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losing my religion_

Updated on February 27, 2013

I thought I saw you

behind the veil of a dream

Your scent lingered a window

like footsteps in the snow


I thought I heard you

laughing

somewhere in a distant corner

the breaking glass echo

became the oceans ripple

that drank the sands of time


I remember when you were mine

I remember how you tried

to break every chain

I remember

the sun falling

when you exchanged your soul for a price tag

and I remember

trying to burn London's bridge

and every night in France


I can still taste your dandelion wine

lips kissed soft honey dew pearls

the green grass, grew carpet blades

an old log, became our pillow

I can still feel your body

and how your hands became flowers

I can still taste the fire

and every flake of ash


I remember thinking

I said too much

when you deflected Cupid's arrow

with a butterfly glance

and I remember hoping

you didn't hear me

biting my tongue until it bled

never again

would those three words be said


I loved you from afar

and God knows

I wished upon every star

when the rumors held your breath

and you couldn't breathe for sanity

dreams of paper machete

turned into sorrow's confetti


I thought I saw you, yesterday

walking in a songs lyric

but all the yellow bricks were cracked


specks of hazel mint, fell from the clouds

with every tear that you let fall

they became the moat around your wall

I played the joker

thinking my heart was made of armour

and that your words

wouldn't cut so deep


I thought I heard you praying

but it was only me

crying

somewhere in the corner

staring out the window

watching the days become snowflakes

covering your footprints

until my heart turns white

and your memory fades

like jasmine in the wind.

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      Single Shot 

      5 years ago

      @ Siberian Wolf - You're very welcome. An thank you.

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Hey torrilynn :) always a nice surprise to see your beautiful face :) thanks so much for coming along for the journey... appreciate you feeling the ink... and for your time... Hope you are keeping warm this cold winter morning :O)

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      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      SiberianWolf,

      thanks for this thought provoking hub here that really took me on a ride

      this pushed my mind further and further into the depths of my imagination

      you are an amazing writer and i hope to read more from you in the future.

      thanks and voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      You can, via cyberspace, and I am sending ((((HUGS))) to you too right now. And please never say you know you are not the best writer, as that is for sure in no way, shape or form, the case! You are beyond excellent in your writing, and especially being you write from the heart. Stay warm out there in the MidWest.

      More ((((HUGS))), Faith Reaper

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      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      bravewarrior... thanks so much for coming to my side of the pond :) thank you!!!

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      hey dghbr :) thank you my friend... appreciate you feeling the ink! I know i'm not the best writer, but I try to write from the heart :) Much love

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Hey Shot! so nice to find a new face here :) thank you so much, for your time, and your awesome words

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      thanks Mhatter... appreciate that, and for seeing the images I tried to paint....

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Hey Gypsy, thank you thank you thank you - appreciate every word my friend!

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Thank you so very much Faith!!! I wish I could give you a hug for that :) Your words inspire me this cold winter day Much love and respect

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Very clever. I love the references to many beloved songs in this poem. Nice!

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      deergha 

      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      '....watching the days become snowflakes

      covering your footprints

      until my heart turns white.....'

      Now that is so profound feeling here and I am just flowing withing the flow of it......uhhhhhh well .....very touchy and direct from heart. Thanks for sharing this one and I am sharing it too. Votes +++++++

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      Single Shot 

      5 years ago

      WOW!!! plus ten and rating is UP!

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Very image packed piece. Love to hear your resintation of it. Thank you

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That's it I am astounded. You get all three voted up, awesome and beautiful. This was creatively, poetically wonderful and I loved it. Took me on such a dreamlike journey. Passing this on.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      This amazing piece here cuts straight through one's heart. Your writing is not like anything I have read before, so powerfully beautiful, stunning, raw and rich with emotion and pain.

      Gives me chills! Voted way up ++++ and sharing

      Thanks for writing here on HP, and please never stop!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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