Posts tagged ‘poems’

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  Believers Wrapped in white robes Patiently Stand in line Holding Tiny pink flowers Exchanged For “Illusion of happiness”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  No one knows my name I’m in the back Washing dishes Listening to laughter Happy people Enjoying Food & Wine Tomorrow Same time No one…

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The street performer Plays music on the corner Completely aware That he brings joy and despair To the few who still care   Copyright© Edge of…

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  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…

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Dim light Rats feast on birdseed tonight Alone I walk on black polished stones Rodent smell Coconut falls Thunder Far Away Tree frog Follows me Wants…

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Worn out joints Clattering bones Inflamed muscles Shuffling forward Clutching onto my walker I continue to chase after…….. “The Prize”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Falling overboard All alone in the sea Screaming “Please help me” You sail away with our dreams Drowning I watch hopelessly   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Hand-picked tomatoes Grown with love for table Topping fresh salads Mixed in pasta with scallops Homemade sauce fit for a palace   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Walking Old Quito Wallet picked by Bandido Turned red so upset Then my Senhorita said “Gringo lucky could be dead”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Golf course corner deals So many in power steal Suitcases of cash Wire funds no questions asked Retire Dubai and laugh Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Twelve blocks from South Beach Rented a very small room One month alone Meditated on Zen koan Not wiser, but beard sure has grown   Copyright©…

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Throw your phone away Hop aboard sail with me Forget technology No slaves to gadgets at sea Wandering luddites FREE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  no longer a pet in society’s zoo paddling fully loaded canoe survive or die unconcerned nighttime entertained by stars in sky   Copyright© Edge of…

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  Every day Ramen noodles & Vietnamese hot sauce Cooked on single burner hot plate Paranoia Whispers Creative expiration date Callused fingers Rapidly Tap Tap Typewriter…

Haiku #261

Moist summer evening Poignant angel’s trumpets scent Bees hide inside hive   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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digging holes plants  gently placed in soil dirty hands simplicity laboring on my piece of land   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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Swinging in hammock morsels of sleep between light rain heat mosquitoes pestering me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  Careful Early morning garden walk Quickly Takes the place of Chasing Things   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or…

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While on my knees, cutting herbs for tonight’s soup, I stop and observe a snail with determination, marching across a giant elephant ear leaf.   Copyright©…

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Window Shaker Outside Drain hole Drip Drip Drip Frogs Visit Enjoy Sips   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  Wyoming Wide open spaces Clear sky Empty highways Horse riding cowboys Bison in Yellowstone Great place to be left alone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Dry coconut frond falls Cardinal Takes Quick Sips From Water Tray Squirrel resting in shade Koi slowly move in pond Turtles lazy Massive procreation this year…

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  You no longer cry Long ago Tears ran dry Staring straight ahead Thinking of the years gone by  Time to say goodbye   Copyright© Edge…

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  swiftly walking past man soaking wet lying on sidewalk pedestrians holding  umbrellas shield themselves from light rain     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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every few years opening boxes old photographs shared with bottle of wine memories flash-by quick pass of time   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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Sad I put on my backpack Kissed her But Before I left My mystical friend Said: “Today  You leave Never in future we meet Our love…

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South Beach Miami International playground Schemers and dreamers Beach walking Nightclub hopping Lines on mirror One night stands   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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Rainy sleepy Saturday Homemade spaghetti sauce Dipping  Wooden spoon Tasting All-day May Scribble  Poem or two today   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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slowly pushing cart dead-end alleyway maybe mid-twenties hair completely grey frozen face her eyes look faraway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   Who is…

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  Sometimes I Remember The Hunt For Knowledge All night University Study Room Mixing Drinking Coffee & Mountain Dew Taking Breaks Playing Go With Korean Ocean…

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The old lady Always fed husband cabbage soup He died in sixties She lived well into nineties Investing savings wisely   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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abandoned tree stump harnessing tenacity refuses to completely decay   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider…

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Surrounded By Flustered Tourists Taking Selfies The old man Took Leisurely Snaps With Polaroid camera   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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long-time regurgitate past searching cannot find a laugh   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a…

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4 a.m. Termites Chewing In Harmony With Me Tapping Typewriter keys   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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Young love in Beirut Divided by religion Tragic destiny Cross above her rooftop  Prayer rug below his knees   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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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…

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  Always at the track The Gambler puffs his cigar Sitting at the bar Reading the racing sheets like it was his sacred bible   Copyright©…

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Abandoned home Wind enters through shattered window Free to roam A place where peace never known   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019      …

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Lost time Holding protest sign Frequently Changed Mates Shake Shake Shake Now too late   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking…

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  Boondocks Sitting on tailgate Vehicles occasionally pass by Fresh vegetables stacked high Not much sold At least food for household   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Lizard hanging upside down Turtle marching on the ground Cardinal sips from water fountain Coconut falls For just a second Everyone anxiously looks around   Copyright©…

Haiku #260

Delicate blossoms Casually fall in pond Beauty- koi do not care   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge…

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Rainy season I’m top of a ladder Tube of caulk Filling crack gutter Looking down and around 100’s Of Wet Bromeliads Display Kaleidoscope Jungle Colors  …

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Birds Fly No goodbye Walking on muddy ground No one around Pebble inside boot I’m playing wood flute   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019 |…

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sitting on beach chair smoking Cuban cigar drinking coconut rum cooking myself in sun Reminiscing it was a fantastic run no longer same same everything will…

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Gravel road Abandoned Greasy spoon Standing alone The last payphone | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry…

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Desire=Suffering Daily craving Meditation Listen to gong 1-2 hours long Confused Mind savors simple food | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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Heavy Rain commences Another wet season Termites on the attack More wood consumed Me and the missus Ponder Will we pass away before shack collapses from decay?…

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Few months away 20 years no cell phone Wife Capitulated Purchased her own $39.99 smartphone I knew something was up After two days She finally fessed-up…

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under the wood steps protected from sun old man sleeps not bothered by tourists walking up and down to and from the beach KINDLE Ebook |…

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alone with sand and stones face and sunglasses covered with dust mind in no rush body temperature warns time to go walk back to motorcycle continue…

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weeks turn to months watching her suffer loss of mobility with her arm my courage goes in waves up and down trying to hide sadness in…

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holding beer can in paper sack he sat on the dirty sidewalk enshrined by the shadow against the building   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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…

Jealousy

  Like termites on wet wood, jealousy will eat a person alive. There will always be someone else who has more. Is it even possible to…

What Is Education?

  You throw me a book and tell me to learn. Just because you have a pocket full of degrees does not make you the master…

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  lounging in hammock small irritating bird “peep, peep, peep” ripe papayas hang from tree my stomach complaining “give me a treat” I’m trying to fall…

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  The sun will soon burn into the water and take the day’s final breath. Alone, I walk on the white sand beach, tossing shells into…

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purchased in 1991 sitting under blistering sun terracotta pot survived tropical storms hurricanes deteriorating bit by bit sinking into the earth |   eBook | Travels…

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  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…

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  1st light morning pickings searching finding filling basket with cucumbers lettuce peppers scallions ripe tomatoes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |…

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  small table we sit dipping bread into olive oil drinking wine remembering those times…   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |  …

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  long drawn-out rain drips peeling wallpaper newspapers books scattered on the floor his mind constantly craves more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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From Sudan, a caravan follows ancestor’s ghostly trail. The traders wearing flowing galabeyas finally arrive at Birqash market. Grinding out an existence, they sell exhausted camels…

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corruption  acknowledges no pain population  begs for change Miami’s luxury real estate place to park illicit gains  soldiers  follow the dictator & generals’ orders until butchering…

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

Haiku #259

Dispassionate fog Provides Concealment for Predator and prey  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

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Elegantly dressed, she eagerly waited at the railway station. By late afternoon, head down, slowly walking away, realizing the satisfying roleplay sessions would never happen again.…

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

The Real You

  NFL Player & Poet Ryan Russell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this poem.   *   The Real You   I wonder…

The Village

  NFL Player & Poet Ryan Russell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this poem.   *   The Village   It takes a…

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Peasants Congregate On the street Submissively Waiting Holding bowls While Privileged Donate Soup of the day  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The…

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No expensive toys Laughing Smiling Riding water buffalo Free entertainment for children  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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 technologically advanced species remained primitive warriors until extinction  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

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Garden swing Sitting Cutting Pieces of pear Using Sharp knife Hedonistic bites Under Moonlight  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet…

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Young girl Sitting on dirty blanket Tiny fingers Reaching into packet Scarfs down Leftover French fries Mother Collected While Begging on the street  * Find More…

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  window seat crowded city bus long  slow  stop and go ride discussing history with  older gentleman holding  stack of books  from the public library who…

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Hospital bed Connected to IV drip Urine half fills container Days pass examining ceiling Scheduled Tests Medication Frustration  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels…

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Roofing Eight stories tall Do not fall Shirt off Sun cooking my skin Long day Muscles hurt Tomorrow Do it again  * Find More Poetry HERE  *…

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leaky faucet drip drip I just was riding the drift same same power game building blocks one two three your lungs full of rage STOP shouting…

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  plants need to drink ancient vessel leaks happiness is what everyone seeks however humans suffer Who controls the switch? faith  continues  to make its pitch  *…

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home in the shadows waiting alone wife cries while  husband  sitting at the bar washes down reality  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With…

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falling clutching onto failures all the way down  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition |…

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STAMPED “Bad Luck” always jump on the back of wrong truck struggling glue no longer holding fragments together misery goes on forever  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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sidewalk busy intersection pacing around and around and around hysterically scratching lottery card the lady stopped raised her arms called out over and over and over…

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park bench silence a man sat next to me and said “all I have left is my mind Can you hear the chimes? that magnificent sound…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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followed by ducks the fisherman walks chewing betel nut content spending most days sitting on the bank casting his line into the river  * Find More…

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

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her soul desires more masquerading as a whore grinding on selective flesh  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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bike stored in dark shed tree frog resting on cushy seat everyone deserves comfortable place to sleep  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With…

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No tan lines Shell necklace Bazaar purchased dresses Collects feathers Wanders No commitments Only Men and Women With Savoir-faire Are Her Conquests  * Find More Poetry HERE…