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Lie, Truth, & Reality

I walk above all pain
risen and relentless
floating on borrowed air oblivious
This heart is impervious fortress, like stonewall embattlements
…that lie is twisted around every bitter past and hollow present

Meandering useless, wander and watch
Romances ebbing, flowing, flying, crashing…dead
Envy circles about my head
longer away, further removed…and lonely

This heart is porous Swiss, like wine-tasting afterthoughts
…that truth is a hulking shadow looming disproportionate,
engulfing any new light on unseen horizons

Only wishing she might see and understand
my hot and cold passion platters served accordingly
apprehensive only in love’s pursuits
timid like bullied school children cowering in corners
Brash and outspoken otherwise…shackled when it may matter

This heart is neglected farmland, like wartorn meadows
…that reality inhibits every bright angle of my soul
suffocating the man you would love…if you knew

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It’s that feeling you get-that if they knew you how much they would love you. Only you never seem to let them in. It’s the question of which hurts worse: loneliness or rejection?


  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    Your imagery is startling and drew me right in,
    And the longing you’ve inked remains in the air long after the last word is read.
    Beautiful and haunting writing.

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    In answer to your question,
    I’d have to say rejection…
    rejection can be soul stripping.

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 4 years ago

    Hey neighbor, wonderful writing……………i think it is a struggle for many.

  • Hathor
    Hathorover 4 years ago

    nobody can truly know a ghost, my brother; this is how i feel.
    all I know how to do is be me, and if they can’t see that, it’s their loss.
    great writing, my friend.

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    There is such difficulty in letting your guard down, and letting someone in. The idea of rejection is terrifying and can leave the soul so raw and bleeding. Loneliness is so damn lonely though :(
    Your words always reach in and touch my heart. I FEEL this one.

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