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Swampyville’s - “Bouquet of Life”

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Bright, due, everyone, hue, light, proposes, roses, sun.

Bouquet of Life! by L. Don Oliver

A bouquet of flowers held gently, Gathered at mornings early ___; Placed in a pretty slender vase, Reflecting loves special __;

Flowers caressed so tenderly, By beads of trickling ; Beautiful petals of life, Unfolding shades of ;

Honeybees flitting to and fro, pollinating flowers, each and _, Oblivious to the morning mist, And the rising life giving ___;

Scented flowers of every dream, Leads to what fate __; Life really concerns me not, For I, paused to smell the _;

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Greed! by L. Don Oliver

The labyrinth of my Life, That has ensued thus this far; Gives no reasons for excuse, When I stand before the bar;

Ghostly eerie creatures dancing, Echos from a pretentious past; Gives rise to the truth, Of the shadows that I've cast;

The candle of my being, Is flickering in its flow; There will come that day, When it will cease to glow;

If ever my never comes, Inter history beneath the sod; Shed no tears for yesterday, Render my final fate unto god;

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Swampyville’s - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

I Heard the Robin Sing! by L. Don Oliver

When I was the innocent one, One morning in early spring; No thought of true reason, I heard the Robin sing;

He sang his sweet song of life, Of hope, faith, and charity; He sang of his everlasting wish, For a world in perfect harmony;

He sang his precious song, For conflict to never start; Then came the makers of hate, And tore all his dreams apart;

Like a forgotten soul, Forlorn in a castle keep; In the darkness of night, I heard the Robin weep;

We did not get there with you,
But, you paved the road with care; One day we will cross the mountain, And find you awaiting there;

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Painting the Silent Night! By L. Don Oliver

The, little falling star, left it's, calling card; Glowing, in the night, bright, bright, my delight; Luminous stars, in their grace, eternally parading, deep in space; A golden moon, sauntering by, pursuing the stars, across the sky; A flock of geese, upon their flow, lit up by, the full moon's glow; Puffy white clouds, upon their way, perhaps they'll visit, on another day; The Milky Way's, spiraling dance, two lovers lost, in deep romance; Paint brush, all dipped in red, wondering where, Mars has fled; Rings of Saturn, spinning around, no lovelier sight, to be found; Coloring a far away, lightening flash, Venus and the moon, about to clash; Between the eyes, of the known, darkened spaces, of the unknown; Palette filled, in shades of blue, colors changing, with every hue; Never a sound, to be heard, save the tune, of a singing bird; Such was, my grandest sight, While Painting, the Silent Night;

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Swampyville’s - “Silence of the Deep”

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Alive, asleep, by, deep, deep, deep, deep, end, explore, fear, hear, keep, mend, shore, sleep, steep.

Silence of the Deep! By L. Don Oliver

A gentle refreshing sea breeze, Waves splashing upon the __; Seabirds soaring above me; A beautiful new world to __;

In the shadows of my soul, The world above me ___; Slipping slowly beneath the waves, Into the silence of the _;

Serenity of quite solitude Rainbow creatures swimming ; Lovely flowering coral reefs, One is thankful to be ___;

Where there's rhyme and reason No imperative schedule to _; Controlling my own destiny, In the silence of the _;

Sounds from a distant whale, Echoes that I can barely _; Knowing that I am not alone, Deflates any questioning _;

Bubbles from a fissure below, Up through the darkened __; At peace with the world, In the silence of the _;

When life has passed me by, Broken dreams never to _; Things that I once enjoyed, Ever winding down to ;

If to die upon the morrow, From cause for eternal __; I pray thee my final rest, In the silence of the _;

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"Our" Constitution! By L. Don Oliver

It once was a beautiful document, That was gracefully written there; And through all it's many years. It was giving great love and care;

Once it contain words of "Freedom", Words that resonated toward the high, Gathered within its wisdom, was hope, But alas, those days have gone by;

Now we are told to tear it up, Rendering it into a pile of dust; Viewing it as a pathetic relic, Worthy of only their disgust;

The meaning for which it stood, Now archaic with no charm; They are scripting a new one, That will never cause them harm;

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Swampyville’s - “Never the Ever”

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Apart, been, came, grow, heart, misspent, row, say, share, there, vain, way.

Never the Ever! By L. Don Oliver

Sacrificing, of the __, Flowered gardens, far ; Wilting down, to vacant , There again, to never ; Foolishly, life has _, Hasted time, that was __; Never to, experience the , Of that, which never _; Fertile fields, some will , Never again, to come my ; Memories, none to , When there is, no one _;

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The Ten Morals: By L. Don Oliver

It is morally right to have, Faith for what you Believe; It is morally wrong to worship, What others deceitfully conceive;

It is morally wrong to assail others, Even the words we speak; It is morally right to rest, On one day of each week;

It is morally right to honor parents, Even if there may be strife; It is morally wrong to purposely, Take someone else's life;

It is morally right to be honest, To the one you're committed to; It is morally wrong to take, That which doesn't belong to you;

It is morally wrong to utter untruths, For most it leads to distress; It is morally wrong to be jealous, Of what others may possess;

I've always lived by the "Golden Moral", Of everything that I perceive; "To always do for others, What I wish them to do for me";

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Swampyville’s - “Ship of Memories”

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Ahead, Albatross, alone, bar, be, bell, crossed, dare deck, dread, far, ghosts, home, lashed, light, night, plays, posts, respect, return, sea, splashed, stays, there, well, yearn.

Ship of Memories! By L. Don Oliver

I see the ships, upon the ; As they race, to cross the ; Full sails, billowing briskly __; No sailors regret, for those who ; Phosphorus waves, gently being _; Flowering Main, pleading to be ___; Disciplined crew, upon the ; The valorous ones, that I _; Never an all night in, they are __; With their thoughts, ever drifting ; Eight peals sound, from the ships _; signalling that, all is ; Lightening flashing, in the __; Scaring the darkness, into ; Flickering lanterns, upon their __; Dancing shadows, of wandering ; White horses building, a storm ; Ship ahull, awaiting the __; Howling winds, prayers of ; Homeward bound, every sailor's ; The tempest line, they have _; There upon the bow, an _; In the ocean, a dolphin __; Out where, King Neptune ; Brave souls, venture out to ; That is where, I long to _;

I wrote this poem several years ago in memory of my brother-in-law, who is now deceased.
He was a career Navy Quartermaster who was really happiest the most when he was driving "HIS" Aircraft Carrier. Sail on forever Charlie.

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Gift of Life! By L. Don Oliver

The storm clouds were building, The heart was sinking low; The rain came pouring down, The angry winds began to blow;

Lightening flashing above my head, The paint less walls wearing thin; Then, you opened your loving arms, And enclosed me there within;

You kissed my troubled brow, Hugging me with all your might; Tenderly, you sang songs of love, All through that wakeful night;

When the new light had dawned, Restful sleep was mine to see; Mama, I will always love you, For your precious gift to me;

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