Tag Archives: Poetry

Poem: To Turn and Look at You

When I think about the way that it’s turned out disappointments, failings, and missteps review, If the worth of it I should begin to doubt I’d need only but to turn and look at you I still stand by everything … Continue reading

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Song: There’s no Calvin like John Calvin

(Sung to the tune of “There’s no Business like Show Business.”) The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, are generally known to be a stodgy bunch, and yet, The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, all smile and … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Mike 1984 – 2016

Come tell me there is something I might say, a string of magic words, some fated rhyme, whereby I might turn back the hands of time, and usher in a former favored day. Bring something that will hold my thoughts … Continue reading

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Poem: Twelve Hours

I go to bed Turning around There at the foot I lay my head On doggie’s paws She cleans my face To let me know That I am loved I turn again My pillowed mind Set free to roam To … Continue reading

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Poem: A Thousand Different Lights

To see you in a thousand different lights, And watch the shadows play upon your face. To revel in the myriad delights, That sun and stars would delicately trace. To sense your every mood and temperant, Observe you comprehend and … Continue reading

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Poem: The End of Moose and Squirrel

Most days I sit in rocking chair on porch outside my dacha I throw back vodka shots and reminisce with my Natasha But while inside my alcoholic brain fond memories swirl I still have dream to someday bring an end … Continue reading

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Poem: Reaping

The constant dreams that fill my head, Of horrid things I did or said, Make me to turn upon my bed, To search in vain for sleep instead. I walk about throughout the day, Mouthing the words that I must … Continue reading

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Poem: Ethics

I read a book of Ar … istotle, When life for me was still brand new. I thought I should achieve … perfection, When all my studying was through. Much older now, I still … engage in, The acts I know … Continue reading

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Sonnet: The Life I Miss

It was so raucous, with them all around at times I thought, like some pneumatic drill alone inside my room, devoid of sound the memories within are louder still The constant conflict seemed too high a price combined with expectations … Continue reading

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Poem: Blind Dating

Sanguine anticipation, a fantasy convivial, caught my imagination, awaiting her arrival. What mysteries within her, would she elect to proffer? What gems of wit and wonder, had I within my coffer? How grand the hope that hovers, and leads us … Continue reading

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Poem: Texting and Driving

Today to text and drive is deemed taboo. Get caught and a citation will ensue. But I remember things I used to do, Without a cell phone to send text to you. I’d read a magazine or paperback. The steering wheel … Continue reading

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A new verse for “The Mikado”

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Mikado”, Koko a tailor under a death sentence is appointed Lord High Executioner with the reasoning that before he can cut off someone’s head, he has to cut his own off . Nevertheless, he has a list. … Continue reading

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Poem: My Childhood

A good running start, you might say. A nice quiet town, my own room. They tried very hard, but one day, I had to escape, that cramped womb. Why I didn’t stay like my friends. Who always obeyed, or more … Continue reading

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Song: A Song for Jamy

Jamy, when I first met you, I knew that you were special. The passions of the flesh will pass away, But not my love for you, it’s here to stay. Jamy, I can’t forget you, You’ve got me in your … Continue reading

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Sonnet: It Must Have Been a Dream I Thought I Had

It must have been a dream I thought I had, My eyes awakened filled with tears of joy. Still breathing fast my troubled soul made glad, Anticipating scenes I might enjoy. The universe was like a shiny toy, That I, … Continue reading

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Sonnet: My Love For You

My love for you is like the wildwood rose. That flourishes secluded in the fields. In seasons lush or deprivate it grows. Each passing year a greater harvest yields. My love for you is like the brook that flows. The … Continue reading

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Poem: I watched you leaving

I watched you leaving, saw you wave. Your face lined with sickness body bruised and beaten eyes set in a mask neither happy nor sad the lover that I could not save It was not the first time, both of … Continue reading

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Poem: If I Could but Decide

If I could but decide for both of us, How simple life would be, how free from care. Knowing that in me you’d placed your trust. I’d carefully resolve, strive to be fair Life’s not like that though I guess … Continue reading

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Sonnet: I Have Sought Thee

I have sought thee for so long, every day and every hour, every poem and every song, wrought to bring our love to flower. Is there naught for me to say, what persuasion, what endearment, could I now at your … Continue reading

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Poem: Remembering you is easy

When I awoke I visualized your face, your smile so vibrant, and your eyes so bright, the way you looked when held in my embrace, in tender dreams I had of you last night. I often think of you throughout … Continue reading

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