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Empty

Posted on 12 October 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Empty Echoes of tomorrow reverberate through meCascading down my spine and impairing movement I am lost Voices call to me for help and yet I am aloneTearing through my heart and hurting me deeply I am silent What was, and what is, collide in an emotional tempestThe storm clouds obscure my ability to see clearly […]

Seven

Posted on 20 September 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Seven Seven livesSeven loversSeven bridesSeven brothers Seven daysSeven dreamsSeven waysSeven means Seven heartsSeven homesSeven startsSeven roams Seven nightsSeven morningsSeven rightsSeven dawning’s Seven keysseven locksSeven kneesSeven knocks Seven doorsSeven chancesSeven floorsSeven dances Seven brightseven strongSeven flightsSeven songs Seven evenSeven oddsSeven seamenSeven Gods Seven startsSeven endsSeven cartsSeven bends Seven queriesSeven cluesSeven seriesSeven choose Seven sistersSeven sonsSeven blistersSeven […]

The Walls Are Down

Posted on 10 September 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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The Walls Are Down Facets of cut stone charged by the lightI am blinded by your luminescence The tonal qualities of your voice come to me in colourI am humbled by your contrast The harmonies of shade and hue are strikingly subtleI am rewarded by the essence of your rapport The aroma of home that […]

Tide

Posted on 19 August 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Tide I am alone, and yet this place is crowdedI am invisible and yet seen by allI am so full, and yet I feel emptyI know where I am, and yet I feel lost I feel separate from those around meI feel voiceless yet able to shoutI ask all if they’re ok, but no one […]

Not Knowing

Posted on 3 August 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Not Knowing Certainty… We need it We seek it out We create it from what happens It solidifies with what is said We trust our experience I believed I knew who you were Out of nowhere, you proved me wrong! You faded away under the pressure of work I equally faded as you requested in […]

It’s Time

Posted on 27 July 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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It’s Time Heartfelt hopes dashed on the altar of dreamsSignificant wishes shattered on the shoreline of realitySpecific goals destroyed in the furnace of truthLife’s dreams annihilated in the whirlwinds of time Recalibration looks like procrastinationThe well of despair that surrounds a lack of achievementJoy becomes just a word rather than an experienceSelf-worth transcends into history […]

Homogeneous

Posted on 15 July 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Homogeneous The farther away I go, the closer I feelThe further I feel from you, the nearer we are Connected When I close my eyes, I can see youOnly in silence can I hear youOnly in my solitude can I feel you Linked In my dreams, you are a realityIn my reality, you are a […]

In Plain Sight

Posted on 25 June 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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In Plain Sight To hear you talk it’s all love & lightYou desire only to inspire and please the Lord! The truth is very different though, isn’t it? Your presentation is a slick, well-practised demoof who you wish you were Sufficiently convincing to get the benefit of the doubt… Sufficiently dazzled by the spotlight,we can […]

Lockdown Harbinger

Posted on 19 June 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Lockdown Harbinger Empty streets & quiet roadsEven the bird’s sense something has changedTheir tunes hold a note of question in their rhythm Personal space no longer appliesWe all have the same two-metre danceLip reading a thing of the past The dystopian drama playing out throughout the land28 days later seems more possible than everWaiting for […]

I

Posted on 29 May 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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