Posts tagged ‘Poem’

Another Way

  Written by Rae Cod     In shrouds of black, scythe held high, manner firm, but kind and wise He goes about his business, collecting souls…

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  Severe anxiety Eats away Not only the mind But Also The flesh   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental…

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  Be careful Thoughts in our mind Can Sabotage Our Existence     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness…

Lunacy Canopy

  Written by Annika Holland-Tierney   The moon is an apple bitten only by men back swung in crested jewels intent and strong in control, mourning…

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Indonesia bus ride throughout the rural area looking out my window I see rice farmers with a big smile waving at all of us in the…

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Burma sitting in a small restaurant by the front window enjoying my dinner until a shabby dressed boy stood up to the window with his hand…

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he grew up privileged everything sterile    never look at poverty or the ugly part of life         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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she pushes her cart with everything she owns around a five or six block area never asking for a handout totally surviving on her own  …

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My cart and I Small aisle No place to go Traffic jam between fruits and vegetables  She backed up  Smiled Allowing me to pass “BLESSED” Was…

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always needs to be part of a group unfortunately someplace along the way lost self       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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my 59th birthday now pushing 60 Just give me an exotic home cooked meal with a couple bottles of Heineken beers and some great sex with…

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of course  I recognize your success just do not talk down to me I know I’m stuck in a ditch struggling while you are getting rich…

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weeds grow Where are the flowers? I hear a bird sing outside I’m to busy chasing ghosts in my mind confused depressed unable to function another…

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  the chain turning destroyer mental illness without much effort can ravage a family        Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On…

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He endures antidepressant here benzo there down beers shots of whiskey anxiety beast needs to be fed count the seconds survived another day      …

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  panic attack comes to say hello brings gifts of sweating hyperventilating dry -heaves extreme nausea  that lasts for hours or days no relief how can…

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  How do I find it to write through mental illness? I just put ink to the paper and tap the typewriter keys.   Copyright© Edge…

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Poetry is like going full speed on a rollercoaster than suddenly come to a complete stop.       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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of course I’m tortured 100% poet I need to bleed to produce anything worth reading       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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Promises Why are so many broken? We are only human Who is without imperfections?       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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ocean is my protector midnights I swim and make love to her       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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boy walks in the valley of the mountains  one day he will climb them         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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clothes from the dryer I hold a warm towel to my face comfort and security         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  moments nothing spectacular some remembered some forgotten just moments of happiness or sadness         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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warm Atlantic ocean just before hurricane season I love this time for sailing       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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Fruity pipe smoke engulfed the room Surrounded by shelves containing damp dusty LPs The cynic Whispered into my ear “Old people change their mind like the…

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

Prisoner’s Cinema

  Written by Annika Holland-Tierney   Glass foam bird park paradise flash departure whispers from the fourth degree in heavy carnal blue   Brilliance traces three…

MEDUSA

  Written by J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   I cannot speak I have a legacy   Upheaval And severance   No money…

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running down the hill chasing after recognition unfortunately means nothing         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Years

  Written by Stephen Allen @ Through The Cracked Window (Revisited)   After of all these years still feeling I’ve just begun the road stretches out…

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If owing many expensive things makes a person feel rich and important, then what happens when everything disappears? Can that individual handle it or will they…

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She was in complete control of her life; and then she got hit with a long-term debilitating illness.       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Need to sleep a long time What has happened to humankind? Technology has took a hold I’m sure glad I’m getting old Time to say goodnight…

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  it is the easy way play the victim push the propaganda make others feel sorry for you then all deeds done are in self defense…

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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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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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  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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unable to save his son now every night he calls out to the dead begging for forgiveness      Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  I do the right things try  oh do I try yet always end up with coal   today I planted a red rose bush appreciate…

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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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    crouched down on my knees clutching cross in my hands I beg PLEASE PLEASE PAIN LEAVE     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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    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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    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…

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

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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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Who knows the score? maybe I do  maybe I don’t I’m just a poet with nothing to lose scribbling in a 3/4 dark room get this……..…

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…

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  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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Sitting on milk crate Casting line in river Hot coals ready for trout    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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…

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  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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  Snow keeps falling Fireplace offers protection Love smell of new book   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Ocean waves rise fall Fishermen pull up anchors 1st light pokes through clouds   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Getting Used To It

  Today Had a discussion with the PA Leave in five more days New medicine seems okay Quiet in the lockup When I came in, it…

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  Fire burns Anxiety churns Please Help me Escape reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE  …

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  Tangled in a web  I try to flee from my demons I ask myself “Am I drifting into insanity?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

The Storyteller

  They came from all around To listen to her Tell Folk tales While she moves back and forth In her rocking chair On the front…

Stronger Than

  Another season Of Termites 70 year old Shack Still standing   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Soon birds will fly north Longer days butterflies play More rain falls toads call   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Quick even brushstrokes Consistently raindrops fall Enso puddles dance   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Lived in my car as a teenager Difficult fear to let go of Late 50’s something clicked No longer afraid of being homeless   Copyright©…

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  This is all new My dreams Include Skeletons Dancing on the moon Drinking rum Singing We will be dead soon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Rented a one room efficiency Walls and ceiling Completely covered with torn out photos From old books of Deities Providing comfort While he slept Eat…

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  Pier loaded With fishermen Casting their lines Catching no fish   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Cutting the ties Was Like Pouring drain cleaner And Watching Pain Wash down the drain   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  3AM Wake up soaking wet 4 days in a row Shivering Medication side effect Causing me to lose more weight     Copyright© Edge of…

Circumventing

  The only enemy that we have is the negativity within ourselves.  Everything else is just anxiety and illusions.  The wise know if another person is…

Hard Equation

  Walking along a dirt road I came upon a Hillbilly Holding a tape measure in his hand With a very serious tone in his voice…

Individuality

  What creates our personality? Our brains are the same But we think differently Some folks Follow their passion Others folks Just followers   Copyright© Edge…

Mixed Message

  Carved wood statue Stood there Staring straight ahead Face Displaying Strength? Or Cynicism? What was the artist’s intention?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Protection

  He is the helper Call him anytime To rescue you from mouth of the dragon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Woodland’s Findings

  Walking in the forest I come across masks Hanging from the trees They are weathered Ancient looking I wonder How long have they been here?…

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  Medication Time Do not be late Stand in line Same time Everyday 9 am 9 pm     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  This is the place for rejects The scum of society Nobody going to hold your hand here Keep head down Do as told Ask for…

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    Days are a struggle I like sleep Time to rest Downtime Again Wake up to the struggle   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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    Sometimes It becomes so dam hard The weight Sinks me into the ground   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling…

Off Course

  Who told the whales To swim onto the beach What for? Were they depressed or possessed? Was instinct the reason?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Opening My Eyes

  I once was young Not experienced In the ways of the universe Ha Ha! I believed! Yes! I believed! In perpetual health My immortality  …

Daily Harvest

  Like locus They drive up in trucks Hop off Each one picks a row Buckets in hand Picking tomatoes Hauling Dumping Into the truck Back…

Unexpected

  The horsemen Sword in hand Rode forward Trampling over enemies Victory was close Until rival used the canon Technology changed who would then control the…