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Premium Member Is Our Arrogance So Strong - in the wake of the Corona Virus
Are those tears of sorrow or pure wrath,
God’s anger at mankind
Put on earth to tread his path,
Just to see us stumbling blind.

Little knowing, quite uncaring
Of our world so full of life,
Wanton damage truly glaring,
Callous actions clearly rife.

Have we suddenly forgotten,
Is...Read More
Categories: swaths, anger, beauty, earth, emotions, hope, natural disasters,
Form: Quatrain

Humanity must hustle mach schnell
Humanity must hustle mach schnell -

At warp speed to stave off
further global catastrophe
courtesy portentous tragedy
loosed within Australia
think Pandora's box

harbinger spelling dystopia
across webbed wide world
avast holocaust cremating
irrevocable and irreversible
innocent species, now urgency
of humankind to reckon

eyes crisis endangering all
flora and fauna including
bipedal...Read More
Categories: swaths, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, heartbroken,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Winter solstice 2019 in Northern Hemisphere
Saturday, December 21 Military Time 2319

(According to website:

Hark the herald angels sing
yea, only one hundred ten days,
I started counting until spring
as proclaimed courtesy
yours truly, a fellow Earthling.
Mine tolerance to endure
brutally cold weather quite plain

decreases in direct proportion
as orbitz around El...Read More
Categories: swaths, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Political Verse
Snowflakes, Legends of the Wolves
In a winter chorus, autumn’s rouge and sallow shed.
Their shuffle settles loamy dregs of timber lords.
As they await the hurling puff to haply brush the forest floor,
of what to grace their lot, they’ve lack. No praise up-whirls.

All we born, as...Read More
Categories: swaths, animal, magic, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member So Much Optimism
In the absence of complication,
trials and tribulations become distant memories.
So many wonderful moments.
Distorted in the exact right ways.
Becoming more cherished at each thought.
In the absence of truth,
stress and disappointment enter your dendrite field.
So let’s not have that.
Instead, let us rejoice...Read More
Categories: swaths, spiritual,
Form: Free verse

Sea of Collateral Carnage

See the human debris,
the scattered limbs torn apart
by shrapnel velocity

In so many Third World places,
the second-hand groan grafters
commit mercantile murder
in the first degree

Time encapsulated buried hatred
leech covetously
Flooding the colonial lands with booby-trap misery
Tick-tock waves of disfigurement crimes 
against humanity

Collateral damage...Read More
Categories: swaths, dark, imagery, perspective, truth,
Form: Dramatic Verse
In The Tatra Mountains
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 7/13/2018

The moon is sailing on a silver boat
Upon the starry ocean, 
Until he glances in the golden mirror
On the dark blue wall.

Firstly, the Tatras are bowing to the sun, 
And Monk, dressed in a glass robe,...Read More
Categories: swaths, imagery, mountains, nature,
Form: Free verse
Ethereal Egg
Might it be a pool or wishing well
with rainbow ripples round it wound
within an enchanted cosmic dell
of a fabulous world newfound—

or perhaps a spacetime passageway
that tunnels through regions yonder
to place where poets come out to play
and dreamers can blithely wander?

It...Read More
Categories: swaths, animal, humanity, imagery, imagination, nature, space, stars,
Form: Ekphrasis
Replete with Colonial Army spirits
Two hundred forty two
(12.1 score) years ago
countless stripling soldiers
strapping farming homeboys
healthy agrarian lads
raised among generations

in summer re:
offspring original settlers heirs
family acreage encompassed
wide uninterrupted forested swaths
across sprawling vistas
sparsely populated enclaves,

now heavily industrialized
lovely bones occupying
unmarked never known graves
buried amidst avast 
cleft rapacious...Read More
Categories: swaths, 11th grade, 12th grade, america, conflict, death,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Please, May I Walk Into Your Paradise With You - A collaboration with Susan Ashley
Please, May I Walk Into Your Paradise With You - A collaboration with  Susan Ashley
Please, may I walk into your paradise with you
with its streets of gold and bright skies of blue?
My darling, you are in my sorrow-filled...Read More
Categories: swaths, art, beautiful, devotion, love, passion, relationship, romance,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Please, May I Walk Into Your Paradise With You - A collaboration with Robert Lindley

Please, may I walk into your paradise with you
with its streets of gold and bright skies of blue?
My darling, you are in my sorrow-filled sad eyes
your kiss, honey in my ecstasy cries!

This true love, its bliss must be heaven sent
for...Read More
Categories: swaths, appreciation, desire, destiny, forgiveness, romantic love, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
Spring Season Serves As Natural Antidote
Sunshine undulates across verdant plain
casting dark shadows ushering twilight zone
ringing athwart tree trunks
invigorating, joyously kickstarting, 
and plenti revitalizing
bountiful nature buzzfeeding 

vim, vinegar  and spunk
caressing, massaging, and palpating with
soundlessness inducing bub bully giddy,
and sudsy spongy schmaltzy
harmonic livingsocial kerplunk
also intoxicating this...Read More
Categories: swaths, appreciation, beauty, butterfly, earth, joy, light, may,
Form: Pastoral
Volatile Hazardous Noxious Material
Volatile Hazardous Noxious Material...

Spews out the maw
bare n paws size of a bear
yes, him Donald Trump
with maniacal glare
gussied up as inane
name calling offensive

analogous to an overstuffed
ego freezing cold stare
putrid enfilade flatulence issuing
from his doughy derriere
smug with a smirk, the
Grinch would...Read More
Categories: swaths, america, corruption, evil, fear, grief, horror, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Quasi Mote - Oh Ephemeral Transit Across Proto Zones
Quasi Mote - Oh Ephemeral Transit Across Proto Zones!

Strictly speculation from this mind,
who contemplates stripped down version
bajillion eons ago
cosmic bit sized dots
pinwheeled thru spatial void

repulsed and/or attracted
colluding (putin on the Ritz)
infinitesimal show stopper
devoid of prior rehearsal
since previous cosmic contraction

absent remembrance
tabula...Read More
Categories: swaths, creation, dark, fruit, god, history, imagery, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Intrepid Maverick Philosopher Returns
To aerate, babble and procrastinate
decluttering man cave rubbish
welcoming this temperate
(Billy me) idle March thirtieth
tooth house sand nineteen

eventually to accomplish
sorting thru lifetime
worth miscellaneous
papered material former
rainforest, I banish

to the shredder repurposing
once upon a time
stately majestic humongous
dignified cub billed bearish,
yet stern silent taskmasters

razed...Read More
Categories: swaths, betrayal, dark, environment, grave, heartbreak, heartbroken, holocaust,
Form: Free verse
Chilly Night

A chilly wind blows tonight, with stiff lips,
whistling a dirge down the dark, empty glen
Clouds hover in an apple-crisp night sky
Thin, streaming clouds, stingy clouds

Smoke from a fat little house, painted gray,
streams like banners in a circus show ring
Pussy willows...Read More
Categories: swaths, night,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Something New

Oh, how perfectly you drape
        Swaths of moonlite on your shape
            Now you've chosen its soft blue
    For this...Read More
Categories: swaths, body, love, metaphor, passion, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
Cadaverous Climate Controlled Cave Creature
(Idea engendered from Lombok earthquake: Indonesia)

Nary a chink of illumination pierces thru
thick cavernous rock solid chamber home
     to this crepuscular anchorite,
who spent untold countless chunks of time
holed up deep underground

     initially to...Read More
Categories: swaths, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, night,
Form: Epic
Dump Trump The demagogue reincarnate
to parlay view to unleash nuclear weapons on cue
destroying vast swaths of flora and fauna,
   most inn no cent life forms pay hefty due
to assuage aggressively cruel, enjoyably 

   growling goal, and indubitably kick ass mindset...Read More
Categories: swaths, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, anger,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Drama At Daylight
A weathered watchman witnesses 
possible perils passing through the skies
at the dawn of daylight. 
His eagle eyes are alert and attentive 
ever attracted to the unfolding horizon 
that hovers over his head.

He glimpses an aggrevated glare
a red raged, colored temper...Read More
Categories: swaths, beauty, nature, storm,
Form: Alliteration
Atomic Brinkmanship Double Edged Grisly Horror
blue war red hot political issues dont amount 
to a hill of beans 
   when Sword of Damocles  count
approaches zero hour 
   as global tensions mount

signaling increased chance 
   trigger finger will free
avast...Read More
Categories: swaths, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, culture,
Form: I do not know?

O wintery flake, you’ve not kept me warm.
Your passion promised to never alarm.

         Outside, I’m not sold.
         My briefs rather cold.

In my frozen breast,...Read More
Categories: swaths, humor, snow,
Form: Limerick
Northern Michigan Wildflowers
 I love when the first blooms of spring begin, crocus in the garden, peaking from the snow; may flowers and troutlily soon begin to show
   The millions of trilliums gloriously painting the undergrowth of our woodlands in spring; fading to...Read More
Categories: swaths, flower, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Cottonmouth King

The Cottonmouth King

I, The Cottonmouth King creep 
out from under my rock; 
I penetrate the depth of your soul 
Blood runs on damp streets 
claiming another life
Drama tastes of bitter swallows, 
escaping from guillotine’s wrath, 
staining your Sunday best, pressed...Read More
Categories: swaths, dark, myth,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member In The Corner
Here I stand in this godforsaken corner
under a forgotten, sun scorched land
beneath an expansive, desert sky.

I squint in the melting sun at high noon
my proud, deeply tanned face is lined
like a road map, carved and etched
from years of exposure to...Read More
Categories: swaths, angst, humanity, identity,
Form: Personification