Author Archives: SamBirrer

Rising-Rhyme

beginning buried in blackness,
bit by bit, bright beams breach the barrier, 
thoughtfully shining thread-like through the silence. 
inside, in the center, something stirs. Continue reading

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The Crying Echoes

gunshots break great ragged holes in the foggy dew, prayers and protests rise from precious snow, the blood of men mingling with the blood of the land, echoes in their descendants lament lost cities – cry, the beloved country, for … Continue reading

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Evanescence

What joy can be found
With sorrow close by its side
These two hold hands Continue reading

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As Through Fire

destroying flames in a reddish sky warnings of a failing future throes of a dying past purging flames in the corridors of the mind letting old thoughts reduce to welcome nothingness leaping flames consuming the heart eating away but reaching … Continue reading

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Sonder

A hundred raindrops falling on the just and the unjust A hundred fingers tapping thoughtfully at window panes A hundred miles walked to a holy place A hundred voices speaking softly from the heart A hundred kisses blossoming briefly, never … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Blackboard

faded memories particles clinging for a time forming meaning in words and shapes bullet points or diagrams a beautiful mess barely readable – yet maybe worth the understanding a landscape left or a portrait fit for the Louvre or the … Continue reading

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Die Geheimnisse der Zukunft

Werd’ ich rein wie Edelstein, Einmal in der Zukunft sein? Oder frei wie Falken fliegen, Über dunkle Wolken siegen? Wozu werd’ ich endlich werden, Wie lang stehe ich noch auf Erden? Werd’ ich meine Teufel umbringen, Bevor sie selbst auf mich … Continue reading

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Walking

I could stand still if I knew where I was headed, but the light is gone long since; I have lost my destination (or destiny) in the fog. To walk is stumbling steps, starting, stopping, striking stones before my faltering … Continue reading

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What I Might Have Done

What I Might Have Done Is a poison of uncertainty seeping through my mind. What if, what if… Would I be happier, Would I be more alive? Would that man Have lived a while longer Had I been there By … Continue reading

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IF ONLY

The greatest thought
In the universe
Once formed, was soon forgot Continue reading

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