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    Ancient History And Sowing Wild Oats

    We were bound by our lusts and urgent sin,
    living wild and free comes at heavy price.
    Once such living made fools think they were men
    and believe such desserts were so damn nice.

    Each day delivered another feast, one chance
    to find the table and the biggest plate.
    This was standard version of young fools romance
    our greatest worry was being too late!

    Too much of anything can be a drag
    so it goes even with sex and those feasts.
    Soul often finds itself just a dirty rag,
    when acting that way feeds only the beasts.

    Some few lived into nice ripe old age
    finding happiness in love's fresh true page.

    R.J. Lindley, 12-16-2016

    Note- Inspired by my time in the "free-love generation's" follies..
    And yes, I too partook of the bounty.
    Live and learn , if one is lucky enough to live on long enough.
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    Painted Windows Close Out Shining Night Sky

    Painted windows close out shining night sky
    her bedroom still held her old childhood toys.
    Life departs, in blindness we wonder why
    its not all pleasant and loaded with joys.

    Her mother's angel, long ago flown up
    to heaven's realm and its glories unbound.
    Born same morn as Queenie's five pretty pups
    dark world, when she was no longer around.

    Room sealed, attempt to hold child's memory
    heartbroken mother still trying to deny.
    Her darling was now family history
    ANOTHER SHINING STAR IN HEAVENLY SKY.

    Painted windows close out shining night sky.
    Life departs, in blindness we wonder why.

    R. J. Lindley
    NO DATE, MAYBE BACK IN LATE 70'S..
    Written about my friend's mom and death of his youngest sister,
    her baby girl.
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    Grandfather's Love

    Grandfather had pride in his Indian blood
    of well worn path, and slowness to anger.
    His life was calm river and not a flood
    YET HE HAD OFTEN AVOIDED GREAT DANGER!

    Son he would say, think with kindness not hate
    for bitterness burns earth's skies fire red.
    Remember you are master of your Fate
    and there are no overs once you are dead!

    Hold gentle spirit as a worthy goal
    and dear family as the greatest treasure.
    Life may be good but when it takes a toll
    let your family love be your true measure!

    Now in old age I see how wise his words
    rise early morn son, enjoy the song birds.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12 -21-2016

    Sonnet- 10/11 Syllables

    Syllables Per Line: 11 10 10 10 0 10 11 10 10 0 10 11 10 11 0 10 10
    Total # Syllables: 144
    Total # Words: 112

    Note -- Got the inspiration for this poem from my reading the words gunny said in his comment about his , do not resuscitate order, having been ignored recently.
    A reminder, grandfathers are of supreme importance my friend....
    For they are loved beyond measure and a vast storehouse of knowledge!

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016
    We must remember that others want us here even when ---

    We may want to go-rest in yon'hills.
    SLEEP IN NEARBY SHADE
    For life lost its greatest thrills
    AND OUR CARDS ARE ALL PLAYED!

    Yet our family loves us dearly still
    PRAYS FOR US EACH LIVELONG DAY
    Begs us away from those hills
    IN DEEP HOPE THAT WE BUT STAY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post
    We must remember that others want us here even when ---

    We may want to go-rest in yon'hills.
    SLEEP IN NEARBY SHADE
    For life lost its greatest thrills
    AND OUR CARDS ARE ALL PLAYED!

    Yet our family loves us dearly still
    PRAYS FOR US EACH LIVELONG DAY
    Begs us away from those hills
    IN DEEP HOPE THAT WE BUT STAY!
    Yups, well said. Sometimes we often forget about how loved we are, even if we aren't reminded of that daily.
    “A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.”Bob Barker
    “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”Dean Koontz
    "If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am" - Charles Yu

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    Sweet Release In The Desert


    Water splashing mightily into hungry eager soil.
    Desert people see clear sign from the heavens
    Sweet relief from day to day, dry and sandy toil
    Carried out in a horrible year full of severe sevens!

    Praise thee! For what reward was this flood sent?
    Perhaps a life saved, a dear sweet child born
    Or the crying and stored love that was spent
    On magical dawning of this blessed new morn!

    Above, white clouds show image of an angel singing
    Cool winds now wash over thirsty tribe below
    Now vanished, huge tears and sad hand wringing
    For this miracle was, as great as Christmas snow!

    Robert J. Lindley
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    Set I This Task, This Fine Morn

    Set I, task to write about this cruel world's darkness
    not so easy, for its true depths are wide and massive
    Yet we, cut this evil world with light into the starkness
    of poverty, starvation, and reactions far too passive!
    Set I, TIME TO BEND MY PEN TO THIS IMPORTANT TASK
    spray out a few words of love's enlightened hope
    For to learn, to heal, we must first dare to dare to ask
    why this darkness invades, surrounds every horoscope!

    I found, Truth and Love to be the two golden keys
    REALITY PROVES ONE MUST EXIST WITH THE OTHER
    We may be lost fish swimming in storming black seas
    yet always, we may look back to find the Love of Mother!

    Set I, clear goal to write a few words as a gift to all
    before my waiting soul, hears its final greatest call!

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-24-2016
    Sonnet.
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    This Dark Night

    When did this fire reflame in my badheart
    arc of hate hitting up my hidden mark
    Burns in urges to again let hell loose
    cut the strong tightrope, slay the damn goose!

    Night stars, where fled your so soft soothing shine
    old scars, why with this old soul, tonight dine
    Old days and pains, why break thy many chains
    corrupt again the vestiges of what remains!

    Cast away, ancient red-hot burning brand
    steady the promises of this new found land
    Vanquish this dark curse, deep black-rage in me
    return that treasure chest and golden key!

    Dark shadows, leave this time of my sad falls
    For this needed respite, my spirit calls!

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-25-2016
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    Given As Hope To Searching Hearts

    If seeing windblown flowers dance
    brings not sweetest joy to thy soul
    Thy heart may never find romance
    and soothing comfort it extols.

    Bend thy iron will to kindness
    for its wind bloweth deep with bliss
    Flee from daggers of hate's darkness
    into warmth of a lover's kiss.

    Abandon pride of arrogance
    with its caverns of evil glee
    Fall thee not to wild wicked chance
    thus find hellish eternity.

    Find flowers beauty as great art
    given as hope to searching hearts.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-26-2016

    Sonnet
    Syllables Per Line: 8
    0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8
    Total # Syllables: 120
    Total # Words: 87

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016
    18 U.S. Code § 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Pierced Heart, Desperate Addiction


    Invisible daggers that pierce this shattered heart
    often spring from a glorious and loving start
    That blessed day started nicely like all the rest
    ended with me finding perfect love and facing a test

    As I walked the path that did indeed send me to you
    you ventured forth with a pretty sweet trap or two
    First you brought a body few men could ever resist
    like nectar hanging in a sweet and heavenly mist

    As I sank deeply into your charms and delicious spell
    with glories of love and mere glimpses of a fateful hell
    Nothing could stop me from abandoning myself to your all
    never seeing disaster and the coming spirit breaking fall

    Your loving whispers were like a shattering glory sound
    masking the cries from the others you had so easily bound
    Had I known , my desire would still have given me solely to you
    to entice, pleasure, satisfy and then slowly, wickedly use!

    These many years since you destroyed a good man's heart
    slay me , play me , breaking body and soul desperately apart
    Yet I still long for your touch and long night's embrace
    even as I beg to send you to hell ending my lasting disgrace!

    Robert J. Lindley first draft date- 07-28-1979

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post

    Pierced Heart, Desperate Addiction

    Wonderful as usual! I've just felt a smell from my youth.
    Indifferent alike to praise or blame
    Give heed, O Muse, but to the voice Divine
    Fearing not injury, nor seeking fame,
    Nor casting pearls to swine.
    (A.Pushkin)

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    We Must Remember

    We may want to go-rest in yon'hills.
    SLEEP IN NEARBY COOL SHADE.
    For life lost its greatest thrills
    AND OUR CARDS ARE ALL PLAYED!

    Yet our family loves us dearly still
    PRAYS FOR US EACH LIVELONG DAY.
    Begs us away from those hills
    IN DEEP HOPE THAT WE BUT STAY!

    Please, tarry thee with us longer
    ENJOY FAMILY AND DEAREST FRIENDS.
    Such blessings make us stronger
    TRUE LOVE IN ETERNITY NEVER ENDS!

    Enjoy newly flowered meadows in Spring
    seek out true love- learn to sing!

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-29-2016

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    I Once Lived

    I once lived in darkest shade of deep pain
    Breaking hard stones racing against the grain
    Savage echoes, I then happily stored
    To be released later when I was bored

    Method to my madness, I needed not
    I lived to give back, as good as I got.
    No worries about any future cost
    I reveled in this darkened path so lost.

    Nobody said, I don't give a damn, more
    Few worried less about the final score
    Then time finally brought me up to speed
    About life, love and searching soul's true need

    Now heart demands I give up bad desires
    Stay true and squash those hot burning fires

    Robert J. Lindley,
    12-30-2016

    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: 108

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016
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    Rare Cooking This Fine Morn

    To have deep-thoughts, dreams a poet slowly eats
    Or spiced casseroles of ink-piggy feats?
    Meals written on yellow paper to enjoy.
    Chinese fried rice with steamed adjective soy!

    Experience new dishes, of rare flavor
    Spread like butterfly wings upon glazed ham.
    Pour tasty hot liquid words to thus savor
    Bluebird wings sprinkled in blackberry jam!

    What ? No essays, delightful adverb desserts?
    No pans of Poe-like raven-baked pies
    Yes! And add in boiled rhymes and magpie tales
    Booming baked echoes of Mobydick whales!

    What next? No essays of delightful desserts?
    With deep fried fish and red-button from shirts.
    What taste? Tonight toasted Spanish serenade
    With sweetest Sangria spice red Kool-Aid!

    To have deep-thoughts, dreams a poet slowly eats
    Or spiced casserole of ink-piggy feats?
    Meals written on yellow paper to enjoy.
    Chinese fried rice with steamed adjective soy!

    Robert J. Lindley
    , December 31st, 2016

    Rhyme, Lin 10/11

    Syllable count
    11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10 0 11 10 11 10
    Total # Syllables: 223
    Total # Words: 146

    Note, family tradition, I cook the last day of the old year..
    I've already completed breakfast and got the idea to cook up something on paper..
    Lunch is running a bit late...-- -Tyr
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    O' I Wept, Tears Shattering Broken Souls


    I wept hard from noon until late midnight,
    feelings for her loss, no other has known,
    for lost vision of her face in cool morns;
    and sweet, gentle moments her love brought flight.

    That day, sun fell into scathing abyss,
    her dear soul touch my hand the last time,
    she had been my steady rock, my true heart;
    earthen angel I shall forever miss.

    Looking into closed eyes for a clear sign,
    for her love and its soothing warmth anew,
    nothing came, not even that beaming smile;
    not needed words- "you will always be mine".

    O' I wept, tears shattering broken souls
    Where epic depths of lonesome sadness blows!

    Robert J. Lindley, 1-01-2017

    Note- My first poem of the new year and you had to know it would be a sonnet..
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    Hold Tight, Earth Spins Faster After Thou Art Born


    Hold tight, earth spins faster after thou art born
    and its days grip deeper into thy new soul.
    Forever thy spirit's newfound loves will be torn
    and each day's journey takes even a greater toll.

    Nights thee rests under fair moon's beckoning glow
    seeking to recant follies from past actions.
    May thy path lead thee to truly, truly this know
    fight cruelty with kind acts, as best reactions.

    When found, thy love-heart has wandered far astray
    retrace steps, ask for light to much better see.
    Hold as a rock in each dark and horrific fray
    for by doing so, lasting wisdom comes to thee.

    When dark, evil thoughts thy mind dares to invade
    Your soul depends on this, never ever thee trade.

    Robert J. Lindley,
    1-02-2017

    Sonnet, Lin 11/12


    Syllables Per Line: 11 11 12 12 0 11 11 12 12 0 11 11 12 12 0 12 12
    Total # Syllables: 162
    Total # Words: 122

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017
    Note- This is a presentation of a 35 year old poem that I have done major edits to(new verses now make up about 75%).
    Thus I give it today's date and not the original date it was first drafted, decades ago.-Tyr
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