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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>Koala</title>
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  18.    <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  19. <category>Poetry</category>
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  22.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;November 22, 2003&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I'm just an old Koala bear,&lt;br&gt;captive and forlorn.&lt;br&gt;Living in a cage of glass,&lt;br&gt;the trees are old and worn.&lt;br&gt;I rest my head upon my arms,&lt;br&gt;my eyes most often closed.&lt;br&gt;My neighbors are Koala bears&lt;br&gt;to this I'm not opposed.&lt;br&gt;Just three of us in Houston town,&lt;br&gt;down south in Herman Park.&lt;br&gt;So many people come and watch,&lt;br&gt;yet still I have no spark.&lt;br&gt;I sit and sleep here in my tree,&lt;br&gt;then once or twice a day.&lt;br&gt;I blink and raise my eyebrows up&lt;br&gt;and all the people stay.&lt;br&gt;They smile, laugh, the children scream.&lt;br&gt;"Hey mom let's go inside".&lt;br&gt;Yet all alone I must remain,&lt;br&gt;though from them I don't hide.&lt;br&gt;I'm just an old Koala bear,&lt;br&gt;content to here remain.&lt;br&gt;To warm the hearts of young and old,&lt;br&gt;as happiness they gain.</description>
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  27.    <title>A Menagerie of Beauty</title>
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  31.    <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  32. <category>Poetry</category>
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  35.    <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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  40.    <title>Tag You're It</title>
  42.    <link></link>
  44.    <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  45. <category>Poetry</category>
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  48.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;November 03, 2003&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Barehanded I did try to catch&lt;br&gt;a monarch butterfly.&lt;br&gt;I ran along the ocean's rim&lt;br&gt;beneath a cloudless sky.&lt;br&gt;The sun did sparkle through its wings &lt;br&gt;and golden was its hue.&lt;br&gt;Its beauty caught me by surprise&lt;br&gt;against the ocean blue.&lt;br&gt;Then quick I stopped to here reflect&lt;br&gt;midst flowers on the shore.&lt;br&gt;Why chase and capture spirit's free&lt;br&gt;living life so pure.&lt;br&gt;I watched as it did playful climb&lt;br&gt;along the dunes of grass.&lt;br&gt;"Tag You're It" it seemed to say&lt;br&gt;to blossoms lad and lass.&lt;br&gt;I wondered why I ever thought &lt;br&gt;its freedom I would take.&lt;br&gt;The beauty of this insect friend&lt;br&gt;that rainbow sky's does make.&lt;br&gt;For it was meant to live its life&lt;br&gt;for all the world to see.&lt;br&gt;Flying softly on the wind,&lt;br&gt;so lovely and so free.</description>
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  53.    <title>Angels of the Sea</title>
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  57.    <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  58. <category>Poetry</category>
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  61.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;May 27, 2002&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The dolphins, Angels of the Sea,&lt;br&gt;their kingdom has no end.&lt;br&gt;As fisherpeople jetties ply&lt;br&gt;this message they do send.&lt;br&gt;"We are the harbinger of life,&lt;br&gt;of peace and hope and dreams.&lt;br&gt;We touch the earth with gentleness&lt;br&gt;across its' many seams.&lt;br&gt;From sea to sea we bring great joy,&lt;br&gt;as Angels we bring hope.&lt;br&gt;Touching every continent,&lt;br&gt;we know each rise and slope.&lt;br&gt;And as mankind, this beauty rare,&lt;br&gt;in greed destroys our home.&lt;br&gt;We wander further from his shore,&lt;br&gt;and leave this fateful tome.&lt;br&gt;Allow us now to do our work&lt;br&gt;God's messengers on earth.&lt;br&gt;So all the creatures large and small&lt;br&gt;can in us find rebirth.</description>
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  66.    <title>Psalm 23 Explained</title>
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  70.    <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  71. <category>Poetry</category>
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  74.    <description>Written By: 2wings&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;February 17, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The Lord is my shepherd:  That's relationship with God!&lt;br&gt;I shall not want:  That's Supply!&lt;br&gt;He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:  That's Rest!&lt;br&gt;He leadeth me beside the still waters: That's refreshment!&lt;br&gt;He restoreth my soul: That's healing! (makes new)&lt;br&gt;He leadeth me in the path of righteousness: That's Guidance!&lt;br&gt;For His Name Sake: That's purpose!&lt;br&gt;Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death: That's Testing!&lt;br&gt;I will feel no evil: That's protection!&lt;br&gt;For thou art with me: That's faithfulness!&lt;br&gt;Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me: That's discipline!&lt;br&gt;Thou prepares a table before my enemies: That's Hope!&lt;br&gt;Thou anointest my head with oil: That's consecration!&lt;br&gt;My Cup runneth over: That's abundance!&lt;br&gt;Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:&lt;br&gt;That's Blessing!&lt;br&gt;And I will dwell in the house of the Lord: That's Security&lt;br&gt;Forever.</description>
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  79.    <title>A Shooting Star</title>
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  83.    <pubDate>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  84. <category>Poetry</category>
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  87.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;July 13, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;When I touch upon a shooting star&lt;br&gt;The future is revealed&lt;br&gt;When I find a rainbow near its end&lt;br&gt;Pure gold my fate has sealed&lt;br&gt;When I listen silent to my heart&lt;br&gt;All worries disappear&lt;br&gt;When I walk along a sunlit beach&lt;br&gt;The sounds of hope draw near&lt;br&gt;When I whisper thoughts into the night&lt;br&gt;The darkness has no voice&lt;br&gt;When my smile fills a crowded room&lt;br&gt;There is no better choice&lt;br&gt;When I tell a friend how great they are&lt;br&gt;All loneliness is gone&lt;br&gt;When a prayer begins and ends each day&lt;br&gt;New life will carry on &lt;br&gt;When I understand that dreams come true&lt;br&gt;I'll treasures always find&lt;br&gt;When I know that love does guide my choice&lt;br&gt;Then life is truly kind</description>
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  92.    <title>In Between</title>
  94.    <link></link>
  96.    <pubDate>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  97. <category>Poetry</category>
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  100.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;January 01, 2003&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Am I somewhere in between,&lt;br&gt;Or must I here remain?&lt;br&gt;Has the sun now set for me,&lt;br&gt;Or will I new hope gain?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Have I reached the mountaintop,&lt;br&gt;Of life as it is known?&lt;br&gt;Are horizons only dreams,&lt;br&gt;Or will new seeds be sewn?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Will I to the canyon fall,&lt;br&gt;Nevermore to climb?&lt;br&gt;Is this day my destiny,&lt;br&gt;Or will there be more time?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Did I talents recognize,&lt;br&gt;Or all of them ignore?&lt;br&gt;Can I reach beyond myself,&lt;br&gt;Not knowing what's in store?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Will I face my consequence,&lt;br&gt;And in my thoughts confide?&lt;br&gt;Do I know the answer yet,&lt;br&gt;Or will I from it hide?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Will I wash the tears away,&lt;br&gt;That stain and taint my eart?&lt;br&gt;Is their hope that I can see,&lt;br&gt;When better days will start?&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;These are questions for me now,&lt;br&gt;The answer is but one.&lt;br&gt;If only I can be myself,&lt;br&gt;Will life have here begun.&lt;br&gt;</description>
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  105.    <title>From Borneo He Came</title>
  107.    <link></link>
  109.    <pubDate>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  110. <category>Poetry</category>
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  113.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;November 22, 2003&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I saw a great orangutan,&lt;br&gt;from Borneo he came.&lt;br&gt;He watched, as we did watch him back,&lt;br&gt;though never quite the same.&lt;br&gt;His face was sullen, smileless,&lt;br&gt;yet there within his eyes.&lt;br&gt;A sense that he had found a home&lt;br&gt;did come with great surprise.&lt;br&gt;Captive though he might have been,&lt;br&gt;he captivated all.&lt;br&gt;Most thankful are we that he came&lt;br&gt;and him we'll oft recall.</description>
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