Category Archives: Free Verse

The Glass Umbrella

I find that I am often inspired by other poets.  It’s fun to leave a little creativity behind in the comments section.  I’ll call this, “Creative Comments.” This is in response to a found poem written by Ian Caton about the exoplanet HD 189733b on a site called The Found Poetry Review . Related articles The Blue Umbrella …

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Bitter Lemon Lady

I find that I am often inspired by other bloggers.  It’s fun to leave a little creativity behind in the comments section.  I’ll call this, “Creative Comments.” This is in response to a memoir written by Annie Freewriter about  a  job from her past delivering newspapers on a site called Out of the Fishbowl ~ Into the Ocean.  …

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Chunk

Chunk I want to give A part of me away Tear off a chunk To share As bread at communion The chunks grow back Stronger, more calloused With greater experience Like a sea star With a new limb I want to give A chunk of me away Daily, in a blog With words Of poetry …

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Contents

August 28th was the 50th anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This poem is in response to a prompt found at  Writer’s Digest. Contents Mr. King had a beautiful dream Content of character Forming the opinions of people Not the superficialities Like the color of skin Or …

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Labor Day

LABOR DAY you sit fat and cool in your palace of plans no room for the workingman except as cogs in the machine that feeds you over feeds you you’re over stuffed a ratty old armchair or a gluttonous turkey beware thanksgiving approaches Laborers unite to make A change risk life and livelihood so that …

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Mustard and Ketchup

I am proud to be featured in Cadence Collective.  Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets is a site to feature poets who have lived, gone to school, attended college, or regularly been part of Long Beach. Discover local poets and their latest projects, find local events and readings, and learn about local poetry magazines and venues. My …

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Heat

Heat Sweat glistens on my pores A sheen that makes skin stick to skin As my back lies against the bed The heat in the air I can taste it Its fresh from the oven warmth And my tongue longs To quench this thirst Cover me with your heat Suffocate me with your intensity It …

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Fruit of Summer

From A Picture Of Poetry.  This photograph was taken after preparing an afternoon snack.  I thought about what this picture said to me.  This is the poem that followed: Fruit of Summer Related articles Get your kitchen geared up for summer (wrenkitchens.com) A Fruitful Summer (sensiblyinspired.wordpress.com) Where Did The Summer Go? (neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com)

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Brief Interruption

Brief Interruption   My      Your intrusion                   Life Was a whirlwind                Of     chaos      A      flurry      of Friendship     hope     love        Anxiety       fear                Distress                     Stress                         Mess I want my life back GET OUT Related articles Life Interrupted (pastoralyn.wordpress.com)

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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start Despair is When the world around Comes crashing down Feeling like The brink of death A monster with half Of the universe Against you Love only found in An alternate reality Uniquely alone Dig deep inside Your alien skin To the power at the center That energy surge Through your heart Out …

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