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A List: I'm the Poet -To Carrie

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A List: I'm the Poet -To Carrie

                Dedicated to Carrie Richards

I am 
the wandering breeze in the wheat field
the pawn advancing to the eighth rank
the ocher leaves under the window
the One Hundred Years of Solitude
the One Thousand and One Nights
the disappointment of the elderly
the pile of dirty dishes in the sink
the water trickling into the sewer
the hand that calls and defends
the vast ocean that drowns me
the widower feeding the doves
the five drops of Chanel No. 5
the saddest verses of Neruda
the insect hidden in a cocoon
the impotence of forgiveness
the Tango and the Tarantella
the windmills of Don Quixote
the sadness of the hunger
the barking dog that bites
the prelude and the fugue
the glass of wine to share
the illusion of the outcast
the puddles on the street
the new kid in the school
the orphan in the asylum
the color of the shadows
the lies of the politicians
the rain on a sunny day
the message in a bottle
the petal and the thorn
the laughter of children
the blindness of Borges
the feather in the wind
the moss on the stone
the beard of Whitman
the Nuremberg Trials
the door always open 
the underpaid worker
the mistletoe waiting
the hair in your food
the tangerine wedge
the gasp to nowhere
the last surrenderer
the beggar's refuge
the pointing finger
the foam of anger
the broken mirror
the clocks of Dali
the curving road
the trail of tears
the garlic breath
the bitter vomit
the Nazca lines
the lost island
the false note
the joy of sin
I am Death
I'm  the poet.


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  1. Date: 3/25/2015 6:14:00 AM
    as sharp as

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 10:41:00 AM
    O MAN! I found this stunning and brilliant...way to take the reader up and down in the inside of a tornado! Such a great write to this humble's O

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 12:30:00 AM
    Still the most beautiful and favourite poem from yours of mine this is.Tnks for stopping by my mble verse Ruben.Happy thanksgiving holidays to you and yours.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Hey there Ruben:))You should publish books of your poetry...Reread this gem today!!

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Actually I faved this poem just yesterday (Indian time)!!That was indeed a fun game:)No I didn't join the soup at that time.I came here in Nov. 2010.And found that you stopped posting here.And I was very glad to see you back.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:46:00 AM
    My goodness! was that supposed to be the cutting blade of a knife!! [YEs you are..the poet] you know they don't let you fly over the Nazca lines any more..I so wanted to!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 10:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this wonderful write! Lori

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Wash them dishes and become the clean hahahahaha

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 6:48:00 AM
    Rubes! Oh, wow! I love how you decorated the contest with this unique and brilliant entry! Great one, friend....I like the line--I am the insect in the cocoon the most! I am an agoraphob big time! haha. Love to ya, poet! Carrie should feel honored too! :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 5:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in P.D.'s "Long Poem" contest Ruben. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 10:27:00 PM
    Ruben, Congratulations with your awesome long long poem! Thank you for supporting my contest. Good night ~*~ALWAYS * the one and only :-) PD

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 9:10:00 PM
    Wow and Wow ...... The everything under the imagination Poet....wait, the kitchen sink??? You left out the kitchen sink !! lol A delightful read...thanks for sharing !! Congrats to you also for your placement in PD's contest. Worthy YES !!

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    Date: 5/22/2012 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, now there is a "pile of dirty dishes in the sink"! You know, Im always pleasing the customers! LOL!
  1. Date: 5/22/2012 9:02:00 PM
    very blinking bloody goood....flows n goes like it bloody should....bit of orright mate!

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 8:53:00 PM
    Didn't see what you won Ruben, but this is one h... (heck) of a poem. You outdid yourself bro.

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 8:25:00 PM
    Beautiful and nice piece of poetry,Ruben...Congrats on your win....

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 3:48:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Carrie congrats on your win, just love this..david

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 4:27:00 AM
    Ruben, a fantastic tribute to a wonderful poetess, neighbor (We hail from the same neck of the woods, though not really neighbors), and friend. God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 4/13/2010 12:16:00 PM
    Rueben, I liked how you showed these many topics, eclectic like many poets' souls. Carrie certainly addresses many such topics in her poetry. Nicely done! LUv andrea

  1. Date: 3/24/2010 2:56:00 PM
    Very Impressive! The contrasts of each line superb! I like how you shaped your poem. -Susan Mills