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About Face Poems

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New Poems

the queen of mad science
in her den of mad science sits the queen of mass query, her labor so vital her forte so dreary
to meet her is honor, but kneeling no need, the queen of mad science embraces one freely.
being royal becomes her, she...Read More
Categories: about face, addiction, conflict, crazy, depression, devotion,
Form: Rhyme


........jiggle clumsily; post halter-
behind braids- busy in evacuation of the cool pool water,
like a carefree bull in the field.
Her eyes sharp and cruel, unyielding to the faulter.
Fixating on a fool, 
one caught looking,
looking around in a house of slaughter.

Baiting fingers...Read More
Categories: about face, angel, black love,
Form: Rhyme
Just Words

Peruse your pristine mind
Nonplussed at the truth
Original, nauseated
Contaminate to change
Otherwise, remain
The swamp in the rain

Plethoras of misuse
Forking my milk
Brittle leaf, vulnerable 
Keep yourself together
The ambers on your skin
Smouldering from within

Indulgence in the convergence
It seems urgent
In just a moment Life...Read More
Categories: about face, deep, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Face Time Glitches
Face time
There you are.
Gone now.

It is either text or nothing at all.
Some of my friends never hear from their children
Because they do not have I-phones.

I do because I had to learn to text, 
Because my children's generation does not call.
I...Read More
Categories: about face, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member about face
Puberty arrives
With it's accompanying drives
Plus the scourge of teenage acne.
Most remedies would fail 
Nothing ever worked well
While my face continued to attack me.

Father scoffed "Son I implore
If you scrub your face more
Then your acne will soon disappear."
Scrubbed as hard as...Read More
Categories: about face, anxiety, memory, remember, sad, teenage,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member A Palace of Aloneness
A Palace of Aloneness.

This palace of aloneness is not my home. 
It's bricks know only the time of run-off bygones.
Transition past it's thousand entrances 
impaired with creeping ivy 
into it's stately communion hall
for the dead and the living you'll end...Read More
Categories: about face, endurance, feelings, loneliness, longing,
Form: Free verse
Baby face - about face
To you it may seem
That I'm grumpy or mean
Or that I cry a lot

The truth I fear 
Is so very near
And it all explains a lot

The face you see
Is not really me
I know you know me not

The truth, with wit
Is...Read More
Categories: about face, baby, funny,
Form: Ballad
Fate Of Mankind
Fate Of Mankind...

(this prognosticator ordains,
which if came to pass no brains)
necessary to impress any 
goo goo dolls, nor swains!)

Cited in crosshairs of  thermonuclear warfare
quite an about face from bursts of creativity,
yet omnipresent palpable threat everywhere
unlike sangfroid hermitage within Abbey...Read More
Categories: about face, 11th grade, 12th grade, crush, earth, goodbye,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Gardens Golden
Gardens of golden threaded Cyprus;
evergreens perfume sings me halfway to sleep.
I breathe in the wafting scents of neighbor’s roses;
with elation my spirit weeps.

The drumming of leaping goldfish in a pond nearby calls to dragonflies and they zip by me; lovely...Read More
Categories: about face, appreciation, earth, earth day, environment, imagery, insect,
Form: Free verse

IF you pull a long non-plussed face
Astrophysicists declare Science no Absolute Truths underlay
Big-Crunch might on Big-Bang back bounce about face
Who'll say All-This's but mere hearsay

If you pull a long heretical face
Opt for...Read More
Categories: about face, future, miracle, planet, riddle, world,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
face value
Let’s talk about first impressions
Let’s talk about face value 
Because the meaning of face value is, face it, your value is determined by how long you can stay a pretty face
And that's all i’ll ever be if we’re being honest
I...Read More
Categories: about face, angst, anxiety, beauty, body, dance, dark, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Something New

Something New From The Parrot At The Zoo

Tell me what hippopotamus 
Want's to be synonymous 
With having mud on your face

Read between the lines 
On those zebra's behinds
Even hot air has it's place

Ask the all knowing gnu
Might you try something...Read More
Categories: about face, animal, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On Pond Haiku
pond haiku ponder
coping with isolation
as an oasis

pond still, mirroring
dark clouds in the sky above
foreboding forecast

ripples radiate
out to the edge of the pond
bounce reverberate

surface waves ripple
images of trees on pond
ghostly wind revealed

the pond an island
in an ocean of dry land
verso about-face

the...Read More
Categories: about face, nature,
Form: Haiku
Some use  hemorrhoid cream on their face
In my eyes,it is not the right place
But they ‘pile’ it all on
Till the tube is all gone
I won’t use our tube just in case

Just imagine if you’d used your finger
On your piles...Read More
Categories: about face, age, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
But It's Not Me
I smile and greet I'm a beautiful thing,
some friends and old lovers I meet in the night,
squinted and blurred since I gave up my ring,
my insides not outside, my inside is not right.

Occasional drinks while asked where I've strayed,
it saps...Read More
Categories: about face, anxiety, faith, loss, lost, love, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member This Is Feminist Us
It's peaceful here in my backyard.
The crows sound happy
with warm October sunlight.

I just read about a deadly gathering in Las Vegas.
Absence of sun-drenched peace.
Inconvenient this time of lost loss.
Death is always inconvenient,
even when invited.

A veteran,
about my age,
this shooter.

I feel like...Read More
Categories: about face, anger, fear, humor, integrity, mental illness, military,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Seven Failures Of The Modern Pulpit
1.	Preaching of a Crossless Christianity

1. Preaching of a No Cross Christianity

A  Christianity without a cross
is preached across some pulpits of our day.
Sacrifice of Calvary is but dross.
From the blood of Jesus we have turned away.

A social gospel many do...Read More
Categories: about face, bible, christian, conflict, corruption, evil, sin,
Form: Crown of Sonnets

If you pull a long face
Just because you had a bad day
That’s alright you won’t lose face
Everyone’s beset some hapless day

If you pull a long face
Day by day come what may
Better know it’s really out-of-place
To...Read More
Categories: about face, courage, humorous, life, symbolism, word play,
Form: Quatrain
It was a free fall, 
drowning me on the footpath.
              The yellow glare had 
            ...Read More
Categories: about face, art,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Climate Health History
Sometimes, as individuals
and as a learning species,
we jump too quickly,
enthusiastically on empathic trust feelings of familiarity,
forgetting these may include both health with pathological tensions
residing within this intuitive moment,
this feeling of happiness toward potential true and good futures
yet I really do...Read More
Categories: about face, beauty, culture, health, history, political, power, science,
Form: Prose Poetry
Bloom in the Winter Snow
A snowflake falls, as if winter’s lace,
On each little pansy’s laughing face.
While other flowers have long since died,
All thru the winter they stand with grace.

And when blizzard winds begin to race,
They will not be driven from their place.
For throughout the...Read More
Categories: about face, metaphor, nature, winter,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Fundamentals Revisited
If it is a premise of fundamentalists,
whether Christian or Islamic or Devil Worshipers,
that Reason is bad, faith is good,
what could anyone reasonably say
that could not be unfaithful to good?

However, as I recall,
there is that oft-quoted Christian maxim
of Paul the Apostle:
faith...Read More
Categories: about face, christian, health, islamic, religion,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member TransRacial Family Wonderings
I wonder what makes you tick.

That quick shadow of a lopsided smile.
When you slap the wall as you step by.
Are these tics
that make you tick somehow?

I know what ticks you off.
Disrespecting your sacred right to become you.
Yet I doubt a...Read More
Categories: about face, beauty, black african american, earth, earth day,
Form: Prose Poetry
I don't know why Cliches are Bad
Every poet worth their sault
Every teacher and professor declare you will prove to be as dense as a London fog
Using clichés
But I think clichés make it clear as the nose on your face
That there are things as beautiful as the...Read More
Categories: about face, cheer up, education, fun, funny, hilarious, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spontaneity
Why should the mimic apologize? 
Where are the cupboards?
Where are the wages?
Where is the tailor? I had
no use for algebra, I knew it-
in as much incognito on a prefabricated track,
in order that....
free thinking then supposing,
til warning for dreamless help provided,
a...Read More
Categories: about face, adventure, dream, fire, memory, people, places, psychological,
Form: Free verse