Category Archives: Poetry

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Sunny Day Haikus

The warmth is a drug Pulling me out of my seat Outside addictions How I yearn to read Out under the sagging elm The book as my world An escape calls me Beautiful realms crying out Touching upon mine The … Continue reading

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To My Mother, For Her Fiftieth Birthday

Today we’ll gather at my mother’s house to celebrate her 50th birthday (though it actually occurred on Christmas Eve). My uncle has made a casket, and my aunt bought a coffin-shaped cake. My aunt is writing a eulogy, and my … Continue reading

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Stupid Toe Terms

Tootsies, tootsies Are toes on your footsies!

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Something Is Missing

Something Is Missing Something is missing A void I can’t bear. Something is missing ‘Cause you are not there. I took you for granted With hardly a care. I took you for granted Something quite rare. I can but look … Continue reading

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OK

Poem #17 O.K. Oh, K. shall I speak to you Adulations solely dear Whisper I such sweet sought sounds As I hold you safely near List you how your sight enthralls Whilst you’re held within my arms Hair, scent of … Continue reading

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White Rose

Poem #16: White Rose White petals of your rose, Innocent and pure, Mirror silent thoughts of you Secrets cannot endure. Innocence, for hopes and dreams Purity and truth. Feelings a shy heart can hold Impossibly aloof. How can a single … Continue reading

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Angel

Instead of going a second day in a row without posting, I’ll put up a poem that you can all try not to comment on. This is poem #15: Angel The vision before me A luminescent sight An ethereal angel … Continue reading

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Emotional Prisons

Since nothing else has popped into my mind, let’s talk poetry. Poetry is emotionally driven–either you are writing from your own emotions or you are trying to stir emotion in others. Let’s look at some deep emotions from many, many … Continue reading

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Ex Tenebris

Out of the darkness He sprang into place Running from something Pained look on his face Out of the darkness He slipped into view How long had he been there? What did he do? Out of the gloom Out of … Continue reading

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“Courage”

We meet every day I have so much I want to say Were I not so afraid I could tell you these things Your eyes, they envelop me I never know how much you see Had I the strength I … Continue reading

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More Haiku

Brian draws all day Comics are his specialty He inks in gravy

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“Together”

Together Of the ways you make me happy There’s one thing I know for sure The gifts you give are better When you’re with me sitting here There is no way of telling I don’t have the words to say … Continue reading

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World of Haiku

(RETRO MONKEY EXHIBIT: This post was on my original site…when I was posting in HTML.) Main Entry: hai·ku Pronunciation: ‘hI-(“)kü Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural haiku Etymology: Japanese : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing … Continue reading

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Gummy Bears

(RETRO MONKEY EXHIBIT: This post was on my original site…when I was posting in HTML.) A story/song, written a stanza at a time, by emailing back and forth: Roger: Their magic And mystery Are part of their history Along with … Continue reading

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Broken Crown

Not my favorite poem, and not considered “finished”, though I haven’t been able to add to it the last couple times I tried. I do think the trailing off leaves the reader thinking, though, which I like. This, too, was … Continue reading

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“Tell Me”

Tell me your name is “S” Let me into a bit of your world Come and get it off of your chest Let the secrets you hide slowly unfurl Tell me you live on 7th Street Don’t you know I’m … Continue reading

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“You And Me”

This was written about staring up at the nighttime sky. I have done this a few times. Not much, though I do enjoy it. There is just something about insects incessantly gnawing through your skin that takes away from a … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday!

The trees need trimming The plants need weeding The roof needs new shingles, too The gutter needs fixing The siding, replacing Simply to name but a few. The garage is all dusty The hallways are musty The shrubbery overgrows its … Continue reading

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Poem: Through The Window

I’ve been trying to post my poems in the order I have written them (since I began with the pollution-themed ones), but have been lax in posting any poems at all since other things have popped into my brain. Here … Continue reading

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“Waiting”

Here is, chronologically, my fifth poem. If poetry is not your thing, please note I have commentary following. Waiting By myself through the days and the nights All alone when I look to the sky My friends all out late … Continue reading

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