Old 08-23-2017, 11:28 PM   #1376
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somedays

well

some days

my ability to adjust
understand
bring a smile to his heart
is bent out of shape

not so easy to straigh
ten as
athin piece of trim
easier tapped into line
if i could only undo the stubborn screws






more wine? yes. why not....
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:32 PM   #1377
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life's not all cookies and jam
laundry, coffee and kisses

no recipe for loving
cook from the heart
hope for the best

maybe that's what's wrong with it

i'll never make a driver
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:17 PM   #1378
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the primate heart
has four chambers
joy, sorrow,
anger
and fear

the healthy heart
flexes purpled walls
palpates to distribute its loads
for a more even beat

but the torn heart
marbled with scars
finds constriction v congestion
a painful equation

with safety valves blocked
it's a compromised exercise
till drowned in a red world of hurt
love makes monkeys of us all
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:27 PM   #1379
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today's so pretty it lifts hearts and minds
leaves souls to dance with the falling leaves
blue is the colour of happy
and the breeze is serene amidst all things green
setting the shrubs and boughs to gentle motion
shrugging off summer's oppressive heat
and we all can breathe again
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:30 PM   #1380
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those times

he's the jug that pours
itself into the words,
words to captivate, enchant -
an endless stream
of waters sweet and salt,
pure,
the vessel so full
his eyes overflow

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Old 09-18-2017, 11:55 PM   #1381
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he's the jug that pours
itself into the words,
words to captivate, enchant -
an endless stream
of waters sweet and salt,
pure,
the vessel so full
his eyes overflow
..
Raise sweet waters brewed with java,
hot like your eyes when the towel falls,
coming or going.

How sweet the feel of your gaze,
so see here the flag cup's raised,
Cheers, Lovely, life's grand
:kissaglyph:
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:23 AM   #1382
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Too tired to tell what a glorious night it turned,
chasing wayward calves out of the yard,
lured by grass much greener this side,
wet from afternoon sprinkles,
delicious I'm sure

The bon fire was already laid,
waiting for more auspicious weather,
when I tried and failed you lit the pile,
while I watched from a folding chair,
leaning on my cane in the shop door,
sparks reaching for the clear sky,
one thunder head looking over the ridge line,
down around the state line I suspect,
flashing intermittently, moving south

Darkness fell, lightning lined the dark hill,
the fire lit you making sure that all was burnt,
the puppy barks like a dog but still squats to pee
life ain't so bad here in Tennessee
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:29 AM   #1383
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The good boy has gone down,
laid to rest beside the old white bear,
too soon, too fucking soon

I worked in the garden 'til the last light left earth,
walked to the house in the faint sunset,
his ghost flitting in the shadows,
this third night of his demise,
this third day of heart break.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:40 AM   #1384
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who could have guessed how large a hole he dug in our hearts?
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:06 PM   #1385
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it's never a matter or replacing
for who could ever replace that kinda crazy?
or his grin, his running up the hill at a gallop
heeding the call of your 'where's my good boy?'
but her face
adorable
i'm already melted and that's before meeting her
whichever her of the 3 girls
we bring home to the hill
knowing she'll be right at home
being as
she's already a neighbour
Tennessee born and bred

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Old 10-16-2017, 07:37 PM   #1386
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The good boy has gone down,
laid to rest beside the old white bear,
too soon, too fucking soon

I worked in the garden 'til the last light left the earth,
walked to the house in the faint sunset,
his ghost flitting in the shadows,
this third night of his demise,
this third day of heart break.
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who could have guessed how large a hole he dug in our hearts?
Iím sorry. Iíve been there.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:59 PM   #1387
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Iím sorry. Iíve been there.
thankyou

can't replace the irreplaceable, but there's a new bark on the hill today. a guardian dog (bitch puppy), and very different in character to her predecessor - she will be loved for who she is. her pic is my avatar, and she's 5 months old. one minute she looks like the baby she still is, other moments looks all grown up. her parents were enormous but she eats so daintily it makes me laugh.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:22 PM   #1388
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Iím sorry. Iíve been there.
,,
Thanks gm

Postscript

The days slip by, full,
sweet, ripe as a fig,
your voice at my shoulder,
supper's ready, night arrives,
life's good here on the hill,
for men and dogs
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:41 PM   #1389
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Thanks gm

Postscript

The days slip by, full,
sweet, ripe as a fig,
your voice at my shoulder,
supper's ready, night arrives,
life's good here on the hill,
for men and dogs


i miss posting to you here

i will do so more often


days start late, end early
moon lighting the white dog
who may never grow to quite the size
of the old white bear
but who has a guard dog's heart as big as the sky
spends the night watchful from the porch
warns the neighbouring mutts 'stay off my grass!'
collects logs from the woodpile
to decorate her patch at the top of the steps
blanket tucked over a stolen chewed glove
bones and chew toys buried in the yard

you cook a mean belgian waffle, baby
and your chili's not bad either
and being in the same bed in the same time-frame
snuggled or sprawled
and the knowing you love me
are all right up there on my 'count my blessings' list
thankful every day
not just tomorrow

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