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rak03252: thought i would add this today..
a few weeks old…

TELL IT ALL©
by rak
 
when you tell your story
tell it all,
tell it big
tell it small
tell it all
don’t tell it tall
 
tell of every bell that rang
how you answered every call
when you tell your story
be sure to tell it all
 
the flashing lights
have come and gone
all thru the night
then gone by dawn
the sky ablaze
a fiery maze
but they’ll be back
soon,
better days
 
the thundering
like pounding hooves
to show the way
the living proof
to follow without regret
to understand
what’s unknown yet
 
when you tell your story
tell the tale
of all who tried
of every fail
of being locked
in mindless jail
of kindness
of the strong and frail
 
when you find your way
back thru the dark
where truth is both
concealed and stark
and every vision
comes to light
a new way thru
the darkest night
 
tell the good
and tell the bad
of all you have
and all you had
tell of all the ways you lost
and tell of how
you paid the cost
 
tell of war
and tell of peace
of the beauty
and the beast
what matters most
what matters least
tell of clouds
that rise as yeast
 
tell of all the tears
you cried
of all who lived
and all who’ve died
as rivers run
as oceans dried
of every task
and each trick tried
 
tell it all
in chapter one
of all the plans
that came undone
 
and when you get
to chapter two
tell of all
you had to do
 
chapter three
and chapter four
of pride and prejudice
and much more
 
when you get
to chapter five
tell of being
buried alive
 
chapter six
and chapter seven
the devil’s hell
and angels’ heaven
 
chapter eight
of love and hate
chapter nine
what’s yours and mine
 
and when you get
to chapter ten
tell of when
to start again
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EyzzBrown: Awww
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SunshineDeb: Great, rak!!
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rak03252 
rak03252: this is too cute to keep to myself...stumbled across this version of Papa OO Mow Mow
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darkbrowneyes48: LOL this was great... now that ages you and me ... Thanks for sharing...
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Bri_anna: thank you for sharing guess we cld all do w a laugh
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TraehA: 👍😁👍😁💗✌💗🦋
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rak03252:
I don’t write op-eds, or editorials...i write verses, so tell me how much more is worsest?

We are in trying times, dieing times….if you feel the covid is a hoax, that masks are a joke,

if you think trump won the election, you might as well stop reading here…

this is really neither pro or anti trump or biden…

what it is, is what it is...its about the USA, the constitution, and the right thing to do..

if you get out-scored, out-pointed , its simple, you lost…

if you are president, and you care about the people you serve, you don’t make the winner

of the election job harder during the transition period…

you make the intel briefings available, you stop playing games, especially when so many lives

are in the balance

you be a man, accept your defeat graciously, congratulate the winner, and do all you can to

help the next president,,its really that simple…

if your kid lost a class election, would you tell them to demand a recount ?

If your kid lost a team sports game, would you tell him to say the other team cheated ?

Or would you tell them to accept the defeat, congratulate the winner, and don’t sulk about.

At this point in time, time is the most important aspect..a vaccine will be ready soon..

the health and welfare of the citizens is at stake, not one defeated person’s feelings and pride..

the next occupant of the White House needs to make preparations...stop making your personal agenda more important than the millions of voters who had their say.
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Candy_Cane_: A VERY BLESSED 1 XOXO
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rak03252: rak03252: saw Keith's post...NOBODY..reminded me of this olde one i wrote some time ago...




NOBODY©
by rak

there’s nobody
just some crumbs
and we’re going back
from whence we’ve come
like a picture
nobody sees
you just close your eyes
set it free
you just close your eyes
fade away
and you drift right in
to yesterday

fold your arms
in deep trance
cross your feet for
the final dance
over flames
that burn so bright
you nod your head,
eternal light

your reflection blending
as the shadows fold
into youthful truthfulness
there’s nobody old


NOBODY

there’s nobody
just an empty hole
in axis rotation
there’s a vacant shoal
as a crawling serpent
claws and writhes
you can overtake one
of many lives

you can listen closely
or be cast adrift
and rummage blindly
for that missing gift
if you feel desire
or become afraid
there’s a secret breeze
and a serenade
humming gently
for that mass of masses
and the congregation
now at once classless

you can’t claim knowledge
with a stranglehold
we’re all infant adults
there’s nobody old
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SunshineDeb
SunshineDeb: Thats beautifully written, rak
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allaboutbeck
allaboutbeck: Keep going..I want to read MORE and MORE !
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TraehA: 👍💗
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rak03252 
rak03252: i dont know WHY, but for some reason i was thinking about this scene from MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL....
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Bri_anna
Bri_anna: bwahahha it's impossible NOT to love Monty Python
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Bri_anna
Bri_anna in reply to ClassicCarTunes: What about that scene in 'life of Brain' where after a good roll in the hay? Bwian opens the balcony door, starkers, to find a crowd below seeking the chosen one
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allie0oopss
allie0oopss: i always liked " oooh wed woses..how womantic" : )
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rak03252 
rak03252: thought i would add this , a couple weeks old.....called LIVING PROOF


LIVING PROOF©
by rak



he was searching for the soul

of the nation

he was bound by duty

and determination

he had to undo

all the wrongs’ been done

we gotta fix everything

before the setting sun



a brave man,

rises to occasion

while the coward

crawls away

without persuasion

and we know

by instinct

the right thing to do

so we do it together,

everyone,

me and you



we can find the answers

as we seek the truth

we’re the freedom dancers

we’re the living proof



a liar,

with his tongue on fire

spouting hatred and division

it’s never too late

for healing the incision

gotta dismiss

all the pettiness

don’t forget

we all share the earth



meaningless grievances

self-righteous indignation

what can you take

that has any worth



misunderstandings

people demanding

marching and chanting

raving and ranting



we can find the answers

as we seek the truth

we’re the freedom dancers

we’re the living proof



the way of the world

the way things unfurl

the ruckus and chaos

the swerves, curves and curls

who’ll be next in charge

who’ll be next in line

one selfless being

so hard to find



so many beliefs

so many tears,

so much grief

we can catch the disease

but we can’t catch the thief

counting seconds in time

can’t prevent the crime

as we watch in shock

and grovel in grime



but tomorrow

has always

a new ray of light

we can stand up for all

and let it shine bright



we can find the answers

as we seek the truth

we’re the freedom dancers

we’re the living proof
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denise362436
denise362436: Another great post ..xx
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Bri_anna in reply to rak03252: I just saw a clip .....
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TraehA: Soul shattering truth there! Rak One voice can make a difference among many!! Truth I Pray will come to Light BEFORE IT'S TO LATE...IT MAY COME DOWN TO THE WIRE!!! GOOD VERSUS EVIL just shameful the state the world has gotten in..🤔✌💗🦋🙏
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rak03252 
rak03252: stumbled on this by accident...alan clake joins with graham nash and david crosby on BUS STOP...
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liatnesse: Shame it wasn't Alan Cake Ha-ha. Superb post I almost rocked my woollen socks off. Thank you Mister Rako. x
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TraehA: ✌☂️🚍 great song😊✌💗🦋
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two whispers
two whispers: great song.............great times!! thanks RAK
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rak03252 
rak03252: funny....wa on I287 just now....must be that time of year when anials get hit a lot...got reminded of the following poem i wrote years go...had it on my pom site...thought i would move it over here, for any one that wants a wild trip......(don't know why, when i copy and paste, it adds a sapce between lines)
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one never knows, where a poem may start, this started on a lonely morning on I287,
animal carcasses all over the place...ended some time later as i returned to it,

found it was about a lot more...



DESPERATION ROAD©

by rak



going down desperation road

where the sun meets the sky

and dreams explode

one lost horizon

and another failed plan

tension is mounting

boundaries’ expand



a road going nowhere

a road with no end

its desperate and futile

no use to pretend



that same sinking feeling

like the sunset at dusk

exposed to the masses

stripped of your husk



down desperation road

in the dark of the night

nothing is moving

but it seems like it might



might be ghosts

have arisen

to claim back their souls

or a man out of prison

and out of control





might be the beginning

of a long desperate road

and dreams are the hazard

that warnings forebode



nobody’s been listening

nor cares to see

that conditions are worse

than predicted to be



morale at the ebb tide

the waning full moon

down desperation road

but the end isn’t soon



there’s a harrowing hollow

and howling horror

the fears of today

have grown by tomorrow



what won’t do no good

to protest or balk

rules of the road

outlined in chalk

it’s reckless and ruthless

and lawlessness rules

tolls have been levied

and sanctioned by fools





the bridge is still burning

there’s no turning back

down desperation road

a one railway track



the road full of litter

carcasses. blood

a time bomb is ticking

this time it’s no dud



this time the answer

is “let’s wait and see”

the rest is a remnant

and bad memory



strident. No mercy

no hazards to be

the kingdom has folded

and justice is free



the road, like a side show

with mirrors and magic

the depth and dimension

and growing more tragic





such situations

might never exist

until every name

is removed from the list



its proven and prudent

noteworthy and noble

the wide spreading terror

full blown and gone global



the worldly are weary

gone down for the count

down desperation road

on an unsteady mount



precipitous movements

and a moment of shock

take stock of emotions

the exist ramp’s blocked



it’s free to light candles

and dance in the sand

down desperation road

as the boundaries’ expand
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Moonlaker007
Moonlaker007: Very nice...we need to talk, Rak. I would like to discuss the possibility of using this in Roundabout Time. You would receive full credit, of course.
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EyzzBrown: Scary how fitting this is for current times....
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TraehA: 🤔this one brought back memories 😳✌🦋
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Bri_anna: Siamese? I have a half siamese he talks and talks love the colouring on your almost white cat
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rak03252: she is actually a tonkenese...half siamese and half burmese...and she surely does have a lot to say, mostly saying she wants her own way purrrrrrrrrrr
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Bri_anna
Bri_anna: Hahahaha ya my black panther too .... climbing and hanging on forever on yer legs ... talking and talking. I lost his brother not too long ago (he was my fav ) totally the opposite... he was the one every time a new kitten was introduced? He would wash their ears and explain the 'housrules'
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Chele1L: lol
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PurpleGold6: Love the cats😻😻😻
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SunshineDeb: Awww lol
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rak03252 
rak03252: today being 911.....thought i would move this poem over from my poem site...
such a sad, tragic day...am sure everyone recalls where they were and what they were doing.
myself, i was working in a supermarket in NJ, about 19 miles away....got a call from my girlfriend...A PLANE JUST CRASHED into the twin towers, she told me...
10 min later another call, another plane ! i told my co-workers...we were in stunned silence for the day...the supermarket stayed pretty empty all day...everyone glued to the TV and being so close, many had family and friends working there and in NYC....
for days, weeks later, there seemed to be a shift in attitudes....people were kinder to each other, smiling, holding doors...we were in this together....

a sad, and most tragic day.....

Don’t Forget To Cry (for 9/11)©
by rak

nothing much here going on
nothing ever does
we might’ve been invaded
the whole town is abuzz

i hear them say that madmen
flew hi-jacks planes into the towers
i won’t be going out tonight
i watch news by the hour


i hear talk of a holy war
holy nothing, war is hell
just cause they use the lord’s good name
doesn’t make it well

well they got blood and we got blood
they got bombs and so do we
we’ll blow the bastards off the map
we said it simultaneously



if you’re flying thru the clouds tonight
wave as you pass by
meet me at Eternal Light
and
don’t forget to cry
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PaulLM
PaulLM: so nice Rak thanks for sharing
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allie0oopss: heartfelt once again RakooOOoo
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SunshineDeb
SunshineDeb: Wow this is wonderful rak!
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evilsweetness83: will i still be on the list?? i know we havent talked in a while but thats because i never see you on here
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rak03252: rak has added : EQUAL RIGHTS MATTER...

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2411146769715760789#allposts

(see if this link helps people find it)

https://www.google.com/intl/en/about/products?tab=jh
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rak03252: Thanks Lost
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Bri_anna
Bri_anna: Use a VPN maybe to access them links, that is often the issue I find. I cant currently as I'm still waiting for my computer monitor.... sigh.

Loved the 9/11 poem Rak. Not being American it still touches one's
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rak03252 
rak03252: rak has added CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE
to
http://rakpoems.blogspot.com/
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lostinthenet
lostinthenet: This one works for me https://rakandhispoems.blogspot.com/

and for this particular poem there is https://rakandhispoems.blogspot.com/2020/08/one-is-fairly-new.html
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rak03252
rak03252: thanks for posting that...wish i could make a clickable link!!!
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Cherry_Blossom_: A HAPPY & SAFE ONE XOXO
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rak03252 
rak03252: rak just wants to make it easy to get to view his poems if thats what you would like to do...

http://rakpoems.blogspot.com/

this should work/copy and paste...its not clickable...if anyone can tell me how?
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rak03252 
rak03252: seems a few problems stilll...reaching poem site...


so much talk these days..black lives matter, of course,
.but all lives matter, white, black, brown, yellow. red. GREEN
what really matters, is how people treat each other
all life matters,
human lives matter....

WHAT MATTERS©
by rak

all the marching and protests
won’t bring dead men back
only words on signs
just a matter of fact
for real change to come
must be taught right from birth
the dream of mankind
and for peace on Earth

the nature of hatred
to fear the unknown
and anything different
nurtured and grown
too many speeches,
preachers,
agendas
so many different religions
and ideas where death
will send us
forget about wealth
find something of worth
if there’s any hope for mankind
and for peace on Earth

the pride for your country
the pride of your race
pride’s a deadly sin
and full of disgrace
don’t expect others
to do what you won’t
to turn the other cheek
when that’s something you don’t
is everyone equal
from the moment of birth
is there hope for mankind
and for peace on Earth

time’s up, goes the saying
while the world’s decaying
bombs fall, people scatter
it’s all life that matters
what matters most
is lend a hand
what matters most
united we stand
the color you are
is a matter of birth
a matter of mankind
and for peace on Earth
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gretchen0530: Very well said and put Raki...
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RnKris84
RnKris84: Beautiful. I am so impressed with your lovely use of the English language.
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TraehA: ✌❤🦋
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rak03252 
rak03252: rak has added a new poem>>>WHAT MATTERS
(see of copy and paste workrs for the site,or just enter in google..
still trying to figure out a clickable(blue) link>>


Blogger: MORE RAK POEMS - All posts
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rak03252 
rak03252: been thinking about this one recently...so much chaos in the world, and the world never sleeps...
already been posted on my site....if anyone knows how to make a clickable link, as opposed to copy and paste, please message me...thanks !

FOR THIS HOUSE NEVER SLEEPS(writtn so many years ago, cant recall when

a house, what images the word conjures up...

a shack, a shanty, a mansion or palace...

perhaps the world...






For This House Never Sleeps©

by rak



for this house never sleeps

the tables overflow

sometimes the well runs dry

sometimes famines grow

but this house never sleeps

nor ever locks the door

it answers how and why

and even says what for

tho this house never sleeps

it often creeps and weeps

and feels what real with stealth and steel

and responds in bounds and leaps



for this house never sleeps

what turmoil marches in

what havoc in a maverick maze

what decadence and sin

and how indeed could this house sleep

when peace and quiet knows no home

with every window cracked with grief

and stained with tears in morning glome

and this house never sleeps

entrenched in trouble steep

a universe dieing of thirst

an ocean sinking deep



for this house never sleeps

the walls forever haunted

and the bloodstains all are smeared

almost as tho they’re flaunted

and this house never sleeps

nor secrets does it tell

so full of scars and open wounds

yet wears them very well

no, this house never sleeps

perhaps, perchance a peep

it oversees o’er land and seas

and gives what no one keeps



for this house never sleeps

it couldn’t if it tried

too many souls are lost

too many young have died

and this house never sleeps

in a world where hope is lost

where all that’s left are dreams

of how to pay the cost

for this house never sleeps

the dirt it sweeps in heaps

the dust encrusted, to be entrusted

to be once more asleep.
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manof_darkness
manof_darkness: Very nicely written, makes me think of this old house I own. We have lived here for over 30 years and it has seen all my kids grow and leave to start their own lives. And now the grand kids come to stay a while too. I wonder what this old house will be when we have lived our lives till the end what will it become when we are done.
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Moonlaker007: Awesome rak...
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rak03252 
rak03252: this one has been on my site for awhile, but was thinking about Leaders, and perhaps some might have missed this one...

sometimes, when one wakes up,

one doesn't know for sure

where they end up...



Woke Up On A Ladder©

by rak



i woke up on a ladder
don’t know which way to climb
either way
i’m half-way there
either way
i’m fighting time



i ring each rung each step i take
and each rung rings me back
i’m reminded of a nitemare
where each block’s bleak and black



footstep,
weary footstep
my grip just gropes and grasps and grabs
perhaps i’ll just disintegrate
slip thru these knife wound stabs



the end is surely coming
i might not make it there
i just may drift away again
and find i’ve gone nowhere



i woke up on a ladder
the signs read up and down
i don’t feel much like reading
the sky’s on somber ground



i woke up on a ladder
or am i still asleep
of all that i’ve been given
there’s nothing i can keep

i borrowed one more minute
then i should have from the start
did i dismiss my very soul
to hear my beating heart



there’s leaders on this ladder
with plans to rule the world
they take themselves too serious
their truths have turned and twirled



there’s light and dark
and black and white
everywhere i look
and another explanation
and another puzzling hook



and i’m standing on this ladder
do i dare take a step
do i dare make one more foolish move
will i still be in debt
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SunshineDeb
SunshineDeb: I tjink its perfect!
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SunshineDeb: Not tjink, *think
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MayaWay in reply to rak03252: My point is that I do. But whatever you want
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rak03252 
rak03252: https://rakandhispoems.blogspot.com/2019/01/

trying to get a clickable link...maybe i should just add poems to my feed?
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NCHoney: 👍
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lostinthenet
lostinthenet: philosophical (or metaphysical?). the classification doesnt matter. the ideas you expressed do.
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ll Rosso ll: Just put it on the feed!
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