Posts tagged ‘Poem’

Displaced

  For awhile I lost my place Aimless floating Above everyone Now The same old me Standing in line With everyone else   Copyright© Edge of…

Outing In The Dark

  When I’m sad and alone I hop on my bike and ride most of the night   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Encounter

  Walking along the sidewalk I see a chap Get off the bus With a bowler hat and cane As he walks towards me He smiles…

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  Like a small drop of water slowly falling onto a leaf. That moment between past and present is ecstasy.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Feeds on fear Intentionally Plays with the fire So alive   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Fan spins Dust flies Sitting Lying On dusty wood floor Slowly polishing off My bottle of whiskey   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Scratching at the walls Waking me from sleep My demons remind me of my sins   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Purpose

  He found his place in life Traveling Spreading the word As a missionary   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Hate

  Acid rain inside the soul Quickly erodes the happy self Destroys our sense of reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Garden’s Guard

  One blooming giant sunflower Stands alone Watching over the other flowers   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Artist’s Way

  Wood carefully carved Stacked throughout his studio Some pieces he will sell at an art show A few others will remain part of his permanent…

Angry Soul

  The loss affected him greatly Now He goes out of his way Methodically Trying to emotionally hurt Complete strangers   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Locked In

  This time the depression Holds me tight Like a vice Alone Again Tonight I continue to fight   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Stuck with glue Thoughts will not move What can I do? Just suffer Wait for time to pass   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  Daytime Changing oil & tires Nights Studying Old Testament   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Cold night I Hear Rodents Fight Over warm place to sleep   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Hair falling out Teeth hurt Unable to get hard Dump me at the junk yard I’m quickly deteriorating anyway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Her Dreams Always same Take place during late antiquity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Barbarians On their hands and knees Frantically Picking up discarded scrapes Thrown away by the Bourgeoisie   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

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  The sharecropper’s family work long hours Never enough left over After landowners’ cut   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Unreachable Grip

  Never in the now Chasing the future Looking at the past Every day of my existence The present becomes Further from my grasp   Copyright©…

Religious Tossing Games

  What about the Crusaders? Christians’ ancient history Full of destruction Humanity evolved with time Islamic terrorism Is a modern disease Unjustifiable Killing of the innocent…

Numb

  He stared straight ahead Long wrinkled neck Years working in the fields Under the sun Strong piercing eyes that show no emotion   Copyright© Edge…

Finding Himself

  The Knight Laid down his sword Went deep into the forest To live amongst nature Never fought again   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Pharaohs’ Choice

  He only collected one type of artwork Throughout the mansion’s walls Egyptian papyrus   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

Better Opportunity’s Curse

  Rural villages Disappear Culture lost Modernization Creates Slums Poverty Loss of identity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Good Mood At Night

  A great evening Sharing dumplings Dipped in sauces Cold beer Discussing politics   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Elites Float above it all When the pheasants Wake up All will come crashing down   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Probiotics Are The Go to Solve it all For the gut   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Lying in the hospital bed He had plenty of time For feelings of regret   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Giant octopus Crawls out of the oceans’ belly Onto the beach Terrorizing The island’s natives   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  The ancient gods speak Listen Carefully The way to avoid Armageddon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  Surrounded by dust Shepherds Work the long hours Caring for the sheep   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

All Welcome To Play

  Internet Leveled Playing field Developing nation’s companies Can now compete with Developed nation’s companies   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of…

Painful Payment

  Everything Spread on front lawn A couple generations Of furniture and stuff Judgment collector Has no mercy or friends Everything must be sold   Copyright©…

Shrouded

  I have seen her I tell you no lie It was during A partial eclipse She is a demon Disguised as a damsel   Copyright©…

Appearances

  As adults in a way we are still children We pretend to be something bigger, richer, and happier Than we really are   Copyright© Edge…

Planting Small Harvests

  Condo patio Small wheel barrel Full of dirt A place to plant scallions Her way to stay close to the earth   Copyright© Edge of…

Dead Man Walking

  Bottle is my friend Waiting in fear For judgment day   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Carved Beauty

  Carving wood into exquisite pieces The tribesman took his time Was careful and smiles with pride   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

Unstoppable

    I cry Sometimes I can flood the driest desert with my tears It feels good to cry It feels bad when I cry Why…

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  I’m waiting patiently Here it is coming around again I reach out to catch No It passes me by Laughing all the way Another missed…

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  My brain will not comply Trying desperately to push out thoughts Not succeeding It is a war Negative thinking again wins the battle Another awful…

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    Flood gates open Anxiety sucks the happiness from me The pain pushes all my emotion buttons Medication not working I suffer alone No place…

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  Soon The only thing Different Between countries Will be Language Food And A few left over customs   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

The Shift

  Everything Complex Simplicity out the window The power changing Emerging markets Skimming The Cream  Off From USA & Europe   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  It is very lonely When in pain Sitting in the dark Suffering Waiting Hoping The pain will pass   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  The band played on While Restaurant-goers Went about their gossip   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  “Yo Man!” He yelled down from the coconut tree No equipment Just himself and a machete Cutting down coconuts that fall forty feet to the ground…

Global Political & Financial Risk

  Edge of Humanity has added a new section titled Global Political & Financial Risk which will include predictions or analysis of current political events and international finance…

Information Controllers

  Online media will continue to be a very difficult business to earn a living. Paywall newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and…

Grocery Run

  Walking quickly Carrying several loafs of French bread The young girl smiled Proud to carry out her task   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Inheritance

  Always stingy Tight fisted with the buck Never spent When she passed The grandkids Blew the fortune In a couple years   Copyright© Edge of…

The Old Bat Next Door

  Like a dog Chewing on worn bone She will never change Her petty ways   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

Writer’s Life #4

  Sick He writes So much on his mind to put on paper Nothing is stopping him from doing his task   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

The Carrier

  For sure he is an empath For decades Enduring others’ emotions   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Full Of Intrigue

  He is an enigma He is what he is not He is not what he is Even those who think they know him are many…

Following The Plan

  Ponzi Scheme He would take it as far as he could In the meantime Live the good life Before it all crashes down   Copyright©…

The Ultimate Test

  Searching We can find Strength & Weakness We never knew we had Suffering Brings out The Paper & Iron How much can we handle? When…

Relief. Where Is It?

  I do not think I will ever feel right My nervous system is fried Each day the same Living in pain Sitting in bed Praying…

Juggling Thoughts

  Today I remember yesterday One after another Thoughts Pop up Unfortunately Today I also have the reality of the struggle Controlling my depression   Copyright©…

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  Holding her baby on her lap She sat Selling tomatoes At the market  Days pass No stress Just enough To live A simple life  …

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  Change Today Moving Lighting speed Everyone has a phone Glued to their hand Pandemic sweeps Across the land Can we count on everything anymore? Stress…

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  Forget having a debate with her She never uses facts For her arguments Only personal attacks In vindictive manner   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Zen Way

  The Zen monks Grow own food Meditate The Temple Is their universe   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Fortress

  Middle of desert Barbed wire fence Emptiness as far as one can see Who is being kept out?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Writer’s Mind #3

  Writing Is freedom To let the mind Flow wherever it likes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Writer’s Life #3

  The day He stopped Writing His dog Died   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

Illusive Tranquility

  The baby From the moment of birth Will each day Lose a bit of the tranquil mind Until it is gone forever And Then it…

Company

  Pain We are good buddies Secret shared during our long talks She is around for a long time I would not know what to do…

Irreplaceable

  Lost time Looking back I wasted a lot of time Gone forever It is up to us How we use our time Some people can…

Victory

  The warriors fought Ship off shore The divine wind Settled the score   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Towards Mecca

  The power of Islam Five times a day People pray No other religion Has such dedication   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

Kundalini

  Asked How did you make it so far to 98 He said: My female energy Was Set free Around age 43   Copyright© Edge of…

Offerings

  Multicolored flowers Fresh fruits They came wearing white robes For the ceremony   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Entertainers

  Everyday Husband and wife Street performers Put smiles on their faces Even though Behind the scenes They Struggle Living in poverty   Copyright© Edge of…

Cannot STOP

  Fear Causes anxiety Anxiety Creates More Fear How do I get off This Rollercoaster?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of…

Inertia

  On a mental lockup floor 24×7 Everything based on routine Isolated from outside world No worries No responsibilities Just follow the rules Take twice a…

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  Squatting On her dirt kitchen floor Smiling away Cooking dinner For her family   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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  Is there anything more humbling than to lose one’s dignity? I lost mine Now Very difficult Climbing out of the well and regain my self…

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  Do not worry Eat chicken curry Indian spices galore So many recipes “Can I please have some more?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020…

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  The crusade Called on by the Pope Murder and destruction It is God’s will   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

Harmony

  The old men Sitting Sipping tea Talking politics While The children Play football   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of Humanity…

Moving Out With The Tide

  Interesting how those who were huge Trump supporters in the beginning and through most of his presidency now say and write that he is a…

Tool Of Dominance

  Through history Fear Has been used To control the Population   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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One of the last mountain man could not make it down in the lower 48 Decided to just wander alone in the wild Never looked back…

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  Hauling empty basket On her back The Vietnamese lady Working hard For a few dong   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Immigrants Arrive Smiling Ready To succeed In America   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

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  Sometimes I lie in bed Thinking If only this or that was different Things would Have turned out Better for me   Copyright© Edge of…

Garden Delights

  Grey beard Straw hat The farmer said: “Nothing tastes like a vine ripe tomato”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

To The Swamp

  Everglades He lives there 8 years ago Left Miami Far behind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

The Race

  Running Running Running STOP Turn Around The mind Not far behind Start Running Again Slower Now Shoulder to shoulder I lost GAME OVER   Copyright©…

The Woman Upstairs

  Bowl of soup Slices of bread Four floors up Poverty Hidden Inside a 10×20 room   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

War Stories

  The General Stood there Looking Straight ahead Unemotional Explaining The false gains Of the war   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

Artist Journey

  He travels in his van Throughout the American West  Creating Rock art   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Mother

  He does not remember much about his mother Even when at times Drifting through murky memories If he did not have a photo of her…

Value & Satisfaction

  She Collects cheap jewelry Purchased at Garage sales & Flea markets Then Meticulously stores Each piece In Fine jewelry boxes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Bless Me Father

  After kneeling down to pray The soldier Picked up his rifle And Went to battle Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

Forever Journey

  He is a philosopher who once a year makes a pilgrimage Takes notes Photographs Then returns home and create journals   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Sand Stories

  The Old man Spoke to the children Of the desert village About the mystical fantasy OASIS   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

Aimless

  Hit bottom Wearing my hospital gown Alone Nighttime Walking the halls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Playing With Air

  Deep long breaths Inhale Exhale Desperately Trying To release air From the anxiety balloon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     Edge of…

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  I can feel the load Mind no longer guides Nervous system All circuit overloaded Psychological Trauma   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021    …

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  She is still rattled Only time Will heal the sore He is not there anymore   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…