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All that is lost

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Lost time, how much time do we really give ourselves 

Are we living our own lives

Lost soul, constant feeling as if something is missing 

Lost goals, fulfilled by unfulfilling ideas, other people's goals

Wasted love, loved the wrong one, lost

Lost hope

Fortunate

Unfortunate

Some things lost should stay lost

Some things found should never be found

Some things we ask fo...

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t h i n k i n g s i d e w a y s

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Did you ever walk

on side-ways

to see a different

point of view?

or sit and rest awhile

in bye-ways

and think on things

and think them through?

 

Yes I have sat and rested

sat and also

thought things through

I have often walked

on side-ways

that gives me my

side-ways point of view.

 

words and image. Tommy Carroll

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Dark, dark

 

 

The dark, dark times had come

 

Their shadow long 

Swallowing up us whole

They’re hungry 

Starving for more

They’ll take it all

 

The dark, dark times had come

 

Sleepless spies

grinning their fangs

Their faces lurking 

in the crowd

Ready to bite, eat us alive

 

The dark, dark times had come 

 

It’s our turn

It’s time to hurt

Po...

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Also by Sparkle:

Cry me a river |

Winter in Florida

Leave the golf clubs behind

The morning power walk along the busy boulevard

The two to four at the beach (beer, nuts and cheap book)

The quiet evening at the gated community 

 

Deep down you want

What we all want

 

A slice of Sicily

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Drive of my Life

Driving at night

on a road I don’t know

The wind howling

with a fluttering of snow

Seeing things in a way

I don’t normally see

and it thwarts me from

getting to where I need to be

Eyes playing games

Peering beyond the haze

Every street seems the same

like a cornfield maze

Well that how it feels

When disorientation kicks in

Like being in hell

when you’ve...

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We Live To Eat

 

We live to eat

but find that soon

our stomachs bulge

our waists balloon

yet in our haste

to more consume

we end up fulfilling

our own doom.

 

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Also by d.knape:

Then It Hit Me | KOREA | RATS | Book End | Easy Pickings | Whale Fall | Vaults Of Wisdom | Stupid Old People | Waiting Room | IT | Solid Ground | IF THE TURKEY COULD TALK | My Enemy |

My grandfather

My grandfather

He was a veteran

He saved the day

On that early morning of May

 

He was a fisherman

He rose early every morning

Said his prayers

But his dessert, he’d never share

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Also by Mika:

Searching | Delicate | The train |

Silent Night [a seasonal pome]

‘Don’t look at faces.

Don’t look at faces.

Look at Christmas lights.

Look at pavements glinting with gum.

Look anywhere, but not at faces,

faces stab you with darts of

rage, despair, envy, spite.

 

Don’t look at the faces.’

 

I arrived at ‘The Oaks’ unscathed.

 

The walls were decked  

with balloons, festive holly,

crepe festoons - no mistletoe though.

...

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Also by Rick:

the good old days? |

Tranquil alliances!! 💖

There is a sudden pause i feel

Silence creeping into my mind

Stillness in emotions and feelings

tsunami that struck seems ended

Rustling of leaves, bumbling bees

Rising tides, surfing waves and ripples

Quietness envelopes gently politely 

Nerves seem to be relaxed and serene

Heartbeats regular and chest a sudden calm

When all the demons leave, there is absolute peace

...

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Also by Do.RoThy:

An invitation!! | Love you!!! 💖 | New born!!! | Love locked!!! | Peace n hope!! | Sick of it!! | Commited in love!!! | I love you? | I thank thee!! | Waiting!! | Missing you!! | Confused!! | The beginning!!! 💖 | I love you forever!!! | Heart-felt!! | Ready, get set, go!!! - The marathon!! | Breathe!!! | Shhhhh!!!!! | Life ain't a fairy tale for me!!!! | Ant DoRis | Crazy little heart!! | Pause!!! | O darling death!!! | Love you!! |

Sometimes I just feel defeated

All the things we know and love,

The mysteries of life 

The slowly moving hands of time-

A surgeon with a knife

Bleed emotion, let it flow

Don't hide away the tears

Maybe soon, you'll find the strength

To fight away the fears

Or will you let them overcome

And let the demons win

Fear and anger overflow

As darkness takes you in

Please, you can't just give up now

...

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Haiku for the Common Man

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A weed, unaware

Of its lowly status, smiles,

Continues to grow

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told by a south African

The Chinse. (Told to me by a South African)

 

They are all over Arica now building houses,

Railways and roads using their workers

There is little work for the local population.

If you take a train in Africa, there are many graves

By the embankment, of Chinese workers who

Died there they even haven’t got a name.

The Chinese by up farmland products are sent

To chine to fee...

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Also by jan oskar hansen:

obstacles | the human cannon | phone talk | homless | manx poem | roses poem | when love is not | oddity of sex | the kiss | the land of dream | sunday an sermon | new truths | when in need | military service |

The Traveller

The Traveller

 

“Oh no, I never think of it as 'travelling,' I replied

while pulling on my second Bass and considering an easesome lass

go striding around the bar. Its just an eccentricity, my dear Akira,

a foible if you will – still, it lets me wander bare-foot

through seasons past, when taller (and, I admit, of sounder mind).

 

Yes, I've certainly learnt more tolerance am...

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Also by Chris Hubbard:

The Wake | Faith is a Barren Garden |

A Perfect Fit

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A Perfect Fit

 

Rhyme you say so much to me

You crack me up with mirth

You help me look inside myself

And see what is of worth

 

At times you do frustrate me

Can't make your lines go rhyme

I guess I can't expect them to

Go balance every time

 

I'll bend you and do what I need

To make you say my bit

You are my friend rhyme , don't despair

We are a perfec...

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Also by Don Matthews:

Write-Off | The Letter Writer | Crowder | But I Like Helium Balloons | Side-glancing in an Argentinian Cafe | The Newsagent | Publisher Wanted | Doomy Gloomy | Does No-one Know Where Rose Is ? | Brains to Practice On | The Lady of the GPS | Fluffer Round With Flowery Words | What is The Like-Minders Society ? | Learning Haiku – Important Point |

Christmas roses

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Christmas roses bloom in the dying of the light

But it’s not a rose it’s a beautiful buttercup, slight

Like the golden marvels we used to decide

Which side our bread was buttered.

Do we like butter or not? Was the yellow

Reflected on our chin? These flowers resemble

The wild rose – poisonous to humans –

Helleborus niger macranthus –

Enough to tangle any tongue.

Words wea...

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Also by John E Marks:

Regret | Wild is the way | A sword of lightning | Tabula Rasa | A rare descent | Solstice Song | For Cathy, poet | For John Donne, poet | On the Narrow road | Love will tear us apart, again | Lunecliff | The Alpha and Omega | Nothing more | Burnham Beeches with Anna, 1985 | The solitary rose of our breath | Bandit country | A shadow behind the sun | Suttee |

Suffer

Rain is comfortable to me 

 

I am drowning anyway 

 

There is no difference through my eyes 

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Also by Cait Abbott:

Do Not Disturb | Limbo | Ascend |

Happy Birthday

What shall I write today

What's in me to give away

Every moment in dirty glass

But the trees are so tall and the clouds shimmering

The sunlight beaming down on them

Glowing from inside

And the soft silver center belly

Pouting down in rest

And I'm distracted by a memory of lyrics

It's been a slow day

So it's been a good day

Maybe better maybe worse from this moment ...

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Also by Collin Pulmano:

L' | (untitled) | Everyone Has Their Thoughts and Comments | Weapons of War | Armor |

"BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE"

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I voted for Labour

My faith didn’t waver

But we fell out of favour

It came to pass.

We lost the election

On closer inspection

We lost the connection

With the working class.

 

It’s been a disaster

To Blyth from Doncaster

Across to Lancaster

But who is to blame?

We all failed to heed a

Warning that we’d a

Weak useless bleeder

Who’d bring us this shame.

...

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Also by John Coopey:

HE'LL HAVE TO GO | "ALL LIES AND JEST" | COS HE'S A LIAR (BUT YOU'RE NOT BOTHERED THAT HE LIES | THE MORE THAT IT CHANGES |

Santa?

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He’s coming....
Through the clouds.
Across the miles.
Encircling the globe.
With conditional love.
Rewarding the good.

Old saint Nick......
Keeps getting away with it.
Deceiving the nations.
Masquerading as the good guy.
The real truth is far from good.
Dont be fooled......

Rearrange the letters to find our villain.
Such extraordinary lengths to disprove God' s son.
A pagan festi...

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Also by Robert holyland:

Contemplation (only) | Omega. | Ascension | Kingdom of comfort (political manifesto) | Lovers moon | There will be Silence. | Nobody | Idle thoughts of the mad. | United States of Nowhere |

WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 199 OF 230: BEDE'S WORLD

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Poem 199 of 230: BEDE’S WORLD - WINTER 2002/3

During Advent, I returned to Bede’s World,
Where I, already read, was further schooled,
Via walks through the museum, the farm,
The ruins, and the church with its old arm,
Plus the herb garden - raised beds, kept with care:
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme all there.
With gifts, I left, after some four hours,
To round off, at home, my thoughts...

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Nature is our savior

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Nature is our savior

Saturday, December 14, 2019

7:54 AM

 

If one wants to weep

let him keep

the status of isolation

and disregard the human relation

 

but if one wants to be live

and believe

in nature's pleasure

there is a treasure in abundance

 

don't confine

yourself only to woman

there are many more things as divine

you find joy in flowing wat...

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Also by Hasmukh Mehta:

Trade & territory | Find the heaven |

Jadia4708au

Garden Greed

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The rose recognizes the beauty of the sunflower, all the while self-assured in her own. She does not envy the golden beauty for her appeal to you

 

She knows better - she has guarded her stem from the likes of your fingers and the fingers of those before you, and the ones that will come after

 

She knows that while you, selfishly and ignorantly, believe the garden to be created for you...

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Also by In Her Head:

What Sits Behind Blue Eyes |

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Do You Remember Air Mail?

Do you remember airmail letters?

Fine parchment sheets in thin, blue envelopes

With red, white and blue borders?

 

They were always so special to receive

From someone dear from far, far away,

Often oceans apart on another continent!

 

Telephone calls were wonderful,

A beloved voice through the hard receiver,

But hand-scripted words had a charm all their own.

 

T...

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Also by Cynthia Buell Thomas:

CAT | Christmas Cake |

Leave Yourself Behind

A decade on, decade long
a journey
I’ve been filling this space with lines
you can follow them if you like

I’ve gone from ‘putting out’ only
to taking in, to loving others’ work
and learning
I hear their voices in my own words now

I’ve been leaving myself behind
these past ten years
writing wrongs
trying to find that spark

It’s said ‘don’t stay in any place too long
when you’re ...

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Also by Tom:

Hyde Park Winter Rink | Ride Twice | Get A Room | House On The Edge of Town |

decadepostingten yearsthankswolwriting

Responsible

Of all the people you know, you are most responsible for you,

And even one day, when you have kids, this much will still be true,

You're responsible for every thought, every word, every bit of, "Truth," you bring to their door,

So you'd best start looking after yourself, as if you're someone you're responsible for,

I know life seems unfair right now, but let's be honest it made no prom...

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Also by Jason Bayliss:

Stand Up | Stoic | I'm Tired | Angular | Highway Code |

Savaged Soul

If I knew your poetry would suddenly 
disappear, 
I would have memorized 
every one...
to comfort me, 
soothe me, 
when I feel alone. 
Your words help heal 
my savaged soul.
I'm sad you had to go.

# # #

https://youtu.be/OeP4FFr88SQ

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Also by Vautaw:

Dancing with Poets | Arrogance Immunity | Fan Girl |

censorshipdeathdepressionhealinginjusticelifelosspoetryrelationshipssoulwordswriting

Look back and see

Look back and see

Switch channels.
Remember tubes?

run run run
I run away a lot

fear is a mighty motivator.
ask those trapped by fire

live fire
175mm M107 Self -Propelled Gun.
Look it up.

See fire, smoke, kid bits
at the exploding end.

1968
Tet Offensive
Robert
Martin

51 years later
I forget

to remember
Nature is nature.

Life is love
whether I am or not.

t...

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Also by Fred Nicholson:

Inside - Out | Let's talk . . . |

If Life Is For The Living

Existing

Sigh,

To exist

So, why does exist

Sound so much like exit?

Come on,

It does a bit

To me

Who has bitten the putrid apple

of Life

Hmmm...

Ho hum drum

If life is for the living

Then what about me?

Who wears her body like a jacket

Life, oh life!

What about me?

Who lives outside of herself

And watches through the windows

Of her stained g...

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Also by Alexandra Parapadakis:

Outside of Herself |

Depersonalizationdepressiondetachmentemptygrowthhallucinationinner thoughtslearninglifelife questionlivingmental healthquestionsthoughtsunderstanding meunderstanding myselfunpluggedvoiceswondering

Out of body

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You know that you are having

An out of body experience

When you find

Your heart and your mind

In a different place

To where you physically

Are

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Also by Ruth O'Reilly:

Solstice state of mind | Christmas game of cat & mouse | I-solation |

metaphysicalmicropoem

In the recess of your mind

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In the recess of your mind (For Do)

 

My hands reach out to touch you

To break a binding spell

That grips you oh! So tightly

How far my friend you’ve fell

 

So insidious and commanding, compelling you to obey

Implanting words inside your mind, the things you have to say

You are thinking thoughts are yours… because this is how you think

Your eyes wide open, blind… thes...

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Also by poemagraphic:

Promises promises... | FREEDOM | Walking into the light | A party fit for a Prince | Mediocre poets | Crap | A drug fuelled frenzied sexual attack |

InsightPo

Christmas Songs

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Together let us gather to sing the Christmas songs.
Let us open hearts to strangers, together we belong.
Let us kneel with kings and shepherds upon this strawy earth.
Let us sing with joy, and worship He who gives the second birth.

Never mind the hustle bustle, the clamour all around.
Let us gather us to worship and sing the joyful sound.
Lay aside your daily woes and the heaviness of life.
...

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Also by afishamongmany:

A Christmas Cat |

carolsjoysingingworship

Sick

Doesn’t it make you sick? 

The pollution. The plastic. The over consumption. 

The wastage. The damage. The over indulgence. 

Land, rivers, lakes, sea and oceans, 

consumed by our latest trend consumption. 

Doesn’t it make you sick? 

Water poisoned with chemical toxins.

Uncultivated land and air not safe to breath in. 

Resources raped from societies of people.

All in the ...

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Sylvie (A Repost)

 

 

Sylvie

 

Sylvie was a comely wench. Fifty, if a day

Oh yes, her charms were obvious, and always on display

Dressed to kill, in leather and lace

A shapely body, bonny face

Her hunting ground The Royal Oak

She’d always find a younger bloke

A teacher with a lack of scruples

Never short of willing pupils

Life was good, the sex was hot

She was happy with her ...

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What's Next?

The trauma from my past weighs heavy on my soul

Unresolved issues making me feel alone

The pain in my chest been replaced by a dark hole

I feel like I’m living life through apps on my phone.

 

Night after night insomnia plagues me like a demon,

I’m so exhausted, I can’t take another beatin.  

My stomach churns like I haven’t eaten.

Sourpatch Kids my life, I need it to sweet...

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Autopilot

Santa felt sassy and seasoned

Having switched from soda to whiskey

Stirred and slurred, his vision was blurred

Sleigh-driving was stupidly risky

 

Sloshing around but still seated

Strapped in, seemingly quite self-assured

Whilst swerving through Nice, he saluted the police

Whose chopper was wisely insured

 

Donna and Blitzen were startled

Dancer and Prancer were ma...

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Santa

Howling Into the Void

The sun fairly shines
But the world isn't one
And you wonder why

Of all the places,
All the people,
It has to be in paper

You could pour your heart out
And bleed your pens
With thoughts imprisoning you

It has to be the paper
That hears your complain and growing pain
For you were never heard

Of all the people,
It has to be pillows and blankets
Who calms your raging soul

In the midst ...

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Also by Darlene Butalid:

A Letter to Your Grave |

mental illnessmental war

Sheets Of Duration/Night Sweats

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"Oh" the most suffused word of meaningless longing.

I come when it's over.

I'm on the left side of God. Right wings fornicate underneath white ceilings. 

Buddha and Hitler one took the extremes beyond themselves and the other not far enough.

(Fact: Lucy In The Sky was recorded on a four track!)

Pessimism is aggravated by contemporary culture like hemorrhoids is by dampness. 

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Also by Daniel Reuben King:

Gossamer Glass Hands |

Inked

Needle to the skin

Instead of a blade

Temporary fixes

With permanent scars

Paint a pretty picture

I’ll put it on my arm

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Also by FuckEmily:

Nothing |

Giant

I'm not going to make it to Twenty-seven
I'm too busy trying to make it to Heaven
Oh shit I forgot suicide makes you go to hell
That's better than suffering everyday
I rather die than live a lie

I'll start cutting again 
If you won't judge me
I told her that should be the death of me
I was not lying

Love is so messed up 
That you'll start drugs too forget 
Just for you to end up 
W...

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Also by Damon Blackery:

(untitled) |

I’d love to say I love you

I’d love to say I love you 

But all I’m feeling is hate

It’s an over load of emotions

And you can’t seem to relate

It’s like a ticking time bomb

And all you do is hesitate

We use to be on the same level

I use to care for you a lot 

But you can’t stop being a rebel

And love is something we forgot

I don’t want to hurt you

But I can’t keep letting you hurt me

And t...

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Also by Aimee:

Overwhelmed | Home to me |

Looking Good

When looking for a new doctor

For me the best of all

Is one that's overweight and a smoker

And reeks of alcohol

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Also by Joe Marcello:

Perfect Strike |

The Buddha Before you

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The Buddha before you

Never the end
   we hear someone say...
or the beginning we hasten to think!

MY life is important...?wha.. wha... what do Yooou think!... ???

3 - 3 - 3 9
I hear you call,
softly and secretly from  the depths of  my soul.

All the while
   living through life   
the buddha before you,                 

Our shadow?               

Our light?

Everything w...

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SEASON OF ME

SEASON OF ME

attacked
life
as if in a
title fight
yield meant
nothing to me
wrong direction
one way street
flew like
a drone
into a
no fly zone
putting out
fires
growing
tired
under strain
fuming smoke stack
runaway train
gone off track
stuck in
reverse
hindsight
cursed
bull in a
china shop
fish outta water
flip...flop
square peg
trying to fit in
with a circle
of ...

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Also by cindylee loucks:

UGLY DUCK |

POEMS3 by cindy lee loucks

A good deed

Empathie and kindness

No longer an act

In lack of self esteem

And insuffisant tact

 

A boost a crucial hike

In dire seeked

For the sake of seeking

To ease the mind

 

Shaped and carved

To reach the beings

The heart always dispised

The inconveniently near

 

That will always be too far

The invisible beings

Our society deemed inapt

What a deed to b...

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X-ray Specs

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Every second Friday

my wife and I have sex

I wear my Batman costume

She wears her x-ray specs

 

My wife makes all the running

I do as she directs

When things get really steamy

she removes the x-ray specs

 

I tell her that I love her

it's not all about the sex

but she can see right through me

I curse those x-ray specs!

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Also by Brian Maryon:

Acid Rain Was All The Rage | Switching Internet Service Providers |

Raising a Rose

With the first and potentially only tattoo

I celebrate this wet dark blue

With sleeves exposed to the moon

Don't you dare judge me, this art isn't for you...

 

Like ink on skin and ink on paper

This is my own creation

A red rose with a blue stem wraps around my arm

So that when we shake hands you see one piece of a bouquet

And I tell you something poetic like, 

"Beaut...

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Also by Cherry Erich:

Black Cats are Brightest in Daylight | These Cages Aren’t Metaphors Anymore |

MothersRosestattoos

On Being Asked

 

"The moon is a penny thrown into the sky"
She confides
"A boon for the most needy passer-by"

"Who threw it there!" and "Why doesn't it fall?"
We children shriek.
(All the more insistent for being so small.)

" I threw it there, a moment ago.
"And it will fall if you say it isn't so"

Kids rush to the window, squeal: "It's still there!"
" Then I shall leave it in your own good car...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

Neighbour To A Mirror | Dressed In Easy Colours |

PET RECALLS

Memory brings on a subtle change

the brain slows down apace and

curious people stare you in the face -

aversion sometimes written on their

frown when they step around you in

malls or market places – as if those

squalls and ravages of time may issue

forth contagion of a likewise malady

In getting older by the live long day.

Babes inside their carriages might seek

your ...

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Also by Philipos:

ON-LINE DATING | TECHNOS | BULKHEADS | ROSES | SKIES | EVEN SONG | SCENTS |

what is

 

pain 

 

swallowed whole

stomach churns

muscles tense

thoughts clench

teeth gnash

focus: complete

 

 

joy

 

bubbles up

tingles spine

obliterates pain

tickles fancies

obscures truth

color: rose

 

 

stillness

 

creates space

lacks emotion

reveals truth

sparks creation

stirs change

power: infinite

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Also by trixtex:

You once asked me why I loved you |

joypainstillness

Forward

Forward

 

A great door opens on a darkened landscape

I stand at the precipice of the unkown

A journey forward or an eternal void

I cannot know what is to be revealed

I am ignorant and childlike in my perception

Despite a wealth of experience and knowledge

The future holds no assurances

Faith speaks of eternity but who am I to know

I step forward with resignation

Th...

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