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 Box

    • Published: December 1, 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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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 12
    • Rating 4.42
  • My Mother

    • Published: December 1, 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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    • Shares 31
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 12
    • Rating 4.08
  • The Rain

    • Published: December 1, 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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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 14
    • Rating 4.36
  • The Butterfly

    • Published: September 2016

    in Animal Poems

    The butterfly is a thing to behold,
    with colors more beautiful than gold.

    Flying hour by hour,

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 130
    • Rating 4.09
    Featured Shared Story

    You are so right!! I live in the country, where nature is so obvious around us. We need to take time to smell the roses. It's a beautiful feeling.

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  • The Mirror

    • Published: February 2016

    in Funny Life Poems

    My mirror is broken, or at least it seems to be,
    for today I discovered an old man staring back at me.

    The face I recognized,

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    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 107
    • Rating 3.99
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    As we get older, we look back and realize that age gradually snuck up on us. Once we take the time to look in the mirror, it is a startled realization about the facts we must face. This poem...

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  • Rick H., Newton, Iowa
  • 5 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
  • 6 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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