Dancing Through Where The Flowers Grow

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Dancing through where the flowers grow
Exiting through the darkness to escape
Kissing secrets no one can ever know
Headphones on, listening to vibes on tape

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John Berendt

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“Keep a diary, but don’t just list all the things you did during the day. Pick one incident and write it up as a brief vignette. Give it color, include quotes and dialogue, shape it like a story with a beginning, middle and end—as if it were a short story or an episode in a novel. It’s great practice. Do this while figuring out what you want to write a book about. The book may even emerge from within this running diary.”
― John Berendt

Do You Find It Difficult To Be Beautiful

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Do you find it difficult to be beautiful
Are you hassled or looked down upon
Jealousy is a cruel infection to cure
Cast out as it’s own phenomenon
I’m no one of any consequence
Merely a gentleman admirer from afar
I hold no secrets or vials of love potion
I just know a person needs to be needed for who they are

Obvious Beauty

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Obvious beauty
Being detailed
In current
Fashion Magazines
Her
Physical presence
Whittled down 
there is no
Cover-up
For a
Broken heart 
no band-aid
For the soul 
airbrushes
Remove
All her
Earthly flaws 
which the
Striving perfection
Cannot 
stirring to
Find a voice all her own 
the world
Making grand decisions
On her behalf 
sliding her
Into their
Preconceived levels 
the judgments
Will not
Allow a
Real person
To grow 
this world
Will not
Allow her
To exist 
this society
Condemns her
For her beauty 
a physical trait
She cannot
Control 
a characteristic
Which should be
Appreciated 
ends up making her
Feel stupid
& Worthless 
never in her life,
Did anyone see her soul
they only saw the beauty
& hated her
For it

*previously posted on former blog

Revealing Our Secrets

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Revealing our secrets
Like what’s between the cushions
The skeletons come dancin’
Down in the groove: straight ambushin’
Shaking’ their bones in colorful Chucks
With nothin’ to hide in the light of the moon
Stripped of clothing & pretense; we’re all exposed
Together truthfully, finally singin’ the same sweet tune