Posts tagged ‘Hermit Poet’

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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…

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Dangerous riding bike My Eyes peeled left and right Driver’s fingers frantically moving on smartphone screens I’m taking back roads Less likely someone will run over…

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Sargassum litters beach A tourist asks: “How come city tractor did not clean? Meanwhile Birds gather Pick through seaweed Finding morsels to eat  * Find More…

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Shredded wood mulch Spread Between Around Stone walkway Pink Plumeria flowers Fall Gently Decorate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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

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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…

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foot involuntarily shakes unable to sit and meditate adjustments made more time in garden mind needs resting place    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Watching Waiting Shuffling towards me Tears falling down her cheeks The skinny young lady said “I’m a drug addict Please Just give me some change So…

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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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Gorge on sumptuous cake Your narrative is fake Ride a city bus Observe poverty around all of us Keep cutting safety net Strip away little dignity…

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round and round we go time to watch rerun of old show forget small cars  Americans love full- size pickup trucks Middle East heats up under…

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European Leaders Stop Sucking Trump’s Kneecaps Or He Will Continue Walking On You Next 3-7 years    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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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  …

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lazy Sunday soft rain falling on banana and heliconia leaves homemade chicken soup fresh-cut garden salad listening to classical music eating reading sleeping cuddling at our…

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Trump Devours Diplomatic chessboard May Merkel Macron Watch in dismay Xi Jinping wants to trade Putin Sharpening fangs The American Tsar Currently Controls the game  …

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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…

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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…

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Frogs rejoicing Birds hiding Afternoon heavy summer rains commencing Hermit’s shack roof thankfully not yet leaking    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Europe Immigration Explosion How much of each country’s unique culture will become diluted?      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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constantly shouting bragging about your money, power, and prestige dominating the stage if all gone Would you still be in control?    * Find More Poetry HERE…

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I’m lying in bed many ideas pop around in my head counting 999 tired sleepy pirates 998 tired sleepy pirates 997 tired sleepy pirates hours pass…

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  Destructive Labels Trapped in a box No key for the lock  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  I see you floating above looking down on the non-believers. I rather take pieces and commit to none.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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  The old lady and her dog were always together until she died. The dog now sluggishly walks head down with continuous watery eyes.    *…

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Yes I’m a white middle-aged male No I do not feel that I have had in the past or currently any white privilege    * Find…

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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…

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cold orange placed on cutting board sliced into perfect wedges slowly placing each piece into my mouth sucking out the sweet juice      * Find…

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Can such a force exist? Yes, a bond can be so strong that two people always know 100+++ % that they are going to be right…

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Sure, I enjoy flowers, sunshine, and the ocean breeze, but now I also look down to appreciate the beauty of the weeds.    * Find More…

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  soft spring rain falls on outside metal awnings I’m inside covered with a Mexican blanket resting on old recliner reading a book smoking my pipe…

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impatient waiting for a late bus I look down at a snail moving slowly across the sidewalk I smile laugh a little thinking patience attitude will…

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all-night tiny lonely moth visits me and my reading light    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Year 2000 New century Damascus, Syria Baby Assad now leads dynasty I’m sitting at a café Smoking hubbly bubbly Drinking mint tea A young man next…

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Just before nightfall Birds stop by to feed Squirrels settle in the trees Raccoons soon leave shack roof to eat Tree frog stuck on metal shed…

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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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rain stopped lighting incense stick lying on my back on tatami mat slowly breathing in and out listening to frogs and crickets    * Find More…

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Share Share Share some more Power vacuum Sucks up Gazillions of spores Go-ahead Open up the door Massive Personal Data collection Companies Know Our Next Thoughts…

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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…

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

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swiftly climbing up tree clawing chewing * * coconuts fall 1, 2, 3 squirrels no longer hungry    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Cracking Soft shell pecans Delicious Juicy Ripe Peaches Sitting Waiting For the fish to bite    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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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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Sliced Strips of paper Chasing Forgot about time Sack full Who is the fool?    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Older Move slower Weeds Grow Between stepping stones No perfection Sit Listen to bamboo Relaxation    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Tall cactus Small pot Windy days Falls down to the ground Years together Intuition Whispers “Do not move cactus to larger container”    * Find More…

Haiku #242

Expanding quicksand Tight strings anxiety bell rings Banging rusting pan    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

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Alone Frigid Night Smoking pipe Place wood into fireplace. Watch “The Burn” 2 a.m. She has not returned.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Windy dusty day Garden hit by wrecking ball Cleanup Cherish more tomorrow    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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  Hucksters Hand-out Billions Everlasting Sticks of gum Converts Feeding Frenzy Cerebrum Castration Society Domination      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

Haiku #241

Termites munching Plunderers who never look back First-rate crew no slack   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Hurry Build Luxury Rocket Ships Everyday more of the population becomes split or lit. Tsar & Little Kim having fits Earth going to shit Private islands are so…

Haiku #239

  Cool nights pop colors Bromeliad ground cover Wearing sunglasses   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Cracks  Shower tile wall Chipped  Front tooth Avocados continue to fall Overcooked noodles Life needs overhaul Fiddlesticks A couple days of salt air I’m back Pitching…

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All morning Collecting Piles of leaves Go to sleep Under Palm tree Afternoon Rainstorm Leaves Scatter As they please   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK…

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Woodpecker On Stump Crackerjack Excavator Maybe “more efficient” Than Robots     Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Chilly Night Shack has no heat Sitting Next to gas stove Nibbling On Roquefort Oven fresh garlic bread Drinking Bottle of Shiraz     Find More…

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Winter South Florida Early morning Tropical garden Sitting On cold cement bench Observing Listening Migratory birds Feeding Singing Goosebumps On my arms Positive Energy Flowing  …

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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…

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Abandoned snail shell Bird picks at last tomato Two weeks dry sky         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #236

Can’t sleep empty streets Spinning bicycle wheels Night ride dimming light       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #235

Temperature falls fast Smoke pipe soak in hot bath Listening to Hip Hop         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Hermit goes out #3

  Snap Snap Bubblegum Waiting Will bus come? Rain falls Feet hurt Standing on wet dirt Water now stuck in my ear Shake Shake My head…

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

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  When feeling alone I visit snakes in garden Outcasts-Friends that last         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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Lizard stretches tongue  Coconut floats in koi pond Noisy Green Parrots         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #221

  Tide gone left behind smell Airbrushed sky whispers goodbye Horseshoe crabs mate           Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #218

  Last ice cube from glass Cooling mouth finishing fast Hot days will not last   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Crowbar and hammer Teardown outdoor laundry room Termites my helpers   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #213

  Diving coral reef Stopping searching enjoying Concealed beauty Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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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…

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Large clump bananas Hang from back porch wood beam Snacks while working garden Back to HOME PAGE 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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Dry season Begins Termites Stop Eating Shack Fire ants on Warpath   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Late night Munchies Rats Feast On Berries Nuts High In Areca Queen Palm trees   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017  

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Lone Caterpillar Crawling On Black bamboo culm Soon Will Fly Displaying Colorful Extrovert Personality   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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 2 a.m. Eyes Open Close Watching Old Black and white Movie Need Sleep Plot Will Not Release Me Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Midnight Sitting on a Mexican blanket drinking cocoa and coffee watching the waves crash against the rocks. Thinking about how plummeting into the depths of failure,…

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  Truckload Mushroom dirt Dumped Front yard Shoveling Loading Hauling Wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow load To the backyard Replenishing Garden soil Under Hot South Florida Sun Back…

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Evening delivery! Brown box stuffed with packets of vegetable seeds left at front door. My heart goes flicker flicker while I fall asleep and dream of…

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My Old Friend The Rusty Noisy Window shaker Air conditioner Keeps me cool all night   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017…

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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…

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White blue morning sky Strong reflection Off Ocean I’m not catching any fish, but already have a nice tan. Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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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…

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Yogurt Topped With blueberries and honey Three-way organic concoction Cools down my tummy    Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Why do humans continue to tear each other apart?   Life can be simple or it can be difficult. When poisonous thoughts enter the mind,…

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The old gambler Lived in a small pool cabana At a rundown motel On Miami Beach One evening We drank several beers Eat his homemade potato…

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Tide Rolls out  Leaving behind seaweed clinging to the rocks Exposed to hot sun Dependent On the ocean For life to carry on   Back to…

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Even though we live in a throwaway society, my wife and I enjoy patching together our shack and everything inside. It is romantic holding off throwing…

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  Strong wind Light rain Coconuts fall on metal tool shed with a bang Hanging gong continues to clang Wind chimes dance and shriek Waterbed starting…

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  Pot of lamb stew Bottle of Malbec Greek peperoncini   Warm rye bread Soon Bellyful  Ready for bed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

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  I pulled out a twenty Retail clerk said “Sorry sir We no longer accept paper money Pay only with your phone All purchases must be…

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  Squirrel Collects nuts and seeds with gusto Grows diversified portfolio Finds a wife Simple Happy Life  They Jump from tree to tree Love Sprinkled On…

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  I live in the backroom Rent is cheap Easy to sleep Morning trips to the big-box store Purchase Extra-large frozen pizza Two liter plastic bottle…

Haiku #208

  Five days heavy rain No beach, but roof does not leak Glad shack on high ground   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Afternoon rainstorm Lost all of my energy Maybe take a nap   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #206

  Sitting on beach chair Sun cooks oil coated skin Tide rolls in cools feet   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017