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Spotlight: Junee Banjerie

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It's an amazing day for me to share with you the work of someone I find highly talented. Today, on the Jimmy Broccoli page and website, it is a privilege to share with you the poetry of Junee Banjerie.


I first ran across Junee's poems on the first day I was considering poetry to be included in my upcoming anthology, "Spotlight" (released last month and available on Amazon). Junee is 1 of 4 poets (Spotlight includes the work of 83 poets) I knew nothing about - but was immediately drawn to her work and knew I wanted it to be included within the anthology.

Since that first day, I've read several of Junee's pieces and am impressed with her poetic style and poetic voice. I relate to her poems, even when they (or especially when they) delve deep into the darkest of waters. Junee is highly skilled at creating atmosphere, choosing descriptive and emotional words, and is a master at storytelling.


Junee Banjerie in her own words:


I've enjoyed writing poetry ever since I was a child. For me, poetry is my way of expressing those feelings we keep buried inside. I cover a wide range of topics, including love, depression, and abuse. I hope you enjoy my poetry, and thank you for reading.

Here, I share the poetry of Junee Banjerie - and I know you'll love her work as much as I do! ______________


LONELY...


Where do you go when you're lonely


Drowning in tears in the night


Sleeping in shadows by your pillow


Praying that you'll be alright...


Who do you think of, what do you do


When love has drifted away...


Lying with memories so close to your heart


Lost in all the words you never say...


Where do you go when you're walking alone


With love that splintered into pain...


Holding the memories you'll never let go


Trying to live, but in vain...


Who do you think of when the nights are long


And a melancholy silence sits still...


Where do you go when the moon is lost


And darkness falls over the hills...


How do you smile when your heart is gone


Lying with ashes a thousand miles away


Dreaming of love that never came true


Praying you'll be mine someday...


Oh, praying you'll be mine someday...


*


And an aching heart has no words to say


And no more songs to sing


Blinded by the pain of love


Wandering in another empty dream...


And lovers are broken, lovers are torn


Standing alone in the rain


Always believing that love will come home


Washing away the tears of pain...


And only the lonely will sit here tonight


Wondering what they can do


And only the broken watch those days disappear


Those days, when love was true...


Have blue skies faded to scarlet streaks


Not knowing where these days will lead


For lovers are selfish, and lovers are bold


Lovers are kind and so discreet...


Lovers are poets lost to the call of lust


Forever dreaming about memories they keep


And love is the saviour of souls in the night


Of withered hearts that are longing for sleep...


*


And the broken and the lonely


Forever call from foreign lands


Are crushed upon this cruel world


In dreams they can't understand...


And the dreamers and believers


Who hide behind their mask


Waging a war against distance and time


Knowing their love won't last...


For love is gone from broken hearts


And it splinters into dust


And love is like the serpent's call


That hides in thorns of lust...


Recounting the bitter words they said


That burst out at the seams


Living in shadows of the bitter frost


That settles on our dreams...


And only the lonely sit here tonight


Wondering what they can do


Only the broken watch those days disappear


Those days, when love was true...


Those days, when love was true...


- Junee Banjerie


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