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Gray

The land of nowhere

Found tiptoeing

Between

Great heavy shadows

Holding hostage

Fearful what if’s

And the light

Bare naked brightness

Secrets once

Owned in terror

No more

Have power

Release

Peace

Freedom

Life


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I wanna hear your voice
Whatever words
You wanna say
I wanna hear
Don’t care if
You talk
About the weather
Or yourself
And if you wish
To not speak
Then be here
Beside me
Happy to
Listen to
Your silence

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The breeze

Carried

My ancestor’s prayers

Eternal words of

Blessing

Breathed in

My first infant cry

Twined

With my DNA

We are forever one


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Studying myself

From a view

Of self-peace


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Very little

Of myself

Have I shared

With you

In fact

I’ve even kept

Myself from myself

Some days I’ve

Felt so betrayed

So overlooked

But,

My thought’s

Have been terribly misinformed

Thinking I should be seen

When I’ve barely shone

What light

Did I give

You to follow?

You can’t behold

A woman

Who’s dimmed

Her spirit

To obscure dusk

Naturally,

She’s nowhere

To be found

 


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There’s layers to my depths

And depths to my layers

Arrangements of silence, sounds, letters, words

Building, stacking, mounting

One pause, one syllable, one moment at a time

Spinning out from

My soul’s innermost core

Bursting into life

The moment they touch air

Traveling through galaxies

Beyond the universe

Beyond time

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You will tell everyone

How you prayed

And how I answered

Love,

God


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Look!

You see?

When you serve me

I will put you in places

You could not otherwise go

I will place you

In palaces you can’t afford


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I thought

About contemplating

Then decided

Thinking too much

Is overrated…

Seize the day!


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My love

I wrote

Our story

Set us up

Under dazzling lights

Camera action

Baby our passion

Everyone’s gonna see

Us as Hollywood magic


God’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

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My soul

Is dead without you

You alone

Give it nourishment

Give it strength

To rise from my bed

Each new dawn


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One day it became

Crystal clear

In the split

Of a split second

My heart spoke

My purpose

God’s destiny

For what I am to be


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Encased

Within my beauty

A silent grain of pain

But my God

Layered

Love, upon love, upon love

Smoothing hurt into

Iridescent sheen


La Vie en Rose

 

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You’re my favorite

My very, very favorite

Person in the whole wide galaxy

Because with you

I feel safe being me


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Good morning sunshine

Up & out & at ’em

And feeling very fine


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Des yeux qui font baisser les miens, Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche, Voila le portrait sans retouche, De l’homme auquel j’appartiens.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras, Il me parle tous bas, Je vois la vie en rose.

Il me dit des mots d’amour, Des mots de tous les jours, Et ca me fait quelque chose.

Il est entre dans mon coeur, Une part de bonheur, Dont je connais la couse.

-Edith Piaf


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My little girl dreams

Are still cherished

By my woman’s heart

One day

Very soon

I know

They will be

My reality


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And then the day came

When I stopped

I stopped

Dancing for a song

That never paid me dignity

And on that day

I said

I am significant

Then I reached out

And I took it

I took my worth

I took my grace

I took my respectability

I wrote my own song

This song

I can dance to

Proud

 

 

 


Behind the Scenes

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I am stepping

Into

The petticoats of my dreams

Sailing away

On winds of the fate

Towards

The lands

Where I truly belong


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“Who will buy this wonderful morning?  Such a sky you never did see!…  Who will buy my sweet red roses?…  Who will tie it up with a ribbon, and put it in a box for me?” – Oliver


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La Vie En Rose

Her

The One

Whom his heart holds

That would be

Me!

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Every story

I’ve ever lived

Recorded by my

Beating heart

Speaks no language

Man can decode

Unless he looks

Into my eyes

Those windows

To the pages

Of my soul

It would take

His lifetime

And then some

To read

Carefully

Through them all


La Vie En Rose

You had my heart

From jump

‘Cause that’s what it did

When we met

It went jump

Love at first sight

Always sounded

Like a fairyfable

Then you arrived

I learned

It wasn’t make-believe

You were real