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Nica A May 3
Why do we default to living inside our heads?
We think of the future
and when we reach the end,
do we look back at our life and see that we planned everything ahead?

We tend to base our futures with the knowledge learned from the past
But wouldn’t that just lead us nowhere new,
but right on the same path?

As kids we’re programmed to think that our present; now makes our future.
What we’re not told is how our past disrupts and unfold,
itself right in front of us.
As a reminder to fear what’s near our grasp.

So live in this moment, breathe it all in
Our past may shape us but everyday we choose a mask that has the power to molds us.
During this quarantine, I encountered my inner demons. My attempts failed so I seized a new perspective.
b e mccomb Mar 18
the flowers will still poke
up to bloom this spring

and empty airline bottles
will still litter the sidewalks

and good and bad
will still reside
in all of us

and the struggle
between them
will still wage war

regardless
or perhaps
because of
what falls apart
or comes together
all around us
copyright 3/18/20 by b. e. mccomb
Tamara Lynn Feb 9
We are all one in the same
The stars are from which we came
The elements that comprise us and so much more
Were fused inside the depths of an inner core
To that state we’ll return one day
When the sun engulfs us in a fiery fate
See pt. II for an an expanded idea of this thought
Mark Toney Oct 2019
haiku loves nature
senryu human nature...
tanka expounds both
no matter how much I learn
I only know a whisper
6/17/2018 - Poetry form: Tanka - Copyright © Mark Toney | Year Posted 2018
Mark Toney Oct 2019
To forgive
is divine so
they say,
and if asked we'd
not have it any
other way.
But when
wrong is done
to us
then we fuss.
Instead of
forgiving others,
keeping our friendships fresh,
we
want our pound of flesh!
9/19/2018 - Poetry form: Yalto - Copyright © Mark Toney | Year Posted 2018
Big Virge Sep 2019
What Would ... YOU DO ... !?!
  
If You Were ...
Left To .... DIE .... ?!?  
By Those Who ... CLAIM ...
To ... "CHERISH Your Life !" ...
  
What Would YOU DO ... ?!?
To Stay ... ALIVE ... !?!
  
Would You ... LOOT ... ?
Would You ... SHOOT ... ?
Would You ... **** ...

Or Get .... IRATE .... ?
  
Or Would You ... " just " ...
Accept ... Your FATE ... ?!?!?
  
Whilst You Looked ...
At An ... EMPTY Plate ...
  
These Are Scenes ...
Like ... New Orleans ...
  
I Can't Believe ...
The Things I've ... SEEN ... !?!
  
S H A T T E R E D ... " Dreams " ... !!!
and Slates now ... CLEAN ...  
  
I Hope You're Getting ...
... What I Mean ... !!!
  
FLOODS of Water ...
KILLING Daughters ... !!!
  
NOTHING Left ...
of Bricks and ... Mortar ... !!!
  
People ... "TRAPPED" ...
In A State of ... TRAUMA ...
  
STUCK IN ... "The Corner" ...
of A ... "BODY FILLED Sauna" ... !!!
  
WHERE Was ................................................... " Help " ... ???
When It Was .... NEEDED .... ?!?
  
Even YES ...
When People ... PLEADED ... !?!?!
  
NOWHERE .......................................
....To Be ........................................ Found .... !!?!!
  
Troops were ... YES ...
On ................................................ Foreign Grounds .....
FIGHTING Those In ... Other Towns ... ?!?
  
NOW ... If YOU Were ...
Inside ... "The Dome" ...
KNOWING That ...  
You'd LOST Your Home ... !!!
  
How Would ... ???

THOSE Words ... NOW Sound ...
If You KNEW ... Inside Your Heart ...
YOUR CHILDREN Had Now ... DROWNED ... !!!!!
  
I'd Feel Like ... " LASSIE " ...
With ... NO BONE ... !!!
  
AND Might Want To ...
TOPPLE ... Thrones ... !?!
  
Thrones of ... THOSE ...
Who CLEARLY ... " CHOSE " ...
To ...... Turn Their Back ...
  
Until ..................................................... EXPOSED ...........
  
So ...
Now They've COME ... !!!
Like ... ATTILA The *** ... !!!!
  
Why Send Those ...
Who ... Carry GUNS ... ?!?
  
DON'T Get Me ... WRONG ... !!!
  
Things That Seem ...
To Have ... Gone On ...
DID Leave Me Feeling ... MAD ... !!!
  
Why Steal ... " Laptops " ... ?
and ... TV's ... ?!!!?
  
WHY Do That ...  
Black People ... PLEASE ... !!!!!
  
Steal The Things ...
That You WILL NEED ... !!!!!!
In A Time of ... TRAGEDY ... !!!!!!!
  
FOOD Supplies ...
So You CAN FEED ...  
People ...... LOSING ............. E N E R g y ...................... !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  
But ...
Here's The POINT ...
  
What Would YOU DO ... ?!?
Be ... CIVILISED ...
When TRAPPED INSIDE ...
A City Facing ... GENOCIDE ... !!!?!!!
  
It's EASY To ... " Sit " ...
and ... Make A Case ...
  
Whilst ...........  
Watching from ..................
  
A ... " Safer Place " ...
  
But ... That's The Same ...
For ... ALL Who Watched ...
The ... HURRICANE ... !!!!!!
and Make The CLAIM ...
That VICTIMS Acted ...
With ... NO SHAME ... !!!
  
Like Those WITH ...
  
AIR FORCE ONE ...
.... Airplanes .... !!!!!!  
  
The Point of THIS ...
Is To .......................... RESIST ........
  
" Reports of  " ...
  
CRIME and WICKEDNESS .....
  
AMERICA ...
Has NOW Been SHAMED ... !!!
  
PEOPLE Were ...
Just Left To ... DIE ... ?!?
  
SOMEONE Should ...
NOW TAKE ... Some Blame ...  

For ...
Watching This ... U N F O L D ...
  
How Could These OFFICIALS ...  
Be .... SO COLD .... !!!! ? !!!!
  
To Treat These PEOPLE ...
Just Like ...... " Slaves " ......
In Those ... " Days of Old " ... !?!
  
Well ... THESE Are Days ...
That Seem ... THE SAME ... ?!!!?
  
It Seems That Things ...
Just ... HAVE NOT Changed ... !?!
  
COME ON People ...
USE Your ... Brains ... !!!
  
DON'T BE Like Ben Man ...  
  
CHANGE Your Lane ... !!!!!!!!!!!
  
Blacks STILL Live ...
In ... " POVERTY " ...
  
SOME White People ...
STILL Hold ... " Keys " ...
  
KEYS To ... " Things " ...
From ... " Economies " ...
Right Down To ...  
Our ... " DESTINIES " ... !!!
  
So ...
If You FACED ...
Problems Like THESE ...
  
Wouldn't YOU ... Feel Blue ... ???
  
Well Nowadays ...
You MAY Just ... " FIND " ...  
That Nature's ... Giving CLUES ... !!!
  
We ALL ... Now Face ...
Some ... HORRID Times ...
  
These Words Are Just ...  
....... " My View " .......
  
But IF MY Words ...
Applied To ... YOU ...
  
In TRUTH ....
  
" What Would You Do ? "
Obviously written soon after Katrina, from the outside looking in, it seemed much like a " 3rd World " effort, in terms of the response the US Government provided, but sadly, many of these words have run true subsequently, I won't mention the current US President, however, from heatwaves to the treatment of families living in America, until recently, things haven't got much better.

Kanye has his moments !!!!!
MisfitOfSociety Aug 2019
There is something inside that pushes us,
We can either push against it,
Or push with it.
Sam Manfre May 2019
Strangely comforted by nature;
to be silent with what always is.

I fear dawn is about to fall.

Comforted by the fisherman at sea.
Symmetrical lights sway above the shoreline.
Tiptoeing along the tide,
effortless fun.
Fun just by being.
I smoked into the night.
Or maybe the night was looking at me;
whispering gaze beckoning me to search the vast bay water.
What could bob to the surface for a foolish wanderer.

I took the face the moon offered on a cratered platter,
and walked home
lusting over new horizons
I am quite excited for calm, comforting summer nights
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