The chained dog lunges at passers by
Barking fiercely at those who catch his eye
He knows the length of chain on his neck
Scaring those willing to stop by and check
His life is cold he's all alone
His owner scarcely…Continue
Like a Chessboard Pawn
Daybreak is here and tomorrow may never come
Love is the heartbreaker fear of the total…Continue
Your Wrestle With Life
Nobody wants you this much is true
Might as well be a tiny cloud in a sky of blue
Unseen and unnoticed within their midst
Might as well be a…
Again, spring ran ahead, horizontal 62 hour rain and hail, flat screen replete (never complete) nor perfect, ever, another checker marathon, audio of Sunlight Dialogues, rooftops balconies, A-train, Coltrane, cross-town elephants winked, eyes on scratchless screens nary blinked, incessant angst or dread, how will all the children be fed, genie in the bottle, maybe back to Walgreens, for 100 red noses: glued…Continue
Was your life your personal plane crash?
Seemed like it all went by in a flash
You never had time to reach your dream
It all seemed like some diabolical scheme,
Love was right there at the tip…
Dear Open Saloners:
I don't come here much, but I have an announcement to make and I couldn't think of a better place to put it. (This will also appear on Orphans of Open Salon on Facebook, so I am addressing both groups at once.)
Some of you will remember me as SageMerlin from Open Salon. I used the sagemerlin account to publish my poetry and Alan Milner for my prose.
I just had one of those possible end of life health scares and, while I am not yet completely out of…Continue
I keep trying to move on from this graveyard place in my mind
But the past just keeps on creeping up on me from behind,
What happened then was just an illusion…
You Used to Say
I remember when you used to say
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The things I owe gratitude for,-
oh no that's too stilted.
What I loved much better...
I loved these days in harmony with spirit
and nature and family and eros.
Cannot minimize the many, many times we loved.
We failed. We trusted again.
Because what else was it? The best we could give.
Water. Fire. Wood. Gold and Earth.
We burned through them all didn't we?
Til there is no more to worry over...
"I don't know why…Continue
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Than To Be With Me
You’d rather be beaten than be with me
You said this would set you free
Thought that’s what I…Continue
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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
(aka - Acey/Deucey)
some times there presents a Dark Side,
it comes stealthy, an alert or a glimmer,
SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE
what does it feel like to know someone loves…Continue
I bet you still miss me my ego says in a dream
That'll happen when the oceans stand up and scream,
When the birds fly north on a winter's day
When the twelve…
My Little Brown Cow
My little brown cow you're still with me somehow
My little fluffy cat you were gone just like that
It seems that life is the loss of all that's…
Added by Doc Vega on April 22, 2018 at 5:22am — No Comments
the good news: THEY'RE STILL DANCING!
I dare you to watch this and not tear up - just a tiny bit. it's the greatest wedding video ever!
I'm working on an aux drive that has everything and the moon on it, and this was…Continue
THE SUBTLE SHIFT
Where comes the rift, the subtle shift of Ideals?
In process, execution, and impetus, what was once One's tenant
OS describe tomorrow's bread, ethics first cures thirst }Land of F.R.E.E!
We said all that, some of it }Wolf on fish
No time to rehearse }[That bites!]
The train delayed huge gas }PSI lbs.Sq."
lobby (God bless mobility, chemo swabe, chemo KIA) }Hey…Continue
when the devil knocks
his tap screaming in your skull
be aware he will enter
whether you answer or not
he does not wipe his filth on the doormat
but will come inside and take the best seat