Posts tagged ‘blog’

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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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  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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    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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  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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  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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  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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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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    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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  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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    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…

Lighting The Match

Witchcraft is about the 75% personal movement of energy. The tools and rituals are important, but one must have unshakable willpower to perform the craft. Ways…

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

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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  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…

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…

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…

Haiku #270

  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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  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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   young boy loves to float tiny toy boat in mothers large teacup   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Submission

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey     OBEDIENCE   Like dogs We sit and we wait   Like boards…

The Woman In The Bar

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey     LOCK-IN   “How long have you been here?”   Morning Afternoon Evening…

Holding On To Humanity

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   慈悲   I will not lose you   Not to the illusions Painted…

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

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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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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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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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Church Choir sings Soon New Supreme Court Justice Takes his seat * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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The WHAT-IFS Send Mind Adrift Up Down Back and forth Lock all the doors Frantically Crawling On the floor Dirty sheets Time to change the bed…

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Party over Nothing left Except Few Crumbs On Paper plates It is now late Everyone Moved to another place  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Single mother Holding her baby Walks into church Lights a candle Prays Makes a wish  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Not long ago Families Gathered Together Around TV Now Everyone Solo Moving Thumbs On Smartphones     * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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I write to keep my mind occupied. If not, I would need to go outside. Jump On Escalator Pretending  I’m rising Keeping pace With the tribe…

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Unable To Stop Shaking He Takes his pills Laboring To make it through each day *   Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Stuck Under Monstrous Rock Clock Goes Tic–Toc Tic–Toc         I                  Cannot        …

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  Flashes of the blues This is all new What’s up? Holding metal cup Begging for help I can use  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Heavy summer rain Backyard Under Veranda Smoking pipe filled with cherry chocolate tobacco Drinking Dr Pepper & coconut rum Feet soaking in warm water & Epson…

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  Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Lying in hammock Cigarette hanging from mouth Soles of feet badly cracked The fisherman Mumbled To his dog Stop Licking Bottle of…

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All day in the hot fields Long ride From back of truck The man Tossed Bunches of bananas To his partner Standing on the ground While…

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Cambodia Angkor Barefoot Young monk Wrapped In orange robe Walking Quietly While Peddlers Loudly Hawk Souvenirs To Tourists  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

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Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo Grows  Slow Unique texture Canvas that is homegrown    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #246

Rusting metal chair Covered with vines not alone Far corner garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Painting stepping stone walkway blue Looks brand new Cat walks across Leaving paw prints Giving me more work to do  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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wick is lit unable to quit slow burn emotions churn wax melts brain revolts      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Standing at a busy street corner The Man A large beer can is his microphone Over and over Pacing Yelling “Family, home, money All taken away”…

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seagull dies feathers fly tropical storm passed by sea turtle eggs hatch on beach new life crawls to the sea   * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Tried to open an email account today 1st company said “Need a cellphone” I only have a landline 2nd company said “Push button home phone ok”…

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What is your plan? Collecting peanuts Hiding them in sand Power is finally found Hold tight Falling Down Down Down Uh-oh No safety net Except Torn…

Haiku #226

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

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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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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…