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Sweet Dreams

 

Dreams are the cure

for slings and arrows

in peaceful dreams

all conflicts narrow

in its sweet arms

there is no sorrow

the stuff of dreams

brings new tomorrows.

 

 

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Mother's Eyes

 

 

If only we could see

thru the eyes of others

a truism often said

 

Speaking of eyes, how is it

all mothers have them

in the back of their head

 

They see things

like no others

bad behavior mothers dread

 

Their eyes our guilty consciences

once caught

wish we were dead.

 

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Rules Of Conduct

 

All poems are copyright of the originating author

as if someone else would want to steal them.

If you are that desperate you really need help

and should seek counseling.

These poems are the sole possession of the author

who by the same token is quite open to bribery.

Permission must be obtained before using

or performing others' poems.

We do not want you to make a foo...

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Out Of The Blue

 

When souls get old and cannot walk

it raises an alarm

no longer do they have the strength

they need uplifting arms

Some stranger then will come along

to aid grandmothers who

are thankful for the kindness shown

for love, out of the blue.

 

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Ella Minnow Pea

 

Ella Minnow Pea

was on her way to Z

it was on her way that she

ran up against the taller T

T obstructed X Y Z,

so Ella retreated to the E

now Ella Minnow Pea

will never learn her ABC's.

 

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Sisters

 

A little girl

lived in our house and

gave us light and love

 

every word was precious

every step applauded

each new accomplishment

lauded and relayed

 

the little girl

was even more happy

when we brought home

another baby girl

and she embraced her

a sister to be forever loved

 

now the two sisters

became playmates

but above all

best of ...

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Red Rose

 

 

Observe the bright

red blooming rose

 

through links of fence

it gaily grows

 

true grit befits

is what it shows

 

to life it clings

so grows the rose.

 

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Keyboard Inspiration

 

Keyboards from which all words now flow

give power to the words composed

in seas of words we now can play

in easy strokes we write away

all poems fashioned in their forms

by tap tap tapping on keyboards

by their action evoke the muse

with spellcheck we cannot lose

in striking clacks and clicks

we make a more creative mix

on keys that run from A to Z

ideas emit...

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Keyboard Inspiration

 

Keyboards from which all words now flow

give power to the words composed

in seas of words we now can play

in easy strokes we write away

all poems fashioned in their forms

by tap tap tapping on keyboards

by their action evoke the muse

with spellcheck we cannot lose

by  the striking clacks and clicks

we make a more creative mix

on keys that run from A to Z

ideas...

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Keyboard Inspiration

 

 

Keyboards from which all words now flow

give power to the words composed

in seas of words we now can play

in easy strokes we write away

all poems fashioned in their forms

by tap tap tapping on keyboards

by their action evoke the muse

with spellcheck we cannot lose

by the striking clacks and clicks

we make a more creative mix

on keys that run from A to Z

i...

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Rejection Notice

 

 

Your poem

was rejected

wasn't what

we expected.

 

 

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Aluminum Cans

 

 

Let us gather together

and gather our cans

Everywhere that we look

their range ever expands

Ruining the scenery

they ought to be banned

Our landscape a landfill

damned aluminum cans.

 

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A Soldier's Death

 

An image stalks our memory

too gruesome to forget

a photograph in black and white

the starkness of his death

 

His body hung upon a wire

he was his mother's pride

now slung into the razor wire

barbs twisted in his side

 

What a young life was wasted

when brutal death was met

inhumanity was in the end

the result of this conflict

 

The soldier so unk...

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Sunspot

 

The sun comes up

yet is not liked

for morning eyes

it is too bright

Sun does not care

Johnny on the spot

the sun comes up

like it or not.

 

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Leaves From A Tree

 

 

The leaves from one tree

have all come down

and cover the yard like litter

the tree next to it

still has its leaves and

is slow to give them up

it wants to hang on to

what it gave life to

it releases them

but so slowly

leaves kept close

are the reflection of the tree

like children leaving home

once gone it is never the same

what's left is cold an...

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Oddities

 

 

Blown by the wind

a newspaper page slams

into the window of the store

 

it hits the glass

then drops to the sidewalk

like a limp watch in a Dali painting

 

now wet with rain

it never moves again

we note its untimely death

 

something that we mention

only because we witnessed it

and felt a need to record

 

such an obscure event

but someho...

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Speed Demon

 

 

It sped away

the word I needed

in a matter of seconds

it was gone

now I can't think

of what the word was

and worry that this is

the onset of something else

the word will probably be up

on the freeway by now

heading north at 80mph

it's bad when words take off

and get away from you

leaving you in the dust

words are Corvettes

I am a Ford Fiesta

...

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Hat Trick

 

 

3#%^&*,##)?/+~-

says the mechanic

what does it mean

he's talking

a foreign language

stuff I have never heard of

worse yet he acts

like I should understand

I nod my head

pretending I do

but in reality I have no clue

then I say okay

bottom line

how much

he says $500

I say fine

what else can I do

he's the magician

I am just the rabbit

...

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EUPHONIA

 

In the waiting room

no one looks at the TV

or the magazines anymore

six seats

all filled by people

staring at their phones

lost in electronic Disneyland

mesmerized by choices

they have the only thing they need

their trusty phones

like pocket knives of the past

everyone has one on them

and everyone pulls them out to use

as soon as they get a down moment

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