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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-22-2015, 08:35 PM
The Dark Curse, The Monster and His Act Of Vengeance Averted

He killed a loud squirrel, hungry hawk and silent mouse
Tossed them in a black bag along with six dead toads
By midnight moon took all to the old sorcerer's house
Hidden deep in oak grove at the junction of three roads.

Anticipating that terrible curse he vowed to have laid
As good measure he had managed to get a demon's horn
The sorcerer demanded such strange things to be paid
As the down payment before his evil curse was to be born.

Caring not at all for what he demanded he buy or steal
He filled with hate, would have a Halloween blood bath
Only pain and blackened hate could his heart now feel
He glorified in this dark curse that would satisfy his wrath.

Deed done, he silently and slowing walked in his glee
Mouth watering when he thought of her great coming pain
Suddenly springing from behind a massive black oak tree
A dark creature fed by his hate and evil accursed stain.

Sudden intense fear, shook him to his sad and black core
Why was this cursed creature now growling and eying him
Had not the sorcerer given the monster its dark chore
Or was this monster's mind and eyesight truly that dim?

Quick as a flash he drew his trusty razor sharp blade
Now sensing the coming attack was mere seconds away
He realized the double crossing deal sorcerer had made
For it came to him, that the monster was about to be paid!

Too late to talk, he screamed, come on you damn demon spawn
I have blood in my eyes, and yes, I sold your damn horn
You'll lie stone dead upon the ground before light of dawn
I swear by the hair on my head and life of my first born!

Only then did the massive dark monster laugh and speak
Saying,"you made your damn deal but I made mine much better"
I love most to cut up and then eat the helpless and weak
Your baby firstborn daughter,I was hungry,I already ate her!

Rage leaped into his head,his sword cut out a mighty slash
The monster in pain slashed with is long claws, as it withdrew
He knew his anger and red-hot hate had made him far too rash
As monster's fangs,yellow eyes, and wicked head then regrew.

Next he heard the sound of the old sorcerer's laugh there
The monster charged screaming in sorcerer's best cursing voice
Your dark heart and burning hate doomed you when in my lair
By the Dark Lord's black power you will now die for your choice!

And with that it lunged and snatched out his still beating heart
This was always his final payment for his cursing dark deeds
The hateful man and his first born 's death were on his evil chart
And such hatred always brought blood and death in its seeds!

Down in the dead man's village , a lone house filled in drying blood
All the monster had left was his daughter's small hands and toes
Then a wicked, dark rain brought down its deepest fast flowing flood
Washing away the darkness ,evil and hate thats how the story goes.

Robert J. Lindley , 09-22-2015

Note. -Written for my son, his early dark Halloween story as I promised this weekend.
Better tad late than never..

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Save, speed game. I won with 5.7 seconds left in the clock


Openings
Pirc Defense: Small Center Defense
1.e4 d6 2.d4 e6

66.3% White Wins

Not this time, I play black and won by checkmate... ...-Tyr



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Mighty Oak Tree, Its Acorns Fed Many
(A Native American Food Source)

Hard-cast shell
flung down in Fall,
food for man and beast
nuggets of forested treasure,

Nature
sprinkles its bounty
majestic Oaks rain
fruited missiles to ground:

thy treasure feeds life itself
creatures survive on thy seeds
winter hoards feed many
fruit of thy life.

Regal and tall,
massive trunk, widespread limbs
O' sweet thy summer shade
Blessing to us all.

R. J. Lindley
November 11th , 1980

Note:

http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1055
Indians 101: Acorns
Posted on September 7, 2011 by Ojibwa

Long before the arrival of the first Europeans, California was the home to an extremely diverse variety of Indian cultures. The California culture area has the widest variety of native languages, ecological settings, and house types of any North American culture area.

One of the mainstays of the diet for the region was the acorn which was used in soup, porridge, and bread. Sixteen different species of oak provided the acorns. Because of the nutrition provided by acorns, the Native American people in California did not develop agriculture. Acorns contributed to the fact that California peoples did not experience annual famine months or develop traditions or legends dealing with famine. It is estimated that among one tribe, the Yokut, a typical family consumed 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of acorns each year.

While many of the early non-Indians in California noticed that the acorn oaks which were so important to many of the California Indian nations tended to grow in regular rows, they did not understand that these trees had been planted as orchards by the Indians.

There are a number of steps involved in gathering and processing the acorns. They are gathered in September and October. Traditionally, the people gathered the acorns by climbing the tree and then beating off the nuts with a long slender pole. The acorns which are collected have white bottoms and no insect holes. The acorns are then dried in their shells, a process which takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. During this time, the acorns are stirred to increase air circulation and encourage drying.

Once dry, the acorns are cracked to remove the nutmeat. This was traditionally done with a small, handheld stone pestle. The acorns are then ground or pounded into acorn flour. The flour is pounded as fine as possible. Once the acorns are ground into flour, it is then leached. Acorns contain tannic acid which is very bitter and which is poisonous in large amounts. The leaching process removes the tannic acid from the acorn flour. The leaching was traditionally done by digging a shallow sand pit near a creek. The flour was then carefully spread in the bottom of the pit and water was continuously poured over it until it was sweet. It would take several hours of pouring to leach the flour.

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A NEW COLLABORATION WITH MY GOOD FRIEND TEPPO .


REMAINS, THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF EPIC PAIN

The scars of life unveil the weight of lies,
lest it be the torment of moral sin,
wherein the guiltless suffer wounds and cries
of love’s deceit as heartless notions win.

The evil whims of wicked fancy shows
no mercy for those crossed by hands of fate
when magic dreams are cast by darkened clouds
which turns the morbid sorrow into hate.

In rage of fervor, passions zeal is lost,
oft destroyed by life's dire tribulations,
as sunning rays vacates dawn's gleaming frost
human frailties blind truth's revelations.

Within hope destroyed and life's darkest stain
remains the deepest depths of epic pain.

14th March, 2017
T.J Grén & Robert Lindley

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HE WAS A TIRED, OLD AND LONELY OLD MAN
AT STREET CORNER, GUITAR AND OLD WASH PAN
GREAT JOY AND MANY CAME TO WATCH HIM PLAY
WHAT A FINE MUSICIAN THEY ALL WOULD SAY
always his beloved dog lay at his feet

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July 11th-- first part new collaboration with Keith

first half--



For Thy Hand, This Romantic Letter Sent

Always this, your dainty hand was my goal
depths in swooning heart never before known
Fair maiden, thy charms tempts desirous soul,
hot a tempest as has ever been blown.

Nightly, soft-dreams, your sweet touch to please
Mind's eye, passion such plunder never gained;
My enchantress, mermaid from bluest seas
Thy honor I would never dare to stain.

In our paradise, only your love speaks
Your soft touch gifts infinite pleasure
Your blue, blue eyes rose color of your cheeks,
Your every love-word a golden treasure.

Love-vows, hoping for this reality
that you bid me, as moon does surging tide
to find thee, embrace romance's clarity
with love and brightest future on our side.

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new collab-- With Edward



Where Hanging Weeping Willows Grow

That stream where weeping willows grow
beyond the valleys and the hills.
She puts on a cool-summer show
before Winter's first cold chills.

Beneath beaming moon, on she flows
its falling rays dancing in tune.
Its banks, weeping willows hang low
majestic sight in month of June.

-needs 8 verses in rhyme -8 syllables per verse
to bring conclusion--
However if you want to write 12 verses as the conclusion please do so.
Send me your verses when completed and then we can decide when to post , after any other discussions on content or editing-if needed. ok?

Thanks..
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My Heart Beseeches An Answer

I awakened slowly stretching my body, then into a yawn
My sleep filled mind remembers, you left before the dawn!

Reaching beside me feeling,only coolness of my sheet
Alone now the rain outside, hits the ground in rhythmic beat.
The fresh cool breeze whispers, through my open window
Catching billowing curtains, into a back and forth show.

Caressing like cold dead fingers, upon my naked skin
Traveling back in time, which I know I had let you in.
Our words danced in tango style, each one held a line
Glasses raised to our lips, we sipped succulent red wine.

I awakened slowly stretching my body, then into a yawn
My sleep filled mind remembers, you left before the dawn!

Soon after we laid together, right here upon my bed
Oh why didn't I stop us then, to turn you away instead.
Now I lay here thinking, as an ache overwhelms my chest
Gave you what I swore no more, gave you my very best.

Wishing for an answer,on this cold, wet, cloudy day
How much more my bleeding heart, will have to pay?
For allowing this intrusion, into my life again I did dare
Yet I have no answer, of how much or even if you care.

I awakened slowly stretching my body, then into a yawn
My sleep filled mind remembers, you left before the dawn!

THE ABOVE FINE POEM, Written by Brenda Chiri-- a possible collaboration start in which I write the man's reply..
AWAITING HER REPLY NOW... ROBERT


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My Heart Beseeches An Answer
(Part One- She Asks)

I awakened slowly stretching my body, then into a yawn
My sleep filled mind remembers, you left before the dawn!

Reaching beside me feeling,only coolness of my sheet
Alone now the rain outside, hits the ground in rhythmic beat.
The fresh cool breeze whispers, through my open window
Catching billowing curtains, into a back and forth show.

Caressing like cold dead fingers, upon my naked skin
Traveling back in time, which I know I had let you in.
Our words danced in tango style, each one held a line
Glasses raised to our lips, we sipped succulent red wine.

I awakened slowly stretching my body, then into a yawn
My sleep filled mind remembers, you left before the dawn!

Soon after we laid together, right here upon my bed
Oh why didn't I stop us then, to turn you away instead.
Now I lay here thinking, as an ache overwhelms my chest
Gave you what I swore no more, gave you my very best.

Wishing for an answer,on this cold, wet, cloudy day
How much more my bleeding heart, will have to pay?
For allowing this intrusion, into my life again I did dare
Yet I have no answer, of how much or even if you care.

I awakened slowly stretching my body, then into a yawn
My sleep filled mind remembers, you left before the dawn!

My Heart Beseeches An Answer
(Part Two- He Answers)

How could I, truly be deserving of such an angel as you
When fear of that impossibility hit so hard, away I flew!

My darling, fear not, my racing away has a most just cause
I woke that morn, your angelic beauty gave me pause.
For my life had for decades fallen into the deepest dark
Then my finding you and our first night together left its mark.

As I looked in the mirror and saw me lying next to you
My heart almost burst, knowing it was too good to be true.
There you were, naked and your alluring beauty sublime
I thought of my past, how if it hurt you, would be a crime!

How could I, truly be deserving of such an angel as you
When fear of that impossibility hit so hard, away I flew!

That morn, I gave my sleeping beauty a sweet kiss
Trying to grab more of what I would soon so dearly miss.
For I could not bear to bring into your sweet life my pains
Or darkness of the dreams emerging from my past stains!

For you see, long ago, for another beauty I once shot a man
I was so crazy in love and thought that was a great plan.
Then our night, romantic kisses, your gentle touch fired me up
I found my saving paradise complete with its full golden cup!

How could I, truly be deserving of such an angel as you
When fear of that impossibility hit so hard, away I flew!

How could I, truly be deserving of such an angel as you
When fear of that impossibility hit so hard, away I flew!

Brenda Chiri and Robert J. Lindley collaboration..
First draft --10-26-2017

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November 7-2017

Darling, Let This Be Our Sweet Heaven On Earth

You came to me, that beautiful night in June,
Band was playing wondrous, lovely new tune.
Yes my love, I saw you with love in your eyes
And your stars shown bright in Heavenly skies!

With world that wonderful, full moon that bright
Prayed I, of our pure love, we never lose sight.

That moment, both earth and time seemed to stop
Room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
When you smiled at me, my heart skipped a beat,
I had surrendered, no cause to retreat!

With world that wonderful, full moon that bright
Prayed I, of our pure love, we never lose sight.

Now blessed years have raced and thus away flown
In our sweet union, our pure love has grown.
Come to me, this night at our hidden place,
Let me kiss red lips and all your pretty face!

With world that wonderful, full moon that bright
Prayed I, of our pure love, we never lose sight.

There I shall wait, heart pounding, rose in my hand
we will dance, love's sweet music, no earthly band.
Darling, let this be our sweet Heaven on earth,
promise you my all, all I am ever worth!

With world that wonderful, full moon that bright
Prayed I, of our pure love, we never lose sight.

FIRST DRAFT, FIRST OPENING HALF OF SECOND COLLABORATION WITH BRENDA CHIRI

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Total # Words: 217

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O' That New Desire, Wouldst Be Welcoming Flame
(Part One), (The Agony of Not Knowing If Forgiven)

When the night sky begs you to come away
pleading night-winds say, yes, we will fly far
into paradise just above the fray,
flee with us, into starlit skies so blue!

O' that new desire, wouldst be welcoming flame
This sad heart wouldst and could forget her name!

Softest whispers to sad and wanting soul
treasures offered to a hard beaten man
yet fleeing this world never was my goal,
oft hiding away tis not a good plan!

O' that new desire, wouldst be welcoming flame
This sad heart wouldst and could forget her name!

In such a sad state what else could I do
life and love had previously let me down
I sought a deep romance, true and anew,
no longer a fool, her defeated clown!

O' that new desire, wouldst be welcoming flame
This sad heart wouldst and could forget her name!

In this miserable soul hope yet remains
small spark burns, wanting her gentle touch still
Tho' my sins caused her unforgivable pains
I cried out, begged I, not pay that full bill!

O' that new desire, wouldst be welcoming flame
This sad heart wouldst and could forget her name!

Sunday, her promised answer will arrive
will this lonely and lost-heart find relief
Such a great gift would prove I am alive,
free this tortured soul from its epic grief!

Robert J. Lindley, 11/12/2017

Syllables Per Line:
0 10 10 10 11 0 11 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 11 10
0 10 11 10 10 0 11 10 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 10
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Total # Syllables: 290
Total # Words: 224

First draft, First half collaboration

Part two- Her answer-her decision.
This may be for Maureen, as I forgot our collab was to be a dark one.
If she agrees to switch to this then one about romance, we do this one..-Tyr
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New offer to collaborate SilentOne

Old Man's Promise To See And Hold Her Yet Again
(PART ONE)

He was now an old man but he could get around
No youthful spring in his gate but life was still there
Each morn he walked to the park saw the same grounds
With the same thought, would he soon see his lover fair
He knew some twenty years now, she has been passed on
Yet in heart of hearts he knew again he would see
Her blues eyes and smile that said, you are not alone
Her standing under their favorite white oak tree

Morn was different, shadows danced in his way
He was tired before he sat in the last park chair
Something strange, no small squirrels waited there to play
And then came a gloom that that smelled of dark despair
He saw a tall figure waiting, all dressed in black
Heard evil winds blow and saw that sinister grin
Now it was too late, for him there was no way back
There stood the hellish beast that brought death to all men

With stoic courage, he asked if his time had come
Reply came, yes thy mortal flesh will be no more
I grant one request, perhaps a shot of red-rum
Soon thy spirit shall arrive on another shore
The old man thought and remembered his promise made
How time had came, to see his beloved again
Beneath that white oak and kiss her in its cool shade
In a flash, there she came, back to the land of men


Syllables Per Line:
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 288
Total # Words: 242

Part Two-(Old man and his beloved wife are reunited briefly)
Written in three, eight verse stanza's,twelve syllable verses.

My friend, do you care to collaborate and finish this poem.. ?

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New collaboration, from my blog offer, first one of 4 that has been completed.. Tyr

You Foolishly Once Thought You Had It Bad


When tons of dooming nights fall on your head
And hot embers burn fires unabated.
You remember her loss, wish you were dead
and in that sad moment feel castrated.
From the heavens, a voice booms out dire threats
about losses and breakfasts with no eggs.
Fumbling about, looking to hedge your bets
you drink your last coffee down to burnt dregs.

Waking to you find, dawn's hard hammer hits
and last night burns remind you of this life.
You stumble forth, looking up from Hell's pits
recalling why you now have lost your wife.
Your clock mouths off vulgar curses at you
the house commands that you leave very soon.
You recall this ancient, wicked dream too
as night falls with its accursed bright moon.

You dream, hungry tiger eats your new boots
your house is perched atop two joining trees.
A hunter fires, not the tiger he shoots
your second wife cuts you off at the knees.
You wake up, a throbbing headache ensues,
You gasp for air, there's more trouble ahead
Swimming in murky seas so full of blues
You're deprived of the comfort of your bed?

You find yourself outside in swirling snow.
You hurry to a tavern where it's warm,
A bank manager, a friend long ago,
You transfer your money to tide the storm.
Get a small room, take alcohol to drink.
You concoct many plans, revenge to get.
You drown in whisky so you would not think
Afraid should she succeed, you'll be in debt.

You dream, the tiger prowls for your red blood.
You see the hussy entice your old friend
Your anger grows like a river in flood
You realize there is only one end.
You saw the rifle on the wall down stairs,
You take it and go out in fervent search
You are at a high point, now no one cares.
You find her, kill her, satisfy the urge.

Robert Lindley and Victor Buhagiar

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Summer's Memory Sings In The Seasons Of Life

A Collaboration in process....3-06-2018

(Double Sonnet)

PART ONE-

Love doth ever sing a summer's song,
a memory that sings in Autumn's years.
Forever in mine heart love doth belong,
ever love doth sing through mine joyful tears.

In the Spring of desire dance in mine arms,
through God's timeless sea in peace we shalt sing.
In love's embrace i shalt share thy love's charms,
thou art mine summer mine everything.

Through the winter's thrall memories embrace,
Love shalt ever sing a most peaceful song.
The glory of love doth shine in thy grace,
In the seasons of life joy doth belong

In the passion of life love is the song,
Through the seasons of life love doth belong.

PART TWO-

Seems now ages have past, Spring's new love hath flown
Tho' world's dark, oft troubles calm peaceful seas.
Not all loves always last, yet ours has grown,
For heart's truth opens doors with golden keys.

Summer's glows, brilliant lights, our love hath shone
Nights, when moon and stars kiss earth's open arms,
Thy sweetest voice once sang sad, all alone,
Before Fate sent me to embrace thy charms.

June's first day we became one, two hearts wed,
Thy love, thy beautiful life became mine.
Love bears delicious fruits if its well fed,
as it was, our hearts both firmly entwine.

Where love's deep dancing tunes so softly play,
Seasons of life doth race in love's relay.

"Summer's Memory Sings In The Seasons Of Life."
A Collaboration By,
Robert Lindley.
&
Vladislav Raven.
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in progress new poem.part two

Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Heart
(Part Two of Three)

Fourth time edited---

Winter blowing in fierce, bitter cold now lingers
soon the "old and useless" will meet their destined fate,
at Winter-child's hands, gun, itchy trigger fingers
and infantile minds that so dearly love to hate.
Ah, but the "old and useless" stood their sacred ground
with true honor, pride and its time tested displays,
where else can such gratuitous treasures be found
or joy and freedom be had in these weeping days?

The "old and useless", stood their rightly honored places
would journeying spirits find their defending grip,
souls weakened but with no dismay on their bright faces,
from whence came those packs of jackals to tear and rip?
Ah, but world's powers feed upon lust and deep greed
and with fever pitch work to kill foundations of trust
with false values they think power is all they need,
vanquishing the "old and useless" becomes a must!

As new dawn emerges, up sprouts new and green shoots
with light absorbing leaves they sing loud as they glow
some are outraged, change to put on their stomping boots,
others joining that course, seeing how the winds blow.
Burnt midnight oil, ink splashes on receptive page
as poetic hearts and souls stand firm on solid ground,
furious, they write and tremble in aching rage
with shields held higher while knowing their cause is sound.

Winter blowing in fierce, bitter cold now lingers
soon the old and useless will meet their destined fate,
at Winter-child's hands, gun, itchy trigger fingers
and infantile minds that so dearly love to hate.
Ah, but the "old and useless" stood their sacred ground
with true honor, pride and its time tested displays,
where else can such gratuitous treasures be found
or joy and freedom be had in these weeping days?

Fifth edit-

Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Heart
(Part Two of Three)

Winter blowing in fierce, bitter cold now lingers
soon the "old and useless" will meet their destined fate,
at Winter-child's hands, gun, itchy trigger fingers
and infantile minds that so dearly love to hate.
Ah, but the "old and useless" stood their sacred ground
with true honor, pride and its time tested displays,
where else can such gratuitous treasures be found
or joy and freedom be had in these weeping days?

The "old and useless", in rightly honored places
would journeying spirits find their defending grip,
souls weakened without dismay on their bright faces,
from whence came those packs of jackals to tear and rip?
Ah, but world's powers feed upon lust and deep greed
with fever pitch tries to kill foundations of trust
using false values think power is all they need,
vanquishing the "old and useless" becomes a must!

As new dawn emerges, up sprouts new and green shoots
with light absorbing leaves they sing loud as they glow
some are outraged, change to put on their stomping boots,
others joining that course, seeing how the winds blow.
Burnt midnight oil, ink splashes on receptive page
as poetic hearts and souls stand firm on solid ground,
furious, they write and tremble in aching rage
with shields held higher while knowing their cause is sound.

Winter blowing in fierce, bitter cold now lingers
soon the "old and useless" will meet their destined fate,
at Winter-child's hands, gun, itchy trigger fingers
and infantile minds that so dearly love to hate.
Ah, but the "old and useless" stood their sacred ground
with true honor, pride and its time tested displays,
where else can such gratuitous treasures be found
or joy and freedom be had in these weeping days?

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THIRD POEM--SECOND DRAFT

Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Soul

Come on down here says the spider to fearful fly
this day weather is so fine and I am your friend
be free, and into my soft web, you shall not die
for greater pleasure come hither, your time here spend.
Now wise old owl looks on, hears and sees this charade
and in loud blasts hoots out his own angry replies
for mother Nature, hath all living creatures made
within her heart of hearts hears all their weeping cries.

Spider hears wizened, infuriated owl's blasts
continues to spin deeper and deeper spun threads
Fly sails on as if a yacht with windblown full masts
trap now seen its former pals in their web spun beds.
Spider feverishly works, other flies are caught
so goes vicious cycle, dark webs eating their fill
for flying blind, their souls are easily thus bought
with time and darkness, their ink-heart blood slowly spills.

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6-04-2018
new collab with Susan

I that have seen such beauty, (7)
fallen beneath its gleam, (6)
rejected my life’s duty, (7)
to wade thus in its stream (6)

Saturating me in love (7)
bathe in moon’s reflection (6)
naught more for me to dream of (7)
drown me your affection (6)

With our true hearts united (7)
stare into love’s abyss (6)
night dreams felt unrequited (7)
are thus found with first kiss (6)

Passion's torch does scorch the sun (7)
red molten flow in veins (6)
as we two become as one (7)
unbridled, fallen reins (6)

Sacrosanct are our love nights (7)
life's sweet joy soars with you (6)
without your touch, nothings right (7)
next tryst now overdue (6)
?? our next tryst overdueI that have seen such beauty, (7)

Second round edit---

fallen beneath its gleam, (6)
rejected my life’s duty, (7)
to wade thus in its stream (6)

Saturating me in love (7)
bathe in moon’s reflection (6)
naught more for me to dream of (7)
drown me your affection (6)

With our true hearts united (7)
stare into love’s abyss (6)
night dreams felt unrequited (7)
are thus found with first kiss (6)

Passion’s torch does scorch the sun (7)
red molten flow in veins (6)
as we two become as one (7)
unbridled, fallen reins (6)

Sacrosanct are our love nights (7)
life’s sweet joys soar with you (6)
without your touch, nothing’s right (7)
next tryst now overdue (6)

Stoke my love and lustful sate (7)
lure me your siren song (6)
wooing whirlwind divine fate (7)
where pulse and pleasures throng (6)

I that have seen such beauty, (7)
fallen beneath its gleam, (6)
rejected my life’s duty, (7)
to wade thus in its stream (6)

Saturating me in love (7)
bathe in moon’s reflection (6)
naught more for me to dream of (7)
drown me your affection (6)

With our true hearts united (7)
stare into love’s abyss (6)
night dreams felt unrequited (7)
are thus found with first kiss (6)

Passion’s torch does scorch the sun (7)
red molten flow in veins (6)
as we two become as one (7)
unbridled, fallen reins (6)

Sacrosanct are our love nights (7)
life’s sweet joys soar with you (6)
without your touch, nothing’s right (7)
next tryst now overdue (6)

Stoke my love and lustful sate (7)
lure me your siren song (6)
wooing whirlwind divine fate (7)
where pulse and pleasures throng (6)

Shall we meet under moonlight (7) --first choice
join true hearts in one fire (6)
kiss in love's sweet depths all night (7)
meld into deep desires (6)

Shall we meet under moonlight (7)--second choice
join in fires of true hearts (6)
kiss in love's sweet depths all night (7)
praying we never part (6)

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Providence On Behalf Of Love
(tentative title)

I that have seen such beauty
fallen beneath its gleam
rejected my life’s duty
to wade thus in its stream

Saturating me with love
bathed in moon’s reflection
naught more for me to dream of
drown me your affection

With our true hearts united
stare into love’s abyss
night dreams felt unrequited
are thus found with first kiss

Passion’s torch does scorch the sun
red molten flow in veins
as we two become as one
unbridled, fallen reins

Sacrosanct are our love nights
life’s sweet joys soar with you
without your touch, nothing’s right
next tryst now overdue

Stoke my love and lustful sate
lure me your siren song
wooing whirlwind perfect fate
where pulse and pleasures throng

We shall meet under moonlight
join true hearts in one fire
kiss in love’s sweet depths all night
meld into deep desire

We’ll sail ‘cross life’s open seas
explore each others’ shores
casting caution to the breeze
re-writing romance lores

love’s paradise we’ll not miss
destiny sends us there
living life with blushing bliss
heaven for us to share

Rapture’s mine, your eyes starshine
your light does kiss my soul
intervention our’s Divine
in ecstasy extol

POSSIBLE TITLES:
‘Providence’ (means God’s intervention in the universe)
‘Divine Intervention’ (a miracle or act of God that causes something good to happen)
‘Intervention In The Universe On Behalf Of Love’
‘Providence On Behalf Of Love’

My note--
How our collaboration on this poem came to be. I had this short poem fragment from many decades ago. I saw some merit in it being completed. At first I sat down to write and finished the poem myself. Then I remembered the insight, the quality and beauty of Susan's previous collaboration with me- our sonnet duet and that sealed the deal. I decided to ask her if she would finish that old poem fragment as a collaboration with me. To my great and fortunate delight she agreed to do so.
A true blessing it is for me to compose with such a kindhearted and talented poet
as my dear friend most assuredly is...
As it is always a pleasure to write and discuss poetry with my talented friend..
****** end note..
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Susan's note--
When my wonderfully talented friend Robert, found and presented his lovely poem fragment to me (the first stanza) and asked if I would be interested in writing a collaborative poem with him, I said ‘yes’! At the moment of reading his tender words I was inspired.. and honored and humbled by his generous and kindhearted offer. It was my great pleasure and a tremendous poetic experience for me collaborate with Robert, my esteemed friend and a poet of such high caliber. Robert, you've made my first collaboration a pure joy and our friendship and partnership in poetry is cherished.

Abbey
09-22-2015, 08:37 PM
Oooh, just in time for Halloween. Nice!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-22-2015, 09:19 PM
Still needs a title and an edit check-over but tis complete.
I had to post it here because this weekend , I lost power here for no reason and I lost a very long poem that had taken me almost two hours to complete. I use notepad and once its gone its gone! I was just too damn mad to try to remember all of it and attempt to recreate it.
Got almost finished with that dark poem for my son and thought I had better hurry up and get it placed/copied elsewhere other than just on notepad. lol

NightTrain
09-22-2015, 09:22 PM
That's the most frantic thread title I've ever seen! :laugh2:


I probably would have just mashed q[pwgybhnuf;oaimsdkg'jfkamnsw;d and hit save!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-22-2015, 09:26 PM
That's the most frantic thread title I've ever seen! :laugh2:


I probably would have just mashed q[pwgybhnuf;oaimsdkg'jfkamnsw;d and hit save!

Man, I lost a very , very long poem Saturday and I was mad enough to slay damn tigers barehanded..
Plus Justin reminded me that I had broken my word to him---first time ever!
So it was an urgent thought and even faster action taken.. :laugh:
Now, no sweat and he said he loves it!!!! :beer: :beer: --Tyr


Besides I can now edit it anytime I want, hours weeks or even months later.
If only I had done the same Saturday. I was so damn mad that a I got sick at my stomach Saturday.
No damn storm here but we lost power for a split second and gone, gone were over two hours of deep, hard writing
on an important contest write.

NightTrain
09-22-2015, 09:32 PM
I know what you mean. Back before Jim upgraded the board with autosave, there were many occasions where I was writing a masterpiece, refining it, inserting a few zingers here and there, the Pulitzer was within my grasp and BOOM! Somehow my thumb clicked the stupid touchpad on my laptop as another finger hit another key and it was gone. Made me want to throw my laptop out of the window.

I coulda been a contender, if not for that meddling thumb! :smoke:

Zactly how I felt Saturday !!! :mad::bang3::bang3::bang3::bang3:

NightTrain
09-22-2015, 09:38 PM
I know what you mean. Back before Jim upgraded the board with autosave, there were many occasions where I was writing a masterpiece, refining it, inserting a few zingers here and there, the Pulitzer was within my grasp and BOOM! Somehow my thumb clicked the stupid touchpad on my laptop as another finger hit another key and it was gone. Made me want to throw my laptop out of the window.

I coulda been a contender, if not for that meddling thumb! :smoke:

Zactly how I felt Saturday !!! :mad::bang3::bang3::bang3::bang3:


LOL, you edited my post!

Careful where you put those thumbs, buddy boy!


Ahhhh damn that's funny. :laugh2:

Russ
09-22-2015, 09:42 PM
The Dark Curse, The Monster and His Act Of Vengeance Averted

He killed a loud squirrel, hungry hawk and silent mouse
Tossed them in a black bag along with six dead toads
By midnight moon took all to the old sorcerer's house
Hidden deep in oak grove at the junction of three roads.

Anticipating that terrible curse he vowed to have laid
As good measure he had managed to get a demon's horn
The sorcerer demanded such strange things to be paid
As the down payment before his evil curse was to be born.

Caring not at all for what he demanded he buy or steal
He filled with hate, would have a Halloween blood bath
Only pain and blackened hate could his heart now feel
He glorified in this dark curse that would satisfy his wrath.

Deed done, he silently and slowing walked in his glee
Mouth watering when he thought of her great coming pain
Suddenly springing from behind a massive black oak tree
A dark creature fed by his hate and evil accursed stain.

Sudden intense fear, shook him to his sad and black core
Why was this cursed creature now growling and eying him
Had not the sorcerer given the monster its dark chore
Or was this monster's mind and eyesight truly that dim?

Quick as a flash he drew his trusty razor sharp blade
Now sensing the coming attack was mere seconds away
He realized the double crossing deal sorcerer had made
For it came to him, that the monster was about to be paid!

Too late to talk, he screamed, come on you damn demon spawn
I have blood in my eyes, and yes, I sold your damn horn
You'll lie stone dead upon the ground before light of dawn
I swear by the hair on my head and life of my first born!

Only then did the massive dark monster laugh and speak
Saying,"you made your damn deal but I made mine much better"
I love most to cut up and then eat the helpless and weak
Your baby firstborn daughter,I was hungry,I already ate her!

Rage leaped into his head,his sword cut out a mighty slash
The monster in pain slashed with is long claws, as it withdrew
He knew his anger and red-hot hate had made him far too rash
As monster's fangs,yellow eyes, and wicked head then regrew.

Next he heard the sound of the old sorcerer's laugh there
The monster charged screaming in sorcerer's best cursing voice
Your dark heart and burning hate doomed you when in my lair
By the Dark Lord's black power you will now die for your choice!

And with that it lunged and snatched out his still beating heart
This was always his final payment for his cursing dark deeds
The hateful man and his first born 's death were on his evil chart
And such hatred always brought blood and death in its seeds!

Down in the dead man's village , a lone house filled in drying blood
All the monster had left was his daughter's small hands and toes
Then a wicked, dark rain brought down its deepest fast flowing flood
Washing away the darkness ,evil and hate thats how the story goes.

Robert J. Lindley , 09-22-2015

Note. -Written for my son, his early dark Halloween story as I promised this weekend.
Better tad late than never..


This is excellent writing, Robert. Thanks for sharing it with the board.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-22-2015, 10:00 PM
LOL, you edited my post!

Careful where you put those thumbs, buddy boy!


Ahhhh damn that's funny. :laugh2:

opps, was not intentional , meant to hit quote but apparently hit edit. Sorry amigo..Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-22-2015, 10:29 PM
This is excellent writing, Robert. Thanks for sharing it with the board.

Thanks Russ. I had just planned on when finished, printing it off for Justin. Had not even thought about
posting it here at the point in time --then panic hit me as that thought about losing my writes came to my mind. .
But most likely would have later presented it here as its not bad . ;)--Tyr

NightTrain
09-22-2015, 10:44 PM
opps, was not intentional , meant to hit quote but apparently hit edit. Sorry amigo..Tyr


Oh, I know it was accident. I've done that stuff too... the extra mod buttons sometimes don't jump out at you.

I used to respond to closed threads, not realizing they were closed, and got heckled for it.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
09-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Halloween Night Adventures Of Kansel and Betal

Part One

Was the dark and scary Halloween night of O'9
Kansel and Betal dressed as monsters of fright.
Mom and Dad looking on saw they looked so fine
dressed up as little demons for Halloween night.

Off they raced to collect sweets and have fun
last year's candies and joy they thought about.
Now dark, two long hours past the setting sun
Kids, candy and each letting out a happy shout.

Kansel and Betal taking a cut through the woods
Each thinking, Mom and Dad always said don't go.
Happy thinking of getting the next sweet goods
They ignored great wisdom of parents that know!

As forest's long path got creepy and ever so dark
each felt the others hand grabbed a firm hold.
This forbidden shortcut taken on as a happy lark
each trying to prove to the other they were bold!

Approaching the old and mighty burnt black oak
first they heard a scary and grumbling growl.
Sounding like a dying body just about to croak
both knew could not be the night call of an owl

Cautiously they walked past that old scary tree
Only to find beastly and bad monster right there
Bloody fangs, yellow green eyes filled with glee
dark reality suddenly gave them the worst scare!

Kansel smart and brave lad was his father's son
he had brought dad's hunting knife in his pail
Both knowing would be foolish and useless to run
if they ever survived this, what a story to tell!

Betal realizing Kansel could not win this alone
look about for a weapon that she could use best
There she saw a long, fallen limb hard as a stone
took it, quick as a flash hit the monster's chest.

Kansel stabbed at the monster's evil yellow eyes
Betal was hitting hard with all her scared might.
Each one praying, that only the black monster dies
They both go home unharmed to Mom and Dad tonight!

Suddenly the injured monster knocked Betal down
while leaping over to strike her a deadly blow.
Just then rang the old church's tower bell in town
that divine sound was exactly what decided the show.

For that Holy sound struck the monster in mid leap
causing a stumble as its hairy feet hit the ground
At that moment Kansel saw his chance and struck deep
as the monster's weakest spot he so suddenly found!

Soft spot in the back of its huge, black and hairy neck
exposed when it stumbled and almost backward fell

in process writing.....

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-01-2015, 07:14 PM
Early Winter Farm Chores

Shall I muse at midnight on the morning sun
now hiding very far beyond the pale.
Dread farmyard chores needing to be done
as morn sun rises over hill and dale.

Warm in bed, warding off deep windy chills
with winter marching in far too soon.
Tarry late and hot glowing embers embrace
rising late only in a lazy afternoon!

Or instead jump from this warm , soft bed
racing on out when red rooster crows.
Quickly getting pigs and chickens well fed
all long before the cold winter snows!

Up early before morning's sweet sunlight.
Another farming day, another long fight.

Robert J. Lindley, 10-01-2015

Note-- Edited an older poem from back in the 80's.
Shortened into a sonnet..

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-02-2015, 08:22 PM
An Invitation To Poe's Dark Prison


When you walk in those nether worlds
no more bikini's, no more girls.
Just darkness eating away at light
every long corridor too damn tight.

Back there, will your heart hurt
cut the bone, bleed and spurt?
Rake your corpse, waiting its rot
endless sleep give it a dark shot.

You know, mortal life is a dream
curse you wear in another stream.
Light holds you in its sad sway
follow us into a dark realm's way.

Here evil rules without a fight
ripping claws gouge out your sight.
No pain, as death rests within you
armored vicious body, all brand new.

Hidden wings sprout to let you fly
into a dark and transforming sky.
Toast if you come, may you dare
nobody leaves, all is a nightmare.

This shadow realm, holds its dark
no fire exists, not even a spark.
Fantasy swims, in its morbid way
Soul is dead yet it yearns to play.

Black deepness inhales each soul
bringing new flesh is our goal.
Dare if you must, eternity with us
eating victims we rarely discuss.

Know before you leap into our pit
we are the darkness in every fit.
We exist and blood we cry for more
deny your prayer, open our door.

Our raging master we know as Poe
blasted here, how he doesn't know.
Once blood and flesh he was graven
heart and soul ate with the Raven.

Every night he moans Annabel Lee
and each door tries his black key.
None open and he cries in sad rage
why, O' why hold me in this cage?

Then to our blood thirsty delight
Poe bellows, we eat flesh tonight.
Then he mounts a red, fiery throne
sits there gnawing on an arm bone.

Now we wait your first hungry urge
the ache for flesh starts to surge.
Weeping will never stop its spasms
flesh waits in these hellish chasms.

Poe now wakes his Raven to guide
you have not a safe place to hide.
We feel joy as your heart goes black
soon your beast will be on track.

Tonight you'll be his Annabel Lee
your soul he holds never to free.
Soon you will forget that sad place
his touch makes hideous your face.

A door opens, we hear your flight
your arrival, his greatest delight.
Yet again he will dine with you
rotten flesh you'll both then chew!

Robert J. Lindley, 10-02-2015

Note-- A HALLOWEEN POEM HONORING
THE GREAT EDGAR ALLAN POE.

This is my third Halloween poem written
for Justin.
I think this one just may do...

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Black Heart As Jagged Stones

You asked me to be kind
You asked me, humbly wait
Begged me to cheer, not mind
Your toying with my sad fate!

Your heart beats fast and hard
Your liver stays filled with bile
Love you cry is your best card
My life stolen, for a while.

Try to understand my dismay
My misery in your sour basket
You kiss to get your selfish way
I gave all when you asked it.

Your world, love is but rags
my heart, but crushed bones
Seen now, you a wicked hag
Black heart as jagged stones.

I shoe my feet, race and flee
Your grasp, a wicked hold
You words, poison in my tea
Stale bread with black mold.

You asked me to be kind
You asked me, humbly wait
You beg me cheer, not mind
Your toying with my sad fate!

R.J. Lindley
July 19th 1975

Old note( 1975) - You took my heart spliced and diced until it was in shreds
now you rather have drugs in your addicted head.
Wake up, a true love you'll find.
Release our marriage from this dark and tragic bind!

New Note- This Poem written when my life was in deep blues.
Describing her on drugs, turned from a truly loving and great lady, into a unreasonable and most wicked beast.
I could find no way to save the lady I so desperately loved(my first wife, addicted to drugs).
Now I look back, and wonder, should I have tried even harder after at least at least, a hundred failed attempts!

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017
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In Thy Love's Embrace, This Soul Shall Flourish

Thy joyful smile brought deep light to his weary and lost soul
Every new dawn, gave desserts of thy soft, sweet nectar
Holding thy daring love became my truest and greatest goal
Praying I, not the tragic sad fate of Troy's dying Hector
We saw the heavens and visited stars in brilliant glow
Each precious moment, I sought to always touch thy hand
My prayer is that my depth of passion shall always show
To bring us to paradise, dancing to music of its golden band

With the only future that could hold this passionate heart
Thy kiss, could bring a fearful spirit such fantastic relief
Shall we in eternal truth, vow to never, ever need a restart
From any time apart and such dark caverns of epic grief
My darling, accept this my forever promise in loving vow
Where we will always seek each others soft, embracing touch
Even should we live only for joy in our passionate nights now
Know thy sweet depths of infinite love are returned just as much

Robert J. Lindley

Consider this. It is a first draft of a poem written in long verse, syllable restrictions not in play.
Perfectly alright to reject it as, it may be too direct or simple.
Yet quite evident of a simple man's mortal soul lost in depths of true and passionate love.

If you desire another different type poem or style please advise, or perhaps consider send me something you compose for me to write the closing verse to.
I always want my collaborator to be perfectly happy in whatever form. style, enough and depth we may choose to compose in.
Thanks again for your generous offer to write with me my friend, it has given me inspiration, purpose and joy today to be inspired to write this presentation.
God bless thee,
Robert

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FIRST OFFERING-

Heavenly Sent, Moments Of Bliss, Thy Warmest Kiss

Within deepest magic love-realm stars, thy smile glows
Heavenly sent, moments of bliss, thy warmest kiss
In my lost darkness, only thy romantic love now grows
Seedlings of Hope, mercy, all that I shall forever miss
Let wet earth, soak thy virgin seed, reward thy heart
In this our prayer, may love's rebirth find in thee
Greatest of Lights ever found on an astrology chart
We entwined in our love, around Life's first fruit-bearing tree

Realizing now, your free spirit was not mine to tame
Lost in my depths of hot desires I would have won that game
Bright flower covered earthen meadows grace thy resting place
Bring forth, longing memories of blue eyes, thy pretty face

Robert J. Lindley, 2-25 2017
(First draft)

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 14 14 12 12 14 14 0 14 14 14 14
Total # Syllables: 160
Total # Words: 116

Let me know if this will do. In that its flexible enough I believe to be written to as either a first part or second half of a romantic poem.
Feel free to offer any suggestions, if you chose this one to collaborate on my friend.

Syllable count shown for reference, not mandatory to match, unless you want to.
Also we can discuss how to format the finished piece.
Whether to go with 8 verse, then 4 verse stanza's(as in first draft) or combined as to twelve verse stanza's in a finished poem. OR even connect with 4 verse stanza to make it 8 , then add an 8 verse stanza to have three 8 verse stanza's..
Just tossing out ideas my friend.

SECOND OFFERING.

Flowers In Your Hair, Gold Dust On Your Trailing Gown

Flowers in your hair, gold dust on your trailing gown
You my true sky angel, had floated right on down
Golden sandals on your feet, toenails glowing white
All eternity, shall not see prettier sight
Your soft and gentle voice, million ways of so sweet
Your touch my hope, your kisses - love-food to eat
Every moment a blessing, you my darling gave
Each dance your gift, healing treasures, my heart to save
Love of my life, sing softest hymns to this lost soul
For before you came, sorrows took a heavy toll
Know darling, this heart and spirit you have thus healed
Should Fate deny us, thy love, truth has been revealed

Robert J. Lindley,2-26-2017

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 144
Total # Words: 113


SECOND POEM OFFERED..
LET ME KNOW. OK??
And thanks for inspiring me to have written both of these offerings.

LongTermGuy
10-02-2015, 08:26 PM
another co-write start

Our love rests within two beating hearts,
where life gifts each a lion's share!
I love the spirit and grace resting in you,
as thirsting grass pines for morning dew.

We shall love within each other's touch,
with tenderness in each soothing hand.
No need to ever say our love, tis' too much,
or that any night is not ours to command!

I have seen beautiful flowers in your eyes,
and great promise in your sensual ways.
Your sunshine permeates my longing skies
where love and hope grace all our days.

You speak of love in words of tenderness,
yet tis' great strength you reveal in emotion,
that flames my desire in want of your caress.
I pledge to you, my heart in fullest devotion.

In your eyes I glean that your promise will last,
and that our lives be as sweet as fine aged wine.
From your side and love, I shall ever cling fast.
I am content to know you will forever be mine.

Some nights I spend awake, watching you sleep,
whispering words of love you can't hear me say.
Tis' the gift of you that I shall treasure and keep,
nestled safely inside my heart to savor each day.

Robert Lindley & Lin Lane, 12-12-2015

not titled yet...
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I fought your memory deep into lonely nights
gentle touches that were all delights.
Do not hold my love against my last desire
for my feet are still in your fire.

Where life now rambles in my desperate mind
rests clouds of romance waiting to find.
More time and slow walks by midnight seas
and love that we find with such ease.

Return to me! That fire burning my needs
in your glow resides our eternal seeds
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March 04-2017

Collaboration start- first draft offered --



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From afar, never let that distance come.
Stay and hold we this love, our greatest night
Pray we in folly are never so dumb
As to embrace blindness, lose love's true sight.
With our happiness, lets make thus our vow
Cherish our moments, each others touch
Sail our ship with Love's great Hope at the prow
Knowing

to be finished^^^^^^

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Dreams Of Pains That Weighed His Heart Like A Stone

Whiskey in coffee he added with glee
Old man cried out, Aye boys it sets me free
With each new farm day so much like the last
He looked back at blessings of distant past
Thinking of his sweet wife, long departed
Embracing times he was brokenhearted
Many long nights, big bed and all alone
Dreams of pains that weighed his heart like a stone
Asked heaven above to speed his release
Tired of selling his sad soul by the piece
His future, mere shadings of past vain hopes
Miles deep under sea with no periscope

Whiskey in coffee he added with glee
Old man cried out, Aye boys it sets me free

R.J. Lindley
July 11th, 1976


Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Words: 113

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017


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second round. I talked teppo and vllad into doing longer poem and not the sonnet... we each do alternating 4 verse stanza's --in first and second half.


Thou art remembered in thy full bloom,
a rose grown within my garden of life.
Thou art lost to me this ever my doom,
Our love is an echo my long lost wife.

Ill wind had blown, poisoned arrows of Fate,
love lost, ever I cry, we reunite.
Tho', should such be only at Heaven's gate
illuminated, true Love's blessed light.

Thine effect so lives in my lonesome cast
as I meander in my ruthless path,
in darkened dust of my ill-fated past,
dying to break free from this endless wrath.

Yet memories sighs recall precious love,
where we did caress love's own dear desires.
In love's sweet passions we flew high above,
Thou art memories ghost, you light dream's fires.

Pray I, your dream-winds soft and fair tonight
eager heart leaps to melt in beauty's glows.
With yellow-moon kisses, all could be right,
our love's truth, written in destiny's scrolls.

second round results---

Vladislav Raven
Message: Sent to Robert and Teppo.

My Stanza, the seventh is added at the end.

Thou art remembered in thy full bloom,
a rose grown within my garden of life.
Thou art lost to me this ever my doom,
Our love is an echo my long lost wife.

Ill wind had blown, poisoned arrows of Fate,
love lost, ever I cry, we reunite.
Tho', should such be only at Heaven's gate
illuminated, in true Love's blessed light.

Thine effect so lives in my lonesome cast
as I meander in my ruthless path,
in darkened dust of my ill-fated past,
dying to break free from this endless wrath.

Yet memories sighs recall precious love,
where we did caress love's own dear desires.
In love's sweet passions we flew high above,
Thou art memories ghost, you light dream's fires.

Pray I, your dream-winds soft and fair tonight
eager heart leaps to melt in beauty's glows.
With yellow-moon kisses, all could be right,
our love's truth, written in destiny's scrolls.

As lonely spirits found love’s true accord,
Thy gracious soul caressed my heart with joy.
It was thy gracious beauty I adored,
for endless days thy soft caress enjoy.

Thou comest my love thy light for to bring,
Thy beauty the darkness doth dispell.
In divinity thy heart it doth sing,
A moment of love's-light I doth foretell.

next round of stanza's--

SENT TO, BOTH MIKE AND TEPPO
My reply to your last message to me- is this-- my eighth stanza, included in copy below, before Teppo's ninth stanza

Subject: "Remembered in thy full bloom."
From: Vladislav Raven
Message:

Thou art remembered in thy full bloom,
a rose grown within my garden of life.
Thou art lost to me this ever my doom,
Our love is an echo my long lost wife.

Ill wind had blown, poisoned arrows of Fate,
love lost, ever I cry, we reunite.
Tho', should such be only at Heaven's gate
illuminated, in true Love's blessed light.

Thine effect so lives in my lonesome cast
as I meander in my ruthless path,
in darkened dust of my ill-fated past,
dying to break free from this endless wrath.

Yet memories sighs recall precious love,
where we did caress love's own dear desires.
In love's sweet passions we flew high above,
Thou art memories ghost, you light dream's fires.

Pray I, your dream-winds soft and fair tonight
eager heart leaps to melt in beauty's glows.
With yellow-moon kisses, all could be right,
our love's truth, written in destiny's scrolls.

As lonely spirits found love’s true accord,
Thy gracious soul caressed my heart with joy.
It was thy gracious beauty I adored,
for endless days thy soft caress enjoy.

Thou comest my love thy light for to bring,
Thy beauty the darkness doth dispel.*
In divinity thy heart it doth sing,
A moment of love's-light I doth foretell.

Within each heart's spirit, desire to come
pray future treasures that announce their glow.
Thy touch, paradise in love's kingdom
may we with grace, beg our romance to grow.

The light of life returned to darkened dust
be it not my destiny to abide,
and side with mortal ways in life unjust,
with a forlorn dream to be by my side.

Note- this verse marked above (*) , shows to be nine syllables, please check. thanks.

(( Thy beauty the darkness doth dispel.* ))

3-26-2017

"Remembered In Thy Full Bloom."
From: Vladislav Raven
Message: For Robert and Teppo.

Thou art remembered in thy full bloom,
a rose grown within my garden of life.
Thou art lost to me this ever my doom,
Our love is an echo my long lost wife.

Ill wind had blown, poisoned arrows of Fate,
love lost, ever I cry, we reunite.
Tho', should such be only at Heaven's gate
illuminated, in true Love's blessed light.

Thine effect so lives in my lonesome cast
as I meander in my ruthless path,
in darkened dust of my ill-fated past,
dying to break free from this endless wrath.

Yet memories sighs recall precious love,
where we did caress love's own dear desires.
In love's sweet passions we flew high above,
Thou art memories ghost, you light dream's fires.

Pray I, your dream-winds soft and fair tonight
eager heart leaps to melt in beauty's glows.
With yellow-moon kisses, all could be right,
our love's truth, written in destiny's scrolls.

As lonely spirits found love’s true accord,
Thy gracious soul caressed my heart with joy.
It was thy gracious beauty I adored,
for endless days thy soft caress enjoy.

Thou comest my love thy light for to bring,
Thy beauty the darkness doth dispel.*
In divinity thy heart it doth sing,
A moment of love's-light I doth foretell.

Within each heart's spirit, desire to come
pray future treasures that announce their glow.
Thy dear touch, paradise in love's kingdom
may we with grace, beg our romance to grow.

The light of life returned to darkened dust
be it not my destiny to abide,
and side with mortal ways in life unjust,
with a forlorn dream to be by my side.

Now into the terror of my dark night,
once more I fall into the pits of hell,
despair and sorrow darken God's bright light,
death's joys shall come but when I cannot tell

Pray true, warmth and new color to the rose
return pure gleam that sent my heart to thee.
Wherein all time, forever thee I chose
thou art, ripest flower, I thy lone bee.
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5-17

Not Titled Yet
Yes my love, our joining was truly Fate
for immediately we both just knew,
hope had bellowed it is never to late
my destiny was love and life with you!

Love, ours glistening rubies and pearls
hot-love feasts served upon long golden trays,
memories, night love baths in heated swirls
greatest treasure my soul embraces today!

In paradise my heart sought your soft touch
sweet embrace and curves of your luscious lips,
non-stop, crescendo was almost to much
on this earth, we took such heavenly trips!

Our fated romance proves that true love stays~
through it all, thick and thin, sorrowful grays

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An Idea for our next collaboration my dear friend.
I write the letter begging forgiveness for going astray and you write the ladies reply to that letter of my begging forgiveness.
We can tweak it as we go ,and make any changes in mine you think necessary my friend.
This new collaboration moves away from pure romance into the reality of lovers broken apart by the unfaithfulness of the man falling to temptation(as happens in real life)...
Let me know.
I wrote this while sitting in lounge waiting for my oil change and have now got home and typed it in this soup mail as another collaboration offer.
Let me know my dear friend...
We can take all the time you need to together work this into another superb and finely crafted collaboration, f you like.

God bless,
Robert


Title,
The Request, The Sad Letter Sent

Forgive me that my heart has gone astray
turn thy blue sky into a weeping gray,
set deepest grief up as thy mourning meal,
was thoughtless on how, you my darling feel.

All my tears I have since so sadly spent
for forgiveness, sincere message is sent.

Yes, I have seen thy lonely silent walks
remember our love and nights joyous talks,
Now wiser in my misery and gloom,
found renewed space, in longing heart is room.

All my tears I have since so sadly spent
for forgiveness, sincere message is sent.

As thy broken heart mends and love renews
know for my error, I've paid heavy dues,
food has no taste and nights bring sad sorrows,
I weep for love and our lost tomorrows.

All my tears I have since so sadly spent
for forgiveness, sincere message is sent.

Return to tender heart that rests in you
remember that deep love we once both knew,
heal this darkness that infected my heart,
from thy grace, with kindness let us restart.

All my tears I have since so sadly spent
for forgiveness, sincere message is sent.

Spring has come, can we again see new dawns
walk upon Nature's trails, see newborn fawns,
have delicious picnics by shining lake,
swear again our love vows and never break.

Robert J. Lindley, 6-09-2018

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 280
Total # Words: 216


Title,
Reply To His Sincere Request --(I know you can make this collaboration into a dazzling gem)..
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Put on hold--doing new one first-- shown below.

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NEW COLAB WITH SUSAN , UNTITLED

When In Love's Immense Depths, You Are Truly Cherished

Mystical web spun memories of our sweet nights
love began, under stars and brightest of moonlights.
Hold onto that image, its joyous dreaming dreams
fiery echoes, night trysts and pleasurable screams.
Love's greatest truth rests in thy bosom and kind heart
destined to meet that night and our souls never part.

Fate fulfilled as we were thrilled, luscious love’s first blush,
time together, had forever, no need to rush.
Aroused desires stirred passions’ afire to burn
like pulsing embers in joined flames of wanton yearn,
till what was left, spent afterglow like cooling coal
our hot bed then our sanctuary soul to soul.

From passion's soul to soul, came steaming heart to heart
delicious love made each night, glowing as fine art.
Waking wrapped in love-joined joy, within Cupid's shot
giving you my all and all I have ever got,
days spent in loving arms that hold our love so true
knowing your soft heart lives in me and all I do.

From that day when angels’ wings whispered you away
tears I cry in sweet relief when memories’ stray.
Bleeding heart still blooms for you vibrant on the vine
though seeking tendrils ache without you to entwine.
Oh the wish to have your kiss, nectar ‘pon my lips,
your tender taste still lingers since your life’s eclipse.

Yet Fate had its saddest call, that none can deny
ours was to live its love-feast and not reason why.
Now so alone, precious memories to sustain,
moments of mirth that alleviate the great pain,
feed my desires for your tender nightly embrace,
know, no power ever known, can our love erase.

Upon dawn's breaking, wake knowing you were once here,
another memory, lessens days flow of tears.
Future promise of, being joined in nightly bliss
and in that moment having all I now so miss;
Your heart the flower, I the honey seeking bee,
our love entwined, in paradise under love's tree.

7. Come take me to your Heaven's home of pearly light,
my sombre soul now needs you like stars need the night.
I look to twilight skies bittersweet shades of blue
and daydream of your denim eyes of darkest hue.
For a time imagining I’m held in your gaze
magic that still charms me does not fail to amaze.

8. Please find my kiss I’ve blown to you upon the breeze,
I send to you my love with prayers while on my knees.
Praying to be with you sooner rather than late,
memories move me to close our circle of fate.
Gather my soul, lift me to you like a feather,
with spun gossamer of silken ties that tether.

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When In Love's Immense Depths, You Are Truly Cherished

Note--
My dear friend, again I have been honored and blessed to have the gift of composing this tale of love and its magnificent blessings with you!
My short poem fragment(first stanza)based upon a relationship I had over four decades ago, has been beautifully completed in our collaboration, because of your wonderful verses, inspiration, and immense talent.
Even beyond our friendship, you have further honor me with your great kindness and your truly generous gift of writing with me...
For all of that my dear friend, I am so deeply indebted...
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Next offer to Susan---

When Nature's Beauty and Sky's Heart Became One

Emerald glen, I first saw angel wings come down
one of Nature's bright treasures outside our small town;
as brilliant glows entered sad heart and seeing eyes,
I heard voices from Heaven, soothing joyful cries,
turning I saw an angel dance on golden ground
that is when our heart both became forever bound.
Yours shining with the kindness of joy and sweet glee,
gifting deepest romance ever to engulf me.

I saw your transformation into flesh and bone,
Nature's power, did your face and beauty there hone;
with forest's golden hues in your shining bright hair,
never was Nature so great nor lady so fair,
your eyes took vivid color of that meadow span
found greatest of loves ever born in heart of man.
Then your first gaze found me transfixed and in rapture,
thus you knew this heart and soul was yours to capture.


Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 192
Total # Words: 145

This is the fragment from 1972, I had written , 5 stanza, 40 verses to be finished later. Later never came until now-- that is if you would like to finish it.
Either you do three 8 verse stanza. Or we split the third stanza and you finished up with the two 8 verse closing stanza.
Or anyway you think would create a beautiful and meaningful romantic piece that incorporates Nature, human life , true and deep love , even if one only imagined by a lonely and broken heart.
Let me know ok??

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Collaboration offer to Susan-

I woke 3 am, with this sonnet started in my head. The idea came to me and I hit even without editing, the hundred word mark! It is as if it was sent to me.
Please consider and store this for later, the idea that we return to how our friendship and collaboration started- me answering to your brilliant sonnet.
And now in return, you answer to this one, if it measures up my dear friend.
Please consider , but if you'd rather not, no problem..

(Not Titled Yet)

Your love broke through, this beaten heart's defense
rock-hard jagged stones, my wall and pretense
never again, will I ever build such
your kisses and sweet grace taught me that much.

When my world, crushed me, far fallen I fell
landing headfirst in pits of darkest hell
Each tortured lash, forsaken soul cried out
gleeful demons mocking with laughing shouts.

O' how I craved light, of dawn's blazing sun
ending hollow victories I once won
Yet darkness seemed an invincible force
overcoming, sorrowful life off course.

With your winning smile and one smiting kiss
victory reminding, all I so miss.

Robert J. Lindley,
Sonnet

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Words: 100

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Another one saved for future collaboration-Tyr

My Love, You Are So Ravishing In My Dreams

Daily this heart bleeds and seeks again your hand
I acknowledge my love, are forever gone
but this loneliness is more than I can stand,
even the night-winds echo weeping tones.
Was our love so deep, more than dark world could take
did this world set silent daggers into play
sweetheart, our love we swore to never forsake
even your death can not stop love's truth today!

Pray I, that this heartbreaking nightmare soon ends
and I join you my love on those golden plains
we survived disasters, where river dark bends,
sent forth tormenting anguish with epic pains.

My love, you are so ravishing in my dreams
your bright smile invades my drought stricken spirit
your loving eyes, send out heart's romantic beams,
that graceful love call, so pure I still hear it.
Tho' time now denies this soul your softest kiss
fate commands that I yet live, trek on alone
dark world cries out, " now her love you must dismiss"
I can not, for such would turn my heart to stone!

R. J. Lindley
Sept 14th, 1976
Rhyme, ( That Which Death Can Not Destroy)

Syllables Per Line:
11 0 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Total # Syllables: 231
Total # Words: 183


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When Nature's Beauty and Sky's Heart Became One

Emerald glen, I first saw angel’s wings come down
one of Nature's bright treasures outside our small town;
as brilliant glows entered sad heart and seeing eyes,
I heard voices from Heaven, soothing joyful cries,
turning I saw an angel dance on golden ground
that is when our heart both became forever bound.
Yours shining with the kindness of joy and sweet glee,
gifting deepest romance ever to engulf me.

I saw your transformation into flesh and bone,
Nature's power, did your face and beauty there hone;
with forest's golden hues in your shining bright hair,
never was Nature so great nor lady so fair,
your eyes took vivid color of that meadow span
found greatest of loves ever born in heart of man.
Then your first gaze found me transfixed and in rapture,
thus you knew this heart and soul was yours to capture.

Blessed sepals gifted me winsome petals pure,
the essence of your presence was this being’s cure.
Dreams adrift with promise in your budding sunrise,
adorning glory generous in summer eyes;
hazel green with flecks inlaid gilded amber light
letting me behold your rose of unblemished white.
In virgin air our vibrant love a twining vine,
amorous scrolling glowing in euphoric shine.

In everlasting soul’s light - rays of sunshine paled,
wanting, I inhaled evergreen love you exhaled,
music in my heart our stage romantic ballet,
breezy ballerina took zephyrs’ breath away.
Honeydew eves of summertime rhythms we did seize,
intoxicating lust sipped with mint julep ease.
Ecstasy’s teardrops fell from ethereal swoon,
our heartstrings strummed with beads from old melting moon…

Thoughts of you tinkle musing wind chimes in my mind,
memories stirring of your magic unconfined.
You came to me, beloved, carried on the wind,
from rapturous beginning our kindred souls’ twinned.
In your eyes I saw the skies where your rose called home
but with you I shared paradise ‘neath Heaven’s dome.
You kindled flames anew angel from astral planes
when natural beauty and light flowed through your veins.

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Knowing That Most Treasured Gift Would Forever Grow


Across the dance floor, your soft sashaying gown flew
with its bright waving gleams of silver dust and blue;
within that blessed gaze, lonesome heart jumped a beat
seeing those golden slippers on your dainty feet,
feeling love's welcomed arrows shot by Cupid's bow
knowing that most treasured gift would forever grow!

Cool June night we walked under golden moon's beams
with your heart and soul gifting love that so redeems;
this man that had lost heart and walked a blind path
death long ago condemned this soul to darkest wrath,
torn asunder joy in life that had been a gift
chained this spirit upon a black-ship set adrift!

Loss of my beloved I once lived blind despair
wading through this evil world's black pits without care;
was sweet love reminding me of Hope that is lost
found anew when your destined path with mine was crossed.
I saw the world with open eyes but could not see
faith, till sight did lay upon the beauty of thee.

Your rosy warmth danced with grace thawing my cold heart,
seduced by rousing rhythm never would we part.
My heart began to waltz and pallid pulse did race
when I saw charmed moonlight caress your angel’s face,
I longed forevermore to tilt your chin and kiss
your promising sunrise lips of heavenly bliss.

That early summer’s eve I took a leap of faith
willing to let go of my haunting lost love wraith,
I found with you the heart to fall in love once more
and with you in my arms glissade life’s ballroom floor,
alone in love’s spotlight of golden moon beam’s glow
I give my whole attention for you stole the show.

Robert J. Lindley and Susan Ashley(Collaboration)



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Co-write with Teppo


Two old oak trees weathered by winds and rain
with fallen leaves, branches and toughened bark
to shield a core of grandeur, and sustain
the wisdom borne to see the light from dark.

Two noble men aware of twilight time
both face evil world with courage and grace
Love and Nature gifts each, a life sublime
all standing with courage none can erase.

Each rooted within mother earth's great fold
weathering this world's darkest raging storms
images show lives lived regally and bold
tho' age now weakens all such earthen forms.

With words of wisdom written in our seeds
we seek retreat to heed our honest deeds.
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6-21-2018--Saving for collab with Susan


Within Passion's Heart, Your Beauty So Shines

When your soft, love seeking heart engulfed mine
wicked world had set me broken dark paths,
with hottest passions, our souls did entwine
destroying Fate's wicked punishing wraths
In love's shimmering lights we now both bask
free from fateful sorrows, our shielding masks!

My dearest love, what gifted thy sweet touch
blessed me with stirring heat of our nights
was it divine intervention or some such
bequeathing love's embrace, its infinite heights?
Within passion's heart, your beauty so shines
that our love now so ravishingly dines!

Paradise and its promised blessings you brought
deepest enchantment, more than was ever sought.

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 11 11 10 10 0 11 11
Total # Syllables: 144
Total # Words: 100

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Co-write with Brenda Chiri

Can Thy Spirit This Reward Cherish True

Alas! why does thy wanton heart sad-beat
is it for another seeking thy kiss;
savaged vessel, lost in utter defeat,
one that evil brutal world would not miss?
Is your lonely soul lost in dire despair
in midst of epic sorrows and lost hope;
treading blood-red waters to hell's dark lair
with false prediction of your horoscope.

Eureka! Dawn's light in thy weeping eyes
shines love's truth for thy lost soul to embrace;
within its gifts, blessings fall from bright skies
for your heart to receive with loving grace!
Can thy spirit this reward cherish true,
return to thy sweet dreams once held so dear;
revitalize great kindness once in you
and thus find courage to thy truest love share?

Fate so long ago tore thy life apart
in its wake, darkness came to bend thy will;
cast you forth as a broken piece of art,
gloating as it watched your warm red blood spill.


Syllables Per Line:
10 0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 200
Total # Words: 155

Finish third stanza, write two more 8 verse stanza to complete our collaboration my dear friend.
I found time to compose this, did not want to forget getting it to you!

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When Midnight Moon Spoke, Revealing Thy Goddess Face

From paradise came a love that slays world's lost heart
rapture within light that entered this soul of mine;
with joy's gifts and peace only thy kiss could impart
as piercing truth came from that immense heart of thine.
Thy aromatic candle smells of sweetest wine
incense that casting forth winds to redeem spirit;
earth's bountiful harvest, desserts on which to dine
angel tunes, stopping all hurts, I can hear it.

When midnight moon spoke, revealing thy goddess face
Nature shed its silver tears upon thy bare feet;
that moment, knew thy presence nothing could replace
truth came, we were both in love, thus destined to meet.
In thy gaze, aching heart left its lonely estate
replenished spirit danced into life's clear streams;
blessing winds flowed that no dark powers could abate
thy romantic lights wrapped me from desirous dreams.

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 192
Total # Words: 140

First half of a future collaboration with Susan.....6-22-2018

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First half of a future collaboration with Susan......6-22-2018

Silken Sheets Are Flung From Deep Passion's Midnight Bed

With Achilles's courage, desirous heart defends
My lady with bluest of eyes and golden hair.
For her soft touch and kisses, greatest pleasures sends
This soul, heavenly paradise beyond compare!

With every new dawn's shining embrace, her love sings
Magnificent words that this fallen spirit heals.
Her smiling lips gift joy, her sweet grace, new life brings
Romance that overflows, into both our lives spills.

Nights together, hot love flowing like sweet red wine
Silken sheets are flung from deep passion's midnight bed
On its rewarding winds our hot bodies entwine
Sate wanton lusts, healing hearts once too often bled!


Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 144
Total # Words: 100

FIRST HALF OF ANOTHER COLLABORATION OFFER MY DEAR FRIEND.
Please store, if you deem this worthy to collaborate with.
I send this because I fear forgetting or misplacing these.
Hope you do not mind..
Let me know ok??? Some days I get on a roll and write a dozen such poems..

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I had to write this as it came from a dream last night my dear friend.
There was more but I can not remember but very brief and vague fragments.
Then it came to me that maybe I can not remember because you are supposed to write the ending.

Untitled , offered to Susan-- 6-25-2018

When walking in splatter of Spring's anticipated rains
blessed is the youth in thee if wearing no shoes;
further given if thee can then see rainbow hues
thus finding such fantastic sights halt some worries and pains.

Such fleeting rewards fly by with blossoming paradise sails
should thee bask in that magnificent soft warm glow;
savor precious moment, follow which way it blows
casting care to the wind, seek victory that never fails?

As smiling blue sky, clears to send thee a most wondrous day
thy heart explodes in radiance of truly blessed gifts;


Syllables Per Line: 14 12 12 14 0 14 12 12 14 0 14 14
Total # Syllables: 132
Total # Words: 94

not titled yet-
Sending to you to finish as a collaboration if you so choose my dear friend--finish with ten verses and title this poem. Also choose when you want to do this, if accepted. ok?
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Another collaboration offer sent to my dear friend Susan.. 6-30-2018

Night's Heated Hours, Booms Thunder To Distant Hills

Count the days until your hand touches mine
our hot romance stays, love's golden threads are thine
love's resplendent gifts, thy heart tis greatest prize
no measuring can show its generous size.
Thus I now embrace, Fate's hand, its sweetest gifts
to paradise we race, there your grace uplifts
within dawn's soft glow thy presence my soul feels
night's heated hours, booms thunder to distant hills.

Holding precious each and every love-felt hour
rain dancing, we feel life's romantic powers
as Spring's first soft buds, remind both hearts are true
Fate decrees you live for me and I for you.

Syllables Per Line: 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11
Total # Syllables: 132
Total # Words: 100

As in a reply from the lady so deeply and truly beloved, please write ----

-- one eight verse stanza then

-- a 4 verse closing stanza, matching syllable count and number of words(100)
total verses 24, total words= 200, total syllables 264

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Collaboration offer to Susan, 7-01-2018

O' That This Still Beating Heart Could Cast Itself Aloft

O' that this soul could have foreseen this pitiful state
If only I could find the cause for my truest of love's bruises and our love's quick demise
What malevolent force, has such power to so utterly and rapidly destroy,
send its long daggers deep into our romantic rapture and joyful beating hearts?
O' that her aching pains could somehow be vanquished,
that this wretched soul could heal her torn heart and steal it back into the Light!

I that have fought and slain demons of epic magnitudes and darkest evil
am now truly powerless to find this wicked foe to slay
Even my prayers to allow me this last just and great fight,
go unanswered and such disappearance of Hope bleeds me deep
I that once demolished red dragons and giants of blackest, malignant deeds
now waste away in this state of weakness, despair and foulest of horrors!

O' that this still beating heart could cast itself aloft,
from bluest skies, look down and with honor's gifts take action to save her
Save my love, save her from this state of never ending pains and sorrows,
from hellish pits that consume and destroy all remaining dregs of Hope.
O' that this broken soul could again soar, enter her sorrow-filled prison,
break her chains of misery and free my beloved angel to fly away, fly far away!

I that pray again for our vanished paradise, to lounge on its white sand beaches,
dance soft summer nights, among its resplendent golden moon sent glows
Summon up my last vestige of Hope and courage to fight this dark beast,
with new and stronger armor and ever faithful sword of justice renewed
I that bow my head, speaking in humble tones, ask only this last chance
this gift, this reward, this honor, to slay this invisible monster, and free my love!

OUR COLLABORATION, THEME IS YOU NOW WRITE HER ENCOURAGING REPLY
AS SHE LANGUISHES IN DEEPEST OF SORROWS, A TORMENTING DARK PRISON, WAITING FOR HER DEFEATED LOVER TO FIND THE LIGHT AND COURAGE TO SAVE HER AND THEIR
DESTINED LOVE..
THIS IS MORE ABOUT THE POWERS DARKNESS AND EVIL , THAN IT IS LIGHT AND LOVE.

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The Goddess Of Blessed Redemption

She gave me a foundation of love's pleasures
Complete with wondrous bountiful measures.
She a gentle goddess of golden hues
Swept this heart away, vanquished all its blues.
From a verdant forest spring she arrived
Relieving me of life sadly contrived.
None other could love and give any more
She a goddess sent from paradise shore.

When asked why she came to me to now bless
No words came, my sins too sad to confess.
Yet her Light and Grace healed this broken soul
For this world had taken its heavy toll.
Of Asclepius* blood, healing her art
Body, and mind, first targeting the heart.
Faithful daughter, resplendent her warm glow
sent to heal and allow this soul to grow.

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For collaboration with Teppo..

The Goddess Of Blessed Redemption

She gave me a foundation of love's pleasures
complete with wondrous bountiful measures
she a gentle goddess of golden hues,
swept this heart away, vanquished all its blues.
From a verdant forest spring she arrived
relieving me of life sadly contrived.
None other could love and give any more,
she a goddess sent from paradise shore.

When asked why she came to me to now bless
no words came, my sins too sad to confess.
Yet her Light and Grace healed this broken soul
for this world had taken its heavy toll.
Of Asclepius* blood, healing her art,
body, soul and mind, first target the heart,
faithful daughter, resplendent her warm glow
sent to heal and allow this soul to grow.

She freed my body from its scars and burns
from ghosts of past buried in hidden urns,
the mind confused by treachery and lies
and the soul ready to face its demise.
Her enchanted charm revived my delight
to view the world in a generous light,
for the mind to stand firm, no longer wilt,
with redemption free the burden of guilt.

Once a broken man, forsaken lost soul,
I now stand stoutly with a heart that’s whole.
With Apollo’s blood vibrant are my veins,
by lease of life, released from morbid chains.
Verve restored by Aceso’s healing might
with radiance to end my sorry plight.
Healed with love in atonement of past crimes
with kindness I share life’s eternal chimes.



If interested, finish this by writing 16 verses to bring a conclusion to this poem about healing by a mystical being to bring Redemption and Love to a sad lost soul.
Note below explains more about this Asclepius and his five daughters, this one being- Aceso (the goddess of the healing process).

Asclepius (/æsˈkliːpiəs/; Greek: Ἀσκληπιός, Asklēpiós [asklɛːpiós]; Latin: Aesculapius) was a hero and god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene", the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of the glow of good health), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy). He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis and the Egyptian Imhotep.[1] He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer").[2] The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today. Those physicians and attendants who served this god were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius.

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Offered to Susan to finish--

In An Ancient Forest Where A Goddess Made Her Home

My campsite, next to a clear and soft singing stream
an ancient forest, with disappearing shadows,
such beauty but this paradise is no mere dream
vibrant colors, songbirds reds, blues, browns and yellows!

Yes, I've found a piece of God's earthly paradise
where Nature's gifts and man can dance singing in tune,
words from a sage, so happy I took that advice
finding peace and calm, dance under a forest moon!

Then she came, goddess of beauty beyond compare
in brightest garments, gleaming of silver and gold
no other could come close, she fairest of the fair
yet I spoke, love's ardor, instantly made me bold!


Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 144
Total # Words: 106
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Collaboration offered to Susan, 7-14-2018

Love's Golden Fountain Has Given Us Our First Drink

When heart and soul are immerse in resplendent dreams
thoughts intensely glorified in heavenly bliss;
beautiful eyes cast upon me joy wading streams
to not love and adore, would truly be remiss!

Love's golden fountain has given us our first drink
sending rapture forth, we fly to paradise shores;
magnificent nights, from love's hottest bed we sink
into love's truest depths, as sweet passion's rain downpours!

My goddess, send your satisfying siren song
upon soothing winds born from Aphrodite's gaze;
its soft melody, proves how truly we belong
leaving behind jealousy and all it inveighs!

My dearest love, send again to me healing words
as I grow sad and lonely while we are apart;

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12
Total # Syllables: 168
Total # Words: 114
For collaboration- Finish stanza, then compose three more, 4 verse stanza's to finish this one, if interested. You may do this one next if you like-

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For Within Light's Truest Of Gifts, Love Brings Its Infinite Grace

Weeping tears falling into her coffee she mourned his death
vanished were the promising future dreams they both had made;
tho' some nights upon her cheek, she could feel his loving breath
although in a Blossom Hill grave his remains had been laid.

Although gone from this sad earthly plane, Love may yet embrace.
For within Light's truest of gifts, Love brings its infinite grace.

Dawn giving her its new colors, its soothing golden light
sending anew, memories of love in heavenly flight;
comforting as she held onto his sweet words from last night
fleeting moments when his dream kiss made everything alright.

Although gone from this sad earthly plane, Love may yet embrace.
For within Light's truest of gifts, Love brings its infinite grace.

When afternoon sun was about to hide its brilliant glows
she walked to their favorite spot, their love's hidden place;
read his words of love cut into their tree, to always show
see mystical dusk's come, in its mists see his handsome face.

Although gone from this sad earthly plane, Love may yet embrace.
For within Light's truest of gifts, Love brings its infinite grace.

Robert J. Lindley, 7-15-2018
collaboration offer, given to my dear friend Susan

Syllables : 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14
Total # Syllables: 252
Total # Words: 190

I wrote this one while looking out from our back patio deck at the many wind blowing beautiful trees , gentle sloping backyard and musing about my life when in my mid twenties and single.
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Allow Dawn To Wake Us, Let Our Loving Hours Shine

I would write words for you, dipped in beauty and gold
my heart would burst for you, if it were just that bold;
with you, our romance cries out, for an eight day week
with you, I have found the truest of deep love I seek.

Walk with me, to paradise its bright singing birds
Talk to me, your voice sends golden, beautiful words;
stay this night, let our two souls and pure hearts entwine
allow dawn to wake us, let our loving hours shine.

Love does flow with heat for you from my melted heart
honey dipped allure your ambrosia does impart,
time together precious as racing pulse does chime
in amaranthine night of purple passion prime.

Basking in our luscious love lush and heaven-sent
rousing first blush bathes us embraced in our content;
sunrise spreads ardent reds blessing our love story
dawning dew thrills the bloom of our morning glory.

Robert J. Lindley and Susan Ashley

(a collaboration)

July 16,2018

My poet’s note: My dear friend Robert, thank you for your gracious invitation to collaborate with you on this luminous piece of poetry. It was my honor and a joy to be inspired by your golden verses of rich romantic lines of ardent love. Our collaborations and your wonderful talent and friendship are treasured and I cherish our shared passion for creating poetry.. I truly appreciate, once again, an exquisite poetic and artistic experience, my dear friend.

Robert's poet's note: Yet again my dear friend Susan, it is an honor and delightful pleasure to discuss with and write this collaborative, inspiring creation with you.
Your poetic heart and soul is evident in the depths and beauty of the verses you always contribute to our poetry. To have you as a dear friend and then also be so very blessed as to be gifted your time, insight and talent in composing poetry together is a fantastic revelation of your kindness, generosity and high standing character.

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July 22nd, 2018 --Collaboration offer made to Susana Ashley

Sorrow Pleads Forgiveness, Pride Prevents Hearing It

Where glamorous love once burned with mountainous flames
Fate sent sorrow's seething wrath thrown forth by hurt pride;
Life and Love are gifts, not toys to be used in games,
Now ooze stabs wounds, inside lies that withered and died.

Can we remember when hope-filled love flew bright skies,
Not embrace resounding echoes of lost heart's cries?

When miseries and wrath thrive, love's truth can not heal
dreams turn dark and ugly to the pleading spirit;
in newfound love was then, heat of passionate zeal,
now forgiveness begs trust but spite fails to hear it.

Can we remember when hope-filled love flew bright skies,
Not embrace resounding echoes of lost heart's cries?

Robert J. Lindley and Susan Ashley
A Collaboration

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12
Total # Syllables: 144
Total # Words: 112

General outline of this one, the lover(written by me)- writes about this great love lost, pleads for understanding and forgiveness,
his lover(written by you) reads this desperate plea and his lover writes a reply, preferably matching in exact syllable count and number of words
thus we end up with 288 syllables and 224 words.
The reply can take any course you want, acceptance and reuniting or refusal, etc.-- just as happens in real life...
All this is a general theme - feel free to discuss changing any of it, we can always work together as we are sincere friends, united collaborators and not jealous rivals poets as are most poets here.. Feel free to take this where you like my dear friend.
Also maybe do this one next(you decide on that) after we post current one(post the current collaboration today if you are ready?, ok?
God bless,
Robert************
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Collaboration offer made to two other top poets, Teppo Gren and Susan Ashley- july 23-2018

now ---edited and complete -7-24-2018

Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from heart's emotional wreck,
last night I watched stars twinkle in heavenly skies
pondering how to overcome world's darkest lies.

Now dawn breaks, sends fresher pair of gem seeking eyes
desirous to find what Time, Fate and Earth denies,
finding cold breeze that blows snowflakes from white cream ground,
thankful for Nature's sanctuary here now found.
First step taken, this soul takes its desperate flight,
embrace anew, treasures that make life feel alright.

Through drifted powdered paths my healing does begin
rhythm of my brisk breath is like a cleansing hymn.
Serenity in solitude is what I seek,
in contemplative meditations I do speak
amongst the frosted firs a chapel for my prayers
in your Trust surrendering all worries and tears.

Slowing life’s commotion hushing harsh emotion,
quiet communion in woodland is my potion -
sweetest swells of ecstasy makes my spirit swoon
in whitest snowdrop bloom my heart will follow soon.
With every snowy step I purify a thought
in this pristine Love I find absolution sought.

The winding trail I followed with a downcast face
and left behind the sorrow of my past disgrace.
Ascending farther to the snowy mountains peak
animated to discover my fate unique.
I shall not let my courage waver, not this time,
with weary steps I continue my forward climb.

The final steps to reach my summits divine light,
my mind virtuous as snowflakes of purest white,
I inhale the essence of life at nature’s hem,
finally free from chains of torment I condemn.
With Fate and Time to blend with Earth, I shall redeem
my dignity and recover my self-esteem.

A collaboration-
Robert J. Lindley, Susan Ashley , Teppo Gren

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Summons Bluest Skies To Aches Erase


What realm flows sweetest sunset hues,
Resplendent glows that needful soul ease;
When on this swirling top, can one refuse,
While man revels and wades into his disease;
Nature casts beauty to fill vacated space,
Birthing meadow flowers to heart's delight,
Summons bluest skies to aches erase,
Those long sleepless hours of the night.

In paradise, with jeweled skies,
Birds glide through trees of solitude's breast;
Colors fly into mind's love seeking eyes,
Finding comforting winds and soft peaceful rest;
Needy soul ventures further into the deep,
Willing to get lost in heaven's reward,
Praying words, this soul to safely keep,
Joy's tears flow, from crying so hard.

What realm flows sweetest sunset hues,
Resplendent glows that needful soul ease;
When on this swirling top, can one refuse,
While man revels and wades into his disease;
Nature casts beauty to fill vacated space,
Birthing meadow flowers to heart's delight,
Summons bluest skies to aches erase,
Those long sleepless hours of the night.

Robert J. Lindley, 7-25-2018
Rhyme, (8,9,10,11 0 11,10,9,8)

Syllables Per Line: 8 9 10 11 11 10 9 8 0 8 9 10 11 11 10 9 8 0 8 9 10 11 11 10 9 8
Total # Syllables: 228
Total # Words: 164

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Collab offer made to Susan-7-25-2018

If interested-
Write the ladies reply to this man's soulful and love seeking questions.
Any ideals on how to tie it together with a female lover replying in kind?
Let me know ok.
And if yes, consider doing this one next, just you and I my dear friend..
God bless,
Robert

p.s. woke at 3 am, I have written this one and also three others. My brain sometimes gets fired up and my soul demands that black ink be shed..

(Not Titled Yet)

Can it be, into this world we are dropped
from heavenly streams that have never stopped?

With sweet hope gifted, to our souls delight,
oceans of love and its fiery desires;
ladies so fair, we thank our keen eye-sight
and leap into romance hottest fires.

Can it be, wonderment is our reward
given for living in a world so hard?

With love's soulmate waiting a heart to touch,
deepest seas of hot sexual pleasures;
daring to embrace and love very much
this bountiful store, of life's great treasures.

Can it be, that in life's short duration
we go beyond mere infatuation?

With deeper dreams that bless spirits in need,
grant romantic nights of sweetest relief;
birth greatest pleasures of harvested seeds
fruited in soul's spiritual beliefs.

Can it be, into this world we are dropped
from heavenly streams that have never stopped?

Robert J. Lindley, 7-25-2018
Rhyme, ( Should We Ask)
Syllables Per Line:
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Total # Syllables:
200
Total # Words:
142
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Subject: Another collab offer my dear friend/
Send To To: Susan Ashley

Message:
Upon Paradise Lake, A Lone Ship Sails

Wherein her brightest of treasures abound
in rainbow castles sincerest love found,
dearest of soft touch, morn's resplendent gifts
joining, as recovery's new soul drifts.

On paradise's lake, calm birthing its waves
with the Hope that in each needing heart saves.

Echoes of her dearest words held so tight,
as waning red sun casts its dying light,
their happiness reminds love yet remains
in her heart broken by ashen remains.

On paradise's lake, calm birthing its waves
with the Hope that in each needing heart saves.

Docked in port, city of recovered love
one look at, emerald hills far above
Joy's splendors invade deep repaired soul
of true heart finding faithful love its goal.

(Your part starts here) ( The word "HER" has multiple representations in this collaboration- it represents- a person, a dream , a hope. a paradise, a love forlorn and seeking, as in seeking recovery from a past loss.
Theme goes from past to present to future as in future hope.
ashen remains represent either burned up dead love, or death of a past lover husband..

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 160
Total # Words: 114
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All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given

Luscious the fruits, beautiful under moonlit beams
firmly planted roots, outstandingly hot, lush-sent dreams
all in all, glorified visions, heavenly sent
treasured deeply with rapture stored, sweet love-nights spent.

Tender kissing bites, honeyed dessert offered free
wonderful the flights, through blossoming forests of trees
all in all, miracles were given, lost soul found
in resplendent nights, covering soft virgin grounds!

Gold fairy dusted, jeweled eyes sending bright smiles
each promise trusted, an angel with no dark wiles
all in all, true magnificent treasures given
gracefully sent, in true-deep bliss, life worth liven.

Date written, 7-30-2018

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 144
Total # Words: 92

Foundation started- Written to be considered for our second three-way collaboration, if our dear friend Teppo comes board.
Sending this to my dear friends and masterfully gifted writing partners, Susan Ashley and Teppo Gren.
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With Trepidation, I Uttered My First Pleas

That bright glow in her footsteps she left behind
said, "this great beauty is a ravishing find",
her air of grace, beaming like a crashing sun
cried, "such love if found, can never be undone"!
Across red-hot beach sands I raced to her side
if ignored, only wounded would be my pride.

With trepidation, I uttered my first pleas
can you and I sail, across bluest of seas,
as your lovely smile, gives courage now waning
my love at first glance I began explaining.
With Hope's blessed light, this loving heart spoke true
darling, can be no joy for me, without you.

Her heart warmed, I could feel its comforting heat
hotter than sands beneath my hot burning feet
mind questioning, could this awesome dream be real
can this angel now, this fast beating heart feel.
As gentleness, spread across that pretty face
instantly all my gravest fears were erased.

Syllables Per Line: 11 11 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 11 11 0 11 11 11 11 11 11
Total # Syllables: 198
Total # Words: 150

Part one-- first half completed.. Three hours composing , 9 edits later this was born. I put far more time in when writing for collaboration offers , because I know those I offer are such great poets.
If you want to do this, the second half- take it were you like.
Then let me know.. I never automatically think my offers are worthy, only know that when the person accepts the offer..
God bless,
Robert
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in process--

Achilles woke, his slain foes calling out his name
hearing merciless woes, his sharpen sword they blame
looking at the heavens he saw the moon glowing blood red
sending its message of truth about his victims now dead.

Rising from night bed, screams from those slain still ringing
he knew much more torment they would be briinging
there was darkness in his soul that, nothing could ever tame
his father* had made death and destruction his only game!

Small was the solace that mortal men praised his deeds
how in fiercest battles he makes his victims bleed
dispatching each to Charon* for that final dark boat trip
on river Styx, to Hades pain hides in each thirsty sip!

As pitiful dead faces come from bloody halls
louder and louder heard are their dark cursing calls
those words become deep stabbing daggers and his heart is pained
as he realizes worthless value of fame he has gained!

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14 0 12 12 14 14
Total # Syllables: 208
Total # Words: 156

2nd writing-- still an unfinished poem-8-04-2018

Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal
Part One- (Years Before Troy)

Achilles* woke, his slain foes calling out his name
hearing merciless woes, his sharpen sword they blame
looking at the heavens he saw the moon glowing blood red
sending its message of truth about his victims now dead!

Rising from night bed, screams from those slain still ringing
he knew much more torment they would be bringing
there was darkness in his soul that, nothing could ever tame
his father* had made death and destruction his only game!

Small was the solace that, mortal men praised his deeds
how in fiercest battles he makes his victims bleed
dispatching each to Charon* for that final dark boat trip
on river Styx, to Hades pain hides in each thirsty sip!

As pitiful dead faces come through bloody halls
louder and louder heard are their dark cursing calls
those words become deep stabbing daggers and his heart is pained
he realizes, worthless value of great fame he has gained!

Asking mother Thetis* why she gave this curse
sincerely proclaiming that, nothing could be worse
To Peleus* his father, he in tears begins to speak
begging for mercy and the love he forever there seeks!

He not knowing, Fate had demanded his half-god birth
destiny's reasons hidden, he pondered life's worth
asking why could not Apollo*, his suffering now ease
not seeing, even mighty gods can not do as they please!

As silence grew louder, his soul already hurt
he saw dying faces falling on bloodstained dirt
As voices and bloody shadows sank back into stone wall
his heart and soul's in memory, stored every cursing call!

Seeing now, last vestiges of heavenly lights
Achilles took time to remember all his fights
soon begging for dawn, its soothing lights his pained soul relieved
away washed curses of those that had cause to be aggrieved.

Rising to meet bright sun and dawn's glistening beams
he felt its deep gifting warmth and Hope that redeems
Fate and Destiny granted this warrior another day
on this mortal plain, for now, his half-god body would stay.

Robert J. Lindley, 8-04- 2018
Rhyme

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TOTAL SYLLABLES - 468
TOTAL WORDS- 345
Notes-
1. Achilles*: - (Of Troy fame*)
Achilles, in Greek mythology, son of the mortal Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and the Nereid, or sea nymph, Thetis. Achilles was the bravest, handsomest, and greatest warrior of the army of Agamemnon in the Trojan War. According to Homer, Achilles was brought up by his mother at Phthia with his cousin and inseparable companion Patroclus. One of the non-Homeric tales of his childhood relates that Thetis dipped Achilles in the waters of the River Styx, by which means he became invulnerable, except for the part of his heel by which she held him—the proverbial “Achilles’ heel.”


Read more: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Pa-Pr/Peleus.html#ixzz5NE789BPO
2. (Achilles) father*: - Peleus - Peleus, a figure from Greek mythology, is best known as the father of the Greek hero Achilles* and the husband of the sea nymph Thetis. As a youth, Peleus was banished from his homeland after he killed one of his brothers. Peleus suffered misfortune everywhere he went and fled from two kingdoms during his life.
Zeus* himself arranged for Peleus to marry Thetis. Zeus loved Thetis, but he decided to abandon his courtship when he learned that the fates had declared that Thetis's son would become more powerful than his father. After marrying Peleus, Thetis bore him a son named Achilles. She tried to make the infant immortal by holding him in fire to burn away his human weakness. Peleus, however, was horrified and stopped Thetis, leaving Achilles' heel vulnerable. Angered, Thetis abandoned her family and returned to the sea.

nymph minor goddess of nature, usually represented as young and beautiful
immortal able to live forever
Peleus became king of Phthia, but he was overthrown by his enemies when Achilles left for the Trojan Warf. Thetis took pity on Peleus and brought him back to her sea cave, where they lived together forever.

3.. (Achilles) mother*:- Thetis his mother, was the immortal Nereid Thetis, Thetis attempted to render her son Achilles invulnerable. In the well-known version, she dipped him in the River Styx, holding him by one heel, which remained vulnerable. In an early and less popular version of the story, Thetis anointed the boy in ambrosia and put him on top of a fire to burn away the mortal parts of his body. She was interrupted by Peleus and she abandoned both father and son in a rage, leaving his heel vulnerable. A nearly identical story is told by Plutarch, in his On Isis and Osiris, of the goddess Isis burning away the mortality of Prince Maneros of Byblos, son of Queen Astarte, and being likewise interrupted before completing the process. Later on in life, Achilles is killed by Paris when he is shot in his vulnerable spot, the heel. This is where the term "Achilles' heel" is derived from.

4.Ares* : Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, the son of Zeus and Hera.
In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and ...
Symbols‎: ‎Sword‎, ‎spear‎, ‎shield‎, ‎helmet‎, ‎chariot‎, ...Parents‎: ‎Zeus‎ and ‎Hera


5. Charon*:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the mythological figure. For the moon of Pluto, see Charon (moon). For other uses, see Charon (disambiguation).

Attic red-figure lekythos attributed to the Tymbos painter showing Charon welcoming a soul into his boat, c. 500-450 BC
In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon (/ˈkɛərɒn, -ən/; Greek Χάρων) is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. A coin to pay Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person.[1] Some authors say that those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years. In the catabasis mytheme, heroes – such as Aeneas, Dionysus, Heracles, Hermes, Odysseus, Orpheus, Pirithous, Psyche, Theseus and Sisyphus – journey to the underworld and return, still alive, conveyed by the boat of Charon.

6. Styx*": From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"River Styx"
The waters of one Styx in the Aroanian mountains
In Greek mythology, Styx (/ˈstɪks/; Ancient Greek: Στύξ [stýkʰs][citation needed]) is a deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld, often called "Hades" which is also the name of its ruler. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, and Cocytus supposedly all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes is also called the Styx. According to Herodotus, the river Styx originates near Feneos.[1] Styx is also a goddess with prehistoric roots in Greek mythology as a daughter of Tethys, after whom the river is named and because of whom it had miraculous powers.

7. Hades*: In Greek mythology, Hades was regarded as the oldest son of Cronus and Rhea, although the last son regurgitated by his father.[2] He and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father's generation of gods, the Titans, and claimed rulership over the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the sky, and Poseidon the sea, with the solid earth—long the province of Gaia—available to all three concurrently. Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus.

The Etruscan god Aita and Roman gods Dis Pater and Orcus were eventually taken as equivalent to the Greek Hades and merged as Pluto, a Latinization of his euphemistic Greek name Plouton (Greek: Πλούτων Ploútōn).[3]

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All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given

Luscious the fruits, beautiful under moonlit beams
firmly planted roots, outstandingly hot, lush-sent dreams
all in all, glorified visions, heavenly sent
treasured deeply with rapture stored, sweet love-nights spent.

Tender kissing bites, honeyed dessert offered free
wonderful the flights, through blossoming forests of trees
all in all, miracles were given, lost soul found
in resplendent nights, covering soft virgin grounds!

Gold fairy dusted, jeweled eyes sending bright smiles
each promise trusted, an angel with no dark wiles
all in all, true magnificent treasures given
gracefully sent, in true-deep bliss, purely driven?

Beneath plum skies starlight glistening in her eyes
I see all I desire and I do fantasize..
looking into her goddess blues, crystal gazing
of our wild delight to be forever blazing.

In Eden’s solitude we dance to soft sighs of
waltzing wind-songs’ stirring verses promising love
with lilting whispered melodies so inspiring
my appetite for her wanton and untiring.

Ancient woodland’s moon casts smitten luminescence
breathtaking in beauty she outshines its presence
ecstasy flows an intoxicating river
inebriating essence in love’s deliver.

FIRST TWO PARTS--
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Total # Syllables: 300
Total # Words: 181

Now waiting on Teppo Gren to write the third part- the conclusion..

*************** New poetry link


https://darkpoetry.org/

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Our newest collab, 32 days in the making..Teppo Gren, Susan Ashley and I..

Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew

Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true
supported deep vows we both swore to be held to.
Her grace, soft as the silence of morn's falling dew
with vows to keep hot passion of love that is new.
Spring had brought this loving angel truly divine
her beauty and purity no words could define.

Spirited, she sang - forever united hearts
Her soft kiss and moans, treasures found on no star charts.

In quiet hush before sunrise our love was lush
until aurora banished night in her gold rush
of dawning tipsy in wine-stained heavens shinin’
desires spilled our lusty reds across horizon -
a blaze of colors branding love’s intensity
time and space sparked by fired hearts’ electricity.

Spirited, she sang - forever united hearts
Her soft kiss and moans, treasures found on no star charts.

I read her rhythmic poetry each heartfelt verse
and in her rapture was my being’s full immerse.
Word whispers from the page caressed me wispy thrill
reminding me of days sweet gilt of daffodil
and petals pink neath dream girl skies so soft, in sooth
so verdant was the tender season of her youth.

Spirited, she sang - forever united hearts
Her soft kiss and moans, treasures found on no star charts.

Enlightened spirit from defeat of sorrow’s foe,
her gift, in written verse of love, to set aglow
a life of beauty echoing the words of love
now distant in the skies with kindness up above
when golden strings of sacred lust remain in thrills
of woven love, entangled in a braid of frills.

Spirited, she sang - forever united hearts
Her soft kiss and moans, treasures found on no star charts.

Her fragile throne of virtues goodness cast in gold
beyond eternal love, angelic charms behold
through mortal death returned to God’s celestial care
to guide from heavens, words of wisdom in her prayer
endowment of the past as lover’s hearts enlace
with charms up above, she remains my saving grace.

Spirited, she sang - forever united hearts
Her soft kiss and moans, treasures found on no star charts.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-04-2015, 09:34 AM
CURRENT STATUS POEM WITH TEPPO -NEEDS CONNECTING FOUR VERSES

A1
Those joyous childhood days we danced together
Through the meadows, like a calyx of a flower,
In my caress you felt as light as a feather,
But then destiny rained on our summer shower.

Lifetime apart, I was carried to distant shores,
Our childhood innocence gone, love grew to ripeness
Worlds apart, with sweet memories that love restores,
My heart‘s bleeding goblet emptied in loneliness.

Parted by distance and time, I yearned for your light,
The flame of my heart eclipsed by burning desire
I had tried in vain to forget, crying at night,
Times alone, your beauty’s fairness I doth admire.

Fearing my ship had sailed, I traveled oceans vast
To be your knight, hoping it would not be in vain,
My longing love you answered with a zealous cast
We made our promise, vows to never part again.

Syllables Per Line:
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Total # Syllables: 194
Total # Lines: 19 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 140

A2

Fate gifted us, drinking passion from its chalice
Wading flames serving first to increase our ardor.
Summer, your sweet roses covered our great palace
Time away from your touch became much harder.

I look across this wind-blown, majestic ocean
Mind turns to epic sadness of our parting hour.
I begged then for distance erasing potion
I tried to remain your rock hard castle tower!

The desperate , longing look - your beautiful face
Informing me the dire depths that you found this clutch.
I reminded you, no distance could our love erase,
Or lesson my need , feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent you a love-soaked, tear-stained letter
Now I board ship that will take me to my true love.
Reading my golden love sent you will feel better
Not again, my touch shall you be deprived of!
Syllables Per Line:
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Total # Syllables: 192
Total # Lines: 19 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 141
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SARA'S POEM START-- Serendipity(not necessarily the title yet)

When our lives touched serendipitously, my apple
Tree among the pines; romance sprung to life, silver
Unadorned, like sunlight upon water dappled
Waits for each dawn; thoughts flood as the flowing river

Thoughts press in, touch, revealing the depths of my soul
Confused desire surrounds my core while the heart pines
Encircled in your arms will I feel our love’s whole
Once again, memories ghost like haunt, cling, define

Second draft-Happenstance(Maybe Title)

When our lives touched serendipitously, my apple
Tree among the pines; romance sprung to life, silver
Unadorned, like sunlight upon water dappled
Waits for each dawn; thoughts flood like the flowing river

Thoughts press in, touch, revealing the depths of my soul
Confused desire surrounds my core while the heart pines
Encircled in your arms will I feel our love’s whole
Once again, memories ghostly haunt, cling, define

Memories bridge the ocean’s span join empty hearts
Upon the widow’s walk in love’s deep trance abide
Long for moments each heart leaps for joy like a hart
When one glimpse renews desire, rush, embrace beside
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Final draft with Broken Wings.


I gazed at your beauty and your hair cascading,
You glanced at me- O, he is handsome, this stranger;
Your sensuous lips so tempting, captivating,
I laughed and it was such a deep rumbling laughter.

And this was the beginning of our love affair,
Your family would not approve of this pairing;
On a ship leading you to a life of despair,
So we met in secret, making love and talking.

As the ship entered port you slipped me your address,
I let go of fate gifted love- reluctantly;
We have been corresponding, our words a caress,
O the torture of distance, what of destiny.

I will never forget out gifted nights of bliss,
So a secret journey I have planned- a voyage;
You love me with true love and I long for your kiss,
And I will beseech for your hand in marriage.

Last week I sent you a love-soaked, tear-stained letter,
I let go of fate gifted love- reluctantly;
This time away, from your touch became harder,
O the torture of distance, what of destiny.

Fate gifted us, drinking passion from its chalice,
Waking flames serving first to increase our ardor;
Summer, your sweet roses covered our great palace,
This time away, from your touch became much harder.

I look across this wind-blown majestic ocean,
Mind turns to epic sadness of our parting hour;
I begged then for distance erasing potion,
I tried to remain your rock hard castle tower.

The desperate, longing look- your beautiful face,
Informing me the dire depths that you found this clutch;
I reminded, you no distance, could our love erase,
Or lessen my need to feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent you a love-soaked, tear-stained letter,
Now, board ship that will take me to my true love:
Reading my golden love sent you will feel better,
Never my loving touch shall you be deprived of.

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FINAL DRAFTING.
Madelaine’s Chalice

On that summer’s day when we first meet and kissed,
I knew you Madelaine as one I could adore.
Against your family’s wishes, I still persisted
in wooing you; we’d wed or I’d be your paramour.

The levant winds blew through Spain’s hills unfettered
bringing death to suitors far and wide from above.
We had cause to feel our choice had made us debtors,
leaving our love a littered path, a ball-fisted glove.

Like Romeo I’d leave, not die, but without a trace
for I’d not hurt you more and death would be too much.
I’d give you time to heal your sorrows to embrace,
to come to terms with the rightness of our chaste touch.

In a far off land, I recall your devotion;
your lamented father’s wish for a princely dower,
but all have died who wished our love to be undone.
Soon, I’ll claim my Lady from her empty tower.

Fate gifted us passion, drinking from its chalice.
We waded through flaming waves of rising ardor,
in your summer home, your primrose covered palace.
The memories of your touch make absence harder.

As I looked across the wind-blown spray of ocean,
my mind turned to the sadness of our parting hours
Kneeling, I begged for a distance closing potion
so I could reclaim you to our rosy bower.

I see your longing, desperate, lovely, face
endowed in fears dire depth as we parted from the clutch.
I reminded you distance could not erase love’s trace
or lesson my need to feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent a love-soaked, tear-stained letter;
now I return aboard a ship to my sweet dove.
I hope my missive sent has made you feel better,
nevermore will I be denied the touch of my love.

Debbie Guzzi and Robert Lindley..

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1. Finished and removed to post..

2. new draft

She had finished hurting John, she saw bright stars.
No, not the first time but as of hundreds times before.
She had came again, wearing that sweet,sweet perfume,
The kind that gave him hot flashes of thought.
But what did he know at seventeen still a young boy,
And she at twenty-five and a married woman?

At age sixteen he changed a flat tire, she broken down roadside
She had flirted with him the entire time:
ASKING PERSONAL QUESTIONS THAT MADE HIM BLUSH
That next night, he had met her at a secluded park,
She showed him the universe and those magic stars!
Thus had chained him to her hot and dark comet!

Now he could not resist any whim see proposed.
Each time, the pain increased until he started weeping.
It was a mental pain, not physical at all.
For he really, truly, and deeply loved her,
With pure love born from that sweet first encounter
Now bitterest truth invaded his fantasy world.

Now he knew that even women could be monsters,
That she used him to hurt her husband and to satisfy her dark side!
Yet even with such mental pain and knowledge he could not resist her!
As the months grew into years, his claws grew, his teeth did too.
Seven years had crept by and on that dark night he vowed,
To break that evil binding chain she had spun!

Cool breeze blew as he drove to their secret spot.
He waited, with his hate and love deeply entwined.
No gun in his sweaty hands, o knife which which to cut!
Just a big and beautiful red-rose to offer her.
To ask her to be his forever and ever!
He asked the first moment after she had given the first kiss.

She stepped back, as if to consider his request,
then quickly and very brutally turned him down!
Laughed her usual wicked laugh and reached into her purse,
Next he saw a small pistol in her hand!
He heard faint echoes of fireworks, six to be exact.
Fell to his knees as if to beg her for true love again!

Then he saw red, huge red streams gushing out,
Spilling upon that once sacred ground!
My God, he screamed in his anguished mind, she has shot me!
Then as if reading his mind , she spoke with her dark voice
Yes, I just shot you and ended our game-well ended my game mind you.
YOU SHOULD FEEL HONORED AS THE SECOND SACRIFICE!

Seven years ago to the day I shot my first lover, my first sacrifice
The next morning, did my flat tire trick to lure you in.
I had been eyeing you for months awaiting that day,
And you, like the first, could not keep your lusting eyes off me.
Now with your death, I need only the third to gain my release
Release from the hidden beast that is my husband!
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Finished version........-Tyr


The Promised Release

After she had finished hurting John, she saw bright stars.
No, not the first time but as of hundreds times gone before.
She had came again, wearing that sweet, sweet perfume,
The kind that gave him hot flashes of thought.
But what did he know at seventeen still a young boy,
And she at twenty-five and a married woman?

At age sixteen he changed a flat tire on her car, broken down roadside.
She had flirted with him the entire time:
asking personal questions that made him blush
That next night, he had met her at a secluded park,
She showed him the universe and those magic stars!
Thus had chained him to her hot and dark comet!

Now he could not resist any whim see proposed.
Each time, the pain increased until he started weeping.
It was a mental pain, not physical at all.
For he really, truly, and deeply loved her,
With pure love born from that sweet first encounter
Now bitterest truth had invaded his fantasy rich world.

Now he knew that even women could be monsters,
That she used him to hurt her husband and to satisfy her dark side!
Yet even with such mental pain and knowledge he could not resist her!
As the months grew into years, his claws grew, his teeth did too.
Seven years had crept by and on that dark night he vowed,
To break that evil binding chain she had spun!

Cool breeze blew as he drove to their secret spot.
He waited, with his hate and love deeply entwined.
No gun in his sweaty hands, no knife with which to cut!
Just a big and beautiful red-rose to offer her.
To ask her to be his wife, forever and ever!
He asked the first moment after she had given the first kiss.

She stepped back, as if to consider his request,
then quickly and very brutally turned him down!
Laughed her usual wicked laugh and reached into her purse,
Next he saw a small pistol in her hand!
Then he heard faint echoes of fireworks, six echoes to be exact.
He fell to his knees, as if to beg her for her true love again!

Then he saw red, huge red streams gushing out,
Spilling upon that once sacred ground!
In his anguished mind, he screamed out, "my god she has shot me"!
Then as if reading his mind , she spoke with her dark and glee-filled voice
Yes, I shot you and ended our game- well in truth, ended my game mind you.
You should feel honored as the second sacrifice!


Seven years ago to this day, I shot my first young lover, my first sacrifice
The very next morning, did my flat tire trick to lure you in.
I had been eyeing you for months awaiting that day,
And you, like the first, could not keep your lusting eyes off of me.
Now with your death, I need only the third to gain my release
Release from the hidden beast that is my husband!

In his last few moments on earth he asked, but why, why
When I offered true love and to be your slave?
She laughed and said, I need no slave! I AM ONE!
My master promises my release upon the third sacrifice!
And I will do anything to be rid of that foul and dark beast.
To never have to endure again, his touch and his foul breath.

John, you can now join Jason in that dark pit master promised.
Chained together and eternally bitten and clawed by ravaging beasts
No death release allowed, because HE delights in watching the show
You never asked my husband's name, it is Lucifer,
And I gave him my soul to gain this body, this magnificent beauty you craved.
Know this before you go- your younger brother Jack is next!

With those horrible words said to him, John heard another far off echoing shot ring out
She slump forward by his side. Shot through her black and wicked heart
From a mile away Jack had fired his rifle and had hit her heart dead center, as promised.
Not knowing her second victim was his older brother!
But instead, doing as requested to get his greatest wish granted,
To be by far, the very best and most famous rifle shot in the entire world!

Putting down the rifle he turned to ask- now that it is down, my first kill
Will I always have this great gift?
And Lucifer replied, Yes my new son, you will until your dying day.
I have great plans for you and your future seven hundred kills!
And in that future task, you will do splendidly, missing no innocent victims!
Jack smiled, pondering how many years it would take to reach that mark!

Robert J. Lindley,1-21-2017
Poetry form- Narrative, non-metered verse

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

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EDIT Date 1-28-2017-- a fragment--first start

Those white lines , on earthly roads flashing by
Life just illusions we dream in our souls
No matter if we laugh or sing and cry
Every road, comes with its heavy tolls
Years roll by, as we walk on pretending
We are important, can not ever die
Yet one day,
Yet one last day
If blessed, we may
Become one of those white lines-- never ending!

NOTE--
*STOP* CONSIDER THIS LAST CHANGE IN POEM STRUCTURE AND IF ANOTHER 4 VERSE STANZA IS NEEDED....TYR
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New collaboration, With Keith
FIRST HALF, MY PART--FIRST DRAFT....

As for the collaboration --- à big yes of course! You can send one if you have one in the works. All the best!

YOUR LAST MAIL ABOVE.
I edited and now send this as my first half.
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Angel, No Romantic Heart Could Forget

Desiring to feel again, thy warmest touch,
Dreams that have faded into distant past,
Love burning hot in our hearts was too much,
Its glow and ardor faded too fast,
Thou wouldst have had eternal sweet dreams,
In castles created to hold our true love,
Alas! This dark world destroyed with wicked schemes
All that was heaven sent from above.

We in our youth, tasted of love's purity divine,
Gentle hands, held wealth of all precious to me,
Thy image and power, did my romantic soul refine
Gifting passionate fruits of thy bountiful tree;
Now my soul, cries out for thy blessed return,
This miracle I pray shall one day be,
As flower meadows, rich in glory, one never spurns,
Let love send us again, sailing on its heavenly sea.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-30-2017

2ND PART, ANSWER AND CONCLUSION.. YOUR GOLDEN PEN NOW GETS TO FLOW KEITH.

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edited version on my new poem...

Rain falls, thunder crashes, fierce winds blow trees sway
I pray not for all this, on some other black and dreary day
With dark blue shadows plotting my early demise
I seek deep wisdom from sages, worldly and wise
Not just some clever words to soothe this shattered heart
Instead, sweet hope, a bright path leading to this life restart
With power to waken these weary, blinded eyes
and stop salty tears falling from splintered skies.

On this day, life should see beyond blackened storms
find solace in love and hope in my wife's loving arms
Yet, the wall of clouds yields to nothing in its great power
far more strength than this broken soul musters this hour
When thus lost, can one ever find again that ray of Light
healer of stab wounds from daggers, found on this dark night
I pray for the gift of wisdom to walk that brightly lit path
and release this saddened soul from the evil, wicked wrath.

Rain falls, thunder crashes, fierce winds blow trees away
I pray in supplication that tomorrow might be a gentler day.

8-20-2017

first draft of a new collaboration. with keith



You buried your heart in a field of stones
erased your tracks to keep it well hidden
Denied love lost in midnight crying moans
fell so ill as the become bed-ridden
I raced through hell's hot fires to your side
with promises and heart in trembling hand
Weathered you through wailing tears and low tide
promised you moonlight walks on white beach sand.

Now darling, I wake to find you not here
this house echoes cries for you swift return
Shall I yield unto death my darkest fear
all our romantic bridges dare to burn
Midnight bells, broken heart sinks deeper down
not understanding why you raced away
Tragic nights I wander round this ghost town
stop at our hidden place, kneeling to pray.

Send some sweet mercy to this shattered soul
pray tell, whatever grieves you heart and mind
For soon I may rest in a graveyard hole
My tear-filled tracks well soaked for you to find


Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 200
Total # Words: 158

Write her 20 verse reply-- 1. either to prevent my early demise - 2. or after having found my grave stone or 3. some other imaginative ending you think goes well with the opening.
Title can be created later, ok?

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Collaboration -first half, subject dark, monster and death


Care to do the concluding half, if so helps to think of think Beowolf??

Sweetest Revenge He In Anguish Has Sworn

I found its mountain lair and its magic sword
left untouched, massive gold, its bloody hoard
Seven years, trailing it to now find it gone
all it left was bloody guts, and gnawed bone.

Years back it came, took my everything away
swore on my life to find and make it pay
No remains ever found of wife and young son
my oath, live or die I'll see it undone!

Many ghastly tales told in local lore
seven years, comes leaving bloody gore
Hate and anguish stir within my aching soul
this vengeful trek takes a most heavy toll.

Tonight it comes, one last meal before it goes
in my heart even deeper rage now grows
A trap I must set and slay this wicked beast
while its busy eating a bloody feast.

Tales say this beast walks about on two feet
with its own sword, I shall bring its defeat.

Syllables Per Line:
0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10
Total # Syllables: 189
Total # Words: 152

Robert J. Lindley
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OK, SECOND COLLABORATION OFFER , THIS ONE IS NOT MONSTER DARK BUT A PLEADING CRY FOR FORGIVENESS FROM A GRIEVING HEART.
LET ME KNOW , OK??

Darling, Can Our Lost Love Begin Anew

O that thy sad heart would see me again
broken soul among crowds in darkest glen
Sleeping beneath dead trees and falling dew
aches of desirous memories of you!

O that death brings its sleep forevermore
I fear we are doomed to different shores
I rest alone, bones without purple crown
hast once thy true love now brought thy king down?

O that hope could find a way to save me
sinking ship on a tumultuous sea
In thy broke heart can my soul dwell anew
where eternity waits for me and you!

Will earth and sky send you this furtive plea
poetic words provide hope's greatest key
Can love returned, now heal both shattered dreams
or shall I drown in my sorrowful streams?

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 160
Total # Words: 124

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Chess games I played and won...

White- me -- black- ChessKing

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Black resigns in a hopeless completely lost position.--Tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-30-2015, 08:23 PM
new save--- CURRENTLY SIGNED ON TO CO-WRITE WITH ME ARE TEPPO GREN, DEBBIE GUZZI, BROKEN WINGS AND SARA KENDRICKS
And I have not yet made the public offer even.

Fate had gifted us, drinking passion from its gold chalice
Wading flames that only served to increase our ardor.
This summer, your sweet roses covered our great palace
Alas! My time away from your touch became much harder.

As I now look across this wind-blown, majestic ocean
My mind turns to the epic sadness of our parting hour.
I begged there and then for a distance erasing potion
Yet I tried to remain your rock hardened castle tower!

The desperate and longing look on your beautiful face
Informed me the dire depths that you found this clutch.
I reminded you that no distance could our love erase,
Or ever lesson my need to feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent you a love-soaked, tear-stained letter
Now I board the ship that will return me to my true love.
Upon reading my everlasting love sent you'll feel better
Soon my darling, never again my touch to be deprived of!

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX & Robert Lindley

(1.) chalice
noun: a bowl-shaped drinking vessel;
especially the Eucharistic cup

(2.) ardor
noun: feelings of great warmth and intensity

(3.) clutch
noun: a tense critical situation

My third offering: Write a great title, then write the first
half of this poem in tail-rhyme only. Do so either in matching
16 verses or else a max of 20 verses(if the mood strikes you)!
Major point is to blend your new first half in with my presented
second half conclusion, please.
Collaborate with me on this and lets exchange ideas. As my previous
two offerings I got great advice from my fine co-writers that improved
my opening halves.
And lets have fun doing this my friends.

First offering, 3 members wrote with me, Paul Callus, Broken Wings, Teppo Gren
( our poems now posted by me)

Second offering, 7 members wrote with me, Paul Callus, Broken Wings, Teppo Gren,
Debbie Guzzi, Richard Laumoreux, Sara Kendrick and Jan Allison
(our poems now posted by co-writers)

I will take on and accept up to the first 12 that notify me by Soupmail.
After that number reached, I must decline due to my busy schedule
And my family duties!
Notify by Soupmail (early) if wanting your name on the list to collaborate..

I am easy to write with as I respect greatly the talent and spirit of other poets!
And this site has so very many fantastic poets !

Please remember , first twelve accepted and when poems are agreed finished, each co-writer
post our finished creation.

Remember this being up to twelve collaborations it may take a bit longer to finish all the poems.
But the offer stands only until max number of twelve co-writers is reached. So if inclined
-do not delay pm me to list you .
If too late do not blame me..
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new edit-
Fate gifted us, drinking passion from its chalice
Wading flames serving first to increase our ardor.
Summer, your sweet roses covered our great palace
Time away from your touch became much harder.

I look across this wind-blown, majestic ocean
Mind turns to epic sadness of our parting hour.
I begged then for distance erasing potion
I tried to remain your rock hard castle tower!

The desperate , longing look - your beautiful face
Informing me the dire depths that you found this clutch.
I reminded you, no distance could our love erase,
Or lesson my need , feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent you a love-soaked, tear-stained letter
Now I board ship that will take me to my true love.
Reading my golden love sent you will feel better
Not again, my touch shall you be deprived of!

Syllables Per Line:
12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 192
Total # Lines: 19 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 141

SECOND EDIT-
Fate gifted us passion, drinking from its chalice;
we waded through waves of flame increasing ardor.
In summer, your sweet roses covered our palace.
The time away from your touch became much harder.

As I looked across the wind-blown spray of ocean,
my mind turned to the sadness of our parting hours
Kneeling, I begged for a distance closing potion
so I could remain your coveted castle tower.
so I could reclaim you to our rosy bower.

I see your longing, desperate, lovely, face
endowed in fears dire depth as we parted from the clutch.
I reminded you distance could not erase love's trace
or lesson my need to feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent a love-soaked, tear-stained letter;
now I return aboard a ship to my sweet dove.
I hope my missive sent has made you feel better,
nevermore will I be denied the touch of my love.
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third edit with Teppo

Those joyous childhood days we danced together
Through the meadows, like a calyx of a flower,
In my caress you felt as light as a feather,
But then destiny rained on our summer shower.

Lifetime apart, I was carried to distant shores,
Our childhood innocence gone, love grew to ripeness
Worlds apart, with sweet memories that love restores,
My heart‘s bleeding goblet emptied in loneliness.

Parted by distance and time, I yearned for your light,
The flame of my heart eclipsed by burning desire
I had tried in vain to forget, crying at night,
Times alone, your beauty’s fairness I doth admire.

Fearing my ship had sailed, I traveled oceans vast
To be your knight, hoping it would not be in vain,
My longing love you answered with a zealous cast
We made our promise, vows to never part again.

xx- four connecting verses to be added here.


Fate gifted us, drinking passion from its chalice
Wading flames serving first to increase our ardor.
Summer, your sweet roses covered our great palace
Time away from your touch became much harder.

I look across this wind-blown, majestic ocean
Mind turns to epic sadness of our parting hour.
I begged then for distance erasing potion
I tried to remain your rock hard castle tower!

The desperate , longing look - your beautiful face
Informing me the dire depths that you found this clutch.
I reminded you, no distance could our love erase,
Or lesson my need , feel your soft, gentle touch.

Last week, I sent you a love-soaked, tear-stained letter
Now I board ship that will take me to my true love.
Reading my golden love sent you will feel better
Not again, my touch shall you be deprived of!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-06-2016, 11:19 PM
Poems in progress. Further editing needed. , etc-TYR


Ten Picture, Ten Poems, Ten Poets, Ten Days

Blog Posted:1/6/2016 9:51:00 AM
Hi everyone,

I did something like this for Lorrette at Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing. I am offering you the opportunity to write 10 publishable poems in 10 days. I will edit the work for you IF YOU'D LIKE. I will pick what I believe to be the best of the ten on the same work of art [a day or so after you write verse #1]. I will post it here - with a before and after editing shot IF you would like to help others SEE what an edit might look like?

If you wish to do this with me, sign up HERE in the comment section. I will only accept the first 10 to sign up. 1. Andrew 2. Linda 3. Kim 4. John 5. Robert 6. Craig 7. Danetta 8. Jeanette

You will come away from this with 10 poems [plus free editing if desired] & the possibility of having them published on

Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing [this site ACCEPTS reprints]

http://www.ekphrastic.net/submissions.html
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The Swirling Green Storm

Sea foam splattered his panicked face
boat sank and his life torn asunder.
He had ran away, his life a disgrace
storm worsening, cracking with thunder.

Every wave ripped his weakening hold
how he longed now just to live.
Wanting her again and his life of old
that love only she could give!

Words formed, out they swiftly rushed
praying for rescue and a new start.
Dear God, let not this life be crushed
save me, enter now this aching heart.

Silence reigned, sea stopped raging
there was hope in this new chance.
Seeing her face, they together aging
great blessing of renewed romance.

Storm now vanished and life could see
so many avenues to embrace hope.
Needed was his sincere praying plea
God's answer when he could not cope.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-06-2016
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The Swirling Green Storm
(After: Blue and Green Music - Georgia O'Keeffe 1921)

Sea foam splattered upon his panicked face
boat sank and his life was torn asunder.
He had ran away, his life a disgrace
storm worsening with cracking with thunder.

Every wave ripped his weakening hold
recovering he longed now just to live.
Wanting her again and his life of old
that sweet, gentle love only she could give!

Words forming inside, out they swiftly rushed
praying for his rescue and a new start.
Dear God, let not life be forever crushed
please save me, enter now this aching heart.

Suddenly silence reigned, sea stopped raging
there was greatest hope in this renewed chance.
Seeing her face, they together aging
greatest blessing of their renewed romance.

Storm had now vanished and his life could see
so many avenues to embrace with hope.
Needed was his sincerest praying plea
God's answer given when he could not cope.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-07-2016

Latest edit on the first poem.

Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 205
Total # Lines: 26 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 148

_1ST POEM of ten __________________________________________________ ______
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A Painted Gaze

Sitting in your soft and easy chair
rustic look in that painted scene.
Yet beauty leaps from face and hair
colors speak softly, blue and green.

Were you happy in your painted gaze
gentle look of a young girl free.
Wrapped by beauty in a colored haze
yet future promise holds a key.

Sitting in your soft and easy chair
rustic look in that painted scene.
Yet beauty leaps from face and hair
colors speak, softly blue and green.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-07-2016

2nd of ten..
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revised

A Painted Gaze
(Portrait of Carol Nye Rhoades (Robinson) (1915))


Sitting alone in soft and easy chair
rustic gaze in artistic, painted scene.
Yet, gentle beauty leaps from face and hair
colors speaking, so softly blue and green.

Were you happiest in your painted gaze
with gentle look of a young girl so free.
Wrapped by beauty in a colored haze
your future promise holding loving key.

Sitting there in your soft and easy chair
rustic look in brilliantly painted scene.
Graceful beauty leaping from face and hair
colors speaking softly in blue and green.

Robert J. Lindley

Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 120
Total # Lines: 14 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 85

2nd poem of ten
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Magical Mountain Made Of Whitest Stone

Majestic mountain made of magic stone
I climbed every night as a lonely child.
Tall and regal, it stood there all alone
symbol of a world fantastic and wild!

Atop its peak in my racing night dreams
looking across earth's fantastic skies.
Resting below, forests and flowing streams
bright, magical realm where nobody dies.

Deep within each night's visionary quest
prayer for family, sleeping nearby.
Brave climber daring his courageous best
fantasy and thrills on every night's try!

Magical mountain made of whitest stone.
Conquered by a child, made of flesh and bone!

R. J. Lindley
March 9th, 1971

Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 93
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Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides
(The Blue Cat by Pamela Colamn Smith 1907)

Majestic mountain made of magic stone
I climbed every night as a lonely child.
Tall and regal, it stood there all alone
symbol of a world fantastic and wild!

Atop its peak in my racing night dreams
looking across earth's fantastic skies.
Resting below, forests and flowing streams
bright, magical realm where blue cat resides.

Deep within each night's visionary quest
prayer for family, sleeping nearby.
Brave climber daring his courageous best
fantasy and thrills on every night's try!

Magical mountain made of bluest stone.
Conquered by a child, made of flesh and bone!

Robert J. Lindley, 1-08-2016

Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 94

3rd poem of ten .


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May 12-2016

In Moonlight She Came, Her Dark Hair Did Shine

Now writing, romantic poem this night
fondly bringing forth memories of youth
Just tweaking to stir far greater delight
no real harm, love lives in passionate truth.

Summoned, thrills of ravishing beauty then
flowers await that first touch of glee
No darkness, no pains of living in sin
Just love, given with romantic hearts free.

In moonlight she came, her dark hair did shine
walking a wide trail between two palm trees
Her everything cried out just to be mine
and her gentle waves foretold pleasant seas.

Beach strolling , holding hands and eager hearts
moon's melody shown for budding new love
Such innocence, so often how it starts
stars in heaven looking down from above.

Years past, my heart longed for her to marry
soon I flew around the world to return
Knowing our love was now, must not tarry
in our souls deepest passion did so burn.

My wife shares our story to one and all
romance that carried her far, far away
We, married twelve sweet years this coming Fall
Depths of joy, such that no words can relay.

Robert J. Lindley, 5-12-2016

Syllables Per Line:
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Total # Syllables: 240

Note: Truth in the telling, I flew to Cebu Philippines and brought my wife to live in America twelve years ago this coming Fall..
Now with our nine year old son, we live in the arms of loving bliss.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-10-2016, 01:55 PM
Nothing To Lose, Nothing To Trade

From darkness that covers her life,
rode a black horse with no mane
Saddle inscribed with, pain and strife
man is shallow and most vain.

Where black shadows dance and prowl
nothing comes from widow pane
Midnight, mad wolves start to howl,
echoes to drive her insane

Spirit stands , soul strong and proud
yet heart cries down a lonely lane
Cuts, blood runs but head is unbowed
courage holds but nothing is gained

Nothing to lose, nothing to trade
she sleepeth in bed she hath made.

R. J. Lindley
Nov.14th 1977


Syllables Per Line: 8 0 8 7 8 7 0 7 7 7 7 0 7 8 8 8 0 8 8
Total # Syllables: 113
Total # Lines: 19 (Including empty lines)
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"SAD DIZAIN"

Cut heart, lonesome sadness leaves its sharp sting
memories become cracked and broken stones.
Greatest pain is a future one losing
love's music silenced into cold, deaf tones.
Goodbyes, they hit so hard cracking love bones
hopeless hope, lump eating away the soul
each second feels like fate's last , short dice roll
Never again, such misery cries out
Broken heart and blues taking greatest toll
hurt spirit, no relief in pleading shouts

, 5-15-2016

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 100
Total # Lines: 10 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 72
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For contest, Laura Loo's
DIZAIN POEM: has to be SAD
Ten lines of 10 syllables each line rhyme scheme: A-B-A-B-B-C-C-D-C-D

Example poem-
We're More Important Than Money

I’ve said money is not my everything
but my everything has always been you
I promised you when I gave you that ring
for richer, or poorer we would get through
no matter how much money we withdrew
our love would be the richest of treasures
material things aren’t always pleasures
we can weather any storm we may face
regardless of bumps we’re still together
we’re not made of gold but in a rich place

PLEASE USE THE TITLE "SAD DIZAIN"

NO NAMES

MUST HAVE DATE

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NEW COLLABORATION IN PROCESS. 1-19-2016

Forgive me father, it has been a while
as you know reaching out is not my style
Life can be tough when following our dreams
with difficult tests like turbulent streams

Son, you will find such waters always deep
I'll always stand guard and watch as you sleep
My duty to help you set your life straight
and always be there before it's too late

One has to learn to be independent
sometimes life is dark, not so resplendent
I've met a girl and she could be the one
her love makes me want to stay not to run

I see you are an honorable man
slow down, think deep and form a solid plan
Know that true love found, you must be embrace
I caution act not in bringing disgrace

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First draft, will edit later
Two Vacationing Sisters Discussing Their Savior
This was his virtue, that with head and heart
He saw life sanely, from all mist apart,
And spake with such assurance that he showed
Our way as straight as an old Roman road.

This was his beauty, that with bird and flower
He loved the strange revealings of each hour;
From wandering stars, from waywardness of earth,
Fountains of poesy quivered at his birth.

This was his grandeur, that in all he saw
Or dreamed, he bowed before eternal law,
Knowing his soul the vassal of that King
Whose realm is established by our laboring!

Robert J. Lindley, 1-10-2016

Painting number seven
Poem number seven

Inspired by - the painting
(Twilight Confidences by Cecilia Beaux 1888)
Debbie Guzzi's 10 for 10 challenge
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Such Wonders Are Breathtaking To Behold

The morning new on red rose does glisten
As early dawning sun beams brightly down
Such beauty, bees decorate that soft gown
As Nature's music plays, creatures listen
Seeing such, in great awe man can not frown
Be it in wilds of the woods or hometown
Such depth of beauty must always glisten

Such wonders are breathtaking to behold
Wherein life, earth, and brighter blue sky meet
That greatness of all tends to gladly greet
The wise hearts and souls of both young and old
Cold of winter or steam of summer heat
Depths of vivid colors can not be beat
Could man find greater beauty to behold

Where forests meet the rivers flowing deep
Colorful riverbanks birth soft flowers
Light beaming down, feeding glory the hours
Even with moon's glowing while creatures sleep
Some spread colors tall as mountain towers
This shining shows Nature's true life powers
Wisdom man would do well to ponder deep

Upon meadows ranging across this land
Spreads panorama of colors and life
Cutting its scenic views like a sharp knife
With precision through crops and timberland
Nature hands both man and animals strife
Its flows in time, where life and death are rife
Across breadth of all earth's majestic land

Jungles and mountains across its wide space
In Africa's wildness teeming life glows
In fantastic beauty, great spirit shows
Within hardiness of its festive face
Stirs toughness, a higher power bestows
Regardless of how bad the ill wind blows
There and growing, its creatures and human race

As winds blow across panoramic views
Life splashes within its colorful deep scenes
Even without mortals or their machines
Nature's beauty casts for its many hues
Despite plunder, man does by other means
Nature's can correct as it grooms and preens
And if not, mankind gets to pay its dues

We may admire scenes of earth and wildlife
Yet ignore the plight of destruction wrought
Great wonders destroyed from changes we brought
Our habit to gift unintended strife
Far more destructive than any dreadnought
Are actions we fail to ever be taught
Costs of our higher quality of life

Robert J. Lindley, 3-27-2016
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HGHGGF


1.HUMAN NATURE

Nature and humanity

FORM : 4 stanza poem that has 7 lines in each stanza and in the following format:

First three lines describe nature, a natural feature, lakes, mountains, forests, game reserves etc. You can personify nature

4th line is a bridge i.e shifting to the human side

5, 6 and 7 lines bring in the human aspect (What people do there, how they interact with nature, fun things to do/see, what you did there what you would like to do there etc)

The poem must have the following rhyme scheme: ABCACBA

Minimum number of syllables per line must be 6 and maximum must not exceed 10

I will be impressed by the use of the following in your poem(but dont over do)

Imagery - Take me there with your words

Alliteration,

Assonance and Consonance

I also love learning new words: Make the dictionary your friend

Cliches knock the stuffing out of me......so

You can submit new and old poems(Just make sure they conform to the format laid out here)

EXAMPLE ONE STANZA

The dappled peacock dazes the dawn
While the African crowned eagle
Takes flight and prowls for prey
And tourists peep and picture the fawn
While their eyes prowl the breakfast tray
Jacaranda festooned fashion regal
Its blue flowers blue snowfall upon dawn

Example poem but this has 8 stanzas
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Life gives until each spirit flies away
Every soul feels this down deep inside
Tomorrow, is more than just another day
Today, we can stop to enjoy our ride
Thanking our creator for gifts given
Inspiration flows from that sweet spirit
Not loving, no way to just be liven'
God knows, even in darkness can hear it
Get that joyous happy , its your treasure
Our God, gives love, impossible to measure.

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use this one below

Life gives until each spirit flies away
Every soul knows death shall come someday
Tomorrow, stop to enjoy our blessed ride
Today, reach deep to feel your soul inside
Inspiration flows from that sweet spirit
Not our selfish heart, God never hears it
God knows, we live for our weak pleasures

Get that joyous happy, its your treasure
Our God, gives love, impossible to measure.

My pain lived in bad blood that darkly flows,
with that poison which ate away my heart,
living in darkness man can never knows,
why life hits with such hard and heavy blows


under sad, black clouds
darkest rain will someday fall
best shield is god's truth

5-08-2016--For collab with Netylyn

1. mermaid's kiss-x
2. Neptune's pride-x
3. Sea-storm surge-x
4. sandcastles demise
5. dark depth's hold
6. ocean spray blue
7. seagull's scream
8. lost souls deep
9. sailor's dreams-x
10. Nature's ponds
11. sea nymphs at play
12. crashing waves

1). Sea foam
2). Mauve Sunsets
3). Sandpiper, Seagull, otter, whale
4). Argonaut
5). Crest of the wave
6). Tide pool
7). Palm, Cypress
8). Shovel and pail, kite
9). Sand, salt,
10). Sea glass, shells
11). Sandcastle
12). Riptide

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Lines 1-2 Edlynn (begin- intro)
Lines 3-4 Robert (end verse)

Lines 5-6 Robert (starts- middle)
Lines 7-8 Edlynn (end verse)

Lines 9-10 Edlynn (starts-conclusion).
Lines 11-12 Robert (end verse)

Line 13 Edlynn (Conclude)
Line 14 Robert ( Conclude & tie it up)

Poseidon drew up from the salty sea,
a silver splash of wave from Earth to moon.
Sailors appealing Neptune's pride of three
gaze down fantasizing mermaid's kiss soon

Great sea-storm surge can never ever faze
sweet paradise in lonely sailor's dreams
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Poseidon drew up from the salty sea,
a silver splash of wave from Earth to moon.
Sailor appealing Neptune's pride of three,
gaze down fantasizing mermaid's kiss soon.

Great sea-storm surge can never ever faze,
sweet paradise in lonely sailor's dreams.
Then lifted is she from the coral maze,
held in riptides and pressed in boiling streams.

The up he rides on his seahorse untamed,
and captures her mad from his winded ride.
From dark seas depth's hold, sweet mermaid unnamed
in sailor's arms, Neptune can not abide

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Poseidon drew up from the salty sea,
long silver splash of wave from Earth to moon.
Sailor appealing Neptune's pride of three,
gaze down fantasizing mermaid's kiss soon.

Great sea-storm surge may eternally faze,
sweet paradise in lonely sailor's dreams.
Then lifted is she from the coral maze,
held in riptides and pressed in broiling streams.

Then up he rides on his seahorse untamed,
and captures her mad from his winded ride.
From dark seas depth's hold, sweet mermaid unnamed
in sailor's arms, Neptune can not abide

He named the sprite and kissed her full and well,
from heaven's grasp he gained the star that fell



Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 120
Total # Lines: 14 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables)


Final copy----

Poseidon's Secret

Poseidon drew up from the salty sea,
long silver splash of wave from Earth to moon.
Sailor appealing Neptune's pride of three,
gaze down fantasizing mermaid's kiss soon.

Great sea-storm surge may eternally faze,
sweet paradise in lonely sailor's dreams.
Then lifted is she from the coral maze,
held in riptides and pressed in broiling streams.

Then up he rides on his seahorse untamed,
and captures her mad from his winded ride.
From dark seas depth's hold, sweet mermaid unnamed
in sailor's arms, Neptune can not abide

He named the sprite and kissed her full and well,
from heaven's grasp he gained the star that fell

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 106

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
05-19-2016, 06:31 PM
Finding The Truth

The truth is always there
Yet mostly it’s so rare
For truth not many care
They seek the truth in their beliefs they must have teddy bears
These give them much security, that with the world they share
Coming from their frightened minds they’ll believe most anything
Unless pure truth it touches you, no real joy will life bring
Most people they are blind
They’re of the frightened kind
For them truth’s hard to find

The truth lies deep within
It hides beneath the din
It’s where pure love begins
By looking deep within the soul. and finding wisdom there
Truth is but a breath away with your life you must despair
Then through your sorrow you might find that peace belongs to you
Then you’ll see the holy land and you’ll find there what is true
Then life will be so grand
As joy it takes your hand
Then life you’ll understand

Peter Duggan
Peters style

Syllables count 6,6,6. 14, 14, 14, 14, 6, 6, 6


Rhyme sequence aaabbccddd
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Stored so as not to forget.....
I will write a poem tonight using this form my friend.. -Tyr

Slight deviation, my friend...
Rhyme sequence changed in my poem to abab cdcd, etc. etc....
Verse count changed to 6,6,6,6, 14,14,14,14 6,6,6,6

Man Walks In Darkness

Sad excuse, not a plus
just ask Simon Cowell
Freedom found on a bus,
words of Colin Powell
Darkness and deceit, joined happily racing hand in hand
Death, destruction and misery follows war's pounding paths
Such cold-bloodied black that it tarnishes even the land
Encouraging follies from man's feeble, indignant wrath
Lies accepted as art
where educations lays
Those blinded do their part
in clouding sunny days

World brings its hate and pains
hunger aches, no relief
Wicked births aching stains
living with no belief
Fear ye not, saving light sails forth when sincere pleas abound
destroying vast raging seas of poison and rancid brine
Even without heaven's sweetest angelic trumpeted sound
recoveries and miracles bring blessings very fine
Man will fine lit paths true
shielded from temptations
His word reigns over you
Love's greatest sensations.

Robert J. Lindley, 5-19-2016


Syllables Per Line: 6 6 6 6 14 14 14 14 6 6 6 6
6 6 6 6 14 14 14 14 6 6 6 6
Total # Syllables: 208
Total # Lines: 25 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 136
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Our Last Night, Your Touch Truly Divine

Our last night, your touch truly divine,
dawn's saddest light bringing sorrow to me;
light receded your sun no longer shines,
gone in your stubborn quest to be so free.

In solitude I found bedroom deep black,
forests of slain and sad broken down trees;
so many destinations I lost track,
you in your haste ignored that last night's pleas.

I see you now , there on some foreign shore,
dazzling light gazing back, looking at me;
This dark hole in my soul, your leaving tore
I am now, broken down rotting tree.

As I gaze back at the last image gave,
this torn heart, leads me to an early grave.

R. J. Lindley,
Aug. 21st, 1977


Our Last Night, Your Touch Truly Divine

Decades have now flown by since my last write,
I found you beat me to that early grave;
I long again for that- our last loving night,
that final and forever kiss you gave.

Your memory my angel haunts me still,
with deep echoes and cries of heated bliss;
I know why you gave your watch in your will,
so that our time, I'd never again miss.

My sweet darling, never could I forget,
that brilliant light you then cast upon me;
nor the depth of your departure's hard hit,
when without even goodbye, you did flee.

Our last night, your touch truly divine,
do not worry about me, I'll be fine.

R.J. Lindley,
Sept 9th 1997

Note-
1. Double sonnet,the second written answering the first one written in 1977
REVISED TODAY TO MEET SYLLABLE COUNT...

2. Yes, she was a real person and her cousin brought me her watch and a farewell letter (July of 1997)
she wrote a few weeks before her passing.. I have both in a lock box, to be given to my daughter when I pass on.
I had gifted her that gold watch inscribed with , " Love you truly, R.J.".....
Fate, far too often cruel methinks..
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My Death


My death, even if some cheer it, Nothing Defeats True, Courageous Spirit .
10-13-2016

Silent One's-- Contest: Life or death one liner

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016
Contest Description

A one liner about life or death, or both..

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
06-02-2016, 03:07 PM
New poem draft--syllable correcting



Great sea-storm surge may eternally faze,
sweet paradise in lonely sailor's dreams.
Seeking paradise, his intrepid craze,
another of his treasure finding schemes.

As the gusting, whipping gale force winds blew
ship's main sails were shredded, ripped apart
Every loss his doubts about success grew,
her pretty vision weakened in his heart.

As night brought his mind new terrors to bear
tragic and dreaded thoughts raced through his mind
Of his grave danger he was well aware,
that his sought treasure he may never find.

Dawn's welcomed rise found his ship still afloat
that long sought distant shore now looming near.
Sunshine brought with it a cheery new note,
forced away all of his previous fear.

Within sight was the island of his dreams
there he saw high cliffs towering in white.
Splendid waterfall fed by island streams
he knew his treasure would soon be in sight.

As his battered ship's prow struck sandy beach
over the rail on solid ground he leaped.
Now he knew his princess was within reach
with Eden found, its fruits soon to be reaped.

Her soft sweet Siren call beckoned him forth,
with fast glowing spirit he raced ahead.
Across a lush forest , land to the North
just beyond a magical flower bed.

Over small hill his princess was waving
he soon fell into her waiting embrace.
All his life for her he had been saving,
now her wet kisses rained upon his face.

Thus no great sea-storm surge could ever faze,
sweet paradise in lonely sailor's dream.
Seeking heaven, in his hot fevered craze,
love rewarded his treasure finding scheme.

Robert J. Lindley, 6-02-2016

Syllables Per Line:
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 360
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 268

Start a fragment

Each Falls As A Rain Drop From Spider's Web

Within black streams flow and great red-tide's ebb
are ill given fates that linger and play
Each falls as a rain drop from spider's web
for no man may know the hour or the day

On great wheel, life spins in revolutions
heedless of evil human wants and needs
Man spirit, walks not from evolution
rather by true design from blessed seeds

Life and this world filled with harassing winds
nights given into sad, anguishing sleep
Fate flies on and great storms too often sends
black-winds, mankind sinks in far, far too deep

Blind, so lost, man seeks no true solution
Way of the world, raining its pollution

Robert J. Lindley,7-13-2016

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
06-19-2016, 09:05 AM
Came To Me In A Dream

Through the golden gates of hope and reprieve
race shadows of storm and restless agonies
Mere fleeting wisps that catch roving eyes
on platters of papers meant to deceive

Stories told of monsters, fools and all the like
melting into a cauldron of darkest spittle
Gouging the eyes with a pointy spike
and sending reprieve but only just a little

Where rests,dreams of gold and wanton lusts
among fallen pines and burnt ash trees
Deceptions taught and broken, shattered trusts
sailing chaotic and blind upon falsely stirred seas

All through such nightmares are stark realities of life
vapors of foul and poisonous clouds belching forth
Frozen beams that weigh the misery in agony and strife
against the harshest chills of blasts from the frozen North

Yet among the dead letters and long anguished cries
rest hearts and seeking minds staying on high alert
For true love and deeply moaned contented sighs
to counter the relentless pain of all the world's hurts.

Robert J. Lindley, 6-19-2016

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New write--10-25-2016


Contest Description

Write a poem on any theme using the rhyme scheme I used below

(not sure if it's an actual form but let's try it)

A - B - A - C - C - B - C - A

1. no names/date at bottom

2. any theme

3. no forced rhyme (just because a word ends in -ing does not necessarily mean it rhymes)

3. PLEASE use correct rhyme scheme!!

I WILL NOT BE POSTING REMINDER BLOGS THIS TIME!!


My first draft---

A Prayer Offered For Sincere Love

Gentle touches that caressed her aching heart,

never she knew greater from a man-

His tender tones whispering romantic vows à la carte,

quenched her hot desires for love in a burning flame.

Having been hurt by previous lover playing a game

hoping this new love held her in a divine plan-

In her fervent dreams, Romeo was his name,

was she again, tragic victim of an errant Cupid's dart?

Robert J. Lindley, 10-25-2016

Contest Description

Write a poem on any theme using the rhyme scheme I used below

(not sure if it's an actual form but let's try it)

A - B - A - C - C - B - C - A

1. no names/date at bottom
2. any theme
3. no forced rhyme (just because a word ends in -ing does not necessarily mean it rhymes)
4. PLEASE use correct rhyme scheme!!


Rhyme scheme used, A - B - A - C - C - B - C - A

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The **** Dog-- Story (Part One)

As dogs go, he looked to be healthy. He had four legs, floppy ears, short tail, nice color and good teeth!
Seemed a bit timid but that was a very good quality in a hunting dog.. Certainly he was not old and used up with damaged legs, as
some slicksters try to sell off, by having their hunting dogs (far past their prime) in a small cage to cover up poor mobility) when selling!
So just why was this ordinary dog priced so outrageously high!? There was no papers on any famous bloodline.
No commonly known tales of its fantastic hunting exploits to be found.. Why then did old Amos price this dog at one thousand dollars?
When the best hunting dog in the county only sold for a whopping one hundred!
Young John Smithersby was mulling all this over as he looked at the dog that weekend.
After having been informed by Tully, what a miracle and wonder the amazing dog was!
Common sense should have told him that Tully could have some vested interest in getting this dog sold but he being young and a bit foolish never gave that a solitary thought!

Now Tully, well he was Tully and everybody knew he was untrustworthy. Hadn't he sold the widow Greene, a milk cow that was dry as a bone and died a week later after being sold? Sold ole Tom, a car that the transmission went out only a few days after the sell?
Sold poor widow, Mary Snell two new tires that when aired up, revealed balloon sized knots bulging out bigger than softballs!?
Traded Jinks a rifle with the barrel completely worn out(shot out) and it fired wherever it was not sighted to hit, even by Jinks who was a top marksman!?
And Tully had gotten Jink's prized western 6 pistol.. Yes, that Tulley, slicker than owl snot and wildcat skat mixed together in a tub of used motor oil!
Certainly was no great wonder that things later turned out as they did....

Young John questioned old Amos about the dog and pretty much got the exact same story that Tully had been telling him for going on a year.
How Amos, had kept the dog hidden away from view,only used it late at night and was secretive because he was afraid if found out about its almost unbelievably great hunting attributes- it would be quickly stolen from him!
Such attributes as was bordering on being truly miraculous!! And that my friends, is always a huge red flag to a wise and prudent man, which young John Smithersby most assuredly was not.
So young John plopped down a small(actually large considering) first month's payment on the prized hound, with a promised of 900 hundred more dollars in 7 weeks!
Swearing he'd deliver the money even if he had to sell his truck to do it (which later came to be how it was paid)!
However, in that deal since Amos had insisted on keeping the dog until all money was paid and he had bought the dog- even if in piecemeal paying-he got Amos to agree to bring him ALL the highly prized game the dog fetched over the next 7 weeks when Amos would work him to keep him well within his hunting prime.
Game that was highly prized by local people for its delicious taste when fried and served with beans, fried taters , sliced onions/tomatoes and glass of ice cold tea( ice-cold beer for the men)!
For the newly bought dog was an amazing retriever! Simply amazing, as was told by both Tully and ole Amos..
end part one..

Part two coming--

Seven weeks of feasting for John from the game brought him by Amos and tales of how the dog was even improving as it was now being trained even harder and more often!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-15-2016, 06:57 PM
Cursed With These Black Mid-Nights And That Sinister Call


Past midnight, gloomy sky and red flailing moon begged to fall
A dark figure stared upward chanting curses at my home
No sleep tonight for great evil sought my desperate soul
I that had settled here in Castle rouge, never again to roam,
was cursed with these black mid-nights and that sinister call
Soon that black soul would invade this sanctuary of my weary mind
utterly shatter yet again my long aching heart's brief rest
Waiting for the anguished moans and nail scratching sounds
I sought courage to survive tonight this demonic test
and before dawn dear magnificent sleep my soul thus find
Moaning and chain rattling echoes arrived at my bedroom door
My thoughts turned to her and why she still cursed me so
Had not I gave her my true love and my cherished all
Only to see her in blood-soaked dress out the door go
Yes, my loves had always wept and demanded too much more
In a bright flash through the bedroom door she flew
Willing moonlight shining upon her long , dagger-like nails
I stepped back, again I yielded to regret and abject fear
odors of rotting meat and stingers in her three tails
Pierced my side as scorching hot pain in my mind grew
Nay, never again would I allow her these great strikes back
And smile of victory her new black heart so dearly sought
For in my hand, was the dagger of my stone cold truth
with the ring of relief my blood had previously bought
Stabbing in deep, dagger stopped her in her evil track
With that anguished and screeching cry she flew away
giving rise to the glory of sunrise and newborn hope
Today I recall - that evil beaming from her cold dead eyes
and her death- the night I hung her with a new rope
For darkness in my burning soul had always held its sway

Past midnight, gloomy sky and flailing red moon begged to fall
A dark figure stared upward chanting curses at my home
No sleep tonight for great evil sought my desperate soul
I that had settled here in Castle rouge, never again to roam,
was cursed with these black mid-nights and that sinister call

Robert J. Lindley, 8-15-2016

FOR THE NEW, " write like your favorite poet contest " SPONSORED BY SEEKER.
I chose Poe.....
Hell, I may even actually enter it... -Tyr

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edit-new poem for collaboration with Aqua Marine, using my newly created sonnet form, Lin 678


When Courage Faithfully Flies

Where man's soul and brave heart meets
hope sends great power there to save
Life from death that often cheats
the weak that could be so brave
When faith filled prayer saves man
truth comes forth and regains
Happiness- life and love plans
absent the dirty stains

Where man's soul and brave heart meets
hope sends great power there to save
Life from death that often cheats
the weak that could be so brave

Look to heaven for its power
Man knows not his last day or hour

Poem Syllable Counter Results
Syllables Per Line: 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 6 0 7 8 7 7 0 8 8
Total # Syllables: 100
Total # Lines: 16 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:
Total # Words: 88
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My Poetic Quote
The world now teeming with so many eager and dedicated poets, how shall one stand apart?
Answer is simple, by honoring thy muse and never betraying thy true soul and giving heart.
Robert J. Lindley, 10-22-2016
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10-24-2016

Final version--Ready to present.......

When Courage Faithfully Flies

Where man's soul and brave heart meets
hope sends great power there to save
Life from death that often cheats
the weak that could be so brave
When faith filled prayer saves man
truth comes forth and regains
Happiness- life and love plans
absent the dirty stains

Where man's soul and brave heart meets
hope sends great power there to save
Life from death that often cheats
the weak that could be so brave

Look to heaven for its power
Man knows not his last day or hour

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Your loyal words of faith fly
To heart that death so often cheats
With loss that makes her soul sigh
In painful hopeless heartbeats
Could the weak again be brave
When faith does not remain?
Heaven's truth descends to save
And cleanse sin's darkened stain.

Your loyal words of faith fly
To heart that life so often cheats
With loss that makes her soul sigh
In painful hopeless heartbeats

Heart now so brave finds new power
New hope gives courage in this hour.

Collaboration(Double sonnets) Robert J. Lindley and Aqua Marine
10/24/2016

Note: Sonnet form used (new)-Lin 678
Poem Syllable Counter Results

** Syllables Per Line: 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 6 0 7 8 7 7 0 8 8
Total # Syllables: 100

** Syllables Per Line: 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 6 0 7 8 7 7 0 8 8
Total # Syllables: 100



Total- 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 6 0 7 8 7 7 0 8 8 *** 7 8 7 7 7 6 7 6 0 7 8 7 7 0 8 8
Total # Syllables: 200
88 + 84 = 172 words.
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First draft--

When Heart Beats To Make Its Mark

When there was pitch black dark
a solitary light spoke,
"poetry is alive in me!"

When there was grief, deep and stark
a single cry bellowed,
"poetry rests in my heart!"

Where sky meets streaming skylark
a yearning plea asked,
"can poetry survive?"

When heart beats to make its mark
a soul begged its release,
" will poetry sing in tune?"

Where great poetry lights the park
a heavenly voice boomed,
"poetry will set you free!"

Robert J. Lindley, 10-25-2016

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
11-04-2016, 03:38 PM
Blackbirds Circling To Eye The Dark Festive Feast

Feast or famine, orbs in heart of a crow
love 's bright spirit and all it may bestow
Winging shadows fleeing fast every scene
bitter bile erupting from opened spleen

Flying in dark storms, hoping for a strike
dead soldiers, each head vaulted on a spike
Wonders within cleverly hidden clouds
priests in deep caves wearing unholy shrouds

Future life and great hopes it may reveal
when nothing matters, nothing there to steal
Blackbirds circling to eye dark festive feast
not even love soothes the raging black beast

Love and Fate doing battle worlds away
which is the greater fighter hard to say



Robert J. Lindley, 11-05-2016

Poem Syllable Counter Results
Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 103

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First half of a collaboration, the writing partner will write an on message twelve verse conclusion.-Tyr


Shot straight arrow into a crooked sky
to find if it washed down on me black rain
Strange that Fate decreed then, I would not die
at least not until later, not in vain.

Time flew into shadows upon dead plains
my quiver empty, my heart cut to shreds
We all have our secrets and some dark stains
and a few sleep with ghosts in bloody beds.

Times of despair, hard choices must be made
dancing bare footed, watch for broken glass
Beware for heavy dues, they will be paid
there is no hidden splendor in the grass.

Poem Syllable Counter Results
Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 120
Total # Lines: 14 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 98

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Saved to be studied.....-Tyr

Counsel—In the South

By Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

My boy, not of your will nor mine
You keep the mountain pass and wait,
Restless, for evil gold to shine
And hold you to your fate.

A stronger Hand than yours gave you
The lawless sword—you know not why.
That you must live is all too true,
And other men must die.

My boy, be brigand if you must,
But face the traveller in your track:
Stand one to one, and never thrust
The dagger in his back.

Nay, make no ambush of the dark.
Look straight into your victim’s eyes;
Then—let his free soul, like a lark,
Fly, singing, toward the skies.

My boy, if Christ must be betrayed,
And you must the betrayer be,
Oh, marked before the worlds were made!
What help is there for me?

Ah, if the prophets from their graves
Demand such blood of you as this,
Take Him, I say, with swords and staves,
But—never with a kiss!

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
12-01-2016, 08:11 AM
new draft, rework of old poem-----Tyr-- 1-03-2017!!!!!


Unmatched Beauty and Antique

Remember that first house , car or fantastic date
when new was where it was at and don't be late
As time flies by all that new just fades silently away
to become the antiques of a glorious yesterday!

That house built a hundred years ago simply glows
with artistic works that seem to speak as it grows
Staircases , doors and hand blown colorful painted glass
a beauty appreciated because it sings and somehow lasts

That car you sported about with such delight and pride
later you saw newer, sought better and set it aside
Now many decades later it is wanted by collectors galore!
they make offers that make your jaw drop to the floor

That date kept its magic in memories so sweet and fine
even better if what you gave you got back in kind
If you married her and a loving family did happily take seed
consider fate was kind and gave you exactly what you need

Consider the greatest antique that man has ever known
on it all things and human life has blessedly grown
No price can be put on its true majesty and worth
we are part of it and remain wedded to our Mother earth....Robert L.

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2014



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Thy love has this heart chained to a slow sinking moon,
aching agony missing your morning embrace
In dream bliss, I see thy sweet love returneth soon
if true, let our last fight vanish leaving no trace.

Sacred word, my oath is to forever be true

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Thy Love Leaves, Sacred Words In This, My Faithful Heart

Thy love leaves, this heart chained to a slow sinking moon,
aching agony missing your morning embrace
In dreams bliss, I see thy sweet love returneth soon
if true, let our last fight vanish leaving no trace

Sacred words, my oath is to forever be true
shall I write such slavish worship in hot red blood
May our romantic treasures in this world accrue
love in bold brilliant colors of thy flower bud

In this my faithful heart, time stops to feel touch,
to dance under moon's umbrella of soft bright beams
Return love, for I shall love you with this so much
bliss existing deeply in our midnight's bed screams

Thy love leaves, sacred words in this, my faithful heart
never again shall my sin, tear our love apart

Robert J. Lindley, 12-01-2016

Sonnet form, Lin 12/12



Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12
Total # Syllables: 168
Total # Lines: 17 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 130

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New collab write

From my new partner--

If we could run away together where would we go,
We could seek out every corner high and low,
In each other's arms is where we should stay,
Like waterfalls and rainbows together we shall play.

And upon that midnight hour when lovers do caress,
All our fears shall fade there'll be nothing to confess,
We'll hold each other tight never letting go,
And I'll sing you love songs just so you know.

strike out-together in verse and maybe in last verse

in- that midnight hour
strike out --all our

strike out-- and

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2ND DRAFT WITH MY PART ADDED AND HIS OPENING PART EDITED..


If we could run away, where would we go,
We could seek out every corner, high and low,
In sweet embrace, we should forever stay,
Waterfalls on rainbows where we shall play. Waterfalls in?

Upon midnight hour when lovers do caress,
All fears fading, shall be nothing to confess,
We'll hold each other tight never letting go,
I'll sing you love songs just so you may know.

Within midnight romance and moon so bright,
We shall forever know our love is right,
Upon morn's waking hours our hearts shall beat,
Taste of love's dessert be it ever so sweet.

Buckets of passion blessing our new home
We living in paradise, no need to roam
So with love's purest truth let us now dwell
Sweet memories to our children later tell.

Syllables Per Line: 10 11 10 10 0 11 11 11 10 0 10 10 10 11 0 10 11 10 11
Total # Syllables: 167
Total # Words: 128

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Collaboration with Keith


In Cool Waters Of Her Mind

In cool waters of her peaceful mind
are rare pools of depth unknown,
and wonder-pearls most rare to find,
lie great treasure there alone

Many reach them, yet none can
but often, in his lonely night ---
she smiles upon some weary man,
and all his heavy burden grows light

Should the wind whisper a thousand names,
from her lips giving soft-love to each,
a peck for hope in dire days;
though the world be doused in darkest heat

In coolness the waters doth breathe shiny-secrets,
where hope is found in hallowed halls,
no darkness, despair, nor regrets ----
lavishing in cool, speckled waterfalls

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new fragment--


Starbeams Dance

Starbeams glow in the sand
hope lives eternal in heart of man
Life dies in nearby waters
as fish fight for sight
of the rising moon
Lovers stroll beneath our sky
innocence gone far too soon
As glory burst forth singing yet another tune Robert L.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
12-22-2016, 02:45 PM
Work in progress------------------------

Christmas Day, From Tear-Stained Window She Wept

Looking out the window, trees very bare
she stood alone, with dirty, unwashed hair
Nobody there to gift her big, sweet smiles
floor filthy with all its large broken tiles

Outside were people rushing to and fro
nobody she could ever dare to know
They all dressed in the wealthiest fashions
they seemed so full of life, cheerful passions

What could she, an abandoned orphan do
living alone in this dirty caged zoo
As she twisted her matted, dirty hair
she wept alone, knowing that none would care

Suddenly snow came cascading on down
smile came, replacing her sad tear-stained frown
Why had this joy then her heart invaded
a voice whispered, "for this you've waited"

Next she heard old battered door slowly creak
that voice again, first she heard in a week
In came a widow, dressed in Christmas cheer
Saying, O' my brave child please have no fear

I saw window, stained from many a tear
I've returned to take you away from here
Then that sweet smile grew to its biggest yet
forgotten, her wretched clothes tear-soaked wet

As they left that sad and lonely dark place
brightest glow flushed upon her pretty face
For now she knew, what her heart had prayed for
angel to come and open that locked door

Shall we take you in for some Christmas food
get you Christmas spirit in joyful mood
With happy light now returned to her soul
her angel accomplished her greatest goal

Promised child gifted from merciful God
through faintest falling snow, homeward they plod
Into home, that had waited blessed day
grateful widow there knelt again to pray

Lord, you have given on this Christmas day
great treasure for which I can never pay
INSTEAD I SHALL TEACH THIS DEAR CHILD YOUR LOVE
she shall know you watch from heaven above

Robert J. Lindley, 12-22-2016--

^^^^^ Poem finished and posted!!!
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First draft new creation - in process-


I - (THE PLEA)

Slayer of weaker beasts, ravage of torn breasts
Darkness from East, dragons its armored crests
What hero dares to slay this foul evil
What saint may dispatch this tool of the devil?

Hell's fires doth burn hot from its massive jaws
Innocent red blood drips from its sharp claws
Hero, bring thy brave heart - courage made of steel
Hope's faith, all it begets in thy iron will.

Shall Heaven send relief in heroic hands
Salvation from this beast in weakened lands
Doth not our sad cries reach our merciful gods
Can avenging angels smite with lightning rods?

Hero! Bring thy sword and armor with dire haste
For this foul creature, our dear lives now wastes
Blessings on thy travels to our burnt cities
For we languish so sad in our deep pities!

2. (THE ARRIVAL)

From darkened skies great ball of fire downward fell
from Heaven's vault he in landed in their hell
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2nd draft--


I - (THE PLEA)

Slayer of weaker beasts, ravage of torn breasts
Darkness from East, dragons its armored crests
What hero dares to slay this foul evil
What saint may dispatch this tool of the devil?
Hell's fires doth burn hot from its massive jaws
Innocent red blood drips from its sharp claws
Hero, bring thy brave heart - courage made of steel
Hope's faith, all it begets in thy iron will.

Shall Heaven send relief in heroic hands
Salvation from this beast in weakened lands
Doth not our sad cries reach our merciful gods
Can avenging angels smite with lightning rods?
Hero! Bring thy sword and armor with dire haste
For this foul creature, our dear lives now wastes
Blessings on thy travels to our burnt cities
For we languish so sad in our deep pities!

2. (THE ARRIVAL)

From dark skies ball of fire downward fell
from Asgard's vault landed he in their hell
From Thor's loins this invincible form was sown
In armored flesh, power never before known
Sword fired from Asgard's own best armor makers
with Thor's own hammer, still an earth shaker
Standing eighteen foot from head to his bare feet
Thor's warrior son anything but sickly sweet

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3rd draft --

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Return Of The Slayer Of Dragons, Earth Spared From Destruction
( Part One, Darkness Arrives)

I - (THE PLEA)

Slayer of weak beasts, ravager of torn breasts
Darkness from East, dragons its armored crests
What hero dares to slay this foul evil
What man may dispatch this tool of the devil?
Hell's fires doth burn hot from its massive jaws
Innocent red blood drips from its sharp claws
Hero, bring thy brave heart - courage made of steel
Hope's faith, all it begets in thy iron will.

Shall Valhalla send relief - heroic hands
Salvation from great beast in weakened lands
Doth not their sad cries reach their merciful gods
Can avenging warriors smite with lightning rods?
Hero! Bring thy sword and armor with dire haste
For this foul creature, such dear lives now wastes
Blessings on thy travels to their burnt cities
For they languish so sad in their deep pities!


II. (THE ARRIVAL)

From dark skies, ball of fire downward fell
From Asgard's vault, landed he in their hell
From Thor's loins this invincible form was sown
In armored flesh, power never before known
Sword fired from Asgard's own best armor makers
With Thor's own hammer, still an earth shaker
Standing eighteen foot from head to his bare feet
Thor's new warrior anything but sickly sweet

With blue eyes and a mind keen as dawn's new lights
Courage born from his father's greatest fights
Seeing desolation, far as eye could see
He had been summoned down to set this world free
With sword and hammer obeying Odin's decree
Wings formed by Loki, flew he to the sea
Found he, huge tracks of that marauding black beast
Blood all about, stripped bones from its many feasts!

stats at this point----


^^^^ Syllables Per Line: 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 0 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 0 0 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 0 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11
Total # Syllables: 344
Total # Lines: 36 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically: N/A
Total # Words: 265

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COMING LATER, SECOND HALF

Part three--(The First Battle)
fIRST VERSE--

Roars echoing, beyond distant mountain range ***************




Note- Think this is easy???
I had previously written the first part- the Plea( in about 2 hours last week )-- AND ALREADY TODAY SPENT OVER FOUR HOURS NON-STOP COMPOSING-EDITING, CORRECTING FLOW AND RHYME AND STILL THIS FIRST HALF IS NOT FINISHED!
And I compose very fast unlike most poets...
Most would have taken from 3 days to 3 weeks to get to this point IMHO.
Fact is , even after posting this first half as I now do- it may require further edits(almost a certainty lol).-TYR

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-07-2017, 12:36 PM
When thy lover has thus fled.
Thee may feel as if dark and dead.
Yet if we in our hearts are well fed.
We recover to sleep well instead.

SEEK THEE THUS, LOVES BORN ANEW.
For love and life exists as joined two's!
Wash thee away those sad blues
For truer love seek thee greater clues.

^^^^^-Sent this as a comment to a great poem and a fine poet , whose poem was written about lost love, at my poetry site.
STORED HERE -TO DEVELOP INTO A TEN SYLLABLE SONNET.....-TYR

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new poem drafting--

1-24-2017


Within sweet dreams where dreamy gifts abound,
And all seems calmer, fresher and so new,
There heart's desires can easily be found
In peaceful sleep, such are beautiful views

If wanting a much better, longer life,
Know living right is that true golden path,
This dark world will always give its dark strife
Key is to not reply with heated wrath

Live not in shadows of sad former hate,
Instead live life looking for rain to dance,
Be thy hopeful, it is never too late
For life's woes can be healed by romance

Let your dreamy desires seek truer love
Live without the dark strain of push and shove

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-08-2017, 10:14 PM
Work in process.
Saved to avoid loss....


Essence Of Thy Glorious Heart And Gentle Soul

When thy spirit joined in depths to meet mine

When thy spirit joined in depths to meet mine
Far more emerged than, love united pair
With essence of magic, world became thine
Spring came, sunflowers bloomed and all was fair
Past our reasoning, we were born anew
Upon sacred trails we found love's soft glow
Rarest of gems found, darling that was you
I was heavenly blessed, now love I know.

With keen eyes and velvet touch thee taught

With keen eyes and velvet touch thee taught
Toe-tapping, dancing birds how to high fly
Faith born of wisdom that can not be bought
Gave happiness, bluest blue in the sky
Where garden's narrow edge met forest greens
Your voice beckoned great adventure to call
Enchant two hearts with beauty's finest scenes
Off that high ledge we would there, gladly fall.

When thy spirit joined in depths to meet mine

When thy spirit joined in depths to meet mine
Days and nights melted in enticing dreams
Each moment, heavenly feast we would dine
Wrapped ever deeper in our love cast beams
Thus where angels feared to tread we walked
With soul filled glee in each long forward step
Upon clouds waving white we gaily talked
In joy there, we laughed so hard we then wept.

With keen eyes and velvet touch thee taught

With keen eyes and velvet touch thee taught
This lost soul to fly forth and weep no more
Thee gave far, far more than ever I sought
Paradise summons from its white-sand shore
With just a smile thee erased my sad calls
On silver platters gave love's true desserts
Goblets of wine from golden palace halls
Diamond encrusted shoes and rich silk shirts.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-08-2017
(Ten syllables verses)

Poetry form- (Romanticism)

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

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Another one started...


Phoenix rose from dark ashes of defeat
seven decades of dawns destined to greet
For vengeance to be taken, years cut short
her true sword would meet nobles of King's court
Bird of fire, seared in hottest of flames
she returned, to destroy a few bad names
Her mother's life had been stolen from her
other great tragedies, were now a blur

Magnificent strength and bright golden wings
with each avenging death, her song she sings
Her tears soaked evil victims she had slain
heart crying out, remove each blackened stain
Each attacker destroyed her power grew
how great its growth even she had no clue
For fire in her heart blinded pity
she burnt king's men and whole of his city

As her vengeance raged, her armor grew red
from blood and guts of her victims cut dead
Each new dawn she searched for the hiding few
closer she got to the king, greater her anger grew

2nd draft---


Avenging Phoenix Rises To Slay, Part One
(Fiery birth of and her just cause)


Phoenix rose from dark ashes of defeat
seven decades of dawns destined to greet
For vengeance to be taken, years cut short
her true sword would meet nobles of King's court
Bird of fire, seared in hottest of flames
she returned, to destroy a few bad names
Her mother's life had been stolen from her
other great tragedies, were now a blur

Magnificent strength and bright golden wings
with each avenging death, her song she sings
Her tears soaked, evil victims she had slain
heart crying out, remove each blackened stain
Each attacker destroyed, her power grew
how great its growth, even she had no clue
For fire in her heart blinded pity
she burnt king's men and whole of his city

As her vengeance raged, her armor grew red
from blood and guts of her victims cut dead
Each new dawn she searched for the hiding few
closer to king's head, more her anger grew
At last when her wrath had reached fevered pitch
king's fortress hideout, revealed by a snitch
That dawn in haste, away to slay she flew
Through soft clouds and brilliant sky-glow so blue

Robert J. Lindley, 1-09-2017

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Total # Syllables: 240
Total # Words: 189

End of Part one.....

Next part two- (THE KING MEETS HIS MAKER)



Must complete poem above!!!!!-TYR
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Mercy! For We Lost To Catch Our Breath!

Lost soul, shadow-darts sting like fire
I FELT A FUNERAL IN MY BRAIN
Yet true Light cleaneth the worst stain
Heartache rooms where, Fate and Dark conspire!

MY LIFE HAD STOOD A LOADED GUN
Dark castles, awaiting destruction
O' pains, that dark path no instructions
Burned to ashes, flowers from the Sun!

On nights that seeketh Time's reprieves
Stoned! I TASTE A LIQUOR NEVER BREWED
Cut veins, spill forth life never renewed
As besieged crushed heart deeply grieves!

Alas! BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP DEATH
This spinning world crashed and slowly burned
Forests crashed and vast oceans churned
Mercy! For we lost to catch our breath!

Robert J. Lindley, 2-12-2017

Syllables Per Line: 9 9 8 9 0 8 9 9 9 0 8 9 8 8 0 9 9 8 9
Total # Syllables: 138
Total # Words: 106

FOUR EMILY DICKINSON'S POEM TITLES IN CAPITALIZED VERSES

NEED TO REWRITE TO GET THE REQUIRED FIVE POEM TITLES IN FOR A CONTEST.

LATER, I WILL POST THIS AS IT IS NOW . TITLED AS IS NOW, TOO.

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New Collab with Lin Lane

That Sweet Dawn, A Goddess Came To Find Me

An early morn mist that fadeth away
revealeth the goddess that stole this heart.
In radiance, her hair as blazing gold
soft-born winds welcoming her that fine day.

Her approach held me silent and steadfast
earth and sky both envied her elegance.
Nothing on earth could her power dispel
nothing could her love's depth, ever outlast.

Transfixed, my frozen legs refused to act
for her magnificent beauty sent fear.
Fear of not knowing, why at me she gazed
wishing my lustful thoughts, I could retract.

O' Blessed day, when I saw that loving smile
her warmth cast forth to calm this lonely soul.
Suddenly, my heart relieved, soul stripped bare
I saw love's truth, in it no human guile.

Next, she took my shaking hand and she said
words that forever burn in this glad heart
I chose you, thy spirit needs true love's gift
with it comes relief of all thy great dread.

I take you into paradise and its gold

finish from here, any ending you like my friend
I know you will make this a poetic gem!!!--Robert

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
01-11-2017, 06:25 PM
Below is a very short list of some of the titles of my posted and copyrighted poems. I have over 1100 posted and copyrighted as of now, with about 600 more written from the past that I not yet decided to bring out of my private journal..
This list is to be used to create poem using each title as verse in that poem.
A suggestion given me this afternoon by a top poet that admires the quality of these titles, as he thinks my titles are one of my strongest poetic talents! :laugh:
I'll take that compliment....

The list :
Damn copy lost in transit, 45 minutes blown to hell, as I waded through over 1100 poems to chose about two hundred titles to use in the first poem created from this idea...

Just going to add them here, twenty at at time until its completed.


Edit Standing There, All She Had Lost Long Before

Edit Essence Of Thy Glorious Heart And Gentle Soul



Edit Pray I, My Eternal Love You See *
Edit With Twilight's Glow Nature Boldly Speaks
Edit Your Gold Hair Hung Just Right On Your Shoulders

Edit Before Me, There A Beautiful Lady Stood *

Edit O' I Wept, Tears Shattering Broken Souls *

Edit Fair Maiden, Forever This True Love Hold *

Edit Temptation Itches On All Living Things
Edit As He Paid Tribute To All She Ever Gave



Edit When Her True Love Calls, Answer Back With Glee
Edit Waterfalls In Rainbows Where We Shall Play:
Edit Thy Whispers Of Hope And Tenderness

Edit In Thy Love-Realm I Would Gladly Live And Die

Edit Caressing Virgin Soil, With Soft Caring Hands

Edit A Vast Vacancy Of Tearful Moaning Cries 113

Edit I Beg To Yet Again Kiss Thy Sweet Precious Lips
Edit Cool Winds Grace The Soft Emerging Twilight*
Edit I Am Laid Bare, Naked With Nothing To Hide


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Edit Where Weeping Willows In Silent Peace Grow

Edit Shall We Believe In That Promise Forsworn


Edit Hold Those Tears Falling From Sullen Skies


Edit Thou Art Bright Crimson-In Rose Red-lit Bloom
Edit Like Shadows In My Tired Mind

Edit What Fallen Apple Dare One Take Sweet Bite

Edit Bright As That Saving Star In The Far North
Edit If Life Was Lived, With Truth The Highest Goal

Edit Love and Forever, Words I Thought Of Thee
Edit Clear Streams And Dreams Dried Into Ghostly Dust
Edit Seeing Deep Pain, In Watering Blue Eyes
Edit Who Is So Wise As Never To Do Such
Edit With Lapping Ocean Water At My Feet

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Edit Moonlight and A River Thought 380 comments 9/16/2016 Sonnet
Edit We Walked The Night Sands, Moon Shining Down 277 comments 9/14/2016 Sonnet
Edit Place Beyond The Horizon, Dwelling In Sunset's Red 221 comments 9/11/2016 Sonnet *
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Edit Burnt Into Ash My Sad Soul Looks Far Back 334 comments 9/7/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Love Truly Lost, Forever Vanishes 191 comments 8/31/2016 Rhyme
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Edit Nature's Gift 208 comments 8/22/2016 Sonnet
Edit Duality 211 comments 8/21/2016 Classicism
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Edit Deepest Love Destroyed By Blackest Of Lies 185 comments 8/12/2016 Sonnet
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Edit This Aching Heart Cracked Like A Weathered Stone 298 comments 6/9/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Sexiest Legs Ever In Her Short Mini-skirt 366 comments 6/3/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Now Your Love, Dwells There In Hellish And Lost Dreams 390 comments 5/5/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Under Moldy Soil, Red Moon Overhead 532 comments 5/3/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Bid Them Return With Knowledge Of Eternity 340 comments 5/2/2016 Free verse
Edit Poetry Thoughts 521 comments 4/30/2016 Rhyme
Edit Poetry Lives, Dances, Sings and Shouts 337 comments 4/30/2016 Rhyme
Edit No Sunny Rays Daring To Blast This Heart In Me 322 comments 4/30/2016 Sonnet
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Edit I Walked A Thorny Path Alone 476 comments 4/28/2016 Rhyme
Edit Seas Of Black Winds, Blast Walls Of Solid Stone 402 comments 4/28/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Where New Skies Reach Up From Rising Ground 391 comments 4/27/2016 Sonnet
Edit I Love The Way She Wiggles When She Walks 546 comments 4/26/2016 Rhyme
Edit Your Beauty, Aromatic Fragrance Of Roses In Full Bloom 475 comments 4/25/2016 Sonnet **
Edit Like An Old And Worn Battleship Hard And Fast Ran Aground 373 comments 4/24/2016 Sonnet
Edit In Prisons Brimming With Their Tears And Lost Gold 306 comments 4/23/2016 Sonnet
Edit As I, Their Weak And Soft Human Flesh, Sat To Eat 348 comments 4/21/2016 Sonnet
Edit Black Death Among The Shadows Does Gaily Roam 544 comments 4/21/2016 Sonnet
Edit When They Tire, Give Them A Songbird's Sweetest Glee 372 comments 4/20/2016 Rhyme
Edit Sunshine's Daily Promises 526 comments 4/19/2016 Sonnet
Edit With Fantastic Shields Made Of Doubt Proof Steel 337 comments 4/19/2016 Sonnet
Edit With Hot Flames Lapping In Savory Fires 504 comments 4/17/2016 Rhyme
Edit Poet's Blessings and Laments 404 comments 4/17/2016 Sonnet
Edit Blackness Engulfs Rare Beauty Whose Heart There Holds 517 comments 4/16/2016 Rhyme
Edit Cool Winds Fiercely Bloweth, I Feel Those Deep Cold Chills 388 comments 4/16/2016 Sonnet
Edit I Am Mortal Man, Made Of Mere Flesh And Bone 491 comments 4/15/2016 Sonnet
Edit You My Son Shall Venture Forth Without Fear 585 comments 4/13/2016 Sonnet
Edit Some Of Them Even Came With Wicked Scars 403 comments 4/12/2016 Sonnet
Edit If A Poet, I Found I Could Never Be 464 comments 4/10/2016 Sonnet
Edit With Calm Repose I Ponder Earth And Sky 505 comments 4/9/2016 Sonnet
Edit Life Gives Until Each Spirit Flies Away 401 comments 4/7/2016 Verse
Edit I Force My Drink, Dark Poison To Swallow 502 comments 4/6/2016 Sonnet
Edit I Recall Mockingbirds Singing To Me 769 comments 4/3/2016 Sonnet
Edit Farm Chores, They Sure Aren't A Glowing Parade 830 Sonnet

Edit Now The Hungry Lion Roars For Release 513 comments 4/1/2016 Sonnet
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Edit Your Face Glowed Like Brightest Of Rose Flowers 521 comments 3/29/2016 Sonnet
Edit Such Wonders Are Breathtaking To Behold 985 comments 3/27/2016 Rhyme
Edit With Nature My Life Stays In Tune 672 comments 3/27/2016 Sonnet
Edit My Heart Shall Not Fade In Crying Red Rust 499 comments 3/27/2016 Sonnet
Edit Were It So, Great Mysteries We'd Surely Miss 460 comments 3/25/2016 Sonnet
Edit The Vision Appears 422 comments 3/24/2016 Free verse
Edit What Nature Gives Us Each Day 500 comments 3/23/2016 Sonnet
Edit How Fine Life Is To Man, When His Crops Are All Green 386 comments 3/22/2016 Sonnet
Edit O' The Deep Wisdom That Man Fails To Seek 500 comments 3/21/2016 Sonnet
Edit Hobo Walking Past Our House 565 comments 3/19/2016 Sonnet
Edit Each Day's Travels Just An Echo Of Time 433 comments 3/18/2016 Sonnet
Edit By This Hope My Spirit Often Measures 533 comments 3/15/2016 Sonnet
Edit Evil Speaks In Dark Voices To Gift Fear 445 comments 3/15/2016 Sonnet
Edit Where Green Forests Wrap Desirous Land 463 comments 3/13/2016 Sonnet
Edit Words To A Wren 586 comments 3/10/2016 Classicism
Edit Angry Shots At The Bright Howling New Moon 413 comments 3/9/2016 Sonnet
Edit As Your Cold Heart Denies My Love 369 comments 3/8/2016 Rhyme
Edit The Winds That Blustering Blow 467 comments 3/8/2016 Sonnet
Edit God's Poetry Soothes Best 354 comments 3/8/2016 Rhyme
Edit Hear My Sweet Dreams 591 comments 3/7/2016 Than-Bauk
Edit Ye May Find Righteous Ardency's Delight 349 comments 3/7/2016 Sonnet
Edit Upon Misty Morning's Fast Fading Glow 553 comments 3/4/2016 Classicism
Edit Where Man Walks Blindly Crying All Is Lost 575 comments 3/2/2016 Sonnet
Edit Fate, Imagination and Dreams 541 comments 2/29/2016 Sonnet
Edit Hot Hell, No Place For The Weak 547 comments 2/28/2016 Sonnet
Edit Man Of My Own 659 comments 2/28/2016 Rhyme
Edit I Cannot Give Account 450 comments 2/27/2016 Rhyme
Edit Your Romantic Lights It Can Not Replace 482 comments 2/26/2016 Sonnet
Edit Why Hit Us With Nature's Best 456 comments 2/26/2016 Sonnet
Edit Lost, At A Most High Cost 494 comments 2/25/2016 Sonnet
Edit A Diamond Shattering Death 708 comments 2/25/2016 Narrative
Edit Known Now, A Hidden Sweet Wonder Rarely Known 550 comments 2/22/2016 Sonnet
Edit Cut Down By Deeds Of History's Warlords 418 comments 2/21/2016 Sonnet
Edit Our Midnight The Unseen Within 795 comments 2/19/2016 Classicism
Edit God And Nature Are Foundations In Each Soul 435 comments 2/19/2016 Sonnet
Edit In Our Vanity We Think Ourselves Above That 449 comments 2/17/2016 Sonnet
Edit Lets Heal Our Hearts With Love Anew 535 comments 2/17/2016 Sonnet
Edit Whenever They Perish We Dearly Feel The Loss 391 comments 2/15/2016 Sonnet
Edit All That He Ever Craved 627 comments 2/14/2016 Free verse
Edit My Bones Under Trees With Very Deep Roots 404 comments 2/14/2016 Rhyme
Edit The Vision, In The Magic Hour 513 comments 2/12/2016 Sonnet
Edit Flowers Adorning Deep Prairie Sunsets 495 comments 2/10/2016 Sonnet
Edit Love's Greatest Costs Are Pangs Of Deepest Remorse 446 comments 2/10/2016 Sonnet
Edit You Gave Me No Second Chance 429 comments 2/10/2016 Rhyme
Edit Birds Sing To Morning Sun Shining Today 687 comments 2/10/2016 Sonnet
Edit Love Is Too Blind 678 comments 2/9/2016 Sonnet
Edit Heart Shadows Now Keeping Us Apart, Chain Sonnet 464 comments 2/8/2016 Sonnet
Edit Corralled Beneath A Slow Sink Of Half-Moons, Number One 500 comments 2/7/2016 Sonnet
Edit Seeking Out Nature's Pristine Wooded Views 412 comments 2/6/2016 Sonnet
Edit Death Of A Beloved Friend 803 comments 2/5/2016 Rhyme
Edit Seek Within Thy Own Merciful Soul's Light 419 comments 2/5/2016 Sonnet
Edit Vanishing, The Sky's Majestic Blue 398 comments 2/4/2016 Rhyme
Edit Flightless Old Birds 485 comments 2/4/2016 Rhyme
Edit A Blessing Tree 845 comments 2/4/2016 Shape
Edit Until His Red-Heart Weeps 784 comments 2/3/2016 Rhyme
Edit She Was Semiramis, Dark Deity Of Old 483 comments 2/1/2016 Rhyme
Edit Sometimes Nature Joins Life's Celebration 518 comments 2/1/2016 Sonnet
Edit Future's Promise Of Hope Stirs In Us All 494 comments 1/31/2016 Sonnet
Edit The Deliberate Coin Flip 585 comments 1/30/2016 Rhyme
Edit In A Darkened Attic Room 813 comments 1/30/2016 Sonnet
Edit Where The Bluebird Sings 536 comments 1/29/2016 Sonnet
Edit Against That Pale And Ashen Cold Gray Sky 489 comments 1/28/2016 Sonnet
Edit Fading Memory, Remembered But Soon Will Be Gone 408 comments 1/28/2016 Sonnet
Edit Words Heart Rendered 358 comments 1/27/2016 Rhyme
Edit Tinge Of Purple Rests Within My Heart 451 comments 1/26/2016 Sonnet
Edit Played The Safe Notes In My Lone Retreat 395 comments 1/25/2016 Sonnet
Edit That Summer Heat That Stoked My Fires 394 comments 1/25/2016 Rhyme
Edit I Rested Upon A Tall Mountain Top 439 comments 1/24/2016 Sonnet
Edit Please, No More Stones 532 comments 1/23/2016 Rhyme
Edit The Many Colored Robes He Wore 400 comments 1/23/2016 Rhyme
Edit A Man Of Your Own part two 419 comments 1/19/2016 Rhyme
Edit Those Youthful Days Were Intensely Sweet 615 comments 1/19/2016 Sonnet
Edit A Warrior's Blood In His Old Age 664 comments 1/18/2016 Rhyme
Edit Of Sweet Life, All Blessings Future May Bring 441 comments 1/17/2016 Rhyme
Edit Bright Red Heart Of Sunset 531 comments 1/16/2016 Sonnet
Edit Bluest Of Blues While Looking Back 412 comments 1/16/2016 Sonnet
Edit If We Only Embraced The Could Be's 356 comments 1/15/2016 Sonnet
Edit Critique On This New And Vague Form I See 306 comments 1/15/2016 Rhyme
Edit Deep Within This Shallow Vessel I Dwell 421 comments 1/14/2016 Sonnet
Edit There Was A Valley Meadow Resting There 463 comments 1/14/2016 Sonnet
Edit Deep In Love's Divine Spark 515 comments 1/14/2016 Sonnet
Edit Into A Mottled Shade I Sought My Rest 346 comments 1/14/2016 Sonnet
Edit Are You Still Cursing Sweet Red Sunsets 458 comments 1/13/2016 Sonnet
Edit Father's Gone 641 comments 1/12/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit I Remember Fierce Storm That Blew My Life Apart 601 comments 1/12/2016 Sonnet
Edit Mourn Not, Death Can Be A Gift Too 400 comments 1/12/2016 Rhyme
Edit She The Young Rose Was Set To Bloom 519 comments 1/11/2016 Verse
Edit Sweet Child Of Mine 511 comments 1/11/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit Walk Softly Dear Kelly Ann 338 comments 1/11/2016 Rhyme
Edit Melancholy Memories 451 comments 1/10/2016 Rhyme
Edit Two Beach Strolling Sisters Discussing Their Savior 470 comments 1/10/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit Her Longing Heart Seeks Love's Relief 581 comments 1/10/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit Relentlessly, I Will Rise 558 comments 1/10/2016 Free verse
Edit Colorful Fantasy Flights 510 comments 1/9/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit Truth, Shines Ever So Brightly 824 comments 1/9/2016 Sonnet
Edit Hidden Lake Resting Between Snowy Peaks 463 comments 1/9/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit A Painted Gaze 527 comments 1/8/2016 Ekphrasis
Edit Magical Mountain Where Blue Cat Resides 457 comments 1/8/2016 Ekphrasis

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Edit Solitude And Nature Both Please 343 comments 10/23/2015 Acrostic
Edit Old Maid Hadder, Got Madder And Madder 348 comments 10/21/2015 Sonnet
Edit Into A Dark Raging Storm, Tempest And Hail 527 comments 10/21/2015 Narrative
Edit Never Again Will I Dare Lose 321 comments 10/20/2015 Sonnet
Edit Dreams of The Battle of Thymbra, Lydian Persian War 508 comments 10/20/2015 Narrative
Edit This Day I Have Your Heart In My Hand 261 comments 10/20/2015 Rhyme
Edit Red Sunsets On The Blue Hills 523 comments 10/19/2015 Sonnet
Edit A Wolfish Moon Shines 363 comments 10/19/2015 Quatrain
Edit He Was A Beast In A Dark Lair Unseen 415 comments 10/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Misery Laid Upon Soft Kindled Pine 421 comments 10/18/2015 Ballad
Edit The Rage,The Destruction And Miracle Of The Light 260 comments 10/18/2015 Free verse
Edit A Shining Forest Princess My Heart Made 837 comments 10/17/2015 Sonnet
Edit Be It Ancient Tree Or Skimming Skylark 246 comments 10/17/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Birds, They Were So Silent, Revised 243 comments 10/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Tempests That Eat Upon Stony Shores 398 comments 10/16/2015 Sonnet
Edit A Phantom Or A Dream In Reality 272 comments 10/14/2015 Free verse
Edit Brave Conquerors Of Weakened Tribes 845 comments 10/14/2015 Sonnet
Edit Dreams Seeds Planted 616 comments 10/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit Calm Sea Tumbling With Contentment 281 comments 10/13/2015 Sonnet
Edit Deathless Aches, Heart's Desires 426 comments 10/13/2015 Sonnet
Edit Ghost Of My Ghost, A Much Safer Me 287 comments 10/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where Now Shines Light and Love 435 comments 10/12/2015 Sonnet
Edit Ancient Tree, How Inspiring It Be 355 comments 10/11/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Succubus Returns To Engorge and Bleed 284 comments 10/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit New Age Poetry For The Silly Masses 1320 comments 10/10/2015 Free verse
Edit I Write Of Ghosts On Papers Flat 235 comments 10/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Flowers Are Miracles That Grow 419 comments 10/9/2015 Acrostic
Edit Bitter Memories of Dark Rain's Wrath 233 comments 10/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Hades and Tormented Souls, the Dwelling 327 comments 10/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Death's Often Promises A Needed Relief 399 comments 10/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit Cold Death Savages, So Spring's Life Will Grow 401 comments 10/6/2015 Sonnet
Edit Sun Rose, She Saw Her Dead Lover's Face 345 comments 10/6/2015 Narrative
Edit Magic Road, Where Will It Lead 341 comments 10/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Look Inward 382 comments 10/4/2015 Free verse
Edit Tyrian Sails Across Stormy Seas Sailed 540 comments 10/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit Aching Nights And Hopelessly Sad Morn 277 comments 10/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Bittersweet, Former Exultations 334 comments 10/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit An Invitation To Poe's Dark Prison 377 comments 10/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Those Exotic Enchanting Eyes And Long Dark Curls 496 comments 10/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Early Winter Farm Chores 982 comments 10/1/2015 Sonnet
Edit Terrible Heartache, A Soul Wants No More 224 comments 10/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Saw Butterflies Drinking Rain 697 comments 9/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit Well of Memory Calls My Heart And Soul 253 comments 9/28/2015 Sonnet
Edit In Response To My First Poem 480 comments 9/28/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Golden Winged Angel Arrives 299 comments 9/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Our Games Played Between Soft Silk Sheets 386 comments 9/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Shining Mister Black 1550 comments 9/27/2015 Sonnet
Edit River Sonnet, Number One 416 comments 9/27/2015 Sonnet
Edit Love, Betrayal and Dirty Dishes 790 comments 9/27/2015 Sonnet
Edit Hate, A Raging God Unto Its Darkened Crown 322 comments 9/26/2015 Sonnet
Edit Wretched Creatures That Live To Deceive 330 comments 9/26/2015 Sonnet
Edit Fate Graces Me Now, A Rainbow Filling Up My Sky 248 comments 9/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Bitter Tears Will Never Stain Your Face 346 comments 9/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit In My Dreams , Dream Weaver Weaves 366 comments 9/24/2015 Rhyme
Edit Spring And Sunlight Wrap This Heavenly View 302 comments 9/24/2015 Sonnet
Edit Stand In The Shadow Of A Tall Mountain 504 comments 9/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Dark Curse, The Monster and His Act Of Vengeance Averted 313 comments 9/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Storm, A Tempest And A Hope 435 comments 9/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dead Men Do Tell Tales 678 comments 9/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Return Of The Bright Red Sun 245 comments 9/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Untitled Sonnet 351 comments 9/20/2015 Sonnet
Edit Where I Rest My Tired Soul And Dream With No Fear 432 comments 9/20/2015 Sonnet
Edit April, Sweet Sounds Of Life 334 comments 9/20/2015 Rhyme
Edit Let Fate Render A Verdict So Fair 307 comments 9/19/2015 Sonnet
Edit Thinking Only Of His Hungry Children's Pleas 455 comments 9/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dark And Twisted, Another Bloody Body Awaits 518 comments 9/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Autumn Scenes As Nature Presents 692 comments 9/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Ask Not Why You Reap Such Ills 360 comments 9/15/2015 Sonnet
Edit We Held The Fire And Ate The Blaze 292 comments 9/14/2015 Sonnet
Edit Heaven Glowing In Harmony Non-Stop 378 comments 9/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit Poet's Dream, Lover's Lament, Loss Echoes Into Dark Pits 290 comments 9/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit Brave Men Wade Into Shadows On Death's Ground 368 comments 9/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Inside My Head, My Muse Too Often Rages 529 comments 9/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Shadow Mist, Fear Of Past Sins 370 comments 9/9/2015 Sonnet
Edit Soft Whispers, Blowing In The Wind 320 comments 9/9/2015 Sonnet
Edit Landing In My True Love, My Angel Soars Down 229 comments 9/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Skies Raining Down On Thirsty Ground 628 comments 9/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Those Times, When Memories Are Better Than Gold 386 comments 9/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit Faith In A Dream A'calling 371 comments 9/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit Birthday Wishes, Without Loving Family Memories Life Is Devoid 340 comments 9/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Wet Tears,Rain From The Sad Weep 341 comments 9/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit No Principle Stands Alone 574 comments 9/4/2015 Sonnet
Edit A Night Walk, Nature Then Talks 665 comments 9/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit No Reprieve For The Lost, Battered Soul 269 comments 9/3/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Gunfighter Was Ready 597 comments 9/1/2015 Narrative
Edit What Fantasy, Just To Think To Touch Her Curves 334 comments 8/31/2015 Sonnet
Edit Greatest Monster From Heaven Ever Fell 259 comments 8/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit Our Private Moments, Dreams In Fairy Fields 223 comments 8/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit Sweet Words, Touches, Nights Of Pure Bliss 251 comments 8/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit Golden Were The Moments Stolen To Be Alone 296 comments 8/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Loving A Beautiful Vanishing Spirit 377 comments 8/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Risking The Perils Of The Long Road 260 comments 8/26/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Tumid River of Acheron , the journey, final revision 442 comments 8/26/2015 Rhyme
Edit Forever Lost Within Her Evil Dreams 327 comments 8/24/2015 Rhyme
Edit Moon Shadow , Brings Night's Love Tryst 346 comments 8/24/2015 Rhyme
Edit Hope Held, Forever Loving Like This 243 comments 8/24/2015 Sonnet
Edit Blackness Descending 353 comments 8/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit She That Sought Stars, Caught Only Me 282 comments 8/23/2015 Sonnet
Edit Old And Holding Aces 475 comments 8/22/2015 Sonnet

Edit Great Love Lost, Truth Only Then Found 358 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Awaiting The Great Mists Of Transcending Time 407 comments 6/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Song That Lives On Just To Thrive 514 comments 6/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Majesty Of The Bird Of Prey 656 comments 6/8/2015 6/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Hold My Loving Hand Gently In Your Hand 332 comments 6/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Will Write Words That Eat Out Of My Darkened Soul 306 comments 6/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Lost And Too Blind To Ever Again See 240 comments 6/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Heaven Reaching Down 646 comments 6/5/2015 Cinquain
Edit In Sky's Thundering Heart 356 comments 6/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit Memories Of Crossing Fires And True Romance 300 comments 6/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Will Rise, Above Heart's Weakness 704 comments 6/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Within The Mind, A Storm Blasts Out Flashes 366 comments 6/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit Death Is Not The End 561 comments 6/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Hidden Sanctuary 324 comments 5/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Deadest Hope In The World 455 comments 5/30/2015 Sonnet
Edit When The Bells Are All Broken 350 comments 5/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit Waking To The Call Of A Mockingbird 658 comments 5/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit Because Baby, I Sit Here Naked And Alone 442 comments 5/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Poetry, Lost In My Thoughts 486 comments 5/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Three Moons Barking 378 comments 5/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Forgotten Love, So Deeply Regretted 372 comments 5/26/2015 Rhyme
Edit Remove Illusion And Its Dark Mask 517 comments 5/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Prayer Cried Out In The Storming Waves 641 comments 5/24/2015 Narrative
Edit The Goddess of Nature, A Visit 700 comments 5/24/2015 Free verse
Edit Wood Fairies There Often Play 595 comments 5/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where Led That Path Not Taken 454 comments 5/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weather Colloquy 360 comments 5/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Death of My Father 391 comments 5/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Huge Blue Eyes That Speak 383 comments 5/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Five Dark Devils 334 comments 5/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Darkness Comes, Revelation Part One 357 comments 5/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit So Fleet, The Monster's Retreat 487 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit This World Reeks In Deep Decay 837 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Blues, Shoes and Dancing 353 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Black Snake Squirmed Out Of My Head 341 comments 5/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Reality Bites 409 comments 5/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit My Girlfriend's Legs 314 comments 5/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit The View 493 comments 5/13/2015 Narrative
Edit I Prefer Those Daring To Just Write 368 comments 5/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit Monkey Eating Figs 658 comments 5/10/2015 Free verse
Edit O Truth, Where Is Thy Needed Sting 374 comments 5/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Farmer's Lament 1247 comments 5/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Search 323 comments 5/9/2015 Free verse
Edit This Old House Comforts Me 545 comments 5/9/2015 Sonnet
Edit My Last Sonnet 294 comments 5/8/2015 Sonnet
Edit Vanity, Seed For Destruction 353 comments 5/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit In Gory Red Haze, Brave Men Weep And Moan 351 comments 5/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where The Owls Roost, The Moon Shines Brightest 355 comments 5/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Tomb Built For A Fool 281 comments 5/6/2015 Free verse
Edit Off With Their Filthy Heads 483 comments 5/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit Pity, The Bread Where Sorrow Rests 339 comments 5/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Walked A Long Summer Lane 410 comments 5/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Evil That Always Takes Its Toll 566 comments 5/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Fairest Summer Weather, O' What A Boon 455 comments 5/3/2015 Sonnet
Edit O' How I Hated That Damn Ground 365 comments 5/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Broken Trust, Dying Of Love 618 comments 4/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Old Prospector, The Crazy Old Fool 566 comments 4/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit This Blessing, Angel That Was Sent 499 comments 4/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weeping For Your Sweet Hand 385 comments 4/27/2015 Ballade
Edit Lament Of A Former Dark Soul 341 comments 4/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit The White Stallion Arrives 461 comments 4/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Gentle Wind Sonnet 481 comments 4/26/2015 Sonnet
Edit Father's Advice On Being A Man - For Adult Contest 338 comments 4/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Once Touched All Time Stands Still 310 comments 4/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Upon The Gallows Stands The Condemned 527 comments 4/24/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Moon Goddess, Comes Down 329 comments 4/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit Steal the Kiss, By Wily Means 523 comments 4/23/2015 Narrative
Edit Dreams, Battles and Waking To Rejoice 254 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Old Campfire Memories Still Endure 684 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Have Been Living It Up Ever Since 313 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Old Dog, Can Learn New Tricks 737 comments 4/19/2015 Narrative
Edit My Lucky Dog Surely Has No Fleas 642 comments 4/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Among The Trees Lay My Ashes All About 419 comments 4/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Ode To A Former Wild Life 371 comments 4/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dawning Of Light Relieves My Shaken Heart 400 comments 4/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Consider, What Is It All Worth 483 comments 4/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Angel With A Red Rose Blowing In Her Hair 513 comments 4/14/2015 Rhyme **
Edit Dancing In A Glen Far Away And Dark 371 comments 4/13/2015 I do not know?
Edit Hard Work And Sweat Turned We Boys Into Men 579 comments 4/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit Consider The Moment You Wake This Coming Morn 400 comments 4/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Honey For The Rose Says A Wizened Sage 320 comments 4/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Walking Streets Paved With Nameless Stones 399 comments 4/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Tumid River of Acheron -The Journey Part One-Revised 454 comments 4/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Grains Of Sand, Pretending To Be Boulders 385 comments 4/9/2015 Couplet
Edit On Lord Byron 342 comments 4/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Body And Soul Had To Part 272 comments 4/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Arrogant Creatures All Lost In Vanity 482 comments 4/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit When I Slumber Where Rushing Waters Play 423 comments 4/6/2015 Sonnet
Edit Revised- As The Midnight Moon Shines Upon Her Eyes 519 comments 4/4/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Storm's Fury, Can Be Tempered 435 comments 4/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Depths Of Loneliness 993 comments 4/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit I See You In The Earth, Wind And Sky 420 comments 4/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit Sit Beside This Gentle Flowing Stream 376 comments 4/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit In Defeating You, I Slay The World You Live In 411 comments 3/31/2015 Sonnet
Edit Brave Actions Dispel The Darkest Of Foes 541 comments 3/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit My Love, You Taught Me To Ride A Hurricane 421 comments 3/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit Guardian of the Light 372 comments 3/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit Did The Tree Spirits Die Too 475 comments 3/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Asking How Your Beauty Can Be 309 comments 3/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dead Men Do Tell Tales 641 comments 3/21/2015 Rhyme

Edit They In Love, Both Sought To Teach 358 comments 3/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit This Will Be My Last Romance 369 comments 3/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Sought To Touch All The Burning Fires 466 comments 3/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Last Letter 380 comments 3/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Prisoner Awaits Release 430 comments 3/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Penny For Your Thoughts 811 comments 3/14/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Broken Heart And Last Desperate Plea 458 comments 3/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Twins Now Captured And Bound 437 comments 3/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit Confessions Of A Poet 385 comments 3/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Dancer 354 comments 3/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weep Not For My Many Pains 324 comments 3/7/2015 Triolet
Edit Heartache, A Plea To A Lover 301 comments 3/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Best Any Mother Ever Birthed And Reared 441 comments 2/27/2015 Sonnet
Edit We Once Danced Into The Midnight Rain 418 comments 2/26/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dreaming of Elysian Fields 568 comments 2/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Graced By Skies With Multi-Colored Blues 489 comments 2/24/2015 Rhyme **
Edit To Truly Love and Drink The Cold, Cold Beer 553 comments 2/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit On The High Mountaintop I See The Stars 523 comments 2/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Untitled, Unredeemed and Unrequited 416 comments 2/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Refusing To Cry, You To Ever Yield 549 comments 2/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Lost In Love's Ancient Echoes 571 comments 2/17/2015 Rhyme **
Edit O' To Live With Nature Again 473 comments 2/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Hell-Hound Allows No Souls Out 846 comments 2/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit Shining Fruits From A Solid Tree 626 comments 2/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where Now Sings The Sweetest Morning Lark 590 comments 2/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Tenebrosi Diabolus , Funesta Pugna 506 comments 2/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit Rising Early From My Bed, Close To Noon 932 comments 2/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit Her Tears Fell Like Drops Of Spring Rain 547 comments 2/8/2015 Rhyme *
Edit For The Love Of Coffee, I Tarry 702 comments 2/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Every Tree Has Heavenly Roots 619 comments 2/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Can Not Wash Away All Your Pain 849 comments 2/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit To My Fellow Poets, Know That You Are Thus Bound 559 comments 2/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Find In Our Eternity, Sweet Love 687 comments 2/3/2015 Rhyme *
Edit I Lay My Desires Deep Into You 908 comments 1/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit In Desolation She Stands 592 comments 1/30/2015 Free verse
Edit Resting Under My Favorite Old Tree 786 comments 1/29/2015 Rhyme **
Edit As Midnight Moon Shines Upon Her Eyes 999 comments 1/27/2015 Sonnet
Edit Within Sweet Dreams Her Lover Resides 760 comments 1/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Danced Into Heaven On Feet So Very Fast 565 comments 1/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Those Sounds That Now Arrive In Early Morn 467 comments 1/24/2015 Rhyme**
Edit In Dunkersfield Lies A Neglected Grave 817 comments 1/23/2015 Narrative
Edit Sex Wrapped In A Song 841 comments 1/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit Poets Dream To Inspire Others 719 comments 1/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit She A Princess God Hath Made 964 comments 1/13/2015 Rhyme **
Edit Lake, Water and Sun 968 comments 1/11/2015 Quintain (English)
Edit Gasping Stars Look Down Upon My Tired Soul 1250 comments 1/11/2015 Rhyme

Edit Stones In The Honeyed Ring Of Time 1040 comments 1/10/2015 Sonnet *
Edit Eating Fire Yet Feeling No Burns 701 comments 1/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Against The Wind, My Reward Now 808 comments 1/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Welcoming Our Little Ty 566 comments 1/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Curves Of Those Sensual Lips 1829 comments 1/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Ecstacy Of Her Touch 680 comments 1/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit And The Piper Played On 808 comments 1/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit Memories Of Bygone Days 1207 comments 1/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Night Of The August Moon 819 comments 1/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Darkened Path 703 comments 1/1/2015 Verse
Edit Nature's Goddess Came To Greet 783 comments 12/31/2014 Rhyme **
Edit Disappearing Ship With Shadow At The Prow 745 comments 12/28/2014 Rhyme **
Edit Into Each Night I Now Endure 736 comments 12/22/2014 Rhyme *
Edit For Darkness I Now Plea 643 comments 12/18/2014 Rhyme
Edit Light or Dark, We Choose To See 701 comments 12/12/2014 Rhyme
Edit Ten Years Today, Our Love 750 comments 12/10/2014 Rhyme
Edit I Can't Breathe 1008 comments 12/8/2014 Rhyme
Edit Man's Quest For A Greater Future 1217 comments 12/7/2014 Rhyme
Edit As I Hold Her Under This, Merciful God's Moon 960 comments 12/5/2014 Rhyme
Edit Myself, Armed Only With A Dying Flame 886 comments 12/3/2014 Rhyme **
Edit A Single Soul Cries Out 854 comments 12/2/2014 Rhyme
Edit For Her , I'd Gladly Bleed 712 comments 11/30/2014 Rhyme
Edit Every Dog Starts As A Surly Cur 788 comments 11/28/2014 Rhyme
Edit Sunshine Eats Its Armor 790 comments 11/25/2014 Free verse
Edit Hear Me , My Lover, Please Sail On Back 647 comments 11/24/2014 Rhyme
Edit The Birds, They Were So Silent 873 comments 11/23/2014 Rhyme
Edit She, That Eats Hearts and Worlds 810 comments 11/21/2014 Rhyme
Edit After The Storm, Rebirth 963 comments 11/17/2014 Sonnet
Edit Your Love, My Every Thought 908 comments 11/16/2014 Sonnet
Edit Just A Simple Man , That Is Me 784 comments 11/13/2014 Rhyme
Edit A Dream That Came True 2074 comments 11/10/2014 Narrative
Edit Plea From A Dark Soul 881 comments 11/10/2014 Rhyme
Edit Sawing Firewood For My Dad, Again 937 comments 11/9/2014 Rhyme
Edit Darken Lightly, The Bitter Harvest 614 comments 11/8/2014 Rhyme
Edit Softly the Hand of a Mother 623 comments 11/6/2014 Rhyme
Edit November Chills Remind Me 682 comments 11/4/2014 Rhyme
Edit Hope Gives New Heart 609 comments 10/22/2014 Rhyme
Edit Fall Sets To Turn 821 comments 10/19/2014 Rhyme
Edit Great Spirit, Hear Me 869 comments 10/19/2014 Rhyme
Edit MY SOUL AND I 572 comments 10/15/2014 Rhyme
Edit Soul Seeks Its Maker 698 comments 10/12/2014 Rhyme
Edit Shades of Poe , Speaketh 1076 comments 10/12/2014 Rhyme
Edit Tentacles Of My Heart 702 comments 10/11/2014 Rhyme
Edit Cowboys in the Badlands 1102 comments 10/11/2014 Rhyme
Edit Et Portae Inferi Non Valebit, Gates of Hell shall not Prevail 620 comments 10/11/2014 Sonnet
Edit Captive Needs A Release 582 comments 10/10/2014 Rhyme
Edit Monsters Fear Me 1134 comments 10/9/2014 Rhyme
Edit Another Day, Hope Returns 703 comments 10/8/2014 Rhyme
Edit Birthing Loving Merciful Trees 677 comments 10/7/2014 Sonnet
Edit The Witch That Sought To Curse Me 825 comments 10/6/2014 Rhyme
Edit Death, You Do Not Win 1050 comments 10/5/2014 Rhyme
Edit Halloween , The Undead Rise 955 comments 10/4/2014 Rhyme
Edit The Planting 921 comments 10/1/2014 Sonnet
Edit Burning Our Dreams Into Cold, Dark Ashes 644 comments 9/29/2014 Rhyme

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Edit Gone, Our Days Dancing In The Splashing Rain 399 comments 6/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit God's Word Never Fails Us 675 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Shining Gods Of Poisoned Seas 281 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Great Love Lost, Truth Only Then Found 358 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Awaiting The Great Mists Of Transcending Time 407 comments 6/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Song That Lives On Just To Thrive 514 comments 6/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Majesty Of The Bird Of Prey 656 comments 6/8/2015 6/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Hold My Loving Hand Gently In Your Hand 332 comments 6/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Will Write Words That Eat Out Of My Darkened Soul 306 comments 6/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Lost And Too Blind To Ever Again See 240 comments 6/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Heaven Reaching Down 648 comments 6/5/2015 Cinquain
Edit In Sky's Thundering Heart 357 comments 6/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit Memories Of Crossing Fires And True Romance 301 comments 6/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Will Rise, Above Heart's Weakness 704 comments 6/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Within The Mind, A Storm Blasts Out Flashes 366 comments 6/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit Death Is Not The End 562 comments 6/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Hidden Sanctuary 324 comments 5/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Deadest Hope In The World 455 comments 5/30/2015 Sonnet
Edit When The Bells Are All Broken 350 comments 5/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit Waking To The Call Of A Mockingbird 660 comments 5/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit Because Baby, I Sit Here Naked And Alone 442 comments 5/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Poetry, Lost In My Thoughts 487 comments 5/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Three Moons Barking 378 comments 5/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Forgotten Love, So Deeply Regretted 372 comments 5/26/2015 Rhyme
Edit Remove Illusion And Its Dark Mask 518 comments 5/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Prayer Cried Out In The Storming Waves 641 comments 5/24/2015 Narrative
Edit The Goddess of Nature, A Visit 700 comments 5/24/2015 Free verse
Edit Wood Fairies There Often Play 595 comments 5/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where Led That Path Not Taken 454 comments 5/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weather Colloquy 361 comments 5/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Death of My Father 391 comments 5/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Huge Blue Eyes That Speak 383 comments 5/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Five Dark Devils 334 comments 5/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Darkness Comes, Revelation Part One 357 comments 5/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit So Fleet, The Monster's Retreat 487 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit This World Reeks In Deep Decay 837 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Blues, Shoes and Dancing 353 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Black Snake Squirmed Out Of My Head 341 comments 5/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Reality Bites 409 comments 5/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit My Girlfriend's Legs 314 comments 5/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit The View 494 comments 5/13/2015 Narrative
Edit I Prefer Those Daring To Just Write 368 comments 5/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit Monkey Eating Figs 658 comments 5/10/2015 Free verse
Edit O Truth, Where Is Thy Needed Sting 374 comments 5/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Farmer's Lament 1247 comments 5/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Search 324 comments 5/9/2015 Free verse
Edit This Old House Comforts Me 545 comments 5/9/2015 Sonnet
Edit My Last Sonnet 294 comments 5/8/2015 Sonnet
Edit Vanity, Seed For Destruction 353 comments 5/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit In Gory Red Haze, Brave Men Weep And Moan 351 comments 5/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where The Owls Roost, The Moon Shines Brightest 355 comments 5/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Tomb Built For A Fool 281 comments 5/6/2015 Free verse
Edit Off With Their Filthy Heads 483 comments 5/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit Pity, The Bread Where Sorrow Rests 339 comments 5/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Walked A Long Summer Lane 411 comments 5/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Evil That Always Takes Its Toll 566 comments 5/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Fairest Summer Weather, O' What A Boon 455 comments 5/3/2015 Sonnet
Edit O' How I Hated That Damn Ground 365 comments 5/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Broken Trust, Dying Of Love 618 comments 4/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Old Prospector, The Crazy Old Fool 566 comments 4/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit This Blessing, Angel That Was Sent 499 comments 4/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weeping For Your Sweet Hand 386 comments 4/27/2015 Ballade
Edit Lament Of A Former Dark Soul 343 comments 4/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit The White Stallion Arrives 462 comments 4/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Gentle Wind Sonnet 481 comments 4/26/2015 Sonnet
Edit Father's Advice On Being A Man - For Adult Contest 339 comments 4/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Once Touched All Time Stands Still 310 comments 4/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Upon The Gallows Stands The Condemned 527 comments 4/24/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Moon Goddess, Comes Down 329 comments 4/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit Steal the Kiss, By Wily Means 523 comments 4/23/2015 Narrative
Edit Dreams, Battles and Waking To Rejoice 254 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Old Campfire Memories Still Endure 684 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Have Been Living It Up Ever Since 313 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Old Dog, Can Learn New Tricks 739 comments 4/19/2015 Narrative
Edit My Lucky Dog Surely Has No Fleas 642 comments 4/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Among The Trees Lay My Ashes All About 419 comments 4/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Ode To A Former Wild Life 372 comments 4/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dawning Of Light Relieves My Shaken Heart 400 comments 4/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Consider, What Is It All Worth 483 comments 4/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Angel With A Red Rose Blowing In Her Hair 513 comments 4/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dancing In A Glen Far Away And Dark 371 comments 4/13/2015 I do not know?
Edit Hard Work And Sweat Turned We Boys Into Men 579 comments 4/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit Consider The Moment You Wake This Coming Morn 400 comments 4/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Honey For The Rose Says A Wizened Sage 320 comments 4/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Walking Streets Paved With Nameless Stones 399 comments 4/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Tumid River of Acheron -The Journey Part One-Revised 454 comments 4/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Grains Of Sand, Pretending To Be Boulders 385 comments 4/9/2015 Couplet
Edit On Lord Byron 342 comments 4/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Body And Soul Had To Part 272 comments 4/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Arrogant Creatures All Lost In Vanity 482 comments 4/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit When I Slumber Where Rushing Waters Play 423 comments 4/6/2015 Sonnet *
Edit Revised- As The Midnight Moon Shines Upon Her Eyes 519 comments 4/4/2015 Sonnet *
Edit The Storm's Fury, Can Be Tempered 435 comments 4/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Depths Of Loneliness 993 comments 4/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit I See You In The Earth, Wind And Sky 420 comments 4/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit Sit Beside This Gentle Flowing Stream 376 comments 4/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit In Defeating You, I Slay The World You Live In 411 comments 3/31/2015 Sonnet
Edit Brave Actions Dispel The Darkest Of Foes 541 comments 3/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit My Love, You Taught Me To Ride A Hurricane 421 comments 3/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit Guardian of the Light 372 comments 3/29/2015 Rhyme


Stop here, too tired to bother removing comment stats and other useless info as I did with the first copied page...

Will work on the poem tomorrow perhaps. This old age crap taint all its been heaped up to be....

The start- poem first draft====

Before me, there a beautiful lady stood
Pray I, my eternal love you see
Fair maiden, forever this true love hold
In thy love-realm I would gladly live and die

You stood there in shimmering light, no shoes
Lost in love's ancient echoes
Graced by skies with multi-colored blues
Resting under my favorite old tree

I beg to yet again kiss thy sweet precious lips
Never greater shall ever come again
From thy soul, thy true romantic passion drips
Upon misty morning's fast fading glow

In dreams, we danced in flowered meadows
Place beyond the horizon, dwelling in sunset's red
Across earthen sky and mystical realms
Find in our eternity, sweet love

Stones in the honeyed ring of time
Her tears fell like drops of Spring Rain
She a princess God hath made
Angel with a red rose blowing in her hair

Myself, armed only with dying flame
Her smile, the quest to once again embrace
Nature's Goddess came to greet
Disappearing ship with shadow at the prow

O' I wept, tears shattering broken souls
Love truly lost, forever vanishes
Into each night I now endure
Gasping stars look down upon my tired soul

first draft- date- 1-11- 2017

^^^^^ Stopping here to evaluate and decide if edits needed or if 4 to 8 more verse are needed.
Also to decide on a title..-Tyr

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Poem finished, Was posted in special thread as is seen above..--Tyr

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Edit Gone, Our Days Dancing In The Splashing Rain 399 comments 6/11/2015 Rhyme *
Edit God's Word Never Fails Us 675 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Shining Gods Of Poisoned Seas 281 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Great Love Lost, Truth Only Then Found 358 comments 6/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Awaiting The Great Mists Of Transcending Time 407 comments 6/9/2015 Rhyme *
Edit A Song That Lives On Just To Thrive 514 comments 6/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Majesty Of The Bird Of Prey 656 comments 6/8/2015 6/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Hold My Loving Hand Gently In Your Hand 332 comments 6/6/2015 Rhyme *
Edit I Will Write Words That Eat Out Of My Darkened Soul 306 comments 6/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Lost And Too Blind To Ever Again See 240 comments 6/5/2015 Rhyme
Edit Heaven Reaching Down 648 comments 6/5/2015 Cinquain
Edit In Sky's Thundering Heart 357 comments 6/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit Memories Of Crossing Fires And True Romance 301 comments 6/3/2015 Rhyme *
Edit I Will Rise, Above Heart's Weakness 704 comments 6/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Within The Mind, A Storm Blasts Out Flashes 366 comments 6/1/2015 Rhyme *
Edit Death Is Not The End 562 comments 6/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Hidden Sanctuary 324 comments 5/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Deadest Hope In The World 455 comments 5/30/2015 Sonnet
Edit When The Bells Are All Broken 350 comments 5/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit Waking To The Call Of A Mockingbird 660 comments 5/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit Because Baby, I Sit Here Naked And Alone 442 comments 5/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Poetry, Lost In My Thoughts 487 comments 5/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Three Moons Barking 378 comments 5/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Forgotten Love, So Deeply Regretted 372 comments 5/26/2015 Rhyme
Edit Remove Illusion And Its Dark Mask 518 comments 5/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Prayer Cried Out In The Storming Waves 641 comments 5/24/2015 Narrative
Edit The Goddess of Nature, A Visit 700 comments 5/24/2015 Free verse
Edit Wood Fairies There Often Play 595 comments 5/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where Led That Path Not Taken 454 comments 5/22/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weather Colloquy 361 comments 5/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Death of My Father 391 comments 5/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Huge Blue Eyes That Speak 383 comments 5/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Five Dark Devils 334 comments 5/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Darkness Comes, Revelation Part One 357 comments 5/17/2015 Rhyme
Edit So Fleet, The Monster's Retreat 487 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit This World Reeks In Deep Decay 837 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Blues, Shoes and Dancing 353 comments 5/16/2015 Rhyme
Edit Black Snake Squirmed Out Of My Head 341 comments 5/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Reality Bites 409 comments 5/14/2015 Rhyme
Edit My Girlfriend's Legs 314 comments 5/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit The View 494 comments 5/13/2015 Narrative
Edit I Prefer Those Daring To Just Write 368 comments 5/11/2015 Rhyme
Edit Monkey Eating Figs 658 comments 5/10/2015 Free verse
Edit O Truth, Where Is Thy Needed Sting 374 comments 5/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Farmer's Lament 1247 comments 5/9/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Search 324 comments 5/9/2015 Free verse
Edit This Old House Comforts Me 545 comments 5/9/2015 Sonnet
Edit My Last Sonnet 294 comments 5/8/2015 Sonnet
Edit Vanity, Seed For Destruction 353 comments 5/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit In Gory Red Haze, Brave Men Weep And Moan 351 comments 5/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Where The Owls Roost, The Moon Shines Brightest 355 comments 5/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit A Tomb Built For A Fool 281 comments 5/6/2015 Free verse
Edit Off With Their Filthy Heads 483 comments 5/6/2015 Rhyme
Edit Pity, The Bread Where Sorrow Rests 339 comments 5/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Walked A Long Summer Lane 411 comments 5/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Evil That Always Takes Its Toll 566 comments 5/3/2015 Rhyme
Edit Fairest Summer Weather, O' What A Boon 455 comments 5/3/2015 Sonnet
Edit O' How I Hated That Damn Ground 365 comments 5/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit Broken Trust, Dying Of Love 618 comments 4/30/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Old Prospector, The Crazy Old Fool 566 comments 4/29/2015 Rhyme
Edit This Blessing, Angel That Was Sent 499 comments 4/28/2015 Rhyme
Edit Weeping For Your Sweet Hand 386 comments 4/27/2015 Ballade
Edit Lament Of A Former Dark Soul 343 comments 4/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit The White Stallion Arrives 462 comments 4/27/2015 Rhyme
Edit Gentle Wind Sonnet 481 comments 4/26/2015 Sonnet
Edit Father's Advice On Being A Man - For Adult Contest 339 comments 4/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Once Touched All Time Stands Still 310 comments 4/25/2015 Rhyme
Edit Upon The Gallows Stands The Condemned 527 comments 4/24/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Moon Goddess, Comes Down 329 comments 4/23/2015 Rhyme
Edit Steal the Kiss, By Wily Means 523 comments 4/23/2015 Narrative
Edit Dreams, Battles and Waking To Rejoice 254 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Old Campfire Memories Still Endure 684 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit I Have Been Living It Up Ever Since 313 comments 4/21/2015 Rhyme
Edit Old Dog, Can Learn New Tricks 739 comments 4/19/2015 Narrative
Edit My Lucky Dog Surely Has No Fleas 642 comments 4/19/2015 Rhyme
Edit Among The Trees Lay My Ashes All About 419 comments 4/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Ode To A Former Wild Life 372 comments 4/18/2015 Rhyme
Edit Dawning Of Light Relieves My Shaken Heart 400 comments 4/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Consider, What Is It All Worth 483 comments 4/15/2015 Rhyme
Edit Angel With A Red Rose Blowing In Her Hair 513 comments 4/14/2015 Rhyme*
Edit Dancing In A Glen Far Away And Dark 371 comments 4/13/2015 I do not know?
Edit Hard Work And Sweat Turned We Boys Into Men 579 comments 4/13/2015 Rhyme
Edit Consider The Moment You Wake This Coming Morn 400 comments 4/12/2015 Rhyme *!
Edit Honey For The Rose Says A Wizened Sage 320 comments 4/12/2015 Rhyme
Edit Walking Streets Paved With Nameless Stones 399 comments 4/11/2015 Rhyme *
Edit The Tumid River of Acheron -The Journey Part One-Revised 454 comments 4/10/2015 Rhyme
Edit Grains Of Sand, Pretending To Be Boulders 385 comments 4/9/2015 Couplet *
Edit On Lord Byron 342 comments 4/8/2015 Rhyme
Edit Body And Soul Had To Part 272 comments 4/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit Arrogant Creatures All Lost In Vanity 482 comments 4/7/2015 Rhyme
Edit When I Slumber Where Rushing Waters Play 423 comments 4/6/2015 Sonnet
Edit Revised- As The Midnight Moon Shines Upon Her Eyes 519 comments 4/4/2015 Sonnet
Edit The Storm's Fury, Can Be Tempered 435 comments 4/4/2015 Rhyme
Edit The Depths Of Loneliness 993 comments 4/2/2015 Rhyme
Edit I See You In The Earth, Wind And Sky 420 comments 4/1/2015 Rhyme
Edit Sit Beside This Gentle Flowing Stream 376 comments 4/1/2015 Rhyme *
Edit In Defeating You, I Slay The World You Live In 411 comments 3/31/2015 Sonnet
Edit Brave Actions Dispel The Darkest Of Foes 541 comments 3/31/2015 Rhyme
Edit My Love, You Taught Me To Ride A Hurricane 421 comments 3/31/2015 Rhyme *
Edit Guardian of the Light 372 comments 3/29/2015 Rhyme

Edit Halloween , The Undead Rise 955 comments 10/4/2014 Rhyme
Edit The Planting 921 comments 10/1/2014 Sonnet
Edit Burning Our Dreams Into Cold, Dark Ashes 644 comments 9/29/2014 Rhyme
Edit As I Lift My Eyes To See Heaven 703 comments 9/28/2014 Rhyme
Edit Falling Into Her Vision From The Start 658 comments 9/27/2014 Rhyme
Edit Darker than the Cavern, No Relief 769 comments 9/27/2014 Rhyme
Edit My Life, Mountains Dropping Pebbles 696 comments 9/26/2014 Rhyme
Edit Morning Dew Glistens in Anticipation 1228 comments 9/24/2014 Sonnet *
Edit Nights So Love-locked In Your Arms 749 comments 9/24/2014 Sonnet
Edit Love's Road, Now So Lonely 674 comments 9/23/2014 Rhyme
Edit The Promise, A Vow Broken 545 comments 9/22/2014 Rhyme
Edit Dark River That Sought To Flood 878 comments 9/21/2014 Sonnet
Edit Longing For You 714 comments 9/19/2014 Rhyme
Edit Death of my Friend 3923 comments 9/18/2014 Rhyme
Edit You Are My Life 824 comments 9/15/2014 Rhyme
Edit To Soothe Her Heart 512 comments 9/15/2014 Rhyme
Edit We Loved Her In Vain 637 comments 9/14/2014 Rhyme
Edit In The Desert 776 comments 9/14/2014 Rhyme
Edit How Poetry Began 562 comments 9/13/2014 Rhyme
Edit The Tumid River of Acheron 908 comments 9/13/2014 Rhyme
Edit Rushing Waters Stir The Soul 679 comments 9/12/2014 Rhyme
Edit Fate and the False Hope 708 comments 9/11/2014 Rhyme
Edit Dreams of Fantasy and Desire 489 comments 9/10/2014 Rhyme
Edit A Dream So Real 671 comments 9/10/2014 Rhyme
Edit Those Glory Days, Long Gone 691 comments 9/7/2014 Sonnet
Edit Wrote Her Another Poem 464 comments 9/6/2014 Rhyme
Edit As We Cry In The Darkness 411 comments 9/6/2014 Rhyme
Edit Show No Fear 542 comments 9/5/2014 Rhyme
Edit Philosophy on Life, Evil and the World 584 comments 9/5/2014 Rhyme
Edit Her Heart Thaws 592 comments 9/2/2014 Rhyme
Edit Autumn Colours , Death So Bold 670 comments 9/2/2014 Quintain (English)
Edit Darkness Wraps My Pain 448 comments 9/2/2014 Free verse
Edit The First Flower I Chose 681 comments 8/31/2014 Sonnet
Edit Troy, The Defeat, Odysseus Punishment 723 comments 8/31/2014 Rhyme
Edit One Eyed King Battles 395 comments 8/30/2014 Rhyme
Edit A Summer To Remember 594 comments 8/30/2014 Free verse
Edit All That Refuse To See 769 comments 8/30/2014 Rhyme
Edit Dark Spirit , You Are Cursed 353 comments 8/29/2014 Rhyme
Edit Who Knew Your Forever Was 609 comments 8/29/2014 Rhyme
Edit My Lady Requests So Much 445 comments 8/28/2014 Sonnet
Edit A Rage Against The Storm 1660 comments 8/27/2014 Rhyme
Edit The Morning Sun Speaks 802 comments 8/27/2014 Sonnet
Edit Those Were Golden Days of Splendor 487 comments 8/26/2014 Free verse *
Edit My Muse, I So Abuse 574 comments 8/26/2014 Sonnet
Edit A Lover's Query 524 comments 8/25/2014 Sonnet
Edit Choices, Voices and Bad Company 753 comments 8/24/2014 Sonnet
Edit A Demon Confesses 929 comments 8/24/2014 Sonnet
Edit The Lady Suffers 347 comments 8/24/2014 Sonnet
Edit Moon, Light That Celestial Path 541 comments 8/23/2014 Rhyme
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Come To Me Love So That Tender Heart Swells

Gone, our days dancing in the splashing rain
Awaiting the great mists of transcending time
My love, you taught me to ride a hurricane
Within the mind, a storm blasts out flashes
Consider the moment you wake this coming morn
Walking streets paved with nameless stones
Grains of sand, pretending to be boulders
Cool winds grace the soft emerging twilight
Memories of crossing fires and true romance
Hold my loving hand gently in your hand
Your gold hair hung just right on your shoulders
Your beauty, aromatic fragrance of roses in full bloom

Those sounds that now arrive in early morn
Those were golden days of splendor
Sit beside this gentle flowing stream
Morning dew glistens in anticipation
When I slumber where rushing waters play
River laps softly, a rainbow sings
Once I sought but love ran away
Climbing that hill, your heart within my soul
Hears that whisper, lovers in epic romance
You are my life, longing for you
The view, where led that path not taken
Who knew your forever was, a lover's query

Yet hope promises a new dawn each day
Dawn burst forth, earth was drinking its new rain
Goddess of my passion two hearts aprayin'
Sunshine embraces my soul, drinking from mercy's cup
In sky's thundering heart, weeping for your sweet hand
We are but a mere blink, Fall sets to turn
Huge blue eyes that speak, seek fairness and love
On the high mountaintop I see the stars
We walked the night sands, moon shining down
Nights so love-locked in your arms, fill up a scroll
Caressing virgin soil, with soft caring hands
I am laid bare, naked with nothing to hide

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A new collaboration-- third draft.. written with Nicola.... --Tyr

Flowers In Your Hair, Gold Dust On Your Trailing Gown

Flowers in your hair, gold dust on your trailing gown
You my true sky angel, had floated right on down.
Golden sandals on your feet, toenails glowing white
All eternity shan’t see a prettier sight.
Your soft and gentle voice, a million ways of sweet
Your touch is my hope and your kiss, love-food to eat.
Each moment a true blessing, you my darling gave
Each dance your gift, healing treasures, my heart to save.
Love of my life, sing softest hymns to this lost soul
For before you came, sorrows took a heavy toll.
Know darling, this heart and spirit you have thus healed,
Should fate deny us, with love, truth has been revealed.

Now every balmy breeze that blows against my skin,
Resonant of your kisses, brings a joyous grin.
In the sun’s warm splendour, a halo I doth see
Shine upon the waters, where love’s eyes swim to me.
And every now and then, blessed with rains from above,
I feel your tender touch, the glory of your love.
Your scent, like fragrant blossoms, straight from heaven’s lawn
Exhilarates the senses, waking me each dawn.
Firm witness is the world, to thy healing powers
and graceful presence, bringing halcyon hours.
All that I envision, to turn around a frown:
Flowers in your hair, gold dust on your trailing gown.

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in process

I took a silver fork, gold spoon and rusty knife
trying to cut away the dark stains in my life
with each slice I stood aghast, dumbfounded finding more
I was chained in torture room without any floor.

On its walls hung hands and heads of the blackest dead,
all its walls washed in blood so very, very red
angry shadows that would reach out to stab at will
for my every anguished moan gave them a great thrill.

An eternity night bled as it slowly passed,
not enough time to pay for my the sins amassed,
each morn came revelation just before dawn's break
next to me was he, Master Poe bound to a stake.

He would wake, speak to me as if a long lost friend,
promise this paradise, my time would never end
and then summon his Raven to chide me as well
Laughing loud, saying, welcome my friend to my Hell.

I begged, Master Poe, release me, let me go
I beg you, Lord and Master of this horror show
I see you control all in this evil abode
lessen thy dark-handed grip, release thy firm hold.

With a sardonic smile he would give his reply
Off you go, return each night my Raven will fly
To this dark curse I give my sorrowful reply
please Master Poe, tell me, tell me the reason why.

His echoes as away my bloody body flew
Raven leaves Hades at midnight's stroke is your clue
In its life comes both sweet pleasure and epic pain
One for truest of love, the other for darkest stain.

Now I wrestled for years this riddle, its vague clue
sought out every wise man, this one thing I knew
The truest of love was his Master Poe's Annabel Lee
but how, how could that tidbit ever free me?

jimnyc
01-11-2017, 06:30 PM
Below is a very short list of some of the titles of my posted and copyrighted poems. I have over 1100 posted and copyrighted as of now, with about 600 more written from the past that I not yet decided to bring out of my private journal..
This list is to be used to create poem using each title as verse in that poem.
A suggestion given me this afternoon by a top poet that admires the quality of these titles, as he thinks my titles are one of my strongest poetic talents! :laugh:
I'll take that compliment....

The list :
Damn copy lost in transit, 45 minutes blown to hell, as I waded through over 1100 poems to chose about two hundred titles to use in the first poem created from this idea...

Just going to add them here, twenty at at time until its completed.

Dude, I would be ecstatic if I wrote ONE thing that someone would publish. But I'm an idiot. So I created this place and now I publish my own awesome writing! :)