware bead,

On life’s wrist.

– Original-Dante ©2017

Photograph by:  phoenixfeatherxlight

 

 

Between This And That.

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Dangerous area to tread in

A bite from the light, a sip from the dark

An unquenchable appetite 

For forbidden cuisine, among other things

A palate subjugated by rights and wrongs

The devilish and the angelic

Which is which really, hard to tell apart

When you pick from the dinner table

With a blindfold.

– Original-Dante ©2017

Photograph by: xavierrey

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