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Exiting Light

Posted in 4 Lines, Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry, Poetry Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by dustus

Experience more than born to die
Perhaps, that is my largest lie?
Breaks down, lines streak
Underground drive
Blinding fear through tunnel vision

Exiting light at end of life

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Imagined Music (One Stop Poetry Challenge)

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by dustus

*The following poem is offered in response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. All poets are welcome to take part in the challenge. Click on the link to check out the rules.

I was young when fever swelled
Heard this band no friends could tell
Summoned through shrill trumpet sound
Pleas for God to fix our house

Tracks of tears, crushed off course
Blaming self and not divorce
Roaring, ringing, childhood blue
Whooshing, rumbling, making up tunes

Alone with thought each afternoon
All my fault that they were through
Reality did not show glee
At dinner sat between their screams

Imagined music I can’t sing
Pretending life might turn happy
As marching bands cross mute daydreams
No song would save a broken family

The Arrow Shot (One Stop Poetry Picture Prompt Challenge)

Posted in Image Poetry, One Shoot, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by dustus

*The following poem is offered in response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. Today’s photomanipulation was created by photographer extraordinaire Claudio Mufarrege, guest interviewee for One Shoot Sunday.  All poets are welcome to take part in the challenge.


The Arrow Shot

If feelings could ever save me
Let it be right now
Birdsong evaporates to air
Your fall will not crash down

Life is no Titanic
Though barge in angles seem
Declining off corrosive walls
She spreads angelic wings

God, you think me simple
Love saves a human being
The arrow shot from Cupid’s bow
Piercing noble dreams


My Present Planned

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by dustus

My Present Planned

Budding cherries
A chance to tease
Dots of red
Through evergreen leaves

‘Tis the season
There she stands
Look up, now kiss
My present planned
 

*Photograph courtesy of Creative Commons: Steve Willis 

 

Knowing (One Stop Poetry Challenge)

Posted in One Shoot, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by dustus

His offering to neck
Obsession smells, Secret
Told her that he loves her
Knowing she believes him

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*The above photo was taken by Lisa Michelle Arhontidis,
a talent photographer featured on One Stop Poetry today!