The older we get,
The higher the stakes,
The more room for mistakes,
And greater the aches,
For beginnings.

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Cold Solace

Perfect snowflakes falling
do not alleviate
aches and pains
nor diminish the tons of snow
in front of me.

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The tender
Lovely ache
On my back
As I lay awake
Grew into a pain
For it was a sprain
And took me a week
To forsake

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Silence Breaks

Quiet in form
Subtle mistakes
Hushed storm
Heart that aches
Words unspoken
Emotion quakes
Vows are broken
when silence breaks.

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