23
February

Lie with Me a Little While – Richard Stephen

Many men in my generation were raised on Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris and the Marlboro man. Men that stood alone, did it their own way and always triumphed in the end. Against all odds they braved the perils, vanquished evil and won the girl. All without doubt, all without shedding a tear. This was the model for men for generations. Men that didn’t need anybody. Stoic men.
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12
February

i carry your heart with me by e. e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
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31
December

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueback cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.
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1
December

A Heart Thawed

A Heart Thawed
by Richard Stephen

My latest offering on HubPages, “A Heart Thawed“, is a poem about a thaw after a prolonged freeze.

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12
October

Standing On A Ledge by Richard Stephen


A wounded, lonely person contemplates taking a leap and leaving a hurtful relationship. He is …

Standing on a Ledge

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3
July

Forgotten Entire

Forgotten Entire
by Richard Stephen

Our love did die
a most terrible death,
I wept in pained silence
as it drew its last breath.
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15
June

The Small Boy Inside

by Richard Stephen
 
It’s been ten years now
Dad, since you passed on
and left such a hole
but still I must go on.
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13
June

Would You Offer Your Hand?

by Richard Stephen

If I stumbled and fell
would you offer your hand
and pull me back up
and help me to stand?
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