Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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  Lessons from the tropical garden! A decade ago I dug a hole Placed the young plant into the soil Nature Provided Sunshine and rain Alcantarea…

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  Lessons from the tropical garden! Marching Consistently Gaining Territory Bromeliads Decompose Negativity         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #228

Thunder faraway Lanterns along stone pathway Bamboo starts to play         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  The PROCESS Sit Analyze Sleep Wake-Up Dissect Shuffle Pieces on board Decide In a few days more         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #227

Forget bars of gold Quick to sleep no alarm clock She never gets old         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #226

  Glowing remnants Silence reminds those alive Grand societies die         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #225

  Paranoia seeds Tap Tap sucking sap from trees Insects gorge on leaves         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #224

Chasing moldy bread Goldfish exist in small bowl Years pass now brain-dead         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Fort Lauderdale late afternoon glued on ancient bar stool watching rain falling on canal         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Drill down What is found? Eat Cold potato Empty salt shaker Can of warm beer Playing solitaire Coins in glass jar Light up last Cuban…

Haiku #223

  Foggy morning Careful not to irritate bees Unzip tangerine         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #222

  Empty matchboxes Cold soup she left on gas stove Hot showers alone           Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #221

  Tide gone left behind smell Airbrushed sky whispers goodbye Horseshoe crabs mate           Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Leblon Walking along the Praia Her dog on a leash ran round and round me. The lady said: “Gringo can go free if he buys me…

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Long-time Faraway Roots cut No longer check off the days I tried to grab onto the high bar, but missed. Now, I’m surrounded by fossilized dreams…

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  Chiang Mai Dry season Sleep Days Long Nights Drinking cold Singha  Playing pool Passport stamp expires soon         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #220

  Bicycles fall to ground Our shoes off run into sea Tonight love found         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #219

  Nothingness Sand blowing into eyes and ears Sit down take sip forget         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #218

  Last ice cube from glass Cooling mouth finishing fast Hot days will not last   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

The Cycle

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   First of many Attention and dreams of others Quickly shattered One of many Clawed shameful way back Exceeded Ahead of…

Haiku #217

  All-night drive and drive Asked-Have I been to Kansas? Cannot remember Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Pocket watch no longer keeping time. My magnifying glass needs cleaning. Light Flickering Having trouble reading I do not feel old, but beginning to understand,…

Haiku #216

  Wake-up cool morning Birds soon coming to visit Feeders full for guests Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #215

Crowbar and hammer Teardown outdoor laundry room Termites my helpers   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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I’m climbing a ladder hauling hefty buckets of tar sealant to the rooftop.   Then I begin scooping, spreading, patching, thinking, that nothing says shack ownership,like…

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Cutting Basil Chives Cilantro Rosemary Picking Peppers Tomatoes Cucumbers Pole Beans Pulling Radishes Scallions Carrots Beets Dirt Water Love Seeds Provides most of the food we need.…

Haiku #214

  Rain stopped garden walk Pampered plants humid air Colors pop everywhere Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  I put my thumb up and caught a ride on top of a dragonfly. Holding tight We flew around the sky. Zipping Hovering Swooping Finally…

Haiku #213

  Diving coral reef Stopping searching enjoying Concealed beauty Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Pain is still here. Try to drown it with shots of whiskey and beer. I light another cigarette while looking into the mirror. Rules Absolutely…

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Single Mother Boy has no father. She purchases very little fresh fruits and vegetables. Mostly buys frozen and cans of food to save dollars. Shares small…

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Night rain Frogs Croaking Two owls snuggle trying to stay dry. I’m under awning eating bowl of steamed vegetables and rice. Soon Mosquitoes Bite Back to…

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Papayas Bananas Mangoes Oranges Lemons Limes No one is keeping time. I’m resting in hammock and writing poems that rhyme. Birds, Iguanas, and squirrels having fun…

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Torn Dirty Clothes Soaked in sweat Red Face Smiling Fifty-two Feeling like thirty-two She comes charging into the shack, after a couple hours of chopping and…

Haiku #212

Large clump bananas Hang from back porch wood beam Snacks while working garden Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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She calls herself a mutt. Mix Dutch Portuguese Amazon Indian Black Her broken English never holds her back. Came from a dictatorship turned Socialist experiment when…

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Daybreak Doves dart from ancient gigantic ficus tree. Today Unlucky one dies because no match for the falcon’s speed. Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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Dry season Begins Termites Stop Eating Shack Fire ants on Warpath   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Late night Munchies Rats Feast On Berries Nuts High In Areca Queen Palm trees   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017  

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Lone Caterpillar Crawling On Black bamboo culm Soon Will Fly Displaying Colorful Extrovert Personality   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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 2 a.m. Eyes Open Close Watching Old Black and white Movie Need Sleep Plot Will Not Release Me Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Squandered Oil Wealth Population Hungry Poor Health Nightmare Socialist Dreams Drive Many To get out Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Two Day Cheap Bus Ride Varanasi To Kathmandu Hours on the bus rooftop Lost Within The mountain scenery Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #211

Strong wind gone away Bamboo palm trees had rough day Iguanas confused   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Driving Old Truck Collecting Metal Trash Selling for a small amount of cash Many Do not look my way Maybe Afraid Thinking They could also end…

DCCCLIII

Midnight Sitting on a Mexican blanket drinking cocoa and coffee watching the waves crash against the rocks. Thinking about how plummeting into the depths of failure,…

DCCCLIV

  Truckload Mushroom dirt Dumped Front yard Shoveling Loading Hauling Wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow load To the backyard Replenishing Garden soil Under Hot South Florida Sun Back…

Haiku #210

Predawn Middle East Slow peaceful walk listening To call to prayer Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Evening delivery! Brown box stuffed with packets of vegetable seeds left at front door. My heart goes flicker flicker while I fall asleep and dream of…

DCCCLVI

My Old Friend The Rusty Noisy Window shaker Air conditioner Keeps me cool all night   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017…

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Half a Century ago Different time Different upbringing The father Hiking in the woods With his young son The boy  Falling on the rocks  Scraped his…

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White blue morning sky Strong reflection Off Ocean I’m not catching any fish, but already have a nice tan. Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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There is nothing like a lot of sleep, some yummy food for the tummy, and a little nooky, to get one back into the game. Back…

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America I came with $500 in my pocket.  100% Capitalist Print me 500 business cards, 5,000 flyers and I’m in business. Go door to door selling…

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All-night I push the broom Wet mop the floors Clean the restrooms Haul  Trash Out the back door Work done Every muscle sore On my way…

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Together We ride our bicycles Front and back gigantic baskets Fully loaded With Blankets Umbrellas Small folding chairs A cooler stuffed with homemade sandwiches and pink lemonade.…

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Robber Barons From the past Skeletons Rise up From the ash Wall Street Financiers Soon On their knees Will bow down To Silicon Valley Geeks Controlling…

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Hole in the window screen Mosquitoes Enter Search Locate Feast Leave Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Watching his car burn on the side of the freeway, he decided it was time to take a long holiday.   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku #209

Scrambling the eggs Fish rot on the dock today Nothing left but hate   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Boca Raton My bicycle Chained and locked to a coconut tree I’m relaxing At an indoor outdoor restaurant and bar Drinking Bordeaux wine Eating Gourmet Pasta…

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  All Night Dancing At the clubs Early morning Taxi ride to the beach Soft king-size sheet Spread out on the sand Watching the sunrise I…

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Yogurt Topped With blueberries and honey Three-way organic concoction Cools down my tummy    Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Sitting At an intracoastal waterway restaurant and bar Watching The yachts pass by Enjoying Conch fritters and cold beer Discussing Current American politics The finish carpenter…

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The old gambler Lived in a small pool cabana At a rundown motel On Miami Beach One evening We drank several beers Eat his homemade potato…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  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…

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

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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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

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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…

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

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  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…

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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…

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  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…

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  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?…

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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…

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  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

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  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…

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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…

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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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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…

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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…

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  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…

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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…

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  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…

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  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…

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  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’ …

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   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…

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  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