March 19, 2017

BEAM

by mikeb

 

A beam of light has found it’s way
Into the darkness that is me
And broken up the sullen state
That took a hold of all I be
The wilderness is where I was
Abandoned,lost and deep in shock
The Lord has raised me from the sand
And now I stand upon The Rock. Continue reading

March 19, 2017

The Acorn’s Wish

by frankhubeny

The acorn doesn’t worry much.
It wants to be a tree.
But if it feels a squirrel’s touch,
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March 18, 2017

Rowan Berry

by rakepoetry

My Cork-Side, Irish girl

Your fingers thick with butterflies,
You speak with the pitch of old ways;
That perfect pitch, thatch-deep
In the rolling green meadows, set steep
In the cliffs of clare on a summer’s day,

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March 18, 2017

Fallen Angel

by rakepoetry

Sometimes I feel my passion spilling
out in sobs, the way a fountain overflows.
I know I hear it, sighing as it goes, and
searching my wings — find heaven’s wound.

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March 18, 2017

Garopaba

by rakepoetry

Right now on a crescent shaped beach
in Garopaba, Brazil it is 10 pm.

Flowers from a beautiful young woman’s
crown float in with the tide.

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March 18, 2017

I Know a Woman

by rakepoetry

I know a woman kind as any star

She called night her true home and sang
children to sleep with crickets in a jar,

And when she walked, she counted
all the constellations bright,

And when it grew cold outside,
she wrapped darkness in a scarf about
her neck and said she was lucky to
have the twilight;

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March 18, 2017

A Ribbon of Darkness

by rakepoetry

She wore a ribbon

When the world was
Bright as spring,
A ribbon of darkness.

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March 18, 2017

Pretty Moon

by rakepoetry

Take my hand gently,
walk with me. The stream
is full of silver rain now,
tree trunks are wet and
soaked black: Root Deep.

Continue reading

March 18, 2017

A “Game Show Budget From A Game Show Host President” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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When I watched game shows growing up, the losers always went home with “a lovely parting gift.” I can picture Trump and Bannon signing off on the budget and laughing. That budget could be called “a lovely parting gift” for the old, the sick and the poor, while advancing all their Swamp Buddies to the Bonus Rounds, where they play for the real money. Continue reading

March 18, 2017

Quitting

by mkvecchitto

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That’s the thing about habits, good or bad

They slip unnoticed into daily life until unique shadows

meld to become one, and one without the other drives even a calm person mad

Recognized far too late, these choice habits morph into those

deigned unfit, something to surrender, something to quit Continue reading

March 18, 2017

a sense

by John S

I’ve opined so to watch the sun recede
and stayed as stars emerged and glint to greet.

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March 18, 2017

Home III

by Jem Croucher

It’s always with some pleasure
when I have been away
Getting closer to my home
at the end of a long day Continue reading

March 17, 2017

let winter be

by Singledust

Take the summer sun as you leave
And all the falling autumn leaves
But don’t take away my December
When at last it is winter

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March 17, 2017

a crystal of salt

by Harry

Submitted by Samrat

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I took a crystal of salt
Threw it into the sea
It dissolved
Went where it came from
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March 17, 2017

The Last Train

by Harry

 

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When the last train

With its evening steam
Left on that winter day,
You were on it.

And there were so many
Things I wanted to say to you
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March 17, 2017

That Feeling..

by Tanya

That feeling
of not being there
where you wished
to be

Of not being there
where your heart is..
Continue reading

March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day

by Colly

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Green as the grasses that bid winter adieu,

Clover blooms in fields are flourishing too. Continue reading

March 17, 2017

BAGGAGE

by mikeb

 

Everyone has got a past
A cupboard full of bones
And there are many instances
That no one could condone
The baggage that you carry round
Would take a forklift truck
To lift the weight off of your back
So with it you are stuck. Continue reading

March 17, 2017

A “Re-writing The Unreality TV Script” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

unreality tv

Low approval ratings. That’s a surprise that President Trump didn’t see coming. How could he after he had such an impressive victory and crushed his opponent in the election, facts about the popular vote notwithstanding? Now his Unreality TV Presidency may be in jeopardy of being cancelled because the people who did not vote in the election and the educated middle class white women who did not want Hillary Clinton to be the first woman President are realizing what a terrible mistake they made. It was these two groups that turned the election and, hopefully, they will have the power to correct the mistake. Trump seems to have forgotten where babies come from and what the most powerful force on Earth is. You don’t mess with Mother Nature without severe consequences, which in this case will save America….And it led to this….. Continue reading

March 17, 2017

Perspective

by Nick Anthony

The plight of sane souls
In a mad society
Is insanity. Continue reading

March 17, 2017

A Blessing: Yol Bolsun

by scatterednotebooks

May there be a road
May your path always be clear
May your journey never fail
May your trail not disappear

May there be a road
May your burdens all be light Continue reading

March 16, 2017

Lies…

by Harry

Submitted by 23sakshi23

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What are best friends?
Are they always there for you?
Do they keep secrets?
Do they hide from you?

Do they pretend they care?
Do they stab you in the back?
Do they actually care?
Or do they just use you?
Continue reading

March 16, 2017

Voyage

by Harry

 

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I think of myself as a distant ship,
a man sailing—
without love or destination;
A place from the rocky shore with
your pretty-glass you can see me
standing alone on the deck:
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March 16, 2017

May I?

by markfahmy

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If you’re going through hell,
May I be your drops of rain?
If in your sadness you dwell,
May I ease some of your pain?

If the world has gone black in your melancholic eyes,
May I be a your candles giving out light?
If you’re sinking deeply in your cries,
May I, for once, become your white knight? Continue reading

March 16, 2017

Poem of the Day – Pale Presence

by paturnerlee

Pale Presence

 

Charcoal dreams etched on park bench paper cranes

Stained purple souls trembling

Assembling plagues of passion

No more mind games: emotional oppression Continue reading

March 16, 2017

HALLWAY

by mikeb

 

He sits in the hallway, a vigil to keep
Waits for a call, but there’s never a peep
Nothing is moving, not even a mouse
Why was He invited, into this house
Windows dirty, doors tight shut
Decaying air a knife could cut
When is their journey going to begin
Or is the devil going to win. Continue reading

March 16, 2017

Clouds

by kim blades, writer

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Ethereal, feathery wisps,

puffy, cushioney pompoms,

ominous charcoal giants

threatening from up high – Continue reading

March 16, 2017

Tall

by A. Marie

It is eleven, and we are the early night.
Daddy hasn’t forgiven our existence yet,
Daddy hasn’t gotten out of the car,
Daddy doesn’t remember how to change a tire,
Daddy doesn’t love us at all;
Mommy won’t come outside into the daylight,
Mommy won’t wander the halls until we sleep,
Mommy doesn’t remember how to drink wine
Without spending the next 24 hours dreaming. Continue reading