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Absentia Poems

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Premium Member Feeling Good
Crackling tension filled the community hall in Abergavenny 

‘We are in this together dear folks for a pound or a penny’

Speaking of which the loos were situated right behind the bar

To ensure that urinal relief was neither dribbling nor too...Read More
Categories: absentia, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Acquiescence CA
When Alex was tasked to pen eight straight A’s for an animate cause

He adjusted the angle arched forth in awe and anticipated attunement 

Ached with attrition and attributed an array afore attaching amends

       ...Read More
Categories: absentia, immigration,
Form: Free verse
our greatest pleasure
is the absence of pain

As often…
the best thing that can happen
—is nothing at all

(Dreamsleep Pennsylvania: September, 2019)

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Categories: absentia, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TOO BUSY

In the hub of action
strangers’ faces
pass by in a blur
rushing and racing
too busy to connect
smiles in absentia
their on switch off
most probably
conserving energy
barely keeping up
with the pace
of living
...Read More
Categories: absentia, life, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Am A Hawk
I Am A Hawk!
By: Tom Wright

While we manifest our surly attitude
Like a stealth sparrow hawk in flight,
Numerous, with backbones in absentia
Boast of superior technology and might.

But some would have us as a cooing dove
And our demeanor is likened unto sheep.
But...Read More
Categories: absentia, war,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Thoughts Aroused
Thought’s Aroused
Written by: Tom Wright
Most days, my thoughts
Are consumed by phantom pugilism
With things that once were
But long in absentia.

I re-trace the missteps, 
That became teaching tools,
In the grandeur of life; 

My unspoiled moments,
The fourth dimension, has purloined,
Leaving me to...Read More
Categories: absentia, death, life,
Form: Free verse
Body and State
Grand order
Grand order
Will come to order
In attendance:
God, us, Lucifer
and forbidden
Old business:
Sin. The first time
we recognized
we we're fully naked
and experimented
with pleasures
derived from 
Kama Sutra.
Lucifer put a motion
on the table to write
another chapter
and we voted
Yay unanimously
New business:
God suggests we try
Jesus in order...Read More
Categories: absentia, gospel, i am, love, soulmate, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Absentia Stellas
Why are there stars?

Without stars, how would we know that the darkness holds beauty and light in
     limitless value? Where would fireflies find the inspiration to put on their
       ...Read More
Categories: absentia, appreciation, beauty, fantasy, imagination, stars, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black Cat

prowls on soft paws 
with sharp claws
Cutting up the 
Middle Road
Dark shadow moves 
In absentia 
Empty Absynthe
Puncture wounds
Cold wind blows
Over tracks
Skids softly
like warm 
gants de Suède
Poets’ Row
Rat goes 
Rat goes
Red scream 
scarlet ribbons 
Le Mort
blushes colour
a trite persuade
different...Read More
Categories: absentia, cat, color, dark, imagery, journey, psychological, woman,
Form: Free verse
I recall it like yesterday,
We could party,enjoy all day,
Limitations were a thing of the past,
We just ate and drank minus fast,
Water was in abundance,
And we enjoyed it at at a glance,
But not anymore now,the well is poisoned.

The delicacies could be...Read More
Categories: absentia, wisdom,
Form: ABC

Candor Mortis
My autopsy room is a confessional, 
where killers in absentia divulge 
their sins through bodies
rigid and frigid, mutilated and mute.

Graffiti of abrasions, contusions and lacerations
reenact without deceit or reservations
a catalogue of perversions and violations.

Rage, hatred, greed, jealousy, sickness 
explode and...Read More
Categories: absentia, death, life, memory, men, murder, urban, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Still Life with Flowers
It is an unseasonable March day.
My kitchen blinds are drawn against morning sun,
their slender slats like new skin protecting the body's vital organs;
eyelids before this rose-covered tablecloth as though the blooms
are the pale larvae of our future, still coiled and...Read More
Categories: absentia, fantasy, flower, garden,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Sister Says
My sister says
               my father was a good man --
but, how should I, 
            ...Read More
Categories: absentia, absence, addiction, anger, bereavement, blue, character, dad,
Form: Free verse
Keepsake of Life

In absentia, when all shades would fade;
fluttering wind would carry
your words of love - only

06.04.2017...Read More
Categories: absentia, beautiful, love, memory, words,
Form: Kimo
Premium Member Wishing for 1984
Wishing for 1984

'War is Peace Freedom
is Slavery Ignorance 
is Strength Big Brother…'

is waiting for Godot who came quickly and travelled from Pyongyang to glorious
theoretical impossibility, but wait everything goes and now we are on to a winner. It
used to be...Read More
Categories: absentia, dedication,
Form: Haibun
The air is calm, I feel no breeze,
to stir the trees, now bared of leaves.
There is no sun, the clouds are grey,
I know not joy; you've gone away.
Silence hangs heavy, lacking sounds,
no sign the world with life abounds.
The birds are...Read More
Categories: absentia, death, leaving,
Form: Rhyme
In love suspense
All of a sudden ,I can't stop thinking about you,
You're becoming an essence to my existence
Out of this feeling,there is no breakthrough,
It's so intense in me,with great suspense.

Trying to recall how all this drama started,
You,in absentia was introduced to me,by...Read More
Categories: absentia, best friend,
Form: Rhyme
My friend in Vermont 
says she feels responsible 
for the lack of foliage: leaves 
so tardy to turn for the busloads 
of tourists who come for fall 
glory.  It's the same old story-- 
we take to ourselves Mother Nature's...Read More
Categories: absentia, change, french,
Form: Elegy
Never mind
Never mind

He’s a cool cat, as a matter of fact
And there ain’t no doubting how you feel about that.
Whilst I am just a pig wallowing in the mud
And I will never be good enough.

She is an ice Queen;
She ain’t no...Read More
Categories: absentia, break up, heart, love, lust, memory,
Form: Bio
Trump goes missing
a welcome lessening of blether
in absentia
it's now outside the tent you are....Read More
Categories: absentia, abuse, trust,
Form: Clerihew
The Last Time that God lost His Faith
I was there, the last time that God lost
His Faith. Admittedly, since the death 
of His Son, there have been a few bad 
years that could have influenced His 

decision. He sent a note to the self-
regulating Heads of His...Read More
Categories: absentia, bible, god,
Form: Free verse
Christmas at the Cuckoo's Nest

Of all the holidays that come and go
Christmas is the one that we love best.
No matter how crazy, it just goes to show
we love the yuletide in the cuckoo’s nest.

We deck the halls with scat, and...Read More
Categories: absentia, celebration, christmas, crazy, holiday, nonsense, word play,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Love's Requisition
I come to your bedside once more,
you've poured our photos and poetry on the floor
an act of apostasy, a grim admission, the room in dim depression,
laying on your side , cheeks heated and soaked in sorrow, your joy in remission,

Refusing...Read More
Categories: absentia, i miss you, love, universe,
Form: Epic
chromatic blues
she said that yellow didn't suit
said she was leavin' me to boot
took all her shoes, of most the hues
'n' she left me nothin' but the blues

her lighter smiled hues of amethyst, 
she left the blue but took the rest 
that...Read More
Categories: absentia, color, imagery, love, lust,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member still standing
in absentia
the old house
still standing...Read More
Categories: absentia, age,
Form: Haiku