August 8, 2020

Dalit week VII (Saturday)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7

And so to Saturday the end
of these few days of Dalit verse
Poetic mechanism new
for your experimentation

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August 7, 2020

Words

by HemmingPlay

 

I crave the right words.
“They’ll solve any problem”.
Name it. Shame it. Smoke it out. 
Smite it without sentiment. 
I must believe. 
Poetic conceit. OCD
in a river of confusions. 
Order in chaos, 
in the mystery of my 
own despairs, questions, hopes,
doubts. Secrets. 

So… each day I
hunt the elusive truffle,
the best way
to capture a tiny
hidden reward.
I’m not “sad”. Not depressed, really.
I carry stubborn sorrows.
Grief,
and that comes as
a shock. But…
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August 7, 2020

Dalit week VI (Friday)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7

Hoorah it’s Friday here at last
Work will complete as lunchtime comes
And Friday’s field awaits us there
For joy to watch the dog run free

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August 6, 2020

Fantasy

by Frank Hubeny

With fantasy
The leaves turn green. The water’s blue.
With fantasy,
Though doubters dreaming differently
Won’t see the tower that I do,
I clean my windows. See what’s true
With fantasy.

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August 6, 2020

Dalit week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7

Those words for me were a bit deep
for yesterday when midweek came
So mellowing to Thursday now
today’s Dalit returns to form

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August 5, 2020

Dalit week IV (Wednesday)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7

Midweek already, that went fast
No time for slowing down just yet
though as there remains much to do
and industry waits for no one

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August 4, 2020

Dalit week III (Tuesday)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7

Tuesday is better than Monday
As there are but for til Friday
When yet another weekend waits
Patiently biding time until

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August 3, 2020

Dalit week II (Monday)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7

Monday morning I’m up at dawn
The world still slumbers and yet I
am wide awake to industry
Aiming for a lunchtime finish

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August 2, 2020

A Wrong Question At The Wrong Time Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

That Pesky 'Why' Chromosome.

“Again or still?” “I’m MAD!”

A friend put up a Facebook post with this “conversation.” It led to this

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August 2, 2020

This…

by ladyliterati

He wrote a poem about a snake

I’ll write one about a rake

Who robbed America blind…

Caused devastation to humankind

And I’ll title it accordingly:

The Snake of Immorality…O’Prunty

August 2, 2020

Hand in Hand

by ladyliterati

we walked as if unaware

through youthful days

without a care

singing songs of sunshine

and daisy days

of are you mine?

hip-high in wheat-top sways

we walked through our youthful days

…O’Prunty 8/1/2020

August 2, 2020

A Limerick To Honor John Lewis

by Joel Kravitz

John Lewis

John Lewis was a true American hero. He embodied all of the best qualities of leadership that this country so desperately needed when he walked across the bridge in Selma Continue reading

August 2, 2020

Dalit week I (Sunday)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7

So begins a week of Dalit
This Filipino poetry
Each four lines of eight syllables
Yet none here with rhyming stanzas

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August 1, 2020

First XII

by Jem Croucher

Concluding the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series [12 of 12]

Inevitably August time
when this month comes around
would see us looking forward
to a holiday we’d found
Somewhere hot and balmy
and usually on a ship
far across the ocean
for our destination trip

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July 31, 2020

Grow

by Frank Hubeny

I wasn’t there to plant this spring.
The morning glories didn’t care.
They’re back again off climbing where
I left some soil. No watering
But they still rose. It’s comforting
That when I fail they ever grow
Although forgotten. Watch them show
Their bright green leaves each like a heart.
I see the buds break out and start
To bloom again. There! Off they go.

July 31, 2020

Embers II

by Jem Croucher

Embers glowing
breezes blowing
caution throwing
here is youth

Embers glowing
clear the flowing
honest showing
not uncouth

Embers glowing
flicker going
I am knowing
this is truth

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July 30, 2020

My blue seat

by Jem Croucher

This seat out in the garden
like my neckerchief is blue
so I’ll often come and lie here
in the sunshine as you do
It’s perfect for my little legs
to lie on and relax
quite thoughtful of my humans
to provide for little chaps

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July 29, 2020

Haiku

by ladyliterati

It costs nothing

to be nice-

a confirmed universal freedom

O’Prunty 7/29/2020

July 29, 2020

Excuses

by ladyliterati

a plethora of words

taken out of context

nouns, pronouns

verbs, adverbs

in similitude of mass conjecture

falling on deaf ears.

O’Prunty 7/29/2020

July 29, 2020

The Lotty

by Jem Croucher

The Lotty’s looking wild this year
we haven’t been there much
Lockdown saw to most of that
but we’ve still kept in touch

Emily’s been there more than us
and kept it in some shape
but living several miles away
it’s quite a trip to make

So long grass meadow is the norm
with wood chip in between
coupled with a lovely pond
the best we’ve ever seen

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July 28, 2020

Just A Song

by ladyliterati

98 days of trump and his wall

98 days of trump

take one down

like his wall hit the ground

97 days of trump and his wall…O’Prunty 7/27/2020

July 28, 2020

Sorted

by Jem Croucher

Had a bit of a sort out
and found lots of things
some purchased at random
in one of those flings
Others forgotten
or just put away
on a whim and a fancy
on one rainy day

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July 27, 2020

My hidden way

by Jem Croucher

Took myself back round the Circle
starting with Mill Hill
heading to the chalky Slonk
my boots with joy to fill
Said hello to rabbits
and horses in the field
Took in long the valley view
across the Sussex Weald

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July 26, 2020

A Founding Principles Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Founding Principles 2

I came upon this article when I was researching the founding principles.

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July 26, 2020

Seemed appropriate

by Jem Croucher

So I laid out in the sunshine
let my thoughts just drift away
Seemed appropriate to do this
on such a lovely day

The sunshine it was warming
and it was peaceful there
quietly in my garden
to relax without a care

It bordered on subliminal
exquisite and replete
a moment shared with no one
out in the summer heat

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July 26, 2020

SELF-CENTERED REBELS

by thereluctantpoet

By Keza And Charles Robert Lindholm

Mask on my face,
like a patriot should

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I look there
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July 26, 2020

NOT A BANANA REPUBLIC

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Go
Home Gestapo

And Storm Troopers,
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July 25, 2020

Another five days

by Jem Croucher

I can rise when I like
but I’m up with the lark
as I want to see all of the day
For here are five more
for what lies in store
to do with as I like or I may

I may write a few words
over coffee at first
and then go and sit in the sun
Repot a plant
‘cos there’s nothing I can’t
do as I like til I’m done

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