Posts tagged ‘poem’

November 28, 2020

Free

by HemmingPlay

Oh, I saw my love go on alone 
on a sky-blue morning. 

life in a deserted land: 

A tent, fluttering in the
cooling breeze of evening. 
I crawl in and fall asleep with 

growing patience. 

November 28, 2020

As It Was

by HemmingPlay

As it was in the beginning,
so still it is.

The hourglass turned then,
the sand measures time, again.

This is no tragedy, merely
the nature of things.

I perceive I am dying—
as does everything—but since birth.

The Mayfly, the tortoise;
the orchid, mosquito. We

don’t leave much behind.
Remorseless winds grind even

Pharoh’s magnificent stones to dust.
(Like them, I can’t imagine a world without me.)

It’s hard to see past that.
But we ride the last grain of sand through

the passage, just wide enough, and this spirit
escapes time and space, again.

For now, I only wonder to what I’m ancestral
This time. Was I any good?

November 28, 2020

In Sussex

by Jem Croucher

Rainshadow on November sea
braced against the weather we
into strong sou’ westerly
In Sussex where we live

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November 28, 2020

A Biggest Loser Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trump claims Biden must prove votes weren’t ‘illegally obtained’ in order to enter White House | Fox News

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November 28, 2020

INSPIRE ME WITH YOUR WORDS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Love To Read Poetry
And Watch The Way
Talented Writers
Use Their Words

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November 28, 2020

HAIKU: LATE NIGHT TURKEY SANDWICHES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Family And Friends Share

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November 27, 2020

Swans (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Swans on Widewater
nestled behind the beach
here on Sussex coast

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November 26, 2020

A PRICELESS GIFT

by thereluctantpoet

A PRICELESS GIFT
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The applause of the world
dies away
and is forgotten

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November 26, 2020

GRATEFUL

by thereluctantpoet

DINNER IS SERVED
Wishing this year was like past years and not
restricted because of Coronavirus!

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Of All The Days In The Year
The One That Means The Most To Me
Is Thanksgiving Day

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November 26, 2020

An Instant

by HemmingPlay

In every life,
there’s a moment, or two.

The curve of your neck
out of that corduroy man’s shirt,

Burnt orange,
of autumn; passing of the old.

How unaware you were
that our child-like lives had just changed.

That’s not quite the right word.
They rearranged themselves

Into a new pattern, the right one.
Like random iron filings on paper

Which, when a magnet comes near,
Spring instantly into order,

Obedient to the
Truth of an invisible force.

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November 26, 2020

The mermaid’s necklace

by Jem Croucher

A mermaid left her necklace
on the breakwater today
I spied it at low water
as the waves comes in to play

I’m sure she will have missed it
as it really caught my eye
washed there in the water
as the winter waves came by

So I hope that she will find it
and to the lost lay claim
when come the midnight moonshine
she comes this way again

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November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Limericks for a Year That We’re Thankful Is Almost Over

by Joel Kravitz

The Thanksgiving feast is always a winner.
There’s nothing like a big turkey dinner.
Bird and sides, then dessert,
We eat ’til we hurt…
And nobody ever leaves thinner.

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November 25, 2020

HIS FANTASY IS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm
WE HAVE TIME MACHINES - MEMORIES AND DREAMS
His
Fantasy Is
A Time Machine
To Explore Those “What
Ifs”


Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 11-25-2020 – 9:30 a.m.

November 25, 2020

A sheep’s lot

by Jem Croucher

A sheep looking chilly
there in the field
caught my eye when just passing
in the Sussex Weald

Forlorn it stood pleading
with a look it its eye
“Could it come with me?”
as I wandered by

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November 24, 2020

A Couple of Exit Strategy Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

To quote the great Chris Berman – “He could go all the way!”

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November 24, 2020

A reflection of winter

by Jem Croucher

I caught an oak’s reflection
in a puddle Friday last
whilst walking in a field
by a tree that I went past

It reminded me that winter
on this chill November day
was close as from its branches
all the leaves had gone away

So I didn’t dilly dally
but paused there just enough
to ponder that reflection
of the tall oak there above

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November 24, 2020

CALL A COUP – A COUP

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Call
A Coup
A Coup, Trump’s
Wish For You And
America

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved
 – 11-23-2020 – 04:45 p.m.

November 23, 2020

TRUMP’S PLANNED COUP

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump’s
Planned Coup
Is Not Working
Judges Deciding, He’s A
Loser

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved
– 11-23-2020 -8:45 a.m.

November 23, 2020

Thwarted

by Jem Croucher

I felt like a wander
out to the Loop
six miles again over the Downs
But the rain paid a visit
its objectives upheld
resigned to stay home with some frowns

And yes I agree with you
strongly in fact
the weather shouldn’t get in the way
but I tell you the stair rods
falling out there
made their point as they had their say

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November 23, 2020

TRUMP WON’T WIN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump
Won’t Win
No Matter What
The Party’s Over – You’re
Fired!

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved
– 11-22-2020 -8:30 p.m.

November 23, 2020

Stroller Dog

by Alanna

I  missed our walkabouts

His cattle dog body

All worn out

So I bought him a stroller

That saw four children grow

Then fixed it up

So he could go

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November 22, 2020

A Nero Fiddled, Trump Played Golf Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

G20 Meets On Coronavirus As Trump Makes 298th Golf Trip Of Presidency (forbes.com)

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November 22, 2020

Ballistic Nasturtiums

by Jem Croucher

The nasturtiums’ gone ballistic
even though the summer’s gone
as it’s reaching now to skyward
and its stems are very long
It’s spreading ‘cross the garden
showing no sign of demise
which with its splash of colour
at this time of year is wise

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November 21, 2020

TRUMP’S NEW PLAN

by thereluctantpoet

TRUMP’S NEW PLAN
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Voters
Fired Trump,
His New Plan’s
Cheating To Win Electoral
Victory

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved
– 11-21-2020 -9:00 a.m.

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November 21, 2020

Julie’s plate

by Jem Croucher

Julie’s plate makes for a picture
with oranges waiting there
in the middle of our table
for a feast we’ve yet to share
and as the light was perfect
and the depth of field just right
I thought I’d take a picture
as they made a lovely sight

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November 20, 2020

HAIKU: AUTUMN’S SHOW

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

The leaves all rustle

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November 20, 2020

HAIKU: AUTUMN IS ENDING

by thereluctantpoet

FLAMING AUTUMN TREES
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Autumn Is Ending

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November 20, 2020

THE WIND WAGED WAR

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

the wind waged war

with it’s ally the rain

 

the battlefields

were littered with

the leaves of autumn

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