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    From Wisdom Born, Decades Fighting Fate's Cursed Hand

    In youth, a young lad roars for much needed applause
    in old age, wisely remains silent with just cause,
    seeing the end near, some shed bitterest of tears
    thinking such splashing supplications, angels hear;
    whereas this old, callous world neither sees nor cares
    what sorrow one displays or how much heart one shares
    for savage the measure world uses to reward
    dying lover or a talented, humble bard.

    On pages offering up their softest virgin whites
    are invisible castles beyond mortal sights,
    each one begging for its wailing walls to withstand
    massive cannon shots or a victor's crushing hand!

    Poets, be they young or old, should a full pen hold true
    to life, as spilling of ink- its treasures accrues!

    Robert J. Lindley, 1-01-2020
    Sonnet, ( Why All We Think We See, May Be An Illusion )
    ( So Spoke The Raven, After Master Poe Demanded Silence )
    Syllables Per Line:0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12
    Total # Syllables::168
    Total # Words:::::120

    Note:
    Muse demanded I write this second poem on this first day
    and it be dark. Raven agreed and Master Poe abstained.
    Paper sang a blackened tune and pen danced a raging jig
    as evil clouds rumbled while gathering in the far west
    echoes drifted through broken window, and Hades jingled
    a billion unbreakable chains. A older and wiser poet yielded
    to avoid the usual headaches and aching pains!


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    A Rainbow Sings

    Prismatic rainbow graces sky many ways
    with brilliant hues of multicolored rays
    picturesque goniochromism sings to decorate
    a ketch with Tyrian purple sails out late

    Sepia hue tinges this kaleidoscopic scene
    monolexemic shades threaten to richly preen
    majestic phenomena seen in sky embraces
    mists, vanishing clouds and aurorae traces

    A Rayleigh Scattering sets rainbow apart
    miracle that sends opalescence to impart
    this sky mingling multitude of colors now
    as red, orange, purple and yellow take bow

    Interwoven within this prismatic awe inspiring view
    The hopes and dreams of gentle poets like me and you!

    Robert J. Lindley, 08-10-2014
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    (1A.)
    Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss

    Beyond mingling of Light, Matter, Human thought
    reams of coils within darkest abyss are there caught
    denied rays emitted by our reddish flame sun
    wherein single feather may weigh a billion tons
    lay boiling cauldrons of spittle and greedy lust
    built upon sad foundations of mankind's dying dust!

    Immune from wailing tears that victims so oft shed
    and many choked valleys of warriors slow bled
    storing loud echoes that darkness holds very dear
    are battalions that spreadeth greatest mortal fear
    joined in deep agonies with Life and Fated Time
    destruction across every place and clime!

    Alas! As terror brings woes to humanity
    for its wicked deeds, and arrogant vanity
    as an unmerciful world, tentacles wide spread
    from birth of human flesh until stone-cold and dead
    and beneath blue sky and mother earth left to rot
    forever gone, dear life, love, and all man has got!

    Within coils are lost souls in spinning black abyss,
    Doomed to feel that bite and hear serpent's wicked hiss!

    R.J. Lindley, July 26th-1990
    Dark Rhyme, ( Are Mortals Doomed To This World Stay Blinded And Lost )
    ( Tribute to Edgar Allen Poe )
    References,
    Edgar Allen Poe, Two of his most recognizable works
    (1.) The Fall of The House of Usher and -,
    (2.) Raven - (NOT MENTIONED DIRECTLY, BUT IN SPIRIT GHOSTED)...



    (2.B)

    Always In Search Of Echoes, Rarely Ever Heard

    In silence, I seek deep solitude of my pain
    as reclusive ghost drowning in slow flushing drain
    spiraling in abyss that destroys precious life
    bleeding torrents cut by humanity's sharp knife
    suspended above darkness, nothingness below
    macabre imagery of late night horror show.

    Waking as black-forest burns its long wailing trees
    strange image of a sad ghost cut off at its knees
    knowing this charade is just a poor poet's dream
    fantasy born to hear some more low silent screams
    pleading to stop that loud watery, rushing sound
    just another victim, not completely hell bound.

    In silence, heartbroken among life's dying herd.
    Always in search of echoes, rarely ever heard.

    R.J. Lindley, June 22nd, 1990
    Dark sonnet, ( Well Beyond Midnight's Long Silent Parades )

    Syllables Per Line:0 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 12 12 0 12 12
    Total # Syllables::168
    Total # Words::::::110

    Note:
    *This welcome from beyond midnight's hazy halo
    *Journey into the Dark, few rarely ever go
    *An imaginative rendering by a muse
    *One given in a way, I could never refuse.

    ADDITIONAL NOTE-
    Each poem has over the years been edited several times,
    including today, making four edits first poem and three
    edits on the second poem.



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    When Swift, Bird of Hermes, Its Last Flight Takes--


    (1.)Hermes
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    Hermes
    Boundaries, roads and travelers, commerce, thieves, athletes, shepherds. Psychopomp and divine messenger.
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    Hermes Ingenui (Vatican Museums), Roman copy of the 2nd century BC after a Greek original of the 5th century BC. Hermes wears kerykeion, kithara, petasus (round hat), traveler's cloak and winged temples.
    Abode Mount Olympus
    Symbol Talaria, caduceus, tortoise, lyre, rooster, Petasos (Winged helmet)
    Personal information
    Parents Zeus and Maia
    Siblings Aeacus, Angelos, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Ersa, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Heracles, Minos, Pandia, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, the Graces, the Horae, the Litae, the Muses, the Moirai
    Consort Merope, Aphrodite, Dryope, Peitho
    Children Pan, Hermaphroditus, Abderus, Autolycus, Eudorus, Angelia, Myrtilus
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    Roman equivalent Mercury
    Etruscan equivalent Turms
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    Hermes (/'h??rmi?z/; Greek: ?ρμ?ς) is a deity in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hermes is considered the god of boundaries, as well as the transgression of boundaries.

    Hermes is believed to move freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, and act as the psychopomp, or conductor of souls, into the afterlife.[1] He was also viewed as the protector and patron of roads and travelers,[2] as well as merchants, messengers, sailors, athletes, herdsmen, and thieves.[3]

    In myth, Hermes was the emissary and messenger of the gods,[4] often considered the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. Hermes was also described as "the divine trickster"[5]. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster, the tortoise, satchel or pouch, winged sandals, and winged cap. His main symbol is the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus, which appears in a form of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff with carvings of the other gods.[6] Other symbols of Hermes included the palm tree, turtle, rooster, goat, the number four, several kinds of fish, and incense.[7]

    In Latin, Hermes was known as Mercury,[8] and his attributes had previously influenced the earlier Etruscan god Turms, a name borrowed from the Greek "herma".[9]

    Contents
    1 Name and origin
    2 Iconography
    3 Functions
    3.1 As a chthonic and fertility god
    3.2 As a god of boundaries
    3.3 As a messenger god
    3.4 As a shepherd god
    4 Historical and literary sources
    4.1 In the Mycenaean period
    4.2 In the Archaic period
    4.3 In the Classical period
    4.4 In the Hellenistic period
    4.5 In the Roman period
    4.6 In the Middle Ages
    4.7 Temples
    4.8 Festivals
    5 Epithets
    5.1 Atlantiades
    5.2 Kriophoros
    5.3 Argeiphontes
    5.4 Messenger and guide
    5.5 Trade
    5.6 Dolios
    5.7 Thief
    5.8 Additional
    6 Mythology
    6.1 Early Greek sources
    6.2 Hellenistic Greek sources
    6.3 Lovers and children
    6.4 Genealogy
    7 In Jungian psychology
    8 Hermes in popular culture
    9 See also
    10 Notes
    11 References
    12 Further reading
    13 External links
    Name and origin
    The earliest form of the name Hermes is the Mycenaean Greek *hermahas,[10] written ?????? e-ma-a2 (e-ma-ha) in the Linear B syllabic script.[11] Most scholars derive "Hermes" from Greek ?ρμα herma,[12] "prop,[13] heap of stones, boundary marker", from which the word hermai ("boundary markers dedicated to Hermes as a god of travelers") also derives.[14]

    The etymology of ?ρμα itself is unknown, but is probably not a Proto-Indo-European word.[10] R. S. P. Beekes rejects the connection with herma and suggests a Pre-Greek origin.[10] However, the stone etymology is also linked to Indo-European *ser- (“to bind, put together”). Scholarly speculation that "Hermes" derives from a more primitive form meaning "one cairn" is disputed.[15] Other scholars have suggested that Hermes may be a cognate of the Vedic Sarama.[16][17]

    It is likely that Hermes is a pre-Hellenic god, though the exact origins of his worship, and its original nature, remain unclear. Frothingham thought the god to have existed as a Mesopotamian snake-god, similar or identical to Ningishzida, a god who served as mediator between humans and the divine, especially Ishtar, and who was depicted in art as a Caduceus.[18][19] Angelo (1997) thinks Hermes to be based on the Thoth archetype.[20] The absorbing ("combining") of the attributes of Hermes to Thoth developed after the time of Homer amongst Greeks and Romans; Herodotus was the first to identify the Greek god with the Egyptian (Hermopolis), Plutarch and Diodorus also, although Plato thought the gods to be dis-similar (Friedlander 1992).[21][22]

    His cult was established in Greece in remote regions, likely making him originally a god of nature, farmers, and shepherds. It is also possible that since the beginning he has been a deity with shamanic attributes linked to divination, reconciliation, magic, sacrifices, and initiation and contact with other planes of existence, a role of mediator between the worlds of the visible and invisible.[23] According to a theory that has received considerable scholarly acceptance, Hermes originated as a form of the god Pan, who has been identified as a reflex of the Proto-Indo-European pastoral god *Péh2uson,[24][25] in his aspect as the god of boundary markers. Later, the epithet supplanted the original name itself and Hermes took over the roles as god of messengers, travelers, and boundaries, which had originally belonged to Pan, while Pan himself continued to be venerated by his original name in his more rustic aspect as the god of the wild in the relatively isolated mountainous region of Arcadia. In later myths, after the cult of Pan was reintroduced to Attica, Pan was said to be Hermes's son.[25][26]

    Iconography

    Archaic bearded Hermes from a herm, early 5th century BC.

    Statue of Hermes wearing the petasos, a voyager's cloak, the caduceus and a purse. Roman copy after a Greek original (Vatican Museums).
    The image of Hermes evolved and varied along with Greek art and culture. In Archaic Greece he was usually depicted as a mature man, bearded, and dressed as a traveler, herald, or pastor. This image remained common on the Hermai, which served as boundary markers, roadside markers, and grave markers, as well as votive offerings.

    In Classical and Hellenistic Greece, Hermes was usually depicted as a young, athletic man lacking a beard. When represented as Logios (Greek: Λ?γιος, speaker), his attitude is consistent with the attribute. Phidias left a statue of a famous Hermes Logios and Praxiteles another, also well known, showing him with the baby Dionysus in his arms.

    At all times, however, through the Hellenistic periods, Roman, and throughout Western history into the present day, several of his characteristic objects are present as identification, but not always all together.[27][28] Among these objects is a wide-brimmed hat, the petasos, widely used by rural people of antiquity to protect themselves from the sun, and that in later times was adorned with a pair of small wings; sometimes this hat is not present, and may have been replaced with wings rising from the hair.

    Another object is the caduceus, a staff with two intertwined snakes, sometimes crowned with a pair of wings and a sphere.[29] The caduceus, historically, appeared with Hermes, and is documented among the Babylonians from about 3500 BC. Two snakes coiled around a staff was also a symbol of the god Ningishzida, who, like Hermes, served as a mediator between humans and the divine (specifically, the goddess Ishtar or the supreme Ningirsu). In Greece, other gods have been depicted holding a caduceus, but it was mainly associated with Hermes. It was said to have the power to make people fall asleep or wake up, and also made peace between litigants, and is a visible sign of his authority, being used as a sceptre.[27] The caduceus is not to be confused with the Rod of Asclepius, the patron of medicine and son of Apollo, which bears only one snake. The rod of Asclepius was adopted by most Western doctors as a badge of their profession, but in several medical organizations of the United States, the caduceus took its place since the 18th century, although this use is declining. After the Renaissance the caduceus also appeared in the heraldic crests of several, and currently is a symbol of commerce.[27]

    Hermes' sandals, called pédila by the Greeks and talaria by the Romans, were made of palm and myrtle branches but were described as beautiful, golden and immortal, made a sublime art, able to take the roads with the speed of wind. Originally, they had no wings, but late in the artistic representations, they are depicted. In certain images, the wings spring directly from the ankles. Hermes has also been depicted with a purse or a bag in his hands, wearing a robe or cloak, which had the power to confer invisibility. His weapon was a sword of gold, which killed Argos; lent to Perseus to kill Medusa.[27]

    (1.)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes



    (2.)https://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Hermes.html
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    When Swift, "Bird of Hermes", Its Last Flight Takes

    When swift "Bird of Hermes" its fast flight takes
    path through nether worlds, its tall broken stones
    phantom from Olympic heights swiftly breaks,
    to survive ancient gods's dying groans.

    Into earthen world, flashing flaming wings
    from behind echoes of thunder and light
    as unto death its silent cries may bring
    truth in Time's abyss, of past days and nights.

    Fleet and airy such journey to and fro
    as divine messenger delivers words
    from Olympus covered in purest snow
    down to mankind in its sad teeming herds.

    And of such, does man ever truly see
    divine beauty of Nature's true worth
    far more than bounty of all seven seas
    tis' abundance of life strewn across earth.

    When swift "Bird of Hermes" its fast flight takes
    path through nether worlds, its tall broken stones
    phantom from Olympic heights swiftly breaks,
    to survive ancient gods's dying groans.

    Of the "Bird of Hermes", some disbelieve
    yet some poets may feel its midnight flight
    especially so midnight of New Years Eve
    within hopes and dreams given bird's first sight.

    Did not such dead gods mirror soul of man
    complete with its greed and many dark lusts
    and creation of this world, its long span
    that ends with our bodies turning to dust?

    Shall we not listen to message as sent
    yet still struggle in dark, epic strains
    as we ignore what such tales truly meant
    truth is hidden within man's failing brain.

    Does modern science our souls ever save
    or technology everything explain
    do we know what lies beyond mortal grave
    or if part of us on this earth remains?

    When swift "Bird of Hermes" its fast flight takes
    path through nether worlds, its tall broken stones
    phantom from Olympic heights swiftly breaks,
    to survive ancient gods's dying groans.

    Robert J. Lindley, March 7 2019/ January 21- 2020
    Hermes, Greek Mythology,
    (A Vision Through Midnight Realms Once Seen)


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    In Tune With Nature, Native American Blood And Wisdom

    Truth came in with my birth and Native American blood
    later knowledge of Nature's gift like a raging flood
    I sleep and dream of earth, virgin as once it stood
    Yes, I would remove man's many stains if only I could.

    Febuary 01,2020
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    Arbitrium Divisa 7 Contest

    Excerpt taken from my poem
    " Once A Wild Child, Playing Barefooted In Deep Snow "
    April 22nd, 1978


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    Robert J. Lindley, 4-23- 2019
    Rhyme, ( As Poet Once Pondered Life, Living, Love And Its Truth )

    Syllables Per Line:
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    0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
    0 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
    Total # Syllables:288
    Total # Words::::216

    A Bounty From Universe And Its Golden Bowl

    Poets dream but reality wakes deep sorrows
    world plots and schemes, as future holds our tomorrows
    walking oft blinded to treachery and deceit,
    setup and shocked, at world's wicked evil we meet,
    many a pawn, in a world savage and quite mad
    writing to give, wonderful blessing to be had,
    within mind, a deep casting from true heart and soul
    a bounty from universe and its golden bowl.

    Poets may cry and even dare to moan out loud
    for what is Truth's worth, if not something to be proud,
    or Light and Love, if not set by divine decree,
    sweet and gifted treasures gifted to you and me,
    wonderment in living and our writings once done
    hope given, that man stops stealing by war and gun,
    within mind, a deep casting from true heart and soul
    a bounty from universe and its golden bowl.

    Poets may sing, even if sad and out of tune
    with words cast a'plenty, even if thought a loon
    bold warriors, with bright shield and a well inked war sword,
    defiant- standing against, world's marauding horde,
    yet neither as savior nor as a blessed saint
    maybe a wizard if great beauty one can paint,
    within mind, a deep casting from true heart and soul
    a bounty from universe and its golden bowl.

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-23- 2019
    Rhyme, ( As Poet Once Pondered Life, Living, Love And Its Truth )


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    As Blacken Monsters Paint Themselves As Glowing White,
    Dedicated to, Ghost Writer


    As darkness wields its deep slashing demonic blades,
    sanity seems to be malignant tour de force,
    corruption flows along hiding in wicked shades
    as malicious malady on a tragic course!

    One must hold steady if life is true to liven.
    For we face truth, if sin is to be forgiven.

    As evil dances in its guises and parades
    slicing innocent hearts to laugh and watch them bleed,
    from black abyss, spring such malevolent charades
    beastly feedings to sate arrogant selfish needs!

    One must hold steady if life is true to liven.
    For we face truth, if sin is to be forgiven.

    As blacken monsters paint themselves as glowing white
    and too many simply refuse to this farce see,
    do we flee, abandon others to hidden blight
    does land race away from the waves of crashing sea?

    One must hold steady if life is true to liven.
    For we face truth, if sin is to be forgiven.

    As life, its beauty, its sweet treasures offer up
    and our deepest hope and dear dreams are ours to keep,
    dare we in defiance, from adversity sup
    or silently yield to darkness, too scared to sleep?

    One must hold steady if life is true to liven.
    For we face truth, if sin is to be forgiven.

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-10-2020
    Rhyme, Dedication poem
    ( A Poetic Answer To Greg Barden's Poem, ("Ghost Writer")


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    O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

    Alas! By what right is such assailing
    amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
    Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
    yet truth perseveres despite what others do
    Aye! But tis not fickle applause a noose
    tears for the gander, oven for the goose!

    Fancy fantasy, a cavorting pickle
    ending hour meets, death's sharpened sickle
    Shall worthless gain prevent an ending Fate
    or rabid desserts of dark justice sate
    Nay! true costs not allayed by clever wit
    nor decreed banishment to blackest pit!

    O' Cenobite, dar'est thy soul await
    cheering crowds and entry at Heaven's gate
    Are we all not deep fallen and sinner born
    within life often mistakenly torn
    Aye! such is the state of darkened din
    as man in arrogance wallows in sin!

    Lo! Cover never comes by facile deeds
    or weeds grown by Paphlagonian seed
    Dar'est thee by such acts serve a just God
    as upon such accursed roads yet trod
    Nay! Seek not garb of Prevaricator
    none so damn damned reach paradise shore!

    Seek not those false gems of Reprobation
    for such goal gifts divine condemnation
    Should thee seek wealth of a Rhadomancer
    instead comes reward of a dying cancer
    Aye! Hands of Fate and Justice sometimes meld
    into grasp of misery firmly held!

    Alas! By what right is such assailing
    amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
    Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
    yet truth perseveres despite what others do
    Aye! But 'tis not fickle applause a noose
    tears for the gander, oven for the goose!

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-22-2020
    Rhyme,
    ( Dark World Curses Deceptive Road So Oft Traveled )

    Notes:
    (1.)Cenobite- ce·no·bite /ˈsenəˌbīt/ nouna member of a monastic community.
    (2.)Prevaricator- noun. a person who speaks falsely;
    (3.)Paphlagonian man," a reference to an ancient region along the Black Sea
    that was "rugged and mountainous with dense forests." Dressed in homespun cloth,
    "a more simple and natural man it would be hard to find," Thoreau wrote.
    "These French Canadian of the woods are half-wild folk": wilderness, whiteness,
    and work in North America, 1840-1955
    (4.) Reprobation- noun- disapproval, condemnation, or censure.
    rejection. Theology. rejection by God, as of persons excluded from the number
    of the elect or from salvation
    (5.) Rhadomancer- noun. One who uses a divining-rod in prospecting for precious
    metals in the pocket of a fool.


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    Opining On Sacraments Of Self-Ordained Loathsome Sacredotalists

    When the rascal dons his garments of meerschaum shade
    with loud mendacious voice he covers his mugwump cries
    Waving a banner of loquacity, expostulations are made,
    and he assumes a 'Forma Pauperis,' as greed's vault denies.
    In presentation of false reliquary for one's honor as trade!
    Using syllogism as a vituperation of feigned intellect
    and as a tutelar shield of humility's penitent remorse
    it courts hypocrisy as siren's call of beauty select,
    to claim unyielding progress upon an Elysium course
    as a wizard of unerring wisdom and not one of neglect!
    Stealth, Facilis descensu Averni, as a liquefied shield
    and a Hydra guise as foreordination of divine might
    claiming Ichor flows within a brave heart that never yields,
    lives in an impenitence state, as guards against truest light
    as Frankalmoigne 's holy grip over heaven's flowering fields!

    Such a worthy magnificent truth, as bears repeating:
    a discourse on frailty and weakness of dark, fallen souls
    as canon of doctrine on those that seek truth's defeating
    while proclaiming angelic shine to reach such wicked goals
    they that garner blinded praise, while devilishly cheating

    When the rascal dons his garments of meerschaum shade
    with loud mendacious voice he covers his mugwump cries.
    Waving a banner of loquacity, expostulations are made,
    and he assumes a 'Forma Pauperis,' as greed's vault denies.
    In presentation of false reliquary for one's honor as trade!

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-24-2020,
    Allusion,
    ( What The Owl Knew Of The Hidden Dark Within Mankind's Blinded Souls )

    Note: This is the final poem in the five part series...
    Whether the future presents itself as generator of
    inspiration to ink along these lines is yet again to
    be determined. If so:
    Then ink shall fly,
    do not ask why
    for life is brief
    rude acts must cease
    those with no shame


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    Walk Slowly, Tread Lightly, Voice Kindly, Hold Tightly

    Walk slowly, Life with its deep mysteries awaits;
    For within the moment Time breathes and dies
    Spur gently, racing horses begging passion's gate
    To bring Love from those towering blue skies-
    Walk slowly.

    Tread lightly, on daydreams that magnify desires;
    Some are foolish, not ever meant to be
    Step lively, into romance before it expires
    As Love's joy, sets sails upon open seas-
    Tread lightly.

    Voice kindly, words that in gratitude issue praise;
    For it is true tenderness so rewards
    Give freely, heart's glow, its magnificence raise
    To ones depths that life and honor safeguards-
    Voice kindly.

    Hold tightly, greater fortitude that courage brings;
    As are cast rare gems of sweetest delight
    See clearly, life's beauty and Nature's offerings
    for such are gifts that prove life is alright-
    Hold tightly.

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-27-2020
    Rhyme, ( Beneath The Starry Skies, Looking Into Infinity )


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    Notes::
    (1.)
    Robert J. Lindley, 2-28-2020
    Sonnet, ( When Truth And Candor Are Called For )
    Modern politics reveal the blackest of deceptions
    and arrogant deceit... a critical assessment...

    Syllables Per Line::
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    Total # Syllables:::168
    Total # Words:::::::100

    (2.)
    Robert J. Lindley, 2-28-2020
    Rhyme, ( Plunder Depths That Life Too Oft Denies )

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    (1.)

    A Poet's Heart Speaking On One Current Politician's Game

    From the abyss wearing robes of silver and white
    shots fired hit and miss underneath sly pale moonlight
    shadow-man, dancer in his own one man parade
    illustrious actor of scenes very well played
    self-appointed guard of illusory born flames
    Jekyll and Hyde, ghost of dark veiled games.
    Offering panacea, hope some may believe
    master of the Three Card Monty, born to deceive
    orator salivating charm and lying praise
    devious trickster, painter of sordid malaise
    words from a jackal mouthing malicious deceit
    remorseless scammer, setting innocence's defeat!

    Demonic liar, politician through and through
    that boisterous showman, scamming both me and you!

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-28-2020
    Sonnet, ( When Truth And Candor Are Called For )
    Modern politics reveal the blackest of deceptions
    and arrogant deceit... a critical assessment...


    ~~ ~~ ~~
    (2.)

    From Wind In The Willows, To Shine From Stars Above

    For all we are, and all we strive to be
    tho' we in haste cross the bar, do we see
    serenity, that which our hearts yet yearns
    infinity- Time's eternal wheel turns
    paradox, we see, we touch, and we feel
    slaves in a box, each haggard breath we steal!

    Hold dear life and this truth truly believe.
    World wields devil's knife, as its dark deceives!

    For all we are, does not Life its flow set
    tho' we in haste cross the bar, yet we bet
    more than we now hold, such a crying shame
    soul man's, too oft sold, as if sordid game
    a stumble, a path blinding one and all
    accursed mumbles, groans down empty halls!

    Hold dear life and this truth truly believe.
    World wields devil's knife, as its dark deceives!

    For all we are, can we ever this know
    tho' we in haste cross the bar, ill wind blows
    as our journeys wind through treacherous paths
    we face evil and darkness's many wraths
    calamities, daggers cutting in deep
    realities, we are but lambs that sleep!

    Hold dear life and this truth truly believe.
    World wields devil's knife, as its dark deceives!

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-28-2020
    Rhyme, ( Plundering Depths That Life Too Oft Denies )



    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2020
    Decided to do a bit of writing yesterday...
    Had a couple of fragments in my head and sat to flesh each one out.....
    Sometimes, it is deeply satisfying to empty onto blank page and
    plow words until a crop appears.... --Tyr

    edit- a note-
    The first poem the word used was politician- yet it is about another poet at my home poetry site- not a real politician.-Tyr
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 03-09-2020 at 11:38 PM.
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    Honoring Master Poe, Darkened Verses That Saddest Of Truths Reveals

    The infinite black, oozing forth a most unholy and unmerciful dread
    with infinite sad cries from those once innocent and long since dead
    Only evil, and its many platoons of shadowy, and most ravenous beasts
    can forage about for far more victims on which to torment and then feast
    As this world, in its accursed and wicked wars can so many millions destroy
    by nefarious means, even using greatest beauty- as it did with Helen of Troy!

    From within deep bowels of earth up rise murderous legions of savage doom
    man striving for eternity, but always meets evil and an unwelcoming tomb
    Yet within Spring's Hope, man's sweetest of dreams, promising much more
    always thought, Time for pleasures, treasures and gold, that one final score
    Yet folly reigns, therein lies thunderous and those all powerful hands of Fate
    where heard are sounds of Fated dread, words- "too late, just too damn late"!

    The infinite black, cruising the land- to destroy and to be bloody well fed
    with infinite resources, and victories from battles gushing bloody reds
    With wailing cries from those seeking promise of Love and much longer Life
    comes deepest of sorrows born from war- pillaging and world gifted strife
    For within each breast lies a hiding beast, always ready to maim and kill
    with Lusts to Feast upon those innocent victims, for its wickedly sated thrills!

    Robert J. Lindley, 3-05-2020
    Rhyme, ( On Reality, Dark Truth And Humanity's Endless Lusts And Greed )

    Note:

    Celebrating being exactly 66 years young today, I decided to honor
    my favorite of all great poets, Edgar Allan Poe. Thus a very dark
    poem was called for and one that speaks of modern times and reality
    of this truly dark and evil world that we ALL must journey through
    on the way to our predestined and most unfortunate, untimely end...


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    Why A Poem Is More Than Ink On A Page

    Why a poem is more than ink on a page
    its heart, soul and sweet treasure at any age
    can be expressing sorrows and deep rage
    or gems of wisdom from a brilliant sage,
    a singer that lyrics so sweetly move
    or artist that dares to share cool groove
    a magical huntress, for true romance
    a bold gambler, willing to take a chance.

    Why poems are more than just paper ink stained
    they are truth, often from those painting, deep pained
    they are treasures, from those with braver hearts
    or valiant cast dreams from across star charts,
    a warrior, singing of courageous deeds
    or farmer, planting hope and true word seeds
    a sailor, sailing through turbulent storms
    a paper kids sitting in college dorms.

    Why poems are gifts that the reader rewards
    they are aces in life's hands of living cards
    with wins that can benefit one and all
    or valiant words sent to answer a call,
    a lost soul, asking for some great relief
    or sinner unburdening darkest grief
    a lover, horribly lost in a maze
    a phoenix rising from hot, fiery haze.

    Why a poem is more than ink on a page
    its heart, soul and sweet treasure at any age
    can be expressing sorrows and deep rage
    or gems of wisdom from a brilliant sage,
    a singer that lyrics so sweetly move
    or artist that dares to share cool groove
    a magical huntress, for true romance
    a bold gambler, willing to take a chance.

    Robert J. Lindley, November 9th, 2000
    edited, July 13th, 2006,
    March 7th, 2020
    Note: We write because we must, we write because we should,
    we write because to not write is a heartache, we write to unburden
    our souls, we write to give to others, we write to record we existed,
    we write to say we are imperfect, we are loved, we are forgiven, we
    are hopeful, we are dreamers, we are artists, we are painters, we
    are craftsmen, we are fighters, we are lost, we are found and we care
    about more than just ourselves, etc..etc...


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    In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light

    World is dark and racing fast into hell
    grab a coin, toss it in a wishing well
    have some faith that our Father sees and hears
    sad voices crying out in deeper fear
    and will always with Love do what is right
    be it light of day or darkest of night.

    Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet.
    Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat.

    World now seems to spin so out of control
    now fear seeks room within our weeping souls
    future is uncertain and outlook grim
    yet one must have faith in Light and in Him
    for purest Love that gives and never fails
    even if calm has now gone off the rails.

    Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet.
    Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat.

    World has in the past looming dark beheld
    mankind has too oft catastrophe spelled
    yet survived to go on to live and strive
    so thank God we are here and still alive
    living, breathing and asking all the more
    for divine hands to save us, we implore.

    Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet.
    Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat.

    Robert J. Lindley, 3-20- 2020
    Rhyme, ( When Faith And Hope Are The Keys To Sanity )



    Note:
    Friends, the refrain in this new poem came to me while
    I was writing the start of a new poem for my,
    "Lesser Known Poets Series. I immediately wrote it down
    and stopped writing the new poem for the Series.
    I decided to write this poem to address the uncertainty
    and immense fear that is so very prevalent in our world.
    And give the message that as grim as it may seem now,
    our loving Father will not abandon us! Have faith and know
    no power in this universe supersedes that of Father, Son
    and Holy Spirit, the Trinity.
    May God bless and comfort you, one and all..

    Poem Of The Week
    March 22, 2020


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2020
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post
    In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light

    World is dark and racing fast into hell
    grab a coin, toss it in a wishing well
    have some faith that our Father sees and hears
    sad voices crying out in deeper fear
    and will always with Love do what is right
    be it light of day or darkest of night.

    Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet.
    Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat.

    World now seems to spin so out of control
    now fear seeks room within our weeping souls
    future is uncertain and outlook grim
    yet one must have faith in Light and in Him
    for purest Love that gives and never fails
    even if calm has now gone off the rails.

    Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet.
    Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat.

    World has in the past looming dark beheld
    mankind has too oft catastrophe spelled
    yet survived to go on to live and strive
    so thank God we are here and still alive
    living, breathing and asking all the more
    for divine hands to save us, we implore.

    Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet.
    Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat.

    Robert J. Lindley, 3-20- 2020
    Rhyme, ( When Faith And Hope Are The Keys To Sanity )



    Note:
    Friends, the refrain in this new poem came to me while
    I was writing the start of a new poem for my,
    "Lesser Known Poets Series. I immediately wrote it down
    and stopped writing the new poem for the Series.
    I decided to write this poem to address the uncertainty
    and immense fear that is so very prevalent in our world.
    And give the message that as grim as it may seem now,
    our loving Father will not abandon us! Have faith and know
    no power in this universe supersedes that of Father, Son
    and Holy Spirit, the Trinity.
    May God bless and comfort you, one and all..

    Poem Of The Week
    March 22, 2020


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2020
    This poem was awarded ""Poem Of The Week"" yesterday at my home poetry site.
    Could have knocked me over with a feather when I got that email notice.
    I had hoped that its message would be well received but to get that great result
    so quickly actually stunned me. Truth is in such dire and trying times --Faith is
    the key to not letting fear overwhelm... And that is a very important thing to
    accomplish for oneself, ones family and also the world at large. -Tyr
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 04-13-2020 at 05:54 AM.
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