passed

with the flowers quickly fading

and his parents passed,

he listened for their whisper through the rain

just to have some small hope 

he wasn’t alone.

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coquettish

wearing his favorite t-shirt

and a coquettish grin,

he played board games

with dice and peoples hearts

losing his turn at love…

on his final spin.

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without

within the broken heart

is a voice without a sound,

birds without a song,

stained glass without light,

stars without the night,

healing without mistakes

and a life without love.

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hides

he hides himself away

in a corner where nobody can see

he never bleeds,

he never heals.

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shy

even his pen was too shy 

to say the choler words he felt,

afraid they’d awaken his dormant stones of pain.

so the words remained trapped inside the timid ink

of immearsurable emotions unanswered,

 never to be written.

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leaves

with no thoughts or prayers

he packed up his stuff

and walked through the door of his own secret self,

turning back momentarily to watch

 the leaves fall on his bed.

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hurting

hurting people hurt people,

so before starting to throw rocks

at windows that can’t be repaired…

let me catch your tears

 and wash away the pain 

that will heal over time.

                                                                      

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burn

while pretending

his way through the rainy day,

he got lost watching

the growing orbits of sorrow

that surround his lonely heart 

burn in the water.

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conspired

the unseen forces

that conspired to guide him,

calmed his inner chaos

and took him to the

other side of silence

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rhythmic

the duel between his heart and mind

became a dance in rhythmic measure

of opening and closing, 

each inflicting strict penalties on him

of reward and punishment

as conditions for love. 

                                                                     

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