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From Book 4, “Testing Love”

Stephen Kaufman : April 7, 2017 2:07 pm : SL Kaufman

RANT 2014Testing Love

Not sure

Very scared
I’m not prepared

And re-positioning

And battered

And disjointed

Needing to write
To stop the flight

Seeking direction
Without deflection

Lost some fire
But not desire


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Unpublished 2013…

Administrator : March 13, 2017 1:34 pm : SL Kaufman

Sunday night
Lying on my bed
Alone in the cold
Of a Florida winter

Now relaxing
With mindless drivel
As sleep overcomes me
With a smile on my face

Not thinking
Of my week ahead
Until the morning
When my mind is clear

But tonight is all
That can possibly exist
And I’m at peace
With the comfort of now

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From Book 4 “Testing Love”

Administrator : February 21, 2017 1:05 pm : SL Kaufman


I met a friend yesterday
Who talked about the “interim”
Which struck me oddly
But I understood

I have lived “interims”
For far too long
And all it implies
Is that there is no plan

My plan is in place
My vision clear
My energy restored
For the bounty of tomorrow

Unburdened at last
From shackles of servitude
And barriers before me
Of my own creation

Nothing in my way now
Except myself
But without excuses
I own my future

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Administrator : January 23, 2017 11:50 am : SL Kaufman

How to make sense
Of the senseless
How to speak
When we are speechless

How to grieve
When we cannot comprehend
How to move forward
When we are numb

There is a plan
Not for us to question
There is a method
In the midst of madness

So we will accept
And we will remember
That the joy of his life
Will forever remain

In the hearts of all
Whose life he touched
And the tears we shed
Shall be his testament

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Unpublished… 2017

Administrator : January 10, 2017 10:37 am : SL Kaufman

It’s 2017
And I’m writing once more
Pledged to learn
How to live again

I learned to love
And spent 6 years doing so
As I will again
In the new life I am building

Wounds have healed
Though scars remain
As I joyously emerge
From my dark passages

Ready again
To explore and grow
With new challenges ahead
And more battles to be won

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Administrator : December 19, 2016 9:19 am : SL Kaufman


The sun is retreating
As the day turns to night
Just a glimmer of light
On a bleak horizon

Yet that light reaches out
To call me to its core
With a promise to restore
All that has been lost

And in the calm of twilight
There is peace within me
For despite the turmoil
I have overcome the pain

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From Book 3, Finding Love

Administrator : December 6, 2016 9:42 am : SL Kaufman


The Sky is not Falling

Have been standing still
For too long
And couldn’t see tomorrow
Until now

My path is clearer
My spirit restored
My angers understood
My passion flowing

A calmness surrounds me
In a world of turmoil
For the sky is not falling
Despite its rumblings

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From Book 5 “Holding On”, to be published in 2017

Administrator : November 8, 2016 8:53 am : SL Kaufman



When I looked into her eyes
I saw her soul
I saw God
And I saw me

Right now
I’m missing

Her skin against me
Smooth and moist
In the naked calm
Of our sleep

Thoughts of her
Pervade my being
As the bridge between us
Has yet to close

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Unpublished, 2016…

Administrator : November 1, 2016 4:12 pm : SL Kaufman

Unpublished, 2016…


Where are the words
When my soul is alive
My body in tatters
And my heart not healed

I have risen from desolation
Abandoned desperation
Awash in contemplation
Without a destination

Remarkable calm
Content and secure
Yet aware of the void
Within me

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RANDOM THOUGHTS from Book 1 “Learning to Love Again”

Administrator : October 24, 2016 10:09 am : SL Kaufman

She makes me smile
She inspires me
She excites me
And I am alive
I’ve stopped trying to understand
Matters of the heart
For it takes me nowhere
When I have so many places to go
Each day must be a blessing
For which I am grateful
So each day I will become
One step closer to me

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