“O” By Robin Chappell

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Take out the knives so you can see me better

The whispers linger on our lips

That one spoken letter has taken us through greater odds

As dark as the depths of the days I spoke naive confessions of “I love you”

“Oh” became so unacceptable, like a deep black hole

To watch those soft folds of your lips form it

Every time I told you that I needed to go

It’s as simple as 1,2,3, as well as a complex science which disagrees

Transitioning into the “Oh”‘s you made me scream before each time you put me sleep

Sloppy “Oh”s enveloped in a dewy lips of a pink rose

To the “Oh”‘s on my chest where you loved to rest your nose

I have no regrets, though I often lie in repose with your “oh”‘s for safer keeping

I’d adorn them on a chain around my brain if I could

Overrated thoughts, I think

Like the final “oh” you spoke when you walked away and never even blinked

“Roses” by Robin Chappell

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Clutching a beautiful red rose with thorns

I bleed into the Earth all that is lost on one side

Abundantly gained in joyous moments on the other

Two faces of passion and pain…

“The Exception” By Robin Chappell

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The atonement of the tone created by you to constantly satisfy me

Is like the whispers of faith from an angel

The best kept secret that will set me free

Here I am looking high and low, searching every corner

Becoming incessantly anxious the more we continue to grow this

Something I delicately hold on to as if it’s damaged and seeping egg

Protecting it as if it were my life for which I would humbly beg

Anxiety exceeds this feeling I have never had the pleasure to know…real love

Worry keeps this heart beating when your hands push me to go

The unchanging strength of us is my shiniest diamond in the rough

Never needing to be polished and no feeling could abolish what we’ve built

No buckets of guilt as we communicate freely in the relief of believing…

This is actually working in the healthiest way there could ever exist

And no! Love is never something that should instill any fear or defeat

Forgive me if around the corner I think negativity is lurking

Sabotage is plotting to greet me…snatching all of the beauty of us from beneath me

Drama has been my karma for many many clocks

To see her walk away so calmly turns my stomach into year long knots

Won’t she be back more bold and loud?

Tell me I never deserved this? Air my dirty laundry out…

Make you change your mind so suddenly

Leaving me to only reminisce and grieve

Preparing for a goodbye you promise to never ever leave…

“Flawed Love” Robin Chappell

Sunshine and rainbows?

Isn’t that what they say love can’t always be everyday?

The sunshine you’ve instilled in me effortlessly breaks through our anger

Rainbows are the everlasting promise to patiently calm our nerves

I am not perfect and neither are you but we are deeply in love

So I never look for it when it comes to you

It’s the reason I feel so blessed with no recollection of stress

Beaming from the unconditional love of every action you do

Kissing my lips covered in the early mornings of my breath

Caressing my body tenderly when you feel it’s in need of rest

Before I have to ask, you’ve already conquered the task

Spoiling me and plastering smiles on my face without one drop of cash

I am not perfect and neither are you but we are deeply in love

I don’t have to look for it when it comes to you

“Hearth” By Robin Chappell

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Do not ignite my fire only to let it burn out

Singe my heart with your truth

Enlighten me again on what your flame is about

I’ve extinguished every doubt and I’ve taken all the heat

You gently warm my heart with your beautiful smile

Comfort me with every fervent word you choose to speak

The sparks we created long ago burst into the brightness of a bonfire

Keeping a glow upon my face I never want to retire

So do not ignite my flame only to let it burn out

Engulf me until I feel it from the inside

Until you make my entire body shout

My passion will need to remain kindled

Tending to the embers in the hearth of our love

Fuel them before they begin to dwindle

Watching it die out like the stars burning from above

Do not ignite my flame only to let it burn out

Let the flicker remain the same reason that you came

Let it sting the world like fireballs from your mouth

Raining new light into the darkness of their brains

“Like That”

By Robin Chappell

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Telling me that you want me

Swearing I make you better now

A future of love and loyalty

You said you’d show me how

Building me up to this climax

Then telling me they weren’t facts

Now you pulled back and want to be friends again

I really don’t need a friend like that

Making me feel like I was all worth it

Like I’m every single thing that you need

You promised you would work through everything

The good, the bad, even the unsettling

Once you needed me to be there

Be supportive and have your back

Suddenly there’s nothing but excuses

I feel pretty useless

I really don’t need a friend like that

I’m supposed to be calm about it

I can’t be upset just because you don’t want it

Be empathetic to your feelings only

It’s “fuck my feelings” to really be blunt

I have to move forward like it’s nothing

Like imagining you with another isn’t bad

When I was always willing to be there

For you I genuinely cared

I guess you never knew you had a friend like that

My heart and my mind has moved past it

At this point nobody else will do

Call me crazy, but you’re the one who brought me here

My mind will always be set on you

They say time heals all that’s considered sad

If you’re truly happy, I’d never deny you that

But don’t tell me to feel less

Don’t try and lead me to square one and back

You’re not being kind

I feel you’ve lost your mind

You know I cannot be your friend like that

Feel

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By Robin Chappell

Can I feel you?

Not just the outer you

Every soulful thing that you do

I want to lay up against smooth black velvet

I never want my intentions to appear misconstrued

I find myself researching you every day

Keeping record of every moment

I put the art of your heart on display for all to see

So they can feel you

I will get on a higher level

Just to gain a better view

I have looked all around up and down

You’re the only one that I can relate to

There is no drop of doubt

I know just what I need

Listening to what your story is all about

As I make the decision to invade your precious space

I put a smile on you as I trace the lines of your face

A promise of everlasting care

At heart I will hold the best interests you seek

Charging on full speed ahead

We know what we feel and we know what we said

Leading your heart until I fill your head

Rose Petals

By Robin Chappell

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I stare at you. You stare at me.

Leaning in towards each other slowly

I intuitively draw you into my mind

As your soft full lips finally meet mine

I feel tingling sensations traveling down my spine

The rest of the world is disappearing

I am growing more and more consumed in the comfort of your time

Lightly I suck in your bottom lip

Passion dripping thick as you do the same

The intertwining of your lips amazes me

Beautiful in every small way

Inviting the warmth and wetness of your tongue

Just begging for me to stay

Sweeter than honey dripped from scones

Your large hands all over my body begin to roam

Never knew moments as right as this could ever exist

We could go on like this forever if reality never through a plot twist

As we refrain you plant smaller kisses across my face

A look of satisfaction as you notice my pink lipstick has been erased

I finally welcomed you into my world willingly

Now I am elated with everything you’ve shown me

I stare at you. You stare at me

“Lifeguard”

By Robin Chappell

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The waves of my spirit will soak up your senses

Lightly sprinkling my words knowing in you they’ll make a difference

Swimming through your solitary mind right before your drift to sleep

You can never be too shallow with me

My love runs too deep

As I am drizzling every sweet flavor of me all over you

Be sure to position your lips so they can take a sip from my cup so slowly

I will confidently tell you what to do

When the day comes out of the old and into the new I’ll soak your brain like morning dew

Even many oceans away I keep your anxious mind at bay

When it comes to your efforts your mist me

Whether it’s scattered showers or a thunderstorm, find your strength eternally

In my mind, all of our memories still creep

My love runs too deep

I watch you drown in small puddles of yourself

Your pride never allowing you to break surface to the air

When it freezes over and it unthaws slowly it will not be me that you seek

You don’t have enough to comfort me and in an eternal drought for you…

I will always be thirsty

“Unselfish Esteem”

Robin Chappell

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I witness the planting of a miracle in you

Watching the sun rise with every simple action that you do

Amazing visions of the future surface right through

It is true, I am mediocre at best when it comes to you

My attempts to change and grown are very futile

I’ve been watching the frail skeletons in my closet walk the green mile

Yet you sit here and stare at me as if I am your majesty

With uncompensated amazement and the patience of understanding

Perfection never comes close to finding me but you seem to disagree

Teaching me with your subtle determination that ability to finally agree