Aug 15

Poem: Carry On

Carry On

A parry and a thrust
carry on we must
keeping all intact
this is our sacred pact

Minds may seem broken
and words gone unspoken
but love will never quit
the heart don’t give a shit

Walls crumble and rebuild
and first impressions killed
we are all one fragile mind
and simply just human kind

A sorry every single day
won’t make this go away
but actions are the birds
flying further than any words

Yesterday will still fade
something ugly that was made
tomorrow is still something new
something better will be true

-Poem by Justin Germino

Aug 05

Poem: When He Wandered

When He Wandered


When he wandered in

from the dark cold rain

I couldn’t help myself

he needed to be forgiven


Though it was his fault

it was partly my own

could he know the rules

that I only thought?


When he wandered in

with stains all over

I wondered what he did

where he had been


Though it was his fault

it was still mostly mine

expectations too high

I mean weren’t they?


When he wandered in

I loved him even more

the unconditional loyalty

smile in those eyes


A best friend on a dark day

without judgement or hate

he was simply my dog

but he owned my heart


-Poem by Justin Germino



Jul 04

Poem: Our Connection

Image Credit: Spark by Mikko Miettinen

Our Connection

That precious moment
when you feel connected
truly connected like this person
is so much more than another being
casual encounter becomes something more
attraction fundamentally spiritual
there is still beauty in the world
love really is the solution
and this person; this connection
proves this all to be true

-Poem by Justin Germino

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Jul 01

Poem: Return to the Drink

Return to the Drink

In the safety of the drink

no words to hear your sorrow

the sickness of sea

sympathy in motion


In warring words

and ghosts of regret

waves washing over

why not take a drink


The saltiness on your lips

reflex to not swallow

yet it is not hard

convincing yourself


You return to the drink

where all life came from

body soaking forever

feeding the sea


-Poem by Justin Germino

Jun 22

Alone by Edgar Allen Poe


From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

by Edgar Allen Poe

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