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A Life That Works

Posted in One Stop Poetry, Poetry, Poetry Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by dustus

I’d like to share a happy song
Figure out what does go wrong
Itching scalp from burning sun
Seldom let myself have fun…

Want it real?
Sushi raw?
Lacerations from a jaded saw?
I’d like to tell you how I feel
Man up from clown
Stand ground, appeal

Layers of an onion shed
Nightmare turns away pretend
The ceiling shows time’s twisted flow
Adjusting eyes tune street lamp glow

These walls are bare
As will, heartbeats
Jugular, nose
Breathe, repose
This is what a writer chose
As muffled echos ocean close
Interstate drone
Time alone
Everything I wrote and own
Spells drip catching studio skylight—
Wings melt into a candle vigil and
A life that works
Perceived self-worth
To walk this earth
Past pain, main, rebirth
Limbs coated with sweat
My pride, hair, and dirt

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Seaward Sent ( #oneshotwednesday poetry )

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by dustus

Eroding shoreline—noxious cloud
Bloody chum fed to sharks
After being asked out of love
Lampoons knife hooked hearts

Assailing claims this sodden course
Frail lists from sunk outpost
Unlike this boat, some ships won’t float
Seaward sent; blowhard boasts

What I believe remains naive
Low tide for trips not smart
Waiving emotion, capsized grief
No lighthouse guide through dark

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Rock & Roll Rushmore

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by dustus

I feel like nowhere, Man
Far from mountain hills
A much nearer Dakota
South of Strawberry Fields…

Background like The White Album
John & George gone & not forgotten
When all I need is love, so write then
Symbol of knowledge bitten beside them

Rock and Roll Rushmore
Watching over Manhattan Island
Some of the most beautiful lyrics to exist
Lennon and McCartney did write them
Even The Rolling Stones first number one
Though George penned my favorite
Here Comes the Sun

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*photo by me

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To Walk Away… One Stop Poetry Challenge

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2011 by dustus

*The following poem is offered in response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. This wonderful prompt was shot by photographer KJ Halliday, featured today on One Shoot Photography Sunday. Come check out some great shots & the interview!

To Walk Away…

Upon gray pedestal of water
Blazing red distant time fades
Blushing grace, saunters gone
Can’t help thinking I was wrong

Hell might be not knowing
When you want her to walk away
Part hoping she could turn around
While feelings beg for change



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Collage Homage

Posted in Image Poetry, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by dustus

Today, One Stop Poetry celebrates “The Voice of Art,” a closer look at the work of Mitko Gogov. For the occasion I decided to make a collage of some of the images presented in the post (filling in the circles of his “Les Mots” with additional Gogov images), along with a short poem. Enjoy & Happy New Year!

Express yourself & don’t hold back
Sharing skill though some may laugh

Combining one’s inspired dreams
Discovery through artistry!

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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*photo by me
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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