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Premium Member If You Don't Want Your Money
Very rarely will you ever see,
anyone who hates money more than yours truly.
"Well, If you don't want your money,"
they say to me constantly,
"you can always give it to me."
They don't even hear themselves sadly,
not realizing that money, are the chains...Read More
Categories: both, money,
Form: Rhyme

It is high time
It is high time we gave credit
To those men who are not violent to women and other men.
To those men who turn away from hate and self pity.
To those men who have died trying to protect women.
To those men who...Read More
Categories: both, anger, anxiety, blue, cancer, community, corruption, courage,
Form: Political Verse
Impending doom, if warning comes before destruction;
When is it the last warning toll?
Darkness leads the night
Impending doom, if warning comes before destruction;
When your texting and walking
Watch out for the curb and stop light

You envision the spoon in the pot;
On the...Read More
Categories: both, analogy, anxiety, caregiving, how i feel, meaningful,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Stirred But Not Shaken
Two drunks converged in a crowed bar
And sorry that I knew them both
And be one patron, long I stared
Looking out for each I really cared
As both of them bent I swore an oath;

I helped the one, and deemed it fair
He...Read More
Categories: both, humorous, parody,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grandmothers at a Wedding

The bride was sweet, the groom was an unknown entity.
Not old enough to be married, she was barely twenty.

I protested all the way to the church, my cries unheard.
My husband told me to settle down, not be a nerd.

But she’s...Read More
Categories: both, grandmother, wedding,
Form: Verse

Premium Member Musings
I ponder about the life of a tree as I sit across from it 
watching ripples disturb its mirrored image
that lays gentle on the surface of a pond
I can't help but wonder
how many ripples its seen over its years
how many...Read More
Categories: both, introspection, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
The opposite of OY is YO,
Two words that most New Yorkers know
And people ‘cross the globe as well,
Though what they mean, not all can tell.

So I’ll explain: the term “Oy vey”
Expresses “Woe is me!” dismay
Or “Oh, my goodness!” or “Good...Read More
Categories: both, art, word play,
Form: Rhyme
The Butterfly
Butterfly, Butterfly, Oh! so fair
On gossamer wings you flit on the air
Soaring serenely high up above
Tell me, please tell me, where is my true love?

With my arms wrapped around you
You started to weep
And the tears that you shed
Flowed down your...Read More
Categories: both, lost love, romance,
Form: Madah
Going After Gold

A hundred years ago or so, the story has been told,
A fever swept across the land of going after gold.
It seemed each person caught the urge, and they just could not rest,
The cry came through the camps and...Read More
Categories: both, religious,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Free Verse on Love
the moment-   I saw my love it was a moment frozen
it was a spiritual experience and I was swept away
I abandoned myself to this perfect experience
with obsessive musings-  like an addict needing a fix

it is more that...Read More
Categories: both, love,
Form: Free verse
Last Episode of Pure Fantasy.

Fireball always seems to take center stage,
Except in the last episode it was with absolute rage,
Echoman has secretly loved this ravishing beauty
Lost her to a human whilst she was on duty!
There were good...Read More
Categories: both, universe, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Slow Hands Flies
The Slow Hands Flies

'Your soft slow hand feels like flitting fireflies ' 
Albeit, naught fireflies had, but slow hand flies,
Here in Hawaii where our slow hands rise,
E'er so smoothly, while they lift to the skies,
Their flowing long arms stretch lengthwise,
Everybody...Read More
Categories: both, dance, meaningful,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Galaxy spirals
My galaxy spirals in incubation of sacred dream 
The 5th element, silent and unseen 
Sparks the immortal flame within my skin
Spiritual mother turns my world 
The life that is both old and new 
Blends in unison and in truth 
The...Read More
Categories: both, deep,
Form: Free verse
I saw Judy Collins in concert last night…
her melodies once again soaring to the stars
proving angels never lose their voice…
no matter how old they are. 

And I remember thinking to myself
As she, smiling, took the stage
how I listened to her...Read More
Categories: both, age,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Caress To Kiss
There's a fever on your lips tonight
sshhhhh......I know I'm right,
it's not narcissism, it's love's necessity,
lay into me gently, speak with naked trust,
tell me the truth of your heart,

Softly spooning into one another's lives
we teach each other the feeling of fidelity,...Read More
Categories: both, longing,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Our Last Great Day Together
We stood next to rainbow waters
Not noticing their beauty for we were children
And rainbow waters were our normal

We had brought our nets
Because we had both broken our fishing poles
Sword fighting with them

Our mother had warned us
But we are six and...Read More
Categories: both, children,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Me Today
Me Today
as you can...

Oh, how you hate me today, 
I am just the mom. 
I do the cooking and cleaning, 
I do the laundry, 
and all things the word;
ick, might one day describe. 

But know this now, 
as I pick...Read More
Categories: both, angel, chocolate, granddaughter, grandmother, grandparents, mother, mother
Form: Narrative
Celestial bodies
darken cloud and vengeful wind, cast a shadow upon the land. he stands with her hand in hand. so the die was cast fated love was at last burning bright the world was set alight.  then the forces of...Read More
Categories: both, allegory, desire, destiny, heartbroken, humanity, hurt, innocence,
Form: I do not know?
Treating You
“How’s life treating you?” A neighbor 
Recently inquired.
He’s a working dad and I’m
A nana, long retired.

“I can’t complain,” was my reply,
“Or rather, I will not.”
For what’s the point when, after all,
I’m grateful for a lot.

The elevators in our building
Finally both...Read More
Categories: both, life,
Form: Rhyme

Our twain hearts be thou one,
a fixture in Heaven from the
start, inseparable - never
to part, where, our sole 
hearts impart, upon
blessed Earth,
forever be,

Thou wilt inspire stars to sparkle,
upon thine Eden' countenance,
albeit, a useless matter as
they hast tender...Read More
Categories: both, love, meaningful, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ROMANCE IN ROME

                    Romance In Rome
                 ...Read More
Categories: both, fun, love, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Habits are difficult to break…
and when lethal it is as if trying 
to scale a fence with barbs at the top. 

Smoking, drug addiction, 
bad relationships
attach to one’s spirit like flypaper
or gooey-spider-webs, entrapping
the soul, gumming-up divine essence
making it difficult for...Read More
Categories: both, addiction, business, people, perspective, psychological, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member kindness
Kindness and thoughtfulness
Touching and warming others hearts
The way things should be
And heaven blessed
Replacing a frown with a smile
Strengthening the fragile
Unfolding their wings
Changing the record
And making their hearts sing
Helping others back on the road
Both friends and strangers you may not know
Sowing...Read More
Categories: both, beautiful, community, love,
Form: I do not know?
Without your eyes, there is no Grand Canyon or Redwood
With SELF, there is both selfishness and selflessness
Stop thinking, start meditating: I have taken, what may I give?
Jesus chose to yield His will, to obey Father. In Jesus I rest
The Incarnation,...Read More
Categories: both, bible, education, jesus, meaningful, self, true love,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member The preying night
Remember when time was new?
An early day, a long night too!

Remember when you once knew a child who put up a fight with you?
A child who saw the fading light in you. A star so bright you both once knew....Read More
Categories: both, abuse, addiction, age, conflict, dream, drink, sad,
Form: Free verse