Goodbye Ma’am

Goodbye Ma’am

You have been graciously performing your duties as long as I have been alive. “Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath,” as Shakespeare espoused, will not erase you from history. For history will indeed be more than kind.   I have followed your cortège moving mournfully through Britain  Oh, English Rose, my heart is heavy; I am deeply saddened to know you now walk with the gods. The pantheon in which you held sway is…

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astronomy 100

astronomy 100

i am relearning to look at starsfrom an age that loves looking downat artifice instead ofheavens instead of having breath stolen from our lungs byancient beauty byenduring cycles bylight so determined it dawns over us through dark matterso vital it sowed ancestral nurseriesso bright it will keep blooming afterour mechanized world burns.

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Broken

Broken

 Like the shells on the beach,   I am broken.   My pieces are lost in the sea.   Like the wind on the water;  Unspoken.  I render every piece lost,  To be free.  I will find my way back to the center.  Thru tides that break loose on the shore.  And gather myself back together.   Until I am not broken,  Anymore.  Millennium’s may pass till I find them. Millions of full moons may burn. And lifetime’s will…

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Come With Me To The Sea

Come With Me To The Sea

Of course I’ll build a castle by the water’s edgeA small fortress with lookout towersAnd a drawbridge two can walk onSide by side, and hand in handWith intricate mason workA balcony to watch the sun go downThen the moon and stars come upWith a small boat and carriage for us to ride in. I’ll certainly put gold and silver where neededTapestries of lovers on entry wallsThe world’s most beautiful marble by crackling fireplacesAnd colorful paintings…

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Celebrate Yourself

Celebrate Yourself

Put a trophy on your ego shelf Your countenance deserves a celebration Something in you brings Inspiration Why are you so valuable Why are you worth a party You are so adaptable You are a smarty Celebrate yourself don’t forget Being happy with yourself better yet So get yourself prepared get ready Here comes some of life’s confetti Want to enjoy life here’s a clue I’ll celebrate me; you celebrate you  Douglas Becker 2022

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Poetic Musings

Poetic Musings

“Be gentle with her as she feels like she’s never enough. She’s the one who’s the cruelest, the hardest and the meanest with herself. She’s her biggest ally but she treats herself as an enemy. She cries herself to sleep trying to get the doubts, fears and sorrows out of her body, exhausting herself. She has brief moments where she feels good but then you will see her smile fade and her soul hide, she…

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