Appellation

appellation, poetry, steven humphreys

Sweetening madness appellation gladness beautiful rhetoric seas of grieving dancing heaving nature's breadth insane ticking machine tapping plastic board fiend leaded pencil penned ink door open closed metaphor jacketed lore splendid weathered myths mazes deepening ages appalachian riffs violin in' sages                

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Old Road

old road, poetry, steven humphreys, life

follow that old road to where it leads your fanciful wayfaring when we turn its curve we learn we live wryly and sprite it owns no joy there is plenty left within long settled dust of shoes and tires

Meadow

meadow, nature, steven humphreys, poetry

There was a time of untouched meadows full of roses groves of orange and lemon trees with birds flying from their limbs singing their songs of joy and mirth pure streams flowing into pristine rivers in glorious beauty as if it were all a heavenly painted dream the sunshine and the starry night remain up …

Allure

allure, beauty, poetry

I am your allure beautiful in your way without words you have told me in a world full of men and machines frivolous beholden lies I give you no attention when you need it withholding my approval when you demand your soul of souls master of all that is you in every way every hour every …

Abide

abide, poetry, steven humphreys, poetry madness

To you in the valleys down there abide the tide will not turn roll in your grass wipe your eyes go to your high hills and come home at sunset shade yourself under the poplar pass not abide go to your glade it's a misty day but it is clear what you've been told lost …

Around Midnight

books, steven humphreys writer, poetry all night long, poems, prose

Strange happenings in your life you can't control no matter what the strife because that's them you're still you something you're stuck in contention with around midnight cuts like a knife those evil selfish bastards ruined your life all they did was die unpunished that's why I write poetry all night long living on with the …