Tonight I'm going to start deleting poems, rhymes and limericks I have posted that I now find pointless. I'll leave anything with hearts or responses for the time being, but there...
because my body is somewhat infirm,
I haven't been making plans for the long term.
I can't afford to live a long time,
so I just sit in this chair and write rhyme...
I'm just an old guy who sits doing his thing;
it had to be this because I cannot sing.
I haven't been drunk in thirty-five years.
I don't need a gang of armed overseers...
This is a song I wrote a while back which I named 'Silent Night'. In a time of needed reflection, I decided to let my thoughts loose on three verses and see what I come up with. I...
CRAZY HEAD STUFFING
yeah, crazy sh** goes through my head.
well, some of it stays there instead.
d'ya think there's room enough;
my nose is already stuffed,
and my ears are...
AN OLD LOVER'S ADVICE
a love poem is just a device
to melt a heart made out of ice.
just a brief rhyme,
and you'll find in no time,
she wants to treat you real nice.
how nice is...
Most of the longer poems I post here (there are about forty or so, I think), start in one place and end up a long way off in another place. That's because they're unplanned...
I have written poems since I was a teenager but had a long break from writing them. When I have been in hospital the intense emotions I was feeling allowed me to express myself...
these poems are fiction to me;
my life's not as bad as you see.
some experience shows,
otherwise, who knows?
it gives me the space to be free.
characters often use the...
MY SISTER AND I
it's with a slight feeling of dread
that I look at the stuff rolling round in my head.
on most of my trip
I do have a grip,
but a continuous movie plays on without...
WHERE IT'S DRIPPING THE FAT
I like staying up through the night;
it's quieter, easier to write.
sometimes it won't flow.
the best thing's to let go.
some days I try to do what's...
Giant ball of gas that one day will die you gave us life that we will prize we give you praise rise every morning and set every night creator of life
sometimes it just flows and flows;
sometimes you gotta push it.
the pressure builds, the pressure grows,
but you don't have to rush it.
let nature take its course, it knows...
DO IT RIGHT: A Rockabilly Song
here I am honey, now what do you say?
I need a new friend and I need her today.
I'll treat you right, I won't run around;
I'll buy you flowers, take...
COMING BACK UP
don't tell me that you'll never love again,
or made your mind up, finally swore off men.
too many absolutes;
there must be some substitutes
for dealing better with...
it's three ten and I'm feeling great;
and I thought I would vegetate.
it's better than a coma then;
wouldn't want to go through that again!
I'm in a fairly manic...
is there anyone who hasn't thought about suicide?
c'mon now folks, just swallow that pride.
you know you have, and so have I,
had enough that I wanted to die;
my father blew his nose like a foghorn,
a practice I inherited from him,
along with a character forlorn
and a habit of not being slim.
we were a pretty big family at...
"there are the many and there are the few.
in all of your day-to-day, which one are you?
I'd like to know the answer:
are you a watcher or a dancer,
or are you a...
My very skin burns
Wherever you touch
Your hands tracing the line of my arm
The curve of my hip
Your lips on mine
Upon my breast
Devouring my inner folds
something's changing, watch your head,
a generation's walking dead.
you think that you can go,
slip out before the show.
don't be surprised by what you're fed...
how long is it since you could quote
a parliamentarian of note?
they've got nothing to say,
'cause the leader holds sway.
so maybe this year you should vote.
A WORLD OF WONDERS
the silence of the woods in winter,
the occasional crack of a limb,
ripple of quick flowing water,
the caress of a soft summer wind.
the clouds doing battle...
A LITTLE DIALOGUE
I don't know if I really want
a cowboy hero, tall and gaunt.
how about a tubby guy,
a little short, a little wide,
a little subject to a taunt.
okay, so he...
I don't want to cause misunderstanding,
but the date that I arranged for you is Bob.
I didn't know if you were gay,
but it sorta seemed that way.
you'll like him, he's...
I may as well fill my old notebook
with whatever comes flying by.
I'll hang all my words on a coat hook,
and see what refuses to die.
I won't worry about my deportment
I don't know how to set you straight;
you just want to vegetate.
no time for trouble,
stay inside your bubble;
no on here is gonna wait.
I've seen this kind of thing...
I seem to have suffered some short-term memory loss,
so, who are you? who are you, my boss?
I guess I don't remember;
is it June or late September?
answer me, please God. am I...
I paint myself as weird, I do,
but I'm just a guy, a lot like you.
if you like to read this,
you have an extraordinary quality of bliss.
you're repaid for it once in a while, too...
I want to get close to the reader,
to see if we're feeling the same.
we're all such different people,
but here we're all playing in the same game.
I want to get close to...
HOW I'M FEELING
I don't take myself all that seriously.
I lead my life pretty much deliriously.
lives are too few, you only get one;
it's too short not to have any fun.
when you're in a crowded room
who is the first person to draw you in?
how open is your book?
how carefully do you look?
do you try to shake off signs of where you...