The Power of Compounding

The strong effects of alcohol are increased by compounding.
Papaver somniferum, is mere milk until it is goes through rounding.
And when in use the body, brain both take a painful pounding
Job loss, loves lost, lives spent in the arms of Morpheus surrounding
The price we pay goes up each day the pace it is dumbfounding.
A mere ten bucks a day for twenty years at 5% compounding
Results in $125,934 a value most astounding.
The lack of funds result in cars and homes impounding.
Homeless, loveless, jobless with problems too confounding
But a special soul has pulled it off and has her life rebounding.
And that my friend is true evidence of the power of compounding.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

For a technical, technicolor Muse.

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Not Again

Love for most people is pain,
Some squeeze through with joy,
Some stay numb.
Love for me is a flame that burns in silence,
A hole that grows bigger inside me.
When I think about my past,
My state of mind when broken was all I knew,
My spine is chilled at the thought,
My hands shake with memory,
Of my agony,
Easier said than done,
They all just hit and run,
When I think of this,
A part of me weeps,
Yet another part is confident it won't happen again,
Everytime that part though, is wrong.

Now you come around,
And seeing you is bittersweet,
Taste of new love,
And defeat.
Now we are sitting here on an empty street,
And you're ready
To pledge your love to me.
I can't accept,
I am afraid,
I know this seems sad,
To make you promise this,
But when you say love to me,
It means:

Don't hurt me,
Or abandon me,
I can;t go through that state
No lying,
No hiding,
I just fixed my heart again,
So go easy.

Thinking about my past guys,
They all had the same look in their eyes,
But sadly you don't realized they have that,
Until it's too late.
That is a constant fear
It brings worry back to me,
My heart's been in hiding,
Then you come along,
I want to say no,
I can't go back to where I was.
But you sound convincing,
Ignorant me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Basically how so far every guy I've dated has broken my heart and I have recently gained a new guy....and how I'm afraid he'll do the same.

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Found Dreams

And in the realm of dreamscapes

Where water’s thick as oil

Dust coats the tongues of wanderers

Who earn a pittance for their toil


And a girl now twenty

Stood hanging out the wash

And with each grimy sheet she hung

She counted what was lost


And the gritty clapboard shanty

The one that she called home

Was empty and was hollow

She was all alone-


The horizon went forever

As they do only in dreams

The tears she wiped from her cheeks

Weren’t what they seemed


They came away as glass

She had cried priceless jewels

She gathered tears in her apron

To hide them from the fools


In the jewels’ reflection

She saw what was to be

Gathered up her courage

Determined to be free


And in the realm of dreamscapes

Where wanderers pass on by

She took hold of dreams she cried

And waved them all goodbye

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