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24 Hour Flash Poetry Slam Ends!

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It was … Fun I suggest it to any writer! and anyone else –

Have a Great Saturday I wil be napping all day!

 

PEACE

 

 

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Flash Poem # 8 ” The Wait “

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THE WAIT

 

Alright I’ll wait

but don’t try to slow down my gait

If you come through

We’ll dance until we turn blue

there is a piece of me that will never say die

never tell a lie

about this thing

this feeling

this rose-colored dream

so I accept the fear

I’ll just have another beer

and wait…

 

English – I love you
Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief
Albanian – Te dua
Arabic – Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic – Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian – Yes kez sirumem
Bambara – M’bi feWelsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu di   
Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba – Mo ni fe
Zazi – Ezhele hezdege
Zuni – Tom ho’ ichema

 

 

 

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Flash Poem # 7 ” Give Me A Clue “

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GIVE ME A CLUE

 

I feel your aura breeze over me

mine, ebbs between your toes, up your back

please don’t give me any flack

are the cards stacked?

 

The dice loaded?

 

Will you be true?

I haven’t a clue.

 

 

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Flash Poem # 6 ” Cardboard Relic “

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CARDBOARD RELIC

They, want you to remain

the same

the crowds the hoards

but they don’t know you were never a cardboard relic

for them to have and hold in collections galore –

something is still in store,

you are flesh and blood

if I might say, quite a stud…

so break out, break free —

I watch with glee!

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Flash Poem # 5 ” To Eschew “

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TO  ESCHEW ?
I know who I love

but he doesn’t quite…-… love me

what’s a girl to do?

eschew

love in toto?

What is the purpose of love?

the point of love

the heart of love

to open to explore, to knock on that door.

a window passes and all that drips from the sky,

are questions that slowly twist into sunsets.

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Flash Poem #4 ” A Cup Of Tea “

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A CUP OF TEA?

Dreams,

with bloated seams

gleam under

the weight of a golden team –

left to steam…and steam, and rise above my tea cup.

A CUP OF TEA.

Dreams –

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Flash Poem # 3 ” A Grand Old Heart “

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A GRAND OLD HEART

 

It was a grand old heart

It lasted through several yellow moons

It was a grand old heart

it played many tunes

it was a grand old heart –

Now it lies silent, veins and metal bolts strewn,

 

It was a grand old heart, from the start

… … … never unfurled.

 

 

 

With thanks to,

You’re a Grand Old Flag

 

by George M. Cohan
 

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

 

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Flash Poem # 2 ” Lingers “

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LINGERS

 

Hope Lingers

a smokey haze

clinging to my fingertips –

light forms as a heart

snaps apart

and I can see…

 

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Announcing A 24 Hour FLASH Poetry Slam At PGM!!! Submissions Welcome !!

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PALE GREEN MERMAID says write!

 

Ready Set GO!!!!!!

 

 

THINK!!!

then write…

 

 

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Koan – ” Gifts “

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GIFTS

Be generous with your offerings

what are you waiting for

there is nothing in store

but lying face up

 

 

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Poem – ” My Flock “

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MY FLOCK

 

My mourning doves

20 or more

some say it is a flock –

they don’t care if,

you have a to-do

are blue

or have burnt the stew!

They follow my lead

every morning a plead

for nuts and seed

with the utmost greed,

they follow me from door to door

waiting for me to snore

and leave open a door,

 

then will come a mad dash

to my secret stash!

My mourning doves –

20 or more

some say it is a flock.

 

 

 

 

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Poetry Slam On A Rainy Day – Quatro / “Horses Trapped In A Castle”

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QUATRO

  

HORSES TRAPPED IN A CASTLE

  

Walled gardens 

Walled hearts

Walled lives

my horses now run free

their hooves pound gently across my chest

you never should have tried

to rein them in-

pretending to be kin,

 

stolen from under the mulberry tree.

 

 

This poetry slam is dedicated to J. who helps me and others through these days.

THE END

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Poetry Slam On A Rainy Day – Tres / “Some Laugh, Some Cry”

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TRES

  

 

SOME LAUGH SOME CRY 

I go to the places where no one else will go

I look, I watch

I shout warnings from above

while releasing doves –

when I return

some laugh

some cry

most, spit in my eye

 

but-

somethings coming…Are you ready?

 

 

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Poetry Slam On A Rainy Day – Dos / “Did You Ever Think?”

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DOS

 

DID YOU EVER THINK?

 

Did you ever think?

you

might be,

if you would just see,

a message

in a bottle –

a message for someone else

after the body melts

and the books and papers have been torn

long after your gone-

someone walking down the street

kicking cans with their feet

could come across a paper that was shorn

and because of that a life will be reborn?

from a book yellow and torn,

Did you ever think?

 

 

 

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Poetry Slam On a Rainy Day – Uno / “Golden W.B.”

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UNO

 

GOLDEN W.B.

 

Walls were meant

to be knocked down

even if it causes a frown

to realize that you live in the same damn town –

but it comes from my

heart

to

yours

I mean no harm

I search for the truth

while waiting in a phone booth

with a small glass of vermouth

for the damn truths-

 

and now the time has flowed out

with nary a whisper or a shout

I can rest

I’ve done my best

time to head out west…

 

 

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