January 17, 2021

A Last Gasp Grift Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Get Out Of Jail Free
ONLY IT’S GONNA COST YOU….A LOT
A REAL LOT!!! A BIGLY LOT!!!
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January 17, 2021

Frosted Teazles

by Jem Croucher

The teasels through the fence
had had a frosting overnight
and now in three-tree field
they were caught in pale sunlight
And as the sheep in lower field
paused and looked so I did too
to gaze upon this wonder
well, you would now, wouldn’t you? Continue reading

January 16, 2021

Tendrils

by Venkat

taut time, tendrils tender
timeless terrain, tainted trails
trickle taps, tick-tock tomorrows
tepid tapes, tallowed tubes

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January 16, 2021

For bliss

by Jem Croucher

Ice cold here yet beautiful
Jack’s frosted strands they cling
with brittle fronds of loveliness
to cover everything
Too cold to stand here very long
yet there is time for this
rare spectacle of wonder
at this time of year for bliss Continue reading

January 15, 2021

Over Brighton Tonight

by Jem Croucher

A sky atmospheric
over Brighton tonight
met us on the beach
reflecting the light

Spectacular was
the view there that we
had to pause for a while
by the night-blackened sea Continue reading

January 14, 2021

With all that you read here

by Jem Croucher

It didn’t trouble Wordsworth
or Longfellow or Dahl
as I’m sure when they were writing
you would never hear a snarl

So I won’t let it trouble me
for there is much in life
to write some joyful lines about
avoiding all the strife

So here to make that very point
though I’ll need to be quite snappy
are several lines to bring a smile
and leave you feeling happy Continue reading

January 13, 2021

An It’s No Joke Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

i-didnt-get-a-harrumph-out-of-that-guy

The Impeachment is going to go forward.
McConnell is going to get behind it.

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January 13, 2021

Float

by Frank Hubeny

So whom do you rely upon?
You’re at the Red Sea. Where’s the boat?
How long in water can you float?
That’s when a way was made. At dawn
the charging enemy was gone
except for corpses flushed to shore.
You still have doubts? You’d like one more
experiment to test what’s true?
You see the dead?  They’d like that, too,
but they have lost their strength for war.

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January 13, 2021

They said there’d be snow (again)

by Jem Croucher

10 of 10 in ‘The winter series’ from Jemverse

They said there’d be snow
Well, its cold enough
and there’s frost over all every day
But the sea air down here
on these southern shores
always seems to get well in the way Continue reading

January 12, 2021

An Inappropriate Response Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

LA Times
Trump blasts ‘ridiculous’ impeachment, says remarks before deadly Capitol riot ‘appropriate’ Continue reading

January 12, 2021

TEMPTED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm   4:20 1/7/2017

TEMPTED - 50 PERCENT

I was tempted

but I resisted

it was easy

when I had no desire

when I had no need

when I had no hunger

I said, “No”

before I met you

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January 12, 2021

YOU’RE AN INSPIRATION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

To a woman of beauty,
with a mischievous smile
and a seductive pose

with words that thrill me
in poems and prose” Continue reading

January 12, 2021

STOP IT – IT’S OVER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Stop-It
It’s Over,
You’re A Loser
Start Wearing Big Boy
Pants

The
Facts Show
The Election’s Over
Free And Fair, Not
Rigged

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January 12, 2021

All is white again

by Jem Croucher

9 of 10 in ‘The winter series’ from Jemverse

I wrap up warm against the cold
I feel it now I’m getting old
There’s white on everything around
The air is crystal n’er a sound.

Suppress a shiver to the chill
I take this in and have my fill
For only winter brings this sight
This wonderment when all is white Continue reading

January 11, 2021

Tri-haiku XI (winter blue returns)

by Jem Croucher

8 of 10 in ‘The Winter series’ from Jemverse

I am winter blue
Born to December, I chill
to iron cold bone

I am winter blue
To brittle January
icy fingers spread

I am winter blue
But with yellow I will change
to the green of Spring Continue reading

January 10, 2021

Sedate

by Venkat

shimmer soft, sedate stories
slither sounds, supine spaces
silent strikes, sublime stars

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January 10, 2021

The safe warmth of home again

by Jem Croucher

7 of 10 in ‘The winter series’ from Jemverse

Steel grey seas with iron chill
it’s with whimsy that I peer
at the beach I know so well
in summer brings such cheer

Yet now the winter’s icy hand
has me firmly in its grip
As grey green waters frenzied churn
with northern winds are whipped

So I with best foot forward
march swiftly ‘cross these stones
No lingering in winter times
for the safe warmth of home Continue reading

January 9, 2021

AMERICA’S RUNAWAY PRESIDENT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump
Will Become
America’s Runaway President
To A Country Without
Extradition

Afraid
To Face
Justice Or Prison
The Cowardly Trump Will
Runaway

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January 9, 2021

A Failure’s Failed Coup Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

mob-attack-capitol_

This happened in America on January 6, 2021
The President of The United States incited this Continue reading

January 9, 2021

A RUSSIAN PUPPET

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

President
Trump’s A
Russian Puppet, Owned
And Operated By
The Russian President Vladimir
Putin

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January 9, 2021

Winter with me now (again)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 10 in ‘The winter series’ from Jemverse

Eight line stanza thinking of
the winter with me now
Brittle chill, not warming sun
cold upon my brow
But dressed up warm it’s good to brace
the iron winter chill
for as it passes Springtime looms
and ever closer still Continue reading

January 9, 2021

THE THREAT OF TRUMPISM

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump
Is Finished,
But The Threat
Of Trumpism To
American Democracy Will Still
Remain

In
The Souls
That Believe Alternate
Facts Instead Of The
Truth

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January 8, 2021

REPUBLICANS WILL BE RESCUED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump’s
Immediate Impeachment
Will Rescue Republicans,
Trump Can’t Be President
Again

Trumpism
Will Lose
It’s Grasp And
Power Over The Republican
Party

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January 8, 2021

Winter days again

by Jem Croucher

5 of 10 in ‘The winter series’ from Jemverse

These cold weekends of winter
keep us warm indoors most days
For it is frigid out there
devoid of warming rays

So we’d rather stay here snug and warm
with music, books and cheer
in our jumpers and our slippers
our staple winter gear Continue reading

January 7, 2021

PERFECT COVER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Make
America Great
Again, Perfect Cover
For Russian Spies And
Agitators

Hiding
Amid Chaos
Waiting For A
Chance To Help End
Democracy

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January 7, 2021

The winter bully returns

by Jem Croucher

4 of 10 in ‘The winter series’ from Jemverse

Breath escapes in tiny clouds
a whisper to the chill
as icy iron fingers grab
and hassle me at will

I’m minding my own business
A summer’s child adrift
Lost in this cold wilderness
and feeling somewhat miffed Continue reading

January 7, 2021

TRUMP OVER TRUTH

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You
Have Chosen
Trump Over Truth
Why Would You Do
That?

Denying
The Teachings
Of Jesus And
Pledging Allegiance And Believing
Trumpism?

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January 6, 2021

Contrast

by Frank Hubeny

Repentance cringes at the past
since God detests the rot of it
that reeks of death. The blot of it
warns us beware of each contrast.

We’re thankful though that didn’t last.
We saw in time our wretched ways.
Where would we be if all our days
continued on mechanically
when seeing meant we didn’t see?
Such gratitude’s the source of praise.

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