Claude H Oliver II

Rookie - 205 Points (Nov.7,1948 / New York City)

Claude H Oliver II Poems

1. When I Die 4/13/2009
2. Artists 4/13/2009
3. We Do What We Are 4/13/2009
4. Secrets 4/16/2009
5. Non-Con-Form-Ist 4/23/2009
6. Muse 4/25/2009
7. Offspring 4/25/2009
8. Graciously Inviting 4/25/2009
9. Orgasm 4/25/2009
10. We Cannot Love 4/30/2009
11. Is 4/30/2009
12. Splits 4/30/2009
13. To Be Or Not To Be 4/30/2009
14. Just Human 5/14/2009
15. We Come Here To Live 4/25/2009
16. To Tell The Truth 4/25/2009
17. The Medicine Chest 6/20/2009
18. We Are The People 6/24/2009
19. She Speaks To His Heart 6/24/2009
20. Men See 6/24/2009
21. Mistrust 7/7/2009
22. Such A Wonderful 7/13/2009
23. I Do Not Long 8/1/2009
24. Hmmmm 8/28/2009
25. Slavery 9/22/2009
26. Lynching 9/22/2009
27. For Those Who Must Have God 9/25/2009
28. Reincarnation 10/16/2009
29. Sorry, Folks 6/20/2011
30. Origins 6/20/2011
31. Impatience 11/19/2009
32. Common Denominator 10/29/2011
33. Sanity 10/29/2011
34. Sweet 10/29/2011
35. Time And Circumstance 10/29/2011
36. No One Knows 11/3/2011
37. Reminiscences 5/25/2010
38. A Word 5/25/2010
39. Barbados Memories 5/25/2010
40. Daddy's Shoes 3/1/2011
Best Poem of Claude H Oliver II

Paradox

When life gives us our first breath
Standing by is our own death
When we breathe our first sigh
We know not our destiny is to die
Life cannot be without death - you see
Life invigorates us to our core
Death extinguishes life to be sure
Yet we cannot have life fully
'Til we know death
Death and life are old inseparable friends
Wherever life is in the house
Death is near the window or door
The unity of breath and death is this
For life to live some must die
Death allows life to survive
How we address this interplay
Is the story of each life each ...

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G And C

Frightened by the deed which was done
A deed too terrible for the light of sun
They could not say what had been done
Only utter the name of a trusted one

To name the deed that caused their pain
All effort proved in vain
Not knowing that the fear to tell
Would condemn them to a living hell

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