February 19, 2017

A long walk to the pub

by Jem Croucher

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We went on a long walk to Lewes
Along the old Drovers way
Following the ancient Trail of Juggs
on a wonderful sunny day Continue reading

February 19, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

For her I dance,
Spinning and cavorting
Listening to the music
She creates in my heart
And loins,
A different dance
Than the one we usually
Do,
No sheets or dim light
To hide
The awkward beauty
My paramour
Inspires.

February 18, 2017

Channeling Calliope

by mkvecchitto

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When once solid ground shifts beneath my feet

I search for solace in all I‘ve known before

Capricious sacrifice, blood and ink compete

Raw emotions rage, unrelenting mentor Continue reading

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February 18, 2017

Stealing Lily

by S Francis

I steal my kiss back
and give it to you
take it keep it
plant it drop it
into the deep blue sea
do we trust
this waterfall
its pool below
deep enough
to swallow us
whole?

I want to grow bigger
than the cliff
the water falls off
so I can catch you
float you
lift up the clouds
that cloak you
water your garden
with the rain
that collects
in my hands

will we pick this
lily before the
rabbit steals it?

Your eyes shine
heavenly
light my way
down our path
we walk by the river
overflowing with rain
I need your light
for this lily.
Take it
kiss it
it is yours.

February 18, 2017

Poem of the Day – Diesel Drapes

by paturnerlee

 

Diesel Drapes

 

Hanging in stains, flecked with golden thread.

Dead to the world, a tapping

A symbol of time!

Chiming, a drop in the ocean

A notion frozen in crystals of tears. Continue reading

February 18, 2017

A Country Home

by Colly

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This winter’s morn white mist shields

the glen and country lane. Continue reading

February 18, 2017

Openings

by John S

The picket fence between me
and the road blends and
culminates with symmetry of

Continue reading

February 18, 2017

A “Standup Comedy Blocking Dummy?” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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The above link is to a Twitter post by former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. The post is a conversation between him and a former GOP congressman –

“I spoke w/ my friend, a former GOP congressman, who’s as worried as I am about Trump’s mental state & potential ties to Russian operatives.”

What then follows is a script of the dialogue. The former GOP congressman asserts that the Republicans are waiting for him to implode, but before he does, they are using his reality television behavior and White House circus as a smoke screen so they can ram through as much of their agenda as they can without that becoming a focal point of the media who is now hanging on Trump’s every word and act. After I read the script….it led to this…. Continue reading

February 18, 2017

God is…

by 50djohnson

 

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When the storm clouds are all around me, and there seems no place to hide

My soul cries out to Jehovah God and I reach deep down inside.

For it is deep inside my soul I find provision everlasting

Knowing Jehovah Jireh is always ready to provide. Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Love: It is called!

by Tanya

Burning:
Your sleep deprived eyes.
Contagious:
Your love-filled smile.

Longing
for just a smile,
I went on to keep
you waiting for a long time Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Best day for poets corner

by Harry

14th Feb was poets corner best ever day for views with 822 views marvellous.

And it’s all down to the hard work that the authors put into poets corner.

Thank you all.

February 17, 2017

The Most Beautiful Flower

by markfahmy

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Once I thought,
that the most beautiful flower
grows in the middle of fields.
And among the lush green,
she sways and dances with the breeze. Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Afternoon delight

by Jem Croucher

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Stained glass caught it streaming through
Late afternoon delight
The warmth, the sudden comfort
of this winter pale sunlight Continue reading

February 17, 2017

A “Festivus Press Conference” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

After watching todays Press conference that was as much improv as it was impromptu, I watched the post-Press conference analysis on CNN, Trump’s arch enemy. I heard Jake Trapper, a CNN political analyst include this in his statement -“But then instead of focusing on his accomplishments and offering an optimistic, positive view of what he’s doing for this country, it was an airing of grievances. It was Festivus.” A presidential press conference was compared to an episode of a sitcom. There is nothing comical about this situation….but it did lead to this….. Continue reading

February 16, 2017

A “Let’s Get Along?” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I am mesmerized by what I am watching on television every day. I’ve never seen anything like this before and it is hard for me to take my eyes off of it. It unfolds like fiction or a movie, but it is all too real. I just heard 45 say that none of his predecessors engaged the Russians in a positive friendly manner and “look how that’s worked out.” The last time I checked America is still The Land Of The Free. I don’t think 45 has really assessed the risk. Continue reading

February 16, 2017

“with grace”

by Harry

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i closed my eyes at twelve
woke up by an electroshock at one
dressed myself up with my eyes half-closed
pausing every once in awhile
to feel my heart.
it’s become a necessity –feeling my heart,
because nothing here is realer than this.
My heart’s in time.
Still in time.
Continue reading

February 16, 2017

AT LAST

by mikeb

 

At last there is a beam of light
Coming from your being
Years of wear and tear have brought
The sight that you are seeing
You’ve tried to keep the past contained
Believing you’re okay
Finally you’ve seen the truth
You’re calling it a day. Continue reading

February 16, 2017

Nest of Wonder

by Venkat

fires, they gleam in rings

on your fingers, molten in amber


winds, they clasp as chains
on your eyes, in hollowed homes

snowfall, dance in buried silence

your feet, dream of voices to hold

waters, they clink as fireflies do

your heart, drip thoughts in the dark


February 16, 2017

The Winter Word

by Jem Croucher

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If I were a penguin
I’m sure I’d think it nice
when all was cold around me
and the ground was thick with ice Continue reading

February 15, 2017

A First Of What I Expect To Be Many “Russia-gate” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

You have to give the guy credit. With all the fake news, rigged elections, tweeting and executive orders, Trump still found time to get himself smack dab in the middle of a real scandal – a potentially much worse than Watergate scandal. Now that takes some skill. But of course, we are finding out that he had been working on it for a long time. His first appointee gone over “a matter of trust.” That’s rich….and it led to this Continue reading

February 15, 2017

Poetry challenge: valentines poem.

by Harry

Poetry challenge: valentines poem.

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Its coming up to valentines day so

the challenge is to write a Valentines day poem,

all the romantics out there will be getting busy writing

 thbb

Miriam

Colleen

Joel

Joel

Colleen

Debbie

Patrick

Gina

Katharyne

Joel

Kim

Tessema

Frank

Gina

February 15, 2017

Brighton for Brunch

by Jem Croucher

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To Brighton for brunch on a Sunday
egg muffins and hot cups of tea
Meeting some Crouchers who now live close by
Holly, Grace, Sally and Lee Continue reading

February 15, 2017

Spring

by HemmingPlay

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Put your ear to the air.

Tune your senses to the long rhythms…

The sun is daily higher,

It knocks harder on grave’s door:

Beneath in the icy ground,

Life warms from near death

Shudders and swells and pushes against

The things that would keep it cold:

Continue reading

February 15, 2017

My Valentine

by The Showers of Blessing

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.
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(Ceramic piece painted by Miriam Hurdle)

It was serendipity that we met.

Summer had not stated yet, but

It was the final week of school.

I decided to go to

This group met at home.

We chatted, we snacked.

You asked what I did for fun,

I smiled, didn’t answer the question.

Continue reading

February 15, 2017

A Matter of Perspective

by Nick Anthony

Future-Me, a fan of irony,
Enjoys the reruns of a Present comedy
Starring Me, self-confident with sobriety,
Lamenting the stupidity of Past-Me. Continue reading

February 14, 2017

A White Winter Hymn

by ShoummoF

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What is this I see?

The shimmer of years yet to be,

The draping of a quilted sight,

The flaking hope on a snowy night.

A sea of mist sprung from your lips,

The intonation of your tender quips. Continue reading

February 14, 2017

Tiny Chickadee’s

by Colly

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As sweet as

love and gentle Continue reading

February 14, 2017

Extension of His Love

by Colly

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What transcends the breath

of time… Continue reading