Category Archives: writing: poetry

Things Which Make Me Think of Elizabeth, On Her Birthday

Big, red hearts, worn on sleeves Open mouths, suspended in shock, anger, the need to finish what they are saying Ears, the need to be heard. Footie pajamas. Too much tequila, bike wrecks, knitting in the round, family, travel, turtles … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

I’ve spent the day seeing ghosts. Not ghosts of people I know or the ghosts in my memory but people who are just out of the corner of my vision. I’m not accustomed to them being there, appearing, the man … Continue reading

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My Own Deeper Real

I think I’ve forgotten who I am. Once I enjoyed Saturday trail rides, parades at Christmastime, the Oyster Bowl, Azalea Festival, grooming my mount, dressing up like an elf or rodeo queen. My entire life now is about taking care. … Continue reading

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Shine

Sorry, still in the works but I keep losing my stuff switching computers…feel free to leave suggestions for improvement in the comments section. Shine (May 10th, 2009) Sidewalk sky no sun-bright spot, Even the svelte and flexible co-eds in their … Continue reading

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I Hate Poets

I hate poets. Self-important pricks Standing Up In front of a crowd Reading aloud Breathing in weird places.   Sure they may act Awkward, shy But still there they are Up there Reading And the words never Sound as good … Continue reading

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Running on a Horse

A new poem, unfinished as yet.  Running on a Horse All the pain goes streaming out behind When we run, tears hit the wind, down a gravel road In some lonesome landscape of countryside and soul It’s like what they … Continue reading

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What Liberty Means to Me

Martina had an assignment for our Colonial Life and American Revolution Unit. The assignment was a fun one: Write a poem using the letters: L I B E R T Y.Here is her poem,What Liberty Means to MeLifeImportant freedomBest side … Continue reading

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