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Beyond The Pale Poems

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Premium Member Do not judge yourself

Why  feel   our life  examined,  and then failed?
Evidence may show this is no fact
To me .alas, I live beyond the Pale

I’d like to  go outside with my  face veiled
I’d like to be regarded...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, africa, analogy, angst, anxiety, blue,
Form: Villanelle



Premium Member Healing Touch
I would not defend inappropriate touching,
whether this touching is physically toxic
or verbally violent,
aggressive,
contemptuous,
beyond the pale of ego-healthy assertive,
reducing political economic subjects
to personal objectives.

Inappropriate touching
becomes much too toxic
in absence of therapeutic touching
of individual egos
and communal economic 
eco-logical cooperative relationships.

I would speak...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, earth, health, integrity, peace, psychological, trust, violence,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Scalding Reality
Every day...in fact, every 15 minutes,
someone, somewhere in America
picks up a gun and kills another person
for reasons unfathomable

It's a harsh, scalding reality...

Every now and then in our society
someone who shouldn't have an assault rifle,
takes it to school, or into a...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, anger, horror, political, society, truth, violence,
Form: Political Verse
House For Sale
We need a place called home
We are in the market for surreal
Real estate beyond the pale          
Made of corrugated cardboard boxes
Flip top or not in magic dust

We want food for termites
Something...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, business, home, silly,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Garish Should Be
Garish should be the undertone
so say the ones who hold the line
desiring only that mutes explain
the breadth of life beyond the pale

until the souls who dare to dream
demand expression beyond the veil
with vibrancy of color’s swatch
and actions stated to justly...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, appreciation,
Form: Free verse



Opinions
Rehoboam
son of Solomon
his power shackled,
impaled upon opinion
misled by scoundrels 
sounding off

Some Democrats, the
speaker of the house
maintain their ground
beyond the pale of
socialist opinion
still trawling the waters

July 27, 2019

The pale means the area enclosed by a fence (usually made of spaced planks...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, 11th grade, political, power, youth,
Form: Verse
Speed
Once I worked for 'tcouncil sweepin streets and diggin' 'oles,
and was quite contented fulfillin' both these roles.
But like many workers I weren't inclined to rush,
'specially while in't gutter sweepin' streets by pushin' brush.

Then one day while workin' I found myself...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, humorous,
Form: Lyric
Beyond The Pale
Moms beat their children half to death
For scissoring up their best white sheets 
Cutting out two holes for eyes
Ghosts don't really look like that
Damaged linens is the Outer Limits
Is Addams Family crazy beyond the pale
Whiter than white turned gray

Thank you...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, appreciation, children, conflict, crazy, endurance, hair,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member UNHAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
This Valentine’s, cupid may fail
No flowers or cards in the mail
Our postie called Mike
Joined colleagues on strike 
Their actions are beyond the pale!

Our postal workers started a strike today – I’ve read they are delivering postal flowers but there will...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, sad love, valentines day,
Form: Limerick
Other People's Freedom, Part I
Autumn though of herself as a kind soul,
and she took great pride in her compassion,
she believed things could be made perfect,
and her voting reflected this fashion.

She was to see that the wealth was shared,
and that people were nice in their...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, betrayal, dark, evil, freedom, political, sad, truth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Ireland - a divided island part one
  born under the sea, an irresistible force
  two bodies reluctantly embrace, shunting, shifting, tectonic drifting
  alongside the southern Iapetus Ocean
  equatorial deep-time child of Laurentia and Avalonia
  journey northward, surfacing, submerging
  surfing the...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, community, history, ireland, time,
Form: Narrative
The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part II
II.
In the week that followed that cold, hard scene,
Reno settled in and got down to work,
he did tie up loose ends for the estate,
but mostly in the saloons did lurk.

Listening hard for any rumor,
even if it were spoken drunkely,
in vino...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, adventure, history, hurt, judgement, loss, murder, violence,
Form: Cowboy
The Despicable Face of Love
How shall I love again if love leaves me in tatters?
Love invades my heart and turns it upside down
Driving at high speed adrenalin in my arteries where it matters
Little whether I make a scene or let love turn my heart...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, poems,
Form: Free verse
an archway
an archway

an archway opens onto a soporific plaza
which pours outwardly in colorful asymmetric
displays that once incited the bones of an organic past
steeped in a rich broth, an ancestral heaving stew,
quietly simmering to a point of boil.

the humble ones, once, alive...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, dark, gothic, mystery, mythology, sensual, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lipstick Girls
                           Lipstick Girls
           ...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, desire, myth, sexy,
Form: Free verse
Such a cliche
I'll drink to that, three sheets in the wind, the Booze cruise                        Drinking like a fish, kicking...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, funny, humor, irony, language, literature, word play,
Form: Free verse
Beyond the Pale
Beyond the Pale

I hear the sound of laughter,
distant music upon my ear,
far away I can see their fires
dancing in the dark sky's mirror.

The desert is cold in the dry night,
yon ocean is briny and gray,
the forest is thick and lonely,
the...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, perspective,
Form: Verse
Beyond the Pale
Beyond the Pale

I hear the sound of laughter,
distant music upon my ear,
far away I can see their fires
dancing in the dark sky's mirror.

The desert is cold in the dry night,
yon ocean is briny and gray,
the forest is thick and lonely,
the...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, longing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Wrong Or Right
 Indigenous people  saw ships sail
 And history has told the tale
 Of those who endured the travail,
 Brutality beyond the pale

 There is a heart that beats within
 It's the same for me and you
 But it's the...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, people,
Form: Rhyme
The Prince's Wife, Part II
...In the capital a great feast was thrown
to welcome Larren back from the frontier.
Minstrels sang songs of his victories,
while they ate venison and drank beer,
the whole city thronged with good cheer.
But Larren was subdued in the feasting hall,
his betrothed sat...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, adventure, lost love, love, marriage, romantic, society,
Form: Epic
Dim Is The Trial And Limitation Of The Unseen Imagination, With Which I Cannot See
If I only could see that which is beyond the pale of the limitation of 
The complexity with which things espial are thus espied.
If the round pasty pastry-
Complete with its rind of crispy, golden-brown, flaky crust, 
And the alabastrine creaminess...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, absence, adventure, allegory, allusion, anger, appreciation,
Form: I do not know?
Homage To Catalonia - Question Mark
Homage to Catalonia?

Policeman wielding batons or shedding a welled up tear,
Flag waving populace or staying home in fear,
State defence of self, or defending an historic lie,
Should we pay homage, or should we just weep and cry?

Turning out to vote, or...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, conflict, confusion, freedom, international, political, power, spanish,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Betsy
BETSY . . . 

My only true love Betsy and, I are away for a day out down by the sea shore 
Both of us holding hands - I am with a lass I am sure I will love forever...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, soldier, war,
Form: Couplet
Tweeter in Chief
He tweets days and nights,
He tweets while brushing his teeth.

He tweets past midnight,
He tweets before going to sleep.

He tweets at the wheel,
He tweets as he breathes.

Influential and quirky he tweets like chatter,
Merciless and stormy he tweets no matter.

He thinks he...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, funny, society,
Form: Free verse
The Fight Has Left Her Soul
When all the fight has left her soul,
Who will ever make her whole?
Who would gather her pieces all scattered?
Who would mend her mind now shattered?

In the death of night, so late and still,
She cries her tears, and tries to soothe...Read More
Categories: beyond the pale, absence, betrayal, death,
Form: I do not know?