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Old 02-24-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:15 PM   #18
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For what it's worth (a chuckle if anything at all)

This probably won't be considered a poem by anyone who knows and is definitely not and Ode. (I don't pretend to be either a writer or a poet. Any writing I do is for my own enjoyment and most could never be published - in polite society- even if it were good writing.) It was written, tongue in cheek, for a local PBS writing contest where the exact phrase "all the signs were there" must be included. A friend told me about it and had said the phrase was "all of the signs were there". I had already written it with the second phrase and rather than rewording it, I added the last two lines. (Enjoy or throw rotten tomatoes)

Ode to Billy Bob

His job wasn’t important. He wasn’t either.
He was just the night watchman at the road construction site.
They even had a Doberman who got better treatment.

That was all right. He didn’t mind
He got paid and he could sleep while the dog stood guard.
Until one night in late August.

He awoke knowing something was wrong.
When he checked the compound, he found the gate wide open.
The dog was nowhere to be found.

All the tractors and trucks were gone.
The grader and caterpillar were gone too.
Even the power tools and hand tools were gone.

Everything was gone, including his job.
But wait. Wasn’t that something there,
All the way in the back of the compound?

Yes! It was the CAUTION sign and the STOP sign.
Here was the SLOW sign and there the MEN-AT-WORK sign.
In fact all of the signs were there.

Maybe he wouldn’t lose his job after all,
--- but all the signs were there.




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Old 02-24-2009, 12:37 PM   #19
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:16 PM   #20
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:37 PM   #21
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Body Language

In the corner where four lots meet
There are two different fences
And two different trees
Beneath the Arizona Ash
Hangs a human being
Suspended in the air
In a white cotton chair
It’s woven xanax among the
Leaves that have vanished
In-between the cold grey trees
There’s a low metal fence
Which the wind blows through
But, parallel and perpendicular
Stands another one, taller
Built from wood to hide you
Then there in that old fig tree
A little song-bird twitches his wings
He’s switching to a higher branch
To see what I can’t see
That everything is peachy keen
From the twig above the fence
And so he sings and sings
Until my worrying begins
And I stop listening.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #22
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Body Language

In the corner where four lots meet
There are two different fences
And two different trees
Beneath the Arizona Ash
Hangs a human being
Suspended in the air
In a white cotton chair
It’s woven xanax among the
Leaves that have vanished
In-between the cold grey trees
There’s a low metal fence
Which the wind blows through
But, parallel and perpendicular
Stands another one, taller
Built from wood to hide you
Then there in that old fig tree
A little song-bird twitches his wings
He’s switching to a higher branch
To see what I can’t see
That everything is peachy keen
From the twig above the fence
And so he sings and sings
Until my worrying begins
And I stop listening.

a Dali moment?
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:15 PM   #23
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Deep Devotion

High upon a red stone house
sits a mourning dove.
Basting in the noon day sun
while wondering of his love.

The people all are shuffling
through the busy streets below.
Yet his thoughts are of her
and how he wished she show.

He sounds a coo into the wind-
A call he knows to part
for it had always in the past
brought the keeper of his heart.

Still time flies, she does not show
on wings of feathered down.
So he quiets, this worried bird
and continues to watch the town.

The day had almost closed it doors
when in the distant light
he hears a call, a gentle coo.
His heart leaps in delight.

For we all know a mourning dove
will not mate again.
But surely die in loneliness
if a love is lost from them.

My desire for you is constantly
filled with strong emotion.
Come back to me, as did his love
and accept my full devotion.

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Old 03-01-2009, 08:42 AM   #24
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Ode To Billy Beer
(A Fill-In-The-Blank Poem)


It wasn't really a very big hit,
because, perhaps, it tasted like _____.

If you're a person who likes to have fun,
Just remember:
This beer will give you the _____s.


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Old 03-03-2009, 10:20 AM   #25
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The Chase

the waves are chasing the ebon clouds
the clouds are teasing the ocean
and eternally chasing the whispering wind
which perpetually sets them in motion
The wind is chasing the stars and the moon
And the moon is chasing the sun,
While sun is chasing the sea in the west
as it has since the world was young
The sea in the west is chasing the east
And the east is chasing the day,
The dusk is chasing the last of the light
As it flickers and shimmers away
The shadows are chasing the sunset
And the sunset, the far-away shores,
and, no less noble in ardent pursuit,
my heart must chase after yours.

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The Chase

the waves are chasing the ebon clouds
the clouds are teasing the ocean
and eternally chasing the whispering wind
which perpetually sets them in motion
The wind is chasing the stars and the moon
And the moon is chasing the sun,
While sun is chasing the sea in the west
as it has since the world was young
The sea in the west is chasing the east
And the east is chasing the day,
The dusk is chasing the last of the light
As it flickers and shimmers away
The shadows are chasing the sunset
And the sunset, the far-away shores,
and, no less noble in ardent pursuit,
my heart must chase after yours.

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Ode To Billy Beer
(A Fill-In-The-Blank Poem)


It wasn't really a very big hit,
because, perhaps, it tasted like sparkling wine.

If you're a person who likes to have fun,
Just remember:
This beer will give you the most exquisite taste imaginable.


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Oh, it has to rhyme? I get it now
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I first encountered this poem in 8th or 9th grade, and I've never forgotten it. It's by Stephen Crane (author of "Red Badge of Courage").

In Heaven

Stephen Crane

In Heaven,
Some little blades of grass
Stood before God.
“What did you do?”
Then all save one of the little blades
Began eagerly to relate
The merits of their lives.
This one stayed a small way behind
Ashamed.
Presently God said:
“And what did you do?”
The little blade answered: “Oh, my lord,
“Memory is bitter to me
“For if I did good deeds
“I know not of them.”
Then God in all His splendor
Arose from His throne.
“Oh, best little blade of grass,” He said.

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Balmy Days

zephyrs whisper ‘cross the field,
motes of pollen, anther peeled.
drunken bees, bumble on
pimping ‘til the day is done.

lacewings new,
bake their wings, from morning dew.
swallows flitting through the blue
spring’s now full, a thrilling hue.

blackbird’s thrilling chorus
ever free, wild thesaurus.
spawn hatchings fill the pond,
nature’s magic with her wand.

welcome life’s new season here,
balmy days we hold them dear.


*******************
Sun

blazing forth through frozen void,
by power of atoms all destroyed
golden orb which rules our life
cuts the night with sharpened knife.
blazing fires o’er miles and miles
our synapses, they waken
as retinal displays be shaken.
hues galore
from land to sky, sea to shore
our gaze
always amaze.

*******************
Frost

shorn of warmth; the earth
of frozen diamonds,
that scintillate
in full moon glow,
a myriad of prisms cold
and beauty hard,
beneath our feet
that crunch along the way,
‘cross silvery green
towards the rising glow
of another dawn.
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