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Plans II

 

These plans are in your hands.

You hold the ability to mold,

Your future into one that is pure.

You may, any day, even today display,

Your work that you have done,

And, show how you have won.

You are the one.

You don't have none.

You have many.

You have plenty.

You are a star.

You are and can go far.

Never look back at what was black.

Hold your plans and laugh how it expands.

Forget the dark.

Remember the light.

Get delighted and excited for what can go right

Why do you think I write?

I know what it feels like.

To be surrounded by what you dislike.

I was there, too.

That is why I gave this book to you.

It is yours.

It is ours.

At all hours, we will share this book because I care.

Hold it during your warfare.

May this binder be a reminder that you can succeed.

Faith is all you need.

Don't stop going.

Don't stop climbing.

And, it will all be showing.

While this book is always rhyming...

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On 12/18/2019 at 3:36 PM, AC Benus said:

I ran into someone new to me this afternoon. I think you'll agree his poetry is pretty amazing.

"I know peace

when I let go."

Spoon Jackson

http://realnessnetwork.blogspot.com/p/home.html

quite amazing  xoxo

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Though i am struggling at the moment ... i hope some poets decide to write for the Spring Anthology!   All are welcome. Please consider it as it would be great to see more poetry offered.

To read more about the Spring Anthology, please visit here.

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42 minutes ago, Mikiesboy said:

it would be great to see more poetry offered.

Yes, indeed. It's eye-opening what can be produced from the themes. @Parker Owens Voyageur was amazing, for one. 

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I have been reading @AC Benus' book, The Thousandth Regiment. 

These are AC's translations of Hans Ehrenbaum-Degele's war poems, and is wonderful!

Thanks for it AC! I know a lot went into this labour of love. These are beautiful, soulful translations. 

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On 5/20/2017 at 7:23 AM, AC Benus said:

...picture it.... 6:38 this morning.... my brain still half-asleep....

Handles of Convention

I should work the levers of invention,

Twist those knobs of wordplay, and pull the flange,

To solve the great riddle of convention

That no one can find a rhyme for 'or-range.'   

 

in a similar light...

 

Crimes in Rhymes –

 

You’ll find a dearth of words that

Rhyme with ‘Earth,’

And an achy phalange in your hand seeking

A match for ‘Or-Range.’

 

Because you’ll need to tail the feathers of

A dove if you wish to rhyme with ‘Love,’

And be prepared to find none-th

If you aim to end your line

on the day of a ‘Month!’

 

 

 

 

   

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2 hours ago, AC Benus said:

in a similar light...

 

Crimes in Rhymes –

 

You’ll find a dearth of words that

Rhyme with ‘Earth,’

And an achy phalange in your hand seeking

A match for ‘Or-Range.’

 

Because you’ll need to tail the feathers of

A dove if you wish to rhyme with ‘Love,’

And be prepared to find none-th

If you aim to end your line

on the day of a ‘Month!’

 

 

 

 

   

I love-th this!

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