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Beth

Posted: October 29, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

In loving memory of Beth Stevenson

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You were a very special person.
A mentor, to so many.
Your wonderful smile,
Your gracious style,
Your words of encouragement
Meant so much.
Though it hurts to let you go,
I know you are in a better place.
No more pain or struggle.
You can dance with the best of them.
I hope that I can grow
To be an example to others,
Like you were, so many times.
May you rest in peace.
You deserve it!

Level

Posted: October 28, 2014 by gsb3 in "Unpoetry"

Level leer rowdy render
Mark on lack wack hack
Heave lean mere rear
Lame same tame triage
Quite kill steal meal
Real till trill mill quill
Remade ladle weak
Leak meek reek peek
Tame wane same came
Crane stain mane queer
Cane trig wig twig step
Clip step met rip quit
Mellow quiver river spill
Halo help murder rib
Crib mean preen mitt

Glide

Posted: October 28, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

Glide up out through
Inside find experience
Explore rearrange tip
Happy forgive value
Roots dive lead real
Wear stand memory
Still clear same here
Help cue made down

Lounging Stick

Posted: October 25, 2014 by gsb3 in "Unpoetry"

Lounging lovely, search it out.
Sit, pout, then power ready.
Sting and shout, meandering.
Leave your coat, underneath.
Trials tame you, make you couth.
String a little liar ring inside.
Bending slowly, alternate, lively.
Roundabout, wired, sing for angels.
Leaning in, tame the sword thing.
Tarantulate veering powder heads.
Ride rainbows, realize. Laughing
Loudly licking tickle teepee stick.

Heard It In the Way

Posted: October 24, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

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Heard it in the way,
Not sure what to say.
Seems there are some issues
With how much we use tissues.

Tragedy and sin,
Outside and within.
Things are always wrong,
Just like a sad song.

What else can we do?
Seems we don’t have a clue,
What to do, or what to say,
Who to blame, or who should pay.

So many stories in the news,
So much to make us sing the blues.
Maybe we should just check out.
Maybe we should give in to doubt.

That won’t solve our problems, though.
If we don’t challenge status quo.
Things will stay the way they are,
If we don’t dream afar.

So let us keep hoping, still.
Praying with a great, goodwill.
Let us work together now,
Maybe soon we’ll figure how

To end the static, once and for all.
We must believe, we must know how,
There is a way, I’m sure of that.
So put away your baseball bat.

Violence won’t help the world.
Criticizing is the way to hell.
You are my sister and my brother.
We must learn to trust each other

It’s Raining Lies

Posted: October 22, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

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Hello, goodbye, see you later.
See you sometime,
Sooner or after.
Hear you behind, full of laughter.

Follow the leader,
Come by the easy way.
Trek the flowers,
Truck the dirt.

Real words modify.
Wrong words criticize.
Beautiful names signify.
Insults don’t dignify.

Hell might be true,
If it weren’t for the lies.
Heaven might be real,
Except for the dead guys.

How about truth?
How about love?
Forgiveness is a nice invention.
If only we practiced what we preached.

Do you believe the known is knowable?
Do you contribute to the miracle?
What is in a name, and when is it in vain?
I hope tomorrow it doesn’t rain.

Dancing Asleep

Posted: October 21, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

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Dancing happy strings, smoothly.
Love flows up and down,
Around my heart, I sing a melody.
Close my eyes, I fall asleep.

Trials tax my life, but they cannot crush
Courage deep below my life.
Behind the normal, everyday,
I live a piercing focus step.

Cringe from all the ties alive.
Wrapped in tinsel, then afire.
Reading stories all around.
Fluttering rainbows blink the sound.

Ripped apart, the angels drop.
The quietude believes aloft.
Socked a dock, a rock in stock.
Mock my words, I do not stop!

Seminole Spirit

Posted: October 19, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

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Seminole spirit
Overcomes
Irish luck.
The journey continues.

It has been a long road
For the Seminoles,
Filled with many ups and downs,
Many potholes and snags,

Many black clouds
And stormy nights.
But there have also been
Glittering rainbows,

Glorious, amazing
Victories!
Come backs galore,
Rallies and smack downs.

The Seminoles
Have stayed on top
To the best of their abilities.
Sometimes,

Off the field,
There have been embarrassments,
Faux pas,
Close calls and nervousness,

But in the end,
The tribe has shook it off,
Left it all in the locker room,
And come out fighting.

Yes, there is still
Plenty to work on,
But, for now,
Let them bask in their glory!

Autumn Is Here

Posted: October 13, 2014 by gsb3 in Uncategorized

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Terror, gasps, screams, cries,
Hope dashed, evil overcoming,
Darkness descending
Into a ancient room.
Haunted hoodlums
Tearing apart the creations
Of so many years of effort.
Politicians insulting,
Lying, and stretching the truth,
Pleading for your money
For the next election,
As if it is an emergency.
So many things
Competing for our attention.
Pumpkins lined up
Along the road.
School getting into a rhythm.
Holidays peeking
Around the corner.
Christmas will be here
Before you know it,
And IS here,
Depending upon
Where you shop!

To Dwell, or Not to Dwell?

Posted: October 13, 2014 by gsb3 in Poetry

Howdy, fella,
What’s up with you?
I’m right here
Watching the crowd go by.

What they say,
And what they do,
Don’t matter much
To me, anyway.

Sometimes,
We worry too much
About the most
Trivial of things.

Why is that?
Why are we so concerned
About what another person
Says or does?

Yes, it matters,
For the moment,
But is it all that important,
At the end of the day?

In the span of our life,
These isolated occurrences
Monopolize our time
And energy, as if

It was major surgery,
Or a death in the family.
In fact, we probably
Worry more about it,

Than we do about
Major events.
It is true,
That how we treat each other

Adds meaning to our lives.
A great experience,
Or a really bad one,
Can build us up,

Or tear us down,
In ways that other events don’t.
Perhaps, we should
Take them very seriously.

But, after the fact,
We must realize,
There is nothing we can do
To change what happened.

All we can do,
Is learn, and move on.
Dwelling on them
Does not make things better.

On the flip side,
If we spend some time,
Thinking about something nice,
That will go much further

In making us feel
A whole lot better.
Perhaps,
We should all try to do this.