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 andover1111
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the upside down slide backwards from the bottomPage 27 of 30    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
I throw my arms around you
with no political power
nor true faith in the future
without trust in human explanations
nor belief in realms and afterlife

I throw my arms around you
hoping to ease the ache in aged bones
to steady your first steps in this wobbly world
to see you through your dangerous teens
to keep you smiling through this long middle age

from in between this rock and this hard place
love rises up , a mist filling this dark crevice
it smells of cookies, talc and salt air
and all I can do
is throw my arms around you



(thanks for the thread, xo)
 lookingforsophia
Joined: 3/3/2009
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the upside down slide backwards from the bottom
Posted: 6/21/2013 10:55:06 AM
the upside
of the down slide
backwards
from the bottom
over the falls
in a barrel
of monkeys ?

I jest
suggest
water ballons
and big babbons
in wet t-shirts
with mini skirts
and no bikinis
beats beans and weenies
mustard on corn dogs
snoring or sawing logs
 andover1111
Joined: 12/2/2009
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the upside down slide backwards from the bottom
Posted: 7/8/2013 6:33:59 AM
summer has finally arrived
its heat the hand on our backs
pushing us into cool lake waters
spring projects finally (mostly) done
we float in the gracious gifts of the northeast
soothing worn muscles and minds
faces up to the sun and treetops
open house filled, love lavished on
babes, dogs and great-grandmas
hearts swelling in gratitude
for a bit of peace
a good life


(the carrot, chauffeur included :-) )
 andover1111
Joined: 12/2/2009
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Posted: 7/30/2013 7:44:18 PM
I walk the post-storm beach
unsure of how far I've gone
so many landmarks missing
It's obvious which second houses are now first
their sides dotted with a few average windows
not anticipating an oceanfront view

approaching the new seawalls
a six-year-old skips ahead
reaching for the line of shoes
her family had parked before their walk
mom says "Oh, you can't reach them, my angel,
on the old wall, yes, but not this one."
 1saved
Joined: 10/19/2014
Msg: 655
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Posted: 10/24/2014 5:11:52 PM
my Sperrys still have sand lurking
along with the beach chair
not hiding in my back seat
waiting for a camping trip,

the Hyundai is saying wash me
without some kid writing it
in the dirt on my window
crying for a rain bath,

leaves are raked trees trimmed
time to shampoo the rugs again
before it gets too cold
and no one can drive here,

a dusting still closes every school
people call out cause they can
bottled drinks in the garage freeze
while I wonder if Im really in the south,

my new job is wonderful
Im a pharm tech this time around
cant grow up I keep taking classes
wondering what I will want to do next,

as a few warm days get cooler
while the northern winds find us
not making themselves welcomed guests
in the land where chivalry lives.....

ox' I will be back with a philosophical write soon
 andover1111
Joined: 12/2/2009
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Posted: 10/26/2014 6:20:03 AM
Riding the swells with practiced ease
twirling baggage on upturned fingertips
the combination of sun and breeze
provokes a heady grin. :)
 1saved
Joined: 10/19/2014
Msg: 657
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Posted: 10/26/2014 10:53:17 AM
perplexing contemplation
is but another season
in subtle cycling of days
almost an awakening,

from hibernations of
winter philosophies
turning back for light
yet reflecting the new,

might I let go of the leaves
binding me to this tree
like some hidden force
wishing for greener shades,

as others are unaware
they want to be auburn
welcoming slumber
awaiting rebirth
 1saved
Joined: 10/19/2014
Msg: 658
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Posted: 10/30/2014 8:01:05 PM
Things I learned in the past two years of my road tripping-

do not drive through western NC VA WV or KY tired
the soup of mountain twisty wind rollers will make you dizzy
KS MO IA and NE are still a boring drive
but the mile wide sunsets are GOD airbrushed masterpieces
WY UT and ID look way prettier with a little snow
simply kissed with accents like sugar for hours
(always get gas at every place you see a station)
WA state and CO are really full of pot smoking liberals
OR has some breath taking mountain waterfalls
TX is more hard core southern than I realized
OK is surprisingly Christian gun toting conservative
TN sure was a whole lot of fun exploring
DC really has a secret traffic skipping short cut
the NJ turnpike still bites the big one
driving in NY is as awful as the taxes on my house
and I missed my sweet NC!

two more states left to explore in this lifetime...
(I still wished someone would have driven to AK with me when living in WA)
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 659
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Posted: 3/26/2015 12:45:54 PM
The Corporate Screw (07/09/14- posted/written by me on another site)

twisted fortune cookie sweetness
wrapped in bilingual commuter array
washed down with chlorinated water
with not a word inside to pray

tempting allure of illusion
little lies are really a war
upon blood drenched hands of the worker
with only a soul left to pour

bring me your underemployed
starving to pay student loans
while monsters command obedience
minus complaint or moan

made fashionably modern by legalities
institutions are but a slave camp
crack that whip you will be happy
we command a smile till you cramp

one of the largest companies
with billions we certainly abound
but part time minimum wage positions
without bennies are the ones to be found

poverty is the new middle class hood
as war continues to reek tired poor enough
the paycheck isn't even made of paper
without enough energy to give a huff

the changing face of the corporate screw
wont even stare you back in the eye
it makes you beg or plead for a raise
then tells you you're fired good bye
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 660
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Posted: 4/3/2015 7:25:47 PM
its been 28 years now
I cant remember the way you smell
only some mix of stick deodorant
bar soap Old Spice diesel fuel Harley oil

lil boo's hair doesn't get golden shiny anymore
the way yours would laying on the beach
how you loved to watch me surf the big ones
recounting my every wipe out with a hearty laugh

no matter how much time passes
I can still see the steel blue way a love gaze
would silence even my sincerest wrath
as you found a way to make me giggle instead

and its ok that I still miss you
as an entire lifetime has passed me by
while I loved and lost yet another
I did adore equally yet differently

after all these years I can say
you two would have hated each other
an envied each others garage collections
from tools to parts to half completed bikes

you both did share the love of driving me crazy
with running Harelys in the house
although mine never did grace the furnishings
I don't miss the mess laying around

its been almost 8 years my sweetest
how kindly you did cherish me
and managed to put me in my place
like no one else ever could cause I let you

you were night from day in so many ways
from PhD's to certificates to silk boxers to none
you both had a Harley shirt from every state
and loved me dearly...

oxoxo true love never dies, it just carries us forward to the next life adventure
I WILL love again before I too pass from this place!
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
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Posted: 4/5/2015 1:33:53 PM
correction- its been 23 years
its humorous sometimes
how much I don't remember
its age maybe in rhymes
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 662
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Posted: 4/16/2015 6:55:33 AM
May 17, 2014 posted on another site...

in the depths of my agony I taste no defeat
all walk upon the cracks of a different street
tis when I fall the lowest I see the true light
which shall lift me from this earthly plight

I put on the whole armor down to my feet
and many of my good brethren I like to greet
tis only in this place we shall come to fight
to know what is wrong and feel what is right

to furnish a return be productive in my life
knowing there's an end to earthly strife
I have a shield of love with strength I wear
knowing there is one that took it all to bear

this world might cut my spirit like a knife
yet words do comfort me like heavens fife
no one did promise anything would be fair
but for all of mans sin one did bare
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
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Posted: 4/16/2015 9:13:01 PM
has it all been written
like an old Egyptian design
carved in fine Italian marble
with the face of a Greek sculpture
awaiting the awe of many
missing pieces left to imaginations
of anyone who cares enough
to listen to the story on papyrus
crinkling loudly when unrolled
ever so tenderly with love

has it all been said
through phonographs from yesteryear
wishing only to sing once again
from beyond the layers of dust
simply crying out to be heard
in the silence of beauty buzzing
upon the wings of a humming bird
like a thought carried away in the wind
quickly taking a drink of memory
only to fly onward freely

has it all been seen
in a never ending water color
changed again and again
like it belongs in a pallet of sunrise
setting in liquid motion
smeared upon landscapes
as far as any good eye could envision
carried forth with the rain's paint brush
melting slowly in heat of day
wanting only a drink of cool breath

ah but it all hasn't been heard
for we have yet taken the time
to stop long enough to find
simple treasures are priceless
in complete silence of the mind...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
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Posted: 4/21/2015 9:57:21 PM
a thought escaped from my mind

a smile released from my lips

a kind gesture thoughtlessly shared

a tear my eye could no longer bind,

a sound for me only my heart heard

a stolen glance captured in silence

a special moment that was dreamed

all are free now like a flying bird
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 665
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Posted: 4/30/2015 9:08:13 PM
leadership cradled by the open minded
may bring good fortune through prosperity,
for opportunities of personal growth
endure strategies of increase first,
and our greatest reward is sharing
the charity found in our own hearts,
spread by the love of mankind
which is a true commitment to ourselves,
forging great happiness through exhilaration
that may be a force to carry us forward...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 666
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Posted: 5/18/2015 10:47:23 PM
where I go I bring the wind in my back pack
the sunshine knows when its time for a rest
moon light has seen my soul bare tears for the stars
flowers understand the essence I carried for them,

mountain hot springs simply share the grief
released from deepest dark muddy places
as the rocks turn to pebbles turn to sand
making smooth what was once rough,

whisper to me mighty evergreens enduring time
as I gather dried wood almost to heavy to carry
dragging pieces together for a campfire like a testimony
to weathered working hands knowing prosperity

sing to me songs I never could listen to before
my aged ears only wish they could decipher now
never taking for granted the abundant beauty
natures tones simply provided for a minimal fee,

may layers of mountains guide mine eyes to sleep
as a final earthly payment unto thee of this day
knowing sometime I will remain in the heavens forever
even more breath taking than all I have ever seen~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 667
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Posted: 5/29/2015 9:50:29 PM
the pages are yet blank
no notes to make music
nor voices sharing a poem
simple blank silence
beckoning a first mark
to change the future forever
maybe history
and endure the testimony
of time...
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
Msg: 668
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Posted: 6/6/2015 9:45:15 AM
retrospection
life processes of learning
mirrors into personal histories
may need a blast of Windex
with some fancy paper towels
to restore visions of old
like a fresh new coat of paint
reminding us what we can be


ox' how I loved these dying forums,
and how I enjoyed reading through my old threads here
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 669
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Posted: 6/7/2015 11:50:48 AM
fancy paper towels
stylized flowers
adorn the borders
perforations now
so convenient
you don't need
the whole sheet
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
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Posted: 6/7/2015 7:54:46 PM
(thanks for gracing the pages of this ole thread :)

love never gives up
is always faithful
and endures
all things

may we remember
to love ourselves
so others may
in return

ox' I love you all~
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 3/16/2015
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Posted: 6/15/2015 11:42:21 AM
its coming to a quiet halt of posting
my life is getting busy once more,
summer is here to play outside
with new mountain terrain to explore,
catch y'all on the flip side again
with an upside down backwards slide,
I go where ever my heart leads me
while my soul dances along in stride~
 ablankcanvas
Joined: 7/29/2015
Msg: 672
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Posted: 8/2/2015 5:25:03 PM
saying good bye to posting in this thread
for terse verse will never truly be dead-

(makes sense to me) R.I.P.
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 673
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Posted: 2/24/2016 11:11:58 AM
I started another poetry thread
way back when
just for another place to write
when I didn't have a pen
to have nothing at all to say
as these poetry forums die
makes me sit and wonder
why I even try

~Missing the old days when we would all post on top of one another
trying to simply have fun with haiku. Welcome to the ghost town,
now full of actual ghosts. 10/11/15 R.I.P. my unborn grandbaby.


 revoskeepnus
Joined: 8/4/2015
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Posted: 2/24/2016 9:15:24 PM
post #702... nice.
 xlr8ingme
Joined: 11/29/2015
Msg: 675
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Posted: 2/24/2016 10:32:27 PM
thanks darlin'~

I just read that and cried
for too many have died,
life is for the living
until we too stop giving~
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