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I see the world through the lens of time.

  January 2022     4 months ago

Submitted Poems 12 total

On Veteran's Day

They hail our service
On Veteran’s Day.
For what we did
Along the way.
Then, they could all
Go out to play
And honor us on Veteran’s Day.

We take our bows
On Veteran’s Day.
As parades are held
And many pray.
But it’s okay to go out...

by Douglas Gillert

added 2 years ago
Within the Sheltered Gloom

Within the Sheltered Gloom

Darkness near the edge of dawn,
Stumbling `cross the dew-damp lawn
I cannot sleep, I only yawn
I think I’m going to have to pawn

by Douglas J. Gillert

added 2 years ago
Saturday, In the Park

Saturday, in the park,
Let’s go out there

  on a lark
To see what we can find
To pass away the time
When it’s winter

  and the sun is out
And the day seems more

  like spring.
Will we meet...

by Douglas Gillert

added 7 months ago
Mating Ritual

She walks in sunlight
That fades her midnight gleam.
She observes the jagged skyline
From the soft edge of loneliness.

In the darkness, he felt her heart,
Beating in rhythm with the drums
And the trembling bass.
She doesn’t feel the...

by Douglas Gillert

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added 11 months ago
If Old Eyes Could Clearly See

If my eyes could see as clearly
As others see me looking,
They would see a thousand miles.
They would see years
And tears and swallowed fears
And as intently as I listen,
They would see what I hear
And hear what I see.

If my feet could...

by Douglas J. Gillert

added 1 year ago

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Instantly recognizable lament/tribute to the fallen poet, the dark knight of rock and roll, the LA icon, the one who would go through the Doors ahead of us all.

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