Poetry Blogs (2020)

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Blame Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

you get used to the idea
of sleep as
death

a manic magi’s
fantasy of descent
and the perfect black
of nothing:
a prize for blindness

nightmares righteous
as witchdoctors
cast guts across
the goosebumps
of the trifold heart

your daily friendly reminder
that satan has made a brothel
of the stars and angels watch in wonder

Can you blame them? 

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Also by Kealan Coady:

Raped by an Angel | Trips and Traffick Lights | glassalg | Tripartate of the Question | Suicide in a Hall Of Mirrors | Sketches With Moondrops | death to fruit |

lunchtime Oxford-logic

in a Covered Market sushi bar

I sat next to a guy

who, sipping green tea,

said he was a blogger.

 

‘hmm interesting. money good?’

‘pays the mortgage.’

‘what do you write about?’

‘the kindness of strangers.’

‘thin on the ground that, these days.’

‘who cares? I make it all up anyway.’

‘conning people okay by you?’

 

he stroked his donnish beard,

 

‘strict...

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Also by Rick:

Oxford snapshots | in a Leamington Spa pub | happy-hour confab | last sitting |

Invisible Illnessess

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Invisible Illnessess 

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Lupus, Sarcoidosis,
Hepatitis, Diabetes
Multiple Sclerosis.

Crohn's Disease, Thyroid Disease
Coeliac as well,
Rheumatoid Arthritis
All causing people hell.

Allergies, Food in tolerance
Depression, IBS,
Chronic Myofashal Pain
Invisible illness? Yes.

CIDP and PBC
Clinical Depression,
UC and PNH
All these I must mention.

D...

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Also by WildBillEntertainer:

Valentine's Day |

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Silly 'n' Sad

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Silly 'n' Sad

 

OK I can rhyme silly

At times you'll think 'ye gad!'

This only is a part of me

I also can rhyme sad

 

Rhyme's my tool of versing choice

It's lilting on the ear

Can carry anything I want

From sadness, hope, to cheer

 

Let's not forget the humour that

I give it, to go steer

Round on WOL producing smiles

(Let's all go gave a beer....)

 

...

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Also by Don Matthews:

At What Cost President Trump? | Update. But You'll Just Have To Wait | Did He Not Write Comedy? | Miracle Man | Dr Don At Your Service | God Is On The Web | Thalia Likes My Drumming | I'm Gonna Do a Blocky | I Don't Like Seeing Mine (and others) Constructive Comments Getting Binned. (we were simply trying to help) | Prosaic Hell | Circled by High Fences | Pamela and Jon Tie the Love Knot | Polyadic | The Journey | How Old Are You? | How and Why |

Words that get abused by Ignorance

When we put our vulnerability in the hands of another it is misunderstood and spoiled by that misunderstanding.

 

Words words words just soil filling a grave.

 

 

 

 

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Also by Daniel Reuben King:

Tired and Weary I Exist like A Journey Without End | The Serenity Of A Peaceful Sadness | Statue Sits Longing For Original Love | The Fruition Of Knowledge Fermented and Drunk. |

aphorismsFragments

Reason to Stay

When sun comes against all odds

And the colours of life just pop

Or when the rain falls

It falls and falls

And you wet your lips

With piping hot tea

With warm biscuit

Savour the crumbs

Cosy and safe

In the arms of a jumper

The padding of the sofa,

Like a huge hug

Or when your face aches,

Your stomach vibrates

Because you are fighting to breathe

Through ...

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Also by Alexandra Parapadakis:

Anticlimactic |

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Blue

You  make me cry like i can feel something other than pain, confusing me, you keep speaking my worlds
Are you true
How can you not see your value, why do you hide in crowds
I want you to feel what you make me feel
​​​​​Want you to believe it
To swallow your pain, too late for me
Be you x

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Also by Elizabeth Savage:

WIP | Embracing Oddity | Phoenix | To the Desperate Disparate | Semper Eadem |

Valentine who?

If one were to live in the Sahara desert
Surrounded by skylines and dunes
Blessed with sand in abundance
What Idiot will celebrate Sand day once a year?

If one were to sail the oceans
Surrounded by water and waves Blessed with fish and seagulls every day What idiot will celebrate Ocean day once a year?

If one were to travel the galaxies
Surrounded by Blackholes and Planets blessed with the ...

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Also by Dewald:

Valentine who? |

Wishes like never before!!!!!!

I wish you were here with me forever 

I wish I was with you there forever

I wish we were together and forever

 

I wish you never went away for whatever

I wish I wouldn't have let you go altogether 

I wish we both had made efforts to stay together

 

I wish you wouldn't make me wait forever 

I wish I could make the wait shorter than ever

I wish there wasn't any waiting ...

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Also by Do.RoThy:

Sickness!!!!! | Only you!!! | Spring!!!!!! | There's time for everything!!!! | Franchise owner | So far!!!! | Sans life!!!!!!!!! | So sad!!!!!!!!!!!! | Unbreakable!! | Frustrated!!!!!!!!!! | Betrayed???????? | Inspired!!! | Return!!!! | Missing!!! | Cos.... | There's something different!! | Dear you!! | Criss crossed!! | Waiting!! (Tired) |

Blurred Lines

Echoing words through my head

Of all the sweet things that you said

Of times and memories of what we used to do 

Just a little thing to see me through

 

My dear, it's clear 

We aren't what we used to be

My dear, I fear

That’s the way it’s supposed to be

 

Blurred lines are once again made clear

It’s you with her

And me with him

That’s the way it should be in ...

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Also by Mika:

Seeking Truth | Make Room | Calming Waters | Wait and See | Breathe Again | Countdown to Love | Getting To Know You | Awaiting the Day | Momentos |

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Cornfields

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In bare feet and blue jeans 

Against the chipped paint I lean

I gaze at the field from my porch 

After all this time I still carry a torch

 

Oh, sunset fill my glass let me drink you in

It seems I’ve got it bad again 

I sink into a lovesick sigh 

These overdue feelings just won’t die 

 

There’s more history between us than rows of corn

Too much  overthinking now my...

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Also by Itsjustmedownhere:

Work of Art | Growing Pains. |

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The Keeper

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The Keeper

 

Unlike many in his position

He was never the last to be picked

Because he was one of the best

Not for him the fast quick feet

Or the well timed volley

Or the crunching tackle

 

Safe hands

That night

In the cold

With his team mates

Where bravery

was an afterthought

 

It was his greatest save

Not a shot from the edge of the area

Not ...

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Also by Ian Whiteley:

Flame | Bedlam | Dead Leaves | Withdrawal Method (When Being Fucked) |

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Snag Tights

A poem about Snag Tights 

I never looked good in tights till Snag 

now I wear them and oh boy I brag                                 

They never pluck they never drag or roll            

My love for Snag Tights  I can't control.                

They are made to last, no plucks or tears                      

With confidence they wear and wear.               

I show of my legs n...

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Also by The_Northern_Lass:

Yesterday | Sad Valentine | Wales | You | Valentine in heaven | Blow wind blow | This Tree | Arthritis (This Poem Is About Me) | Only In Dreams | Someone Farted | The Northen Lass | Wood’s For The Tree’s |

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Wait

Wait,don’t give up

Wait, everything will be fine,

“Wait,be patient,” God tells you.

Your heart pounding hard

Your head spinning with thoughts 

“God,” you yell waiting is so hard

God says louder, “ wait and your promises will come true”

So you sit and listen 

You sit and wait 

Hoping, dreaming that his promises will come true soon

 

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Also by Jacqueline L Elias:

Hard | Smile | What is next? | Numb | Dark Cloud |

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A tribute to Caroline Flack

On Strictly Come Dancing Caroline found fame,

The best Strictly performance ever,she did claim.

"Angels" an eternal monument she did shed,

"When I come to call ,I'm loving angels instead."

 

Many hearts will be broken,Caroline was ace,

Put under pressure due to an on going case.

Her final instagram post showed her giving her dog a kiss,

Talented ,smart and likeable,Caroline...

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Also by hugh:

Harm on the farm. | Indicator fault? |

In Childhood

Don’t step upon the cracks.

For that is where the fingers

lurk that will pull at your lace,

 

loosen your shoe and force 

you to flail face down onto 

the cut glass path.

 

It’s here where they will twist

your ankle, snap it to the moon. 

Let the rats gnaw at its bone. 

 

Clicking, they will unscrew your

tin leg, leave the day to the wind.

Blackened, blood...

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A Load of Luggage

A Load of Luggage

 

Railways and their stations full of steam and soot

Deafening the noise as porters shouted and whistles blew

We heaved and pushed to climb aboard the express

Wearing our uniforms with cases and kitbags encumbered

Destined for camps, ports and airfields in remote places

Never sufficient seating we sat in narrow corridors

Beneath dimmed lights as others str...

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Also by keith jeffries:

The Voice of Integrity | An Afternoon Storm | The inner Sanctum | We cease to be | The Sounds of Night | Shifting Contrasts | Satie | Time Heals | Cut Adrift |

A Goole Thing

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Hello Humber Gateway,

you old dock drab,

winking at passing commerce

with your ample warehouse acreage,

welcoming skirts hitched

up the legs of the Ouse and Trent.

Under stretched skies,

I am a salmon swimming the sixty-two,

past rotting coal fired corpses,

where orderly pylons queue the lanes,

sturdy girls whispering old secrets;

gossip from a shabby adolescence.

...

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Her Spot(s)

Hitting your Spot 
I know the spot 

That makes you hot 

I'll push those buttons 
Until all of a sudden 

Your skin will blush
Your pussy will gush

In you with every hump
Your flesh riddled with goosebumps

Eyes rolling back and toes curl
Thats right I take care of my girl

You explode with pleasure 
that cannot be measured 

That's it Baby 
let me drive you crazy 

Give you what you ne...

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Also by AstronomicalLove:

Missing You | 2 Year Anniversary Around The Corner |

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How to learn to write poetry?

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The soul does not give rest! Feelings demand an exit! For creative people, these are happy moments. These poets to express their inner state easily select the right words and rhymes. Lines flow on paper. For people who are not sophisticated in versification, this is more difficult. Wrong words come to mind, feelings are soon lost, and the result of labor sometimes seems ridiculous.

The magic fo...

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The Void

Each time love fails, the more I miss you.

A void you left in my life, that’s so true.

As nobody else can compare or compete.

Each search for happiness ends in defeat.

I have to get over you, do my best to try.

As seven long years have now drifted on by.

I have to move on, and make a fresh start.

To forget the past and to find a new heart.

But treasured memories stan...

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Also by Mike Bartram:

For Rachel | Whatever Happened To Me And You? |

Cow Sheds

 

You see them along the highway

old tumbled down cow sheds

still left from when there were farms

and hard working farmers

the decaying sheds reminding us

of what used to be

sheds now turned gray as moss

caved in with

rusted roofs and rusted wire

still holding on

but leaning like drunks

old gates hanging open

cedar posts weathered

almost petrified

so ma...

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Also by d.knape:

Two Day Poem | Wash Cycle | Puttin' On The Socks | The Short Life Of A Pill Bug | CAVES | Fleeting Thoughts | Lemonade | High Blood Pressure | Second Childhoods | Dead Roach | Sorting Socks | Names | Retirement Village | Accomplishments |

let me

Sowing seeds of love, betrayal we get

tell me oh God! whats wrong with this world 

sorrow here and there, and misery everywhere

let me leave this world  cause i can see no more

my eyes are hurting,  my vision is blurred

 with tears of pain,

afraid to fall i stand still here 

wishing for the guiding hand that will make it clear

but the hand that come were short

and i have...

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the old soviet union

The old soviet-union

 

It must have been winter when the old tank skip

Sailed through the Dardanelles into the Black sea

Which was full of ice flakes.

 

The ship was loading oil in a town I have forgotten

The name of, but I do remember it was sparse

On-street lights had a wide boulevard and few cars.

 

We found a restaurant in a building the looked

An office block,...

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Also by jan oskar hansen:

from Russia with love | dark mood | the choice |

Taking Stock

I stood in a place so silent that the wind spoke to me,
It told me that it would stir the meadow grasses whether I listened or not,
That it would whisper in the branches of the trees endlessly,
That it would continue to move across the world long after I had been forgot,
I stood in a place so silent that the birds sang to me,
They told me that I would outlast their brief existence, but not th...

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Also by Jason Bayliss:

Echoing Stars | Memento Mori |

Liar

Liar Liar,

Soul on fire

Burn thy little heart.

 

From your lies

the truth must rise

or you'll feel it rip apart.

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Also by Minnie Cub:

Remember Me | You |

Liarslies

A Break In The Wall

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A Break in the Wall

A busker plays piano accordion at the cross

Incongruous or perhaps that’s me?

Here to retrace the steps

Of my ancestors?

Well…no not really

Unless they were Roman?

 

Where was I?

Retracing steps…yes

I have been here before

Oh years before

Resided a stones throw away

Walking the wall

 

There are ghosts along this wall

Of my own mak...

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Also by Dean Fraser - The Quantum Poet:

Kiss Me Quick - Tangerine Dream | Asking Questions | Boots 3 | What? | SO MANY WORDS |

#poetry #memories #Cheshire

Charades - A Haiku

Subtle ,cogent lies...
Charming notes deciphered..
Truth known,heart denies

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Also by mona s:

Nostalgia | Enigma |

This Isn't]That Kind of Poem[

I wish I wasn't
The question still remains
Dose he fall back 
Dose he let her in 
He wasn't always like this 
This isn't that kind of poem

He hated the skin he was in
But life was okay 
Mother would kick him because
No no no this isn't that kind of poem 
This isn't a poem at all 
More like rehab for the mind

Here's some quick reality
You can't have funeral without the word fun
Sa...

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Also by Damon Blackery:

What is Humour? | Melancholy Death | Words of The Waiting Man 33 | End It All |

Collywog

Was there ever that moment

Where you decided 

Though nothing has changed

That you feel better? 

I still can't write about

My Grandfather without crying 

But maybe that's okay

Because the things he said

Are still bright words in my head

And I never want to lose that love

To time

See you later, Alligator 

Afterwhile,  Crocodile 

 

 

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Also by Collin Pulmano:

(untitled) | Saga of April Dark: Song Four | (untitled) | The Gypsy's Curse Never Ends | Potholes | Saga of April Dark: Song Three | Orion | February is my New Year | The Saga of April Dark: Song Two | The Saga of April Dark: Song One | (untitled) |

BOUNTY

BOUNTY

went on
a quest
for a 
treasure chest
knew there
had to be
one out there
for me
wished for
fame
all would know
my name
from a 
chalice
i would sip
and be
diamond dripped
have
money
beyond
belief
ride in
a limousine
i would be
the scene
toasted
as queen
crazy myself
i almost drove
searching for
a jewel filled trove
imagine my surprise
when i found the key
...

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Also by cindylee loucks:

SHIFT | GUIDE |

POEMS by cindy lee loucks

Letter to sender

Little more than to be against the wall,
And senders mail you a letter,
In break of day.

Nuisances sever ties with the belongings,
Volition and freedom,
A mound to stand upon.

Did the feather fall silently,
When it came to the end of morning?
That's the afternoon

Flock in and out,
Trepedatious and holy,
Sending my thanks to the magnificience of the magistrate.

Little lady,
Babies in c...

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Also by Alita Moore:

There's nothing more to be said | | Life |

War-paint

 

rigorous exercise, training my mind
the center of my world, I give you my due diligence
love to watch me write by candle light, would you guide my hand and evoke my true penmanship

law of attraction, I cast it out, and ask around
I question myself, then take affirmative action
groundbreaking truths shatter walls, somebody hand me my protractor
searching the sea floor and tapping the wel...

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Also by Shawn Garcia:

Matriarch | Chalk Initials |

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MEMORIES OF MERSEYSIDE

It’s strange what we think of

as life rolls by – for me as a kid

it was the river Alt, which cut

through the fields of a farmer’s

land where the nifty nymphs

danced with damsel flies, and

newts and the frogs had a

merry old time, ducking from

sight when we all climbed down

viewing activity nature displayed

in a random way or so it seemed

in the aftermath of the sec...

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Also by Philipos:

SQUEAKY SHOES | (untitled) | NEWS ABOUT SHOES | HORSE AND CARTER | LOST SOULS | GLOBES | PROMISES | WARTIME MERSEYSIDE |

BY ALL MEANS

By all means...

Let's keep our plastic out of the oceans

And our carbon out of the sky;

But there's never a mention

Of what's going on with the sun,

And I admit to wondering why.

...........................................................

 

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

ALL HAIL MOTHER NATURE! | LIFE'S LOTTERY | GETTING YOUR WORDS' WORTH | BBC LICENCE FEE | TIME AND TIDE - A Post Brexit Viewpoint |

Gazers

They sit like beleaguered gods and stare,

 

thoughts lost amongst the minutiae

 

searching

 

unable to plot a path home,

 

considering aspects, eclipses, tides, gravity

 

distances, light, time, matter,

 

beards are stroked knowingly

 

lips purse, heads nod

 

a trillion calculations, assumptions

 

each passively recorded

 

on this, their ...

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Also by Graham Sherwood:

Rainbow |

Haiku

Sunday of half term.

No need to set an alarm.

Read, draw, write in bed.

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Also by Elle:

Breathing. | Time. | Mindfulness or Mindlessness? |

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Things Seen Less Clearly

I'm not sure that Michael Portillo and Griff Rhys Jones would agree with these sentiments.

 

Things Seen Less Clearly

 

In this world, at this time,

Young ambitious neophytes

Are condemned as

Mere passengers, trapped

On white-pointed trains

That do not stop.

Carried to oblivion

Without their permission

They study their own

Shadowed, flickering faces

Starin...

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Recognise me

Perception now distorted.

Tie-dye sky.

A deep darkness recognized.

Spent. She’s got you on your knees.

 

Cry for help.

Because she’s got you.

Sleep.

Say’s she.

 

Fall; say’s she.

Wait; I know me.

Silence.

I’ve got your soul boy.

Don’t speak your mind, boy.

Fall to your knees, boy.

 

Bowed, beneath swung teet.

Spine liquified.

Manhood now sof...

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Musings of a Natural Orchestra

I climb the backs of all the heaped up waves,

the sounds coming off entice me beyond any instant comprehension - -like gusts of wind frolicking among the trees which have conglomerated in a long valley that stretches among the backbones of ancient mountains- -

I sense whispers dripping off the vibrating air, an orchestra of wind and tree limbs if you will, not so much a language as a feeling...

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Also by Chaz Schoolmaster:

Bicycling Through the Moonlight | Sedatively Meditative |

New Shoes

I went on my first valentine date

and it went okay. 

For some reason, I had imagined

if I tried to do anything without you

I would hurt all over. I mean I think I did hurt a little tiny bit.

unnoticeable

like an untied shoelace.

Sometimes I fall over. Sometimes I don't. 

Today I didn't.

 

There's a saying my mom used to tell me,

If you give someone new shoes

The...

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Also by Alex J.J:

Orange is a Tough Color |

Bad Chat Up Rhymes

Hello Mary,

I've brought you this dead canary.

 

So Cilla,

Who's your favourite serial killer?

 

Look Devine,

I'm wearing the knickers I stole off your washing line.

 

Hey Jude,

Guess where I've had your name tattooed.

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loving a woman (from love sonnets)

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loving a woman is to love indeed the wind 
The wind that dances on her own crystalline chord
The wind that takes your hand, that swiftly leaves a kiss
& with a killer scent repeats, “good-bye” “so long”

loving a woman is worshipping flame or fire
a flame that with her body cooks sweetly a bread of sadness
A merciless, deep light that burning you inspires
that touches your skin with poison...

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WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 189 OF 230: TO SEE AN UNCLE, AGAIN - WINTER 2001/2

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Poem 189 of 230: TO SEE AN UNCLE, AGAIN - WINTER 2001/2

Leaving the broad scenes of England’s North East,
From corner to corner, by bus journeys,
For the beautiful tight-hedge boundaries,
And mazy lanes, that herald the South West.

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

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ashigaru I (02/14/2020)

IT IS A DAMNING BLOODLESS TIME TO BE ALIVE AND IN LOVE
CHASTIZED
CIRCUMVENTING TURTLE DOVES
AT THE SPEED
OF WAR:
preface this
in a wake of what roves
what undulates beneath the wreaths of painted doors
in front of what should be a door step
a stoop
instead lays the view
from half way down
approaching the abyssal zone

and here we float
an echo in the deep
amongst echoes in the deep
...

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Also by Zach Dafoe:

Athings I see when I close my eyes 2 |

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My Jesus

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Jesus is My Lord

He will protect me with His sord

I keep his bible on my side

His truth is his word

If nobody wants you in this world

You will always have him

And that you can take as a win

Living for Jesus will never be easy

The devil will always be in your ear teasing

Telling you

Your not worth it

Trying to pull you down to the pit

But the Lord always wins

...

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Also by yaminah zurita:

Chasing Love | Suicide Trapped | Through The Eyes of The Bullied | Higher Power | Soulmate In The Air | Dear Younger Me |

Jesus

IN HIS HANDS

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I stumbled across his funeral today.  I didn’t even know he’d died.

I was making my way into the Abbey for a tinkle and saw a couple of hearses outside.  I thought I could discreetly sidle down the North Aisle to the toilet when I bumped into the Verger just inside the door.

“Did you know him?” he asked.  I reached for his service sheet to see that it was a former colleague whom I knew from ...

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Also by John Coopey:

THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE | AND SO THIS IS BREXIT |

Lock and Key

Alone at the door 

you may find me

Trying to decide whether to leave it unlocked 

or wide open

or slip the lock and the latch and all that makes me safe

 

You see 

If I leave the door open 

Then I get to see the sun pass softly all day long 

But with it carries an awful draught 

It is chilling 

It is freezing each cell of this small body 

But it is open in the h...

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Also by Cait Abbott:

Outside of my Window | Surrender | In Dreams | Recipe for Recovery | Work in Progress |

A-mazed?!


We all maze runners
keep following
 the unchosen paths,
chasing the unrealistic desires
We keep on sprinting
fate follows us closely,
No time to look behind
No chance to stop and wonder
No sign to follow our destination.
Turning into an alley each time
we are caught by the unawares
"Is that my Cheese?": Fascination
"Ah! these thorns in my feet!": Gehenna
"Those never-ending alleys!"...

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Also by Binte Afroz:

An Unsung Tale |

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