Posts tagged ‘human nature’

December 14, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Second Chances
Do Overs

We Don’t Like
To Think Of Ourselves
As Cold
Or Judgmental

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August 13, 2018

Haiku : 2018-08-13

by Venkat

tigers ate my night
my breath, a old pemdulum
Moon came back, unclawed

Image: Art by Koson Ohara

November 3, 2017

Over and over

by Venkat

A poem with the same first and last words

look now look
speak they do speak
over and over

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August 2, 2017

The Home

by Venkat

​where thoughts bask

in a motionless dream

care not for the world

or wide jaws in white

a home of crocodiles

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July 15, 2017

Cups For Each Other

by Venkat

​down frozen teeth

come foxes from your arm

eyes cloaked in red

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February 11, 2016

Horses – Of Reasoning and Delight

by Venkat


As horses they come
From corners of the heart
Echoing thunders, in delight
Dimming, the dark of the night

As horses we go
Lost in high dust, of clouds
Leaving footprints larger, longer
Of those, which drummed on the heart
And they became men, pulling reins
On the back

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October 27, 2015


by Venkat


Every rose has its thorn
So they said

I felt those roses so
Bloom my love
Held on roots, of fears

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September 10, 2015

Thought is a Bird

by Venkat


Thought is a bird
In these hands
Wings flapping

Thought is a bird
With one home
Seldom on same branch

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April 24, 2015

Ideas, These

by Venkat


ideas, these
standing up, high
on the eucalyptus or coconut

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April 12, 2015

Wheels We Are On

by Venkat


Legs, do we need
When our lives move on
On the wheels set by nature

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April 5, 2015

Creepy Cups

by Venkat


those moments we hold
into our steel hard grip
people, clay cups in hand
to sip one’s tea in pleasure
and throw when worn out

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November 17, 2014

Sorrows Embrace

by Seafarrwide


What but the birds shrill song

The dog’s long howl

The babies screeching cry

Prickled fur of fear

Hollow ribs of the starved

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October 21, 2014

Half Truth

by Venkat


half the world is busy
fitting things into their prejudices
rejecting the ‘misfits’
lauding when it ‘fits’

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July 5, 2014


by Venkat


when thoughts collide
in an attempt to choose
unable to take a side
indecisions do confuse

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June 8, 2014

Strange We Are

by Venkat

Strange, we are built
In our inner frame

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May 9, 2014

Flower Our Desire

by thom amundsen

Poetry challenge: Sonnet poem.


Oh, so swoon the rains become our magic;

gray cloud cover speaks ominous tragic

cleansing. Spring is alive bursting rampant

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April 19, 2014

As We Twine

by Venkat

As eyes soar high into a sky
In attempts to leave earth
As much as frogs aim to fly
A mistaken belief from birth

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December 9, 2013


by Venkat

As the earth spins around

Feelings atop a velvet moon

Speaking to sensations unbound

In the cosmos of God’s tune

I slip into another universe

Wearing one more pretension

Yet with my fears I traverse

Holding my scattered emotion

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July 24, 2013


by Venkat

Quelled by a shot of feeling

In a free fall to heaven

An existence beyond meaning

Energy of words flowing from my pen

A feeling tearing my darkness apart

Flying high above a mystical air

Tingling spikes of mirth as a dart

Making loneliness light to bear

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April 22, 2013


by dokurtybitz

Slow steps
What was once
Considered the norm
Now seen as
Crawling toward