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  SHANNON WRIGHT (1968)
 
 

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Happy Thoughts, Happy Thoughts, Think Happy Thoughts

I have to keep reminding myself to forget you.
Forget you and me.
(Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, think happy thoughts.)
You wanted me to promise to never say it again
Those three words
(Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, think happy thoughts)
Which is laughably easy to do right now because
We are so far out of touch I couldn’t reach you if I tried
(Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, think happy thoughts)
So I plod through grey days and inky dark nights
Heavy laden with regret
(Happy thoughts, happy thoughts, think happy thoughts)
Tomorrow I will remind myself to forget you.
Forget you and me.
12-25-07
djlw
 
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One Man's Cult Is Another Man's Religion

One man’s cult is another man’s religion.

You do know that don’t you?

you with your narcissistic personality,
a disorder which allows you to prey
on the circumstantially weak
and still be able to sleep at night.

you wake up each day
and fall in love with your reflection all over again.

demanding excessive praise from everyone
striking down the ones who dare
try to counterbalance with reality.

Whoever doesn’t feed into your grandiose
sense of self-importance
or has the audacity to question
your ultimate authority
will be immediately excommunicated
and vigorously forgotten.

1-19-08
for dan mccluskey
 
shannon wright
   
 

   
   
 

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Sacrifices For Our Country

Our love is just another casualty of war
I had no idea what it meant to love a soldier
But now I do- trial by fire- as it were
The 8000 miles that separate us
May as well be the distance from the earth to the moon
And when you get back home…
Home …
Wherever they send you is home
But they wont send you to me
There will be no victory here
Nevertheless, you are my hero and my rock.
My soldier, my soulmate and my one true love.
I guess we’ve both made sacrifices
For our country.


(12-19-07/djlw (eros))
 
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Self Fulfilling Prophecy Vs. Fate

Is self-fulfilling prophecy really just fate in disguise?
Is our all important free-will just a front for destiny?
Maybe the agonized decisions I’ve thought I made
Were all planned out ahead of time.
And I wasted my time thinking I actually had a choice
 
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