Haiku: ‘Intimacy’

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Closer than we know
Describing our true nature
Contemplate the stars

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘The Colours of Our Soul’

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #408: ” I LIKE YOUR LOVING”- THE CHI-LITES — slicethelife

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #408: “I Like Your Loving”- The Chi-Lites. August 15, 1970. Single: “I Like Your Lovin’”- The Chi-Lites Record Company- Brunswick Genre: Soul Written by Eugene Record and Sammy Wilburn Time: 2:48 B-side:” You’re No Longer Part Of My Heart” Album- The Chi-Lites Grade:C Peaked at #72 6 weeks in […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #408: ” I LIKE YOUR LOVING”- THE CHI-LITES — slicethelife

Poem ‘Keeping it Simple’

Uprising fist
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It was you who said that
it’s not what you earn but
how little you need. That
was the way to fly
in their face— living
within your means
is no good to them. They
want your soul, your very
soul, make it drown
in debt and fed
on all the salt
and fat
and lies you can swallow.

And they want you bound
to their state, you said,
their secret,
silent state. Well, I don’t
know about that, but
your answer was simple, a firm riposte
which said ‘no’. It meant
watching the pennies
and paying your dues. Keeping it
simple,
not listening
to the news

poem © copyright David F. Barker 2012