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  • The Patriot's Fallen
    7

    The Patriot's Fallen

    8 weeks ago

  • fear not the ghosts .............poem
    12

    fear not the ghosts .............poem

    2 years ago

    I have seen this young boy over and over all through this life this ghost of a little brother we have played we have grown laughed cried and loved I've smiled as he played there on the linen colored soft ...

  • For rent a walk along a shore ........Verse
    6

    For rent a walk along a shore ........Verse

    2 years ago

    There is so much to contemplate in life or should I say there is for me from our origins to our very last destination life ......... what is this mystery do we walk alone and simply live it alone with a heart all...

  • One  small dose of nature ...........Poem
    8

    One small dose of nature ...........Poem

    2 years ago

    Who will keep step with me tonight or should I keep step with you lets walk along the dusk laden dirt road we'll take in the perfect view Just you and I and you can chatter on for a while if you chose I may simply...

  • Turning away from time .........Verse
    9

    Turning away from time .........Verse

    2 years ago

    I sit quietly allowing only simple presence of mind to keep track of my time wanting simply to unhook from life from the hours from all those I know A soft dappling of sun and shadow are all that filter through to...

  • I hear her name on the wind..........poetry
    11

    I hear her name on the wind..........poetry

    2 years ago

    A photo of a condor over the grand canyon At the ocean when the salt wind lays in the sand alone through the still of night or when the cool breezes of September awaken for the stars just right sometimes I do...

  • Reflection in the glass.............Poetry
    5

    Reflection in the glass.............Poetry

    2 years ago

    I see the man in the window for one moment but I recognize him only at great cost placing my fingers on the glass I realize that my touch is nearly lost Older now and older looking this stranger who stands before me...

  • I wish that I was beautiful ...........verse
    4

    I wish that I was beautiful ...........verse

    2 years ago

    The child sit's at the edge of humanity a pitiful existence and his lonely heart cries " I wish that I were beautiful too" in soul bending insistence Golden hair and worn out shoes hand me down soul and heart So why...

  • Sanctuario in the desert    ......       verse
    4

    Sanctuario in the desert ...... verse

    2 years ago

    Into the desert along the plateau I searched long and hard if for no other reason seeking the perfect arroyo along dry riverbeds of my soul my destiny this path alone One image in my mind I would know it when I...

  • Last chance for love ...........poetry
    7

    Last chance for love ...........poetry

    2 years ago

    These eye's search outward and fleetingly over the heads in the city crowd the din of traffic loud and unsettling the masses of ego loud the question is constant the answer evading and unforgiving how can human touch...

  • The confliction of the poet
    9

    The confliction of the poet

    2 years ago

    If only I could find the feeling one and the same Of that that comes from writing to you while this other seems so lame Around humanity loneliness expands itself blooming like so many weeds growing to task And yet...

  • Loneliness and it's free ride...........Verse
    8

    Loneliness and it's free ride...........Verse

    2 years ago

    As true loneliness accompanies one's life the life itself becomes the affliction We travel to exotic emotions we seek out the reasons and so alone simply goes with us It's as if it were there all along the ultimate...

  • Jealousy of  the nightime.........poem
    8

    Jealousy of the nightime.........poem

    2 years ago

    Can we ever know if the afternoons are simply jealous of the dusk when evening breezes arrive and break the hearts of those of the day in trust When the inversions of cool night air have saved me time and time again...

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    "You can't eat medals son "...........poem

    2 years ago

    He looked down into the small cardboard box with a satin velvet lining and immediately his eye's darkened and the center lost their shining I had found hidden away in his closet an array of ribbons medals and a...

  • I don't mind the storms at all ......poetry
    10

    I don't mind the storms at all ......poetry

    2 years ago

    Constant this rolling of thunderous clouds storms and lightning crashing across the skies Echoing on into the afternoon as if memory alone directs the course and that all it implies The promise of rain is delivered...

  • Not one more word  ...........verse
    5

    Not one more word ...........verse

    2 years ago

    There are times there are just times when the simple insatiable meaning in these my own written words just isn't enough to feed my emotions it escapes me it eludes me and yet once again I reach for the page and I...

  • She swims into the night .............Verse
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    She swims into the night .............Verse

    2 years ago

    Go willingly my love step gingerly into the sea and shiver arms over bare breast's such an elusive dream I will stand alone and secretly watch as you tilt your beauty back and smile naked to the waist your thighs as...

  • Will you teach me this ?............verse
    8

    Will you teach me this ?............verse

    2 years ago

    Who will teach me how to hate or of the honor in war Is it then you who will teach me how to hide from what it is that hurts who will teach me how to imagine I can love without a cost what about how to raise a child ...

  • To relish in the rains .............Verse
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    To relish in the rains .............Verse

    2 years ago

    A heavy rain drums down the surface of shingles splashing into the gutters clattering away down the spout and swishes across the gravel in the drive without shame I look out through the valley as the mist descends...

  • Yours from the beginning  .......Prayer
    16

    Yours from the beginning .......Prayer

    2 years ago

    Just who are we to grieve or to let tears flow in terrible sorrow who are we to hurt for today and again tomorrow He was yours from the very beginning and on to eternity how he loved the birds and flowers his...

  • Of Men and Rain .............verse
    7

    Of Men and Rain .............verse

    2 years ago

    Just what almighty purpose is served to stand and watch silently the falling rains the drumming on the tin roof the rivulets channeling emotions without refrains Incessantly it roars in sounds of rivers down the...

  • Blue Bonnet Highway.........for Nellieanna Hay
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    Blue Bonnet Highway.........for Nellieanna Hay

    2 years ago

    Heard the words in the line of a song and before I knew it I was there There's something special in Texas and it's isn't only in the warm dry air There's an angel down there who's smile is just as beautiful as the...

  • Daniels  mountain incident ............         Poem
    2

    Daniels mountain incident ............ Poem

    2 years ago

    'Your father and his father before him' she softly sang as the baby slept in the shadows of pine Together they dozed in summers satiating breeze forgotten by place and time Long before they came and stole you away...

  • Where true love lands .......poetry
    2

    Where true love lands .......poetry

    2 years ago

    There's but divine innocence in the magic of a woman's meaningful smile You know the one ....the one that lights up her face widening her laugh by a mile That smile involves everything about her.... her laugh her...

  • In today moments ...........poetic verse
    11

    In today moments ...........poetic verse

    2 years ago

    There are memories and moments the taste of coffee there are visions of touching you thirty years later and I still see your face the flow of your hair and the mesmerizing sway of your hips as you walked away you...

  • 1,000- nd.  Hubs .......The Color of Love .
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    1,000- nd. Hubs .......The Color of Love .

    2 years ago

    I have wondered for awhile what I should write for this milestone ! Here it is ! For the Color of Love No longer will I mosey about in a mood of rejection As of today I will hold every chance meeting up in the...

  • What do you want from love ? ...........Poetry
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    What do you want from love ? ...........Poetry

    2 years ago

    it come's in on cat's feet or goes away in a super storm It blinds a woman to her own emotional needs but the needs of a man are born we stand before a woman in silence for all the words have been spoken She'll try...

  • Touching the face of the beauty----poetry
    9

    Touching the face of the beauty----poetry

    2 years ago

    in dark continuous silences of the night I reach out my fingers towards her face I watch as the her ivory flesh relaxes and her shaded eye's close just one softening trace I trace out the lines and shadows that...

  • Love happens in a vacuum ?
    9

    Love happens in a vacuum ?

    2 years ago

    Much like the monarch butterfly just happens to circle my world each year in perfect rhyme Or the rain begins and ends in the night as we sleep unknowing of the time Love cannot be conjured up out of wishes no...

  • Brother in Arms............A Tribute
    11

    Brother in Arms............A Tribute

    2 years ago

    My big brother Not much more than a boy were you then and away you were called proud and beautiful in the colors of soldier blue tall in shadow so alive in spirit and smile The men behind the shadows waited patiently...

  • Impending heartache .... dog verse
    8

    Impending heartache .... dog verse

    2 years ago

    We will have to part it seems where have these short years gone my love and yet who knows who might really go first I don't know why but I never loved a dog like this one this is so different though this is my Bud ...

  • Casual observations........
    7

    Casual observations........

    2 years ago

    Sometimes the best responses lay unspoken I stepped in from the winter blizzard the restaurant - store was warm yet uninviting in the corner the proprietors look up from the drunken distractions of a couple of...

  • A Violin and salad.............verse
    4

    A Violin and salad.............verse

    2 years ago

    Sender petite she moved barefoot across the kitchen floor to a sonata in one hand a paring knife in the other a salad bowl she twirls as beautify as a ballerina sometimes she even hums a melody sounding as content...

  • I danced with Grace.......      poem
    0

    I danced with Grace....... poem

    2 years ago

    I wrote this for Grace ...... Grace undressed herself slowly as she entered into the shallow tide She let out her arms and twirled laughing at the wind in which she'd abide It was as if you walked on that water...

  • Dialation in poetry
    6

    Dialation in poetry

    2 years ago

    What haven't I learned in writing what haven't I felt and all truly so self taught euphoria pain anger joy An insatiable soul dives fully into itself and opens it's eye's under this ocean of emotion but what...

  • Whispering of  wishes  ........poetry
    8

    Whispering of wishes ........poetry

    2 years ago

    These unspoken promises these dreams these desires are but a solo journey to solitude and you will learn dreams are for small boys and fools The boy will grow to a man the dreams fall by the way that beauty that you...

  • Dust's of  existance............verse
    7

    Dust's of existance............verse

    2 years ago

    Is that what it all comes down to ? A thick layer of an ever thinning dust everything around us eventually breaks down to it's smallest form You know it does too don't you ? wipe one finger across the underside of...

  • The voices heard by the poet
    2

    The voices heard by the poet

    2 years ago

    Voices They are everywhere at times speaking one over the other in the glitter of sun on the water or the purple of snow covered hillside I hear them and I hear you My Labrador looks at me stoic posed so regal and...

  • a poets only dream..............poetry
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    a poets only dream..............poetry

    2 years ago

    Nothing changes at the hand of poetry worlds do not keep from colliding with a line that may forever alter the heart still mankind lies biding a loving heart may melt another making polar caps go missing ...

  • One thousand  hubs ?  ..............poem
    6

    One thousand hubs ? ..............poem

    2 years ago

    Milestones are only for those who count away the miles Calendars for those who await the ends of life while the funeral man smiles Why measure anything at all or keep track of this all the more Go ahead make your...

  • To hell with the BLM  .........Verse
    2

    To hell with the BLM .........Verse

    2 years ago

    Walking along some lost rim of stone in the big horn mountains of Wyoming I am reminded of a past shared between a horse and a man in all his roaming We relied one upon the other so freely without a thought we once...

  • Irish mom Scots dad.............poetry
    19

    Irish mom Scots dad.............poetry

    2 years ago

    Dad always said all the blame was to your "Irish temper "as you glared at him and snickered aloud And you would say yes but why not blame your "Scottish moods" mean and proud And we like all kids would look from one...

  • Winter's  sonata....... poem
    8

    Winter's sonata....... poem

    2 years ago

    Walking from one frosted window to another the ivories softly tinkling E minor from above I reminisce of many years gone by of other winters and songs I love I am of too small a mind to know how to play my own music...

  • Peace of granite.........for my brothers
    13

    Peace of granite.........for my brothers

    2 years ago

    I come here often to the place of green pine bows blowing through this timeless valley the rich green maple leaves dancing and turning on the softest sheathes of wind In he distance I can hear the traffic noises of...

  • Where blue sky turns to black.................cowboy poetry
    21

    Where blue sky turns to black.................cowboy poetry

    2 years ago

    I sat there for an hour or so listening to the old man talk on and on he talked about the old days and old people he talked about mom And then as the sky turned to golden and dusky night arrived his talking became a...

  • Writing on the highway ...........poem
    8

    Writing on the highway ...........poem

    2 years ago

    It may be a day of rain on the two lane or one of sun blistering through the windshield yet I have been known to stop along the way It may be a sad reminder of music from the speakers a snide remark by some...

  • Onward comes the dark ........verse
    11

    Onward comes the dark ........verse

    2 years ago

    In the tiniest increments in winter afternoon night soon begins Just a simple shadow on the undersides of grey leafless limbs I love the afternoon of golden tint on linen colored snow And patiently await the gift...

  • Nothing so delicate ...........poem
    6

    Nothing so delicate ...........poem

    2 years ago

    No nothing to delicate nor a beauty so pure As a woman's bare feet in my view that's for sure Her shoulder oh yea her belly button yes oh of course But without the bare skin of a woman life could be worse Now ...

  • Never Not alone ..........Verse
    6

    Never Not alone ..........Verse

    2 years ago

    He will suffer that way in silence while in solitude no matter what they say he will find his center there at the end of a stress filled day He sits quietly in spite of the crowd they can have the laughs the shouts...

  • Not meant  for this earth.......verse
    9

    Not meant for this earth.......verse

    3 years ago

    The river this afternoon reflects the broken surface of sky of forests and of fauna the sound of the whitewater rushing over stones and boulders older than time itself are too loud to even bother with an echo The...

  • Men and passion
    9

    Men and passion

    3 years ago

    To lose faith in love is one thing but to give up faith in life quite another the heart after all can still heal but of love why bother Did you really love the color of red or the crimson in her hair now I just pass...

  • Afterglow ............free verse
    6

    Afterglow ............free verse

    3 years ago

    It is the after hours of life itself that hold me in contemplation after a birth in a beginning after the party in my youth after the end of love as a young lover the afterglow After the gifts were opened after the...

  • Reaching out  .........poetry
    4

    Reaching out .........poetry

    3 years ago

    Lonely is as lonely does and where will you even begin to suffer it quietly and stoically in solitude now wouldn't that be a sin You have so much to offer them isn't that just what you said Or is this the spoken...

  • Imminence of Chaos
    4

    Imminence of Chaos

    3 years ago

    Are we to enjoy the tranquility while it's here ready or not Can it even be recognized or acquired while it's still fresh and hot Fire in the center blood runs red in the sewers Another serving up of politics get out...

  • Beautiful  Gardener......poem
    5

    Beautiful Gardener......poem

    3 years ago

    Watching the beauty of her body as it moves her dress for gardening soiled at the hem Visions of last night ...I sigh at the image of her breasts and my hands fumbling around them I listen to her humming a sweet...

  • I hear the wolf crying do you ? .........poetry
    10

    I hear the wolf crying do you ? .........poetry

    3 years ago

    There are many times that if I think about it at all that mankind disgusts me and in particular when I hear your call He has beaten you down with sticks he has poured kerosene into your dens everything man has...

  • How profitable a poet..........Verse
    6

    How profitable a poet..........Verse

    3 years ago

    Take these lines from my hand they are all free for the taking But with them take my needs my emotions this incessant yearning too they can all be yours On the sidewalk in front of my house along with the old used...

  • Onward my child to racism
    9

    Onward my child to racism

    3 years ago

    Form up the children fresh youthful battle lines along those ivory towered walls no matter they know not of what they march the activist master calls Pass along that pamphlet the next person in front the banner the...

  • Deep in my Northeast Kingdom .........verse
    12

    Deep in my Northeast Kingdom .........verse

    3 years ago

    I watch almost without breathing as the fire of winter afternoon spreads rather quickly across hillsides outside of the "bog " turning the spruce forest golden and the tamaracks even brighter leaving the low lands...

  • Winter Memories -Hubpage Challenge .......Mine.
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    Winter Memories -Hubpage Challenge .......Mine.

    3 years ago

    I awoke to the sounds and smells of a winter morning , coffee percolating , soft quiet country music ,even the weather report and news on the radio , I lay there for a moment in bed , wrapping the skim blankets around...

  • Avoiding of the eyes ............poem
    1

    Avoiding of the eyes ............poem

    3 years ago

    Is it because they are too soulful or that they reflect the pain of the soul inside why won't you look me in the eye's what do we have to hide You walk by me now the way you did the homeless beggar on the street All...

  • Decembers Drive ..........poem
    3

    Decembers Drive ..........poem

    3 years ago

    There are times .......when on my drive home I take the long way around Melancholy surrounds me at this time of year I can't seem to find the ground It's just old memories of that I'm pretty sure there's no need to...

  • Racial Respect   .......Poem
    9

    Racial Respect .......Poem

    3 years ago

    How simply saddening how wrong how childish It's so simple in retrospect this whole issue of what do we do ? How do we do what's simply right ? Stop looking and seeing nothing and look beyond just black and...

  • Feathers of the Indian .......Poem
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    Feathers of the Indian .......Poem

    3 years ago

    Claim to all the walk on the trail of tears guess it don't make you one of them You fight so well the warriors war I guess we'll still be your friend Little Eichmann sure is a terror on his trail so too are you on...

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