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Poems by Ron Carnell

The following index of poems includes all of those submitted by the author and subsequently published on the main site. The date the poem was submitted (not necessary published) is also included with each entry. If the author has published poems under more than one category, their poems are grouped by category.

About Ron Carnell

Ron is a retired business-owner and computer programmer, currently living in Michigan. As founder of Passions in Poetry, and the only one maintaining it, he reads a whole lot of poetry, but sadly doesn't find as much time as he'd like to write any.

Ron is very active, of course, in our pipTalk Forums and can often be reached there more quickly than by email.

Love Poems

  • 12/26/1998
    I've rarely been described as a 'man of few words,' but sometimes I think less can indeed be more.
  • 12/26/1998
    Science has shown us there are Natural Laws upon which our Universe is based. This poem is about one you won't find in any Physics book, though.
  • 11/29/1998
    Sometimes it's not easy to describe the color of a beautiful woman's eyes. Sometimes, the only way to do it is to cheat.
  • 11/29/1998
    Hard science, we're told, deals only with things that can be measured. So, I obliged them with this simple poem.
  • 11/29/1998
    Psychologists, like B. F. Skinner, contend that all humans are driven by the same basic needs in life. I contend he could have said it with more passion…
  • 11/29/1998
    I haven't had a lot of success with marriage, though it certainly hasn't been from lack of trying. Still, in spite of a dismal track record, I seldom hesitate to share my thoughts.
  • 11/29/1998
    Sugary and sweet, with just a hint of humor. Oh, that describes the girl as much as the poem.
  • 11/29/1998
    Plagiarism, even from the Public Domain, is foolish and wrong. Unless, of course, it works.
  • 11/26/1998
    Sometimes the simplest declarations of love are the most honest ones.
  • 11/18/1998
    There were far too few Love Poems written during my second marriage. Until it was too late. This short, simple poem was written during our first brief separation.
  • 11/18/1998
    I wrote this shortly after my first marriage, a long long time ago, trying to describe the evolution of love. From my First Love to what I thought at the time was my Last. Silly me.
  • 11/18/1998
    Over 30 years ago, I wrote a poem describing what I wanted out of life. In some ways, I guess this epitomizes the American Dream. I never found the Dream, but I haven't stopped looking.

Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems

Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems

  • 4/17/1999
    The Internet is a vast sea, unlike any mankind has ever known. It both separates us - and brings us closer.

Love Poems - Erotic Poems

  • 11/29/1998
    Possibly the most successful poem I've ever written, and yet I'm embarrassed to admit the strange story behind it.

Sad Poems

  • 1/19/1999
    Love can be many things. Even an addiction…

Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems

  • 12/26/1998
    Whether you call them Dreams or simply goals, I am utterly convinced they are the only things capable of propelling us forward in Life.
  • 12/26/1998
    Writer's Rule #1: Metaphors that have devolved into tired cliches are useless for expressing real Truths. Writer's Rule #2: Don't be afraid to break the rules.
  • 12/26/1998
    What do the graphic Arts and Love have in common? More, perhaps, than you think.
  • 11/18/1998
    When everything else has failed, there's always begging.
  • 11/18/1998
    What do you say when your wife tells you she wants to see other men? You know if you tell her no she'll do it any way. And if you tell her yes, it's the end of everything.
  • 11/18/1998
    Psychologists claim there is a fine line between Love and Hate. When a man feels betrayed by the woman he loves, that line is all too easily crossed.
  • 11/18/1998
    Some might think a writer and poet would never be at a loss for words. They would, of course, be wrong.

Friendship Poems

  • 1/19/1999
    How do you define a Best Friend? You'll not likely find this one in a dictionary…
  • 11/28/1998
    This is a "feel good" poem, about nature, life, and the simple beauty of friendship.
  • 11/28/1998
    One of the many things we share with our friends is self-deprecating humor. This tongue-in-cheek verse was written long ago, for a chum that always enjoyed a good laugh.
  • 11/28/1998
    If politics makes strange bedfellows, it's equally true that the result of politics (war) makes uncommonly strong ones.
  • 11/28/1998
    Few things exist in life that qualify as perfect. In this poem, I attempt to delineate a few of those I've known, and in doing so, let someone know she's one of them.

Poems on Life

  • 8/2/2000
    Life is filled with choices, and where we call "home" is just one of them. One we must make anew each day of our lives.
  • 4/17/1999
    Sometimes, the best way to make a point is to evoke the feelings without trying to make the point…
  • 1/31/1999
    Winter has long served as an apt metaphor for aging, but in the end, both will pass.
  • 12/26/1998
    Perhaps this poem should be in the Love section, but it's more about love in general than about A Love in specific. And Life, after all, is very much about Love, too.
  • 11/28/1998
    I always intended to set this poem to music, but never did. It speaks of a very optimistic time of my life, when I saw things much more simply. I sometimes think I like the "me" of then better.
  • 11/28/1998
    This is an extremely short poem that reveals the lie inherent in a common truth.

Poems on Life - Attack on America Poems

  • 9/9/2003
    Some anniversaries should be always remembered, but never celebrated.
  • 2/12/2001
    Yesterday was September 11, 2001. The beginnings of a nightmare. And, just maybe, the genesis of a Dream.

Poems on Life - Poems on Society

  • 11/28/1998
    Sometimes war is so horrific the only way we can talk about it is in terms of horror.
  • 11/28/1998
    The title describes an old poem, about an old experience, that - to this day - still effects much of the way I live my life.
  • 11/28/1998
    Is Death a suitable topic for a forum about Life? Or is this poem really just an unintentional metaphor for the way men and Mankind matures?

Poetry Buffet - Poems on Nature and Beauty

  • 11/28/1998
    I think, sometimes, the tone of a poem can lend contrast to the subject. This poem has a dark, portending tone, but is nonetheless about a very light subject.

Poetry Buffet - Special Occasions and Holidays

  • 8/2/2000
    Independence Day is a time to remember our pasts, as well as our hopes for the future.

Poetry Buffet - Short Stories

  • 8/2/2000
    Human beings, by our very nature, are territorial and possessive. We are always looking for something to call our own.
  • 2/2/2000
    This is a science fiction story. Or, uh, is it?

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