Tag: poems

2-in-1: a Christmas poem for all the December babies

cat sitting by the fire, purring Elvis sings blue Christmas to the grinding of wind up toys smells of food, fire, and pine needles treasured ornaments twirl gently like girls with new skirts box for me with striped foil paper tag reads ‘merry christmas’;…

Poetry Prompts: Sand

Accumulating in my eyes Pouring through an hourglass Turrets climbing into the skies A castle never built to last A new commodity Shipped to the wealthiest beaches Oh what a peculiar oddity The way nothing escapes capitalism’s reaches Beneath my toes Shifting in the…

Daily Prompt: Captivating

cages. collars. manacles. chains. camps. iron shackles. cops. cordons. ID laws. courts. congress. silence falls. curfews. contained. building walls. comfort. complicit. captivating animals. via Daily Prompt: Captivating

Daily Prompt: Typical – Tie Pie Cal

Tie Pie Cal lives in a small town But her bakery’s known for miles around No one’s more nimble with pastry dough No one’s cream peaks just so But the number one thing for which she’s known Is the eponymous Tie Pie, which makes…

The Day That Didn’t Exist

wedding poem the day that didn't exist ghost story

I drift aimless through the empty pews Didn’t anyone hear the news? What’s a bride with no groom? Where’re the happy faces to fill the room? No bouquets, no sashes, not even petals When I think back, that familiar fog settles Is the date…

Daily Prompt: Encrusted – The Northwest Passage

The wind howls, but the sails are still Stiffened in the inescapable chill Rigging once full of avian cries Now just cloth encrusted with ice Creaking wood moans low under the wind Trapped and left with nothing to defend In the bowels, straps and…

Daily Prompt: Conveyor – Belts: poems on socioeconomics

conveyor belts socioeconomics poems

Bible belt churn ’em out a factory of the devout ‘Thou shalt not’ is only for she MANifest destiny given to he who preaches virtue never thinks, only pursues riches he can’t do without though it’s rotting his heart throughout I guess that these…