February 17, 2017

The Most Beautiful Flower

by markfahmy

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Once I thought,
that the most beautiful flower
grows in the middle of fields.
And among the lush green,
she sways and dances with the breeze. Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Afternoon delight

by Jem Croucher

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Stained glass caught it streaming through
Late afternoon delight
The warmth, the sudden comfort
of this winter pale sunlight Continue reading

February 17, 2017

A “Festivus Press Conference” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

After watching todays Press conference that was as much improv as it was impromptu, I watched the post-Press conference analysis on CNN, Trump’s arch enemy. I heard Jake Trapper, a CNN political analyst include this in his statement -“But then instead of focusing on his accomplishments and offering an optimistic, positive view of what he’s doing for this country, it was an airing of grievances. It was Festivus.” A presidential press conference was compared to an episode of a sitcom. There is nothing comical about this situation….but it did lead to this….. Continue reading

February 16, 2017

A “Let’s Get Along?” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I am mesmerized by what I am watching on television every day. I’ve never seen anything like this before and it is hard for me to take my eyes off of it. It unfolds like fiction or a movie, but it is all too real. I just heard 45 say that none of his predecessors engaged the Russians in a positive friendly manner and “look how that’s worked out.” The last time I checked America is still The Land Of The Free. I don’t think 45 has really assessed the risk. Continue reading

February 16, 2017

“with grace”

by Harry

Submitted by Anonymous

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i closed my eyes at twelve
woke up by an electroshock at one
dressed myself up with my eyes half-closed
pausing every once in awhile
to feel my heart.
it’s become a necessity –feeling my heart,
because nothing here is realer than this.
My heart’s in time.
Still in time.
Continue reading

February 16, 2017

AT LAST

by mikeb

 

At last there is a beam of light
Coming from your being
Years of wear and tear have brought
The sight that you are seeing
You’ve tried to keep the past contained
Believing you’re okay
Finally you’ve seen the truth
You’re calling it a day. Continue reading

February 16, 2017

Nest of Wonder

by Venkat

fires, they gleam in rings

on your fingers, molten in amber


winds, they clasp as chains
on your eyes, in hollowed homes

snowfall, dance in buried silence

your feet, dream of voices to hold

waters, they clink as fireflies do

your heart, drip thoughts in the dark


February 16, 2017

The Winter Word

by Jem Croucher

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If I were a penguin
I’m sure I’d think it nice
when all was cold around me
and the ground was thick with ice Continue reading

February 15, 2017

A First Of What I Expect To Be Many “Russia-gate” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

You have to give the guy credit. With all the fake news, rigged elections, tweeting and executive orders, Trump still found time to get himself smack dab in the middle of a real scandal – a potentially much worse than Watergate scandal. Now that takes some skill. But of course, we are finding out that he had been working on it for a long time. His first appointee gone over “a matter of trust.” That’s rich….and it led to this Continue reading

February 15, 2017

Poetry challenge: valentines poem.

by Harry

Poetry challenge: valentines poem.

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Its coming up to valentines day so

the challenge is to write a Valentines day poem,

all the romantics out there will be getting busy writing

 thbb

Miriam

Colleen

Joel

Joel

Colleen

Debbie

Patrick

Gina

Katharyne

Joel

Kim

Tessema

Frank

Gina

February 15, 2017

Brighton for Brunch

by Jem Croucher

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To Brighton for brunch on a Sunday
egg muffins and hot cups of tea
Meeting some Crouchers who now live close by
Holly, Grace, Sally and Lee Continue reading

February 15, 2017

Spring

by HemmingPlay

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Put your ear to the air.

Tune your senses to the long rhythms…

The sun is daily higher,

It knocks harder on grave’s door:

Beneath in the icy ground,

Life warms from near death

Shudders and swells and pushes against

The things that would keep it cold:

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February 15, 2017

My Valentine

by The Showers of Blessing

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.
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(Ceramic piece painted by Miriam Hurdle)

It was serendipity that we met.

Summer had not stated yet, but

It was the final week of school.

I decided to go to

This group met at home.

We chatted, we snacked.

You asked what I did for fun,

I smiled, didn’t answer the question.

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February 15, 2017

A Matter of Perspective

by Nick Anthony

Future-Me, a fan of irony,
Enjoys the reruns of a Present comedy
Starring Me, self-confident with sobriety,
Lamenting the stupidity of Past-Me. Continue reading

February 14, 2017

A White Winter Hymn

by ShoummoF

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What is this I see?

The shimmer of years yet to be,

The draping of a quilted sight,

The flaking hope on a snowy night.

A sea of mist sprung from your lips,

The intonation of your tender quips. Continue reading

February 14, 2017

Tiny Chickadee’s

by Colly

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As sweet as

love and gentle Continue reading

February 14, 2017

Extension of His Love

by Colly

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What transcends the breath

of time… Continue reading

February 14, 2017

A “Leaky Flynn Spin” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Rather than focusing on everything that is wrong about Michael Flynn having his “private meeting” with the Russians and being less than forthright about it, President Trump is worried about where the leaks about this diplomatic fiasco and other damaging information about problems within the White House are coming from. It is a classic case of a bad guy getting caught and rather than being contrite about the shady dealings, he’s pissed about someone turning him in and being caught. Continue reading

February 14, 2017

Mars

by A. Marie

Hot slap slips loose the animal,
night jasmine burns in Asia, the Isle of Man
sinks into the Irish Sea, Solomon Islands
grow legs and head north
to eat Okinawa, chop every cherry bloom
into kindling
to feed the storm. Continue reading

February 14, 2017

Soulmates

by Jem Croucher

Poetry Challenge: Valentine Poem

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Cupid’s arrow may for most
be secret on this day
when anonymity prevails
in messages we say
But for me the message is the same
with thirty-eight cards done
‘I love you more and more each year
For me there’s only one’ Continue reading

February 14, 2017

~ Being Human

by ladyliterati

 

“Strive as we might, our humanity keeps us from perfection -that great illusion – And it is our humanity that tortures our thoughts when a “mistake” has been made. A mistake is paid for once, yet, our humanity guilts us, shames us, ’til we bankrupt our souls, still, believing we can obtain the unattainable…the perfect”… O’Prunty 2/13/17

February 13, 2017

I Was A Horse

by HemmingPlay

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with the February rain dripping off the eaves.
A memory floated by that in a previous life
I was a horse. No question.
A big, brown horse with
soft, knowing eyes. I had been abandoned
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February 13, 2017

The Fat Man

by JJ Merryweather

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Not last night, but the night before

A big fat man came knocking on my door. Continue reading

February 13, 2017

An “If ‘Con’ Is The Opposite Of ‘Pro'” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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I saw this post from a high school friend on Facebook this morning –

If “con” is the opposite of “pro,” then what is the opposite of “progress”? Good morning, Monday.

I sent her a quick reply – There is a limerick waiting to be written.

Thanks Debra. It led to this….
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February 13, 2017

Seen and found

by Jem Croucher

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Sand as far as eye can see
with Brighton to the East
this vista at this time of year
a perfect visual feast
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February 13, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Walking on glass
Hearing it crack and
Crunch,
Cold, stinging pellets
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February 13, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Listen to the rumbling bubbles
Watching the milky smoke
Pass through and
Disappear,
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February 13, 2017

Winter’s Grasp

by mkvecchitto

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To the dark and dreary, I acquiesce

A steel grey sky harbors silence, grieving

and I regress, lost in proper pain and process

Aware as storm clouds gather, scheming Continue reading