ABC

Gibber jabber
lost at  sea
all the voices of sailors past
call to me.
Come sail with us
the romance of the seven seas
pirates with cutlasses
come chase me.
Sand dunes of pure white
buried treasure
x marks the spot
as sirens sing a song of desire
luring senseless ones to their death.
Head in the clouds again
stories
dreams
dancing in my imagination
while teacher scolds me
‘Stop this piffling right now!
ABC and mathematics are key.
All the rest is nothing more
but a distraction to reality.’
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Within

I once was lost

yet now I am found

for within

a strength resides.

Blackness has reigned

demons gorging

breeding

upon my self-consciousness.

Death grip strangles

tears fall unchecked

abyss at my toes;

heart in tatters

where do I go?

From within

determination.

From within

love.

From within

confidence.

From within

dreams to be followed.

What I sought

has been found

Independence is mine.

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