Posts tagged ‘The Reluctant Poet’

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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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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January 27, 2021

THE TRUMP TERRORISTS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The
Trump Terrorists
Tried Destroying Democracy,
Next Time They May
Succeed

If
You Keep
Electing The Enablers
Who Won’t Stand Against
Them

Copyright © 2021 Charles Robert Lindholm  – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-27-2021 – 07:30 a.m.

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January 20, 2021

A SORE LOSER’S SEND OFF

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A
Sore Loser’s
Send Off Celebration
Marks The Worst President
Ever

He’s
Compelled Soldiers
To Show Up
Because No One Else
Will

Copyright © 2021 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-19-2021 – 07: 00 p.m.

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January 19, 2021

WHEN YOU COME TO ME

by thereluctantpoet

WHEN YOU COME TO ME

By Charles Robert Lindholm  

I love it

when you come

to me

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January 12, 2021

STOP IT – IT’S OVER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Stop-It
It’s Over,
You’re A Loser
Start Wearing Big Boy
Pants

The
Facts Show
The Election’s Over
Free And Fair, Not
Rigged

Copyright © 2021 Charles Robert Lindholm  – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-12-2021 – 07:00 a.m.

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January 9, 2021

AMERICA’S RUNAWAY PRESIDENT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump
Will Become
America’s Runaway President
To A Country Without
Extradition

Afraid
To Face
Justice Or Prison
The Cowardly Trump Will
Runaway

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

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January 8, 2021

REPUBLICANS WILL BE RESCUED

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Trump’s
Immediate Impeachment
Will Rescue Republicans,
Trump Can’t Be President
Again

Trumpism
Will Lose
It’s Grasp And
Power Over The Republican
Party

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-08-2021 – 09:00 a.m.

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January 7, 2021

PERFECT COVER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Make
America Great
Again, Perfect Cover
For Russian Spies And
Agitators

Hiding
Amid Chaos
Waiting For A
Chance To Help End
Democracy

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-07-2021 – 09:00 a.m.

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January 7, 2021

TRUMP OVER TRUTH

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You
Have Chosen
Trump Over Truth
Why Would You Do
That?

Denying
The Teachings
Of Jesus And
Pledging Allegiance And Believing
Trumpism?

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-06-2021 – 10:30 p.m.

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January 5, 2021

TRUMP LOST – GET OVER IT!

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Rumors,
Lies, Speculation
Are Not “Proof”!  (You Had Your Days And Days In Court to prove conspiracies)
Trump Lost – Get Over
It!!

Stop
Your Whining,
Brainwashed Trump Supporters!!!
You’re An Embarrassment To
Democracy

(Don’t Be A Crybaby – Like Trump,
He’s Not Really A Good Role Model For Anyone!)

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-05-2021 – 07:00 a.m. 

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January 4, 2021

TRUMP BALKS AT THE THOUGHT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

President
Trump Balks
At The Thought
Of Admitting He’s A
Loser

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 01-04-2021 – 10:30 a.m.

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January 4, 2021

THE BEST OF 2020

by thereluctantpoet

ONE OF THE BEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE IS THANKING THEM FOR BEING A PART OF YOUR LIFE!

A Look Back At The Reluctant Poet’s Best Of List For 2020
Thanks To Everyone For Spending Your Precious Time On My Blog In 2020!!!
Thank You for being a part of my life this year!!!!
I am so very grateful!!

Wishing You A Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2021!!

I Want To Offer A Very Special Thanks To the Wonderful Poets
With Whom I Had The Honor Of Collaborating With This Year!!  I Am So Grateful
For Having Had The Opportunity To Write With These Great Writers on WordPress.com:

Christine Bolton – Poetryforhealing
Jeanne – Womentwhothinktoomuch
Keza – Spriitedsoul
Nichole Sulpizio – Glitzyritzy Mommy
Secrets – Secretthoughtswithin

Chuck Lindholm
The Reluctant Poet

BEST OF LIST FOR 2020

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
I DROPPED A PEBBLE IN A POND
BOOK REVIEW: I LOST SUMMER SOMEWHERE – BY SARAH RUSSELL
WHEN I MISS YOU
ON BECOMING A WRITER: CHUCK LINDHOLM
HER DREAM OF HIM
I WISH FOR ANOTHER DAY IN LOVE WITH YOU
STRAWBERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM KISSES
IN LOVE WITH A MUSE
LOST IN TIME
IN SEARCH OF A SOULMATE
NO LONGER A FOOL
FAR AWAY BUT ALWAYS BONDED
‘TIL WE DANCE AGAIN
THE COMFORT OF QUIET
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
YOUR WORDS MADE ME BELIEVE
HIS MIDNIGHT PRAYERS 
I CARRY THE SCARS
A TWO FACED LANDSCAPE
AN INTIMATE KISS
THE LOVER OF THE LIGHT
COME STAND WITH ME
THE MOON KNOWS ALL MY SECRETS
I WANT A GOOD SAMARITAN GOVERNMENT
THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE- A MESSAGE FOR AMERICA
LET THE WINDS CARRY YOU HOME
UNDER HER BRANCHES
A PAINTER AT HEART
HER EYES
HER MOSAIC HEART
OF ALL THE POEMS IN ALL THE WORD
A THEIF IN THE NIGHT
PLAYMATES AT MIDNIGHT

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October 21, 2020

ANOTHER FOOL’S LIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Fools
Will Believe
Another Fool’s Lies
Instead Of Searching for
Truth

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October 11, 2020

THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Oldest Trick In The Book,
If You Can’t Beat Them
Fair And Square
Then Cheat
To Win

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 10-11-2020 – 5:30 a.m.

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Please Vote, For God’s Sake – Vote
Don’t Let The Cheater Win!!

September 22, 2020

DON’T BE AFRAID OF ELFCHENS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Don’t

Be Afraid

Of Little Elfchens,

Let Them Bring You

Happiness!

Copyright © 2020 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 08-06-2020 – 2:00 P.M.

Inspired by Jeanne of Women Who Think Too Much blog.
An Elfchen Is A Little Eleven Word Poem In A Five Line Format
Elchens are a great way to beat writer’s block!!

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on The Reluctant Poet blog

September 22, 2020

YOUR CROOKED PATHWAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Your
Crooked Pathway
Developed Over Time
From The Choices You’ve
Made

Copyright © Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 09-22-2020 – 05:45 a.m.

Most People Travel A Crooked Pathway Through Life.
Just Make Sure The One You Are Traveling Is The One
You Want To Travel!

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September 8, 2020

VOTE THEM OUT!!

by thereluctantpoet

Charles Robert Lindholm

America
Needs You

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September 1, 2020

‘TIL WE DANCE AGAIN

by thereluctantpoet

By Keza And Charles Robert Lindholm

In The Wee Small Hours,
In The Backside Of The Night
In My Dreams
You Hold Me Tight,
When You Come
To Dance With Me

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August 16, 2020

VOTE THEM OUT!!

by thereluctantpoet

Charles Robert Lindholm

America
Needs You

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August 16, 2020

DOES PARTISAN EQUAL STUPID?

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You
Are Partisan!

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March 7, 2020

FAR AWAY – BUT ALWAYS BONDED

by thereluctantpoet

By Nichole Sulpizio And Charles Robert Lindholm

Far Away
He Was

Feeling Her Heart Break
Listening To Her Sobbing

Wondering How To Ease Her Pain
And Kiss Her Tears Away

read more »

December 25, 2019

A JOYFUL CELEBRATION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A
Christmas Party,
A Joyful Celebration
Shared With Friends And
Family

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12.19.2019  11:40 p.m.

December 25, 2019

THE GIFT OF YOUR TIME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Year Is Ending
And I Want To Give Thanks
To Each Of You
As Readers And Followers

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December 25, 2019

CHRISTMAS HAIKU: CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY – 2019 REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Christmas Every Day

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December 25, 2019

HAIKU: JUST ONE WISH – 2019 REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

If I Were Granted

Just One Wish, I’d Wish For You

And That’s What I Did

 

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