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“Football”

It’s about time for another poem, wouldn’t you agree? 😀 I wrote this poem in my high school Creative Writing class (where most of my first stuff is from). I have always loved to play football. Growing up I was … Continue reading

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See No, Hear No, Speak No

Here’s a short poem I wrote one night last fall. I was in bed and this idea suddenly came to me. It’s Shel Silverstein-esque. It has no name; it’s just a silly little thing: The eye of the potato saw … Continue reading

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Enter The New Year…Wishing

Ahhh. I have finally returned. It’s good to see that the internet didn’t self-destruct without me. I had plans for this website when I first created it. I’ve also had plenty of plans go through my head since then. I … Continue reading

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“Pollution”

I’ll leave you with the entire weekend to comment about my second official poem. I guess it follows the train of the first one, but is even sillier. My official introduction to this is: “A fun, silly poem” Pollution Swirling … Continue reading

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“Yesterday”

There are two reasons I feel comfortable posting my first recorded poem today. 1) Nobody ever responds to my poems (in general…almost as a rule, though) and 2) it is my birthday so people are more prone to go easy … Continue reading

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“Gone”

My wife recently ended a job in a workplace she really needed to get out of for multiple reasons. It was a sad experience for her; she had invested a lot of work, time and emotion. This poem is for … Continue reading

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“Beside You”

I wrote this last night for my wife. It was inspired by the card I bought her. Today is our Fourth Anniversary. That seems like a long time for a young married couple. This is the first and last draft. … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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“Haven”

Now lie your head down on my shoulder Find that needed rest Tell me of your troubles Get them off your chest Rest your hands in mine, together We’ll pass away some time I’ll speak of Ifs and Whethers A … Continue reading

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“Come With Me”

Come with me to the place Where we can both lie We’ll find our solace Safe from outside Where no one can harm us Where we can both be Together alone In sublime company Come with me to the place … Continue reading

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“Search Me” (Psalm 139)

I’m not sure why I haven’t posted this before now, but here’s Psalm 139, which I took from the King James and translated to rhyme: Search Me (Psalm 139) Lord, You have searched me, You know me You know what … Continue reading

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“Shivering”

How about a break from my injuries? I’m having a hard time thinking today, so please bear with the mumbo jumbo below the poem. My intro to this poem is: “Why are some people too shy to pursue happiness?” Shivering … Continue reading

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“Knave”

Here’s the second of the two poems written that night at Sam’s Club (see my 6/11 post) Knave Comest, thou knave, to this unbidden place? Fear wafts from your soul; face hung in disgrace. Fleest thou something your heart can’t … Continue reading

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“The Drums”

I wrote two poems one night when working at the Sam’s Club membership desk. That would put this in the 1995-1997 time frame for origin. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what made me think to write either one. For this one, … Continue reading

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“We”

Going to Bar Harbor (on the coast of Maine) Friday reminded me of this poem. It is an early poem of mine. I was inspired by a combination of actual events that took place one summer and a song I … Continue reading

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Sorry to Shel Silverstein

I will not do a blog today Said little Roger Lee Brasslett (it’s French, so pronounce Brass-lay…this time) My tummy hurts, I’m feeling sick My fingers’ worn down to the quick My eyesight’s weak, the monitor’s dim My chances of … Continue reading

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“Hill of Golden Dawn”

I had something in mind last night that I was going to write about today. Unfortunately a lot of time has elapsed between then and now and it seems to have escaped my mind. Does that happen to anyone but … Continue reading

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“These Hours”

There are a bunch of things I could probably write about today. Thoughts of my own and thoughts that have been stimulated by reading other blogs. I think, however, that I’ll relax a bit (it’s a great, sunny day here, … Continue reading

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Boring Class

This was inspired by something I read. And “History of Veterinarian Medicine” class. To take a nap With notes in my lap Would be a marvelous joy But the teacher it seems Is invading my dreams And frowns down on … Continue reading

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“Ode To Gravy”

A Poem (dedicated to Brian, and the comic…Gravyboy) Ode to gravy The finest of friends You ask which one’s greatest And I say it depends Beef gravy is choicest When dining on beef But when serving poultry Only chicken yields … Continue reading

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