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1. UnilluminedGary Beck/Unillumined
The homeless sit
on unrelenting streets
Passersby seldom notice
the invisable men
hulking on concrete nests.
The pace of life
the more we advance technically
the faster it move...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 08th May, 2022 •Times seen: 90 2. The Answer"Tell me why," the small poet asked the cold wind, "I'm so tiny and the stars
are so big; crowded houses, everywhere full of people, and I'm lying alone in this
little patch of ground. Tell me why my lyrics don't reach the skies, and my mood is
always darker than night" "Little nothing," answere...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 12th April, 2022 •Times seen: 70 3. UnveilingsGary Beck/Unveilings
Too many of us
have become so angry,
we don’t care if our country
is torn apart,
rather than reach across
the great divide
Soon we will be like Russia
oligarchs, functionaries, serfs,
since our refusal to agree
cast so many...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th January, 2022 •Times seen: 150 4. Amazing EchoesCrazy horses for the dead boys, wild horses for the still boys;
so they can run the last ride, before dying again.
Fast cars for the dead boys, loaded guns for the still boys;
so they can breathe for the last time, before ending life again.
I'm Macbeth, I'm Hamlet, I'm the moon and the stars, the sun and the landscapes.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 23rd January, 2022 •Times seen: 143 5. Shaken WordsNo sad light inside this golden eye. No long finger pointing to the end of nothing.
And the mad man cried out, inside the heavy walled room, like a bird trapped
in a cage, like a man tied to a family.
White clouds like cotton sealing the landscape, and at the mountain top,
a woman screaming her freedom, instead of her rage.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 15th January, 2022 •Times seen: 151 6. PurposeGary Beck/Purpose
I sit among the aged, infirm,
in the hospital room
and know I am aged, infirm.
Unlike some I do not cry:
'where did the time go?'
I know where it went.
A lot of excitement.
A lot of fulfillment.
at not improving the world
gnaws at me d...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 29th August, 2021 •Times seen: 272 7. MaybeSeven days, seven drinks, seven nights and seven nightmares.
Seven flowers, just only one for you, seven storms and seven shipwrecks.
Seven headaches, all of them for you, seven weapons and just one wound.
Seven armies to do nothing, seven deserts and seven losts.
Seven chairs and nobody to sit down, seven mistakes and only one lie.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 02nd April, 2021 •Times seen: 377 8. LacerationsGary Beck/Lacerations
The weather is still warm enough
for women to wear short skirts,
tight tops, bare midriffs,
a visual pleasure
for those who care to look,
soon to be removed
with the first chill of fall.
In the 1830’s
Americans went west
for free land,
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 19th March, 2021 •Times seen: 360 9. Learning CurveGary Beck/Learning Curve
Alone in a great city
intent on jobs, crime,
I know not what.
They all look remote,
don’t say ‘good morning’,
don’t meet my gaze,
except the hostiles,
when I quickly look away.
I cannot tell
who is good, ...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 02nd November, 2020 •Times seen: 486 10. Calm Before the StormNo birds singing, no leaves swinging; oh baby, it's the calm before the storm.
No lightened houses, no cars running, no people wandering the streets;
I tell you, brother, it's the calm before the storm.
No breathings emitted, no sounds heard, no words spoken;
take it for granted, guy, it's the calm before the storm.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th August, 2020 •Times seen: 522 11. The Heartbroken SongCome with me lonely cowboy,
come with me for a walk,
I'll show you lovely things
You've never seen before.
Both of us know what's the matter,
She's gone away, she's gone away and won't ever come back.
So, forget her pale blue eyes, her long blonde hair, and her reptile smile.
Let your shattered to pieces...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 07th June, 2020 •Times seen: 566 12. Fractional DisorderGary Beck/Fractional Disorder
In the prevailing climate
of imminent destruction
it may no longer be
in our nature
to save ourselves
before it is too late.
I will no longer go
down to the river,
follow its flow
to the embracing sea,
stand at the ...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th April, 2020 •Times seen: 617 13. MickeyMickey Mouse is in the house,
and it's alright, it's alright, it's alright now, everything is right now,
Mickey Mouse is in the house, he's come back right now,
and he's bleeding, he's bleeding, and the lonely rose set in the middle of the sitting room,
is bleeding too, and me too.
Mickey Mouse is heartbroken,...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 21st November, 2019 •Times seen: 816 14. Earth LinksGary Beck/Earth Links
may have meant
more in the 1780’s,
liberty just won,
a new nation
not yet as corrupt,
as the old world,
new citizens hopeful
the eloquent promise
of new government
would bring freedom.
Eruptions of violence
sweep the nation
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 26th June, 2019 •Times seen: 960 15. TransitionsGary Beck/Transitions
Do As I Say
the nature of the universe
and developed superstitions
when answers were needed
to make sense of life.
When tribes gave way
to church and state
the new leaders
promptly took charge
of ignorant fears
and substituted faith
in the ...
(8 votes) •Last Modified: 29th August, 2018 •Times seen: 1196 16. Blunt ForceGary Beck/Blunt Force
Terror hovers in the air,
as people go about
with enemy threats,
they share danger.
Now that we've left Iraq
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 29th August, 2018 •Times seen: 2181 17. The MAN'S name is PARANOIA
EVERY MOVE WE MAKE
EVERY STEP WE TAKE
IS WATCHED BY THE MAN
SO WE THINK
PARANOIA IS HIS NAME
MAHOGANY CLAIM TO FAME
IS THE MAN WATCHING YOU
STOPPING YOUR DREAMS FROM COMING TRUE
AND WE SWEAR TO BE
THE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH
REMEMBER? THE ONE WHO CAN DO ANYTHING Y?
R WE SO EASILY DISCOURAGED Y?
R WE SO READY TO BLAME
OTHERS COME ...
(5 votes) •Last Modified: 29th August, 2018 •Times seen: 1317 18. SAD (haiku)I am cold like snow...
No longer will I give love..
numbness is my fate......
My heart is bleeding...
but blood is not the fluid...
All love has leaked out....
Rejection of joy....
my self-destructive repeat
To die will be life...
I will die lonely...
because I have chosen to...
Yes, Death becomes me.......
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 29th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1252 19. Boogers in my noseI was in the car with my little
niece, she jiggled up and down in her
seat. She frowned as we passed by
cars on the road, I turned back to
her and asked why, and she
replied, "Boogers in my nose."
In the morning my husband is really
grumpy. He mopes around looking down
and frumpy. His voice is low and
(3 votes) •Last Modified: 29th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1047 20. Break me like a horseA gentle breaking takes time
Ironically time is what we’ve had the most of
Both time and gentleness breeds trust
A horse and his rider slowly learning to gallop together
The bit is placed in her mouth first,
Leading by example yet steadily steering
The stallion to the pasture of his dreams
I willingly bridle, likened to a mare with tru...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1164 21. After My ShowerAfter my shower I lay on my bed
wondering why depression is visiting again
my life is on track and I'm living my fame
but somehow I'm stuck in this purple-haze
My mind starts to wander about cousin Andre'
he put a rifle in his mouth
while he was in college
then my thoughts switched to Phyliss Hyman
and how suicide took such a be...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1262 22. The Cadman WallMy sugar walls are asking for your
bitter walls to stop blocking your heart
The Wall of China cannot compare to the magnitude of
Walls make people fall,
The fast pace of Wall street can't
describe how quickly you replace your lovers
Lovers with no faces
Germany now sings the Blues because of a wall wron...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1249 23. The Things That Women Carry...The things that women carry
are all hidden inside.
The closet of no-end
holds the tears of our lives.
From the unborn children
to our most secret fears.
The threat of their exposure
seems to always be near.
Some of us wear acrimonious exteriors
while others transpose themselves
into passive inferiors.
Our portals have docile distinctio...
(8 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1188 24. Sticky, Faggot, Nigger, BumI heard a voice
and guess what it said?
Sticky get away from my young man,
Why do people have to use mean words
2 get their point across, Absurd!!
Somebody told me just the other day,
that a Faggot had come their way,
U don't even know them well
And you're telling them to burn in hell...
I saw a cop on the run,
he shot a nigge...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1255 25. Sometimes...I wish that I could be that little girl,
Copyright © 2000 Peaches Alexander...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2018 •Times seen: 1246
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