The Edge

The Edge

A swift sword helps create an empire,
soiled by the blood of those who rise against it.
The razor-sharp edge keeps people in line,
but over time the metal which supports the edge
loses its strength, and can no longer be trusted.
The edge can get dull, and be easily rusted.
The unity is threatened when the blade can break,
but a new, and more dangerous weapon can
be forged from the mold of the master sword,
and the harmony is restored among the nations
who have no hate or strife among the people,
except for ruling power which controls them.
The sword of the new generation tries to
keep the dynasty alive, but it really cuts down
every chance of successful reign since the
new blades dull even faster than before.
Violence will erupt, and the revolution begins.

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Pocket your dreams

Pocket your dreams

Pocket your dreams.
Then they are within reach of your hands.
You can have a chance to get a hold of
your dreams when the opportunity knocks.

If you put your dreams on cluttered shelves
in the closet of your mind or the wandering
the hallways of your heart, the time to
use your dreams may be gone before you find them.

Like loose change, the dreams my fall out of
your pocket, but that is the chance you
take for being ready to live.

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A Woman Falling in Love

A Woman Falling in Love

There’s a quickness in her step.
She knows what she wants to do,
And where she wants to go.
When his name is mentioned,
You can see her face glow.
She is a woman falling in love.

There is a sudden smile,
A silent sparkle in her eyes,
Then a happy grin on her face.
There’s a certain look about her
As they meet at a certain place.
She is a woman falling in love.

She changes her style of clothes,
And does something new to her
Hair In anticipation of lovely gifts.
Mere presence and conversation
With man she loves gives her a lift.
She is a woman falling in love.

She lives for the moments that
Become her memories of the past,
And plans all part of the game.
If the affair should ever fall apart,
She’d be broken-hearted just the same.
She is a woman falling in love.

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Live In Your Own Skin

Live in Your Own Skin

Live in your own skin;
Be who you are naturally.
To believe you’re someone else
Is to live alive artificially.
Friends don’t define who you are,
But it’s good to be part of a group.
It’s good to part of what people do,
But just mix the flavors of the soup.
It can be important how you look,
And it does affect how you feel,
But earing a logo from a fashion house
Should not be that big of a deal.
Live in your own skin;
Be who you are naturally.
Reactions to life’s challenges will
Determine the kind of person you’ll be.

 

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Father’s Day poem

For all the fathers, past and present
on Father’s day June 17, 2018

Elias Tobias

Father’s Day poem

This Father’s day poem is hard to write.
I want it to be classy, witty, and bright.
I want it to be different, original and new,
not a store-bought poem for many “you’s”.
I want it to have meaning for all time,
and somehow have a sense of rhyme.
I want it to reflect an image of the past,
an image that is real, positive and has
implied a note of thanks for things learned.
Even with mistakes, bridges are not burned.
Hundreds of poems grew from my imagination,
a few have been honored with publication.
They come easy; my fingers just type.
But this one is special; it has to be right.
Sometimes words get in the way of what
my heart really would like to like to say.
So here, Dad, is a poem for your Father’s Day.

 

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Faded Rainbows

Faded Rainbows

You can’t have a rainbow without the rain.
You don’t see a rainbow on a bright sunny day.
It takes some of those raindrops in the sky
For the sunlight to reflect colors a certain way.

 

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Temporary Trumpet

Temporary Trumpet

The green leaves of the Hibiscus rise above
the blades of grass like a skyscraper,
and a lone bloom announces God’s glory
through the spectrum of bright
yellow to ruby red petals.
Other parts are exposed to reveal a
practical beauty. The music made can
be heard in the wind as the
trumpet basks in the warmth
of the afternoon sun. By the next morning,
the instrument is silenced because the
notes are folded in the petals. The bloom will
fall after another trumpet sounds.

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The Brass Ring

The Brass Ring

I go on
doing what I can
day after day.

I go to work,
then I go home
to rest and play.

But I’m still watching for the
brass ring to fall
(fall, fall, fall) from the sky.

So I could be watching for that
brass ring to fall
(fall, fall, fall) until I die.

 

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Hole in my heart

Hole in my heart

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
It’s convenient to invent another reality,
But the past resurfaces eventually,
Since keys to memories remain daily.
Fingerprints on the scene are obviously
Evidence she did the crime convincingly.
Like a cake, layers of lies raise possibilities,
And suspects’ motives twist ironically,
So much, it makes for a movie mystery.
At the end, she walks away, innocently,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
Sign with a stamp, and enter automatically
A million dollar sweepstakes or lottery,
But the odds of losing are mathematically
Decided, and, of course, done legally.
The real winners are a strange minority.
Costs of winning transfer to the majority,
And the promotion is done effectively.
Business incomes increase exponentially.
There will be those who want things free,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
Yet love for my wife keeps on beating.
The pain I feel inside keeps on hurting.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
Time and again, humans ignore history,
And try to extend their possibilities.
World resources are used inefficiently,
And many people suffer, consequently.
Aided with more machines and technology
Countries connect by a complex economy.
Governments try to work together politically,
But strengthen their power with the military.
Life would be better if we lived in harmony,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
Yet love for my wife keeps on beating.
The pain I feel inside keeps on hurting.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be,
When it comes to relationships romantically.
Who we love or hate is found astrologically.
Teenagers deal daily with changes in puberty.
Feelings and emotions are expressed musically.
Years of childhood disappear dramatically
Birth rates are proof of love’s popularity,
And more marriages are mixed racially.
The definition of what makes a family
Is challenged in county court rooms daily,
But that is never the end of the story.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

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Are you related to George Washington?

Are you related to George Washington?

I remember when my mother did
some research in our family ancestry,
and she found out we were part of
hundreds related to George Washington.
I remember a picture of him, a young
surveyor’s son with the ladies,
a future father of America, a general
and president George Washington.
I’ve always liked history and this is a
fun fact to for me to know,
a connection to the man on the
dollar bills I use, George Washington.

 

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