Posts tagged ‘poems’

July 10, 2020

ONLY A FOOL

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Only
A Fool
Denies The Facts,
And Believes His Own
Opinions 

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July 10, 2020

THE BUTTERFLY YOU WERE MEANT TO BE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Let The Hard Work You Did In Your Caterpillar Phase,

george-carlin-life-quotes CATERPILLAR AND BUTTERFLY

Let You Fulfill Your Dreams And Become

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June 15, 2020

Why I Write

by HemmingPlay

A writer of modest talent can only hope one day to put together a word or two—on a rare week, a phrase—that’s worth keeping. This is not the conceit of petty perfectionism. This is just the reality of having a mediocre vision that cannot totally grasp what floats in and out of view. It’s the curse of having an mind’s eye that comes close enough to see the possibilities dimly, but does not quite have that extra something that would make it all clear. The curse of the ‘if-only’. The torture of the dreamer who is granted a taste of a truth in the night but loses it upon wakening. The humility of Moses on the border of the promised land who may not cross over, no matter the sacrifice. And virtue is no guarantee. The world often rewards those of questionable credentials.

It’s a frustration that has to be managed—The gap between what might be glimpsed, a brief impression of something sublime and the skill that, were it a painting, only manages stick figure drawings.

So the experience is one of enduring the sense of of constant failure —even accepting it as the price— to press the cheek up against the foggy glass that keeps one just beyond the truth…. Throwing the lariat a thousand times at a stallion that prances just out of reach, hoping that one more throw will tame the beast and bring him nearer, to feel the heat and the true wild life of him. Yet still, as seems to be the way of the Plan, It is a way to learn humility, and patience and forgiveness. Nothing need be wasted, and the great wheel grinds always, and grinds exceedingly small.

That’s the job. Putting up with failure long enough to feel the hot breath of something beautiful.  It is insanity. But oh, so seductive.  

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April 1, 2020

A Passover Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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Happy Holidays. To all my Christian friends – Happy Easter. And to all my Jewish friends – Happy Passover. Tonight the Jewish people celebrate their escape from slavery in Egypt. Like all Jewish holidays, Passover has holiday specific symbolic food. Matzo, unleavened bread, is the focal point of the Passover food and it takes great cooking skill to turn this edible cardboard into something palatable. But making it easier to go in does not make it easier to go out…..

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March 13, 2020

Journey- A Question

by Megha's World

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
― Heraclitus

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A grandeur of illusion

a miracle of sorts

trailblazing your dreams

and circling and creating

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March 7, 2020

FAR AWAY – BUT ALWAYS BONDED

by thereluctantpoet

By Nichole Sulpizio And Charles Robert Lindholm

Far Away
He Was

Feeling Her Heart Break
Listening To Her Sobbing

Wondering How To Ease Her Pain
And Kiss Her Tears Away

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February 22, 2020

A “Best Advice To A New Incoming College Freshman” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

My Alma Mater recently asked it’s alum what would be the best advice they could give an incoming freshman student. Of course, they were asking for real, serious and valuable advice. I had some of that for them – EMBRACE THE ADVENTURE. College will be a big part of the story of your life. Make it a story that you love to tell.

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February 3, 2020

Distorted Passage

by HemmingPlay

I swim in
streams and rivers
instead of on land,
looking up
through ripples
seeing mere refractions
of unknowns
filtered through milky moonlight.

Down small creeks,
under
branches splitting
the sky,
dark firs waving in
the breeze like monks
chanting,
and oaks bragging of age;
rocks and crags,
shifting, rippling,
dropping dappled shards of
sunlight on
crystal, chuckling waters.

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January 28, 2020

LETTING GO

by thereluctantpoet

By Nichole Sulpizio And Charles Robert Lindholm

She Heard The Door
Firmly Shut Behind Her
Then Slowly Turned Around
To Take A Final Look
As The Whisper From Her Heart
Said,

“Sometimes
There Is No Going Back”

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January 7, 2020

Primitive

by HemmingPlay

 

By Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds

 

I have heard about the civilized,
the marriages run on talk, elegant and
honest, rational. But you and I are
savages. You come in with a bag,
hold it out to me in silence.
I know Moo Shu Pork when I smell it
and understand the message: I have
pleased you greatly last night. We sit
quietly, side by side, to eat
the long pancakes dangling and spilling,
fragrant sauce dripping out,
and glance at each other askance, wordless,
the corners of our eyes clear as spear points
laid along the sill to show
a friend sits with a friend here.

January 3, 2020

Finding Home

by HemmingPlay

I can’t go home, because
home has not stopped
moving yet.
But I do know that
this moment is real;
I know how your lips feel,
I know the heat and
weight of you
In the dark,
or pressed against me
at a dock, oblivious
of jealous eyes,
saying a goodbye,
wordlessly telling
me what feels right.
I know loneliness
melts
in the heat of the
grace of you.
Stay with me a while, dancer.
Let’s walk on the beach,
and look in the sands for courage,
and sit at dawn,
watching the day come up like thunder.

December 25, 2019

A JOYFUL CELEBRATION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A
Christmas Party,
A Joyful Celebration
Shared With Friends And
Family

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December 25, 2019

THE GIFT OF YOUR TIME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Year Is Ending
And I Want To Give Thanks
To Each Of You
As Readers And Followers

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December 25, 2019

CHRISTMAS HAIKU: CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY – 2019 REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Christmas Every Day

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December 25, 2019

HAIKU: JUST ONE WISH – 2019 REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

If I Were Granted

Just One Wish, I’d Wish For You

And That’s What I Did

 

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December 25, 2019

HAIKU: A CHRISTMAS SLEEP IN – REPRISE – 2019

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Christmas Sleep In

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December 25, 2019

CHRISTMAS HAIKU: A CHRISTMAS TREE’S GIFT – REPRISE – 2019

by thereluctantpoet

PHOTO OF CHRISTMAS TREE
By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Pine Tree’s Sweet Smell

With Lights And Decorations

Is It’s Christmas Gift

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved
Please come and explore the 2017 December Christmas pieces in my Archives

December 25, 2019

CHRISTMAS WISHES AND MEMORIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Childhood Memories
Of Christmas Celebrations
From Years Gone By
Parade Across My Mind

When I Sit In The Dark Watching
The Christmas Lights Twinkling

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December 10, 2019

ANOTHER FOOL’S LIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Fools
Will Believe
Another Fool’s Lies
Instead Of Searching for
Truth

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December 7, 2019

DAY OF INFAMY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Pearl
Harbor Memories
Day Of Infamy
Forever Etched Upon Our
Hearts

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December 2, 2019

BLACK FRIDAY CRAZY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Black
Friday Sales
Are Absolutely Crazy
With People Dying To
Shop

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November 28, 2019

I’M THANKFUL FOR YOU!

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I’m Thankful For You:

My Wife
My Children
My Family
My Friends
My Followers And Readers

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November 20, 2019

Sustenance

by Megha's World

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November 1, 2019

DOES PARTISAN EQUAL STUPID?

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You
Are Partisan!

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October 28, 2019

A REINCARNATION OF JUDAS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump
Delivered Allies
Into Turkey’s Hands,

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October 26, 2019

SEEKING REVENGE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Department
Of Justice
Now Trump’s Gestapo

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October 18, 2019

NO ONE WILL WONDER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

When
We’re Dancing
With The Angels
No One Will Wonder

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October 17, 2019

WHY DOES TIME FLY?

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Time
Runs Slowly
‘Til The Workweek’s Done
But Like A Shooting Star
Once You’re Having Fun

The Seconds
Tick By,
One By One
Measured All The Same

So Why Does Work Time
Feel So Slow
Yet Fly On By
When You’re
Having Fun

I’d Really
Like To Know
Wouldn’t You?

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