Posts tagged ‘Poem’

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windy days ficus leaves fall on stone patio sweep sweep come back sweep some more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

CDLXXXIV

My bicycle is chained to undernourished palm tree I’m sitting at a hot dog stand Next to a middle-age man He is trying to act smooth…

Depression

  Swimming in a lake The weeds strangle my body Trying to break free I’m only pulled down deeper into the opaque water   Copyright© Edge…

DXII

  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…

DXVIII

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

DXX

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

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…

DXLIII

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

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…

DLI

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…

DLXXXIII

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

DLXXXVI

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 …

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 …

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 …

DCXX

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

DCXXV

The Dandy Walks off the bus Gracefully Opens his umbrella Strolls Like he stepped off a private jet  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCXLV

Tangier International City Cavernous hotel bar  Full of unusual characters Barely remember Was it her smile and perfume? Or Exotic African & Middle Eastern music?  *…

DCLVI

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…

DCLXII

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

DCLXXIII

  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…

DCLXXVIII

Walking Stopping The exhausted warrior Turned around Gazed At his foot prints Then tossed his weapon Into the snow  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

Haiku #250

Tree Frog sits waits Camouflaged on travelers palm Nibbling all–night  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018</p

DCXC

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

DCCII

  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…

DCCIV

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…

DCCV

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…

DCCXVIII

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

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…

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 #244

Snow falls on graveyard Trees have lost all of their leaves Tombstones standing guard  * 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  …

DCCXLIII

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

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…

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  …

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…

DCCLXXXI

I’m sitting under umbrella surrounded by scorching beach sand nibbling on red cherries floating inside bucket of cold water.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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 …

DCCXCI

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

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…

DCCCXI

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…

DCCCXV

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

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        …

DCCCXXI

I Scribble Scribble Scribble In my tomb She summons me for sex and food. Working hard for my muse         Copyright© Edge of…

DCCCXXVI

Sit Face wall Feed Chipper Voyage to insignificant place       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

DCCCXXVII

  Lessons from the tropical garden! A decade ago I dug a hole Placed the young plant into the soil Nature Provided Sunshine and rain Alcantarea…

DCCCXXVIII

  Lessons from the tropical garden! Marching Consistently Gaining Territory Bromeliads Decompose Negativity         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

DCCCXXIX

  The PROCESS Sit Analyze Sleep Wake-Up Dissect Shuffle Pieces on board Decide In a few days more         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #227

Forget bars of gold Quick to sleep no alarm clock She never gets old         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #226

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

Haiku #224

Chasing moldy bread Goldfish exist in small bowl Years pass now brain-dead         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

DCCCXXXI

Fort Lauderdale late afternoon glued on ancient bar stool watching rain falling on canal       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #223

  Foggy morning Careful not to irritate bees Unzip tangerine         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

Haiku #221

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

DCCCXXXIII

Leblon Walking along the Praia Her dog on a leash ran round and round me. The lady said: “Gringo can go free if he buys me…

DCCCXXXV

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

Haiku #219

  Nothingness Sand blowing into eyes and ears Sit down take sip forget         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

Haiku #215

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

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

DCCCXXXIX

  I put my thumb up and caught a ride on top of a dragonfly. Holding tight We flew around the sky. Zipping Hovering Swooping Finally…

Haiku #213

  Diving coral reef Stopping searching enjoying Concealed beauty 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…

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…

DCCCXLVII

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

DCCCXLVIII

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

Haiku #211

Strong wind gone away Bamboo palm trees had rough day Iguanas confused   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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…

DCCCLIII

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,…

DCCCLIV

  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…

Haiku #210

Predawn Middle East Slow peaceful walk listening To call to prayer Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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…

DCCCLXXIV

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…

DCCCLXXXII

  They invented the game Controlled domain Took the cream Left behind small change Now Their efforts are in vain Sloppiness Replaced Tidiness The yarn unwound…

DCCCLXXXIII

  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…

Costly Rendezvous

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   From her fortress she reached out My expertise was needed We combined resources The common threat was quickly eliminated…

Haiku #191

  Homemade vegetable soup French bread in the oven All-day reading books   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…

CMXL

  Snip Snip Snip Snip Snip The barber His shop Located on a luxury avenue Some wealthy patrons Would discuss a stock or two No ordinary…

CMXLI

The father Told his young son “Here is a box of fresh picked grapefruit Haul the fruit in your wagon Go door to door Keep going…

CMXLIII

  The scholarly Highly compensated Inside the beltway Statistician Made his prediction Based only on raw data Unfortunately Completely neglecting The emotional human condition Leading to…

Haiku #173

Stack of unread books Winter storm lighting fireplace Cozy bookworm   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016

Haiku #172

  Butterflies all gone Clouds completely cover sun Nukes killed everyone   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2016