Posts tagged ‘poems’

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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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standing at gas stove taking care of large frying pan loaded with red bliss potatoes, onions, bell peppers topped with Tabasco Sauce and parsley listening to…

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Decades gone Nights alone Surrounded  By  Egyptian perfume bottles Containing Scents Reminding  Her  Of  Lovers  From the past    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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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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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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Frenzied Flimflam Man Sitting next to conveyor belt Expeditiously Opening Can After Can Searching for worthless prize    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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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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Sweltering Night Dressed in white Holding Flambeau Madame Ushers Disciples to ceremony   Find More Poetry HERE * BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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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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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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STOP Turn around I left my ego at the last filling station. NO Forget that I’m Free and no longer hauling debris.        …

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Jalousie windows allow cold air inside. Candles  Burn Pay no attention Thoughts Drift by do not say hi Remnants  From happy-go-lucky time        …

Haiku #236

Can’t sleep empty streets Spinning bicycle wheels Night ride dimming light       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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I Scribble Scribble Scribble In my tomb She summons me for sex and food. Working hard for my muse         Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #231

  Rats smell homemade soup Clawing biting can’t get through Stymied inside roof         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

Haiku #230

  Quick catch make-believe Fungus grows on sea grape tree Close hatch! Will truth last?         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

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  Bottle of cachaça Ceiling fan spins Dust dancing in the air Bossa Nova warms my insides Looking out window I see deception rising with tide.…

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What is your plan? Collecting peanuts Hiding them in sand Power is finally found Hold tight Falling Down Down Down Uh-oh No safety net Except Torn…

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

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  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…

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

Haiku #228

Thunder faraway Lanterns along stone pathway Bamboo starts to play         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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

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

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  Drill down What is found? Eat Cold potato Empty salt shaker Can of warm beer Playing solitaire Coins in glass jar Light up last Cuban…

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

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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…

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Long-time Faraway Roots cut No longer check off the days I tried to grab onto the high bar, but missed. Now, I’m surrounded by fossilized dreams…

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

Haiku #219

  Nothingness Sand blowing into eyes and ears Sit down take sip forget         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

Haiku #217

  All-night drive and drive Asked-Have I been to Kansas? Cannot remember Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  Pocket watch no longer keeping time. My magnifying glass needs cleaning. Light Flickering Having trouble reading I do not feel old, but beginning to understand,…

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  Wake-up cool morning Birds soon coming to visit Feeders full for guests Back to HOME PAGE 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

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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…

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Cutting Basil Chives Cilantro Rosemary Picking Peppers Tomatoes Cucumbers Pole Beans Pulling Radishes Scallions Carrots Beets Dirt Water Love Seeds Provides most of the food we need.…

Haiku #214

  Rain stopped garden walk Pampered plants humid air Colors pop everywhere 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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  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…

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Single Mother Boy has no father. She purchases very little fresh fruits and vegetables. Mostly buys frozen and cans of food to save dollars. Shares small…

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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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Torn Dirty Clothes Soaked in sweat Red Face Smiling Fifty-two Feeling like thirty-two She comes charging into the shack, after a couple hours of chopping and…

Haiku #212

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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She calls herself a mutt. Mix Dutch Portuguese Amazon Indian Black Her broken English never holds her back. Came from a dictatorship turned Socialist experiment when…

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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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 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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Two Day Cheap Bus Ride Varanasi To Kathmandu Hours on the bus rooftop Lost Within The mountain scenery Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #211

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

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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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Hole in the window screen Mosquitoes Enter Search Locate Feast Leave Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Watching his car burn on the side of the freeway, he decided it was time to take a long holiday.   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku #209

Scrambling the eggs Fish rot on the dock today Nothing left but hate   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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Boca Raton My bicycle Chained and locked to a coconut tree I’m relaxing At an indoor outdoor restaurant and bar Drinking Bordeaux wine Eating Gourmet Pasta…

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  All Night Dancing At the clubs Early morning Taxi ride to the beach Soft king-size sheet Spread out on the sand Watching the sunrise I…

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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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Sitting At an intracoastal waterway restaurant and bar Watching The yachts pass by Enjoying Conch fritters and cold beer Discussing Current American politics The finish carpenter…

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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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The old man Bent over Walking on the beach sand His pencil-thin wife Holding his hand Most mornings They pass by around 8 a.m. The couple…

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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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  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…

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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…

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  Pompano Beach 2 a.m. Old Motel With Character Second floor balcony Eating pepperoni mushroom pizza Bottle of Chianti  Watching the moon light up the ocean…