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Acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness, are life-altering lessons.

T enability, being fair and rational. O pen-mindedness, receptive to new ideas. L eniency, love, mercy, forgiveness. E mpathy, understanding another's feelings. R esilience, rebounding, springing back. A cceptance, believable and true. N on-judgmental, never finding fault. C ompassion, warmness for another. E asiness, creating refreshing tranquility....Read On

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Neon Sign

A bit dark...I know, I is in part the precursor to Elizabeth Duncan...

I guess I really can’t blame them. How could they be expected to know the truth, When all they see is some well-rehearsed smile, That I have been putting on in the morning, Like a clean shirt. I think I have it down to a science, I’ve been doing it for so long. I’ve polished my act to where I almost fool myself sometimes, Yet at times the sadness slips through to the world. My mother asked me...Read On

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We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)

Recalling the better aspects of humanity on that day...the heroes...

Let the world always remember, That fateful day in September, And the ones who answered duty's call, Should be remembered by us all. Who left the comfort of their home, To face perils as yet unknown, An embodiment of goodness on a day, When men's hearts had gone astray. Sons and daughters like me and you, Who never questioned what they had to do, Who by example, were a source of hope,...Read On


The Facebook Poem

Admit knew this had to be coming...

I’d heard about social networking, And how it was the next big thing, So I just had to take a look, And ended up on Facebook. It only took me a little while, To fill out most of my profile, But I have spent many a night, Figuring out the rest of the site. I never realized I had so many friends, The friend requests never end, All the people I can’t stand at work, And now the biggest high...Read On


Under Darkness Of Night

Something a bit darker...but, not too dark...

Sounds of yelling from a row house blare, No one hears, does anyone care? The yelling soon turns into a fight, But no one hears under darkness of night. A teenage girl works the street, Hoping to pay for something to eat, She knows in her heart it just ain’t right, But no one notices under darkness of night. A young man sits on a bench all alone, His clothes are all he can call...Read On


Love Yesterday Tomorrow

I saw you you claimed me  That night was the start  In the moment I met you  I gave you my heart  Ours was a true Love  Born pure sweet and new  And so my young footsteps  Were following you We strolled through your woodland You gave me your hand  And walked me through Life  So that I'd understand  You taught me so much  I thought we'd never part  As flowers catch the sun  So...Read On


Ice Cream

Ice Cream can be as addictive as cocaine.

I ncredibly rich sweet C reamery dessert treat E xtremely cold neat C reations cakes cones or drippen' dots R arely disliked by adults or small tots E cstasy maybe sometimes spots A ggressively eaten ties brain in knots M arvelous emulsion are my thoughts ...Read On


Love's Shadow

Love is but a shadow In the shadow of evening Where sunlight sinks  Drowning  In reflecting silver  Of moon and stars  Their light  A beacon for Lovers  To begin Are you her?  She who follows  Silent  Through cloister hall passage  To my door?  Not a knocking enter  Just a knowing glance  Drawn in by our fire  No words Eyes greet  My blush grows brighter  Than the...Read On


Hand in Hand

Love and support shown by friends

Walking hand in hand you and me Forgiveness given the only key Allowing love into our heart Gives us both a brand new start Things from our past cast away Today can be a brand new day Trusting ourselves can set us free Walking hand in hand you and me Glancing into each others eyes Feeling happiness lets us rise High above the pain and guilt As one our lives can be rebuilt I...Read On



My first poem, written for that special person we are all destined to meet.

You cannot kill Love  but it can die I nurture mine each passing moment I feed it memories of soft kisses gentle touches intimacy With a lover gone I know not where or why my Love grows stronger hardier with each day that passes It knows no bounds as it grows in search of her My hope ? Should my lover ever return or even pass by she might kiss a leaf from me to make...Read On


Love's Dream

As morning light my window breaks  Warm sunbeams dance and wash my face  With fairy fingers fine as lace  My only thought is you  Was it just a dream supposed  Above us moon lit silver rose  As blood red lips firm kisses showed  The needs of our embrace Your body alabaster white  Hair flowed bright orange in that light  Soft full breasts so milky white  Firm fondling in my hands ...Read On


Lonely Heart

It's true that every young girl is a dreamer  She dreams each day to give her heart away  For Love so true it takes her to the heavens  Love's aching loneliness she'll kiss away I've known the best that Love can surely offer  Been past the joys of Love's extremities  I've been around the stars so many times now  I quite forgot how lonely one can be I sit and watch the rain lash on...Read On


When Friends Betray Friends

And yet another poem...who would have guessed?

When friends betray friends, With words less than kind, It tears apart the friendship, And all the ties that bind. When friends betray friends, It hurts you to the core. All the trust and love, It all goes out the door. Like an ice cold sword, That tears through your heart, When friends betray friends, It will tear your soul apart. All the love and friendship, Built up from...Read On



A musician turns an evil force into benevolent beings.

WHOOSHING 18/08/2011 Whooshing down the icy mountain   flew the mighty crows towards the small town where people were going about their business happy that the holiday was going to begin. Arthur took out his fiddle and tuned it looking around at the children’s happy expectant, upturned faces. Primed to give them music full of vitality and colour, he looked up and saw ...Read On


My Stepdaughter

she was just 16 when we first met

Although I never got to give you life I will love you for all my life I never got to see your first smile But your smile brightens my world I never seen you take your first step But you stepped into my life to stay I wasn’t there for your first day at school But you have taught me what love is all about You were barely sixteen when we first met We talked and became fast friends You welcomed...Read On


An Informal Prayer To Honey Toast

This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Dear honey toast, my happy toast, I need you in my tum. You're something sweet and wholesome When the world's run out my bum. The Norovirus is a pain Suffusing my whole being. My tummy hurts and groans a lot, With legs and back agreeing. I'm at the other end of it, In more ways than just one;...Read On


My First Time

A poem about my first time.

I was nervous, As you might expect. When he reached for me I was shaking. I wanted to back out, But he wouldn't let me. He, being a man, Wanted me to do it. Needed me to do it. Deep down, where my passion Lies, I wanted it too. All he had to do was Gently nudge me along. I confessed to him, "I've never done this before". And it showed, it showed All over my body....Read On


A Woman's Worth

In celebration of woman's month... dedicated to the women of the world

I did not fall from the sky Like night falls softly upon a hopeful land, Filling it with a taut darkness. Nor did I descend like a storm, Crashing with untamed rectitude Onto a land lost to its own desires. I did not blow in on a temperate breeze; Blowing hither and thither, Swaying like a branch in a storm;  Allowing it to carry me trustingly Until I settle lightly, carelessly, ...Read On

Feeling Sad Again

What is it This Time

I try to be up-front, honest and kind,  On-line relationships, you really lose your mind. Maybe the friend is in a bad mood, Or possibly having a bad attitude. Feelings of being lost and confused, Feeling very sad and used. Talking for hours each and every day, Maybe real life has taken you away. Is it something I did, why won't you say, I'm feeling very hurt and it's ruining my day. ...Read On


A Vision Unseen

A dream is just a vision one creates without reason

So close to my heart but I could not touch you Your body so close to mine yet I could not hold you Your lips so tempting and divine yet I could not kiss you Your arms open so inviting yet I could not embrace you Captivating your smile yet it was not shining for me Your eyes burning with desire yet they were not looking at me Your lust swollen with passion yet it was not seeking...Read On


The Messy House Blues

A cleanliness-challenged bachelor struggles for tranquility in his messy home (autobiographical).

I look around my messy place and feel the flushing in my face because my home is in an unkempt state. I try to find some peace upstairs ignoring carpet stains and tears and seek a place to chill and meditate. But when I reach the bedroom door my underwear is on the floor. This makes it hard for me to just chill out. So I head to take a shower but then see that I did not scour ...Read On


Victory and Defeat

from the suffering from defeat, to the thrill of victory

Today is that day when people abandon you Things aren’t going your way Your family is on your nerves Your friends doubt you Your loved ones think you’re a fool You trust those and they embarrass you No one takes you seriously They look away from when you’re nobody You trust your instincts, only to be led the wrong way You hate to hear them say, “I told you so” ...Read On


Jersey Rejoicing

Don't let smoke get in your eyes...

This humorous riposte to "Colorado Calling" by Alan Jankowski (Dirty Martini) not only employs the same rhyme scheme, but in fact rhymes perfectly with the original while telling the opposite point of view. At last he's gone, hip hip hooray! Let him go mooch off the cannabis cadre. No doubt he'll return before too long— (Given the bum's rush, the urge will be strong.) For too many years...Read On


For a Woman Fighting Cancer

For Jeanne who will soon feel strong and healthy again.

© 2011, Lee Goldberg It’s often said before the dawn that darkness reigns and hope is gone. Right now I know that’s the way you feel. But dawn will come. You’ll see the sun. One day your struggle will be done. And you will be quite different when you heal. Simple things will bring great joys, the sky, a breeze, a child’s new toys, a lovely flower or a pretty dress. A favorite...Read On



Accepting everyone and everything for who and what they are.

A llowing others the freedom to be themselves, giving C ompassion freely, showing respect C ompletely, never sympathizing, but always having E mpathy for everyone. P rejudging never, maintaining the ability T o see the best others have to offer. A ccepting all for who they are, N ever trying to force them into a mould. C aring for and loving mankind, E ternally....Read On


The Princess and The Pea (Adaptation)

I adapted this from the well known fairytale for your bedtime reading!

Once upon a time a Prince so handsome, sought a Princess, and would give a Kings Ransom; For a Lady so delicate, one who would suit? One who was born and raised, via the correct royal route. He travelled the world and found many Princesses, adorned with jewellery and very fine dresses, but one who was genuine was difficult to discover, one who would forever be his...Read On



An old poem from an old account in the voice of the old me...

You can't see me, You can't see my teary eyes, Or the tracks down my face, Or the blood slowly trickling from my wrists. Not much left. Almost gone. You can't see me, You can't see my pale face, Or the fear in my eyes, Or the scars all over from his assault. Mind going blank. Almost gone. You can't see me, Not here. He made sure of that. He made sure I was in the dark When I...Read On


Into the sunset

The cowboy's last ride

Into the sunset As the scarlet sun sets in the west a cowboy takes his last ride. As he travels off into that sunset and fades into the horizon as just a memory. You awake to the rising golden sun to the east. You see that a new day has begun. The campfire is cold and the cowboy’s coffee still sitting there. You know that he has been here. You know that he was watching...Read On


Angry Birds: Poem Edition

An epic but humourous poem about the famous iPhone and Android game Angry Birds

They have stolen from us one last time. Tonight is the night we attack and fly And they shall pay for this grievous crime Now is the moment those green bastards die. We hear the mighty sprang as we soar Hitting them in clusters and hitting them hard The loud squeal bellows as they are no more With every brick crushing them and every shard. Destroying the thieving green pigs and their...Read On


Happy Anniversary

H appy anniversary my dear wife A lways in my thoughts, always in my life P ermanence is something that we have right P lanning to keep ourselves ever in sight Y esterday has passed but we still remain A ble to pass through the deepest of pain  N ot ever minding hardships we endure  N ow unfailingly our love we ensure  I ntimate and loving up to this day V aingloriousness...Read On