“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over.
Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Definition of thyself!

I’m a fragrance
buried in bloom
longing for release

My soul is wailing
unclothed before thee
yearning for cleanse

I’m an onion
to be peeled
layer by layer

My fruits are ripe
taste thyself
beckoning its thirst

I’m an old soul
walking the Earth
for all eternity

My spirit is seeking
exploration of character
conquering thy labyrinth

I’m of complexity
fancy consumption
hungry for understanding

My desires are extreme
craving love and patience
a worthwhile journey

I’m the curious child
and feisty cat
hanging on a hot tin roof

My eyes burn of fire
with reckless abandon
for whisperings of love

I’m a woman of passion
longing an equation
of mind, heart, body and soul!

Written by L.M.P.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A flower for Kat

Life is all about the path you choose
remember it’s a rollercoaster
filled with ups and downs,
even though the scenery changes
the people along the way
make the journey memorable

Like the seasons we all change
remember to live with passion
never never never regret…
dance when no one else does
remember to write
memories should never be forgotten

Enjoy every kiss
you never know whether it will be the last

Make the most of every moment
with family, friends or lovers
whether near or far away

Sometimes you’ll be alone
other times you won’t
but never let life get you down:

bit by bit it falls apart
but with time it blossoms again and again,
Kat was our beautiful flower
she will forever bloom in our hearts, minds and souls.

Written for Redbubble Project: "A Flower For Kat" who passed away at 23 years old. Kathleen Collins was a beautiful soul, friend, artist, writer and poet.

Monday, November 1, 2010

We Cut and Bleed The Same Color

*Specially written for The Anti-Racism Poetry Event for World-Poems Net group on Facebook*

Don't fear my skin,
open your heart,
and let me in.

We must learn and teach,
take the olive branch,
it's a loving reach.

Erase the fears,
and add in hope,
for better years.

Let's respect eachother,
for we cut and bleed,
the same color.

Let's respect eachother,
for we cut and bleed,
the same color.

Be open to my culture,
step out of your anger,
and embrace my color.

Respect all of me,
let's hold hands,
and sing in harmony.

Time to end the hate,
and learn from history,
before it's too late.

Let's respect eachother,
for we cut and bleed,
the same color.

Let's respect eachother,
for we cut and bleed,
the same color.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bagging A Burden

Destiny gone bad,
it's dragging us down,
with the devil gone mad.

Another empty shell,
one for the book,
and shot to hell.

Save the sympathy,
shelter the storm,
and don't bleed me.

Sratching a soul,
bagging a burden,
and out of control.

Scratching a soul,
bagging a burden,
and out of control.

Free your fears,
medicate the pain,
and save the tears.

Another lost soul,
taking a life,
and filling up a hole.

With no love train,
we're trapped,
in a life of pain.

Scratching a soul,
bagging a burden,
and out of control.

Scratching a soul,
bagging a burden,
and out of control.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blind By Ignorance

A corrupted human race,
preserved with prejudice,
a shameful disgrace.

Bound by false belief,
a tormented tragedy,
empty with grief.

An unsettled score,
damned for violence,
let's make love not war.

Blind by ignorance,
the world's plague,
served with indifference.

Blind by ignorance,
the world's plague,
served with indifference.

Bullied by bloodshed,
evil acts of cruelty,
with a million and one dead.

An ugly circumstance,
full of hatred,
suffering the consequence.

Consumed with angst and fear,
waiting on peace,
while shedding another tear.

Blind by ignorance,
the world's plague,
served with indifference.

Blind by ignorance,
the world's plague,
served with indifference.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Suggested Reading

It's my pleasure to give you an inside view of the many great books and novels that shaped my life and left an impression on me through the years. My tastes vary from one extreme to the next.

**everything written by Hemingway**

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

A Brief History Of Philosophy From Socrates To Derrida - Derek Johnston

The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered - R. Eisenman & M. Wise

700 Sundays - Billy Crystal

Memoirs/All Rivers Run To The Sea - Elie Wiesel

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil - John Berendt

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Complete Works of Shakespeare

Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

Middlemarch - George Eliot

Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

Bleak House - Charles Dickens

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

East of Eden - John Steinbeck

Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

Emma-Jane Austen

Persuasion - Jane Austen

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossein

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Animal Farm - George Orwell

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Atonement - Ian McEwan

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Dune - Frank Herbert

Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon

Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Dracula - Bram Stoker

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

Ulysses - James Joyce

The Inferno – Dante

Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

Germinal - Emile Zola

Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

Possession - AS Byatt

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

Charlotte’s Web - EB White

Tuesday's With Morrie - Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Watership Down - Richard Adams

A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heart For Haiti

Through destruction and despair,
with doubt and uncertainty,
there's hope and prayer.
Many unaccounted for,
keep the faith,
hear my roar.
With blank empty stare,
cries of anguish,
remember many care.
There's much desperation,
but with heart and hope,
brings much compassion.
Don't fret or give up,
many love you,
with their sugar cup.
Many seeking refuge,
nowhere to turn,
keep the courage.
Living without hope,
nights of silence,
we'll help you cope.
With nothing to spare,
take my healing hand,
I've got a pair.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Rush

Chasing shadows of time,
blood runs through my veins,
foolish ideals walk a thin line.
We swim against the tide,
shake up the dream,
broken boundaries, no pride.
Empty faces at my command,
massacre of greed,
political warfare on demand.
No rhyme of reason,
we're running on empty,
man and machine, open season.
Fictional tales of rearrange,
gunshots ring out,
thunderous cries of change.

Buried U-Turn

Life's fixations on truth and lies,
behind dark thin walls,
loneliness burrows heaven's skies.
Fairytales of a perfect lie,
Summer barbeque in December,
crystals of Christmas in July.
Untold story without reason,
sealed off forgotten maze,
riptides in a rainy mean season.
Sealed doors in one's mind,
dishing dirt under pillow talk,
justice in crime very unkind!

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