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rak03252: this one happened to come up in conversation recently....

this is for all the GAMES OF THRONES fans....

ICE AND FIRE©
by rak

sing a song
of ice and fire
of greed and lust
of pure desire

sing of mountains,
wind and rain
of burning deserts
and passions pain

of what you clutch
but cannot touch
and all the gold
you crave so much

sing a song
of ice and fire
a mighty king,
a lowly squire

sing of joy
and sing of sadness
of righteous causes
and of the madness

cast a stone
the raven’s flown
a baby’s born
to mount the throne

sing a song
of ice and fire
the dead shall rise
sings the choir

a song of death
a song of life
where peace comes
with the sword and knife

a noble cause
wrapped in gauze
with clenched hand
and iron laws

sing a song
of ice and fire
cross the bridge
and walk the wire

sing of flames
that burn so bright
and of the coldest
frozen night

see thru the eyes
a child may rise
to guide the strong,
the weak and wise
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rak03252
rak03252: Game Of Thrones is/was an 8 yr series on HBO..was quite enthralling to say the least
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AuroraNorthBorealis: very awesome! I might have to watch this "Game of Thrones"
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Bri_Anna: Love it
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rak03252: maybe this is a bit a of mind-twister,
as opposed to a tongue twister...


IMAGINE©
By rak

imagine
you’ve imagined
all the things
that you’ve
imagined

and
that life itself
is just
another
passing phase
in time

imagine
all the time
rolled in
imaginations
rhyme

and
all the time
imagined
is life’s
dividing line

imagine
the beginning
then
imagine
it’s the end

imagine
what you can’t
perceive
imagine
you pretend

time imagining
the line
of life
you cannot cross

all the time
of life
imagined
leaves you
at a loss

imagine
what you
cannot see
imagine
what will be

imagine
time
beyond the line
of life’s
infinity
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CathySagittarius: As usual rak fabulous sweetheart xx
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allie0oopss: ok lol i am officially twisted now
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Li0ness: Wonderful!
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CathySagittarius: Rak u never mentioned to me u had your own chat room. If I would of known before I would of visited. Well i have now xx
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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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SunshineDeb
SunshineDeb: Rak, that's wonderful!
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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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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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darkbrowneyes48
darkbrowneyes48: Of course its a fantasy... a very nice one too
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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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rak03252 
rak03252: to dream, perchance to dream....
like to share, a dream of dreams..
a dream of dreams of dreams...


HAD A DREAM©
by rak

we’ll meet again
in dreams, he said
only dreams are free
and if you go
somewhere instead
we’ll meet
eventually
I missed you
in my dreams
last night
I hope that
you missed me
and hoping
that you are alright
with dreams
of rhapsody

had a dream
the other night
the world was upside down
such chaos and confusion
a king without a crown
clouds were resting
on the ground
trees were sideways
squares were round
not a warning
not a sound
here the lost
could not be found


we’ll meet again
in dreams, he said
in dreams
where we can fly
in dreams
there’s nothing we can’t do
and dreams will never die
a dream of you and me
a stream of dreams to come
a dream of dreams
and dreams extremes
dreams that softly hum

had a dream of galaxies
of places to explore
beyond beyond,
beyond the realm
the realm beyond the core
had a dream of worlds to share
where mind dreams
weighed supreme
a dream where everybody cared
to share a dream of dreams
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AuroraNorthBorealis: Dare to dream; I think You are a true poet.
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BlushingBeauty: Really nice, R! You really have a gift for forming words and creating such a vivid picture.
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sky_deep: Beautiful
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Kelly101010: Now, there's a cat I could love and I do love cats! I have two myself.
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allaboutbeck: What a sweetie! I never had much luck with cats...but they sure are pretty!.
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Kelly101010: Like I said, it takes a man who has a very sweet side to really love cats.
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rak03252 
rak03252: It’s funny...how one can
compose a poem,
yet have no idea
what it is about..
such is the case...

NAKED DREAM©
by rak

the truth is naked
as you scream
naked always
in a dream
stripped of virtue,
hatred,
pain
stripped of valor,
naked,
vain

the high and mighty
stoop too low
no place where
they want to go

faces, traces,
places. spaces
interactions,
fractions,
factions

thru the mirror
river rises
every shape
all the sizes
wonder what
the final prize is
be prepared
for all surprises

wisdom on
perilous courses
each act is
controlled by forces
some too ancient
to understand
too high up
to dare to land

every door
flung open wide
take a chance
to step inside
comes the widow
comes the bride
comes the lifetime
reckless ride

the naked dream
returns once more
to enter thru
a different door
remnants of
the final war





the clever child
the aging sage
both trapped in
a cageless cage
escape is but
illusions dreams
as they dance
to vapid themes

and then the light
at last is shown
the tale itself
in great strides grown
people moving,
proving,
soothing
new way of thinking,
drinking,
sinking

and all around
thru holes
they’ve fallen
as if an unheard
warning calling
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AuroraNorthBorealis: hmmmmm, to dare to free our mind to just feel in the moment? you just might make me like poetry
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Bri_Anna: Indeed this one is truly amazing
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PurpleGold6: Love the cats😻😻😻
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SunshineDeb: Awww lol
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sky_deep: This is such a great pic
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rak03252 
rak03252: I think I know what this is about…
just came about being….
But seems to make sense

SHADOW LOOMING LARGE©
by rak

there’s a shadow looming large
watching everything you do
you think you’ve gone anon
it turns out that’s not true
make all your excuses
but that does not excuse you
you knock on heaven’s door
but heaven must refuse you
and that shadow’s
looming large
 
you hide behind your curtain
your veil of mystery
only one thing certain
you’re bringing misery
from every corner of the world
all your hate and greed unfurled
but there’s a shadow
looming large
 
the more you run
where can you go
there’s no place
that the shadow don’t know
thru all the races
the shadow chases
hunts you down
from town to town
the shadow looming large
 
a little spark
that’s where it starts
the fire blazes
heart to heart
and the fire’s
all encompassing
where all is known
sees everything
the shadow,
looming large
 
all sorts of masks
to hide behind
but nothing new
your hopes will find
like anchors
are those ties that bind
and the shadow
looming large
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TraehA
TraehA: Nice one Rak.❤✌❤🦋
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betsymilo421: Quite the writer sir. Love it
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allaboutbeck: Rakky, your poems are a true work of art!
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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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TraehA
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: ...was thinking of this one today(1/19/2021) with inauguration a day off....maybe we will enter a new, more united USA?....one can hope!.....
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rak03252: CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT BIDEN & VICE-PRESIDENT HARRIS
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rak03252 
rak03252: I almost hate to say how old this one is,
yet it seems to fit today’s times..
had to have written it sometime
in the early 70’s...

DAYS OF RAGE©
by rak

such turbulent waves
these days of rage
the fires that raged
the wars were waged
and nothing’s been saved
they turn each page
these beasts uncaged
these days of rage

the savage doth ravage
all in its path
what’s sacred.
what’s naked
what’s aftermath
the slogans, explosions
the chants, the laughs
the banners they wave
these days of rage

the people in steeples
pray today
to keep all they reap
to stay, they sway
like trees in the breeze
to ease as they please
to take center stage
these days of rage
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TraehA: Really sad to see that things come in cycles of rage...stupidity out of control..lessons never learned...nicely written my friend ✌❤
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allie0oopss: well captured !
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AuroraNorthBorealis: wow, ok, not into poetry but so speaks loudly for what we all facing today! Nicely done!
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rak03252 
rak03252: sometimes, one finds they are waiting..
just not sure for what...
and after all the waiting..…


GOING NOWHERE©..by rak
 
he’s waiting for words
not yet written
into territories forbidden
and actions taken
and no one forgiven
such is the state of affairs
 
all along the edges
lost people standing
all the known facts
are now remanding
all these faded views
have been demanding
gotta find someone who cares
 
a matter of perception
deception, inspection
take a close look,
introspection
what can you see
besides your own reflection
and all the vacant stares
 
time marches on
can’t you hear the beat pounding
every action taken
now resounding
terrifying consequences
ricocheting, rebounding
and now,
the morning bugle blares
 
waiting for the verses
the curse of over-thinking
passing the bottle
toasting and drinking
everything colliding
kerplunking and kerplinking
time to face the music
and more dares
 
world weary and wasted
pasted and precluded
already dancing
to the tune
of the deluded
what’s going to happen
to those not included
crying out
that life is never fair
 
waiting for the wisdom
the kingdom key is missing
decapitate the snake
but something
is still hissing
as the past closes in
there’s no time
for reminiscing
every road you travel
goes nowhere
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Chele1L: The hurrier you go the behinder you get!
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TraehA in reply to rak03252: Going nowhere in a hurry indeed
🤔🥺🙄✌💗🦋
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TraehA: The ones that get me fly passed me on the road 100 mph an as pull up to the red light they are sitting there just like me💗✌🤣🤣
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rak03252 
rak03252: seems we r always standing in lines, and waiting.…

I like to think some of my poems and ideas are timeless,
this one for instant, could’ve been written yesterday,
but more likely was written some 40 yrs ago…
sometimes we are in line for something we want..
sometimes for something we need…
in any event, we stand in line and wait...

Stand In Line And Wait©
by rak

out of the weary wilderness
comes a worried, restless soul
been 40 days hard traveling
40 nights without a fold
or was it 40 years
it’s hard to get the story straight
he wanders round from place to place
just to stand in line and wait

out of all this madness
there’s solutions, salves and cures
there’s a man who hasn’t slept much
with his trades and baits and lures
it’s hard to just stay satisfied
sometimes too hard not to hate
then we rush thru each endeavor
just to stand in line and wait

there’s perplexities, amenities
there’s a 3-day growth of beard
don’t judge him now, too harshly
it’s worse than you have feared
too easy giving up
or to give in and say it’s fate
there’s still some time
for one more round
so we stand in line and wait

and all of these atrocities
have worn my patience thin
there’s no end to this circle
where did it begin
everyone’s a victim
and we gotta pay the freight
turn around, i’m right behind you
i stand in line and wait
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RnKris84: Just fabulous!
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manof_darkness: Very good kind of reminds me of me a whole lot of years ago.
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sky_deep: So beautiful
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rak03252 
rak03252: have this on my poem site, for awhile, but seems its hard to get over there,so thought i would move it here for now....
always nice to play pretend.....sometimes,
things are too real

REALM OF PRETEND©
by rak

this is the part
where all things
must end
and then we go back
to the realm of pretend
the reapers
and keepers
would never extend
a hand to a friend
in the realm
of pretend


and this is the part
where the good guys lose
in the realm of pretend
where one never
can choose
they take what they want
you must pay your dues
in the realm of pretend
you just stay confused


this is the part
where the fake
becomes real
in the realm of pretend
where you can’t seal the deal
you’re not even sure
what it is
that you feel
in the realm of pretend
where the visitors squeal


and this is the part
that becomes the last straw
in the realm of pretend
what is it you saw
no winners
no losers
call it a draw
in the realm of pretend
you watch the ice thaw

this is the part
with all things the same
in the realm of pretend
no one needs a name
there are no more rules
this isn’t a game
in the realm of pretend
who’s left to blame

and this is the part
when the lost
can’t be found
in the realm of pretend
they wander around
heads in a spin
eyes to the ground
in the realm of pretend
there’s no
homeward bound


this is the part
you’ve been dreading most
in the realm of pretend
that extends
coast to coast
the living are dead
the dead are a ghost
in the realm of pretend
from pillar to post

and this is the part
of sadness and pain
in the realm of pretend
where the sane
go insane
all the brains
have been drained
and the dragons
are slain
in the realm of pretend
where all shall remain
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betsymilo421: Great job
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TraehA: Living on the edge of a teeter totter realm of pretend...trying grasping to stay sane in an insane world 💗💗✌
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Bri_anna in reply to TraehA: This world seems to be insane currently, I agree
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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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