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Be still my heart
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Be still my heart


Be still my heart

Untraded roads are calling

Echoes in hunger

Yet

We are lost

At the very start

Wading through memories

Deep With flickering highs

Who are we to grasp

All the might be’s

All those vanishing sighs

Be still my heart

Watch me peel the sorrow

Of yesteryears

Remains of a day are for the moment

Shadows of longing for tomorrow

And come what may

Come what fears

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Hello world!

Welcome to Expats Poetry!

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san francisco, sixty-eight

image credit: tolbert
she wore springtime in her hair, san francisco, sixty-eig

san francisco, sixty-eight

she wore springtime in her hair, san francisco, sixty-eight while...

Ring Those Bells

Expats

Ring those bells, ye brethren From any city that screams,...

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Like Yesterday

Waiting,dbsanders
It’s been six months since you went away
Today it seems like

Like Yesterday

It’s been six months since you went away Today it...

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Still A Flower Child

Perfectly beautiful
If I could write one poem ~
As perfect as a flower is ~
No a

Still A Flower Child

If I could write one poem ~ As perfect as...

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A Child Is Dead!

theobamacrat.

A Child Is Dead!

Expats

Breathes there a person with soul so dead As never...

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colorless teddy bears

photo credit: tolbert
sometimes
black and white surrounds childhood
while teddy

colorless teddy bears

sometimes black and white surrounds childhood while teddy bears sit...

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And I Ain’t a Woman!

When men are overheard to say
A woman needs to be helped and guided
Even with st

And I Ain’t a Woman!

Expats

When men are overheard to say A woman needs to...

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promises

photo credit: tolbert
sometime not so long ago
i spoke to you in quiet whispers

promises

sometime not so long ago i spoke to you in...

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the pain

photo credit: tolbert
it was there after all these years
the door, still bolted

the pain

it was there after all these years the door, still...

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Psalm 151

Oh I have walked
By the peaceful waters ~
And I have heard
The forest’s c

Psalm 151

Oh I have walked By the peaceful waters ~ And...

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Mockingbird has a Death Wish

Image credit: sciencedaily.

Mockingbird has a Death Wish

Expats

A mockingbird perches on the highest limb of a young...

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I am NOT Nameless!

Stand Up for Me! image by mantra @ www.actnow.mantralotus.

I am NOT Nameless!

Expats

I am NOT Nameless! I am someones daughter. I am...

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too late to cry

image credit: tolbert
scattered memories were misplaced until today,
when i re

too late to cry

scattered memories were misplaced until today, when i remembered your...

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The Color of Loving

http://ilovemylifebrothersandsisters.blogspot.

The Color of Loving

Expats

  Mildred Jeter was of African American and Native American...

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KALI YUGA REVISITED

Kali-Yantra
Wanted posters / in a post office / someone graffitis over photos /

KALI YUGA REVISITED

Wanted posters / in a post office / someone graffitis over...

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Blue Butterflies (Celebrating Women during Women’s History Month)

"Photo by Diane Eastham"
Throughout the ages..there have been Women.

Blue Butterflies (Celebrating Women during Women’s History Month)

Expats

Throughout the ages..there have been Women. Women who built and...

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The Last Outpost

Reaching – By D B Sanders
We took shelter in each others arms,
She had been told

The Last Outpost

We took shelter in each others arms, She had been...

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BELIEVE IN YOU

Stock photo
happiness eludes you
but it won’t always be this way
things will c

BELIEVE IN YOU

happiness eludes you but it won’t always be this way...

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Irresistible

Full Moon from loveyourdesign.com, astronomologer.

Irresistible

Expats

Pale glorious moon You glow ~ And shimmer in the...

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Safe Journey

 
Image credit: fishing boats in fog by tolbert
 
 
 
 

Safe Journey

          fingers of fog whisper between...

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Lessons in Futility

Image credit: woodysantiques.

Lessons in Futility

At a fifties style dining set we chatted… Often… as...

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fisherman of the soul

fisherman at sunset by tolbert
 
 
 
 
 
 
i knew

fisherman of the soul

            i knew he wasn’t...

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I Remember Mendocino

mendocino field by tolbert
 
 
i remember mendocino, with
old gray far

I Remember Mendocino

    i remember mendocino, with old gray farm houses...

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Forever In Your Thrall

One of my favorite movie scenes. from_here_to_eternity_movie.

Forever In Your Thrall

Expats

I’m feeling overwrought tonight ~ Restless and wild and poised...

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Nobody’s Home

Image credit: Tolbert
the path from here to yesterday
has too often been travele

Nobody’s Home

the path from here to yesterday has too often been...

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a fresh coat of welcome

morning calm shook us awake
as our shadows met somewhere in time
 
we dance

a fresh coat of welcome

morning calm shook us awake as our shadows met somewhere...

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IN THE DESERT

I love walking alone
In the desert.

IN THE DESERT

I love walking alone In the desert. No people around...

We Hold These Truths

Especially in a presidential election year, talk of patriotism abounds....

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naked light

Image credit: Zu1u
who turned on the naked light,
suspended like a question mark

naked light

who turned on the naked light, suspended like a question...

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The Secret of the Cracks

Sand Dunes,Dan sanders 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Secret of the Cracks

                                In...

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STACCATI

glitterati
illuminati
Intelligensia.
basmati
castrati
Hortensia.

STACCATI

glitterati illuminati Intelligensia. basmati castrati Hortensia. literati culturati obligati? pastrami...

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The Highest Patriotism

todayincampaign2012.com
 
As Dr.

The Highest Patriotism

Expats

  As Dr. King said in 1967, “We believe the...

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I, Woman!

“A nod to our Sweet Half;  Sometimes we cannot live with them,  but we

I, Woman!

Expats

“A nod to our Sweet Half;  Sometimes we cannot live with them,...

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Our Country Tis of Thee

westlawninsider.

Our Country Tis of Thee

  Our country tis of thee, A land once slave...

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Here comes the rain!

Clench your teeth
Clean your gutters
Here comes the rain!
Beavers are
Upstream
G

Here comes the rain!

Expats

Clench your teeth Clean your gutters Here comes the rain!...

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Crazy Honeymoon

 
 
Cupid’s bow lips puckered and pouting
Me and myself taking

Crazy Honeymoon

    Cupid’s bow lips puckered and pouting Me and...

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New Day

New Day photograph by David Eric Rohaff
 
The dark days are here
I do feel

New Day

  The dark days are here I do feel quite...

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The Silence

There  is a silence
Quieter than the belly of a cave.

The Silence

There  is a silence Quieter than the belly of a...

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The Only Thing

alexisvictoria.tumblr.

The Only Thing

Expats

  “It is a time for martyrs now, and if...

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URBANE

Starry nights
Bustling streets
Smoke dancing out of open cafes.

URBANE

Starry nights Bustling streets Smoke dancing out of open cafes....