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Ragged Edges Poems

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Premium Member Strong Voices
Strong Voices, Fixed Opinions. 

"Bashing",
the political warfare, 
of the uncommon man. 
The rights of all those in power, 
ungodly "saints"...
that walk on higher ground, 
to prove they are better than the rest. 

Alienated and disturbed...
by the fact, 
we put them...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, environment, faith, loneliness, money, morning, political, success,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member facelift
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Write me, tinker;
I’m falling apart.
Right me, thinker;
patch up this heart.

Stitch each seam 
with thread eternal;
mend ragged edges, 
remnants infernal.

Take what’s worthy, 
make it shine.
Fairly, justly, 
restore what's mine.

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...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, sensual, spiritual, write,
Form: Rhyme
divorced
divorced

pause.
between the last syllable of your goodbye
and the memory 
of all we promised to each other
is a dream that will not die
a suspended sunset 
that once gifted our eyes
old moon in a tired sky
cacophony of crickets 
in the backdrop as...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, divorce, marriage, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Shadow
Just a shadow
of who I used to be.
My heart has been scorched
my soul sun bleached
Both full of holes
and ragged edges
I gave up what defined me
I dropped my morals
I raised my boundaries
and I've pushed everyone outside
of the walls I have erected
around...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, abuse, betrayal, depression, emotions, hurt, sad, simple,
Form: Free verse
Waterfall
Water cascading off a mountain cliff
Plunging to the waiting ocean below
Eons of time eroding the ragged edges
A majestic waterfall to be admired by all.

Forever changing the shape of the land
Thinking, knowing it will never end
As long as we keep our...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, inspirational, nature,
Form: Free verse



pause
pause.

between the last syllable
of your goodbye
and the memory of 
all we promised each other
is a dream that will not die
a suspended sunset
that once
gifted our eyes
old moon
in a tired sky
cacophony of crickets
in the backdrop
as you cry
with questions
that ask only why
why why
and...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, divorce, loss,
Form: Lyric
Bette
let’s go back a 
hundred-thousand years

to these ragged edges
torn rains
raw greens
biting seas

to the first sunrise,
now understood.
tears of calm joy – 

a return.

we find ourselves
in this,
a kinship;
our brother is
our keeper,
and we
its’ guardian,
walk the edges
and the smooths;
our planet,
Earth’s children
...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, adventure, beauty, earth, environment, love, romance, uplifting,
Form: Blank verse
Breaking the Surface
He binds my hands and wrists behind me 
struggling to escape I see 
the fury of the coming storm 
arising high beyond the trees

I know too well the chance I take
when I accept a stranger's ride
beneath my knees, cold earth...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, abuse, dark, night, scary, strength, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nowhere Man
Nowhere Man

Star dust, the stuff of a fool’s dreams.
Oh !!!, to travel upon star dust streams
- that glorious, never ending journey -
into the realms, the space of many.

This old spirit, seems, not to fit into any
mold nor on any rung...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, history,
Form: Rhyme
Trigger
You are temporarily mine,
as you teach me to pull the trigger.
Isn't it funny
how you only touch me
when it's dangerous?
We don't kiss because we know
this is something that is only
powerful in it's brevity.
I pull back,
spread my legs
take a breath
gun ready -
there,...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, confusion, emotions, feelings, heart, love hurts, lust,
Form: Free verse
Bastard Words

The words beg, haunt incessantly push to be
heard -Dripping forth like a venom- too vile-
about to kill it's own master
Poisonous desecrator

The scream, they push-
I offered refusal and they gathered together a great 
army to slay me,
 ME! Their owner, their...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, creation, funny,
Form: Free verse
Young Ignorance '2
I dont know any African heroes
Only the city slickers on their quest for seven zeroes
Teach me the names of the fathers of prose 
And how with blistered fingers and eager minds of listeners
from ashes they rose

Show me how the prisoners...Read More
Categories: ragged edges,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Flour Sacks
Flour sacks I remember you so well
full of golden grain, bran or flour
a slight but delightful musty smell
perambulating the atmosphere 

Sacks cut up for all sorts of things
cloth shoes and dresses even trousers
rough coats that did not keep one warm
scarecrows...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, food,
Form: Light Verse
Young Ignorance
I don't know any African heroes
Only the city slickers on their quest for seven zeroes
Teach me the names of the fathers of prose
And how , with blistering fingers and eager minds of listeners from ashes they rose
Show me how the...Read More
Categories: ragged edges,
Form: I do not know?
STORM CLOUDS
STORM    CLOUDS  
    

Storm clouds gathering again from the Pacific
Over this  graveyard and its winged totems,
Cedar stories rich in legends, these items 
---  Of far-off people, Shamans, and soaring spirits prolific.

---...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, history, sound, sound,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Merrymakers
Everything comes and goes like this,
boringly fast drills-
look and it's passed. Sadness and thrills too
are soldiers. There's no point in turning it over,
and over. The visit, however quick and smooth
warrants the quick and harsh pains. We're used to 
never going...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, happiness
Form: Rhyme
damaged goods
 Damaged Goods



In summer sun’s sagacious rays
A butterfly with ragged wings
Settled on the sidewalk
In search of food or rest or other things
Slow, strolling steps brought me to her side that day

Her wings were slowly yawning to and fro
I saw the...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, naturebeauty, beauty, butterfly, universe,
Form: Light Verse
Resurrection Bay
On blue-black beach the waves abate
and toss about the chips of slate
to wear the ragged edges round
ensuring skipping stones abound.

The swirling mist, the diamond drops
race up the beach with frequent stops 
to put a shine on stoic stone
and soak this...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, naturebeach,
Form: Rhyme
Cephas, a Stone
I am Cephas,
A rock upon the dry earth.
I am a stone
Lifted up and set in motion.
The wind surrounds me.
I sink into the brook
And settle.
The water rushes over me,
And my ragged edges and indentions are not;
I am smooth.
A young hand chooses...Read More
Categories: ragged edges, death, faith, inspirational, nature, philosophy, me,
Form: Personification