Category Archives: with or without you

The Rowan Berries (a sour-sweet love story)

In the month of August, when the berries on rowan trees ripen bright reddish, love tends to run off my life, likewise this year. The days are still sunny and warm, but it darkens earlier in the evening and nights … Continue reading

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Cruel love dance

To love or not to love is not the question. The question is: how is your daily life? Is it building you up, giving you a confident happy feeling to have your feet on a solid and safe foundation or … Continue reading

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Frankly, my dear!

The mysterious ways the drive of desire and affection takes have tied me to you. Though given my love, it will not give you the right to act arrogant and neglecting. But if you’ll mess it up you have violated … Continue reading

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1967 or 2017 – it’s the same lonely story

              1967 or 2017 – it’s the same story now as in the past. I’m left on my own alone with my books and my poetry and love is still a fallacy. But I’m … Continue reading

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Callow mind

Know that I can feel your pain now. Know that I cannot do any for you. Know that you have a callow mind. Your words were too often ignorant and lacked empathy and insight in others emotional lives. I don’t … Continue reading

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And the lilacs bloom another year

        The first of June and summer at last. But my back aches after a bad night. Two painkillers and then the bus to the supermarket to buy cat food. To feed the cat is my merely … Continue reading

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It’s never darkest before dawn

It’s never at the darkest before dawn (in summertime and now in Sweden). And “now”, it’s me on my own again! Yet, I’m happy it has come as far as until April, though the meadows still are dreary dead in … Continue reading

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“Forever love”

Misstro den som förklarar ”för evigt”. Allt som är levande bär sin egen död. Kärlek är mest önskan och villfarelse. Jag lyssnade till hans ”jag älskar dig”, men valde att inte höra det följande löftet om ett ”för evigt. Och … Continue reading

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Who needs a man when you have a cat?

Han har dragit sig tillbaka och byggt en Trumpsk mur av tystnad och han låter mig betala för den. Två dagar av total tystnad och allt av ljud som har hörts här hemma är kattens spinnande. Hon sover i min … Continue reading

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Wasted tears

I’m still under your spell wasting my tears over you wonders what bad can ever I’ve done to get so much evil back life has surely not been good to me and never better it gets yet a little love … Continue reading

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What can I say? I still miss him

What can I say? I still miss him. The days passes – as in a dream, but I guess this is called “to live”. Muteness spreads in my body – even to my heart. What is, stays the same but … Continue reading

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No, I don’t wish you “the best”!

        No, I don’t wish you “the best” when letting you go. I don’t wish you luck. If you can’t stay with me to love me as you should do, you can as well spend the rest … Continue reading

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April and silence

          That stranger’s face in my bathroom mirror? It looks oddly familiar? Oh yes – oh no…! It’s me! Those furrows from nose to mouth, deep as ditches – where did they come from? And for … Continue reading

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Early Morning

I wake up very early in the morning and I start to read through my old texts, those I work on now to do something off. And it strikes me in my reading, some years ago I had not yet … Continue reading

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So it’s Monday

              So it’s Monday and you’re back in your deed. I’m still in bed, sleepy thinking how strange someone like you met someone like me. But then I leave bed to make my morning … Continue reading

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When walking alone hand in hand with a friend in mind

          When walking alone but hand in hand with a friend in my mind countryside around my home looks its best whether it’s winter or summer. But I’m always sad. My days gets easier to conquer … Continue reading

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The story of the man at the pier

I’m a man of fire and ashes. Every day is new, I know – but it all feels like repeats. I try to walk straight, but constantly stumbles on my feet. Time and time again and all my life I’ve … Continue reading

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