In The Burning Light

IN THE BURNING LIGHT All animalsAll creaturesAll beauty Dead. How couldGod letThis happen? People asked And thenGod replied “Men did” And putOut theFire withRain As heOpenedA door betweenThe cloudsOf smoke Where theSouls of all theCreatures Went ~ R.M. Engelhardt ©

At The End of The World

They used to say this place is called the “End of the World“ And it has gone by many other names Like Apocalypse Rapture End Days And people have been talkingAbout it forever, for centuriesPutting it in books But if you chooseTo believe in all of this, Do nothing. Don’t stand. Don’t change.Don’t resist with…

Find Your Own Voice

Life, poetry in general is about experience and language. How you present this rare magic is key. The writer or poet is not an expert. It’s how you present it. In other words? Each God is a God and each man is a man or for that matter woman. A line is a line and…

Retirement

RETIREMENT Someday I will be an old Poet an old man In an old suit a tie And a fedora hat Reading old poems About the old days To young kids who Won’t appreciate Poetry or jazz or The silence of the Mind nature or Music the mystic Or the magick of Life And it…

Of God,Father & Soul

OF GOD, FATHER & SOUL And it is written: That the 3 Wisemen followed a Star in the southern Sky that brought Them to South Carolina And there In 1933 They found The child James The 1st Wiseman Gave him Rhythm The 2nd Wiseman Gave him Soul But the 3rd Wiseman Gave him The most…

When The Words Fail

Sometimes in life we go through bouts of failure. No inspiration, the chips are down. Maybe you’ve lost a friend or a loved one. Maybe you’re behind on the rent. But whatever you’re going through? Never stop writing. Never stop creating. Find those things that mean the most to you. Let them inspire you. Dig…

A Few Words On Dark Lands, My New Book of Poems

View this post on Instagram So what's your poetry book about? #darklandsrmengelhardt #poetrycommunity #rmengelhardt #whiskeycitypress #gentlemanoutsider #poetsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #bookreviews #extinctionrebellion #riseabove http://www.lulu.com/shop/rm-engelhardt/darklands-poems/paperback/product-24216297.html?fbclid=IwAR2q5W4t42jVezfMl-JMqBV8j6L6vD2v65OI9V8d3YF-CwRpc3oXMtpGDbU A post shared by R.M. Engelhardt (@thegentlemanoutsider) on Oct 10, 2019 at 7:21pm PDT  

American Poet

AMERICAN POET   I.   I awake In 2019 From A Dream That is Just Another Nightmare   II.   This Is one Seriously Fucked up Place   I choose To go back To sleep Wake me When the Sonnets Return To life The living Wake me When the Verses Breathe Once more When all…