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Standing!
By kennethcook on 11/20/2012
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I stand alone.

A solitary figure, silhouetted against the setting sun.
The brisk evening wind pummels my body relentlessly,
as I sway precariously against the reddening backg .....
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Sick Bastard!
By kennethcook on 11/30/2012
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His shrill, razor-sharp words vibrate in my ears
long after my last friend has walked away;
his head shaking in disgusted disbelief;
his feet hurrying to distance himself .....
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Baby Girl 2
By kennethcook on 11/28/2012
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Where are you going, baby girl?
Why did you have to leave my arms?
I held you safe; I kept you warm; you slept in perfect peace.

The cruel clock has betrayed me,
and obeye .....
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Cold
By me! on 11/10/2012
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My teeth chatter,
my body shivers,
The wind blows the white vapor of my breath back into my frosty face, My shuders seem to alternate with my heartbeat, and my steps fall n rythem with them .....
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The Dove
By kennethcook on 11/24/2012
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The majestic dove is silhouetted against the indigo blue sky
as she soars through the white cotton clouds,
and across the bright yellow sun of the early afternoon.

She is the .....
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Sunset
By kennethcook on 11/13/2012
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Standing rooted to the ground on gelatinous, trembling legs,
his paralyzed body is barely able to offer support
to his chaotic head, with its frozen, bulging eyes.
His arid mouth .....
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Afraid Of You No More
By kennethcook on 11/11/2012
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Swing your razor-sharp silver sickle in a wide arc,
with the focused intent of slicing off my ego-stuffed head.
My speechless, bleeding mouth will mirror the arc,
in a reddened-t .....
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Forgiveness
By kennethcook on 11/07/2012
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The senseless violence committed with careless abandon.
The self-centered thoughtlessness enacted upon innocence.
The blatant betrayal of trusting loyalty and gullible naive .....
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The Ultimate Fire
By kennethcook on 11/06/2012
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The glaciers melt under its hot intensity.
The oceans evaporate into the sky by its burning fury.
The grass withers to a dry, crispy brown through its fiery gaze.
The trees shriv .....
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I Walk Alone
By kennethcook on 11/05/2012
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It is a lonely path I walk now.
I hear no birdsong resonating from the leafless trees.
I hear no crickets chirping in the gullies,
nor bullfrogs croaking in the marshes, along my .....
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Dislocated
By Grant on 12/21/2005
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Displaced
discontent
dissent...
Need to stay low?
Get high?
find a place?
make a place?
find a way
to survive
Sustainability
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Bicycle
By kennethcook on 10/23/2012
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My old red bicycle lies rusting on its side
in the tall green grass of the backyard,
while an angry, wind-driven rain
blows against it; pummeling furiously
in grey, stormy .....
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Not Until Then
By kennethcook on 10/22/2012
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When the last human beings with mental illnesses
have found peace of mind, and suffer no more.
And the thoughts of self-harm and suicide
have departed from their heale .....
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Questions
By kennethcook on 10/14/2012
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On the day I die, I will not ask, "Why do I have to die?"
but rather, "Why did I ever live?"
For all my beginnings have seemed like endings,
and all my doings have turned to noth .....
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I Am
By kennethcook on 10/10/2012
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I am being forcefully expelled
from my warm, secure, watery abode;
frighteningly jettisoned out towards something;
something unknown; some distant light.
I am being pushed and .....
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Hunger
By kennethcook on 10/10/2012
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The pale, stick-thin little girl
places her boney, trembling hand
upon her aching, rumbling, empty belly.

The daily tears begin to flow,
as a sharp, glassy pain knifes int .....
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The Storm
By kennethcook on 09/30/2012
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The battleship grey sky rumbles out an echoing warning of the impending deluge, as a sick, electric amber tone begins to permeate the dark, heavy clouds, and a warm, ominous wind blows an .....
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Then & Now
By kennethcook on 08/25/2012
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Then, the moon was a round, cratered, giant rock in shades of grey; celebrated in song, yet only a satellite in orbit around the Earth.
Now, I see your cherubic face smiling down upon .....
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The Day I Was Attacked
By standrkm on 09/19/2012
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On our way home from an uneventful day of fishing we pulled into a last chance quick-stop. I also decided to let my pet Jaguar (Wooderson) catch a cat nap there, though the owners did seem concer .....
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First Poem
By kennethcook on 07/30/2012
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[The first poem I ever wrote, exactly as it appeared in the Midway City School newspaper, October 31, 1966. I had just turned 11 years old.]

"Scary Halloween" by Kenny Cook
Grade 6 Mrs .....
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