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“The Careless Caretaker”

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“The Careless Caretaker”

I dream of days
Far from here
Without anxious whispers
A place of stilled fear
Where night sounds
Are numbingly boisterous
And commitment and care
No longer taint what’s joyous
A rattled nerve
An eternal sigh
A sleepless night
Fraught with frightful sight
To be floating
Here and there
The constant caretaker
Finally free of care.

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“Life on the Sidelines”

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“Life on the Sidelines”

What draws us in
Yet, we flee
Crushing sounds
Of our falling dreams
No comfort in darting glances
As we strike unreadable stances
Cloaked in shyness
There is no warmth
Dragging mantles of loneliness
For our only support
And there lies our peace of mind
Sending solace to life lived
On the sidelines.

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Birthday Dreams

Where birthday dreams
Are laid to rest
Tucked away
With other regrets

Times of sailing seas
And icy clouds
Forbidden now
Chained to barren ground

As the sun sets
Over frozen nests
Not even a hawk’s screech
Pesters my sleep

Under these foreboding trees
I rise to my knees
And watch the waning dusk
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