Memorable Verse

A Series by Rori O'Keeffe

The Persistence Of Tunnel Vision
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
There is no escape in tunnel vision. A tunnel may seem like a way out of a predicament, but it may also lead to a trap; an age-old story. Inspired in part by "The Scream."
Emerging Love
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A cautionary tale about love lost at sea, told from the vantage points of the memory at sea, and an old scotch pine in my yard. Love may fill a heart with its fires at one moment, and at the next strike it cold and unapproachable. Emerging Love is testimony to the incredible power that love has over our lives. 18+
Berserkers & Bare Naked Babes
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 820. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
The political climate is changing! Berserkers, a tongue-in-cheek poem about the serious issue of loss of democracy, tells the story as succinctly as I can tell it. The other fiction poem is all about a little trick the ladies can play on their unfaithful husbands - again, a humorous take on a serious issue: Puerile sex obsessions in grown, supposedly mature adults. 18+ for mature themes.
A Respite From Clarity
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Not knowing is to see clearly; knowing is to see without clarity. In these eight poems I drop back to a knowing point of view, in the hopes of understanding the world and how I fit into it a little better. Written with hesitancy, and comprehensible in only the slightest time, I draw a world in these poems that is doomed to obey the laws of Nature, regardless of what we may wish. (Mature themes.)
How To Mix Paints
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
I offer the reader fifteen poems, each from a different place on the palette of life. There are things taken too far, things not taken far enough, questions about the reality of love, assertions that things never really change, and of course, a dash of humor here and there. Most of the poems are free verse, with ample use of rhyme to keep things going. A good primer for life on the wild side.
Poems On The Cheap
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
I offer the ultimate questions for those who must live with and without God. I leave the meanings and possible interpretations to the reader. 18+
Love, Death, Chaos, Stars
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In this volume of poetry, you will find six poems each brought about by contemplation of love, death, chaos, and the stars. Not only do I leave the interpretations to my reader, I also hope to convey all sorts of grounded and inspiring thoughts. There are profound mature themes and a few sexual references, so I would advise parents to read first, before passing these on to their kids.
A Poem For Mother, A Poem For Father
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
If they were here today, what would I tell them? With their absence, I know more than ever what they meant to me, and these short poems are the best I could ever say to them.
Passion & Love
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
In this volume are forty-four poems about the lovely passions. There are poems that are sultry, some that are sweet, some sizzle, and some plumb the depths of love's beautiful disappointments. Contemplation on all kinds of love are in here, including the eternal search for the undying love. There is mature content throughout, however very little of an explicit sexual nature. PG is advised. 18+
On The Way To Paradise
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Paradise is discovered in retrospect, after it is lost. It is the best of all possible worlds - the best we can muster at present. These thirteen poems consider paradise from this vantage point.
Love Me With Your Flesh {An Erotic Poem}
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Lighting the lustful passions of a shy lover can be one of the most erotic experiences imaginable.
Rori's Poetry 2013
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
All 118 poems I have published this year are here for your enjoyment. In retrospect, I can see that they are heavy on the themes of love, lust - and what a great world we could live in, if only.... Rated as purely entertaining with just enough substance to keep us on our toes, I can virtually guarantee that the reader will find plenty in here that is memorable - I pulled no punches in 2013. 18+.
Hope Victorious
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
There would be no need for hope, were it not for the tragic dimensions of life; and so we hope for many things - and love is at the crux of all we desire. No life can be lived without tragedy; yet, sadly, hope can be lost. To hold onto hope it is necessary to recall what it is we hope for most in this world and beyond - a connection with others through love. Enjoy these four poems, and ponder.
Castles In The Desert
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
We are implored to seek isolation from others through selfishness, paradoxically, in order to find happiness. How can a person overcome the dictates of self-interest and become fulfilled? By looking within ourselves, and by looking to others, and by looking upwards, we may find the cures for one of the great, dismissed ailments of our age: Personal loneliness. These 7 poems point to the answers.
An Aptitude For Perversity
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
What could possibly be the rules of the game, when perversity rules? These four poems look at the traps of perversity - and the sense of the perverse that can lead a way out of the dream-labyrinth that we are told is reality. Leaning heavily on prose but with poetic flair, An Aptitude For Perversity empowers the poet (and possibly the reader,) to keep their feet planted solidly on the earth.
Beautiful Ways
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
What is it about life that draws us onward through our days? It is seeing through the eyes of others, enriching ourselves with the experiences and dreams that illuminate other lives. Life as it is seen through the eyes of children, or fish, or partying youth, or a great friend, can give us glimpses of what it is to be free-spirited, and reverential of what is given us. No adult-only content.
The Enemy Thrives Within
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Would that we could say to the men who lead our world - "You're fired!" Ah, but our founders, bless their privileged souls, thought it might be wise to let money talk, instead of wisdom. The hollowness of materialism, and the pursuit of power for the sake of abusing it, have eaten at the potentially fruitful tree of democracy. If we are the last generation, we ought to plant seeds.... A poem.
Why Hate Me?
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
In the name of love, or saviors, or in the pursuit of standards, some can't seem to help but loathe our common humanity. Why? For what good? These four poems explore the theme.
The Music Of Living
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
We are all creatures of feeling within ourselves; music is the universal language of emotion, and so from the serenity of sleep to the cacophony of sounds from around the world, all may be understood as music that fills our beings. These three poems look at the music emanating from within me, the music that surrounds me throughout the day, and the sounds that come from all over. 800 words.
All These Years In My Heart
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
You don't have to keep your love hidden away forever, I have recently discovered. Someone new to my life has filled my being with all the feelings my heart has been waiting to release, all these lonely years. Like an Adam and Eve, we find ourselves in a world lit by intense meanings that we once held to be improbable. These six poems convey what this mature love means in my life. 652 words.
The Bard From The Sea
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Series: Memorable Verse, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The poem ends with the bard urging us to demand participatory democracy from our increasingly authoritarian governments, and begins with the end of the only true golden age our world has seen - the time before civilization's scourges began to afflict humanity with seemingly endless suffering. Civilization has been a catastrophe, all propaganda and wishful thinking aside, and it needs a re-think.
Memorable Verse Volume 1
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Series: Memorable Verse. Price: Free! Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
All 156 poems that I've published in 2013-2014 are here for your amusement, contemplation, and frequently for your titillation. Politics, society, the plight of the individual in this world, and love are the recurring themes. Most is free verse, but there's ample rhyme to keep things lively. As I pause in publishing poetry, it's a good time to look back. Adult for mature and explicit content.