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Below by month are a sample of poems that Dr John WorldPeace JD has selected from daily internet postings for recognition in his Harvest Poems Series from websites like:
If a poet wants his poem to appear, he or she can submit his or her poem for consideration to
This Project is at this point just an experiment in promoting poetry in general and creating a forum for unrecognized poets and poets who will probably never publish a book of poems. It is also an avenue for Dr WorldPeace to refine his definition of what poetry is in the Third Millennium. Other than a link on Dr John WorldPeace JD Poetry website, there will be no other promotion for the Harvest poems in the foreseeable future. It is expected that financially this project will operate at a loss. There is a some cost in time and money to maintaining this project.
Dr WorldPeace is the only person involved in the selection.
These monthly publications are an alternative to poem contest and submissions to magazines and other like publications. Rejection by these publications and not winning a contest is demoralizing to the new poet who does not understand the truth of these formats.
A book of poems can be self published for free if a poet uses KDP Amazon. Amazon only makes money on the sale of the books sold. It is not easy to learn the process but once learned it does not change.
Dr WorldPeace has about 80 books published on Amazon.
Search: Amazon.com - Books - Dr JohnWorldPeace JD
After almost all the poems selected, Dr WorldPeace writes his comments. This commentary could be about the style of the poem or some or all of the content. If Dr WorldPeace has nothing to say about a poem, it will probably not be selected for the Harvest.
The is no monetary compensation to the poet. There is no notification to the poet that his or her poem was included in a monthly publication. The is not going to be a data base of poets and poems selected because of the cost associated with creating that data base. The publication of a poem would be a reference for the poet's resume.
Any request to remove the poem, or for corrections to the poem or change of name under the poem title needs to be sent to
Any other comments relating to these monthly publications should be sent to:
Thanks for your consideration,
A selection of poems in the November edition
PERSPECTIVE ON PRIVILEGE
I drift alone upon a storm-tossed sea
John WorldPeace - Looking for love in all the wrong places. The higher up on the pyramid you are the fewer like you can be found. Finding someone that can understand your words, or care to understand, is almost an impossible task. I have made 5 attempts, all crash and burn. Living in a loving? relationship starving to death. Even sleeping with the enemy. Talking to the deaf and blind and expecting a response. Expecting a drink from empty clay jars and music from wooded gongs. Where is that pearl of great price.
one day i woke from sleep with dread
John WorldPeace - There are infinite parallel tracks in life. You changed tracks for some reason and have yet to discover why. The old you did not die, it lives on. You just canT feel it anymore. Moment to moment all your infinite lives intersect. When you become aware of that you understand how and why you can script your future.
MY BROTHER IS MATT
My brother is Matt
John WorldPeace - The first book of the New Testament is Matthew. Kelly (Kel Lee) Lee Juday a poetic name. Jesus never left so he said. So just close your eyes and he is there. No need to wait. You best see him with your heart in the spiritual dimension not with your earth eyes in this earth dreamscape. He said his kingdom is not of this world.
THE DISTANCE, THE SWEET TRAGEDY
the distance, the sweet tragedy
John WorldPeace - Do not be far when so close
If being poor was a virtue,
John WorldPeace - So though I hate being poor for this long
surprise deal, When it belonged to them in first place !
Betrayal was her down fall,
John WorldPeace - I dont do contest. Only ever did one. Regardless this is a great poem with an amazing graphic sister. Dont wait on a contest to do more. Dont ever stop.
John WorldPeace - At 72 I know well this creative monster. Without this energy in varying degrees there would be no human race. It takes an iron will to control this beast. It is a healing energy and the true source of all creativity. It is the foundation of long life. There are those like Gandhi who possessed it and those like Jeffrey Epstein. So many good people destroyed by its power. The young who read this poem, need to read it, won't truly connect to its truth for a handful plus of decades of life. God help them if they fall in love with someone who does not possess it.
John WorldPeace - Those whose bodies die never leave us. Intense memories are proof that they live. You can intensely communicate with them in meditation and dreams if you ask them. But the body to body intensity for which we come to this dreamscape is painfully gone. The dead leave their memories in photos and things they owned. They are not even gone but simply waiting for you to finish your work from a beautiful place.
John WorldPeace - I read it carefully and began to understand it on the third line. I could not connect with thermosetting lilies. I missed something there. The last line is negative truth and I would have added and finished with something positive, like cherished memories or eternal life. That said this poem is solid. For me, poems just flow, and if I change them, even a word, they collapse.
John WorldPeace - It was all about change and the infinite dynamics of this dreamscape and your recognition of many things most never give a thought to. I look for free standing one line poems within all poems I read. I found these in yours: 1) Never angry, against the wind, trees don't waiver, only bend. 2) Roots run (always) to the waters depth. 3) Follow the lines unravelling like a ball of twine. You have the right stuff I hope you never subordinate your poetry to frivolous things. I like your profile name.
John WorldPeace - I post a poem each morning then go to the news. I immediatey went there after I saw your poem. I expected another event regarding Trump. I have been expecting an undeniable God event related to Trump. I have been attacking Christians that support him for 4 years. This is another God event. I believed the chaos predicted by the Book of Revelation but virtually nothing of that scenario. Now we will see. You wrote a good Political Poem.
Old rooster, you silly. Another alarm?
I AM THEE – I GLADLY BLEED
shadow one is tall with father looks
John WorldPeace - This is really nice. The most striking independent one line poem is "vision breaks true when only pain bleeds" I always read poems alert to finding such phrases.
John WorldPeace - I also have always loved dragons. There are so many ways they can be shaped and tweaked. Then there is the primary and secondary colors tinted. Birds, flowers, butterflies and fish also have many possible shapes and can be brightly colored. https://johnworldpeaceart.com I like the secondary message here that if you want to stand out in anything you need to practice. And if in old age you want to own a unique highly developed skill you need to never stop working at it. Art has a very long shadow into the future. Far longer than poetry. Art is not bound up in logical linear language. 50 years of poetry and 60 of art and I am still engaged. I am just beginning to understand what I have been doing all those years. I was going down memory lane as I read your poem. Success is a journey not a destination.
John WorldPeace - AlmostI never do I write poetry on a computer. 8 x 10 Yellow pads for the average poems a 6 x 9 spiral white paper notebook when the short poems spill out. Line paper and some times graph paper. I have no discipline on blank paper. Always a fountain pen, not a calligraphy pen that for me digs into the paper, and blue, black or brown ink. There is a feeling, a connection, when writing with these tools. A slowing down. A meditation. I have written 15 poems over the years just about the art of writing poems with these tools; spill out poems and for me line drawings. Writing with these tools is like creating a work of art. You cannot get this with a computer; every letter exactly the same. I write in cursive. I dont print. Cursive flows. The words have curves. When I was young all the adults had really nice handwriting and great grandparents even moreso. But then the ballpoint pens came along in the 50s and cursive went to scribble. Sad that the ballpoint pens killed the art of writing.
John WorldPeace - Nice poem. I look for inspired one line poems within poems: "Reality wanes like the moon arching her back'" is such a line. It is hard to unstick my mind from this line.
This huge mound of trash is quite awesome.
John WorldPeace - Made me smile to think about human waste that is exquisite to many living things, plants and animals.
John WorldPeace - I have thought about this all my life. The ability to just think myself from place to place in the spiritual dreamscape. And later about the ability to shape shift. And that things we think we imagine are things that always have been in the Infinite Potential of God.
John WorldPeace - It is a God event in progress that began when Notre Dame burned almost down April 15, 2019, between Palm Sunday and Easter. Then the deadly Coronavirus. Chaos since. Incredibly Trump just ignores the virus as a non-event. He got drugs available to no one else. Only one out of 215,000 worth saving. Coronavirus may never burn out. Stay tuned for the big event Global Warming already long ago launched. A prince of liars and the Garden of Eden burning down. No wonder God stepped in. The world human society will never end a spiritual problem with religious ignorance.
John WorldPeace - This was fun. Made me smile which waked me up. I am not a jingle man but I like this little rhymer.
John WorldPeace - Nice take on creativity and uplifting the world while being paid in euphoria large and small. I love poems that remind me that I am doing what I most want to do; creating words, creating paintings, creating creating things.
I had thought "The Scouring of the Shire," to be little of what today may transpire
Sometimes I feel like I’ll be the poet who gets famous after the death
John WorldPeace - Success is in the writing not the awards.