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The Church is Alien

Centuries you rule
a safe passage heavenly
in conformity
with deeds given to aid you...
after the battle we fall.

Copyright 2014 Harry
J Horsman

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2014

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Benefits Denied

expendable lives our elderly, sick and poor benefits denied D.C. may call the shots now God is the equalizer
*Written in honor of John Freeman for his contest "Sayings of Wisdom"

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011

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Ribbon Tied

you took both my breasts
leaving me with a flat chest
worse, feeling like less - 
   I feel like a man even
   in my most beautiful dress


11/12/12
Black Eyed Susan
*Dedicated to all women who have lost a breast (or both) to breast cancer - and also to my friend Pam who I just found out yesterday  (11/14) has it and is beginning radiation

Copyright © Black Eyed Susan | Year Posted 2012

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Sanctuary: Be Safe In An Unsafe World. 2010.

watch the body count grow
when tiny tots near the t.v.
turn and ask you: "Why?!" ....
check your gun, pet your shepherd,
lock your doors and watch them sleep

Copyright © Gerard Keogh Jr. | Year Posted 2010

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Blue

Pit of hell feelings
With despair and inner pain 
Mounting and growing
As sadness becomes my food
My only true sustenance

Copyright © Brandee Augustus | Year Posted 2011

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Forgotten - Tanka 2


tall evergreens bow                     
to escape a thunderstorm                 
forgetting blue skies,
the sun's return is promised
but your cold lips, I ignore. 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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Will Strands Of Thread Hold

Will strands of thread hold

Hidden thoughts within my mind

Words never spoken

Fearing to give utterance

Or will silence be broken.




(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

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Grief Of Betrayal

Oh summer’s love flown
gone with the swallows on wing,
life now insipid
when warmth torn out of one’s heart
like the pending storm; freezes.


Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Your Bug Is Bigger Than Your Byte

Mr. Malware Bytes
keeps byting my poor PC
Byte it again Bytes?
and I’ll byte you where the byte
don’t byte no more, so byte me!


Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2013

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Gathering Wool

I fold your sweaters

            caressing them, one by one

                               as if they were you . . . 

        tears - with my memories - flow

as I keep gathering wool


for the Old or New Poem 10 Line Max Poetry Contest of Rick Parise

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

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Advice


easily given not so easily taken admitting the need or if given without thought may bring unexpected tears

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2014

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Outcast

merry group of friends smart ones sticking together i gaze with longing lonely days and nights in tears it hurts being an outcast @ Nadiya (2 April '15)

Copyright © poesy relish | Year Posted 2015

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Unwanted Ads

Ego between stints -
narcissistic derelicts
scope the classifieds.
Vanity cracks masked mirrors -
Arrogance need not apply.

Copyright © John Heck | Year Posted 2010

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Lost In Sorrow

                                       In sorrow I wail
                              My son who has drowned is gone   
                                     Lost beneath the sea
                                Trying to save another
                                    Forever I will mourn him.

Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2015

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Initially yours

your monogrammed towel
still hangs on the bathroom rack
missing your strong hands 
     now dry as an old stamp pad
     it no longer weeps your loss



Copyright © Black Eyed Susan | Year Posted 2012

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empty tissue box - itty bitty

death took her from me
my adoring wife
I try not to cry
   there's no one to refill
   my empty tissue box


4/14/13

Copyright © Black Eyed Susan | Year Posted 2013

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The True Cause of My Cancer

Could be anything
But I know it was your Hate
YEARS, stuffed down my throat
Accumulating as this:
Esophageal Cancer


6/13/12
For the "Cantankacerous" Contest

Copyright © Black Eyed Susan | Year Posted 2012

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BEAUTY AGONY ETERNAL ETERNAL

For beauty I stepped out of the shade to
Embrace the light of day.
And stood in the eternal doorway of time waiting for
Perpetual agony to cease.
How long does this loyal pain extend?
But for beauty, have I not been a success as a
Slave?
I have made GREAT effort, agony! ETERNAL agony,
Agony eternal!   eternal!

Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | Year Posted 2015

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Global Warming Tanka

Encased in thick ice Sparrow shivers, sad demise Flowers had emerged Once colorful, now turned brown Snowy carpet for Easter Frozen bunny dies Easter egg hunts ‘neath snow mounds Sun plays hide and seek Bunny’s obit cites “death knell” Meaning of Easter recalled Ma Nature fooled us Groundhog needs unemployment The weatherman lied Al Gore has hidden away Ice age, not global warming
*Written April 17, 2014 as our friends up North shiver.

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014

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Childhood Home

childhood home
a cinder block
on a dusty road
children still climb and play
around the same dogwood

Published Ribbons, Winter 2015

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Childhood Vision

vision
my father crossing the styx
coin for ferryman
hades gates bang closed
as I watch  

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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golden showers

good people ? 
standing on pedestals 
golden showers
raining down in torrents
do they really not know

Copyright © Charles Henderson | Year Posted 2012

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Daydream

farm boy's daydream
acres of wheat fields
turning golden in the sun 
not these upsetting rows
of waving green tobacco

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Look Up


look up
chemtrails cloud the sun
and sky
watch the needles fall off
the pines in our backyard


Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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On the Soles of your Shoes

Diamonds are so cheap
only the excessive greed
of man, his profit
create a shortage of such,
gullibility a joy!

2013 Harry J Horsman

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Youtube

you-tube
I write no poems today
only conspiracy
watched with wide-eyed wonder
the goldfish swim away

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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THE GAMBLER' S DESCENT

Let  me not be  hampered  at all.
Allow every chip to fall
I am with spleen displayed
Utterly despaired  with tempid  tears
Soiled and disheveled,--A POST MARKED SOUL

Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | Year Posted 2015

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Cantankerous Shades of Pink

~ unfamiliar fear has taken new residence deep in furrowed brows of ordinary people on an ordinary day ~
......................... For PD's Contest: By Carrie Richards

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2012

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I.A.M.O.W.E.

My worst enemy:
Masochistic sabotage
There’s no solution
To rescue me from myself
That will end without defeat

Copyright © Marilyn Hernandez | Year Posted 2010

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Orphan in the Dock

(Before Sentencing.)

They called him ‘Poor Boy’
a victim of life’s promise...
a voice without love
neither percipient of
nor an indulgence in it.

© 2012  

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2012