Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

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Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo Grows  Slow Unique texture Canvas that is homegrown    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Relaxing Aware Great White Heron Stops For refreshing dip In shallow water    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Weathered Terracotta pot Half full of rainwater Miniature birdbath Frogs splash Mosquito eggs hatch    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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2 p.m. Fort Lauderdale Beach Sipping Pink lemonade Sitting Under large umbrella Watching Heavy rain come down Parade of tourists Do a runner Twenty minutes later…

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Now mid-fifties Trying To clean up eating habits Considerably Breakfast Fresh Squeezed orange juice Oatmeal Topped With Chips of almonds Shredded coconut Wheat Germ Blueberries Wife…

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August night Tropical garden Soft Easterly Atlantic Ocean breeze Lighting small candles Surrounding Black marble Buddha I begin to meditate    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Sunday Afternoon Hot charcoal briquettes Sprinkled with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey barrel smoking chips A couple of filet mignons Wrapped with thick maple bacon strips Ice cold Heineken…

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  Praia Copacabana Rio She said “Bon Dia” Nighttime dancing & caipirinhas Short time motel Kisses & “tchau”      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Carrying plastic bags Full of groceries The pregnant mother Slowly walked up the long stairway While her two other young children Followed closely behind    *…

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Digging deep into the sidewalk trash can, the shabby dressed man found a copy of The Wall Street Journal. Stepping onto the city bus, he sat…

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Sailing on the ocean Need open space Sunny salt air has chiseled my face Life on shore is a bore Load up on supplies at the…

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For a long time Carried heavy load Head always down He forgot about the beautiful sky above him.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Bangkok Busy Wat Calm monk Prays alone While tourists come and go    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #249

Ants find comfy home Inside folds of staghorn fern Stuck on sea grape tree  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #248

Father and his son Bonding while flying their kites On Miami Beach  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #247

Large ancient ficus tree One small leaf falls to ground Life continues on    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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When asked for a nugget of wisdom The very old man replied: “Always be comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror”    * Find More Poetry HERE…

Haiku #246

Rusting metal chair Covered with vines not alone Far corner garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Painting stepping stone walkway blue Looks brand new Cat walks across Leaving paw prints Giving me more work to do  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Trimming Leggy Hibiscus tree Two black butterflies Fluttering Between Red Flowers, green leaves and me    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Walking along the beach I find an empty conch shell Holding it up to my ear Listening Reminds me Impermanence Is faraway yet also near  …

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Late afternoon Large Green Iguana Crawling Across Polished Japanese black stones Stops Sniffs Dead frog’s bones Again starts moving its feet Looking for plant treats Climbs…

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A man carries his sack on his back Holding his thumb up Hoping to catch a ride To anywhere.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Valley Of The Kings Walking down into King Tut’s Tomb Sign reads NO FLASH PHOTOS Guard whispers into our ears “Baksheesh Baksheesh No one else is…

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Although tapping one finger at a time Slows down my pace My manual typewriter Activates my creative state    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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closing my eyes chunks of metal shrapnel flying at me unable to sleep rise up from bed walk outside trembling I sit down on wet ground…

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Old bicycle Rests against coffee shop window Customers inside connected to Wi-Fi Pedestrians outside walk by    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Shaved head Bellyful Holding his cane The garden stone Buddha Laughing Though rain and sun Always having fun  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

Haiku # 245

Droplets of rain fall Beam of sunlight cuts through shade Eastside of garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #244

Snow falls on graveyard Trees have lost all of their leaves Tombstones standing guard  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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1 a.m. Full Moon Ax stuck into fallen coconut tree Baby tree frog Sits on top of metal blade Patiently Waiting for snacks    * Find…

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wick is lit unable to quit slow burn emotions churn wax melts brain revolts      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Mumbai Evening Barefoot Bag on top of his head The boy Walking in ankle deep water Looking for a place to sleep    * Find More…

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Summer afternoon heavy rainstorm stopped Barefoot throughout garden I walked Earth provides security for me Decided to rest and have a seat Wood bench Metal wash…

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Dangerous riding bike My Eyes peeled left and right Driver’s fingers frantically moving on smartphone screens I’m taking back roads Less likely someone will run over…

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Sargassum litters beach A tourist asks: “How come city tractor did not clean? Meanwhile Birds gather Pick through seaweed Finding morsels to eat  * Find More…

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Shredded wood mulch Spread Between Around Stone walkway Pink Plumeria flowers Fall Gently Decorate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Expanding web Obstructing main garden pathway I sit down Observe Spider Accumulate prime real estate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Discount box store Late model Luxury Automobile Pulls into parking spot Older man steps outside Holding large designer bag Unloads Several Empty Wine bottles Into shopping…

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foot involuntarily shakes unable to sit and meditate adjustments made more time in garden mind needs resting place    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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I have a new friend Oversized Lizard Two white paint spots on gray skin Last couple of weeks Follows me around garden    * Find More…

Haiku #243

Sitting on beach chair Tossed my watch into ocean Drinking cold root beer  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Piano keys sticking on me Cannot find harmony Wander outside Fog covers countryside Frogs and ducks only sounds I hear My Body attached to strings Controlled…

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I’m back from a deep forest trip Collected a few magical dry sticks Placed them on a piece of yellow silk fabric Have your pick Tap…

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every day same six blocks pushing her stuffed shopping cart everything inside is all she’s got cement bench only sleeping spot luxury automobiles pass by drivers…

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Watching Waiting Shuffling towards me Tears falling down her cheeks The skinny young lady said “I’m a drug addict Please Just give me some change So…

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Standing at a busy street corner The Man A large beer can is his microphone Over and over Pacing Yelling “Family, home, money All taken away”…

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Gorge on sumptuous cake Your narrative is fake Ride a city bus Observe poverty around all of us Keep cutting safety net Strip away little dignity…

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round and round we go time to watch rerun of old show forget small cars  Americans love full- size pickup trucks Middle East heats up under…

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Menopause All-natural Wife is shrinking Husband said: “No problem I will put you in my pocket and carry you around.”    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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lazy Sunday soft rain falling on banana and heliconia leaves homemade chicken soup fresh-cut garden salad listening to classical music eating reading sleeping cuddling at our…

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Trump Devours Diplomatic chessboard May Merkel Macron Watch in dismay Xi Jinping wants to trade Putin Sharpening fangs The American Tsar Currently Controls the game  …

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Long slow ride Last bus stop I grabbed my bags, got up from seat, and stepped onto a dirt road. Walking Walking Walking Stopping Looking up…

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watching hot coals searching nothing to find stopped laughing short time ago gate closed missed the last show    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Company sales meeting First professional job out of university Piss and vinegar salesman Smashed 1st quarter sales quota Top Dog 40 something year old salesman loudly…

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Frogs rejoicing Birds hiding Afternoon heavy summer rains commencing Hermit’s shack roof thankfully not yet leaking    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Europe Immigration Explosion How much of each country’s unique culture will become diluted?      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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constantly shouting bragging about your money, power, and prestige dominating the stage if all gone Would you still be in control?    * Find More Poetry HERE…

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I’m lying in bed many ideas pop around in my head counting 999 tired sleepy pirates 998 tired sleepy pirates 997 tired sleepy pirates hours pass…

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  Destructive Labels Trapped in a box No key for the lock  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  I see you floating above looking down on the non-believers. I rather take pieces and commit to none.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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  The old lady and her dog were always together until she died. The dog now sluggishly walks head down with continuous watery eyes.    *…

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not a good sign for the future of humankind when Buddhists in Myanmar commit crimes against humanity on the Rohingya Muslims    * Find More Poetry HERE…

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Yes I’m a white middle-aged male No I do not feel that I have had in the past or currently any white privilege    * Find…

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under the afternoon summer sun I stand to the side watching tourists snap photos of the first mate on a sport fishing boat toss cold stiff…

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cold orange placed on cutting board sliced into perfect wedges slowly placing each piece into my mouth sucking out the sweet juice      * Find…

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Can such a force exist? Yes, a bond can be so strong that two people always know 100+++ % that they are going to be right…

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Sure, I enjoy flowers, sunshine, and the ocean breeze, but now I also look down to appreciate the beauty of the weeds.    * Find More…

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  soft spring rain falls on outside metal awnings I’m inside covered with a Mexican blanket resting on old recliner reading a book smoking my pipe…

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impatient waiting for a late bus I look down at a snail moving slowly across the sidewalk I smile laugh a little thinking patience attitude will…

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all-night tiny lonely moth visits me and my reading light    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Year 2000 New century Damascus, Syria Baby Assad now leads dynasty I’m sitting at a café Smoking hubbly bubbly Drinking mint tea A young man next…

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Just before nightfall Birds stop by to feed Squirrels settle in the trees Raccoons soon leave shack roof to eat Tree frog stuck on metal shed…

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I’m sitting under umbrella surrounded by scorching beach sand nibbling on red cherries floating inside bucket of cold water.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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standing at gas stove taking care of large frying pan loaded with red bliss potatoes, onions, bell peppers topped with Tabasco Sauce and parsley listening to…

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many balls in air Tsar suffocates news cycle soldiers of deep state pull out their hair create confusion web of illusion toss meat to crowd Machiavelli…

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Putin laughs at Prime Minister May she does not have the muscle to keep him away diplomatic card play tit for tat Russian bear swats at…

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honey drips from spoon President Xi Jinping will not escalate major trade war soon watch President Trump flap his wings how loud will Big Bird sing?…

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blowing bubbles popping them with a pin practicing zazen    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

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negativity in the mind haul in hooks on a line turn handle slow grind toss chum into abyss only positive thoughts control process    * Find…

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Post-op uncomfortable cold hospital bed respecting the pain organs do not like to be handled    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Decades gone Nights alone Surrounded  By  Egyptian perfume bottles Containing Scents Reminding  Her  Of  Lovers  From the past    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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rain stopped lighting incense stick lying on my back on tatami mat slowly breathing in and out listening to frogs and crickets    * Find More…

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International Relations Experts Amazed Mainstream media In shock Mumbling Not sure what to say Tsar Accepts Invitation Will Meet and Greet With Little Kim Two Looney…

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Share Share Share some more Power vacuum Sucks up Gazillions of spores Go-ahead Open up the door Massive Personal Data collection Companies Know Our Next Thoughts…

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bright light behind my chair to the right reading book three inches from my nose thick cotton socks warm my toes purchasing reading glasses soon will…

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Late day Shifting sun Queen Palm shadows Cool stone patio Iguana chilling by Koi pond Cat sits still inspecting Mahi Mahi on charcoal grill    *…

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swiftly climbing up tree clawing chewing * * coconuts fall 1, 2, 3 squirrels no longer hungry    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Cracking Soft shell pecans Delicious Juicy Ripe Peaches Sitting Waiting For the fish to bite    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tried to open an email account today 1st company said “Need a cellphone” I only have a landline 2nd company said “Push button home phone ok”…

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Sliced Strips of paper Chasing Forgot about time Sack full Who is the fool?    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Older Move slower Weeds Grow Between stepping stones No perfection Sit Listen to bamboo Relaxation    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tall cactus Small pot Windy days Falls down to the ground Years together Intuition Whispers “Do not move cactus to larger container”    * Find More…

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Frenzied Flimflam Man Sitting next to conveyor belt Expeditiously Opening Can After Can Searching for worthless prize    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Open garden gate  First light Rabbit Enjoys Tasty Heist    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

Haiku #242

Expanding quicksand Tight strings anxiety bell rings Banging rusting pan    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

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Alone Frigid Night Smoking pipe Place wood into fireplace. Watch “The Burn” 2 a.m. She has not returned.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Windy dusty day Garden hit by wrecking ball Cleanup Cherish more tomorrow    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Don’t be fooled Tsar Wants Cheap Dollar Swift kick in the ass on trade Gold wakes up from the grave.    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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  Flying On Private jets Financial Puppet Masters Heads of State Arrive Davos Designing elaborate blueprint that dictates how much rice and beans the 7 Billion…

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  Hucksters Hand-out Billions Everlasting Sticks of gum Converts Feeding Frenzy Cerebrum Castration Society Domination      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…