Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

September 21, 2020

A Moscow Mitch, The Most Evil Of All Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

MOSCOW-MITCH-Chris-Britt

Moscow Mitch is the one wielding the real power. He is the most dangerous person in America that does not have the nuclear weapons code.

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September 21, 2020

September Sunshine III

by Jem Croucher

2 of 10 in the Jemverse ‘On the beach’ series

So I’ve not written ’bout the beach
for quite a while it seems
but today is quite appropriate
with all these new sunbeams
For it seemed the summer left us
when August’s evening came
yet now it’s back and shouting
lest we forget its name

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September 20, 2020

Reason to sing

by Jem Croucher

1 of 10 in the Jemverse ‘On the beach’ series

I took a week off
it was a good choice
as there were good things
in which to rejoice

For starters the sunshine
decided to stay
and reboot the summer
in every way

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September 19, 2020

Six poetics #6 (Dalit)

by Jem Croucher

6 in a series of 6

Six poetics come to an end
with Filipino ‘dalit’ here
This poet hopes you enjoyed
six explorations into verse

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September 19, 2020

A Rosh Hashanah Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

L'Shana Tova

To my family, all my Jewish friends and Jews all over the world – L’Shana Tova Happy New Year. Here’s wishing everyone a happy, healthy and sweet new year full of naches. (Yiddish-Naches – Joy: Gratification, especially from children.)

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September 18, 2020

Touching Glass in a Crowd

by HemmingPlay

The Earth burns and seas
Simmer, choke, seethe,
Smashing warnings
Against the complacent,
Flooding
Sticky-tacky vanities
of rich and poor alike
With implacable indifference,
Erasing intrusions in wilderness
With mountainous, hideous
Flames and heat and smoke.
Hungry cougars flee into a plastic
Melting suburbia ill-suited to
A new reality.

But we still misread the moment.

As usual.

Like Pharaoh,
One plague after another

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September 18, 2020

A Bill Barr, Your Room Is Ready Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Barr prison

We have a cell reserved for you right next to Donnie’s

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September 18, 2020

Six poetics #5 (Tanaga)

by Jem Croucher

5 in a series of 6

‘Tanaga’ here now in view
which I think is overdue
Filipino verse for you
coupled with a lovely view

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September 17, 2020

Six poetics #4 (Bussokuseki)

by Jem Croucher

4 in a series of 6

And for Thursday here
with flamboyance there is a
‘bussokuseki’
The last of the Japanese
captured here in essence of
good writing’s ancient passing

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September 17, 2020

A Wishful Thinking Please Let It Be So Nursery Rhyme

by Joel Kravitz

Trump Mug Shot

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September 16, 2020

Six poetics #3 (Haiku)

by Jem Croucher

3 in a series of 6

As midweek arrives
three of six poetics with
a ‘haiku’ today

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September 15, 2020

A Trump & Truth Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

Big Lie 1.1 (2)

I wrote the original limerick and post on February 7, 2017. It was in response to a MSNBC blog post – Trump wants to be seen as the sole authority for truth. 

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September 15, 2020

Six poetics #2 (Tanka)

by Jem Croucher

2 in a series of 6

A ‘tanka’ today
as to the beach I return
for September sun
Basking in its warmth and light
for one more day of summer

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September 14, 2020

Only

by dharkanein

You are the one,

Holding key to my heart,

To break it into pieces,

Only you have the power,

With you around,

Life has beautiful meaning,

Give pain or joy,

My love won’t let you go.

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September 14, 2020

A Quantum Physics Poem 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

Quantum-Physics-

2020 seems like an Alternate Reality.

This is not an explanation,
Only my simple observation.

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September 14, 2020

Six poetics #1 (Sedoka)

by Jem Croucher

1 in a series of 6

And so for this week
a return to form I think
today with a ‘sedoka’
to help set the scene
Japanese poetic form
inspiring you the reader

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September 13, 2020

A Football Fare Fav Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

hot dogs

It’s football season. Politics aside, football provides lots of entertainment and fellowship. Hopefully, it can still be enjoyable for those who like to watch with family & friends and cheer for their teams.

And football season means football fare. I am a firm believer that the hot dog was made for watching sports and I have knocked down many a tube steak in front of the tube watching a game. My personal preference for a dog is Hebrew National 1/4 pounders, however, I am good with any dog that doesn’t bite me first.

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September 13, 2020

September Sunshine II

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in the sunshine
outside my house is great
especially this time of year
with shadows getting late

As north facing out the back
by four the sun has gone
hidden by the apex where
in summer months it shone

Yet out front I bask in glory
and can stay here for some time
for there remain some hours yet
of mid-September shine

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September 12, 2020

The Visitor II

by Jem Croucher

We had a little visitor
who startled us last night
there behind the cupboard glass
perched and in plain sight
A little chap, brown and petite
his presence now declared
though how he found his way in there
was not something he shared

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September 11, 2020

New Pen

by Jem Croucher

New pen, the scratch on paper
just like a living thing
finding words quite quickly
to make it cry or sing

Poised, it waits with patience
then leaps to life when I
find the words here needed
upon this page to lie

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September 10, 2020

Tri-haiku XXVIII (Healing)

by Jem Croucher

With no abandon
to a mediocrity
I wait with patience

Hasten the mending
the healing of wounds and ills
Bring back spring to step

For I am waiting
Breath bated, coiled to move
to those hills again

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September 9, 2020

A Going All In To Not Go All Out Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

trump supporters cliff

Trump announced that he is willing to spend his own money on the presidential campaign. “Whatever it takes. We have to win. This is the most important election in the history of our country,” he said. That may be the only thing that he has said about the campaign that is true. It certainly is the most important election in the history of the country for him.

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September 9, 2020

Five in the morning

by Jem Croucher

Five in the morning
September, still dark
and as usual midweek
I’m up with the lark
The world is still silent
the night not yet done
though a tinge in the East
shows the morning has come

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September 8, 2020

With the sun upon my brow

by Jem Croucher

I’d like to go out walking
but need legs to get me there
and as one’s out of action
and I don’t have a spare
I’m having to make do
with sitting with a smile
as a hobble and a limp is all
I’ll manage for a while

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September 7, 2020

September sunshine

by Jem Croucher

An hour of gorgeous sunshine
before the clouds come by
and hide again the golden globe
is perfect where I lie
It’s just enough to heal an ill
or chase some blues away
so I’m hoping that I’ll see some more
on each September day

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September 6, 2020

Rocks and shins and A&E

by Jem Croucher

August Bank Holiday Monday
sun is shining and it’s warm
so to the beach I should be heading
as you would ‘cos it’s the norm
Yet instead I sit in A&E
my leg still causing pain
Not my first choice I’ll admit
to be in here again
Strangely though it was the beach
just last Wednesday night
where I sustained the injury
the reason for my plight

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September 5, 2020

Daisy II

by Jem Croucher

Wild daisies in the field
caught a moment there
whimsical they capture
a thing I had to share
So I got down to their level
as that seemed the thing to do
to take this lovely picture
which I’m sharing here with you

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September 5, 2020

A Can Good Overcome Evil? Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

And what makes it especially chilling is that this Evil is supported by Evangelical Leaders and people who profess to be Christians yet do not live their lives in accordance with the teachings of Jesus. The truth is that they can not accept the Truth – that Love is the Answer and Good will Triumph over Evil.

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