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FrysTheLimit


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Posted Mon Jan 14th, 2013 7:34pm Post subject: What Now?

what now?

fingers prised from their grip
on the slippery slope of selfbelief
a backward slide
a tiny word no bigger than a seed
becomes a mountain of doubt

a pain too big to hold
lies within
seeking reassurance
without the love that's promised
the future cannot be

words so small
light the fires of no worth
and fuel the thoughts
to extinguish the soul

a burden sucking leech-like
on the goodness in you
thoughts come that you deserve
so much more than this

my parting will be quiet
if only you would let me go
there would never be a need
for you to know anything
but my love for you

no harsh words or act
just peace and calm
an ingested fugue
that pulls me down
to sleep forever

"You don’t sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn’t work like that." - Stephen Fry

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Rose


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Posted Sun Jan 20th, 2013 8:23am Post subject: What Now?

I see your post, and wait for a time I think I can read and not let it grab at my heart. That time never comes. Please tell me it's not auto-biographical?

This bit:
there would never be a need
for you to know anything
but my love for you

reminded me how in my profession we can feel revulsion, horror, pain, sadness and disgust, yet all our patient will ever know is our smile and kind words, because we make it that way, for their sake.


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FrysTheLimit


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Posted Sun Jan 20th, 2013 2:41pm Post subject: What Now?

Thank you for reading and commenting on my poems FranRose.

"You don’t sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn’t work like that." - Stephen Fry

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