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Troubles With Familiarity by Bruce Anthony Huston A look at my hometown, a bit pessimistic, but nevertheless an honest look at my homet... [78 words]
Sometimes I Wonder by Desmond Harris - [85 words]
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Hear Now by Mahbubul (Sohel) Karim Rumbling and mumbling of random thoughts on current world affair. [401 words]
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A Message To The Exile by Martin Milner Animal imagery is used to emphasize soul searching in this poem about non conformance an... [70 words]
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Where I Am Today by Susan T Fisher Satisfied with the way my life has turned out. [141 words]
Star Magic by Susan T Fisher How beautiful the night sky is. [79 words]
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To Say Goodbye To A Friendship by Kathrine Knickrehm This poem is about a relationship's end. [31 words]
The Spanish Girl by Bruce Anthony Huston A few thoughts about a single scene of brief infatuation with a stranger. [81 words]
The Muse Speaks To The Writer by Harriet Nicholas A poem about the determined muse within my head that urges me to keep writing! [117 words]
Ruins Of Innocense by Andrew David Johnson A poem about the end of innocence. Inspired by a rebellious friend who seemed at peace only ... [183 words]
Rainbow In My Heart by Susan T Fisher Once perfect love, now gone forever. [81 words]
Our Love, True by Kathrine Knickrehm It's about love, true love. About not just a feeling, but a past, a future, and a commitment. [95 words]
Oratorical Anomaly. by Martin De Leon - [238 words]
I Haven't Found Myself Yet by Harriet Nicholas A sad poem I wrote one night when I was feeling very, very sorry for myself . . . [100 words]
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Forever 24, Forever Unreachable by T.C. Beto Too young, too beautiful, too smart, to love me. [59 words]
Empty by Kathrine Knickrehm What's life about? [220 words]
Distracted By The Machines Of Man... by Bruce Anthony Huston A brief look at the "simple" way of living. The brief pauses that we need ... [118 words]
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A Gentle Vision by Bruce Anthony Huston A poem in tribute to a lovely lady. [57 words]
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A poem about wisdom and the shock of getting older.
I enjoy humor in poetry and short stories. I also like writing non-fictional essays and musings.
I live in upstate New York and I'm an amateur nature photographer. My interest usually run liberal, I'm concerned with the preservation of animals and nature.
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My Idiot Cat (Poetry) A poem for anyone who is owned by a cat or cats. [213 words] [Animal]
Shattered Lives (Short Stories) A story of a romantic triangle with deadly consequences. [4,761 words] [Crime]
The Confession (Short Stories) A murderous cousin plans to murder her way to money. [2,119 words] [Crime]
Tippy (Non-Fiction) A true story about a pet ground squirrel and a childhood learning experience. [1,040 words] [Animal]
It is the season of my discontent!
When did I become this age?
Oh, how I do so resent,
getting closer to the last page.
My youth gone, mistakes made,
can't go back and do over.
Been awhile since I've been laid,
or rested naked in wild clover.
Of husbands, I've had two.
One stupid, and one drank.
That should have been my clue,
that God enjoys a good prank.
Youth is wasted on the young,
they never give much thought,
interested more in having fun,
when it's wisdom they should have sought.
Tough, that wisdom comes with age,
when it's needed at sixteen.
Must go through the hormonal rage,
and all the crap in between.
Why does it need to take so long?
Wisdom is such a long time coming,
and youth is such a long time gone.
Just that thought is mind numbing.
Shouldn't it be the other way?
With wisdom coming first, then fun.
Coming with the light of day,
rather than with the setting sun.
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"I feel the compassion within the poem. And if it was truly written from your heart, I heartily agree with it. It has a way of reaching out to you, and the rhyming seems to roll comfortably off of the tongue. I may be young for my age but I feel the poem expressed itself, and it was in other words captivating." -- Nicola.
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