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Alone with Them

Updated on February 25, 2011
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Don't leave me

Alone with them

They hide in the dark

But I know they're here


Stay won't you

Fill up this place

Decorate these caverns

With your colorful musings


Just a few pretty word paintings

Or perhaps together we

Could construct a grand mural

A collage of wild ideas


I could pour you a drink

Stroke your ego

Tell you torrid tales

Until you forget the clock


You could fill these halls

With raucous laughter

Gesture wildly with enthusiasm

Scare them clean away


But you mustn't abandon me

I will surely be overrun

I beg don't leave me alone

With my thoughts


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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Ahhhh, thank you ahorseback! Next time I'm running from my thoughts, I'll come look you up.

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Randy I swear this is a calling out from lonliness , from the night , solitude, from a yearning that maybe even only writers truely experience . But I answer the call. You are never alone....:-}

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi saddlerider. They are good for that one thing... the great write.

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Alone with them I've struggled most of my life, trying to hide from, bury or forget them. Yet my muse does not sleep, it's soul is as restless as mine and comes forth to taunt me to write and be alone with them once more, how frightening is that? I ask with a grin..Beautiful done, Bravo..applause.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Well thank you dear.

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago

      Very well done. Love

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Tnderhrt! Thanks for taking the time to digest it. I'm glad you can relate :)

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Great poem that I so related to! It indeed requires several reads to digest and comprehend those layers, and I love poetry that challenges my mind...

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Mentalist I did a hub about playing around in each other grey matter for a time, might be fun. Its called A Stream of Me. Let me know if you're up for a brain swap.

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      I'd love to exorcise your thoughtful guests,but then I'd have to introduce you some of my intruding illusions.;)

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Nice to meet you KristtenGrace. Thank you for the comment. I love this photographer and use her stuff often.

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      KristenGrace 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Interesting picture choice and a title that truly fit the poem. At first, I wasn't sure who "them" were. You have a very engaging style.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for finding me apache13. If my style suits you I am glad.

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      Timothy C. Dove 6 years ago from Belleville AR.

      I liked that,it was the title that drew me in and then the layers as you rightly called them were different than I've seen in other works of poetry,I'm no expert just starting to like it and I think I may have found yet another daily read hub.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you tlmntim9.

      Early worm gets the bird, and all that Jess.

      Thanks Eiddwen, nice to see you.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Great hub and thanks for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      My voice rings empty

      Through these halls

      Where torrid tales forestalled

      Me from my journey

      For now while I stand bereft

      Having heard your cry

      With another guy

      You left

      :)

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      tlmntim9 6 years ago

      Randy

      Lovely!

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks bbnix I'm happy to oblige.

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      "Colorful musings" - lovely!

      As usual you paint a wonderful picture with your words and since I love that my mind interprets life as brush strokes - an exquisite, romantic world that I see and feel both at the same time, you consistently fill it with glorious new words and images.

      Thanks so much for that...

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      What a perfectly wonderful comment. My poems usually have a couple layers to them, but most people can usually only see one. Thank you Damian.

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      damian0000 6 years ago from Belfast

      Great poem --- very deep... minimalist and sparse but conveys a great deal.

      This is poetry as it should be written, seemingly bright and breezy and easy to understand at first but it stays with you, you read it again a few times cos it has asked questions of you which linger and you realise it was a good deal more complex than you thought!

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Doug whenever possible I like to slip in something worthy of, "did she seriously just say that!" :D

      Hi Tony I'm glad you are enjoying my stuff. Makes me happy.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Powerful and compelling RB. The more you write the more centred your approach, finding its mark. Take care, Tony.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      I had to mention that line simply because it nearly gave me a heart attack. Good poetry has such a way of assaulting the senses, as was the case here.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Stroke my guests ego just for the pure enjoyment of it without an ulterior motive? Interesting concept. lol.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Ah, so THEY are your thoughts; those crazy, demanding maniacial thoughts. But if it wasn't for your thoughts, you wouldn't produce all the great poetry... conundrum.

      I say, invite your thoughts over for dinner, get what you need from them, then throw them out and go back to stroking your guests ego. Cheers.