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LIFES JOURNEYS

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FRIEND OF FEAR
 
My mind is wandering
to times
that have long since passed.
The memories,
take me,
to regrets
of things I thought would last..
Hiding hurting feelings,
not letting anyone near.
Holding everything inside..
keeping the friend of fear...
 
Tonya L. Edwards

LOVE BY THE SWORD
 
The blade,
long and silver,
gleaming
As it hovers
ever so slightly
just above
her left breast,
waiting to pierce
yet another fragile heart...
Tears fall
as precious illusions
are uncovered
and ensconced in reality.
As light strikes the blade
she sees the remnants
of hearts shorn before hers.
Bright blue eyes, brim,
shimmering with
blood stained tears
of discerning realization...
As broken promises become unequivocal
and the red rose
withers to black,
the blade makes it's descent.
As one more
Sir Lancelot
falls from
his prestigious perch
atop his white stallion..
 
Tonya L. Edwards
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SEVENTEEN
 
He held within himself,
the power
to stroke the need
that flickered inside me..
With carefully chosen words,
he fueled the fire and built a wall of flames
to cage me.
He kept the fire bright
and blinded me
with my own ignorance
and doubts,
never letting me know
that with acceptance of myself
I could be set free...
At seventeen
he had control,
but how was I to know
my fears had lit the match..
 
Tonya L. Edwards
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HOLDING TO HUMANITY
 
Even in the darkest
of wretched souls
lies the beauty of
a lost spirit,
inside each person
cradled to the heart,
is the innocence and wonder
of our child.
The world, in it's vastness,
has us hidden behind masks
of unrestrained fear,
built up anger,
and hopes diminished.
Losing sight
that taking time to search
for that spirit
we could be rewarded
with
the beauty of
Truth.
 
Tonya L. Edwards
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LOST
 
Little girl lost,
out on her own
always having done
what's right.
Feeling lonely,
and runnig from fears,
she ventures into
the night.
Light
and
Dark
with areas shadowed in gray.
Life's little
twists and turns
she has always kept
to the light
having been strong enough
to suffer the occasional burn.
A voice calls out
from the shadows,
as he finds her scared and alone..
Seeing her scars
she has from the light
He knows,
with the right words
he'll have one more soul to own..
"Come with me,
into the dark"
So she puts her feet
into the shadowed gray,
The devil, he smiles
knowing that
"she has started on her way"...
Down to the realm of darkness
where morals and values
start to fade away..
He's got her in his grip
and in the darkness
he'll help her lose her way...
 
Tonya L. Edwards
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REALIZE
 
I just never thought
it was enough...
Time passed around me
as I watched it all
fade away.
Inside myself,
my heart played games with my head
searching for something
I didn't know how to find.
When all along
it was here,
closer than I could've
ever imagined.
A knowledge that
all along I was good enough,
I just had to realize...
 
Tonya L. Edwards
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