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Rebellion
A cataclysmic clash
Of forces mighty
And those small,
Yet strong of heart.
The winds of a mining town
Blow through the corridors,
Gale of the world blasting
Round to the tip
Of a southernmost
Forlorn islet
Where hope seems lost,
Yet there is always a way.
Sailing ships
High in the skies
As the sunset and breeze
Cloak us in a moment
Of much-needed respite.
Our hope in each other
A faith that our bonds
Shall release us from
A realm so dark,
A world so bleak.
Sunshine comes not
From that tower’s rays.
Magic and armor,
And a song from her lips,
Burst forth into a new day
With comrades at my side.
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Chase Away
Along the coast,
Tracing the way …
Chasing the ghost
To live another day.
A strained and simple beauty,
A rose without a thorn.
Educated to cause and duty,
Long since the tassel was worn.
Featured in an hourglass,
And I cannot name the season.
Forever sauntering, and they pass
Without a single affable reason.
And there it goes
Without statement,
Undeniably, it shows …
Waving grass, pools of cement.
And every ounce of the way,
The wind, the waves, sun, and sand
Bring a carefree essence to my days …
Freedom from worry, cleaved to this land.
And futures come and people go,
I never smiled long enough
To allow it to be so,
Tangled in the overgrown rough.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Verisimilitude
A little agitated
With the words
Lent, but abated,
Fear until we cross swords.
Felt an agony
Beyond defeat,
A forbidden misery
Aching to retreat.
Put myself to sleep
And forget the day
Until I cross that ocean deep,
Lose my soul along the way.
Fear if I creep into your mind
You will slip back into your cage,
Accept things as they are, and find
Your gilded bars become shelter as you age.
Just let me turn another page,
Face your kiss today,
Another for your wrath and rage –
Fear resistance and no other way.
Hunting with a favored stare,
So hard to avoid the craving …
To taste those lips and despair,
Only sentimental respite and caving.
To admit I treasure you,
A mighty request I cannot ask.
Feigning weary and much ado,
Lest I bury myself in my own cask.
My wings can cover us
Or grant us safe flight,
Titillating and gracious
Into that soft twilight.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Half
I know you
Through poetry,
Broken glass, a solid clue,
And the wind on a blustery sea.
I failed to see the reason
To catch you
All lost and out of season,
But I try, succeed, always do.
I lost you in the moment
A heart tears itself in two.
A feverish romance, unkempt,
And we both said adieu.
Lost but not forgotten,
It still tingles through my veins.
Long past the time I fell in,
And you held all the reigns.
A normal way of holding on,
Staying close
For far too long, a sun that shone,
Dimming, so morose.
A guilty, fading, heartless stance
Is all I know to give this memory,
Since it has no fighting chance …
Slink away to avoid the pending misery.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Dancing Blades
A mighty clash of metal
Resounds from the hills
As two dark figures
Battle for their lives.
A side of me,
A side of you,
Fighting for all
That is wrong or right.
As though the whole world
Were ashamed of me,
And I fail to win this round …
A course goes to you, out of bounds.
Fear shall not keep me
From trying to do
What is right …
The swords clank again.
Pinned to the ground,
You whimper softly
As you know who has
The upper hand.
Who can possibly win?
This bout is mine, that yours.
I know deep in your heart
You cannot possibly see me as your enemy.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Foretold
Cannot pretend
It never crossed my mind
That those calm eyes
Could be my comfort.
Knowing my secrets
That I cannot reveal
But never bear to keep …
I lose my appetite and much sleep.
You could bring such
Peace to my world,
But I do not deserve
Your quiet self-control and innocence.
Pushing to the edge
Where you stand so silently …
Wish I could bring myself
To reach out for your hand.
You could never know how much
I admire you and your reserve.
If only I could want something
That could ever be permanent.
A spinning cycle
Of refuse,
A second more
For all my conjecture.
Cannot be the one to save me,
And make you anything less
Than the one I hold dear …
I wish it could be you.
Life takes me along
Its twisted path,
The Tower crashing down
All around me.  
The Star and The Lovers
Evade me so …
Yet The Moon catches me
In its effervescent glow.
The Sun teases me,
And The Devil warns
Of what is necessary
To prevail.
Ten of Cups
And saiety,
Western Emperor
Be my s
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Back
The cracks in the sidewalk
Led me to a sacred place
In the back of my mind
Where old thoughts reside.
A gentle glow
From a time not so
Long ago,
When I still made you smile.
All that is gone,
And now I know
I expected too much
From fragile grounds.
Present times have shown me,
We cannot look to another
And presume that person
To be better than we can ourselves be.
Stressful times
Brought out the worst in me,
And no one deserves
That all the time.
No longer the holder
Of my heart,
You are released from the burden
I always was to you.
No anger in my thoughts,
No contempt in my heart.
Please, just let this be,
And enjoy a life free … of me.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Maelstrom
The wind came down
From the mountains
Up high,
Swooping to gather me along.
It rose and fell
With each rising hill,
The valleys
Cupping each fall.
I swooned as I chanced
Upon the sight,
My life …
Would it forever change?
All I know
Is that at this moment,
Hell’s fury might just
Envy this …
Could the Gates of Heaven
Slam shut to my soul
To know
What my heart fears most?
My roaming soul
Could find a chance
At a good life,
A simple, humble one.
Yet when I strode along
And embraced the vortex,
Only I could find tenderness
In its chaotic grip.
I cannot break my own heart
This way, and
I can no longer stand alone.
I brace myself …
And come what may,
Face a lifetime of this storm
With a smile on my face,
Then live a lie outside of it.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Cold Shoulders
A bristling neglect
Shuffled me
To the prison
Overhanging the wall
Of the fourth floor.
A cold, barren landscape
Awaited me
From the neck down,
Featuring a slighted glimpse
Of what was to be my future.
Unintimidated by the stare,
A mere glower for the fortune
Of the last few
That could muster a gaze
So very penetrating.
Bars slamming shut
To my very soul
A sound resounding
From every quarter of a mile
In each distance.
Cannot keep me here,
I whisper
To no one who happens to be around.
I fear my slipping mind
And the cold whimpers escaping my lips.
A delicate imbalance
Of foregone features,
Senses and structures
Without bounds.
Who best to negate?
A loss ordained,
Fully emblazoned
In its own masculinity.
Bear this mark and be gone,
Absent from eternity.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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Zeal
Oh, the grand and boastful
Lies that devour us all!
Never to sever ties with the hopeful,
Nor delouse the segregated downfall …
Of the mass strings of refuse,
Choking on the mouthfuls
Of loose commentary, and we lose …
A precious token from a handful of fools.
Decadence and decay
Destroying the lives of our youth.
Turn your head, look away,
For the sight is much too uncouth.
Destruction of the individual,
The masses claim equal right.
Answering to a lost call,
The screams unheard each absent night.
Dusting off the canopy
Topping paths far gone from time.
Awaiting fair agony
For dutiful and unkempt crime.
Cries from the monasteries
Awaken us from dreams we dare not lose!
The churches and the sanctuaries
Drive us not from the temptations we seek and choose.
A pleasant overdrive
Is all that is left of ourselves.
Plant, succeed, and thrive!
Climb those pestilent, sticky shelves.
For ours are not lives we chose to live.
Our choices are cliff dives from
Forsaken mountains, a ch
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Wilmington
Too late at night
Or early in the morn
1 a.m., far from the last light.
I should be in bed, so tired and worn.
But the night beckoned me out here,
A foggy drizzle all about.
Walking the dock, no worry or fear …
But I need to see this, needed to be out.
The quiet, silent world is eerie,
So beautiful that I must take pause.
I should be cautious, I should be leery,
And give the shadows no just cause …
But how could such beauty be dangerous?
A faint glow from the softly falling rain
Lights up the wooden surface, so gorgeous,
And I certainly may never see such sight again.
For I am but a visitor
In this lovely port city,
A curious inquisitor
At all its grand simplicity.
The hotel at the end of the street
Serves as my temporary home.
Oh, how I could surely retreat
Here forever, never to further roam.
Alas, my parting will come soon
At this place where river meets sea.
For my departure will occur next noon …
This locale is certain to always be a part of me.
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Propriety
An everyday essence,
Barely seen and never heard …
Thought I always felt your presence
And clung to every spoken word.
I never feared that promise,
But held it close in my heart.
Though empty virtues dare not suffice,
I could not tell those and your words apart.
For a fragmented force
That ceased to pulsate that day,
Full throttle, it went off course,
And never again did it stay.
Proven all gone from here,
An adventure-weary traveler
Very much lost and out of gear …
Such a sad, exhausted wanderer.
A fear that never leaves
Through the door in which it came,
Ventured near the eaves
Where the centuries began their game.
Beholder of the key
For which the door,
Frame, and keyhole simply
Do not exist anymore.
An empty building
And sad stance …
Freely, tear away the gilding
And end this last chance.
Foreseen and denied,
Lanced forthright
With the courage belied
By the dark and gloom of night.
A glimmer of light
Conceals the hopelessness within.
Forgive this fair slight,
A
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Nebula
Forever reaching
For the stars
Twinkling in their own
Delight amongst a field
Of ebony and mystic blue.
They escape me
For now,
But I will reach them
And when I do,
I shall take that moment
To reach my hand
Back out to you,
And we shall dance among them,
Those stars of yellow, white, and blue.
Purple-gray clouds
Will guide us through
Directly to the heavens
Where we shall dance right through
Gates of pearl and delicate ivory
Awaiting us with open hinges,
Gracing us with every known
Greeting to man,
Along with a handful of the unfamiliar.
We shall know peace
And happiness throughout
The rest of our lives,
Your hand in mine,
My heart in yours.
Copyright © 2014 by Tonya Amos
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1. Are you guilty of telling bad puns or "dad jokes"?
   Sometimes.
2. What do you find most appealing in a celebrity/musician/artist?
    Their style, their voice, their drive and how they speak to me on a whole other level.
3. Would you rather go to space or the ocean floor?
    Either way, I hyperventilate a little at the thought of any chance of going without oxygen.  Maybe space?  Although I do love the ocean, but the creatures are a little scarier there.
4. If you knew you were going to die in 7 days, who/what would you worry most about?
   People I let down.  Chances I didn't take. Not finishing my novels.
5. When you doodle, what do you draw? Any recurring themes?
       Squiggly lines.  Upside-down drawings of my face and my curly hair standing out straight from my head.
6. What is one thing you would never share?
    I have a hard time telling people I care about them.  I try in some way to at least let them I know I appreciate them, but the ones I feel the most for, I just can't get the words out.  Ever.
7. What physical feature do you like most about yourself?
   My green eyes.
8. Zippers or buttons?
    Zippers.
9. Do you feel like a different person when you're alone rather than with others?
Not really.  I just feel like I have to keep a lot to myself around people because I am one of those people that will spill EVERYTHING that is going on in my life and in my head unless I restrain myself.  And sometimes I still do that.
10. What is your favorite scent, and why?
   Sandalwood.  It reminds me of the beach and just relaxes me.
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Tonya Amos
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Virginia
Favourite genre of music: alternative/hard rock
Favourite cartoon character: Danger Mouse!

I am a poet with a day job. My writing is sporadic at best ... I either write one poem every few days or weeks, or I write a bundle of poems in one sitting, usually on weekend nights. I'm into a little bit of everything, as you can probably tell by my devART page! I enjoy helping people out and sharing art of all types.

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Thank you very much for the watch, I really appreciate your support. Heart 
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By the way, thank you for the llama. :D (Big Grin) 
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You are quite welcome!  :)
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Thank you so much for the watch. Your poems are amazing :)
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Thank you for the wonderful compliment!!  I deeply appreciate your kind words and support for my work.  :)
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You're very welcome :)
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Thanks muchly for the llama!  
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You're welcome!  And thank you!!  :)
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Thanks for the llama!  :icontightllamahug:
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