Posts tagged ‘poets’

November 1, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm



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August 16, 2020

Long Walk

by HemmingPlay

I won’t have power or fame.
I won’t save the world.
When I’m gone, my voice
Will be the first thing people forget,
As I did my father’s.
It’s funny what you miss.

As the third child,
I was always playing catch-up,
The gap never closed, but
I forgave this great injustice.
I’m not ashamed of my defeat.
It was foretold;
It doesn’t matter.

Endurance comes only
From enduring
“Even asleep we partake in the world.”
I wave at the ancestor,
2,000 generations back,
Trudging north up the Nile from
deeper Africa.
We made it, old man.
We made it.

April 1, 2020

A Passover Limerick

by Joel Kravitz


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


A grandeur of illusion

a miracle of sorts

trailblazing your dreams

and circling and creating

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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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January 26, 2020

Grief Journey

by HemmingPlay


Loss and pains.
though just part of living…
set us apart,
others didn’t understand.
But we knew. We just knew. 

We wrapped ourselves 
in each other’s griefs,
grateful to need no explanations,, 
understanding without words;
afraid of more losses
(can I go through that again?) 
resisting pain, 
change and the unknown.

January 7, 2020


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.

July 30, 2019

Substitute (Micro poetry)

by Megha's World

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July 13, 2019

Timeless place

by Megha's World

Let’s move to a timeless place

where the time stops

but the heart still sways

where the emotions are fleeting

and brimming over and flowing

where the moments stop

and love keeps flowing

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May 6, 2019

Prayer ( Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


I blog at Megha’s World

April 30, 2019

A beautiful Me ( Micro Poetry)- Last day of #NaPoWriMo

by Megha's World

On the last day of the #NationalPoetryMonth, here is my ode to the beautiful poetry which surrounds us all and makes us into something beautiful with every verse, with every syllable. Hope you all enjoy being part of it this month and many more.

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April 1, 2019

Braid – In honor of National Poetry Month-#NaPoWriMo

by Megha's World

Braiding my





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March 19, 2019


by Megha's World

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”  —Leonard Cohen

They ask what my inspiration is 
I say,
a falling leaf 
a withered rose
a shape in the clouds
a long-lost song on the radio
or a sunset
I long to see

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February 21, 2019


by Megha's World
“if it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don’t do it.”
― Charles Bukowski




Lost in your thoughts

in complete awe of your


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February 14, 2019

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.


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

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January 20, 2019

Question ( Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


I blog at Megha’s World

January 18, 2019

Hang in there ( Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


January 14, 2019


by Megha's World

As she opens the door

with the anticipation

eyes frantically looking 

and gazing into the emptiness

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January 6, 2019

Racism ( Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


I blog at Megha’s World

December 14, 2018


by Megha's World


Those shimmering lights
every flicker of light 

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December 14, 2018

Raven ( Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


I blog at Megha’s World

December 2, 2018

Lighthearted At The End of the World

by HemmingPlay
Ed: I’m researching one or more works on climate fiction –CliFi–that will tiptoe through a increasingly alarming future. In the process, I’m finding some previous works that, while dark, are also windows into the subject. So, to brighten your day, here are two:

A Song on the End of the World


On the day the world ends|
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,

By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,

A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,

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November 11, 2018


by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books® and



The sound of children

comes in swells

like the sea…. I love

how they fill the emptiness and silence

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October 29, 2018


by Megha's World


Between the thumb and the forefinger
where I’m counting and mapping your freckles
as my fingers slide
over your curves
and etches
a map of my universe
my soul
my love
my passion
finds solace,

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October 24, 2018

Flaw (Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


October 18, 2018

Breaking point

by Megha's World

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder


A thousand sweet praises
I can listen sweetly
and keep forgetting them
the next day I rise

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October 7, 2018

History of love

by Megha's World


Our love is an illusion

a mirage,

like the sun setting in the sea

the light has traveled

from the past

to reach you and me;

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September 27, 2018

Passion (Micro poetry)

by Megha's World


I blog at Megha’s World