Category Archives: Poetry

Other People

You can grow up mean in little houses without a single book, save the Bible slaughtering pigs, kicking chickens drowning kittens without a second thought. Rusty coal stove in the living room Poppa smelling of gasoline and oil Momma strange … Continue reading

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A Single Mother at Magic Kingdom

Fairy tales, witches magic enchantments dreams sailing on clear seas the world of children mixed with wonder Angelic eyes fill with a lovely shine; the laughter of kids freshening the air dissipating sadness Carousel music fills the square where sweetness … Continue reading

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Marathon – A Re-Post

Posted soon after the Boston Marathon bombing “Peace” “No more hurting people” A little prince wise beyond his years eyes filled with promise of great deeds to come. Greeting the victors adding his accolades Athens triumphant a laurel wreath crowning … Continue reading

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Paints and Ladders

You gaze upwards at the ceiling peeling and covered in smoke from the candles you light daily taking prayers to heaven You shake your head in despair;               it needs paint                         yet you are … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With The Joads – A Re – Post For Labor Day

We ain’t got no money honey but we got sunshine all the time. No job this year no house no more no future and no hope and it’s hot and dry this summer living here in grandpa’s house. Wish we … Continue reading

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Running With Stars

I am nothing I do not exist I am invisible with no Facebook page no Twitter follows Does anyone know I’m here? Hello? in the vastness that is space and time how many thinking beings have lived and died forgotten? … Continue reading

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Luna – For the Solar Eclipse in America Tomorrow

Tutmoses gazing ‘cross the Nile saw your image on the water Cleopatra held Antony’s hand and kissed it by your light Nero plucked his lyre while you shined on burning Rome Did Mehmet look upon your face atop the walls of Byzantium? … Continue reading

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