introspection, life, love,
by Heidie Buys |
I roll the dice one more time
One more poker card I ask.
I search for one last dime
Train my face to be a mask.
Luck be a lady tonight
Sinatra singing in my mind.
I clutch the rabbit foot real tight,
Love and happiness I will find.
For life's a roller coaster ride
A simple game of craps,
And just who will decide
Which roads and which maps?
Yet when the final game I play
And I tally up the final score,
King of hearts was not meant to stay
Ace of spades just wiped the floor.
Regretfully I fold my hand
I walk away with a sigh.
Love may be very grand
But the stakes were just too high.
by Line Gauthier |
confidence, hope, life, love, passion, romance, youth,
Young couples every day
Falling in love
Casting their dice
Hoping for the best
Vying for true love
Trusting their hunch
In the love lottery
Crossing their fingers
Hanging a rabbit foot
Throw it all on a gamble
Never crossing their mind
To have the conversation
And ask what’s meaningful
What’s important to you?
What do you believe in?
What do you want from life?
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by Jo Bien |
I need to work more magic
You’re not as easy as I thought
It’s going to take a little more
Than a rabbit out of a hat
I’ve already done the slight of hand
And all the card tricks I know
You just don’t seem to get it
Or you’ve seen it all before
Maybe I need to do the cuffs
And put you in the box
Drop you in the water
To see if you can get out
This relationship exhausts me
Not going as I planned
The smoke and mirrors always worked
But not this time my friend
If I make a dove appear
Where there wasn’t one before
Can I do the same with affection?
It’s the only trick untried!
by Terry Miller |
daughter, death, pets,
Rasp-rasp, rasp-rasp, the saw moves up and down;
because coffins are built better by hand.
My young daughter watches in her pink gown;
to make sure that it's right, you understand.
"It can't; it can't be a shabby old box,"
she cried out loud; "best wood, best silk, and, and;
he needs to be dressed in one of his frocks;
it has to be super awesome and grand!"
Her first small pet, Bunny, expired today.
Put in the box with love; sobbing, and tears
we'll surround it with buds, flowers; and pray;
while both stroking its soft downy big ears.
"Can we plant it now, dad?" She said with glee
"And will it grow into a rabbit tree?"
by Tim Ryerson |
Slide-out Coke machines
Bubble gum baseball cards
Full service gas stations
25 cents a gallon
Black & white TV
I Love Lucy
10 cent hot dogs
Vacation bible school
A dollar was a fortune...
No cell phones
by Rita Solis Radius |
animal, love, nature,
Nice, nice is the rabbit
Nice, nice is the little rabbit.
Pretty adorable is the rabbit on the picture
Agreeable is the rabbit, there on the little image!
Majestic is that animal, treasure of nature
Simply beautiful, here, is the rabbit!
“My” rabbit is so generous
For sharing a pure moment of happiness:
Acting there as a photo model, full of humanity!
My friend, the rabbit is finally
Example Of the joy OF LIVING…
Let’s do like him:
Let’s enjoy life as it comes…SIMPLY!!
©RITA SOLIS RADIUS. ON JULY, 16th 2015. Poem “The Happy Rabbit”.
by Lewis Raynes |
environment, farm, , cute,
How beautifully innocent the cute little bunny,
Hopping around the green, happy fields for fun.
Hopping around, scratching holes, making love,
Eating and laying around in the sun.
How ghastly the horrible little Aussie rabbit is,
Hopping around the vast land just for fun.
Hopping around causing massive irreversible erosion,
Eaten by a farmer with a gun.
by Julie Grenness |
blue, fantasy, friend, funny, funny love, giggle, smile,
ON FINDING NEMO
Nemo is blue, and I am a rabbit,
Comical thoughts my brain inhabit,
Thoughts invent friends imaginary,
Quite silent, tacit but delusionary,
Women's fantasies are good,
For older Red Riding Hoods alone in the woods!
Do not have a victim mentality,
Smiles are universal and free,
A concept not so imaginary.
In each person's brain, thoughts cohabit,
Nemo is blue and I am a rabbit!
by Vee Bdosa |
adventure, dog, friendship,
THE RABBIT CHASE
We went out for a walk, my friend and I
through forest flaming red and yellow gowned
not caring that the world was racing by
nor thinking more nor less to lose its sound.
Our stepping cracked the leaves beneath our feet,
and I should know, my friend was closer than
most any love my heart could ever meet;
devoted from the time our time began.
We chased a rabbit for the simple fun
not caring that we won--but ran the race,
and how he wiggled in his silly run
his big ears flopping all about his face.
Night fell much earlier than we would care
but couldn't chill what we were doing there.
© Ron Wilson Arbuthnot
aka Vee Bdosa the Doylestown Poet
by DARREN WATSON |
I love a bacon sandwich
and I'm partial to a sausage or two
I can't think of anything nicer
Than a dumpling with beef stew .
Then I pulled a vegetarian
A real tree hugging babe
She tried to tell me eating meat
Would put me in my grave .
Urgh , What is that you're eating
You're a murderer she cried .
No its not a human ,Just a rabbit
I replied .
How did that rabbit die
Now she was really in a mood
It died of friggin starvation
because she ate all its food.
by norberto franco cisneros |
THANK YOU GOD FOR SMALL FAVORS
Truth in all its forms
Defies men’s and women’s lies
Thank you God for sex
BAGGAGE TO HEAVEN
When I die my God,
What do I take on my trip?
Only love, my child
REMORSE & LOSS OF INNOCENCE
I shoot a rabbit
My boy sees the rabbit die
I can’t help but cry
KEEPERS OF THE TRUTH
Keepers of the truth are
by tom bell |
allegory, dedication, devotion, faith, history, love, on writing and words, passion,
Batman had Robin,
Abbott had his Lou,
Harvey had his rabbit,
Just as I have you
Like milk and cookies
Naturals together since times of yore
And our President Bill Clinton
Had his friend Al Gore
Like Peace and War
Tolstoy's famous book
And magazines so alike
Like "Life" had it's "Look"
I walk in nirvana
Unsure if this is true
And you can count on
A love forever for you
by Jeremy Street |
art, baby, cancer, love,
Sky scrapers posed a gauntlet across her neon waters....
Radioactive tides their evasive in stalking horse wavelengths
Walpurgis nights preordained pentagon knife; planchette's point
Blank modern day Pompeii ? Neptune's, man of war; crimson's rabbit.
Just A Note: 6\7\2014...."Hey Baby, You Know I Love You: Your A Precious Creation
....Far Beyound Racing And This, These Man Made Things....'Sweet Dreams Baby Boy.'"
by Matt Caliri |
Perhaps it isn't a waking angel
that conjures this blue sphere.
Follow the rabbit down the hole
And you'll find the many armies
That wove us into being
Sitting at their long wooden tables with
Their face guards pushed up and perched
Above steel tops.
The sorry caramel taste's in our mouths.
Grinding our teeth through pardons.
We're always arising with petals in our ears,
Silently screaming, for active and effortless love.
Goodnight, knight weaver.
Tell the gods I've been acquitted.
Tell the devil I've changed my name.
by Dan Keir |
absence, addiction, adventure, age, allegory, analogy, anger, angst, animal, art, betrayal, bible, body, change, conflict, courage, death, dedication, depression, desire, devotion, discrimination, dream, emotions, eulogy, evil, faith, family, fantasy, farewell, fear, feelings, forgiveness, freedom, friend, giving, god,
The fox gnaws flaking muscle
From speechless rabbit, cold
In mind and body. Men shiver
As bodies dry, spat from river.
Rings of globes circle hands
Of the thoughtless, so beaten
From paths to be told of Him,
Waiting until eyes grow dim.
Walking among us is plague,
Standing above us is but love,
These winds will claw our youth
While faith entraps this truth.
Winter comes but we survive,
Breath and bones, colonies thrive.
by Amy Frazey |
angst, confusion, depression, introspection, loss, sad
Falling down the rabbit hole,
tumbling, twisting, uncontrolled.
Regret filled voices fill the void,
each one calling out my name.
Caught in fractured dreams,
reflections of my true self haunt me.
Blood red shards fill the air,
no love remains here.
Bitter pieces of a broken mind,
seeking out my personal truth.
Step through the shattered mirror with me,
and see this unreality.
by gelissa yorke |
feelings, first love, hope,
A flower of gold how sweet you are, so colorful so vibrant as sweet as honeycomb,
your eyes are as the blues off the tip of a mountain, or is it as blue as the oceans deep,
is it winter or is it spring, who can tell, when there is a mist of love that curves your beautiful hands
now it is summer filled with life of gold, only the heavens can understand what this life of happiness
It lights up like a candle, like a flower it blooms, like a rabbit running through the meadow,
oh my sweet summer groom.
by Susan Clark |
blessing, change, emotions, friendship, hurt, love,
It's late, it's late,
Chasing the elusive white rabbit;
To capture him in my arms, to hold
And love him with no end;
Knowing this is an important desire of my heart.
This rabbit... or is it a rabbit only sometimes....
Things are not always as they appear.
As she who is I journeys after him;
Often making huge mistakes as she continues.
She takes the further steps needed for her fulfillment
Of the bigger picture of her destiny.
Her object of affection helps to make the dangers,
The wounds a bit easier to take as it helps to
Numb the pain along the way.
by Mohit Raj |
crush, cute love, fantasy, innocence, love,
Your smile was my fantasy,
But that wasn’t reality.
Whenever you wore a smile,
Staring you became my style.
There were some smiles of love,
There were some smiles of deceit,
But still those smiles were neat.
You smiled because you were shy,
I know because i was a spy.
Stealing your glance was my habit,
Those moments were cuter than a rabbit.
I never thought the reason behind your smile,
So honey…just pass me a smile,
May be I'll feel good for a while...
by jay del fierro |
lost love, love,
Hop-hop the trail
little bunny,shake your tail
to be noticed is the action
as you get,without fail
Hop-hop with some flowers
maybe candied desserts
you might get so lucky
be treated as a first
Hop-hop with a gift
maybe a precious stone
should open up those eyes
you'll never be alone
chasin' the wrong carat
protector of this diamond
will be your ferret.....
by richard ferry |
childhood, easter, easter,
Who was it That said Santa did not exist Who told the children Not to make a list No more Tooth Fairy Dropping in at night Putting smiles on faces In the morning light Who shot the Easter Bunny Before his prime All the disbelievers Are guilty of this crime Ok time to tell the truth Just between me and you I murdered the easter bunny Love rabbit stew
by Krisallah Da Yah |
fire, love, new york,
Sexy *** ***, God
wonderful breast that make Virgin's love
so which ones?!?
you love those Debbie Downers!?!?
they might cut it off just to make it incomplete
you gotta be the best thing that happened to me
if you were a whore
I might take you off the cornerstone
and make cash with it instead of *** Kissing
and I am the one YOU sex
in the symbol of a woman to make you feel flesh
Don't listen to rabbit
he ain't got love in which is like pleasure
Our pleasure is the best because our love connects
I love you dark hair
wheat field smile
cuz not even an Angel can reach it
and that my city
and you are the most beautiful so I'm snitching
by Josette Key |
Off in the land of Far Away
Where rivers run and children play
Where deer and rabbit
Play in the sun
And never have a fear of the gun.
Where flowers bloom
In meadows green
With colors we have never seen.
Where sky's are blue
And clouds are white
Never is there any night.
Where rain and snow
Are out of season
And for this there is no reason
Except for the eternal love
That flows to Earth from God above.
And I'll meet you on some beautiful day
Off in the land of Far Away.
Josette Key 2010
by Nancy Jones |
There once was a rabbit named Clare
Who'd shake her tart tail anywhere.
A Wolfman named William
was droolin' with willingness
fangs brushed, eyes sparklin', no cares.
He'd practiced his opening line.
On foxes and fawns, it worked fine!
So full of his hairiness
he approached Clare. Can you guess?
She asked “Can you keep time?”
“Hunh?” Sir Wolfman thought, “can she
really have thoughts that are loftier than ME?”
But something about her
made William's heart splatter.
Now Clare and William are happy.
by Anthony Dover |