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About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.

The Cold Earth Opens Wide Its Maw

THE COLD EARTH OPENS WIDE ITS MAW By PoeticMeditations The cold earth opens wide its maw To receive the body – dust to dust To each is owed a death is law Even stout iron breaks down to rust. Laid … Continue reading

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Gone, the Soul Has Now Departed

GONE, THE SOUL HAS NOW DEPARTED By PoeticMeditations Gone, the soul has now departed Where, I cannot comprehend Finished now that which was started Time has now come for the end. Left nothing but this empty shell Hollow – void … Continue reading

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One More Star Has Been Added to the Night

ONE MORE STAR HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE NIGHT By PoeticMeditations One more star has been added to the night Pure, unblemished, it brightly shines Upon the earth its celestial light Here but yesterday, today is gone. Cut all too … Continue reading

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Blue is Now the Color of the Sky

BLUE IS NOW THE COLOR OF THE SKY By PoeticMeditations Blue is now the color of the sky That once was painted gray Green is now the color of the trees That once were barren limbs. The air is filled … Continue reading

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Words are Twisted into Lies

WORDS ARE TWISTED INTO LIES By PoeticMeditations Words are twisted into lies Obscenities have become our currency Buzzing around our heads like a swarm of flies Abused such words as truth and integrity. Defaced their form beyond all recognition Defiled … Continue reading

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An Ode to Autumn

AN ODE TO AUTUMN By PoeticMeditations Apple-crisp air, bright blue and cloudless Wind-rustled leaves donning colorful attire A choir of birds singing hymns joyful and pious Cedar incense wafting from a crackling fire. A squirrel snug in its tree nest … Continue reading

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The Good Life

THE GOOD LIFE By PoeticMeditations A pile of bills to pay every month along with the rent Long gone the weekly paycheck – in the bank left not a cent An unhappy wife that nags from sunrise to sundown Each … Continue reading

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