Posts from the ‘Poetry’ category

Assistance Needed

  He held up a big sign that read “Please spare some change I have dreams You can help me achieve”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Finding The Way

  Sometimes if I work a problem From different perspectives I come up with a better solution   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Test

  Suffering serves a purpose It helps to better understand ourselves What are our strengths? What are our weaknesses? How much pain can we endure? Until…

Telling Signs

  Last night the sphinx Glided in and out of a dream One time stopping and with a rusty voice said: “The Gods are unhappy” “Earth…

Simple Life

  Sitting on the front porch swinging chair Chewing his tobacco Playing the banjo The old man missing half his teeth Smiled from ear to ear…

Feeding Self

  Long hair Thick white beard He lives in isolation Inside a cave by the water Meditating Sharpening His senses   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  They came Some nights waiting in line Entering a small strip store Converted into a meeting room To listen to the prophet’s warnings Of the…

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  Some old sea salts swear That hurricanes are caused When a sea god becomes angry   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Barefoot Slowly counting my steps Embracing Mother earth   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

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  In my dream I was riding a chariot On the horses were wild baboons screeching As I rode at a thunderous pace off to another…

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  Many Villagers Visit This Shaman His power Is said to be great Or Is it all just a fantasy show?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Pharaoh’s Potion

  The years have gone by Since I first drank the tea Brewed from the water of the Nile Oh, how that river pulls me back…

Mountain Tale

  Way up in the Himalayan Mountains Lived a giant Legend has it He was the cause of all the avalanches When angry and stomping around…

Endless Battle

  Remains His will not be sold Nevertheless Good and evil Fight for the sacred dust After death   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

Jericoacoara

  Tall sand dunes Beach buggies Sex on the beach Caipirinhas Slow dancing to Bossa Nova   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Victory

  Atop his white horse Looking down on the destruction The Conqueror Smiled Then Watched the sunset   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

Hidden Talent

  Rarely But When It is needed She Uses Her sharp pen   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Pain

  I live with it everyday The vessel is getting older Breaking apart as I reach for another pain pill   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Sahara Ramblings

  I met him when my guide and I were riding our camels in the desert. Not far from civilization, but just enough to escape the noise. …

Unchangeable

  Evil  Has no favorites It methodically Carries out its work   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Misfortune

  The tarot cards Have not been nice to me Bad luck is now My middle name Hopefully things Soon begin to change   Copyright© Edge…

The Ultimate Separation

  The soul rises Floats away Leaving the corpse behind To be disposed of   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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  Playing the Tabla drums The boy smiled And Displayed tranquility   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  She practices dark arts A scorpion tattooed on her back The sex was painful Unforgettable and unusual   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Quickly close the windows We are being invaded by giant insects Who squirt out poisonous droplets of jealousy   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  Wealth Is most important to him Live for today Forget How judged When dead   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  As we get older The body Holds back our mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Day time Spirits are at rest Nighttime They come out to play   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  The market A fish sliced open Guts showing Is that a heartbeat?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  It is tough to look back Things I missed Things I should have done different Now It is too late A good day Is waking…

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    The cards do not lie Dark clouds have Gathered in the sky Divisions increase Stopping at a store window I see a reflection of…

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    Tell me Do you still have dreams? For me the clock stopped Can you give me spare batteries?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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    Walking along the road Cars pass by Garbage Occasionally Tossed at me     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

Danger In A Skirt

  She called him over for drinks He fell asleep Cutting some hair Trimming a couple of nails Revenge Was Set In Motion     Copyright©…

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  She worships the bull Male fertility converts to strength In the practice of her witchcraft   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  I have an old beater She runs good Looks not so good Paid OFF   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Climbing the steps I reached the top Of happiness   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Packs of wolfs Down from the high country Under eclipse of the sun Unafraid Of Man       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Earthly Link

  His guild is the underworld Nighttime not daytime Is prime time Communicates with the spirits Inside tiny 10×10 shack   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

What Roams In The Dark?

  Pack of wild dogs Every night Visit Garbage dump A few malnourished cats Can also be found   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

Negative Vibe

  Jealousy Negativity Influenced Her practice Of Witchcraft   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please consider…

Focus

  Locked away in cell They could not break him He Stretched Exercised Meditated Whispered to himself Positive affirmations Two years in the cage Sculpting a…

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  She had beautiful eyes Eyes that I could watch forever It was difficult to not stare She had eyes I will always remember   Copyright©…

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  They all left I’m all alone In my cell Scribbling poems   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Passing through doorway Entering unknown She looked above Then below Watching silhouettes drift by   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Surrounded by grandfather clocks The wizard smoked his shisha pipe Read his books Away From modern society   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  I asked The important looking lady For the key to freedom She replied “ There is no Freedom”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

Soft (manipulated) Messages

  What is stronger Written or verbal word? Advertisers use both Carefully chosen To brainwash the viewer   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Carrier #2

  Control? What control? The emotions just keep coming in I have tried to stop this from happening  This is the life Of an empath  …

Displaced

  For awhile I lost my place Aimless floating Above everyone Now The same old me Standing in line With everyone else   Copyright© Edge of…

Outing In The Dark

  When I’m sad and alone I hop on my bike and ride most of the night   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Encounter

  Walking along the sidewalk I see a chap Get off the bus With a bowler hat and cane As he walks towards me He smiles…

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  Like a small drop of water slowly falling onto a leaf. That moment between past and present is ecstasy.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Feeds on fear Intentionally Plays with the fire So alive   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Fan spins Dust flies Sitting Lying On dusty wood floor Slowly polishing off My bottle of whiskey   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Scratching at the walls Waking me from sleep My demons remind me of my sins   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  I make a pilgrimage every 2/3 years to Haiti Expanding my craft VOODOO   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Purpose

  He found his place in life Traveling Spreading the word As a missionary   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Hate

  Acid rain inside the soul Quickly erodes the happy self Destroys our sense of reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Garden’s Guard

  One blooming giant sunflower Stands alone Watching over the other flowers   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Artist’s Way

  Wood carefully carved Stacked throughout his studio Some pieces he will sell at an art show A few others will remain part of his permanent…

Angry Soul

  The loss affected him greatly Now He goes out of his way Methodically Trying to emotionally hurt Complete strangers   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Locked In

  This time the depression Holds me tight Like a vice Alone Again Tonight I continue to fight   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Stuck with glue Thoughts will not move What can I do? Just suffer Wait for time to pass   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  Daytime Changing oil & tires Nights Studying Old Testament   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Cold night I Hear Rodents Fight Over warm place to sleep   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Hair falling out Teeth hurt Unable to get hard Dump me at the junk yard I’m quickly deteriorating anyway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Her Dreams Always same Take place during late antiquity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Barbarians On their hands and knees Frantically Picking up discarded scrapes Thrown away by the Bourgeoisie   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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  I still remember 45-50 years ago My dad and I Fishing From wood catwalks On the bridges In the Florida Keys   Copyright© Edge of…

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  The sharecropper’s family work long hours Never enough left over After landowners’ cut   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Unreachable Grip

  Never in the now Chasing the future Looking at the past Every day of my existence The present becomes Further from my grasp   Copyright©…

Religious Tossing Games

  What about the Crusaders? Christians’ ancient history Full of destruction Humanity evolved with time Islamic terrorism Is a modern disease Unjustifiable Killing of the innocent…

Numb

  He stared straight ahead Long wrinkled neck Years working in the fields Under the sun Strong piercing eyes that show no emotion   Copyright© Edge…

Finding Himself

  The Knight Laid down his sword Went deep into the forest To live amongst nature Never fought again   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Pharaohs’ Choice

  He only collected one type of artwork Throughout the mansion’s walls Egyptian papyrus   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Better Opportunity’s Curse

  Rural villages Disappear Culture lost Modernization Creates Slums Poverty Loss of identity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Good Mood At Night

  A great evening Sharing dumplings Dipped in sauces Cold beer Discussing politics   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Elites Float above it all When the pheasants Wake up All will come crashing down   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Probiotics Are The Go to Solve it all For the gut   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Lying in the hospital bed He had plenty of time For feelings of regret   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Giant octopus Crawls out of the oceans’ belly Onto the beach Terrorizing The island’s natives   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  The ancient gods speak Listen Carefully The way to avoid Armageddon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Surrounded by dust Shepherds Work the long hours Caring for the sheep   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

All Welcome To Play

  Internet Leveled Playing field Developing nation’s companies Can now compete with Developed nation’s companies   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of…

Painful Payment

  Everything Spread on front lawn A couple generations Of furniture and stuff Judgment collector Has no mercy or friends Everything must be sold   Copyright©…

Shrouded

  I have seen her I tell you no lie It was during A partial eclipse She is a demon Disguised as a damsel   Copyright©…

Appearances

  As adults in a way we are still children We pretend to be something bigger, richer, and happier Than we really are   Copyright© Edge…

Planting Small Harvests

  Condo patio Small wheel barrel Full of dirt A place to plant scallions Her way to stay close to the earth   Copyright© Edge of…

Dead Man Walking

  Bottle is my friend Waiting in fear For judgment day   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Carved Beauty

  Carving wood into exquisite pieces The tribesman took his time Was careful and smiles with pride   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

Unstoppable

    I cry Sometimes I can flood the driest desert with my tears It feels good to cry It feels bad when I cry Why…

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  I’m waiting patiently Here it is coming around again I reach out to catch No It passes me by Laughing all the way Another missed…

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  My brain will not comply Trying desperately to push out thoughts Not succeeding It is a war Negative thinking again wins the battle Another awful…

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    Flood gates open Anxiety sucks the happiness from me The pain pushes all my emotion buttons Medication not working I suffer alone No place…

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  Soon The only thing Different Between countries Will be Language Food And A few left over customs   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

The Shift

  Everything Complex Simplicity out the window The power changing Emerging markets Skimming The Cream  Off From USA & Europe   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  It is very lonely When in pain Sitting in the dark Suffering Waiting Hoping The pain will pass   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Writer’s Way # 2

  I Play In the thorn bushes Feeling the pain Yet Craving more Bold blue ink pen leads the way My mind, hand, fingers, are her…

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  The band played on While Restaurant-goers Went about their gossip   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  “Yo Man!” He yelled down from the coconut tree No equipment Just himself and a machete Cutting down coconuts that fall forty feet to the ground…

Grocery Run

  Walking quickly Carrying several loafs of French bread The young girl smiled Proud to carry out her task   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Inheritance

  Always stingy Tight fisted with the buck Never spent When she passed The grandkids Blew the fortune In a couple years   Copyright© Edge of…

The Old Bat Next Door

  Like a dog Chewing on worn bone She will never change Her petty ways   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…