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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Re: Questions on the Way Over
« Last post by mojojames on Today at 08:20 AM »
Thanks Marsha - I've re-worked this poem many times - usually that results in losing the original drift or mood,
I don't think I lost it this time round - RC
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Poetry Styles - Formats / Re: Romeo and Juliet Redux (sonnet)
« Last post by daisyxo on Today at 08:20 AM »
Wow, love it even more now ... this one definitely needs to be heard.  Thanks for adding the spoken word!!!
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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Re: Questions on the Way Over
« Last post by daisyxo on Today at 08:16 AM »
I love this poem .... while silent seamsters sew spirit to our dreams (my favorite line)
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Poetry Styles - Formats / Re: Romeo and Juliet Redux (sonnet)
« Last post by mojojames on Today at 07:47 AM »
Marsha - Am pleased it struck a note for you.  I added audio.  RC
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Poetry Styles - Formats / Re: Romeo and Juliet Redux (sonnet)
« Last post by daisyxo on Today at 07:09 AM »
Hey mojo.... this poem sparks the desire to read over and over again.  It's definitely edgy, and I appreciate the word translations.  I would love to hear this one recorded (as each poet writes with his/her own tone, and voice reflection in their head).
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Poetry Styles - Formats / Romeo and Juliet Redux (sonnet)
« Last post by mojojames on July 15, 2018, 11:03 PM »

https://soundcloud.com/rc-james-user841120068/z0000861


Poppin’ off at each other, cuddies were,
young kinky murrr! to a snoopy neighbor,
nasty shit-hounds worryin’ a preacher.
Hid out from a peepin’ nose-head stalker,
blown away by each other, hearts full jar,
gave each other a dose of neon blue.
Fam’lies pissed as tom's in a gay cat bar,
the twosome jumped up with a deadly clue,
blotter mixed with dizzy supah el-bleen,
yah, was gonna cool out their chill heart thang.
way too zonk, the cocktail, super-bad spleen,
turned both their lights to endless midnight blang.

Dressed formal for the hook-up, down for night,
eternity over them, laid-out tight.

cuddies – family/kinfolk
murrr! – young whelp/brat
neon blue – bliss
blotter – pure LSD
el bleen – pure Afghan heroin
blang – darkness/nothing/blank
hook-up – wedding
down – ready
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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Questions on the Way Over
« Last post by mojojames on July 15, 2018, 10:36 PM »
An otherworldly white rose appears full bloom
on the mantle to soothe our harsh tomorrows.
Where does the lithe spirit we abandoned loom?
Alive, alive in memory, not in sorrow.

The dread apparitions that claim you nightly,
will they too, come with us on our final run,
then in drear spite, haunt us anew frightfully,
and dwell in this dream’s remainder like a sun?

Will the fear of what we’ve come to understand,
proud in lop-top-sided triumph, embrace us?
A thousand turbulent miles from land lies more land,
here, the dolphins hypnotize with arcing trust.

The ocean of our past informs us, and gleams;
beneath tormented skies, prophets’ poems speak
while silent seamsters sew spirit to our dreams.
We can’t forget what we’ve lost for what we seek.

Can we summon the extent of what we know,
how we know it, and make when conform to now?
There is nothing more sound than a falcon’s show,
only a dove’s return with what love might allow.
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on July 12, 2018, 05:22 PM »
The storyline of Emitt Till. Read the real time letters to the editor about this event.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/till-killers-confession/
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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Re: Deep Surrender
« Last post by Halo on July 11, 2018, 04:06 AM »


I love this write, Weave, the newness and developing of a relationship is something isn't it!
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Haiku, Limerick, Zen, Mookuka And Other Fun Poetry / Re: Haiku Of The Day
« Last post by Halo on July 11, 2018, 04:04 AM »

Thank you dear daisy!  :rose
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