Posts tagged ‘poets’

November 16, 2017

The Gift

by Harry

Submitted by Claire Carroll
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The gift my parents accepted on my behalf
was a gift not of my choosing

The gift, a result of years of indoctrination
Was a gift worth losing.

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November 16, 2017

November Day

by Harry

Peter M Burns
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November Day.
No worries:
Just shoot the breeze
In convivial companionship with
Autumnal liberated leaves
Protecting scavenging hungry mice
From mouths that seek to feed upon them
As they scurry to and fro.

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November 14, 2017

Poppies

by Harry

Submitted by Christine Magee

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I moved with her in her shadow,
always running behind,
keeping in perfect step with her mood
and trying to usher her out into daylight
so that I could gather poppies in the sun.
If I succeeded, I was invited to dance
and we’d twirl round and around.
I’d throw back my head
as I burst into her laughter,
weaving in and out of her displeasure
and leaping onto the pages of her good books.

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November 14, 2017

Five for Fall

by Harry

Submitted by wayne scheer

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Autumn
Nature’s piñata
Leaves scattered like candy.

Autumn
Jackson Pollack dabbing colour
On a drab canvas.

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November 14, 2017

Change of Seasons; Change of Heart

by Harry

Submitted by Adrian King

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With the falling leaves
Did his ambitions reign high
But end soon appeared.

Down came silent snow.
Christmas season had arrived
Yet gifts brought no joy.

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November 7, 2017

Wasted Potential

by Harry

Submitted by Tom Higgins
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He worked for years
And he worked very hard
He went to the clock
And he punched his card.
He sold his life
By the hour
To the guy
In the Ivory tower.
Then came the day
When he could see
The way that life
Was meant to be.

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November 3, 2017

roadland

by Harry

Submitted by riverzeal

Website: http://mudlines.wordpress.com

I met a man the other day
He said his name was Hemingway
Just another soul to stray
To try to read and stack away

I once worked as a servant
Nervous weren’t working merchants
So I quit and fell earnest hungry
Introverted in, in, into the current

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October 31, 2017

The Ink Is Dry

by Harry

Submitted by Peter M Burns
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The ink is dry,
Absorbed,
Into the arid desert of the page
Creating mirages of muddled thought
As a drought of imagery shrinks,
Stains the cavities of the brain.
Blinded blankness cannot navigate
This desolate terrain,
Where words escape
Singularly or collectively.
Each struggles to imprint,
In vain.
Time refills in lettered surges
That flow across the vastness
Of the paper plains
To fertile lines
Ploughed by pen in fields of rhyme
To ripen into dreams that mice
And men can read and follow,
When the ink flows.

October 30, 2017

One Fine Evening

by Harry

Submitted by Sachini Pramodya

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The words spoken
In a busy city
Among busy crowd
In a crowded bus
Now and then
In fine evenings

One evening
when the sky is heavy
with rain clouds
YOU approached me.
It started pouring

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October 28, 2017

fallen leaves of autumn

by Harry

Submitted by Ratnendra chauhan
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There it was much used and rotten,
hiding among the fallen leaves of autumn,
Leading to the places unknown,
much better than those which were ever shown,
Must’ve been a hard walk down to castle ,

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October 25, 2017

I hear thunder

by Harry

Submitted by My Word Soup

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I hear thunder

Umbrella

Rain, rain, go away

Who’ll stop the rain?

Wouldn’t it be nice?

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October 25, 2017

TWILIGHT

by Harry

Submitted by angelbeamsblog

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Another day ends with the moon rising slowly
I welcome you, twilight, though with a heavy heart
Birds taking flight to their faraway homes
The Earth preparing to rest her tired soul.

Trees opening their arms to shelter the creatures of the morn
After a tiring day of hunting and gathering
With droopy eyes, tired wings and limbs
Returning hastily to nests, holes, branches.

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October 25, 2017

longtime comein

by Harry

Submitted by grant

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longtime comein
feelins let loose
love was hummin
I did not see the noose

lovein every hour
under sun & stars
slowly lost my power
started hittin bars

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October 21, 2017

How do I drown in the depths

by Harry

Submitted by twistdbutterfly

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How do I drown in the depths of your lies when the deepest parts of you are so shallow the water lilies wilt and die
While the depths of me are filled with undercurrents with hidden rushes of power that suck you under when you don’t expect it
Maybe that is why in desperation I I clung to your shallow rooted truth

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October 21, 2017

Teardrops

by Harry

Submitted by angelbeamsblog

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A single teardrop shed,
Not out of pain but,
Of love gained.
For the flicker you kindled in my heart
Has grown into an everlasting flame.

Another teardrop shed,
Not for things lost but,
For the fulfilment that
Those sweet moments together hold
Rich enough to last a lifetime.

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October 20, 2017

Down In The Dungeon

by Harry

Submitted by Peter M Burns

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Down in the dungeon where the
Black rats play,
Spiders decide which webs
They will spin
For prey,
As slugs slowly
Munch their way,
Through the detritus of the day.

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October 20, 2017

SET ME FREE

by Harry

Submitted by Mick E Talbot

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It seems I have lost my way, help!
Arrows, heartfelt
Pains, death-dealing!
Just my feeling.

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October 13, 2017

after the rain…haiku

by Colly

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The flowers will show

cleansed and refreshed,

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October 7, 2017

If

by Harry

Submitted by Peter M Burns

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If,
Genetically we are cousins
To bananas,
Then,
In a generically way
Being similar,
Say,
To an apple
Fallen from a tree
Isn’t necessarily proof of gravity,
More a consequence of maturity,
Ripeness,
Than observational correctness.

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October 6, 2017

Like Wordsworth

by Jem Croucher

I often think of Wordsworth
in the lakeland wandering free
When I am here in Sussex
as there is affinity
And whereas I would never
deign compare my work to his
We share a love poetic
Revealed in verse like this

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October 5, 2017

most tender of feelings

by Harry

Submitted by Nita S Iyer

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Comment: Why do I keep denying this most tender of tender feelings?

What terrifies me of surrendering to its soothing embrace?

What holds me back from plunging into its all-consuming fire?

A fire so pure, consuming the muck I carry around

Gathered efficiently through ego-battles of a life-time?

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October 2, 2017

ODE TO FEAR

by Harry

Submittted by ANNAPURNA SHARMA

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Struck by fear!
Nah! Not me.

The hideous ants furrowing around sugar candy
The obnoxious locust crawling in the savannah
Ah! The goose bumps are common. Not my fear!

The offensive cockroach sprinting over leftovers
The spineless lizard nesting over the wall
Are a housewife’s nightmare. Not my fear!

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October 1, 2017

In your ugly corner of heart

by Harry

Submitted by Tahira Kaleem

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Your unmet desire
To fulfil your evil wish
In your saint attire
Your hand touching my body
When I was alone in the street
I was only nine with my school bag
Unaware of your eyes greed
I greeted you “hello uncle”!

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September 30, 2017

No Lie

by Harry

Submitted by Peter M Burns
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No lie can brush the truth
Nor sweep the cobwebs clear
From view if the heart has eyes
to enquire which rooms you
Choose to live in,
Or build a house
To home your dreams.

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September 30, 2017

My Love

by Harry

Submitted by angelbeamsblog

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I know not in which corner of the world you dwell
My heart leaps forward in its endless pursuit
To seek and merge into one with yours.

I envy the stars that keep watch over you as you sink
Wearily into blissful slumber;
For that is what I want to do every night.
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I envy the soft wind which, caressing and kissing you
Carries away your scent.
For it’s mine, my sole right, you belong to me.

I envy the moon receiving your smile as you look up at the sky.
For your dimpled smile
Is what strums my heartstrings.

I envy the nameless face that blushes under your loving gaze
For the place I long to be is
Wherever your eyes can reach me.

I envy the people in your life who call out your name;
For my lips were made,
Only to whisper it again and again.

But wherever you are my love, this I know for sure.
Love has a way of finding its nest.
Each night that is the last thing I do;
Unleash the love in my heart to search across the seven seas,
To find you my love………

September 28, 2017

Dreamer

by markfahmy

dreamers

I dream by night
and dream again
by day

I live in my mind
and I intend
to stay

I breathe air
but my dreams
are my airway

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September 19, 2017

Where’s God?

by Harry

Submitted by Bo Bestvina

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I don’t find God in the pretty things
So I’ll pass on the bright lights
And glistening teeth

I don’t find God
In performances of consumption
Or in unapproachable beauty and youth

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September 19, 2017

Something Happened

by Harry

Submitted by Michael A. Walker

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Pulled from the earth on the cusp of sunrise
A breath of life gushes to the realm
Sent amidst a civil uprising among civilities
Something Happened, light refuse lights of distinct

King on peace shot to eternal peace visualizes
Lights reunite to learn aright
Something Happened, renown of old still opposes
Assumption of favour blinds the brightest of lights

Serving honourably on a broader plain coherently
Marching to a rhythm of one beat Happened
Seven finalizes the journey, civil starts anew
Crow lightly seasoned still the flavour of some..

Two scores and six and still under this dark cloud
Some thinks a curse of storms to avoid acquaintance
Methinks a cloud of witnesses urging onward
Those afore sojourning similitude before crossing over…
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Michael Walker