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New Year Addiction

Those few seconds before the new year

when the countdown begins,

my soul soars with so much hope and joy.

When the ball drops at Times Square,

there is a momentary

return to innocence.

As the confetti flies and music fills the air,

I imagine we are a world at peace...

no worries, no violence, no division,

just a few beautiful seconds of clarity and simplicity

that dis...

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I will show you paradise

Come with me and I will show you paradise,
Leave behind those who are as cold as ice,
Bring in the sun and let it shine,
Then one day soon you could be mine,
I will sing some songs to gladden your heart,
Then with little luck we will never part,
Love is happiness and happiness is love,
It will be just like a perfect hand fitting a perfect glove,
Good luck to all you lovers out there,
Who ...

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Mind the Gaps

Mind the gaps.

 

There are no happy ever afters,

just some gaps between the tears,

with houses packed unto their rafters

in which you can forget your fears

surrounded by those who love you

and perhaps by those that you love too.

 

I do hope your gaps are many; 

And that your tears are singularly few

for while our tears are two-a-penny

such gaps are quite pricele...

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The Almost Child

I remember exactly the spot

the place I sat

when she told me

I remember the cooling coffee

forgotten

when I was told

I remember the uncertainty

in her voice

when she told me

but

I remember how I smiled

the joy I felt

when I first knew

my almost son

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Contrapuntal

I only try to write of joy

But you only read my sorrow

 

She came to me by chance

I suppose that's always so

We sang the bodies' lively dance

She rescued me from woe

 

She came to me in passion

I only knew my lonely life

We dreamt our bodies' ration

She rescued me from strife

 

The tear you see escape my eye

Remembers only pleasure

The gasp of breath yo...

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Those words we share

                and those we don't

The ones you use

                what do they mean?

So much is lost between the lines.

That inflexion or joy I might have heard

is mute

 

Those words we share

                and those we don't

The anger I feel in you

                what do your eyes show?

I can never know as I read the lines.

The thoug...

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Thoughts in a dark room

Light your way with silver blue reflections,
Square shapes give you a sense of connection
That fills a room with all the strangers' faces.
Their vision is what your retina praises.

I look accross the room and see nothing but golden spheres,
Hidden deep inside them is a regular junky's craves and fears.
He sweats, he cries and screams the sound of lust and joy,
His euphoria takes off and h...

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Seeking Joy

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At an unprogrammed Quaker meeting

The spirit moved someone

To remind us to find our Joy.

 

After, a friend said she would

Find joy in a nice boy toy.

Or maybe it was a toy boy.

She said one is a boy

You’d like as a toy

And the other is something

A boy would like to play with.

 

We giggled at that,

And I was reminded of a joke

About a party where everyone

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May Collage Poem - Surprised by Joy

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Good food side by side,

Poems two by two,

Just walk, walk my friend to the Joy,

From the darkness, walk now to your summer.

 

Hera disbelieving Zeus kicks

Him between the legs. He smiles

Surprised by joy

 

And my lover said to me

Walk to the door of joy

And well come me

 

Revisiting revenge underneath pie trucks

Like a rampant ground hog day

Funny and r...

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A new C word

Now there's a new C word in town 

10 months in, the word CURED blasts free

In the same chair, same room by the same careful man 

Where we heard that other C word everyone fears

This one is C for celebration 

Not C for Christ no, can't believe it

A new day to celebrate through the onward years

A day as special as a birth

The C pebble dropped and happiness ripples spread and ...

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RETROSPECTIVE

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Innocent

     he met a force

Untried

            it held him

 

 

... and wonder drained the world of substance

            re-arranged the pages of his book to give more radiant a reading.

                                                           

The light of new possibilities

pressed down on time.

The girl sang to him "You can hear the boats go by". He

l...

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My boys

Who knew such joy before they were born

Who knew the joy they'd bring

As an only child no knowledge of this sibling thing

But life with my two boys became my greatest experience 

Brought me endless days of pure joy

They're so close, so different, so very much alike, the very best of friends

My best times ever are when we're all together 

Just sitting, eating and chatting, natu...

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Time

Time heals

tends to peel away the pain

calms your brain

stops you from going insane

takes the rain and turns it into sunshine.

 

If you give it time your world will grow

beautiful flowers

provide long hours

of joy.

 

By Lynn Hahn

 

 

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Cousin

They lived their lives not too far apart

Both in age as well as distance

Born to families true and strong

Their days where filled with laughter

For him she was the sister he never had, he just forgot to tell her 

At 21 they left their homes to make their way and somehow their contact faltered

Then one evening after a concert pure with joy

In a crowded station she spotted his f...

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That Feeling Pt 2

It didn't happen quickly,

The fall.

Honestly, I didn't realize it was happening at all.

A few encounters here and there turned to seeing him every day

Turned to waking up to sleepy smiles and stolen kisses

And now I wouldn't want it any other way.

As time passes it gets harder and harder to rememeber how I felt before I met him.

It is harder each day to remember who I was then...

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Excited

Do you every get that giddy feeling?

Like a child who just woke up on Christmas morning

looking at the presents that Santa brought.

Or like a student who just auditioned for her schools’s play,

and now is waiting for the cast list to be posted.

Yah, I do too.

It’s a wonderful feeling of hope and desire.

It’s driving at 70 mph with the windows down on an open road.

It’s rare...

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GUARDIAN ANGEL

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To hold you up

if you start to fall

and fly to your side

whenever you call.

 

To hold you close

when dark closes in,

I’ll feed your heart

and beat from within.

 

To feel your warmth

and the glow of your smile,

when the clouds are parted

we can see for miles.

 

To hold your hand

through life's testing times,

to shield and protect

on those slippe...

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Beauty is not seen

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The mirror does not hold your reflection

Commanding instead the need for subjection

Vanity is the rule by which we live

Ruthless without the need to forgive

 

How long do you take looking for perfection

Beauty is real and also a distraction

Preparing ourselves for the talk of the eyes

Some words are true and others are lies

 

What point do we stop hiding that which we...

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My little friend

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I was drinking coffee and sitting on my chair

The dog opened his eyes and began to stare

Looking at me he says I am ready for a walk

Without moving his mouth I heard him talk

 

It is a nice day to run on the grass

Best get going before the sun is going to pass

He is jumping in circles by the door

I can see a pattern being pound into the floor

 

Charging out like he is...

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Every sense

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The thoughts I cannot forget

The wonder of when we met

The heart beats faster for every smile

I get excited by messages on my mobile

 

Dreams in my head like a hurricane

Whirling around all over my brain

Tearing right through the past

A bright future is the forecast

 

There will be a new life to live

With the one who is attractive

Live the journey with passion

...

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THE BENCH

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There’s a bench in the park where an old couple sit

holding hands and laughing as the children play and flit

about on the swings and slides with boundless joy,

inciting memories of when they were girl and boy.

The antics of the kids so full of life and carefree bliss,

their lives laid out before them on paths that time would kiss.

 

They’ve been sitting on that bench for ...

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Such were the joys

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Such were the joys,
When we were girls and boys,
That at night when we lay in our nest
Ready for rest,
We were no more seen
Beneath the fair moon beams.

When into play came those rosy lips,
Dews of passion arose in vapoured wisps.
As your fingers lay fitted in mine,
The faithless turned to think of the divine.
And all that was chained in depth and height,
Had broadened, freeing the so...

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April Rain

Welcome overcast sky

from incessant heat

 

Drizzle gently falling

on freshly wet street

 

Feel is overwhelming

for indolence to set

 

With drop in mercury

and in rain to get wet

 

Odd for time of year

coming event it tells

 

Rains not lot farther

quelling of arid spells

 

Sprung as a surprise

catching all unaware

 

Speeding all measure...

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theta wave

are we recording?

yes?

with that the withered concierge told me

“we don’t want your type around here

too white”

regardless I made love to a cultural icon

away from the conference table

out of sight of the knowing grins

I made her smile

and as  ziggy played for time with no

reason nor rhyme

there and then I decided to hide this story in a

cavernous...

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Rzhepicks 2013

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So many faces I’ve seen!

Now I do believe Darwin.

                        ***

The patient was treated for jaundice,

The autopsy showed he was Chinese.

                         ***

Rotten is well hidden and forgotten.

                         ***

Do you mind?

Or you don't mind

because you don't have mind?

                         ***

The wor...

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Soft Summer Reverie

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A small expression about being on the expanse of a windswept field, whatever the season, really, but placed in the golden, summery panorama in this poem. Please enjoy!
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Amber reeds, pliant 
in the summer wind 
swaying, dancing-
 
synchronised
                     now syncopated
and back again
 
shouting then singing xanthine etudes
...

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JUBILEE JOY - welcoming our guests

Dear valued visitor...

So glad to see you here,

The warmest of warm welcomes

In this very special year -

 

When we celebrate a diamond Queen

Upon an ancient throne,

While Olympic gems will have a sheen

With royalty of their own.

 

Our land is proudly on parade,

Its capital playing host,

With traditions that will never fade

(Though it's not our...

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Winter Friendships

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So many winter friendships
save but a few
thaw with the sparkle of spring.





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Could this be brought on by S.A.D.? Perhaps...

WIth a bit of trepidtion I am posting this micropoem.

Hope you like :-)

 

Please make your response or comment on my profile page. Thank you.

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Seek and you shall find....

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i will not be scorched
by the flame of another
i shall keep my fire
fueled only by the pure
kindling found deep
within the terrain
of my wooded home


the sun shall bring
enough light by day
and a torch well-lit
shall provide steady
footsteps to tread
the dark by night

[as I search for what
I cannot find or name]

no light save by the moon
on occasion when it
...

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