Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

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  Players Beginning to understand All held together with rubber bands Sinking into quicksand No longer hit parade  It is a charade Hurry Close window shades…

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  Old man palm grows slow Butterflies float high and low Bamboo knows only speed Blue Jay feasts on black oil sunflower seeds   Copyright© Edge…

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  gigantic straw hat shredded tank top dirty cargo shorts ancient boots no need for a suit alone hauling rocks trimming trees pulling weeds working for…

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    Varanasi India Hindu pilgrims pray and bathe in Ganges  Snake charmer puts cobra at ease Sadhus smoke their chillums Burning ghats leave only ashes…

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  rainbow bounces off spider web pink plumeria flowers fall create colorful bed lizard lounging under morning sun defensively moving his head   Copyright© Edge of…

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  searching for answers I step on a fire ant mound I’m the intruder everyone protects their home   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Eyeballs everywhere Population told to fear Freedom rapidly disappears Phones are tapped Internet hacked  Life totally tracked   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Human trafficking Worldwide Heartless crime rings Panama is the way Darien Jungle Highway Making trek to USA   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  every day moving bales of hay convenience fear of change only one act in play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  the Seeker went east hoping to locate peace world changed wealth and power is the game Philosophers  long ago left on steam engine trains  …

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  Big Boss makes a change Peons shortchanged Why sweat under hot sun? Digging gold by the ton Laboring for everyone-else is not fun   Copyright©…

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  I’m your only love yet you bring me to my knees we build our castle then you hammer it into the ground     Copyright©…

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  self-worth gone once wore pressed clothes stood tall today all have walked away     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  playing violin blocking out all of her sins until music stopped then looked into the mirror horrified past reappeared   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  slow down have a seat your heart is full of deceit hate controls your soul you cannot even sit still my advice is to just…

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  relax take deep breaths understanding you have needs I am here to please giving oil massage this is for real not a mirage   Copyright©…

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  lost a friend today  thought all was OK I’m a marshmallow maybe she back tomorrow until then feel much sorrow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Had fight with wife Decided to go out for night Went down to South Beach In shock with price of drinks Complained Bartender called police…

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  heavy rain storm birds looking for place to hide squirrels not far behind bamboo dancing in the wind happy shack roof not leaking again  …

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  the old man never changed his life shortchanged every day anger never far away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  I run fast faster not fast enough nighttime dreams continue to rattle my  mind    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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another coconut falls I’m watching birds sip water from hanging trays my tired bones feel better on cushy rocking chair hours pass I have no cares…

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  of course folks upset most  just wake-up brush teeth shower work sleep same same across each sea perpetual motion little time for cup of tea…

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  walking home path blocked with barricades starting to rain I do not have an umbrella turning around find higher ground sit down open can of…

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Two frogs sitting on a rock 1st one says: “I bet you cannot jump to the rock all the way over there.” 2nd frog eagerly responds:…

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on my knees hands clawing into the soil dirt under fingernails frantically  searching for lost pieces of my mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  methodically pealing away sunburned skin laughing crying I am now living   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  running down the hill chasing after logic huffing puffing intuition far far behind me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  carrying a load floating on a cloud What is the difference? blue jay calls me another leaf falls from tree     Copyright© Edge of…

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  Tropical storm near Trying to prepare Waves coming in strong Electric may soon be gone Glad we have a case of rum   Copyright© Edge…

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  worn torn flip flops head high commanding attention the middle aged lady pushed her cart unhurriedly across the intersection   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Sitting Sun cooking my back I Observe Powdery blue Chungii bamboo grow another inch or two   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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rusty chipped shovel we work together sunshine rain  keep digging is our mantra hopefully  partners forever       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  sitting at her desk wearing only sexy lingerie she is assertively typing away I whisper “ take a break and let’s play”   Copyright© Edge…

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  turning off the international news sitting in total darkness listening to the cello smoking his corn pipe the old man becomes depressed about human viciousness…

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  today brown box arrived so many packs of seeds fresh vegetables Fall Winter Spring from my tropical garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  Chopping fire wood Working a sweat feels real good She stands in doorway Dressed warm this winter day Gestures me in to have my way…

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  Pull away curtain Nice words do not make person Friends who speak their mind are not always the most kind They just stick time after…

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  Footsteps in the snow I lost faith so long ago Catching falling blades Now you say we should be friends Where to start to make…

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

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  People spread gossip because it pumps up their ego and they feel tall They say: “come to me and I will tell all” The person…

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  Could the end be near? Why is social media scared? Big boys Experimenting With no more likes Extra Extra Cracks in ice Who will control…

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  I believed in you Then you went and crushed me too Cut glass all around Lost dreams never to be found Hope is buried in…

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  Life full of sorrow He lost his pride long ago Standing on corner Asking only for a beer to hide fear of tomorrow   Copyright©…

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  Puff Puff The Balloon Needs to be greatest in room Everyone must love me I’m Smart Beautiful Sexy Deep inside unhappy   Copyright© Edge of…

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Grind Grind the wheel Life gave you a bad deal Everyone to blame Hurt all who enter your lane Decades went by Missed the train  …

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  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…

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  She was easy on makeup  Jeans and a nice tight tank top Met at honky-tonk Danced Kissed, Drank beers Watched sunrise from back of pickup…

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  tiptoeing inside clandestina very shy just a little peep not even sure what she seeks obsessed with wizard’s mystique   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Another lazy day in Key West Fishing and diving Conch fritters and beer Watching sunset at the pier Rum runners and Daiquiris How about come…

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  Fort Liquor Dale Clean sandy beaches Blonde tan sexy females Sailboats Powerboats Hot tub parties for swingers   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Polished words on stone You have lost integrity Crying sympathy Tossing Queen of hearts in air Judgement day is near   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Customers are gold Market or nothing sold Balance Sheet is bible Innovate Do not copy rivals Stay liquid for survival   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  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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  Went out for walk Everyone texting would not talk  Inside shack too long Something appears very wrong Human interaction gone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Slept long long time Still able to write poems that rhyme Left shack for look Met chap who spoke gobbledygook Confused Went home to read…

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 Running low on dough Got job on a shrimp boat Fell hard for the sea Now leave land regularly Open ocean is what I need  …

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

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  Three Soft knocks on my front door I open to find a lady who stood in front of me and said: “I have heard from…

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  large fig leaf falls on stone patio interrupting quiet  night   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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strong wind hanging vine swings caterpillar clings bird bath dry algae begins to die   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

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Birds coming to eat Feeders full of seeds Fresh water in trays Goldfinches  Cardinals Blue Jays I watch an aerial ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Wiping sleep from eyes Early morning went outside Picked oranges from tree Came in squeezed fresh juice for me Blessed with natures luxuries   Copyright©…

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White powdered ski slopes Dressed warm and holding you close Lighting fireplace Rich dark chocolate fondue All night I make love to you   Copyright© Edge…

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Slowly sweeping leaves Squirrels playing in the trees Citrus fruit to eat Wind chimes blowing with the breeze Colorful birds eating seeds   Copyright© Edge of…

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  She left me All I have is my 99 Cadillac No air I sleep in the back Crisscross USA Killing pain while riding highways Drive…

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  20 years I have not had a cell phone No interruptions   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  She loves me Loyal Trustworthy Sexy Wears no makeup Very Very Very Low maintenance However Draws the line……………… Living like a nomad During 50’s, 60’s,…

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  Morning Spread tar on shack roof Afternoon Pull weeds Watch herb garden grow Nighttime Shish Kebabs on barbecue Frogs provide entertainment   Copyright© Edge of…

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  All Illusion Once on top then fall to ground Gather all around Enjoy sweetness of life Tomorrow Misfortune may bite   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  She works the laundromat Washes and folds clothes all day Makes peanuts for pay Can never keep bills at bay Yet she smiles everyday  …

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  Minnows in sea Some march to mediocrity Squawking like ducks On and on they have no luck Waiting for delivery truck   Copyright© Edge of…

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  Stop sprinkling nonsense Lighting two bit incense Inside you know score Peddling fiction because bored No one trusts you anymore   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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    let’s sell it all my love shack bikes books plants even LP’s no kids to feed travel world like hippies backpacks you & me…

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  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…

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  many rush by I’m not disturbed keeping my head down rarely do I make a sound sweeping scooping up bits of trash pushing my janitor…

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  The  Wine glass 3/4 full of Cabernet Sauvignon Falling Oh so slow Onto the white ceramic tile floor Shattered Relationship no more   Copyright© Edge…

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  birds sing distant church bell rings I just imagine these things enjoying “The Peace”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  most nights alone sitting on cool cement bench he reaches into his sacred small sack grabbing tossing one by one Chattahoochee pebbles into the pond…

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  Months go by Water to shack goes………. Drip Drip Drip Not sure why??? Water bills Same Same Finally Missis Complains “Four minutes to fill pasta…

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  Summer gone Time to slow down fun Again Tap Tap Tap Typewriter keys Spinning Grinding Wheel Hermit Poet Laboring for meals   Copyright© Edge of…

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  malnourished raccoons scavenging though dumpsters trying to survive man’s ferocious advancement of suburban paradise   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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Garden tomatoes Topped With Basil Blue cheese Balsamic vinegar Baked garlic bread Ice cold beer Simple pleasures I hold dear    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  You wrap me up in heavy chains Siphon the blood from my veins You dictate my every move Ration my water and food Even though…

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look into the mirror you’re a walking poison pill full of bitterness slaughtering all who do fall into your web of emptiness   Copyright© Edge of…

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Sure I have been hurt Ground up Face rubbed in dirt Cheated Severely burnt Picked up what is left Moved on No way will I sing…

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Reach goals what for? Bust out emergency door Big Boss wants us lit Easy to control money pit Pitching dreams that don’t exist   Copyright© Edge…

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Sitting at bus stop Broke Cold Hungry Out of luck Smoking cheap cigar Always told would go far Long ago Stopped Reaching for stars   Copyright©…

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Tumbling down All watched Without saying a sound Broken but not dead I pulled up my suspenders Snatched cane  Marched straight ahead   Copyright© Edge of…

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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…