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Revelry Renewed September 28, 2008

Posted by jak in america, Creative Writing, health, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, spoken word, Writing.
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(a toast for you and your friends)

May we lift our cups to all those unable
And toast to those who can’t bless our table
Cheers to here-and-now, and all within view
I drink in delight of sharing this with you

© 2008 Argonaut

Untitled 9-21-08 September 21, 2008

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I am waiting for a glimmer of who I thought I was.
The single most motivating charade
On my horizon is a hope,
Hope that the person I think I can be, will be.
That the fantasy of my future self
Will one day be my reality, my present.
Tomorrow, today.
My flaws, my past.
My accomplishments, legend.
My happiness, constant.
But then I realize that mistakes are necessity.
That constant happiness muddles peaks and valleys,
until everything is flat.
Flat is not life, flat is death,
The absence of energy,
The absence of spirit,
Ignorance of free will.
Constant happiness makes for no happiness.
Indulge the valleys for they are followed by peaks,
Indulge hatred for it encourages love,
Embrace flaws and mistakes,
But never stop striving for more,
Embrace, but do not settle.
Indulge, but do not surrender.
Strive for what is right,
Allow for setbacks,
And then rise above.

I was waiting for a glimmer of who I thought I was
Until,
I found I was always right here,
Falling, rising, trying, living.
My hope is in the present.
I am my future self.

© 2008 Argonaut

i will then devour March 31, 2008

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when i drink, i rarely taste
the detail of discerning
falls first
to indulged tips
of lips
and other things

when i taste, i will then devour
the distance
of learning
fills fast my mind,
sure as I breathe…
I will always crave

© 2008 Argonaut

heavy March 28, 2008

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theres a note in my head, a humming, a salutation of simple swaying
a coat on my body, warm and laying heavy to my sides
it hides dull pains, some in my body, some in my spirit
its only heavy when it rains, and sometimes I take it off, on dry days

© 2008 Argonaut

Kneel for the New Year December 29, 2007

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Sing to me sweet New Year, show your sultry ways.
I chime away your minutes, while you chime away my days.
Kiss me to your neighbor; show me simple joys,
For I’m in great need,
Of your good deeds,
Another night of Yule tide noise.

© 2007 Argonaut

the depleted December 12, 2007

Posted by jak in america, health, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, Writing.
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steadily her sickness drips
pooling pain and soreness
sore from true injury, and sore from no rest, but mostly sore from absence

steadily her sickness pools
reflecting dull empty eyes
empty from drought, a lacking of love, yet overflowing with passionless blood

steadily her vision drains
evaporating old sunken pains
lifting her spirit, her sight surely spies, a hand reaching out to the depleted

steadily her sickness wains
receeding as spent tides
abiding, her hand, hope to this lost man, drowning out soon distant cries

© 2007 Argonaut

Eager Lips October 21, 2007

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Lusting and binging, are as sure as soft vanity… we bring them to eager lips, for they bring us to sanity, they stop us from drifting into depressing dark places, and they put fleeting smiles on our angelic faces.

© 2007 Argonaut

Obsession October 13, 2007

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His last breath was one of passion,
One that warmed his core.
His passion led to easy breath
And to easy breath no more.

© 2007 Argonaut

Unjust October 7, 2007

Posted by jak in Creative Writing, health, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, sex, Writing.
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They chase a wall full
Of pride and old photos
Promising bull…shit
To slow swimming minnows
Stale is the plate
Of half eaten dinners
That sits home so safe
As soldiers get thinner

© 2007 Argonaut

Remain September 25, 2007

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Joy to a world
Full of children and storms
A laugh lasts for days at the seams.

Sing songs that are lasting
Of playthings and passions
Let each day linger like dreams.

© 2006 Argonaut

i am patience September 5, 2007

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i am patience.
a will to breathe,
to seize… the calm,
free of calamity,
full of ease,
prolonged.
i am patience,
living to please,
to tease… glory,
free from envy,
hoping she sees
my story.
i am patience,
a filling tree,
to flee… the earth,
free of full roots,
looking to be
since birth.
i am patience.

© 2007 Argonaut

Songbird Still March 13, 2007

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On winter’s eve I carved a lark
From ancient grain
Woven and dark

I carefully emptied its wings
As my mind filled
With strange cold things

On winter’s eve my eyes shut tight
I left low limbs
And fell to flight

I starved my legs, my arms, and core
Inside my body
My organs tore

On winter’s eve the leaves dropped dead
Frail and fleeting
Drifting to bed.

I stared at shock, bathed in dull pain
Still and meek,
The Lark remained.

© 2007 Argonaut