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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Love Undercover

    I’ve fallen in love with you
    In a lingering silence
    Despite my best intentions
    Your beauty grabbed my heart
    My mind was obliged to follow

    The silence is my own doing
    Courage I lack to say the words I feel
    I’ve said them before and I’ve been left broken
    Knowing that the meaning in them was unrequited
    So I long in the silence I’ve created

    That…read more

    Roger Marshal Chamberlain
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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 5 days, 8 hours ago

    A Term Comes

    So many years have now passed
    I lost you so much sooner than I planned
    I wanted us to be old and gray
    When we finally let go
    A lifetime has seemed to pass now
    A single word now comes to describe losing you
    Lucky
    No not what might come to mind I know
    I was merely lucky to have known you
    To share moments upon this earth
    That were graced simply by…read more

    Roger Marshal Chamberlain
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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Long Black Train (The Road Back)

    Oh long black train
    You’ve been running for so long,
    Pulling me back from the edge
    Back to a place where I’m strong.

    We pulled out from that station
    It seems like a lifetime ago,
    The trip was sometimes bumpy
    The destination where I want to know.

    Through them low slung valley’s
    Yea we just passing on through,
    On beyond those darkened tunnels we…read more

    Roger M Chamberlain
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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 1 month ago

    Unknown Love, An Illusion

    Oh dear love, what an illusion
    Yet the only object I have left to desire,
    Failing to find the key I can’t grasp
    Engulfed by a raging fire.

    To pit myself so recklessly against
    A most insurmountable foe,
    Well that’s just so cliché, so me
    The most unlovable person life could know.

    Whether it be confidence I lack in stride
    Or perhaps just unworthy…read more

    Roger Chamberlain
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  • Gerald Washington shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Unseal Yourself

    Welcome to a site called The Unsealed
    A place where you can feel at peace and heal
    It can be hard to find a place where you can relax
    For a lot of sites, the nasty behavior is to the max

    Fierce arguments and cruel behavior rule the day
    Not in The Unsealed, where kindness is here to stay
    It may take a while to believe these truths
    Trust issues…read more

    Gerald
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    • Gerald I love that you love this safe space so much you wrote a letter to it. I’m glad we can have a place where you can let out any type of emotion and have people around to hear it and voice their opinions on the matter through love and understanding because we’ve either all been there or experienced other people going through it. Letters lik…read more

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      • Thank you Kayjah. I’m glad The Unsealed exists. It’s excellent to unleash whatever grievances we have through love and understanding as you mention. I love the way you put it. It’s sad that so many people never get to be heard. I hope The Unsealed continues to find a way to the voiceless so they can use their voice.

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  • whitjr shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    WHAT THE DUMPSTER DIVERS LEFT BEHIND

    She had left so much here
    the carloads taken to Goodwill
    numbered, now, beyond ten
    he’d kept a count, tho, if pressed
    he’d not admit to it

    too much there to allow in
    it was only to go out

    elsewhere.

    Which thoughtlined to such a different place
    one of today the multi-colored thoughts and pictures
    in an everyday, always anyway, person’s mind…read more

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    • Wow this poem is amazing. One thing I love about poems is that the reader can picture it differently and the author has a different thought process on it. From reading this it seems like the girl left the guy that they were in a relationship and she left so much things for him to do that she usually does. He’s not used to it because he’s never exp…read more

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  • whitjr shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Note from a Poet

    What are we doing as poets? To whom are we writing? It cannot be only for ones-self, not only for some sort of self-edification.

    I write for the everyday person, for those pictures in our minds we all carry. So many great poets have gone before, I’ve nearly let that intimidate me in the past, causing an unappreciated inertia.

    However there…read more

    Ray
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    • Amazing! Poems are very tricky to me. Just like art each viewer has their own interpretation. I’m glad your write for people in everyday situations. It does help a lot with relatable situations that we have all been in especially when we need someone to understand what we went through. Keep up the great work and write you amazing poems.

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      • How interesting to read your comment! Thank you for takig the time to do so…. One of my “Poet heros” is Carl Sandberg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet. Whike I have quite a few “poet heros” Mr. Sandberg stands out as one that wrote for the massses…. And his work resounded with this times in meaningful ways (1915–1918 were some of his poetry that…read more

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  • Jules Baker shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Skinn

    There is something inside of me
    Desperately trying to claw its way out
    Of this flesh prison

    She isn’t a monster
    But I can never let her out
    She’s been there for too long

    In the dawn of myself
    I stuck her there
    Pushed her down with hopes she would just disappear

    But as I grow older and wiser
    She grows stronger and angrier
    For all the wrongs don…read more

    Juliette
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    • Juliette, this is a beautiful poem but I want you to know it’s never too late for either of you. I know what it’s like to have pain and anger held inside … let it out. Kick, scream, talk to someone you trust or hug a friend. But know it’s never ever too late to heal your soul. Sending you a great big hug. We support you. You got this. You are so strong.

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    • Juliette, I have been through the same seething rage but instead of holding it in, I’ve let it loose. Letting this type of rage loose didn’t do me any justice, I’ve been expelled because of it and also lost a job because of it. I’ve learned from being on the unsealed how to control it and use other tactics such as writing and talking up boxing…read more

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    • Dear Juliette,
      Your poem is very thoughtful and serious. I hope you find a balance in your life that makes you happy. I hope you find peace and happiness.

      All the best,
      Shelley

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    • Juliette,

      I know all too well the feelings you’ve spoken of in this poem. I find myself thinking of a favorite line from Shakespeare in Richard III,
      “No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast”

      It is OK to feel in this way. We all have that thing inside of us because let’s face it, this world isn’t…read more

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  • whitjr shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 1 week ago

    COOL RAY’S BRONC SUITE MIX

    She just showed up with it one day

    the patient I cannot name here.

    She had been one of those few patients

    that I’d allowed myself to get too close to

    guess that we had come to know each other

    over the several years it took

    to get two, t-w-o, double lung transplants

    such a vivacious twenty-something

    progeny of excellently smart parents…read more

    Ray
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    • Aww Mr. Whitaker, this is so sad. But how nice it is that you were able to prolong her life, while also treating her with so much love and kindness. <3 Lauren

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      • Thank You Lauren for commenting and reading. it is very nterestingtghat the further out I am from being a person as a Respiratory Therapist, the more pungent memories are showing up. my above piece was actually true, with of course the names changed and dates/other references change to protect privacy.

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        • I think that is sometimes how trauma works. The further away from it you get, sometimes the more in creeps up on you. Keep expressing yourself. Keep healing. We will be here to support you a long the way.

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  • Antoinette Gonzalez shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    A Message For My 1st Abuser

    The following is a poem entitled “Loudly Voiceless!” and has been written as Slam Poetry. This poem is not just to my abuser but to all abusers near and far. More importantly this is an empowerment to all the victims out there. Never forget – you’re NOT broken, you ARE healing. Become a survivor you deserve it more than you will ever…read more

    Antoinette Lucila Gonzalez
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    • Dear Antoinette,
      Your poem is so touching and truthful. I am sorry you had to go thru so much abuse, trauma and sadness as such a young person, I am very happy your life is now on the right track and you are with a good man in a healthy relationship. I wish you all the best together.

      Best regards,
      Shelley

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    • OMG! WOW! Antoinette! This is soo good. You really give powerful insight on what it’s like to be a victim, and also how you persevere through such trauma. This poem is incredibly and so deep and so empowering. I am sorry for what you went through but I am beyond inspired by all that you are. Keep shining. Keep pushing forward. Keep showing your…read more

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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Forgotten

    Like the dark night awash in headlight
    I feel just as forgotten as it does
    Like all the good I could be
    Never was

    Living life meandering from place to place
    Thing to thing in search of belonging
    Yet the only respite I find
    Is yet another longing

    For a moments rest for my mind
    To find something ‘yond this window pane
    The answer to a simple…read more

    Roger Chamberlain
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  • Telina shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Infinite Memory

    The golden light embedded itself in my chest.
    It engulfed my heart in its grasp.
    It spread to the rest of my vessel.
    So this is what healing was like.
    It was like a rainbow after a storm ravishing the world and then sprouting from one side to another.
    All rays of light shining beautiful and bright colors.
    Pure bliss in its true form…read more

    Telina Lucero
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  • Jacey shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    One more day

    Tonight may you close your eyes and dream of the morning rise.
    When you awake take a deep breath you are still here , so let go of that fear.
    May today be full of sunshine, and so many things give you a sign that it’s going to be fine.
    That today we choose to be okay for another beautiful day.

    Jacey A.
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  • Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mirror Mirror

    Every day I look in the mirror but rarely do I see my reflection
    Instead I just see the reason I often garner men’s affection

    In the mirror I can see the scar on my face but I miss the imperfections in my actions
    Instead I just see big brown eyes, long brown hair and stare with satisfaction

    In the mirror I look myself in the eye but n…read more

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  • Antoinette Gonzalez shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Just You and Me

    Little one hear my plea!
    I know your young;
    but work with me
    I will make mistakes
    I am not perfect
    I am in this not alone;
    But with you
    It’s really just me & you!
    I will wipe your tears
    I will kiss your booboos
    I will be your friend
    I will be your foe!

    Little one hear my plea!
    In this world;
    It’s just you & me!
    I am going to fall
    I will cry…read more

    AL Gonzalez
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    • Loved your poem, Al. Your love for your daughter is felt strongly through your words. She’s blessed to have a mom like you who wants to see her do well throughout her life. The part about you getting tired & old is so sad, but it’ll be a reality one day. But hopefully, that part of life is a long way off and you will have lots of great with your…

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  • Roger Chamberlain shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Incomplete

    I wish I important enough
    That I didn’t question my own purpose
    Feeling lost amongst all that
    That is better, faster, stronger

    To feel like I am trapped inside
    A soundproof chamber
    Where the weakest cries and loudest yells
    Go unheard

    It is more than a curse to be plagued by it
    The enemy that is self doubt
    To feel no sense of matter
    Feeling as…read more

    Roger
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    • Awww Roger, this poem is so good. Please stay strong. You are enough. You are more thane enough. You are strong. You are kind. You are giving. The world is lucky to have you. Keep being you. And please, love yourself. There is so much greatness inside of you that we all see. Now, you just got to look in the mirror and see it yourself <3

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      • Thanks Lauren,

        A lot of my feelings are very cyclic in nature and it seems almost like the moon phases.

        Lately I’ve been embroiled in a lot of personal change and redefining what and who and how I allow things into my life. It’s been stressful to really explore the definitions I used to use and how in many cases, that they were holding me back.…read more

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    • Powerful poem, Roger. I admire how you (and others) share the feelings & thoughts that you feel inside of you. That takes tremendous courage to do. Self-doubt is one of our greatest enemies because it’s something that never truly goes away. It always finds a way into our minds & hearts at the most random times. I’m glad you exist.

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      • Gerald,

        Believe me sometimes it’s not easy to do. Others it’s outright essential to get through the emotion of the moment to survive. I’ve kept notebook companies in business through the years I’m sure. In my early 20s I could fill a 1 subject notebook inside 2 or 3 days. For the last several years I hadn’t written very much and it started to…read more

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        • Roger,

          I believe you. It’s important to put that emotion on a page to get it out of our system. I wish I had kept writing in a journal I had when I was 18. That journal helped me through a dark time in my life. Writing it down helped release a lot of frustration. I’m glad you started writing again. Putting those bad emotions down on a page is…read more

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  • KitWriter shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 3 months, 1 week ago

    Chalice of Gold and Steel

    Leaves losing their green youth turn red and burnt orange in the fall.
    Winter slows the sap as Nature chooses life to husband.
    Spring and summer become echoes, faint shadows put on hold.
    Open fields welcome mammals grown plump with fat; birds take wing.
    Crystal coats of ice in bright moonlight shine; branches break.
    Oaks and maples bend only so…read more

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  • Antoinette Gonzalez shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 3 months, 1 week ago

    My Busy Issy

    This is a Haiku about and for my oldest daughter. She is a child of few words, unless she’s comfortable with you. Her 14th birthday is tomorrow and I can remember her birth like it was yeaterday. Im so blessed that she made me a mama. And I am beyond blessed to have her as my biggest baby.
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    Please enjoy.
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    Badass Genius Babe.
    Never knew what…read more

    AL Gonzalez
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  • sarita shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 3 months, 1 week ago

    Find Your Voice

    I have always wanted to belong.
    With my heritage split down the middle,
    one foot on each side of the divide.
    I was lucky to experience both sides of life

    Looking like a descendent of Sacagawea
    Sounding like a Valley Girl I learned quickly that there was not yet a place for me
    So I made one.

    I will forever be the one who stands out
    Wishing for…read more

    Sarah Perez
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    • I love this. Part of the reason I started The Unsealed is because I wanted everyone to feel heard, and seen and as thought their voice matters. Because all of our voices matter. Thank you for sharing this poem. It warmed my heart this morning to read. It is beautiful and empowering and strong. It’s so important that we empower and support each…read more

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  • Antoinette Gonzalez shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 3 months, 1 week ago

    To My Perfect Little Boy!

    I use to yearn,
    Yearn for this day.
    The day,
    I get to wipe your tears;
    Kissing your booboo’s.
    The day,
    I surrender to your love;
    Getting lost in your snuggles.

    Everyone told me,
    How great it is;
    Having a son.
    Your hugs,
    Your love,
    Your attachment.

    However,
    Nobody told me..
    How amazed I would be,
    Amazed by you.
    You’re only one,
    Yet,
    I can fee…read more

    AL Gonzalez
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    • Dear Al,
      How lucky you are to know the joys of motherhood. Your little boy sounds so sweet and amazing. I am glad you are taking the time to smell the roses. Your experience with your son will continue to be the highlight of your life. Stay close to him and you will see how he enriches your life in so many ways.

      All the best,
      Shelley

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