63

63

There’s a start of arthritis in one of my knees.
The eye doctor prescribes glasses so I can see.
Spring and fall allergies now make me sneeze.
I can’t bend over to cut the nails on my feet.
White hair on my head has begun to recede.
I guess I’m not as young as I used to be, but
I can’t retire yet since I’m only 63.

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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If Words Covered You Like Clothes

If Words Covered You Like Clothes

If words covered you like clothes,
Would the words be just words,
Or would they be in sentences, and
If so, would they be short or long?
This is not a spelling test, and
No answers would be wrong.
Would you add extra syllables
To cover your arms and legs
To protect yourself from the cold,
Or would the words disappear
From your memory as you get old?
Perhaps you would need special
Ones to shield your skin from rays
That shine down on sunny days.
Would the letters fall to the ground
After the clouds begin to rain,
Scrambling the letters from everyone
Like a word puzzle that went insane?
What if words covered you like clothes?
I think only you would know.

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Hello Mister Sunshine!

Editor’s Note:  This will be the last new poem for the Friday New Poem feature for two months, a summer vacation, of sorts.  Efforts to publish a new poem every week for the last several years on the World of Words by Elias Tobias has taken a toll from my bank of poems, and the word bank accounts need new currency, new words.

Hello Mister Sunshine!

Hello Mister Sunshine!
I’m glad you could come out today.
The rain has stopped for now, and
I feel like things will go my way.
I’m starting to feel the warm touch
of your pleasant solar rays.
I have a busy schedule, so I invite
you to take the time to stay
long enough so I can finish my tasks
and still have some time to play
before the dark clouds return
and the sky again becomes gray.

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Three Time Loser

Three Time Loser

I’m a two-time loser,
and I’m on the road.
My lovers have left,
and now I’m all alone.
I’m tired of traveling.
This life is getting old.
What I need is a wife,
and a place I’d call home.

But I can’t live those dreams.
Life’s not as simple as it seems.

I want to see the love
light shine from her eyes,
and have a place I can
rest my head at night.
I’d like a woman who would
rather kiss than fight.
She would love me, and
I would treat her right.

But I can’t live those dreams.
Life’s not as simple as it seems.

I’m a three-time loser,
and I’m still on the road.
My lover just left me,
and now I’m all alone.
I’m tired of traveling.
This life is getting old.
What I need is a wife,
and a place I’d call home.

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Sand Castle Fantasy

Sand Castle Fantasy

One time is not enough with you,
not even two,
maybe three, four or five.
Perhaps the flame of love will be kept alive
long enough for the memories to survive
through the years. Maybe the sands
of time won’t be swept by the waves of reality
which constantly erode my sanity.

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Counting

Counting

She marks the days off the calendar until her wedding day,
And the father counts the cost of this investment for the
Day he will be a proud grandfather while the mother
Counts the number of guests who said they would arrive.
The bridegroom counts the days he will be with his bride
After the day and night of the marriage ceremony.
The guests count how far they will need to fly to get
To that location, and how much the hotel room will cost.
The caterer counts the guest list to arrive at how much
Food and beverages to prepare for the wedding reception,
And the minister puts the wedding date on his calendar.
The photographer consults with the bride to arrive at the
Kind and the number of photos to record the unique event.
The florist counts the kinds of flowers according to the
Color theme, and she makes sure all the flowers are fresh.

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Echos

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A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Echos

You need to live life
as it happens day by day,
love who you live with
and watch what you say.
Echos return as rumors
in very distorted ways.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

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Sun and Rain

Sun and Rain

As I looked through the window, the sun came
From behind some clouds and the ground was
Bathed with light.

The grass was greener, and I could see spots
On the glass that needed to be cleaned.

The darker clouds covered the sun, the wind
Blew the trees around and raindrops that hit
The glass made the spots on the window
Disappear, as if they washed away anything
That needed to be done, but was too hard
Or difficult to deal with.

Then I felt the rain come through the window.
And I wiped by eyes with my hand.

There is so much more I could do, or should
Have tried to do, but some things are hard
To deal with.

Sometimes I need the sun to see the start
Of a new day, and the green grass,
But I like to see the rain, too.

The grass gets greener, and the water cleans
The spots off the windows.

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Red Dot Media renamed to One Vision Media Management

Red Dot Media renamed to One Vision Media Management

Indianapolis – Red Dot Media Management has been renamed One Vision Media Management with newly acquired capital and new board members. Red Dot Media Management acquired Sand Castle Productions in January 2010. Sand Castle Productions was originally an organization created by Michael Hall, the owner and webmaster of the “World of Words by Elias Tobias” poetry blog.

One Vision will maintain its availability to produce videos for the World of Words by Elias Tobias’ You Tube channel through an office in Indianapolis, Indiana. For full press release, click Here.

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Old Friends

Old Friends

A pair of names, circled with a heart, are
etched permanently on the school desk,
indelibly recorded with layers of ink…
another sits on the signs of the past.
Skirts flirted once, and eyes rolled
around the room searching for love,
even though feelings were young…
another looks for a future “old friend.”

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