Honey is Sweet

Honey is Sweet

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Honey is Sweet

Do you really love me,
Or is this some kind of silly game?
Sometimes it is hard to tell
Since some of what we say and do
Seems like the same thing.
Do you really want this ring?
It hurts inside when you play
These pretend games with my heart.
If this is true, I think we would
Be better if we were apart.
At least then I’d know I could
Share my life and name with another,
And you would be in my past as
Just one of my lovers.
Honey is sweet when you go
From flower to flower, but stay with me.
There’s no limit to what we could harvest
Together and what we could be.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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World of Words by Elias Tobias has new format

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World of Words by Elias Tobias has new format
The World of Words by Elias Tobias has changed a bit.

It is still using WordPress, but with a new updated, more secure format. The old files are still accessible, and if the favorite links are not in the black area under the nameplate, you can use the internal search at the very top of the page. There is an extra step for comments, to help cut back on the spam, which was part of the reason for the new format scripts. Let us know what you think.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here.

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You Make It Easy

You Make It Easy

You make it easy to love you,
By the way you do the little things,
And the little things you say.
And I wish you would decide to stay.

You make it easy to hate you,
By the way you do the big things,
And the big things you say.
And I wish you would just go away.

I don’t know how to love you,
Or if I should like you at all.
You make it hard to make the fall.
Why do you defend only the
rules you want to bend?
I can’t understand signals you send.
Do you want things to end, or do you
want to try to be just friends?

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Get Back, Jack

Get Back, Jack

Get back, Jack.
Gimme some slack.
Sometimes I think  it’s patience you lack.
I  can get  your money  back.
You say time is money, and  you
Have expressed interest , compounded daily.
You see I don’t want to wait forever,
But it will take some time to get it together.
So get back, Jack.
Gimme some slack.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Concert version of Next Flight

Concert version of Next Flight

animatedbabygrandpiano1.GIFOut of the hundreds of poems I have written, one of the more special poems is “Next Flight”  since it is the only one of my poems that I know for sure was made into a song.  The music was written by Michael Albright during my first year at Ball State University.  He was one of my roommates that year, and the summer of the lat first year, he died in a traffic accident.  The more detailed story and a video I made a while back is available at Next Flight: the Song.

I decided to make a concert version as if he was alive to sing the song to hundreds of people, and this is what I finished up with.  It is not stereo since the master was recorded on a cassette recorder I got from the BSU library.

To hear this version, click on the link below. It will take you another page, and then click on the link again. A dialogue box will appear asking to play the file in .wma format, the regular music format for windows systems (The MP3 version took too much space to load here.)   If you like it, you can download it, too, for free and send it to your friends.
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Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Something

Something

I see a different look in your eyes,
Something make-up can’t disguise.
Is there something you would like to tell me?
There’s new about you that’s a mystery.

The eyes are a window to your soul,
And with other facial expressions,
Your true feelings start to show.
You don’t have to hide anything from me.
My love for you goes on to infinity.

I see a different look in your eyes,
Something your smile can’t disguise.
Is there something I really need to know?
You can tell me now or later after we go.

The eyes are a window to your soul,
And with other facial expressions,
Your true feelings start to show.
You don’t have to hide anything from me.
My love for you goes on to infinity.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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A Different Fourth

A Different Fourth

As the last few logs on the camp fire
glow in the night, there will not be
any fireworks this Fourth of July.
They are not needed tonight.
Friends and family are together
Again for another year’s reunion.
The only celebration is the half-moon
hanging in the quiet sky over the tall
bare tree at the edge of the peninsula.
Distant lights along the lake reflect
in the ripples of waves in the water.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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God Said

God Said

Editor’s Note:  This poem will be soon published in Eber & Wein Publishing’s Best Poets of 2014.

God Said

Your are a blessed child my son,
For you have made the cold, warm,
And the hungry, feasting not only,
Yesterday, but today and tomorrow.
You may not know to whom you helped,
But I can see what all you have done.
When the right time will come, you will
Enter the Gates of Heaven with glory,
And all of your sins will be forgiven.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Indiana Wildflowers 2014 edition

Indiana Wildflowers 2014 edition

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Click on photo to see short video.  If you don’t get a video, click here.

There is a small piece of land by the side of the road that leads to my apartment complex and and the sloping embankment to a bridge.  This area is left unmanaged for the most part, except then is it mowed now and then. This area has become home to at least 10 different types of wildflowers of all colors.  Check out the video and see what people don’t see when they go to work.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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