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message 1: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1102 comments Mod

Floating through this ignited
city I see souls in search
of missing halves.

Like mixed puzzle
pieces, the perfect fit
exists within reach,

a breath of a distance,
a face upturned and silenced.
I join one congregation,

gathered in near darkness,
and check my past at time’s closet,
where a stern attendant stands guard

in a spotless suit and a list of names.
Melting anonymously in the crowd,
I look for my fractured whole,

finding comfort among those who have lost
and those who have never found.
Ours is a midnight bond,

strengthened by song,
lifted by drink.
Here, wrinkles are smoothed,

youth is aged,
and the inner scars of both groups
is pressed into laughter.

Memory flows upstream,
and so too does the heart,
pounding away in hope with its half beats.

Lifted (c) 2010 by Vincent Lowry

message 2: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 408 comments wow you got some skills with this poetry stuff. I really look forward to the day when I can find a book of these on the shelves at the store. These would also make great wall hangings if done on the needle point type stuff.

message 3: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 88 comments I would agree with Steven!! Defiantly have "some skills." It really does flow so nicely.

message 4: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1102 comments Mod
Steven and Brenda,

It's great to receive your positive feedback and constant support. I truly wish I could write full time and focus on my poetry/stories, but it won't pay the bills at this point.

So I keep dreaming on this boat of words, scrubbing other decks to make ends meet, wondering where the heck I can find a sail.

message 5: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 88 comments :)

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