Poetry Blog by Dyphrent
Big Sal on Moon's Fault (Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:17 am)
Big Sal on Patriot (Thu, 3 May 2018 04:04 am)
Big Sal on To The Wood (Thu, 29 Mar 2018 03:22 am)
on To The Wood (Tue, 6 Mar 2018 07:50 pm)
on Patriot (Tue, 6 Mar 2018 07:46 pm)
Verbs of Life
Monday 15th April 2019 7:51 pm
Tuesday 9th April 2019 6:44 pm
Oh Moon in my eyes
Why pull, You,
Radiently sparkle their lines
Snakey tranced procession
File into my eyes
Moon, oh Moon
You command mists
Bid them arise
Wash away fear
Ugly fear and lies
Oh, Moon, most fair
Earth cries upward
Filters through my hair
Oh, Moon, my dearest
All globe's water
At eye corners appearest
Wednesday 4th July 2018 6:36 am
He wants something soft
He wants to see the horizon in her blue eyes
Not the dark struggle in mine
It is the familiar look of his mother
The dark hood casting long shadows over big mama's heavy eyelids
He wants to be free from his black
To be just a man
Holding a woman
He is a deserter
But, who can blame the baby?
His every moment is so grave
He never asked to be Atlas
He just wanted t...
Tuesday 6th March 2018 7:14 am
I'm an American
I work my ass off but I can't pay rent
Too much month left after my money's spent
I'm an American
I don't see a doctor unless I'm pregnant
Or if it's an emergency I might seek care, but only if it's urgent
I'm an American
Everybody is wrong but I'm right
You wanna take me on? Cause I'll fight
See it my way or
Get outta my sight
George Washington invented electricity whil...
Tuesday 6th March 2018 7:12 am
It has been too long
Since I have had the pleasure
Of dallying in a forest
Plush moss absorbing each fall of each foot
Mushroom spores galloping through my locs
Sunrays staunchly stand
Their ground Pockmarked diurnal spotlights
Pungent pine burgles my nostrils
Bearing geranium mingled with cedar and aspen
It has been a lifetime
A boarded up, sta...
Tuesday 6th March 2018 7:06 am
If a tree falls in the forest
And no one is around
If there's no ear to catch it
Does it make a sound
Now, At first glance
At initial askance
This may not seem all that profound
On its face
Till you do a lil diggin around
See, the essence of the inquiry
About that lonesome toppled topiary
Is really about significance
And, whether it is inherent in existence
Or is it the byproduct of c...
Friday 2nd March 2018 8:46 pm
Abandoned on a forgotten island
I would write my poetry in virginal sand
I would caress swirls into the shore My love expressed as primitive lore
I would carve my heartfelt sentiments Into sediment
Claim mountains as my stele
Diamond tipped stylus so no impediments
I'd style my joy into curved lines
Of titillated testaments
Oh, oh trail the tips of these fingers
Through oceans, lagoons,...
Friday 2nd March 2018 8:43 pm
Worn, dusty cover
As I tiptoe my fingers
Across the threshold
From reality to imagery
I caress each page
With coercive touches
Like a wooing lover
Coaxing pleasure from
My eyes grow wide
And out of my throat
The sound startles me
I must be careful
Not to interrupt myself
From this refreshing respite
Friday 2nd March 2018 8:40 pm
Where is the woman
Whose meditating fingers
Deftly bent flax
Twisted reeds to carry
Goods from market to family
Where are the women
With backs tired from sitting
Stiff necks and watery eyes
From hours of focus
Thinking only of the much needed
Income to come
And maybe a few school supplies
Where are the women
What are they doing
Great Wall of time zones
Friday 2nd March 2018 8:39 pm
Holding me back
Propelling me forward?
Measuring my progress
Reminding me of missed opportunities?
A rite of passage
A gift drowned in the middle passage?
A lost visage of my lost cultural heritage?
How do I know when I am a woman?
When does a man know to begin to desire me?
How do I nam...
Tuesday 21st November 2017 2:00 am
I walked outside
"Hey animal," I said,
"what're you doing? To where are you bounding? Why so intently set are your shoulders? Your head?"
"I am seizing opportunity," He said
(Or, maybe it was a she)
But, now I was even more enthralled than previously
"I'm sorry, furry friend, it is not my desire to offend, but could you be so kind and please take the time, to elaborate on your earlier senti...
Friday 17th November 2017 7:00 am
Seems a heinous thing
A being forced to live
A bird with broke wings
Coerced to give
Welts from all kinds of stings
We exist, suffering
Friday 17th November 2017 6:56 am
I am the skipped needle on records
Screeching nails on chalkboards
I have come to turn tables and pull rugs
To add weight to shoulders so they no longer shrug
I have come to disturb your peace
To whip money changers till they run and gnash teeth
I have come to tell little kids that santa ain't real
The easter bunny's pagan
The new year is really in March
And halloween is a satanic holiday
Friday 17th November 2017 6:50 am
The sky so blue
Like crepe Robin eggs
A crown about clouds
Atop that hunched dome
Familiar but foreign, too
Stars waiting to catch glimpses of us
When earth yet rolls over
And exposes her bare peaks
Comets and asteroids streak
Gallactic Toms peeping in
Hoping to behold cavernous regions
Tucked in steamy, moist forests
Envious of the tentacles,
Friday 17th November 2017 6:48 am
Fall is coming
It is Spring showing me her back
Moving soundlessly beyond me
Taking my friends
Heat and warmth with her
But warmth gets served like cider
And between friends
And nightly I discover heat
Between me and my love
Still, I am sad every time Summer
Up and leaves
Oh, I would call his name
Or reach for him
If I thought it would work
But, I kno...
Friday 17th November 2017 6:46 am
Au, mon cher, Claude!
I have longed for this moment
ready with this eager pen, this expectant paper
and donned my prettiest words
to express to you
the first time ever I saw
(not so gently),
emotion from me
till it spilled over out of new eyes
the greens, the blues, the peeking pinks
the movement, the quiet, definite, almost imperceptibl...
Thursday 30th March 2017 4:35 am
He was standing in front of me
Love radiating from subdermal layers
Our hearts raced to catch up with one another
And I, having been so bereft of care
Spilled out of my eyes
He leaned forward
Time and I waited, holding our breath
Expecting his lips to meet mine
Instead, his cheek pressed to my tear stained face
And we cried together
He conjoined himself to my hurt
Thursday 30th March 2017 4:19 am
I like this part of my life
I mean, getting closer to my sister
(in a realness way)
and to my dad, too
(which I never could've foreseen)
I mean, I miss my kids
I wish I had the love of a man
(one in particular)
I wish I was smaller
(although, I have started going to the gym)
And, I, well, you get it
all in all
God loves me
I have learne...
Monday 27th March 2017 3:21 am
I wonder if we feel the same in a deer's eye
Are they awestruck by the surprise of noticing us as we do them?
Wonder in their belly like a creamy filling
But we've hurt them so much
Maybe we are the Freddie Kruegers of their night dreams
Maybe their DNA now sports flannel memories of lost loved ones
How are they so beautiful
Yet we snuff them out like a raggedy thing
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 5:50 am
How many words must a poem be
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 5:44 am
I WILL LEARN!
I WILL GROW!
I WILL BECOME!
MORE THAN I AM NOW!
I WILL FINISH
FINISH WHAT I START!
I WILL PUT GOD FIRST!
I WILL KEEP GOD FIRST!
I WILL P.U.S.H.!
(Pray Until Something Happens)
AND THEN I'LL PRAY SOME MORE!
I WILL WORSHIP!
I WILL EXERCISE MY FAITH!
I WILL FAST!
I WILL BE STEADFAST!
I WILL GO!
I WILL FIGHT!
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 5:42 am
"Maybe I don't love you,"
she said out loud to no one
Waiting for a response
but there came none
Maybe I don't love you
maybe I am not
with tenacious tinklings of thoughts
Maybe I don't love you
Maybe it isn't true
there is no expanse above my head
maybe there is just this roof in
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 5:10 am
Man like stone
Man like mountain
Man like blood and bone
Man like weather
cold and slate gray
Man like steel
sharp and double-edged both ways
Man like hard
Man like beast
Man like charred
Man like rough
Man like still
Man like tough
Man with heat like noon
Man with voice
deep barrel chest boom
Man like God made
Man like on face to Jesus
Sunday 12th March 2017 2:34 am