Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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    I’m  older now the fun has long been gone ladies not interested anymore no longer that tan muscled beach man  when I did work…

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backpack on the floor we wait at the check- in line slowly moving forward I do not bother to pick up my backpack just pull it…

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  you have me forever in your memory we enjoyed the time together be free and I will do the same  I must leave now and…

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  in the sea water up to our shoulders I hold you you hold me we kiss passionately   the sun is at midday no other…

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Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Dr. Pepper On the Rocks   It is raining outside 1st in about three weeks   Listening to Cat Stevens…

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My wife and I come from humble beginnings and it is almost impossible for us to throw anything out until it totally breaks. We recently had…

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  slowly closing the vice Myanmar’s generals not nice population staying home from work grind economy into the dirt Who will break first? both sides  practicing…

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  you piss in my rice bowl say I have no soul tell me why you have a closed mind must I bow down because your…

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Holding hands we walk out into the ocean. Mask, fins, snorkel, we dive down into the water and smile at each other. I point over to…

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  sometimes it keeps me up at night How can I write more diversified poetry? going  deeper deeper falling into the depths of my subconscious chiseling…

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    another day at the lockup sure glad I’m not outside I would need an umbrella with all the rain I see from the windows…

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  was always in a hurry older worries computer screen blurry   years spun around never did understand how happiness is found     Copyright© Edge…

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    few months back emergency brain surgery chemo and radiation aggressively  took chunks of my hair now growing back thick long stronger   luck on…

New Coat

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   The full moon path The pine tree turn   No lamps for September No…

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pouring a couple of shots of Gentleman Jack untangling some knots in my back     life has been unkind sitting in my recliner trying to…

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  Bottle of spiced rum Listening to capoeira drums   There was a time I lived in the States Now drifting away in Bahia Flirting with…

Record

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   I have only got one And I never set one   Record   My…

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    gorgeous she spent a lifetime doing a good job of making men jealous playing one off the other puppets on a string HELPLESS how…

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  So many now want to be recognized I’m this I’m that Respect me Got that Taking what country has to offer Short of the floorboards…

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  front patio it was a warm night plenty of mosquitoes both of us rocking in our chairs smoking corn pipes sippen on whiskey Then all…

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sac of potatoes fell off the truck like my life  never any luck cars zoom by my thumb up no one stops to give me a…

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Who knows the score? maybe I do  maybe I don’t I’m just a poet with nothing to lose scribbling in a 3/4 dark room get this……..…

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Over thirty years, me and the Missus living in seventy year old tiny shack. Roof sometimes leaks and I patch with tar. Never replaced as long…

On The Bench

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   Empty station Watch the drizzle With the data clouds   There are no planes…

Haiku #278

  Have no more answers Pen has run out of ink I’m now feeding pigeons      Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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    Fire keeps me warm Scribbling poems under full moon Owl calls for mate     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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    clock ticks life skips yesterday gone tomorrow may not come gold coins useless  now mostly confined to bed pondering What did I accomplish?  …

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  Daily routine Sea grape leaves scatter in garden Rake all summer long     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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  Birds make soft landing Canopy is protection Light rain cools evening     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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Sitting on milk crate Casting line in river Hot coals ready for trout    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Final winter chill Homemade bread in the oven Vegetable soup on the stove Covered with comforter on couch Reading good book   Copyright© Edge of…

Fear

  Animals need to be afraid to survive. However, fear is mostly a destructive emotion in humans.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

Empathy Poetry

  What makes a human condition poet?   One must be able to emotionally soak up the joy and suffering in people and then transfer those…

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  Heliconias bloom More rain falls toads mating calls  Iguana boss     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Climb coconut tree Swing machete nuts fall Coco Frio and rum   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

The Ocean & I

  Artist and Photographer William Guilmain is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the series ‘Västra Hamnem’.  To see William’s body of…

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  Moving energy Lightning exposes night sky Train rolls along tracks     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Listening to wind Falling leaves perform ballet Ants changing work shift     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Bees come go from hive Cardinal visits seed tray Spring is happy time     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

Haiku #267

  Snow keeps falling Fireplace offers protection Love smell of new book   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Ocean waves rise fall Fishermen pull up anchors 1st light pokes through clouds   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Getting Used To It

  Today Had a discussion with the PA Leave in five more days New medicine seems okay Quiet in the lockup When I came in, it…

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  Fire burns Anxiety churns Please Help me Escape reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE  …

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  Tangled in a web  I try to flee from my demons I ask myself “Am I drifting into insanity?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

The Storyteller

  They came from all around To listen to her Tell Folk tales While she moves back and forth In her rocking chair On the front…

Stronger Than

  Another season Of Termites 70 year old Shack Still standing   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Soon birds will fly north Longer days butterflies play More rain falls toads call   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Quick even brushstrokes Consistently raindrops fall Enso puddles dance   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  The wicked feed on the cold They have the control Elimination of competition allows them to stay in power The pawns move and sacrificed on…

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  Lived in my car as a teenager Difficult fear to let go of Late 50’s something clicked No longer afraid of being homeless   Copyright©…

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  This is all new My dreams Include Skeletons Dancing on the moon Drinking rum Singing We will be dead soon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Rented a one room efficiency Walls and ceiling Completely covered with torn out photos From old books of Deities Providing comfort While he slept Eat…

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  Pier loaded With fishermen Casting their lines Catching no fish   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Cutting the ties Was Like Pouring drain cleaner And Watching Pain Wash down the drain   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  3AM Wake up soaking wet 4 days in a row Shivering Medication side effect Causing me to lose more weight     Copyright© Edge of…

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  Changing hospital gown Looking in mirror I see a skeleton Lost over 40 lbs Neck bones stick out Still eating very little   Copyright© Edge…

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  The circle spins Nothing helps I sit rotting away in the pit Rats nibbling at my flesh Exposing Depression   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Panic attacks Would come and go I thought this was my life Until Tangled wires in the brain Short circuited Now Constant Shakes Permanently Embedded…

Circumventing

  The only enemy that we have is the negativity within ourselves.  Everything else is just anxiety and illusions.  The wise know if another person is…

Hard Equation

  Walking along a dirt road I came upon a Hillbilly Holding a tape measure in his hand With a very serious tone in his voice…

Individuality

  What creates our personality? Our brains are the same But we think differently Some folks Follow their passion Others folks Just followers   Copyright© Edge…

Mixed Message

  Carved wood statue Stood there Staring straight ahead Face Displaying Strength? Or Cynicism? What was the artist’s intention?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Protection

  He is the helper Call him anytime To rescue you from mouth of the dragon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Woodland’s Findings

  Walking in the forest I come across masks Hanging from the trees They are weathered Ancient looking I wonder How long have they been here?…

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  Waxing Crescent Moon Quiet Peaceful Night Offering Bananas Grapes Mangoes Oranges To the spirits In exchange for Gathering a handful of soil In the graveyard…

The Warning

  Sitting on rickety stool Intensely staring into black mirror Moments become minutes Then she whispered “The current is strong beware a jealous sexual partner floating…

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    Worn but worthy Shovel Very sharp axe I’m working hard Carefully Respectfully  Digging up Roots   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021    …

Cleansing

    Lighting sage stick Walking Spreading The smoke Throughout the shack Fly away Bad energy Do not come back   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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    Earns minimum wage Lives with elderly mother Gave up dating long ago She Collects Loves Her Magical Crystals   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Medication Time Do not be late Stand in line Same time Everyday 9 am 9 pm     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  This is the place for rejects The scum of society Nobody going to hold your hand here Keep head down Do as told Ask for…

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    Days are a struggle I like sleep Time to rest Downtime Again Wake up to the struggle   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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    Sometimes It becomes so dam hard The weight Sinks me into the ground   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling…

Off Course

  Who told the whales To swim onto the beach What for? Were they depressed or possessed? Was instinct the reason?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Opening My Eyes

  I once was young Not experienced In the ways of the universe Ha Ha! I believed! Yes! I believed! In perpetual health My immortality  …

Daily Harvest

  Like locus They drive up in trucks Hop off Each one picks a row Buckets in hand Picking tomatoes Hauling Dumping Into the truck Back…

Unexpected

  The horsemen Sword in hand Rode forward Trampling over enemies Victory was close Until rival used the canon Technology changed who would then control the…

Memento

  “Let them be” –  She said Dried flowers Inside vase Water long disappeared Gift from her dead husband   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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    Throughout the house Wood crosses Nailed on the walls Dead snakes hung on them She would pray Took only short breaks Except for her…

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    All night Body convulsing Spirits communicating Candle almost finished Most would say I’m insane I just listen carefully For a new spell or two…

Practicing The Craft

    East Central Florida Old motel Off I-95 A deal at $800/ month Cleaning not included A bit left over from pension For cans of…

Starting Over

  He left nothing behind Sold most of stuff Gave away or threw away The rest Purchased one way Greyhound ticket End of the line With…

Released

  Wandering in the desert Searching for elusive Kundalini serpent I came upon a spider In a glass jar Opening Taking off the lid Setting the…

I Love The Dark

  Some people are just naturally nocturnal The nights are quiet Plenty of time to think   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Judging Us

  Coyote Proudly Stands Top of hill Looking down At corrupt civilization   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

The Fields

  Drive all night Arrive early morning Right to work In the fields Eat Sleep Work the fields Couple months gone by Drive all night Arrive…

Cozy

  Cold night Smokey Mountains We feed wood into the fire place Listen to the water outside Rushing downstream    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Surprise

  Exotic Mushrooms Pop up After heavy rain   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please consider…

Reaching Up

  Climbing the ladder Some rising Others falling Success Is it skill? Is it luck? Or Both?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Crow & I

  Sun was on fire Black crow Made soft landing On tree branch Next to me We made strong eye contact Which seemed like eternity Then…

Poet’s Life

  Snowing outside Inside thatched hut Oven on 400°F Trying to stay warm Scribbling poems   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  It was a long conversation I discussed my pain With the demons   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…