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ManlyPoetryMan

Joined 13 years ago from (Texas) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

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    A Salesman's Most Important Presentation Yet...

    9 days ago

    Step Right Up and Have I Got a Deal for You... If You got'ta few minutes...Hang with me...Until I'm through. I have a Deal for You...and I have to Admit...It is Pretty Good... I also admit that Most won't give it the consideration that they should. The Complexity of this particular Perplexity...

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    Where There's Smoke...Or "Tunneling Into Neuschwabenland"

    4 months ago

    Who's thinking out there? "Tunneling into NEUSCHWABENLAND"... Wondering if the Nazis got to the end of World War II...without an "End-Game" plan ? Looking at the things that Nikola Tesla did over 100 years ago... Thinking that some of his ideas could easily be put into place. Mysteries Abound.

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    Westbury

    4 months ago

    When you take a look back a little closer on your life...and see that the place you grew up in was a pretty, quaint little area...that had some really cool and some normal average things to it. Then, you start to write about it and realize how fortunate you were to have grown-up there.

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    "We Don't Need Another Poet"

    8 months ago

    The World looks to someone who can bring words to Poetry like never before... Who will be the Poet that emerges through that ultimately narrow door ? For many people know how to write glorious words in poetic form... But One More Poet may be One More Poet than what everyone needs!

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    "Was Geschah Mit Der Strudel?"

    9 months ago

    It 'twas the case of the missing Strudel...Known by everyone at work... The One who had taken it would forever be labeled a "jerk". My Strudel, My Strudel...How could you leave me so soon...My Chocolate Walnut filling with icing Strudel...it tastes so well. Disappeared in the blink of an eye!

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    Reminiscing With No Regrets

    5 months ago

    I was at the grocery store...trying to decide between two cans of corn... When...in the middle of all my thinking...I heard a familiar sax horn. I stopped...and I was no longer there...leaning on a cart in Aisle 7... Staring straight through all the stocked cans...I could've sworn I was in Heaven

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    "On Elissa...We Will Sail" Poem

    7 months ago

    Could I have actually experienced Her setting Sail once again...with her Old Crew ? I looked back towards her Main Sails...As once again a strong gust blew through. "On Elissa...We will Sail"...I thought I heard...one more time though very, very soft... This time I could almost barely see...

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    Know Me For Who I Am

    7 months ago

    Know Me...Because I will not come this way again. Know Me...Because I come from a place we all once knew. I have saddled up to deliver you a message. Who knows it may be my last!? But that's me...just being "Poetic".

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    Besieged: "Victory or Death"

    10 months ago

    Wanted to contemplate the thought of what it must have felt like to be totally "Besieged" and in Charge. One thing that we can look to William Barret Travis and have an account of how he handled himself during such a moment in time. I know a Marine who also faced fighting back while being surrounded

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    Right When My Heart Shattered

    7 months ago

    Wow...I hadn't listened to "The Cars" in a few years. Yesterday, I heard that their frontman had passed away: Ric Ocasek,(March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019).RIP...So much appreciation and respect for your Music. Probably, like so many...I had to go and listen to their music once again.Hit "Play"

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    Bandera

    7 months ago

    When a Youngster, who is stuck on the life "Auto-Pilot" of just getting by in the Big City, wears the label "Urban Cowboy" with distinction...What happens when he finds himself at a "Dude Ranch" where the Country meets the Road? (Pun Intended!)

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    This Grave’s Last Flowers

    3 years ago

    When Once A Person Brought Life to this World and All Their Surroundings...then Time goes by where even the One's that remember the person...have all gone. Does it even matter? The Planet has a way of moving on without us. My question is: Do we have a plan for going on without being on this Planet

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    "Keep Spurrin'...Keep Hangin' On!" (Ode to a Rodeo Cowboy)

    3 months ago

    What makes a Rodeo Cowboy...hop up on those crazy animals and ride? I sure have a lot of respect for riding through the whole 8 second ride...for those that are able....or skilled...or are just lucky!

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    "Point Blank, Texas"

    8 months ago

    I have been to Point Blank, Texas...and there wasn't much there at all... If you trip on the edge of the city line...you might be out of town before you fall. Point Blank, Texas...where there isn't...really all that much there... Unless you like plenty of East Texas Rolling Hills, Pine Trees,

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    "A Perfect World"

    6 weeks ago

    "A Perfect World"...is the perfect world we visit on the internet and then appears in most every comment section of every Article or YouTube Video...where everyone has to say the "exact' perfect things..."all-knowingly". And they are exceedingly well-versed...as to a near perfect expert status.

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    An Old Oklahoma Guitar: John Denver

    3 months ago

    "They say he was born...in his 27th year..." "To a place he never knew"... but loved very dear.

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    A Few Strands of Barbed-Wire Fence

    9 months ago

    While driving...I witnessed a couple of Horses...trotting to the other side of a pasture. Out of nowhere...a little foal took off to catch up to them...and then it blew right by. The only thing that held it back...from going any further...was a few strands of barbed-wire fence.

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    I Ain't Going Nowhere Fast...

    7 months ago

    You know what? If I ever had a chance to write a Country Song...It would go a little something like this... " I Ain't Going Nowhere Fast...But I Know I'll Get There Pretty Soon... I've been Shootin' For The Stars...and only landing on the Moon. It is clear...you left the Memory of Us...way...

  • At Graveside's Edge
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    At Graveside's Edge

    8 months ago

    At Graveside's Edge...is a time when you can't say everything you would like to have said to the one being lowered in the ground. Better to say it now! My Mother-in-Law had a saying...She told all her children that she would rather that they bring her all the flowers they wanted to give her now...

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    The "Was" Poem...a Poem About "Was"

    3 months ago

    I was contemplating the word: "Was"...and felt certain there was something to it which gets overlooked in our regular every day thinking. The usage of "Was" is very common...when it comes to using words. Surely, there is more to "Was"...then what I was thinking? Then again...What was I thinking?

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    "Holding Down the Fort"-13 Days of Defending the Alamo

    9 months ago

    A legend was born in Texas... Actually...it was made. It was made the hard way. It came at the heftiest price that any one of us can imagine. It came at the price of Approx 185 Alamo Defenders. How can you describe the brave actions of men who realize that there will be no reinforcements...no...

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    To Forgive Myself is Harder Still...

    5 months ago

    A testament...to my stubborn will... To Forgive myself...is harder still. For all the dumb things I have done... When I should've stood my ground...instead of being on the run. As if forgetting about things...makes them go away... Often...when they return to me...I find they're there to...

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    "Sun Dog"...You Are Free...

    8 months ago

    Well...We all have good memories that last a lifetime. This one is of a Country dog that used to run around the Countryside...near a lake...at my Grandparent's Cabin. A memory that brings me great joy

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    Echoes Through The Forest

    9 months ago

    "There are Echoes in the Forest...and there are many shadows, too... And in them...I will fade away...far from detection by you... I can escape and I can hide... Maybe...even stay hidden by your side."

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    "In Praha Town..." (A Great Texas Weekend Getaway Trip)

    3 months ago

    In Praha Town...Texas...everything is lulled to a quieter existence...out past the "Big City" grind... With rolling hills, horse pasture fields, and many red barns...the country air helps clear your mind.

  • Paddlin' down the Navasota
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    Paddlin' down the Navasota

    13 months ago

    Come along on a somewhat gentle...and somewhat "never-ending" paddling journey with me, MPM. See if there is something more to a water trek along 10-12 miles of a Texas River. See if it is a good thing...to just get out with the trees, the birds, and the riverbank...and just keep paddling and...

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    "I'm Still Standing Right Here...and at This Moment."

    7 months ago

    A "Manly" Poetry Tale about a Young Cowboy learning the ways it takes to work the land...and become a "Man". Goes something like this: The Young Cowboy picked up his rope from off of the dirt... His fingers were blistered from the rope sliding through...and all his muscles hurt.

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    Chasing Seagulls...(And Barking at the Air)

    9 months ago

    A Poet...even a "Manly" one....may just be trying to capture a moment...a scene...in words. Just like a painter does on canvas. Welcome to my canvas... "Chasing Seagulls and Barking at the Air... Jumping over waves...running without a care."

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    "Firsts"

    8 months ago

    We celebrate "Firsts" in our lives...Yet “Everything is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes) What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? Generations come and generations go, But the Earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.

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    "A Bridge Forward...Lies Ahead for You" (a Way Across)

    8 months ago

    Please be inspired today...in what ever you are going through...or have been through...Please...be inspired in your own life to be taking "A Bridge Forward"! I tell myself that it s natural to guard your heart..and at the same time...I know that I have already started "A Bridge Forward"...

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    Ode to Chiliburgers...

    2 months ago

    Ever been thinking about lunch during a business meeting...and suddenly you are extremely HUNGRY! That is what happened to me...and it inspired this ODE...as all I could think of was CHILIBURGERS...and some many, many CHILIBURGER memories!

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    Don't Want No "Second-Hand" Life

    9 months ago

    I don't want to have a life that is handed down to me without having earned it. In other words, I don't want to "coast" by...on anything. I have scratched and clawed my way along...and through the school of hard knocks...thus far. I ain't about to slow down...or quit trying for that "Brass Ring" now

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    We're All Headed for a Headstone...One Day (With a "Dash")

    3 months ago

    I thought over how fortunate I had been to have another year added to my life at the beginning of a New Year. I thought about most of us have a very common denominator. With the exception of some...We will all be placed in the ground with our name, beginning, and ending date...Oh, and a dash, too

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    "I Once Was There...?"

    10 months ago

    What do you do when you find yourself trying to complete a goal in a place you never imagined? Just hang on, move forward, and live each day the best you can...Before long...you will persevere!

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    B-24A Liberator: "Diamond Lil"...Lives on in Flight Still!

    8 months ago

    "'Diamond Lil" is ready to take flight on a clear October day. The Warbird's Mission is to let some civilians go up onboard Her. Your 'ol friend MPM happens to be one of those civilians. Come along and join the flight with him on this magnificent plane as She flies high in the Sky where She belongs!

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    Fighting Algebra (II): The Struggle Between Studying and Life

    4 months ago

    When a Young Man enters College...Where do his thoughts lie? Is it for the hardest class of his young College Life? For Math Courses which he has always tried to avoid? Or...for the getting on with Life. Being free from being bogged down by Studies? Which way is ultimately the better one for him?

  • Old Ghost Voices
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    Old Ghost Voices

    9 months ago

    This Poem is about all those "practical" voices of learned ways...and serious choices...that filled our brains as young kids. These voices were not wrong...and were very caring. Yet...where was the advice to live a dynamic life...and grab the wind: "Living off old Ghost Voices... Got me making...

  • The Power of Him
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    The Power of Him

    9 months ago

    This Poem is about a celebration. A Celebration for Easter-2011: More than 2,000 people from Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, gathered at Discovery Green in the heart of Houston to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The purpose of Dance Your Shoes Off! was to proclaim the resurrection of...

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    The "Urban Sprawl" Poem for Houston, Texas

    9 months ago

    What can you say about "Urban Sprawl"? Neighborhoods grow in the name of "Urbanization". Wildlife has to adapt to the new concrete monstrosities being built. People move into the area... until it becomes tired, and run-down. Who will rejuvenate the old businesses and residences in the old area?

  • Something Silly and Just For Fun Poem...
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    Something Silly and Just For Fun Poem...

    9 months ago

    Is Poetry Art? The question above has been asked "out-loud" here on Hub Pages. It stands to wonder sometimes...What is Art? I once saw a bumper sticker on the back of a car driving along in what I would call an "Artsy" part of my town. It read: "An Artist should not have to apologize for his Art"....

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    "You Meet 'Em Wherever You Go!" (My Adventure in "Up With People")

    3 months ago

    If I had to share the world with you...If I could find the right words to put into a song...if I had to go far away just to visit you...then I would only say three words to you: "Up With People!" Signed, Manly Poetry Man

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    "Tackle"

    8 months ago

    There's a funny old 1970's poster for the Marine Corps about Recruits experiencing Boot Camp first hand: "We never promised you a Rose Garden!" Same goes for each Man's Life. Each Man was given two feet to stand on at birth...after that it is up to him to "Tackle" whatever in the World comes at him.

  • My Religion !?!
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    My Religion !?!

    9 months ago

    Have you ever tried to explain Religion to People that you really cared about...and wanted them to understand where you are coming from? I have...lots of times...and was how this Poem originated in thought. "My Religion!?!" really isn't a Religion at all...It is a "Relationship with Christ Jesus" !!

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    Nightmare of Abstracting Thought (Returning Creepy Dream)

    3 months ago

    And yet again...my Nightmare found me...though I tried hard to avoid... Yet...now confronted by its very presence...I must view that which I've least enjoyed. I knew I must be again dreaming...but it was hard to feel... Looking around...the Nightmare was...Oh, so real.

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    I "Really Wish" Best Manly Wishes Poem

    9 months ago

    Really Wish...You would not frown so much...these days... Really Wish...I would not have turned down...so many wrong ways. Really Wish...I was having more fun today... Really Wish...I could write this Ok...and have the right words to say.

  • “About The Paths That You Follow…”
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    “About The Paths That You Follow…”

    9 months ago

    A Path *lay before me still... A Path...A Journey begins...at first step of my free will. Pathway...knows no desert or stream... It is continual...it goes beyond all...and goes even further on...in a dream

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    There...

    8 months ago

    Poem about "There" starts off like this: "There...is where I want to be... To know...To touch...To feel...To see. There is where I would dare to be... There...is there...right there in front of me. Have you been there...Yes...You know where... I'm talking about being there...or do you care?

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    I, Will Capture Forever

    8 months ago

    Do You Feel the Victory...That Is Well Within Your Grasp...? Then Shout Out..."You Have The Victory"...And...Go Kick That "Defeated Attitude" Of Yours' _ss! We have a Victory in Jesus!

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    "Young One" (a Poem for the Ones That Serve and Give Us Their All)

    8 months ago

    Some heartfelt words to the Poem "Young One": "Young One...Why did you serve...Why did you die? Young One...I try to understand...I promise you...I try! So many places to go in life...So much to see... But you signed up to join...and did so...So very Honorably. Years from now Young One...When...

  • I Once Saw A Man
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    I Once Saw A Man

    9 months ago

    Hey...How ya' doing? How ya' been? I would like to share this with you. It is something that I wrote a few years ago...and I think it is relevant to anyone taking a look at their life.

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    "Beach-Fighter" Poem (Dedicated to the Marines)

    8 months ago

    How ‘bout a Poem for them that “Hit the Beach”: “The "Beach-Fighter" hits the beach...and says I'll see ya' there... Courage and Optimism ride with him...Skill, Power, and Strength...All come to bear. He will enter the fray with a thunderous clang...” (A tribute to the Fighting Marine Corps)

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    "But...I Can Hear the Children's Laughter" Poem

    7 months ago

    While visiting a Summer Camp...in the off-season...for a Summer Staff Reunion, We had a traditional closing Campfire Ceremony. When the Reunion came to a close each Person got up to speak. Yet... in the quiet still woods...of a Cold Early-March Spring...You could still Hear the Children's Laughter.

  • What Words Will We Write
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    What Words Will We Write

    10 months ago

    If I think of the words to say... What would I write about today ? What would our lifes be...without a word to define... What thoughts would project...if nothing came to mind ? A word or two...that I have gathered here for you... This defines my thinking...of what I have been through.

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    My Life on "Pause"

    8 months ago

    Remove the shackle that encases my dream...and bust that "Pause Button"...once and for all... I'm tired of reaching each end of the day...with all I have to show...is "I'm still standing tall !" Depressing?..."Yes" and..."No"...

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    "The Poem That Wasn't There..."

    2 months ago

    "I went to write a poem that wasn't there..." But it was a little hard because the words...just didn't come to me. Yet, as I went on and on...I found...that I was able to write about a poem that wasn't there...by using some words...that helped to explain about the poem that wasn't there. Before...

  • Homemade Chili with Sweet Cornbread Poem
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    Homemade Chili with Sweet Cornbread Poem

    9 months ago

    "Love my Mom's Chili...and take a whiff of the the fumes...as the steam rises... Done perfectly...with stewed tomatoes and the perfect blend of chili spices." [Ring, Ring, Ring...Hey Mom...Just wondering when you was going to make up a batch of that famous chili of yours...it sure looks like we...

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    Daydream of Then...(a Poem)

    8 months ago

    "Set Sail The Open SAIL"...Damn the torpedoes...Full Speed Ahead!" When you dream...anything is possible...and you can live your dreams very well. Yet...while you are daydreaming...make sure you aren't chasing nothing that isn't there...in the first place. Poem inspired by Keith Green's Song: "Run...

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    A Poem Full of Too Much Information

    8 months ago

    A Poem about too much TMI: "That was way too much TMI... Thanks for your response...We'll get back with you later..."Goodbye!" I'm shocked and em-bare-assed for you...and still trying to understand why... You felt the need to divulge so much more of yourself here... with that reply !"

  • A Poetry Explosion!
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    A Poetry Explosion!

    8 months ago

    Pow !!! You look at Poetry Exploding...with many new eloquent things to say... I look to what new things Poetry can do...get ready to be blown away ! Like fireworks on the Fourth of July...or Blasted for the Start of a New Year... Poetry Ideas are going off with a Loud "Bang"...Taking Center...

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    I Wondered Why I Wandered...?

    6 months ago

    Travel from the place you know…Search for something new… Find a world waiting for you…different from all you knew. Find that distant horizon…Where the Sun still sets in front of you. Wander to the places you have dreamed...make all your dreams come true. Have you wondered…where you wandered?

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    "Manly" Poetry: For the Love of the Out of Doors

    9 months ago

    These are some smaller poem works of mine that I wanted to put together...because they all have one thing in common...and that is my love for the great outdoors! Hope you enjoy them.

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    I Give Thanks For:

    8 months ago

    This Thanksgiving what do you give thanks for? There is so much good food on the table...and everyone is gathered around since last year...again. Maybe, that is the best thing to be thankful for: That everyone survived yet another year...and everyone could be sitting right here!

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    "Spellman" Street Days

    8 months ago

    36 years later I walk up to the house I knew as a neighborhood kid...Wow! Here's how I started this Poem about that place: "A simple place that I once knew... A childhood place...that is so much a part of you. The laughing kids out in the yard who play... So much different from how it is...

  • For Now Our Love Lives on in This Song...
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    For Now Our Love Lives on in This Song...

    9 months ago

    What can you say about DIVORCE? By all things meant to be a bond between husband and wife...the tearing of the two...is a horrible...and miserable thing. One of the hard things is the remembering that you both once shared a bond...that will now only live on...with you...in a song!

  • If Not For Anonymity...
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    If Not For Anonymity...

    9 months ago

    Who would I be...If not for my Anonymity... I am the quiet one...the one you never see... Yes...I am anonymous...to everyone but me... And that is fine...That way I choose who I want to be... Tell me...Do I just blend in with all the scenery...?

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    "Ridin' it to the End..."

    3 months ago

    Life is a Journey....There is something profound in Life about hanging on 'til the End of the Journey. This is a Poem from my Life's Journey...Painted Out Across Words Of A Poetic Canvas. I set out to pay tribute to Johhny Cash with a writing style...or in words...that I could actually believe he...

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    So Much for Forever...

    8 months ago

    This one is a tribute in thought and words...to what would've been my Parents' 50th anniversary. My Mom reminded me of it...and shared an old Photo. Staring down at an ol' Black and White Photo of the Happy Couple on their Wedding Day. I see them Surrounded by Friends and Family...Some of them gone.

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    Please, Don't Ignore 'Em on the Forum

    7 months ago

    Please Don't Ignore 'Em on the Forum...(A Poetic Interpretation of Forum Etiquette) That could lead to excessive boredom... Even worse...it lacks decorum... Talk to all those on the Forum...Try not to Abhor some... If you have hard feelings...try to sort them...

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    Please...don't Snub on a Hub (about Snub Flubs on Hubs)

    8 months ago

    Kooky Hub Poem about how you must not Snub: "It's not good to Snub...upon your Hub... You must not Snub...No...You must not Snub... 'Cause...It is Wrong to Snub upon your Hub... This is for your Own Good...I'm Telling you, Bub... It May Rub Folks the Wrong Way...Like a Bad Rub...if you Snub."

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    Father of Time and Space

    8 months ago

    You are the Father of Time and Space, You set the Earth on a perfect axis in place. One degree to the left or right, We would freeze or cook…depending on which side. By the billions of planets out there…it only took one, Statistically, has the perfect elements aligned when done.

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    "Of Time"

    8 months ago

    Do We Intersect With Time...Or Does It Intersect With Us? I look back at a kid of sixteen. Too young to know what life can mean. And to a young man of twenty one... No search for ambition...only in searching for fun. Later a Man of around thirty... Who had done much...but didn't feel...

  • Tu Mi Corazon-Mi Amor Poem
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    Tu Mi Corazon-Mi Amor Poem

    9 months ago

    When I look and see that this "Raven haired beauty" beside me...is the one that I will marry...My heart is full of joy! "Tu Mi Corazon-Mi Amor!"

  • Watcher of the Native Sky
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    Watcher of the Native Sky

    9 months ago

    Great Watcher…How great you are! Oh…Great Watcher of the Native Sky, Thank you for watching over me as time goes by. Thank you for showing me the secret to life on this land, Thank you for reaching down and giving me a hand.

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    Got Those “Born to Whine” Blues

    7 months ago

    Is that all you got to say? Do I have to hold your hand for the rest of the day? Your questioning is borderline interrogation, What does...

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    (Have You Ever Been) Out at the Crossroads ?

    3 months ago

    Have you ever been...Out at the Crossroads? If you have...you will know what I'm talking about in this Poem. One of my favorite ones of all time...Personal Poems of mine...that is. Honestly.

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    Not a Good Day for a Hurricane!

    9 months ago

    What happens to a Day that was supposed to be plagued by a huge Hurricane in the area...but blows on by and targets somewhere else? Suddenly, Life just goes on like normal. We were bracing ourselves for a big one. Now we can go about normal activities. It sure turned out different than once planned.

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    To Make It up a Hill (a Poem)

    9 months ago

    Question: What Does It Take To Carry A Cross Up A Hill? A Poem dedicated to Jesus and all the Miracles he performed...right up to carrying a heavy Cross straight-up a huge Hill...after being beaten and whipped. And, He did it for us !

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    I'm Juz' Stuck...That's All...!?!

    9 months ago

    Ever had that sinking feeling like you went the wrong way...and your about to be stuck? Well...if you like to go off road: "Off-roadin' "...then this Poem might just bring back some memories of that feeling you felt...the minute you knew you were juz' stuck...That's All !?!

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    N. Sabino Canyon Road-"Steps Taken" (Tucson, Arizona)

    3 months ago

    For a bayou city boy that loved the East Texas Pine, N. Sabino Canyon Road, you put me in another state of mind. Walking down you to catch our bus, Would make sense to you…if you’d have traveled with us.

  • Cool Breeze and Comfort Food
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    Cool Breeze and Comfort Food

    9 months ago

    A rainy day to cool things down, a reprisal from the heat, I sit outside the local diner, and enjoy what I chose to eat. Normally, would be inside with A/C blaring...

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    Destiny is Calling...

    10 months ago

    Destiny is calling…and I will answer it one more time… Re-Inspire my desire…This time I will put it all on the line… With Determination…the highest priority on my mind… Wishful thinking takes over…I will punch my way out of a bind.

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    "When Men Aspire" ( Honoring Apollo 11)

    5 months ago

    But…When Men set in their Heart to Aspire… That’s when Rockets to the Moon start to fire. That’s when rocket engines launch to leave the Earth...by their power… It’s Amazing…But…Something Incredible Happens...At that Hour.

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    Down A Distant Highway:

    8 months ago

      The road is straight ahead…and goes on for miles with no end… I strap on my running shoes…and go outside to stretch and bend. Then…I run down the road before me...

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    Look Who's Laughing Now...

    9 months ago

      So you’re the one…the big one on the block…that we should be looking out for… I have grown up now, Sir…and you’re not going to play that trick on me anymore. For weeks now…

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    "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?" Poem

    10 months ago

    I survived another day in Paradise, My head hits the pillow, as I shut my eyes. The Nightly News still ringing in my ears, The tales of death,...destruction, and my worst fears.

  • Depression Ain’t Funny
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    Depression Ain’t Funny

    9 months ago

    To Those Who Know This Pain...Depression Ain’t Funny…it is a type of sickness that takes its’ hold… It can take away all your desires and emotions…making you feel empty and cold. It can suck the life right out of...till you don’t really know how it is you feel…Misery loves company

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    Oh, to Be at "Vinmar" (Grandma & Grandpa's Lake Cabin)

    8 months ago

    When I first set out to start writing poems on great topics and memories...I figured to myself...How could I not do one on my Grandparents' Cabin on Lake Livingston, Texas? They named their place "VinMar" after the both of them. Naturally, I had to write about it...and do it in "Manly" poetry style.

  • About the Thinking Man's Poem...
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    About the Thinking Man's Poem...

    9 months ago

    THINK ABOUT IT...HHHMMMM? to over come and to achieve. you will learn to smile when you learn to grieve. you will learn to know when you find it hard to believe. you can move mountains…when a boulder is too hard to heave. you will have plenty when there is nothing that you received. to see a...

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    Re-Inspire My Desire...

    6 months ago

    A Prayer For Renewed Inspiration Once Again: Re-inspire my desire: My need is dire. Please...light again...my fire! At a crossroads…I dropped the ball. On the long stretch…I hit the wall!

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    A’cirema E’rom Kniht (the Answer Is in the Title)

    8 months ago

    This is a Secret Message that must be shared. It concerns our place in History. One that we should not turn our back to. Take great care in this Message of Caution...and in remaining Wise: "Oh Country...of Mine". We might not get a good warning...after all this isn't a game...it's for keeps!

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    "It Is A Gray Day" Poem

    9 months ago

    It is a Gray Day…Now go out and watch every word that you say... Better not let “Truth-based” words or “Comical Uses” get in your way. See “Them” (candidates) out on the Campaign trail... If they slip up with one word...they can fail.

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    "Good People"...Please, Gather Around.

    7 months ago

    This Poem is for all "Good People" out there...wherever...they may be. Starts like this; "Good People" are hard to find... They’ll do anything for you…and they won’t mind." (A poem tribute to "One Tin Soldier" Theme Song to "Billy Jack"; The Movie:1971) "Good People"...Please, Gather Around.

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    Uss Bonhomme Richard

    8 months ago

    Of all the History that the USS Bonhomme Richard has had out in the open seas...and for all the years that there has been a USS Bonhomme Richard in our History and in our Navy. For all the Sailors, Marines, and Jet Fighter "Flyboys" who have stood on her deck over time...There is one part of her...

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    "Take Me to My Happy Place" Poem

    8 months ago

    "Words come at you everyday; Poems are just a little more organized in what they have to say" as Manly Poetry Man would say. Here's some thoughts put together for this Poem: "Welcome to the World as we know it today... I haven't done anything wrong...Yet, I still have to plead my case...Take me to...

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    Ode to Horse Manure (A Cowboy Poem)

    6 months ago

    This was my very first attempt to write "Poetry" in a "Manly" fashion. It started with my approach to Cowboy poetry here in this poem. Being from Texas...and having spent many a summer working at a stable...as a kid...this didn't seem like such a stretch...to go ahead and make a poem with this...

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    A Warrior Goes Out Tonight Poem

    9 months ago

    OOOOraah...Go Marine Corps! Who Stands For You to Keep Things Safe For Another Day? This "Manly" Poem is about the "Warrior" that keeps us all safe. Semper Fi. A Poem tribute to all our Armed Forces and with the knowledge of some split-second decisions that many individual Marines have had to make.

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    Oh Engineer, Oh Engineer

    9 months ago

    Ever just want to have some fun with a Poetic Rhyme? I got this idea stuck in my "Kooky" brain to do a Poem on "Engineers" and all the ways they plan and develop things. Yet somehow seem to miss the obvious and basic things to make it “User-friendly”…or is it juz’ me? Don’t be offended…juz’ for fun!

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies and Gatorade
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    Chocolate Chip Cookies and Gatorade

    9 months ago

    Ever open up an empty fridge...to discover that it was about as empty as you felt? This Poem is a tribute to one of those occasions...for me. After a few minutes of eating a hearty breakfast of Chocolate Chip Cookies...with some Gatorade...Maybe things aren't as bad...as it first seemed...after all.

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    "The Loss of the Shenandoah" (Historical Courage in a Storm)

    5 months ago

    Through old records in the pages of US history…in another era and time… Comes the true story of valiant men who held their course as their ship began to climb. An airship…the U.S.S. Shenandoah…She was something great… She never made it to ol’ St. Louis through weather that sealed her fate.

  • Desert Frost: A Crazy Dream...For Now!
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    Desert Frost: A Crazy Dream...For Now!

    9 months ago

    I remember one day...when I was very young...One kid in elementary school said: "You know...we could all get blown away...at any moment with A-bombs!" He was just being a kid...talking about what we all had recently learned in a history class lesson...But the eerie thing was...he was right! Since...

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    SpaceFlight 2109

    9 months ago

    So many people interested in Spaceflight...yet...try and write a Poem on it in theme...and everyone gets quiet! It's a fun read to let your imagination take you to 2109 in "Manly Poetry" style: "This is your Captain speaking, of SpaceFlight 2109, We are rocketing forward: All Thrust Engines are...

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    "To Run Along With Horses"

    3 months ago

    "From a distance...There is some understanding...For a moment our thoughts connect... And for one moment...I go to run with you...Free of the reigns around my neck !" From: "To Run Along With Horses Poem"

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    "Peace, Love, and Labrador Retrievers"

    10 months ago

    Dreaming of a Day...in the Near Future...When My Labrador Retrievers and Myself can Run Free and Enjoy the Countryside. I know and believe... that it won't be long now !

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    "Real Men Don't Read Poems"

    13 months ago

    So you're a Real Man...Huh? Well...Don't You Go and Start Reading Poems then...Ya' Real Man...You. And while you're at it...Don't you dare read this poem about why "Real Men Don't Read Poems"...Ha! I see ya'...you were about to click on this Poem and read it...Were'nt ya'? Words from this poem go...

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    "Battle of San Jacinto" Poem

    3 months ago

    Have you heard the story of the brave men at the famous “Siege of the Alamo”, And, have you ever read the account of those that fought at the "Battle of San Jacinto"? This Poem tells of a fictional accounting from a long ago foot soldier for the "Texian" Army...and shares the history, rumors, and...

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