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James Crow

Challenging myself

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Theme 43: Dying

 

Living

 

Though my heart beats,

and the world,

moves.

My dreams have become stagnant,

unfruitful.

And my soul slowly,

ever so slowly,

finds no peace in its,

eternal sleep.

 

Though I go to work

and talk and sing.

I am just a puppet on a string.

Knowing no emotion,

anymore.

Just as if someone,

has closed a door.

 

And now my heart feels still.

As I see the rest of the

world become ill.

And just like me, they move

without purpose.

Dead in a living body.

Hoping for more.

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Theme 39: Dreams

 

Visions

 

Close my eyes for me,

help me to see the dream

held deep in your heart.

 

Show me a future,

a future that could be.

 

Never forget what

you see in a dream.

And...and always fight

for what was in that dream.

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Theme 41: Teamwork

 

Babel

 

With one language,

with one one purpose,

we can build a tower

to the heavens.

 

With a fearful gaze

God did say,

“Man can have whatever,

when they work together.”

 

So with his power,

he scattered us,

out to the four corners,

and befuddled our speech.

 

But with determination,

but with the internet,

we shall rebuild a tower,

to see the pearly gates!

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Theme 42: Standing Still

 

Move

 

MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!

Stand there no more,

Show the world what you can do!

 

MOVE, Move, move,

I can't believe you,

standing still now.

 

Move, m..o..v..e.., m..o..v..e..

Why do you,

refuse to move?

 

please m...o....v.....e......

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Theme 44: Two Roads

 

Two roads,

forking in front of me.

The choice to make,

though mine it would seem

has already been chosen,

but not by me.

My goals, my purpose, my dreams,

all abandoned.

By the thing pulling the strings.

Although in the end...

maybe it is all me.

Edited by James Crow

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Theme 45: Illusions

 

I see you there,

in front of me.

People are cheering...

for me.

This is no dream,

no fantasy,

but an illusion...

I made for me.

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Theme 46: Mother Nature

 

TV

 

Season one

is the introduction

of a strong cast.

 

Season two

is when the humor

and fun comes in.

 

Season three

is where the drama

and tragedy unfolds.

 

Season four

is when the show is canceled,

and the actors all go home.

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Theme 47: Creation

 

Beast

 

Deep in a cave

lies a monster that I made.

I hear him growl

he is ready to prowl.

Now that you take to me,

just wait, see.

The dark cave in which he resides.

Is the very pupils, of my eyes.

Edited by James Crow

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Theme 48: Childhood

 

Taken

 

Back in the day

we where allowed to play.

Now we're told

that the swings are all rusted and old,

no more cowboy vs indians,

they are “politically” incorrect.

And war is nothing to joke about,

even red rover is off the list.

With all this protection,

is it any wounder that kids grow

into a world, that they believe is as pure as snow.

Only to find mud!

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Theme 49: Stripes

 

Zebra

 

Black and white striped,

running free.

Trying to escape

the lions teeth.

Over the hills,

through rivers,

into a store,

now in new clothes.

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Theme 50: Breaking the rules

 

Choice

 

A sign says do not cross

a girl's on the other side

she did not head the warning

now she is in danger,

danger of falling...down

 

Now a choice has to be made

are you going to break

the rules just to save her

save her from a choice by...she

 

The clock is ticking

everyone is watching

watching to see your...will

 

Everyone watching is ready

ready to watch her fall or...not

 

Now choose to save her or let her...fall

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Theme 51: Sport

 

Hunt

 

In the foreboding jungle,

of a far off land.

Stalks a man,

hunting,

but hunted all the same.

His prey is elusive,

but stop him,

that will not.

All he needs is one shot...

there it is.

The beast he has played tag with,

for over two weeks.

He readies himself,

eyes down the sight,

and for a second,

all is quite.

Then...

CLICK!

Edited by James Crow

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Thats it, all caught up.

I love this challlenge,

but fear it all the same.

See you all next time.

 

♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

 

I would like to thank everyone.

If it wasn't for all of you,

I would have quit long ago.

So thank all of you so much.

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I have returned from battleing the forces of evi.......You know what. I was actually procrastinating.

*GASP*

I know, I know. But it boils down to I am, and always have mind you, trying to remain invisible. Although I want to be noticed. Creating what I truely am, not alien, not human, but an oxymoron.

*hee hee*

But enough of my confessions, onward to the poems!

*how many poems*

SILENCE!

 

♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

 

Theme 52: Deep in thought

 

Lost in my mind,

forgetting my dreams.

Tied up, in too many schemes.

By the time,

I know what to do.

Everything will have passed me by.

Everything,

including you!

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Theme 53: Keeping a Secret

 

Vegetable Garden

 

Out in the vegetable garden.

you told me that you would love me

love me forever.

But we must keep it our secret.

 

Though the next day

everyone said

there goes the lovers,

and neither of us told

another soul.

 

We blamed each other

going our separate ways,

till I remembered an old saying

so to the vegetable garden I ran again.

 

I shouted,

No matter what you do,

no matter how much you hate me.

I will always love you,

as long as tomorrows follow

yesterdays.

 

When I left the vegetable garden,

my head hung low.

I saw you smile at me

and said,

I remembered how the saying goes.

Never tell a secret you wish to keep,

in a vegetable garden.

 

The potatoes have

♣♣♣♣♣♣♣ eyes that see,

The corn has

♣♣♣♣♣♣♣ ears that hear,

And the crows,

♣♣♣♣♣♣♣ can't keep their beaks shut.

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Theme 54: Tower

 

Trailer

 

Every step I take

another challenge,

another stone to move

another wall collapse.

Evey brick that passes,

makes part of a stack,

making a tower,

that will most likely,

collapse.

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Theme 55: Waiting

 

Tock

 

Sitting for god knows how long,

waiting for you to come over,

Watching the clock,

never moving,

only have I heard the tick.

Maybe my heart no longer is beating,

or the world is some how frozen,

why haven't you come over,

why haven't I gone over.

Why has there been no tock.

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Theme 56: Danger Ahead

 

A sign said falling rock.

If you heard the sound

you would run.

Boulders crashing down,

so much foreboding.

No harm in rock and roll.

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Theme 57: Sacrifice

 

Time and years

but I would waste

all my tears,

just to hold you,

one more time.

 

You gave your life,

to show me,

to teach me,

for me.

 

Letting me know,

someone was watching me,

from above,

waiting to hold me,

waiting to shower me,

with love.

 

But twas all in vain,

all it did

was show me pain.

Now I feel my heart

all the time.

But one day all will be right,

but as you said,

I will always,

hold you tight.

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Theme 58: Kick in the head

 

Big Surprise

 

Woke up one bright day,

you said that you felt sick.

I said relax,

some breakfast in bed

will do the trick.

 

A few months down the road.

 

Woke up moon high in the sky,

you said that you had a craving.

I said hold on,

I'll find some of

that for you.

 

A few more months passed.

 

Woke up hearing you crying,

you tearfully said a baby is coming.

I smiled saying,

Well is that not a big

kick in the head.

 

A few more months later.

 

Woke up in a chair of a hospital room,

I said is everything alright.

You gave me a grin and said,

Yes, all because of you.

Now close your eyes

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Theme 59: No way out

 

All the chips are

on the table.

Nothing left to do.

Been called out

one last time,

by a kid thats new.

Guns at our side,

it is another high noon.

As the clock hits twelve,

one man hits the floor.

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Theme 60: Rejection

 

I have been told time and time again,

no, no, no, no, no.

I fear that response so, all I seem to hear is,

no, no, no, no, no.

Well I'm done, from now on I'll do my stuff and tell others,

no, no, no, no, NO!

Edited by James Crow

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Theme 61: Fairy Tail

 

You and me,

could be written down in history.

The next Romeo and Juliet.

You are my Helen of Troy.

No matter how we look at it,

we'll end up in the next,

tragedy.

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Theme 62: Magic

 

The sound of a kiss.

The moment of love.

The day you and,

held our child in our arms.

The day we said hello hello.

Everyday I see you,

next to me.

All that magic,

in your smile.

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Theme 63: Do Not Disturb

 

I ask how are you,

you told me not to disturb you.

I asked are you crying.

You told me do not disturb.

I asked do you need me to hug you,

you opened the door and said come in.

I put the do not disturb sign out.

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