Posts tagged ‘poems’

October 24, 2021

HAIKU: SHE SMILES WITH HER EYES

by thereluctantpoet

HER - FEATURE IMAGE
By Charles Robert Lindholm

She Smiles With Her Eyes

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September 16, 2021

I STRUGGLE TO WRITE IN CURSIVE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Simple
Thoughtless
And Automatic Act
When I Was Young
But Not Now
The Years
And Tears
Have Changed That

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September 5, 2021

And the question drops…

by Sandeep
Picture courtesy: Internet. If you own this, kindly let me know. I am willing to give you credit by adding name or link. Also, willing to take it down.

An empty seat awaits your presence and when you occupy it, I will be rowing you silently through an ancient route. You sit there on the other end of the boat and look around. As you will find me absorbed in rowing you choose not to ask me that one question and you keep it for later. Then when you gaze the grasslands and the infinite sky a shimmering golden breeze kisses your face and you feel strange. For you know this breeze and this recollection will make you feel like you know every pixel of what you see and you know every grain of your feeling.  Like you know everything about everything here for ages. Like something is speaking to you and waiting for you to break your silence. Yet, your silence is your only language, your only means to express. You look at me and I raise my head. In the moment, something in us knows that a word will be too much. Your question drops. And, a wordless journey on an ancient route goes on..

September 1, 2021

Of this world…

by Sandeep

A face lay there in eternal sleep,
No smile.
No frown.
I wonder,
“After all, smiles and frowns are of this world”.

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August 20, 2021

A Couple of “Aging” Limericks on My 69th Birthday

by Joel Kravitz

Grow old gracefully? You must be dreaming.
My Peter Pan Syndrome is teeming.
If I may be so bold,
Here’s how I’m growing old…
I’m going kicking and screaming!

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August 16, 2021

“Sleep”

by Sandeep
Picture courtesy: internet. If you own this please inform me, I would either take this down or shall provide you due credit by adding name or link.

Walking gently into the night.. What’s left is these last drops of light..Soon the final shades of colors will become one.. Time is about to lose its significance and space is about to lose limits.. Nothing about my world will be carried forward.. My sorrows and my happinesses can accompany me till this gate alone, as “sleep” needs neither.. All that there exists now is an unending continuum, till my alarm goes on..

August 12, 2021

FOOLISHLY FOLLOWING – ENCORE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Liars
Will Lie,
While You Deny,
Foolishly Following The Pied
Piper?

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-04-2021 – 09:30 a.m.

Looking back at this, it still amazes me that this was written two days
before the insurrection on January 6, 2021.  Yet, here we are having watched
the videos of violence and attempts to destroy our democracy,
The Biggest Liar is still saying this was a love fest, a tour of the capital, nothing to see here??

America needs to wake up NOW to the dangers to democracy posed by those
that believe and follow Pied Piper Trump, in spite of his known and proven lies!

Why do sheeple still drink the Kool-aid??

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August 11, 2021

GULLIBLE FOOLS AND SHEEPLE – ENCORE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Easily
Brainwashed With
Pied Piper Lies
Supporters Herd Mentality is
Low

The
Science Deniers
And Conspiracy Liars
Deceive Gullible Fools And
Sheeple

Copyright © 2021  Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-10-2021 – 12:30 p.m.

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July 30, 2021

#3 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry =

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July 24, 2021

#2 POETRY = REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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July 24, 2021

THE MARMALADE MOON – REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The marmalade moon

spreads across

the still warm

crust of earth

toasted

by the midday sun

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July 22, 2021

#1 POETRY = REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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July 22, 2021

THE ONE WHO ALWAYS LOVES ME – REDUX

by thereluctantpoet

THE ONE WHO ALWAYS LOVES ME

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Unworthy

of the gift

of forgiveness

am I

 

But still

the gift

is offered

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May 5, 2021

NOT MEANT TO BE

by thereluctantpoet

By Bree Leto – Secret Thoughts Within and Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet

DIVORCE

There are many things you can’t control

Your heart

Another’s heart

no matter how much you might want to
HOPES AND WISHES

It is a fact of life that

hopes and wishes

dreams and prayers

don’t always happen or come to pass

DEAD END
We may have relationships and love

that we have always dreamed of

but sometimes

happenstance

fate or luck

intervene and force a change

to our plans and choices

ONLY FOR AWHILE

Not all relationships

are meant to be forever

sometimes they are only meant

to be for awhile

There may be many things you can’t control

but there are some things you can
DREAMS

Maybe it’s time to dream a new dream

It might be time to

move on

forgive and forget

let go

YOUR OWN PATHWAY

and follow your own pathway

TO A BETTER LIFE

into a new and better life

Copyright © 2021 Bree Leto – Secret Thoughts Within and Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-24-2021 – 2:30 p.m

Many thanks to Bree Leto for the joy and privilege of writing together.  It is always so magical and fun!
Please be sure to check out Bree’s blog and Her audio of this poem – Secretthoughtswithin
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April 16, 2021

I Remember When I Could Remember Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

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I was once a dynamic think tank.
Now I find myself drawing a blank.
I guess I’m resigned
That I’m losing my mind…
And I’m overdrawn at the memory bank!

April 14, 2021

IT ONLY TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF LACE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It Only Takes
A Little Bit Of Lace
To Ruin A Marriage

Especially,
If You Remove It
From A Woman
In A Hotel Room
Who Isn’t Your Wife

Copyright © 2021 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 04-14-2021
– 2:45 a.m.

Day 14 NaPoWriMo – April 2021
Inspired By First Line Friday
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2021/04/10/first-line-friday-march-26-2021-2/

April 2, 2021

GULLIBLE FOOLS AND SHEEPLE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Easily
Brainwashed With
Pied Piper Lies
Supporters Herd Mentality is
Low

The
Science Deniers
And Conspiracy Liars
Deceive Gullible Fools And
Sheeple

Copyright © 2021  Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-10-2021 – 12:30 p.m.

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March 25, 2021

AN AWAKENING TOUCH

by thereluctantpoet

By Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin and
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
AN AWAKENING TOUCH

Our first touch–
with only your fingers
slowly brushing my hand
sent an extraordinary
jolt of electricity,
through my whole body
that I had never felt before.

The twinkle
in your eye
sparked imaginings
that lit up my soul

The smile on your lips
whispered to my heart
making its beating race
as a blush showed
upon my face

An unintended touch
that somehow came to be
as your fingers brushed my hand
and awoke a part of me
I never knew
was waiting there

I shared a touch of the new
and a lingering stare with you
and hoped

for more

Copyright © 2021 Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin And
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-24-2021

Another Fun And Magical Collaboration With Bree.  Looking Forward To More!!
Thanks, Bree!

March 16, 2021

LOVING IN GRAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Bree Leto And Charles Robert Lindholm

Blah Days 
Gray Days 

Thinking Of All The Ways                                                                                 
I Want To Spend These  
PHOTO 1 - GRAY DAY BED  
Stay Inside Days.

With Her
Soft Heart 
Tender Heart
Beating Next To My Heart

As We While Away The Hours
Learning Ways To Share Love
PHOTO 8 - STAY IN BED DAYS
We’ve Come To Love The Gray Days
With Rainy Skies Above

Sweet, Staying Here
In Bed Days

Copyright © 2021 Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin And
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-05-2021 – 1:45 p.m.

Chuck Lindholm and Bree Leto are an unlikely writing duo from opposite sides of the world. Chuck is from the USA while Bree is from Australia. With their shared love for words, they have immense fun creating passionate poems and stories that reach out to the hearts of their readers. Their collaborative style is full of rich emotions and fiery actions. Bree and Chuck jokingly call their creative processes ‘cooking’ as they enjoy adding their own favorite spices. You can enjoy more of Chuck’s work at thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com and more of Bree’s at www.secretthoughtswithin.com

                                    

March 12, 2021

A RAINBOW’S PROMISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Keza – Spiritedsoul and Charles Robert Lindholm

Resistance Is A Self Taught Way
A Means Of Self-Defense

To Stay True To Oneself
And What One Believes

A Wall, A Shield
Preventing Being
Caught Up In Messes Made By Others

My Mind Is Full Of Dreams,
Visions And Memories

Replaying Them
Over And Over Again
In My Head

What Once Was,
No Longer Exists,
There Is Only Ashes
Left Behind From Miserable Days

But I Resist
Lies And Hopelessness
Knowing Darkness Will End
When The Light Of Truth Shines
And Rainbows Promise
Better Days
And Hope

Copyright © 2021 Keza – Spiritedsoul And
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 03-04-2021 – 1:00 p.m.

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February 26, 2021

UNTRUMP AMERICA

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It
Is Time
To “UnTrump America”,
Removing Stains. Reversing Trump
Laws

Destroy
Trump’s Memory
From America’s History,
Heal The Wounds Trump
Left

Copyright © 2020  Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 02.25.2020 – 8:00 p.m.

Thank God The Nightmare Is Over – For Now!!
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February 14, 2021

MY BELOVED VALENTINE

by thereluctantpoet

CELEBRATE LOVE EVERYDAY
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Will
You Stay
My Beloved Valentine
Now And Tomorrow And
Forever?

Copyright © 2020  Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 02.14.2020 – 8:00 a.m.
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February 14, 2021

I AM BLESSED

by thereluctantpoet


I AM BLESSED - PHOTO 2


By Charles Robert Lindholm  

 Every night I count my blessings

and I‘m thankful for each one

’cause I know I‘ve not been promised

I‘ll see the rising sun

 

 Every moment is so precious

every day is special too

but the memories that I treasure most

have all been made with you

 

You are the love I‘ve longed for

You are my dream come true

and I know each day

that I am Blessed

when I wake up next to you 

Copyright © 2015 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
There is nothing quite so wonderful as waking up with your BELOVED!!!

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February 14, 2021

YOU KNOW ME

by thereluctantpoet

YOU KNOW ME - HOLDING HANDS
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Of All The Stars
That Passed
Through My Universe
And Spent Time
With Me
On Life’s Journey
Before Moving On
In Different Directions

A METAMORPHIC CHANGE
You Are The Only One
Who Has Been With Me

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February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

woo hoo

.

If  a gentleman can make a gal giggle,
There’s a good chance that gal will like you.

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February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Smitten Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

.

I’ve been smitten; there’s no way I’d mistake it
And I don’t know how you will take it.

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February 5, 2021

I DON’T KNOW WHY

by thereluctantpoet

MONARCH COCOON - CHANGING

By Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin And
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet

I’m not sure why
I keep on changing
like I do

I don’t know
if it’s good or bad
I really wish I knew.

I fear with all these changes
taking place inside of me,
others will only notice
the outer side they see.

I wish I understood
what was meant to be,
what’s the point in changing
if you don’t change with me.
growing together

Take my hand, my love,

we can grow together.
I will grow
and you will grow,
by my side

FOREVER.

Copyright © 2021 Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin And
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved

Writing with Bree was a real joy and a magical experience!  I was so pleased
to be able to collaborate with such a talented writer!!  I hope that we will be able to continue
writing together in the future!!

Please go and visit Bree’s blog at – secretthoughtswithin.com
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Playmates at Midnight (collab with audio)

February 3, 2021

A FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump’s
No Smarter
By Not Reading
Than Those Who Can’t
Read

He’s
Functionally Illiterate
An Uninformed Moron
That Was Elected America’s
President

Willfully
Being Ignorant
Shows Less Intelligence
Than Children Learning To
Read

Copyright © 2020  Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 02.01.2020 – 05:30 a.m.

Inspired By Mark Twain’s Quote:
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”