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WYSIWYG

What you see is what you get.
I’m a work in progress; I’m not done yet.
Someday I’ll do something great, I bet.
What you see is what you get.

What you see is what you get.
It’s the only thing I know.
I plant my seeds in the garden
And watch the patch grow.
I work to use the right ways
As I dig the garden’s rows,
But sometimes I change direction
Depending on the way the wind blows.

What you see is what you get.
I’m a work in progress; I’m not done yet.
I’m catching butterflies in my net.
What to see is what you get.

 

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Sand Castles in Mind

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

Sand Castles in Mind

The potential exists for sand castles to be built in
any mind.
First, a solid foundation is made with fresh,
wet sand for form walls, arches and towers.
Through education, the foundation is sculpted by
many hands over time, for time is needed
to make a masterpiece.
Only too often the forces of wind and rain erode the
drying foundation , and, in time, all that
is left is a shapeless pile for a small,
but gifted, child to design their own reign of terror.
Or, wave after wave, the sea of mindless creatures
claims one of their own and the grains of
knowledge are scattered by salted water.

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Road Song

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A poem by Brother Paul Abernathy

Road Song

Maybe I’ve been on the road so long
that faces seem to look all the same,
but behind every little expression, there
is a different person with a special name.

Who are you and where are you going to?
I feel like I’ve see you somewhere before.
I’d like to learn why you’re so familiar.
I like your smile and want to know you more.

Maybe I’ve been on the road so long
that faces seem to look all the same,
but behind every little expression, there
is a different person with a special name.

We don’t have to start a perpetual affair.
I’d just like to hold you tonight.
My heart has to find a place called home,
and for a while, I’ll just feel fine.

Maybe I’ve been on the road so long
that faces seem to look all the same,
but behind every little expression, there
is a different person with a special name.

Love doesn’t give you time to think.
It’s an emotion and you can only react.
With love, you have it or you don’t.
No time to analyze it. and that’s a fact.

Maybe I’ve been on the road so long
that faces seem to look all the same,
but behind every little expression, there
is a different person with a special name.

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Silent as the Spy

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A poem by Brother Brian Kohut

Silent as the Spy

Like a spy being questioned,
you keep the secret to yourself,
and all the air of your secret
will pop like a balloon if
you break your silence.

Then, despite all promises,
your secret will blow into
the wind until everyone knows,
and you will have to pay
the price for that knowledge.

The only other cost will be
the sanity you will lose
to keep silent as the spy.

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The Lady at the Restaurant

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

The Lady at the Restaurant

The couple were seniors, but they weren’t “old”.
With the expertise of a Toastmaster, the Southern
woman said her grits were sour and spoiled.
The waitress, promptly took the bowl to the cook,
and I tried not to listen or look at the couple.
The bowl could not be replaced, and the
lady ordered something else instead; French Fries
with gravy. You should have seen the eyes in her head
when the waitress brought the second order out.
This is not what she wanted, with a small pout.
She wanted home fries with gravy, and started
eating the French Fries anyway. Too her surprise,
her meal was tasting good. The humor of the
waitress did not fade, and talked with them well.
The woman finally said she said the wrong word.
I ate my meal, satisfied, and thought she was absurd.

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Maybe Tomorrow

Editor’s Note:  This poem was composed as a lyric, and those readers with more musical talents who would take a challenge and put this verse to music are welcomed.  If interested, contact the author at eliastobias2002@yahoo.com. This could be chance to be another Bernie and Elton team!

Maybe Tomorrow

Say with me,
Play with me,
And if you like me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.
Say with me,
Play with me,
And if you like me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.

If, by chance, you were to kiss me,
Then need to leave, would you miss me,
And want to see me again?
Is this, I wonder, part of your plan,
To make a mouse out of this man
With this game you want to play?

Play with me,
Lay with me,
And if you want me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.
Play with me,
Lay with me,
And if you need me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.

 

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Ken and Barbie

Ken and Barbie

Literally conceived as adults, Ken, Barbie and friends
Have reached into the minds of thousands of children,
And despite being married million of times, the
Famous couples still have no children.  Yet they
Stay the same, with Barbie as a 50-year-old woman.
It must be the plastic surgery L.A. is famous for.
The first material couple continues to be in
Fashion with complimentary outfits and all the
Things needed for the perfect life.

 

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Bob of All Trades

Bob of All Trades

I’ve had years of doubt from people who questioned my abilities,
But like a flood in drought, I have exceeded their expectations and
In an detoured route, expanded elements of my responsibilities
to the point I could count on a lifetime resume of different capabilities.
This all has been in the past, and had to learn something new
Because what I have learned as a living is null and void, through.
I’m a guy named Bob, finding a reason to put on my work shoes.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

In first grade, we talked about families,
And I wondered why I had no daddy.
I asked my mom at the store one day,
And she didn’t have much to say,
Except that his name was Anonymous.
I didn’t know him, and she said to
Look it up in a dictionary.  I cried
For two days straight after that.
Who would I take me to the school’s
Father-daughter dances, and who
Would walk me down the aisle when
I get married after he would first
Say it’s okay to get married?
My mom says she doesn’t even know,
So I stare at men’s faces looking for
My own reflection in their eyes.

 

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Lines

Lines

As toddlers, we are taught to color with
crayons inside the lines.
Then in kindergarten we move by groups in lines.
In elementary school, we get lunch in line, and
learn to write on the lines.  On the way home
from school, we ride the bikes on the right side
of the center line. When we start to drive,
we don’t pass on a solid yellow line.
Cars are parked between the lines, and parents work to
keep their kids in line.  We parents talk politics, they
are told not to move from the party line.
We wait for entrance to stadiums in line.  Some people
get in line for their share of food once a month, or
to  get a job. Dallas Cowboys like to cross the line at
the end zone with a football and we call on
telephone lines. For some reason I colored outside
the lines when I was young, and I don’t care if the poem
doesn’t rhyme.

 

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