By: Fergus Carty

When all words fail
And silence is greeted,
Thoughts still pile on the mind.

A touch, a tear stained smile,
Help pin the ignorant fa├žade in place
But even stone is porous and erodes with time.

As life is shattered
And dreams evaporate,
The self crumbles to the floor.

How hard to claw the remnants back,
To turn the pieces blank-side up
And start the jig-saw once again!

© Copyright Fergus Carty 2011


Daily Quote: Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino


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By: Raymond J. Denzel

Calling out
to the sky
no answer
to be had
in return
Just the quiet
as an answer

was it enough
what was done
did it matter
does it
ever
matter

holding back
the oceans
of lost
opportunity
fix
patch
repair
to no avail

rip tides pull
one out to sea
fight the current
swept away
no one knows
a finger
in the water
leaves no mark

was it really
a wonderful life
mr stewart
no wings
no angels
no echo
in the night

fragile
vulnerable
unable
to shake
the doubts
of worth

doubts that
set in
tend to
linger

Raymond J. Denzel
R. Jacob Post Poetic Muses



Daily Quote: The bird let loose in Eastern skies,
Returning fondly home,
Ne'er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
Where idle warblers roam;
But high she shoots through air and light,
Above all low delay,
Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,
Nor shadow dims her way.

- Thomas Moore, "Oh That I had Wings"

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By: Tatyana Carney

Take me to Crete,
or take me to Rhodes
Please Mediterranean
me in my soul
Salt me in waters
which lapped at the feet
of every sentinel
army's defeat
Blue me in atmospheres
sun up my core
Forgetting me there
makes me just want it more
Take me to Rhodes,
or take me to Crete
Please Mediterranean
me to complete...

Tatyana Carney
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By: Robert Anderson

she plays that soft insisting reverie
and oh, i listen from my very core
beneath the skies that cry out as they pour
to breathe the beauty that calls out to me
with heart and soul for what my dreams may be
and as she read my heart before she blew
she felt the tip of her fingers imbue
to breathe the beauty that calls out to me
but when the flute is weary will she see
that i have always sensed a deeper bond
before the sweetest kiss to days beyond
to breathe the beauty that calls out to me?
she plays that soft insisting reverie
to breathe the beauty that calls out to me

Robert Anderson

Author notes:
Euterpe: Called the "Giver of delight", when later poets assigned roles to each of the Muses, she was the muse of music. In late Classical times she was named muse of lyric poetry and depicted holding a flute.

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Daily Quote: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)

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By: Lovethepoem.com

Let me be the bandage for your bleeding;
Let me be the ocean for your tears.
Let me be the secret of your healing;
Let me be the song to still your fears.

Love isn't love that cannot love in darkness,
Nor is it love that turns away from pain;
Nor would I love would I not hold your sadness
And with my love your love of life sustain.

So do not think your malady a burden,
And do not think my willingness deceit.
Just let your sorrow flow into my garden,
And I will share with you the harvest sweet.

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Daily Quote: "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
-Anais Nin

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By: V. Mahfood



What is this silver gossamer that binds our hearts so tightly?
While all day long inside my soul I feel your breath run through me.
Though you be gone still I hear your whispered secrets in my mind,
This lustrous gauze propels me on till next to me, you I will find.

Laughing gaily, holding hands and never keeping track of time,
Silly games and treasures shared, sweet childhood pleasures come to mind.
Stolen moments, secret glances no one else could quite define,
I hugged your pledge within my heart that one day you would be mine.

Will our unshakable and precious bond dully tarnish over time?
I say not for we have ever shared bodies, hearts, souls and minds.
Endless years of separation, deepest hurt and silent pain
The cruel joke has ended, let us salvage love that still remains.

Yet my heart falters in despair, I bleakly wonder how and where
Will we meet, me fettered here and you still patient waiting there?
Life grows ever shorter, there is no longer time to spare,
I clutch to my heart this silver gossamer in hopes it draws you near.

V. Mahfood
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"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
~Ingrid Bergman


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