poetry

Okay

Four seasons Seven days Disputed reasons Whatever she says Years pass Many cycles Memories amass Of deft survival Still I know you didn’t mean it Until The emotional deficit Changed it all Rearranged it all Suddenly We were sliding out of control Glibly You said it was just like parole But you meant its over You didn’t dare say But it was truly over Like the end of a darkened day Done Washed away Gone Okay Lost forever Until We could never Fill The gap that was left Soiled Bereft Of meaning Celebrating Endings Eternal blackness Death and decay There is no other way And nothing left to say Okay

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Rumors of War

Inspired by a Facebook friend’s sarcastic post. Ebola Plane crashes Israeli war Russia may invade We will make you very afraid Climate change Murder Fracking too There is nothing that you can do Crucify Christians die Islamic terror Middle Eastern war Whatever scares you more? Don’t stop to think Don’t dare to breath Worry and worry more Be afraid, very afraid Ending times Prophecy Revelation Rumors of war But we have seen this all before! Controlling Cajoling No question Doom times are coming Why are you not running? Fear Keeps you mine Fear Keeps you in line Me? I am unafraid Laughing at how hard you try What will be will be But I will always be free Because apparently you forgot That in actuality this is my reality

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Talk, Talk

Talk, talk A talking head A constant stream Of incessant chatter Talk, talk Words in my head Is anyone listening Does it really matter? Aren’t we all talking to ourselves? A running commentary on our lives Describing that reality Emphasizing finality Gibbering our thoughts aloud Streaming podcasts in our head Writing, filming or recording The words we just said Talk, talk The walking dead It’s a constant dream That doesn’t matter Talk, talk Words that I have read Is anyone listening? Or am I already dead?

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All Sixes and Sevens

Six strings Strumming along Six stars In this song Six days to work hard And one to rest Six metals to reduce To the best A sixth sense Or six of the best Perfection Add one for Completion Six points to make Six cakes to bake Six maids a dancing Around a point Six gates to open Six planets around A golden Sun This song is nearly done Seventh heaven Seven seals Seven balanced Gently heals Six Seven On our way To that place heaven

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A Debt

You owe $5.56 Owe You owe Debt Owing Money Not a favor Buried in debt Owing you Owing me Silly me Indebted to you For what? A priceless thought Some brave and foolish action? No $5.56 That’s what.

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The Question Song

Am I alone in thinking these things? My imagination stirred not shaken Is it just a feature of disintegration? Do I run and hide or simply wait On the inevitable. Is action now too little too late? And simply horrendously regrettable? How will I know right from wrong? How do I tell true poetry from a lyrical song? What happens when we die? Why are we even born? Why are people so brutally cruel? Why do little children suffer? Why do the words that I utter Fail to find a mark? Is anyone really listening? Does anyone really care? Is anyone out there? Or am I all there is Alone Forlorn And ultimately forgotten.

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Love is all it Takes

Violence flares Bombs fall and rockets rain No one cares No one seems to give a damn Taking sides Pointing blame Both sides Are exactly the same! The only winner here Is the policy of hate Perpetrated by both sides Closed minds Innocents die Children cry No one gives a damn Love bleeds Hope dies Truth lies Evil stirs them on to war Stop this insanity No more Love is all it takes So simple a solution So hard to implement The resolution Is love.

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Divine Mind

Slinky silver surface Golden granite glow Show me what’s up And point me down below Ripples disturb the surface Images moving to and fro Shimmering silent shards With nowhere left to go Molecules are jostled Writhing en masse Weird wispy waters Lapping up to grass Moving like Mercury But not so retrograde Patterns in the mind The Gods play charade This pool goes deep Constantly water churning Eternal perpetual motion Intelligently discerning All is mind of the deity Vibrating fractal thought Reality as it might be Or was, but now forgot

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Poems Featured in Writer’s Wheel Magazine

Four of my poems have been featured in Writer’s Wheel magazine’s summer issue. They can be found on p42-43 and include three from Moon Whispers and one from Poems for the Little Room. The entire issue is packed with good stuff so do take a look and download it now…

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Fame Seeker

How fitting To see your name in print Fame always eluded you Now you are a household name A life lived in vain How very apt To see you truly succeed To have all those things You chased and fought for daily How bloody erie What a shame Your fame came too late Posthumous recognition Are you watching from some other place? Is there a smile upon your ghostly face?

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