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meaningful poems about life

Dirty Laundry by Bob Shakeshaft

Small terraced windows
squinting eyes
behind curtains netted
faces onto the street
to snare a fresh gossip
smeared by a bad mind
carelessly harming
him or her

play – staged a small street
a clean name…linen hall

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A Shooting Star by Druppels aka Luc D’hertefelt

A shooting star
my soul is floating far
The ghosts, my mind created
were the brakes that I hated
It is not important where I am
but it is crucial who I am
It does not matter what I’ve seen
I was blind anyway

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Je Suis La Lune by Keri Marable

I’m not sorry.
What should I be sorry for?
The moon doesn’t apologize for causing the
rise and fall of the tides.
Why should I?

You say that I’m conceited.

Just because you don’t water your own flowers,
doesn’t mean you get to stomp on mine. 

My garden is healthy and strong.

I won’t let you crush what it took me years to grow.
Instead of hurting mine, tend to your own.
Maybe your garden can grow too.

You say that I’m a dreamer, 

That my head is too far up in the
clouds to watch where I’m walking.

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