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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.

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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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.

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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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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Paper Wars

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A poem by Brother Karl Dobson

Paper Wars

Each month I load my checkbook
with paper bombs directed at
predetermined targets which hit
with technical precision.
They are armed with varying
pounds of destruction which
make sense, according to the target.
Each month I fight this battle
quietly in the privacy of my
home on the cluttered desk.
It is an ironic battleground.
When I am successful, which
I have to be in reality,
I am not the winner, but a loser.
I run out of bombs, out of targets,
out of ammunition. I am vulnerable,
open to agents of the enemy.
I struggle to survive in this
war of paper, credit and debt.

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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.

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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New Visions

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A poem by Brother Adrian Parker

New Visions

Let’s take time to think what we’ve been through.
There have been changes in me and in you,
Things will be different in what we say and do.
Outside we look the same, but inside we are new.

Once a mind is stretched, it’s not ever the same.
Yearning eyes see things moving on a new plane.
Hands open different doors with everything to gain.
We have become better people with our old names.

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Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Sometimes we get lost in space
As we revolve around each other
In this complicated universe.
Gravity pulls you closer to me
when you are close, and
gravity pushes you further
from me when you are away.
I’d just like to you to stay in
My galaxy, and the distance
Between us would be just a few
light-years, just around the bend.

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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Smoky Mountain Light Show

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

Smoky Mountain Light Show

Only the fireflies light the sky
on this particular 4th of July.
the barbecue grill has been replaced
by a old fashioned stone fire place.
Not any band march in a parade,
because the birds make music today.
No explosions echo in the night,
and somehow it all seems right.

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