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I'm an unpublished forklift operator by night, and a day drinker by choice. I took an interest in poetry as a teenager, but have just now in my mid 30s decided to try and publish and put my work out there. I can be followed on Twitter @JoeStricklandAU

  May 2023     10 days ago

Submitted Poems 347 total

Memory

I wish I could plant a forest
where every tree is a memory
that we share.
mostly good and not bad.
then you and I
can live there
off the grid,
just us,
living amongst ourselves
and every moment
that made us...

by Joe Strickland

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added 2 months ago
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12-30-17

then,
like a sunrise
after a storm,
I saw in your eyes
the reflection
of my own,
a love
mirrored back,
a validation
long sought,
in that moment,
time stood still,
...

by Joe Strickland

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added 11 days ago
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Elusive Hope

whine,
a razor's edge,
carves through flesh,
a crimson vow.

syringe's needle,
a cold cross,
dulls the pain,
a temporary peace.

flickers of light,
amidst the void,
hope's echo,
in despair's home.

but darkness lingers,
...

by Joe Strickland

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added 14 days ago
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Stolen Habit

incessantly,
back bent
like burdened beast,
laboring against the weight
of living.

sweat, struggle,
muscle and spirit strained
in the brutal dance of earning.

when the day is done,
the spirit undaunted,
strengthens,
a fire...

by Joe Strickland

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added 22 days ago
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Rotten Lies

lies
spread like wildfire,
through the cracks
of truth they seep,
twisting,
distorting,
manipulating,
until they become
the fabric of reality.
they fester
and grow,
infecting
every corner
of our minds,
creating a web
...

by Joe Strickland

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added 23 days ago
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Lovely

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"Two stars colliding, a crash course in destiny" is a fantastic line!

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Fantastic

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thank you so much

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thank you so much

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This is fantastic work

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I'm not familiar with it

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Very good work

7 months ago

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Beautifully written

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I really like this a lot, John

9 months ago

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I wanted the poem to be short and sweet. Essentially, so many conversations simply have no meaning. People talk and talk but they talk about nothing. Thank you for your comment and advice

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Fantastic

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Fantastic imagery. Well done.

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great point

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Fantastic

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