Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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  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…

Haiku #181

  Barefoot simple dress The Brasileira plays guitar On front porch swing   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #180

  Snowshoes beef jerky Don’t need lower 48 Free will solitude   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #179

    Starting motorbike Morning ride along A1A Sea air soothes me   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #178

  Walking gravel road Hot thirsty totally lost Followed by thin dog   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #177

  Winter cold snap Honeybell oranges soon ripe Gastronomic delight   Note to readers: Poem refers to Florida winter gardening. Just a bit of cold gives…

Haiku #176

  Bought old pickup truck Hitch up house on wheels Let’s see America   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #175

  Tropical storm gone Angry Atlantic Ocean Snatching my surfboard   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #174

  Our lovely daughter Turning pages time rolls by You’re now thirty five   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMXLV

  He was a flash in the pan Never took a break Mind turned to mush Like a milkshake Always full speed Crunch Crunch Buzz saw…

CMXLVI

  Late night Walking cobbled streets of Prague Had one too many pilsners Met a street performer On the corner Done for the night playing his…

CMXLVII

Grabs everything she can Does not need a permanent man Prowls clubs along the beach                      …

CMXLVIII

  Fruity pipe smoke engulfed the room Surrounded by shelves containing damp dusty LPs The cynic Whispered into my ear “Old people change their mind like…

CMXLIX

  Digging holes Planting Mulching Watering Coconut trees Natural endorphin release This is all I need   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #173

Stack of unread books Winter storm lighting fireplace Cozy bookworm   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #172

  Butterflies all gone Clouds completely cover sun Nukes killed everyone   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #171

  Nippy morning Fly fishing for rainbow trout River moving slowly   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #170

  Garden vegetables Mixed with herbs in slow cooker Love is in the home   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #169

  Drinking hot chocolate Watching snow fall on rock garden No rush to leave   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #168

  Heliconia Queen of tropical garden Hummingbird’s best friend   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #167

  Unforgiving heat Camel marching on the sand Desert tests the man   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #166

  Boots places on stoop Morning garden duties done Time to watch moss grow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #165

  Cool under palm tree Young man repairs fishnet Continues tradition   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #164

  Spiders crawling on wall Rain stopped bananas will grow tall Rooster calls   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku # 163

  Midnight bandits Raccoons having koi dinner Sashimi by the pond   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #162

  Loudmouthed old blue jay Cold hungry this morning Eyeballs empty seed tray   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016