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for @raneedillon

dark room
across the floor
fire reds
crystal sparks

sudden knowing
hoping
time spreading
crowd dissipates

a single white rose
where
i saw you standing



for @iamdebra -(i’m a lyricist too, and this one came out as a song instead of poem – when the music is written i will link it.)

see
here’s the thing
i want to believe
what you want to believe
what you want to believe about
yourself

but you know i can’t
because i can’t
because of
well
you know

you wanna be brave
i know hon
you wanna be brave
i know hon
you wanna be brave

look, i think you should just live
live for yourself
what are you trying to prove
over & over
with all these guys
settle down already

but i know you can’t
because you can’t
because of
well
you know

you wanna be brave
i know hon
you wanna be brave
i know hon
you wanna be brave

well ok hon
then just
be brave
what are you waiting for

you wanna be brave
i know hon
you wanna be brave
i know hon
you wanna be brave



for @kcnightfire

the windup
the pitch
tailgate hitch

anticipating the runs
the walks
corndog stalks

the smells in the stands
the happy families
they all come to this park
to forget all their cares
and just live for awhile

sure the crowds will give you the willies
but still, be there tonight
7:30 PM EST
giants & phillies



by JTW
©2010 JTW “jtwhitaker.com” All rights reserved.

for @dawnblanchfield

there are several of you
i think you know who you are
can’t stop pecking
up close, from afar

but the truth is
why you do it
is so very clear to me
you’re afraid to focus inward
afraid of what you see

no escaping though
cause with karma you’ll be stricken
so better buck up now
gossip, yes, it’s for the chickens



for @blue_ribbons

tumbles down the leafy hill
as i sit beside the window sill
watching her from our country home
so content now

the slowness that i sought
not something outward that i bought
it was a transaction within
a payment to my soul

so the scene out my window replays
and i thank god from my living room
for these burnt orange sundays



for @iamepanthony

if only you’d pause long enough
or i could figure out your rhythm
maybe then we could see each-other

but you’re all over the place
pained by a life you can’t erase
and i’ve tried to tame you
to quiet those fears
to release, then dry your tears

i want to love you
you won’t let me though
you’re a lion
that not even my words can lasso



…round two coming up…

by JTW
©2010 JTW “jtwhitaker.com” All rights reserved.

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