The Earth

The Earth

Nature has brought us a nurturing Earth

providing

plenty

of wild berries to bring about a birth

climbing

ladders

to get a better view, having no girth

watching

horizons

to see what happens, with a sense of mirth

feasting

holidays

bring family together, with fire of hearth

religion

began

with the sun and moon, projecting their worth

power

evaded

nature’s path in life, realizing love’s force

balancing

struggles

with work and play, having innate childbirth

digging

farrows

in the ground sowing seeds to be growing

cultivating

cultural

veins of new horizons, wild winds begin blowing

values

sustaining

us are nature’s way of keeping our lives flowing

muddy

pathways

cause us to get stuck, just getting cars to going

surface

layers

of the earth’s crust need enrichment ongoing

solid

landscapes

need plowing to break up the solids, exploding

plowing

invigorates

the ground to be seeded, as if controlling

fertilizing

furrows

before seeding allows for the grounds in sowing

eating

after

working the earth keeps strength from getting behind

working

landscapes

to look like wonderlands is factoring the mind

carving

topiary

to look like animals, as artists are inclined

building

houses

to live in is hard work, love becoming opined

creating

shapely

forms in landscapes must be opulently defined

keeping

balance

on the Earth is hard to do, cosmically aligned

architecture

taking

form is archaic in some ways to be combined

meditation

supports

all the arts in ways that are becoming primed

freeing

faculties

of stress is part of living in modern daylight

facing

struggles

has the benefit of self-esteem gaining light

global

changes

have added poise in the marketplace without fright

meteorites

crashing

down to the earth, frighten some, fireballs are a sight

wilderness

collects

the crazy folks in places that hide their tough bite

living

faithful

to yourself is hard to do, hate hides the moonlight

loving

caring

for others is responsibility of insight

earthworks

persuades

folks to do something artistic with their foresight.

(c) October 18, 2018 by PBM

Potpourri Poetry #330

Batteries Not Included

(A Sonian)

Power needs a source of

energy with love

batteries not

included.

(c) October 14, 2018 by PBM

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Batteries Not Included

(A Tideling)

Movies may keep us entertained

until our mains are better trained

batteries are not included with our brains.

Life has limits on what we can do

we look down, begin feeling blue

batteries are not included with our brains.

Life is a struggle to be survived

we try to get by as contrived

batteries are not included with our brains.

Making up fantasies, part of growing up

we see advantages, as we are thriving.

We need energy to thrive

batteries will not survive.

Life, Love, Batteries!

(c) October 14, 2018 by PBM

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Batteries Not Included

(Loop Poem)

Life requires lots of energy

energy comes from sources

sources of cosmic romance

romance is love adventures.

Adventures need our energy

energy is not batteries inside

inside we need cosmic love

love is blessings of the heart.

Heart and soul give us a life

life needs energy to survive

survive on heart n’ soul love

love – batteries not included.

Included for life is an energy

energy comes from deep love

love is heart n’ soul for living

living – batteries not included.

(c) October 14, 2018 by PBM

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Batteries Not Included

(A HAIBUN)

Movies are made to entertain us when we are idle in living.

We need love and cosmic energy to feel like we are living.

Batteries are temporary, love gives our heart and soul fuel.

Batteries not included is a movie for everyone’s enjoyment.

Life needs love to thrive

energy – batteries not

included.

(c) October 14, 2018 by PBM

Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow

Pussy willow, pussy willow I love you true

you grow gently, ever upwards towards skies of blue

my heart has fallen, my soul dreams to be with you

yet you ignore my pleas, even to bid adieu

lovely pussy willow where could I have gone wrong

could it be you love another who sings your song?

(c) March 10, 2009 by PBM

Material Worlds

Material Worlds

Life begins as a struggle till we become aware

playing

along

with our peers as we develop material gear

dressing

adult

like to look more like mom or dad, hating all welfare

running

around

like crazy to stay involved with your peers, to beware

smiling

without

being obnoxious, making impressions, a double dare

reality

evokes

a sense of what life is like, to feel an inner sear

discipline

persuades

the mind to be more realistic, letting go fear

contentment

exhilarates

the heart and soul, feeling ever awkwardly queer

learning

nature’s

path for me is a passion that may lead my life’s way

needing

something

badly is hard on the heart and mind, someone must pay

substance

matters

more than possessions though the skies begin to turn grey

content

over

time gives a benefit more than what we think will stay

shopping

buying

for someone else, not wanting their love to run astray

boosting

ego

by buying something to make you feel good, fete of clay

sampling

foodstuff

to gain an appreciation, what you want to buy, pray

trying

dressing

up to see what you prefer, to put a man in play

messing

within

limits of what you like, gaining a feel for the flow

horizons

without

details will draw you to them with an awkward glow

global

changes

are worlds apart as time and space seem going too slow

wasteful

actions

cause bad reactions from material folks with dough

actual

versus

fantasies cause material folks to find their foe

crucial

balance

is impeded by material folks in the know

virtual

reality

causes folks to see unreal stuff, their wild oats to sow

corporate

greediness

gets in the way of compassion because they forgo

backgrounds

obscure

what folks think about greed, leave others with no insight

scourges

belittle

weaker folks and make life harder with minor foresight

nature

teaches

us to behave in tight situations, with good fight

schooling

pursues

teaching from books to bring us into proper light

struggles

prepare

us for life in society that we may incite

creative

spirit

allows us to use our talents, as in the limelight

being

ourselves

is important to our lives, material folks cause fright

loving

caring

for others brings love to the face with good appetite.

(c) October 12, 2018 by PBM

Potpourri Poetry #329

Gullibility

(A Sonian)

Nature tries to stop us

on paths of evil

avoids being

gullible.

(c) October 9, 2018 by PBM

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Gullibility

(A Tideling)

We all grow up being careless, reckless

as nature teaches us not to be feckless

our gullibility may fade, if we gain wisdom.

Working or playing we may get hurt

we may cry out or say anything, blurt

our gullibility may fade, if we gain wisdom.

School yards are relatively quite safe

for us as we grow from being a waif

our gullibility may fade, if we gain wisdom.

Defense is part of what we need to learn

getting in trouble is part of growing up.

Laughing at others causes a squabble

and gets us in hot water, and we babble.

Life, Love, Gullible!

(c) October 9, 2018 by PBM

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Gullibility

(Loop Poem)

Life is struggle while growing

growing is a learning exercise

exercise keeps our life moving

moving about is part of our life.

Life can be a blessing if giving

giving and taking yields quality

quality of life, gaining wisdom

wisdom can yield, we can learn.

Learn from nature to get balance

balance in life keeps us on the go

go with your gut if you sense life

life is for thriving if you give back.

Back out of bad situations on time

time may teach us patience in love

love can get us in trouble, gullible

gullible ways teaches of gullibility.

(c) October 9, 2018 by PBM

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Gullibility

(A HAIBUN)

Life is growing up not to show how gullible we are.

Life is a struggle and we learn if we develop wisdom.

We all have strengths and weaknesses early in our life.

Nature teaches us right from wrong to keep us Healthy.

We want to grow up

being healthy and wise in life

we are gullible.

(c) October 9, 2018 by PBM

Petrified Skies

Petrified Skies

The sheerest calm rests in the air

I feel something seeming quite rare

mottled skies on which I now stare

seem petrified as I compare

the stillness I feel more aware

like rocks in subtle despair

moments that seem at my heart tear

yet I have no reason to care

a glint of sunlight gives some flare

as the sun begins to set I share

a petrified moment of sky fare

as petrified skies warn beware!

(c) December 5, 2009 by PBM

Breakwaters

Breakwaters

Waves can do damage to a coastal area

making

barriers

to stop the damage, protect from hysteria

digging

making

mounds to hold the water back from malaria

bridges

over

rivers are not breakwaters, but arteria

riverbanks

provide

some protection from flooding, as a feria

building

woodwalls

blocks water, to stop affects of bacteria

laying

sandbags

blocks floods as one path, an awkward scenario

condemning

landscapes

making room, building damns, to stop diphtheria

building

concrete

dams over steel reinforcement is for holding

trenches

hauling

off flood waters is good for other land’s zoning

flooding

runoff

causes relief efforts to increase like exploding

backwater

places

are held in absentia for flooding, closing

rainfall

coming

down in torrents brings flooding to overflowing

mudslides

happen

without any notice, land collapses, floating

tornadoes

breaking

up houses are born killers in its controlling

swollen

waters

are floods waiting to happen when they are choking.

(c) October 5, 2018 by PBM

Potpourri Poetry #328

Recognition

(A Sonian)

We sleep to stay aware

we learn what matters

as we learn to

recognize.

(c) October 5, 2018 by PBM

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Recognition

(A Tideling)

Sleeping revives our best senses

if we give up regretful fences

our recognition needs soothing nurturing.

Dreaming awakens our imaginations

and bends us into good sensations

our recognition needs soothing nurturing.

Music makes our senses aware

work and play make us beware

our recognition needs soothing nurturing.

Sleep is necessary to good health

wealth comes if we hold attention.

When we learn of what matters

living is no more based on actors.

Live, Love, Beware!

(c) October 5, 2018 by PBM

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Recognition

(Loop Poem)

Sleep gives us more awareness

awareness is important to a life

life needs nourishment to thrive

thrive with heart, soul and love.

Love is what we need, love life

life is blessed, if we are giving

giving and taking teach equality

equality needs good nourishment.

Nourishment helps us to behave

behave with love for heart n’ soul

soul is our guide to love and life

life needs nourishment to survive.

Survive with heart, soul and love

love blesses us, if it is in the heart

heart n’ soul keep love recognition

recognition keeps us more aware.

(c) October 5, 2018 by PBM

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Recognition

(A HAIBUN)

Sleep is the nourishment we need to stay aware and healthy.

Health is the most important in our needs for heart and soul.

Dreaming is part of sleeping that helps our heart, soul n’ love.

Recognition is important to life, love and taking part in life.

We sleep, stay aware

if we learn what does matter

as recognition.

(c) October 5, 2018 by PBM

Perforating Sunshine

Perforating Sunshine

The sun’s rays perforate a cloudy day

shining through, adding brilliance along the way

to just one cloud from my perch, the sky’s gray

nature’s blessing, an otherwise gloomy display

Douglas Firs standing tall fall short of the pathway

surrounded with beauty, for my heart to allay

no woman holds such bounty nor sweeter bouquet

perforating sunshine overcomes my dismay!

(c) December 20, 2009 by PBM

O’ Henry

O’ Henry

Tales that touch the heart come from depths of the soul

teaching

lessons

that bring out the heart and soul, it is the goal

tailoring

stories

to suit the needs of people as they take a stroll

parables

provide

tales of value to all ages, on the whole

living

struggles

take hard work, written down for others to console

drinking

water

from a pond can loosen a hold on thirst control

fighting

inner

demons takes the heart and soul to be on patrol

capturing

heartstrings

takes energy within, and fire to cajole

broken

homesteads

can be repaired, if time lights up on your side

candy

kisses

can be sweet, if love is part of the allied

laying

groundwork

for building a life requires being wide eyed

laughing

hyenas

can bring humor into the heart, to abide

legal

statutes

bring rules to society, a sense of pride

living

within

boundaries gives us sense that becomes our guide

virtues

teaching

us how to behave with others is how we provide

mental

studies

help us to be good people, though we collide

lessons

enlightened

give us a sense of wisdom, if we see light

talking

walking

together, we learn from each other is right

fables

enlighten

us about life, giving us an appetite

legends

making

us capable of new horizons, insight

accounts

given

to us are tales we use to gain a foresight

sagas

entail

new information that we keep with delight

adventures

going

on as we travel, may bring us to unite

intimate

ordeals

make for good stories that will quiet the night

anecdotal

folktales

give us a sense of who you are, while flowing

narrated

romance

gives a picture of love as it is glowing

vignettes

allude

to tales of love with a sense of sweet floating

exploits

provide

details of adventures while you are roaming

travails

exude

in minds to lost passages in the gloaming

reverie

portends

to give adventures a height of exploding

fantasies

delude

the mind to places of dream worlds controlling

history

flashbacks

bring the past into focus, overflowing.

(c) September 30, 2018 by PBM