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breaking the storm

clouded by dank fog
guided by wailing gulls
a ship clears the storm.

This was originally posted on my twitter @PaulWritesPoems without title or artwork. The original image was captured on the Northumberland coast in June 2020.

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Candles

The flame glows brightly
a memory of life lost
burning out too fast.

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Love Yourself

Curb your inner voice
it speaks in hateful language
always love yourself

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Hurt the Sky

Lightning pierces sky
wounding with crazed cruel intent
Thunder gives applause.

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ripples

a calm lake quivers
seduced by the moon’s soft kiss
telling ripples rise.

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bamboo

we weave through life’s obstacles
like wind through bamboo
trying not to get whipped by branches
but often getting caught in the leaves.

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foundations

we live in paper houses
stained at the edges
the poison crept in slowly
tainting the foundations.

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futures

futures prepared
in classrooms, age 14
life’s lessons are harsh.