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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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.

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Corridor

Corridor

The train used to stop here twice a day,
but it doesn’t stop in Corridor anymore.
Commercial cars carry all kinds of goods
to warehouses and then to box stores.
There were lots of people and businesses,
and for a small town, there was much to do.
Construction companies built all the houses,
the Post Office, and the new high school, too.
The passenger trains would stop at the depot
and then people would arrive and depart.
At times, soldiers in uniforms would wait,
and say last goodbyes to their sweethearts.
Then main street became part of the highway,
and lots of cars would roll through town.
Gas stations, repair and tire shops, motels
seemed to turn the lives of people around.
There were several small restaurants open,
each with their hometown food specialty.
The Bulletin was the only newspaper around,
and it listed movies teenagers could see.
Then highway traffic went to the interstate,
and the shops and businesses closed down.
People needed to find jobs elsewhere, and
they moved their families out of town.
The newspaper was sold and it also stopped.
The Pavilion, the movie theater, closed
because of its out-of-town competition.
The decline of the once-vibrant town showed.
The train depot, which became a restaurant,
was part of an effort to save part of history,
But there was no interest or funds available,
and a bulldozer made a rubble of former glory.
A petition was used to save to Post Office,
and it is used by those who decided to stay.
The main businesses now are convenient stores,
who sell gas to get lost travelers on their way.

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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.

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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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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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