Author Archive for Michele Marie

Michele Marie

Poem: "Heaven: The Final Dimension"
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Poem: “Heaven: The Final Dimension”

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Heaven: The Final Dimension Meeting family never met Where damaged children are lavished upon and injured souls repaired Where Martin Luther King shakes your hand With great affection Strangers smile in passing Where decent cut dresses, of silk with sparkling threads, are given without fee No tarred roads to mend No corn to husk Land of […]

Benedict's Daughter: Poems
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Benedict’s Daughter: Poems

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As I read Benedict’s Daughter, by Philip C. Kolin, I was treated to the talent of a veteran author who has already published several books of poetry. With poetic rhythm and stunning imagery, Kolin’s poems manage to get to the heart of the matter. With his gift of poetic sight, he is able to bring the reader […]

Poem: "This Snake"
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Poem: “This Snake”

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This Snake This snake Is tired of dragging itself through the dirt Tired of all the sacrificial victims it has swallowed and crushed Tired of being cold Tired of its small snake heart This snake is drowning and Like a stray worm Inches and rolls and arches and drags itself Toward higher ground Forever shedding […]

Poem: "Empty"
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Poem: “Empty”

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Empty You eat from my table, And leave me nothing. Then you lay upon my form This weighty cauldron, Dank and empty. It presses mightily, Withholding air that gives rhyme and reason to life Destroying my frame. I show you the door But you raise your brow and smirk Then folding your arms, you lean […]

Poem: "The Baptist by the River Jordan"
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Poem: “The Baptist by the River Jordan”

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The Baptist by the River Jordan This one is like a comet Long ago promised A white force sent from the heavens To sear the earth- He roams in leather and camel’s hair Set in a wilderness mist Skin black as the fishermen of summer No earthly prince, and yet In droves they gather From every […]

Poem: "One Gypsy Man"
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Poem: “One Gypsy Man”

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One Gypsy Man The heat was so great that I sat down to rest And watched as mankind was put to the test A gypsy approached, barely able to walk He staggered and moaned, unable to talk. Filthy and starving and bronzed by the sun Scarred by the world and by the world shunned- Our eyes met […]

Poem: "The Gardener"
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Poem: “The Gardener”

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The Gardener Never covered in winter Never watered But for the whims of chance clouds Never fed But by the searching’s of desperate roots No cultured rose is this And yet And yes This one is exquisite Let us bring it To our gardens Giving color Where before was only cultured foliage We will find […]

Poem: "Nomad at Night"
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Poem: “Nomad at Night”

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Nomad At Night Wind scorpions move safely under night’s cover A long life’s  journey erased on windswept dunes The nomad travels under the stars Following the rise of many moons Final morning brings the fruit of hardship’s travels Then the Nomad will lie down at the feet Of He who watches in the West Waving forward those He’s waited to meet Surrounded by banquets, with music and song! […]

Poem: "The Huuna Bean"
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Poem: “The Huuna Bean”

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The Huuna Bean I tucked my little girl in to bed And this is what my little girl said, “My teacher said I am a bean! She did!” “What kind of bean,” I asked, then said, “A kidney, a Lima, a Navy or Red? A Lentil, a French, or Great Northern instead?” “None of those!” […]

Poem: "The Wisdom of the Clock"
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Poem: “The Wisdom of the Clock”

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The Wisdom of the Clock You can’t escape its silent roar Its race is cast from shore to shore Time dashes off and then is gone “A good deed done, just one more day In good deeds you cannot delay Duty first, then right again” No stress in time or things without The soldier’s stance […]

Poem: "Womb of the Cosmos"
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Poem: “Womb of the Cosmos”

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Womb of the Cosmos I am woven in the womb of the cosmos Created in the brilliance of Stars Leaving remnants of me like a comet, a spray A blip on the radar of time I am loved. I am wanted. I am held. I am known- By the great Maker whose hands fashioned mine […]

Poem: "In Years to Come..."
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Poem: “In Years to Come…”

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In Years To Come… The Ancient One ignites the air North easterlies with mighty flair, Roar down the green and grassy plains Flattened by the thrusting rains. (In a small den on a high hill Wolves huddle close in the stormy chill. Lean eyes flash the bolts of light No howling at the moon this […]

Poem: "The Gentle God"
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Poem: “The Gentle God”

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The Gentle God The gentle God stands off in the distance Awaiting the arrivals That moment the world calls death- He calls and cares, He coaxes and cajoles- Hoping all will begin the great journey home But they make the call, they make the choice- Eternity will show Those who choose a route of truth […]

Poem: "The Fuse"
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Poem: “The Fuse”

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The Fuse One fist clenches Discharging the universe What thunder! Heavenly bodies hurled! Journeying, spinning, Eternal directed movement. You, the Alpha You make it happen Why do they hide? Why do they cry tears? Tender saplings Shallow and green Long to be Great knotted oaks, Blackened Proven Sentries of love You, the Alpha You make […]

Poem: "We are Going Somewhere. We are on Our Way"
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Poem: “We are Going Somewhere. We are on Our Way”

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We are Going Somewhere. We are on Our Way I look in the rearview mirror My young son is thrilled Adrenaline pumped, anticipation heavy I’ve not told him where we’re going Whether a trip to the grocery store Or fabulous Toy place A drive around the block to home Or off to a friend’s house […]

Poem: "When My Ship Crashed"
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Poem: “When My Ship Crashed”

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When My Ship Crashed Not so long ago, When my ship crashed On the night side of that far planet Held down by injuries and wreckage In the darkness you came with your light Smiling, You stayed Though no human life was near I was tended to. They came for me Finding one they thought […]

Poem: "Rhinestone Beauty"
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Poem: “Rhinestone Beauty”

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Rhinestone Beauty Endless sandy roads Wasteland I turn my steps Behold such blinding lights White sun glare, sharp shapes Glistening far away that heat rising day Gleaming desert sun lakes Glass ocean floor Scrapers like stainless steel flowers rising tall Proudly brushing sky ceilings Every building wall reflecting Every human eye gazing Rhinestone beauty Man […]

Poem: "The Wind at My Back"
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Poem: “The Wind at My Back”

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The Wind at My Back I look for a path in the new fallen snow For it is night and not wise to travel Where am I going? I want to know As the wind at my back does show me It howls in the night like a wolf at the moon As it rushes […]

Poem: "10,000 Arrows"
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Poem: “10,000 Arrows”

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10,000 Arrows A river of 10,000 arrows Pierce the heads and breasts Of the children Who stumble In torrential rains… Modern men Become kings And forget their sons Men who Seal their gold In vaults of steel… Money can be a trap Gold can cover the eyes And death will take it all O Man See […]

Poem: "University Fees"
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Poem: “University Fees”

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University Fees The learned men came to see What could be done about that tree Stout and strong and big and tall, Faith inside that garden’s wall. Machines and steel their only hope Sturdy chains and heavy rope, Wrap around that solid tree And yanked it for a student’s fee… One lone seed is lost […]

It's When We Look Back That We See the Blessings
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It’s When We Look Back That We See the Blessings

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Thirty-plus years ago, during my first semester of college, I found out that my student loans didn’t come through due to a glitch in the paper work. I dropped out of college and joined the army. To be honest, at the time I wasn’t a serious student. Nevertheless, I thought that by dropping out I […]

Poem: "That Thieving Spirit!"
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Poem: “That Thieving Spirit!”

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That Thieving Spirit! Mark my words- the Holy Spirit is a sly one! When I began my search for it, quick as lightening it found me- And then it stole from me! My eyes, (Seeing shadows mostly, and hurting in light) Were fine by me- Those eyes were well trained In the art of despair […]

Poem: "Transfiguration"
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Poem: “Transfiguration”

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Transfiguration They came upon You And really saw you for once! Your full radiance unmasked Like a late afternoon sun Glaring through a windshield. Your light dazzled and confounded them The apostles fell to the ground You filled the deep craters of their hearts Saturating their emptiness There on that mountain In the full face […]

Poem: "The Prisoner in His Cell"
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Poem: “The Prisoner in His Cell”

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The Prisoner in His Cell The Spirit sighed When you were born And loved you even then It watched you as A little child Playing with your toys And wasn’t blind To your surprise When you received those blows Then the Spirit Wailed like you When you found they didn’t care And through the years […]

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