December 3, 2020

THE TRUMP CULT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The
Trump Cult
Requires You Surrender
Commonsense And Become A
Fool

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December 3, 2020

Stable, Truthful Hope

by Frank Hubeny

Although what shines need not be wrong
beware dark lies that shadow truth,
distract the old, confuse the youth
with specious lyrics from a song.

I wonder.  Must I sing along?
Some tunes that once enchanted me
now don’t make sense.  Be just and free,
merciful, alive and stable,
driving out false dreams and fable,
preferring joy to pleasantry.

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December 3, 2020

With inspiration II

by Jem Croucher

We poets we are never short
of things to write about
for life is always talking
by a whisper or a shout

It always has a thing to say
if one has ears to listen
and capture something magical
to brighten and to glisten Continue reading

December 2, 2020

A WHINER AND A FOOL

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

He’s
A Whiner,
He’s A Fool,
Fighting To Overturn Valid
Elections

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December 2, 2020

With inspiration I

by Jem Croucher

Poems daily, inspiration
there is always something there
the trick is spotting where it is
being constantly aware

And some days I will miss it
even though it’s in plain sight
the gift there to all poets
as they daily come to write Continue reading

December 1, 2020

Constant

by Venkat

orange nails, tiger’s last dream
red smoke, blues, wafered puns
age in its one piece monologue

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December 1, 2020

A Spin The Dreidel Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

This is one of my favorite limericks and I am happy to recycle it today. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to all. Continue reading

December 1, 2020

Beginning IV

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months IV’ series

A ‘beginning’ verse to end the year
with the coming of December
The twelfth month dawns and starts today
in this year we’ll all remember
And though one filled with tragedy
Twenty-twenty ends with hope
for with December comes a vaccine
to help the world to cope Continue reading

December 1, 2020

INTIMATE INTENTION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm
SLOW DANCING

I  Arrived At The
Midnight Oasis
Around Eleven P.M. Continue reading

December 1, 2020

IN BETWEEN THE LINES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

There Is A Secret
Hiding Place
I Have
That I Keep

Unknown
To The World Continue reading

December 1, 2020

HER WORDS DANCED

by thereluctantpoet

A TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Her Words Danced
Off The Page
And Made My
Heart Sing Continue reading

December 1, 2020

THE HERE AND NOW

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Dreams Of The Future
Bring The Sweetness
Of Possibilities
And Hope Continue reading

December 1, 2020

THE MAGIC OF OUR SONG

by thereluctantpoet

THE MAGIC OF OUR SONG
THE MAGIC OF OUR SONG
By Charles Robert Lindholm


I Was Drawn
Back Into Childhood Memories
As I Listened To The Wind
Whispering Through The Trees Continue reading

December 1, 2020

WHAT THE BRAIN-WASHED DO

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Believing
Alternative Facts
And Conspiracy Theories
Shows Someone’s Uninformed And
Ignorant

Denying
The Science
And The Facts
Is What The Brain-Washed
Do

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– 11-30-2020 – 02:30 p.m.

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November 30, 2020

Big Sky IV

by Jem Croucher

The pink up in the evening blue
divided by the grey
in a big sky above the field
on this November day

It fills me with a sense of awe
magnificence right there
the heavens just above my head
with which none can compare Continue reading

November 29, 2020

Revealing Treasure

by Jem Croucher

The longshore drift moves shingle
as the beaches change their shape
revealing all the treasures
that changing times will make
and particularly pleasing
for an inspiration here
is the old Victorian breakwater
to bring me joy and cheer Continue reading

November 28, 2020

Free

by HemmingPlay

Oh, I saw my love go on alone 
on a sky-blue morning. 

life in a deserted land: 

A tent, fluttering in the
cooling breeze of evening. 
I crawl in and fall asleep with 

growing patience. 

November 28, 2020

As It Was

by HemmingPlay

As it was in the beginning,
so still it is.

The hourglass turned then,
the sand measures time, again.

This is no tragedy, merely
the nature of things.

I perceive I am dying—
as does everything—but since birth.

The Mayfly, the tortoise;
the orchid, mosquito. We

don’t leave much behind.
Remorseless winds grind even

Pharoh’s magnificent stones to dust.
(Like them, I can’t imagine a world without me.)

It’s hard to see past that.
But we ride the last grain of sand through

the passage, just wide enough, and this spirit
escapes time and space, again.

For now, I only wonder to what I’m ancestral
This time. Was I any good?

November 28, 2020

In Sussex

by Jem Croucher

Rainshadow on November sea
braced against the weather we
into strong sou’ westerly
In Sussex where we live Continue reading

November 28, 2020

A Biggest Loser Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trump claims Biden must prove votes weren’t ‘illegally obtained’ in order to enter White House | Fox News Continue reading

November 28, 2020

INSPIRE ME WITH YOUR WORDS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Love To Read Poetry
And Watch The Way
Talented Writers
Use Their Words Continue reading

November 28, 2020

HAIKU: LATE NIGHT TURKEY SANDWICHES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Family And Friends Share Continue reading

November 27, 2020

Swans (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Swans on Widewater
nestled behind the beach
here on Sussex coast Continue reading

November 27, 2020

Holiday (per)verse

by Rhyme In Time

Rude renderings of classic carols.

Free Kindle download (thru Sunday).

November 26, 2020

A PRICELESS GIFT

by thereluctantpoet

A PRICELESS GIFT
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The applause of the world
dies away
and is forgotten
Continue reading

November 26, 2020

LET ME THANK YOU

by thereluctantpoet

THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE IS THANKING THEM FOR BEING A PART OF YOUR LIFE

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I want to take
the celebration of
Thanksgiving Day
here in America
to thank those
all across the
whole wide world
for taking your time
to read my words, Continue reading

November 26, 2020

GRATEFUL

by thereluctantpoet

DINNER IS SERVED
Wishing this year was like past years and not
restricted because of Coronavirus!

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Of All The Days In The Year
The One That Means The Most To Me
Is Thanksgiving Day Continue reading

November 26, 2020

An Instant

by HemmingPlay

In every life,
there’s a moment, or two.

The curve of your neck
out of that corduroy man’s shirt,

Burnt orange,
of autumn; passing of the old.

How unaware you were
that our child-like lives had just changed.

That’s not quite the right word.
They rearranged themselves

Into a new pattern, the right one.
Like random iron filings on paper

Which, when a magnet comes near,
Spring instantly into order,

Obedient to the
Truth of an invisible force.

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