Posts tagged ‘Hermit Poet’

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  He lived in a shack Writing his poems day and night  No one read the work Death came and the tombstone said “Brilliant mind and…

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alone with sand and stones face and sunglasses covered with dust mind in no rush body temperature warns time to go walk back to motorcycle continue…

DVI

weeks turn to months watching her suffer loss of mobility with her arm my courage goes in waves up and down trying to hide sadness in…

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holding beer can in paper sack he sat on the dirty sidewalk enshrined by the shadow against the building   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

The System

The powerful man comes up to me and jams his finger into my eye. He tells me that I must comply. I very calmly answer that…

What Is Education?

  You throw me a book and tell me to learn. Just because you have a pocket full of degrees, does not make you the master…

DVIII

    It is early morning. The sun has not even started to poke thru the thin layer of fog. The weather is cool, but not…

DIX

  lounging in hammock small irritating bird “peep, peep, peep” ripe papayas hang from tree my stomach complaining “give me a treat” I’m trying to fall…

DX

  The sun will soon burn into the water and take the day’s final breath. Alone, I walk on the white sand beach, tossing shells into…

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purchased in 1991 sitting under blistering sun terracotta pot survived tropical storms hurricanes deteriorating bit by bit sinking into the earth |   eBook | Travels…

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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…

DXIII

  1st light morning pickings searching finding filling basket with cucumbers lettuce peppers scallions ripe tomatoes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |…

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  small table we sit dipping bread into olive oil drinking wine remembering those times…   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |  …

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  long drawn-out rain drips peeling wallpaper newspapers books scattered on the floor his mind constantly craves more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

DXVI

From Sudan, a caravan follows ancestor’s ghostly trail. The traders wearing flowing galabeyas finally arrive at Birqash market. Grinding out an existence, they sell exhausted camels…

DXVII

corruption  acknowledges no pain population  begs for change Miami’s luxury real estate place to park illicit gains  soldiers  follow the dictator & generals’ orders until butchering…

Haiku #259

Dispassionate fog Provides Concealment for Predator and prey  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

DXIX

Elegantly dressed, she eagerly waited at the railway station. By late afternoon, head down, slowly walking away, realizing the satisfying roleplay sessions would never happen again.…

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cocooned in studio decades forming clay twisted stiff fingers unsold sculptures  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of…

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Peasants Congregate On the street Submissively Waiting Holding bowls While Privileged Donate Soup of the day  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The…

DXXII

No expensive toys Laughing Smiling Riding water buffalo Free entertainment for children  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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 technologically advanced species remained primitive warriors until extinction  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

DXXIV

Garden swing Sitting Cutting Pieces of pear Using Sharp knife Hedonistic bites Under Moonlight  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet…

DXXV

Young girl Sitting on dirty blanket Tiny fingers Reaching into packet Scarfs down Leftover French fries Mother Collected While Begging on the street  * Find More…

DXXVI

  window seat crowded city bus long  slow  stop and go ride discussing history with  older gentleman holding  stack of books  from the public library who…

DXXVII

Hospital bed Connected to IV drip Urine half fills container Days pass examining ceiling Scheduled Tests Medication Frustration  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels…

DXXVIII

Roofing Eight stories tall Do not fall Shirt off Sun cooking my skin Long day Muscles hurt Tomorrow Do it again  * Find More Poetry HERE  *…

DXXIX

leaky faucet drip drip I just was riding the drift same same power game building blocks one two three your lungs full of rage STOP shouting…

DXXXI

home in the shadows waiting alone wife cries while  husband  sitting at the bar washes down reality  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With…

DXXXII

falling clutching onto failures all the way down  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

DXXXIII

rats scatter up down coconut tree confused used no serenity animosity festers engulfed by fraudulent broadcasters camouflaged decay 1% dictates the plays listen to what they…

DXXXIV

boondocks sitting in a shitbox cross gate arms down watching train roll by wish I caught that ride any change will improve life  * Find More…

DXXXV

STAMPED “Bad Luck” always jump on the back of wrong truck struggling glue no longer holding fragments together misery goes on forever  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DXXXVI

sidewalk busy intersection pacing around and around and around hysterically scratching lottery card the lady stopped raised her arms called out over and over and over…

DXXXVII

park bench silence a man sat next to me and said “all I have left is my mind Can you hear the chimes? that magnificent sound…

DXXXVIII

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…

DXXXIX

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…

DXL

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…

DXLI

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…

DXLII

followed by ducks the fisherman walks chewing betel nut content spending most days sitting on the bank casting his line into the river  * Find More…

DXLIII

Dark room Bright Aquarium Some fish swim this way Others Swim that way Who knows correct way? * Find More Poetry HERE * eBook | Travels…

DXLIV

Sprinkle gold and silver Consumer nation Chasing wealth is motivation People form a line Xi Jinping Communist Party Control all minds   See also: Global Economy…

DXLV

her soul desires more masquerading as a whore grinding on selective flesh  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

DXLVI

bike stored in dark shed tree frog resting on cushy seat everyone deserves comfortable place to sleep  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With…

DXLVIII

Slo-mo Kava Bar 60’s and 70’s music on tap Small crowd Everyone Laid-back  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DXLIX

Tired Injured Lost  Spider Crawling  Inside crack of walkway Fire ants mobilizing Nature  Does not pick favorites Gargantuan Lizard  Quickly moves in Snatches  Spider While Fire…

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Trapped Eternal hallway All doors locked Hardly stand up Tenacity undone Time to succumb  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Tiny beach hut Leaky cold shower Hammock out front Island tan Fresh fish in frying pan Tap Tap Typewriter keys Other Days Swim in Caribbean Sea…

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Covered with dust Like everything else Malfunctioning Antique clock Hangs on wall Reminding me of lost time  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Surrounded by crosses and rosaries Elderly lady Spends remaining days Reading worn bible  * Find More Poetry HERE *   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service Directory  *  Book…

DLIV

Childhood cut short Frail in chair She Quietly Moves Rocking toy horse Back-and- forth Back-and- forth  *   Find More Poetry HERE   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service…

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Humans Long ago Said goodbye Roaches barely survive Remnants left behind Photographs fading with the time Another planet New galaxy Destructive cycle Is the reality  *…

DLVI

All followers gone He squats In dark room Praying To termite infested wood god  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DLVII

Moss clings to Buddha statue Cowbell rings Finches congregate to eat Days pass Seasons do not last Small changes Peaceful exchanges Garden Provides Refuge From World’s…

DLVIII

Pick cucumbers Slice Mix with rice vinegar and salt Stimulate appetite Multiple course delights  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DLIX

Woman Hauling Water Uphill Smiling Gestures If I would like a drink  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #258

Fresh bird seeds fall sprout Sunshine and rain pull the chain Doves walk feed from ground  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

Haiku #257

Tall trees block sun Late afternoon shade controls day Price old garden pays  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLX

Alone No Mobile phone Listening to ocean waves  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Foggy morning Man Walking on dirt road Politely Asked me “Which way Today Can I find sanity?”  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DLXII

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…

DLXIV

five millennium Sphinx unmoved by mankind continue to march towards downfall  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DLXV

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…

DLXVI

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 …

DLXVII

Leaving No farewell Wear the mask Seamless Transition From Slum To Corporate world  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXVIII

Droplets of time Pleasant Unpleasant Just droplets  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DLXIX

3 a.m. Walk around garden I hear movement Cannot see anything They are out there That pungent animal smell  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Sun saying goodbye Standing on pier Low tide Observing Gentle Stingrays Glide By  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXII

Wind blows Ficus leaves fall Completely cover ground I accept nature’s gift  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DLXXIII

Quickly With precision Cardinal Lands Feeds Leaves Seeking Refuge in trees  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Lost Injured Bee Crawls Along Pebbles & stepping stones Determined To find way home  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #256

Dirty hands and knees Treasures inside of a box Assortment of seeds  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

DLXXVI | Global Warming

Blistering days Ice melts Changing Environment Continues to be felt Destroy Planet In name of profit & loss Unknowledgeable Conned By Big boss Only Cyclical History…

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drip drip drip slow motion days sweeping weeding pruning sun rises sun falls watching the moon soon time for bed  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DLXXVIII

one burner hot plate can of beans 2 for 1 white bread 6 pack beer today’s paper rent is cheap only a place to sleep alone…

Haiku #255

Soft breeze falling leaves Spider constructs new web Dove lands on Buddha head  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXIX

Middle of October Hot Southeast Florida day Fresh squeezed orange juice Bananas from tree Swinging in hammock Butterflies drift around me  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Make the land work for me Building West side fence From Bamboo Coconut tree fronds Travelers Palm dried bracts  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Squirrel Fell hard One meter from my feet I looked at him He at me Embarrassed Squirrel Scurried back up palm tree  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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Dusty antique chair Stained glass window Light cigar Memories too far  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DLXXXIV

Intrigue Who is to believe? Young prince flying high Pull out oxygen mask Will Gargantuan American Arms trade To Saudi Arabia Last?   Edge of Humanity…

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The way we roll Two old crows Wearing Tilley hats Pushing Two wire carts One & half blocks To our local Walmart  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Every night Sitting Under Hot shower Slow pour Bottle of wine She washes away Demons Floating Inside her mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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The Hermit Poet’s newly designed coconut tree super-duper bird feeding station is in place. I’m ready for visitors from the cold North to stopover at my warm…

DLXXXVIII

Seeds Plants In the ground Mulch & love Spread all around First planting of season done Soon Homegrown Vegetables In Salads Wok Slow Cooker Oven  *…

Haiku #254

Cool breeze rain starts to fall Slumbering iguanas Do not seem to care  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Sunset Birds settle comfortably in nests  Squirrels nibble on last bits of corn Morning More caterpillars born  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Another Slow business day Shopkeeper Engulfed  By  Magazines and newspapers Eats a microwave meal On a chipped plate Internet controls fate Scraps Scraped off  For  Pooch…

DXCI

Sitting on rickety wood chair Cigarette hanging from his mouth Pool shark Observes Opponent Sink 8-ball  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Followed By marching ducks Child Leaves Behind Homemade cookie crumbs  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DXCII

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

DXCIII

room cluttered with knickknacks small cracked mirror old wedding photos on the wall the widow sits alone watching black & white movies  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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Looking At her art In the gallery She Remembered The young girl On the way to school Learning from street graffiti  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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The Mannequin Always Sits Back of the room Hair is shoe polish black Facial skin pulled back 2nd hand threads Pressed Dated From way back  *…

DXCVI

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…

DXCVII

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 …

DXCVIII

Tattered gloves Two young boxers In the street Momentous dreams  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

DXCIX

The Gigolo multiple times a day admired himself in the mirror, until he no longer adored what he observed.  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Shack Entrance Cat Sits Waiting For Rats  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DCI

Flat tire Truck driver Talking on mobile phone Rapidly Moving jawbone Pacing in circles On side of freeway  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Two visiting parrots Interrupt  Early morning silence  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DCIV

Extreme hot weather over soon Will be planting Vegetable garden Fresh soups and salads   Note: South Florida, USA vegetable growing season is approximately October 10th-May…

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Lounging on park bench Long grey hair Scraggly beard Homeless man Embraced his transistor radio Like most prized possession  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCVI

License states safe driver. She always keeps holy book on dashboard.  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DCVII

Worn out Construction worker Sitting on busy sidewalk Feet stretched out Boots untied Enjoying Brown bag lunch While Cars and people Hurry by  * Find More…

DCVIII

Two men Rocking back & forth Chewing and spitting tobacco In no hurry Quarreling over politics In America  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCIX

First day October Smidgen cooler Windy day Hurricanes So far Not coming this way  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…