Posts tagged ‘death’

March 6, 2018

Death is Perfect

by pranabaxom

A clear blue sky lacks definition
A blank slate characterless
Beware of the one without blemish
Beneath the serene surface
Lurks the deepest secrets
Enemies with flaws

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February 15, 2018

HAIKU: UNSAFE IN OUR SCHOOLS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

UNSAFE IN OUR SCHOOLS

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February 15, 2018

#191 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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February 9, 2018

#185 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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February 7, 2018

The Cosmos

by Nick Anthony

When I was born, the Cosmos was young.
It’s exponential growth had scarcely begun.
As an infant, I learned to always ask, “Why?”
And the universe expanded with each reply.
Across the island of knowledge I began to crawl
And found not an edge or end, but endless sprawl.

Until, I heard something I knew was absurd.
Even though people called scientists avidly concurred
That the Cosmos was finite and several billion years old,
Who were they to limit what my universe could hold?
When, contrary to the revered “intellectuals’” thinking,
Visceral evidence told me, the Cosmos was shrinking.

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January 23, 2018

On Missing You Too Soon

by HemmingPlay

I find myself imagining
how the differences will
play out…
The unfamiliar,
lengthening silences,
stretching into the dusk.
The way dust devils will
gather in corners, waiting
for something that
will never come.

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January 23, 2018

MY ADDRESS BOOK IS SHRINKING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Have An Address Book
It’s Not A Little Black Book
That I Wish Was Filled With
The Names Of Wonderful
Girls And Women I Had
Relations With Through
The Years

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December 18, 2017

Lazarus, After

by HemmingPlay

Lazarus never smiled
after he rose from the dead.
For 30 years, until he died again,
he was haunted by the
unredeemed souls he saw
in the four days he
journeyed in the afterlife.

Laughter died stillborn in his chest.
That was what he told neighbors—
when he talked about it.
But, it was hard to speak, and
had been since that day.
His throat was always dusty
and his tongue thick.

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December 11, 2017

Soldiers

by A. Marie

And he blows his head open, because he is in the army; he does not
want to go back. He makes it clear.

I was his friend, when he was alive and in high school.
I am his friend again, now that he is gone and fading.

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December 9, 2017

Epiphany

by HemmingPlay

When the sun comes up like thunder

I knew a guy.
Cancer survivor,
worn down to the lacy bone,
thin, with dry skin.
But a light shone through
his stretched parchment skin
like some kind of
organic fire.
The brush with death
left a calling card.
“I’ll be back” it said.
“You won’t know when.”

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December 7, 2017

A MATTER OF TIMING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Someday I will die
and so will you
but here’s what
we should do 

Let’s avoid
Someday

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December 1, 2017

MOTHER NATURE IS ANGRY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I see the dark clouds gathering
ominously warning
the wise to flee
to find shelter
from the coming storm 

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November 24, 2017

The Plight of the Rose

by Charmed Chaos
Your memory is a wilting rose
Fraught with cold moonlight
Red petals weep in silent repose
Mourning its soul’s fated plight.

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November 10, 2017

Youth

by Charmed Chaos

-By Linda Lee Lyberg

As gloaming shadows fell
Across his threadbare sleeve
There are times better remembered
In blurred moments of rending grief.

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November 3, 2017

HAIKU: DUST TO DUST

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I am made of dust

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October 31, 2017

The Reaper

by Charmed Chaos

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The Reaper

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Every moment we lose someone
We learn the meaning of sympathy
How grief will hurt and leave us undone
But in it’s place grows sweet empathy.

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October 20, 2017

Day’s Rage

by Charmed Chaos

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Day’s Rage

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Divine day rages against dark night
As a fiery sun hangs low in the sky
Sacred light will not run from the fight
Though Mother moon is looming nigh

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October 8, 2017

Worms do not Compare

by Zenei

Some only look up,

Picking and socializing,

Undaunted by Words.

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October 4, 2017

White Rose

by Charmed Chaos

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White Rose

-Linda Lee Lyberg

White rose
Symbolic of

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September 20, 2017

~ As Dawn Broke

by ladyliterati

~  As Dawn Broke

Clouds merged

Fog lay dense, heavy

Ghostly images of tree lines

Scattered amongst the gray;

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September 8, 2017

Hypocritical Oath

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Not just anyone can kill a baby;
It takes a degree to commit that crime.
The doctor’s conscience will hurt him—maybe,
But the guy on the street will do some time.

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August 6, 2017

THE END

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Have we reached
the final page
of the final chapter 

The End of our time together

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August 2, 2017

While Alive

by A. Marie

When we fall down, when we land, when we lay
upon the bedrock, do we look up? Or do we close
our eyes, and make do, roll the dirt around us,
invite the insects to have discussion, play with god;

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July 21, 2017

Attraction

by Charmed Chaos

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Attraction

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Pulled apart forever
By a single foolish act
And now she must endeavor
To accept the brutal fact

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July 19, 2017

Bondage and Freedom

by Zenei

Life –

Aggrieved, Wretched,

Lamenting, Oppressing, Despairing, Jousting,

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July 9, 2017

Dead Horse

by JJ Merryweather

dead horseBetter here to cease than the knackers yard
A wild hearted beast that lived fast and died hard.

Better to have fallen than led away to be rendered
To have died on the hoof than gone lame and surrendered.

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July 9, 2017

You, Me and the Fog

by idlebrain

I know you are out there

a dense-pallid fog hangs between

parting you and me

and i cannot see , the Beyond.

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July 7, 2017

~ Flowers for Mother

by ladyliterati

Flowers for Mother

 

She picked the petals
One by one,
Tossed them ‘neath
A sultry sun,

 

A waft of wind
Carried them away;
As Mother
Received an earthly bouquet

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