Posts tagged ‘writing’

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…

CXIV

  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…

Recipes Of Hope

Written By Hope Wells @  Journey Into Hope 2020   Happy Friday   When I was younger, I always used to go into work on a…

Submission

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

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…

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…

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…

CCLXXXIV

  surrounded by dusty books slowly aging with me I provide shelter they share knowledge lifelong friends   (A section of the Hermit Poet’s library)  …

CCCXXX

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

CCCLX

  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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  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…

CCCLXXXV

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

CDIX

  Every day Ramen noodles & Vietnamese hot sauce Cooked on single burner hot plate Paranoia Whispers Creative expiration date Callused fingers Rapidly Tap Tap Typewriter…

DIX

  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…

DXII

  I’m holding a blue rock in my hands. I begin to move the jagged, hefty piece, around with my fingers and thumb. It is easy…

DXV

  long drawn-out rain drips peeling wallpaper newspapers books scattered on the floor his mind constantly craves more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

DXVIII

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 |…

DXIX

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.…

DXX

cocooned in studio decades forming clay twisted stiff fingers unsold sculptures  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of…

DXXXVIII

prey on those living in misery crush disadvantaged use legal system for advantage accumulate luxury frivolous things ego sings fool peasants with razzle-dazzle free pass for…

DXXXIX

regurgitate history today Does it even matter? morality deranged climate change technology on speed train Who has the power to slow it all down before society…

DXL

give just a little take a lot you always ask for a doggy bag extra packets of sugar in the pocket scrapping leftover bits from your…

DXLI

I no longer perform in the circus useless try harder What for? the puppet master keeps the score taking his cut constant hunger in my gut…

DXLV

her soul desires more masquerading as a whore grinding on selective flesh  * Find More Poetry HERE  * eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

DXLVII

No tan lines Shell necklace Bazaar purchased dresses Collects feathers Wanders No commitments Only Men and Women With Savoir-faire Are Her Conquests  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DLIII

Surrounded by crosses and rosaries Elderly lady Spends remaining days Reading worn bible  * Find More Poetry HERE *   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service Directory  *  Book…

DLIV

Childhood cut short Frail in chair She Quietly Moves Rocking toy horse Back-and- forth Back-and- forth  *   Find More Poetry HERE   The Photographers’ Kiosk Service…

DLVII

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 World’s…

DLXII

Long drive Cannot……. Get it…… Out of my mind Feast on silence Feel heat on pores Wait no more Need to visit a friend Someone I…

DLXV

Colors gone All I see is grey Nothing clear I’m Engulfed In smoky haze  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DLXVI

Long fall Down into well Clawing Stuck in hell Waiting Hoping This will pass Calm returns To Disappear Again  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DLXVIII

Droplets of time Pleasant Unpleasant Just droplets  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

Haiku #256

Dirty hands and knees Treasures inside of a box Assortment of seeds  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #255

Soft breeze falling leaves Spider constructs new web Dove lands on Buddha head  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DLXXIX

Middle of October Hot Southeast Florida day Fresh squeezed orange juice Bananas from tree Swinging in hammock Butterflies drift around me  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

DLXXXIII

Dusty antique chair Stained glass window Light cigar Memories too far  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DXCII

Followed By marching ducks Child Leaves Behind Homemade cookie crumbs  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DXCII

Church Choir sings Soon New Supreme Court Justice Takes his seat * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DXCVI

The WHAT-IFS Send Mind Adrift Up Down Back and forth Lock all the doors Frantically Crawling On the floor Dirty sheets Time to change the bed…

DXCVII

Party over Nothing left Except Few Crumbs On Paper plates It is now late Everyone Moved to another place  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXX

Single mother Holding her baby Walks into church Lights a candle Prays Makes a wish  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

DCXXX

Not long ago Families Gathered Together Around TV Now Everyone Solo Moving Thumbs On Smartphones     * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCXLV

Tangier International City Cavernous hotel bar  Full of unusual characters Barely remember Was it her smile and perfume? Or Exotic African & Middle Eastern music?  *…

DCLVI

I write to keep my mind occupied. If not, I would need to go outside. Jump On Escalator Pretending  I’m rising Keeping pace With the tribe…

DCLVII

Twist Turn Jab here Jig there Testing How far I can throw the line Get up cleaning off dirt Hey Dude “You have holes in your…

DCLVIII

Church bells ring Nearby Cemetery Gravestones Stand still Down below Decomposed In permanent homes The occupants No longer sing  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCLIX

The Temptress Lured Me Into her domain We made a deal I lost Now I’m secured with rusty chains Kneeling Eternally Hers  * Find More Poetry HERE…

DCLXII

Unable To Stop Shaking He Takes his pills Laboring To make it through each day *   Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIV

Stuck Under Monstrous Rock Clock Goes Tic–Toc Tic–Toc         I                  Cannot        …

DCLXVI

Guatemala Walking on dirt road Boy Carries basket full of wood Followed closely by his dog  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXVIII

Always Alone Sitting on garden swing While Delicate White Frangipani Flowerss Fall around her *  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

DCLXIX

Solitary Pine Tree Stands tall  Edge of cliff  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

DCLXXIII

  Flashes of the blues This is all new What’s up? Holding metal cup Begging for help I can use  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCLXXIV

Worn hands Holding onto shovel Stuck into ground Gardener needs rest  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

DCLXXVI

Holding last three balloons One by one He releases them to fly away Bows to the crowd Walks out into the night Lights up his corn…

DCLXXVIII

Walking Stopping The exhausted warrior Turned around Gazed At his foot prints Then tossed his weapon Into the snow  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCXC

Heavy summer rain Backyard Under Veranda Smoking pipe filled with cherry chocolate tobacco Drinking Dr Pepper & coconut rum Feet soaking in warm water & Epson…

DCCII

  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…

DCCIV

All day in the hot fields Long ride From back of truck The man Tossed Bunches of bananas To his partner Standing on the ground While…

DCCV

Cambodia Angkor Barefoot Young monk Wrapped In orange robe Walking Quietly While Peddlers Loudly Hawk Souvenirs To Tourists  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCCX

Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

DCCXVIII

  Praia Copacabana Rio She said “Bon Dia” Nighttime dancing & caipirinhas Short time motel Kisses & “tchau”      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

DCCXX

Keeping her mind sharp, the ninety-three year old lady, spends her days solving crossword puzzles and nights putting together jigsaw puzzles.    * Find More Poetry HERE…