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.”

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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Peeling Boots

Peeling Boots

What is a man supposed to do
with boots that are starting to peel,
especially after the boots had
been given a new set of hard heals?
Forgetting the boots is hard.
So how does a cowboy need to feel?

They have been around 10 years,
and worked in the dark and the light.
The boots have checked out ladies,
including the one who’s now my wife.
They have walked me through the rain,
and always stayed black and bright.

What is a man supposed to do
with boots that are starting to peel?
Take a day off, look around some,
and find boots with a good deal.

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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I Just Need to Belong to Me

I Just Need to Belong to Me

Which choice do I make?
The sun will be going down, and
I have to make a decision soon.
There are several possibilities,
but I don’t know what to believe.
I don’t belong to your kind,
and I’m really not a part of them.
I’m stuck somewhere in the middle.
I just need to belong to me.
Who am I in reality?

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On The Hollodeck

On The Hollodeck

A computer program can change an
empty room into a wild west saloon
on the hollodeck.

Distant memories that have yet to be
made can be shared and replayed
on the hollodeck.

Everything you sense you think is
real, even the emotions you feel,
on the hollodeck.

You can make your own world, a
Wizard of Oz, but be cool The Fonze,
on the hollodeck.

It’s hard to forget it’ a mechanical dream.
You can get hooked on it, it seems,
on the hollodeck.

You can lose your sense of reality,
rationality, and responsibility,
on the hollodeck.

 

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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The Universal Man

The Universal Man

What this world needs is what
some people call a universal man,
and this unique personality
has a special ability to understand
when and how to implement
what some call a master plan.

This universal man uses the
ultimate in compassion
with the strength of steel
in unbounded determination
to become an important leader
instilled with inspiration.

Once the universal man has
the support for his vision
be begins to mount memories
which will create a tradition
while the forces he commands
completes each of their missions.

What this world needs is what
some people call a universal man,
and this unique personality
has a special ability to understand
when and how to implement
what some call a master plan.

 

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Snake in the Grass

Snake in the Grass

When things go wrong, we
feel sad, mad, and wonder
if thing would have been
better if we had…
looked over to the other
side of the fence.

They say the grass is
always greener on the
other side of the fence,
because of the water or
maybe the way the sun
illuminates the individual
blades of grass.
Beware of this illusion, for
there is a snake that
crawls, camouflaged, as it
moves up a tree to get a
better view of its next
potential victim near the
white points of the picket
fence.

 

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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.

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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Reason to Dream

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

Reason To Dream

Some say dreams are for those who sleep,
but when they wake up to the morning, the
thoughts created in the night are forgotten.

I say dreams are for those who have a need
to live for more than just another day, and
they have a reason to look forward to tomorrow.

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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.

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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Love’s Only a Game

A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Love’s Only a Game

I’ll leave it all up to you.
I’ll do what you say.
You make the decision.
It’s better that way.
We used to be special,
but now, nothing is the same.
It thought it would be forever,
But for you, love’s only a game.

I’ll leave it all up to you.
I would like you to stay.
I could forgive you.
We can start over today.

We used to be special,
but now, nothing is the same.
It thought it would be forever,
But for you, love’s only a game.

I’ll leave it all up to you.
We were one of a kind.
Feelings have gone now,
You need to draw the line.

We used to be special,
but now, nothing is the same.
It thought it would be forever,
But for you, love’s only a game.

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