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"Arrogance" Thee Actor

Well deserved applause

I stagger back into self 

Triumphant array....

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010

A Case for Memory Management

When one is ‘Old’
As in years
‘Frail’ as in agility,
One looks upon each birthday
(Celebrated by all
But one’s self)
As a reminder
that the ultimate arbiter
‘Time’ Soon to reach out
with its rigid agenda,
when with every sunrise
this perpetual antagonist
that delves in give also take
creates the perfect diagnosis,
one moment a mind
floating through each
specific aspect of one’s youth
Yet! The next
In a fraction of an anomaly
Forgotten one’s own phone number.



Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2010



A Glorified Lab Rat

They look at us
as if we were just lab rats,
and maybe, we are.
Who knows or cares?
I definitely do care.

I know that
I'm part wolf and human.
I don't want to know how much wolf
is in my DNA.

If I knew, I would know
that I am a glorified lab rat.

Copyright © W. Thomas Markham | Year Posted 2016

A New Year

Crisp January morning stillness
holds dampness in the air.

Mistletoe still hanging in the trees
and everywhere.

I inhale deeply to rejuvenate my
sleeping senses.

The fresh smell of winter, my soul
it truly refreshes.

Red berries hanging on the Holly
Hock trees.

Alive with color and bursting into the 
morning breeze.

Poinsettia flowers in its chilled loveliness 
so vast.

Upon my heart its beauty, it so
gracefully cast.

A new year and with it, it brings 
new hopes and beautiful dreams.

Copyright © Sharon Gulley | Year Posted 2016

About April

About April Oh, April, thou art fickle; We know why April Fools Belongs to you. Tornadic surprises, and yet While our feet are getting wet; Colors burst into natural umbrellas. Oh, April, though art fickle; You stand in front of Winter man, And dare his sneaky return plan. We’ll take your interim joy between ‘Til May’s maturity of spring Weds itself to summer.

Copyright © Sunlite Wanter | Year Posted 2016

alone

Everyday People have families to show love to and they are never grateful for the gift that God has given them.  When there's people who would give up everything they have in this world just to have a family of their own to share their lives with. 

Especially when the one person who doesn't have any family left is always wondering why they are without a family of their own.  What did the person do that was so evil to God that He just decided not to give them a loving family to share their life with.  

While watching everyone else sharing their lives with husbands and wives, children. Leaving an empty space deep down inside because they don't have anyone to share their life with.  

Always wanting God to just take them from this earth because there's no future filled with happiness for them. Even though they love and care for everyone who God puts in their lives.  Only wanting a loving family of their own in return but never getting it.

Copyright © angel heady | Year Posted 2016

Ambling Through The Meadow

Beauty all around
As I amble through the meadow.

The zephyr, oh so inviting. They whisper 
Unfathomable secrets into my ears
The morning mist suspends in air 
Within striking distance
A thing of wonder
Like a light passing through a prism

This part's like a forsaken garden 
Punctuated with colorful weeds 
A sight for sore eyes
Sunflowers and dandelions 
They glow, as bright as fireflies
The earth and the morning moon
Smiling in unison 
As they blow kisses

Beauty all around
As I amble through the meadow.

Wind-bent blades of grass behave
Like ripples on a stream. 
Dance they do 
With devil-may-care abandon 
The zephyr, oh so inviting. And as carefree
As the thread dangling from my sleeve 

At the moment, creatures of nature 
Stay mostly out of view
Somewhere...
A butterfly floats, blithely
A grasshopper leaps to and fro
A bumble bee bothers a daisy
A hummingbird levitates 
While pollinating flowers in bloom. 

Beauty all around
As I amble through the meadow.

The birds in the trees, or in flight
I see or hear them 
I hear the crow's distinctive call
I hear the mourning dove cooing, morosely
All in all, a lovely morning 
And a time well spent 



Date written: 05/03/2015
Date posted: 04/09/2016

Copyright © Edward Ibeh | Year Posted 2016

An Evening Primrose In Your Sleep

I wanna be the mild fragrance of an evening primrose gentle and sweet beneath your sheet Cluster of petals which bloom pink blossoms to wither softly into your sleep Tell me... What is the colour of your night ? Do you need me by your side? Let your window slightly open Call the wind to breeze me in Let your candle slowly burning Feel me swaying deep within Tell me... What is the colour of your night? Do you need me by your side? Don't be lonesome Don't feel blue I will always come to you Perfumed scent wafting your way till stars birth first dew of day And when the sun sets once again its last flame upon the stream I slip slowly 'neath your pillowcase Evening primrose in your dream

Copyright © Charmaine Chircop | Year Posted 2014

AN EXISTENTIALIST ASKS---WHAT IS LIFE

What is life?

Euphonies, cacophonies and chromosomal anomalies
intertangled destinies and illusive methodologies 

Occurring in obscure dimensionless time
Millenniums fertilized to create the sublime

Perceived by ideations so pure it would seem
To exist beyond mind and to all in between. 

Lingering as lore to an all distant past
There is no redo, there is no redraft.

The questions, the answers so rightly proclaimed
are composed and transported by thoughts still unnamed.

In limited struggle, the moments unspent 
Become the result of a living lament.

In what and wherefore and why and with whom
we unwrap our existence in this paradoxical womb

Can we find meaning, a clear sign that we see
inclusive to all, this existential decree.

From naught made of all and conceived in a star,
we landed on earth, neither near nor afar

For reasons unknown and telegnosis unclear,
These salient projections are all jockeyed by fear

We stand in the way of unknowing surmise
And find the world is still much a surprise.

A quest overwhelming in distressed sanity
For answers not known play havoc to vanity.

To end these remarks with a questionable phrase
all becomes known in 'one of these days.'


SYNOPSIS
From the moment of birth to when we die, life presents us with dilemmas and questions that amuse, titillate and confuse us.  As we get older, we realize that what we thought we knew was all pure conjecture.  This poem is meant to reflect  the myriad of disjointed thoughts that  have run through my mind throughout the years.  The "why me?" and "what is my purpose in life?" questions usually are met with ambiguity and incoherence.
Many of us are beleaguered with these conceits and although some find solace in religion, for people like me it becomes an existential never ending struggle.  

CAK 8-18-2013

Copyright © Allan Koven | Year Posted 2013

AND GOD GAVE HIM A WOMAN

                                 AND GOD GAVE HIM A WOMAN

When God first made the man,
He said,"What have I done?
He just sits there alone,
He's not having much fun.

I want all of My creatures,
To enjoy their life.
I know what I'll do,
I'll create him a wife."

So God set to work,
And He put him to sleep,
And as he slumbered,
The Lord dug down deep;

From his heart at the center,
He took the first part,
"She'll be filled with emotion,
She willl be his heart;

The thing in this world,
That he loves the most,
He'll love her and keep her,
In her will he boast."

From under his arm, 
He next took a rib,
From a place in his side,
Near the lungs where it hid,

Protected from harm,
And the wind and the rain,
"He'll lean on her,
Should he come up lame;

For she is his helpmate,
Companion for him,
When he's tired or sad,
She'll comfort him."

When Adam awoke,
And saw her at his side,
He smiled as God told him,
"Here is your bride."

"She's the prettiest thing,
That I`ve ever seen,
But it`s funny you know,
Of a sudden it seems,

I can no longer stand,
So I better sit down,
She can get what I need,
It`s good she`s around.`

                                     Judy Ball

(And that`s  the way it`s been ever since)

Copyright © Judy Ball | Year Posted 2011

Awake

Heart-shaped crystal, hanging
On a rusty, dripping chain
Bright white light is shining
Like a spectrum once again

Twisting, turning faster
All the colors clash
The crystal falls into a pool of water with a splash

Its solid casing melted
Light and power gleaming out 
Long lost heart repented 
Remembering what love's about

Copyright © SCOTT HARRIS | Year Posted 2014

Barbie

Barbie
from Loch
March 5, 1990

I fell in love in a biker bar
	with a girl in chocolate hair.
It swept around her like a smoky fire
	and woke up the beast in my lair.

Her bright eyes twinkled like brilliant stars
	at the end of the moonless road--
they called to me like a siren song
	to lay down my heavy load.

Tall she was like a square rigged ship
	like a mast shrouded in clouds; 
and she could dance like a foamy wave,
	making Neptune cry out loud.

But the path of a ship is a bubble
	and suddenly she was gone--
her chocolate hair and vanilla neck
	are moments in my sad song.

This siren's memory seizes me
	like cinnamon schnapps and a grin
which warm the body from the inside out
	and settle a smile on your chin.

Her dancing hair drove my clouds away
	and opened an azure sky;
and all I asked was a tall, thin ship
	and two stars to steer me by.

Among all the women I've danced with
	none are remembered so fair
as a girl who walked like a tall ship,
	and had waves of chocolate hair.

Copyright © Loch David Crane | Year Posted 2014

Be Courageous Above All

Be Courageous Above All in everything
You do and become involved in since the 
Inverse of doing this is often anathema
To leaning forward and getting things
Done and becoming a viable and vibrant
Force in your own life which is so important
Since we all have just this one chance
Within our mortal coil known as “life”
To make things happen and to make a
Difference and so the message should be
Why wait because the positive impact
You have on yourself can have that
Wonderful alchemic by-product on 
Others you know and interact with
In our finite cosmos of the Human
Endeavor and so standup for your
Beliefs and ideas but always be
Polite and gracious to others since
These attributes go a very long way
In helping one to get things done and 
In achieving goals both big and small 
And so—Be Courageous Above All
Since you only live once with your
Current Soul Body on this most finite 
Mortal Earth Plane! (And don’t forget
To laugh at yourself from time to time!) 

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
(December 12, 2014) (Didactic Verse poetic format)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

Big Blue Marble

I had a dream the other night
Dreamt of flying, what a sight

Soared above our big blue marble
What I saw, I could only marvel

Inspired by the peaceful scene
The oceans blue, the forests green

If only man could soar so high
He'd view it all with a different eye

From way up there, no sign of war
No sign of hunger, of nations poor

Harmony reigns with joy supreme
Gliding o'er this tranquil scene

Call me a dreamer, maybe I am
Great way to be, I understand

What life's about and why we're here
Making friends, spreading cheer

Defining laws of right from wrong 
Singing a chorus of freedom's song

Looking forward to a better day
We can only hope and only pray

I had a dream the other night
Dreamt of flying, what a sight

Soared above our big blue marble
What I saw, I could only marvel

Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2012



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