November 20, 2018

He and they…

by Sandeep

He was there
So were they
They were with him
So often
That he barely knew
What’s it to be
Without them.

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November 19, 2018

Common Grief

by HemmingPlay


A local story tells
of a dam that blocked a creek in late ’60.
The water rose, year by year,
seeped over a poor family’s
rocky homestead,
the one that was supposed
to be an assured future.
58 years under
the dark, cool waves,
bass and perch swimming past
foundation stones covered in mud and algae.
The loss of a dream
is a reason
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November 19, 2018

Experience of love..

by Sandeep

The shadows
Of memories
Of love

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November 19, 2018

Tri-Haiku VI (Autumn)

by Jem Croucher

Gold from the sunset
falls as such with autumn leaves
settling to the sea

A sea of crunching
Yellow, reds and gold are here
there beneath my feet

And just like the beach
this November paradise
Autumn comes again

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November 19, 2018

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

November 19, 2018

HAIKU: MEMORIES OF THE SEA

by thereluctantpoet

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

AN ENDLESS RAUCOUS

CHIT AND CHATTER BRINGS DAYDREAMS, Continue reading

November 18, 2018

Deadline

by Alanna

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Dead Line

Sprawled flat in your path

Like giant road kill

Small, undetectable from a distance

Looming larger and larger

Until its great heaving, behemoth body

Brings you to your knees begging

For mercy between pathetic sobs

And muttered excuses

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November 18, 2018

Out of Sync

by Jem Croucher

Winter throws me out of sync
and I’m not sure where I am
I’m so used to the warmth you see
that I’m not sure that I can

And yet when in my brand new coat
with colours bold and strong
I’m brave enough to face the cold
and find a different song

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November 17, 2018

First Crush

by mkvecchitto

first-crush

Topaz sunlight sparkles
across years bent with age
November love still fresh
with the scent of falling leaves
Poems penned on scraps of paper
still span moments between Continue reading

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November 17, 2018

Earnest

by John S

Having arrived, definitively,

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November 17, 2018

Poetic

by Jem Croucher

Moody skies above the Thames
on early winter morn
I’d shiver in the brittle chill
save for the coat I’ve worn
But Tower Bridge beneath the blue
with massive skies right there
Is such to take my breath away
That I just had to share

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November 16, 2018

Tri-Haiku V (Red)

by Jem Croucher

In fields of bright red
Rubies like treasures lie
Poppies in the sun

A blanket of red
Autumn from the many trees
Rubies on the ground

The red in the breeze
Falling down like crimson snow
Rubies to the wind

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November 16, 2018

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by dokurtybitz
Humanity thrives

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November 15, 2018

Monk’s House

by Jem Croucher

Virginia belatedly
invited us today
to Monk’s House in East Sussex
down near Rodmell way
It was peaceful there, cathartic
A writer’s paradise
Where Virginia penned her novels
in a cottage which was nice

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November 14, 2018

Scrolling

by Alanna

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Name, address, telephone number

Birthdate

Index finger poised I scroll down the years

Down

Down

Down

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November 14, 2018

She is here and…

by Sandeep

She experienced far more
Than people could imagine.

She endured silently
While people sympathized.

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November 14, 2018

Within Easy Reach

by Jem Croucher

There’s a cool autumn breeze
but it’s warm in the sun
So I’ve made my way back
to ‘One hundred and one’

Our beach hut haven
here on the beach
on my way home
and within easy reach

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November 14, 2018

THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Lived With A Woman
Who Was Passionate
And Wildly Exciting
And It Was Thrilling Continue reading

November 14, 2018

HAIKU: THE GHOST OF NIXON

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Ghost Of Nixon

Haunts Bozo While He’s Sleeping Continue reading

November 13, 2018

The Freedom to Live

by Abigail Gronway

Her life had overturned, become a sort of hell;
The devil lost her soul, but sought her mind to claim.
Once happy, now ensnared inside a secret cell,
Played by her tormenter as if it were a game.
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November 13, 2018

Tri-Sussex

by Jem Croucher

n May there is green
as we walk on these hills
and breathe in the air
as a cure for all ills

In August there’s ochre
as the harvest grows ripe
and these hills bring a smile
from the grumble and gripe

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November 12, 2018

World of Shade

by mkvecchitto

world of shade

Buried beneath these daily interactions
silent struggles wait to be discovered
Lies we portray as truth in transactions
are waiting to reveal flaws yet uncovered Continue reading

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November 12, 2018

A Post-Election Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

The election was a test of our Democracy.
Now we’ll see what’s going to be.
This we already knew –
America is not Red or Blue….
It is Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free.

Americans voted, their voices were heard and there was change in the political landscape; now what will that change bring.

November 12, 2018

Chiaroscuro

by Jem Croucher

Chiaroscuro to the painter
contrast captured to the eye
To the poet though, his words
capture light for you and I

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November 11, 2018

Letters from Home

by mkvecchitto

letters from home

As young boys, they left home
bound for adventure, bound for war
Courage still an illusion unknown
Death, a distant enemy
even as mothers dried tears and prayed
that freedom was worth the cost Continue reading

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November 11, 2018

HAIKU: ARMISTICE DAY CAME

by thereluctantpoet

POPPIES IN FLANDERS FIELDS
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Armistice Day Came

An Illusion Of Peace Continue reading

November 11, 2018

HAIKU: A GRIM REMINDER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Armistice Day Is Continue reading

November 11, 2018

Innocence

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Innocence

 

The sound of children

comes in swells

like the sea…. I love

how they fill the emptiness and silence Continue reading