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  7597.     

Guess

i guess
loneliness is a self-inflicted
catastrophe,

a choice of ruin,
sometimes, a place
of pain
where the mind is trained
for the greatness
of his spirit

loneliness is
sacrifice, a choice to
find a place for the
purification of the soul

this soul that is so strange
amid the market of confluences
of happiness and lust
and insensitivity
it chooses this

loneliness, silenced silence,
silent patience,
patiently coping with the meaning
of one's existence
gauging the limits of the
happy mind
penetrating the wall of
prohibition,
genuflecting on
nothing.
 
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  7598.     

Guesses....

must i have to pretend
that the first one was true?

could be, most likely
could be, i nodded and then

i too, shook my head,
but granting

you think that it was true
and i must believe you

and then it was over
and then came the second time

just a game, people play games,
like kids, could be one of those games

i play, and i want to quit, but who can?
and it was over, and we want to forget it

just the same, the third one came
and with more experience

more meanings are tried to be
attached, like some strings,

and again, like all things with ends,
it too was over, we got it over and over again

and then, just like old things, we forget,
we tried to remember, but powerless

are we, we are not quitters, we are winners,
we keep saying, we are winners,

and then gray hairs occupied our
black territories, and then

we surrender, we accept, we forget
and we try to remember again

everything is over, like a game,
everything ends, like the world,

like life, befriending death
befriending everybody, saying yes and yes

and yes, and then we approach
the bed, and utter the last word,

thanks, it is over.
now, shall you leave me? i am at rest.
 
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  7599.     

Guests

we try to blend
to the colors of the guests
their perfume
and laughter

sooner the blend dissolves
in discordance
we become overcrowded
in thoughts like an overloaded boat
their perfumes bring
the foul smell of pretenses
and their laughter simply
does not synchronize
with our grief

we wait forward to the last day
of their stay
and when they leave we ponder
that this must not be repeated again

we are better left alone
in our sorrow
the guests cannot understand
we are disturbed
perturbed and molested

there are hotels anyway
where they can just throw their dirt
leave the linens unfolded
chairs scattered on the row
water from the faucet
left open

there will be no murmurs that
at times
all these familiarities breed nothing but
contempt
 
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  7600.     

Guilt

you made love to her and she's too young
to handle her own death

you leave her vanquished
and you keep the world blind with your poetry

she was too young to know how a beautiful world ends
the flowers of her youth in the garden wilt

you keep the world blind but soon the dragonflies shall come
it may not be too late

let some flowers cover her tomb
 
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