Barry Middleton

Barry Middleton Poems

201. A Sigh 2/8/2016
202. No Florida Farewell 2/8/2016
203. Mephistopheles 2/8/2016
204. Survival 2/8/2016
205. Shifting Weather 2/10/2016
206. Starprint 2/10/2016
207. Still Life 2/10/2016
208. Cut Rose 2/10/2016
209. Rivulet 2/10/2016
210. Forest Bound 2/10/2016
211. Off The Path 2/11/2016
212. One Star 2/11/2016
213. Foggy Morning 2/11/2016
214. Fourth Letter From Zeno 2/11/2016
215. Rage 2/11/2016
216. Love Does Not Die 2/11/2016
217. Sundown 2/11/2016
218. If To Be 2/12/2016
219. A Mystery 2/12/2016
220. Box 2/12/2016
221. Sleep 2/13/2016
222. Something Missed 2/13/2016
223. Fifth Letter From Zeno 2/13/2016
224. When Love Takes 2/13/2016
225. Love Is A Thief 2/13/2016
226. Epitaph 2 2/13/2016
227. In A Lost Land 2/13/2016
228. When I Return 2/13/2016
229. Return Postcard 2/14/2016
230. Mergers 2/14/2016
231. Chaos In Turquoise 2/14/2016
232. What Will Suffice 2/14/2016
233. Nothing New 2/14/2016
234. The End Of Time 2/14/2016
235. Girl On The Sidewalk 2/14/2016
236. Rain On The Bayou 2/14/2016
237. In Lavender 2/14/2016
238. The Bear 2/14/2016
239. Forgotten Snow 2/14/2016
240. Ephemeron 2/15/2016

Comments about Barry Middleton

  • Marianne Reninger Marianne Reninger (5/17/2016 8:01:00 AM)

    Barry, I just read your bio and didn't realize we were in Venice, Fl. at the same time! We lived there from 1974-1993. My husband, Jim, and I were raising our 2 kids, living on Fiesole St. on the island, and running our restaurant, The Wedgwood, and Everymans/(soon to be Stormin'Normans after Jim's brother Norm) . I was active in the Art League, member of Florida Artists Group, and writing some then too. In the 90's we moved to Asheville where we have lived ever since. My daughter Jill grew up to be a Child's Mental Health specialist, and now is a director at the Safe Children's Coalition run by the Y. Small world. Wish I had known you then. Where do you live now? Marianne Larsen Reninger

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  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (3/7/2016 8:18:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Nosheen for the kind and encouraging comment.

  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (3/7/2016 7:26:00 AM)

    Barry is a prolific writer n has written on many topics. Like others i too find his poems very inspiring. He has a knack for saying a lot in a few words. His poetry is calm n soothing. Keep writing n inspiring.

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (1/30/2016 5:37:00 AM)

    Heaven's Authority, I don't mind at all. Glad your find them inspiring.

  • Heaven's Authority Heaven's Authority (1/29/2016 11:01:00 PM)

    I hope you don't mind, I will be watching your page for inspiration :) love your poems!

  • Alexandro Johns Alexandro Johns (1/29/2016 2:31:00 PM)

    Great poems and natural as life. Congratulations.

Best Poem of Barry Middleton

Letter To Myself

I wish that I had written you
when I was young and strong and wise
I knew that I would never die
I'd face the world without disguise

but as I pen this note to you
I have grown old and tired and weak
but I recall that hopeful youth
it is to you that I must speak

I can but say what I was told
to quietly sit and watch the crowd
and see the good and evil there
and think before I speak aloud

and though I wrote it long ago
I would not take my own advice
and that has put me on this path
with wishing that I had thought twice

I've come to ...

Read the full of Letter To Myself

A Woman

a woman I knew for a moment
when we danced for a season or two
was the comfort of stars and midnight
and a waltz and an I love you

why oh why
can love never stay
seasons turn
then drift away

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