Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

Getting Used To It

  Today Had a discussion with the PA Leave in five more days New medicine seems okay Quiet in the lockup When I came in, it…

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  Fire burns Anxiety churns Please Help me Escape reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling OFF Mental Illness HERE  …

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  Tangled in a web  I try to flee from my demons I ask myself “Am I drifting into insanity?”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

The Storyteller

  They came from all around To listen to her Tell Folk tales While she moves back and forth In her rocking chair On the front…

Stronger Than

  Another season Of Termites 70 year old Shack Still standing   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Haiku #265

  Soon birds will fly north Longer days butterflies play More rain falls toads call   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  Quick even brushstrokes Consistently raindrops fall Enso puddles dance   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Lived in my car as a teenager Difficult fear to let go of Late 50’s something clicked No longer afraid of being homeless   Copyright©…

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  This is all new My dreams Include Skeletons Dancing on the moon Drinking rum Singing We will be dead soon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Rented a one room efficiency Walls and ceiling Completely covered with torn out photos From old books of Deities Providing comfort While he slept Eat…

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  Pier loaded With fishermen Casting their lines Catching no fish   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Cutting the ties Was Like Pouring drain cleaner And Watching Pain Wash down the drain   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  3AM Wake up soaking wet 4 days in a row Shivering Medication side effect Causing me to lose more weight     Copyright© Edge of…

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  Changing hospital gown Looking in mirror I see a skeleton Lost over 40 lbs Neck bones stick out Still eating very little   Copyright© Edge…

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  The circle spins Nothing helps I sit rotting away in the pit Rats nibbling at my flesh Exposing Depression   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Panic attacks Would come and go I thought this was my life Until Tangled wires in the brain Short circuited Now Constant Shakes Permanently Embedded…

Circumventing

  The only enemy that we have is the negativity within ourselves.  Everything else is just anxiety and illusions.  The wise know if another person is…

Hard Equation

  Walking along a dirt road I came upon a Hillbilly Holding a tape measure in his hand With a very serious tone in his voice…

Individuality

  What creates our personality? Our brains are the same But we think differently Some folks Follow their passion Others folks Just followers   Copyright© Edge…

Mixed Message

  Carved wood statue Stood there Staring straight ahead Face Displaying Strength? Or Cynicism? What was the artist’s intention?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Protection

  He is the helper Call him anytime To rescue you from mouth of the dragon   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Woodland’s Findings

  Walking in the forest I come across masks Hanging from the trees They are weathered Ancient looking I wonder How long have they been here?…

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  Medication Time Do not be late Stand in line Same time Everyday 9 am 9 pm     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  This is the place for rejects The scum of society Nobody going to hold your hand here Keep head down Do as told Ask for…

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    Days are a struggle I like sleep Time to rest Downtime Again Wake up to the struggle   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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    Sometimes It becomes so dam hard The weight Sinks me into the ground   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   More On Peeling…

Off Course

  Who told the whales To swim onto the beach What for? Were they depressed or possessed? Was instinct the reason?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Opening My Eyes

  I once was young Not experienced In the ways of the universe Ha Ha! I believed! Yes! I believed! In perpetual health My immortality  …

Daily Harvest

  Like locus They drive up in trucks Hop off Each one picks a row Buckets in hand Picking tomatoes Hauling Dumping Into the truck Back…

Unexpected

  The horsemen Sword in hand Rode forward Trampling over enemies Victory was close Until rival used the canon Technology changed who would then control the…

Memento

  “Let them be” –  She said Dried flowers Inside vase Water long disappeared Gift from her dead husband   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Starting Over

  He left nothing behind Sold most of stuff Gave away or threw away The rest Purchased one way Greyhound ticket End of the line With…

Released

  Wandering in the desert Searching for elusive Kundalini serpent I came upon a spider In a glass jar Opening Taking off the lid Setting the…

I Love The Dark

  Some people are just naturally nocturnal The nights are quiet Plenty of time to think   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Judging Us

  Coyote Proudly Stands Top of hill Looking down At corrupt civilization   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

The Fields

  Drive all night Arrive early morning Right to work In the fields Eat Sleep Work the fields Couple months gone by Drive all night Arrive…

Cozy

  Cold night Smokey Mountains We feed wood into the fire place Listen to the water outside Rushing downstream    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Surprise

  Exotic Mushrooms Pop up After heavy rain   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please consider…

Reaching Up

  Climbing the ladder Some rising Others falling Success Is it skill? Is it luck? Or Both?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Crow & I

  Sun was on fire Black crow Made soft landing On tree branch Next to me We made strong eye contact Which seemed like eternity Then…

Poet’s Life

  Snowing outside Inside thatched hut Oven on 400°F Trying to stay warm Scribbling poems   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  It was a long conversation I discussed my pain With the demons   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  Warrior Held up the head Of Invader Barbaric Victory   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Relaxing Floating Down the river I feel asleep On a big fig leaf   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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    Garden snake Came up to me Disgorged a mouse Then slithered away I called out “Thank you for the offering”   Copyright© Edge of…

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    It takes a tremendous amount of endurance to live with mental illness. Others see weakness, but they are too blind to appreciate the tenacity.…

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  She gives up skin But never relinquishes Her shadow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  Rewind the tape She Went searching For her inner child   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  All night diarrhea Vomiting blood Body shaking Evil spirits exiting   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Polygamy

  Putting aside that sharing a husband (not a man) but a husband, the person you are building a life with it must be impossible, when…

The Void

  Hovering above me Vacuuming up my soul Then Looking me in the eyes The Shaman Flew away Leaving me empty A hollow shell Of my…

Hermit’s Life

  Morning dew Mountains peak through He walks narrow path His cane leading the way   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

Artist’s Confession

  “I suffer much Sick all the time This is the price Paid in flesh To create my paintings”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

Resilience

  Decades gone Ficus tree Still standing Like wise old man   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Self Shrouded In White

  She struts around Wearing her white coat Displaying her authority While inside Full of insecurities   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Walking beach at Sanibel Casually collecting seashells Ancient looking Horseshoe crab Swims up to me If he could speak The stories he could tell about…

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  He chased immortality Lived long time But died at 99 Never savored Women and wine   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Picking peaches Take a break Sit under a tree This fruit is so sweet Forget time While I eat   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  The fireplace burns all night Cold outside Warm inside Nightmares will not subside   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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  Deep in the woodlands Living in a old wood tin roof shack  The witch stays away from society Able to freely practice her craft  …

Assistance Needed

  He held up a big sign that read “Please spare some change I have dreams You can help me achieve”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Finding The Way

  Sometimes if I work a problem From different perspectives I come up with a better solution   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

The Test

  Suffering serves a purpose It helps to better understand ourselves What are our strengths? What are our weaknesses? How much pain can we endure? Until…

Telling Signs

  Last night the sphinx Glided in and out of a dream One time stopping and with a rusty voice said: “The Gods are unhappy” “Earth…

Simple Life

  Sitting on the front porch swinging chair Chewing his tobacco Playing the banjo The old man missing half his teeth Smiled from ear to ear…

Feeding Self

  Long hair Thick white beard He lives in isolation Inside a cave by the water Meditating Sharpening His senses   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  They came Some nights waiting in line Entering a small strip store Converted into a meeting room To listen to the prophet’s warnings Of the…

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  Some old sea salts swear That hurricanes are caused When a sea god becomes angry   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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  Barefoot Slowly counting my steps Embracing Mother earth   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

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  In my dream I was riding a chariot On the horses were wild baboons screeching As I rode at a thunderous pace off to another…

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  Many Villagers Visit This Shaman His power Is said to be great Or Is it all just a fantasy show?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Pharaoh’s Potion

  The years have gone by Since I first drank the tea Brewed from the water of the Nile Oh, how that river pulls me back…

Mountain Tale

  Way up in the Himalayan Mountains Lived a giant Legend has it He was the cause of all the avalanches When angry and stomping around…

Endless Battle

  Remains His will not be sold Nevertheless Good and evil Fight for the sacred dust After death   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

Jericoacoara

  Tall sand dunes Beach buggies Sex on the beach Caipirinhas Slow dancing to Bossa Nova   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

Victory

  Atop his white horse Looking down on the destruction The Conqueror Smiled Then Watched the sunset   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If…

Hidden Talent

  Rarely But When It is needed She Uses Her sharp pen   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Pain

  I live with it everyday The vessel is getting older Breaking apart as I reach for another pain pill   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Sahara Ramblings

  I met him when my guide and I were riding our camels in the desert. Not far from civilization, but just enough to escape the noise. …

Unchangeable

  Evil  Has no favorites It methodically Carries out its work   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

Misfortune

  The tarot cards Have not been nice to me Bad luck is now My middle name Hopefully things Soon begin to change   Copyright© Edge…

The Ultimate Separation

  The soul rises Floats away Leaving the corpse behind To be disposed of   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped,…

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  Playing the Tabla drums The boy smiled And Displayed tranquility   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  She practices dark arts A scorpion tattooed on her back The sex was painful Unforgettable and unusual   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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  Quickly close the windows We are being invaded by giant insects Who squirt out poisonous droplets of jealousy   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021…

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  Wealth Is most important to him Live for today Forget How judged When dead   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry…

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  As we get older The body Holds back our mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  Day time Spirits are at rest Nighttime They come out to play   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  The market A fish sliced open Guts showing Is that a heartbeat?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  It is tough to look back Things I missed Things I should have done different Now It is too late A good day Is waking…

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    The cards do not lie Dark clouds have Gathered in the sky Divisions increase Stopping at a store window I see a reflection of…