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From a Bridge to a Dream

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From a Bridge to a Dream

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  On a wooden bridge in a New England clime...

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Letter to Ex

by Arphot.diviantart.com
There are no more walls in my house.

Letter to Ex

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There are no more walls in my house. I hang...

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Let America Be America Again

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Let America Be America Again

  As I often told my students, America is far...

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LOUD NEIGHBOR

Constantly, religiously.

LOUD NEIGHBOR

Constantly, religiously. She steps out on her balcony, which is...

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Modern Love

Man the Lifeboats! Images from Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. uh.

Modern Love

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You look at me As if from a great distance...

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Lost Lovers

It wasn’t December
was April
the sun was longer
had been for  a while
b

Lost Lovers

It wasn’t December was April the sun was longer had...

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Not Yet

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I’ve been waiting on a love song to sing to me.

Not Yet

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I’ve been waiting on a love song to sing to...

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I Will Stand With You

Stand Together and Speak Out
 
Here I stand
Even though
It seems wise for me t

I Will Stand With You

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Stand Together and Speak Out   Here I stand Even...

This Eye

This eye is sad This eye is beaten This eye...

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VALENTINE

My Valentine, Valentine
What did I do?
I’m dressed up and ready
And waiting fo

VALENTINE

My Valentine, Valentine What did I do? I’m dressed up...

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Socks

Rummage in my drawer
Pull out socks long left behind
God these never wear
It’

Socks

Rummage in my drawer Pull out socks long left behind...

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Chaos of you

Stride the ledge
And look down
Way down
Chaos of you
Oceans of hue
Suite of rigi

Chaos of you

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Stride the ledge And look down Way down Chaos of...

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Real Americans and True Patriots

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Real Americans and True Patriots

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This poem was inspired by two wise people. One observed,...

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“AND AIN’T I AN AMERICAN?”

“Dedicated to Maria Elena Ramirez and Sojourner Truth”
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“AND AIN’T I AN AMERICAN?”

“Dedicated to Maria Elena Ramirez and Sojourner Truth” ………… All...

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DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE TO SAY GOODNIGHT

It went on for hours
Our conversation was just so good
It was the being together

DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE TO SAY GOODNIGHT

It went on for hours Our conversation was just so...

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Some of Us Will have to Get Scarred

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Some of Us Will have to Get Scarred

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  On 26 February 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

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LIFE

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What is life if a place not magic?
Is it a place to just

LIFE

What is life if a place not magic? Is it...

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Send Forth A Ripple

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Send Forth A Ripple

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“Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts...

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NEVER THE SAME HERE WITHOUT YOU

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It’s never the same here without you
It’s better just having

NEVER THE SAME HERE WITHOUT YOU

It’s never the same here without you It’s better just...

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ROCKS OFF

you speak like an authority
and go off on your streak
but lacking notoriety
can

ROCKS OFF

you speak like an authority and go off on your...

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DORMANT

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it’s not dead
your sparkle inside  
altho

DORMANT

it’s not dead your sparkle inside   although you can’t see now that...

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CROOKED TRAIL

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i’ve determination
and fortitude
motivation
and gumption
 
i will

CROOKED TRAIL

i’ve determination and fortitude motivation and gumption   i will...

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Theatre Of The Night

Colors of the night. http://www.walltor.

Theatre Of The Night

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At night when I close my eyes to sleep The...

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Sweet Waters Run Deep

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Like honey from a golden hive
She makes us feel so much alive.

Sweet Waters Run Deep

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Like honey from a golden hive She makes us feel...

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Black Beauty’s Song

I sing on top of mountaintops
I sing at births and weddings
I sing at jazz clubs

Black Beauty’s Song

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I sing on top of mountaintops I sing at births...

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Yet and Still I Rise

You may write us down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod u

Yet and Still I Rise

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You may write us down in history With your bitter,...

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Care none for the world

Care none
For the world
But please
Care some for Me
I clutch
White knuckles
Of u

Care none for the world

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Care none For the world But please Care some for...

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Appassionato

Out of nowhere ~
With no warning ~
Something takes me
Unawares ~
Perhaps it is t

Appassionato

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Out of nowhere ~ With no warning ~ Something takes...

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Swatches

Fostered with like pigments
Spun from the same cotton bond
We emerged uniquely

Swatches

Fostered with like pigments Spun from the same cotton bond...

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Dark places in my mind

Dark places in my mind,
I dare not
Turn the pages,
I fear
Of what
I might find

Dark places in my mind

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Dark places in my mind, I dare not Turn the...

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I Believe

I believe
I believe a smile can change your day,
I believe forgiveness is the

I Believe

I believe I believe a smile can change your day,...

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Papillon

                       Wide-Armed and Stretched
Colorful

Papillon

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                       Wide-Armed and Stretched Colorful and bright I stand tall...

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Ode for a Younger Brother

A former student of mine is going through a rough patch.

Ode for a Younger Brother

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A former student of mine is going through a rough...

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BURGLARY

Tingling inside the entry hall, left of the foyer stairs
where guests have glan

BURGLARY

Tingling inside the entry hall, left of the foyer stairs...

America the Inclusively Beautiful

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O beautiful for glorious themes Our history’s refrain, Despite so...

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What can I do ?

I can not hide it anymore,
I can not miss you any longer,
I can not sing your so

What can I do ?

Guests

I can not hide it anymore, I can not miss...

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In Memory Of Me

Better the Flames. fire.bmp-oocities.

In Memory Of Me

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Better the clean flame Than the cold, dark earth ~...

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The Moon Also Rises

The Sun
 Wrote the writer
Also Rises
 I say
So does the moon
I see both
Most

The Moon Also Rises

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The Sun  Wrote the writer Also Rises  I say So...

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A Piece Of Heaven

Beautiful crescendo. crashing-Waves.

A Piece Of Heaven

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I am longing for beauty and warmth ~ For color...