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Categories: retold, depression,
mistakes
by Uros Smudja
I'm sitting by the fridge and my shirt is soaked in tears my back is cold and my cheeks are red and I'm choking back...

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Categories: retold, animal,
Premium MemberThe Fox is a Winter Sleeper
by Maurice Rigoler

	I
A fox in the snow, frozen. 
Perhaps a day or two. Yet still as beautiful 
as when he felt his small body falling
 
under his...

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Categories: retold, depression, earth, humor, integrity,
Premium MemberWellSung Stories
by Gerald Dillenbeck
No two songs
are sung exactly alike.
For if they were
they would be one sung song.

No two stories
unfold precisely uniform.
For if they did
they would become one united...

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Categories: retold, bereavement, celebration, engagement, remember,
Premium Member99 Years Ago
by James Edward Lee Sr.
O, but ask
I'm delighted to say
As I covenanted those views
O' alas
I'm caught at bay
Surrounded by tools

99 years ago

Ahh, enchanted chrisms
Covered in diamonds and pearls
Perils times
Travers...

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Categories: retold, child, childhood, children, happiness,
Cabin In The Forest
by R. e. taylor
Cabin In The Forest

There have been stories
Told and retold forever
They say that there is a cabin
A magical home in the forest
Hidden beneath a thick canopy
Surrounded...

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Categories: retold, history, military, remembrance day,
Premium MemberRemembrance 2017
by Gordon Alexander
Remembrance day is here again 
The country pays it's respect
The veterans eyes show his pain
His head is bowed as he reflects

It's not just about the...

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Categories: retold, autumn, family, growing up,
Premium MemberPickling Time
by PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Pickling Time

momma stood up 
and stretched
arms wide enough
to take us all in, more.
she had that look
the fall look,
there every year since 
I can remember.

well girls,...

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Categories: retold, allusion,
Premium MemberPOEM
by Leon Enriquez



A brief glyph
Buzz that trips


A new wave
Loss that saves


A mind field
Do you yield?


A false start
Feel your heart


A sigh brief
Sign sets grief


A huge stake
Words starve take


A...

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Categories: retold, absence, break up, love,
Premium MemberTropical Retreat Of My Heart
by Thomas Hsi
Here I am in the land of the endless sun, 
A tropical paradise that compares to none, 
From the frolicking surf to the ancient trails,...

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Categories: retold, beautiful, beauty, love, love
Falling in Love with a Writer is a Faulty Design
by Renie Simone
Falling in Love with a Writer is a Faulty Design
We see things that other females
don’t pay a tuppence to.
Like a half-burned cigarette tail,
Your osculation of...

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Categories: retold, books, feelings, giving,
I Collect
by Sarah Kopp
I collect 
Something when we meet,
Knowing that these memories 
Will fade
As so many already have.

Sometimes, 
Fragile
Delicate.
Others,
Stories told
And retold.

But always questions.


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Categories: retold, beauty, endurance, hope, love,
Premium MemberHolding Candle
by Kai Michael Neumann
Holding Candle

Holding on to the candle I was and I am,
              ...

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Categories: retold, art, assonance,
Irrational iguana diary entry four
by Taoi Chanan
One day and one space bar later an irrational iguana put on a wetsuit and some roller skates and left the house. He met with...

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Categories: retold, heaven, life,
Stairway to Heaven
by Lenna Walker
Stairway to Heaven

Heaven holds a place for all of us
but you can't get there on a bus
you can't fly there on a plane
you can't ride...

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Categories: retold, prayer,
Premium MemberChoreography's Turkish Delight
by Kai Michael Neumann
Choreography’s Turkish Delight

On sediment at the bottom of the cup of societies 
   drags of dis-enfranchised masses are waiting for a
trickle from the...

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Categories: retold, blessing, culture, gender, god,
Premium MemberGod's Zen Voice
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Once upon this time
I was listening to the Christian Fathers
retell traditional stories
of God's election and predestination.

Predestination
is like being born into royalty,
power,
privileges of humane Earth's regenerative...

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Categories: retold, culture, earth, health, language,
Premium MemberSocial and AntiSocial Capital
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Hybrids,
like a good creole stew,
are amazingly viral cooperators,
competitively so,
reacclimating tastes toward richer anticipations.

We have all heard of social capital
and natural capital,
of social democrats as antisocial...

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Categories: retold, abuse, bullying, childhood,
Premium Memberad infinitum, forever, for ever and ever
by Broken Wings
this story will be told and
retold
eternally, endlessly, ad infinitum, forever, for    ever
about school yard politics, or should I say school yard bullying

it...

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Categories: retold, deep, introspection, memory, time,
Premium MemberPast And Present
by Cecilia Crasto
As I delve into the archives of my mind
What do I seek, what will I find?
Must I forever bring to the surface
Things of the past...

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Categories: retold, introspection, life, memory, remember,
Premium MemberMemory Is A Fickle Friend
by Mavis Jackson
Like limpets we cling on to the fading past
Via the present, connecting yesterday
Through to our tomorrows; memories last
Form links in the chain. Thoughts play
Sometimes drifting...

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Categories: retold, change, love,
Premium MemberJacaranda Moon
by Kai Michael Neumann
Jacaranda Moon

He had always been a wannabe hippie at heart
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Categories: retold, change,
Premium MemberBuddhist Poet Tree in Motion
by Kai Michael Neumann
Buddhist Poet Tree in Motion


Paige helped herself to words written 

On the canvas of life with earth

Etched on tapestry smoothening 

The smothering eclipse of demise


Thermal...

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Categories: retold, depression,
Premium MemberCamouflaged Beauty
by Kai Michael Neumann
Camouflaged Beauty

Before ‘essence comes existence’ existential beauty in the

Eye of the beholder and in the making when fragments disperse

And grimy misunderstanding of what life is...

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Categories: retold, memory, poets,
HE LIVED
by Otatane-oso Andrew
In 1934,
The Big Drum of goodwill
Reeled out pleasant rhythms
To the people of the City of Aluu.
Unto us, a child is given;
Unto us, a warrior is...

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Categories: retold, culture, destiny, god, humor,
Premium MemberSacred Process
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Images of God as active dynamic process
have evolved through theological circles,
and marched through anthrocentric political squares,
for at least as long as I have been able...

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Categories: retold, dark, dream, evil, fantasy,
Premium Member- The Old Dark House -
by Sunshine Smile

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is worth being
retold each...

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Categories: retold, dark, dream, evil, fantasy,
Premium Member The Old Dark House
by liam mcdaid
This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is worth being
retold each...

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Categories: retold, dark, dream, evil, fantasy,
Premium MemberThe Old Dark House
by Gary Bateman
The Old Dark House

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is...

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Categories: retold, beauty, culture, health, history,
Premium MemberClimate Health History
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Sometimes, as individuals
and as a learning species,
we jump too quickly,
eagerly,
enthusiastically on empathic trust feelings of familiarity,
forgetting these may include both health with pathological tensions
residing within...

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Categories: retold, sports,
Premium MemberThe Rio Games
by Joyce Johnson
The Olympic  games are ending soon,
Oh, what a show it's been,
With athletes losing gracefully
And gracious when they win.

Bringing honor to their countries,
Their families and...

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Categories: retold, pets, thanks, tiger,
Premium MemberTIGER
by JEAN MURRAY
I was walking my tiger home
from our usual late night roam.
I prefer to go out at night.
Less around to get a fright.

As we strolled along
I...

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Categories: retold, flower, universe,
Love Song
by Mike Butler
From whence we met on lavender petals
unfolding floribunda melodies 
reviving the wilderness of summers
reborn and retold in folds of symphony;

We were so young and insignificant...

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Categories: retold, books, dark, education, history,
Premium MemberThe Museum
by Jesse Zerlaut
In the museum, you will find amazing history regarding
the relics of our past. Gruesome and grim in their telling,
a dark prelude to everything seen by...

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Categories: retold, family, marriage, power,
Premium MemberThe Ballad of Billy and Sue
by Janice Canerdy
        Our sentimental classics give us romances of old.    
     ...

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Categories: retold, inspirational,
Premium MemberNEWS CASTER
by Judy Ball
 All the news that is the news,
Is carried and repeated,
By little birds who fly about,
To make sure it is tweeted,

To any who will hear...

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