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Soulmate of Alcatraz

Updated on October 19, 2012

Never do I see you

Bars contain the real you

Cyrano, my secret

Cinderella tells


Love is locked in limbo

Waiting for a symbol

Signs of love and laughter

Happily ever so


Where the light is darkness

Where our love is harnessed

Cannot you my lover

Give me sweet repose


When the words of romance

Take my soul in your dance

Prisoners of longing

Only Heaven knows

Yet the bars won't hold you

Fingers touch your violence

Mystery clouds my solace

Tears of days gone by


Emptiness surrounds me

Crimes you oft imagined

Never felt your passion

Bound by others' lies


Everything accused of

Others spilt the first blood

Locked inside your freedom

Safe from public view


Frozen ghost of madness

Prisoner of sadness

Everything you told me

Was eternal truth


Swim to me in silence

I am underwater

Knowing you are closer

Feeds my hopeless dreams


Lost in timeless promise

None reveal your secret

With a smile of sweetness

Claiming your remains



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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      True how lovers lie to each other, heavenleigh...and they are prisoners of their own secrets! Great poem, and I share and vote up.

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      Chris Mills 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Heavenleigh, it is works of art such as this that show what is within you. In just a few words you set an atmosphere of love, longing, hope and despair. Thank you for this.

      Chris

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Dear Midget38, thank you so much for your insights and for sharing! I appreciate that so much.

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Dear Chris, Thank you for reading and for your comments. I love the way you put things - it means a lot to me. :)

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      Shawnte 4 years ago

      This is truly the definition of art. Very nice read :3.

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      huckelbury 4 years ago

      Precisely the thoughtful, passionate, and profound work I've come to expect. Lovely metaphor here and accessible to anyone who has known love, separation, and reunion and also for those who have known irretrievable loss. This touched me in ways you cannot know. Thanks.

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for reading, Shawnte87. Your comment means a lot to me. :) Keep shining your light into the world! ~h~

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Dear Huckelbury, I do so appreciate you sharing your feelings about this with me.

      Love. What a subject, huh? We live and breathe for it, but never figure out how it works. I guess that's a good thing. Love and Light to you! Your writing touches me deeply as well. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Leigh, this is grace and beauty set to words. What an incredible metaphor; this kind of writing makes me jealous, and I say that with the greatest respect. :) Well done my friend!

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      Beautiful, Heaven!! This lovely poem just emulates much love and passion to the world. It's magical :) (many hearts)

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      BillyBuc, you are so kind, and funny! Wow. Thank you for your sweet comments. I love your writing soooooo much and you always teach me and send so much love and light into the world. Let's say we have a mutual admiration goin' on here! ;)

      Much love and respect comin' YOUR way!

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Sarah - wishing you love and happiness in your beautiful future! I've actually toured Alcatraz, when we used to live in the Bay Area. I love GG Bridge - and the fog is a truly haunting and wonderful sight to behold!

      Many hearts to you! Keep writing and keep shining, sweet girl!

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      You've toured it? That's cool! One of my friends has too. I have never personally been able to go and take a tour but maybe someday I will.

      GG Bridge is so cool!! I've never been there either though xD hehehe I have been on the Mackinaw Island Bridge though. Have you???

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Never been on the Mack! That would be exciting, I bet! :)

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      Really? Oh it's so much fun there!!! :) I go every summer :) It feels like you're stepping back in time when you go there! :)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful and well put together piece. You did a real good job bringing it alive (I think).

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for your kind comments, Mhatter! I truly appreciate your opinion. :)

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      Chris Mills 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Heavenleigh, I saw the comment about the Macminac Bridge. I live 100 miles south of the bridge. It truly is a marvel, being the longest expansion bridge of its kind in the world and spanning the Straits of Mackinac. A bridge made for photos and poetry.

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      That sounds WONDERFUL, Chris! I love bridges and fog and all of those mysterious haunting classic-Film-Noir-types of settings. You can just SEE Bogie walking out of the mist....that's for me! ;)

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      You live close by their Cam? That's so cool!!! I bet it's wonderful being able to drive over and see it on the weekends. I bet it looks sooooo cool during the winter!! :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Heavenleigh - Bravo. Mesmerizing ode symbolizing the correlation between the tragic Alcatraz and the equally tragic San Francisco Bridge.

      Beautifully sad.

      Voting up.

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Dear ShiningIrishEyes,

      Thank you so much for your comment, and for voting up. I truly appreciate it!

      Have a beautifully wonderful day!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I see love, faith and loyalty in this hub. I am under spell and extremely longing upon reaching the end of your hub. Awesome words, perfect picture.

      Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

      Love from the sky~

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, dear CrisSp!

      Love and Light from the stars! ~h~

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      There's a new poet in town, her name Heavenleigh!

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thanks for stopping by - A very merry Halloween to you, Mike! ;)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, Heaven. That was deep! No pun intended...... The closing picture makes you wonder what lurks below.

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for stopping by Shauna - and here's hoping that you swim only in warm serene waters, with harmonious relationships everywhere you turn! ;)

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