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Sometimes I have everything to say but nothing at all comes out. The letters get stuck in my teeth, cut my gums. I chew them up
It’s all become a dance now… It starts in my mind and moves throughout the limbs of my body. A move to the left: “Can I start you out with some drinks?”
Some Alternate Poets
Introduction When you were at school who liked poetry really? I think I hated Shakespeare but it may just have been the way I was taught and how the works were actually presented to me. I do like a lot of Shakespeare though find some a bit over the top.
Seven Servings of Tasty Thanksgiving Haiku Poems
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it’s not all gravy. Here is a sampling of the many moods it inspires.
Twitter, Musk, and Trump
I was inspired by the High-Ku challenge to write about one of the most important developments in the social media world, i.e. Musk's takeover of Twitter and his desperate attempts to attract more eyeballs to the platform and stop exodus of advertisers and reputable news organizations. So here are my haiku verses on Twitter's demise and impending death:
After the Black
After the Black There are few things that are obvious from a first glance at me The most obvious is that I am black
Please Come Back Summer
Please come back summer, I miss the gentle touch of sunshine and mist on my arms and hands. I want you back summer,
Poem - 017, Marshmallow Blizzard We stood in the blizzard together, Our half lanterns beaten by the weather. Your ember was just a flicker,
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Only the Classics
The roots from which poetry as we know it has flourished. Taking you back to the classical era, one stanza at a time.
Life as a Poet Knows It
Industry tips for new poets. Welcome to the Poets family.
America in Verse
One Nation, United by Poetry. Exploring the United States of America through word.
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The Other Splash
you can walk away from a poem you can ignore that part in a song you can tell yourself that it doesn't matter and you'll probably never be wrong
It was when you picked up those old words. Gave them to me again. Squinted when I did. You didn't know me but I knew you.
I open my eyes to darkness. It's not the darkness of nighttime, But the darkness of a dungeon, with no light. Afraid, I reach out only to meet a cold wall.
Linens dampened with salty tears Shed in stillness of darkened rooms Dry fresh in the warmth of summer sun Inhaling a welcome gentle breeze
As I read a poem that I wrote for myself, I realized I have more power than I originally thought. I haven't read it in a while and I was surprised. A chill went down my spine and it felt great. The power of writing is not an ability that we all possess. But being chosen to understand what a writer has put on paper, is the most amazing power of all. You see, theirs a lot of readers out there, but have you stopped to wonder if you're one of those people that are able to understand what the writer was trying to get at? What am I trying to say?
The Complexities of Marriage
I’ll kiss the corner of your mouth because your split lip bleeds from the dry summer air, and I’ll remind you that sleeping
Time Doesn't Heal a Thing.
Time doesn't heal a thing. A million years can't pull a mind from a sling. These mental scars, they're are all too real, They've been picked at and played with, used as a ledge to which the broken and the narcissistic choose to cling,
IN THE AUTUMN OF MY SPRINGTIME
I think of how I loved the tender sorrows of your youthful face, Whose features linger in my mind like the warmth of a summer's day.
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