Posts tagged ‘Poet’s Corner poetry blog’

July 7, 2020

A Grimace and Bear It Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trumpy-Bear

A friend put up a Facebook post with the tv commercial for this

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July 7, 2020

A “Your Vote Counts The Same As One Rich Person’s Vote” Limerick 1.2

by Joel Kravitz

vote 2020

I was writing political limericks during and soon after the 2016 election, but I was overwhelmed by the change in the political climate and the events that came with it. I couldn’t keep up with it. And, I felt that it might even be dangerous to continue. You never know who is reading them and keeping score.

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July 4, 2020

A “Fourth Of July” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

In the Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers made a statement that is the heart and soul of our great country, a statement that makes America the greatest country in the world –

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June 24, 2020

A Science and Conscience Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

science and conscience

The world has been through times like this before and mankind has survived. That said, I am a baby boomer who could have never imagined what is happening in the world today.

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June 21, 2020

A “The President Didn’t Hire Well” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

unreality tv

The information presented in the body of this post which led to the limerick was found on Wikipedia and is documented by the website.

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June 20, 2020

Talking To Myself

by Joel Kravitz

talking to myself

After hearing this question way too many times,
I guess a formal answer is due.
Since the voices you’re hearing are not in my head,
You’re wondering, “Who are you talking to?”

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June 15, 2020

A Wear A Mask Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

wear a-mask-to-stay-safe-from-covid-19-vector

Every government around the world is pounding out this message loud and clear non-stop. We have a world health crisis. Science and data says this is a best practice to contain it and diminish its deadly effects.

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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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June 12, 2020

A Couple of Goodbye Las Vegas Buffets ? Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

bellagio-buffet

Time to get back to humor.

The pandemic has affected our eating,

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June 9, 2020

A Limerick To Honor George Floyd

by Joel Kravitz

George_Floyd

May his name forever be recalled as the name that brought about an America with Liberty and Justice for all.

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June 3, 2020

The World Wide Web And Social Media

by Joel Kravitz

the internet

I spend so much time in front of screens – a television, a computer, and a “smart” phone – trying to digest so much that they put in front of me. Are we an advanced worldwide society because we are connected by worldwide communication technology? With what we have been seeing on all the screens for the last week, that would be a difficult question to answer.

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June 1, 2020

Words Fail Me

by Joel Kravitz

a tear drop

Not a day for humor. Too many heartbreaking images. Too much pain.

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May 31, 2020

Words of Advice to the Recent College Graduate

by Joel Kravitz

graduation-celebration

College graduates have been cheated out of some of the best parts of graduating from college – that last month of college, last parties, taking that last final and walking out of that last classroom and realizing that it’s over and donning a cap and gown and walking across the stage and receiving your diploma. A virtual graduation just isn’t the same even though it comes with a graduation speaker giving a motivational speech.

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May 29, 2020

An I’m Still Staying Home Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

stayhomesafely-

If patience is a virtue, then I’m going to be a saint.

Shakespeare was not going to the beach during the plague. He knew better. Hamlet had this to say about it – ‘Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.  And we know of the ills of COVID19. The numbers speak for themselves.

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May 27, 2020

An Ode To A Bidet Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Baku bidet

I have been living overseas since November. It has been the adventure of a lifetime for me. I have enjoyed experiencing so many new things and immersing myself in the culture – literally.

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May 25, 2020

A Memorial Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Memorial-Day-Celebrate-Honor-Remember

Today is a National Holiday honoring all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep the world safe from the worst evil and inhumanity known to man. Their sacrifice is the reason we have the freedom that we live under in the greatest country in the world. It is a day to reflect upon how a nation united can overcome anything that threatens our freedom. Happy Memorial Day.

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May 21, 2020

A Pandemic Worst Practice Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

pandemic protestor

There are no problems that “ignore it and maybe it will go away” won’t make worse, especially health problems. I borrowed the gist of that statement from AA, which believes in admission and support as the foundation for solving the problem. Admission and support are exactly what is needed now to solve the pandemic problem. Anything other than that will only exacerbate it.

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May 18, 2020

A Pandemic Stay Home Stay Safe Sex Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Pandemic hooking up

I have seen this photo making the rounds on social media. Sadly, there are going to be many economic and social casualties from the pandemic – one of them being casual sex.

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May 15, 2020

A Pandemic Appearance Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

old-age-retirement-beard-man-finger-squat-guru 2

I can’t post a selfie because it would be a scary. I look like a cross between Santa Claus and Doc Brown from Back To The Future. I start every day the same way. I walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror, scream, do a costume change from pj’s to sweatpants and head to the kitchen to make coffee.

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May 11, 2020

A Mother’s Day Meal Fit For A Queen Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

mother's day meal

I am a foodie and I belong to many FB food groups including a few with names specific to the pandemic. I know all about #stayhomeandcook and #stayhomeandeat. I have done lots of both and written a few limericks about it. I love seeing all the creativity and beautiful presentations of everyone cooking while staying home. It was especially great to see all the effort that went into cooking for Mother’s Day. I know that everyone will agree that being a mother may be the most essential job needed during these uncertain times. Job well done everyone.

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May 7, 2020

The River

by HemmingPlay

The river is.
It is in the secret places of the
mountains and marshes,
in the droplets of rain falling
alone and silent
from the tips of pine needles,
gathering in the rocks,
gathering,
falling
All one.

The river is at its source
and at its mouth,
the same river.
At the waterfalls, the springs,
under the bridges,
the ferry boats,
in the rapids and the
quiet pools.
In the ocean
all at once,
only in the present—
without time,
without past,
without future,
eternally
becoming.

http://hemmingplay.com

May 6, 2020

A “Pandemic Anxiety – Don’t Eat Your Heart Out, Just Eat” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

stuffing my face 2

Staying home is the right thing to do. But it is not easy. You have a lot of time to think about our uncertain future and that leads to anxiety. And it is boring. But when there is nothing to do, there is always something you can do…..

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May 3, 2020

A Pandemic Crises Reality Check Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

life money

A global health crisis. A global economic crisis.
Both inflicting unimaginable pain and suffering, loss and fear.

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April 26, 2020

A Pandemic Diet Dilemma Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Staying home during the pandemic has been very challenging for everyone. We have to find ways to use our time wisely and creatively. I have had good self-discipline with my favorite educational activities – reading and writing. Not so much with my favorite recreational activities – cooking and eating.

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April 24, 2020

A “StayHomeStaySafe Connecting = Anti-Social Distancing” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

don't talk anymore

The pandemic has changed so many aspects of what was our “everyday lives.” One of the most dramatically affected things has been our relationships.

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April 22, 2020

A “Pandemic Indoor Golf” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

putting

A friend was lamenting how the pandemic was hurting his golf game. #Stayhomestaysafe does not get you out to the golf course or the driving range despite actually being an activity that can have social distancing built into it provided that you walk and don’t take a golf cart. There’s a lot of room out there. But when all the room that you have is the living room, then you have to be creative. And have an openminded, cool partner.

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April 14, 2020

A “Pandemic Panoramic Views” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz
The Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan

         The view from our balcony

April 13, 2020

An “In Genius Outlook” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
― Albert Einstein

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