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Submissions by Ely (E.A.Rothwell)
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If I could explain, I would have... but then I would not need to write the poem... art happens... sometimes it comes easy, often not. I can't explain.
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16th May 2019 4:37pm
Al's little yellow flower... a vision ...
It seems to me...that I can see
that flower had a plan
to lure you out into the street
as bait to bring a V8 van
which fetched that fortunate
seed-laden flower ...up between two treads
transporting her to fairer fields
there her fields to spread.
Sweet Al, that flower used you
to further her own ends...
she meant not to abuse you
and hopes you will forgive
surprising you that way
but time was of the essence
you know how Nature plays.
#motherhood #death #LifeGoals
15th May 2019 11:17pm
en flagrante delicto
Oh my...I gotta giggle
reminds me of the day
when my dear beloved said,
"let's do it... in the woods, today"
We did,you know, right there and then
and as we lay there, sated
a lady hiker happened by
and us both buck naked
But...all things considered,
her arrival could have been
so much more un-time-ly
as to be embarrasing.
#sex #forest #nature
15th May 2019 5:33am
Our instincts are there for a reason...though
they might bear a think today...nothing wrong
with a thoughtful query...before we commit...
to it...Nature's Way
13th May 2019 5:51pm
Haiku #27 ...cycles...
daybreak arrives on
nacreous paws...darkness descends
with crepuscular jaws
#sun #night #haiku
13th May 2019 8:01am
Tanka #32 ...muse/addiction...
That's the thing about poetry...
it sneaks up when you're not looking
speaks up when you want quiet
calls you away when you're busy
and generally makes a nuisance of itself...
#LifeAsAWriter #WritingPoetry #tanka
13th May 2019 2:58am
Ode to an Artichoke
thou giant thistle
producer of succulent buds
Thy thorns make thee
the perfect missile. But
oh! What a waste...
that would be...
of such a tasty savory.
#flowers #nature #food
12th May 2019 7:28pm
Voices...yes, they've come to visit...
...just when they were needed...
I learned long ago...to heed what the say.
...never mind the source...
they've never led me astray...
and they've saved my arse more often
than I ever like to say.
11th May 2019 5:09pm
Senryu #31. ...hangover...
Why is it that the hangover
lasts so much longer
than the party?
#alcohol #illness #senryu
11th May 2019 4:47pm
You have been more than successful, friend poet
bringing your affliction to light
I can feel your frustration...and your rage
the struggle of dealing with things that are hidden
then suddenly loom to the forefront unbidden
You must be pissed as Hell...I know I would be...
at having my life stripped way from me.
Not for you just accepting fate... and suffering in silence
that level of exposure would make many
resort to exhibitions of violence...
but somehow you have managed...to turn pain into art...
#learning #suffering #healing
9th May 2019 7:58pm
Tanka #31 ...Sweat Equity...
Whatever that may be
it bein' relative and all...
the point is you drive your own life;
don't let it just happen to you...
Go Live It...
#LifeGoals #tanka #responsibility
9th May 2019 6:48pm
I have mixed feelings about dust bunnies...
on the one hand they're a Pain-in-the-Arse, but
on the other...they pick up the cat hair like nobody's business
as the breeze twirls them 'round on the floor...
growing like magic in front of your eyes, yet...
they don't bring on any sneezes.
8th May 2019 6:23pm
Senryu #29 ...Vacuum...
trouble creates a vacuum
which Nature abhors
watch out you don't get sucked in...
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