Passion

By: EarlB, 12:21 AM GMT on August 18, 2014


My journey near to an end,
I was walking down the exit hallway
And I saw the three brightly painted doors.

All led outside, each had a placard,
one proclaimed "Comfort",
another "Pleasure",
the third "Passion".

I went through the door of
Comfort
and found that I stood in
a beautiful garden.

I left that garden.

I went through the door of
Pleasure
and found that I stoo...

August

By: EarlB, 11:24 PM GMT on August 02, 2014


It is the sun's season,
and it shows it's strength
by searing and scorching
all beneath it, all that it surrounds.

But, it's grip is slipping.
Now, instead of the yellow cut of light,
there is a ruby gem that shines softly
into my eyes: it's not the weapon it was.

Soon enough it will shy altogether
of morning meetings
and then I will think too kindly
of the sere of Summer.


What I Remember - 1

By: EarlB, 11:14 PM GMT on July 13, 2014



I remember the polished-top silver-steel
rails
that carried the coal: hard, "blue", coal
from the mines that scarred earth's
breast;
The same coal that burned hot and
blue-flamed
through the long winter nights
in fires "banked" to outlast ,untended, the
night;
Cold mornings after nights trapped under
comforters
that made the toes cramp from their weight;
Hurrying down the cold hall to the ...

Updated: 10:49 AM GMT on July 21, 2014

As Stars Fall

By: EarlB, 1:33 AM GMT on June 27, 2014


As stars fall
Around me
And the grass
Collects the dew,

Thoughts wander
To times past,
To times ago,
And to times with you.

As stars settle
Into the dew,
Dissolving
From my view,

How the heart
Does wonder
About times now past,
And times with you.


Who We Were

By: EarlB, 10:48 PM GMT on June 09, 2014


There are differences between
the young and the old.

One could never have imagined,
The other could only imagine,
and that's how it's always been:
two, oddly at odds.

We're generations apart,
differences between
younger and older,
young and old,
youth and age.

And, we might never understand;
the other always too different,
even though
the one and the other
are the sa...

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