Poetry Blog by Dyphrent

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Verbs of Life

Verbs of Life

 

Breath

Scream

Blink

Cry

Writhe

Wail

Nestle

Snuggle

Nurse

Slurp

Burp

Gas

Poop

Sleep

Repeat...

Look

Wonder

Bobble

Coo

Turn

Kick

Crawl

Stand

Stumble

Repeat...

Point

Grasp

Learn

Think

Read

Imagine

Play

Scrape

Repeat...

Run

Jump

Act

Be

Question

Yell

Scream

Thr...

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Video of me doing "Dreamcatcher"

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Moon's Fault

Moon, 
Oh Moon in my eyes
Why pull, You, 
Iridescent tides?
Radiently sparkle their lines
Trails 
Snakey tranced procession
Single file
File into my eyes
Moon, oh Moon
You command mists
Bid them arise
Saline clean 
Wash away fear
Ugly fear and lies
Oh, Moon, most fair
Earth cries upward
Filters through my hair
Oh, Moon, my dearest
All globe's water
At eye corners appearest 
Oh...

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Gray

He wants something soft
He wants to see the horizon in her blue eyes
Not the dark struggle in mine
It is the familiar look of his mother
The dark hood casting long shadows over big mama's heavy eyelids
He wants to be free from his black
To be just a man
Holding a woman
He is a deserter
But, who can blame the baby?
His every moment is so grave
He never asked to be Atlas
He just wanted t...

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Patriot

I'm an American
I work my ass off but I can't pay rent
Too much month left after my money's spent
I'm an American
I don't see a doctor unless I'm pregnant
Or if it's an emergency I might seek care, but only if it's urgent
I'm an American
Everybody is wrong but I'm right
You wanna take me on? Cause I'll fight
See it my way or
Get outta my sight
George Washington invented electricity whil...

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To The Wood

It has been too long
Since I have had the pleasure
Of dallying in a forest
Plush moss absorbing each fall of each foot
Mushroom spores galloping through my locs
Sunrays staunchly stand
Their ground                                            Pockmarked diurnal spotlights
Pungent pine burgles my nostrils
Bearing geranium mingled with cedar and aspen
It has been a lifetime
A boarded up, sta...

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He Who Has Ears

If a tree falls in the forest
And no one is around
If there's no ear to catch it
Does it make a sound
Now, At first glance
At initial askance
This may not seem all that profound
On its face
Till you do a lil diggin around
See, the essence of the inquiry
About that lonesome toppled topiary
Is really about significance
And, whether it is inherent in existence
Or is it the byproduct of c...

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My Love For You, Earth

Abandoned on a forgotten island
I would write my poetry in virginal  sand
I would caress swirls into the shore  My love expressed as primitive lore

I would carve my heartfelt sentiments Into sediment
Claim mountains as my stele
Diamond tipped stylus so no impediments
I'd style my joy into curved lines
Of titillated testaments

Oh, oh trail the tips of these fingers
Through oceans, lagoons,...

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Reading

Worn, dusty cover
Whines reluctantly
As I tiptoe my fingers
Across the threshold
From reality to imagery
I caress each page
With coercive touches
Like a wooing lover
Coaxing pleasure from
His prey
My eyes grow wide
And glassy
Delighted giggles
Trickle upward
And out of my throat
The sound startles me
Briefly
I must be careful
Not to interrupt myself
From this refreshing respite
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Weaving Woman

Where is the woman
Whose meditating fingers
Deftly bent flax
Twisted reeds to carry
Goods from market to family
Where are the women
With backs tired from sitting
Stiff necks and watery eyes
From hours of focus
Thinking only of the much needed
Income to come
For food
And maybe a few school supplies
Where are the women
What are they doing
Countries away
Great Wall of time zones
Betw...

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Milestone

Milestone or

             Millstone?

Holding me back

        or

Propelling me forward?

Measuring my progress

        or

Reminding me of missed opportunities?

A rite of passage

        or

A gift drowned in the middle passage?

A lost visage of my lost cultural heritage?

How do I know when I am a woman?

When does a man know to begin to desire me?

How do I nam...

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Carpe Momentum

I walked outside
"Hey animal," I said,
"what're you doing? To where are you bounding? Why so intently set are your shoulders? Your head?"
"I am seizing opportunity," He said
(Or, maybe it was a she)
But, now I was even more enthralled than previously 
"I'm sorry, furry friend, it is not my desire to offend, but could you be so kind and please take the time, to elaborate on your earlier senti...

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Uncomfortable

Dis
Com
Fit
Seems a heinous thing 
A being forced to live
Re 
Strict
Shun
A bird with broke wings
Coerced to give
Un
Ease
Zee
Welts from all kinds of stings
Unwilling captive
Dis 
Stress
Sing
Agon
Ize 
Ing 
We exist, suffering
Nothing 
left 
to give

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Upset

I am the skipped needle on records
Screeching nails on chalkboards
I have come to turn tables and pull rugs
To add weight to shoulders so they no longer shrug
I have come to disturb your peace
To whip money changers till they run and gnash teeth
I have come to tell little kids that santa ain't real
The easter bunny's pagan
The new year is really in March
And halloween is a satanic holiday
...

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Orchasm

The sky so blue
Like crepe Robin eggs 
Thinly stretched 
A crown about clouds
Atop that hunched dome
Lies space
Familiar but foreign, too
Stars waiting to catch glimpses of us
When earth yet rolls over
And exposes her bare peaks
Comets and asteroids streak 
By
Gallactic Toms peeping in 
Hoping to behold cavernous regions
Tucked in steamy, moist forests
Envious of the tentacles,
Ant...

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Inevitables

Fall is coming
To me
It is Spring showing me her back
Moving soundlessly beyond me
Taking my friends
Heat and warmth with her
But warmth gets served like cider
Indoors
And between friends
And nightly I discover heat 
Under covers
Between me and my love
Still, I am sad every time Summer 
Up and leaves 
Oh, I would call his name
Or reach for him
If I thought it would work
But, I kno...

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Merci, Monsieur Claude

Au, mon cher, Claude!

I have longed for this moment

ready with this eager pen, this expectant paper

and donned my prettiest words

to express to you

the first time ever I saw

Water Lillies

It pulled,

(not so gently),

emotion from me

till it spilled over out of new eyes

the greens, the blues, the peeking pinks

the movement, the quiet, definite, almost imperceptibl...

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A Fine Mesh

He was standing in front of me

Love radiating from subdermal layers

Our hearts raced to catch up with one another

And I, having been so bereft of care

Spilled out of my eyes

He leaned forward

Time and I waited, holding our breath

Expecting his lips to meet mine

Instead, his cheek pressed to my tear stained face

And we cried together

He conjoined himself to my hurt

...

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The Present

I like this part of my life

I mean, getting closer to my sister

(in a realness way)

and to my dad, too

(which I never could've foreseen)

I mean, I miss my kids

and,

I wish I had the love of a man

(one in particular)

I wish I was smaller

(although, I have started going to the gym)

And, I, well, you get it

But,

all in all

God loves me

and

I have learne...

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Relations

I wonder if we feel the same in a deer's eye

Are they awestruck by the surprise of noticing us as we do them?

Wonder in their belly like a creamy filling

But we've hurt them so much

Maybe we are the Freddie Kruegers of their night dreams

Maybe their DNA now sports flannel memories of lost loved ones

How are they so beautiful

Yet we snuff them out like a raggedy thing

How is...

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Wondering

How many words must a poem be

to be?

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DO AND DIE!

I WILL LEARN!

I WILL GROW!

I WILL BECOME!

       BECOME MORE

MORE THAN I AM NOW!

I WILL FINISH

   FINISH WHAT I START!

I WILL PUT GOD FIRST!

I WILL KEEP GOD FIRST!

I WILL P.U.S.H.!

(Pray Until Something Happens)

AND THEN I'LL PRAY SOME MORE!

I WILL WORSHIP!

I WILL EXERCISE MY FAITH!

I WILL FAST!

I WILL BE STEADFAST!

I WILL GO!

I WILL FIGHT!

I W...

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Maybe I Don't Love You

"Maybe I don't love you,"

she said out loud to no one

Waiting for a response

but there came none

 

Maybe I don't love you

maybe I am not

tantalizingly tormented

     with tenacious tinklings of thoughts

of you

Maybe I don't love you

Maybe it isn't true

 

And maybe

there is no expanse above my head

maybe there is just this roof in

                    ...

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MAN

Man
Man like stone
Man like mountain
Man like blood and bone
Man
Man like weather
      cold and slate gray
Man like steel
     sharp and double-edged both ways
Man
Man like hard
Man like beast 
Man like charred
Man 
Man like rough
Man like still
Man like tough
Man with heat like noon
Man with voice
      deep barrel chest boom
Man 
Man like God made
Man like on face to Jesus
...

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