All Blog Posts Tagged 'Poetry' (626)



forget of thine…


Added by The Songbird on October 27, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges

Remember these idiots?

In the words of Forrest Gump's Mama, "Stupid is as stupid does."…


Added by JMac1949 Today on October 27, 2016 at 4:55pm — 13 Comments



Added by The Songbird on October 18, 2016 at 9:37am — 3 Comments

How To Survive A Movie Review

Recently I have seen a couple of movies I thought were good. Movies. I don't call them films because I have a college education that included studying films.

Films as I remember, usually had somebody Swedish in them, were often shot in a quasi-grainy black & white fashion, had sub-titles and…


Added by alsoknownas on October 18, 2016 at 8:00am — 38 Comments

Uncomplicating the Heart

Marriage is tricky.  Love is complicated.  And not complicated.  It’s the uncomplicated kind that I miss the most.  The kind of love that made everything else disappear.  You remember it, or you might be in it now.  I remember falling in love, especially during a cold, Chicago winter.  It was the best thing in the world.  I remember waking up on a freezing February morning, next to that warm skin, under blankets, safe.  It didn’t matter how expensive the blankets were, or where we…


Added by Annmarie Handley on October 14, 2016 at 9:07am — 16 Comments

Dylan is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature - I'm Wondering What Emmerling Might have to Say About That...

I'm wondering what JME might say about Bob Dylan as a Nobel Laureate...

I'm still missing dear James.

Added by JMac1949 Today on October 13, 2016 at 7:28am — 11 Comments

A Dream and a Poem

I had a bad dream last night, and I hope it's not prescient, but I'm going to put it here just in case. I dreamt that Joe Biden was sworn in to be President, with Michelle Obama watching with a tear stained face. It was a distorted image, and it looked like they were doing it in a secret location.…


Added by Phyllis on October 9, 2016 at 5:17pm — 7 Comments

I Thought I Heard Somebody Call My Name

October comes and goes. Many people whom I have loved or that had an influence on me left in October.

I think October will be my month. Not this one mind you, but some October.

On a balmy and windy day, leaves curl and drop from their branches.

Sun breaking through the light cloud cover hits my skin.

I raise my collar, yet it still chills me.

The wind whispers to me: Listen .

I've heard this…


Added by alsoknownas on October 5, 2016 at 8:00am — 20 Comments

Mid-Life Birthday Arrives in the Nick of Time

I mentioned this birthday to a friend the other day in an e-mail.

Having a birthday certainly beats the alternative of not having more birthdays to celebrate, but it's not feeling like some milestone has been reached yet. 

This one is supposed to be significant. This particular age, that is. Leastways, that's what I've been told.

Business associates have mentioned it. "Are you going to be in the office Tuesday?"

"Oh no...what's that mean?" I shouted in my…


Added by alsoknownas on August 30, 2016 at 7:30am — 35 Comments

Political Parsing and Blending : Truth Takes A Nosedive

It's not as if it were really news to me.

I haven't thought for some time now that the decisions we are being asked to make are based on facts.

You say this, I say that, you say "Yes, but..", I say " Well maybe, but...".



Added by alsoknownas on August 25, 2016 at 10:30am — 57 Comments

Under The Canopy of the Milky Way

Under the Milky Way

Hundreds of miles from here

The skies will pop and sparkle 

as shooting stars skritch and scratch

their luminous spears across the visible universe

the lake will erupt

in reflection



Added by alsoknownas on August 12, 2016 at 8:30am — 25 Comments



Pax is not a symbol of pain,

it is a symbol of Life,

and the way it…


Added by The Songbird on August 8, 2016 at 6:01pm — 2 Comments

All I Want Is The Truth

I'm sick and tired of hearing things

From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth

I've had enough of reading things

By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians

All I want is the truth

Just gimme some truth

~ John Winston Lennon


I can't break it down like some. The internet is…


Added by alsoknownas on August 2, 2016 at 7:30am — 76 Comments


With trauma, time ceased

It's fabric tattered and torn…


Added by M. C. Sears on July 23, 2016 at 2:35pm — 10 Comments

For The Little Girl

This is a warm hand for the little girl

who kept the broken promises

beneath her bed

Small white lilies she hid

hoping to believe

This is for the chubby hands

covering her head

and the surprise in her bruised eyes

And for those in the world

who might step in raging

Enough of this!

Clench the flying fists

that breaks the holiness



Added by Phibby Venable on May 28, 2016 at 8:01pm — 5 Comments

I Love Bearded Iris

Before you read further I would just like to clarify that I have not run off to join the circus with my new GF.



Added by alsoknownas on April 29, 2016 at 10:30am — 35 Comments



I don't think I do well with…


Added by The Songbird on April 17, 2016 at 9:00am — 7 Comments



Added by The Songbird on March 12, 2016 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Winter's Fading Breath

No sky

No ground…


Added by M. C. Sears on March 6, 2016 at 11:45am — 7 Comments

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