The Joy Of This Longing

It's all I think about An overwhelming need Filling me with joy At the very thought of it Sometimes it's too much Often I feel like it's not enough Seeing you Hearing your voice Needing you like no other I feel a joy that consumes me And I know what to do I've known all... Continue Reading →

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I’m Yours

Only you Until time ends Until my pen runs out of rhymes I'll be here By your side Even if the stars fall from the sky You've got a hold on me When God made you He was thinking of me I can feel the magic An exchange of hearts I close my eyes And... Continue Reading →

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Soulana, Sister Land To Everdream

It's a magical place that I visit As I sit alone in the dark A place of mystery and night songs Where I go to quiet my heart It's doesn't matter if I write For that's not why I've come Soulana is my quiet place To visit when day is done But the music of... Continue Reading →

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Darkness Is Rising… Be Afraid

Maybe it was the pain The constant aching That was changing me into something evil I wasn't sleeping well The voices kept me awake Whispering, so that I couldn't quite hear them It was driving me crazy What were they saying? What did they want? What was happening to me? I didn't like what I... Continue Reading →

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Safe And Sound

With you I am safe My heart in your hands Your heart in mine Together in time Spirits united Souls joined in space Time never ending Each others saving grace With you there is love Pleasures abound Unconditional feelings We wear like a crown Together forever From one life to the next Eternity beckons No... Continue Reading →

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Somebody Like You

When we got together I never realized How much my life would change Today, my life is complete Better... Fuller... All because I found somebody like you Our ranch Our horses, dogs and family All mean so much to me But nothing means more Than the love we have together And it's all because I... Continue Reading →

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A Land Called Everdream

In my head there's a land called Everdream Where I write my poems under bright moonbeams Where the ink flows from deep in my heart And music is played on a golden harp I write of kindness, beauty and love Of blessings sent from the heavens above Poems for lovers who renew their vows Words... Continue Reading →

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A Life Worth Living

I was taught at an early age To live a life of kindness Compassion... Caring... A life of value and worth I'm a Preacher's kid Brought up in the church My Dad was a writer of God's words The best speaker I have ever heard I learned my prayer before bed: Now I lay me... Continue Reading →

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A Writer’s Confession

Have you ever wondered why you write? Is it for me or is it for you? Am I writing for the right reasons? And what are the “right reasons”? Do I write to get likes? Comments? Followers? Or do I write because the words inside me Simply need to be put on paper? I write... Continue Reading →

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Maybe It Was Her Smile

Maybe it was her smile Perhaps it was her hair It could have been our love of music Since she played guitar and I played drums I liked the ocean, she liked the country She trained horses, I trained resort staff An unlikely coupling But a match made in heaven We share a love of... Continue Reading →

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A Month of January Prompts In One Day

Thanks to Michelle of Putting My Feet In The Dirt for the inspiration I got when I read her list of daily prompts for the month of January. I am a Poet... A Writer... Here is my story. I took a drag and inhaled deeply, holding it as long as I could, when suddenly my... Continue Reading →

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My Wish For You in 2018

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.  So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my... Continue Reading →

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#Sedoka: Happy New Year

It's finally here The old year a memory Hope the New Year is better My wishes for you Health, Happiness, Love and Light Good times the rest of your life ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: For Old Times Sake

New Year's Eve is here The end of another year Not a real good year for me At seventy three My New Years are fewer now Need a happy one for me! ©Walt Page 2017

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Deep In The Blue

Deep in the ocean Deep in your eyes I am deep in the Blue Tranquility Quietness Serenity Beauty Filled with mystery Magical magnificence Gently swaying with the motion I am here waiting For you Only you Join me in my world Deep in the Blue ©Walt Page 2017

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Take The Time To Enjoy A Sunset

There is no greater love than that of two people at sunset, caressed by the soft country breezes while they are calmed by the sound of nickering horses at feeding time There is no greater love than that shared by those who love the country and the beauty and power of nature Take the time... Continue Reading →

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Soul To Soul

Heart to heart Breath to breath Flesh to flesh Soul to soul Once you experience these feelings You will fully understand The meaning of being one When your hearts merge When you breathe together When you are truly soul to soul Then, and only then Will you understand ©Walt Page 2017

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Walt’s Writings First Christmas

     I have so many thoughts about Christmas this year. It has always been very important to me, since we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Like many others, I also enjoy the music, the light displays and decorations, the cards and wishes from friends and family and the softness that seems... Continue Reading →

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#Sedoka: Naughty Or Nice?

Christmas Eve Dreaming of a white Christmas Christmas candles burning bright Cookies and some milk Am I on the naughty list? I won't sleep at all tonight ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: Christmas Memories

Christmas memories Fill my mind with happiness Christmas stockings hung with care Letters to Santa Candy canes and Mistletoe Mommy kissing Santa Claus ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: My Christmas Gift

Wrapping Christmas gifts Presents bought with love for her All I could afford this year We've been through so much And she's loved me through it all She's God's Christmas gift to me ©Walt Page 2017

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#Elfje: Christmas

Christmas Silent Night Christ is born We thank you Lord Hallelujah ©Walt Page 2017

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Sedoka: A Poet’s Christmas

A poet's Christmas Words that decorate a page Memories of Christmas past Thoughts pour from my heart Missing family this year Sad that we're so far apart ©Walt Page 2017

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The Beauty Of Her

In a world of constant aggravation Noise, commotion, hatred There is also a calming force I cling to It is the beauty of her The magical smile of her eyes Brings peace to my weary soul The wonder in her whole being draws me in And I find comfort in her arms of hope Because... Continue Reading →

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Tropical Dreams

As I recall walking along the shore Waves lapping at my feet Thoughts of sunny days and moonlit nights Flood my memories It was from another time, another life A time of khaki shorts and tropical shirts Cheeseburgers in paradise And Jimmy Buffet concerts Summer storms, lightning flashes Watching for rainbows Waiting for the sun... Continue Reading →

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#Tanka: Why Should I Care

I wonder why now Why did I let her leave me I miss her so much I wonder where she is now But why should I even care ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: Snow Day

Children in the snow Throwing snowballs to and fro Having fun while they're still young Those days are gone now Our aches and pains hold us back Memories are all we have ©Walt Page 2017

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A Musical Christmas Story

I was a Preacher's kid who played drums, so of course on Christmas Eve I became the little drummer boy. It was on a silent night that grandma got run over by a reindeer. Frosty the snowman accused Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, but Santa baby said he was coming to town and would investigate.... Continue Reading →

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#Elfje: Tears

Tears Silently fall Is it over? Or a new beginning? Wondering ©Walt Page 2017

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In The Silence

In the silence I feel you Gliding through my mind Caressing my soul With your silent words In the silence I love you Letting you into my heart Feeling your love embrace me As I fall deeper and deeper I have found your heart Seen your soul Found you again In the silence ©Walt Page... Continue Reading →

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#Sedoka: Rain

Rain makes me happy The beat of the falling rain Is like the beat of my heart My heart is my drum Beating in time with the rain Bringing a song to my soul ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: Celebrate His Birth

Christmas is coming Let's not forget the meaning Christ the Lord was born today Our Saviour was born And was laid in a manger In a stable on that day ©Walt Page 2017

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The Wisdom In The Silence

There is wisdom in the silence And peace in the breeze The quietness of the evening surrounds me And I listen for the night songs to begin If you stay quiet, you can hear them Playing softly in your head They are carried on the evening breeze To soothe your weary soul As I walk... Continue Reading →

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The Grim Reaper Came Today

My life ended today There was no pain Just a sudden darkness No sound, just a great nothingness I had no fear I just wondered, “Now what”? It was odd to me My life hadn't flashed before me There was no warning sign Nothing Just a realization That I was dead As the darkness subsided... Continue Reading →

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The Demons Of Darkness

A glint of light shot skyward And summoned the creatures of the dark One by one their howls filled the night Their dance of the darkness had begun All of your phobias, your childhood fears Surrounded you, taunted you, haunted you You trembled and gasped as you felt something touch you A cold, slimy touch... Continue Reading →

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A Month Of Prompts In One Day

Thanks to Michelle of Putting My Feet In The Dirt for the inspiration I got when I read her list of daily prompts for the month of December. I am a Poet... a Writer I sit here Weaving Words As I think about Thistles and thorns As I write I worry about Vermicious Knids That... Continue Reading →

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The Pathway

There's a walk I like to take Along a pathway through the woods Where the only sounds are the whispers of the forest It's my time of solitude Needing the alone time and quietness That only the forest can bring The stress of life fades away As my lungs fill with the clean fresh air... Continue Reading →

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Words On Words

It's the words we write that set us apart Words on words that come from our heart It's 3 A.M. Central Time And I need a word that rhymes with time Mine? Wine? Fine? Sign? More words on words while I try to decide It's a poet's lament every time Our OCD says it has... Continue Reading →

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#Elfje: Hopeful

Windy Storms coming Maybe they'll help Wash away my pain Hopefully ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: All Because Of You

All because of you The music came back to me The moment we met I knew I waited twelve days With a ring before I said Will you marry me my love? ©Walt Page 2017

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The End of The Village Of Litton?

Michelle had been smitten By a village she named Litton The last time she went there The zombies gave her a good scare But she escaped without being bitten When her husband found out He sent out a scout And started to plan his next mission The head zombie named Michael Would be taught not... Continue Reading →

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I never dreamed that I would reach this many followers, but here I am, with 307 followers as of today. This has been and is a journey of exploration and expression. Expression of my thoughts on love, romance, life and whatever pops into my head. Thanks to all of you who read my work and... Continue Reading →

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#Elfje: Shadows

Shadows Moving slowly In the darkness My demons are restless Tonight ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: Black Friday

Black Friday is here! Oh no! Too soon! It can't be! I can't afford it this year! All I can give you Are my sweet loving kisses Underneath the mistletoe ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner Family all together Turkey's cooking, almost done Hugs, love, laughs and smiles Prayers and thanks fill our hearts Thirty one days 'til Christmas ©Walt Page 2017

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Thanksgiving Thoughts & Memories

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we'd go! Thanksgiving was always a very special time when I was growing up. Mom and Dad would load my brother Paul and I in Dad's Oldsmobile 98 and off we'd go. We would travel either to Connecticut to Dad's parents or New Hampshire to... Continue Reading →

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#Elfje: Wondering

Tears Silently falling Is it over? Perhaps a new beginning? Wondering ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: Our Magical Love

When I fell in love It was with the soul of you Your magic filled me with hope As the years have passed Our love is still magical We are even more in love ©Walt Page 2017

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#Sedoka: I Am A Poet

I am a poet I make music with my words My thoughts become the lyrics My heart keeps the beat My life forms the melody And I find my peace again ©Walt Page 2017

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There is no shelter.

Same Train, Different Track

There is no shelter
Where they can lay their weary head
A concrete step, that is their nightly bed
Winter winds whipping beneath the bridge
Vermin a plenty scuttling along its ridge.

There is no shelter
As they struggles with the task in hand
Fighting those demons, a life not planned
Not a bridge of dreams but nightmares
They speak, yet no one gives a damn, no one cares
Rising, lying, twisting, turning
Head throbbing, stomach churning
Drenched through, lonely to their core
Weary of the approach of dawn, what lies in store?

There is no shelter
From the anguish of the night
The fusion of past and present, nothing to delight
Crumbling hovels, thoughts of resentment
Fear, weariness, falling down, dark thoughts ever present
A grieving heart weighed down by betrayal
No longer capable of grief.

There is no shelter
A voice in the wilderness. Now silent.
(c) Chris…

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Charmed Chaos

The gurgling croaks of the raven’s cry
bounces off granite mausoleums
weeping for all the dark lost souls

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The House on Grayson Place ~ #poetry

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Hurry up, she’d always say

Having all the time in the world

Speaking curtly to everyone

She watched, as they unfurled

Making sure the laundry was folded

And the beds, all properly made

Vacuuming carpets completely

Ne’er forgetting to dust the lampshade

She held them all accountable

They’d cower, at the look on her face

Making sure they were tormented

In this house on Grayson Place

Stories are still told about her

How nasty she was to her staff

Yet, no one really knew of her existence

She’s just a woman, in a photograph

©2018 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Photo via Pixabay CC0

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Return – #InspirationalPoetry

A beautiful poem by my friend Morgan at Please enjoy her work. 😊




I Walk in Starlight

I Dance in Moonbeams

I Sing with the Whispering Owl

I Wander with the Coursing Heavens

I Hold Your Mystery in my Heart

I Listen to the Song of the Wind

I Hope in the Mighty Sunrise

I Give of Myself Everyday

I Reach for the Grasping Hand

I Touch the Lonely Heart

I Cry with the Grieving Stranger

I Mourn the Loss of Life

I Remember Sweet Harmony

I Pray for Its Beauteous Return


Beautiful Image found at: thekashmirweave.wordpress  Credit Acknowledged to the Original Artist.  Thank You!

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What The Hell?

Sometimes in life there are moments When all we can say is “What the hell?” It's a simple phrase With many different uses And perfect times to say it “What the hell do I do now?” “I don't know what the hell to do” “What the hell is wrong with you?” Teens are posting videos... Continue Reading →

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