Going for Gold

By Kovine

The way we speak 
A slight inflection here 

The hard times are hard 
The sad times are sad
But through it 
We write lovely things 

And speak even lovelier things 
To the people we love 
To the people we don’t know
A silent prayer 

It doesn't have to be pretty 
I like the ugly things
just as much 

Speak your thoughts 
Say the first answer 
That comes to your mind
I want to know what you have to say 

In this language 
In that language 
In any

Heavy are our burdens 
and the absence of things held close 
Blurring past us 
Like running a yellow light 

No regard 
These fast times 
And fast tears 
Please, Just say it 


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Copyright 2022 Kovine
Published on Saturday, August 20, 2022.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

The beauty of language, spoken and written weighs heavy on my heart. Lovesick with language.
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  • The-Ardent On Sunday, August 21, 2022, The-Ardent (25)By person wrote:

    This got to me, there's a beautiful truth and sediment within these words and you penned them spot on.

  • Poetic-Realm On Sunday, August 21, 2022, Poetic-Realm (255)By person wrote:

    Just say it is right. I knew a really big man who was really introverted. I got him to take MDMA once and he finally spoke and spoke with clarity. About the things he loved, but mostly the things he hated. He was always a friend but he became a brother after that. The crazy things we got into after that night I will remember for a lifetime. I do still feel sorrow at our growing apart as we grew up. Thanks for sharing.

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