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Caged

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags on June 19, 2014 by lengesinski

Blackwell and Fabyan Parkway 115

Caged

 

Captured

prize

thing

object

marginalized

imprisoned

feared

teased

 

this,

 

my home….my prison

 

once

this hunter became

the hunted

 

fate sealed

 

inside,

looking out

my story alone

but….

 not where it all started

 

not

where it was all ever meant to be

 

but always,

so many eyes

staring

 

only the night

brings about

temporary peace

 

only to have the day

start

over….over….over

but,

you cannot ever really know me

 

truly know

how and what

makes me

tick

 

can you ever

really

 

know

 

how it feels?

 

these walls

these bars

 

these years

 

rage

wild impulse

 

so far

 

deep

 

inside

 

but

lessons still have not been

learned

 

 

1914….2014

 

how time does indeed rush by

 

but not all things

 

change

 

life is life is life is life

 

 

Caged©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(06/18/2014)

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The Bitter End(Magog)

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , on April 29, 2014 by lengesinski

The Bitter End(Magog)

 

I may not see tomorrow

nor care to witness…..all the complete woe

hear the cries….and moans

of all…that might be left

the tormented, tortured, discarded…and damned

rivers of filth…..our own toxic concoctions

oceans of garbage…debris…indifference

once proof of our existence…..our not caring

beginnings…origins

such trails of despair……despoliation

barren trees……bare arms reaching

futilely….to skies…

billowing toxic clouds

burning our lungs…tortured last breaths

the remaining faces…..gaunt…gasping

eyes widened…..looking through…beyond

minds maddened

unable to discern

what now….is reality…or madness

souls blackened

the last vestiges of humanity

completely scoured……free?

litany……voices……chorus

still asking…why?…how?

steadily….and all along

from the first stone thrown

to now, these smoldering lands…as far as the eye can see

pooled with blood……once our own

the stench of death……sickly sweet decay

a return of sorts

to these killing fields…this battlefield earth

our permanent scarring

this certainly will be…..the last time?

our bloodthirst…finally complete?

 

 

The Bitter End(Magog)©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(04/24/2014)

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Wanderlust(of sorts)

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags on April 22, 2014 by lengesinski

Wanderlust(of sorts)

 

Eyes

to the heavens above

finding

imagination….inspiration

daring

only,

as far as there is sky above

only,

as many as there are grains of sand

all this land

waiting underfoot

for just the right soul

many endless….limitless

wanderings….directions

only as much 

as self will

allow

 

Wanderlust(of sorts)©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(11/26/2012)

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Hope…thawing

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , on April 9, 2014 by lengesinski

Hope…thawing

 

morning sun

had just begun

to shine

bright

radiating warmth

just to first notice

reflections..ours

glimmering

off lake waters

there Is always

something

so much deeper

than

hollow surface

our own

self-serving

leathered skins

unknot stubborn kinks

always

so much deeper

than

just our own

tired

withered bones

expose

our calloused hearts

melt

hopeless indifference

enlighten

seeking…wandering

minds

free souls

shackled

of own accord

silent agreements

much colder

than this

graying shades

of

passing winter

ennui

 

Hope…thawing©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(04/09/2014)

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Chasm

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , on April 2, 2014 by lengesinski

Chasm

 

praying

for eyesight          to the blind

and

already wounded

                  so far down               

 on their luck…circumstances

but robbed

right

before

own……all…… of our eyes

gone well before

most would even

                 thought                

to have looked

deadened hearing

for ears………already trained

not to hear…wanting to hear

voices

calling……pleading……wanting…..needing

eyes          only trained

not to see……..the pained

selves        

conditioned…..hardened…..desensitized

no longer……able? wanting?

or……simply care

empathy

imperceptible…….invisible

conspicuously silent

silenced?

modern day……. robber barons

thieves

ever quick to blame

pointing……away from

themselves

heaping scorn

upon

poor…….destitute

stealing……..lining pockets

but….

how long?

till the many……faces

of poverty

hellbent

on vengeance

burning holes

in thoughts…..pained memories

will

eventually

show no quarter

 

can there then be any evidence, any hinted whisper of mercy expected?

 

suppressed

so far down

into the depths

only

giving back

what they were always shown…..and have known

 

the divide grows.

 

Chasm©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(04/02/2014)

https://leng64.wordpress.com

(an eventual)Crashing

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags on February 18, 2014 by lengesinski

(an eventual)Crashing

 

Just how many times

can you keep tempting fate?

that number, and it is your number

that which

eventually

comes around

then..and only then

when there is finally

no turning back…no more do-overs…

at that point

at any point

if life is

in review

just before

the

decisions..deciding..decided?

to step through

the gray

to the

inevitable

darkness

what i?s…what were?

your greatest

regrets

pains

angsts

secrets.

so well hidden

so carefully hidden

that still…will

continue

to haunt…pain

or

have you already

heard..felt..sensed

some deathwish?

just what makes you tick?

can you still see?

can you still hear?…

can you still feel?

anybody?

somebody?

something?

anything?

is there really

still…

no other way?

Quick…..

while there is still time

and opportunity

this is

your chance

only chance

last chance

want?

to change

 path…direction

the choice…

is still

yours

 

(an eventual)Crashing©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(02/18/2014)

https://leng64.wordpress.com/

Moonbeams

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , on January 29, 2014 by lengesinski


Moonbeams

For “Shifted By the Moon” Theme

dancing the dance

harlequin strut it just might appear to be

the keener eye

 

noticing the finer details,  all in the repetitions

simplicity in rhythms eventually

 

resting in the confluence

 

casting thine spell

 

reducing our human inhibitions

 

dancing and

 

twirling blinded and deafened in

our spellbound glory antipathy all

vanquished nakedness finally

 

 revealing nomads we all really

are one and the same under the

 moonlight

 

Moonbeams©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(01/29/2014)

https://leng64.wordpress.com/

 

Special thanks to an incredible friend/poet/artist(Nicolas) for

his keen eye,  and his selfless generosity in offering valuable advice

regarding this piece.

 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

.

Peace, Love, Healing, and Unlimited Inspiration

Those occasional conversations do mean so much!!

moon

 

 

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