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Poetry and comments by the author, a retired military gentleman of 73 years, with occasional appearances by others.
2023-11-22 13:29
The freedom to be bound only by your own desires and the desires of the one you choose to share your freedom with.The freedom to use your body fully, in any manner you choose or allow, in th… Read More
2023-11-09 17:52
 By Donovan BaldwinEven without words,You speak to me.,,Of quiet walksOn moonlit shores,Love songs softly played,On old guitars,Of candles fluttering In an evening breeze,As gossam… Read More
2023-09-09 14:43
By Donovan BaldwinTwo attitudes have influenced both senior exercise and exercise in the general population.1. Exercise is good for you.2. The more exercise the better.Well, we all pretty mu… Read More
2023-09-02 13:34
By Donovan BaldwinI hear and understandThe messages of the wind,Fragrance of bold red flowersSmall secrets whispered amongTrees and grasses, and sung aboutBy birds and cold running water,Bur… Read More
2023-07-30 11:54
By Donovan BaldwinWe think, and talk, a lot about "nature" and, somehow, often seem to assume that homo sapiens, that destructive and abusive species, is, in some way NOT natural.Oh, we do c… Read More
2023-07-29 11:58
PRESENTA special presentI unwrap button by buttonClothing openingFalling around her feetLike Christmas wrapping paper------WHISPERSNaked in the nightWaiting for his messagesWords he gave the… Read More
2023-03-28 11:24
By Donovan Baldwinsways to fantasiesas fire within her winds of desire-----beautiful blossomfolded petals opening...revealing secrets-----you stood at the edgewatching from my fa… Read More
2023-03-27 11:21
By Donovan Baldwinbeneath old ashesa single ember ignites...she fans into flames-----sweet infectious smilesoft eyes aglow with kindness...words create desire-----the secrets she sharesonce… Read More
2023-03-26 11:39
By Donovan Baldwinupon your soft lipsfingertips write poetry...with punctuation-----her flower blossomsin a field of dark desires...nutured by his love-----beneath silent skieshere and there… Read More
2023-03-25 11:41
By Donovan Baldwintreasured possessionsometimes fragile as crystal...her genuine love-----someone once hurt herbetrayed the trust she offered...he must win it back-----it was never fairhe as… Read More
2023-03-22 22:52
By Donovan Baldwinwhat makes poetrylong ago kiss an embrace...set down into words-----tears upon petalsdesire's glistening diamonds...coaxed forth by kisses-----crumbling old relicancient be… Read More
2023-03-21 22:53
By Donovan Baldwinblossom on the shorea tropical wildflower...darkly beautiful-----heed the summer breezelearn of her ancient she speaks of love-----fingers in petalsturning each… Read More
2022-08-28 18:41
 By Donovan BaldwinLife involves action. Our bodies are designed to move, not to sit or lie down for long periods. While years of research shows that there are many health benefits of e… Read More
2022-08-22 13:18
 By Donovan BaldwinThinking Out Loud:I recently went to the VA (U.S. Veterans Affairs) outpatient clinic for a skin check. I'm a wee tad prone to skin cancers and had a few spots, but… Read More
2022-07-14 15:29
 By Stephanie ShawSo closeI could feelYour breath on my lipsSo farI could feelA chasm in my heartThe textureOf a dream unrealisedThick with regretSo close but so farI could feel youOn t… Read More
2022-07-14 12:53
By Donovan BaldwinOne of the best, easiest, and most cost effective means of protecting your health, and promoting longevity and vitality, is by the simple act of taking a daily multivitamin… Read More
2022-05-05 15:12
By Donovan BaldwinI left my house and walked to the shore,The white sand laced with seaweed,And dotted with shells.Hands in pockets and wind roaring in my ears,I walked beside the talking wa… Read More
2022-04-10 12:09
By Donovan BaldwinA teenager recently died as the result of injuries sustained when he and his buddies took turns being the target while wearing a bulletproof vest.Tragic, but points up a fa… Read More
2022-01-09 13:28
By Donovan BaldwinI cannot delve in fantasyFor I have lived too much, you see,And ghosts and goblins are not real,Not as real as what I feel.I have dared face Satan's wrath,When he dared to… Read More
2021-12-31 14:58
By Donovan BaldwinI wrote the mini-essay below on December 31, 2018.Oddly enough I was thinking similar thoughts this morning. Where I sit right now, in Fort Worth, Texas it is 7:20 AM, Frid… Read More
2021-12-29 13:40
 By Donovan BaldwinThinking Out Loud... Revisited (From Dec 29, 2018)In "Seven Discourses On Art" (1769), Sir Joshua Reynolds uses the phrase, " worthy of his notice that tends to… Read More
2021-12-27 13:34
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2021-12-23 14:51
 By Donovan BaldwinGeese have lost their Summer feathers,Trees are bent with apples red,Farmers' fields are turned and tired.It's cold, with gray clouds overhead.Soon the snow will lay… Read More
2021-12-22 14:03
By Donovan BaldwinFleeing through the European darkness,Leaving behind laughter and pain,Bringing joy or sadness,Onward rolls the Rome ExpressPounding over the invisible German countryside,W… Read More
2021-12-20 18:28
By Donovan BaldwinWhere do lost poems go,The ones arrived too early,Or too late, or when the MuseHas ceased her chant, andRecanting of her desire toShare her words with thisMad poet,Withdraw… Read More
2021-11-30 13:49
By Donovan BaldwinHis fingers eagerly playful,Willing in their travelsYet, lost along their wayThrough her forbidden lands,She takes them in hers,Willingly guides them,Shows them the way int… Read More
2021-11-19 19:16
By Donovan BaldwinWrite to me of loveBoth sacred and profane.Draw for me secretsWithin your pounding heart.Song of the ends ofExhilaration and ecstasyOf your mind and body.Step boldly, shyly… Read More
2021-11-01 14:21
Proud AchillesBy: Donovan BaldwinHector's gone. He's gone to die.He's gone from Troy. He's gone to try...Try to best the proud Achilles.Hector's wife upon the wall,Who gazes down and watches… Read More
2021-10-15 14:08
 By Donovan BaldwinIn 1975, two young bodies entwined,Naked in their bedroom,Window open, able to watch Children at play outside,As they made love.Hot summer day in Florida,And the… Read More
2021-07-05 16:23
By Donovan BaldwinWhat book is thisMy hand has touchedNear lost beneath my chair,Waiting quietlyWithout complaint,Forgotten andIgnored so longResting faithfullyAt my side until,Greetings exc… Read More
2021-06-24 21:42
By Donovan BaldwinIs my name still remembered,When those whose paths I've crossed,Look out upon the ocean waves.Do they remember the times we satTogether by fires on the sand,Making meals an… Read More
2021-06-21 12:11
By Donovan BaldwinThe simplicity of her seduction,Totally unaware and unintended,The naturalness of the womanWho could not believe her own beauty,No matter how often I might tell her,That sp… Read More
2021-03-19 14:46
 By Donovan BaldwinLife is a pool of inkOf many colors andI, poet, dip my penWithin and drippingRaise it to theParchment uponWhich I will leaveMy passions andDesires, impressedWet upon… Read More
2021-03-06 14:05
By Donovan BaldwinTwo small dark islands,Peaks of silver hills afloatUpon a moonlit sea,Which, with each breath,Rise and fall, faster withThe coming of theEvening storm, theWind of my mouth… Read More
2021-03-01 16:00
Original poetry by Donovan Baldwin, poems about dance, dancing, dancers.I fragile as friable rock,Reduced to powder,Carried away byTransparent water,Burned by the earth'sTongues of fire,Seek… Read More
2020-12-25 13:31
NAKED OUTSIDE OF EDENAn original poem by Donovan BaldwinShe is a secret thing,Of fantasy and dream,Phantom figure in theBack corners of my mind,Swirling dancing woman,Eyes bright with the he… Read More
2020-12-18 21:51
By Donovan BaldwinI write in pursuit ofAdventure beyondThe limits of myself.Even if motionless,Powerless, I canWith words, performThe most powerful featsLifting myself to levelsBeyond the ph… Read More
2020-12-17 13:39
By Yvonne ReedSwimming withyoulovein thefiery poolof desireEmbracing yourhungerwith eagerexcitementWelcomingeach toucheach kisseach sighSubmerging inecstasy we diveInto euphoric depthsof ple… Read More
2020-12-16 15:54
By Donovan BaldwinIf only I could speakThe words which reverberateIn secret recesses of my mind,The poetic phrasesThat my lips cannot formThe smooth sentences thatHide behind this silent fac… Read More
2020-12-05 14:28
Original Poem By Donovan BaldwinEach time she looks at meI hear wild distant musicSomething from anotherAncient place and timeWhen fire and passionAnd a mystic dance atThe edge of darknessRe… Read More

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