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Beige

Some days The world is a rainbow Of happy colours But, not today When everything Was painted In the dullest beige Of mediocrity And framed In the bleakest grey Of the mundane One of those hazy days Thick with humidityRead more…

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Wild And Purple

The wild purple lilacs That had been blooming In abundance Just last weekend Had already begun fading Their fragrant blossoms Always so spectacularly short-lived Like the forsythia bushes In bloom beside them Already being replaced with The dark green leavesRead more…

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Succor

Hurrah Hurrah Spring is finally here! Exploding in a myriad Of shades of green All over the garden The new growth erupting Into the abundance Of newly formed buds On the barren branches Of the ornamental fruit trees And atopRead more…

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Flash

He watched from where He stood on the shore Marooned there By the incoming storm Surrounded by the mess Of driftwood and kelp Previously washed up On the dry land His livelihood Safely anchored In the nearby harbour As theRead more…

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Willow

If I were a tree I would want to be a willow With delicate leaves That flutter gracefully In the breeze And trailing branches That cascade down To touch the earth Its limbs swaying softly Back and forth Across the groundRead more…

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Talking

Sometimes love stops Close-lipped and Clamming up Like a conversation That’s run its course Or a meeting that’s Coming to a close And everyone In attendance knows It’s winding down Because everything That needed saying Has already been said AndRead more…

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Bugs

Do bugs get lonely? Do they question the drudgery Of their measly little lives? And does the honey bee Miss the hive, if it journeys Too far in search of nectar? And does the dragonfly Dream of swimming And theRead more…

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Clarity

Giant raindrops Splattered themselves Against the windshield Coming down So hard and so fast That the highway Had vanished, lost Behind the waterfall On the window, until Everything beyond it Had melded into just a blur Of streaming lights andRead more…

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Fishing

I had embarked on the fishing expedition Hoping for some quiet time And maybe a resolution To the noises in my head Leaving my pens, papers, and Hand-held technological devices All at home, along with My passions and vices ReallyRead more…

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Puzzled

There will always be a little girl Inside of me Who believes in fairytales And God’s promises Who knows that love Is out there, everywhere Surrounding us And that our blessings Are just waiting to be found In this giantRead more…

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Stalemate

The August sunrise Had beautified the sky Its low lying clouds streaked With ribbons of pink and gold That reached From one end of the horizon To the other An awe inspiring spectacle Of colour That had transformed The darkRead more…

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Homestead

One very careful step After another She made her way Through the uncut grass Heading slowly to the back Of the old property Watching out for snakes And gopher holes, reaching The little concrete bridge Spanning the culvert And lingeringRead more…

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Blood Red

He offered her an orange On a decorative little plate A thoughtfully chosen one Fairly large and blood red Its colourful surprise Secreted on the inside Though he already knew It would be nice and juicy Having sampled one BeforehandRead more…

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The Couch

I went to bed Blanketed in your flattery Rereading The tastefully selected Erotic poetry You’d shared with me Every word sweetly Whetting my curiosity For more Naked and smiling At the possibilities of you As I dreamt myself Into aRead more…

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My Words

It was only meant To be a special moment Of heartfelt congratulations But standing there before you In such close proximity I was quite overwhelmed With feelings of gratitude And found myself drowning In a flood of emotions For whatRead more…

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Carousel

She stood on the Carousel Her feet planted Widely apart Balancing herself Somewhat precariously Between the painted ponies Mounted on its rickety wooden floor Holding on to a gilded pillar Tightly with both hands To keep herself from falling offRead more…

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Eternity

“Be mine” he said “I’ve always been yours” she replied “Tell me again” he said “I won’t” she said “Unless you kiss me” And he did Letting his lips Linger on hers Much longer than They really needed to EffectingRead more…

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Leopards

He was a genuinely Charming man Handsome, funny And clever The kind of man Women always fall for Apparently, even her Simply irresistible, really Articulate, elegant Soft spoken, and attentive Mysterious, confident And provocative, but also Playful, frisky and sleekRead more…

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Sparrows

The sparrows Were chirping excitedly In the courtyard Their cheerful melodies Drowning out the sounds Of the Toronto traffic The usual downtown chaos Barely audible, lost In the background Of their sweet performance While a light sprinkling of snow WasRead more…

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GPS

I lost touch with you So long ago And afterwards Always wanted to find you The messages I sent Left unanswered And the words I felt Left unspoken But lingering on inside Wanting me to tell you That once uponRead more…

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The Mailbox

The battered mailbox On the wooden post All rusty and dented From so many years Of dedicated use No longer overflows With colorful letters And having lost most Of its original purpose Now only safeguards The weekend’s news Becoming slowlyRead more…

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Tomorrows

There is nothing quite like The allure Of falling in love And once we have felt Its provocative mixture Of star-struck and wonderful It draws us in even deeper With its eroticism And romanticism Creating a desire Like no otherRead more…

Circles

It was a long winter Of introspective writing A season of getting lost In the scribbled memoirs of my life And in the ruminations of my past Mornings spent going nowhere Running around in circles With my thoughts trapped InRead more…

Fiction

How much is fiction And how much is real I really couldn’t say anymore It’s just my half of a story All so vaguely remembered Though very much enjoyed But don’t ask me for specifics ‘Cause I really don’t rememberRead more…

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Corridors

I walked along the main corridor That twists and turns its way Throughout the hospital Past the closed doorways And crowded hallways Where a labyrinth of decisions Are fretfully being made So many precious lives Just hanging in the balanceRead more…