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Living to enjoy the little joys. Taking it a step at a time.

  February 2022     4 mins ago

Submitted Poems 31 total

Decades On A Treadmill



Decades spent on a treadmill's grind,
Miles on the track, yet progress I can't find.
Energy spent, effort so grand,
Yet, slipping down on the same old strand.

Decades on a treadmill…
Aging in circles, no progress in sight,
Chasing the...

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Dancing King

The king dances naked in the city center
Prancing at the ka-ka -ka-ka, pap-pap and boom sounds

 of rifles and missiles!
Joined in a massacre jig by allies…
Hopping unceremoniously to the tune of war!

Tone deaf to the cries and shouts for ...

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The Cost of a Head

Heads sprawled everywhere...
Small heads, big heads,
Women’s heads, children’s heads,
Forming a pyramid of sorrow.
Eyes barely shut,
Tears of blood streaking down
Ruddy cheeks of infants
Who will never see tomorrow.


 “Off with their...

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Prayer Answered

In this fleeting moment, a prayer finds its way,
Learn to love, learn to live, learn to give each day.
See, it’s not so tough, this journey’s gentle sway.

Embrace grace, inhale favor, and in joy, stay.
Let love’s tender whispers light the...

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Walking Your Path

Until I wore your over sized scrawny shoes…

 Scuttling through harrowing dark tunnels,

 Dodging bullets and bombs,
I never knew where it pinched.


 Until my roof was scalped...
Like a bald vulture in rain, drenched,
Flapping its wet wings,...

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Great poem to help focus on NOW, TODAY! Thanks for sharing...

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It takes honesty and courage to be this vulnerable and admit your fault!! Great poem!

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This is so inspiring....For whatever reason, me inclusive, women be dating people who don't see their worth in diamonds, and such treated as stones...

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Do i have permission to post this on my Instagram?

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you get 5

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I'm very honored, you'll dedicate me a poem. I'm definitely going to raise my glass for days gone by and to a beautiful future

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A beautiful love poem. Keep that heart warm with love.

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Going backwards is definitely not an option. Keep progressing!

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I like the paradoxes of giving off your shirt and a heart attack at the same time.... Nice work!

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absolutely correct! Thank you for seeing the message behind the poem.

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I like that you understand it. We sometimes just keep doing the same thing and hoping for a different outcome...
A wasted journey, wasted years on someone or something that doesn't lead to progress.

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You have a unique style.

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You make me hear the leaves rustle...
Great piece as usual.

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You brought the game to life! Aren't we all being played tho?

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It can be frustrating. All movements and no progress. Good thing you have your hills!

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