Posts tagged ‘poems’

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Tonight Fragrant angel’s trumpet flowers open Morning:  Flowers close and beauty is gone. All day the tree is growing   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020…

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  he is a different ant instead of carrying a load following in a straight line he wandered off alone now difficult staying alive but no…

CXL

  Heatwave Record highs Even iguanas hide I watch a lizard crawl along the patio Not sure if he will make it to the other side…

CXLI

    my muse just walked away I try to write lonely time now awnings down on all the windows sitting in the dark shack slowly…

CXLII

  dreams all night dreams so many dreams I wake up feet shaking nerves shattered  look around searching finding but unable to grasp scattered bits of…

CXLIII

hot humid days heavy rain storms shack invaded I spray spray some more lemon juice mixed with vinegar termites scatter   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020…

CXLIV

  Gigantic Boulder Rolling down the mountain Only option Get out of the way   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

DCLV

    When I’m not feeling well Stopping to rest I think of wasted time Which only brings frustration   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020…

CXLVI

  glass shatters on tile floor I crunch  down my head into the pillow on the bed heavy cry competing with strongest rain coming down from…

CXLVIII

  old worn paperback book falling apart I carefully patch together we are close friends forever   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

Submission

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

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  Problems may stay around awhile, but eventually the wheel stops and life is back to normal. Ants march in single file getting the work done.…

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…

CLIII

  sitting on beach towel sipping lemonade oh-so slow no place to go wind begins to blow gigantic cloud now blocks sun I welcome break from…

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…

CLV

  wall full of degrees hung straight no dust totally neat  always bragging about  expertise stuff self at dinner table enjoys watching others crumble unwilling to…

CLVI

  The gift of power even a small amount can corrupt   insecure individuals   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CLVII

  Nothing left to hold on to Packed my backpack Maybe find something new NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST Does it matter which way? I roam the…

CLVIII

Start of Wet season Termites Nesting Chewing Flying around inside shack One Day If I’m still alive May Witness Collapse   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

CLIX

All 500 square feet Sometimes I think Shack too large Should move Close to the clouds  One room hut will do I dream Taking sips of…

CLX

  I’m a frugal chap Do not like to bust my back Nighttime Sleep on soft king-size sheet Spread out on beach  Daytime SHAKE SHAKE My…

CLXI

Slow Burn Absorb the pain Hobble along with my cane soon only ashes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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…

CLXII

  the satanic one flies low the satanic one controls the flow the satanic one creates undertow today the satanic one glows   Copyright© Edge of…

CLXIII

  sitting observing candle burn to the end I never understood how much hurt decimates nerves   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

Extinction

  STOP listen to the warning dwindling compassion obliteration of planet What is our future?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

CLXVII

  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…

CLXIX

  moss clings to Buddha statue cowbell rings finches congregate to eat days pass seasons do not last small changes peaceful exchanges garden provides refuge from…

CLXX

  looking at her paintings in the gallery she remembered  young girl on the way to school learning from street graffiti   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CLXXI

  walking stopping the  exhausted warrior turned around gazed at his foot prints then tossed his weapon into the snow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

CLXXII

  relaxing in hammock smoking pipe drinking beer watching bananas grow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CLXXIII

  sprinkling tear-drops continuity lost cold like winter frost     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

CLXXIV

  recycle the bin What information is chosen? keep the minds frozen   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CLXXV

  simple Go stones placed tactically on wood board devour silence   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CLXXVI

  worn out hiking boots I just keep moving along soaking wet but strong   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CLXXVII

  warm mid-morning Iguana getting suntan on backyard stepping-stone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

CLXXVIII

  spring blooming frenzy bromeliad flower spikes stand at attention   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

CLXXIX

  hot weather is here daily afternoon rainstorms bamboo on steroids   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CLXXX

  chop chop chop & slice always taking is not nice sneaky like scared mice   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

CLXXXI

  midnight bandits raccoons having koi dinner sashimi by the pond   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CLXXXII

  hatching sea turtles marching towards the ocean no baggage just instinct   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CLXXXIII

  they come they go do not succumb to undertow maintain steady flow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CLXXXIV

  sitting on beach towel drinking fresh squeezed lemonade watching tide come go   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CLXXXV

  loudmouthed old blue jay cold hungry eyeballs empty seed tray   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CLXXXVI

  early morning bathe  cool holy Ganges River brings contentment   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

CLXXXVII

  cool under palm tree young man repairs fishnet continues tradition   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

CLXXXVIII

    The Trader always glued to computer screens charts data news feeds today on top next day bleed wears the best threads custom made Italian…

CLXXXIX

  hoisting mainsail leaving harbor for unknown I light my cigar   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CXC

  humble on my knees casually pulling weeds  garden comforts me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CXCI

  spider crawling on wall rain stopped bananas will grow tall rooster calls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CXCIII

  my favorite pastime surfing top of storm clouds that float through the sky   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CXCIV

  hacking sugarcane scorched fields farmhands feel pain only boss man gains   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CXCV

  my boots gently placed on stoop  garden duties done time to watch moss grow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

CXCVI

    polished marble floor we danced tango once more then left separate doors   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CXCVII

  leaves fall daily  endless raking I learn patience   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

CXCVIII

  the fisherman pulling net from sea his weather-beaten face displays simplicity   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CXCIX

    small shack tin roof heavy  rainstorm I will sleep good tonight   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Please Do not be hurt Your work is better than mine I just played the game   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CCI

  locked away nice and tight  key buried deep inside your soul of bitterness   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CCII

  Shaving her tan legs Hot bath Foamy cream Sharp blade Relieves stress of day   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

CCIII

  catching butterflies warm spring morning sunny sky she began to cry   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CCIV

  washing dishes by hand scrub & dry plates forks pot frying pan my nightly relaxation   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

CCV

  Ten Thousand Islands Dropped anchor under stars We made love on sandbar   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CCVI

  all night with headlamp scribbling poems among tombstones no longer alone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CCVIII

  Shackled by ego Possessed by hollow treasures Mankind Rots away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

CCIX

  Cold analysis Conflicts with intuition Causing great pain   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please consider…

CCXI

  Gulf of Mexico shirtless  barefoot on sailboat no place to go   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CCXII

  box of macaroni and cheese few slices of bread six pack of cheap beer alone & old resting my bones tomorrow holding on to shit…

CCXIV

  Freshly poured cement We put down our handprints Forever together   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

CCXV

  Faceless Nameless Ghosts Frantically All night Stock shelves Kowtow to machine   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CCXVI

  Standing Top of hill Screaming “I’m in control” No one can hear you   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CCXVII

  all day summer heat scoop scoop shoveling feeding beast Boss Man controls the speed these tired feet growing old my grave will provide rest I…

CCXVIII

  You are the greed prophet Look Emptying my pockets Is this not enough?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CCXIX

  Tap Tap Tap The Keys Dr Pepper & coconut rum Typewriter  Me Deep in fantasy   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

CCXX

  bottle of wine home gourmet dinner discussing politics explosive sex handcuffs always win   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CCXXI

    during conflict erase from mind  possible loss creating path to victory     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CCXXII

    South of Equator shoe box room one bed one desk one chair spinning ceiling fan  I’m covered in sweat scribbling poems     Copyright©…

CCXXIII

  dark room  everyone gone I turn off the switch to my mind     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CCXXIV

  the couple never take the trouble to make own mark instead schmooze and lasso another horse to ride     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

CCXXV

  fried potatoes onions peppers a couple of eggs topped with vine-ripe tomatoes fresh squeezed orange juice my land provides breakfast I enjoy while sitting under…

Haiku #263

    Gentle butterflies Haphazardly surf the breeze Every moment free     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

CCXXVI

  The Coast Low flying planes  Fast boats Movement north of coke Dangerous Very cut throat Stopping flow has little hope   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CCXXVII

  came to USA with baby on her back all she owned in sack met poor gringo out of school decades gone by from  first kiss…