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JANNA R

Tales from the otherside of nowhere.

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Learn your troubles young

Learn your hardships when you are young Learn your troubles when you are still nothing Learn your weakness well when you are still helpless Learn them well child Learn them well Before you are a threat To others who cannot... Continue Reading →

Wolf people

The people who look at you in the eyes Balanced with sense from sole to spine Nothing to hide and nothing to fear They know the world from ear to ear Words come from the heart With a rhythm of a... Continue Reading →

Go

Red as blood Gold as plasma Brown as dirt Can you find the chiasma? From top to bottom Down below What you get When you can no longer grow Up and down And back again Can you find The place... Continue Reading →

Breath to Smell

Breathe it up to the fork in the road Where two becomes one The smell of a fresh lawn mowed Breathe it high to where the brow and nose meet Then take it down to the soles of your feet... Continue Reading →

Holey Skin

There are holes in the skin Great caverns where love won't let in A place senseless in the small of the back Near an emptiness and a lack There is a hole where there should be feeling But going round... Continue Reading →

The Frog

Frogs don't like chocolate, coffee or sweets Loosing their bounce and mighty feats The heart may be gleeful and high for a moment But drops in pressure with despair and atonement The throat falls with woes and ails With loss for... Continue Reading →

Trade in Time

She traded in nothing as tedious as minerals Nor as dependent as animals And though she would gift a plant or two She would not trade in them either, do But she would collect feelings, memories and secrets Keep them... Continue Reading →

Spectacle

The masked soul watching the world pass Far away behind polished glass Like a spark, small and unseen Scrutinizing, critical, precise and mean Shaved to points and thin dashes Turning life's spontaneity into ashes As people talk about the glass ceiling Breaking down... Continue Reading →

SLow rise

I see you Crossing the moat in a boat A lump grows in the throat My chest tightens And gut churns Feeling spirit burns Holding the cards Close to my chest Where the gold lay hidden Beneath my celestial crest Pulling myself together Like the tuned strings of a... Continue Reading →

Time

Breathe to save time With wings folded back together Stop to make time Feel the heart beat Stand in the sand In time to the earth spinning Floating out of time And space

Inner voice

The words in your mind When you are blind Windows closed Cheeks rosed Lips sealed Soul revealed Mind's eyes pealed Knees and hips steady In time to be ready The tone deep and low From where toes and arches grow... Continue Reading →

Words

How many words can you stomach? How many words can you count? Which words make your heart ache? And which words are paramount? Are there words that shed tears? Or last the test of time for years? Is it their order... Continue Reading →

Eyes

Your eyes seem out of shape Morphing and twisting and changing Your soul hidden behind a glass wall I cannot reach you with my call You are blind to my emotion And deaf to my expression Your heart lacks all the... Continue Reading →

The Voice

Your voice gives away all that is inside All the things you wish to hide It tells me of your hopes and fears All the times you've held back the tears It tells me of your roots and bones All your sorrows... Continue Reading →

Air to Breathe

You said I was special Yet you wanted so much Pulling me down into your World With all your dreams and asperations Into me, one small person I was the first But not the last I was a miracle But not the only one... Continue Reading →

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