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In living colour

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How monotoned this world would be

If there were no diversity

Everyone harmoniously

Singing a global cantata.

 

The silver lining would be, of course

There would be no rifts or wars

Everybody would endorse

A universal charter.

 

But the situation being what it is

A kaleidoscope of ethnicities

A range of personalities

In a world of colour.

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Also by Chrystel Roberts:

Can't is a four-letter word | Ageless | IRREPLACEABLE | Numero Uno | Tomorrow is far away | My bad! | BLUE | Out of my head! | Hope Springs Eternal | Call me Rhett! | Huh??? | why i like Poets |

Stray Thoughts

 

To feed a stray

is laudable

but once it starts

it's laughable

where there's one stray

there's multiple

the word is out

you're gullible!

 

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Also by d.knape:

Traffic Cones | Love Is... | Put Some Clothes On | Goodbye Typewriter | Meatballs Tonight | Birds Of A Feather | IN fIELDS | Paying The Bills | BBQ | Unfriendly Skies | Hay | Bad Example | Buzz | Funny Face | No Comment | On A Roll | Busybodies | All These Aging Hippies | I Hear Freedom Singing | Our Fathers |

Footsteps of the Magdalene

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Are we not blessed to follow in Her footsteps,
The steps that stirred the dust in Galilee?
The feet that bring good news of Living Jesus,
The Light of lights arisen in you and me?
Her path is one of peace, of joy, of hope,
Breaching the walls of ignorance and fear,
And leads to the twilit Resurrection Garden,
See in Her embrace the Christ Light now appear; 
Magdalene, you show us this Grea...

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#jesus#marymagdalene#spirituality

Crucify

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Thorns pierce the skin.
Blood flows into loving eyes.
The screams of the many drown out the righteous.
A slow death awaits this innocent. 

Life ebbs.
Past glories remembered.
Younger days running through summer haze.
Now hanging high for all to see.

Lashed for the ways of this world.
Assault and battery....vicious, insane!
Eyes closing. Heart slowing. 
The end is coming into view.

...

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Also by Harvey202020:

The Flowers. | Mind bending | Horror | Frontiers | Sink | Fast Forward | New grass |

Grace

Do You Post Your Child's Photo on Social Media?

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Do You Post Your Child's Photo on Social Media?

 

Parents who social media their child's photos

Could be infringing their child's human rights

Affecting their safety and ability

For job opportunities being bright

 

The UN is currently reviewing

It's Convention of Rights of the Child

Where does it lie in the digital age

(Australia's been a signatory for a while)

 

...

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Also by Don Matthews:

Plastic Plastic | Yes Mr Trump | Shit! the Board are after me | Appalling | But Am I Crazy ? | Winston Where Have They Taken It ? | WOL Muse Bus Tour and Thalia (thankyou Philipos) | Banning Plastics | Where Are You My Publisher? | Our Master is a Slave Driver | Joni Mitchell 1969 | Mugabe's Dead | Wanna, Gonna, Sorta, Wot ? | If | Poet in Training 2017 | I Just Don't Get It? 1 & 2 | Americans Don't Understand English | WOL's Kiddie Kindergarten (today's lesson the letter J) | Maybe |

A day away

A pack a day, I hope way.

A stop sign a quarter of a mile away.

But still the rain doesn't come today.

So I can pray for her way here.

But that day will never come.

For a broken man is only shattered away.

For the day he lost her will always remain.

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Also by Damon Blackery:

Karma |

Off beat poetry

When the sun goes down

He rises to sit on his throne

As the darkness engulfs the light

He devours the serenity and purity

Leaving behind stench and ugliness

He gains power through wickedness

All who follow stand in a row

Taking alms of filth and corruption

Spreading havoc and disdainful acts

Enjoying the drinks that loosens mind

Sniffing and puffing doses of insanity

...

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Also by Do.RoThY:

sticky I and a messy U | My one true love always!! | Creepy!! | Acceptance!!! | Pen!! | Desires (part II) | Happy birthday dear You!!! | Happy birthday!! | Exam fever!! | Frozen!! | Flight of fantasy!! | Castle of love!! | Memories for rest of my life!!! | Midnight!! | Crippled!! | Journey!! |

Poem

A butterfly I thought I saw -

that charming colours proudly wore;

across the smiling grass it flit -

its fragile beauty caught my eye;

soon I gave chase – with longing sigh -

I blinked then looked – but gone was it.

 

A spider in its place I found -

poised motionless; beneath – around -

was stretched your soft, alluring web,

which with a thousand charms was wrought,

...

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Also by Chris Laverty:

Emelie | Thoughts on England while abroad | In Despondency |

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HAPPY CLAPPY (NOT)

There was a young lady called Pat

who gave me a dose of the clap

 

That's it.

Haven't got time to write any more. Too busy with clinic appointments and injecting antibiotics in my todger. And explaining to my missus.

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Also by Brian Maryon:

Returning Home from a Bike Ride on Climate Day | Naked Unconditional Love | REMOVING STAINS | ALPHA MALE | Kemo Sabe | ...contains scenes of a sexual nature. | Girls Night Out |

This Fire

You are engulfing me

like fire in a forest,

sweeping everything on its path. 

 

And I keep running,

Headed in your direction,

Towards the blazing heat that's you. 

 

Darling,

even though our story is not over,

we will burn this book to the ground. 

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Also by Adriana de los Angeles Diaz Rizo:

Thunderstorm | Sanctuary | Ours |

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WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 105 OF 230: GLOBAL REGULATIONISM

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Poem 105 of 230: GLOBAL REGULATIONISM

No income-scale would be unjust -
It’s a matter of degree;
And, to have less inequality,
Regulations are a must.

For, in Millennium’s status quo,
The pay-gaps for human work,
And what’s obtained simply as a perk,
Are wrong - inhumanely so.

(C) David Franks 2003 -
Walkaboutsverse.blogspot.com

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Homage to Nietzsche

 

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. Frederick Nietzsche

 

Photo by Zane Lee on Unsplash

…only the vestiges remain:

Conduct a forensic examination, scatter the remains:
Fragility of the body,
In the furtherance of the truth,
Note the devil’s-in-the-detail,
Condemned at the root.

A roof for his daughter,
Over a precipice-by-th...

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Also by John E Marks:

The unregarded | The rags of time | Stormy Autumn Day | Time's fool | speech of angels | Who the hell can see forever? | Sister poem | An adamantine distress | For Al-Mu'tamid (Seville, 1040-95 Christian Era) | Lotus flower | Final solution | Victorian Gin Palace | Bobbins |

To Live or not to Live?

If one should get right up to death's very brink

This is the time to stop and think

'Shall I stay alive or shall I die?'

Though there is no one round to hear this cry.

 

We are not crazy, bad or weak.

Only to end our pains is what we seek.

Oft we keep these troubles to ourselves

For we feel that no one can be of help.

 

But whatever there might be ahead

We cannot m...

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Also by Stuart Vanner:

Listless Life | Waterfalls | Romance and Me | Life for Everyone | Shakespeare |

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DECEIT AIN'T NEAT!

Those who sought election into that famous place

Failed and still fail to see the positions that they embrace

In the rich repository of a nation's right and clear intent

To rule itself and not be deceived by what was never meant.

 

Temporary custodians of  Parliament - nothing more or less,

They take their power from the people, but you'd never guess

From the way they presume ...

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

OLD POETS | PASSING THROUGH | AUGEAN STABLES | WEEPERS |

New vision

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New vision with

Saturday, September 21, 2019

7:56 AM

 

The world had dried all its sources

there was the emergence of evil forces

it not only threatened the lives of people

but forced war and made mankind to struggle

 

some great souls descend on earth

bringing with them "ray of hope" to avoid innocent people's death

mitigate their sufferings

and project th...

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Also by Hasmukh Mehta:

Smile at love | Wisdom is | Inseparable part | Poetess-Brilliant with a divinelook | Poetess-Brilliant with divine look | Not ruled out | Real world | Long live-Indian Prime Minister | Life may give in | Cough out | Generous behavior | Not a blade of grass | Keep hope alive | Poetical sentiments | Lovely princess | Be good individual | Great relief | Never starve | Meet with rough weather | Know and love | War-no option | Help me | Waves shall | Pray for mercy | Bitter memory | Peace stays | Less you focus | My book | My little flower | Poetry- an expression | Love as I take | Come back | Mass destruction | Self-elevation and | Show them door and | Life doesn't end | Three cheers |

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1/9th "We Can We Will".

1/9 “WE CAN WE WILL”.

To join the Air Cav, was every pilots dream.

The First of the Ninth, they weren’t so keen.

Life expectancy wasn’t very long.

Flying low, to flush out the Vietcong.

Loaches flying at tree top level.

Sold their souls, to the Devil.

Cobra swooping in for it’s kill.

Wiping out all the VC on that hill.

Charlie Troop, are the best of the best.

Better t...

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Also by Mick Stewart:

A Hunting We Will Go. | Vietnam's Forgotten Army. | The Shooter | Jungle Blues |

The Eyes Of A Wolf

(Inspired by the findings that dogs have evolved some human facial expressions:

BBC NEWS

Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic an "infant-like" expression which prompts a "nurturing response".)

 

Strange, that we should have such an ...

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Also by Jason Bayliss:

A Hairs Breadth | Storm Crows | An Ideal World | The Cutter | Lead Me Not | I Bought A Kayak | A Stone For The Miller (Collaboration Feat Mae Foreman) | The Key Fumbled |

Between

Why is the creation

not a story of tears

birth is pain

creation grief

the made is always unmade

the end waits

baleful and patient

 

There are two eternities of darkness...

 

The before

Before conquerors enwombed their seeds

shaped like the tears of women

and un-entombed lay the gray

detritus of the fallen

before ancestors were driven 

from hearth stu...

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Also by Adam Rabinowitz:

Grapes | No Comparison | The Swallows |

Ode to an Evil Fracker

Those whose business

is all about fracking

Deserve nothing

else but a damn

good sacking 

Spoiling our shoreline 

Don’t give them

more time

To ruin and endanger

Like an evil stranger

In the name of money

For just profits sake

Causing minor earth quakes

So don’t laugh at us or scoff

Just pack up your drills and

FRACK OFF!!

The Urban Poet 2019

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Also by Fred Varden:

A Writers Life | Fanny Arlington |

most utopian of independencies

 

freedom in the true sense of the word

is never truly free

if you want the real thing

then you may have to pay the highest prices you have ever paid

 

it is a wild child without a care in the world of its own

a stitched to the skin all in one suit of original liberty

a key to the universe of everyone's ultimate desire

an endless ride on the wind

 

eel slippery, un...

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Also by Rose Casserley:

of a dad who never was | birth of memory's death | figure of fun | an ideal deal | is this the hope-ward road? | with hAvOc as a memory | inexplicable entities | unforgettable underdogs aka real human beings ( a just HAS TO BE for all on WOL ) | weak days | withdrawal |

Landing

The place where we landed seemed good.
There was water, and food, and air,

but others were there before us,
and they told us we couldn’t stay.

There’s no room here, they said.
We can’t help you.

So we,
the last humans,
went back to our ship
and continued our search
for a home.

 

(From the pamphlet 'Kiling the Piano', published by Half Moon Books)

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Also by Joe Williams:

Bloke Walks Into a Pub |

What Are You Doing Here?

While climbing in the Himalayas,

    To my very great surprise,

I saw a huge and ugly Bigfoot

    Standing there before my eyes.

"Hold on," I cried, "Are not you Bigfeet

     Native to the USA?"

"We are," the monster answered calmly,

    "This is just a holiday."

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Also by branwell kent:

What Happened? | This Wouldn't Happen On The NHS | Lost Love | A Cautionary Tale | Hedgehogs On A Plane | Chacun A Son Gout | Ambition |

True Nature

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True Nature

 

A wolf howls skywards

To tell the pale, waxing moon

Of the solar death

 

The raven squawks in flight

As it tells the morning star

Of the sun’s rebirth

 

A man cries alone

Unaware of dark or light

In his Brexit hell

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The High Priestess

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This Equinox Season is the perfect time to tap into our intuition & assess where we're going next... The High Priestess is the personification of intuition

 

She sits quietly and waits

Contemplates her future

In this life and beyond

For a thin veil hangs behind

Separating her worlds

 

Today she sits on this side

Not because it is better

But to never experience both

...

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Also by Ruth O'Reilly:

3 Little Pigs | Snakes & Ladders | Hourglass | Hope | Bumblebee | Friday 13th | Bridge Of Forgiveness | Older | Selfie Obsessed | The Magician | Climate Change | Her Dog's Voice | Mixed Messages | Bad Brexit Romance | Poetic Pianist | Woven song titles | Never serious, Never settled | Warrior of Spirit |

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insatiable

death lingers - perched 

picking lives clean to the bone 

insatiable -

peering over your shoulder 

hungered for life to consume 

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Also by DESMOND CHILDS:

autumn haiku | friction | new dawn | catcher of my shadows | narcotic |

Is there someone?

 

 

Across the ocean called life

Sails a letter enclosed in a bottle

It carries a tale in its heart

And hopes one day will be found

 

Is there someone 

 

Who will look beyond the glass

Discover the human beating heart

Read the story of dreams and despair

Someone who will understand the pain

 

The letter will continue its journey

A lonely odyssey in the ...

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Also by Julia:

Alcoholic’s Prayer | rose | Little Bird | Invitation |

Next 


Time is of the essence.
Running is bad for our knees and driving
bad for the planet but faster 
and faster we have to go.

Once on the same jet plane
we'll converse above the clouds and laughing
skydive together in contact for more 
than a glancing second.

To speak the truth, break the sound barrier,
see eye to eye at the speed of light,
contemplative hearts over and angain
read all ...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

Wakey, Wakey | The Future Is Another Country | Power In The Eyes | Quiz On Greek Gods |

HIJAB (Headscarf)

I am oppressed and downtrodden

A woman Ignorant and neglected

The only thing I know is to cook and broom

O the world!!! Only if it would all be true

 

I have liberated myself and my soul

Unshackled from the social dogma

Liberated I am as any bird that fly

No eyes that stares and no stalker by

 

Hijab has liberated and empowered

The real strength of a woman within

...

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Also by Ghazala Lari:

Directions and choices* | Sachcha moti💑 | i wish!! |

The Final Act

The Final Act

 

I do not want you to stand there as if dumb

required out of a conformist etiquette to be present

I have arranged my funeral as a theatre for all

for family, friends and bystanders alike

This time within these sacred portals will stain your eternal memory

as no other farewell has or ever will

My body will be borne on the shoulders of those who I love

this ...

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Also by keith jeffries:

An Autumnal Rhapsody | Down Memory Lane | An Ancient Language | A Moment in Time | The End | My Other.... | She Died Recently........ | Our Destiny | A Spiritual Home | Needless Burdens | The Final Blast | He Stepped Inside |

Those Puppet Strings

With tight Puppet Strings, it controls me,

It's iron fists strangle all breath from my lungs 

Its ink black tendrils cover my heart and envelope my mind.

There is no escape. 

 

I drown with no water about,

My tears come in rivers that stream down my face

and my screams, there in no more horrible a sound. 

 

My heart bears the pain of a thousand knives 

and my body, no...

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Also by Kate Hubbard:

Belonging |

Kevin

Lover

your love takes my breath away.

I come up for air, and

your kisses breathe life,

and love, into my being.

You clinch me in your embrace:

your love takes my breath away,

smothers me with kisses,

until,

I come up for air, yet again.

Entangled, we cling to one another,

floating on a raft of love.

We are one,

joined,

as one,

always.

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Also by Jill Ashforth:

Inverleith Avenue | It is a Gift... |

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BY THE CANAL

Here where the light shows itself off

a canal turns its back on the buildings

sniffs and moves on,

draws itself into dead ends

doubles back to check bridges

its reflection, its meanderings,

spreads out to tease banks

garlanded, with tresses that tumble,

is pleased with its imperceptible flow

lays on its back in pools of sun

blends into night as dark dreams begin.

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Also by ray pool:

PIPE DREAMS | PAST CONTENDERS | HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE | THE CURSE OF A NON DRINKER |

BIT PARTS

The stones will speak of it
through phones that unclog
static sounds – and yet for
now the images of hungry
lions leashed upon the open
cells where wait inside the
half-starved men and woman
claiming Christ the only King.
I searched the sky to see if I
could find the answer there of
mortals doomed to die in what
they saw as valiant ways to lift
their souls to prophets of their
day and...

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Also by Philipos:

GOLDEN BOG ROBBERY | (untitled) | (untitled) | BEASTLINESS | (untitled) | MILITARY LINES | SPOT THAT TUNE | DONNER UND BLITZEN | ASCENSION | SANTIAGO DE CUBA |

My golden years

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Yes it was pleasant and amazing!

How i was so careless and naive,

And just enjoying my age, my precious times.

My innocence that i dont have to defend.

 

I go where i want to, I eat and play all day long;

I climbed the mountains, play in the rain;

Build a house in the bush;

Watch my favorite noontime cartoon series at four.

 

Listen to my grandfather's folk stories on...

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Also by meya:

Fantasy |

The school run

Mini-humans converge
drawn but not defeated by routine.
So much colour,
movement,
noise -
so much future in one place
cannot be discreet.

Suddenly
I understand.
Quarts trapped in pint-pots!
Spirits simply too big
to fit still-growing bodies.
So much lifeforce
escaping -
shouting,
rough-and-tumble,
temper tantrums -
excess leaking from
unfinished containers.

Later, on the tram
I...

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CHAKRA HEALING

I hold my crystal
my left hand it lights up
I pass it to you
your whole body lights up

every  muscle it touches it relaxes
and heals you
I know you feel it
because my heart it feels you

your body lit up with
a silver outline
the light it turns red at the base
of your spine

eliminates pain and energy
spare
every tiny molecule
every last hair

orange from red
your pelvis sacral
port...

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Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:

Finlay Milo | VERA VEE | SEBASTIAN |

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Whispering wind

Soft swathes of September wind

stroke my welcoming skin,

its warm touch offers solace

to my stationary form.

A slow slight cadence

and a flighty rhythm,

this wind it soothes me.

Eyes closed shut so tightly

that sleep begins its

slow inward stroll

to silently steal my waking world,

and deliver me to the dream domain

where the calming wind

continues to hold me ...

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Also by Jon Stainsby:

Morning sunrise | Thorn in her side | Turning my back | Confess |

septemberwind

exile

 The exile

    No matter how far

    To the other side of the moon

     if you like

    Sadness follows an exile.

    Never at ease

    Thinking of what is forsaken

    Finding it impossible

    To find the way back home.

    

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Also by jan oskar hansen:

home from the cinema | tears at night | the outdoors | several haiku | suicede | looking for serenity | sleepless | flowers | a notion | Jacob's ladder | blowing in the wind | as the wind blows | future | reality check | consensous | the collapse |

Pigeonholed

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(From "Pieces of Me")

Pigeonholed

 

You can be anything you want, they said

Throwing falsehoods at her

Freedoms of youth

With a path yet unlived

Not even written yet

 

But when she tried to follow her dreams

They said slow down

Time is on your side

And knowledge only comes with age

You’ll learn

 

And she did learn

That time is against us all

Slowi...

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Florida Birthday Girl

You wake me early, with a kiss-scapade and your eyes bright like the morning light that snuck through onto my pillowcase.

You open my car door with a knowing grin, and I make ridiculous guesses, but you refuse to reveal your plans.

First, across the bridges of Jacksonville, to historic Avondale, where old-Florida gardens and old-money mansions show us their frills.

My first time at the Fox, a v...

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Also by Candice Reineke:

Sea Oats Already Know |

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Descendant

With the power you claim,

you must know the peril

of our divided bloodline.

 

You spoke with a whisper

and tore me in two.

One’s wisdom only

extends, until they realize

they have none.

 

How shall a descendant

march toward the light?

Should he follow bulb or candle?

 

Your quarrel

has left us here to ponder.

To bare the weight

of bickering childre...

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Also by Chaz Allen:

Day 3 | Dark Matter | Courage | Climb | CHI | Celestial |

POETRY LIKE DYLAN’S

I share with you

that many have compared

my poetry to Dylan’s.

I feel the need however

to qualify that they were referring

to the former England rugby captain

Dylan Hartley.

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Also by John Coopey:

I JUST LOVE MONDAYS |

Solemn Anger

I stare at these 

Photographs 

Of 

      You 

 

I no longer cry

But instead stifle

 

Anger

 

Not because you are gone

 

 

But because I am beginning 

To forget 

     What it felt like

 

      To have you

            

 

                       Here

 

 

      

                           .

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Also by Emma Cordova:

Tied | Human | Finders Keepers | Stickers | Confessions | Richard and Dolly | These Hands - Part III | Still counting | Que Sera Sera | Fixed Me |

Ode to Mr Jabberwoke - aka Jason Bliss

This speil was an instant response to member Jason Bliss's poem 'Lead Me Not'

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Learning to Fly

My 'DragonFlyDark' was at top speed,
her wings spread out wide and full
rarely given the chance to fly,
and rarely to ever so Low!

But I caught her sharp, up on the edge,
and pulled upon her reins...
"Woah there my great black beauty"
today ...

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Also by Tui Dragonfly:

Comatose Kitty |

Ramblings of an Ambulating Mind

St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day Poem

It’s Independence Day and I have something to say,

We are proud of our history and proud of this special day!

Liamuiga (which means fertile land) was the original name,

From the Amerindians that were here before Columbus came.

“This land is called Saint Christopher,” he soon proclaimed,

“I claim this land for the Queen of Spain.”

Then the English came Led by Sir Thomas Warner,

...

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Lightly

Οn the sleek surface of the pupil of this marble eye which pulls us down

heavy is the water trapped inside the mist

heavy the living and heavy the deceased

Heavy like Persephone's black, leaden veil and wedding gown.

 

This life isn't for the faint-hearted; for death isn't only for the brave.

heavy is the joy and the bliss,so fickle

heavy is the jingling silver bending sickle

...

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Also by Mae Foreman:

The Moon in Me- An Epigram | My Faith and Inspiration Found | The Wait | I Refuse | Wedding Wish |

The science of aging

Wrinkled clothes and wrinkled face

Sagging limbs and sagging mind

 

Sick friends bowled over

All strikes

No spares

 

Time pushes through the open door

The cosmic land of forgetfulness

 

Forgot the names

Forgot the dates

Forgot the words

Forget it

 

Losing all the wars

Gravitas to gravity

Wisdom to stupor

Elegance to deadpan

 

All dead end...

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Crossroads

It’s a sad state of affairs, when only memories remain.

When the future looks bleak and the present brings pain.

When the ‘seven year itch’ makes your skin crawl.

When I look at what we've got now and it’s nothing at all.

It’s a sad state of affairs but our story is nothing new.

When relationship’s break down and words are few.

Looking back it and doesn’t seem that many years ago...

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Also by Mike Bartram:

The Attic Night | The Death of Meredith Hunter |

What Have You Done With The Daylight?

What have you done with the daylight?
What have you done 
with all you’d waited for, so patiently
those long days of nothing
those long days of stumbling lost
between the armchair and the fridge
What have you done with the daylight?

What have you done with the daylight?
Since it came to you completely
painted so beautifully
smiling down and sunny
licking the edges of your everything
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