Friday, June 7, 2024

Blue Grass Dream #blue Earl Jam _ 6-7-24

Blue Grass Dream #blue Earl Jam _ 6-7-24

Blue Grass Dream #blue Earl Jam _ new poem 6-7-24

Blue Grass Dream #blue

Blue Grass Dream #blue Earl Jam _ 6-7-24

Good wishes,
John

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, May 18, 2024

No One Knows Lonely Like I Do _ new poem / song 2024

No One Knows Lonely Like I Do

I'm lonely for you
I'm lonely for you
And no one knows lonely
Like I do

I'm feeling kinda blue
I'm feeling kinda blue
So tell me
Are you feeling blue too

There's a deep creek
Where we once swam
Tadpoles to frogs to Princes
Now no one is as lonely
As I am

I'm too true - it's true
And it's hurting you
But I'm always true
Always true to you

I'm lonely for you
I'm lonely for you
And no one knows lonely
Like I do

3am May 18, 2024
John Alan Conte Jr
Everyday Poet

#billmonroe #stanleybrothers #oldschool #country #blue #grass #hankwilliams #woodyguthrie #lyrics #poem #poetry #everyday #writer #poet #No #One #Knows #Lonely #Like #I #Do

Friday, March 15, 2024

The Real Reality _ new poetry 2024

"The Real Reality"
new poem:
(injecting 60's & 70's inspiration
into 2024)
#new #everyday #poetry
#inspiration
#The #Real #Reality

Thursday, February 8, 2024

What a beautiful buzz _ We Are = Penn State

"What a beautiful buzz. What a beautiful buzz" = happy place at home with my books, candles, digesting a nice home cooked dinner, sipping on red wine = knowing @penn_state helped get me where I am today 🙏🌹😎
Good wishes,
John

Sunday, January 21, 2024

January Hawk _ new poem 2024 January

January Hawk

A big fierce fast hawk
Intending to pluck from the flock
Sink in its talons and clutch secure
Not even requiring any kind of lore
- the analysis of life -
A typical everyday routine flight
Which way could this go
Morning cold wind and snow
On the hunt in our backyard
With the bird feeders, is it hard?
Feeding the birds so they survive
Everyday is a chance to be alive
And this is not transactional for me
I feed the birds and let them be free
It's not a question "to be or not to be"
Feeding the birds helps them thrive
So we listen to the bluejays cry
Sounding a loud persistent alarm
Warning a Hawk will do serious harm

8:43am January 21, 2024
John Conte

#new #poem #january #hawk #nofilter #naturephotography #outdoors #everyday #poetry

Saturday, January 13, 2024

At the Banks of the Confluence _ new poem 2024 January

"At the banks of the confluence" I heard at 7a on @cbspittsburgh KDKA+ Friday morning
And all of a sudden this poem created itself complete with a melody borrowed from the wet earth on the boot heel from a cousin of a steamboat captain who was a musician who took a carriage from the wharf
#amwriting #new #poem #history #melody #borrowed #wet #earth #boot #heel #musician #cousin #of #steamboat #captain #carriage #wharf #river #three #rivers #george #washington #queen #aliquippa #logstownpa #french #english #king #american #democracy

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Mom 5:11am This Dec Morn_ dedicated poem Dec 2023

At 5:11am this morning our Mom passed on
———{{{@
Thankful & grateful to be her son and for one of my sisters, Cyndy, asking if I could write a poem that would represent us which I did on the 27th
#mom #passing #on #pre #dawn #today #forever #love

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Rights of Nature _ new poem Dec 27 2023

The Rights of Nature
#the #rights #of #nature #poem
#my #mothers #son #new #poetry

Good wishes,
John

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Being an American _ new poem December2023

"What is to be American" ..driving down OhioRiverBlvd past old homes of steamboat captains Friday listening to Bluegrass Junction I asked of myself & then getting the coffee ready for Saturday morning these words & images came to mind with a bluegrass melody #american #poetry

Friday, November 3, 2023

Tuned-In: Back to No Static _ new poem 2023

Tuned-In: Back to No Static
He was sick.
Not sure what was wrong.
He had some kind of tick.
Something was going on.
Sweats. Chills. Vomiting.
Paranoia. Confusion. Dread.
Oh, but the creativity in his head.
Let go from drowning to gasp air.
Creating interesting art to share.
That was his one and only care.
Aside from his dog and his wife.
Love told him to choose life.
He fell out of the blue.
He needed to get back in tune.
He wanted to feel like before.
He reached out for help unsure.
After a little bit the doctor had a cure.
He rose up and parted the clouds.
Sun shining on bright and proud.
Clarity was back in the sky of blue.
He knew he was back, it was true.
What a clear signal, back in tune.
Saying prayers for those before.
For those about to enter the door.
Prayers for all those he can reach.
He's back to feeling so complete.
@}}—— November 3, 2023 ——{{@
John Alan Conte, Jr. MyStrawHat.com
#tuned #in #back #to #no #static #hawk #fly #flying #blue #sky #bluesky #everyday #writer #writing #poetry #new #poem #poet #prayers

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Naked in the Atlantic Ocean _ new poem Nov2023

Naked in the Atlantic Ocean

Swimming in the ocean at dark
There's a difference between night swimming
Salt water always means there could be a shark
My *Deerfield tribe in Boca where I was staying
By the Boca Club we were naked in the waves
Under a burning moon we needed no graves
If a dolphin posed as a great white we saw
We tripped enough that summer to know fraud

*Punk Rock Band Post Face early 1990's

Written By:
John Alan Conte, Jr.
Poet
MyStrawHat.com