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Anna rRxia's picture
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Transitory

night turns to day
turns to night
tide goes out
comes in
goes out
spring follows winter
summer follows spring
fall follows summer
winter follows fall
waking, eating, washing
working, eating, sleep
happiness, sorrow
happiness

it is all transitory
why fight against it?
at all costs
do not deny it
in this saha world
all is impermanent
attachment to anything
causes suffering
let go of your collections
and you can keep them

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minus and closer

i hear everything
those aren't voices in your head
they're just the echoes of your indecision
don't ask me
ask yourself

i know everything
those thoughts going around in your head
trying to figure out what's right and what's wrong
don't ask me
ask yourself

i feel everything
wast it me, us, or them?
or was it you?
don't ask me
ask yourself

i am everything
why listen to me
i'm just the voice inside your head
i can't help you
help yourself

- R.H.

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Hmmm...

Where have all the poets gone?
Maybe their out on the lawn
Or is that one up in a tree?
Their words of life might help us see

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Hmmm...

Where have all the poets gone?
Maybe their out on the lawn
Or is that one up in a tree?
Their words of life might help us see

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a fun little Country song

Both Sides
3/20/13

Some days are darker than dirt
Other days Heaven's shining through
Sometimes I wake up in this town
Been sitting here too long it's time to take a look around

I want to see both sides of the story
Life's way too short to let it get too boring
Next stop is "doin' fine"
Time to gun the engines gonna beat it down the line

Some days I'm down under the gun
Other days I want to have some fun
Oh my, you're looking fine
I'm headed down to Boone's Farm if you want to take a ride

Then we can see both sides of the story
It's you and me, we might be bound for glory
Next stop is " out of sight "
And we're gonna keep on going 'till we finally get it right

Ohhhh what I'm thinking of

Ohhhh it's all about Love

Ohhhh what I'm thinking of

Ohhhh we're Stardust and Love

Some days are darker than the dirt
Other days Heaven's shining through
Sometimes I wake up in this town
Been sitting here too long it's time to take a look around

I want to see both sides of the story
Life's way too short too let it get too boring
Next stop is doin' fine
Time to gun the engines gonna beat it down the line

Mike Edwards's picture
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Listen to the World Instead

How free is verse
in the current academic climate?

Sprawling or terse
It's all good so long as you don't rhyme it.

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My Doggerel is Truly Horribel...

Mailed some technology today
sent it on a westerly way
it contained music-a-plenty
total cost was four-twenty.

I got this device from a friend
who found a means to an end
and through his endeavor
reasoned, "better late than never".

-woof

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MY DECLARATION OF SELF ESTEEM

I AM ME

IN ALL THE WORLD, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE EXACTLY

LIKE ME EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF ME IS

AUTHENTICALLY MINE BECAUSE I ALONE CHOOSE IT-

I OWN EVERYTHING ABOUT ME MY BODY, MY FEELINGS,

MY MOUTH, MY VOICE, ALL MY ACTIONS, WHETHER

THEY BE TO OTHERS OR TO MYSELF- I OWN MY

FANTASIES, MY DREAMS, MY HOPES, MY FEARS- I

OWN ALL MY TRIUMPHS AND SUCCESSES, ALL MY

FAILURES AND MISTAKES BECAUSE I OWN ALL OF

ME, I CAN BECOME INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH ME-

BY DOING SO I CAN LOVE ME AND BE FRIENDLY WITH

ME AND ALL MY PARTS- I KNOW THERE ARE ASPECTS

ABOUT MYSELF THAT PUZZLE ME, AND OTHER

ASPECTS THAT I DO NOT KNOW- BUT AS LONG AS I

AM FRIENDLY AND LOVING TO MYSELF, I CAN COURAGEOUSLY

AND HOPEFULLY LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS TO THE PUZZLES

AND FOR WAYS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ME- HOWEVER I

LOOK AND SOUND, WHATEVER I SAY AND DO, AND

WHATEVER I THINK AND FEEL AT A GIVEN MOMENT IN TIME

IS AUTHENTICALLY ME- IF LATER SOME PARTS OF HOW I

LOOKED, SOUNDED, THOUGHT AND FELT TURN OUT TO BE

UNFITTING, I CAN DISCARD THAT WHICH IS UNFITTING, KEEP

THE REST, AND INVENT SOMETHING NEW FOR THAT WHICH I

DISCARDED- I CAN SEE, HEAR, FEEL, THINK, SAY, AND DO I

HAVE THE TOOLS TO SURVIVE, TO BE CLOSE TO OTHERS,

TO BE PRODUCTIVE, AND TO MAKE SENSE AND ORDER OUT OF

THE WORLD OF PEOPLE AND THINGS OUTSIDE OF ME- I OWN ME,

AND THEREFORE I CAN ENGINEER ME- I AM ME AND I AM OKAY

-On a poster like a picture with No Name

(A toast to the Unknown, xo!)

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My Doggerel Has No Nose (Take 2)

First Child Twice

Her pathetic child
Untethered ran wild
Leaving her beguiled
So she seldom smiled

Her logical side
Reasoned a child bride
Wed would turn the tide
With her sense of pride

Her ethical bent
She gave up for Lent
Left a fulsome scent
Like a mildewed tent

And me I just write
Often late at night
Under a dim light
Blessed by second sight

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Mike E, the poet

Like a sewer vent? Like a parasite? I like the style but needs a tad of refinement. B plus. (Like I should be giving grades based on the doggerel I write)

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