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POISED TO KILL

She folded his message up And set its words on fire Bright flaming blue flashes Consuming a billion sparks She created burnt stars Letting them settle on lips Coating her in gold ash dust She then uttered over and over The chant of a dozen prayers Landmines began exploding Triggering her delicate heart An Arsenal…

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WASTED HEART

Love stayed home Waiting for you His doors left open Flung wide for you Given a loving space Inside his heart His mind, his soul Welcome anytime baby You can come and go Wipe your feet please Try not to make a mess But if you do, well… That’s ok too He’ll clean it up…

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ANOTHER PRETTY FACE

Lost between worlds Drifting through time I sit and watch as Another pretty face Catches your eyes Another sweet voice Engages your time Another set of curves Capture your mind Infinite crossed lines I can’t define, won’t No amount of love Can cover the pain Of not measuring up Of falling too short No amount…

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#BeReal – CAROLYN AND ALYSSA BRIGGS

My #BeReal guests today are Carolyn Briggs and her daughter Alyssa. Yesterday Carolyn’s father, Don, shared what being real meant to him and a few weeks ago her sister, Jennifer, shared her #BeReal story. Today Carolyn and her daughter Alyssa would like to share their story.  Please… leave them a comment and show your support for their bravery and…

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#BeReal – DON ORTOLANO

My #BeReal guest today is Don Ortolano. I was very excited to hear from today’s guest. He is the father of a previous #BeReal writer as well as the father of one of my favorite friends. It gets even more wonderful because tomorrow you will hear from another one of his daughters and a granddaughter.…

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#BeReal – C. STREETLIGHTS

My #BeReal guest today is C. Streetlights. This lady comes to the series via Rachel Thompson.  I am so grateful to find myself among such a wonderful community of writers.   Today C. Streetlights has submitted this beautiful poem for the series. She is also being very real in that she has never showed her tattoo…

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#BeReal – KARIN BOLE TUPPER

My #BeReal guest today is Karin Bole Tupper. I am very excited to share Karin’s poetry with you today.  May we take a few risks and enjoy the life we have. Thank you Karin for this amazing poem. NOTE: If you have poetry that fits the #BeReal theme link it up using the blue button…