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Always Deep Blue (written 7/3-7/6/2022)

THE GLASS BETWEEN MY SELVES

A Poem From The Dark

AND THE NIGHT SKY WOULD BECOME BLUE AGAIN

I Woke Up /// re-edited 2/2/2022 12:31PM



Granddad John James re-edited 10:05Pm 1/31/22

The Grapes (Lucious Grape/ August 31, 2005

TAKE YOUR PEN NOW AND SEE WHAT YOU WILL WRITE

You Taught Me...

Thank You For Being Your Own Treasure

How Hounds-tooth Became Her Friend

A Language You Can't Ignore.... re-edited 1/12/2022

They Say The Preying Mantis Is No Lady

You Can Oh Yes You Can (RE-EDITED 1/9/2021 12:07AM PST time and date stamped.)

HERSTORY...NOT A POEM BUT EXPERIENCE #ONE

I Saw A Star And Dared to Reach For It

The Invitation..( the message of .come as you are>>)

The Nature Of Water

THIS IS MY CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, ENTER WITHIN

the wonder that always shall be...

Do You Gather Up Your Days The Way Others Collect Wild Butterflies?

The Man On The Red Bicycle (an ode) RE-EDITED 12/4/2021

Stray Cats and I have an understanding... 11/23/2021 copyright

If It Does Them Any Good At All 11/16/2021 date/time stamped

OUTSIDE-THE CROWS 11/14/2021

Still, More Time NOV 6 2021

The Wonder Cat

Little Bundle I Call Joy

AUGUST 1977 (IN THE REMEMBERING)

Wishing Them Onto Better Days

Seize This Day, The One You're With

Only Grief....

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BUYING LIES     5/22/2021


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what choice do I
have
when
there's no other smile
but my own

looking in the mirror
I see how
sometimes its been borrowed
a cup of sugar
to make a better show

for whom
do I show my teeth
I've seen no dentist for years
the last one
a clown whose smile was painted on
only a fool
would call himself
"Warmflash"
as if his reputation
could be found
within the lie of his name

leasing his ersatz reputation
from a Public Relations firm
using the magic eraser
to rid himself of any
negative opinion
coming from without
so he doesn't have to look within

no truth to set him free
unless he
himself is erased

the entitled and rich can buy lies
there is no price too great
that prevents them

we
those who don't need
fixing
and do not cultivate tricks
must listen to discern
what's real
reading between their lines
deciding what's bread (truth)
and who's the heel.





this came to me after a very painful lesson
those are the sort of lessons one must pay attention too
without hearing them you are doomed to stay stuck

Remember: The plant cut down to the root doesn't hate
--it uses all of its strength to grow again.


Legal copyright for this poem 5/22/2021...3:51PM PST date and time stamped
and also for this poet/writer Melissa A. Howells and also for this
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MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD

PAINFUL ARE THE BEST LESSONS THAT LEAD TO WISDOM





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