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Phases of the Moon

The scent of Eagles
Shortly after hate-filled
Drives you vertically insane

Nearly touching utopia
Engulfed in flames
Your editor suggested options

Including uncovering cemetary
Ashtrays enrobed in trace-water

Even joyful        I concede

Your mouth dripping fresh-picked

While antedeluvian rainbows
March towards certain death
Or nirvana

As phases of the




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  1. Date: 6/30/2015 2:35:00 PM

    James, I must say that I read this fascinating poem twice and it got deeper than my first read. How profound is that? Great poem, Ken
  1. Date: 6/25/2015 8:25:00 AM

    This digs deep and pulls with the gravity of the moon.
  1. Date: 6/23/2015 12:22:00 PM

    A thought provoking right on which to linger a while and just enjoy soaking it in... A lovely write, well done you!
  1. Date: 6/23/2015 10:50:00 AM

    Impeccable timing as the Summer Solstice approached, moon waning. It's forces undeniably affecting the Universe, the tides, the hospital wards. Yet not one with conviction. Sadly, money still makes the World go round. "Ashtrays enrobed in trace-water marble", Wow, what a metaphor depicting a place my remains shalt not ever remain! You got skills Jimbo :), jill
  1. Date: 6/23/2015 10:06:00 AM

    Hi James! Had to read this intriguing poem a few times, not wanting to miss out on your message! I say that while the moon dictates, we are still left free to make our own judgment and take unforced decisions. // All the best. // paul
  1. Date: 6/21/2015 6:49:00 PM

    I have absolutely no idea why I loved this poem, just that I do! A7
  1. Date: 6/21/2015 2:03:00 PM

    well jimbo.. you got the mood right in the dot!...some madness intriguingly expressed..touche!... huggs
  1. Date: 6/21/2015 2:14:00 AM

    Powerful well constructed, you panned this very beautiful. excellent.........A.M.
  1. Date: 6/20/2015 2:26:00 PM

    James, this is great, I love your writing, 7 well I will never change a word of my writing so I will never be published unless I publish me and thanks for visiting my poetry
  1. Date: 6/20/2015 1:37:00 PM

    This is why I roll solo.. Never want to be persuaded. STROJG WORDS!