November 20, 2020

HAIKU: AUTUMN’S CONFETTI

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

The colorful leaves Continue reading

November 20, 2020

HAIKU: AUTUMN’S SHOW

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

The leaves all rustle Continue reading

November 20, 2020

HAIKU: SHIPWRECKS OF AUTUMN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Sail leaves down streams Continue reading

November 20, 2020

HAIKU: AUTUMN IS ENDING

by thereluctantpoet

FLAMING AUTUMN TREES
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Autumn Is Ending Continue reading

November 20, 2020

THE WIND WAGED WAR

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

the wind waged war

with it’s ally the rain

 

the battlefields

were littered with

the leaves of autumn Continue reading

November 20, 2020

AUTUMN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


the change is so obvious, so dramatic
leaves changing color
bird’s flying south
the chill in the air  Continue reading

November 20, 2020

FOOLING THE FOOLISH

by thereluctantpoet

BY CHARLES ROBERT LINDHOLM

Trump’s
False Claims
Of Rigged Elections
Fool The Foolish Who
Believe

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-19-2020 – 10:30 a.m.

November 20, 2020

Autumn’s glory II

by Jem Croucher

There’s a golden yellow blanket
covering the grass
as leaves fall from forsythia
now autumn comes to pass

November sees a bluster
and they fall down to the ground
the foliage from the summer
now for a winter found

Continue reading

November 19, 2020

Nightmares on the Gentlest Tier of Hell

by Frank Hubeny

This tossing makes me wonder why
regrets won’t let me get some sleep
without those nightmares from the deep.
I would shed tears. I’d even cry
if that would help. Regardless, I
can’t face these twisted memories.
I’d have to run off on my knees,
but could I even find my way,
the one I lost that lazy day,
or days, when I served my own ease?

In case it isn’t obvious, the “I” in the poem is an imaginary character in a mild region of hell trying to get some rest.  I pray this “I”  would not be me.  I pray he not be you either.

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November 19, 2020

Wet paws

by Jem Croucher

It was quite damp in Obi’s field
near Ashurst, Sunday last
the rain came down like stair rods
and the sky was overcast
the ground was rather sodden
more marshland than a field
the penalty for being
in the flat of Sussex Weald Continue reading

November 19, 2020

AVOIDING DREADFUL RESPONSIBILITIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Avoiding
Dreadful Responsibilities,
Playing Golf Or
Hiding In The White
House

President
Donald Trump
Has No Plan
To Stop Needless Covid-19
Deaths

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-18-2020 –9:30 p.m.

November 18, 2020

Sounds

by Venkat

teardrops in red
two by two
estranged
paint one ground
in two worlds

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November 18, 2020

THEY WON’T CARE ABOUT YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Republicans
Won’t Care
About Helping You
Until You Vote Them
Out

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-17-2020 – 2:00 p.m.

November 18, 2020

A Wear A Mask Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

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Every government around the world is pounding out this message loud and clear non-stop. We have a world health crisis. Science and data says this is a best practice to contain it and diminish its deadly effects. Continue reading

November 18, 2020

DERELICTION OF DUTY

by thereluctantpoet


By Charles Robert Lindholm

They
Call It
Dereliction Of Duty,
Trump Ignoring America’s Covid-19
Pandemic

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-18-2020 –8:30 a.m.

November 18, 2020

Stopham Bridge III

by Jem Croucher

In Sussex there’s a bridge
Built in fourteen twenty-two
now closing on six hundred years
since its fine stones were new
It spans the river Arun
near Stopham Village where
it’s provided here a crossing
for local folk to share Continue reading

November 17, 2020

THE SEDUCTIVE DELUSIONS OF SOMEDAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Wisdom
Is Knowledge
Appropriately
Applied
To The Correct
Conditions

Are We Wise?
I Wonder,
But Have
My Doubts

It Seems
That Humanity
Is Quite Susceptible
To Herd Mentality

Leaving The Thinking
And Logical Reasoning
To Others And Then
Waiting For Them
To Explain What To Do

We All Know
Time Flies
And That Life
Is Short

But That Doesn’t
Seem To Stop Us
From Putting
Things Off
To Another Time,
‘Til Someday

We Believe
Since We Woke Up
This Morning
We Will Tomorrow

No Need To Worry
Or Rush Things
All In Due Time,
Someday!

There Is No Someday!
We Only Have Now!
Someday Is The Seductive
Delusion Of Fools
Who Won’t Ever
Turn Their Dreams
Into Reality

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm, The Reluctant Poet – All Rights Reserved  04.08.2019 @4:30 p.m.

November 17, 2020

DENYING THE FACT – HE LOST

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump’s
A Loser,
Denying The Fact
And Votes Showing He
Lost

Instead
He’s Created
Lies And Fantasies
Of Winning, Exposing His
Insanity

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-17-2020 –7:30 a.m.

November 17, 2020

The November cast

by Jem Croucher

The November cast belittles
with sunshine seldom seen
so when it makes appearance
I’m the best I’ve ever been
For I have never been a fan
of rain or winter cold
It brings a sag of shoulders
with a promise seldom sold Continue reading

November 17, 2020

BRAIN WASHED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

If
You Deny
Facts And Science
You Have Been Brain
Washed

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-16-2020 –9:00 p.m.

November 17, 2020

TRUMP LIARS LIE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump
Liars Lie
About America’s Vote
Attempting To Commit Election
Fraud

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-16-2020 –9:30 p.m.

November 16, 2020

Thanks and Giving

by Frank Hubeny

I’m thankful for this time to live
and suffer if need be.
There also is a chance to give
and do so generously.

Though it be short or it be long,
though what I do be small,
I offer back a thankful song
in praise and give it all.

November 16, 2020

THE BITTER END

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It’s Hard To Hear
The Truth,
To Have It Stare
You In The Face Continue reading

November 16, 2020

OUTGOING PRESIDENT TRUMP

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Outgoing
President Trump,
Whines About Losing
While Ignoring America’s Covid-19
Pandemic

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-16-2020 – 9:00 a.m.

November 16, 2020

The Thrum

by Jem Croucher

The surf beat the shingle
loud as a drum
with rising crescendo
for rhythm and thrum
and the wind and the sea
gave their voice to the choir
for a symphony there
to absorb and admire Continue reading

November 15, 2020

Atmospheric IV

by Jem Croucher

Atmospheric I think you might say
of the beach at Shoreham this evening
with the white of the surf from the waves on the shore
and the taste of salt they were leaving
The wind caught our breath and took it away
as we leant to sou’westerly facing
and a laugh shouted loud at the thrill of it all
was lost in the ambiance bracing Continue reading

November 14, 2020

A Pardon Me Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

Will Trump try to pardon himself on the way out of the White House? Continue reading

November 14, 2020

And…relax!

by Jem Croucher

Yesterday come teatime
as today I can now speak
I finished what can only
be described as a long week
For I’d done my level best
as each day came and went
and failed most days as longer
hours on each I’d spent
But now I can relax
in a host of different ways
as now I am on leave
for at least the next six days Continue reading