If you look back through time...there has always been a time when the Whirlwind was coming. So what happens on that day and time when the Whirlwind is right in front of you and heading your way!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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...
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".
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
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"
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!)
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
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!
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,
"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.
"They say he was born...in his 27th year..." "To a place he never knew"... but loved very dear.
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.
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...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...
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?
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...
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...
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
"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."
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.
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...
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.
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."
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.
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!
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
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
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!
"'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!
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?
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...
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?
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"....
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
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.
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" !!
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.
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.
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
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?
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!
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...
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.
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)
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.
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.
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"...
"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...
"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...
"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...
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 !"
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...
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?
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.
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!
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...
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!
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...?
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...
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.
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...
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."
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.
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...
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!"
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 !
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 !?!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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…
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.
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
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.
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...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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...
"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...
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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...
"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"
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 !
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...
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...