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  4. <title>An Occasional Verse - Daily Poem</title>
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  6. An Occasional Verse is Poetry for the Everyday Poet. A website devoted to enabling poets easy access to publishing their occasional verse, poetry collections, poems, lyrics, odes, songs and sonnets.  We give poets the ability to instantly publish their poems.  This feed is generated from our home page's Daily Poem section.  Every day a new poem is posted.
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  14.    <title>A Menagerie of Beauty</title>
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  18.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  19. <category>Poetry</category>
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  22.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;November 01, 2002&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I do not now, &lt;br&gt;nor have I ever understood&lt;br&gt;the blending of so many&lt;br&gt; unique and different, &lt;br&gt;yet wonderful personalities&lt;br&gt;into a treasured existence.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;None is the critique &lt;br&gt;nor the criticism,&lt;br&gt;for all are accepted &lt;br&gt;as they choose to be,&lt;br&gt;uniquely special&lt;br&gt;in their choice &lt;br&gt;of style and existence. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Non conforming in a world&lt;br&gt;of wasted conformity.&lt;br&gt;Joyful in the knowledge &lt;br&gt;of their choice to be as they are&lt;br&gt;and not as others would &lt;br&gt;perceive them to properly be.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;They are accepted in this world&lt;br&gt;of the forceful and the condemned.&lt;br&gt;They are true to the style of being&lt;br&gt;that allows the individual to be as they are&lt;br&gt;and as they choose to be.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Not now nor ever &lt;br&gt;part of the shepherd society&lt;br&gt;that leads to the slaughter&lt;br&gt; of the personality&lt;br&gt;and the destruction&lt;br&gt;of the dream.&lt;br&gt;They are rather &lt;br&gt;the essence and the life&lt;br&gt;of its fulfillment.</description>
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  27.    <title>Always Meant To Be</title>
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  31.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  32. <category>Poetry</category>
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  35.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;September 08, 2002&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I sit here by the garden park and watch the people &lt;br&gt;passing into the mist of the evening.&lt;br&gt;I wait patiently as God begins his journey into the night,&lt;br&gt;bringing to all, a cornucopia of patience and love.&lt;br&gt;A child passes, close by his father's side, his steps firm yet tentative, &lt;br&gt;as he struggles to maintain the pace.&lt;br&gt;Women, strollers in front, jog through the heavy air,&lt;br&gt;as raindrops and love-bugs circle about this windswept summer's eve.&lt;br&gt;Clouds, darkened by the afternoon sun, whisper silently,&lt;br&gt;as they course the heavens heavy laden with droplets from the sea.&lt;br&gt;Lovers walk, side by side, conversing silently with their eyes,&lt;br&gt;knowing always the eternity of their affection.&lt;br&gt;Friends, briskly pace themselves to a rhythmic cadence,&lt;br&gt;as tiny leashed dogs inquire about the tree bark at their nose.&lt;br&gt;Diamond, golden signs stop all movement, protecting each passerby,&lt;br&gt; from the uncertainty that lies just beyond the unknown.&lt;br&gt;All this happens within my grasp, within my view, as I sit silent,&lt;br&gt;the observer of things as they are and were always meant to be. </description>
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  40.    <title>That Only You Can Bring</title>
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  44.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  45. <category>Poetry</category>
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  48.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;April 08, 2004&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The beauty of a special soul&lt;br&gt;is found behind their eyes.&lt;br&gt;The glimmer, with a sense of hope,&lt;br&gt;is never a disguise.&lt;br&gt;Extending downward to their lips,&lt;br&gt;it turns into a smile.&lt;br&gt;The love that's seen on every face&lt;br&gt;can truly hearts beguile.&lt;br&gt;It's found within their actions too,&lt;br&gt;they always seem to care.&lt;br&gt;Ending woe and misery,&lt;br&gt;with love there's no despair.&lt;br&gt;They too possess a special gift&lt;br&gt;to every day exchange.&lt;br&gt;Renewing hopes for those distressed,&lt;br&gt;they problems rearrange.&lt;br&gt;Not worried what the world might think&lt;br&gt;their focus is the heart.&lt;br&gt;To be, as they, a special gift&lt;br&gt;with many hopes to chart.&lt;br&gt;So if someday you see their smile&lt;br&gt;or feel the warmth they bring.&lt;br&gt;Know that giving is a choice,&lt;br&gt;that only you can bring.</description>
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  53.    <title>Sunrise Sky at Dawn</title>
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  57.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  58. <category>Poetry</category>
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  61.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;October 05, 2002&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;From sea, to earth, to sky they reach&lt;br&gt;great fingers of the dawn.&lt;br&gt;As though created once again&lt;br&gt;all life does carry on.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The mist receding to the east&lt;br&gt;as too the sun does rise.&lt;br&gt;The ocean's haze shall disappear&lt;br&gt;and lose its night disguise.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The stars all shrouded by the haze &lt;br&gt;at dawn shall disappear.&lt;br&gt;The winds do guide the endless surf&lt;br&gt;As nature draws us near.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;It is the dawn, our greatest time&lt;br&gt;when life we do renew.&lt;br&gt;Another moment in our day&lt;br&gt;that we are passing through.</description>
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  66.    <title>Alone</title>
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  70.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  71. <category>Poetry</category>
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  74.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;December 04, 2019&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Alone&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I am the shadow.&lt;br&gt;I am the twilight.&lt;br&gt;I am the dawn.&lt;br&gt;I am the universe&lt;br&gt; as it awakens&lt;br&gt;to the sunrise of a new beginning.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;And&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;You are the flower.&lt;br&gt;You are the raindrop.&lt;br&gt;You are the earth.&lt;br&gt;You are the nourishment &lt;br&gt;that permeates&lt;br&gt;the beauty of the creator.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Then Together&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;We are the laughter.&lt;br&gt;We are the smile.&lt;br&gt;We are the joy.&lt;br&gt;We are the energy of new life&lt;br&gt;as it listens&lt;br&gt;to the heartbeat of the world. &lt;br&gt;</description>
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  79.    <title>City of The Dark</title>
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  83.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  84. <category>Poetry</category>
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  87.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;November 25, 2001&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The shadows, they are different here,&lt;br&gt;in this city of the dark.&lt;br&gt;They seem with energy to flow&lt;br&gt;down by Cabrini Park.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Steeped with feelings ominous&lt;br&gt;the haunting does occur.&lt;br&gt;Four hundred years of history,&lt;br&gt;will restless spirits stir.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Along Dauphine and Bourbon Street,&lt;br&gt;Decatur and Rampart.&lt;br&gt;They endless through eternity&lt;br&gt;new pathways often chart.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Cemeteries don't contain&lt;br&gt;their wanderings at night.&lt;br&gt;The Mississippi muddy still&lt;br&gt;does nurture here their flight.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The crescent moon reveals their trek&lt;br&gt;along these ancient streets.&lt;br&gt;Silently immersed in lore &lt;br&gt;of ancient pirate fleets.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;And no one who does visit here&lt;br&gt;has ever been the same.&lt;br&gt;New energy commingles them&lt;br&gt;with spirits man can't tame.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Lafite and Jackson, many more,&lt;br&gt;who marked the byways here.&lt;br&gt;Do every night at half past dusk&lt;br&gt;in New Orleans appear.</description>
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  92.    <title>A Jack O Lantern Moon</title>
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  96.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  97. <category>Poetry</category>
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  100.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;October 29, 2004&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I saw a Jack O Lantern moon&lt;br&gt;Deep in the autumn sky&lt;br&gt;The ghosts that tiptoed on its cap&lt;br&gt;Did all man's laws defy&lt;br&gt;A halo aura all around&lt;br&gt;Revealed its inner glow&lt;br&gt;Bright orange it seemed from here on earth&lt;br&gt;Passing very slow&lt;br&gt;This all appeared as I did watch&lt;br&gt;Eclipses of the moon&lt;br&gt;Unaware when I emerged&lt;br&gt;These shadows changed my tune&lt;br&gt;Amazing and phenomenal&lt;br&gt;I'd not seen this before&lt;br&gt;This beauty so remarkable&lt;br&gt;Brought thoughts of witches lore&lt;br&gt;For in the Fall comes "Halloween"&lt;br&gt;A night when goblins prowl&lt;br&gt;And friendly children everywhere&lt;br&gt;Like monsters start to scowl&lt;br&gt;So now it seems appropriate&lt;br&gt;to see a pumpkin there&lt;br&gt;I share this treasure with the world&lt;br&gt;It was unique and rare</description>
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  105.    <title>Houston</title>
  107.    <link></link>
  109.    <pubDate>Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  110. <category>Poetry</category>
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  113.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;January 25, 2004&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;City of Energy, City of friends,&lt;br&gt;City of the heart where humanity blends.&lt;br&gt;City on the Bay, City of the bold.&lt;br&gt;A small town city where they found black gold.&lt;br&gt;City of the people, City of the moon,&lt;br&gt;City of the cowboy where the good folks spoon.&lt;br&gt;City of NASA, City of the Dome,&lt;br&gt;City of two loops, where I write this tome.&lt;br&gt;City of religion, City of love,&lt;br&gt;City of the Shuttle that soars above.&lt;br&gt;City of the bayous, City of Wealth.&lt;br&gt;City of great Doctors who restore all health.&lt;br&gt;City of the "Astros", City of hope&lt;br&gt;City of the "Rocket", can the Yankees cope.&lt;br&gt;City of the Yao, City of Hakeem,&lt;br&gt;City of compassion, fulfilling each dream.&lt;br&gt;City of champions, City of the "Heights",&lt;br&gt;City of "Montrose" that lives for the nights.&lt;br&gt;City of great theater, City of football.&lt;br&gt;City of a port where great vessels call.&lt;br&gt;City of the humid, City of the hot,&lt;br&gt;City of great beauty the nation's forgot.&lt;br&gt;City of millions, City of the few.&lt;br&gt;City of neighbors old and new.&lt;br&gt;City of great Rodeo, City of peace,&lt;br&gt;City of Mac of the mattress crease.&lt;br&gt;City of the people, City of their seed,&lt;br&gt;City of the country, fulfilling its need.&lt;br&gt;City of success, City at ease.&lt;br&gt;This city of the future, does its citizens please.</description>
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