Poetry Blog by lynn hahn (2018)

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MONEY AGENT

It's not just the plunge

it's walking BLIND

 

No one to hold my hand

no one to understand

 

my need to know

so I can go

the best way for me

 

Information is

sedation

for my pain

 

I do not mean to 

interrogate

 

I'm just starting

this journey late...

in life

 

By Lynn Hahn

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THINK AGAIN

Gotta get back on my feet

put my brain in my head

not in my heart

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MR TAX MAN

Blind to others

you limp thru life

 

Your big smile hides

a small heart

 

A good ole boy

who has little respect

for the skirted ones

 

A puffed chest

prevents sensitivity

 

and visibility

 

Tripping over 

himself

 

because 

he can not see

 

how cruel

he can be

 

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THE RED HAIRED ANGEL

There she sits

the red haired angel

 

Lucky by her side

 

She's tough as nails

yet

gentle as a soft breeze

 

she wears the sun 

around her shoulders...

 

Beauty surrounds her

behind cold steel bars

 

for she never sees

what's not

just what is

 

God bless this tender

yet

bold unstoppable force

 

the red haired angel

 

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WOOF WOOF

So where to walk?

 

it's our biggest joy

tho the squirrels would disagree

 

Such complexity in a small ball of fur

 

his brain must have been misplaced

 

Feelings unexpected

 

hard to decipher

when words can not be exchanged

 

Not sure how to steer this ship

 

No matter which way I go 

the waters are calm

then choppy

 

How to make the wor...

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BRING IT

Gotta come to the party

with a present

 

Do not crash it

 

Look within

to see what you've 

got to give

 

Do not look outward

to see what 

you can get

 

There will never 

be enough

outside

 

To fill 

your need

inside

 

You...

 

Gotta bring it. 

 

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GOODBYE MY LOVE

He was like sunshine

peaking out

from a big black cloud

 

My heart would skip a beat

when we would first meet

 

Then the thunder

would come

and the rain would fall

 

The saddest thing of all

was I loved him

 

But could not drown

with him

 

So I said goodbye.

 

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HOPE

How many dark places

have I been

 

Has there been too many

 

Did I die?

 

My heart feels so heavy

will I let you hold it

 

will I let you have it

 

I want to

 

The tears choke me

they stop my breath

 

Did I die?

 

God I hope not

 

I want to accept 

the new life

ahead of me

 

I want to embrace it

 

and 

 

You

...

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DOGS DAY AFTERNOON

He awakes not

but lays in 

 

waiting

 

for me to lift him from

his place of  honor

 

He stands still while

I do his daily grooming

 

waiting

 

for his treat

 

He stands still next to his bowl

 

waiting

 

to eat

 

A routine I've become

accustom to

 

Seems my little furry man

has me

 

waiting...

 

on him. 

 

...

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NEGATIVE

Negative is a road

to positive

 

not a one way street

 

it enlightens

 

helping you find

the path to...

 

Contentment

 

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HO-HUM

Art or reality

is it a choice

can't they blend?

 

Tough sometimes

seems nothing rhymes

when they're off-balance

 

No reality leaves little

to put on the page

 

Too much reality

there's no time

to put anything on the page...

 

Ho-Hum

 

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CHITTER CHATTER...SHHH

Silence is golden

but 

pure solitude 

is deafening

 

I chose to be with you

and to be with me

 

No need to share a roof

at our age

 

Your chatter can be 

delightful

when I know it can be

turned off

with the close of my front door

 

Having mornings with

nothing but me

and the air

help me to care more for you

when days are to be filled w...

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SHADES AND SHAPES

Poetry is best captured in many shades and shapes

 

Life is not just black and white

it has light

 

and darkness

 

How boring it would be

not to have variety

 

A balance is best

 

Posey can have structure

or 

Be care

F

       R

e e

 

It can be funny

sad

or 

mad

 

To lean one way or the  other

is to fall down

 

and dro...

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HOME

Life is like an incredibly long movie (hopefully)

with lots of twists and turns

 

It has you sitting on the edge of your seat

wondering

 

Where is the creator going

with this plot?

 

Parts are so boring

you start snoring

 

Only to be awaken

by a scream

 

Was that me?

 

On and on it goes

and nobody knows 

the ending

 

Some think they do

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SELF PORTRAIT

Like a praying mantis

she is ready to eat his head

for every word he said

 

Judge and jury

she's in a hurry

to make him wrong

 

So sad inside 

she tries to hide

her faults

by pointing out his

 

Look in the mirror

dear

 

And you will see

just how

ugly

you can be. 

 

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SLEEPLESS IN TACOMA

My night was one of interruptions

 

Body and mind expressing

their discontent

with some mysterious malady yet to be

determined

 

My strategy remains consistant

 

Repose 

and pray...this too shall pass.

 

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SERIES OF LIFE

DON'T MAKE ME MEAN

Mean people carry a disease

I do not want to catch

 

EMOTIONS

Emotions seem to travel 

thru the air

Digging their way

into our day

 

LOOK AT YOURSELF

Easy to see the flaws in others

take a good look at yourself

before you jump to judgement

 

THE DARK

Can you communicate with the dark

without becoming it?

 

FREEDOM

Allow...

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SWEET SIMPLICITY

Sweet Simplicity

you entice me with your beauty

 

To live in the darkness of complexity

stops my heart from beating

 

Child like smiles turn to

frowns

 

My door stays closed

as does my mind

when I am approached with

dark matter

 

I run and search for you

Sweet Simplicity 

 

For I know you will fill my soul

with tranquility

and keep my attent...

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LOVE GARDEN

He says he loves you when

in fact

wants to own you

 

He is

 

invasive

like bambo

 

crawls up you

like ivy

 

chokes you out

like clover

 

Part of you wants 

it over

 

But

 

The other part wants to 

work hard

to clean up the garden

 

and

 

pray for flowers

to bloom

 

By Lynn Hahn

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MOONSHINE

The words out your mouth

come without attachment

 

Holding onto nothing

void of discovery

 

Only the desire to echo

and hear your own voice

 

Such a waste of sound

 

The chitchat flies to judgment

and condemnation

 

Knowledge resting on an empty shelf

an unpacked suitcase

 

Best to zip your lip

until you open your door

 

To actuality.

...

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MORNING WALK

Why can't we do it in the road

 

No one likes to step on it

sticks to their soul

hard to get off

at least that's what I'm told

 

Why can't we do it in the road

 

Such a relief

tho brief

very hard to hold

 

Why can't we do it in the road

 

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NO HEAT IN THE KISS

Tho technically sweet

there was no heat

in the kiss

 

The kiss was taken

no offer made

 

Seized the moment

but killed the future

 

No loving request

to test

the power of the 

attraction

 

Not the reaction

looked for...

 

Best to ask for permission

then assume the position

if granted

 

Should not have just

planted

one on her.

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HE HAS HIS HANDS

Life can play some funny tricks

years of attraction

 

When given a chance

nothing clicks

 

because

 

He has his hands

 

Traits passed down 

from the family...

 

His hands were unkind

blind

to her value

 

His hands were cruel

tools

to hurt her

 

Tho the hands are not his

they look the same

 

Please do not blame

that reaction

...

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THOUGHT PATTERNS

SUPER HERO NOT

Poof

the world escapes

my control

 

Splat

the world hits

the floor

 

Swat

the world slaps

my face

 

Sometime the world

is not a friendly place.

 

LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Full of resentment 

he created

 

Speaks of a world

he hated

 

Wash it off

before you catch it

 

Resentment can be...

 

Contagious

 

...

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LIFE TIME FRIEND

There he is

his kind eyes

his caring heart

 

Recognition from the start

 

Here he is

next to me

we are both free

 

Yet we pull back

confidence we lack

 

Putting others before us

has been our way

 

Will the day come

when we put us first...

 

Explore the fantasy

we have shared

through the years

 

Is it wise 

or should we allow t...

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WOULD YOU?

If you were in a garden full of flowers

with some weeds

 

Would you look at the flowers 

and enjoy their beauty

 

or

 

Would you look at the weeds

thinking the gardener needs

to do a better job?

 

By Lynn Hahn

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ALONG THE WAY

Finding comfort and happiness

can seem impossible

with each chapter

the characters change

but the story stays the same...

relationships are tough

being alone is rough

 

Just when you think you've found the cure

the walls come tumbling down

revealing the truth...

relationships are tough

being alone is rough

 

All one can do is shrug your shoulders

and ke...

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BLINDED BY LOVE

Just because you love someone

does not mean being with them

is wise

 

Wouldn't it be wonderful and simple 

if that were true

 

It's best to open your eyes

and guard your heart

walk carefully 

and know...

 

The only guarantee

in life is that

it begins 

and ends

 

Everything in-between

is a story you have

limited control over

 

Do not be...

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MAN DO I HATE BEING LIED TO

My mind goes into a blank state

who's on first what's on second

 

Want to believe what I hear

know a lot is not clear

from the mouth of a liar

 

On shaking ground

when all can not be compared

due to closed mouths 

of those too scared

to share their truth

 

The liar is loud

and proud

he causes others pain

pores down rain

on their heads

hopes to ...

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NO SURPRISE

There are those that keep their heads in the clouds

they can't see anything or anyone around them

 

They are great actors

convincing others that they care

when all the time their heads are in the clouds

 

What is real is no big deal

to them

 

Only what they want to see

matters

 

They reek havoc over those that can not

be fooled

 

Leaving trash all ar...

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INDIAN PRINCESS

The Indian princess owns the clouds

she opens and closes them 

with the blink of her eyes

 

She casts a veil

of billowing clouds in the sky

as she slumbers thru winter

 

Come spring the princess awakes

and begins to reveal the secret of her home

 

A magnificent mountain named Rainer

the strong counselor of her land

 

The mountain commands respect

with i...

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PURPOSE AND PEOPLE

Life is like a bowl of cherries

with plenty of pits

if you are void of purpose

Sadness can be looming

then suddenly a project only you can do

comes into your day

Purpose to the rescue...

 

People

can't live with em

can't live without em

Humans can be a real pain

but they can stop the rain

from falling on your head

Make you happy

you are not dead

Even...

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EASY STREET

Why are the roads

jammed at 2 PM

Why are the stores

crammed at 3 PM

Cuz

Nobody works

But

Everybody buys stuff

Is money growing on trees

if so please

tell me where

I seem to be the last in line

unable to find

easy street

Is it on a map

if so please

tell me where it's at

Do I need to shop at

midnight

to avoid the crowd

Where do these people...

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ANTIQUE WOMAN

Tattered and dusty yet still beautiful

is how she is

Like a well used pink wheel barrel

her work is never done

Her hands are not soft

but her heart is

So forward she goes 

still beautiful

and well used

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WEDDING SONG

with this ring i thee wed

is what he said 

to throw me quickly into bed

then he really messed up my head

eventually he wished i were dead

leaving me to wish i could strap lead

on his ankles and throw him into a river!

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WOULD I DIE

Would I survive

if all you say is untrue

If all the loving words

are a lie

Would I die?

I really don't know

but taking a risk 

is all I can do...

Because I'm so in love with you

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HELPS THE MEDICINE GO DOWN

Money Money Money

oh honey it does not solve all your problems

but does help the medicine go down

 

Not willing to buy expensive meals

always looking for deals

Yet when it comes to buying things on line

my resistance flees as does my mind

 

Amazon is my best friend

so many boxes at my door

and all over my floor

 

The UPS man knows me by name

I have no sham...

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JUST AIN'T THAT STRONG

If no drama is the law

put me in jail

cuz I just ain't that strong

 

Mine eyes have seen the gory

and will hopefully see the coming of the lord

cuz I just ain't that strong

 

Try to hold my head high

but I can't lie

it's tough to do today...

 

Sometimes the dark hole

grabs my foot and tries to pull me under

 

Faith is my only friend

and I hold on to ...

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TO MY LOVE

Blink my soft green eyes

and there you are

twinkling brighter

than a blue star

You fill my heart with sunshine

warmer than a June day

I never want to be away...

from you

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