shayarisms4lovers June18 270 - Unfamiliar | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Unfamiliar | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Charting an unsteady course Home from a party where He enjoyed twenty too many, It struck him that he was in an Unfamiliar house. Stumbling through rooms, Desperately trying not To announce his presence or Bother anyone, Maddeningly unable to do Anything but flounder Helplessly as he careened From point to point. A sad young creature winding Its way toward a place it Doesn’t want to be.

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 38 - Yard | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Yard | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Yard | A Poem by Guy Farmer He hid the secret from his Parents, a lovely couple who Never made waves but were About to find out what chaos Means when his prized pet Jumped the fence and attacked Their closest friend in the Neighborhood. A perfunctory Slew of incredulity and denial Followed the painfully foreseeable, Preventable act only missed By those who couldn’t think Beyond their own yard.

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 38 - New Him | A Poem by Guy Farmer

New Him | A Poem by Guy Farmer

No one could identify the exact Moment when he turned the corner. It might have been the death of his Brother, or an unexpected call Announcing he was to be a father, or His hours being cut at the plant. Regardless, he showed no exterior Signs of discomfort except for the Occasional grumpy comment. He went on as if everything was Business as usual, the new him Gradually revealed.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 70 - Palpable | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Palpable | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Only one point of view Is respectable, The moment ripe for Grotesquely inadequate and Malformed perceptions to Populate well-meaning minds Reacting from a place of Pain and fear Never admitted. Maintain the momentum, Eradicate dissenting utterances, Sweep them under the rug as Bothersome, trifling dust. A new day arrives brandishing A glinting sword, the Contracted face of Judgment unmistakable, Zeal palpable.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 245 - Reassuring Words | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Reassuring Words | A Poem by Guy Farmer

A series of crises jolt frail, Susceptible minds into visceral fear. Whom to blame, someone, anyone. Single out the weakest, Attach despective labels. Rail against fabricated enemies of Crumbling state of mind. Revel in the reassuring words of Mendacious itinerant salesmen, Venal opportunists promising to Protect you from your Recurring, misplaced nightmare and Restore order.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 151 - Into Each Other’s Lives | A Poem by Guy Farmer

Into Each Other’s Lives | A Poem by Guy Farmer

They walked into each other’s lives Without a single clue as to how to Treat someone well. The only tool They possessed was the ability to Repeat what they had seen their Respective parents do, poorly. They proceeded to make each other Occasionally joyful but mostly Profoundly miserable. Such is the Fate of those who live unconsciously, Perpetuating the ordeal one reaction at a time, Each new mistake following the last.

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