Category Archives: Poetry

Hide and Seek

Hide and seek in the winter when no one wants to find you leaves you filled with sadness longing for a summer day and someone who cares

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No Comfort

The child sucks her thumb Father nurses a whiskey Comfort escapes both

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Don’t Wait

Don’t wait for the world to change but rather be the catalyst that starts the change Yes, you!

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Saying Too Much

I hold her hands to silence her the deaf girl has said too much

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The Cup

Grandmother’s cracked cup Center front on display Filling my house with sweet memories

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Go, Granny!

Sure, I can do this Just need a little practice Wow, go Granny, go!

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Teaching to Fear

Teaching a child to fear a stranger who offers candy leaves her fearful of all a sad commentary on our world

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Without Hope

The prostitute Sees no other options Life without hope

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War Never Ends

War does not end with a truce shattered lives missing limbs nightmares and those who do not return keeps it alive forever

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No, Thanks!

Wine glass upside down Signals my release From social drinking Please do not keep insisting Respect my right to say “no!”

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Storm of Veil

The clap of thunder Awakened the dead and me I let the dog in He was wet with rain and fear Warm wet fur comforted me ****************** Tanka (短歌 tan-kah “short song”) were an important part of Japanese poetry even … Continue reading

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Cruel Banter

Cruel banter does not cover-up aggression lack of compassion. Do not use humor as a weapon for the knife can cut both ways.

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Fashionable Lies

Mannequin curves do not reflect in my mirror. Where do they find these models who leave us feeling at fault?

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One More Grateful Day

A child with cancer Reminds us to be grateful Each day is a gift

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Love Food

Do not eat the food Made by one in ill-temper Wait for love-filled food

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Scolding

Scold not to excess Guilt is a very poor tool Teach with compassion

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His Side of the Bed

She sleeps on her side of the bed. Though he’s been gone for many years, her love is eternal.

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Red Hair Secrets

Red-headed child born To parents without this trait Whispers fill the air

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To Laugh, To Cry

  I both laugh and cry In my hour of loneliness Hoping to find love

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Well of Mother’s Love

Milk flows from her breast And love pours forth from her heart Well of Mother’s grace

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Consider All

Give importance to all for each is a piece of the puzzle discount nothing for all can be deciphered Symbols, dreams, happenstances luck, “good” and “bad” all reveals teaches tests Enter the mystical become one then none finally all

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Sin of Omission

I am without sin Because I’m afraid to try Sin of omission

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My Mother

A crying child Runs to its mother for love I miss my mother!

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Cruel Jealousy

Cruelty spews forth In jealousy, is its fire Tongues with sharp edges

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Unwanted Child

An unwanted child Is born with a broken heart Waiting to be loved

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