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Sinner When living becomes a sin, how many will remain faithful? His fingers nervously turned the card over and over, the painted image rotating between upright and reversed. Jeff examined the colorful picture framed by his hand. The ...
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sterlingdean 4 NM Dec 2 Dec 2 22 comments
Unknowing Dog runs the path along the fence looking and sees what I don’t know Mockingbird flies up the tree sits and sings what I do not understand Around the compass birds and dogs twitter and sniff perceive a world I cannot...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 26 Nov 26 22 comments
Nuclear Spring Will woke up at daybreak as usual. Something didn’t feel right but he couldn’t put his finger on it. Shaking his head to clear it, he began his morning ritual. Rising from his sleeping furs and quickly putting on his layers of ...
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sterlingdean 4 NM Nov 26 Nov 26 11 comment
Higgs’ Folly It had begun on that day in 2014 when they announced that they had confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson, the theoretical particle that gave things their mass. Without mass there would be no gravity. Then the thought occurred....
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sterlingdean 4 NM Nov 25 Nov 25 11 comment
Smoke in my head A cloud of light and ashes So light and fluid thread Surrounding all it clashes Just smoke in my own head I try to stop it sometimes And put a trap ahead It flows between my fingers That ...
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beerhungry 7 UK Nov 25 Nov 25 33 comments
Spider Now that you are in better hands Let me take care of your needs I know they all have let you down With their selfishness and their greed It's quiet I don't like when it's noisy Outside they roar like a storm Let me just ...
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beerhungry 7 UK Nov 21 Nov 21 00 comments
I'm not going to be on here as much for a while. I'm going to concentrate more on my writing and on having a real life. I'll throw the occasional thing on here, and check in to see some other writing, but not as much as I have been. So keep writing ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 20 Nov 20 22 comments
A new tale from the imaginarium is gathering Here is a preview The Adventures Of G. G. Garshkins By Donald Harry Roberts Chapter One The truth is, I was an unsettled soul the day I was born, or very soon after and for good reason. Who ever ...
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StoryMaker 4 Canada Nov 19 Nov 19 11 comment
A silly little ditty--- Check, Please The night is blowing down the stupid moon Which carves its chalky recess from the air And sits above my desk. A mere cartoon Of poet, I brood within my frenzied hair, Not cut for quite some time— I...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 18 Nov 18 22 comments
On Barrie Island Today I heard the first echoes of the guns of November. When the breeze comes across the pasture the scent of burnt gunpowder will drift by. And as the morrow and the over-morrows for the week ahead come and go a certain kind of ...
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StoryMaker 4 Canada Nov 18 Nov 18 22 comments
Art is not a plaything, but a necessity, and its essence, form, is not a decorative adjustment, but a cup into which life can be poured and lifted to the lips and be tasted. --Rebecca West
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 17 Nov 17 11 comment
Crack in the ceiling I lie on my bed And just stare in the ceiling There is a crack Like a tree Growing Spreading his branches Like a stickman Having a laugh Raised his hands in a joy Like a gap Between the inner...
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beerhungry 7 UK Nov 17 Nov 17 22 comments
True stuff from my journal about me & Geary (an un-official member of my family that I considered my brother) and LSD in my younger years. When I was 14 I took acid for the first time. It was with Rick Napier and Ralph Battiste. There were the ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 12 Nov 12 11 comment
I might have posted this before, but if so, I don't remember. It's from my journal, and is about the importance of poetry. Does poetry matter? I guess it matters to the people who write it, or they wouldn’t bother. But does other people’s ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 9 Nov 9 22 comments
After the Storm In the evening I stood, a young child, on the street on which I lived. A summer storm had passed. The green trees wet with rain towered above me, the rich green grass still sparkled. The seed of all things floated in the ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Nov 6 Nov 6 33 comments
These words came to me.. as I was sitting on the Beach in Florida.... I have been the Eagle flying over the trees, with the scent of freedom in the air, I have swam the water ways, as the water carressed and healed my soul, I have walked in ...
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AmmaRE007 7 Canada Nov 4 Nov 4 44 comments
Lemony appeal: Golden teardrops dangling beneath the papery leaves. Looking sun-drenched and all a succulent. Those oval spheres of golden ivory just a stew in their own juices. The wildlife burning just beneath their wrinkly shell. ...
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azzow2 9 NM Nov 3 Nov 3 11 comment
Here's a little story for tonight from my good friend, John Klawitter. Be sure to turn up the sound and enjoy, boos and ghouls. Yeah, I know, hell of a stretch. [podomatic.com]
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evidentialist 8 NM Oct 31 Oct 31 00 comments
I wrote this poem on Halloween night, 1990, when my wife and I were in Oregon. I called it "All Saints Day" because I already had one called "All Hallow's Eve". Anyway, here it is... All Saint's Day It was the night before All Saint's Day,...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Oct 31 Oct 31 11 comment
Something to remember on Halloween. It matters not who or where you are, there are always ... things ... to be considered lest they take you by surprise. To wit: [justtheothersideofreality.home.blog]
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evidentialist 8 NM Oct 31 Oct 31 11 comment
I Look at You I look at you lying still, intent upon your book. The hereness of you speaks a sound that rises in myself, strange and yet accustomed, though never named. Our once green rites have threaded through the days, strung the ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Oct 30 Oct 30 22 comments
VAM: Coffins begin to creek that eerie leak. Stale night blush reeks with the gush of blood lust. Flattery aloft with foggy thoughts. Humans do the sanguisuges quarry in a slurry of hurry. Hunted with fear the thrush is all...
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azzow2 9 NM Oct 30 Oct 30 22 comments
Si: Scream Eileen your turning green. Bray Ray your morphing grey. Ned your all red, are you dead? Andy are you randy you're the color of brandy. Barbara, you're bubbling a hue of blue, do you have a clue? Olivia envy will pale ...
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azzow2 9 NM Oct 28 Oct 28 22 comments
Shaken by gusting winds all night, aware of wind driven fires again raging in California, I came up with some updated lyrics to Dylan’s ‘ Blowin in the Wind’ as it appears more winds will be a feature of our super-charged climate. How many ...
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Justjoni 8 CA Oct 28 Oct 28 44 comments
Redoubt Here's the deal: you take off down that way and shout high into the wind— I'll stay here and gnash my teeth and grind my fists into my eyes. I can't break down this wall, I can only make tiny holes to whisper through at night. ...
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Tomfoolery33 9 WV Oct 23 Oct 23 44 comments


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