the real in the dream

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when

will the job be done

when the moon comes up

or the sun goes down

can’t fully comprehend

as i label

think

only some are able

one virtue

better than the other

winter harsher

than the cold summer

the white stars wait in the dark

to be understood and be seen

is the real

hidden in the dream

hold my hand

don’t stop me as i wipe your frown

when the moon comes up

and the sun goes down

 

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what stops me

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they spoke

i listened

did not understand

chose to be distant

i spoke

they did not listen

chose to hear

the other voice in the distance

alone with millions

never understood

hungry so many

when there is an abundance of food

on one’s own

as the sun descends

close doors

claim no one understands

what stops me

from knocking on your door

be honest

i would like to get to know you more

make art

go on a mountain retreat

disrupt a life of

wash rinse and repeat

 

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THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT FATHER

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you blessed me with freedom

you always made the time

to teach me a million things

and on dark days remind me life will be fine

you woke up early

to send me to school

you stayed up late

to make my costumes cool

over the years

you showed me what kindness means

you gave me the courage to face life

when it is not what it seems

you taught me more than how to kill snakes and climb trees

you asked me to always forge forward and never look behind

you made me believe in me

you taught me being strong is being kind

not a day goes by when my heart does not ache

remembering our time together…remembering you

thank you for being a great father

i will always miss you

feeling good

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and then

she buys a little home

has learned to do so much

on her own

honest

there are good days and bad days

to be happy

so many ways

and when life makes no sense

at the next turn

an important lesson

to learn

like moving on

and letting go

unleash

what life has in store

and then

she stands on her balcony

watching the evening sun

feeling good on her birthday

about all the years to come

 

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