Prose Poetry- Kept in a box of secrets

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I cannot tell the truth- I cannot hold a lie

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I can't feel the cold whisper on my spine

Save me.

Save me from myself.

And all that I believe is hell.


I can’t feel the cold whisper on my spine.

I cannot tell the truth,

I cannot hold a lie.


Seeping into heaven,

I feel as if it is hell.

I am warm from within,

I am worn from all who cares.



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Kept in a box of secrets



Kept in a box of secrets,

I kept you in a box.

I forgot about the key,

But I still recall the lock.


Hope isn’t answered,

Tingles on my spine,

You pray that I am different,

That I am one of a kind.


I scream out into tonight.

I scream out for you.

I am torn between the anger,

and the laughter that left too soon.


Show me more than life.

Show me more than this.

Show me how to silence the fear,

and finally begin to live.


Hollow heaps and screams,

Heaven found its peace on earth.

Can you feel me release my breath,

and shatter as you take your turn?


Don’t you feel the silence,

Cover us up in black?

Can’t you take my hand,

And make up for all it is I lack?


There is a heaven here on earth,

The tingles up my spine.

Take a deep breath in.

Breathe me in as turpentine.


Spin in circles created by you,

I used your poison,

Now I can finally feel the truth.

The World is Still Beautiful if You Slow Down to Notice

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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Stunning imagery and thoughtful sentiments.

Inspirational prose.

This Great Hub is voted up Well done and thanks.

I want to know more about Alaska.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

molometer - thanks for the great comment and for being the first to leave some feedback. Alaska is cold and it is beautiful...My idea of heaven on earth-other than that, I do not know much other than the way of life seams to be much slower and less stressed as it is in the Continental United States. Thanks for the votes up :) I appreciate, very much so!


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Diana Lee 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

Love it. Voted up!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

thank you diana lee... I appreciate the feedback very much!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem, love it to pieces and the picture of the owl he looks like words.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

writer20, thanks for the comment. I love owls, they are such beautiful creatures...they always look so composed and perfect...


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

You are so right. I always wanted to take photos when they have there winter feathers. I think that's somewhere like Minnesota


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anjperez 4 years ago

@H.C. Porter...bookmarked. voted up.love it!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

anjperez... Thanks you, so much for the support-reading and feedback. I am thrilled you enjoyed the poem and presentation


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

writer20, i think you are right...texas doesnt really see too much winter to have these kind of animals :)


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Simply beautiful. Words, pictures, song, it's all here.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

fitnezzJim- Thank you. I am glad you think so. It is always a great thing when a hub feels like it came together perfectly... This one felt like that...everything made sense together in some way, shape or form. I appreciate the feedback-thanks for reading :)


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qlcoach 4 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

There is much beauty here. There is much pain here. Yes to the quest of finding balance between mind, body, and spirit. I send you beacons of golden Light. I like to write about emotional recovery and miracles. Peace....Gary.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Gary- I suppose if anyone is one to leave an encouraging comment on ones hub it would be you (I just finished reading your profile)- Thanks for the comment and taking the time to read some of my work-I also appreciate the Tweet...looking forward to getting my hands on your book (as soon as I can).


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qlcoach 4 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

I would be happy to give you a deal (smile) and send you a signed copy of The Eby Way: Challenge, Release, Heal Your Painful Past. Blessings...Gary


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Gary- THAT WOULD BE GREAT! and it would make my day! Let me know what you need from me and I will get right on it :)

CANT WAIT TO READ IT!


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Daniel Carter 4 years ago from Western US

Thank you, again, Holly for your artistry, sensitivity and willingness to collaborate with me. I just keep loving it all. :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Daniel, and it has been my pleasure to work with you. I am so glad that you have liked the way that i have chosen to combined out work into a visual and musical display of talent... Hope I can continue to impress :) If you have any more MP3's you want me to work with... send them right over- I will continue to attempt new creative approaches to display our works :)


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Canscorpion 4 years ago from Steel Town

This is so inspiring and beautiful! and the images reinforce the thought even more. This one piece of work definitely has the power to transport the reader to its context.


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

wonderfully evocative-- love the poetry and especially love the video. Thanks so much


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Canscorpion,

Thank you...once again for following my writing and leaving your feedback. I have been working on providing hubs that give a full benefit and full display of emotion and imagery to the reader. I guess you could say I am attempting to give the reader the full experience within a hub to provoke emotions and thought. So your comment is especially appreciated-letting me know that I have succeeded, at least with one reader and one hub :)


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

robie2 - Thank You! I am glad you enjoyed the hub and I am sure that Daniel is glad that you enjoyed the hub as well as our video. This is our third collaboration and the results thus far have been positive. Thanks for the encouraging comment and for taking the time to read.

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