Tag Archives: Poetry

Salvation

And when the door swung wide In the lustrous light stood a child Come, leave the darkness she said Cross over, join me in the light Your journey does not end here It simply changes form The you that you … Continue reading

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Poetry 101

When I started writing my blog back around 2012, I was focused mostly on poetry.  I had been a contributor to another website that was purely into poetry and had contests, which whetted my appetite for the genre.   We … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Girl

I cherish the perfection laid before me The innocence of my sleeping child Auburn hair, draped upon her pillow Lollipops and candy canes Frolic in technicolor dreams In her world of make believe I dare not deny I am her … Continue reading

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Written Gifts

Staring, anxiousDesperate to createIn the voidThoughts tumble, defy definition Words, tangledSort them, bend them Place them Change, discard Again, start againThink, scribeYes, yes, that is itSculpted lines Fly, take wingSing of meScatter on the windWithout discretion My gift, humbleOffered, GivenMy rewardAcceptance

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Guitars and Barstools

Another night, another townLike those I’ve left behindHonky tonks and cheap hotelsAnd girls that are inclined To drink your whiskey, tell you liesLaugh at all your jokesDance real close, head on your shoulderTrying hard to coax Another drink, another dollarTil … Continue reading

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Misty Morn

Though it surrounds me I cannot find today I am cloaked instead By a misty morn Gentle breakers kiss the pier Bell buoys peal forlornly Casting about in obscurity Searching A distant lighthouse responds It’s mesmeric cadence Beckons Boats tease … Continue reading

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Homeless

Shuffling down the sidewalkHis life in plastic bagsSocieties discarded remnantsA dog of suspect lineageFrayed rope for a leash Diverted glances avoid his beingWide birth given to his courseDowncast eyes try not to noticeHurt hidden within rumpled clothes All but forgotten Reduced … Continue reading

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Kentucky Girl

 She was a Kentucky girlBred from champion stockProud and beautiful to seeFrom her head to her fetlock Her body was magnificentSixteen hands in sizeA shiny, rippling chestnut coatWhite blaze between her eyes I could see she was a yearlingShe never … Continue reading

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Daisy Claus

When I was just a little guy And Christmas time grew near Each day my excitement grew But my Mother made it clear Santa Claus would only come To houses with good boys If I didn’t do my chores I … Continue reading

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Lonely Is The Road

Lonely is the roadThat wanders Without directionStretching Walked in solitudeReluctantly No beginning or endSuspended Wrapped in ones-selfChallenge the sensesWhat lies aheadExpectations Caught in a dreamMotion without reasonCloaked in possibilitySearching

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