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Takes Time

written by: SMiles



Help dance
the water from my eyes
embrace this lifeless tango
waltz sadness to goodbye
my vessel of virtue
you're immortally imprinted
through winds of our time
be my only ghost
I wish you never die
reside in my thoughts
enlighten my darkness
breathe in this breathless world
as I sorrow
a thousand times of sorrow
lay stricken and contrite
devoid of will for putting up the fight
until a memory serves
a solitary beacon of love
scraping a scratch across the pain
a pathway entwined with hopeless
to believe our love remains
yet no smile adourns
this ravaged bleaked out face
only with a one teared eye
can I fill our open space.



My name Is Stephen John Miles (SMiles) live in Barrow in Furness Cumbria England, I'm 53 diagnosed dyslexic at 47. Found my written voice once diagnosed and have been shouting ever since. I've a self published children's book Zac's leather elephant and a published children's book The fox the owl and the big green towel, I have a new children's book coming out later this year called Book of Zac. The books are published by Austin Macaulay. I made stories up to entertain my children all rhyming this led to the books. My break in poetry came after a friend of mine died and I wrote a poem for his funeral. Two years ago I appeared at the Bloomsbury festival in London. I write beat poems as it works well with my dyslexia. Something I feel strongly about is self expression after feeling excluded for so long. I'm not for everyone but then not everyone's for me so that makes us even.

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