Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

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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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Garden Wood chair Again Requires Repair We Collaborated On Numerous Poems Together Hopefully  Our Relationship Lasts Forever   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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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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  Nighttime Yogyakarta Indonesia Becak Driver Took me around Inner bowels Backstreets Where Have-Nots Moving about Eating Drinking Nothing serious to care about   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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  Always keeps everything moving & In line She Grew up South of Equator Samba Bossa Nova Colorful Land Weekends Chased boys Bob’s hamburgers Dark beach…

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windy days ficus leaves fall on stone patio sweep sweep come back sweep some more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  Snowbirds Gone away Europeans  With Cheap travel deals Come to play Pedaling My Bicycle To Beach Lounging on sand Deep dark tan Return End of…

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  Please Travel with me Leave problems behind Find harmony Make love in desert Swim in the Red Sea   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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    Bahamas Colorful buildings Scuba Diving  Deep sea fishing Cases of good rum Swinging couples Playing In Casino &  Having Hotel Fun   Copyright© Edge…

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  Mexico Ruins and beaches Beautiful senhoritas Colors everywhere Scorching hot food and cold beer Narco–traffickers to fear   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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The Missis  Said: “Have a look Walmart NEW Self-serve Cashier stations Put shoppers to work” Soooooooooooooooo I push my personal wire cart To the end of…

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Upside down trash can Provides shelter for him Cold wet lonely night Morning comes and must move on Society wants bum gone   Copyright© Edge of…

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    Outside just distractions Mind only true confrontation Delusion battles reality STOP Savor Tranquility   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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Kyoto Japan Dimly lit hanging lanterns Elegantly dressed Determined Geisha Glide Along Narrow Cobbled Walkways   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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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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Never melt from heat Always won Never retreat Reinforced concrete Completely invincible On his deathbed so fearful   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Trump Offers Little Kim FREE Publicity Toss Brutality Into Kimchi Meanwhile Population Scavenge For Grass to eat   If you have found this poem informative, please…

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India Wealth and poverty Fried samosas and chutneys Motorized rickshaws New cars Tradition fading fast   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  Make Hong Kong Dollar No time wasters or sleepers Proud Smart Work harder Eat & drink Shop Bet on winners Youth want changes from leaders…

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Sharm-el Sheikh Egypt Smoking shisha pipes Bedouin tribes now lead dives Pour her some more rum She Cannot Keep Eyes Off Tan Italian Beach Bum  …

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She is different Nonconforming Underdog Only a backpack Roaming the world No one will ever tame her   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Peru Hacienda Well-protected Magnificent view Señora Controls time Gringo Understands her mind Summoning him Funds wired Flight reserved She Whispers “Occasionally, I need to serve”  …

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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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Confidence Preparation key Strengthens abilities Block negativity Cultivated from inside Can be crushed by those outside   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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Years pass I have read her poetry Words Evolved Into Immortality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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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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  Watch body language Reveals true message Listen carefully Loose lips speak reality Intuition provides safety   Developing skills in order to better read a person’s…

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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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Japanese bondage Tokyo Japan They met at Ginza Station Money did change hands Ropework was her specialty The ladies switched roles that night   Copyright© Edge…

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  Ras Muhammad Coral reef Hand and hand we swam Only mask, snorkel, fins Both stunned with beauty That day made Pact you and me Spread…

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President Xi Cannot Contain His Glee Maybe Trump Forget Me USA Again Entering Middle East Mind Fuck Zone No Biggie Only $220 million dollar drone Persians…

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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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Collecting Seashells White beaches of Sanibel Boy trusting all Became man who is cynical Dodged too many curve balls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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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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She is invisible Pregnant Working graveyard shift  Immigrant Scrubbing toilets sweeping dirt Says better than country of birth   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

Everglades’ Stories

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The land is flat The weather is hot and humid The mosquitoes take your attention away The animals invite…

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Pour me some bourbon I just upset my woman Do you have spare bed? She wants to chop off my head Bartender help or I’m dead…

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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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all day tire changer swiftly with precision performs muscular ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please…

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shoeless on beach sand marching in straight line the fishermen haul nets grumbling about today’s meager catch   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Empty store Owner Closed Locked Front door Slowly drove away Why start over? Everyone shops online anyway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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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©…

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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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Chop down bamboo Constructing new gate Garden Watermelons Ready to eat I sit and take break Soon Dozens of pesky flies Sneak Bites Communicate To their…

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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…

The System

The powerful man comes up to me and jams his finger into my eye. He tells me that I must comply. I very calmly answer that…

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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  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  *…