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JoelJosol

I can feel the heat of the sun but where is the warmth of love? 
I can hear the birds chirping but where is the sound of joy?
People all around wear their widest smiles but where is my happiness?

How can I stretch my lips to feign a smile when it is my mind that is stiff? 
How can I be in a crowd, intermixing shadows, but feel so alone?
Why from all the mobile calls  I only get busy tones

when all I need is someone with their arms around me,
to shelter me from this loneliness?
 


"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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FrasMac

Strong writing, and distictly contemporary. I struggle to be such, hence admire those who can do it this well.

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dcmarti1

The long lines and raped questions somehow remind me of Sandburg AND Whitman, if that's possible. The anxiety is palpable.

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eclipse

beautifully elegant and wistful...

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