Rick Hunter

Rick Hunter

About Rick Hunter

Hopefully my poems will allow someone to smile or be touched in a positive way. We need a little respite sometimes in life. Let poetry be that avenue.
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    Poems by Rick Hunter

  • The Turkey

    No real story here. Just a humorous poem for the holiday

    • pending
    • Posted on 11/23/23

    in Short Poems

    The turkey is an ugly bird, at least so I have heard.
    What a shame it's one and only claim to fame
    is a horrible ordeal
    and that is to be the guest of honor at our Thanksgiving meal!

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  • I Hate Mornings

    My sister and brother in law are early risers, getting up to see the sunrise. My wife and I are just the opposite as we are night owls.
    This poem reflects yhe situation from my perspective.

    • pending
    • Posted on 07/22/23

    in Funny Life Poems

    The alarm clock goes off and I hit snooze, wishing so much there was a button that says refuse.

    I crawl out of bed trying to clear the cobwebs that have gathered in my head.

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  • The Box

    • Published: December 2021

    in Growing Up Poems

    As I look back to when I was but a boy,
    I'd have to say a cardboard box was my favorite toy.

    There were no action figures in this day,

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    • Rating 4.53
  • My Mother

    • Published: December 2021

    in Mother Death Poems

    I reached out for your hand today,
    only to realize you are so very far away.

    I want to hug you,

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    • Rating 4.00
  • The Rain

    • Published: December 2021

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    There's a simple beauty to the falling rain.
    The same kind of beauty you find in a child's smile or a flower covered hillside terrain.

    The sound of the rain falling on the roof above

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    • Rating 4.18
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Stories

  • Rick H., Newton, Iowa
  • 7 years ago

Sometimes we have to grow up before we are ready, but it is something that can make us strong as we go through life. You have said it well in your poem.

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  • Rick H., Newton, Iowa
  • 8 years ago

I can empathize with the author. Life isn't always easy. Sometimes life throws things at us from all directions at one time until we wilt into a ball and shut ourselves away from the world. Our friends become vials of pills and bottles of liquor and we spiral out of control.

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