Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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  pulled off highway decide to take a rest tonight sleep in my car cold outside no problem dressed warm  cover with blanket hot chocolate in…

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   I laughed back in 2006 experienced   society’s tricks dead end job work until I die Should I say thank you? grateful for my gifts…

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    kicked in the teeth spit out blood get up from my knees slice me with blade I keep coming that is how I’m made…

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  you look directly into the camera confidently tell me you have all the answers What do you know about my life? every day I scrape…

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snorkeling lights in our hands observing coral under crystal clear ocean reaching for the stars     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

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  powerful rain the gutter working hard  fertilized heliconias today tomorrow explosive  growth I will sleep well tonight         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  coconut tree succumbs to hurricane winds I watch slow motion fall life taken no one’s fault     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  he never smiled we drank our beers stepping down from bar stool he wished me luck and mumbled “my cane my only friend”    …

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  It is a cold, wet, and windy night. I’m inside my warm shack relaxing in an ancient recliner, reading a book that is falling apart,…

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  on my knees  clawing into the earth looking at my dirty hands heart soul working the land   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  promises float away like clouds How many times? standing alone patching together Hope crushed by the same stone     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #262

  Nighttime garden walk Two owls cuddle under moon Listen to silence   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  low tide collecting shells searching never finding perfection     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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    eternal  frustration chasing after other folks crumbs   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

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    Old Lady waves her wand a plenty stirring the pot same ole same ole plot following the cards her daggers always sharp    …

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    The Peruvian Convinced her to move some snow She hit the jackpot Until the prison door closed     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Small business people Move wheels of commerce Provides most jobs Innovates While Big boys rust Don’t over regulate us     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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    I love Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches Hush Puppies and Beer Yes I’m raised in Deep South Always wanted to get out Tried hand in…

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  Pretty lady  Came from Haiti I met her in Miami Smiled so easy Talking a few moments Calmed me     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  The Middle East Perpetual Chaos * Understands Power   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If you have found this poem informative, please consider…

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  like a carpenter who cuts wood each piece from the same saw repetition creates indoctrination and control of the people     Copyright© Edge of…

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  cool day I sit in the sun watching butterflies play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  running  fast faster looking back FEAR right there will not disappear       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

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    long time pulled weeds tossed seeds garden  no longer provides same same joy to me Missus  came over  picked up my shovel and rake…

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  reaching on her tippy-toes she became agitated realizing contentment cannot be picked from a tree       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  cactus sits still slowly grows non-aggressive yet defensive protecting the home     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  days shorter nights longer methodically excavate deeper into my unexplored brain         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

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  unconcerned with yesterdays or tomorrows Birds eat drink fly sleep procreate survive       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

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  believers single file march towards delusion     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please consider…

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  looking through me her eyes could not hide betrayal      Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  lifetime watching gold coins disappear into the deep well   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  buckets of pain sprinkles of happiness I’m still here sometimes a laugh long ago lost tears     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  each day another layer of body rots away teeth decay positive negative charges the nervous system wiring in disarray bottles of good whisky only friends…

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  life settled down he is no longer hungry for revenge snow covers the mountain     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

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  I want nice things I deserve nice things I will have nice things Setting goals is fine, but what happens when our entire life is…

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  flat tire push bike look around no help found huffing puffing drop bicycle everything now possible will not go home these old bones now walk alone…

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    walking uneven path up down  lost  I sit and laugh dark soon will wait for my friend the moon     Copyright© Edge of…

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  Searching Only found emptiness Took a break Sat by the river  Saw minnows In close formation Swim by I started to cry Remembering  When  All…

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  standing in light rain belly growling  stopped front of restaurant window fantasize eating gourmet pizza drinking craft beer       Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  after listening to my troubles the fisherman cast his line then said: ride riptide life gives few free rides   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  we met in the park her face displayed misery teeth decayed she told me: “I paint away the past it is my therapy”    …

CCLXXIX

  cooler tonight frogs quiet garden lantern flickers clouds  play hide-and-seek with moon first crop tomatoes soon       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  sack of rocks I carry lifetime of worry       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  sitting on sidewalk not saying a word rattling coins in my cup       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  Value gone down Clandestine In Out Without a sound One pepper Two pepper Three pepper More Oops Wide open door     Copyright© Edge of…

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  almost every morning for just a couple of moments I smile at garden laughing Buddha statue then walk away ready & happy to start my…

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  surrounded by dusty books slowly aging with me I provide shelter they share knowledge lifelong friends   (A section of the Hermit Poet’s library)  …

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  only cuts perfect flowers walks past the rest never married she just turned 81 still searching for “the one”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  nighttime is best time midnight until 6 AM silence no interruptions       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

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  forty years experience hitting same nail without fail   empty walls sand in hourglass no longer falls       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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light flickers pen running out of ink cockroach runs on the wall ceiling fan spins dust leisurely falls twenty past midnight room smells of curry powder…

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  slippery stepping stones rats feast on happiness weeds of sadness     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  turning handle on sausage grinder filling casings I look outside trees lost all their leaves open another can of beer Alone this time of year…

Hong Kong People Speak

  President Xi Suffers  Embarrassing Defeat From Hong Kong People Voting Overwhelmingly for  Pro-democracy & continued chip chip chipping away of iron grip In Hong Kong…

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  stacked beach chairs listening to waves arrive on shore sun almost done remembering her scent need to catch a taxi flying home soon   Copyright©…

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  bus comes to a stop two middle aged men argue over spot in line more lost time   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

CCXCIII

  Sitting on park bench Eating cold potato Topped with salt Wondering How many failures my fault?    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  light rain falls sitting on a hill holding umbrella watching mushrooms grow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or…

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  I carry the container picking tomatoes the same all six days Sunday whiskey washes hope away     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Players Beginning to understand All held together with rubber bands Sinking into quicksand No longer hit parade  It is a charade Hurry Close window shades…

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  Old man palm grows slow Butterflies float high and low Bamboo knows only speed Blue Jay feasts on black oil sunflower seeds   Copyright© Edge…

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  gigantic straw hat shredded tank top dirty cargo shorts ancient boots no need for a suit alone hauling rocks trimming trees pulling weeds working for…

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    Varanasi India Hindu pilgrims pray and bathe in Ganges  Snake charmer puts cobra at ease Sadhus smoke their chillums Burning ghats leave only ashes…

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  rainbow bounces off spider web pink plumeria flowers fall create colorful bed lizard lounging under morning sun defensively moving his head   Copyright© Edge of…

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  searching for answers I step on a fire ant mound I’m the intruder everyone protects their home   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Jericoacoara ‘Jeri’ Brazil Swingers paradise Dune buggies riding sand dunes Dance under full moon Sleeping in hammock past noon No one is going home soon…

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  Eyeballs everywhere Population told to fear Freedom rapidly disappears Phones are tapped Internet hacked  Life totally tracked   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  every day moving bales of hay convenience fear of change only one act in play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  the Seeker went east hoping to locate peace world changed wealth and power is the game Philosophers  long ago left on steam engine trains  …

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  Big Boss makes a change Peons shortchanged Why sweat under hot sun? Digging gold by the ton Laboring for everyone-else is not fun   Copyright©…

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  I’m your only love yet you bring me to my knees we build our castle then you hammer it into the ground     Copyright©…

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  self-worth gone once wore pressed clothes stood tall today all have walked away     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

CCCXII

  slow down have a seat your heart is full of deceit hate controls your soul you cannot even sit still my advice is to just…

CCCXIII

  relax take deep breaths understanding you have needs I am here to please giving oil massage this is for real not a mirage   Copyright©…

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  lost a friend today  thought all was OK I’m a marshmallow maybe she back tomorrow until then feel much sorrow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Had fight with wife Decided to go out for night Went down to South Beach In shock with price of drinks Complained Bartender called police…

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  heavy rain storm birds looking for place to hide squirrels not far behind bamboo dancing in the wind happy shack roof not leaking again  …

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  my muse whispers “change the rules no more Roman numerals titles travel further miles”     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

Waste

  the old man never changed his life shortchanged every day anger never far away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

Trapped

  I run fast faster not fast enough nighttime dreams continue to rattle my  mind    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

CCCXVIII

another coconut falls I’m watching birds sip water from hanging trays my tired bones feel better on cushy rocking chair hours pass I have no cares…

Boiling Over

  of course folks upset most  just wake-up brush teeth shower work sleep same same across each sea perpetual motion little time for cup of tea…

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  walking home path blocked with barricades starting to rain I do not have an umbrella turning around find higher ground sit down open can of…

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Two frogs sitting on a rock 1st one says: “I bet you cannot jump to the rock all the way over there.” 2nd frog eagerly responds:…

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on my knees hands clawing into the soil dirt under fingernails frantically  searching for lost pieces of my mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  methodically pealing away sunburned skin laughing crying I am now living   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  running down the hill chasing after logic huffing puffing intuition far far behind me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  carrying a load floating on a cloud What is the difference? blue jay calls me another leaf falls from tree     Copyright© Edge of…

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  Tropical storm near Trying to prepare Waves coming in strong Electric may soon be gone Glad we have a case of rum   Copyright© Edge…

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  worn torn flip flops head high commanding attention the middle aged lady pushed her cart unhurriedly across the intersection   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Sitting Sun cooking my back I Observe Powdery blue Chungii bamboo grow another inch or two   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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rusty chipped shovel we work together sunshine rain  keep digging is our mantra hopefully  partners forever       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  sitting at her desk wearing only sexy lingerie she is assertively typing away I whisper “ take a break and let’s play”   Copyright© Edge…

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  turning off the international news sitting in total darkness listening to the cello smoking his corn pipe the old man becomes depressed about human viciousness…

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  today brown box arrived so many packs of seeds fresh vegetables Fall Winter Spring from my tropical garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  Chopping fire wood Working a sweat feels real good She stands in doorway Dressed warm this winter day Gestures me in to have my way…

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  Wife over fifty Change of life naturally Husband is target when her hormones not legit Yes Hunny As you see fit    Copyright© Edge of…

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  Pull away curtain Nice words do not make person Friends who speak their mind are not always the most kind They just stick time after…

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  Footsteps in the snow I lost faith so long ago Catching falling blades Now you say we should be friends Where to start to make…

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  Rohingya Muslims Violently Tossed from their homes It is ethnic cleansing Myanmar’s hidden nightmare Why do only a few care?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  late afternoon garden walk visiting friends who do not talk colors for my enjoyment never disappointment     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  those who slice and dice are sloppy with the fine points sit and have patience overtime these mortals will slip on their wet deception  …