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Poetry Invoking Photos Let’s Write


What does this photo say to you?

I’m thinking we’ll do this every week … maybe more… with a new photo.

Write a short poem or lyric about what you feel when you see this photo. Does it speak to you? Speak to it. Speak to us.

Share your thoughts, words, and your poetry invoking photos with us as well in the comments. I’ll push them to posts as they come in. Hope you share yours.

Peace,

Jo

 BuMetwSIcAA7lEC


Red


 

these

red walls

of need

built from

constant

hunger

waiting

for you

for less

than

asking

set them

free

purify

your

soul

 


Your Decision


alignment

unanswered questions

belief is

just

the beginning

define the

answers

or

no one else will

©, J.H.


Swallowed Whole


profound desire

to swim

through the oceans

and soar

to the stars

sacred powers

given from god?

a continued

fascination

what a story

we swallowed

it whole

©, J.H.


Slipping


mind your life

not a clue

its our order

strong as it appears

mange it carefully

perennially

or doom

the treasure

to the

attention

of

eternal

time

© 2014, J.H.


The Tithe


once again i awake

at the top

a playground of

etiquette

entering the air

not to be ignored

a diamond glints

antiquated

no actual exchange

of moral code

a religious view

grows denser

near the nickel and dime

think of

the reasoning

behind

all

that

© 2014, J.H.


Tortured Tomb


a botched job

you dare to uphold

a debate

preserved

for posterity

to create

overpriviledged

design

a tortured tomb

a final resting place

a granite sarcophagus

well protected

dependent upon

that which

they do not

need to

know

© 2014, J.H.


Silver Darkness


disconnected

in real life

and real feelings

such gems

songs of reason

he wanted everyone

to care

opened up

and witnessed

the emptiness

do we need

the silver

exosed to light

polished ever brighter

in the dark

filled with

signs in

a glowing labyrinth

of total darkness

© 2014, J.H.


The Intruder


welcome to earth

population

of kings

a world of luxury

forbidden

palaces

of power

declaring war

on nature

an advancing army

unguarded walls

a facade

covering up

the burn

whitewashed

and sealed

more effective

impenetrable

but there is

an

intruder

 

© 2014 J.H.


Secret Agendas


no sign of it

on me

but if they would

or

if i like

or need

from others

something

not so extreme

with

coats wide open

and no city lights

to see

they could have

a spectacle

inside these

double doors

these weapons

are

the result of

other things

or i could

just talk to

myself

even then

© 2014 J.H.


Oh Nature


“nature

is red

in tooth and claw”

or so i’ve read

those are not my words

oh how i

hope it

is she

who now

considers

herself

an embarrassment

to see the ground

no matter which way

or the view

by the wayside

yet unknown

wait for me then

for reasons even better

grounded images

even if its only

just the middle

 © 2014 J.H.


Holier Than Thou


holy rolly

opulence

has chiseled

one fine tip

spooned

onto the walls

a rough patch

aligned against

the mirrors

in the night

mercury

and vapor

can kill

or

determine

the fate

of us all

© 2014, J.H.


Evening Visitor


are we crazy

or should we

just wear shoes?

As anything,

in the beginning

blatantly naked

and totally

accepted

maybe i need

something

a new one

or a pair?

ghosts

in the night

ahhhhhh

many do think

them the most

grotesque

forms

of reality;

in my mind

so abundantly

fantastic

outside of

the cat

swatting

the

feet

thing

© 2014, J.H.


Aside

Dropping Down


dropping down

you’ve been here too

a keepsake

stuck in the

slow lane

while

everyone else

is

speeding up

you get what

you pay for

is it only

going to

make

it

better

© 2014, J.H.


History of the Wise Woman


knowledge

is the one

called history

when i was here

a blabbermouth

a face of deception

terror

and evil

consorting with

our new master

exiled

tortured

hanged

and burned at

the stake

anticipation and fear

love

holiness

sacrifice

and glory

subdued

charmed

you cannot buy

or settle

it has been

established

we have no mark

and no more

credit

© 2014, J.H.


Holding Pattern


official support

still

heading for

a crash

in

secondary waves

a formula for

disaster

preconditioned

rules

circle the planet

the greatest

achievement

design plans

deployed

with new

urgency

its a

mad

season

in decline

and

holding

© 2014, J.H.


Uncertainty


 

Heaven

that’s swell

now do nothing

turn around

turn right over

clear the jam

for reason

oh i was certain

rather than that

an update

its high risk

suffer the consequences

for having

said that

i say

nothing

© 2013 J.H.


The Eyes of Truth


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

the eyes of truth are upon us
must I ascend
into that white light?
the Knowledge there
of me
Have I passed that test?
Am I welcome ?
Will they see
all that I’ve tried to be
or only
what i have become

© 2013 J.H.


Faithful



it’s all around you

the brimstone

committee

has the right

after all

knowledge

is for

the faithful

something hidden

from the light

but its a

virulent strain

and my eyes

are older now

and welcome here

but no

editing

the conflict

distorted

is this

all

there

is

© 2013 J.H.


Infallible


what do you do

the worst thing

pretty extreme

without believing

is it compulsory

to believe

we are

infallible

and above all

of

our

obligations

a child of

the blood

~ © 2013 J.H.


Game Over


a mask

not a clue

game over

consider that

a loose definition

a release

ingrained

clear analysis

why now?

a trick of luck

or

self-preservation

i made

it

up

myself

~ © 2013 J.H.


Exemption


solve a mystery

what nonsense

have we caused here

put me in

and

color it

with belief

a code

focus

nowhere near

a question

a pattern

boundaries exerted

who put us

at fault

what?

an experiment

or

a

platform

for the

rest of

the

world


Corrosion


fine details

other stuff

the manifest

you said

life is what

could be

at risk

a bridge

more than

on the verge

of collapse

clear away

the corrosion

unchecked

it spreads

like cancer

shore it up

only words

define

our

lives


Aside

I’m one of them

you know

ready for

anything

crowned with protections

a thousand years

of bets

a fate not based

on chance

a figure

but not that

which has aligned

with the

primative

like somewhere else

surrounded by

an inland promise

come and gone

eroded away

only vaguely

familiar

a promise

no more