For what it’s worth

Let me cry in vain Let my heart acknowledge the hurt I won’t Let me feel the pain Let my human be weak and my spirit grow strong Let the tears flow Let disappointment leave me a bitter taste Let the sorrow show Let me mourn time spent, moments gone to waste Let me...
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The fight – a poem

  Life and I got into an argument. I called her neglectful, she called me needy. I called her stingy, she called me wasteful. I called her insensitive, she called me touchy. I said "you fell short," she said "get over it." I called her cavalier, she called me...
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What I like better than you – a poem

A quiet evening A sun set The reflection of the sun on water A bird song Silence A calm, white sand beach on a warm day Deep blue water on a warm summer night Listening A deep breath A good stretch A long hike, a beautiful landscape A white snowy day And a warm cup of...
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You, he – a poem

He blue, you hazel he breath, you butterflies he curly, you straight he young, you younger he stable, you scattered he committed, you tentative he free, you prisoner he embraces, you dodge he muscles, you fun he gives, you withhold he long, you short he wide, you...
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Taste of legacy – a poem

You won't remember me for the things I gave you but for those I didn't take away; not because I gave you freedom but because I didn't clip your wings. You won't think of the laughs I caused, but of the smiles I left intact. You will notice the messy rooms I didn't...
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Simple dreams – a poem

When Daisy grows, our love will be solid. When Viola blooms, our passion reborn. When Rubber is older, our garden will flourish. Baby Tears will run around with silly giggles and half-moon eyes. And your spirit will run rampant through the yard; planting, digging and...
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Bird house – a poem

When the music stops there's dreadful silence. Someone who sounds like you is not you. Blissful moments cannot be replicated. It's unfair to measure the present with yesterday's tape. This suit does not fit, but it's the only clothes I have. It's either this or being...
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Lecciones de amor

Aprendí a mirarte sin ruidos; a apreciarte sin tenerte, a acariciarte sin manos, a hablarte sin voz. Aprendí a diseñar pensamientos lindos, programas avanzados que se desplazan hacia ti. Entendí que siempre estarás, y que está bien. Te limpié un cuarto en un rincón...
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Te quiero bien – poema

Te quiero bien sin dudas, sin rencores sin celos, ni temores; ausente de pasiones, e inhundada en razones. A corazón lleno, como se quiere lo merecido, lo trabajado y lo ganado. Como el valor no codiciado, te quiero bien. Te entiendo como se absorbe lo estudiado, como...
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Provocative writing

Update to June 2013: Paul Knopfler, the poet whose writing I refer to in this post cancelled his blog a few years ago, never to be heard from again - so the link to the full version of "The Consumer's Manifesto" will not work. However, read on to the comment session...
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La raiz que te habita – poema

Pablito was a fellow poetry blogger who showed up on my blog in 2007 and called me his muse. He gave me small writing challenges I used as exercise. I didn't know much about Pablito, but believe he was a literature student... had to be. While I was someone writing to...
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Preguntas – poema

Cuando te extraño, ¿me escuchas? Cuando mi energía esta ausente, ¿me entiendes? Cuando te llamo, ¿me oyes? Porque te llamo ahora ilusión de ilusiones ¿Que pasará con este sueño, si se hace realidad? Temo más a la realidad que al miedo de no tenerte. Es mejor seguir...
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Hay un país en el mundo – poema por Pedro Mir

Hay un país en el mundo colocado en el mismo trayecto del sol, oriundo de la noche. Colocado en un inverosímil archipiélago de azúcar y de alcohol. Sencillamente liviano, como un ala de murciélago apoyado en la brisa. Sencillamente claro, como el rastro del beso en...
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Resignación – poema

Rondando por el blog "Recetas de Motivación Personal", me encontré con la entrevista del Chef Pablito con Alguien. Fui a su blog y me encontré con esta poesía, bella por cierta y como mi corazón hoy está un poco partío y comparto con él las ansias de que me abrace la...
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Bayou con Dios

Departed swampy lands in search for brighter scenery. Alligators with mouths wide open craved your joy. In that murky water you left your shackles, tears and filth. Lighter now, you get buried on that crystal sand beach. You shed your body, but the energetic trash...

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Of mantras and eternal love

I keep your letter; four pages of lengthy stream. Because anything worth saying is worth repeating. You said. I love you. I love you? I love you! Like a mantra, repeated over and over until it wills you into a trance. Like a bond; a fragile note reminiscent of...

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Ode to impermanence

Sway to the bittersweet ballad of beautiful things coming to an end. The melancholy of joy intermixed with sorrow Parting from a presence that will never leave you Saying goodbye to yourself Move to the beat of impermanence, tears of joy in a static embrace. The...

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Casita de pájaro

Cuando cesa la música solo queda el silencio. No es lo mismo tocar como tu, que ser tu. Los momentos perfectos no pueden replicarse. Es injusto medir el presente con cinta del pasado. Este traje no me sirve, pero es el único que tengo. O me lo pongo o me desnudo....

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Bird house – a poem

When the music stops there's dreadful silence. Someone who sounds like you is not you. Blissful moments cannot be replicated. It's unfair to measure the present with yesterday's tape. This suit does not fit, but it's the only clothes I have. It's either this or being...

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The word

Words are cheap, but invaluable when they speak of the abundance of the heart. Emotions are male, aggressive rapists impregnating the mind. Thoughts bud like daffodils early Spring. Some bloom, others perish with their essence inside. But the mind is always pregnant,...

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Losing you

  Missing you is hearing your drums when I play my guitar. It's picturing curls as I drive in my car. It's grasping for air. It's batting the wind. Having you is sweetly fictitious for truth is a bummer; as actual as Olaf  in the dead of summer. It is fleeting....

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Becoming

I have poetry in my heart from the beauty I've seen, from the lives I've lived, from the loves I've loved. I've got waves of wonder pouring out of my heart, with stretches of blue,white and gold sand. I've got serenity in sea... the sound of movement, deep breaths,...

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The excuse

I'm not your love; the one who keeps you up at night staring at the ceiling. I'm the one you took for granted when you thought you could do better. Now you know that "better" is loving and being loved. I'm the one who talks back; who didn't compromise essence for...

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Essentials

Take the words and leave me breath Take the house and leave my home Take the passion and leave my love Take me in pieces and leave me whole Grab the rocks and leave the strength Search for beginnings and leave the ends Grab the flower and let it rain Essentials Let...

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