Posts tagged ‘creative writing’

DCCXVIII

  Praia Copacabana Rio She said “Bon Dia” Nighttime dancing & caipirinhas Short time motel Kisses & “tchau”      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCCXIX

Carrying plastic bags Full of groceries The pregnant mother Slowly walked up the long stairway While her two other young children Followed closely behind    *…

DCCXX

Keeping her mind sharp, the ninety-three year old lady, spends her days solving crossword puzzles and nights putting together jigsaw puzzles.    * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCCXXI

Digging deep into the sidewalk trash can, the shabby dressed man found a copy of The Wall Street Journal. Stepping onto the city bus, he sat…

Haiku #247

Large ancient ficus tree One small leaf falls to ground Life continues on    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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…

DCCXXVI

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…

DCCXXXII

Although tapping one finger at a time Slows down my pace My manual typewriter Activates my creative state    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCCXXXIV

Old bicycle Rests against coffee shop window Customers inside connected to Wi-Fi Pedestrians outside walk by    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

Haiku # 245

Droplets of rain fall Beam of sunlight cuts through shade Eastside of garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCCXXXVII

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

DCCXXXIX

Summer afternoon heavy rainstorm stopped Barefoot throughout garden I walked Earth provides security for me Decided to rest and have a seat Wood bench Metal wash…

DCCXLIII

Expanding web Obstructing main garden pathway I sit down Observe Spider Accumulate prime real estate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCCXLIV

Discount box store Late model Luxury Automobile Pulls into parking spot Older man steps outside Holding large designer bag Unloads Several Empty Wine bottles Into shopping…

DCCXLVI

I have a new friend Oversized Lizard Two white paint spots on gray skin Last couple of weeks Follows me around garden    * Find More…

Haiku #243

Sitting on beach chair Tossed my watch into ocean Drinking cold root beer  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCCXLVII

Piano keys sticking on me Cannot find harmony Wander outside Fog covers countryside Frogs and ducks only sounds I hear My Body attached to strings Controlled…

DCCXLVIII

I’m back from a deep forest trip Collected a few magical dry sticks Placed them on a piece of yellow silk fabric Have your pick Tap…

DCCXLIX

every day same six blocks pushing her stuffed shopping cart everything inside is all she’s got cement bench only sleeping spot luxury automobiles pass by drivers…

DCCLII

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”…

DCCLVI

Menopause All-natural Wife is shrinking Husband said: “No problem I will put you in my pocket and carry you around.”    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DCCLIX

Long slow ride Last bus stop I grabbed my bags, got up from seat, and stepped onto a dirt road. Walking Walking Walking Stopping Looking up…

DCCLXI

Company sales meeting First professional job out of university Piss and vinegar salesman Smashed 1st quarter sales quota Top Dog 40 something year old salesman loudly…

DCCLXXI

under the afternoon summer sun I stand to the side watching tourists snap photos of the first mate on a sport fishing boat toss cold stiff…

DCCLXXX

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

DCCLXXXIX

Decades gone Nights alone Surrounded  By  Egyptian perfume bottles Containing Scents Reminding  Her  Of  Lovers  From the past    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCCXCIV

bright light behind my chair to the right reading book three inches from my nose thick cotton socks warm my toes purchasing reading glasses soon will…

DCCXCV

Late day Shifting sun Queen Palm shadows Cool stone patio Iguana chilling by Koi pond Cat sits still inspecting Mahi Mahi on charcoal grill    *…

DCCCII

Frenzied Flimflam Man Sitting next to conveyor belt Expeditiously Opening Can After Can Searching for worthless prize    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCCCXVIII

Bounce Bounce Ball Phantasmagoria Splatters Off Mind’s wall Unplug Black light No worries Bats Do not bite Sitting Breathing Listening Cockroaches Scatter Across Terrazzo floor Serpent…

DCCCXIX

Jalousie windows allow cold air inside. Candles  Burn Pay no attention Thoughts Drift by do not say hi Remnants  From happy-go-lucky time        …

DCCCXX

  Bahia Walking along the Praia  I met a lady With   Long black hair streaked with gray She whispered: “Make love to me  only  this…

DCCCXXIV

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 #228

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

Haiku #226

  Glowing remnants Silence reminds those alive Grand societies die         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

DCCCXXXIV

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…

DCCCXXXV

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

DCCCXXXVII

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…

Haiku #214

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

DCCCXL

  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…

DCCCXLII

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…

DCCCXLIV

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

DCCCXLV

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…

DCCCXLVI

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…

DCCCLII

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…

DCCCLVII

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…

DCCCLXII

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…

DCCCLXV

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…

Costly Rendezvous

  From her fortress she reached out My expertise was needed We combined resources The common threat was quickly eliminated On the way back I lost…

DCCCXCI

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…

DCCCXCII

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…

DCCCXCVI

  Small white bird Five meters above whitecaps Floating Eyeballing Then Instinctively Torpedoes into ocean Catching prize   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DCCCXCVII

  Spraying glass cleaner Wiping with a soft cloth Mirror Of My Mind Spotless   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #201

       Sun and rain sneak inside Shack sinking into sand Aging just like me          Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXVI

  Wife says Men Have too much pride Husband says Men’s pride  Saved women  During caveman times

CMXXIX

She would ride Her surfboard On the monster waves She would frequently Tiptoe On top of the razorblade Worked as a bartender Up and down the…

CMXXX

  I used to be a dandy Swapped My fine threads For A straw hat Corn pipe And Dungarees The Hermit gardener’s life is for me…

Haiku #193

  Half-asleep tree frog Stuck on my kitchen window Nonjudgmental friend   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

CMXXXII-How to Succeed

  The prosperous Old man Sitting Behind His Oversized Luxurious Desk Meticulously Crushing His cigarette Into the ashtray Looked at me and said “Kid Success is…

CMXXXV

  Shattered eye glasses Nothing makes sense anymore Ice thawing Below my feet Trying to keep alive heartbeat You offer me a weathered map We both…

CMXXXVI

  The new reality Yes This could happen A deal is made Selling America’s national parks To the rich Chinese Who will need to leave their…

CMXXXVII

  May I offer you this extra-large heavy duty trash bag? You toss away friends like old rags No thank you needed Everyone knows you are…

Haiku #190

  Sushi sake beer Home together for New Year Fifties easier   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #189

Step inside my boots They are wet cold will feel loose Now beg for some coins   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #188

  You now have the fame Nothing will slow down your train Why so unhappy?   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #187

Chiseled out abscessed tooth Tossed into rusty can Lifetime of lost dreams   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #186

Standing top of hill Screaming that you have control No one can hear you   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku # 185

Faceless nameless ghosts Frantically stock shelves all night Kowtow to machine   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #184

Of course I’m employed Work one full time two part time Middle Class has died   Back to HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #167

  Unforgiving heat Camel marching on the sand Desert tests the man   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #166

  Boots places on stoop Morning garden duties done Time to watch moss grow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #165

  Cool under palm tree Young man repairs fishnet Continues tradition   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #164

  Spiders crawling on wall Rain stopped bananas will grow tall Rooster calls   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku # 163

  Midnight bandits Raccoons having koi dinner Sashimi by the pond   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #162

  Loudmouthed old blue jay Cold hungry this morning Eyeballs empty seed tray   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #161-A

  Hurricane zoomed by Gigantic mosquitoes missed ride Toads are happy   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CML

  News media boils pot of soup Ultra-liberal professors brainwash youth Think tanks bought and sold Regurgitating propaganda Doing as told Powerful control the messengers With…

CMLI

  Why? Chasing Chasing Craving recognition Brings only disappointment Look through the prism Physical world is an illusion Rip out the ego Toss on the bonfire…

CMLII

  Time Nothing left but time Deep in the underwater cave No escape Alone Accepting fate Soon No more time   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

CMLV

  Some place In Central America Woke up soaking wet All through night He sweat Looking at mosquito net Got up Walked down to the sea…

CMLVI

20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s Plenty of Risk 60’s, 70’s, 80’s And beyond If one lives that long Risk-averse   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

CMLVII

  The peacock Always Stood tall Displaying His colorful feathers A player With swagger Machiavellian tendencies Reckless Leading to colossal failure Causing The proud bird To…

CMLVIII

Lake Okeechobee Sitting with cane pole Catching panfish Wearing straw hat  Smoking pipe Faraway  From the hype   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CMLIX

You look at everything As a winner takes all competition    Compromise Much less frustration Give it a try Relationships Would not become Permanent goodbyes  …

Haiku #161

Gulf of Mexico Shirtless barefoot on sailboat No place to go   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLX

  Hit the reset button  Stability is a bore  You love me But  Obviously Need more Hit the reset button Simple life Has you down  Safe…

CMLXI

  Her hands dirty All day Working the fields She is proud Yet Does not pretend to be superior Brutally honest Simplistic Clear noncompetitive eyes Smile…

CMLXII

  Watching the water Run down the drain I understand your pain Drop the bum Move on Go have some fun Grab your backpack Hop on…

CMLXIII

  Calm yourself I know it is extremely difficult However Try your best Stop Blaming others For your sorrows Hit the beach Jump On a skateboard…

CMLXIV

  Mahi Mahi Spare ribs Jumbo shrimp Spiny lobster tails Hushpuppies Buttered corn on the cob Special coleslaw recipe Bucket of rice  Topped with Cajun hot…

Haiku #160

  Sitting on beach towel Drinking fresh squeezed lemonade Watching tide come go   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXV

Leaning  Against the tile wall Taking a long hot shower Scrubbing  Away the dirt With a new bar of soap Did not  Remove humiliation But Provided…

CMLXVI

Time To stop  Playing marbles My nose Stuck  To grindstone No longer Pursuing  Itsy-bitsy bones Spinning  Roulette wheel Will transport  One So far This junkyard czar…

CMLXVII

He is the potato guy Save for winter Always Make sure Table has dinner Homeless At young age Low risk Financially safe Habits  Difficult to break…

Haiku #159

  All night with headlamp Writing poems amongst tombstones No longer alone   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #158

  Man lost his temper Hiding behind machismo Actually fearful   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #157

Ten Thousand Islands Dropped anchor under stars We made love on sandbar   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXVIII-Tanka

  Fed beast for long time Today woke up changed my mind Freedom what I need Veins dry nothing left to bleed Tomorrow will sow new…

CMLXIX

  Daybreak Clean Sea breeze Lungs clear Practicing  Tai chi Harmony For Free   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

CMLXX

Damn right I’m a cynical chap Suffered my share Of mishaps Today’s world   in a severe undertow Nothing is sacred So much hatred Perverted terrorists…