THE RED LINE

THE RED LINE

Saturday, December 27, 2014

RUNNING

RUNNING

running
ceaselessly running,
on and on,
from the moment that I fell into this world;

without a second to catch my breath
pulsing, pounding, scared to death
echoed whinings in my ears
shifting side view, shapeless fears;

dark things in pursuit of me
can't glance back, afraid to see
leaving questions in my wake
every act a grave mistake;

long ago I ran from you
and from the god who made me, too,
and from the hope that was my youth -
I'm tired of running from the truth.


_________________/|

Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

EASIER TO HATE THAN TO SAY GOODBYE

EASIER TO HATE THAN TO SAY GOODBYE

Someone you love must leave you

and in leaving will create a vacuum in the essence of your life --

-- a hole within your soul.

So rather than surrender to the loss and accept the transient nature of all lifetimes,

we choose to find fault, and to stir up a utilitarian, disingenuous hate for that person.

Why must we struggle to profane the memory of being together

with defensive, distorted retrospect,

when we could rise above our reptilian roots

and simply embrace for one last time 

while wishing that someone a blessed journey?






Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

Thursday, December 25, 2014

TRANSPHYSICALITY

TRANSPHYSICALITY

Set aside your initial resistance

cast away your old disbelief

quicken your mind's inherent propensity

transcend the myth of molecular density




Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WHAT IS AND WILL BE

WHAT IS AND WILL BE

No more slipping backward

no more looking inward

living in a dreamworld

of what could never be -


No more whispered prayers

wasted on the wind

I live in present tense now

and all I have is me.

 



Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ARDIENTE

ARDIENTE

By vengeance alone
has this orchard been rooted
with swollen fruit hanging
like hearts from their veins
and they throb in the dark
to an undulant mambo
when limned by the silver
mandragora star.


       o

Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

CHILDHOOD CRUSHED

CHILDHOOD CRUSHED

He dreamed of flying, and a first kiss, and of great fortune and humble fame;

Infinite possibilities lay ahead on the fascinating, mysterious but promising road ahead

where magic discoveries hid for him to uncover

discovery was his noble mission,

daydream a heady, powerful pastime.

He was focused outward at an amazing, electrically charged limitless realm.

I don't know when it happened

When the wandering turned deeply introspective,

and things weren't chosen, but seemed mandated by some unseen spectre of responsibility.

Today when I looked in the mirror at a man's face

I saw a glimmer of the boy in his eyes

but only for a moment

and I knew that I was the monster

who crushed an innocent's chance at a childhood...

And I gently wept for my crime, and for the child who had died.


<^^>


Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

MY TERMS

MY TERMS

It's on My Terms

and don't forget it

I've been down since long ago;

cross me now

and you'll regret it

do me wrong 

and I will know



Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

A PERSPECTIVE

A PERSPECTIVE

Time
brother of eternity
without beginning or end
punctuated gently and only by turns of
dawn into dusk
and dusk into dawn
proceeding nobly onward
always, as ever,
indifferent
to the struggles
and frustrations of small
short
human
lives.




Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com

Monday, December 1, 2014

VOICES

VOICES

On the other side of quiet

when I am all alone

and the very last echoes of human conversation

 clatter into meaningless noise

and make their absence felt

by unbroken stillness;

it is then that my heart begins to race

because it is then that they will come.

The drip of the kitchen faucet

the on and off of the old radiator

the train whistle in the distance

the sonorous tones of the harbor horns

the whoosh of a passing automobile through a puddle...

they speak to me in their own voices

sibilant or strident

hissing or hooting

or whispering -- which is by far the very worst --

they tell me

each in its own critical, judgmental tone

that I cannot be sane if I think that they are alive;

why do they tell me this?

Why do I need to tell you this when there is a great chance

that you don't really exist, either?



((((((((((0))))))))))
 



Please email this poem to your friends and colleagues, and share this poem through your social media channels if you appreciated it. Thank You!

    CONTACT
POET VERITAS

   POET VERITAS

Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com