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“Ashes of a Dead Love” Poem by Joy S. J. Edwards

The ashes of a dead love dominate my days,
My thoughts are still your thoughts,
My dreams governed by your ways,
My head is filled with idle notions,
I’m still going through the motions,

Yet despair permeates the air,
It clings to my clothes,
Sits in your empty chair.

My emotions raw,
My devotion not required anymore,
For you have found a new love,
A younger version of me,
A man whose belly burns with fire,
Not a solid, dependable soul like me.

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Melon Eye Mask – Love Poem by Deirdre Dunne

Never believed in love at first sight.
That was something only Romeo felt for Juliet.
Didn’t ever believe he really loved her either.
Five minutes before he met her, he thought he loved Rosaline.
He cried in the bushes and made his days artificial nights.
But when I saw you I wasn’t so sure.

Those greyish, green eyes.
Dimples when you smiled
Like raindrop wounds.
You looked too familiar for a stranger.
Maybe you had appeared in my dreams from the future.
Sent back in time.

Stalked you on the Internet and found out your name.
Social media and company websites,
The hunter’s paradise.

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Roller Coaster by Beatrice Preti

Your love’s a roller coaster
It has its ups and downs
You build me to the highest peak
But then I plummet down

You twirl me through the loop-de-loops
So I can’t catch my breath
And when you freeze us upside down
I’m falling to my death

I never know what’s happening
Until we’re at the end
But when you say it’s over I find
I want to go again

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