In Remembrance of Grandma - Poem & Background

Now that people are becoming more aware of my poetic efforts, interests are being expressed regarding the background of my poetry - in addition, to my spiritual muse. In this installment, I share the background and poem "In Remembrance of Grandma".

I recognize that most of you reading this article will not know much about my maternal Grandmother, other than what you're able to glean from this p...

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Sincerely Molly

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Please don't go, leaving me up here all alone in the cold
Please don't go, no blanket, no hugs because your too "old"
Please don't go, too busy, too good, not childish enough for me to hold
Please don't go, I need you, my mommy, my sunshine my gold
Please don't go, I'm lost now, without you alone and covered in mold

You loved me, you held me until college came
Your boyfriend, your lipstick, you just wer...

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Tags: abandon,doll,love,poem,poetry,ragdoll

When All The Laughter Stops

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When all the laughter stops, when it abides,
And all the tears of joy begin to dry,
When all the world looks up from aching sides,
And all the breathlessness allows a sigh.

A light, so brightly shining starts to wane,
But hidden out of sight, battles in vain.

When all the smiles are full, when they recede,
And straighten out into a furrowed frown,
When all the life in vibrancy concedes,
And from th...

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Tags: Celebrity,death,Depression,Loss,Poem,Poetry,Robin Williams,Suicide,Tragedy

It Is Nothing

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But one single bullet, from barrel to throat,
Choked and opened the wounds of the world,
Unfurled in the seat of a phaeton,
Played on like the most tragic of tragedies,
Greek in essence but eastern in substance,
As Sophie wilts in the lap of Austria,
A single shot through the heart of a continent,
The blood racing fast to the carriage beneath,
Signals the start of relentless war lines,
It is nothing, he ...

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Tags: assassination,death,poem,remembrance,soldier,war,world war one,WW1,WWI

The Greatest Flame

You always said you worried
For the ones you'd leave behind
And what they had to go through
As they watched your health decline


I never fully understood
How you found the strength to fight
Never once self pitying
Though you had every right


Never once did you complain
Or state life was unfair
Rejecting help because you felt
It better served elsewhere 


The tears you shed wer...

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Tags: loss,Poem,remembrance

Inhumane Treatment for the Sake of Existence

If you were a dog
We'd have put you sleep
Before the loss of memory
And dragging of feet
Before the confusion
And constant frustration
Haunted with the knowledge
Your life would be taken


The jumbled speech
And declining sight
The fears that kept 
You up at night
The lack of food
Going into your system
The morphine drip
And doctors inspections


The saddened look
Tired with ...

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Tags: cancer,debate,euthenasia,existence,Poem

Picture of Health

I found a picture of you today
It rocked me to the core
Showing you smiling, full of life
Before your cancer war


It broke my heart to see it though
And made me question why
The ones who mean the most to us
Are taken before their time.


Filled with so much more to give
Oh how you spread your love
Always there for anyone
And never one to judge


You taught me vital lessons which
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Tags: Cancer,Grieving,Loss,Poem

Uncomfortably unable to be numb

One more day I wanted

From the moment that you passed

One more conversation

To hear you talk and laugh

A year gone by already

And the void you left remains

This loneliness unbearable 

Can't shift this fucking pain

 

I tried to drink and smoke myself 

Into an early grave

Momentary respite from grieving

I still crave

But nothing numbs the feeling

Of a par...

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Tags: awareness,cancer,Grieving,Poem

Headache

No, there'll be no poem today.

I have a headache that won't go away.

It could be my blood pressure or tooth decay,

or maybe I just need some nasal spray,

But there'll definitely be no poem today.

 

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Words

Words

Words that get to bask in the beautiful light of the truth

Words loud enough to overcome the storms

 

Words that fold time into magical moments

Words that get to run free from their mouths

 

Words, the right ones put, in the right order

Words I am dying for you to understand

 

Words that never come to your lips or enter your ears

Words that fail us all and...

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Weirdly Racist

Weirdly Racist

Not another white nigger!
Was the statement thrown at me
By some un-evolved, knuckle dragging, pissed up mistake of humanity
In a Wetherspoons pub toilet
Spreading his intellectual views
I glanced to witness my aggressor
And saw him pissing on his shoes.
I should take him more seriously I thought
After seeing what he'd done
Please teach me sir all you have learned
Misun...

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We Can Escape

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The photo is the poem, and it is called we can escape. It is about love and adventure.

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Brevette Poems (Second Edition)

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Love

Inspires

Creativity

 

Creativity

Produces

Art

 

Art

Voices

Emotions

 

Emotions

Inspire

Love

 

 

 

 

I wrote this second edition at the suggestion of M.C. Newberry

 

 

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Night Out.

I keep telling myself not to take it so serious
All this time wasted and I’m left delirious
As old as bones and as cold as stones
Now I’m not sure I should be left alone
Free to think of me with wealth
Drunk, stoned and stupid
And in perfect health

Step out the door
Leave the brain on the shelf
Tonight I don’t see it being much help
A thought there then here
‘What was that?’
...

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Tags: amateur,dark,night,night out,poem,self loathing

A Memory of Schooldays Cargoes

A Memory of Schooldays                                                                                                       

Cargoes

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,                                                          ...

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OH, MOTHER!

OH, MOTHER!
 
What dark threads did you choose, my Mother,
To weave on the loom of your life, For you loved gold and silver, my Mother,
And I remember your singing and laughter.
I remember your courage, my Mother,
For you were always in pain;
And I remember your fear.
 
You never swerved from the straight, my Mother,
Though you struggled on a stony road.
What was the cost of your choice...

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Once in a land faraway

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Once in land far away
Was a woman 
she knelt to pray
She prayed for a child who could be
The key to a new dawn of ages

The baby was conceived
Naturally of course
By union of bodies 
By lustful souls
The scrolls foretold the child would grow to be
A pawn in the game of prophecy

A peacemaker
A son of the goddess 
Most high
Her diamond ,glowing  bright in the sky
But there woul...

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Tags: alienpoet,epic,finale,Land faraway,poem,poetry,story

Green and wherwell priory's cockatrice

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Born of a ducks egg
Hatched by a toad
The dread cockatrice uses wherwell priory as its abode
Don't be caught by its steely glare
Or be made into stone statue
If it catches you with it's eyes
So don't look run 
Or be overcome
It eats and causes destruction wherever it flies
So watch the skies with fearful eyes
But wait a man called green 
Seeks the four acre reward 
He polishes a pie...

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Food Banks Are Bad

Some Advice From Edwina Currie, Former MP

Don’t give thanks
for local food banks
they encourage
the feckless
the greedy
the emotionally needy
the reckless
the addicts
the idle-by-habits
the drunkards
the hopeless
the gormless
the homeless
the wasters
the smokers
the cheaters
the faceless
the indigent
the immigrants
the lazy
the crazy
the tattooed dog owners
the debtors
...

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By: Yvette Howie
 
I got home and I was alone
My thoughts whispered and America teemed
Across the street dreams tasted like ice cream
First dates ended in forever partners
My belly cried for food and love
I had no food or love
My phone forgot I existed
It laid dormant
Without so much as the soul of an earlier phone call
Games did not amuse me
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Tags: aloneness,dark nights alone,memories,men,musing,Nostalgia,poem,poetry,sensual,thought

Four Floors

Her face was peppered with white powder,
The prouder part of her slender frame
Lay still, a weary head on a pillow
By an open window four floors away.
Eyes of glass catch hazed reflections
From the direction of London lamps
Lighting themselves one by one,
But she does not smile at their amber gleam
Whilst the seams of her soul come undone.

Vague melt solidifies natures crime scene.
Unheard screams echo thro...

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Tags: death,london,poem,poetry,snow,suicide

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