Modesty

relax,

now start breathing,

everything around is around for the same reason. 

Catastrophe, catastrophe its all the same feeling

i'm too old to move on, i'm too old to keep dreaming.

 

When to move on is to grow and to grow is not leaving,

in a promise land we grow, and speak of the same reason

we speak of heaven and hell like they're not the same demon.

 

Well to move...

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The Boffin

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The Boffin

 

bookshops are like lovers 

they numb in black & white

then seduce you with colour

 

titillate and tempt your soul

until you finally let go

find the courage to close

 

the book ~ pages which leave

you gasping ~ the breath of air

on your face feels like a slap

 

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2004

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'Turning The Page'

(I have the audio but can't seem to upload it here, it will only play on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/francesmf/turning-the-page?in=francesmf/sets/poems-2014-sounded )

 

Turning the Page

 

you were focussed

on study so I waited

peeking through the crack

watched you turn a page

rushed to kiss you quick

 

I twirled to leave, let you

get back to reading

but ...

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Super Mum: Another Working Class Hero

She’s got two part time jobs

and works her fingers to the bone

a single mum with no support from him

but she made that house a home.

Empty promises of child support

to help to feed her pack

every bloke she’s ever known’s

always fucked off and turned their back.

She doesn’t feel resentment

she never has the time

if she gets an hour to herself each day

she swears tha...

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Coots

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Lakeside, I watch 

the Coots bouncing

on top of the water.

 

They throw their heads

with intention and abandon.

Plunging - immersing themselves.

 

I want to bounce,

immerse myself.

Plunge into you...

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2001

*Coots: small black waterbird related to Moorhens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coot

(1st Pub. 'Hidden Capacity ~ a poet's jo...

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Without Wheels

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Without Wheels

 

Old-fashioned suitcases, the ones without wheels...

Such treasures themselves for the memories they held.

 

Skippered with no regard to a life-time of service,

disposed of - as I myself have been disposed of...

 

Perhaps a keen eye will fall over the rubbish bin’s wall

and take you home, give you a new life, if only

 

as under-bed storage.  Or repa...

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MemoriesPoemSuitcases

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MR BOJANGLES

 

Like Mr Bo...

my heart jangles 

when your smile

misses your eyes.

The face of a clown

soft shoe shuffling

through my soul.

White hands clasped.

The generous frill

framing your mask,

flutters like a wing

across the circus tent

of my broken heart.

Funny shoes walk strong,

confidently skirting around

landmines of feeling

clothed in ...

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Silence (or is it something else?)

The silence is deafening

 

I'm not sure when the silence stopped being calming

 

At some point the comfort of quiet turned into a prison

 

It's not that there's no sound, not exactly

 

I think I just stopped listening 

 

Now I can't listen, even if I try

 

I think I just stopped remembering how

 

It's not that I can't hear, not exactly 

 

At some poi...

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International Women's Day

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Pages and pages of pink and pink
roses on dresses and slender chic drink,
All pictures pretty some might think
but none reflecting strength, and that's the thing:

Women's Day isn't all flowers and hearts
it's message shouldn't be limited before it starts,
we are more than our constituent parts
so today try to tear stereotypes apart -

Support our differences, our quirks,
you don't have...

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Evicted

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Poempoetry

Captivate

Captivate

Your eyes captivate my whole being 
How can something so simple be so beautiful 
Beautiful like the bluest waters in the Pacific Ocean 

Your eyes distract me from the horrendous occurrences in our society 

Beautiful can't even describe your being
Because beautiful is what you are 
And what you always will be

You captivate me 

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Bohemia (2)

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BOHEMIA (2)

 

It’s not about pain

although each graphic tale

was born of needles...

 

It’s not about regrets

although in retrospect,

there is always blame...

 

It’s not even about relationships

although painted stories

pay homage to my past.

 

It’s actually about celebration:

love - my constant companion

nature - inspiring motivation.

 

Frances...

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ArtPoemsJessicaMcCallumpoemWritingToArt

SEVEN YEARS

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Broken mirror

good or bad

happy or sad

 

Take the pieces bury them 

in the moonlight 

or

Light seven candles

on the first night

That should take care of your plight

---

If you want to assure

you've found a good cure

 

Throw salt over your shoulder

then your situation will be secure

for that practice blinds the devil

behind your back

 

Naught...

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broken mirrordevilpoem

FLYING FISH

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Flying fish wish to escape

their predators

They take flight

to avoid a fight

They'll never win.

---

They have special fins

that work as wings

Lifting them out of

the sunlight zone

Where most plants and animals

inhabit. 

---

They can glide

quite a distance

Providing them 

assistance

For their resistance

to their foes. 

---

Who knows 

ho...

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flying fishpoem

SOLVE THE PUZZLE

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Two guests are in your heart

you can tell them apart

by what they desire.

---

Which will you feed?

---

The one who desires greed

or 

The one who desires to cater

to the ...needs

of others. 

 

By Lynn Hahn

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Godlovepoem

CHAPTERS IN A BOOK

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Looking back at life

like chapters in a book

I sit back in my senior years

with time to contemplate,

What seemed like the worst times

often added up to the best times

Now I have my last book

empty pages to be filled

I am thrilled to write

my last...story. 

 

By Lynn Hahn

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lifePoemsenior

WHO ARE THE LUCKY ONES?

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What looks like truth

often is not.

Looking thru the keyhole

often does not tell

the full story.

---

He had it all

we had little

but

We found joy in our little

he miserable with his all.

---

He stood in his Armani suit, pearly white teeth, Salvatore Ferragamo dress shoes

we in our Levis, dirty nails and tattered tennis shoes.

Our hearts full

his empty. 

...

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lovePoemsoul

IS IT RAPE?

There are events 

few speak of,

fear it will be indecent

to mention the words 

needed to explain

some types of pain

inflicted on the meek,

actions malevolent

persons seek

to inflict on others.

---

on a cold day

in a dark place

a man of mediocre

skills inflicted his will on her.

she lay naked 

helpless

faint from the horrific

event she just endu...

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poemrape

Random

If you believe you can achieve, you'll never grieve the things that leaves, for we are leaves in the blowing heaves, of hurricanes they deceive, but we will always believe.

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#shortpoempoem

PRECIOUS FAMILY

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blood that flows

thru my veins,

hard to live with

harder to live without.

worth the effort to protect

the cord,

like walking a tight rope.

balance is the key...

can't be all about me.

planting a seed

transplanted thru generations,

harvested with great care

encore then adore

each bairn born.

It's a miracle

some satirical

belittle the value,

let it ...

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WINTER WALK

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white, ashen, charcoal berms

to the left

to the right

everywhere in sight.

little tail-wagger

pulling at it's lead

owner nervous indeed.

hot steamy mustard stains

pains to walk around.

disregarded rides peaking out,

entries frozen shut.

mukluk, brogan, boot impressions

paint the path.

naked saplings fractured,

boskage leaning on each other

like bashed r...

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poemwinter

SUNDAY MORNING

easy like Sunday morning

that's my man...

no drama

dressed in laughter

that's what I'm after

ready to walk a mile

to make me smile

heart so warm

takes away every storm

oh babe I will return the pleasure

I'll be your favorite treasure.

by lynn hahn

 

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poemromance

ADDRESS THIS

Hate

is crippling

grabs your heart

makes it close down

brings a big huge frown

to your face and others who

are the victims of the emotion wrong

It's a feeling not needed for any reason

not for any time or for any season so

let it go do not let it grow cripple it. 

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hatePoem

BRIGHT LOVE

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I'm like sunshine...

I will bring warmth and light

to your world.

Grab my beams and I will burn you!

You can't own me

but I will be a good mate

if allowed to walk with you

not dragged by you.

Enjoy me and I will enjoy you

then life will shine on both of us.

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lovePoem

NEW LIFE

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Born into a palace

with servants of every sort

a cook

a maid

a gardener

a stable hand

Her hair flowed to the ground

the color of golden straw

Lips like strawberries

sweet and luscious

---

The land of Contentment

was her beginnings

Ever so beautiful

ever so grand

Her father was a king

one of great valor

a heart filled with kindness

Her mother a ...

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lovepoem

IS IT POSSIBLE OR JUST A DREAM

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I would love to experince

a love that is:

real

lasts thru all up's and down's

is gentle but firm when needed

A love that is:

friendship

and forgiveness when respect has been breached

that cares how words effect the other

A love...that does not try to own

but to be with

one that can be taken to the grave.

By Lynn Hahn

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hopelovepoem

Aokigahara

Aokigahara.

Take me away,
let me find a place of peace,
of freedom,
Somewhere i belong.

Somewhere i can take myself off track,
hear the trees calling
the whispers of the dead, 
the footsteps leading a path to nowhere.
The silence of horror,
the selfishness, the selfless.

A place of no evil, a place of no light.
Where no man or woman will have sight,
where no man or woman will ha...

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UP OFF THE GROUND

Dedicated to learning the rules so

he can defend others

He rides his bike on the snowy road

white breath streaming from his nostrils

So much to learn such a high cost

thoughts of comfort at the end

brought warmth to his body

Promised an easy road once

completing his journey

---

He hits black ice and skids almost falling

he relaxes and goes with the flow

because ...

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hopelossPoem

EASE DROPPING

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She said she wanted to go home

he replied "not now"

The look on her face

said there was more 

going on than just her words

were they fighting

was she just tired

She put her fork down

and gazed out the window

He continued to eat

like he did not notice 

her needs

With no words

she got up and went

to the ladies room

He took out his cell phone

and began ...

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poemrelationship

WALKING THRU MEMORIES

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I tend to not find things sacred

but rather memories

Things can burn up in a fire

but memories are your's forever

Like the first time I saw my son

when they laid him on my stomach

Like the look on my husband's face 

when he said "I do"

Like the look on my son's face

when he too said "I do" to his sweet wife

Like the time as a small child when my big brother

put me ...

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memoriespoem

HERE AFTER

into my nostrils

the salty sea

stung

the waves begird

my figure

deeper and deeper

I step into the ocean

her friendly arms

welcoming me

come sad maiden

I will wash away

your pain

you will never

anguish again...

By Lynn Hahn

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deathdrownpoem

ROAD TRIP

2 little girls

divide

the back seat

Plus

3 bags of candy

Equal

upset tummies

from too many yummies

By Lynn Hahn

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mathpoemtrip

DARK ADDICTION

O to chocolate so sweet and dangerous

thoughts of you cloud my mind

There was a time I could devour

your rich contentment by the hour

Twas Christmas when the first box

entered my dwelling

Lack of control experienced by all

was the reality of the day

A tradition including consuming 

your addiction became the way

To celebrate around the lighted tree

so much power giv...

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chololatePoem

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Today is my birthday

not sure if I'm happy or sad

I'd be glad

if at 30

we started to count backwards

So many candles on my cake!!

I need a FIRE extinguisher...

By Lynn Hahn

 

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GROOMING

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Stripping my terrier

could not be a hairier

task

Want to ask

Doesn't it seem odd

to breed a dog

That needs to be plucked

like a chicken?...

 

By Lynn Hahn

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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He was a complete

MAN

No female cells

He drove me mad!

I was starving

I had never experienced

a fully equipped male

He walked slow

talked slow

like he had nowhere to go

When he mounted me

it was beauty and the beast

A beast with blue eyes

My body was in an energy wave

one that no other carriers entered

I was fully charged

knees shaking

legs weak.....

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poemromance

OH TO THE...

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Oh to the sparkle ball

it calls for such beauty

Gown to the ground

rhinestones galore

Loveliness for sure

Prepare the face

to match the gown

Soon I'm wearing a frown

Pink sparkle eye shadow

became the enemy

My lid took offense

and prepared for defense

by developing a chalazion

---

Oh to the chalazion

so stubborn and at home

on my lid she sits

So p...

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WHO'S IN CONTROL

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Such a rush

don't be late

Think they'll wait?

Nay...

Start on time

is their rhyme

The world tries to be

on schedule

Till Mother Nature

steps in

and does her thing

with

Storms

Floods

Tornados

and such

Not much

Man can do with that

So who's in control?

We may think we are

but 

We're not...

 

By Lynn Hahn

 

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ALL ABOUT HIM

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HIM

When will it stop

being all about him

Such a short 

affair

Such a strong impact...

 

NEVER

You never 

existed

You were a fragment

of my imagination

A fling

that offered a ring

For a price

I could not afford...

 

WIFE

Babe be my wife

give me your life

Like a mail order

bride

Like I had no pride

too mild 

for a thought or a ...

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lovePoemsex

PERFECTION

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Feeling really bad

very sad

Wish I could hold

my tongue

Leave judgement

to the man above

---

Trying to learn how

to balance this all

Too much on my plate

don't want to hate

---

When to talk

and when not

Is a talent I need

to hone in

Prefection is a goal

not a reality

Is anyone perfect?

---

Time for chocolate

and a good movie...

By L...

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chocolatePoempuppy

POWER OF THE WORD

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Love is not a word 

to be thrown around

---

Sometimes is it used too freely

like it's a ticket to paradise

---

Love is a very deep

connection

It is something that is real

can almost be touched

It never goes away

---

Using that word can fill the soul

or tear it apart if it is not truly 

from the heart

---

When you learn that 

someone used the word

...

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lovePoem

BURY THE HATCHET

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Why chop down this tree

of honor

The greatest gift God

provides is our children

---

If we are lucky enough

to have them

And privilaged enough

for them to want to spend 

time with us

We have been given riches

beyond any material reward

---

To take a hatchet

and cut down the 

relationship

Is beyond foolish

Better to cut off your

right arm

---

...

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godpoemson

Exploited by the Building Site Bell Ends

For all the bell ends on building sites
and the charmers 
who freely shout abuse from their van
at women going about their day
I often wonder how you would feel 
if someone did that to your Mam.
How would you react if you witnessed 
your own flesh and blood being routinely exploited,
objectified or sexually assaulted?
Would you still cheer and egg the culprits on 
as they leered and jeer...

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GOTTA Luv em

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My sweet puppy

sheds so much

When my feet are cold

I put on 

my favorite thick socks

while I run around the house

---

When I remove them 

at night

My socks look

like a sweater

for my foot!

By Lynn Hahn

 

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poempuppysock

LOVE'S MYSTERY

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How can you be 

such a combination 

The wonders of heaven

and the darkness of hell

---

The sunshine reflects off

your soul

and then plummets to the storms

of the worst winter

---

Oh how I needed your sweetness

I wish you could see

how wonderous it is

---

Why you show pride

in your dark side

is beyond my understanding

---

I know I can't change y...

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desirelovepoem

ON THE WAY

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Can't be all sad

some need to be glad

Lots of poems about

aches and sorrows

Got to have some hopes

for tomorrows

---

Variety is the spice of life

Humor is reality

turned inside out

Got to shout out

happy words

Sometimes

or your life becomes 

unbalanced

---

Yes there is plenty

needed change

many things need 

to be rearranged 

---

But on...

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gladmadPoemsad

HATE HEALS

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Surprises come everyday

some small

some large

Then there was you

---

I tripped

and dropped 

you on your head

I tried to pick you up

but didn't know how

---

To this day you hate me

To this day I let you

---

Because I  am old

and wiser

I realize

Sometimes hate heals

---

You need it to make 

your world right

---

So I sit here tonight

...

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childhatehurtpoem

DEDICATION

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Dedication from a canine

far surpasses humans abilities

or understanding

---

A love so pure

they would lay down

their lives at every sitution

---

When you pass

and leave them behind

they grieve in a way

so pure and real

---

They wait for us

for they have faith

they will see us again

---

And they do...

 

by Lynn Hahn

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deathdogsPoem

THE BENCH

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Why aren't you sitting with me

such beauty to see

such an empty bench

Without your touch close to me

 

By Lynn Hahn

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benchlovephotopoem

HURRICANE OF HURTS

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Hate holds hard onto my heart

He has horrible hang ups

that harm my happiness

Hence my world was hindered

---

A husband he is not

but he is hot

If I could hire

a hit man

and hide 

from the heat

It would be helpful

tho harsh

So I hesitate

---

I could not handle 

his habbits

You reap what you harvest

My head is hazy

it needs a holiday

From ...

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