Coveted

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Only days pass before I begin to yearn for him and I can only hope he feels the same. The thought of him consumes my soul and it just makes me love him so much more. My heart is once again alive regardless of how much time has passed. I can feel his touch even when it hasn’t occurred and to some, it might seem absurd, but every thought just makes me work up my nerve. To fight for him like I’ve never fought before because this could lead to so much more. A life of happy moments and perfect nights, alongside the man who was always right. The only man who stuck by me through thick and thin and was never scared to show me what was within. A man so selfless, who would let another have my heart if this would turn my life into art. But he’s the man who inspires my soul and makes me search for more. He’s the man I can never forget and whom no matter, what I never regret. He’s the man only man I want to love because in him I can always trust.

-M.A. Fernández

Copyright © 2017 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved

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Personal Narcotics

Day 29

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I’m on the brink of salvation, dying of starvation. And you what sustains me, so far but so close. One minute you’re gone, the other you’re here. Dying to come forward but held back by fear. Letting the voices your decisions steer, always watching the rear. And I keep dying while you keep making your mind. Leaving no peace to find. The drug I never need but always choose and I’m so scared to lose. Addicted to a substance so real, I’m waiting for its magic to commence and my soul to heal. This deal has to seal, but then again you can always melt steel. Under fire, we transform, either to a better or a worse form. We are the ones you choose to reform or deform.

-M.A. Fernández

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Tortured Love

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Somehow you always seem to find a way to leave me behind broken and alone, waiting for you to come home.

I rock myself to sleep with the feeling that I’m cheap.

Never good enough for you to turn your ways, never fight and stay, always walk away.

So once again I’m left picking up the pieces, of all the boys who broke my soul.

Yet for some reason, I’m still waiting for you to come home.

Hoping that somewhere deep inside your heart, you truly don’t want to be apart.

Making a silent prayer for you to come back and tell me you’re sorry you lost your track.

But my hope is always in vain, because your heart, I can not tame.

I’m starting to go insane, I don’t like this game.

You revive me just to kill me again.

I’m lost between what is now and what was then.

Maybe I should just let you go, it’s clear; you are not coming home.

-M.A. Fernández

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Day 1 – The Known and the Unknown

Day 1

Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name.

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Matters, who knows what matters, is it life or is it matter.

Anyone can give their opinion but few can give facts. Clear, undebatable.

Remember that opinions are just that and nothing more.

Lost in the sea of chatters, of words and concepts.

Ideas in crowded minds, many combinations, with 26 letters.

No matter, 26 letters revive and fill the world with infinite possibilities, creating limitless amounts of theories and ideas.

-M.A. Fernández

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Given / Response- Love of Lies

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Given by Irving Cruz

Almost every day people could hear your cries…

It serves you right for all your lies…

And every time it rains…

I don’t know why but I feel your pain…

It’s like I could see you through the raindrops crying…

And I know I have to do something but I’m not trying…

I went to your house to see you…

I didn’t know what to say…

But I had a feeling that I should stay…

I really wanted to tell you the truth…

So here it goes I love you…

Response by M.A. Fernández

My lies were all I ever had…

Your indecisive mind just drove me mad…

Maybe I’m not the only one feeling pain…

I mean how could we tell with all this rain…

If you have to do something, then do it fast…

Because there is no other way to make this last…

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what to say…

If you think you should stay…

Then just don’t go away…

I’m really glad you told me the truth…

So here’s my response, I love you too…

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I’ll Be There

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When everything is right, I’ll be there.

When life couldn’t possibly be better, I’ll be there.

When you have too many friends, I’ll be there.

When you feel loved, I’ll be there.

But most importantly,

When everything is wrong, I’ll be there.

When no friends are to be found, I’ll be there.

When you feel unloved, I’ll be there.

When you laugh, I’ll be there.

When you cry, I’ll be there.

When you want to talk, I’ll be there.

When you want to sit in silence, I’ll be there.

Just remember; that no matter what goes on…

I’ll be there.

-M.A. Fernández

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