Beatnik Free Verse: The Tomato

Tomato, tomato, tomato!

Pizza sauce is hot! And so is Tabasco!

Grow faster, plant! Impatience!

I’ll eat you when I want! Are you talking to me?

Curse the darkness! Curse the darkness!

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There is someone out there…

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©2017 Bruce Kraus. All rights reserved.

You won’t be popular as you step out of line

To befriend the lonesome slightly out of step with time

You see the world is full of people like you and me

But those who are alone are the ones we do not see

 

Show some compassion and reach out like a friend

You never know where this will end

I see tears of gratitude in my new found love

God sees their heart from far above

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Butterflies are free to fly…

 

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Children understand the delicateness of freedom. Photographed in the river valley near Hamilton, Montana. © 2017 All rights reserved.

Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You’re a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away, bye bye

Written by Bernie Taupin & Elton John

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Leaving on a Jet Plane: John Denver

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John Denver 1973
All my bags are packed
I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin’
It’s early morn
The taxi’s waitin’
He’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome
I could die
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go
There’s so many times I’ve let you down
So many times I’ve played around
I tell you now, they don’t mean a thing
Ev’ry place I go, I’ll think of you
Ev’ry song I sing, I’ll sing for you
When I come back, I’ll bring your wedding ring
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m… Full lyrics on Google Play Music

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Time for Spring…

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I have long heard of the promise of Spring
Well before I could relish what it can bring

Awakening new, oldness renewed
And story-book lovers true

So to writ this place and time
Ordered to celebrate yours and mine

Many thank-yous resounding from heartened vox
This day and night equinox

Author unknown

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