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coal and diamonds

I hope thatall this pressurehas a purpose.If that ream of coalwere sentientwould it cry outas it’s made into diamond?Let this be for something.Oh, let this be for something.If I’m to be crushed–and I am crushed–I am utterly crushed,I am brought … Continue reading

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Light my way out of darkness

O Lord,I am so lost   Help meLight my way out of darkness.   O Lord,You who are The light of the world,Light my way out of darkness.   O Lord,   You who are   A consuming fire   Light my way out of … Continue reading

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Hearts shouldn’t stop before their time

Hearts shouldn’t stop before their time;They should work properly, and do what they’re told. Folks should wait to die, for when they’re good and old;To die beforetime breaks all sense and reason.  No, They should wait, til they’re long past … Continue reading

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The Long Sojourn

How do I get there? To the place of unmisery     To that place that isn’t    The worst of places to be–  How do I get there?Does it exist anywhere? Where’s my directions?   I’m tired; I’m tired of traveling … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky’s Cousin

Beware the counterfactual hypotheticalThe jaws that bite, the teeth that snatch;Beware the jub-jub bird, and shunThe frumious bandersnatch. The counterfactual hypotheticalThat cousin to the Jabberwock–That knits a daisy chain of IfsThat trap you fast, after it stalks. It lies in … Continue reading

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at 2:04 am

help meI cannot stand itI do notknow how I standnor do Istart to understandoh GodI cannot–How?help mehelp meplease now…

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There’s an art to loss

written 6/8/2010 There’s an art to lossThere’s an art to saying goodbyeThere’s an art toBreathe in breathe outThere’s an art to asking whyAnd there’s an art to not asking There’s an art, when the dance is all stilled,To hold and … Continue reading

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