Separate Ways, Same Destination – a poem.

Separate Ways, Same Destination

the fool does not see

there is ease in division

causing ache in all


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of ACHE and Ease.

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Chaotic Thoughts of Freedom – A poem.

Chaotic Thoughts of Freedom
Land of the living and the free,
with lips ziptied locked left and right?
Meanings formed in their own light’s sight.
Is this the home of liberty,
thoughts less of man than a bent knee?
We pick and choose the laws we like,
To hell with the rest, kill it… strike.
People’s tongues are tied up in k n o ts.
The First no longer calls the shots?
The US dies by high heeled spike.

 


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My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 46 (K N O T).


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What is Time – a poem.

What is Time

years slip by, a haze

in a world filled with nonsense

is time… cure or curse


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SLIP and Time.

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The Coward’s Way- a poem.

The Coward’s Way

the eagle plummets

as the dung rots in the sun

the craven blow smoke


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BIRD and Blow.

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Where the Wind Blows – a poem.

Where the Wind Blows

the bird feathers on

a journey set by the wind’s blow,

is the simplest path

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BIRD and Blow.

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Media Gold – A poem.

Media Gold
Innocent but cast a villain
calls for resolve, and nerves of steal.
Make plans to bring truth to the deal,
slaying lies like penicillin,
or St Valentine’s Day killin’.
A hit piece out picking cherries,
below the belt bruising berries.
Once a favorite of the trigger,
now clickbait for the gravedigger.
And the massed mind swings and varies.

 


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My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 44 (STEAL).


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Apathetic Anarchy – a poem.

Apathetic Anarchy

biting apathy

youth’s thoughts of their history,

give anarchy teeth

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BITE and Teeth.

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Honing with Pain – a poem.

Honing with Pain

the truth has sharp teeth,

biting through the deepest pain,

life heals what life kills

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BITE and Teeth.

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Changed – a poem.

Changed

rip, raw, torn, and bare

full of loathing and despair,

changed by loving care

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BARE and Full.

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NEVER GIVE UP – A poem.

NEVER GIVE UP

This simple man waits in worry,
through mind-fields of love notes not wrote,
in lakes of heartache where hopes float,
and life hangs back in a hurry.
Watching signs till eyes are blurry.
Each one reads to yield or to stop.
Time’s winning as grains of sand drop,
but dreams continue on with care.
I’ll keep loving this crone so rare,
and breathing till I reach her stop.


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My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 42 CARE.


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The Question – a poem.

The Question

a dark mind’s season

has never-ending self-doubt,

formed such rough visions

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of ROUGH and Season.

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Release Me – a poem.

Release Me

one glimmer of hope

breaking fear’s icy cold hold,

tired souls are set free

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

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Warm Me – a poem.

Warm Me

choked breaths chill to frost

as her cold heart claims my core

a glint of light breaks

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

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Surf – a poem.

Surf
by Ronovan Hester

No peaks, valleys, or destination points.
Never was a road map pointing the way.
No guarantees the fall will eventually end.
The trek back to the top not blazed or marked. Lost. Alone.
Unique in your success, and one more number in the failures.

Dreams ride the random undulating waves.
The crests unstable and never solid for long.
The high only lasts a moment before the crash.
The climax ends in a churning trough of descent, expected, unknown.
To climb this mountain your vision is vast and wide, planning, and watching.

Carried by the past dashed dreams of others,
and the burning saltiness of millennia of failures.
Just one unbalanced breath, and your ride in peril.
And your next, you slip, not along rough terrain to the bottom of dirt and stone.
But down the wall of see-through glass, life on the other side. Predators of players?

Or the dramatic plunge, less graceful than chaos.
Watching the greeting sun reflecting surface below.
Chest raw from the impact through the vanishing hopes.
Pushing through, chin, knees, shins, scrapped with sandpaper of pulverized dead things.
Bloodied and bruised, but not the end, tumbling over and over, gasping for breath. Dying?

Your limp body washes up on the sand, choking.
You join the other eons of unrecognizable rejects.
No one to help. No roadside assistance. No guardian.
People walking along, heads down, looking for empty shells, and finding you.
But you’re not enough, not quite dead enough, you stink of fresh disappointment.

Their heads refuse to look out to the horizon,
never seeing the sun-soaked crests of possibilities.
None of those tumbles, those survivors, or those joys.
They always walk safely on dry sand, toes dry, just out of reach of adventure.
The chance, the opportunity, of living. Heads not in the sand but forever bowed.

Lives only change with empty shells of the living.
Polished with time to the point they all look the same,
yet the wary keep up their search for the next perfect vessel.
Only inches away, a vibrant and exciting life calls with a roar they no longer hear.
But you’ve survived, and you tremble to your battered and pain-filled knees, again.

You stand, turn to that uncharted, desired filled world.
Wading in up to your chest, deep in the sting of the past.
Now dive and swim to fight the tide, or others will drag you.
They’ll help you along or drown you with their own failures, sinking before they’ve crested,
back to those footprints in the sand, now another empty shell to add to their dead collection.

Turn, wade, dive, scan the playing field, and wait for the swell.
Each fall, each ripped open chest and scrapped chin, battle scars.
No success without trying, nor without appreciated amounts of failure.
With each toe that leaves the sand behind, it dips into the salty dreams of ancient warriors.
You learn to descend from those crests in control, with less in chaos. With more success than not.


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The World Watches – A poem.

The World Watches

Daily we are given contrast
of what is true and what is thought.
Fools run amok with lies they’ve bought,
leading to the flag at half-mast.

Thank the Lord the role’s been recast.
But the mad serpent still has fangs,
venom seeps into disturbed veins.
Infected minds storm hallowed halls,
seeking truth with traitorous calls.
Strife will never remove these stains.

 


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My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 39 CONTRAST.


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Life’s Needs – a poem.

Life’s Needs

red velvet petals

release needed enchantment,

on this simple man

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of RELEASE and Simple.

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The Final Countdown – A poem.

The Final Countdown

Unity lost to the loppers,
by bottomfeeding dunderheads.
Proof each family tree under-weds,
and brain cells… hippity hoppers.

For the greediest of goppers,
choose to put selfish gain forward.
They hope to feed the frenzied horde.
The two sides come to one last clash.
So they bing they bang and they bash,
and the tally… remains the same.

 


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My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 38 BASH.


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…THE WISE – A poem.

…THE WISE

They believe the Old are obsolete.
They burn bridges and widen rifts.
Not grasping with wisdom comes gifts,
and balance makes a base concrete.
Two can get twice done in one beat.
Walk the halls with something to add,
setting the futures launching pad.
But as the recent past tells us,
none listens enough to discuss.
Hope falls before a power-grab.

 

A companion poem to my haiku THE FOOLISH… for the Haiku Challenge this week of MAD and Sane.


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My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 36 GIFT.


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Décima Challenge 34 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of STABLE and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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Ritu Bhathal | But I Smile Anyway…:   Nativity


L | EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO:   Winter And Spring


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Day Dream

This morning fog consumes the sky,
lustrous dreams swallowed in haze,
a portent of loss, an end of days,
a slow sweep slippage into nigh.

But I choose not to let time fly
beyond my grasp, outside my ken.
With every breath, I breathe life in,
achieve new ground, fresh, strong, stable,
extend my reach, my life’s fable.
my spirit, my mind, and my Zen.


Frank Hubeny | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:   Décimas #1 Stable and #2 Truthful Hope    


Mindfills:   travels in the wild


MMA Storytime:  The Elite Squad


Dr. Crystal Grimes | Mystical Strings:    Self-deception


Ranting Along:  https://rantingalong.blog/2020/12/03/23837/


Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks:  Tripping with the Magi Power Tower


Ronovan Writes:  Our Youth Need


The Tenth Zodiac:  Unfamous Heir


willowdot21:   Banished



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Life’s Ebb and Flow – a poem

Life’s Ebb and Flow

heat flows through new veins
to the ends of outstretched tips
moon’s hold starts to ebb

moon’s hold starts to ebb
the sun gives its warm embrace
the energy flows

the energy flows
slowly, life ebbs toward death
hope waits in the dark

hope waits in the dark
lifelines retire out of time,
still, latent, until…


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A Shi Rensa for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of EBB and Flow.

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