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In The Warmth Of A Daydream
I slipped into reverie
at all the possibilities
that red-letter night
I shuddered disorderly,
as honesty fell
from our lips like secrets
    now rest by our feet;
And within your kiss
I found a warmth
which put my lonely, frantic heart
    at ease.
I want to celebrate you-
You are the most beautiful person
I’ve ever known.
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They were absent
as God
that night which allowed
a lot
of candor to be untethered.
Our gaze was lavender
in the haze of anticipation,
in the heat of your disheveled room
we play around topics
like the nervous, shaky lights
    dancing outside your window.
This furious lust, hungry like vultures;
Even the stars witness
and blush at our desire
and construct constellations, as if
required, in our mess.
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Save Us
With this
bottle of bourbon
I devote the hour
to my self-destruction;
Cheers to all the hells
I encounter regularly-
To the blaring march of
my own, waning mortality-
The sober contrary
leaves me despairing
in the cool moonlight,
so lost inside some
existential hypothetical
I begin to doubt what's true
And flounder helplessly
In the silent capture
of my composure.
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Not Twice
languid dream.
          How sweet,
          under your shadow.
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All Is Well
I feel lost
but all is fine,
my concerns multiply
on a speculative line
my mind won't quit.
Lately, I am miserable at best-
Sipping on the past
I remember how happy
I felt when I was with you
         And I hurt.
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Oh no, Sweetheart
Blow after blow
our confusing,
furtive scenario
kills me a little more.
With my face
wet on the floor;
           in spite, i persist
           that i don’t care anymore
i don’t care anymore
i don’t care anymore
i don’t care
i don’t.
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I can deny you only so much
The sinuous arch of your spine
recalls, staggeredly,
back this retaliation of words
and recollection-
there was something here;
In my darkest hour,
your relaxed voice
rebelled against the rage
rumbling behind my eyes-
The void I've subscribed
Holds my hand tight
Through my sufferings
And with pleasure reminds me-
The promises we keep
don’t make any sense to us, at all.
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The Future Doesn't Exist
I toast to chaos,
this remarkable night
and welcome the new year
with a personal abandon;
       eyes are quiet
       under neon light,
       inescapably absorbed
       in the mystery of you-
                ready to drown
                any discretion away
                with your kiss
                and reclaim some hope coinciding
                within this splintered heart.
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The Gentle Delay of Disbelief
My trembling voice assembles
a pathetic example of pain
marked by the compulsion
of becoming untroubled,
  by the bog of content-
I reside deep in myself
--the weight of this hurt
clenched like crow claws
upon my shoulders--
smashed in denial
and defied by the storm.
So choke down the fault
next to a soul, shattered,
yet satisfied by
the gentle delay of my disbelief.
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To Save A Drowning Sorrow
My words are without weight-
Surveying, selfishly, beside verities;
This perfect disguise, veiled
by delectable lies
slowly coated and charmed
with every new spoken interlude
spewed and slumbers
near what i call “love”.
To suffocate on fervency  
is principal currency  
for any sort of comprehension;
These lessons be blessed, insipid,
bonding our mental relations
      to the mourning
      we in secret, abide.
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The Woe Unfolds
Eyes assassin
Breaths with ease,
These are treasures
That guarantees
A swift destruction of heart.
The woe unfolds
Disaster and grows
Below my throat
A black hole.
Canonical longing
Is my home
A stone's throw belonging
To my decaying loam.
Trust is trying
Objectively prying
My hopes are laughing
As they die.
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Dearest Ephemera
We concede to these
bygone contracts that
deter us from delight,
better suited to our needs;
For our wants satiated
by the dawn of fresh surprise;
these new amusing tides
restore our souls,
that shine no more
till come the night,
our words pour,
flowing like velvet
in astounding volumes,  
dissipating into the aether
like wishes-
All birthed by the thrill
of their breathtakingly beautiful-
         Etcetera, etcetera.
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Cursed Green Origami Heart
I know a mortals sense of regret;
Though, when we
dropped in the well of grief
and became doomed
with our honesty
to marred unions, I should have
leapt into the flames
instead of admiring the similarities
          warm and joyously.
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Dissenting Predicament
I am of sound
mind, you fraught bitch.
Up to your neck in doubt,
suffocating on the fire you built
by your own conscious volition.
Burn; i wish you the best
in our descent.
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In the lavender haze
Is your heart keen to mine?
Are your peepers
scheming certain long hair kicks?
Take a gander this way
and figure this;
I am sure it’s bad news
to dally with a stranger
but you’re the cat's meow
and i’d love to be in cahoots  
with your lulu-hooch-filled eyes
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A Beautiful Exaggeration
Caught wind of insecurity,
now I am full of questions-
Doubt seizes my weary heart
in this long hour of pondering.
  I catch myself silently vying
  your regard, as if necessary.
--You prey on my mind, incessantly--
Those words revealed
under streetlight’s glow,
imprinted on my chest
Like a vow-
Those little whispers,
sweet like honey,
I carried home
in my arms,
that cold starry night;
I’m certain it’s
pretty hyperbole.
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do we still respond to journal postings these days?
if so, how are all of you?
speak to me your dreams and desires-
or how shitty your day was, either or.
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James Daniel
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Favourite genre of music: anything that tickles my fancy
Wallpaper of choice: Shnosberry
Personal Quote: "In expecting the worst, one becomes pleasantly surprised by anything less than disaster"


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hypermagical Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Thank you for the recent faves. :ahoy: I appreciate them!
rider-on-the-storm Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Student General Artist
don't mention it; keep them coming!
TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Happy birthday! Party 
rider-on-the-storm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Student General Artist
thank you!!
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happy birthday you lovely nutter :heart:
rider-on-the-storm Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you!
FridgePoetProject Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wishing you a truly incredible "new year of you," my dear.  :hug:
rider-on-the-storm Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you!
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rider-on-the-storm Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student General Artist
hey thanks!
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