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Love Elusive

If one could search for love so kind –
from ocean’s depth to narrow shore…
so rare a beauty as ever find
as though never searched before.

Yet in the human heart lies trust –
a desire that tickles the soul.
In our bodies we simply must –
Find love to make us whole….

But within that quest, of broken dream,
finds nere the song of love’s requiem,
For her shadow is sparse with invisible seam,
lying broken, invariably lost in-between.

For closer to heart than love’s yearning call –
lies hungry start of monstrous endeavor.
A bloody war where the good shall fall –
beautiful life lost for nothing better.

The screams for mother and country so dear,
breathing the bloody stumps of men….
And he, so bland, raise a hand to cheer
such violent death of countrymen.

What of love for times as these –
gone to hide ‘midst the forest…
seeking shelter behind the leaves
of hatred’s enchanting chorus.

Search my young friend, far and low,
for that love so well hidden –
and when if found, let your heart come round,
to pray that war be ridden.

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© 2014 John Allen Richter
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Arrogant Imps

Forgive me friends, this poem is not meant for you.  There are adult people in my everyday life at my workplace that I must deal with who are childish and spend a lot of their time flapping their jaws about other people.  These people are stuck in some junior high clique-ish nightmare and I so want to scream how horrid and unprofessional I find their childishness.  Of course I can’t do that because I am taught to turn the other cheek.  And so I just “vent here, a place I’m sure they will not vent-ure to…..

Arrogant Imps

For those who hate others
under the watchful eye of God
Consider how your druthers
kill hopes as you plod.

Your backstabbing steals away
other’s sense of fair play
using your life to bring dismay.

Always steady and politely I’d say
Sure to kindly reroute your way.
So as not to bring you harm.
Honor your peers and always pray
or your pain might return some day -to
Loose all your witty charm.
Either way, this is an acrostic alarm.
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© 2013 John Allen Richter