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Trickster Extraordinaire by Bateman, Gary
Young Dr Frankenstein by Campbell, Robyn
A New Day by McQuillen, Kathleen
Donald the Trumpeter by Wensinger, Amy
King Vlad the Greatest by Bateman, Gary
Keats - Romantic Humanist by Bateman, Gary
Shelley-Romantic Visionary by Bateman, Gary
Paracelsus by Bateman, Gary
Goethe's Emissary by Bateman, Gary
Roads and Romans by vaso, arthur

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Closed

I can put things together
Sometimes I'm on what you wear
Sometimes on things
Sometimes I get stuck and you get mad at me
Its not often for me to break 
I'm made out of metal










I'm a zipper


Copyright © Matthew Boyd-Howey | Year Posted 2012

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Beyond Your End

 BEYOND YOUR END
Look deep into yourself my friend,
if then, you need to look to me, 
and deep enough to see the end,
beyond your end is where I'll be.

Into the love someday you'll see,
becoming all the things you'll know,
before your very eyes, I'll be
already where you want to go.

I'll be your long and blinding light,
of which all life is awed,
the thread that reaches through the night
in search of what is God.

And in a while, if love is right,
and hope is not just more pretend,
though you have sought what e'er you might,
'tis me you'll find, beyond your end.

And I will love your death away,
removing from your mind
what'er your death might seem to be,
with love impossible to find.
Û  © RON WILSON aka vee bdosa


Copyright © Vee Bdosa | Year Posted 2012

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Basketball limerick

A basket ball player with bounce
Said, “All my opponents I'll trounce.”
But thanks to a gale
He fell on his tail,
And off in a huff he'd to flounce!


Copyright © Matthew Boyd-Howey | Year Posted 2012

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Baseball limerick

A big baseball player on pitch
Developed a strange kind of itch:
The ball flew up straight
Then down on his pate,
So he blamed the whole thing on a witch!


Copyright © Matthew Boyd-Howey | Year Posted 2012

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Loneliness

Have you been in love?
Have you shared a kiss?
Have you ever got a hug?
Have you ever gone thru all of 
this?

I have not, nor ever been.
I have lost time and miss,
I have bitterness inside of 
me, 
I have nothing and noone to 
be with!

A lonely heart is like being 
sick
A lonely man is a walking 
dead
A lonely soul is trying hard to 
reach
A lonely friend is asking your 
help

Will you not open your heart 
for me?
Will you not give me your 
tender touch?
Will you not kiss and make 
me 
happy?
Will you not love freely and 
come to me?

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Black Eyed Susan
loneliness contest


Copyright © Danesh Morgan | Year Posted 2013

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Complexus-Syntaxus-Maximus

Complexity-Syntaxity
Ezra Pound
Flamboyant expression
Poetic modernity new.

Seeking no rifacimento
Onomatopoeia
Confusing readers so
Intricate verses makes us blue.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 22, 2014) 
(Double Dactyl poetic format)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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Incomprehensible

Incomprehensible! (A Brief Critique)

Monomaniacally, Thomas Sterns Elliot
wrote in The Waste Land a Lyrical Lay

Sadly for those of us hollow like other men
Incomprehensible! Take it away!


Copyright © David Siegel | Year Posted 2013

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Bryant's Necropolis Conceit

Bryant’s Necropolis Conceit
 
Silent halls of death so cometh
William Cullen Bryant
Thanatopsis supremeus now
A sepulchre awaits us all.

Dour darkness and shroud forever
Thanatopsis-Phantasmus
The spirit world so beckons us
We all shall so wither and fall.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
(January 15, 2015) (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Scarlett's Lament


Scarlett's Lament

Fiddlede-diddlede
Scarlett O'Hara, she
slew all the fellas--not
lifting a hand
'Cepting Rhett Butler proved
Incomprehensible
with, "Frankly, my dear, I
don't give a damn!"

©deborah burch
1.30.2013


Copyright © Deborah Burch | Year Posted 2013

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Roads and Romans

Roads and Romans 

Poem 1     Roads
Poem 2     Romans

 
Two poems by Bev Smith and Arthur Vaso

Form: Double Inverted Verse

Please read the poem “Roads” by Bev Smith first!
http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/roads_672480

In fact the best way to read these poems are side by side.



Romans

As our journey begins
We never look back
Roman soldiers march only forward
To
New worlds and conquered lands
We travel with
Swords and hearts
Naively believing
Both are needed
To feed our lies

We learned
Lessons of greed and condescension
Others wept
As we flaunt our power
Yet we gave back many good deeds
Laws and roads
Wine and dreams
Truth or deceptions
We haunted them all

Saddled with civilization
We gave culture and art
Yet I the soldier still wonder
The right of our cause
Taking these tranquil moments
So that I gaze back to our past
Confirmations abound
On balance we advanced our faith
To better this precarious world
To discover life’s heartbeat
Every road we marched
We advanced the human cause
We seek

To expand 
The Roman Empire
For Bloody Caesar


Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2015

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Paracelsus

Paracelsus
 
Supremus-Alchemist-Occultist
Philippus von Hohenheim
Alchemist, Astrologer, and Physician
Arrogant to a fault.

Medical genius 
Paracelsianism
Iconoclastic for sure
Ignorance he couldn’t halt.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 15, 2015 (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Hunger Games

The Victor
Their cheers,
Your tears,
Blood drips from your hands,
Their lies,
Your cries,
You stand where the victor stands.
Was it worth it, worth the death,
Destruction, to your right and left?
Would you have, rather died?
Left someone else to bathe in pride?
Do you need the luxery,
Raid the Capitol's treasury?
A web they span to hide their lies.
A trick of the light in ways.
Jewels on your clothes stained red,
The blood of the childrens drained lives.
You must gt up in the morning,
Their haunting faces in your eyes.
You are the victor but you haven't won.


Copyright © Matthew Boyd-Howey | Year Posted 2012

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Prufrock's Symbolic World

Prufrock’s Symbolic World
 
Metaphors-Extraordinaire
Thomas Stearns Eliot
Metaphysical consciousness
Aura of aging and decay.

Streams of consciousness forever
Proto-disillusionment
The mermaids singing each to each
The mermaids will not sing today.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
(January 14, 2015) (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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King Vlad the Greatest

King Vlad the Greatest
 
Supremus-Dictatoris
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Bamboozler-Provocateur
Arrogance absolute.

Master of Malarkey
Bolshoi-Apparatchik
Mask of a Monster
Hooliganism to boot.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 20, 2015 (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Fifth time's the charm

Semi-creatively, Ludwig von Bethovan 
sat in his music room, sucking his thumb.

Heavens to Murgatroyd! After four symphonies 
more could be asked of me? Da Da Da-Dum


Copyright © David Siegel | Year Posted 2013

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Boast

Arrogance is a need to be better than most
An inflated sense of self is much of  the boast
Walking  through the day
Up on the hill
Looking down on the humble is just their way
Never believing they will tumble 
Or there will be a price to pay
An when that day comes
It is never their fault 
Because they are better than most
An continue to boast...........


Copyright © Ninette Carey | Year Posted 2014

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A Night Of Passion - A collaboration with Mystic Rose

Angel’s sing a chorus from cloisters that echo lustful cries of love 
While lovers drink in glances, passion turns to intimate desires
With trembling limbs they move, eager to entwine
Showing signs of hunger, in eagerness they thirst
Like a fine wine, they gingerly sip the taste of their sins
Soon to be committed
The Parish priest would be shocked at the debauchery
Yet why do the angels sing in unison?
The passion of love and life is the angel’s glory
A choir sings from above, at the happiness below
The coupling of spirits and raw desire
Gods design a miracle
To be celebrated


Note: This is a collaboration with Mystic Rose, and what a pleasure it was!!!!


Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2014

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Keats - Romantic Humanist

Keats—Romantic Humanist  
 
Romanticus-Extraordinaire
John Keats
La Belle Dame sans Merci
Circe-Enchantress to all.

Beautiful, deadly in her elfin grot
Supernatural-nous
She wept and sighed full sore
Hath thee in “Keatsian” thrall.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 17, 2015 (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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POWER

Wrap the good and pass you should
Come down your ivory tower
Wrap the good and pass you could
Relinquishing your power

Show the good and pass around
For all to share the glories
Wrap the good and pass your could
For real to them not stories

One with good not understood
To hold and not to seed
Pass the good for all you could
Of poor and desperate need

Too much for one and none for some
How can you hate dictate
Too much for one your time will come
Not now but near you wait.

Simone Cordery


Copyright © Simone Cordery | Year Posted 2012

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Goethe's Emissary

Goethe’s Emissary
 
Mephisto-Hereistoo
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust on the Brocken summit
Go our own sweet way for show.

Walpurgis Nacht’s spirit of perversity 
Mephistophelian 
Time now for your eternal soul
The Evil One’s sitting in a fiery glow.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
May 19, 2015 (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Words

Higgledy Piggledy
William Wordseeker
pins on the wall
all the words he has found.

He likes to say that his
lexicographical
treasure are now
erinaceously bound.


For the background of this rhyme:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4VzuWmN8zY


Copyright © Niels Blomberg | Year Posted 2009

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Young Dr Frankenstein

Higgledy-Piggledy,
Young Dr. Frankenstein.
thought he was able to
cook up a man.
baking and broiling and
incomprehensible
things to invent such a
Frankenstein plan.


Copyright © Robyn Campbell | Year Posted 2015

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Photo memory

(Photo memory )
 Raining forward with the honey hue of summer.
I beg for the expression which reflects a smile.
I am but a boy growing.

So my breaks are short...

Logic provides nothing without action expect for positive 
dreams.
Which grew lazy.
I am no hero nor saint.

Just my dull emotionless self...

Trying to break away from my immature flaws.
Not everything stays like the family movies.
But not everyday is a day of rain.

Anyone can scream.
But few can sing without a song.

- Robert


Copyright © Robert Burton | Year Posted 2013

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Shelley-Romantic Visionary

Shelley—Romantic Visionary  
 
Maestro-Romanticus-Supremus
Percy Bysshe Shelley
One Heaven, One Hell
Promise of a later birth.

About a little soul
Epipsychidion
One immortality, one annihilation
Wilderness of this Elysian earth.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 5, 2015 (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Lord Byron-Genius Unchained

Lord Byron—Genius Unchained
 
Primus-Supremus-Romanticus
George Gordon Noel Byron
Destiny in Missolonghi at 36 
A soldier’s death.

Legendary immortality
Mega-accomplishment
For him the best
And now he’s at rest.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
May 6, 2015 (Double Dactyl)


Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015