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Swamp Poems

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Premium Member Cycles of life
Times such as these test body soul and mind
So should our thoughts be pain and dark confined
Or loosed to concentrate on brighter things
Like furry puppies, flowers and girls on swings

In this bright morning sun as I roved out
Past village houses...Read More
Categories: swamp, nature,
Form: Verse

Searching for Bridges
I dreamed I saw an eagle covered in coal ash slurry 
Stripped of flight, with a dark eye of worry,
He searched for bridges in a sea of walls.
I dreamed I was walking on ten foot poles,
Suspended over a sludge of...Read More
Categories: swamp, environment, political,
Form: Free verse
Pitching Wedge To Hell
The Country Club of walking death,
calls out across the ferns

The 1st hole starts with pain unmatched,
its traps to flame and burn

The 9th hole calls you back to life,
just to send you down again

The 14th hole, a dismal swamp,
your demons there...Read More
Categories: swamp, golf,
Form: Rhyme
United State of Denial
El Presidente don’t Tennessee 
nothing bad coming,
tho’ the global orbitals
saw viral things very differently

Happy talk tongue taters
do eerily 
Idaho ear mash liquor please

Delaware drunk on denial,
so Iowa unaware
that the body litmus test
is gonna crimson cost higher

The Ivory home
(with the igloo...Read More
Categories: swamp, america, death, leadership, sick,
Form: Elegy
Is this the best we can do
in a country of  335 million people
one of the richest more educated places
on the entire planet

the largest economy, 
the best military
still for now a democratic country

is this the best we can do
choose between three old white men
as our next...Read More
Categories: swamp, age, america, anger, angst, patriotic, political,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member Water Oak
They call me the Water Oak.  My roots are strong and wet.
No rain or wind or outside force has hindered my growth yet.
I was planted by the river to nourish from its source
to be the keen observer at this...Read More
Categories: swamp, river, tree,
Form: Personification
The River

Love is like a river that runs without it’s bounds,
Across the meaning of sorrow
Where it means to drown.

When at first you had it there 
But really didn’t want,
To plummet in the earthly bounds of the emotional swamp.

When crying seems like...Read More
Categories: swamp, grief, heartbreak, i love you,
Form: Ballad
To Win By Losing, or The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Part I
General Cornwallis of Great Britain
faced a problem that he couldn’t resolve,
he’d won at Camden, they’d captured Charlestown,
but still the southern colonies wouldn’t fall.

Instead he faced a string of reverses,
lost at King’s Mountain and then at Cowpens,
and couldn’t stop the rebel...Read More
Categories: swamp, america, conflict, courage, freedom, history, patriotic, war,
Form: Epic
Presidential Onions
Two men stood in my youth
Upon a pedestal which all beheld
Both placed on the reality behind the screen
I put my hand to it and cried

You were my only friends
Mr. Obama, you spoke about change.
All I wanted was change from my...Read More
Categories: swamp, deep, gender, miracle, rainbow, romance, surreal, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Swamp Run
thick fog engulfs night
wading across fetid swamp
moon casts dim beacon
eyes of beasts monitor steps
owner's pursuing dogs howl
...Read More
Categories: swamp, dog, freedom, imagery, slavery,
Form: Tanka

Premium Member Election Year Thoughts
Election Year Thoughts
Written: by Miracle Man

Most politicians tend to pontificate,
to their ideas alone can they relate.
Compromise isn't something they willingly do,
it's do it to them lest they do it to you.
Today, we live in a gulled society,
where many are seeking...Read More
Categories: swamp, how i feel, truth,
Form: Rhyme
ode to love on Valentine's Day
Ever since I met you, my dear
?My life has not been the same
Before I found you?
I was lost, sad and lonely

?Going nowhere as fast as possible
I was stuck
?Did not know what direction to pursue
?At the intersection, watching life go by

I...Read More
Categories: swamp, how i feel, love, marriage,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Democracy On Fire
In "On Fire"
Naomi Klein reminds us
win/lose capitalism invites a cooperative action vacuum
and abhors restrictions on money-accumulating freedom,

But Earth,
healthy global climates,
wealthy ecosystems
invite regenerative win/win climax
of cooperatively nurturing health systems
and abhor inhumane definitions of "wealth"
as privately-held and autonomously sequestered currency
natural resources
human resources

Climate...Read More
Categories: swamp, earth, engagement, health, integrity, political, psychological, social,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Did you notice
On either side the boarded footpath lie
Still pools in swamp with sinister reflection
Dull images and scenes of life gone by 
Suggest to heart a darkness and dejection

But did you notice, let the view beguile
Where sun now lights the pines in...Read More
Categories: swamp, life,
Form: Rhyme
Pastoral Delight


 I took the path i used to tread

Winding, hiking to mountains ahead

Of the blares and roads, am fully fed

Quiet nook outdoors, cleanse my head

C'ant see beauty, down the streets

High-pitched...Read More
Categories: swamp, nature, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Brian Cox
Brian Cox 
was on television
pointing out that the 

with no beginning
and no end

The bible say's
God existed 
with no beginning

and no end
he said 
the universe 

13.5 million
years ago

perhaps with the big bang theory
the singularity exploding out
to create planet and suns

but...Read More
Categories: swamp, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member In a Quandary
I am so upset with anyone who has anything to do with Washington, the President and the swamp. The following is a compilation of my concerns. You don't have to read them, and if you do, you don't have to...Read More
Categories: swamp, america, anger, conflict, feelings, political,
Form: Rhyme
TALL in the Deep
I am
                                      ...Read More
Categories: swamp, political,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Reason to Celebrate
I overheard you say
you are planning a big celebration
for later this year,
when Trump is defeated
for re-election.

I am ready to be invited,
if you would be so kind
to reverse your motives
to celebrating positive alternatives.

I have an uncomfortable memory
that celebrating the former regime's...Read More
Categories: swamp, celebration, earth, environment, health, integrity, peace, political,
Form: Political Verse
Alien Instructions Upon Landing
When you find a marble in your hand or head
(And you will because it will be roundish)
Hurl it immediately at humans to get attention                ...Read More
Categories: swamp, abuse, confusion, education, judgement, language,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Dear On The Ridge
There was a dear who had a ridge that she perched from
It was where she felt welcome 
Below there was a road 
Where cars must go. 

They would be driving in singles and pairs 
Going too fast that gave my...Read More
Categories: swamp, animal, autumn, car, death, desire, farm, gothic,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Born of CareTakers
Born of wombs
for premeditated health
and restoring nutritional wealth,

We might warmly anticipate
a more win/win democratic living Earth communion,
more like an organic gardening womb
than a lose/lose political capital-overinfested swamp,
filling in with unhealthy communities,
filling in with dysfunctional nuclear-ballistic families
and tribes,
filling in with shame...Read More
Categories: swamp, destiny, health, history, integrity, peace, relationship,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Winter Morning
This winter morning
Herons come to the swamp land
Seeking living food
Suddenly black cloud sheds rain
Winter coldness hugs born pain

-January 02,2020 CTG, BD...Read More
Categories: swamp, cool, life, winter,
Form: Rengay
Premium Member Oh One Oh Two Two Oh Two Oh
Oh One Oh Two Two Oh Two Oh
By Franklin Price

Oh one oh two two oh two oh
Alliteration as we go
I hope the twenties, will be fun
For this our century twenty-one

First twenty years are over now
We have arrived, I wonder how
The...Read More
Categories: swamp, america, political,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Barry University Graduate's Parrot Ting Thought: One Should Not Doubt Thomas
Finally got home in the dead of a cold night 
With the Gators starting to pull away in this holiday fight 
It seems like this is the end to the day full of games 
That featured college students who are...Read More
Categories: swamp, america, education, england, football, fruit, games, money,
Form: Rhyme Royal