August 18, 2017

#Tanka:Awash

by charmedchaos12
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Awash in a sea
Tides roll to the distant shores

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August 18, 2017

I Am Not In Love With Anyone

by A. Marie

I am not in love with anyone. Pablo Neruda, Nikki Giovanni,
Shakespeare, and all his fair women, dressed in men’s robes,
have nothing on me.

Flinty, unyielding; that is what they called me.
No tree could brace against my wind.
In my savage silence, I could sabotage all lovers’ din;
heavy, and unmatchable, though, I strike a rock in orange brightness. Continue reading

August 18, 2017

NOT ALONE, BUT LONELY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

he’s finally home from work
and she meets him at the door
she greets him with a smile and kiss
like she’s always done before  Continue reading

August 18, 2017

HAIKU: PAINTING WITH MY WORDS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Over and Over Continue reading

August 18, 2017

#30 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry = Continue reading

August 17, 2017

MAKE A WISH, A Sonnet

by Harry

Submitted by micketalbot

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make a wish each time a shooting star passes by.
dam your heart, so filled with tears of wanton passion,
but when she has that begging look, a frightened hue.
could be she’s made a wish, and maybe it’s not for you?
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August 17, 2017

In The Garden With God

by charmedchaos12

rose garden

In The Garden With God

-Linda Lee Lyberg

In the garden with God
As the wind softly blows
I bow my head, awed
By the beauty of the rose.

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August 17, 2017

Available

by lindaluna583

There’s a room for me here
but not the one I want.
The room I’ve chosen is not available.
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August 17, 2017

Look and Live

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The blundering fools, why must they murmur so?
But I was one of them, and yes, I know
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August 17, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

Haiku
A swirl of thought

Flash of freeze framed memories

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August 17, 2017

PLUNDERED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

empty words like trojan horses
seeking to deceive
thinking I don’t know the truth
hoping I’ll believe Continue reading

August 17, 2017

#29 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry = Continue reading

August 17, 2017

HAIKU: THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I am a believer Continue reading

August 17, 2017

THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE —————————————————————————————————————————————-A MESSAGE FOR AMERICA

by thereluctantpoet

BY CHARLES ROBERT LINDHOLM 

How free are the free
How brave are the brave
In America today? 

Have we learned our lessons
From the past
Or are we doomed
To repeat our errors, again?  Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Poem of the Day – Balls Over

by paturnerlee

Balls Over

 

Crystal gaze shattered with consequence

Underneath a table

A dog lies; telling stories

Breaking templates with broken heels

Fresh grown gowns smothering cream that the cat licked up Continue reading

August 16, 2017

FOR I SEE

by Harry

Submitted by Wendell A. Brown

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Can you pray to Me speaking honestly
That in your heart you truly love Me?
When you hate your brothers and sisters
I cannot see how this has come to be

Can you tell Me that you love Me
when in your heart I alone do see
the hatred which you hold for others
with such a true flagrant animosity
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August 16, 2017

We Have a Choice

by Alanna

WE HAVE A CHOICE

Shut off the news

and choose beauty

Let a song well up in your throat

and fill the air Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Dichotomy (tanka)

by lindaluna583

Without is sunshine
new green, a warm gentle breeze—
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August 16, 2017

Love’s Gate

by charmedchaos12

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Love’s Gate

-Linda Lee Lyberg

As I stand at love’s gate
With my heart in my hand
I ponder life’s true fate
Will he be the one man?

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August 16, 2017

Truthful Hurts

by graypoet

 

It came as a surprise that things clicked
Maybe we were looking for a distraction
But emotions got involved and blossomed
Hard to deny that there was an attraction.
I dreamed.
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August 16, 2017

I LISTENED WITH MY HEART

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she read the words upon the page
then took it like a man
her eyes got red and misty
but not one teardrop fell Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Dancing in the Light

by Dorinda Duclos


She curtsies to the light, from yonder sky

Deep in the woods, as the night floats by

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August 16, 2017

HAIKU: LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Must we live with hate Continue reading

August 16, 2017

#28 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

Poetry =

The truth Continue reading

August 15, 2017

Virtual Onlive

by Harry

Submitted by antlouro

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Login on alive
Offline existenz no more
No less springs the rest
The spring of all the rest
Breadcrumbs trail our past
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August 15, 2017

Diamante: Taste

by charmedchaos12

Salted caramel pieces and sea salt. Golden Butterscotch toffee caramels. Toffees.

Taste

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Sugar
Luscious, delicious

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August 15, 2017

A “Getting Older And Wiser” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I can’t remember the last time that I jumped out of bed in the middle of the night and wrote a limerick, but then again, I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday. I am rapidly approaching one of the “milestone” markers on the Road Of Life. It has given cause for a little reflection and not the type that involves a mirror which I find myself now avoiding more and more. Continue reading

August 15, 2017

Tale of a Bird

by Tanya

Up I fly
above the clouds,
but the clouds fly
above me too…

Off I go,
yet I don’t,
that’s the beauty
of an edge-less home!

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