Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

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If owing many expensive things makes a person feel rich and important, then what happens when everything disappears? Can that individual handle it or will they…

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She was in complete control of her life; and then she got hit with a long-term debilitating illness.       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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they stood in a circle pounding their drums connecting with each other through music       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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Compassion Is it too much to give a bit of compassion?       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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Need to sleep a long time What has happened to humankind? Technology has took a hold I’m sure glad I’m getting old Time to say goodnight…

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  it is the easy way play the victim push the propaganda make others feel sorry for you then all deeds done are in self defense…

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  he looked at me with his dead eyes trying to size me up as a threat  or just another bozo American       Copyright©…

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  heavy tattooed he works the steel a common bond brute force sweat pours from his body the heat is not the enemy, but a friend…

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working 1% frustrated need to keep flow going to remain 1%       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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He sacrificed a lifetime of principles for a couple nuggets of gold.     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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    Long dream I’m on a camel going to Babylon What for? Why not? My dreams many times bring me back in history. Time travel…

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  What is beauty? What is ugly? Who is rich? Who is poor? Don’t tell me how successful you are. What have you done to improve…

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When in need of an answer I sometimes consult a snake in the garden. If the question is complicated then I will search out a second…

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What happened? Please tell me where are all the philosophers who dedicate their life to find out the truth.       Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  walking down the steps into the basement believers come tonight to experience pain and pleasure       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  they come from close or far away ask a life changing question his answers are simple small tin cup on old wood table with sign…

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sickness the clock stops desperately searching for a cure he only finds sand in the middle of the desert        Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  time marches black cat dances eventually I sit down woops there is no chair       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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  my roommate snores cannot get sleep medication making me sick things not going well   I ask for a new room I’m told: ” ain’t…

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unable to save his son now every night he calls out to the dead begging for forgiveness      Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  I do the right things try  oh do I try yet always end up with coal   today I planted a red rose bush appreciate…

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He said  “I have no money for the test” The doctor just kept scribbling the prescription In America A person with no health insurance Is an…

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  Sundays  prays at the church for the children she lost because of drug addiction     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  it is what they believe burn the books conceal the information so the peasants cannot unlock secrets to success       Copyright© Edge of…

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    off I go with my walking stick small backpack a few snacks   looking about throwing away my faults work along the way hitchhike…

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  lifetime giving advice fake not really nice   never know strange places find rotten tomatoes       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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we met at a pool bar made love on the beach then went to sleep when I woke up she was gone her footprints in the…

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    crouched down on my knees clutching cross in my hands I beg PLEASE PLEASE PAIN LEAVE     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  deep sleeping dreaming demons come and go reminding me who is in control     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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springtime barefoot skipping across a large field she embraced her subconscious mind     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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    My sins Weighed on ancient scale Deciding If I’m going to Heaven or Hell       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  While Magician looks on in amusement The warrior Trapped inside a perfume bottle Swinging his sword Forever lost in battle       Copyright© Edge of…

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  farm workers prayed for the safety of their crops while locusts soon will arrive for a feast     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  her entire life collecting jade scattered large & small throughout the home   when she died her only son received all of the collection he…

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  lifetime  of practicing Taoist immortality  I went to his funeral the other day he did make it to 98     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  The Captain Cursed  On his abandoned ship Defending Against demons That only exist in his mind     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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Humans pollute the seas Manatees have nothing to eat Earth slowly dies I cry, but this does not stop mankind from turning a blind eye  …

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What is your passion? Do you even have passion for something? The old folks say keep the mind busy Even if doing crossword puzzles   I…

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    I worship the sun and the moon They are gods to me on a summer day I feel the heat my skin so tight…

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  The old man Grew up during the Great Depression Young soldier during World War II When something health wise bothered him He would just say…

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    give me a home cooked meal forget eating out can goods and preservatives  food loaded with salt and sugar takes years off the body…

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    Today Does age matter? The new 60 is like age 30 Sure we slow down  a bit But As long as we are active…

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Freedom Are you free? What will make you free? Is complete freedom possible? sometimes too much freedom will bring problems       Copyright© Edge of…

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pushing sixty and over 15 years same glasses having trouble reading seeing computer screen happy I do not have a smartphone   so I walked over…

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  She died at 99 He died at 94 Last thirty years Days in the garden Nights at the dance hall healthy active happy life all…

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Holding hands we walk out into the ocean. Mask, fins, snorkel, we dive down into the water and smile at each other. I point over to…

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    I’m  older now the fun has long been gone ladies not interested anymore no longer that tan muscled beach man  when I did work…

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backpack on the floor we wait at the check- in line slowly moving forward I do not bother to pick up my backpack just pull it…

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  you have me forever in your memory we enjoyed the time together be free and I will do the same  I must leave now and…

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  in the sea water up to our shoulders I hold you you hold me we kiss passionately   the sun is at midday no other…

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Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Dr. Pepper On the Rocks   It is raining outside 1st in about three weeks   Listening to Cat Stevens…

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My wife and I come from humble beginnings and it is almost impossible for us to throw anything out until it totally breaks. We recently had…

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  slowly closing the vice Myanmar’s generals not nice population staying home from work grind economy into the dirt Who will break first? both sides  practicing…

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  you piss in my rice bowl say I have no soul tell me why you have a closed mind must I bow down because your…

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  sometimes it keeps me up at night How can I write more diversified poetry? going  deeper deeper falling into the depths of my subconscious chiseling…

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    another day at the lockup sure glad I’m not outside I would need an umbrella with all the rain I see from the windows…

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  was always in a hurry older worries computer screen blurry   years spun around never did understand how happiness is found     Copyright© Edge…

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    few months back emergency brain surgery chemo and radiation aggressively  took chunks of my hair now growing back thick long stronger   luck on…

New Coat

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   The full moon path The pine tree turn   No lamps for September No…

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pouring a couple of shots of Gentleman Jack untangling some knots in my back     life has been unkind sitting in my recliner trying to…

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  Bottle of spiced rum Listening to capoeira drums   There was a time I lived in the States Now drifting away in Bahia Flirting with…

Record

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   I have only got one And I never set one   Record   My…

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    gorgeous she spent a lifetime doing a good job of making men jealous playing one off the other puppets on a string HELPLESS how…

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  So many now want to be recognized I’m this I’m that Respect me Got that Taking what country has to offer Short of the floorboards…

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  front patio it was a warm night plenty of mosquitoes both of us rocking in our chairs smoking corn pipes sippen on whiskey Then all…

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sac of potatoes fell off the truck like my life  never any luck cars zoom by my thumb up no one stops to give me a…

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Who knows the score? maybe I do  maybe I don’t I’m just a poet with nothing to lose scribbling in a 3/4 dark room get this……..…

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Over thirty years, me and the Missus living in seventy year old tiny shack. Roof sometimes leaks and I patch with tar. Never replaced as long…

On The Bench

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   Empty station Watch the drizzle With the data clouds   There are no planes…

Haiku #278

  Have no more answers Pen has run out of ink I’m now feeding pigeons      Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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    Fire keeps me warm Scribbling poems under full moon Owl calls for mate     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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    clock ticks life skips yesterday gone tomorrow may not come gold coins useless  now mostly confined to bed pondering What did I accomplish?  …

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  Daily routine Sea grape leaves scatter in garden Rake all summer long     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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  Birds make soft landing Canopy is protection Light rain cools evening     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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Sitting on milk crate Casting line in river Hot coals ready for trout    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Final winter chill Homemade bread in the oven Vegetable soup on the stove Covered with comforter on couch Reading good book   Copyright© Edge of…

Fear

  Animals need to be afraid to survive. However, fear is mostly a destructive emotion in humans.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

Empathy Poetry

  What makes a human condition poet?   One must be able to emotionally soak up the joy and suffering in people and then transfer those…

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  Heliconias bloom More rain falls toads mating calls  Iguana boss     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Climb coconut tree Swing machete nuts fall Coco Frio and rum   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

The Ocean & I

  Artist and Photographer William Guilmain is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the series ‘Västra Hamnem’.  To see William’s body of…

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  Moving energy Lightning exposes night sky Train rolls along tracks     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Listening to wind Falling leaves perform ballet Ants changing work shift     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Bees come go from hive Cardinal visits seed tray Spring is happy time     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Snow keeps falling Fireplace offers protection Love smell of new book   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Ocean waves rise fall Fishermen pull up anchors 1st light pokes through clouds   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Getting Used To It

  Today Had a discussion with the PA Leave in five more days New medicine seems okay Quiet in the lockup When I came in, it…

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  Fire burns Anxiety churns Please Help me Escape reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE  …

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  Tangled in a web  I try to flee from my demons I ask myself “Am I drifting into insanity?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

The Storyteller

  They came from all around To listen to her Tell Folk tales While she moves back and forth In her rocking chair On the front…

Stronger Than

  Another season Of Termites 70 year old Shack Still standing   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…