resolution

  saw it there in the fading light;

   shadow in approaching night.

   wondered what it was about

    too fearful then to cry out,

     move from my position,

      know the apparition,

       to follow the fear,

        till it became clear

         and against mind

          distortion find

           simple clues,

            normal views

             that may

              in day

               be

                me

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New high

Came a long distance today

Peeled back the reality

Came to see the denial

Felt better with the clarity

Saw the broken wings

They stopped me flying

Drank the watered down cup

It took me back; I was crying

Without needle pain

It is a great relief

Now, I need to try

To stop the night-time thief

Taking you to the other world

Relying on your dependency

Pushing you to degradation

Not a wanted tendency

Came to see the denial

Felt better with the clarity

Came a long distance today

Peeled back the reality

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Absence of life

John met many people.

Some days it was his daughter,

even when she was still on the phone.

Other days it was different folk

Some were soldiers and some were children

None of them said anything

not to him or those that didn’t see them

Their absence perpetuated that

and no-one was any the wiser

Only John knew the score

He became really upset

He phoned up for help

but no one could see what he was on about.

“You lot think I’m daft,” said John

“They’re in the bedroom, lying on the bed.

No one speaks. I can’t get them to go.”

“No bother. I told them to go. So they went,”

said his daughter

All was now fine

On the next night, as the dusk came

more folk arrived

Some were in the bedroom

Some were in the living room

John was again concerned

and none of them spoke

They were just there.

“They’re back here, again,” said John on the phone

“You’ll have to come and get rid of them

They’ll be after my money.”

“You don’t have any money,” said his daughter

who now understood the developing symptoms

In the home John met real people.

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Come together

Bare bricks shine red

Across the dusty floors

A balanced purpose

To ignite the attraction

Binding knotted threads

Of anticipation

As the electric warning

Strobes out and around

A base cord sounds encouragingly

The drum roll confirms the beat

Lead rift plays invitingly

Voices come together loudly

We are again in tune

Together we are one again

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