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rak03252: Now I surely don’t intend
to tell anyone what to think..
just hopefully that you think,
and know whats right and what is wrong…

WRONG IS WRONG©
by rak

there’s a very short leash
and a very short fuse
with the world
on high command
and a penchant to confuse
something moving
in the dark
something moving
in the wind
and a truth
both sheer and stark
as promises rescind

and people on the march
with a point they need to prove
we need Mona Lisa now
but they hung her in the Louvre

they tell me
once upon a time
but I know
the real life tale
it’s the outcome
that really counts
not if you try and fail
and now the fuse is lit
and the leash about to break
and when the bomb explodes
you can’t claim it as mistake

it’s bound to boil over
been on simmer for so long
not a matter of what’s right
when you can’t prove
wrong is wrong


so much anger in the air
hostility and rage
all the lies somehow escaped
and they’ve taken
center stage
where the left
and right converge
and a war
no one can win
but when will truth
be told
when everything
is spin

and if hope is never lost
it’s hiding in plain sight
when the ones
that pay the cost
have disappeared
deep in the night
and there’s no one
left to stand
not enough
to just stay strong
when might is never right
but you can’t prove
wrong is wrong


some see
only black and white
and forget
all in-between
when truth is in plain sight
gotta keep your vision keen
it’s embedded
it’s ingrained
it’s taught
and learned by heart
and planted in your brain
and you learn it from the start

then I went on a search
to find hope,
I found despair
I found doors
and windows locked
and not a key to spare

and the bell of doom is tolling
feels like time is running out
all the virtuous extolling
don’t know what it’s all about

like chickens without heads
running to and fro
but without a destination
no idea where to go
and someone says,
“be smart”
someone else says,
“must stay strong”
but when nothing’s ever right
and you can’t prove
wrong is wrong


is it time to roll the dice
start again,
back to square one
and abandoning advice
where the hell is
fun fun fun
from every mountain top
or every penthouse view
it’s always a long drop
so much you can’t undo

and I watch a new day dawn
and turn on the latest news
it’s good to be aware
absorbing all the blues

there’s a struggle,
sure and certain
it’s the aftermath regime
when you see the final curtain
has faded like a dream
where’s the leash
who lit the fuse
where do we go from here
did you hear the latest news
they say,
“the end is near”

no one sticking to the plan
no place
left to belong
it’s time
to tell the truth
time to prove
that wrong is wrong
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moonchildmistres in reply to Angel131313: Me either
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marylou000
marylou000: the thoughts of so many....yet very few speak of the thoughts that crowd are mind....very nicely written ....may we always know the difference between right and wrong in our hearts!!!!!!!
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fleetwoodgirl: A good read.... It's a struggle within the entire planet I believe. March on.
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rak03252: This is a nice little fun one
for all you midnight dancers and prancers..
roamers and gloamers..
beware the werewolves...


THE MIDNIGHT HOUR©
by rak

if I could save every minute
of the midnight hour
when the cops and the robbers arrive
would I become complacent
or a reluctant replacement
would I do what it takes to survive

I was dreaming a dream
in the midnight hour
as the world around me
came crashing down
I was caught and lost
in a meteor shower
as an army in armour
marched to town

strange how things appear
in the midnight hour
as tho rules of the road
cease to exist
moon-bathing naked
neath the glowing tower
of stars,
twinkling
twirling with a twist

and I dreamed a dream
in the midnight hour
a nitemare where werewolves
and zombies were on the kill
and the words from a wise old owl echo loudly
if zombies don’t get you
beware,
werewolves will

I tread with a flashlight
in the midnight hour
shadows loomed large
they were trailing me
I was feeling afraid
a man with no power
seems my good senses
started failing me

alone once again
in the midnight hour
I camped on the hilltop
soon the sun will rise
hard going forward
when sweet things
turn sour
but every new day
brings a new surprise
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TraehA
TraehA: What a treat thanks😊❤
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Moonlaker007
Moonlaker007: Nice Rak! I wonder though, if maybe those late night pizzas and wings might be affecting your dreams, lol...
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two whispers in reply to shystorm: Thats right shystorm! Lol
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SunshineDeb: I love this lol 🐈🐈
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OceanAngel7: Caturday, in the park, I think it was the fourth of July la la la
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SunshineDeb: I love this❤
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Its so nice to meet you have a great day.
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SunshineDeb: That's beautiful, angel!
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Angel131313 in reply to SunshineDeb: Thank u so very much SunshineDeb so very kind of you
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rak03252 
rak03252: Sometimes, one can just look up at the sky
And see the world changing before your eyes…

COOL NIGHT SKY ©
 by rak

I like the cool night sky
in the hours before dawn
when the dreamers dreams
are all but gone
I like the cool night sky
and the stillness sounds
as the dreamers dreams
are bouncing out of bounds
in the still of night
while the world still spins
it’s a wingless flight
and nobody wins
 
I like the cool night sky
and its changing views
at the break of day
and all the vibrant blues
as the night time fades
a new day arrives
the sun slowly rising
seeing what survives
in the pre-dawn world
we see the old and new
and the dreamers dreams
sometimes do come true
 
I like the cool night sky
the time when nothing moves
and the dreamers dreams
sometimes proves to soothe
with each brand new dawn
gives a new found hope
you can see it clear
you can see full scope
and like the dreamers dream
beneath the cool night sky
with nowhere to go
as you wonder why
 
it’s the cool night sky
it’s the dreamers dreams
when you wonder why
nothing’s as it seems
yet the day begins
another nighttime ends
you wonder what will be
if the dream’s pretend
and like the cool night sky
and like the dreamers dreams
it all fades away
and blends with the beams
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rak03252
rak03252: such a nice peaceful time of day
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AuroraNorthBorealis: Wonderful
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SunshineDeb in reply to rak03252: Yes! That is such a peaceful time of day! It's calm down, cool down, just so sedate
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rak03252 
rak03252: wrote this almost a year ago, when George Floyd was murdered...
i feel a lot better about it today...but my hopes are that real change will come...

sad, that this poem was necessary to write....
stay safe !

wrote this on May 30th,2020


MASK ON THE SHADOW©
(for George Floyd)
by rak

after a long night
of riots, unrest
can’t begin to imagine
what’s coming next
a man was murdered
a cop was charged
in these days of disease
as the shadow grows large

people been locked down
quarantined for weeks
people disgusted
as the president speaks
a man couldn’t breath
as cops held him down
in these days of disease
as the shadow goes round

they chant, carry signs
and march thru the streets
spreading the word
and disease in the heat
just a matter of time
something bound to burst
a man killed in the street
but the shadow still thirsts

can’t bring George Floyd back
his life carelessly snuffed
human lives matter
enough is enough
there’s tears and there’s grief
we’re in this together
there’s a mask on the shadow
will tomorrow be better
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rak03252:  


wish i didnt have to write stuff like this..

HATRED©
by rak
 
I hate all the hatred
I’m seeing and feeling
I hate all the feelings
all the lies,
double dealings
 
hatred erupting
like a volcano full blown
hatred nurtured
hatred home grown
 
hatred is cheered
like a victory lap
bled into buckets
as trees shedding sap
 
hate anything different
what goes ‘gainst the grain
if there’s hate in your heart
there’s hate in your brain
 
mindless aint kindness
is your mental aware
why is it so hard
to show that you care
 
welcome your friends
and strangers alike
make love the goal
like a sound lightning strike
 
extend helping hands
united we stand
hatred has no place
don’t let hatred land
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OceanAngel7
OceanAngel7: I love this one!
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Jante_nut
Jante_nut: It’s hard for me to be around negativity anymore. It weighs everyone down. Funny I heard thunder as I was reading the line about the lightning strike. You are a very positive and caring person rak. Very well expressed!
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SunshineDeb: Beautiful!!!
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rak03252 
rak03252: I write.have written…
many verses with TIME as a theme..
many ways to look at TIME, a friend?
An enemy ?...time is always there..
does it end ?

TIME AND DESTINATION©
by rak

this,
would be the crisis center
chaos starts to soar
unrest,
shadows crashing
such silence now aroar
dropping down to higher ground
muses are bemused
every useful, helpful hint
is one by one abused

yes,
this is time and destination
part of the universe creation
moving with determination
of the extreme examination

keeping a vigil in the village
tracking thru the town
open up your eyes
and hope your heart don’t let you down
where we go from here
is beyond question and doubt
there’s more answers than you need to know
some you’ll do without

going an extra mile
going on and on for years
searching for the smile
that hides behind those tears

whatever will replace you
must find and chase you down
to stay among the living
or drift to higher ground

yes,
this is time and destination
its creation at its peak
it’s all the answers
one by one
which ones do you seek

where have you been
or going back
it’s self-assured at best
every complication
becomes just one more test

how you respond
and what you do
to make amends
or run
it slips away so quietly
sure as the setting sun

and when the path is clearly blocked
and the detour signs are gone
perhaps you’ll find you can’t return
as you keep keeping on

to face the unknown bastardly
of the cocked and crooked sword
nothing to gain, but insight
becomes its own reward

and spilling over as the blood that flowed
then flows again
we can’t complete the circle
until the colors blend
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AuroraNorthBorealis: Wow again... life lessons
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Bri_Anna: Love it, thank you Rak rak rak
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OceanAngel7: awesome!
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rak03252 
rak03252: sometimes....love can be so fleeting...a memory
if it was there at all...here, we track it, chase it, lose it...
(written so long ago,
yet so true still)



CLOSER©
by rak

she bade me
come closer
i crept on my knees
for this is my mission
it’s her i must please
her wish,
my desire
she sets me afire
she burns with a flame ever bright

when she said don’t worry
the stress that i felt
would melt like
the rainbows of colors she dealt
and as i drift slowly
once more she knows me
and once more
her smile lights up my night

she danced on my daydreams
she pranced on my head
she said something special
awaits just ahead
i clung like a shadow
her fleeting form narrowed
then came face to face
with her passion and plight

have i been mistaken
these long lonely years
she spoke slow and solemn
her words filled my ears
and although i listened
something was missing
something was burning inside the light

then she said
come closer
and once more i leaped
such reckless behavior
i’ve saved for my sleep
an intricate passageway
i accept her and her way
and nothing will change that
nor my appetite

now once more she’s vanished
and once more she’s gone
once more i’ve summoned her
to lead me on
my goal is her mercy
her soft tenderness
must never leave me
nor she leave my sight

the desert so arid
the arctic so cold
the places i find her
are centuries old
i’ve delved in the depths
of the great ancient ruins
and sing a sad lonely tune
till we reunite

she bade me
come closer
i pounced as a lion
together once more
as tho by design
and then i surrender
my throat parched and bared
and give myself fully
and never to fight
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SunshineDeb in reply to rak03252: For sure a lovely one
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RnKris84: Beautiful. So perfect for Valentine's Day.
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OceanAngel7: you never cease to amaze me
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rak03252: This might be a bit simplistic,
or idealistic...just some thoughts...

DON’T NEED KINGS ©
by rak

don’t need no kings
or queens
don’t need
no magic beans
no saviors
or messiahs
don’t need no in-betweens
 
don’t need senators
or congressman
don’t need governors
or cops
don’t need
lawyers or liars
don’t need
flips and flops
 
don’t need leaders
don’t need to follow
don’t need promises
empty and hollow
 
don’t need actors
and rehearsed lines
just need to be yourself
don’t need no signs
 
don’t need laws
and rules
don’t need
schools of fools
don’t need
wheelers and dealers
just need
to keep your cool
 
don’t need taxes
don’t need wars
just need
a lot of love
that’s what
we’re here for
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keytothehearts: 👍🏼Nice poem rak
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RnKris84: Beautiful.
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rak03252 
rak03252:

this one, a couple of weeks old,
am happy to share it...
needed to wait, to see the flow..
tho it may be long, i hope you can see
the way it builds towards the final crescendo
keep in mind, the word "dance",
need not be taken literally
 
 ONE MORE DANCE,EVENTUALLY©
by rak

all eventualities
come crashing thru the door
colliding in the nighttime silence
colliding evermore
 
impossible possibilities
shake the ground you walk
where all eventualities
combine as loose lips talk
 
come down from the mountain
the fountain flow won’t stop
you climbed with mounting trepidation
yet never reached the top
 
explore eventualities
with a fighting chance
every possibility
may lead to one more dance
one more dance
neath moonlight
thru the madness and the lame
dance when there’s no music
a dance that has no name
 
odds are that the oddities
you encounter on your trek
will do more to enlighten you
then cause a mental wreck
if your goal is perfection
you’re bound to be defused
as you watch each failure
you cease to be amused
 
consider eventualities
when you reassess your plight
everything you once held dear
seems to have taken flight
and people you may plagiarize
offer a second chance
and every possibility
may lead to one more dance
one more dance
neath moonlight
thru the madness and the lame
dance when there’s no music
a dance that has no name
 
you think eventualities
can change course
and events
but all the possibilities
still don’t make much sense
 
when everything collides and crashes
bursting to flames,
exploding
sift thru all the pieces
while you find your mind corroding
 
some will say eventually
karma comes around
yet on your joyless journey
no karma has been found
you’ve learned to go
without the things
necessity demands
you try to rationalize it all
but there’s no place left to stand
 
and when you can stand no more
give it one more chance
stand up for eventualities
stand up for one more dance
one more dance
neath moonlight
thru the madness and the lame
dance when there’s no music
a dance that has no name
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betsymilo421: Rak, seriously, you should be doing something with your writing skills
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SunshineDeb: Rak, this is like a symphony❤❤
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