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People ... These Days ...
Are ... SO ****** RUDE ... !!?!!

and ... Seem To Think ...
They Should NOT Use ...
Words Like ... THESE ...

These Two ...

THANK YOU ... !!!

This ... Gets To Me ...
Doesn't It ... To You ... ?

Ignorant Youth ...
Who Act ... Uncouth ...

Adults Who ...
Fit In ... Their Shoes ...
and Clearly NEED ...
A ... " Manners School " ... !!!

Women TOO ...
Keep Giving ... Proof ...

They'd Rather ... " Act " ...
Like ... " Gangster Dudes " ... ?!?

Abusing Men ...
When We ... Look At Them ... !?!

Some Girls These Days ...
Are Worse Than ... Phlegm ... !!!!!

You ... OPEN A Door ...
They LOCK ... "Their Jaw" ... !!!

Girls Like THIS ...
I Now .................................................... Ignore .............

Would A ...
THANK YOU ... HURT ... ?!?

I Guess It Does ... ?
That's Why ... " These Girls " ...
Aren't Finding .................................................................­........ Love ........ !!!

It's Simple ...
Just ... OPEN Your Mouth ... !!!

You Do It When ...
You Go ... " Down South " ... !!!

Now Girls ... DON'T START ...
To ... SCREAM and SHOUT ... !!!

"He ain't got a clue,
what he's talking about !"

I'm SAYING ...

Some of You Just POUT ...
Like An ... **** Trout ...
That's About To DROWN ... !!!!!

Walking Streets ...
With ... " Gangsta Clowns " ... ?!?

FOOLS ... Who Walk ...
On ... DANGEROUS Grounds ... !!!!!!

Picking FIGHTS ... ?!?
ALL OVER Town ... !!!
While Men Like Me ...
Look On and ... FROWN ...

Just Look At ... Roads ...
You Know How It Goes ...

You ... " Give Way " ...
To Let Someone GO ...

They Get To You ...
and TURN UP Their Nose ... ?!?

This Can Sometimes ...
Lead To ... BLOWS ... !!! ...

Or .... Late At Night ....
It's The Same Thing Right ... ?!?

People BLIND YOU ...
With Their Lights ... !!?!!

NO Smile or Time ...
To Be ... " Polite " ...

They Drive Past You ...
With ... EVIL EYES ... !!!!!

One Day They'll Get ...
A ... BIG SURPRISE ...

A FOOL Like ... THEM ...
Who ... Wants To FIGHT ... !!!

Surely People ...
This AIN'T RIGHT ... !!!?!!!

I'm NOT Surprised ...
In ... Modern Times ...

But Felt I Should ...
Put THIS ... In Rhyme ... !!!

Because People Act ...
Like It's A ... " Crime " ... ?
To Do ... What's Right ...
and Be ... " Polite " ...

Most Now Seem ...
To Want Street Fights ... ?!?

But NOT ... The Game ...
and That's A Shame ...

But Could ... Such Games ...
Have Bred ... Such Ways ... ???

It's ...
Merely A Thought ...
So ... What Do You Say ... ?

At The End of The Day ...
People ... DISPLAY ...
An ... " ATTITUDE " ...
That Brings ... DISMAY ... !?!

I Try To REFRAIN ...
From Playing Such Games ...
That ... End In PAIN ... !!!!!

But Like Most Folks ...
My Patience DRAINS ...
Then I Act ... INSANE ...
Like ... " Frasier Crane " ...

Do You ...
Get What I'm Saying ... ?

Don't Make ... BIG PEOPLE ...
LOSE Their ..... " COOL " .....

You Could LOSE Your Life ... !!!!!!
For Being .... RUDE ....
REMEMBER That Line ... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cos' ...
That One's ... TRUE ...

It Seems To Me ...
That ... Showing RESPECT ...
Makes Some Feel weak ...

So They ...
REFUSE To Do THIS ...
When Walking Streets ... !!!

But BLAMING Them ...
Is .... TOO EASY .... !!!

I Blame The ... " Things " ...
The Media ... FEEDS ...

Violence and ... BRUTALITY ...
Are Messages ... The Children SEE ...

Why NOT GIVE THEM ... " Poetry " ... !!!

From ...
Men and Women ...
Just Like ... Me ...

Instead of ... *** ...
and ... UPPITY Teens ... !!!
Cos' THIS Has NOW ...
INFECTED ... Streets ...

So ... Let Me Make ...
This Piece ... COMPLETE ...

It's COOL To Greet ...
People You ... Meet ...
With Some Respect ...

That's STRONG ...
NOT ... " Weak " ... !!!!!

What Does It ... " Cost " ... ?
To ... Use Your SPEECH ...
and Show ... RESPECT ...
To ... KEEP The Peace ...

Respect IS ... EARNED ...
Okay ... That's TRUE ... !!!

But Why Get ... HURT ...
Cos' ... Only A FOOL ...
Would Think That's Cool ... !?!

USE Your Mouth ...
It's A ... Useful Tool ... !!!

and USE These Words ...

THESE TWO .......

... " Thank You " ...
As said in the piece, seeing what I was seeing in human behaviour at the time, it seemed only right to put what I was thinking into rhyme .....
top brain forward eyes severed diluted
down mind feared essence ignored
star gaze rays smogged polluted
connect connect widen the gap
flow flow hand meets ice-water
growing numbness crackling bones
crack sip sigh Relax

unattended, withering, left to rot
chime chime signs direct where
why lark fly vines hide
the corner
beads dangle I move them
and they fall back into
they fall back into
their places
stages lights tread lightly across
and bow be sure to bow they like that
humming bird wings on twilight canvas
blurs blurs the paints and hues
dreams and views dreams and views
severed sinews, unabled motion
crack sip sigh Relax
lean back rising tide blanket and jaw slack
Nicole 3d
He was too many poems
And she was frankly too
Tired to write one more,
Except the one that she
Left in the shambles of her
Heart, snoring loudly
With fear of it being kissed awake.
my highway of regrets (only love poetry)

a transcontinental roadway connecting across oceans,
only in time measured, decades in length, he, distances,
adds daily, mile markers flying in, landing in factual order,
a differentiation, chapter headings, incidents and accidents
regretting the good, the bad, and the very ****

collection of mixte memories, carefree happy, some
funereal deaths, due, & yet outstanding, stone & steel,
miles & kilometers, trips of consequences, many are the
languages, seasons, and faces associated with
regretful tunes of longer agoes, highway markers of regrets

faces mostly all gone, some from this earth dead wet wiped,
some, in faint residuals soapy bubbles of the mind,
undecided if, when to dis- or reappear, or just forever burst;
these pinpricking triggers, some shiny, more rusted, fingers
target images/spheres that over fill the hippocampus

oh god, the greats, regrets, the faces of lovers/escapees,
driving from Genève to St-Tropez, on Route Napoléon,
unknowingly selecting  Bastille Day for our back country tour,
the stone mile markers gave no warning; making history, our own,
upon a yacht in the Greek Isles, the crew, our own, ours to command,
now ashamedly, I cannot remember the faces, names, the  lovers
now, called only with uncoiling sadness,  my own, my owned, them,
whose, when, and why, and how I regret my forgetting

the children lost to bitterness and feud, silenced by a wailing wall
double thick and impenetrable, living in an apartment whose walls
are photo albums of curses and lives poorly acted; oh god, why?
are there no exits on this highway, no rest stops for bad coffee,
we drive slow so the blurry memories seen in HD sharp living color,
all are billboards on my highway of regret,
a poem completely forever incomplete




10/9 ~ 10/10
2019
nyc
this is a poem was commanded every time I hear the words
“highway of regret”
amber 5d
this is not supposed,
to fade this quickly.
I'm not meant,
to sink back,
into misery.
have initial butterflies,
already faded?
has my view of you,
already become jaded?
do you like me,
as you say you do...
or am I just ***,
and a dumb joke to you?
amber 5d
it would be easier
to not care at all
to not seek you out
for desire to dissipate
and blow in the wind
that way
I could fall right asleep
with no thought
of you
Nicole 6d
She walks fragile and intense
Fleeing in flight from those
Terrible, clattering impulses
Telling her constantly
She can't be something wonderful
In this world because of how
Broken she once was.
the serpent eats its tail
in my backyard
it waits patiently to
scar my back
remove the snakes,
they'll come again
the circle of life
fight back in vain
don't mind them
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