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Differences and Distinctions -- Blitz Poem

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                             on and on
                             on differences
       
                             differences in income
                             differences as evidence

                             evidence of hate
                             evidence found

                             found and lost                  
                             found guilty

                             guilty without a trial
                             guilty pleasure

                             pleasure in others' misfortune
                             pleasure of the few

                             few options
                             few and far between

                             between shifts
                             between before and after

                             after so many years
                             after  all

                             all the way
                             all in all

                             all along
                             all the same

                             same old story
                             same as always

                             always on the buttered side
                             always out

                             out of options
                             out of sight

                             sight loss
                             sight impaired Justice

                             Justice bluffing blindness
                             Justice served cold

                             cold as fire
                             cold middle finger

                             finger on the trigger
                             finger holes on a ball

                             ball and chain 
                             ball that keeps rolling

                             rolling their sleeves up
                             rolling weeds blown by the wind

                             wind on the moon
                             wind of no change

                             change and action
                             change the subject

                             subject of abuse
                             subject to distinctions

                             distinctions  in white and black
                             distinctions that stands still

                             Still
                             Black







4/18/14

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 10:23:00 PM

    NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS! TPS has granted my request to have the Blitz poetry form added to the list of poetry forms here on PS. It can now be found here on PS as well. Love, Su
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 9:02:00 AM

    SO THIS IS A BLITZ! WOW! Love it! I'm going to try! Ruben...stop being lazy and write MORE! Hugs
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 6:38:00 AM

    Ruben very cool write...
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 5:39:00 AM

    Thanks Debbie for directing us here! Great write Ruben really love the way the poem flows so effortlessly. Hugs Jan x
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 2:44:00 AM

    :-) Different and most enjoyable. FAVing it. Love, Su
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 12:57:00 AM

    Wow! This is excellent, Ruben. I love the way your thoughts lead to new lines. It's sort of like "stream of consciousness." Bravo! Love, Carolyn
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 9:18:00 PM

    I LOVE you Ruben and MISS you! This is awesome and an inspiration--thanks Debbie--don't be a recluse my friend because you are one of my heroes --truly!!
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 9:12:00 PM

    hey Debs was right. It was great fun to read this one, Ruben. I know there is a word for when people just write what comes to them naturally without really thinking. Stream of consciousness is a bit like this, but with the pattern of going off the last word. AWesome!
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 11:15:00 AM

    It's kinda like the form I thought I invented called etcetera - I'm good Mr. O it's always a good day when a handsome man gives you hugs! Is there a definition somewhere for the form you used or is it your invention? Light & Love
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 10:03:00 AM

    Wow, dear friend,.......it has been lonely here without some of my old friends, but I saw your presence appear on the blogs yesterday, and couldn't help but smile!! And haven't checked your poetry pages for much too long......and what do I find? Your clever genius is alive and well....I'm never disappointed! And love that you still love to spar with Team Soup, and keep that tongue in cheek humor while doing it !! Yay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 6/27/2014 6:35:00 AM

    Dear Ruben, I love this form of poetry. It allows one to free flow a thought which makes way for a totally different thought and lets us see ourself in a new light. Where are you anyway? I miss you and your poetry. Hope life is being good to you. Your poetry friend, Elaine
  1. Date: 6/17/2014 9:33:00 PM

    Dropped by to say hello. I think I hear the echo of your laugh in the soup halls. I am not here much, either. Just thought about you and decided to drop by, miss your teasing and good heart. Cyndi
  1. Date: 6/11/2014 5:48:00 PM

    My Dearest Brother Ruben, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Very interesting Quill work I've read it 3 times and have 3 different observations Superb Pen I LOVE YOU and Miss YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Brother... Harry
  1. Date: 6/11/2014 7:43:00 AM

    Hello Ruben, I really enjoyed this poem and find the style feels very pertinent and modern to me. It allowed for so much to be touched on in so few words. Talk about an impact poem :) Nice Write! Ing
  1. Date: 6/11/2014 7:42:00 AM

    Hello Ruben, I really enjoyed this poem and find the style feels very pertinent and modern to me. It allowed for so much to be touched on in so few words. Talk about an impact poem :) Nice Write! Ing
  1. Date: 6/5/2014 11:03:00 AM

    oh yes this is different, and straight to the point, wonderful poetry,,has something to say,, and oh so well it does...
  1. Date: 6/3/2014 12:05:00 PM

    Very original indeed. It twists and it shouts. It screams with emotions!
  1. Date: 5/24/2014 9:11:00 PM

    Hmmmm aaaaaaaaaaHA and hmmm ;) Light & Love [glad to see you writing!]
  1. Date: 5/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

    Awesome blitz, Ruben. :) I have been thinking about writing one of these, and I still may, as I think the form allows me to put myself out there....without giving too much away. Love to you always, Sweet, sweet Ruben. Hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 5/6/2014 10:34:00 AM

    KAPOW. and Ouch... yes... you nailed this. Are you well? Are you good, in a good place, happy and writing? Are things getting better, is the absence growing fondness or showing you that you're far better off away from we, the vampire-headcases? Thinking about you. You are missed. Where is the wwwaaahaaa wahhhaaha? The off the cuff remarks that are like a noogie? Send a smoke signal. I'd say moon us, but you just might do that. Hugs.. one more.. hugs.. .Cyndi
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 3:39:00 PM

    This is an interesting form Ruben..I really enjoyed the pattern and even the message between the lines.Tnks for the b/day greetings.
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 6:00:00 PM

    Overall a great first attempt - I have soupmailed you specific comments about flow and sound for a few spots. Let me know if you don't get it
  1. Date: 4/24/2014 3:05:00 AM

    I really love how you just went with this, and you made so much sense with where you took us, and you ended up with a poem with much to ponder on. Awesome blitz poem!
  1. Date: 4/24/2014 3:03:00 AM

    Black can disperse/ black as the squid's ink/ink can be taken from the word 'th-ink"/ink would be thoughts manifested. Think, you made me think. Ok, haha I just possibly ruined your poem, sorry--I don't know if I even did it right, but couldn't help it-- when I have more time, I hope I can write in this form, seems like fun--how I think can be like this, a chain reaction of sorts, not sure where I will end up...
  1. Date: 4/23/2014 5:44:00 PM

    I think that this is a very interesting write. It's right to the point. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 4:56:00 PM

    Hear the man roar! This is something to hold onto!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:59:00 PM

    I was excited to know where you were going with this and I enjoyed every line Ruben. Loved your ending too!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:46:00 PM

    Hey Ruben, this is really a brilliant work.. Enjoyed every dramatic shift from beginning to end!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:54:00 PM

    This is such fun..,and so revealing of personality...you did a masterful job...Hope all is well Ruben. We've been here forever. BG
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:06:00 PM

    I love this blitz on discrimination Ruben...It flows brilliantly ...... Tim

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