The Island

Penny Wilson Writes

Let's go there now.  

This island 
you've built 
for us.  

I see see it surrounded 
not by the sound of the surf 
but the beating of 
your heart next to mine.  

No sun to warm us 
instead 
we bask in the glow 
of love's flame.  

The sun 
shines down 
on our little island 
and the tropic nights 
sing our lullaby.  

Our island.
  
Here.
    
With you.

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Image by Leonardo Valente from Pixabay 

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The Island

Penny Wilson Writes

Let's go there now.  

This island 
you've built 
for us.  

I see see it surrounded 
not by the sound of the surf 
but the beating of 
your heart next to mine.  

No sun to warm us 
instead 
we bask in the glow 
of love's flame.  

The sun 
shines down 
on our little island 
and the tropic nights 
sing our lullaby.  

Our island.
  
Here.
    
With you.

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Image by Leonardo Valente from Pixabay 

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The Real You

Heartstring Eulogies

“My soul feels twisted around, making me
wonder if my heart ever really knew you.”

I thought I knew you like I knew myself. Like my soul is entwined with yours in a cosmic knot. I thought I could read your face like my favorite book. The one with the worn edges, coffee and tear stains. The one I always have handy. But these days, the language and syntax have changed to something I don’t recognize. Even my soul feels twisted around, making me wonder if my heart ever really knew you. The real you. And what hurts the most is that I’m afraid with each passing day that everything was a lie.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

I can’t help but wonder
if my language changed,
or my ability to understand the words.

Unfortunately, some friends
can turn into something
we don’t recognize.

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At Dusk

Heartstring Eulogies

“This is what it feels like to have your heart broken.
This is what it feels like without you.”

I felt the weaknesses like a deep ache, but I refused to acknowledge them. And then the day I felt my heart break in half, my entire world ended. Everything was the same, yet I could sense deeper — beneath the surface — the tides were shifting, the sky was dim, and the stars even refused to shine. Like I was trapped in a permanent dusk with no other souls in sight. I cried into that new expanse, hoping something would answer. But the only thing I heard was silence.

This is what it feels like to have your heart broken. This is what it feels like without you.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

It’s quite lonely when you
find yourself on the outside
of a breaking relationship —
be it a…

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Friendly ghosts

A Faded Romantic's Notebook

I like to think

the many ghosts

that share these

four hundred year old

ironstone walls

and shelter beneath

this grey slate roof

smile indulgently

at my romantic words

and my dark

dominant ways.

.

.

© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photograph found on the internet, source unknown. If this is yours please let me know and I will remove or give credit.

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“an impostor… has to diminish everyone else”

Art of Quotation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Trump’s tweet attacking Yovanovitch was the “wrong thing” to do, adding, “he knows her strength and he was trying to undermine it.”

“Of course presidents appoint ambassadors,” Pelosi said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “But people don’t insult people, especially when they’re giving testimony before the Congress of the United States. I think even his most ardent supporters have to honestly admit this was the wrong thing for the president to do.”

Pelosi said Trump’s word’s carry a lot of weight and that he should avoid frivolously throwing out insults.

“I think part of it is his own insecurity as an impostor. I think he knows full well that he’s in that office way over his head,” Pelosi said. “And so he has to diminish everyone else.”

source

Nancy Pelosi, Us House Speaker, on President Trump attacking (real…

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