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Home Sweet Home
I had occasion to move this day 
from the house I love for which I pay
to the Shambles Motel I now called home 
on Third near State between Fourth and Roam

in the travelers presidential suite 
from a paper plate I...Read More
Categories: switch, life, relationship,
Form: Rhyme Royal

Premium Member In The Shadowed Passover Of Fear

When facts become fear, pandemonium escalates;
likewise does the proliferation of its collateral damage
and the propensity of the word-play of contradictions:

     “…we’re all in this together…social distancing…”
     “…shelter-in-place…we’re all in this together…”
 ...Read More
Categories: switch, allegory, analogy, faith, fear, hope, inspirational, word
Form: Prose Poetry
Inquisitive Child
"Mommy, is god everywhere?"
"Yes, honey, god is everywhere."
"Does that mean god's in the toilet?"
"I suppose so."
"If I flush god is he still in the toilet?"
"Yes, he'd still be there."
"Is god in the pus from a popped pimple?"
"Go cut me a...Read More
Categories: switch, child, fantasy, god, growing up, humor, religious,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A political Opinion
A political Opinion
(idioms taken from More Texas Sayings)
Composed: by Miracle man

I believe she’s “so narrow minded 
that she could look through a keyhole with both eyes,”
and could “start an argument in an empty house.”
When it comes to objecting, “she’s faster...Read More
Categories: switch, humorous, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Inky-Dinkys
Inky Dinkys

Here in our family – our own vocabulary
Skizzors cut fabric – lettucini in our salads;
Flutterbies in the garden – burple for purple;
Empires on first base – the Umpire strikes back;
Alfanso Bedoya – no stickin’ badgers;
Brepfast in the morning –...Read More
Categories: switch, fun, poetry, silly,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Name That Tune

The chatter of small birds frame a window of light.
My kettle is coughing; soon its shrill whistle
will startle me, even though I know exactly
when it will erupt.
Two pelicans have been sighted in Northern Ohio.
Elsewhere, the plague has been seen
crossing rivers...Read More
Categories: switch, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Ultimate Spirit Animal is Deer
If you have never been in touch with a spirit animal
follow me for you have simply not paid attention
I have so many I am a walking wildlife zoo

My ultimate most powerful spirit animal is the deer
neck to neck with the...Read More
Categories: switch, animal, native american, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I washed my hands
I washed my hands this morning when I visited the loo,
Then went and touched the tap, which you really shouldn’t do,
And then I scratched my nose, because I had an itch, 
Then with my bare hands I went and pulled...Read More
Categories: switch, humorous, silly,
Form: Rhyme
To You
You act the World to Me  
within the corners of 
 But You make it Difficult  for 
Me to survive within my conscious in the world.
 This switch lies where 
May I ask ,
When at one end you...Read More
Categories: switch, deep, emotions, feelings, heartbreak, heartbroken, hurt, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Happy Womens day:The beautiful faith of a Woman
She has patience that defies great despair
In the face of age eroding her motherhood, Sarah waited and gave birth to a nation

She has penitence that overcomes shame
In the face of a cruel death, Magdalene braved the stones and shame and...Read More
Categories: switch, africa, angel, for her, gender, girl, woman,
Form: Free verse

Together Lost
Just feeling a bit out of place
Same old empty feeling once more
Give me something more than His grace - 
Instead of another closed door…
Turn on the lights...switch them on…
Fight the good fights...before dawn…

We’re all in this together…

Your pain is my...Read More
Categories: switch, emotions, endurance, lost love,
Form: Lyric
of course
we won't
shut off

the lights

me on...Read More
Categories: switch, muse,
Form: I do not know?
The Camel Threads
No off position
on the genius switch

No light
to then burn out

No cracks to form
on Leonardo’s bronze

No Frazier Ali

The expectations
stretch beyond

What humanity
can span

The eye of the needle,
the camel threads

What always could
—still can

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: switch, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nature's Black Widow

“You might think I'm cold-hearted. I am.
I can't afford distractions. I've got work to do.”
Nathan Edmondson, Black Widow #3

She moves in silence, tethered to a thread
of silk, she is both beautiful and dark.
For flies wrapped with a beating heart aren't...Read More
Categories: switch, 10th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, image,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Virus


We are links 
in The Machine
We are the virus
each weak application
generated internally
stored souls 
captive here 
in the
Great In-Between
We carry within
a programmed 
we are simply 
processed by a 
Central Processing Unit
it sits commanding
like a King 
at the Heart...Read More
Categories: switch, dark, humanity, i am, imagery, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stoic Poet
Stoic Poet
Life is like philosophy
"all we are is dust in the wind" said Socrates,
one fleeting moment were here and then were gone 
so even if you win, in the end, no one ever truly won,
so when you rise in the...Read More
Categories: switch, imagination, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Everything is going so wrong in the world it can't be true
I'm hardly awake
and I start to quake.
If I should choose
to switch on the news,
a message of doom
deepens my gloom.
From delusion to delusion
a world in confusion
tumbles and stumbles
as everything crumbles.
Then I see Sally
and hope starts to rally.
She's only seven
and a present...Read More
Categories: switch, depression, hope, love,
Form: Rhyme

Flick that switch in my brain
Put on my best smile
Jump up
Show enthusiasm
Arms wide open
Projecting love and harmony
Turn on my high energy
Boost the sparkle feature
Launch my dreams
Attracting upbeat people
Live today
With a sense of passion
Dial it up a notch
Giving voice to that...Read More
Categories: switch, appreciation, cheer up, confidence, joy, life, passion,
Form: Free verse
Lack of sight and of light, once a shining radiant light.
It yields every hight color, everything forthwith has a gradient.
Affright, no sight, no lack of sound. Asunder, not lost nor truly ever found.
Once collogued put abroad on a con that...Read More
Categories: switch, 11th grade, dark, deep, evil, fear, lost,
Form: Rhyme
the storm in his head
no switch for him to turn off
more pills numb his mind

Written 1st February 2020

Contest:  Senryu on Mind
Sponsor: Jenish Somadas

Contest: Strand Select A
Sponsor: Brian Strand

...Read More
Categories: switch, anxiety, mental illness, silence,
Form: Senryu
It’s itching, switch-flipping
It’s ripping my stitching
The faucet keeps dripping
Sensations of slipping
I’m grasping.  I’m gripping
Routinely, I’m sipping
As if it were fixing
The flaws in my mixing
I’m turning, I’m twisting
I feel myself twitching
Positions, I’m switching
I see the clock ticking
It’s taunting, it’s picking
It’s...Read More
Categories: switch, anxiety, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 'Plan B'
There once was an eager fellow named Stan
Every day he'd make an ambitious plan
   Then he'd go to the beach
   That day's plan Stan would breach
He'd switch to 'Plan B' ~ to work on his tan...Read More
Categories: switch, beach, change, motivation,
Form: Limerick
Conjuring Consuming
Watching a dream,
Unknowingly scream,
What does it mean and I'm thinking like a teen.
The night is dark,
Clouds and lightning spark,
As fear embark and i turned on the switch quick.

But there was no light,
And i felt there's no need to hide.
Uniting all...Read More
Categories: switch, dream, longing,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member CAN'T SLEEP

I should want to sleep
But I don’t
I can’t
I’m wired
I can barely close my eyes
I lay awake
Thoughts circling
Bobbing bubbling
Rolling around in my head
I worry and think of things
All jumbled
What ifs
Cloud my brain
Can’t seem to find
The off switch

posted on January 19, 2020...Read More
Categories: switch, angst, sleep, stress,
Form: Free verse
Smile's Salient Reincarnation
smile seeped'n acme
crushed by punctured
moaning metamorphoses met
rustic switch rent

grotesque grips gaunt
tumbling twain taunt
oozing odds sprout

saucy sauce swell
damped smirking dressed
felon fosters fell
smile's salient reincarnation
spanked saucy alakazam.
    20:01:18:11:11...Read More
Categories: switch, dark,
Form: Sonnet