FINISHED (8:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 24)

~ D², @d2poetry

Finally, reached the goal
in step with what was done before
now focus on the job
make sure no more time is robbed
sharing has been a joy
hopefully,
catalyst for more
though so many were rushed
done they will be after applying
final touch!

~ D², 06.23.19, 8:44 AM
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Just Do It (7:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 23)

~ D², @d2poetry

Seeing
end
at hand
thrilling
ready to shout
DONE, DONE, DONE!
can feel it!
close to finish line
OH, can’t quit it
just need to
push out a
good last one

doesn’t have to be
profound
just do it
could care less
if it rhymes
just do it
know I can do this
ONE LAST TIME
Let’s do this!

~ D², 06.23.19, 7:11 AM
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Pride Land (6:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 22)

~ D², @d2poetry

See you
unintentionally hiding
fighting the impulse to
shrink small
come out from under that rock
walk, don’t crawl
pick up head
lift up shoulders,
stand tall
exorcise named spirits,
shame and embarrassment,
serving no one,
no one at all

~ D², 06.23.19, 6:13 AM
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Empathy (5:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 21)

~ D², @d2poetry

Earning the trust of another
Mirroring their thoughts and/or their words
Partnering with them in their reality
Awake to the root of their fear
Taking the time
Holding the space
Yielding to the move of the Spirit.

~ D², 06.23.19, 5:27 AM
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Earworm (4:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 20)

~ D², @d2poetry

trying to focus but
ol’ R&Bs
are in head bouncing
they

got me going around
in circles
round and round I go

try to stop it
opted to lean wit’ it and

Let the beat hit ’em
let the music take control
Let it take ’em
up and down and
round and round

enticing
overwhelmingly frenetic encounters

Me-ee
aa-and
Mrs. Mrs. Jones
We’ve got a thing
Going on

brain all messed up
a cyclical vapid insidious mush

That Laffy Taffy
Shake that Laffy Taffy

grateful that its
not “99 bottles” of beer

Oh, great, I got to

Take one down and pass it around

99 bottles of….

~ D², 06.23.19, 4:43 AM
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PUI suggestions by Symon FEnix
PUI: Earworm
The suggestion was to create a piece with some of the listed artists or genres. I turned it into an R&B Earworm.

Confusion (3:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 19)

~ D², @d2poetry

Swirling indecision
focus unstable
heartbeat inconsistent
breathing labored
also shallow

balance unavailable

stand thought sit
sleep thought awake
starve thought full
steady thought unsettled

short though tall
bushy though bald
stubby though thin
saint though I was in sin.

~ D², 06.23.19, 2:20 AM
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PUI suggestion by Carl Kenney
PUI: Confusion
The suggestion was to create a piece about confusion/peace/transformation

Dear Me (2:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 18)

~ D², @d2poetry

Pulling down the mask
so I can breathe
making better plans
taking care of me

growing from my errors
admitting wrongs humbly
commit to my goals
move without wavering

honor my word
serve with integrity
do everything in love
so through it, Christ is seen.

~ D², 06.23.19, 2:20 AM
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Glee (1:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 17)

~ D², @d2poetry

Laughter
renders me
completely
transparent
expressions
most honest

be it about
hilarity
mischievousness
nervousness
or being
sardonic

~ D², 06.23.19, 1:18 AM
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D.N.R. (12:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 16)

~ D², @d2poetry

there is a dampness
attached to stale dreams
priming to erode
disintegrate
rust out
die
until becoming
invisible
memories

residue of
grieved hope
seeking to
resuscitate
defibrillate
revive
dysfunctional
conception
lacking power to
take root

~ D², 06.23.19, 12:24 AM
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PUI suggestion by Darryl Commings
PUI: D.N.R.
“A do not resuscitate order for dead/dying dreams.”
This suggestion was twisted to speak on the necessary miscarriage of dreams that are dead and that should never be brought back to life.
The process is slow.

Really Now! (11:00 PM) – edit done (Hour 15)

~ D², @d2poetry

inner critic’s
playing tricks

says it’s
keeping me
humble
grounded

really it’s
squashing potential
keeping me stuck

really just need to tell her to
shut the F* UP!

~ D², 06.22.19, 10:19 PM
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