A love poem

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With closed eyes, my true desire evades me
All efforts to will my slumber are in vain
The seconds of the clock tick one, two, three

Through the absence of light, I can still see
There’s need to find rest for my tired brain
With closed eyes my true desire evades me…


A poem of conundrums

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I don’t know why
we sometimes keep
birds in a cage

I don’t know why
love tends to last
when you let it go

I don’t know why
we hold onto things
that don’t matter

I don’t know why
we cut down trees
for parking lots

I don’t know why
less…


A short story

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A lone seagull wheeled its way to a sandy landing on the beach.

Grace Thompson, an emergency nurse, set foot on the strand’s entrance. She liked to end her nightshift with a long walk in the morning, weather permitting.

The seagull caught Grace’s attention. It was eyeing something that the…


an intergalactic love poem

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There once was a girl who sat on the steps
of my apartment building each and every
day

She never spoke to anyone as they passed by
but just smiled
politely

Sometimes she would glance my way
and our eyes would
interlock

Like two stars headed for
an interstellar binary…


Unleash the verse

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Poetry is all around us. There are poems in the songs we listen to, the words we read, and in nearly every aspect of our lives. And that’s the beauty of poetry because Life is poetry.

I started writing poems around the time I first learned to read. Back then…

Alex Godley

I’m a bard who likes to play with words and create new worlds. I also like chocolate. And cake. www.alexgodley.com

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