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MerTer Jul 7
We have cried rivers
We have cried seas
We have carved cliffs
Mountain ranges
And the shore
When our tears were dried up
We exhaled the deserts
Glass
Made beads of sand
All the grains
Of the universe
We have consumed
And rebirthed
Carlo C Gomez May 22
Ah
to be your
spider
all webs
and legs
and tasty things
in the parlor
and then when
the eggs
hatch away
it's curtains for
you and me
Jenifer S May 5
Life is a lie that seems real
When we hold hands and think we feel.
We forget we are all the same,
With the same brain but different names.

We observe, learn and imitate,
Follow the laws of nature without debate.
Like Gods, we rule over the land,
Blind to the cycle in which we stand.

We live and die and so it goes,
This chain we can never oppose.
'We are the masters of our destiny' we say,
Then why are we destined to end the same way?
What is season without cause?
And what  then is life without love?
To say seasons come and go,
would it mean love comes and go?
I am at a crossroad,
my love hangs in the balance,
my life in question.
Why am I who I am?
Am I a seasonal blast,
that comes and goes?
To say the least, what purpose do I serve?
I am burning, inside and out,
longing for immortality.
My bones are souless,
cringing for rest,
my soul weightless
with pounds of over-shaped flesh
I longed for slumber,
beautiful and dreamless
Life is a painful dream,
love a ceaseless nightmare.
The cycle of life makes
love an endless season,
it seems the purpose of life
has endless reasons.
Painful nightmares and ceaseless dreams,
it comes and goes as it pleases,
Leaving in its wake, a tide of emotions.
share24 Feb 25
A dog chases its tail
as the sun sets to the west

A man rakes fallen leaves
as the light fades into darkness

Children jump rope on cobblestone streets
their laughter fills the air

An old woman peers out a window
while memories dance in her head

Days turn into night
night divides the days

The faces change
but the story remains the same

From one day to the next
we all play the game
Ashlyn Rimsky Jan 27
Thunder rolls in on a Thursday afternoon
Sometimes against the odds, Sometimes with warning
The pale patter of precipitation a plausible preamble of
Swelling streams and soaked soil. Soon,
He falls from his cloud. a raging storm, rolling thunder
Cracking across the sky, a chaotic chorus
Creating what makes this
Colliding with what he may
Striking with confidence, a blaze of fury
A blink of light in sky, until:
The last raindrop spills into creek
He cries a final croak.
maybe humans and thunder have more in common than once thought..
Where the sun meets the tired Sahara desert,
Lay me there.
Watch my silhouetted body dance
To the tune of nature
As you walk away.

Let my lifeless body become
Nature's paradox:
That which is lifeless sustains life,
A rude and sobering reminder
That it takes a life to make one
When I die, I want my body to be the food that keeps the ravenous jackal just long enough to survive extinction
Big Virge May 2017
Exclusion or ... " Inclusion " ...  
Which Option Do You Choose ... ???
  
Do You Feel Like ... " Your Inclusion " ...
Is The Passage To Be ... " Cool " ... ?!?
  
Even If The Crew You Follow ...
Is FULL of ... STUPID FOOLS ... !!!!!
  
FOOLS Who Use ...
Their Snakeskin Shoes ...  
To Make Those CRUCIAL ...
  
... " Power Moves " ... !!!!!!!!!!
  
If That's You ... ???
Is That ... " YOU " ... ?!?
  
Are You ... REALLY ...
Being ...... " True " ...... !?!
  
Or ... Living Life ...
In A ... " Human Zoo " ...
  
By This I Mean ...
Your Self-Esteem ...  
Has CLEARLY LOST ...
It's ..... " Mr. Sheen " ...... !!!
  
You're In A Zone ...
Now FILLED WITH CLONES ...
Whose Facade ... Is TOUGH ...
When ..... NOT Alone .....
  
They Change Their Ring ...
WITHOUT ... Dialling Tones ... !!!

Because They Have ....
Such ... " Brittle Bones " ... !!!
  
They Claim To Have ...
A ... " HAPPY Home " ... !!!!!
  
But FEAR The Thought ...
of Life .... ALONE ....  
  
They Surround Themselves ...
With SUPERFICIAL Friends ...  
Throughout Their Week ...
And At .... " Weekends " ....  
  
So ..... ???  
Which Do YOU Prefer ... ?!?
  
Exclusion or ... Inclusion ... ???
  
A Life Without Confusion ...
A Life Without The Nonsense ...
of ... " Agenda-Lead Collusion " ... !!!
  
Do You Need Doors Open ... ?
  
Or ... Do You ... ? ...
Open Them ... YOURSELF ... !?!?!
  
Do You Want To Make A DIFFERENCE ...  
Or ... Get Yourself SOME WEALTH ... ?!?
  
I Try To Keep ...
My ... Mental Health ...  
By .................... AVOIDING THOSE ......
Who Have ..... " Foul Smells " ..... !!!!!!!!!
  
I Trust In ... " God " ...  
And TRUST ... MYSELF ...  
To Do What's RIGHT ... !!!
  
Or ...
BURN IN HELL ... !!!  
  
I BELIEVE In This ... !!!
  
YES ... Love Thyself ... !!!
  
Love Those Who ...
Do Love Themselves ... !!!
  
WITHOUT .... VANITY .... !!!
Or The .... " HARD SELL " .... !!!!!  
  
These People Make ...  
Our World UNWELL ... !!!!!
  
Look In Their Eyes ...  
  
They're TELLING LIES ... !!!!!
To Be .... " Accepted " ....  
By ..... FAKE GUYS ..... ?!?!?
  
Who Just Can't Take ...
..... My Diatribe ..... !!!!!!!
  
This View IS MINE ... !!!
It's NOT .... " Divine " ....  
  
Don't Feel Inclined ...  
To ..... FALL IN LINE ... !!!!!
  
Exclusion ISN'T ...
.... My Design .... !!!
  
It's Been ... " Designed " ...
By ..... " Simple Minds " ...  
Who NEED Inclusion ...
  
.... ALL THE TIME .... !!!!!
  
Why Do They NEED IT ... ?!?
  
They Can KEEP IT ... !!!!!!!!
  
I'm An ... EXCEPTION With Insight ......... !!!
EXCLUDE ME If ... You Feel That's Right ... !!!
  
At The End of The Day .....
We're ALL GONNA DIE ... !!!!!!
  
Those Who ... " Exclude " ...
Will Probably FRY .... !?!

Finding INCLUSION ....
Where ... LUCIFER LIES ... !!!!!
  
That's NO SURPRISE .... !!!!!
  
.... " Facades and Lies " ....  
Are Them DEFINED .... !!!!!!

But ... CAN'T DiSguIsE ...
Their Fraudulent Guise ... !!!!
  
It CAN'T Be Wise ...
To ... Always Hide ...
  
YOUR True Self .......
  
Why Be So Sly ... ?!?
  
That's A Question ...
I DON'T Face ... !!!  
  
Because I'm ... ME ...
WHEREVER I Be ... !!!!!
  
I DON'T NEED ..... !!!
These PHONEY CLIQUES ... !!!!!  
  
What About YOU ... ?!?
Are You ... TRUE ... ?!?!?
  
Or ... Do You NEED ... ?
These POMPOUS CREWS ... !?!
  
That's Up To ... YOU ...  
What Do You Choose ... ?
  
" Exclusion Or ... Inclusion "
On the basis of Trumps' dismissal of Comey this week, a good piece on, related subject matter....
Big Virge Oct 2019
I'm SICK Now of Hearing ...
This Word ... " Compromise " ... !!!!!
  
While THEY Tell Us Lies ... !!!
Why Should I ... " dIsGuise " ... ?
The Truth From .................................... "Their Eyes" ... ?!?
  
THEY As In ...... " THEM " ......  
  
Who Give Us ... PROBLEMS ... !!!!!
While THEY Sit And Spend ...
Cash THEY Have STOLEN ... !!!!!
  
This Thing ... Compromise ...
Is How They've ... Devised ...
To Keep Us From ... Seeing ...
THE TRUTH From THE LIES ... !!!
  
So ...
Can It Be ... " Wise " ... ?
To Just ... Compromise ... ?
Opinions ... In YOU ....
  
You KNOW ...
To Be ... TRUE ... ?!?
  
Just To Make CASH ...
So You Can Live ... FLASH ... !?!
  
THAT ...
  
Just ISN'T ... REAL ... !!!
  
You Might As Well ... "Steal" ...
Cos' Living Like THAT ...
  
UNevEns .... " The Keel " .... !!!
  
Do YOU ... Compromise ... ???
  
Well ...
Maybe You Do ... ?
  
But When You Reflect ...................................
Can You Say It Was ... Wise ... ?!?
  
I CANNOT Deny ... !!!
I Have ... Compromised ... !!!

But Now I Believe ...
I'd Rather ... DEFY ... !!!
Than Sit And ... " Comply " ...
With Those Who Would Try ...
To Make Me The ... " Fall Guy " ... !!!!!
  
They ALWAYS Imply ...
That Brothers Like I ...
Should Simply BEND OVER ...
ROLLOVER ... and Die ... !?!?!
  
Well .....
  
If I Must ... Die ...
I Firstly MUST TRY ...
To RISE ABOVE ... Those ...
Who Just ... " Compromise " ...
  
And Sell Themselves ... " short " ...
Cos' Their Souls Have Been ... Bought ... !!!
By Those Who ... "Constrict" ...
Their ... FREEDOM OF THOUGHT ... !!!
  
These Days ...  
I'm Now ... STRESSING ...
POETIC ... Expression ... !!!!!

To FLY With ... God's Blessing ...
Straight Into ... " His Heaven " ...
  
In Life Can't We Be ...
... Mentally FREE ... ?

To ... EXPRESS Our View ...
On Things That We SEE ... ???
  
WITHOUT ........................................... Compromise ....... !!!
  
For Guys Who Wear ... "Ties" ...
Who Seem ... SO SURPRISED ... !?!?!
  
When Black Men Like Me ...
Are ... WISE TO Their LIES ... !!!
  
And Use THEIR OWN WORDS ...
To Devise Their Demise ...
  
Compromise ... HERE ...
Or Compromise ... THERE ... ?
  
We NEED TO Start Issuing ...
WARNINGS ... BEWARE ... !!!!!!
  
With Poetry CLAIMING ...  
... The Media GLARE ... !!!!!!!!!
  
So Maybe One Day ... ?
I'll Be Your ... " Compere " ...
  
WITHOUT ..........  
Song and Dance ........
I'm NOT .... Fred Astaire .... !!!!!!!
But ..... Running AMOK .....  
YES ... Just Like MY HAIR ... !!!!!!!!!
  
So Who'll Pave The Way ... ?!?
For Poets ... To Say ...
The Things On Their Mind ...
That HURT .... EVERYDAY .... !!!!!
  
Could It Be ... " Me " ... ?
Or Could It Be ... " You " ... ?
  
Who REALLY Can Handle ... !?!
  
Reciting ... THE TRUTH ...
WITHOUT ... " Selling Out " ...
  
Just To Look ... " COOL " ...  
Well I ... AIN'T That Fool ... !!!!!
  
My Brain Is A TOOL ...
To Skywalk' ... Like LUKE ... !!!!!
  
But Forces Are ... DARK ... !!!
Surrounding Like ... SHARKS ... !!!
  
"PROTECTING" .... The Few ...
Who ... "Hide What They Do" ... !!!
  
So ...
Tell Me This People ...  
  
Is What I Say ... TRUE ... ???
  
Well That's ...  
Up To ... YOU ...  
  
UNLEARN What You've Learned ... !!!
Before You Get ... BURNED ... !!!
  
LUST For ... " A Prize " ...
Could Leave You ... "downsized" ... ?!?
  
And This ...
Might Just Happen ...  ???
  
If You ............
  
.... " Compromise " ....
We all do it in this life at some point, however, as the poem says, when you look back at the effects, was it wise ?
OpenWorldView Jun 2019
tiny speck of dust
accumulating water
falling from the sky
We are but dust.
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