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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:49 pm

what am i to you he asks
i put my hands in his lap
and whisper you
are every hope
i've ever had in human form 

--- rupi kaur in Milk and Honey

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Post by Maria S on Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:26 pm

Tracy,

The title is one of the great existential questions, isn't it, next to the big one "who am I?"Smile
Of course, in a romantic context raises interesting questions...what am I without you, what am I doing to you..what am I to you..

Like this song.. in the sultry voice of Norah Jones..

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:41 pm

love this song, M... thanks for reminding it. 

What am I to you... I guess after a certain age, this question is best left unasked. Or don't know. Either I am too jaded, or too self certain, or I don't feel the need to take anything in the direction this question may lead, or maybe, I have just become good at guessing that answer by the actions of people. 

anyway... this is a book older asked me to order for her. I read it before her. I mean I didn't read e'thing, just short poems. While some of them are too sappy, or too full of it, some really hit the chord somewhere. I wanted to post some last night, but got lazy. Will do it today probably.

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:03 pm

=I am hopeless without you. 

It probably seems romantic in novels and movies, but in real life, it could make the other person cringe and have him/her run a mile away ultimately, if not in the near future.

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Post by Maria S on Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:04 pm

You are welcome. The good thing about aging is that very few things really matter. 
Seems like a nice collection of poems, looked it up.

This year has been different, have seen only a few movies and have have not read any new books. 
Less of everything seems more:)

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:08 pm

the book has illustrations that make it more interesting, but anyway, here are some short ones. I liked some long ones too, but not gonna type all that. Can take a pic, but meh... buy the book lol

if i knew what 
safety looked like
i would have spent
less time falling into
arms that were not

*****

the idea that we are
so capable of love
but still choose
to be toxic 

*****

he placed his hands
on my mind
before reaching
for my waist
my hips
or my lips
he didn't call me
beautiful first
he called me 
exquisite

- how he touches me


********


you might not have been my first love
but you were the love that made
all other loves
irrelevant

********

don't mistake
salt for sugar
if he wants to
be with you
he will
it's that simple

*********

the next time you
have your coffee black
you'll taste the bitter
state he left you in 
it will make you weep
but you'll never
stop drinking
you'd rather have the
darkest parts of him 
than have nothing

*******

i didn't leave becuase
i stopped loving you
i left because the longer
i stayed the less
i loved myself

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you mustn't have to
make them want you
them must want you themselves

*******

the abused
and the 
abuser

- i have been both


*******


it wasn't you i was kissing
- don't be mistaken

it was him on my mind
your lips were just convenient

*******

we began 
with honesty
let us end
in it too 

- us


*******


i don't know why
i split myself open
for others knowing
sewing myself up
hurts this much
afterward

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people go
how how
they left
always stays

********

he isn't coming back
whispered my head
he has to
sobbed my heart

- wilting


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the way they 
leave
tells you
everything

*********

perhaps the saddest of all
are those who live waiting
for someone they're not
sure exists


- 7 billion people


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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:04 pm

Kinnera wrote:=I am hopeless without you. 

It probably seems romantic in novels and movies, but in real life, it could make the other person cringe and have him/her run a mile away ultimately, if not in the near future.

saw this just now.. lol ya.. guess if one tells this to another without a prompt it may look clingy. but if someone is asking 'what am i to you', chances are they will like an answer like that.

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