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Poet. To see the beauty of our existence, the brilliance in our struggle, and the love in our sadness.
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The lighthouse on the shore
Shed light on the source
Of the beauty and power
In that waves and thunder

I stood before the storm
Hearing the thud and claps
A sound so familiar
Yet filled, with unknown horror

I saw the dark shadows
As they crashed on the shore
Breaking my body
And dissolving my words

Once again I tried
To let go of the water
Only to leave nothing
As I become the shore

Hitting by the water
Through the calms and anger
As I keep the lighthouse
in this beautiful horror

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The still water keeps
Falling down my cheeks
It flows through my veins
And crash into my knees

I love you it said
With a bitter taste
In the cold winter…
What can I say?

I dreamed of that snowflake
One of a kind and it never fades away
To what effort I must stay
To keep the warmth from going away

I love you it said
Sad and helpless
I love you it said
Before it melted away

Long ago I laughed
At my lonely shadow
As I heard you say
That wordless and sweet nothing

And now I’m beginning to see
Where I shall go next
I shall go
To a place
Where the snowflake never melts away

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Your feelings are like
the colors on a painting
Contrasting and mixing
Merging and forming
a holy picture
of the heaven
inside you

It is too divine
to be hidden
or contained
It should be shown to the world
So that others can see
The heaven
in them

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We were dancing
in the void
Spinning and laughing…
Your hair is grey and shiny
Like those silver linings
You face, with wrinkles and lines
Like rivers flowing,
Into a smile
And your eyes
Speaking of love
So much love

Sway after sway
Around after around
As if reversing time
You became younger
with every step

“You are like the sunshine to me, my love”
You said
As we danced
towards the end…

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In the void of the unknown
I faced the dark souls
Of the dreams and hopes
Once left untold

On the beach

I touched the sun
And became the light
That flew across
The sea and land

it hit your eyes
And in a flash
Never to be seen

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The bell rings at the wake of dawn
Singing the echo of that holy song
Where in this moment we shall sit
And await the presence of next gong

The wind is howling about a secret
Of the magical beauty in the now
As it flew, it kissed my skin
And took away all my wrongs

The drum beating in my chest
Speaking the words of divine love
Where no mind nor thoughts,
Can disturb this song

I am…

Nothing more

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It has been a long time
Since I last saw you
But the essence of this flame
Still burns so bright

To the shadow of that moonlight
The wind whispered at their sight
Speaking about a mystery
So far removed from the truth

I began to feel the sand
Of all the grains and pebbles
Only few could fit my hand
Without fleeting away

Once again I sit
At the crossroad of faith
To be consumed by the wind
And disappear into the night

Oh how I longed
For that night
And the sky
Hugging the land

Maybe we shall meet again
As the wind meets sand
Flowing and waving
In time…

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Shoot your peace at me
And kill me with your love
So I can wake up again
With you in my arms

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We’ve been doing this
for eternity…

Loving ourselves


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I talked
to the moonlight
And asked it
to send you
my love
When it reaches
your sky

Erik Luo

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