Nothing is Permanent

Roth Poetry

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I was sad to receive word last week that that my childhood neighbor had passed away at age 94. He was such a creative and talented man and father of a my childhood friend and playmate. When I saw him two years ago, he still had many good memories to share. It reminded me once again of the impermanence of life.
100_0192 (2)        It has been over fifty years since I lived next door in my childhood home, which now gives the impression of impermanence as you can see. This evening Merril, at d’Verse Poets Pub, asked us to write a poem that reflects on the significance of impermanence.

Nature reminds us
Everything in life changes;
The sun still rises.
But houses deteriorate;
And good friends and neighbors die.
Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Damaged goods #Poetry #Divorce #Journey

Poems for Warriors

A stigma around divorcees
Like every marriage must work out
Till death do us part
The sacred vow
A bond for a lifetime
Together forever
It’s all too simple
There is no room for the messiness of real life
Broken hearts
Broken relationships
Broken homes
I don’t know anyone who is whole
I haven’t met anyone without a past
Finding a perfect partner is a fantasy
A pipe dream to put off what scares you
Getting back up
Back in the game
For me, I made some bad mistakes
I am far from perfect
I don’t have it all put together
What I do have is awareness
I know my flaws
I can see my sin
I recognize my struggles
I have learned from this
I am different now
I dare say I have changed
What now?
I don’t know what the future holds
I will show up…

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On the Lake #Haiga #Haiku #Poetry

Poems for Warriors

In the Fall
Deciduous trees enclose
Lake of reflection

© 2018 Jason A. Muckley

This one would have been a great poem to include in my newly released book of poetry: “Seasons of Nature,” available now on Amazon!

The book is broken up into the four seasons and how each time of the year feels different and speaks different things about our existence and the world we live in.

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