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Adages Poems

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Premium Member Tom Sharing Aphorisms
Tom Sharing Aphorisms
(old adages)
Composed: by Miracle Man

I’ve been told, when younger,
”I could start a fight in an empty House.”
Because often “I would cloud up and rain knuckles,”
and later “was a sight for sore eyes”
Sometimes “I just had a conniption fit”...Read More
Categories: adages, humor, satire,
Form: Free verse

Magic Ruins
in the rusty tide animating bones
of deluded gods reaching for the lie
etched on eroded steles in dead lisps
licking flames of seers tossing guts
filled with blue and red fascists 
infecting the hands of the curious
willing to taste microscopic spiders
gulping their blood...Read More
Categories: adages, art, christian, dark, deep, evil, surreal, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Such and Such--N7 OULIPO
The lack of a single-word inflammable
in our lanterns is what is killing me
this morpheme
                         A...Read More
Categories: adages, crazy, math, poetry,
Form: Free verse
An Adage a Day
Oil and water do not mix.
Bones may break with stones or sticks.
Old dogs never learn new tricks,
At least that’s what they say.

Feed a fever – starve a cold.
Lunch is never free, we’re told.
Practice makes things good as gold
Claim those who...Read More
Categories: adages, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sage Advice From George Washington
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your reputation!"

This sage advice was offered by George Washington, the father of our nation!

'Tis but one of many wise adages to us he did bequeath.
Can be said that truer...Read More
Categories: adages, humorous, inspiration,
Form: Couplet

We Are No Cowards
In the jungle of our collective heritage
In our wild teaming with endless species of flora and fauna
In the savannah, the tropics and the deserts of our kingdom
There is place for neither the honest nor the peace-loving
I am not adding to...Read More
Categories: adages, animals, political, sadcat,
Form: Personification
I wonder why
I wonder why i write rhymes
and my root rings in rhapsodies,
oh, my mouth moves in melodies pen is pegged to poetry.

I wonder why I woo words
that makes mighty men melt
like butter...bowing, blessing
my passions, pride and poems.

I wonder why I want...Read More
Categories: adages, on writing and words
Form: Verse
Adages Pt. 3 (the hierophant)
I can see the web of lies around me
Constructed by the spider in my heart
Just a manipulator
Playing its games with my life
I promised myself
As only a fool can
That there could be a safe haven
Calm within the eye of the storm
When...Read More
Categories: adages, angst, hope, inspirational, introspection, social, visionary, me,
Form: Free verse
Adages Pt. 2 (darkness)
Adages Pt. 2 (darkness) 

Everything is spinning 
A place so dark with insolence 
The trickiest joke for man to bear witness 
Soon drawn into it himself 
If not one extreme then into the other 

This was a man who...Read More
Categories: adages, angst, art, confusion, loss, mystery, philosophy, social,
Form: Free verse
Adages Pt. 1 (the cloud)
Adages Pt. 1 (the cloud) 

I am just baggage to the world 
Cast away and forgotten 
An entire life 
Waiting for something 

Every so often a random passerby 
We exchange formal soliloquy 
Just talking to ourselves 
Wondering if anyone really...Read More
Categories: adages, angst, confusion, imagination, introspection, philosophy, social, life,
Form: Free verse

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
But man is slaved to fate,
No fun or spontaneity
Unless you speculate

You can’t keep a good man down
The candle’s sturdy wick,
Yet alcohol and ageing
Seems to do the trick.

Let he who is...Read More
Categories: adages, funny, life,
Form: Verse
Rebirth of Adages
Old adages,
Growing older with ages,
Wrapped inside,
Torn books,
And periodicals,
A dislike grown out of over their use,
And failures after their use,
And their newness in old times,
Had bundled into hatred,
Adage repositories,
Were thrown in attics that be,
And remained there for untold years,
Curiosity unburied them...Read More
Categories: adages, inspirational, life, philosophy,
Form: Free verse