Posts tagged ‘Poem’

The Landlady

  No one gets in her way Runs a rental house Mattresses on the floor Always someone opening Closing front door Cheap rent Packed in like…

CXIV

  Sleep rough Dreaming all night Wake up Shaking Mind plays tricks Off and on all day Raining outside Pencil sharpener grinds No place to hide …

CXV

  World spinning too fast Nothing manufactured to last Use the widget Tired of the widget Toss in the trash     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CXVI

  She Prays Mornings Nights Totally Convinced This is the reason She has a good life     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CXVII

  Destiny That is the excuse He uses for All The Failures in his life     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

CXVIII

  The Astrologer usually right except she could not pick a husband     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CXIX

  He ran ran and ran But could not escape  the  past     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CXX

  Empty shell Stranded On the beach sand No longer Able to feel Happy or sad     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

Selected Communism Is Blind

  Her argument was not convincing She relied on propaganda, not numbers “I do not support Universal Healthcare For All because it is Communism” Who pays…

CXXI

  Con man Expert at selling brand Stoke their emotions Brainwash Uniformed Followers Tell Them What they want to her Light the match Enflame their fears…

CXXIII

  He relied only on logic Never Trusted Intuition Not everything can be explained Good plans Poor timing Bad luck Trust the gut Don’t become stuck…

CXXIV

  Hair turning gray Teeth starting decay He packed a sack Full of snacks Thumb up Caught a lift Complete flip Left reality Homeless Life of…

CXXV

  He is able to convince the skeptics Borrow billions Play money For Eccentric ideas Every investor is looking out For the next great thing  …

CXXVI

  The powerful Understand Repeat To the people Over and over Falsehoods That Eventually Becames Reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

CXXVII

  Clicking the pen Put something down on the pad I’m sad Squeezing the pulp Out of my brain It’s late in this game Please One…

CXXVIII

  Not much left to do Just think of past Nothing new Couple slices of bread Leftover stew I miss her Life now a mess I…

CXXIX

  Stuck in the  60s 70s Am I the only creature Who still uses A paper map?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CXXX

  Life Did not Give me Fancy Dancy Ripe fruit Instead I mostly tasted bitterness Unable to recognize This man Eyes full of tears   Copyright©…

CXXXI

  Sitting on her Arabian horse Proud Life is good She lights a cigar   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

Submission

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey     OBEDIENCE   Like dogs We sit and we wait   Like boards…

The Woman In The Bar

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey     LOCK-IN   “How long have you been here?”   Morning Afternoon Evening…

Holding On To Humanity

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   慈悲   I will not lose you   Not to the illusions Painted…

CLIV

  Sitting on my beach chair Who the hell needs a career? Catching rays Reading philosophy books all day I’m not a frustrated big shot With…

Doldrums

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey     FORWARD – REWIND   My pinned eyes close On their bloods and…

Fleeting Company

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   HOTEL REFLECTION   I press the bell Check out my reflection And throw…

Hollow Voyage

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   NOWHERE BOUND   I woke up this morning And saw a truck on…

CLXIV

    Yesterday A storm was near Today The weather is clear Tomorrow Nothing to fear   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

“Si, hasta la primavera”

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   UNTIL THE SPRING   Ugly are Those winter buildings Covered in underwear  …

CXCII

    Tokyo room shared bathroom with thirty people saved Yen for sushi   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

Haiku #262

  Nighttime garden walk Two owls cuddle under moon Listen to silence   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CCCXXXVIII

  late afternoon garden walk visiting friends who do not talk colors for my enjoyment never disappointment     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

CCCXLVII

  Taking just a bit Never one to be legit  Years took their toll In the end She lost all of  her beauty and is alone…

CCCLX

  sometimes heavy tattered backpack can no longer be carried only solution walk away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

CCCLXXIX

  You look at me with contempt in your eyes You hate me, but there is no reason why I make you feel uncomfortable, because you…

CCCXCVIII

  I’m a crazy lazy timeworn man. The game no longer has meaning for me. I sit on a warm bench watching carambolas rot on the…

CDV

Elite make the rules Peasants follow just like mules Feed me leftovers Send young men to be soldiers Bow down to the pawnbroker   Copyright© Edge…

CDXXXIII

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…

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…

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…