Tuesday, September 27, 2016

913 - Some of a Beach


PTM’s prompt is ‘Sinking’.

Some of a Beach.

A survival skill few courses teach
Is escaping from quicksand’s deep reach.
By my way of thinking,
If you want to avoid sinking
You should stay away from the beach.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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912 - Impressions



dVerse Quadrille #17 - Shadows.


Impressions.

Shadows
Of a life lived.
And of a life
Wished to be lived.
Inner desires,
Inner dreams,
Warm 
And cold 
Memories 
Of what was
And of what may have been.
Thrown achingly,
Wistfully,
Hopefully,
Regretfully,
But distorted,
Into the world.
Behind—an inner light.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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Monday, September 26, 2016

911 - Baggage


Haiku Horizons prompt: Carry


Baggage

We all carry stuff—
Stuff that we should have long dropped,
But, strangely, we don't.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

910 - Marking Time



Marking Time

It’s early.
The dull glow
Of square numbers,
Greenish,
Wash over the room.
It is primed and set.

Periodically
The deep chimes
Of the serious
Square, plain mantle clock.

The lighter,
More tuneful
Chimes
Of the overly ornate
French clock,
(Turned sideways,
because it wont run
facing forward.)
Follow.

Outside,
In the dim light,
A magpie
Runs though its chords.
Over and over.

I listen to the magpie,
I count the chimes,
But I obey the 
Alarm.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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909 - Trickle Down


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: infected, irritable and jarring.


Trickle Down

The world seems so irritable,
So fraught with social woes,
The paradise promised
Unevenly disposed.

The fear,
(Of those who hear)
Dismissed—
But it can’t continue
Without an equitable result, 
Attended to.

We bought 
The ‘trickle down’ effects:
The rich would care for us.

But they hoarded all the warm bread
And also kept the crusts.

And so,
As these things go,
Instead, infected disillusion
Brings a jarring of the parapets,
Come the revolution.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

908 - Dislocation


Theme Thursday’s prompt is ‘Together’.


Dislocation

Together—
But apart.
The hearts reach out,
But do not touch.
Apart—
But together.
Life is shared
But not much
Is common.
Loneliness
Is subjective.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

907 - Future Imperfect



Future Imperfect

Words.
Utilitarian mercenaries
Of deceit.

Actions
The loud exclamations
Of awareness.

The active and passive
Construction
Of a life sentence
Past and present.

Ah, but patterns—
Words upon words,
Actions upon actions,
With patterns
I can see
The future.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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906 - Fancy a truck?


Sunday Scribblings 2 has the prompt “quaking’.


Fancy a truck?

The was a young fellow called Ted
Who invited a sweet thing to his bed
But instead of love making
He fled the room quaking
As, undressed, she was a truckie named Fred.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

905 - Cross Over



Cross Over

There is a point,
An equinox
Of emotions,
Where the winter—
The dark, dark winter—
First feels the warmth
Of the coming spring.
Hope buds, swells
And bursts
In a life giving
Display of renewal.  
Again.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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904 - Re-Leased



Re-Leased.

It is odd
Sitting in your office,
Your former office,
Where you sat
Aloof—alone—
It seems so much lighter,
So much brighter,
Just a hint,
Just a faint waft
Of brimstone
Lingers.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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