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Somebody that I used to know #poetry #30in30 #make30

 

 

Thanks to http://www.a-fei.idv.tw for photo.

Thanks to http://www.a-fei.idv.tw for photo.

 

Somebody that I used to know.

Someone that I crushed on

As a kid. He never knew.

 

Now we chat.

Now we flirt.

Now is different.

 

Perhaps it was wrong.

Perhaps it can never be.

 

But it was fun.

And I like to talk

And be more honest

Than ever before.

 

Thank you

For being

Here

And giving me

My own place

In your world.

 

LLH

5/1/14

2:23 AM

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The Therapist #30in30 #poetry #make30

 

Photo courtesy of DW.de

Photo courtesy of DW.de

How am I supposed to write?
I cannot concentrate.
I falter at every turn
And cry alone in bed.

Be more disciplined,
She says.
Don’t let your kids
Grow to be like you,
She says.

Don’t homeschool,
Don’t provide all they need.
What?

How is she helping?
How is she making this better
When I come home
And cry
At the disappointment
I must truly be.

LLH
5/1/14
1:12 AM

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Missing Pieces #30in30 #make30 #poetry

 

Pic fro In Search of a Fairy Tale Ending

I am not who I was.

I am not who you think I am.

I was torn down

And broken apart.

I am merely a shell

Of what you once knew.

 

We met when I

Was in my spring.

Healthy and trusting.

Now I am nothing

But what he wanted

Me to be.

 

My broken heartbeats

Still thump away.

The lonely sound

Echoes in me.

 

Are you prepared

To take a challenge

Of fixing this puzzle

Of missing pieces?

 

LLH

4/30/14

2:52 AM

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LOL #30in30 #make30 #poetry

smile

I want to soak in you

In a way that I can’t express

Out loud or in private

To you.

 

I read about you

From your page

And laugh out loud

 

My laughter echoes

In a scary way

To walls that

Miss the sound.

 

I can’t tell you

Any of this.

I can’t speak

Of feelings.

 

It is too soon.

I am too fragile.

But it’s nice

To laugh.

 

 

LLH

4/30/14

2:29 AM

 

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Untitled #30in30 #DomesticAbuse #poetry

 

Photo courtesy of Linda's Bible Study

Photo courtesy of Linda’s Bible Study

My jaw still hurts

Where you punched me

over two years ago.

It can’t actually hurt.

But the pain is tangible

And my teeth ache

When I think of what

You put me through.

 

LLH

4/28/14

12:48 AM

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Your Latest Promise #30in30 #make30 #poetry

Thanks to Effusion Designs for the photo.

Thanks to Effusion Designs for the photo.

You serve me hot dogs

On a paper plate.

The ketchup looks

Like dripping blood.

 

I eat deliberately,

Thinking solely of

Your latest offering

Your latest promise.

 

Why should I hope?

(Because I want it.)

Why should I consider?

(It’s all I ever wanted.)

 

Your love is the carrot

Dangling out of reach

That I’ve been chasing after

For these sixteen odd years.

 

But now I question

Why I race

Why I chase

After your promises

After your tease

After your lies

After your love.

 

It’s only just a carrot.

 

LLH

4/27/14

4:42 PM

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Something That Will Never Be #30in30 #make30 #poetry

 

Thanks to Elyria Fence for the photo

 

I’m glad you don’t read these words.

I’m glad you don’t know my heart.

The caught breath and fluttered beats

Would surely push you away.

 

Deep inside my locked-up self

Are thoughts of picket fences

And hand holding

And sweet whispers

And love.

 

If you knew, would you still stay?

If you knew, would we be friends?

It feels like an affair to me

A secret meeting

Hushed words.

 

I pray for you and her.

I pray your marriage will heal.

I pray, but my heart still yearns

For something that will never be.

 

LLH

4/27/14

12:31 AM

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