Tag Archives: Free Verse

Nightfall

Nightfall is the intermissionBetween today’s performanceAnd tomorrows prospects

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Puppies

  I watch him waken from his nap Stretching, rolling, finally standing He looks about Searching for his newest challenge The little tail in constant animation The stubby legs running, stumbling Chasing all that moves A brief pause to sample … Continue reading

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Yesterday

Yesterday retreats Hiding in the shadows  Fading yet clinging   Like a frightened child Slowly the grip weakens Wrenched free by today Relegated to days past Diminished by time We turn to face the future What lies beyond The reality … Continue reading

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Rainy Afternoon

Wet fingers tapping on my window Restless clouds tumble across the sky The wind freshens A new scent fills the air Melancholy pervades my being I retreat into solitary hours Spent in reflection Lost in myself Isolation hangs heavy Restraints … Continue reading

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Ink lings

Originally posted on Ink lings:
It has always been there, the  urge To turn a thought into a  portrait Express myself as my hand is willed My voice, poured upon a page I kid myself that time forestalls my efforts…

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Rise Up

Rise up, child of poverty Look beyond the squalor See another world Taste another life Rise up, child of hate Cast aside your rancor Listen to dissent Hear another view Rise up, child of war Lay down your arrows Embrace … Continue reading

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Like A Willow

Like a willow in the wind Life moves without direction Responding to a subtle nudge From the hand of choice Guided by conviction Coaxed by opportunity Hardened by failure Heartened by success Without intervention Destinations unfold Where will it all … Continue reading

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Run

Run Ignore the smoke of fear Be not afraid Run Midst the debris of hate Do not look back Run A saddened nation cheers you A shaken world observes Run Shed not tears of despair You will not be defeated … Continue reading

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Homeless

Shuffling down the sidewalk His life in plastic bags Societies discarded remnants A dog of suspect lineage Frayed rope for a leash Diverted glances avoid his being Wide birth given to his course Downcast eyes try not to notice Hurt … Continue reading

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Lonely Is The Road

Lonely is the road That wanders Without direction Stretching Walked in solitude Reluctantly No beginning or end Suspended Wrapped in ones-self Challenge the senses What lies ahead Expectations Caught in a dream Motion without reason Cloaked in possibility Searching

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