I’ve got to let you go

I’ve got to let you go

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

We’ve made such good memories.
We laughed so hard, we cried.
I’ll remember days like these.
and the times you were by my side.

But there’s one thing I must say,
It has nothing to do with you.
There’s a reason you can’t stay.
I’ve been too much a fool.

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

I’m not the person I seem to be,
and you don’t want the truth.
Adventures we had were great.
They brought me back to my youth.

You don’t need your happy life
to be intertwined with mine.
My world would cut you like a knife.
It is at the least, most unkind.

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

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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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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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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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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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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