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Poetry by Shigé Clark

"Let the battered heart rejoice"

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Alone

Alone

Remember

Remember you are loved
When your life falls apart,
Remember when it’s crashing that
You always have my heart.
Do not forget my name
When you fear no one cares,
Remember when you feel alone
That I am always there.
Don’t ever doubt your worth,
Don’t give in to the night.
If darkness is surrounding you,
Then I will be your light.
Believe within the storm
That you can make it through,
And even through the highest waves
That I will row with you.
Remember as you climb
That there is always hope,
And even if you fall, then you
Can use me as your rope.
Don’t ever choose to brave
The journey on your own,
Because as long as I exist
You’ll never be alone.

– s. Clark

Fear of Healing

I fear I will forget
The sweetness of your smile
The way it lit my weary soul
And made the fissured world feel whole
If only for a while

I’ve not forgotten yet
But fear the fateful creeping
Of darkness through your bright blue eyes
Within my mind, I fear to rise
To find you lost while sleeping

I hold onto your scent,
You only left its trace,
I held you close to breathe it in
And knew the essence you have been
Where now there’s only space

I fear the slow descent
Of all my knowledge of you
The way you moved, and felt, and thought
And all the happiness you brought
And all the ways I love you

I fear I’ll lose the sound
Of how you laughed so free,
Bursting forth with stunning gladness
Bringing sense and joy to madness
Now only memory

I feel you all around
And fear to lose the feeling
They say the pain will fade in time
But I still feel your hand in mine
And I don’t want the healing

– s. Clark

Lonely Ride

There’s not a soul to meet him
Coming off of this plane,
And isn’t that the saddest thing
That life has in its store?
To have arrived at someplace,
Or worse, to come back home,
And not a soul that cares you’re there,
Or ever were before.

– s. Clark

No Air

We all take our breath for granted
Until one day it’s not there,
And it’s hard to notice sunlight
When there isn’t any air.

– s. Clark

The Clock

“Please don’t leave me,” she whispers
to everyone she knows
But life is just a crooked clock,
and everybody goes.

– s. Clark

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