Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

DCCCLXXV

Tide Rolls out  Leaving behind seaweed clinging to the rocks Exposed to hot sun Dependent On the ocean For life to carry on   Back to…

DCCCLXXVI

The old man Bent over Walking on the beach sand His pencil-thin wife Holding his hand Most mornings They pass by around 8 a.m. The couple…

DCCCLXXIX

Even though we live in a throwaway society, my wife and I enjoy patching together our shack and everything inside. It is romantic holding off throwing…

DCCCLXXX

  Strong wind Light rain Coconuts fall on metal tool shed with a bang Hanging gong continues to clang Wind chimes dance and shriek Waterbed starting…

DCCCLXXXI

  Pot of lamb stew Bottle of Malbec Greek peperoncini   Warm rye bread Soon Bellyful  Ready for bed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

DCCCLXXXII

  They invented the game Controlled domain Took the cream Left behind small change Now Their efforts are in vain Sloppiness Replaced Tidiness The yarn unwound…

DCCCLXXXIII

  I pulled out a twenty Retail clerk said “Sorry sir We no longer accept paper money Pay only with your phone All purchases must be…

DCCCLXXXIV

  Squirrel Collects nuts and seeds with gusto Grows diversified portfolio Finds a wife Simple Happy Life  They Jump from tree to tree Love Sprinkled On…

DCCCLXXXV

  I live in the backroom Rent is cheap Easy to sleep Morning trips to the big-box store Purchase Extra-large frozen pizza Two liter plastic bottle…

DCCCLXXXVI

  My old Cadillac Has a blown head gasket I now ride a bicycle With French bread and wine In the front basket   Back to…

Haiku #208

  Five days heavy rain No beach, but roof does not leak Glad shack on high ground   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCCCXC

  Pompano Beach 2 A.M. Old Motel With Character Second floor balcony Eating pepperoni mushroom pizza Bottle of Chianti  Watching the moon light up the ocean…

Costly Rendezvous

Written by: Carioca Da Gema     From her fortress she reached out My expertise was needed We combined resources The common threat was quickly eliminated…

DCCCXCI

Damn right We are preppers World Is in the shitter Two years of food on hand Kitchen cabinets Full of carefully marked cans Solar panels on…

Haiku #207

  Afternoon rainstorm Lost all of my energy Maybe take a nap   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #206

  Sitting on beach chair Sun cooks oil coated skin Tide rolls in cools feet   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

DCCCXCII

Coming into the Hermit’s library Wife Said “I cannot take it any longer” “I need to dust this place” Armed With a box full of dusters…

DCCCXCIII

  Surviving Decades of storms The sea grape tree Wrapped around side of shack Continues growing Probably Will outlast me   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

DCCCXCV

  The flourishing 90’s The good life Would not end soon Dollars Scooped up with a gigantic dustpan and broom Swinging back and forth Moving mountains…

DCCCXCVI

  Small white bird Five meters above whitecaps Floating Eyeballing Then Instinctively Torpedoes into ocean Catching prize   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME…

DCCCXCVII

  Spraying glass cleaner Wiping with a soft cloth Mirror Of My Mind Spotless   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

DCCCXCVIII

  Dark clouds everywhere Strong wind blows them away Only 10 a.m. Hot sun fills the stage Perfect beach day   Who is The Hermit Poet?…

DCCCXCIX

On the steps of  Krak Des Chevaliers Walking with a cane Hauling her oxygen tank The old lady said “Travel while you’re young”   Who is…

CM

  Many balls in air Busy Not going anywhere Purchased New sneakers I go round and round the track. Faster Faster Faster Wind is blowing on my…

Haiku #205

  No rain birdbath dry Turtle swimming in koi pond Wife has hot flashes Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMI

  We are slowly moving along. I’m whistling and singing songs. The early morning ocean is calm. Dolphins swim by to take a look. First mate…

CMIII

She is an enigma who moves effortlessly in the dark. Far Away From Curious eyes Studied The art of disguise Always In control Of her mystery…

CMVIV

It is  cooler than normal on this May Southeast Florida morning. I’m on my knees, running my fingers thru the dirt. My hands are dirty and…

CMV

  I was hurt To gain advantage You came running to give me a bandage. I turned around You sneaked inside without making a sound. Filling…

CMVII

  Some folks do not like changes. Break the entire organization apart. Resetting emotional equilibrium is the hard part. It is time to do some spring…

CMVIII

  Simple devices Erode Democracy TV listening to me Complete infiltration has succeeded Gadgets Handle surveillance chores No need to kick down front door Privacy Does…

CMIX

  Choices Choices Choices What should I do? Choppy sea Tourists gone home Beach all for me Everyday I sit under the sun Drinking Agua de…

CMX

  You offer me a chalice containing truth. Drinking The cloudy solution I now see all of life’s illusions. Listening I hear the lies. My mind…

CMXI

Saigon Restaurant Eating  Extra large bowl of pho Looking Out the front glass window I see a lady With a hand out Holding her child Staring…

CMXII

  Outdoor bar Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeirio Two ladies Sitting next to me Discussing My old torn flip flops They say “Very poor gringo Not a…

CMXIII

Sitting At the 5 star hotel bar You begin dealing me cards I would not feed your offers to my hogs Nothing left to discuss Your…

CMXIV

  Silky First light A snake Lounging On a stepping stone Catching some rays Squirrels Practicing Acrobatics In the coconut trees Birds Stop At the feeders…

CMXV

  Overripe fruit Falls from the tree Rats feed ferociously Zombies Spinning Round and round on the roulette wheel Blinded By outrageous promises That barely provides…

CMXVI

  Vacuum sucking up brain cells Artificial intelligence Taking society into the bowels of hell Creepy and crawling Along the path to oblivion The technology masters’ …

CMXVII

   Lost in a desert paradise   Drinking Australian wine Snuggling together In our pharaoh sized bed Covered with soft Egyptian cotton sheets We spent the night…

CMXVIII

  Sushi Bar Ginza, Tokyo Sitting next to me The Japanese Gastroenterologist said  “I could make much more money working in America, but cannot take the…

Haiku #204

  Holes side of roof Mama Opossum and babies Live inside rent-free   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #203

  Bromeliad dies Land replenished new pups grow Hot wet days begin   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXIX

  Lazy Saturday afternoon Opening a bottle of pinot noir Listening to opera Chopping garlic Fresh garden basil, oregano, and rosemary Mushrooms, onions,and peppers Vine ripe…

CMXX

  Garbage Piles up on the curb Filthy Filthy Filthy All that is heard The beggar sleeps hidden in the alleyway Feed people fear So they…

CMXXI

  Surf carving away rocks Sun resting for the day Alone on the beach Time to leave Folding towel Walking away No more negative thoughts  …

Haiku #202

  Carambola Tree Constantly making a mess Fruit is delicious   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #201

       Sun and rain sneak inside Shack sinking into sand Aging just like me          Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku #200

  Retail store wasteland Close layoff sell online Change or rot on vine   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #199

  When will phone ring? Feeding goldfish to keep busy Rain falls no one calls   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku #198

  Hot sand burns my feet Eating cold watermelon Watching seagulls fly   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #197

Leaky shower Drip drip drip please fix me Old home always needs some love   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #196

  A picturesque night Choppy sea who will help me? Keep swimming forward   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #195

  Strong wind heavy rain Ocean waves erode past Pain gone now have clear path   Who is The Hermit Poet? Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

CMXXII

Time to start digging holes 1 Trillion  infrastructure spending  Provide jobs Make economy Rock and Roll  Deficit  Already in a sinkhole The Tsar Is in control…

CMXXIII

  My car broke down today Received A high interest Payday loan No catching the bus The mechanic Will get paid I work For a dollar…

CMXXIV-Greed

  They were a nice young couple Newly married Going to make a bundle Came from South of the Border To the golden streets of USA…

Haiku # 194

  Closing front gate Daylight gone tools in the shed Spiritually well-fed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXVI

  Wife says Men Have too much pride Husband says Men’s pride  Saved women  During caveman times

CMXXVII

  Pile of logs rots away Mushrooms grow among decay New vines replace old Resentment feeds on the mold

CMXXIX

She would ride Her surfboard On the monster waves She would frequently Tiptoe On top of the razorblade Worked as a bartender Up and down the…

CMXXX

  I used to be a dandy Swapped My fine threads For A straw hat Corn pipe And Dungarees The Hermit gardener’s life is for me…

CMXXXI – War On Globalization

  Locust Swarming Across USA Savagely Pulling apart Globalization American employees On their knees Will Nationalism and Protectionism provide sanctuary? Or lead to purgatory? Exploding Asian…

Haiku #193

  Half-asleep tree frog Stuck on my kitchen window Nonjudgmental friend   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXXII-How to Succeed

  The prosperous Old man Sitting Behind His Oversized Luxurious Desk Meticulously Crushing His cigarette Into the ashtray Looked at me and said “Kid Success is…

Haiku #192

  Wet chilly morning Crawling out of warm bed Chickens need to be fed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #191

  Homemade vegetable soup French bread in the oven All-day reading books   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXXV

  Shattered eye glasses Nothing makes sense anymore Ice thawing Below my feet Trying to keep alive heartbeat You offer me a weathered map We both…

CMXXXVI

  The new reality Yes This could happen A deal is made Selling America’s national parks To the rich Chinese Who will need to leave their…

CMXXXVII

  May I offer you this extra-large heavy duty trash bag? You toss away friends like old rags No thank you needed Everyone knows you are…

Haiku #190

  Sushi sake beer Home together for New Year Fifties easier   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #189

Step inside my boots They are wet cold will feel loose Now beg for some coins   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #188

  You now have the fame Nothing will slow down your train Why so unhappy?   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #187

Chiseled out abscessed tooth Tossed into rusty can Lifetime of lost dreams   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #186

Standing top of hill Screaming that you have control No one can hear you   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku # 185

Faceless nameless ghosts Frantically stock shelves all night Kowtow to machine   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #184

Of course I’m employed Work one full time two part time Middle Class has died   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

CMXXXVIII – Bloody Syria

  Flies feast On hanging meat Assad The sadistic beast Methodically  Continues To pour blood  On the streets UN Does nothing but make noise Putin Pulverizes…

CMXXXIX

  Craps was the game he played Once a month Took a round trip flight Lauderdale to Nassau Carried his cash in an old bag Stood most…

CMXL

  Snip Snip Snip Snip Snip The barber His shop Located on a luxury avenue Some wealthy patrons Would discuss a stock or two No ordinary…

CMXLI

The father Told his young son “Here is a box of fresh picked grapefruit Haul the fruit in your wagon Go door to door Keep going…

CMXLII

Goodbye I must go now Do not offer me anymore rainbows Dreams full of horror Mind in disorder Voodoo priestess Has poisoned my soul Constant sleepless…

CMXLIII

  The scholarly Highly compensated Inside the beltway Statistician Made his prediction Based only on raw data Unfortunately Completely neglecting The emotional human condition Leading to…

CMXLIV

  Sweet corn on the cob Boiled Topped with butter and salt Ice cold lemonade Sitting under ficus tree Lazy Sunday In the shade   Back…

Haiku #183

  Watching dry waterfall No running water just rocks Bird rests his mind   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #182

Morning drizzle Listening to Shakuhachi Pruning bonsai trees * * You may also be interested in reading the Edge of Humanity Magazine post relating to meditating…