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Best Idling Poems

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Premium Member Had I not in my idling
Had I not in my idling
neglected you;
neglected morning carol;
neglected evening requiem;

neglected the unforeseen 
whimsy of words,
the nitty-gritty of my
most solemn soul,   

sooner could...

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Categories: idling, writing,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Idling



"Idling"



Cool cold froth
slides across their pages
they whirl their congratulatory comments
like pucks across ice crystal cut sharp and precise 
waiting for return compliments
basting their words with...

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Categories: idling, imagery, muse, psychological, symbolism, wisdom, word
Form: Free verse
The Tower rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Land,
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and...

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Categories: idling, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Divergent Equilibrist
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Categories: idling, butterfly, destiny, identity,
Form: Free verse
In A Perfect World
An idyllic Saturday evening scene-
on our street, little kids play
‘touch and go’.  Excited shrieks
and laughter warm the chilled February air, 
pavement alive with little...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idling, animal, betrayal, children, life, rude,
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member HOT SLOW DAYS
Little as a mountain can be,
near waters calm and an idling breeze.

Inland wheatfields sun on ears,
expanding 45 gallon cans suppressed echoes hear.

Semi's engine drone all...

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Categories: idling, life
Form: Free verse
Premium Member With The Fleece Torn From A Fallen Suitor's Heart
With The Fleece Torn From A Fallen Suitor's Heart


Where were you, as cold winds ate these aging  bones,
away counting your wealth, your precious gemstones;
a...

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Categories: idling, betrayal, dark, judgement, lost love, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HOME AT LAST


I was idling
Not searching but
There it was in my path
I found it or
It found me
It was there
And caught my eye
Took my breath away
I stopped in...

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Categories: idling, angel, home, inspirational, peace, spiritual, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the City of Love
indecision
by Eiffel Tower
shall I take lift or stairs

sipping coffee
off the beaten track
why does it taste better

on bench, relaxed
relishing the peace
can idling be a sin

fantasy shared
padlocks...

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Categories: idling, romance,
Form: Questionku
Going Nowhere

Slow motion memories.
Street lit like a movie set,
outside the dance hall.
Muffler-less cars,
full throttle, then eerily quiet.
Self willed machines idling along the street,
flooding the night; flashing...

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Categories: idling, angst, dance, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 18
12 hours of excruciating labor pangs have Sacagawea breathing
into the face of Death,
as she violently shakes her head back and forth, teeth clenched,
sweat boiling and...

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Categories: idling, adventure,
Form: Epic
Midnight Tolerance
A delusory pleasure bristled the solitary abator 
And the dusky night rides down the sky
An ethereal beauty demoed with her au naturel demeanor
The solitary abator...

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Categories: idling, imagination, passion, night, beauty, beauty, night,
Form: Rhyme
The secret lives of chimney pots IV
Pied tidings of suburbian 
Magpies,
Squawking and squabbling,
Quarreling ferociously among 
Themselves - 
Rush to steal
From off the beleaguered bird 
tables,
To the annoyance of all concerned,
A much...

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Categories: idling, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
A Conversation Between Friends
The Fall afternoon was calm and quite warm,
a sky without clouds, the salty smell of the reefs;
it must have been a true delight not hear...

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Categories: idling, art, autumn, culture, fashion, friendship, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
The Trials of Meretrix Canto VII
My Lords an adjournment is 
Called for...
All my retire;
But holding foremost in your
Thoughts,
I beseech ye,
Thee impudent countenance of
This most ardent denier.
Therefore heed me,
I caution all...

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Categories: idling, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Consonance and Dissonance
   Some metallic beating of a Drum like heavy rainfall resonated through the night 
as the wind swept through the trees and across...

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Categories: idling, allegory, america, dream, metaphor, satire,
Form: Free verse
procrastination realization
I've got this involuntary fascination with procrastination

The coop I file claim to for keeping my record an all time high for being poster child of...

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Categories: idling, nonsense, self,
Form: Imagism
The Seaside

See the summer sun is glowing
and the beach is baked with heat.
Not a breath of air is blowing
on the sand, beneath your feet.

This is not...

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Categories: idling, holiday, sea,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Fruits of Success
           Success is always within reach...
       But it can't...

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Categories: idling, father, success, wisdom, word play,
Form: Lyric
Faith move's mountain
Falling does not mean you failed
Accept failure and do wonders out of it
Innovation is enhance by failure
Time spent idling gives way to failure 
Heed the...

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Categories: idling, courage, faith,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Traffic Report
In other news tonight....
Brain traffic seems to be more congested than usual. Suzie Synapse has this report..

In what is shaping up to be a massive,...

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Categories: idling, leadership, political, social, stress, trust, truth,
Form: Prose
AGAIN
Brandish my content for God
the sake of man
is idling, while the role is planned
to decimate our futile band!

Oh poverty, I hold your hand
to shake not,...

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Categories: idling, change, freedom, leadership,
Form: Monorhyme
Borrowing a loan to pay the bank to reward the future
Circuitous im sure
Who doesn't save to live?
Bet on the future
To ignite drive

let me switch gears
been idling in no man's land
Unapproved though prequalified (yarr)

Time to reside
but...

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Categories: idling, business, cowboy-western,
Form: Free verse
EDUATION
I love to see the children and the youths going to school
In their uniforms looking so smart and cool
Shirts and blouses all tucked in
Pants, bags,...

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Categories: idling, educationchildren, school, children, love, school,
Form: I do not know?
Reaney's Lamborghini
So slick and sexy.  Purred past Temple Bar.
That throaty engine advertising punch.
All legal London, strolling out for lunch,
with turning heads declared, “Now that’s a...

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Categories: idling, humorous,
Form: Quatrain