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The Delemma of Roses

The rose, having / no longer / place to go… / for even, outside the gardens, / the wild well knows / that beauty, uncultivated, / nev…

“You can’t have your cake…̶…

The night has its stars / for wandering, / into the dark of schemes; / and the day / its focused light / concentrating / beams— / whi…

Politics And Religion

One cannot touch / if not already / a place / of feeling… / leave the children / their senses— / a God given / birthright̷…

Age Does Have A Way

Age does have a way / of aging us— / Oh, I don’t mean / just hair color / and creases… / referring more: / from toy guns…

To Know

It’s like that / with writing, / art— / knowing when to stop. / the fine line / the balance / to understate / I think better / …

The Walk

Today I awaken / a child— / choose my garments / for color / and comfort: / holes are for breathing— / linings, my skin compani…

Until One Teaches

One does not become— / if there is such a plateau / outside of ego—a true / master, until one teaches; / we give attention to o…

Nothing Less Than The Greater Sum of Its Parts

Movement / without purpose… / speech / without voice… / each of us / a color / and shade / of the personal; / and what is God /…

Though Much Older Now

Though much older now— / old, relative to the body’ age, / excluding the heart— / for I still love…perhaps / even m…

Limitless Opportunity

It is in the moment / where time resides— / for the past is omnipotent / unchangeable; / and the future / dependent entirely on / the…

“New Year Unresolution”

Butter! Butter! Butter! / Gold of the Culinary / Industry!—Mounds of / mashed potatoes, dripping, / oozing, seeping, permeated / with…

2016 (A New Year)

For those, like I, / in the trenches— / no matter the digger, / our dirt near and far— / the veins of earth we share / and tra…

Dear Computer

So little lasts these days / to become old enough / to be old— / The disk seems / our new soul / as a society— / save and delet…

No Light Too Small

No Light / too small for God; / No spark / goes unseen….

“Christmas 2015”

New Age / Old Age / No Age / Above the Law— / There are many paths / but steps are the same, / for Truth governs All Ways— / &#…

Random Patterns And Faces (Published by Evon̵…

Interesting how we do see faces in most patterns. In the lace of curtains, some woven with intent some not—yet they are there. Also in the …

Missing You

Most times / I forget / where the pain resides / in me… / and the ever-near / loneliness abides, / casting a shadow over / the good …

Christmas Stories

Two charming Christmas stories to read to your children for the holiday. I have published these stories already on Redbubble, but read them…

Reading The Daily

Reading the daily / I thought: / “Life may be / past, present, / and future—but actually, / the twisted / is our greater / ex…

“Every poem is an invention”

Not my intention / to plagiarize science, / thus lowering the bar / of art— / Science, when push comes to shove / always overruling t…

God’s Mercy

Faith is personal— / until one becomes faithful; / then faith is a matter of being / as that Christ we crucified. / The cross / a rem…

One Good God

Though a man of many faiths / I tend to be a traditionalist / when it comes to evil / and its father, the devil. / As a man of many tears /…

Time Stands Still For No one

I’ve heard: / “Time stands still for no one”— / Yet, the captured know / a different travel; / an the ill, an etern…

The Ultimate Love

Suffering / is not all / of pain… / let me explain that: / What I mean is, / adversity can be release— / conquering into lif…

Let Not Your Heart Be Faint

For the Christ already done its martyr / And love, a victor—and no fool; / And what is the Rule / If not the length / Of God’s…

Please Don’t Compare Me To Polyester

Please don’t compare me to polyester / when my nature organic / and not contrived / Silk me. / Virgin my wool! / Let me breathe! / De…

Dancing Can Be Deadly (another Halloween Tale)

As a psychologist for some thirty years, logic—paramount to the profession one would thing—should be a dominant quest of mine. Yet, an inte…

A Camper In Paradise (Halloween Tale)

Camping has been a longtime passion of mine. I can’t begin to count the times when, directly from the brokerage, where I’m empl…

This Is Out of Control

My Gosh! Yet another! / The original Coffeebreak-Thrillers in one volume http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/short-stories-by-joe-dimino/…

Oh no! Not another one? Yep—it’s a bo…

These are the original Light Cards. When I started Light Cards on the internet back in the early 90’s, little did I suspect they woul…

Wow!!! Another one. Heaven help us!:)

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It’s A Book!

Wow!!!!! It’s a book:) / Poetic Works of Joseph P. DiMino / http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/poetic-works-of-joseph-p-dimino-boo…

Feeling Furry And Whiskerish

The old cat / talks more lately— / having learned to contort / meow to a recognizable / hello, no easy task / I am certain; / lets ou…

Gold-leaf

Gold-leaf / and leather / says a lot / about a book’s / content— / and the heart / of the binder… / though one could say…

The Language of God

Money is not / the Language of God— / Wealth is! / kissing and hugging / are not the Language / of God—Love is! / not to say /…

Plain Truth

There is no injection / for education— / never will be; / it requires / attending school / with desire / to learn / and willingness /…

When On In Years

When on / in years, / the desert doesn’t seem / so inhospitable— / having learned to live / with less, / the bare necessities…

Which Came First?

I saw a rose and thought, / how like the rose I saw / before an eye to see; / texture soft as my cheek / already texture I adore; / with su…

A Nameless God

I would be satisfied / with a nameless god, / if all were love….

“Where Does a Smile Begin?”

at the tip of a tickly nose / or somewhere closer toes / bottoms of the feets / a plate of chocolate sweets / a wink of the eye / a playful…

The Miracle of Creation

It starts with mind… / strengthened by will… / brought forth by spirit… / perfected by love— / the miracle of creation.

Mirror and Reflection

Though the mirror / never lies, / it is often overruled / by personal reflection— / Self—no objective / oculist… / No sta…

“Hooks lines and Sinkers”

We project feelers / of thought / into vibration-pool / of minds… / unconscious and / conscious / hooks-lines-and-sinkers— / w…

The Way of the Heart

I stood upon the shore / and thought, / were my beginnings / somewhere in the sea? / So very, very long ago, / feeling sense of eternit…

Night and Day of Human Nature

Not Vampire nor owl / yet the night / often seems dawn / to me… / I’ve found / one can do wonders / with shadows and mist, / da…

To Know

Time is nothing— / It is what / we don’t know, / don’t have…. / It is like, / one plus one / is meaningless / until…

Time

Time was / created / to make room / for silence— / the spaces between / then and now / we fill with / hopes and / memories… / …

“The Writer’s Thirst”

As with / other predators / I am best alert / at night… / my prey / the typical / blood-lust; / going for / the jugular / of words&#…

Heartfelt Losses and Gains

My cat seems worried of late: / he knows enough not to / go after game moving slowly / seeming ill or lame… / nervously eying me as …

“Human Waste”

Have I said all / I have to say, / now the silent / tongue of / the dodo? / Who knows the / true heart of a dinosaur / was there poetry and…

Why We Write

Sometimes a song / or poem enters with a rush— / hyperventilating theme / and content; / Then there are / those children / of litera…

Spidlerdidler

All that rhyme / are not poetry, / but word alone / can be a poem…

The Emerging Soul

Truth? I seek to capture / and frame the concept / (satisfied with once, conceding / the hopeless always) / having found past truth / a d…

And Though

And though my heart / an anchor of regret, / and though my hand / would take back many / a bet— / far worse had I not / gambled at lo…

A Measure of Love

A measure of love / a treasure of sorts / the direction of love / bent some reports / heart of completions / fragrant exceptions / redder s…

Living Presence

If said, I do not love art / would be no small lie… / but paramount / against an artist’s truth / the first expression of which…

Statesman Vs Politician

Subject, Statesman Vs Politician: / A statesman leading with no thought / to personal jeopardy or cost— / the politician always survi…

All Magic

The Clergy / Christ seemed not enamored of them / too often the plate of the day… / TV Evangelist— / excluding the blessed few …

The Author

Can one speak of love / outside its poetry / the biologist / shows no interest / the psychologist sits / while others lay / ah but the auth…

Told To Me By An Angel

“Love is truth / that never changes” / my first / had a fury / little tail— / my second, / a crayon-boat / with rainbow /…

Timeless Experience

To a true moment / Time means nothing / absorbed in a / greater reality / longing for love / longing for relief / such longing an / eterni…

The One Good God

Cats are a meditation: / the predator nature / of the beasts—cold, / calculating heart of / a businessman; mother’s / selfless …

Happy Valentine!

Why roses for the heart? / So plush and fully surfaced! / So blushed and enchantingly / vented, their scent beguiling! / unlike the heart,…

Love Called

Love called / I did not answer— / too much on my plate, / no time to flower / and date. / Love called / I did not hear— / postp…

No Thought To Love

I have thought of love / the Intellectual love / confounding love / with need; / thought of love, the / Youthful love / confusing love / wi…

Steps

Life is a ladder of sorts— / though rungs / not all sized and placed / the same: / with shorter ones for baby-steps, / stronger ones …

Flaking Years

Love the way stars / just seem / to stay up there / pretty as a picture / night after night / I still wonder / no chipping / nor peeling t…

Newton’s Law

Not easy looking like / a genius: / Oh, the Relativity is a snap! / but the unruly hair, / such a messy affair; / and the forgetfulness…

The Pelagic Divine

Thinking of all / the seas I’ve crossed: / my heart dipping / and swelling, drinking / deeper currents / as though vintage wine̵…

Opposites Contract

Stars are / a compulsion / to wander / then in / far deeper / we also look / to see / while crossing / the dark / the soul / a mystery /…

Life

Ah, The sky! / Oh, such wonder! / each day arise; / taste the dew, / inhale the dawn, / the warmth / the blue— / Of such wonder / Mot…

Shadows

Shadows be-trick / conceal / so much like the mind— / shadows transfix / reveal— / our hidden / there to find: / polarizing lig…

Not All—Just Too Many

Time is not / a mesh of gears… / nor vibrating quartz, / accountable / in numbers alone— / More, it is hearts / (loves / and …

A Fresh Look

Everyone is a Genius— / especially if / the one / is a politician; / a self-proclaimed God / high on his / Charmer List— / Ev…

Just A God

As to what we are / at the core level, / motion / I must consider; / one is never still / the evolution / on and on / even / through medita…

In Retrospect

I search the approaching / rest of a / Journey / (Yes, the truth of lives) / Not for remnant ashes / But for options / Of being /…

Percentages

Few of us kill / But small percentage / Can cripple the hearts / Of many / And fewer of us stand / Outside the rhetoric / Risking it all / …

Happy New Year 2015

There is nothing private / As long as we know, / The body in tune / With the mind / Even unconsciously— / One’s behavior / The obvious sign…

Faultless All Stars

Faultless all stars / For their warmth / Is our morrow: / Blameless they are / For the world / Making sorrow— / As all Gods / Dear gi…

Nice To See Santa

Nice to see Santa / And glittering, bedecked trees; / But my heart is less conflated / For the lack of nativities— / (The stores all / Too …
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