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Jack Vettriano
This Life's Illusions

National Umbrella Day

How Peculiar… The foldable umbrella is said to have been invented by the Chinese, in particular by a man called Lu Ban after he was

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cozy
The Lazy Bookista Writes

That magical moment

That magical moment when rain drifts on my window And I can feel it on my skin, That magical moment when all is clear and

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BEAUTIFUL MOCKINGBIRD SINGING TO ME!
Walker Ikard

MOCKINGBIRD

Mockingbird, you’re high in a tree. You keep looking down at me. Do I know you? Do you know me? Mockingbird, you’re high in a

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#culture shock
Crystal Walker

Put Me Back on the Plane

The Land of Fire and Ice is beckoning my return. Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash I never thought that one year after graduating high

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#mentalhealth
Heather Martin

I Thought of Yellow 

I thought about the color yellowand howit had drowned out all the other colors of my life. The stench of cowardice,drenching the vitality of green,dispelling

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You can always learn something new every day!
Walker Ikard

SOCIOLOGY OF LEARNING

We will always be able to learn something new. Learning goes on through your entire life. It is a daily process where you gather and

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The forces of good and evil are all around us!
Walker Ikard

FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL

You look around the world. What do you see?  You see the forces of good and evil coming at you and me. If you believe

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frustration
This Life's Illusions

The Frustration of Inspiration

Strangely it’s at night in the darkness when the snow starts to melt. That stubborn pile of white ideas, unwritten words, yet to be explored

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People will never steal your education from YOU!
Walker Ikard

PEOPLE WON’T STEAL THIS FROM YOU

Some people may try to steal your money. Some people may try to steal your car. Also, some people might try to steal your land,

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Innards

Jumbling and rattling in the box, A jigsaw of you in your head, A life spent sorting; combining, A life spent stressed before you’re dead.

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You can educate yourself!
Walker Ikard

EDUCATE YOURSELF

You don’t have to go to a fancy college to get a good education. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t go to college if you

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desert
James Jordan

Growing Against All Odds

The desert of West Texas is barren and bleak, particularly now just before spring. There are beginnings of buds appearing on plants, but it is

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expectations
Kai Parker

I am Not Your Hero

Do not put me on a pedestal,we are equals and equallyfucked up.  Equally trying to find our truths.Equally seeking out that little bit of joy. Equally

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Your friends are your treasure in life!
Walker Ikard

FRIENDS

Friends will always help you when you’re down. They’ll bring you back around. You can always call on a true friend when you need help

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Walker Ikard

WHO ARE THE OUTLAWS?

Who are the outlaws in society today? Look around yourself in the world every day. What do you see? You can always tell who the

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Dancefloor
Victoria Mineva

Dancefloor

My life is like a dancefloor I hoof with the unknown Moving with courage I have everything on my own I will never stop Even

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#women
Victoria Mineva

A Beautiful Mess

– Tick tock – the alarm clanged. – Dang, I should wake up and go to work – Still sleepy, Valery moved her body unwillingly

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aging
Heather Martin

A Kimo For My Young Mother 

This poem is a Kimo — the “haiku of Israel.” Running through the woods–family dog ahead.Laughing, my hand reaches yours.Mother–you are still young. There was

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Life is always a winding road!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS A WINDING ROAD

Life is a winding road. You never know which way to go. Sometimes you want to figure it all. What is life all about? Life

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childhood
Crystal Walker

The Povitica Polka

Discovering this savory bread while learning about my heritage Photo by Klaus Nielsen from Pexels I have always been intrigued to learn about my family’s

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parenting
Michael Robert

Another Gray Hair

Damn it, that banana peel is still sitting there, after I reminded him twice already.  One of the biggest relenting challenges of being a parent

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age
Victoria Mineva

Sometimes

Sometimes I have a dream To be in an epic love story Not in my age, it seems I am amazed of amour’s glory That

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All people want to live a good life!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT 

How do you live a good life? People will have many different answers on how to live a good life. But life is really what

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Bitter Forever and Ever and Ever

There’s this one coffee machine at work that always makes the coffee bitter. The flavor of coffee’s been changed. The brand of coffee’s been changed.

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dance
Andrey Lukyanov

Motion Happens

Raindrops, sliding off the windshield of the bus that’s tearing through the road in a damp summer air at 90 mph, looked like spermatozoa under

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he
Andrey Lukyanov

He

He grew up thinking that it was all fun.  Thought he’ll have everything that he’ll ever need and was so trustworthy that sometimes he thought

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Your dreams can get you through life!
Walker Ikard

DREAMS

You can have a dream that will carry you through life. It will get you to your next day. You can dream of a better

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Nature will always be a part of you and me!
Walker Ikard

NATURE

You go out in nature to spend your day. You want the sun to shine your way. You look at the beautiful trees and birds

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#adjusting
Julia Marsiglio

Culture Shock

Culture shock sometimes feels likestaying home—hibernatingthrough the winter of my inadequatelanguage skills, hoping that one daythe onslaught of not belongingis replaced with a longingto unravel

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coffee time
This Life's Illusions

Under the Rubber Tree

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Each day I visit the village square, and each day the older men gather to pass time.  Friends since school days, one by one they

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Walker Ikard

WRITING HIT SONGS

So, you want to write some hit songs that get recorded by famous singers in the music business. Where do you start? How do you

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#mentalhealth
Heather Martin

Uninvited Trauma 

Trauma resides in my body. Snuggled deep in the folds of my brain, it tucks itself beneath my right should blade, gathering like poison about

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advice
Heather Martin

I Know Her 

“What advice would you give your younger self?” I read the prompt. Sitting still, I conjure an image of my younger self. Face to face.

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We have so much information in the world today!
Walker Ikard

INFORMATION SOCIETY

We all live in the information society. We are presented with so much information every day that we try to consume. All of us have

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Walker Ikard

ROADS OF LIFE

As I head down the roads of life, I can’t help but wonder if I will get it wrong or right. I know if I

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#women
Victoria Mineva

Mori Monologues – Rich

“Rich, single, successful, and without kids is  something that doesn’t exist,” Dana thought, “But why we are listening to the pretty lies men tell us?”

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The Sea Began to Foam

It’s a chilly morning on the beach. The sun comes up slowly, a low-lying fog rolls away as the light grows. The sea looks calm

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#Ukraine
This Life's Illusions

The Battle for Words

I am at a loss.  There is so much to say but the upset stifles the creativity, maybe later?  Meanwhile, a short poem with all

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Poem
This Life's Illusions

Harry’s Perspective

This poem was inspired by your responses to my post yesterday, ‘A Hairy Morning’.  It threaded it’s way into my head last night when I

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choices
Victoria Mineva

Nostalgy

Nostalgy is a matter Of letting something go It happens when you know The truth unspoken You do not fit there anymore In house, or

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Cape Cod
Vanessa Lewis

“Away”

Right now, I am sitting at the table in the corner of a sunny kitchen that does not belong to me. To my right are

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Walker Ikard

THINKING ABOUT YOU

When you first left me, I thought we were really through. But darling, I didn’t know I’d cry a river over you. There is not

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#miscarriage
Julia Marsiglio

Platitudes

At nighttime I still feel youthe way you favoured one side of my bodynestled up against my sigmoid colon.I laughed at my lopsided belly.I can

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We're all living in the fast lane!
Walker Ikard

LIVING IN THE FAST LANE

We’re all living in the fast lane today. We run day in and day out to get ahead in life. You know we can’t seem

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believe
Amy Christie

Believe in You

In the depths of my heart, a fire burns bright A flame that flickers with hope and light It guides me through the darkest of

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Crime
Andrey Lukyanov

Laid Back

The light from the lamp shade was turning everything under its grip into a shadow silhouette on the wall of this room with the curtains

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How long Can Hatred Last?

Will you be buried with your hate? The way the Egyptians were wrapped and placed, among their gold and cats, Will you lie in the

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PEOPLE SPEND A LOT OF TIME BEHIND FOUR WALLS!
Walker Ikard

TALKING TO THE WALLS

Tonight, I am so lonely, downhearted as can be, with four walls and the ceiling that can’t talk back to me. But I pour my

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butterfly
Victoria Mineva

Rebirth

Time flew away Silently in the moments Of waiting for you, my Love. I do not want you to stay It is not some win

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europe
Crystal Walker

Time Stands Still in Pompeii

I walked the path of gladiators, sailors, and shopkeepers from 79 C.E. Image of the author, Crystal A. Walker in Pompeii, Italy Entering the gates

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Fact Follows Fiction

photo by author When I finished my Fact or Fiction with Rescue, I planned to write about an incident the week before. Life gets in

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What would you need to live the good life?
Walker Ikard

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE

You can live a good life by being free to choose what and who you become in life. If you can choose your job or

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cicadas
Brittany Johnson

Thoughts of Summer

Evening warms over, subtle and calm, as I look out back. My eyes meet the woods. There is a soft breeze. It moves me. Makes

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OUTLAWS ARE ALWAYS OUTLAWS!
Walker Ikard

OUTLAWS BURNED THE BARN DOWN

Jesse James is done dead and gone. But other outlaws have come along. Wanted posters are all over town. Little old ladies have their shades

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Beach
Donald J. Bingle

Green Flash

Green Flash They say On the rare breathless moment Setting sun succumbs to becalmed sea At far precipice of endless azure ocean A flash of

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Contemplation
James Jordan

The Secret of Contentment

There is joy in contentment. There is a fine line though, and a balance that can be hard to find. It is good to have

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Walker Ikard

UNDERSTANDING THINGS IN LIFE

People don’t understand things the same way. People have different educational backgrounds, and they come from different environments. They have lived different lives. Also, they

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Dedication
Ginger Gillenwater

The Worn Spot on the Floor

The smell of summer morning was replaced by the sweet aroma of bacon frying when I opened my grandma’s door. She always made sure there

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Cry
Victoria Mineva

Skyscraping

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Today is a strangely rainy day Is it connected to my crying? The silent cry is casual in March It is right after February’s lover

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