Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

The Landlady

  No one gets in her way Runs a rental house Mattresses on the floor Always someone opening Closing front door Cheap rent Packed in like…

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  Sleep rough Dreaming all night Wake up Shaking Mind plays tricks Off and on all day Raining outside Pencil sharpener grinds No place to hide …

CXV

  World spinning too fast Nothing manufactured to last Use the widget Tired of the widget Toss in the trash     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CXVI

  She Prays Mornings Nights Totally Convinced This is the reason She has a good life     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CXVII

  Destiny That is the excuse He uses for All The Failures in his life     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

CXVIII

  The Astrologer usually right except she could not pick a husband     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CXIX

  He ran ran and ran But could not escape  the  past     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

CXX

  Empty shell Stranded On the beach sand No longer Able to feel Happy or sad     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

Selected Communism Is Blind

  Her argument was not convincing She relied on propaganda, not numbers “I do not support Universal Healthcare For All because it is Communism” Who pays…

CXXI

  Con man Expert at selling brand Stoke their emotions Brainwash Uniformed Followers Tell Them What they want to her Light the match Enflame their fears…

CXXIII

  He relied only on logic Never Trusted Intuition Not everything can be explained Good plans Poor timing Bad luck Trust the gut Don’t become stuck…

CXXIV

  Hair turning gray Teeth starting decay He packed a sack Full of snacks Thumb up Caught a lift Complete flip Left reality Homeless Life of…

CXXV

  He is able to convince the skeptics Borrow billions Play money For Eccentric ideas Every investor is looking out For the next great thing  …

CXXVI

  The powerful Understand Repeat To the people Over and over Falsehoods That Eventually Becames Reality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

CXXVII

  Clicking the pen Put something down on the pad I’m sad Squeezing the pulp Out of my brain It’s late in this game Please One…

CXXVIII

  Not much left to do Just think of past Nothing new Couple slices of bread Leftover stew I miss her Life now a mess I…

CXXIX

  Stuck in the  60s 70s Am I the only creature Who still uses A paper map?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If…

CXXX

  Life Did not Give me Fancy Dancy Ripe fruit Instead I mostly tasted bitterness Unable to recognize This man Eyes full of tears   Copyright©…

CXXXI

  Sitting on her Arabian horse Proud Life is good She lights a cigar   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

CXXXII

  Slow march Consistent march Walking off into oblivion   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

CXXXIII

  Shiny marbles keep on rolling However Retreaded tires last only short time Cheat poor Turn peasants into whores Snipping On Leftovers   Copyright© Edge of…

CXXXIV

  Decisions Made a few bad ones Who is counting? Then day becomes night The mind begins to bite   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020…

CXXXV

one candle is lit of course I write when light is just a bit pen and paper my close friends sometimes I’m rattled how some poems…

CXXXVI

longtime since opening the  book Jack Kerouac The Dharma Bums wow termites sure had fun   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

CXXXVII

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…

CXXXVIII

  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…

CLIV

  Sitting on my beach chair Who the hell needs a career? Catching rays Reading philosophy books all day I’m not a frustrated big shot With…

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…

CLXIV

    Yesterday A storm was near Today The weather is clear Tomorrow Nothing to fear   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

“Si, hasta la primavera”

  Written By Poet and Photographer J H Martin @ A Coat for a Monkey   UNTIL THE SPRING   Ugly are Those winter buildings Covered in underwear  …

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…

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  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…

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,…