EWJ
Kentucky Poet.
"To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary" (Edgar Allan Poe).

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Missing Prose

I miss spending time on Prose

But I've got this new job

I have a contract to close

As I'm chased by a government mob

Working over 60 hours a week

Which is taking away time to write

More time inside my journal I seek

But writing soon is within sight

I miss all you Prosers and the Prose community!

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Missing Prose
I miss spending time on Prose
But I've got this new job
I have a contract to close
As I'm chased by a government mob
Working over 60 hours a week
Which is taking away time to write
More time inside my journal I seek
But writing soon is within sight

I miss all you Prosers and the Prose community!
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Back porch (2017)

Sitting in my swing

A personal perch

Enjoying this nice spring day

Here on the back porch

Looking towards the horizon

Where the sky and trees merge

Such a beautiful sight

From my back porch

Gazing into the dark woods

For wildlife my eyes search

Life is among the trees

Peacefully looking from my back porch

A sweet breeze blows across my face

The sun looks like a bright torch

Peace comes over my soul

As I enjoy my back porch

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Back porch (2017)
Sitting in my swing
A personal perch
Enjoying this nice spring day
Here on the back porch
Looking towards the horizon
Where the sky and trees merge
Such a beautiful sight
From my back porch
Gazing into the dark woods
For wildlife my eyes search
Life is among the trees
Peacefully looking from my back porch
A sweet breeze blows across my face
The sun looks like a bright torch
Peace comes over my soul
As I enjoy my back porch
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Daily Pain (2017)

I live with it everyday

Waking up is a strain

Placing my feet upon the floor hurts

It's my daily pain

It stays with me every waking second

Attached to me like a ball and chain

Such a heavy burden

Is my daily pain

To walk out the door has become a chore

Aches flow thru my veins

The agony will never go away

My daily pain

I've learned to live with it

Pointless to complain

Just a part of my ordinary life

Is my daily pain

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Daily Pain (2017)
I live with it everyday
Waking up is a strain
Placing my feet upon the floor hurts
It's my daily pain
It stays with me every waking second
Attached to me like a ball and chain
Such a heavy burden
Is my daily pain
To walk out the door has become a chore
Aches flow thru my veins
The agony will never go away
My daily pain
I've learned to live with it
Pointless to complain
Just a part of my ordinary life
Is my daily pain
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What if... (2017)

Just found out you have stage four cancer

Would you cry and sniff?

Or sit there stunned?

What if...

Do you make out a bucket list?

Bungee jump off a cliff

Or travel the world?

What if...

Frequently visit your family?

Trying not to cause any tiffs?

During the few months you have left

What if...

How would you spend your remaining days?

Life is but a vapor then a whiff

Been told you have stage four cancer

What if...

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What if... (2017)
Just found out you have stage four cancer
Would you cry and sniff?
Or sit there stunned?
What if...
Do you make out a bucket list?
Bungee jump off a cliff
Or travel the world?
What if...
Frequently visit your family?
Trying not to cause any tiffs?
During the few months you have left
What if...
How would you spend your remaining days?
Life is but a vapor then a whiff
Been told you have stage four cancer
What if...
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My life story (2017)

I disappointed you again

I'm sorry

You've lost faith in me

That's my life story

I forgot to be there for you

I'm sorry

You needed me and I wasn't there

That's my life story

I acted in a way that saddened you

I'm sorry

You needed comfort and I didn't give it

That's my life story

I continue to frustrate you

I'm sorry

Concerning me you have regrets

That's my life story

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My life story (2017)
I disappointed you again
I'm sorry
You've lost faith in me
That's my life story
I forgot to be there for you
I'm sorry
You needed me and I wasn't there
That's my life story
I acted in a way that saddened you
I'm sorry
You needed comfort and I didn't give it
That's my life story
I continue to frustrate you
I'm sorry
Concerning me you have regrets
That's my life story
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Silent Sanctuary (2017)

A voiceless temple

Much like a cemetery

Enjoying this wildwood

As I write in my silent sanctuary

A hush comes over this holy place

For my writing this is necessary

I love the woods

Helps me write in my silent sanctuary

Quiet at nature's shrine

My mind is solitary

A shelter from distractions

Here in my silent sanctuary

Laying my creativity on the altar

Confusions are buried

Writing in this wilderness is my haven

Creating poetry in my silent sanctuary

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Silent Sanctuary (2017)
A voiceless temple
Much like a cemetery
Enjoying this wildwood
As I write in my silent sanctuary
A hush comes over this holy place
For my writing this is necessary
I love the woods
Helps me write in my silent sanctuary
Quiet at nature's shrine
My mind is solitary
A shelter from distractions
Here in my silent sanctuary
Laying my creativity on the altar
Confusions are buried
Writing in this wilderness is my haven
Creating poetry in my silent sanctuary
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Mountain Dew (2017)

It always quenches my thirst

I'm never interested in trying something new

Such a sweet drink

Mountain Dew

It energizes my soul

My spirit's favorite brew

Such an ambrosia

Mountain Dew

It is cooling and refreshing

A drink that makes me say OOH

Nectar to my taste buds

I love my Mountain Dew!

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Mountain Dew (2017)
It always quenches my thirst
I'm never interested in trying something new
Such a sweet drink
Mountain Dew
It energizes my soul
My spirit's favorite brew
Such an ambrosia
Mountain Dew
It is cooling and refreshing
A drink that makes me say OOH
Nectar to my taste buds
I love my Mountain Dew!
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Dignity for the dead (2007)

We should be respectful

To show dignity for the dead

They were once living souls

To live they were wed

They were someone's parent or friend

Regardless of the live they led

They were dear to somebody

Show dignity for the dead

Cemeteries are holy places

Not a place to worship or a place that you fled

But somewhere to honor loved ones

We should show dignity for the dead

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Dignity for the dead (2007)
We should be respectful
To show dignity for the dead
They were once living souls
To live they were wed
They were someone's parent or friend
Regardless of the live they led
They were dear to somebody
Show dignity for the dead
Cemeteries are holy places
Not a place to worship or a place that you fled
But somewhere to honor loved ones
We should show dignity for the dead
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Forgotten Stone (2007)

Many things sadden me

About the world we live in

I hate seeing an abandoned cemetery

Different things bother different men

Over the years I've searched many cemeteries

I've stood by myself all alone

And cried many times

As I've gazed at a forgotten stone

One who lived and fought for their country

Their names have faded on their tombstones

Cemetery covered with weeds

As they lay under a forgotten soul

Always thrilling to find an ancestor's grave

Until I feel a need to cry and moan

They are blood of my blood and flesh of my flesh

But now they lay under a forgotten stone

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Forgotten Stone (2007)
Many things sadden me
About the world we live in
I hate seeing an abandoned cemetery
Different things bother different men
Over the years I've searched many cemeteries
I've stood by myself all alone
And cried many times
As I've gazed at a forgotten stone
One who lived and fought for their country
Their names have faded on their tombstones
Cemetery covered with weeds
As they lay under a forgotten soul
Always thrilling to find an ancestor's grave
Until I feel a need to cry and moan
They are blood of my blood and flesh of my flesh
But now they lay under a forgotten stone
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Watching Zaylin sleep (2017)

They say becoming a grandparent changes you

The first moment I saw my granddaughter

I felt an amazing love

It covered me like rain water

I enjoy spending time with her

We dance and leap

Until her energy is drained

Then I watch Zaylin sleep

Sits on my lap as we read

She will laugh then weep

Until her eyes become heavy

Then I watch Zaylin sleep

G-Pa loves his autistic princess

A love that will always run deep

She is the joy of my life

I enjoy watching her peacefully sleep

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Watching Zaylin sleep (2017)
They say becoming a grandparent changes you
The first moment I saw my granddaughter
I felt an amazing love
It covered me like rain water
I enjoy spending time with her
We dance and leap
Until her energy is drained
Then I watch Zaylin sleep
Sits on my lap as we read
She will laugh then weep
Until her eyes become heavy
Then I watch Zaylin sleep
G-Pa loves his autistic princess
A love that will always run deep
She is the joy of my life
I enjoy watching her peacefully sleep
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