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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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The society that they burned

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Once upon a time
there was
a big city

with so many people
that some of the people
moved

to another place
and it was a big city, too. Continue reading


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Above the trees

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Searching at dusk with pale yellow light,
heaven’s beams seek the space
between the leaves
to splash away darkness
at my feet
on this winding path to your door. Continue reading


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Up and down

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Sun is up
Moon is down

Dreaming ends
I hit the ground

Coffee’s up
Mug is down

Liquid breakfast . . .
maybe a bagel before I go? Continue reading


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Final thoughts

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

sad angel girl

Gay N. Lewis

It was the only choice
left to make
between taking the internal devastation
to get an outward victory
or leaving the hospital entirely  Continue reading


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A fine specimen – not me

by Smokey Collingsworth and Laddie Kelso (4-ever)

Body of a Greek god

.        Years of illness and worry

Mind like a steel trap

.        I can’t find my glasses.

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What are you thinking about now?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Photo by Jennifor Idol

What are you thinking about now?

The good in your life?

Or,

are you

focusing on something negative? Continue reading


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That was and this is

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

That was when we rode the carousel.
Plastic ponies on sticks and springs.
Tinsel and sparkling lights in winter.
Summer sun bounced off your skin. Continue reading


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O, R U ?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

2001: A Space Odyssey

We

Wed

Wedding

Weddings

 

We dings

Wings
Wins

Win
In
I
I, alone

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Little bits

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

“Androcles and the Lion” by Briton Riviere (1908)

little
little means
little means a lot
little means a lot to the hungry

little
little caring
little caring hearts
little caring hearts bring joy

little
little action
little action hands
little action hands craft priceless gifts

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