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Abe Poems

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Mae Couldn't Sing
Marvin and Abe went fishing all day
all they caught was a lady named Mae
she was tall and thin
she loved to drink gin
both men didn't like her to sing rae
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Categories: abe, fun, giggle, humor,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member A Spirit in the Air
There's a spirit abroad, in the air
  You feel it forming everywhere
Behind closed doors, locked down tight
  A feeling that we're doing this right
    ~ A clarion call to unite

Together we stand, divided we fall
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Categories: abe, america, health, how i feel, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Paper Walls
Take shelter this might be a big one
Paper walls won't hold it back
I don't think this will be it
But 'aint too sure about that

Been thinkin' about President Lincoln
Nowadays he seems Heaven-sent 
Wasn't always like that
He mostly made it up as...Read More
Categories: abe, america, dark,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ode to My Hero: Dear Abe
With Presidents Day coming up this Monday, I submit my tribute to the president born Feb. 12, 1809:

Ode to My Hero: Dear Abe

At many things, Abe Lincoln was the best.
From boyhood to manhood, how he shone.
Foreordained to lead, dear Abe...Read More
Categories: abe, presidents day,
Form: Ode
Honest Abe and Liar Trump
When Honest Abe and Liar Trump
Ended up in the City Dump
Because it rained
Just one complained
Big Liar Trump, The Tweeting Grump...Read More
Categories: abe, political,
Form: Limerick

Sir Walter Scott Kaufmann
Yet with the recent collapse of the garden estate, Abe knew
The devil had appeared down, in, up out the chimney flue
As a result Eve had lost the Rose, petals fallin' to the ground
His brother Cain had started his count of...Read More
Categories: abe, abortion, anger, assonance, brother, cancer, christian, christmas,
Form: Alexandrine
Premium Member A Toast To You America
Here's a toast to you America!  May you ever thrive!

May the Grand Old Flag, the Stars and Stripes, ever wave on high!

Here's to the stalwart patriots who endured the Revolution!

A toast to those who framed the Constitution, our Founding...Read More
Categories: abe, patriotic, uplifting,
Form: Ode
Premium Member American Dream
Platinum blonde, gray eyes like the polluted clouds over a Kiev sky,
heavy black coat covers the dress her mother hated, 
a young woman in heels and hidden flapper dress,
its fringe brushed the skin above her knees, forbidden rouge in her...Read More
Categories: abe, america, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seven Pennies
Seven copper pennies 
Left by the homeless man  
Trash and needles everywhere
While he slept by the garbage can

He abandoned them at sunrise
To him they had no worth
They could not buy his comfort
In this bed of waste and earth

Little did...Read More
Categories: abe, abuse, addiction, faith, humanity, meaningful, people, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Morning Meditation
Here at the coffee shop 
I discuss capitalism vs. socialism with the young barista 
I don't want to get shot for writing a poem 
So I do not intend to emigrate to North Korea anytime soon 
Have not travelled much...Read More
Categories: abe, poetry, political,
Form: Blank verse

First Amendment In Jeopardy
Lifeblood of democracy hemorrhaging
ousting the "FAKE" president only recourse
to staunch impending grim demise,
since forefathers drafted
United States Constitution
ratified more'n two centuries ago

hoi polloi must take to the streets
denouncing severe curtailment
impinging sacred freedom of speech
linkedin with paramount bedrock provision
accessing unvarnished flint stoned...Read More
Categories: abe, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse, eulogy, gospel,
Form: Ode
Premium Member The Linwin Twins
Charlie and Abe were astro-brothers,
Each born the same day as the other,
Missus L. and Mrs. D.
Both blessed with a pregnancy:
Each produced a healthy lad,
And what great futures those boys had!
So on 12.2.1809,
Did the brightest stars align?
Was the thunder almost frightening,
Interspersed...Read More
Categories: abe, animal, birthday, brother, february, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Opinions matter
Opinions matter

If you have an opinion
Don’t keep it inside
Don’t go with the fiction 
Or truth is denied 
Don’t reject any knowledge
And say you know squat
Just cos John Lennon 
Spoke out and was shot

The world is a mess
And you want to...Read More
Categories: abe, confidence, courage, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Hagar the Horrible blessing
We sing of Hagar the Horrible, yet she is a brilliant blessing -
This late in April 2019; no not for April Fool's Day
I must submit (a poem, at least) - here the reason we play

On a certain Sunday, when all...Read More
Categories: abe, africa, analogy, april, black african american, blessing,
Form: Ballad
De Vose Dilemma
George Washington could not tell a lie
"Honest Abe" was too honest to die
Donald Trump ad-libs
Incredible fibs
Leaving schoolchildren to wonder why 

Our POTUS is really a jerk
His tweets are a childish smug smirk
To Trump's lasting shame
His management's lame
Its teamwork that makes...Read More
Categories: abe, education, political,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Honest Abe

Wrestler, self-taught lawyer, eloquent writer/orator, and man of integrity.

Son of Nancy Hank and Thomas Lincoln; beloved stepson of Sarah Bush.

Lover of books, animals and a good joke!

He felt empathy for the downtrodden and sadness, yet the need to persevere.

He feared...Read More
Categories: abe, leadership,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Aphorisms- Idiomatic expressions
*Aphorisms/ Idiomatic expressions*
(Short, pithy, instructive sayings passed down through the years)
Composed: by Tom Wright

The man who coined the aphorism “Seize the Day”
Didn’t always mean “The Ends Justify the Means” but may.
Many have said “Rules Were Made To Be Broken”
Not only...Read More
Categories: abe, satire,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Abe Needs a New Barber
Abe’s barber, Chris, got so confused
because strong cold pills he’d abused.
Chris hacked up Abe’s haircut,
declared, “I’m NOT drunk, but
EYES fail me!” Abe was not amused.

“For Heaven’s sake!” Abe did exclaim.
“Glad you’re not a doctor. You’d maim
heads—not only head HAIR!”
If you...Read More
Categories: abe, anger, hair, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Dentist of Gold
Abe was a dentist known for his gold crowns
Beautiful smiles, now a status in town
Could cost quite a mint
Depends on the glint
Even in some pets gold teeth could be found


10, 10, 5, 5, 10 (

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Categories: abe, humorous,
Form: Limerick
By David F. Henrie
Last night I dreamed, but not of Manderlay.

It was instead of the Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Springfield,
where death somehow evokes life. 

The moon bathed everything with silver. 
It was easy to find my way through rows...Read More
Categories: abe, america,
Form: Narrative
Elle to Abe
How cryptic would I have to be to get this off my chest
One score and yet it seems like yesterday it was the best
Most simple feeling that a girl could ever come to realize
A moment and a smile, gone and...Read More
Categories: abe, heartbreak, lost love, memory, youth,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member The Annals of History
Review the annals of history
   Murder upon murder you'll see

Start with Adam and Eve's son, Cain
   Who murdered his brother Abel in vain

Then there's Moses, the saintly lawgiver
   Who murdered an Egyptian taskmaster and...Read More
Categories: abe, history, murder, remember,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member NY NY -- the road in the fork
New York, New York, the road in the fork  
   of the events, the places and folks who've buttered the pork

Like Rockefeller, Moynihan and Andrew Cuomo
   Frank Sinatra, Louie Armstrong, John Lenon and Yoko Ono

Lenny...Read More
Categories: abe, film, music, new york, nostalgia, sports, stars,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Masquerade Party
The masquerade party theme was to show
What your love life is like for all to know
One man without blinkin'
Said, "I am Abe Lincoln,"
"My last four scores were seven years ago!"...Read More
Categories: abe, passion, perspective, poetry,
Form: Limerick
The Faces of Money
If Washington came back to life
I wonder how he’d feel
To be pictured on a quarter
And a dollar bill – surreal!

Abe Lincoln, too, would bust a gut
If he became alive,
To see his visage plastered
On a penny and a five.

And Alexander Hamilton,
If...Read More
Categories: abe, money,
Form: Rhyme