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poems inspiring me to write my own by cristinewakesuphappy

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September 19, 2013
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kites flew in his mind
& kept his head in the clouds,
forcing me to send messages to the sky
in hope he doesn't take flight
with my world on his shoulders.

he was a traveler
intent on conquering every mountain
he could lay his hands on,
& leaving every atlas
to burn beneath his fingers;
like pain searing on a map of hurt
on his lover's skin -
directionless but in motion.

cigarettes were his staple diet
with beer to wash out
the bitter taste of a quick fix.
his smoke & ashes injected adrenaline
into my wasted body
& set my vision straight
when i was getting drunk off of him
on a monday, or tuesday
(or any day mid-week).
intoxication was a breath of fresh air
on nights when he wasn't -
the nights that i had promised myself
i wouldn't cave in to my
drunken desires.

spirits gave me spirit
& silenced my thoughts
to allow my body to speak for me
in a language i knew
he would understand.

he kept me close by his side
as he slept through the nights
that the weather shared our bodies' passion,
his heart unable to translate
the song his bag of bones played
into tachycardic rhythm
to match my own.

his arms would curl around
every inch of my being,
holding every ounce of me
but without seeing
that imperial measurements
held little meaning to someone
who quantifies in metric.

last love,
i send messages to the sky
in hope you aren't
my last love.
i've said this in a million different ways, none of them feeling right. in this instance, wanderlust was your home was a poem i wrote in five minutes in a style i've dubbed as "diary poetry". last love is essentially what i tried to make with that poem, with this being the end result.
feedback of all sorts is welcome, as per usual; this is one of my only pieces without any sort of rhyme & i don't know how i feel about that.
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themorningtrain Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
This is phenomenal. You perfectly capture missing someone who will her stay.
thank you, & thank you very much for the favourite. <3
foraoises Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Writer
i really enjoyed reading this! i like the fact that you didn't use rhyme, it works very well. 
thank you! glad you enjoyed it. +thanks for the favourite & watch. :heart:
foraoises Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Writer
you're welcome & thank you for the watch as well. :hug:
Porsheee Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Writer
thank you.
TrentXmorgan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
beautiful :)
aw, thank you. ^_^
TrentXmorgan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
welcomes, keep it up Love 
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