Archive for the 'Poetry' Category

Sunny Day Haikus

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The warmth is a drug Pulling me out of my seat Outside addictions How I yearn to read Out under the sagging elm The book as my world An escape calls me Beautiful realms crying out Touching upon mine The grass grows so lush A perfect seat beneath me A padding for hours

To My Mother, For Her Fiftieth Birthday

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Today we’ll gather at my mother’s house to celebrate her 50th birthday (though it actually occurred on Christmas Eve). My uncle has made a casket, and my aunt bought a coffin-shaped cake. My aunt is writing a eulogy, and my sister is also writing something special to read at the fake wake. Here’s my offering. […]

Stupid Toe Terms

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Tootsies, tootsies Are toes on your footsies!

Something Is Missing

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Something Is Missing Something is missing A void I can’t bear. Something is missing ‘Cause you are not there. I took you for granted With hardly a care. I took you for granted Something quite rare. I can but look back To times less forlorn. Joyous those days We alone did adorn. Hours before these, […]

OK

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Poem #17 O.K. Oh, K. shall I speak to you Adulations solely dear Whisper I such sweet sought sounds As I hold you safely near List you how your sight enthralls Whilst you’re held within my arms Hair, scent of eternal bliss Your eyes are topaz charms Skin so smooth, a touch as soft, A […]

White Rose

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Poem #16: White Rose White petals of your rose, Innocent and pure, Mirror silent thoughts of you Secrets cannot endure. Innocence, for hopes and dreams Purity and truth. Feelings a shy heart can hold Impossibly aloof. How can a single flower bear Such complicated airs? Gratitude to be expressed By he who never dares. A […]

Angel

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Instead of going a second day in a row without posting, I’ll put up a poem that you can all try not to comment on. This is poem #15: Angel The vision before me A luminescent sight An ethereal angel Surrounded by light She’s entered my world Soaring in from above Her passions for life […]

Emotional Prisons

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Since nothing else has popped into my mind, let’s talk poetry. Poetry is emotionally driven–either you are writing from your own emotions or you are trying to stir emotion in others. Let’s look at some deep emotions from many, many years gone by. Tell me, what do you think about this, officially my 14th poem, […]

Ex Tenebris

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Out of the darkness He sprang into place Running from something Pained look on his face Out of the darkness He slipped into view How long had he been there? What did he do? Out of the gloom Out of despair Off of the cliff And out into air Out of the darkness But not […]

“Courage”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

We meet every day I have so much I want to say Were I not so afraid I could tell you these things Your eyes, they envelop me I never know how much you see Had I the strength I could tell you these things When you smile, inside I smile too I wish I […]

More Haiku

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Brian draws all day Comics are his specialty He inks in gravy

“Together”

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Together Of the ways you make me happy There’s one thing I know for sure The gifts you give are better When you’re with me sitting here There is no way of telling I don’t have the words to say Just how much it means to me To be with you every day When I […]

World of Haiku

Friday, December 30th, 2005

(RETRO MONKEY EXHIBIT: This post was on my original site…when I was posting in HTML.) Main Entry: hai·ku Pronunciation: ‘hI-(“)kü Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural haiku Etymology: Japanese : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively; also : a poem in this form usually […]

Gummy Bears

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

(RETRO MONKEY EXHIBIT: This post was on my original site…when I was posting in HTML.) A story/song, written a stanza at a time, by emailing back and forth: Roger: Their magic And mystery Are part of their history Along with the secret Of gummy berry juice… Eric: Their Mystery and magic are often rather tragic […]

Broken Crown

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Not my favorite poem, and not considered “finished”, though I haven’t been able to add to it the last couple times I tried. I do think the trailing off leaves the reader thinking, though, which I like. This, too, was inspired by the name of the chapter of a book, just like Hill of Golden […]

“Tell Me”

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Tell me your name is “S” Let me into a bit of your world Come and get it off of your chest Let the secrets you hide slowly unfurl Tell me you live on 7th Street Don’t you know I’m never there It is unlikely we’ll meet Less likely still that I’ll care Tell me […]

“You And Me”

Monday, June 27th, 2005

This was written about staring up at the nighttime sky. I have done this a few times. Not much, though I do enjoy it. There is just something about insects incessantly gnawing through your skin that takes away from a great outdoors experience. So this poem/song…I wrote is as a poem, then in my head […]

Happy Saturday!

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

The trees need trimming The plants need weeding The roof needs new shingles, too The gutter needs fixing The siding, replacing Simply to name but a few. The garage is all dusty The hallways are musty The shrubbery overgrows its bounds I must stop delaying My landscape’s decaying I’m off to take care of my […]

Poem: Through The Window

Friday, April 29th, 2005

I’ve been trying to post my poems in the order I have written them (since I began with the pollution-themed ones), but have been lax in posting any poems at all since other things have popped into my brain. Here is the newest poem I have begun. It is a go-along with a story I […]

“Waiting”

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Here is, chronologically, my fifth poem. If poetry is not your thing, please note I have commentary following. Waiting By myself through the days and the nights All alone when I look to the sky My friends all out late with their dates Love and life seem to just pass me by Like puppies they […]