September 20, 2014

The Barber

by Peter Notehelfer
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He was reading Bukowski
when I walked into the shop
hardly seemed that kind of guy
huge burly Norwegian that he is
a picture of himself as a Viking
holding a full stein of lager
hanging up on the wall  Continue reading

September 20, 2014

The Wall

by Venkat

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walls, we raise high
thick smoke in our eyes
fenced by convictions Continue reading

September 20, 2014

Yellow

by Jem Croucher

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Yellow in cold winter’s sky
Promises that snow is nigh Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Toadster(s) Croak

by Colly

weeping willow

Cowboy Toadster(s) croak
many serenading songs.
Outside my window,
nearest my bed they
clamor, tell jokes.
The moon glimpses, sleepily.
Female frogs they appease. Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Growing old

by Harry Mullan

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old..

You grow old because you stop laughing!

Continue reading

September 19, 2014

The Inner Search

by Venkat

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how could I measure
with my two inch thread
this yarn of life I adorn Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Along the Shore

by Peter Notehelfer

Listening to the sound of surf
while standing along the shore
dark gray stones worn smooth
by the untiring labor of the sea 
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September 19, 2014

Lost Coat

by Jem Croucher

seagull

I’ve forgotten where I put my coat
But I don’t need it now
Not with this September sun
Still hot upon my brow Continue reading

September 18, 2014

Dinner For Two

by Heather's Starting End

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With familiar comfort two smiles meet,
As their hearts converse, eyes gaze
You feel their love and security,
Nurtured through years,
Spent together as days

Loneliness breathes down to the core of your soul,
Across watching, this table of two
The dancing candle, that missed wrinkles of life,
Letting love, be all that shined though

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September 18, 2014

Strive

by Harry Mullan

Submitted by Siegfried(PostModernBorderline)
 
 

Terrestrial ornaments
The ascending stride
As with justly descending torrents
Aside, aside, aside
Once more or a first
Shall I peak in my stride
With falling tides beside I thirst
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September 18, 2014

And Then You Come

by Harry Mullan

Submitted by Debanjan Mitra

Let the silence be my guide,
when in a strike of awe unseen
this beingness will away drive
in a huge surge of unheard pain
& sorrows will be up lit
in the light
of mercy demeaning
that fills your whole
& the striving inside me
away shapes into a river
of dying stream
ruffling whose waters
like failed dream
narrows away.
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September 18, 2014

Pathways

by Colly

(photo) facebook clipart

The path we take is not always easy to tread.
Cobblestone walkways whilst add warmth.
A welcoming atmosphere.
Visually – unsurpassed, quaint, intricate.
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September 18, 2014

Sympathy vs Empathy

by graypoet

Contemplating the post of a dear friend
I felt the pain that was related in word
Reading what others sent as a response
Had me wondering the feelings stirred. Continue reading

September 18, 2014

Direction

by Venkat

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life turns by the mile
as lips make a smile
twisted by direction
changes in perception Continue reading

September 18, 2014

A Ray of Sunshine

by Peter Notehelfer

A ray of sunshine moves
slowly across the blue carpet
through a gap in the curtain

Now & then the yellow dog
adjusts himself in his first nap
so the ray rests on his head  Continue reading

September 18, 2014

Walking contended

by Jem Croucher

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These cobbled lanes, a thousand years
Where countless souls have trod
This hallowed ground where now I walk
On sparkling dew-clad sod Continue reading

September 18, 2014

Love is…

by Colly

gorgious flower

Love is…

A warm embrace..

Touch of your skin..

Bouquet treasured within.

Love is…

Sweetest caress..

Touch of your tongue..

Probing my lips – soft nip-lets.
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September 17, 2014

Painting Diaries

by Harry Mullan

Submitted by Viviene Mae Retumban

she wipes her cheeks,
grabs the paintbrushes,
strikes some streaks,
an empty space that gushes
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September 17, 2014

Anyone would do it

by Harry Mullan

Submitted by William
 
 
He was a warrior and a soldier. He was a man among men

A phrase I never fully understood until I met him

He was also a gentle guy when away from action

I remember being pinned down by enemy fire

He single-handedly took on the enemy and came to my rescue

We all called him “Buddy” because that’s what he was

Continue reading

September 17, 2014

My Wealth: Musette poem.

by Harry Mullan

Poetry challenge: Musette poem.

Submitted by M.R.Jaya prakash Rao

Good deed,
Gives me happiness,
Indeed.

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September 17, 2014

Suffering

by Peter Notehelfer

Looking back
we can see things
unrecognizable today
the intersection where
we might have turned
the bridge washout where
we decided to turn back
the man on the highway
we could have helped
Such is our yesterday
A map unopened
till tomorrow  Continue reading

September 17, 2014

Wednesday Morning 5:30 a.m. – September 17, 2014

by Bastet

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Haiku

muffled morning
clouds like soft cottony wool
or billowing fog -

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a screech owl cried out
hunter’s hallelujah
one less rat around Continue reading

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