Archive for ‘Poetry’

December 3, 2020

Stable, Truthful Hope

by Frank Hubeny

Although what shines need not be wrong
beware dark lies that shadow truth,
distract the old, confuse the youth
with specious lyrics from a song.

I wonder.  Must I sing along?
Some tunes that once enchanted me
now don’t make sense.  Be just and free,
merciful, alive and stable,
driving out false dreams and fable,
preferring joy to pleasantry.

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December 3, 2020

With inspiration II

by Jem Croucher

We poets we are never short
of things to write about
for life is always talking
by a whisper or a shout

It always has a thing to say
if one has ears to listen
and capture something magical
to brighten and to glisten

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December 2, 2020

With inspiration I

by Jem Croucher

Poems daily, inspiration
there is always something there
the trick is spotting where it is
being constantly aware

And some days I will miss it
even though it’s in plain sight
the gift there to all poets
as they daily come to write

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December 1, 2020

Constant

by Venkat

orange nails, tiger’s last dream
red smoke, blues, wafered puns
age in its one piece monologue

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December 1, 2020

A Spin The Dreidel Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

This is one of my favorite limericks and I am happy to recycle it today. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to all.

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December 1, 2020

Beginning IV

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months IV’ series

A ‘beginning’ verse to end the year
with the coming of December
The twelfth month dawns and starts today
in this year we’ll all remember
And though one filled with tragedy
Twenty-twenty ends with hope
for with December comes a vaccine
to help the world to cope

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December 1, 2020

INTIMATE INTENTION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm
SLOW DANCING

I  Arrived At The
Midnight Oasis
Around Eleven P.M.

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December 1, 2020

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

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December 1, 2020

HER WORDS DANCED

by thereluctantpoet

A TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Her Words Danced
Off The Page
And Made My
Heart Sing

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December 1, 2020

THE HERE AND NOW

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Dreams Of The Future
Bring The Sweetness
Of Possibilities
And Hope

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December 1, 2020

THE MAGIC OF OUR SONG

by thereluctantpoet

THE MAGIC OF OUR SONG
THE MAGIC OF OUR SONG
By Charles Robert Lindholm


I Was Drawn
Back Into Childhood Memories
As I Listened To The Wind
Whispering Through The Trees

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November 30, 2020

Big Sky IV

by Jem Croucher

The pink up in the evening blue
divided by the grey
in a big sky above the field
on this November day

It fills me with a sense of awe
magnificence right there
the heavens just above my head
with which none can compare

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November 29, 2020

Revealing Treasure

by Jem Croucher

The longshore drift moves shingle
as the beaches change their shape
revealing all the treasures
that changing times will make
and particularly pleasing
for an inspiration here
is the old Victorian breakwater
to bring me joy and cheer

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November 28, 2020

In Sussex

by Jem Croucher

Rainshadow on November sea
braced against the weather we
into strong sou’ westerly
In Sussex where we live

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November 28, 2020

A Biggest Loser Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trump claims Biden must prove votes weren’t ‘illegally obtained’ in order to enter White House | Fox News

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November 28, 2020

INSPIRE ME WITH YOUR WORDS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Love To Read Poetry
And Watch The Way
Talented Writers
Use Their Words

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November 28, 2020

HAIKU: LATE NIGHT TURKEY SANDWICHES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Family And Friends Share

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November 27, 2020

Swans (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Swans on Widewater
nestled behind the beach
here on Sussex coast

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November 27, 2020

Holiday (per)verse

by Rhyme In Time

Rude renderings of classic carols.

Free Kindle download (thru Sunday).

November 26, 2020

A PRICELESS GIFT

by thereluctantpoet

A PRICELESS GIFT
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The applause of the world
dies away
and is forgotten

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November 26, 2020

LET ME THANK YOU

by thereluctantpoet

THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE IS THANKING THEM FOR BEING A PART OF YOUR LIFE

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I want to take
the celebration of
Thanksgiving Day
here in America
to thank those
all across the
whole wide world
for taking your time
to read my words,

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November 26, 2020

GRATEFUL

by thereluctantpoet

DINNER IS SERVED
Wishing this year was like past years and not
restricted because of Coronavirus!

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Of All The Days In The Year
The One That Means The Most To Me
Is Thanksgiving Day

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November 26, 2020

The mermaid’s necklace

by Jem Croucher

A mermaid left her necklace
on the breakwater today
I spied it at low water
as the waves comes in to play

I’m sure she will have missed it
as it really caught my eye
washed there in the water
as the winter waves came by

So I hope that she will find it
and to the lost lay claim
when come the midnight moonshine
she comes this way again

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November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Limericks for a Year That We’re Thankful Is Almost Over

by Joel Kravitz

The Thanksgiving feast is always a winner.
There’s nothing like a big turkey dinner.
Bird and sides, then dessert,
We eat ’til we hurt…
And nobody ever leaves thinner.

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November 25, 2020

A sheep’s lot

by Jem Croucher

A sheep looking chilly
there in the field
caught my eye when just passing
in the Sussex Weald

Forlorn it stood pleading
with a look it its eye
“Could it come with me?”
as I wandered by

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November 24, 2020

A Couple of Exit Strategy Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

To quote the great Chris Berman – “He could go all the way!”

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November 24, 2020

A reflection of winter

by Jem Croucher

I caught an oak’s reflection
in a puddle Friday last
whilst walking in a field
by a tree that I went past

It reminded me that winter
on this chill November day
was close as from its branches
all the leaves had gone away

So I didn’t dilly dally
but paused there just enough
to ponder that reflection
of the tall oak there above

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November 23, 2020

Thwarted

by Jem Croucher

I felt like a wander
out to the Loop
six miles again over the Downs
But the rain paid a visit
its objectives upheld
resigned to stay home with some frowns

And yes I agree with you
strongly in fact
the weather shouldn’t get in the way
but I tell you the stair rods
falling out there
made their point as they had their say

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