Archive for ‘Poetry’

June 27, 2017

Succulent

by Jem Croucher

It’s been growing in some housebricks
on a pot outside our door
for quite some months, innocuous
Not sure what it was for
But just this week quite suddenly
It’s come into it’s own
As several tall flowers have
spectacularly grown

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June 27, 2017

IN MY THOUGHTS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I’ve been holding you
in my thoughts all day
like I used to do
with my girls
at the playground

my eyes were always
watching them
that’s where my heart was
they are part of me
family
loved ones

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June 27, 2017

Going My Way

by lindaluna583

When first we met,
My sight was set:
I knew where I was bound.
You said your aim
Was quite the same,
And pretty soon I found

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June 27, 2017

Poetry Equals (2)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Poetry =
pictures
painted with
palabras

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June 27, 2017

PRETENDING DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I have a hunger
I have needs
we are different
and it’s sad

I am happy if
what I am to you
is enough
to satisfy you

but sharing
time and space
and just caring for
each other
does not fill me up

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June 27, 2017

TIME WITH YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

time with you
is such fun
it’s so easy
to be with you
and it’s such a joy

every second
packed with
as much activity
and fun as possible

like a kid
in a candy store

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June 27, 2017

Haiku-10

by scatterednotebooks

Rain rests so lightly
A-top the petals – velvet
light glimmers and shines

 

© L. Rose

June 26, 2017

Scarlet Letter

by mkvecchitto

scarlet letter

She was somewhat of a local legend

what with the way she always dressed in black

An obsidian obelisk stuck in the candy-colored swirl of clouds,

her youthful face obscured by the weight of her grief

Still, she was woven into the community fabric,

an example of the perilous journey betrayal invites

A warning

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June 26, 2017

Strong Strings…

by Tanya

Strings strung together
Initiating a melody so robust
A rhythm of love
Transient but strong!

Plucked together
Strings get attached
to fall back in parallels
Just like, we now stand!

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June 26, 2017

Reprieve

by charmedchaos12

mesquite

Reprieve

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Chasing Shade reprieves

From shimmering summer days

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June 26, 2017

~ To Loss

by ladyliterati

Loss perched

Perched upon my days
As I walked through life…

Life in a daze

Enduring what could not

Be changed.
O’Prunty

6/25/17

Photo by: O’Prunty

Copyright Applies

June 26, 2017

In Constable’s footsteps

by Jem Croucher

Went to Brighton to see the original
on short loan from the Tate
It’s quite a lot bigger than the one on my wall
and to see it there was great

A Constable retrospective
representing four years’ toils
When he lived right here in Brighton
with some drawings and some oils

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June 26, 2017

Fly Away to Heaven

by Angela Umphers Rueger

“O that I had wings like a dove,
For then would I fly away and be at rest!”
Frequently I have yearned within my breast

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June 26, 2017

Someday

by lindaluna583

Foamy water laps my feet as if to say hello
Wet sand crunches and shifts beneath my weight
Your sweet voice sings to me
Accompanied by the waves and shore birds

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June 26, 2017

CHOCOLATE TO ME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Chocolate

if you’ve never had it

you never miss it

but once you’ve had it

you miss it

 

you are chocolate to me

and I miss it

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June 26, 2017

MY LIGHT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

like a raptor chasing lunch

or a missile locked on target

zooming into you

would be so easy to do

it’s a basic instinct

of my gender

 

but I’m not

a hunter seeking prey

I’ve never ever

been that way

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June 26, 2017

BIRTHDAY WISH 1996

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I don’t remember

any of my other

47 birthday wishes

but this year’s wish is different

 

I will always remember

my birthday wish for 1996

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June 25, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

Mothers floppy hats
Laced gloves line little fingers

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June 25, 2017

I See You

by charmedchaos12

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I See You

-Linda Lee Lyberg

I see

You in the light

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June 25, 2017

The green and the grey

by Jem Croucher

The prevailing Sou’Westerly’s blowing quite hard
with white horses out there today
Its cooler but the view from the beach
is great with the green and the grey

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June 25, 2017

Lines

by A. Marie

Pieces of me didn’t break. Socks I didn’t roll, shirts
I didn’t fold. Hardly limbed, I carried
each cup of malice in my clenched teeth, and scoured lands
on ten quadrillion purring wheels, a wave of
stampeding machinery, throwing up trees.

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June 25, 2017

Morning Breaks

by Angela Umphers Rueger

haiku

Morning breaks praising
happy songbirds greet the dawn
new day awakens

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June 25, 2017

Illusion: acrostic poem

by lindaluna583

an acrostic poem

Image of distorted reality
Latent belief in falsehood
Lack of substance
Undermining of truth

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June 25, 2017

SEASONS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

life before you
I was six when you were born
growing up in different parts of the country
tender shoots in springtime
no way of knowing we’d ever meet

becoming friends
looking forward to spending time together
talking, going places, learning to care

becoming lovers
sharing the intimacy of our bodies and souls
bonding together in the rush of oneness

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June 25, 2017

DANCING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

dancing to the music
you always lead
you call the tune
I always pay

dancing to the music
partners in fantasy

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June 25, 2017

THE KEY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she wants to keep the key
it seems rather strange
since she’s left
            the city
                        the state
                                    and me

she needed to distance me
            with time
                        with miles
                                    with an affair

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June 25, 2017

We Are Connected

by Singledust

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Credit : my own : en route to America via Korea

Passengers on a journey to a place they must go
They talk about things no one else will know
Weave a story and maybe add some spice
To make their simple lives seem quite nice

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June 24, 2017

Roads

by charmedchaos12

fork roads

Roads

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Living in the shadows of your life
Searching for paths into your heart
Looking for answers all in strife
A journey so hard unsure where to start.

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