October 19, 2017

LIFE IS A JOURNEY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

each day is like a journey on a frontier trail
the fellow travelers change depending on the
time, place and destinations
fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives,
friends, relatives, classmates and coworkers come and go  Continue reading

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October 19, 2017

HAIKU: HE WAS THE SUN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

He was my sunshine Continue reading

October 19, 2017

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =      Continue reading

October 18, 2017

Crashing Dreams

by mkvecchitto

crashing dreams

None could predict the madness living in a childhood nightmare

would become reality. Not for us anyway. We could not imagine it might

become our story. Monsters aren’t supposed to dwell in our closets or under the bed

but sometimes they do, disguised in the apathetic dressing of those who proclaim loyalty.

That’s the most difficult part, being brave: having the courage to feel

while the world turns a blind eye. Continue reading

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October 18, 2017

The red

by Jem Croucher

I stopped, reduced to tears
when the red before me lay
Tear of joy for splendour
shown to me upon this day

Walking down an avenue
trees on either side
Then this, the most spectacular
to leave me misty-eyed Continue reading

October 18, 2017

I’M SORRY I MISSED YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I’m sorry that I missed you
I know we would have been friends 

I would have liked to have shared
walking some of life’s pathway
with you Continue reading

October 18, 2017

Earth

by Venkat

​*Alliteration Poem – Earth*

17th Oct’17  ~by Venkat

Edges evolve, epitaphs etched
Eyes echo, ears ensnare
Ears enchant, eyes eschew
Eagles exude, embers emaciated

Continue reading

October 18, 2017

HAIKU: THE HOURS PASSED US

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

The hours passed us Continue reading

October 18, 2017

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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October 17, 2017

Shared Lives

by mkvecchitto

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My daughter says she listens to the sound of my feet shuffling each morning,

my slippers scuffing well-worn carpet as if on automatic pilot.

 

Even behind her closed door, she feels me move.

 

Years spent locked in joint struggle does that. Or it doesn’t. We were lucky. Continue reading

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October 17, 2017

~ Prose (Part I)

by ladyliterati

~ Prose (Part I)
Winter is nipping at Autumns multicolored train, trimmed in gold she rivals the Sun.

This morning she woke with Winters first breath clinging to flora, fauna, her terra firma

Abode, chilled. She longs to continue her flamboyant promenade throughout the countryside, knowing in her wake beauty blooms and eyes behold the brush of Gods hand.
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10/17/17

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October 17, 2017

Poison Ivy

by dharkanein

Beautiful is the pain

I go through everyday

Turning me into a beautiful butterfly

From the cocoon I’ve been.

Continue reading

October 17, 2017

Nature’s evening slumber

by Jem Croucher

Upon the ground this time of year
the yellow, red and gold
A carpet of pure loveliness
from trees both young and old

Crunchy in the sunshine
fragrant in the rain
It always brings a certain cheer
when autumn comes again Continue reading

October 17, 2017

Robin

by Alanna

robin-2506274_1920I had to let him go

Like the mother robin

Crowded with her noisy young

In the disheveled nest of twigs overhanging the patio door

Whose scruffy chicks were there one day

Then gone the next

Never to return

Continue reading

October 17, 2017

The Elm, the Dusk, and the Nightingale

by jaybluepoems

Day recoils in silence. Autumn’s warmth gives way to dusk.
Beneath this meadow’s elm I pause, released in freedom from the husk of what this life’s become.
Summer wanes in crescent waves shaped to crash on winter’s shore,
haunting sweeter memories, from here within my open door as soul reflects the sum. Continue reading

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October 17, 2017

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =       Continue reading

October 17, 2017

Crazy

by Venkat


*Alliteration Poem – Crazy*

12th Oct’17  ~by Venkat
Corners curl, covered chameleons

Crumple cliches, clouds clone

Clock clawed, chirps cease

Continue reading

October 17, 2017

War

by mkvecchitto

war

Safety and fear intertwine

Corruption abided by rules and regulation

All the while, the swain tramps across the fen

to swear allegiance under the gibbous moon Continue reading

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October 17, 2017

HAIKU: WILDFLOWERS AT HEART

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Wallflowers blossom Continue reading

October 17, 2017

QUIETLY WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO BLOSSOM

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

She was hiding
in the shadows
in the corner
of the room
while couples
filled the dance floor
she was there alone  Continue reading

October 16, 2017

The Flue Bug

by Colly

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Weakened by a stomach flue sickness.

Beaten physically by its whip. Continue reading

October 16, 2017

Ophelia’s Gift

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Rust red sun
Burns through yellow grey clouds
Continue reading

October 16, 2017

The Stream

by kim blades, writer

Once more

sweet stream,

Continue reading

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October 16, 2017

Acer

by Jem Croucher

If you put ‘Acer’ into Google
guess what you will see?
Lot of reference to laptops
but seldom to a tree
And yet the humble maple
(the namesake of that brand)
is the pure derivation which,
when seen, you’ll understand Continue reading

October 16, 2017

THE LITTLE SEED YOU LEFT ME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

It starts with a seed of inspiration
a word or phrase from you
something you left behind
but never ever knew  Continue reading

October 16, 2017

HAIKU: TEMPTING LEAVES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Pied Piper breeze Continue reading

October 16, 2017

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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October 15, 2017

Migration

by mkvecchitto

intrigue verse thoreau quote

I see you. Mired in madness, struggling to be free, you search for a way out. Embrace this journey as those butterflies in your stomach feel more like carnivorous crabs piercing the pit of your soul. Sometimes we must descend into darkness. Sometimes we must view reality through a skewed lens to gain perspective. I see you. We belong to the same kind, the same tribe. And as you fight this battle, know when you reach the other side, Retrospect will reveal your inner beauty. Ride this river of time.

I’ll be there, waiting on the sandy shore. Continue reading

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