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For The Loss Of A Ghost Like You

Fragile Shell Of Morning

Joy Restored

Love A Cat

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

The Crow Is A Songbird

Upwards Into The Swirling Sea Of White.

July's Message

And With Words I Let Them Go

When He Returns From The Road

Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time

the brand of disappointment

Some Will

What If

A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life

Please Don't Bring Me Flowers

No Woman's Friend

A Man Called Tsuris

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

Sometimes I Hear Him

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity

I Long For Stars

Every Time I Listen To the Wind.

Some People

She Is My Friend

Beware The Sign of Sagittarius

Need You (note of encouragement to self)

why not ask the cat?

The Un-Promised Land

I Travel Every Time I Think Of You

Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You

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Please Don't Bring Me Flowers

don't bring me roses
in coffin white boxes
its true...

roses are red
dead violets are blue
you should've left them in the ground
like I told you to

please don't bring cut flowers
they perish long before their time
I prefer all living things to
have the chance to live
out their lives
as happily and fully
while they can

instead you could grow
and tend a planted garden
and furnish it with love
and care
or you could find a neglected one
and make a home
and vow to help to mend
the broken-ness that's there

leave the flowers in the ground
leave the flowers as you found

February 14, 2017 6:09PM PST
legal copyright for this wise ditty and also for
this silly writer Melissa A. Howells and also for
this legally copyrighted site title:
Meloo Straight From Her Tilt-A-World

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