Lost Glove

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A poem by Brother Alexander Michael Dunbar

Lost Glove

A lonely glove whose mate
was lost some time in his
youth is collected with other
handy orphans, signs of how
past winters were too much
for them.

Assorted colors and fabrics
– cotton, fleece, nylon and
leather – are faded after
seasons of abuse and contact
with different forms of
precipitation.

They were collected instead
of being trashed by his mother
as reminders of how he survived
winters with one hand unprotected.

 

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Rainbow of Love

Editor’s Note: This is the only poem that my wife has written to and for me.

Rainbow of Love

My love for you is like a rainbow.
It’s a never ending circle of love
with you at the center of its existence.
The shades of the rainbow range from
bright to dull, as do my emotions.
They are bright and lively when you are near.
They are subdued, even perhaps dull,
when we are apart. The colors of the
rainbow reflect my passion for you.
My passion ranges from hot red,
Whenever you touch me, to cool blue
when we have to part. And like God’s
promise of the rainbow to all men,
for all time, let the rainbow be a
visual reminder to you of the promise
from my heart, to love you for all time.

To my beloved Mike: Patty

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Night Becomes Day

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

Night Becomes Day

The hunter becomes the hunted
just as night becomes the day.
The predator’s killing instincts
are used to survive in their own way
when another views the hunter
as just another meal, it’s daily prey.
Despite this unique law of nature
man blends black and white into gray,
causing the balance of nature to
change, to be altered and sway.

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I can feel the strong winds blowing

I can feel the strong winds blowing

It seems like I’ve been here before,
but really this is a new place to stay.
I’ve lived here nearly a year now,
and I think I should be on my way.
I’ve been on my own for a long time.
and no place has felt like a home.
I have a paying job, and a box of an
apartment I come back from work alone.
There are people I work with and know,
but their faces seem to be the same,
and whenever I leave here again,
I will probably forget their names.
I’m good at my line of work, and
I know just how to get along, but
there seems to be something missing,
like an ending to a fantastic song.
I’ve lived here nearly a year now,
and I think I should be on my way.
I can feel the strong winds blowing, and
the skies are turning cloudy and gray.

 

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Midnight Mystery

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A poem by Brother Rufus McDougal

Midnight Mystery

The city is being attacked.
The air raid siren fills my head,
yet no planes or rockets arrive.
Then I shut my alarm off and it
still continues with the same sound.
The radio and television are silent
since I decided to go to bed.
The sound is filling my head.
Then I find the annoying noise
is outside, just near the door
and it vibrates a dull roar.
The neighbor’s white Ford
has its horn stuck again.

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Funny Picture

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A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Funny Picture

All you see in this photograph is an image
made in silver or with color dyes.
But then you fall on the floor,
and I’ll always remember your laugh.
I let you see it because I thought you
wanted to be friends, but you lied.
It’s clear the insult was deep, and
my respect for you won’t last.
This is my lover and my friend,
and what I see and feel is mine.
I care for her, more than you can
know, and I will for a long, long time.

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Waitin’ at the Bus Stop Blues

Waitin’ at the Bus Stop Blues

I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
And the time wasted is not new.
I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
but I’m glad I’m waitin’ with you.

Here we are again waitin’ on the bus.
I’m beginning to think they forget about us.
They are at least 15-20 minutes late,
and I really need to get to work today.
It’s cold when the wind blows on the street.
I feel the chill from my head to my feet.
I think it’s colder that it was yesterday,
and weatherman says winter is here to stay.

I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
And the time wasted is not new.
I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
but I’m glad I’m waitin’ with you.

Icy roads may have caused an accident,
and the door to the bus may be bent.
Then how am I going to get in, or maybe
the problems are just my imagination.
It’s times like this I wish we had a car,
but the money we make won’t go that far.
The kind of car I want costs too much,
then I have to buy gas, tires and such.

I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
And the time wasted is not new.
I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
but I’m glad I’m waitin’ with you.

 

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The Last Catalog

LSC brother Levi Jacobs sent this humorous poem this holiday season.

The Last Catalog

Oh no. Say it isn’t so!
This is your last catalog from us.
We hate to see you go!
There are many new items
For you to see, we know,
And there are Christmas
Gifts that even glow.
Savings are set to save you dough,
And free delivery will help
Presents under your tree grow.
We thank you being a loyal
customer for 5 years in a row.

 

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World of Words site to celebrate 20th anniversary

World of Words site to celebrate 20th anniversary

Poet Elias Tobias will celebrate 20 years of continuous presence on the Internet with his World of Words poetry blog, and series of articles will appear in 2018 throughout the year on the web site and other social media. The format has changed and features expanded, but the main purpose has been maintained as a forum to promote the poetry by Elias Tobias (http://eliastobias.net).
Archives of more than 2500 posts from poems, photographs and short stories in English, French, Spanish and even Arabic are available since 2007 when the blog went to a Word Press format after its initial beginnings with Tripod.com in 1998. All this time, access to the website has been free, even though attempts at advertising through Google did not turn out as expected.
A new logo has been designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World of Words by Elias Tobias, and two weekly posts on social media, the Poem of the Week, which reposts previously published posts, will continue on Mondays and on Fridays, a new poem will continue to be published. Other social media outlets include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest accounts, and the new logo will appear on posts on The World of Words by Elias Tobias along with these media and press releases.
Elias Tobias uses the website as a base to launch the sales of two published books, an anthology of 145 poems called, “Figments of My Reality” and a short story murder mystery, “Five Aces.” Both books came out in July of 2013 and are published by AuthorHouse, Inc. Information on the purchase of these books can be found at http://eliastobiasbooks.weebly.com/. The books are also available on Amazon.com and other retail book sellers.
Elias Tobias is the pen name of Michael D. Hall, a former business journal editor for the Laredo Morning Times. Hall has been writing short stories and poetry since his childhood. It was creative writing, and an interest in photography, which lead him to get two degrees in photojournalism and work with publications around the country. A graduate of Ball State University, He has also worked as an educator in Texas and Indiana, a certified computer technician and other positions which inspire his creative writing.

 

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Popcorn

Popcorn

Kernels of popcorn are feelings.
The seed has all it needs to become another
many times over in its genetic code.
People make their feelings known at birth
and feelings mature, packaged by society.
A population boom threatens the earth.

Popcorn is sprinkled in a pan of problems,
gets heated by a soul’s unrest and stress,
and feelings expand to the point that they
turn inside out. The scene can get ugly.
Other people feed upon these moments.
In special times, the feelings of love
beyond friendship expand into ecstasy
and the sounds of popcorn hitting the lid
of the pan repeat in irregular rhythm.
Butter and salt make popcorn taste better.

A handful of problems, under the worst of
conditions, can become a bag of uncontrollable
terror and destruction of property and life.
In the best of times, the bag can be filled
with quality name brand memories that
will last even after the movie is over.
Not all the kernels of trouble will pop, though,
while other kernels just will get burned
before they can transform themselves
into exposed feelings ready to devoured.

It is a matter of chance of fate which designs the
destiny of our feelings.

 

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