CAPITAL

It’s Paris I’m cycling a beret on head 
Bonjor over cobbles 
A basket of bread 

Soyez notre invité.. Soyez notre invité 
je pense que tu connais la suite
Was French now I’m German 
Forgive Me 
God Bless Me 

Oh look its Berlin 
Mein Rhythmus ist Techno, aber nur solange ich hier bin 

Washington the Whitehouse Madrid and Millan 
Then top of the morning its Dublin 
Ooh Guinness 
Gw...

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Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:

PERSEVERANCE PAYS | SONIA | PROXIMITY | MAGNANIMOUS |

Capital

My Inferno

That I would hang myself in the sky outside your window

and slowly reach my hand out to the sun,

claiming its fire as my own.

One more bright star in your sky,

a bloody inferno.

So that when you look out,

there is one more small piece of joy.

I am all I have

to give.

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#pain#mentalhealth#suicide

No woman is an island

 
I can hardly speak but I will try.
My brain falls silent, still;
It is the dying of the day
A ferment of tenses
Leads me up cul de sacs.
Where my vision lingers
On a shimmerin
Moonlit-figure.

My mood mirrors
The sparkling frost,
Loss upon loss.

I've gone now
Suspicious of the silence within,
Outside all is wild,
Clouds scud the colour of blood.

Sunshine soaks the sk...

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Also by John E Marks:

Raindrop | Winter tree | Popocatépetl | A Litter of Roads | Beloved City | O! hear the silence now | The Wild | And so she goes | Taliesin | Identity theft | Savant syndrome | St Sophia's cathedral, Constantinople | On the edge of the world |

WHERE THE LIGHT CAME IN

WHERE THE LIGHT CAME IN

 

I was despondent in the house,

In the house where the light was dim.

Phantoms crept within the house,

Where sunlight had not been.

 

Woeful tunes played in the house,

In the house where the light was dim.

Shadows loomed and time was lost,

Where sunlight had not been.

 

Window shutters bolted firm,

In the house where the light was dim...

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Also by Ursula O'Reilly:

WINGS |

Blood Sport

 

If you are ever feeling lost, remember that life itself is a jungle.

Vast and unending.

Everything is bound to kill you.

Life gets humid from time to time.

Sweat constantly rushing down your creased forehead.

The pain of your soles treading through the forestry.

As you observe your surroundings, the same landmarks present themselves.

Internal thoughts of misery and confu...

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Also by Cody Roach:

Lioness | An oasis of love |

Leighton Moss

A delightful trip today
to nearby Leighton Moss Reserve
A wetland and nature trail 
with so much wildlife to observe 

In a clear blue, cloudless sky
the sun shined high and very bright
A day to lift your spirits 
a most welcome treat and delight 

A heavy frost overnight
left patches of ice on the ground
The warmth of the sun felt good
when a sunny spot came around

We forgot our b...

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Also by julie callaghan:

PoemADay19 | Full Moon | Wolf Moon | Inquisitive And Still | Winter Sunset | Golden Morning Light | January Morning | Winter Sunrise | January Rainbow | Hamish The Highland Cow | On Thin Ice | PoemADay5 | Morning Sun | It’s Not My Party | Great Britain Pt2 | Great Britain | Wild Birds | Low Mist | Cold And Old | Dark Knight Mystery (pt3) | Cyril The Squirrel | Dark Knight Mystery (part 2) | Dark Knight Mystery | Elegant And Graceful | January Blues, Today’s News | Todays Trip | New Year Wish |

The Sky Theater

 

The sky is a full length movie
with twisting plots that
leaves us spellbound
an ongoing serial that never ends
it's a new show every day
every week
the sun is its marquee
highlighting the players and the stars
beaming a spotlight
on their beautiful performances
previewed by clouds
rain or shine
a sky that is spontaneous
a sky that keeps us
on the edge...

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Also by d.knape:

Daylight Dreams | The Leaf Blowers | Red Light | Persistent Living | Daytime Moon | The Two Of Us | Government Guidelines For Eating Roast | Seasons | Short Leash | Death Of A Cricket | Castoffs | Catepillars | Old Wooden Houses | Following A Creek | Pshaw | Non-Renewable Energy | Feeding Sparrows | Thunder & Ghosts | Mirror |

the orchard

The orchard

 

It was a beautiful apple tree with low hanging fruit

shaped by a gardener whose parents had been Jehovah witnesses

(His parents didn´t believe in Christmas)

 made to look like a decorated Christmas tree as seen on postcards.

 On the tree, a twig stuck out that had no apples  appeared dead

 as I reached up to pick an apple the twig was a snake and said:

“Don´t...

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Also by jan oskar hansen:

the song contest | a morning moment | futulity | memorials | dawn of man | the smallest life | big rats in Cobenhagen | tanka | the never ending story | bitter love | ideology | how far is far' | unwritten page | lemon tree very pretty | ascension (rewritten) | THE BRAVE SOLDIER | pre-surgery | oranges | farmland | hinterland | The Flash | Boby Fett's adventure |

The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

 

Is freedom of speech alive and well

are we through free expression able to tell

Are we politically aware as we should be

through deception and corruption can we see

Are our dreams and ambitions represented

or are we ignored by those chosen yet disinterested

Is out tax money honestly and well used

or is our hard work and good nature daily abused

A na...

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Also by keith jeffries:

The Winter's Sun | Sirob | The Deep Well of Winter | Shrivelled | The Remnant | Sweet Ambition |

"Purple Blast"

A reserved outcome, a specific touch, I love how you remember, thunder, blunder, scattered wonders, many lunas passed the ocean, tamed spontaneity, I pray for common clarity and mass sincerity, purple blast covers the wall, what could this purple substance be? Blast Blast, contrast, I forgot who my past was, the narrow dart throw, marshmallow heart, you can't remake a scar, my failures are up to p...

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Also by Michael Morales:

The Color on the Walls | Love can you imagine | Bellwether | "Purple kite" | "Love Tantrum" | "Haystack" |

SOME LIKE IT COLD

This is dead boring.

 

I saw that film in ’59 that’s called “Some Like It Hot”

With Marilyn Monroe – pure movie gold;

But in the interests of diversity these days we’ve got

To recognise that there’s “Some Like It Cold”.

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Also by John Coopey:

CORKSCREWS | WHO'S SORRY NOW? | YER DYSON AIRBLADE | IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER | YOUNG GIRL | "LIFE'S A BITCH" | THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD | BABIES | WHAT’S APPENED’ |

Arranging my menagerie mansion

The big cats could run about in the foyer and hallway

snakes could slither about on the stairs

kangaroos could bounce about in the parlour

the attic would be for the bears

occupying the bathroom the hippos

wallowing in a huge bath filled with mud

and in the pantry hanging upside down from a gantry

sleeping bats gathered alongside like bro's in the hood

a spare bedroom for g...

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Also by LEON STOLGARD:

Lady of Letters |

Apis

A bee tumbles into my water glass,
rights himself on thin ice cube,
drinks from a droplet,
disappears drowsily
down wind

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Also by Patrick Kennon:

Sugartree | Standing in a shaft of light |

Care with a small c

 

 

 

Another castaway arrives

Thrown up on the beach

Heartlessly left

To weather the storm

Of life

 

 

A life that to them

Is out of reach

 

The beach is quite busy now

A mixture of human debris

And cast offs from the sea-

There but for the grace of god

 

Go you and me

 

 

I see the foragers

Foraging eagerly

 

 

They are h...

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Also by Clare:

Drape Your Skin | Roar | A Date with Amphitrite | Searching | Winter Forest |

This one is for You.

In your lifetime you may stumble across one who makes your soul ache and your heart crave

It’s a longing,

A yearning

For something more than what this world has to offer.

You break a sweat fighting for a chance.

Man on a journey

Misunderstood by most

Tired and weary from the chase

She caught your eye now she’s got you by the tongue

You meditate in search for answers

W...

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Also by Jordyn Elizabeth:

The Cowboy | Wild Woman (6.) | Escape | Wild Woman (5.) | Dear Alice | Wild Woman (4.) |

Art

When I see a painting, what do I see?

A man, a woman, a garden, a tree?

Perhaps there’s a mountain in the distance,

But soon I reflect on the existence

Of a facet of the work much greater:

The vision and mind of its creator.

A picture is a window on ideas

Which bubble up and percolate for years.

They finally express themselves in paint,

Which slaps on and hardens with no...

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Also by Stephen Gospage:

Sheds | Tightrope | Power | Train | Strange Times | She danced |

Beautiful

I want to write about something beautiful

Like the leaves of a tree glowing from the sun's reflection

Or the feeling of a warm breeze on your cheeks

But I think the best poets

Live in the dark

 

Is it true?

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Also by Lauren Em:

Narcissism | Insomnia |

Crystal

My heart skips a beat when I catch you glancing.

I’m high on you, your mental is alluringly entrancing. 

 

Hypnotised.

 

I lose my consciousness in your world; now hooked on your being. 

Whilst pheromones run wild, you advance, begin by playfully teasing.

 

I analyse your face. 

 

Slowly you undress me before you go to third base, 

Your tongues tender touch hits th...

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Timewatchhour

99. Poem

Deeper and Deeper

Digging into the soil

To trace the journey

Of shoots to roots

There's a little more work

Digging Deeper into the earth

Finally to reach the tips at ends

Knowing where it started 

And where it lengthens

 

Deeper and Deeper

Delving into the future

Trying to find the tracks of life

From frozen todays

And melting futures

The path that's st...

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Also by Moonlight:

98. Poem | 97. Poem | Sleeping | 95. Poem | 96. Poem | 94. Poem | 93. Poem | 92. Poem | 89. Poem "love the 89" | 91. Poem | 90. Poem | Alliance of parties | 88. Poem | 87. Poem |

Barricade

Barricade

 

Keep them close to your heart where they can make a new start.                                                                             Give them both one more chance to try another dance.                                                                          They need time to spend, together make amends.                                                                       ...

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is:

Lingering in a warm bath of memories

Feeling the past slowly trickle back into the soul

Arriving at a place inhabited by those,

Whom fate has decreed, to have become strangers

Revisiting what is normally out of time, out of reach

Luxuriating in the nearness and warmth of remembered love  

 

Nostalgia is family, wrapped in soft shades of familiari...

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Also by Brenda Wells:

By the Light of the Wolf Moon | New Year's Day Tanka |

IT'S JUNE IN JANUARY

"It's June in January"...so goes the old song -

And if written in 1661 wouldn't seem far wrong!

Love and Nature keep us spinning around

Or so old Samuel Pepys once found.

On January the twenty first of that year

That famous diarist of this earthly sphere

Dipped pen in ink in those days of yore

To record the startling things he saw.:

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

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Also by M.C. Newberry:

ACTIVIST | TODAY'S "CONTRACEPTIVE"? | QUESTION |

If soul mates do exist.

If soul mates do exist,

They are not just simply found.

They are beautifully grown from the ground.

 

They are grown as strong as an oak tree

But equally as fragile as a dandelion blossum.

 

If soul mates do exist,

Then the other will always persist.

For not one person is whole without another.

 

If soul mates do exist,

They are not easy,

They are not togethe...

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C.B.

It is cold this time of year

but the frozen sidewalk seems worth while

knowing im walking to your coffee shop

just the chance that you are there

makes this bitter coffee taste so sweet

and this frosted morning feel warm and bright

just to see that you are not there

and suddenly the cold and the bitterness of the world is seen

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Nobody Told Me!

 

It was my fault in the beginning,

Setting out pictures which had been lying

Haphazardly in a bedroom drawer,

Into neat, assembled columns.

A photograph album,

Resurrecting her history in clear

Monochrome and technicolour detail.

Mum could view them with her

Magnifying glass and remember

All the people from her past.

 

I rang her one evening,

As mum was pre...

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Also by John Botterill:

Thanks, Buddy. | On Me Phone | Kindness | Your car's too wide! | Poetic Licence | Fish and a Chippie | All at Sea. |

My Siren

Green eyed lady

Snake charmer of hearts

Unlimited beauty

She had me from the start

 

She's got red hot lust

Stone cold guts

A fire in her gaze

And steel in her veins

 

She is my queen

She is my Venus

She has a freeness

That leaves me speechless

 

She moves with style

She move swith grace

In her embrace

Is my forever resting place

 

On the...

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My

My   I realize you are a very  skilled  manipulator I give you receive you ask for more I give I am a product of misogynistic imperialists I give because I have been indoctrinated to from birth   who are you to question my questions of you? You have betrayed my trust my heart hurts stop. and start again I am a product of misogynistic culture I do not ...

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Twilight's Caress

My heart lies exposed

In twilight's caress

Stripped to the bone

Undressed of my flesh

Moonlit and dawn kissed

My soul, briefly, free

In-between life and dream

The twilight, and me

 

 

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Also by Stephen W Atkinson:

Mr Rhubarb | How It Should Bee... | The Tramp | If Ever I Fall |

Crumbling

The edifice crumbles, 

the artifice emerges, 

the venerable scramble

to conserve a sliver

of sorcery, a morsel

of mockery, to muddy

a salutary catharsis,

lest the tributary

discovered dare lead

to a river of liberty. 

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Also by Holden Moncrieff:

Anew | Disregarded | Undoing | Transubstantiation |

sail away


I feel the sickness rising
I glare your smile every once in a while
Sweaty fists and ulcers on my tongue
You never gave a care with your life in disarray
Now you're off miles away not worried but you say you gotta stay
Hold me close and never let me go
Keep my frame of mind when you go
Swelling guts over poured up cups
I see the reaper coming closer dont let me judge
Eager for death you...

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You shouldn't have done wrong to anyone

I suppose bad vibrations

Resonate just as well

With every body

In your cell

But let's be honest

We were already living in hell

Negativity makes a good sell doesn't it

Do you need me to condemn you as well?

If you choose to destroy earth and humanity

If you choose to destroy all that's lovely and beautiful and precious and divine and holy

Then go to hell!

You should...

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Also by Kevin Tan:

Window of opportunity | Dumb, Foolish, Stupid, Unwise & Idiotic | I murder to eat, not for my pride | Therapy | Racism & Xenophobia | The Japanese Holocaust | The love for money is the root of all good | Humanity | Dankbaar ondanks (Dutch) |

"Sun-catchers"

 

The trail leads gently up
and through the stand of trees
The day is chilled by autumnal winds
just in from the coast

I contemplate the desperation of the falling leaves
as they wander about in the bracing air
Carried by the breeze to where they will lie
And I wonder: “Are they bitter?”

Or do they accept their fate
as the annual benediction
of having served their purpose
reflect...

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Also by Mike McPeek:

Tuffy | Paper Heart | Ralph and Alice |

SOLDIERS OF MERCY

clumsily walking around soldiers of mercy

annoyed with their task

sparkling green attire, smiles worn as a mask

giving a helping offer with one hand

shooting strangers with the other, obeying a command

hearing the voices of people unknown

wondering at being there as he’s thrown

he feels his flesh cold, his body shivers

red roses gushing he can’t stop the quivers

remember...

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Also by Ziba Mahdavi:

A Misplaced World |

_

your eyes look so dead

you see the face that brought

so much personal misery

 

i just saved up enough

day by day

to play out this life sized mystery.

 

 

 

 

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Also by RudyardK:

+ | One two. | Story. | Wood. | End of life. |

Bowls

Bowls - it is a wonderful game.
And each time we play it is never the same.
To reach the jack - it is the mission,
But first we must put it in position.

Pick up your bowl and take your stance,
Then right ahead one must now glance.
Round in an arc your bowl should go,
Something of which we all must know.

But in certain moments when times get dire,
One may even feel the need to fire.
S...

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Stuart VannerBowlsSport

New Beginnings

New beginnings is a trend setting in

Keeping entact all the lessons of past

As a torch to let the path lighting 

 

Moving ahead, in leaps and bounds

Constantly making recovery over lapses left behind

Going on in life with perfect zest and zeal

 

There's so much more to achieve in life

What's left behind was suppose to stay there

Never look back to history's truant mys...

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Also by Ghazala lari:

I Trust Thee | World peace | Aazaad Titli | With every fall, my soul did rise!!! |

Sometimes

 

Sometimes things work

Sometimes we get ahead 

Sometime we meet people 

We don’t wish dead

 

Sometimes we get an idea

Sometimes we’re inspired 

Sometimes we find peace

Despite the blood required

 

Mostly the fuckers win

Mostly it’s pretty grim

Mostly we’re haunted by

A burning ignorance

 

Always you’re on my mind

Always I do this blind

Always ...

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Also by Robert C Gaulke:

Pistachios | Filed by Decade |

Aim High

As we enter the New Year

Forget all your worries and fear

Set yourself worthy goals

That may revive your souls

 

Don’t linger on the past

Life is going extremely fast

Live up each and every dream

Rise and shine with every morning’s beam

 

Show the world what you are capable of

Not forgetting to still spread peace and love

Reach for the sky and aim as high as you...

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excerpt from ‘Benny Harris’

One night in a bar in London so begins my story 

Where men blag dilly boys for molly up the cory

 

This feely omi walks in, and before you ask it 

You could see through his cats his bona basket

 

Because of how he minced his corybungus 

like a model in Paris

The barman looking at him whilst stroking his fungus 

gave dilly boy the name, Benny Harris

 

A nice arse on...

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Also by Lee Campbell:

'See Shells' (with poetry film) | Excerpt from 'Nice Cup of Tea' |

PARALLEL LIVES

 

The labouring world hastens by, fretting 
"forward... forward..." bleary-eyed 
as commuters at the lap-top early
aboard hurtling trains through fallow fields 
where we'd lay singing; fa-la-la rising.

We've rode that train and laid on that moor.
Altogether we've yelled, "Forward, forward!"
And each silently cried "Return, return."
So full are the days required to learn
strains as pl...

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Also by Adam Whitworth:

From The Horse's Mouth | Mould On A Pristine Universe | Recognition | Unfinished |

Like my Mother Used to Make

I’ve got a desire for a cheese sandwich on fresh white bread

Just like my mother used to make

I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever taste one again

You know, not any old cheese sandwich

But the ones my mother used to make

 

On cold winter evenings

She’d serve stew and dumplings

And her poached eggs on toast was a wonderful feast

Not ordinary eggs

But the ones like my mother...

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mothernostagiafood

The Double Dunce



He gets a great legacy !
But alas! he lives all the way in fancy!!
In a machine he puts potato,
And  expects to get tomato.
The dunce fancies to become PM,
Having no as such self-decorum!
Understanding his own limitations,
Help him understand life's transactions,
And finally find the tomb with satisfaction.

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Also by DR. MUKUND BHANDARI:

TAKING FLIGHT... | ON THE NEW YEAR EVE |

TAWDRY AUDREY

Tawdry Audrey is a game old bird

still seeks out boozers,

consorts with iffy bruisers. 

What's wrong with that I say

 

she should have her way

at variance with the precious set

and their post renaissance views. 

What should it matter if in a material sense

she is one of life's grand losers?

 

A day out with Tawdry Audrey could still 

be a last slice of life for ...

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Also by ray pool:

PUPPY LOVE |

crosses

her red tipped nails drew little crosses into my back,

each one a reminder that we beared the burdens of our love.

I told her breathing was my sin as

her warm hands hung me by my neck.

but I needed her to feel it too,

so I drew one last cross

and left her on it.

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Also by M3RK:

finders, keepers | Where gods go to die | Erosion |

sea GIrL

Gone in a whisper,as summer breeze washes

Your locks ,flowing hair streaming as if the wind is your own.

Untamed by your laughter and smiles,

Tossing your head in animal mane

The world is yours , with hordes at your feet,

Conquering all hearts that lay before you.

 

Dancing down the sands into the surf, 

Sylthen body glistening in the foam,

Rising like the mermaids of le...

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Also by Edbreathe:

close | Cort | CHasm |

WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE - Poem 27 of 230:  ADELAIDE

Poem 27 of 230:  ADELAIDE

In work and study,
    I spent four years -
Good years really -
    At Adelaide.

A flat by the sea -
    Work nearby;
Then full-time uni. -
    At Adelaide.

A planned C.B.D.
    (With parks all round),
And much more to see -
    At Adelaide.

Glenelg; Rundle Mall;
    And the markets,
With many a stall -
    At Adelaide.

(C) David Franks 2003 - h...

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A Perfect Evening

Sitting on the couch next to you

Makes me feel calm, happy and content,

Like walking on a beach with a sunset view,

Every second here is time well spent.

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Also by Stuart Bright:

The moment it all changed |

sunsetlifelove

A Good Cry

Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about

Words that have haunted me since childhood

They were imprinted into my brain

They broke my heart

They scarred my soul

 

For years I hid my tears

From glaring eyes

I shut down feeling anything

Motionless

Helpless

Unable to speak

 

Until 

I was alone

Where no one could see me

Or hear me except God

...

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I know

you are not real in my reality

you do not exist in my anxiety

when it burns hot in my chest

like an aching that will not cease

with an appetite

that cannot be satisfied

 

and where are you

when words and motives like assassins

inflict mortal wounds

upon an already frail mortal

who is fighting for survival

 

I do not see you present here

in the midst of my ...

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Mend me

Mend me

 

You’re looking for an answer

Someone to fill that gap

Someone who loves you

Who won’t treat you like crap

 

And I want it too

Don’t we all

Someone who truly adores us

Despite our baggage and flaws

 

You said ‘you don’t have the best of me’

And I sadly agree

But I can’t fix you

We need to do that mending ourselves

Can’t you see?

 

So t...

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Also by Rasa Kabaila:

Covid Blues |

Open Mic

Unfamiliar faces stare

words are yours

read out loud

both meet halfway.

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Also by Nigel Astell:

Caught in The Act |

the first time

January 2022 Collage Poem: Seagulls of the Nightclub

The Queen’s Head hanged, another story from the Death House

Necks stretched and they are gone –

 

Jenny Wren farts in the face of the seagull scrambling

To gobble her up

 

Those who will steal your food for thought, that parasitic breath

Hung out to dry, to eaten in an afterthought, by the seagulls

 

It was still worth the joy, the hope and ways of love

But as the wi...

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Enlightenment

The Yellow Brick Road

Is turning to rubble now

Bright flowers push through.

I thought True North was

At the end of the rainbow

A warm hearth waiting.

But I find it here

In this trickling drop of rain

In this dragon fly.

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Update: 2 outta 3 ain't bad.

Yes I am a Meatloaf fan. I blame my childhood. 

 

I thought I'd pop on here and give an update about where I'm at. The last time I posted I was beginning my book of poetry, which I'm about two-thirds done with. I got a new job and hit a roadblock, and then I started school and writing poetry was completely replaced with writing papers for school. And then I got a new job writing, which is a ...

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For Ronnie

Listening to Be My Baby

on a little tranny

in a camping coach

at East Budleigh.

 

Mods and Rockers

in Brighton was

the Mirror’s

splash that Easter.

 

A clock was ticking.

Before the song

finished the

doomed ghost train

 

and its two coaches

rumbled by.

At school I vaguely

noticed some girls

 

had started wearing bras.

Didn’t know that

...

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Also by Greg Freeman:

Drizzle | 'Go, go, go'! | 1963 | There's a dinosaur in the bath |

Home of the Brave

A Navajo boy, 15 years old.

Initiation into manhood. His father blindfolded him

and brought him to the density of the wild forest

to be left alone. The youth in the night, 

blackness, as leaves would rustle

of wind, animals trampling 

over the expanse of endless earth, 

the youth trembled! It seemed this ordeal 

as it slowly unfolded had no end. His bleak experience darkene...

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Also by Paul Tobia:

A Garden of Lotus Flowers |

Pity Party

I don’t want to develop the sickness

Called mental illness

Invades my mind like a parasite

Bury its self

In the depths of my inside

 

Make its home my mind

Then invites all its friends

One at a time they bring

Gifts like confused thinking

Along for the ride is hallucination

 

My next door neighbour is misery

She is nosey

And boy she loves company

Alwa...

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Also by SistaARTSoul:

Beware |

Insight

Visions and dreams, relate to some degree,

A surreal decree, doubts and questions remain.

In a realm, a night depicting a day,

Is as the sun to an oracle, without answers.

Meteoroids miraculously compared to rain,

“All knowing, all seeing”, a deity for saints.

His eye replaced the sun, locked in shock 

His silent voice, bent winds and swept the clouds.

Fallen, a dead man de...

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at dawn |

vision

Invincible!

Today I feel the best

Better than the rest

Better than the clouds high

Bigger than the blue sky

 

Stronger than the mountain great

lighter than the butterfly sweet

Brighter than the sunshine

Cooler than moonlight sublime

More vibrant than the brightest colour

More passionate than the greatest lover

Smoother than the flowing water

Sharper than the sharpest diamon...

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And I Never Knew Her Name

She bit into the green apple with perfect white teeth.

Is her hair really that shade of red? I suspend disbelief.

Smartly dressed she stands, all the world her stage.

Happily serving anyone coffee she earns her wage.

She sees all life going on, smilingly serving drinks all day.

She must have heard it all, chatted up in every possible way.

Managing to look like the coffees she sel...

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#humour #story-telling

For Once…

                           For once I didn’t open my eyes

                           And flick on the screen

Scan the news, designed to make me scream.

Posts and pictures of people “seizing the day”

Each not so subtly saying

“Look at me look at me”

 

Instead…

                 I poured coffee

                 With my first cigarette in hand

And looked at something ...

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Nature

What A Dick

Two highwaymen on Hampstead Heath

   Compared their evening's lot:

"I robbed a royal," said the first,

   "And this is what I got:

A thousand pounds, a golden ring,

   An antique silver cup..."

To which the second smiled and said,

   "That's great...Now stick 'em up."

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"Taking the knee"?

 

We clap some Blacks,
we clap them Blacks,
tho' we mow those
others shacks
and dish out smacks,
we clap them Blacks
and forget those whacks
and their blistered backs
and hands that pick the
music tracks,

and then we clap them Blacks
them stand-up Blacks
but not them bent over blacks
for earning all your stacks
of dirty cash
and maids we lash
and keep from dash

yet we s...

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Also by Tommy Carroll:

Waiting for my Mum |

Summer

Holidays Abroad 

The colours gleaming toward 

And laughter in hordes 

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An Awful Harvest

An Awful Harvest

I went a hike up to Wawa in Montalban and up the mountain roads. Here I was to go past the peaks of Mt Parawagan, Susong Dalaga and Mt Lagyo plus others. The road had been improved by engineers with trucks and plant equipment. I wanted to hike a big circle right back to the beginning. This was possible a few months ago but not now due to the building of the Pamitinan Dam. It wi...

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Three x Winter Haiku

Walking in darkness
your front door briefly lights up
in the heavy rain. 

*

Ripping out the trees
lighting hit the forest hard
flooding the river

*

Sleeping in winter
the trees hiberate alone
awaiting for Spring. 

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haiku

My little dog always seems to have the last word

I was playing scrabble with a friend,

I hope the next few lines don't offend.

My little dog eat all the letters thought they were a treat,

For the next few days lots of messages he did excrete.

My little dog always seems to have the last word,

I keep picking up letters with every single turd.

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The rebellion of a 14 year old against wearing a mask in school | We must do something NOW to stop knife crimes multiplying !! |

Heart in a tight curl
Don't dare stare
At golden eyed lakeside girls
With honey coloured hair
But be prepared 
And execute swift side glances
Get your heart buried
By avalanches and avalanches
Of effortless beauty 

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Then and Now

Once when I was a boy

My brothers and I found a bundle of abandoned puppies

My parents to my satisfaction said I could keep one to call my own

I was never really good at naming things

so I referred to my dog as Yo

 

It takes some smarts in a animal to survive the mountains

I suppose I have always walked a line between a guiding parent with potential danger close at hand

 

...

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Life & nature

Life and nature
Thursday,6th January 2022
Nature
it makes sure
no one suffers
and lives happily here
it allows
the rainbow of future
to avail an opportunity
as the capability
it may have hurdles
to be faced by the people
it may suit some individuals
it can't be regarded as casual
life may look different from each angle
It depends on ho...

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Mistaken man -God | Mistaken man -God | The sacred revelation-Poetry | Love the way | World-Non-existent | Life is not empty | Moality symbol=An owl | Wiseman & wisdom |

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night physics II (01/07/22)

shaken 
saltine splinters 
windless rafts on icy rivers 
sain doom's coming 
as a shearing force from all directions 
nere to think 
what came from below:
all along, it was all for show.
and that's where the screaming lives
stretched out static in the wake of the crash 
a yoke of suffering borne on into forever 
spiraling that fateful, anguished moment 
flattening against the event hor...

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day dreaming and night terrors only please

Your Turn

Once upon a time

There wasn't a day more satisfactory than today,
The eyes of the mirror were not a victim's eyes.
And a smile could catapult over every jagged ridge.

Stars given a name didn't squander the night,
Steep mountain roads called for flying feet,
and lifted arms celebrated both sun and rain.

The alarm clock was more salutary than dull sleep,
A shaka brah heart surfed the e...

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no time like the present

BLM LGBTT OTT TV

Black Lives Matter on the box

particularly if you're a person with a womb

or if you're lesbian, bi, trans or gay.

Straight White Englishmen have had their day.

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Cotswold Killer |

We’re all Stuffed!

The country is screwed 

and we’re all stuffed

All this virus malarkey

I’ve had enough

Life’s not normal

It’s all too hard

When can I go to London

and visit the Shard, the Palace

Or Parliament?

Nobody’s listening to my rant

They’re all fed up, with all the rules

Keep your mask on and don’t be rude

Keep your distance

No not when driving

Just everywhere you g...

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Also by Rick Varden:

All I Want | A New Year Rant |

Lost Love

To hold you in my arms one last time

To feel your touch even though I knew you weren’t really mine

To feel your lips touch mine and again feel your love 

Hoping, dreaming, wishing I could bring you back 

Hoping, dreaming, wishing to fix this shattered heart

But a touch, a kiss, my love wasn’t enough 

You’re not coming back 

You’ve chosen 

And it’s clear now

Your love is ...

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Lovegodbrokenhealinghopedreamswishesbroken dreams

Words, eyes and vision

How peaceful the relationship would be,

if words and intentions are aligned,

no deception just version of soul purifed.

Paradise the earth would be, 

if eyes could see heart and ears could hear unspoken words, 

distinguishing the cheese on trap or fruit for charity. 

This beautiful world, 

free from chaos of imposter or saints, 

innocent, pious and easily understood. 

 

...

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One Year, Daddy

My dearest Daddy,

It's already been an entire year since the Angels up above wrapped you in their wings and reserved a first class ticket to have God himself share your life story with everyone and have you reunite with your parents. It feels like you were just here yesterday...but that was so many yesterdays ago...

I am devastated
I am in disbelief
I am broken
I am scarred for life

Si...

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Stone Bridge

The connection between our gaze was that of a stone bridge.

My soul on one end and hers at another. 
There, our journey began to the middle

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Wrist-holding

Why do i keep this picture in my wallet
stupid but I cant throw it
super duper party
cant manage to think at all
let my body laugh without even a thought
drunk like trash
losing youth so fast
feeling free as hell
could jump from that high
hand grabbing my wrist
oh crap I know who it is
anxiety found me
I need a few more sip

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The Grataerial

The Grataerial

 

It was weeks since our aerial got blown off the roof

And the telly’d been knackered since then

I promise… I’ll fix it… mi father said

He just din’t promise us when

 

I’ll fix it he promised

When it’d been down a week

It’s the vertical hold

It just needs a tweak

 

I’ll get mi screwdriver

And stick it in here

And wiggle the screw

Till th...

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My body is just cells to you

Torment is


Our bodies together
Soft skin on soft skin
Entangled tightly
Spooning
Your breath heavy on my neck
A kiss goodnight on my back
My lips
start to relax
Warmth begins between my hips
Pulsating
Mind racing
My lips
start to drip
My desire
A scented aroma
Fantasies begin to play
Body begging to be played


A silent moan

A loud resentment 

Don't let it feel good, ...

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Bottom of the list | Intense |

self doubtfrustrationself expressionlove relationships sex awkwardness

Love is Sometimes Violent!

I got a tell me about yourself question!

Well, you see the makeup on my face,

It's not a beauty enhancer

It conceals the scars on my face

That carry the testimony of last night


 

Punches on my jaws,

Punches on my eyes,

Bleeding nose

Blocking blows, please STOP...

He said LOVE is sometimes violent, 

So i stayed!

 

Tell me about yourself? 

Well, I buried  ...

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A Moment of Silence, Please! | This Writer is Not a Poet |

Gender Based ViolenceSad love poetry

Today is the Tomorrow You created Yesterday

We are who we are Today because we were who we were Yesterday. We do what we do Today because we did what we did Yesterday. We will become who we become Tomorrow because of who we are Today. So, if you get stuck in who you were Yesterday, instead of Living who you are Today, then who you become Tomorrow, will be shaped more by who you were Yesterday, than who you are Today. Just to ...

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#Today#Tomorrow#Yesterday#Change# Allow#Be

A Tempting Dawn

 

A  new year is dawning.
With a moan as an escort
Tempting a conversation 
through the front door.

Fingers run down the mistletoe.
Moving in quick succession
To finish what started with a seduction.

Invisible footprints 
decorate the naked floors
motioning a pleasure unexplored

Mirrors shatter the illusion
of this lustful encounter, 
on the day after Christmas.

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Do We Loose Attraction From The One We Love?

Yesterday I was looking at my flaws in mirror.

I realised.

At times, I don't feel like talking to the person I say I love.

At times, I won't wish to spend time with him.

At times, I won't wish to look at his sparkling eyes.

I felt, I lost attraction.

I felt, maybe it was one another crush to which I gave the name of love.

Then I noticed that there are times when we won't like ...

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Do We Loose Attraction From The One We Love? |

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4. 1/3/22

Maybe this isn’t fair 

Maybe it wasn’t worth it 

Love is rare 

Love was perfect 

Days are long 

Days spent searching 

She sings her song

She prayed for certain 

Truth be told 

Truth was lacking

Today is different 

Today was lonely 

Tomorrow will be painful 

Tomorrow is uncertain 

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3. 1/3/22 | 2. 1/3/22 | 1 [1/3/22] |

Only if you have to

Lie, if you wanna lie
If it makes it true
If it helps you sleep

Pray, if you wanna pray
If it hides the sins
If it'll make you a saint

Scream, if you wanna scream
If it clears your throat
If it keeps you safe

Pose, if you wanna pose
If you feel supreme
If it brings you up

Brag, if you wanna brag
If that makes you feel
If it keeps you sane

Judge, if you wanna judge
If it f...

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I Wrote a Poem for You

I was told to write a poem for you

I understand why, it’s a lovely gift

Provided it’s any good

But you think they’re all good

So you will enjoy the poem I wrote for you

I’m not being arrogant, not at all

My poems aren’t good or lovely

They’re just words that barely connect

No rhyme, no reason, no theme.

I still don’t know if I’m trying

If anyone will think it’s good

...

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Krabpoetry

New beginnings

 

There is always apprehension and a little bit of tension

What lies in store on a shore is at the moment unsure

There is a shift and a move and all relations anew

There is leaving behind familiar grounds and those used to sounds

As we move in life towards new beginnings there never will be old endings

As the old will still remain entrenched as sweet memories indelible

And as ...

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Red and Green

Green indents,
Pattered soil,
A make believe undone for me.

The trampling boots,
Of boys in greens,
Another to ride you down upon.

Sparkling tea,
Loose leaf,
Caramel born from winter.

A slay red ridden,
To my door,
Without forever mourn.

And in a steep,
Gleam between,
My heart does truly sink.

Because I know,
Im damned to be,
No worth between my bracelet beads.

Candle...

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86 words spoken

So, the gods have deemed it necessary that we live another year,

 

The over lords overall plan for us is quite unclear,

 

Will the problems of the lost, last year graciously disappear?

 

Whilst some desire sobriety, others drown in beer.

 

Unified behind a lie we lay back down to sleep,

 

Thoughts within our minds we never find the time to speak,

 

Dreams that w...

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Second choice

12/22/21

More than what it was like to be the girl who was the second choice-

I often wonder what it's like to be the mother of the girl who was second choice

Surely she doesn't even know or she would have never supported the relationship in the first place

Or perhaps she does and in her yearning for her daughter to be "protected" by the boy she was talked into thinking was a man, she ...

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