Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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abandoned tree stump harnessing tenacity refuses to completely decay   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider…

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Surrounded By Flustered Tourists Taking Selfies The old man Took Leisurely Snaps With Polaroid camera   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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long-time regurgitate past searching cannot find a laugh   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a…

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4 a.m. Termites Chewing In Harmony With Me Tapping Typewriter keys   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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Collecting Seashells White beaches of Sanibel Boy trusting all Became man who is cynical Dodged too many curve balls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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Young love in Beirut Divided by religion Tragic destiny Cross above her rooftop  Prayer rug below his knees   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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She is invisible Pregnant Working graveyard shift  Immigrant Scrubbing toilets sweeping dirt Says better than country of birth   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

Everglades’ Stories

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The land is flat The weather is hot and humid The mosquitoes take your attention away The animals invite…

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Pour me some bourbon I just upset my woman Do you have spare bed? She wants to chop off my head Bartender help or I’m dead…

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My bicycle is chained to undernourished palm tree I’m sitting at a hot dog stand Next to a middle-age man He is trying to act smooth…

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  Always at the track The Gambler puffs his cigar Sitting at the bar Reading the racing sheets like it was his sacred bible   Copyright©…

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all day tire changer swiftly with precision performs muscular ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please…

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Abandoned home Wind enters through shattered window Free to roam A place where peace never known   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019      …

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Lost time Holding protest sign Frequently Changed Mates Shake Shake Shake Now too late   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking…

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  Boondocks Sitting on tailgate Vehicles occasionally pass by Fresh vegetables stacked high Not much sold At least food for household   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Lizard hanging upside down Turtle marching on the ground Cardinal sips from water fountain Coconut falls For just a second Everyone anxiously looks around   Copyright©…

Haiku #260

Delicate blossoms Casually fall in pond Beauty- koi do not care   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge…

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Chop down bamboo Constructing new gate Garden Watermelons Ready to eat I sit and take break Soon Dozens of pesky flies Sneak Bites Communicate To their…

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Rainy season I’m top of a ladder Tube of caulk Filling crack gutter Looking down and around 100’s Of Wet Bromeliads Display Kaleidoscope Jungle Colors  …

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Birds Fly No goodbye Walking on muddy ground No one around Pebble inside boot I’m playing wood flute   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019 |…

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sitting on beach chair smoking Cuban cigar drinking coconut rum cooking myself in sun Reminiscing it was a fantastic run no longer same same everything will…

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6:30 a.m. same doughnut shop one Boston cream cup of coffee black soon face the grind still working at 69   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Gravel road Abandoned Greasy spoon Standing alone The last payphone | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry…

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Desire=Suffering Daily craving Meditation Listen to gong 1-2 hours long Confused Mind savors simple food | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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Heavy Rain commences Another wet season Termites on the attack More wood consumed Me and the missus Ponder Will we pass away before shack collapses from decay?…

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Few months away 20 years no cell phone Wife Capitulated Purchased her own $39.99 smartphone I knew something was up After two days She finally fessed-up…

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  He lived in a shack Writing his poems day and night  No one read the work Death came and the tombstone said “Brilliant mind and…

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alone with sand and stones face and sunglasses covered with dust mind in no rush body temperature warns time to go walk back to motorcycle continue…

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holding beer can in paper sack he sat on the dirty sidewalk enshrined by the shadow against the building   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

The System

The powerful man comes up to me and jams his finger into my eye. He tells me that I must comply. I very calmly answer that…

Depression

  Swimming in a lake The weeds strangle my body Trying to break free I’m only pulled down deeper into the opaque water   Copyright© Edge…

Jealousy

  Like termites on wet wood, jealousy will eat a person alive. There will always be someone else who has more. Is it even possible to…

What Is Education?

  You throw me a book and tell me to learn. Just because you have a pocket full of degrees does not make you the master…

Rightfully Mine

Written by: Carioca Da Gema     I spent the season doing battle The defeated enemy blinded by wrong convictions rose again to begin another conflict…

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  lounging in hammock small irritating bird “peep, peep, peep” ripe papayas hang from tree my stomach complaining “give me a treat” I’m trying to fall…

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  The sun will soon burn into the water and take the day’s final breath. Alone, I walk on the white sand beach, tossing shells into…

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purchased in 1991 sitting under blistering sun terracotta pot survived tropical storms hurricanes deteriorating bit by bit sinking into the earth |   eBook | Travels…

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  I’m holding a blue rock in my hands. I begin to move the jagged, hefty piece, around with my fingers and thumb. It is easy…

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  1st light morning pickings searching finding filling basket with cucumbers lettuce peppers scallions ripe tomatoes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |…

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  small table we sit dipping bread into olive oil drinking wine remembering those times…   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |  …

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  long drawn-out rain drips peeling wallpaper newspapers books scattered on the floor his mind constantly craves more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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corruption  acknowledges no pain population  begs for change Miami’s luxury real estate place to park illicit gains  soldiers  follow the dictator & generals’ orders until butchering…

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mind’s web accumulates past calculates future struggles with present to cooperate  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of…

Haiku #259

Dispassionate fog Provides Concealment for Predator and prey  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

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Elegantly dressed, she eagerly waited at the railway station. By late afternoon, head down, slowly walking away, realizing the satisfying roleplay sessions would never happen again.…

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cocooned in studio decades forming clay twisted stiff fingers unsold sculptures  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of…

The Real You

  NFL Player & Poet Ryan Russell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this poem.   *   The Real You   I wonder…

The Village

  NFL Player & Poet Ryan Russell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this poem.   *   The Village   It takes a…

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Peasants Congregate On the street Submissively Waiting Holding bowls While Privileged Donate Soup of the day  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The…

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No expensive toys Laughing Smiling Riding water buffalo Free entertainment for children  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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 technologically advanced species remained primitive warriors until extinction  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

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Garden swing Sitting Cutting Pieces of pear Using Sharp knife Hedonistic bites Under Moonlight  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet…

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Young girl Sitting on dirty blanket Tiny fingers Reaching into packet Scarfs down Leftover French fries Mother Collected While Begging on the street  * Find More…

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  window seat crowded city bus long  slow  stop and go ride discussing history with  older gentleman holding  stack of books  from the public library who…

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Hospital bed Connected to IV drip Urine half fills container Days pass examining ceiling Scheduled Tests Medication Frustration  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels…

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Roofing Eight stories tall Do not fall Shirt off Sun cooking my skin Long day Muscles hurt Tomorrow Do it again  * Find More Poetry HERE  *…

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leaky faucet drip drip I just was riding the drift same same power game building blocks one two three your lungs full of rage STOP shouting…

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  plants need to drink ancient vessel leaks happiness is what everyone seeks however humans suffer Who controls the switch? faith  continues  to make its pitch  *…

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home in the shadows waiting alone wife cries while  husband  sitting at the bar washes down reality  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With…

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falling clutching onto failures all the way down  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

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rats scatter up down coconut tree confused used no serenity animosity festers engulfed by fraudulent broadcasters camouflaged decay 1% dictates the plays listen to what they…

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boondocks sitting in a shitbox cross gate arms down watching train roll by wish I caught that ride any change will improve life  * Find More…

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STAMPED “Bad Luck” always jump on the back of wrong truck struggling glue no longer holding fragments together misery goes on forever  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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sidewalk busy intersection pacing around and around and around hysterically scratching lottery card the lady stopped raised her arms called out over and over and over…

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park bench silence a man sat next to me and said “all I have left is my mind Can you hear the chimes? that magnificent sound…

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prey on those living in misery crush disadvantaged use legal system for advantage accumulate luxury frivolous things ego sings fool peasants with razzle-dazzle free pass for…

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regurgitate history today Does it even matter? morality deranged climate change technology on speed train Who has the power to slow it all down before society…

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give just a little take a lot you always ask for a doggy bag extra packets of sugar in the pocket scrapping leftover bits from your…

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I no longer perform in the circus useless try harder What for? the puppet master keeps the score taking his cut constant hunger in my gut…

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followed by ducks the fisherman walks chewing betel nut content spending most days sitting on the bank casting his line into the river  * Find More…

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Dark room Bright Aquarium Some fish swim this way Others Swim that way Who knows correct way? * Find More Poetry HERE * eBook | Travels…

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Sprinkle gold and silver Consumer nation Chasing wealth is motivation People form a line Xi Jinping Communist Party Control all minds   See also: Global Economy…

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her soul desires more masquerading as a whore grinding on selective flesh  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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bike stored in dark shed tree frog resting on cushy seat everyone deserves comfortable place to sleep  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With…

The Complexity Of Gender Identity

  Photographer Artist Monica Gorini is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this project.  From ‘The Wrong Body’ series.  To see Monica’s body of work, click…

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No tan lines Shell necklace Bazaar purchased dresses Collects feathers Wanders No commitments Only Men and Women With Savoir-faire Are Her Conquests  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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Slo-mo Kava Bar 60’s and 70’s music on tap Small crowd Everyone Laid-back  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Tired Injured Lost  Spider Crawling  Inside crack of walkway Fire ants mobilizing Nature  Does not pick favorites Gargantuan Lizard  Quickly moves in Snatches  Spider While Fire…

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Trapped Eternal hallway All doors locked Hardly stand up Tenacity undone Time to succumb  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Tiny beach hut Leaky cold shower Hammock out front Island tan Fresh fish in frying pan Tap Tap Typewriter keys Other Days Swim in Caribbean Sea…

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Covered with dust Like everything else Malfunctioning Antique clock Hangs on wall Reminding me of lost time  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Surrounded by crosses and rosaries Elderly lady Spends remaining days Reading worn bible  * Find More Poetry HERE *   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service Directory  *  Book…

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Childhood cut short Frail in chair She Quietly Moves Rocking toy horse Back-and- forth Back-and- forth  *   Find More Poetry HERE   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service…

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Humans Long ago Said goodbye Roaches barely survive Remnants left behind Photographs fading with the time Another planet New galaxy Destructive cycle Is the reality  *…

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All followers gone He squats In dark room Praying To termite infested wood god  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Moss clings to Buddha statue Cowbell rings Finches congregate to eat Days pass Seasons do not last Small changes Peaceful exchanges Garden Provides Refuge From World’s…

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Pick cucumbers Slice Mix with rice vinegar and salt Stimulate appetite Multiple course delights  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Woman Hauling Water Uphill Smiling Gestures If I would like a drink  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #258

Fresh bird seeds fall sprout Sunshine and rain pull the chain Doves walk feed from ground  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

Haiku #257

Tall trees block sun Late afternoon shade controls day Price old garden pays  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Alone No Mobile phone Listening to ocean waves  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Foggy morning Man Walking on dirt road Politely Asked me “Which way Today Can I find sanity?”  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Long drive Cannot……. Get it…… Out of my mind Feast on silence Feel heat on pores Wait no more Need to visit a friend Someone I…

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Sipping Mint tea Taking Puffs On the shisha pipe “Deep Thinking” Has Islamic Submission Allowed Middle Eastern Countries To Be Controlled By Brutal Leaders?  * Find…

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five millennium Sphinx unmoved by mankind continue to march towards downfall  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Colors gone All I see is grey Nothing clear I’m Engulfed In smoky haze  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Long fall Down into well Clawing Stuck in hell Waiting Hoping This will pass Calm returns To Disappear Again  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Leaving No farewell Wear the mask Seamless Transition From Slum To Corporate world  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Droplets of time Pleasant Unpleasant Just droplets  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018