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Love Lies Bleeding
On my front porch
Love lies bleeding
--red red red--
Left there for the withering. 
Out goes the torch
Love lies bleeding
Dead in my bed
Amaranthine and unsparing. 
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 7 4
What's Left and What's Breathing
I'm a sacrilegious atheist 
who screams at a god that I don't believe in.
I swear that I'll jump, 
but I have anchors on my ankles 
and I don't have the guts 
or the heart 
or strength to sink them.
I'm a masochist on a razors edge called, 
‘What's left' and 'What's breathing.’
Just getting by on the crumbs of memories 
and the skin of my teeth
will not last forever. 
This is not living,
and I am painfully aware. 
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 9 5
Wit whittled to a sharpened point
to go for blood and fame.
Points made with stylistic flair,
intelligent and cavalier,
both to charm and bite.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 5 0
The Quiet Ail
    Whistles past fountains,
 aims wishes into graveyards:
    would darkness consume
the silent Sphinx, secrets known
   only to spirits and bones?
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My stardust
lost luster
gained rust
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 8 6
Not the First Pang
A fresh transgression;
you stabbed me in the back, said
It was a bee sting,
ignored the bleeding - - I am
anemic and allergic.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 12 2
Singing for the Shore
I know your voice, you are the wolf,
howling when I’m bright, close to the gulf.
There are those who say it’s wrong
that you expect to hear my song.
We never had our timing right;
misunderstood, sometimes we’d fight,
and I know it was the tide
that always took you from my side.
You are Neptune
and I am the Moon
pulling you toward friendly shores;
I’m tired of these blues of yours.
You say you feel the wave approach,
a whirling, swirling Charybdis coach.
I’ll dive down and a mermaid be
and strive to bring you home with me.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 12 9
Opium and Absinthe
Elegant gypsies reclining on divans,
artists lying on silk pillows
strewn on the floor
painting poets seeking visions.
Provocateurs and raconteurs,
rogues and blue bloods in disguise,
entertain while the Green Fairy
delights on a dance floor of sugar.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 6 5
I cannot get out of my head.
rotating gears covered with mirrors.
If only my mind could be like wool for a while,
thick and fuzzy,
but soft like cotton,
not itchy;
I don’t need anything to scratch, scratch,
scratch at incessantly.
I wish I could take a cue from McCartney
and just let it be,
let it be,
let it alone,
set it free;
It’s never that easy...
Some things won’t let me go.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 10 2
Celestial bodies in their floating graves
Haunt the night
Steal the breath
With the cold, hard light of their brilliant bones.
The shimmer
Mute glimmer
Of titans, of heroes and long dead gods
Guide the lost
Sparking countless mortals with creative fire.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 17 18
Riptide heart  
And undertow hands,
Shipwreck soul,
Red mouth full of sand.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 15 9
Everyone's favorite know-it-all
who lives beyond the icy wall:
opinionated, wild and free;
for the stranger, made it easy.
The man in black with the soulful eyes
took her by complete surprise.
Once she let herself be caught
the wildling looked at him and thought,
thank gods he is kind and pretty.
She told him with a scornful glee,
over and over, “You know nothing.”
       -Well, there is one thing.-
The archeress rightfully gave him credit
for thankfully knowing where to put it.
Kissed by fire and loved by snow,
she let him live, though he was a crow.
A woman scorned, her fierce heart loved still
the man, their cave, and castle Wind Mill.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 7 4
Carbon Monoxide
You breathed the air that I exhaled,
I yours, to common air it paled.
So close         {tooclose}
Heart deep in romance, a glorious time,
us two, a couplet, sweet rhythm and rhyme.
Oh, what foolish young folks’ pride;
your love, the stitch in my side--
We died
from the carbon monoxide.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 11 14
Scraping from the bottom of Pandora’s box
                           Broken fingers
                           Dirty nails
such a stunning fall from grace
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 9 6
There I go
baring my soul again.
I am exposed
to your best/worst intention.
Here I stand.
Look (away)
while I’m putting my heart
on display.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 12 4
Of Gods
Yet only
my words
are immortal
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 16 6
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Going Back Again
The wafting scent of my cigar fills the room,
reminding me of that cheap motel in Chincoteague.
But it was a happy memory.
When you are a child, you clutch the opportunities.
Frisk my scent and shortcomings
For all to see
But fill me with freedom,
watch my metamorphoses
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how about it?
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Loves Layaway -Collab-
I got a ticket to hell honey
Will you be my plus one?
Like playing Russian roulette with a squirt gun
We're getting nowhere
Lock me in a birdcage
I'll sing like a canary
Tell me I'm beautiful but scary
Like the eye of a hurricane
With one stick, and one stone
You can take my head and my heart down both
And I don't even know
That I'm a tragedy on love's layaway
I'm as easy of a kill as I am a lay
Oh boy,
I never knew you felt that way!
Like sex on an airplane,
This will be a quickie.
Like an out of tune piano
Begging to be stroked—
You were so easy!
I only tied you down to hear you sing.
Hell don't want us yet, boy
We're still the life of the party.
Let's dance upon the gravestones
Until we become dizzy.
Admit it, lover
It's been fun!
You're beautiful but scary.
Like a thrill seeker—
You get my heart racing.
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Letter to a stranger
Dear _________ ,
You don't know me.
                  I don't know you.
We are merely two strangers
Who happen to be eying each other in a crowded room.
I don't feel so lonely anymore.
I secretly want to get to know you.
I wish you could read my mind.  
Find my little black box  
the one with all the paper cranes.
Every one has
Love, blood, and ink--
With you written inside.
What would you say?
What would you do if you knew--
Our hearts beat in sync?   
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A Game of Self-Reflection
If I claim to be content
Please don't resent it.
For all the times you looked me up and down
Scowling -
I may have finally grown accustom
To the eyes 'neath your ever furrowed brow
Searching -
Your very expression begs a question.
That your mouth keeps in silent reserve.
Somehow ; it's my head that needs examined
The one who writes things down
And makes a game of self reflection.
In the aftermath of conversations you consider arguments
I wonder what you do with your anger;
But in the familiarity of my mind -
And all it's un-distilled vulgarity I know
You bottle it up
And pour it out into stiff drinks hours later.
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My       is        with
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from all the words I have yet to say.
Like scrap paper in an o v e r f l o w i n g waist basket,
I choke
        on the verses
      in the back
of my throat.
The throat my ink stained fingers beg to purge.
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A Sphinx full of riddles without any answers - I vex myself daily -
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I who silenced your goddessesWho are you the humans ask me in quiet whispers that worry at my ears like gnats.
I do not answer and look down haughtily from my throne of stars.
No, I laugh.
On your terms? I am not from elsewhere, I am not from anywhere, I have moved far
away from the lowly state of ‘belonging’, of having an anchor that ties me down.
No, not your type of goddess.
I know the universe ripples when I bend my fingertips, but the power in me is not
for healing
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Heather-Chrysalis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018
I love the Princess Bridge movie too! It's the most perfectly romantic movie. Hearts by cutecolorful  
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I agree wholeheartedly!
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Thanks for the  poem-fave! :iconredsparklesplz:
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Thank you for faving Obstacles Removed! :la:
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