Poetry Blogs (national poetry day)
raypool on Shoeshine - Recalling the Lessons of My Father - In Memoriam (3 hours ago)
Don’t listen to them when they call you snowflakes.
Don’t be hurt when they call you fucking pansies.
Pity them. They are damaged. And they fear you.
They think it’s too much work to be inclusive,
too used to being the privileged majority.
Who is it really that’s easily offended?
When they see they don’t define the world anymore.
You do. That is why they fear you....
Thursday 4th October 2018 10:52 am
I was once
Now this needle
Thursday 2nd October 2014 11:56 pm
I feel like I'm at a crossroads,
a path I do not know.
The future's looking complex as a vortex
as I continue to grow.
Do I wait in frantic futility
brazenly biting my lip and learning humility?
I see you stuck in Stockholm
waiting for the day that you finally come home.
Destined for greatness
yet thwarted by gravity and quicksand
Friday 5th October 2012 8:29 pm
If this is a day
On a page or stage
That asks you to say...
With rhyme or not
Keeping time or
Stopping to make your meaning clearer
Bringing the distant nearer
Unpacking the treasured memories
Buried oh so slightly to the left in your chest
Explaining why someone pushes all your buttons
And how each and every button feels to be depressed
And doing all...
Thursday 6th October 2011 6:44 pm