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If I Tell You Not To Go (poem 1 of 2)

If I tell you not to go
Will the drumming of this heart cease
If I feel the warmth of your hands
I will only want much more

Dawn, pale and silent
Will sprinkle the windowpane with light
The city will awake
And it will no longer be
Dark night

If I tell you not to go
Will this story finally end
Will confession of emotion
Bring about a conclusion
Or will I continue to pretend

That life continues anyway
That dawn gives way to day
And day just fades away

Just fades away,
If I asked you not to go 


So Acute Was My Loneliness
(poem 2 of 2)

Cobbled stones, not dust.

So acute was my loneliness that dream I must.
Escapism was a flight from dreary realism.

If roam I must, if chains I must break
Alone, in this pebble-strewn destiny
My happiness I must fake.

So acute was my loneliness that home was far
Too far; too far and distant my loved ones and my thoughts
That in that black cosmic wilderness even the North Star
Seemed close enough to touch. That even my words
Seemed transparent and tinted with Orientalism;

So distant and cold, so empty my worlds.
So acute was my loneliness even the poems would not come
The words fled, the streets wet, a spectre I had become
My memories tinged with the bitter things I had done.

All alone. When dawns touched my lids after fitful sleep
I had resolved never, never to weep
However deep the pain. However acute the pain
The sun would shine tomorrow and I would become myself again.




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