Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hope

Hope is being a small child And wanting a red bike, Then watching in horror As your parents buy one With a blue frame; You turn resolute And choose Not to ride it, So it stays in the garage Where … Continue reading

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Famous

It seems there are those only famous for the sake of being famous; and it seems fame can be exhausting. Everyone wants their 15 minutes, but as I write here, not everyone knows how to spend it. Also, sex sells. … Continue reading

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Sing

A sterile night in January, Was when I heard you sing, Your low voice filtering the darkness From a dim-lit bar, The walls sepia-framed with the Thrum of Madonna’s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ To heads half-turned in the gloom, Half-planetary imitations … Continue reading

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Beach

There are flowers tied To black railings above the coast, A memorial held hostage To those who went out in a boat And never returned, Their crew now embodied in jaded stalks Whistling shanties under their bonds To a Mariner’s … Continue reading

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Nurse

With modern day women, there is often a juggling act between raising children and going to difficult jobs. In this piece I tried to show how nurses are people as well as caregivers; people with families who are still dedicated to making … Continue reading

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Immortal

I like to think, I won’t be gone When my breathing has dwindled; To post-life’s low hum Orchestrated in Note amassed story Of days flitted past, Their arrogant immortality looped On cinematic reel Re-enacted for an audience Picked over again … Continue reading

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210 Years

For twenty-one decades I could live, And my bones wouldn’t set into stone, As there is a crime I must contrive, And it is a crime I can’t offer to atone – For these veins of mine can remain untried … Continue reading

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