January 21, 2017

Precious – Sonnet 39

by Morgan

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Before the waking hour of morning Sighs,

Before the Moonspun night undoes her hair,

Between the shades of Winsome darkness lies

The blushing rose of Passion’s Touch, so Fair; Continue reading

January 20, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Wind blown
Skeletal hands
Reaching and ripping
While more still
Wait in the wings,
Four years
Can seem like a very, long
Time.

January 20, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

I watch the news
And see the signs
All through a looking glass,
Malaise roosts
Temporary control
While I dream of ways
Out,
Knife or pill
No rope for me
Listening to
My depression as it tries
To drag me under.

January 20, 2017

Midnight Flowers in Clouds

by The Poetry Channel

Midnight clouds
hug the ground
mingling with
the gauzy fog
to shield the earth
from the baleful moon.

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January 20, 2017

King of the Sky

by kim blades, writer

The morning sun glared at me as I opened the curtains,

it seemed to be right in front of my face

causing me to flinch involuntarily and close my eyes. Continue reading

January 20, 2017

ODE TO MELANCHOLY

by Ex Libris Regina

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ODE TO MELANCHOLY

Saturnal turnings to woeful wooings,
Unrequited in a heart that aches,
Infernal dreams of despair imbuing,
Hopelessly tethered to past mistakes.
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January 20, 2017

Should I be a tragedian?

by newranaweera

 

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(2nd Part: Poetic Choice)

A crossroad I’ve reached,

where three roads meet,

which lead to three directions

with many different diversions.

Beauty, Tragedy and Satire,

name posts are hanging higher,

and I have to make a choice,

the right choice,

only one choice.

 

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January 20, 2017

Ah, Photography !

by Colly

Can a photo be so ugly

as to capture the blood

and tears of man…? Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Photography’s Voice

by Colly

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Photographer’s scout for open spaces.

U-hampered places, to capture the breadth,

the essence of where they’ve been… Continue reading

January 19, 2017

THE POPPY (PART 2)

by Harry

Submitted by JJ Merryweather



Dear little poppy, you are growing in the mud,

lavishly enriched with my very own blood.

Dear little poppy your petals are so red.

T’was upon this very spot I was shot in the head.
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January 19, 2017

CISTERN

by mikeb

 

In my cistern, there I lay
Living water drained away
Open to the devils realm
God no longer at my helm
What a change in such a flash
Covered in a nasty rash
Could I ever hope to be
Back to where I was with He. Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Up and to the Office Haiku

by Rhyme In Time

Woke up in a fog
Head a slumber-sotted log;
Bog, jog, tog and slog.

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January 19, 2017

Life is a Breath

by Morgan

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Life is a Breath
cast upon a writhing sea
foaming breakers churning in the din
as the Last Breath Lingers
Before it Begins Continue reading

January 19, 2017

A Few “Pre-Inauguration” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

It starts tomorrow and the world is watching. What we have is a President Elect whose past is, sadly, not a great unknown leading the United States on a path that at this time is a great unknown. No one can dispute that for Baby Boomers, we are going to have a Leader of the Free World like none we have had in our lifetimes. Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Pohutukawa Tree Pantoum

by kiwinana

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Photo Credit

Pohutukawa Tree Pantoum

Tree of beauty strong and powerful
Known as the Christmas tree
Survival along coastal land
Growing in the land of the long white cloud

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January 18, 2017

Skeleton Keys

by mkvecchitto

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Was it there all along?

An invitation unopened

beneath collections of correspondence

unanswered, ignored, aggressively

pushed away Continue reading

January 17, 2017

A “Fake Favorability Rating”Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/17/510256862/trump-polls-tweet-favorability-popular

Trump Fires Back After Polls Show His Favorability Ratings In The Basement

It has been reported by an ABC News-Washington Post poll and corroborated by a CNN poll that Trump enters the White House with the lowest favorability rating of any incoming President in 40 years. I can think of no other President that engaged in hostilities with his critics in the manner Trump does. You are either for him or you are fake. And he wonders why his fitness to be President is called into question. Which led to this….. Continue reading

January 17, 2017

The Dream of a Void

by Harry

Submitted by Pratik Bose
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The Dream of a Void
How deep have i descended
Till the break of dawn?
the lawbreakers are perhaps happier than me
At least they break
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January 17, 2017

BLACK SHUCK

by Harry

Submitted by JJ Merryweather

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If roaming lost, in thickest fog
Or traipsing through the gloom,
You sense a dark and spectral dog
Tis a portent of your doom!

Do not venture from the path
For hunting on the moors
Is a hound that’s bigger than a calf
With snapping, slavering jaws!
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January 17, 2017

CHILL

by mikeb

 

You don’t have to be too good
To do the works of God
You don’t have to know it all
Before you get the nod
He can use you as you are
A sinner just like me
Let Him lead you to the place
Where He wants you to be. Continue reading

January 17, 2017

After Death – 3. The Voyage with the Lights

by OrangeDilip

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Disintegrated reminiscences are
no more sensed;
Asymmetrical white crystals and
bright circular cubes are
psychosomatic optical time illusions
Vaporised Deja vus are
transmuted white light particles and
radiant silver diminutive tesseracts
on a hyper ride to parallel universe,
quadrillions of light years away; Continue reading

January 17, 2017

Winter Whispers (the Dream)

by jaybluepoems

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There between the fir’s snowed branches, whispers haunt in winter’s dance,
“Hush!”, she cried in rare defiance, “their whispered dreams don’t come by chance!”

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January 16, 2017

Wadi Rum

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Blood red are the bones of the desert
Russet red its dust
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January 16, 2017

Please follow me

by Harry

Submitted by Paul

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I need you to take my hand
We can walk into the night
No harm will come to us
I promise to make things right
This journey we have to make
Leave this place so far behind
Forget the scorn of others
A better life we will find
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January 16, 2017

Monday Manager Haiku

by Rhyme In Time

Day of leadership–
Office full of managers.
And I’ll be there too.

 

January 16, 2017

Reverie -#DailyHaikuChallenge

by Morgan

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Breathless Glimmering

Beauty Beyond expressing

Reverie of sighs

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January 16, 2017

After Death – 2. Puking Memories

by OrangeDilip

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Eyes of mother
Face of mother
Fatherly whiffs
Black shoe polish
Understanding genders
Attracting genders
Rank holders
Daddy outings with brother
Mom twisted my thigh meat
for espying pale girl thighs Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Mother Love

by newranaweera

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She ran; madly she ran,
asking for mustard seeds,
only some, a little,
a handful of mustard seeds
to cure her son.

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