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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

  • 1998-12-26
    I've rarely been described as a 'man of few words,' but sometimes I think less can indeed be more.
  • 1998-12-26
    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.
  • 1998-11-29
    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.
  • 1998-11-29
    Hard science, we're told, deals only with things that can be measured. So, I obliged them with this simple poem.
  • 1998-11-29
    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…
  • 1998-11-29
    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.
  • 1998-11-29
    Sugary and sweet, with just a hint of humor. Oh, that describes the girl as much as the poem.
  • 1998-11-29
    Plagiarism, even from the Public Domain, is foolish and wrong. Unless, of course, it works.
  • 1998-11-26
    Sometimes the simplest declarations of love are the most honest ones.
  • 1998-11-18
    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.
  • 1998-11-18
    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.
  • 1998-11-18
    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 - Cyber Romance Poems

  • 1999-04-17
    The Internet is a vast sea, unlike any mankind has ever known. It both separates us - and brings us closer.

Love Poems - Love and Friendship Poems

Love Poems - Erotic Poems

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

Sad Poems

  • 1999-01-19
    Love can be many things. Even an addiction…

Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems

  • 1998-12-26
    Whether you call them Dreams or simply goals, I am utterly convinced they are the only things capable of propelling us forward in Life.
  • 1998-12-26
    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.
  • 1998-12-26
    What do the graphic Arts and Love have in common? More, perhaps, than you think.
  • 1998-11-18
    When everything else has failed, there's always begging.
  • 1998-11-18
    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.
  • 1998-11-18
    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.
  • 1998-11-18
    Some might think a writer and poet would never be at a loss for words. They would, of course, be wrong.

Friendship Poems

  • 1999-01-19
    How do you define a Best Friend? You'll not likely find this one in a dictionary…
  • 1998-11-28
    This is a "feel good" poem, about nature, life, and the simple beauty of friendship.
  • 1998-11-28
    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.
  • 1998-11-28
    If politics makes strange bedfellows, it's equally true that the result of politics (war) makes uncommonly strong ones.
  • 1998-11-28
    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

  • 2000-08-02
    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.
  • 1999-04-17
    Sometimes, the best way to make a point is to evoke the feelings without trying to make the point…
  • 1999-01-31
    Winter has long served as an apt metaphor for aging, but in the end, both will pass.
  • 1998-12-26
    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.
  • 1998-11-28
    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.
  • 1998-11-28
    This is an extremely short poem that reveals the lie inherent in a common truth.

Poems on Life - Attack on America Poems

  • 2003-09-09
    Some anniversaries should be always remembered, but never celebrated.
  • 2001-02-12
    Yesterday was September 11, 2001. The beginnings of a nightmare. And, just maybe, the genesis of a Dream.

Poems on Life - Poems on Society

  • 1998-11-28
    Sometimes war is so horrific the only way we can talk about it is in terms of horror.
  • 1998-11-28
    The title describes an old poem, about an old experience, that - to this day - still effects much of the way I live my life.
  • 1998-11-28
    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

  • 1998-11-28
    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

  • 2000-08-02
    Independence Day is a time to remember our pasts, as well as our hopes for the future.

Poetry Buffet - Short Stories

  • 2000-08-02
    Human beings, by our very nature, are territorial and possessive. We are always looking for something to call our own.
  • 2000-02-02
    This is a science fiction story. Or, uh, is it?

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