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A Rush

A Rush

 

A bright spark to a dull mind

searchlights beam for inspiration

as the tunnel is abandoned

its dampness gone, the stench with it

Lights scan the heavens and horizons

body and mind exhilarated

transported, enervated to peaks aloft and wide

Ideas fuel enthusiasm to burst the samovar

milk boils over in fleshy wonder

It is worth it, it has arrived

the track...

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Also by keith jeffries:

Perplexity | A Covered Mood | The Womb | The Shopping Mall | Winter´s Icy Blast | Quietly Exceptional | Down Under | The Valley of Chimneys | A Moment in Time | Reformation | A Welcome Sun | The Fireplace | A Fading Light | The Red Poncho | Feelings | The Fallen | A Treasure Trove | Can the Vice be Broken | Not in our Name | Dispossessed |

ACCEPTING REALITY

Everything in this world comes, to stay a while - then goes,

Be it a gargantuan dinosaur or a softly fragrant rose.

Maybe one day we'll accept the fact - it's right before our nose,

But being mindful of how we are - just WHEN, do you suppose?!

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

IN THIS WORLD | MISANDRY - You Too? | UNTITLED | UP IN SMOKE! A Saturday theme poem. | POLICY | THE WEALTH OF WORDS | JACK THE GIANT KILLER | MIND - HOW YOU GO!! | SMILING THROUGH | SPOOKY - OR WHAT? | LAST REPORT | LEAVING HOME - a Saturday theme | MUG SHOTS | LAST CHARGE | 13/4/18 - before "The Big Push" |

Revenge Haiku

 

 

He gave her a rose

Then slowly ripped the petals

She, sharpens the thorns…

 

 

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Also by Anya:

The Cemetery of Dreams | Our Light Haiku | Auschwitz | The Umbrella Haiku | Lucky | Hungry Haiku | The Bottom | If I, could turn back time... |

A Hundred Thousand Whys

A violent attack

innocent victim struggles

sharp steel blade

strikes without thought

cuts deep inside

senseless barbaric killing

another life lost

hundred thousand whys

angel of knives

sends a message

to those who

carry lethal weapons

stop and think

before street crime

leaves more scars

for more families

one day it

might be your

Mum and Dad

...

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Also by Nigel Astell:

Walk on Blue |

Man made sculpture of one hundred thousand knives

The Sun

The sun is just burning off

The morning mist as it

Pierces the leaves of the trees

Casting a wakening glow

On the landscape

Bringing warmth to the day

And to the hearts of lovers

After the cool and restful night

 

The day has begun

The smells of coffee

And breakfast permeates

The air as life is

Renewed

 

Joyous surroundings

Fill the souls as the sun

...

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Also by Bruce Levine:

Re: Social Media | Empty Hours | The Greatest Love of All | A Second Heart | Her Birthday - November 22nd | Meditation in motion | Van Gogh | The Seesaw | The Lowly Yoyo | The River of Time | Snow | On a Roller-Coaster of Fate | Fall | Late Afternoon | A Second Chance | A Half-Dozen Little Necks | Postmortem |

Red and Green Christmas

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We wish you a red and green Christmas

 

It was Christmas Eve in the workshop

And the elves were feeling jolly

Their little woollen hats

Were decked with mistletoe and holly.

Their faces alight with smiles

Not a sad thought in their heads

For Santa had agreed that Christmas

Should be green and red.

No blousy buxom Barbies

Or action men with guns

Just lots of fair...

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Also by eve nortley:

This must be Christmas | It's war | Aged 13 | Winter Wisteria | Congo Childhood | Human Jenga | Drowning in your eyes | fatal attraction | The adoration of cats | South of the border | Gang 13 | Bidoon | asylum seeker | The grumbly, rumbly, bumbly cats | The Pugs and the Siamese | Modern Slavery 2018 |

Sourdough Recipe #2

Building a civilization
is a lot like baking a loaf of bread:
All you need are the right ingredients,
a little know-how,
and an oven.

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climate change

The X Factor

Judge not lest you be judged

 

If you want to be successful and get on in your career

You have to show your arse off, we’d all love to see your rear

And you’re heaving breasts and nipples at every chance

Then we can replay it all, and have another glance

 

Gyrating pelvises that’s what we want to see

Pretending that the partner you are straddling is me

Why not have a thr...

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Also by poemagraphic:

HIV | It's all in my head | A stich in time | Parts of me | Standing at the cross roads between life and death | Our World United | Mini Mouse | Mercury tipped | Little lost ant | Hello my Little Heartee | ‘FREEDOM ‘ is our shout | A taste for truth | My point of view | miss lead | Blatherskite | Sceptical Colonel Fazack | Harry Lime | Procrastination | Roll of Honor | Absolution | THE POWER AND THE GLORY | 'God' | Left on the shelf |

Eat This Poem

 

 

Take this poem

read it

with open eyes

mull it over in your mind

let it roll off your tongue

let the taste of it

stay with you for a while

may it make you think

and satisfy your appetite

let it linger

until you get hungry again

a poem is a plate of words

served up with relish and spice

wipe your mouth when finished

once satisfied

be glad the po...

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Also by d.knape:

The Dog Listens---A Poem by O.L. Buzzerd | The Dog Listens---A Poem by O.L. Buzzerd | Avalanche Of Leaves | Dogs & Cats | Testing Poets | Abused | After The Day After | Getting Over It | Things I Am Thankful For | Grackles | Don't Ever Forget | Leafless | The Space Of A Lifetime | Sweet Dreams | Mother's Eyes | Rules Of Conduct | Out Of The Blue | Ella Minnow Pea | Sisters | Red Rose | Keyboard Inspiration | Keyboard Inspiration | Keyboard Inspiration | Rejection Notice | Aluminum Cans | A Soldier's Death | Sunspot | Leaves From A Tree | Oddities | Speed Demon | Hat Trick | EUPHONIA |

An act of kindness reciprocated

I was sat outside a Manchester caf,

What happened next will make you laugh.

Sitting  there with my dog  next to me,

Having eaten a sandwich ,with a cup of tea.

 

A man rushed by wearing a posh blue suit,

Dropped 50p in my cup ,"Your dog looks cute."

A lady sat opposite next to her cup,

I dropped a pound in it,she was made up.

 

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Also by hugh:

The new boyfriend! | A free drink day! | Breaking the ice | Scot,a sad loss | Even more Haiku or Hughku | Freedom of choice | Hughmericks | Desire | Full of beans | Wayne's pain turns out to be a sore point | Wipe out .Wet wipes an enormous cause of sewage blockage | Deal with an embrace | The sound of silence,11 o'clock 11/11/18 a silence haiku | More haiku or hughku | Marriage name change B.Hind to B.Bottom | Anya | Change of plan ."It was miles better." | Keep feeling young singing a song. | A period problem , a pupil problem and a lame excuse | Amelia the young witch from Sabden does it again | Memory loss |

Yes There Is Always

The chorus of the poor
Says the Economist,
As if it is a given,
An expected outcome.
A Greek tragedy
To be rewritten
In modern for the hungry
Minds of the better off,
An entertainment for the few,
While the poor hold out their palms
With a radical point of view,
An imaginary paradise called equality.

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- early onset

the blue is missing from the sky

the trees have no leaves

outside it is very cold

the wind is cruel

there is a person

in front of me

i don't know who she is

i remember playing out

with my sisters 

on a skipping rope

it is still very cold inside

that lady told me it is morning

that is why i stretch and yawn

the woman said i had a visitor

i was frightened to...

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Also by John E Marks:

Free Speech | Johnny Keats and the footloose Cavaliers | A satire of sorts | Another day | Poetry and Philosophy | THE VANISHED WOMAN | A wise fool | In the beginning.... | Moments of Vision | NEWMAN | Insomnia | Rodinsky's Headsone | Rodinsky’s Room | Анна Ахматова | Tanka | For Al-Mu'tamid (Seville, 1040-95 Christian Era) | From the Farsi | i.m. of Vasily Zaitsev | Kōnstantinoupolis | Bewilderment and all the things left unsaid | Inner City Blues | Whining poetry | The rags of time | The sense of an ending | An Act of Treason | ROMANY | a-work-in-progress | A Psychiatric Disorder | A Town like Malice | November 2018 | First Snow | Taliesin | The Unwritten | The pharmacology of shadow | YEZEDI | ALL SOULS' DAY | words echo |

Silent Echo

Silent Echo

Regenerate a voice that sales no promise

Agitated by a spoil that is only common

A vivid Spectrum isolated with gray

Drift away to mend the tired

Outcast the routine, Cure the Trial

Lift a torch to a unstable reaction 

Turn a corrupt citizen from tame

Spark ignited through guidance 

Spoken word left to disadvantaged miracle

A friend with a passion to stay 

...

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White Rose

Pure and dear 

Love that wins hearts 

Bring millions of souls near 

Yet so fragile even so sweet

Just like the sweet white rose under a feet

 

Trampled and broken 

Withered dry and being lifeless all around the day

Whatever there was inside

Nothing seems to remain within its wall

Nothing to keep its inside firm and fay

 

Love if loved 

True to one's heart 

...

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Engage or Disengage

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Engage or Disengage

 

My writing's unconventional

My head is kinda shot

My readers don't know what to do

To stay or to stay not

 

I push our social boundaries

Convention I abhor

My lines can be emotional

At times a little raw

 

I pour the rush and tumble of

My mind out on the page

It's up to you as reader to

Engage or disengage

 

Don Matthews Augu...

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Also by Don Matthews:

Are You in a Dark Mindset ? | Rudder, Drive | Blog | Fear in the US | Losing It | ATM Give No Rupee | I Wasn't Expecting This My Mind ! | Listening to the Blues | World Toilet Day 19 November | Yoshitoka Sakurada : Japan's Minister of Cybersecurity | Mary and Jack | Setting the Bar | 69 t0 45 | What Do I Write to Increase Comment ? | Teaching Brian Drivel | Owl Mail | What I've Done is Dun | Leaving Home | Stir-Ups | Stick it Up Your Selfie | Learning Poet | Thought-Jumps | Rapper Kayne Meets Trump | Oops... | The Trouble is the Clubbers | Disrespect Can Lead To Domestic Violence. Stop It Where It Starts | Hello There.... |

With remorse, never

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With remorse, never

Friday,30th November 2018

 

I never regret

and let

her speak the mind

I find no artificiality

 

yet we had no meeting ground

the differences were never found

but we couldn't get on well

the doom was likely to swell

 

"should we part"? I parried the question

she didn't reply but made no mention

I understood the gravity

there w...

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Also by Hasmukh Mehta:

Takes me somewhere | The gentleman | Less we sink | Full thrust | Humanity is | Words do have | From the golden cage | No rewinding | Helpful always | On departure | Acceptance | Meter gauge train | Where to find? | Mother, only you | The friends are | Excuse me | Same act | Embrace | Handle the theme | The darkness | Show of contentment | Words not spoken | Real conscience | No deal in art | Not like dead | The new movement | Lips are | Holy crown | No conclusion ever | Real thrust | Not all glitters | Inner reflection | Falling star | The poet and | L O V E | Love, no burden | I spoke clearly | Love me not | My daughter roopa | Close to nature | Interaction | The true image in mind | My late wife | I pledge it | Give a slip | The writers | Better way | Strong desires | Best out of | We know | Our human race | An awesome experience | From the strength | Great harm | The sad end | Worth for self | Don't hide | Show it to | Curse on him | "Me too" mar harm | The money power | The beauty of an eyes | Where is frankness | Join me | An innocent soul | Dipawali* | O death! | Unity has strength |

Jadia4708au

Twenty Ways to Ruin a Poem

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It’s best to sneak up on the reader.

Change the meter,

Change the rhyme,

Change the tone,

Or change the subject.

Try to do something unexpected,

Like confessing a crime

Or secret perversion,

Even in a

Short poem.

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Also by Randy Horton:

To Define a Thing | Confessions |

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Underwater

The code is in the message  -- the message is in the code

it's a riddle,

but you live it everyday trying to figure something out

every day you're trying to open up an envelope

every day you're trying to scratch off a secret

There's going to be some pay back,

there's going to be some take off point

...and everyday your wondering when it's really going to hit the fan

you...

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Also by Pagan Poetry:

Railroad Crossing | Seven Senses | Time loop | Motion detectors | Doors and windows | Sharpening Knives | Lullaby | Scaffolding | Weightless in Space |

constantly away

my mind drifts

restless and disconnected

searching for a tethering point

the moment escapes me, nearly

tentative steps

towards a blank space

hope to get there by morning

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Also by Prikcab:

A Song for You |

BLACKDOWN RIDGE

BLACKDOWN RIDGE

I thanked Maggie McIver, deceased, today –

she’d left a bench, with an envied view,

to walkers on top of Blackdown ridge

who sometimes stop to train their eyes,

to stretch a bridge to the northern side

of the gentle Downs that sit so pretty

some ten straight, clear, bright miles away.

 

Her bench was placed just off the track,

its back to the scores of...

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Also by Peter Taylor:

MOONWATCH | QUIETER |

Same

Purely real is gone today

idea mirror past

A rag squeezed bone dry

Nothing more to imagine

Tales told once told 10 times

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Also by Reggie:

Community | Valence | Online | Join in | Luck | Gifted | Instead | Slant | Wet | Well | Sunrise | Reverse Gear | In need | Man oh man | On me | Not him | Sitting here | Her | Built |

eric

Today, my soul feels restless.

But for me that's just today, 

for you there's not another day to feel any other way. 

 

Besides breathless. 

 

God I want so badly to help you.

Please come back for just one moment

so I can help you.

 

Somehow we lost you in the laughter.

We didn’t think you could be hurting.

You loved just hard enough.

If I pulled the sun back...

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Also by Sarah Mae:

the parting poem | Why Are We So Delicate? | the red poem | It Was Almost Love |

Shocking - Pink Wellies

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When I first saw my girlfriend naked

I knew there was something wrong

Although she'd taken her clothes off

she still had her wellingtons on!       

 

She kept them on while making love

and despite the increased friction

I saw it my duty to carry on,

to abstain was a dereliction

 

Bought online they were shocking pink

with tartan straps on the tops

She dyed ...

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Also by Brian Maryon:

A Minor Roasting | Moving On | Banjaxed | Sex Offender | POTW | Waiting to Leave Home | Dare Not Post | Not Posh | 6-2 6-1 | Westonbirt Arboretum | Flu Jab |

Pain of the past

My heart is broken, my  head is fryed
my lifes a mess, i hope your satasfied

you through me up you through me down
you brought me back, smashed me on the ground

my heart is aching this pain is changing me now

these scars show i have a past
it keeps coming back around just as fast

love has taught me nothing  but that one thing

never to trust again......... again never to trust aga...

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MAGIC MOMENTS

A record slides from within its sleeve

palm supported to the deck;

the needle descends,

he takes  his place

to where she curls up with that special face.

 

While reaching down to pull him off

he stays her hand for Rachmaninov,

a musical climax steadily building,

his spirit soaring.

 

Something about his isolation worries her

as he closes his eyes;

she sulks a...

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Also by ray pool:

THE INCINERATOR, ON A LATE NOVEMBER DAY | LAVENDER FIELDS FOREVER | IN NORWAY 1976 | A SOLDIER THAT CAME HOME | THE ASSEMBLY OF MEN | REMEMBERING | STANNAH STAIRLIFT | SUICIDE STREET | DREAMS AND LIES |

Grand designs

Maybe my path 

will see lighter days,

right now I’ve got to make light

in the most creative ways,

so I’ll grab my brush 

with bright colours I’ll paint,

a world that is mine 

And in that world I’ll play.

 

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Also by Megan Jones:

Ache | Miss memory | I feel |

So where is she?

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 I can't see her so

Where?

  Somewhere? 

She was here once, 

I turned

but

I see her nowhere  

so where is the somewhere she is is?

 

Words and fotos Tommy Carroll

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Also by Tommy Carroll:

I have NO idea | Brexit: A learners guide | Austerity | Christianity and other myths | Christianity and other myths | Trench-war development |

Calm My Mind

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God please calm my mind
And heal my heart, I am drained
Please take away pain

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CalmGodHaiku

Normal/Insanity

Are we a person who is inward looking out, other people around moving at a pace while we consider it's just another race, perceiving that insane normality could be on the sharp point of a blade, maybe the slanted edged absorbing disciplines to be normal, the other sliding down into the depth of hellfire losing the will to be strong, evidence of any emotional adjustment regressed to a former self o...

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Also by PatricioLG:

Suicide or a Bacon sandwich ? | Re-think |

AN UNPLEASANT PLAYER

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No-one ever accused me of being a skilful rugby player.  Don’t get me wrong, I could catch, pass, even punt with a degree of accuracy.  But my contribution lay in other areas.  I was an unpleasant player.

I was never quick but relatively fit, so I played at loose forward, whose job it was to spoil the play of the opposition and ideally win the ball from any breakdown (preferably legally) and ge...

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Also by John Coopey:

'THOU SHAN'T GO SHORT OF SHITE' | A BLACK LIFE DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE | AH YES, I REMEMBER IT WELL | UP THE ARSE (1) | CONCRETING THE GARDEN | A MOST PECULIAR QUEUE | "HAVE SOME MADEIRA, M'DEAR" | RUGBY FATBOYS BLUES 2 | THE LOG BURNING FIRE | JOHN THE HAT |

Hero

He had a disintegrating childhood.

Broken home, residential and foster care.

Joined the army aged fifteen and three quarters.

Married. Three kids. Divorced.

Married again. Three more kids.

Six tours back to back. Left the army, sick to death.

Friends disintegrating in his arms. Just kids.

Home to family. To hope, but more despair.

Rows and harsh words. 

"Get a job, we ne...

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ODE TO MATRIMONY

Nice day for a white wedding?

Empty bedding...never bothered.

Never booked it...clever author?

The best man, yet never offered.

Groomed bachelor...ego altered.

Empty nest...eagle's balder.

Being regal in a tuxedo faltered.

I cry not...yet eyes watered.

Still the rock...yeah Gibraltar.

If she arrives, hello altar!

If she doesn't...hella awkward.

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Also by Eric James:

MISCELLANEOUS | BLOOD | TRUMPET'S BLARE |

Sour Patch Kids Cereal

Has the cold winter air pierced through my body
With thoughts choking on you
My body becomes numb 
The memories of you come flooding in
Boards under my feet start to crackle
The pressure of your memories flooding my apartment
Like a child getting hurt for the first time the pain is unbearable
I could lock myself in the bathroom but the pain is still there
There's no running from the dire s...

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Also by Damon Blackery:

Firefly A Reason To Drink | âme brisée | A Prisoner To My Own Room | Heavily | Nostalgia Eyes | Taught Me | A Diligent Little Soul | Sour Patch Kid Letter To a Firefly | 3:32 AM | Space Cowboy 14 Old Ones | Unfortunate Lack of Events | Death | A Long Night In Sanitarium | How Much Longer | Pink Water | Old Man Happy Ending | Words of The Waiting Man 22 | Cigarette Smoking Hearts | Pushing Up Daisies |

in extremis

https://wolfgarwords.com

 

I thought I caught a glimpse of me coming back

the other way, a phantom of me somewhere from the future

in a tunnel white with dust, heavy in a veil of blood.

 

Going this way there is no past. I focus on the boots in front

heels kicking up the sand stone and goat shit,

almost laughing I choke, the voices in the distance sound killable.

 

Up...

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Also by Wolfgar:

Lunar widow | Dead Statue | Improbable things | Šljivovica | Final bloom | The Unfound Generation |

THE KNIFE AND GUN

BIG HARD MAN WITH A KNIFE . READY TO TAKE A LIFE . DIGNITY AND RESPECT TAKEN OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS . THESE POLITICIANS SUCH FOOLS . NO RESPECT FOR THE LAW . CRIME IS ON THE RISE . THIS IS NO SURPRISE . TEACH THEM YOUNG BEFORE IT ENDS AT THE BARREL OF A GUN !!! 

 

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Also by Wendy Higson:

MORNING | THE YORKSHIRE ROSE | BELITTLED BY THE EU | RIP OFF BRITAIN |

By My son A Coldwell

Pulling The Snagged Thread.

Rip off the band-aid, get it over with
I never thought it would come to this
Clear mind, clear eyes
Walking straight, no more lies

Don't rely on me and I won't let you down
You can't count on me, I'll only let you down
Don't reach out for me, I'll only let you drown

These feelings are getting harder to fight myself
Pulling teeth to admit I need some help
It's cutting deep on the webbings ...

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Also by Nick:

Unbearable Anguish. | Prolonging The Inevitable. |

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Restroom

I was at bar last night and saw fabulous kiss
Between lovely strangers, both wearing nice dresses
Drinking their night away, without any stresses
Snuggling up very close on the dance floor with bliss

Seeing them escape scene to the washroom, they go
Telling my wife follow to tell me about tale
As she's curious as well, so she simmers on trail
To find out the details of affair in shadow

...

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Also by Louis Audet:

New Pasture | The story asked | I am better than him | Rose-coloured glasses | Nightly hope | Tears | Tonight | Drive without fear | Equals | Pour toi |

Christmas Fairy

I want to tell a story now, it happened long ago,

So gather round and pay a heed to me.

It tells us of the reason, ‘cause I’m sure you want to know,

Why the fairy sits atop the Christmas tree.

 

It had just got past midwinter and old Santa Claus was vexed,

The rebellious elves were going out on strike,

And Mrs Claus upset him with the news she gave him next,

That her mum wa...

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Also by Trevor Alexander:

Jackie And Frankie | Fake ID | Near-Death Experience | Moaning Lisa | A Cup Of Franglais |

They Can't Hear the Music Anymore

They can’t Hear the Music Anymore

 

Take me back to the start again

Into the light to where words blind me

Right back into the heart again

Into the streets that run ragged

A jagged reality where no one smiles

Drinking in the world they listen silently

Volume lights blinking on maximum

Android ‘Throb Box’ wires dangle

Into the tangle that was once a thought

Eyes wid...

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Albert Edward Burrows

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Albert Edward Burrows   by KJ Walker

 

With iron grey ‘tache

And eyes of steel

Attractive to women

Sex appeal

A massive frame

Chiselled and bold

A liking for young ‘uns

Although he was old

Police were in fear of

This man so strong

Though they saved him that day

From the baying throng

 

He’d married a local

A fair maid called Hannah

She was much yo...

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Also by kJ Walker:

I Don't Wanna Play That Game | I'm a celebrity Haiku | The Alcoholic Benefactor | Cutting The Line |

Roses

Beautiful but rare

Every colour with a story

Longing for care​​​​​​​

With shield to protect itself​​​​​​​

Plucked by many

But valued by few.

 

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Wednesday November 14, 2018, 1:51 PM

My mom took me to the second hand store, 

Where I roamed the aisles 

Unsatisfied by the lack of conformity.

The clothes did not resemble the brands I was taught to marvel.

 

On the first day of class my first year of high school

My classmate told me that Jewish people are

Cheap. 

Stingy. 

Selfish. 

But my Jewish family was not religious. 

I decided that I was not J...

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Also by hk:

Saturday November 24, 2018, 1:43 AM | Sunday June 24, 2018, 10:14 PM | Wednesday April 9, 2014, 6:43 PM | Monday, November 12, 2018, 2:55 AM | Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:02 AM | Monday, November 12, 2018, 3:16 AM |

Garden in a Whetstone

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Dig a trench for the days gone by, a wet window to the poppy fields,

God has no hamlet here –

A hammer forged from a long life,

Nefertiti knows the way to a softer rest,

The summon sensed the solar seals,

A droplet of dew upon an ear,

Held to tablets and tepid stone,

A precarious knife.

 

Summer seared its soaring stamp on the grass this day,

Gator maws could not crus...

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agingappetite for lifegain somelose somesorrow

mothers

our mothers

          are windows

 

through them

          we see the world

 

and in them

          we see the faintest

reflection

of our selves

 

they are not easy to

                               break

but neither are they

unbreakable

 

to break them

          we run the risk

of injury

 

our knuckles crack

as does their glass

 

...

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Also by ha'azinu:

Surgeon | the first is [not] | the first is |

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Wrapping my Thoughts around the Mind

I think about it all the time...

the sweet temptation,

manipulation! - 

wrapping my thoughts around the mind

 

I am wondering

 

How many books I need to read?

How many courses yet take...!?

to hold the leash...

- control the bitch!

 

She is a mess, she is wild...

I gasp from her ideas saying:

Oh, no you didn't...

- she is destructive!

 

But God! I...

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Cleave

It clings to you like a feeling

Personal, intimate 

like a second skin:

of eyes that stare;

perceiving your world. 

Every thought clicked; a motion 

To cleave its coils closer

To know you more

Than any lover can

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SALAMANDER

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SALAMANDER

 

From dripping dawn to milk churn

to sheep and village fountain.

From orchard and empty

mountain road to gurgling cherry town

I carried a yellow-black fire symbol

through deserted evenings

in hidden streets where men put away

their tools with an apprehensive glance

until at last, we met and drove

the winding road to Olonzac,

and sat next day in the b...

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Winter 


Winter nights draw in
A fire burning brightly
Cold air locked outside

 


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Thaw-Irkhet-if

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Thaw-Irkhet-if

 

at last the light

the promised light

slipping from Osiris’ grip

crushed by the wheel of centuries

yet

this is not the land of the lord of silence

this is not the fertile valley

this is not the underworld

this is the harsh light

of an alien world

where sacred sarcophagus

is rent asunder

and remains displayed for voyeurs

of the dead

my...

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