October 17, 2019

The Morning Moon revisited

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

October morning
chill in air
with harvest moon
in blue sky there
Commuters with
their i-phones out
capture it
so there’s no doubt

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October 17, 2019

WHY DOES TIME FLY?

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Time
Runs Slowly
‘Til The Workweek’s Done
But Like A Shooting Star
Once You’re Having Fun

The Seconds
Tick By,
One By One
Measured All The Same

So Why Does Work Time
Feel So Slow
Yet Fly On By
When You’re
Having Fun

I’d Really
Like To Know
Wouldn’t You?

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – Please Come View My Archives!!

October 16, 2019

Thanksgiving, 2019

by Colly

 

:  personal photo

ducks in fall 2018

 

Cranberry sauce and spiral ham. Continue reading

October 16, 2019

Kipper and Skipper

by Colly

image from google search

 

soft guinea pig

 

Kipper and Skipper nibble on a piece of hay.

 

Because guinea pigs like to eat during the day. Continue reading

October 16, 2019

The yellow revisited

by Jem Croucher

8 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

Underneath the canopy
the yellow on the ground
the changing of the seasons
as autumn comes around
The beauty at this time of year
takes my breath away
enraptured by the wonder
on this fine October day

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October 16, 2019

NEPOTISM, SELF-DEALING AND LAWLESSNESS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

White
House Nepotism,
Self-Dealing And Lawlessness
Allowed For Believers And
Swampmeisters

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October 15, 2019

Mother Nature’s Gifting revisited

by Jem Croucher

7 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

With yellow sky, the sunset
was something to behold
A panoramic spectacle
tinged with flecks of gold

Late October wonder
above the river there
Provided a rare moment
to simply stop and stare

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October 15, 2019

LESS SAFE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

America’s
Less Safe
Because Benedict Donald’s
Syrian Decision Risks ISIS
Resurgence

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October 14, 2019

Tea Leaves

by Nick Anthony

Mangled leaves and withered dreams
Torn from their stable branches
In a final flurry of beauty
As they float down on a cold breeze
To join the Turkish rug of autumn.
There may yet be a child of wonder
Who makes a pile as tall
As their tree once was
And refuses to give up on them
As he leaps into their embrace.
But eventually, the snow will fall
Like a curtain on the stage
As the what-ifs and what-could-bes
Take a long, final bow
And melt away into the dull gray
Of the winter’s cold soil.

October 14, 2019

Forget me not revisited

by Jem Croucher

6 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

I’ll not forget forget-me-not
exquisite, small and blue
For it’s etched there in a memory
never to eschew

From May through late October
in the churchyard, on my way
How could I forget forget-me-not
for I see it every day?

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October 13, 2019

Magnificent II revisited

by Jem Croucher

5 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

Long shadows with October
the days dawn cold and bright
and the sunshine in the eastern sky
provides a gorgeous sight
Glinting on the water
and magnificently gold
Rising over Shoreham beach
to the river in the cold

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October 12, 2019

Sunshine & wild ponies revisited

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

Walking through the forest
I spied ahead of me
open fields and sunshine
and ponies running free
Some turned around at my approach
ears cocked as if to say
“Good afternoon to you upon
this fine October day”

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October 11, 2019

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by dokurtybitz

I don’t want to sleep,
Since that means Continue reading

October 11, 2019

Another autumn day revisited

by Jem Croucher

3 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

A clear Autumn day, not a cloud in the sky
A mist that lies lurking like a child’s forlorn cry
A walk in the morning when no-one’s about
When a whisper is special. ‘cos you daren’t risk a shout
A broken old caravan, a cow in a field
A dog that likes running for Frisbees concealed
A field that is covered with a crisp, sparkling dew
A feeling of freshness, when everything’s new
A field of dry stubble that’s been burnt for the year
A farmer out walking (we’re not meant to be here)
A last throw of the Frisbee, then back on your lead
And home to make coffee and you then to feed

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October 11, 2019

Smooth

by mkvecchitto

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SMOOTH
easy
effortless

If it’s meant to be
we’ll navigate this storm
knots will soften and release Continue reading

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October 10, 2019

A walk in the woods revisited

by Jem Croucher

2 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

Dappled sunlight filtered through
the green tunnel up ahead
as carefree there we wandered
uncertain where it led

Not that we were bothered
for we cared not for the time
on such an afternoon as this
with autumn weather fine

The crunch of fallen leaves beneath
our feet as there we trod
with the perfume of October
from the chalky Sussex sod

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October 10, 2019

BENEDICT DONALD

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Benedict
Donald Has
Betrayed And Abandoned
Kurds To War With
Turkey (And Russia)

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October 9, 2019

Summer in late autumn revisited

by Jem Croucher

1 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

Looking down to Stanmer House
across the open field
You’d be forgiven for mistaking
the day to be from summer’s yield

Long shadows of late evening
from a warm and balmy day
Sometime in early summer
Perhaps at the end of May?

But no, this is October
with November closing in
Long shows of mid afternoon
with Autumn in full swing

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October 9, 2019

Prenuptial

by Nick Anthony

Marriage for the sake of love
Is doubling down
On a sunk-cost investment.


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October 8, 2019

Natural Law

by mkvecchitto

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It’s been a minute or a hundred years
Life has gone on and this old world has turned
The scent of your cologne, I feel you near
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October 8, 2019

Wapping Wharf

by Jem Croucher

Spent a day in Bristol
down on Wapping Wharf
via St Mary Redcliffe
and a Wild Rock beer or course
There weren’t too many tourists
so it was peaceful here today
in the city of my birthplace
where I had time to play

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October 8, 2019

BETRAYED BY DONALD J. (FOR JUDAS) TRUMP – U.S. PRESIDENT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Donald
J. (For Judas)
Trump – President
Has Betrayed Our
Ally The Kurds Continue reading

October 7, 2019

Welcoming the gold

by Jem Croucher

There’s a nip in the air
but the door’s open wide
and I’ve yet to feel chill
when sitting inside

There’s still colour out there
and the green’s yet to fade
as though it was hoping
that summer had stayed

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October 6, 2019

Luvvies

by Jem Croucher

The luvvies at the Dome last night
were out in force and loud
But when the man came out on stage
were silenced by the crowd
He made us smile, he made us laugh
and tears were rolling free
the sold out house in unison
for this hilarity
A tour de force in every way
this swan song to the game
before he treads a different board
to give politics a name

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October 6, 2019

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by dokurtybitz

Quickly across the street
Reddish-brown flash Continue reading

October 5, 2019

Atmospheric 3

by Jem Croucher

3 of 3 in a Jemverse mini-series

Looking eastwards cross the raging sea
grey clouds above the green
The beach at Lancing here today
amongst the best I’ve seen
That is, I’d say, for quite a while
so fortunate am I
as I can come and witness when
wind blows and waves are high
This beach, this shore in Sussex
wonderful throughout the year
Its glory never lost on me
when I am standing here

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October 4, 2019

Atmospheric 2

by Jem Croucher

2 of 3 in a Jemverse mini-series

The seventh wave was building
I watched it gather height
Like a monster lurking out there
with teeth and awesome might

The breakers just before it
when they broke upon the shore
slipped quickly back into the mire
before coming back once more

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October 3, 2019

Roots

by Nick Anthony

Future dreams are trees
With their roots in the present:
Give them water now.


Rafiki’s Nikki