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Absentee Poems

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Scotland People Driven From Home
I sat there as yet another
refugee looked at me 
and ran me down
with the statement 

Your ancestors invaded
Australia your ancestors 
invaded New Zealand
yet what a racist statement

what is the difference today
with the refugees coming into
Australia what is the difference
with the...Read More
Categories: absentee, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member THE RING
Promises expand into lies :
Is the jaw strong enough 
Three decades stretched out now deceased ?

Not even vodka removes the taste
The sickening realisation ;
Nothing paints over the stain of such deceit !

Sections mingle 
Cold dead discrepancies 
Parasites of peace
Gnawing at...Read More
Categories: absentee, betrayal, change, deep, emotions, heartbroken, perspective,
Form: Free verse
            When You Just Can't Write

Oh, it's a fright, alright!!
For me, I can't throw words on a page to please-~
For me that's a felony,
If my soul is not in...Read More
Categories: absentee, confusion, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Piecing together Harris Kuritsky tattered family tree
Piecing together Harris/ Kuritsky tattered family tree
(Betsy Ross would beam at unflagging effort)

Ah, here all along yours truly
thought himself an abductee,
and/or zoologically
linkedin with chimpanzee,
hence imagine my disappointment
flipping laminated pages ye

ja undertook undoubtedly
painstaking effort,
plus wireless subcommittee
stitched together plain to see
helpful input...Read More
Categories: absentee, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Legends
Legacies of love in their wake,
For ideals they could not forsake.
When this dance of life is passe,
Near God, pure sunrise ballet!

This ageless wind, so fanciful;
Lifts history's pages, so fateful!
The now silent lovers of Destiny,
In mysterious night are absentee.

Statues and monuments...Read More
Categories: absentee, courage, endurance, feelings, happy, heaven, history, inspiration,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Things Happen
A man put dynamite in a can
Just because that's where he stuck it
Dan came along and kicked the can
And also, he kicked the bucket!

Stopped by Walmarts manager, I asked
"So what dress code, do, you impose?"
He said, "We don't care what...Read More
Categories: absentee, community, confusion, crazy,
Form: Quatrain
Pipe dreaming democracy
Today’s a day that’s supposedly filled with political rhapsody/
Yet I sit down and write these words in full spiritual apathy/
I rather be electing a leader whose ideas can capture me/
Chattel ghosts are after me so I can’t afford to be...Read More
Categories: absentee, conflict, political,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Did I See A Ninja
I could have sworn I saw a ninja from my boat
who moved stealthily through the night.
Thank goodness he wasn't after me.
He was in just the right amount of light
At window height
When I saw him flee.
I could have sworn I saw...Read More
Categories: absentee, adventure, confusion, dark, fun, hilarious, imagination, nonsense,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member remberance of our veterans
Of all the best, there’s many at rest
What matters most, they stood their post
They are the brave, they did not waive
To those who serve, such honor they deserve

Charging from the front line, more troops followed behind
Never in the clear, did...Read More
Categories: absentee, military, remembrance day, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Silence of Ink
   You're a poet not because of syllable savvy
or chaining a sonnet to its harp beat 
its because your oceans are far...Read More
Categories: absentee, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member prayerful, intense
             ...Read More
Categories: absentee, faith, how i feel, lonely, prayer,
Form: Bio
Mirror Cause

Some cast their vote
for the loudest lungs that puff lira lies nonstop
Others marked their ballot
for the silver tongue that covet gold coins a lot

Some made an absentee choice
for the robbing eyes which hoodwinked hearts a-plenty
Others gave their elective wish
to the...Read More
Categories: absentee, metaphor, political, symbolism, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Twas the night before Christmas
And try as I may
I’d never be done
By the break of next day.

The stockings weren’t hung
Hell, they weren’t even knit
And the children in bed?
No, they’re throwing a fit!

And me in my kerchief
And Kmart house coat
Was testing...Read More
Categories: absentee, christmas, funny, humor,
Form: Rhyme
life with t-rump XXXVIII
T-rumpers are thinking with glee
You're in Kentucky next week, golly gee 
Your vote you can't cast!
But this Thursday that passed
I filed my form absentee!

...Read More
Categories: absentee, november, political,
Form: Limerick
To Make Love
To make love before we depart,
For our mind’s memories sake;
Let’s make love for the last time,
Where love you give and I take.

Let’s strip naked one last time,
We are both old and weary;
After all these years together,
Lucent years and also dreary.

Before...Read More
Categories: absentee, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Anglo-Norman arising
  the wealth of norman England is poised to grow
  towns enlarge, markets exchange, a fresh fertilising sprinkled culture
  kingdoms extend with numbers reducing
  old and new empires jostle, reshaping across continents and islands
  what...Read More
Categories: absentee, england, history, identity, immigration, language, people, social,
Form: Narrative
Twin Aborted Truth
She refuses to bring a child
into this cradle contaminated world
Even herself, she wished
were never brought into it

With stillborn immature regret,
she woulda flatline wrapped the umbilical cord
around herself ...
And let the ultrasound noise
drown her,
with a suicide note fetal writ

Earth offerings of...Read More
Categories: absentee, abortion, pain, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Rabbit DNA

Hare trigger instincts
always served Roger well
He had an oh, no-no lettuce nose — 
a hyper-keen sense   when to leave
Roger was rabbit good
at knowing when
to skip out    on his responsibilities  
Before bedtime stories
would...Read More
Categories: absentee, parents, parody, truth, wisdom,
Form: Ode
Premium Member The Moonlighter
When she said yes, he was "over the moon"
     Though the orb was oddly missing that night
The couple should have seen this as a sign
     That their marriage might not bring delight

At...Read More
Categories: absentee, humor, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Vow I take, triumph I foresee
Verbal promise, clear-cut, precise 
Volition has my guarantee
Values changed, new contempt for vice
Virtue's purpose is verified 
Vision refocused, clarified
Vacillation is absentee

written:  June 4, 2018
Joseph May's contest Pleiades Poetry

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Categories: absentee, success, voice,
Form: Verse

And the kid shaking his head,
side to side he cries with dread,
“Mom, mom, where are you?”
Cursing and boo hoos...
In haste, to fountain she fled!

...Read More
Categories: absentee, boy, fear,
Form: Limerick

absentee teen had thrown money at mom,
due, but all the same simply unyielding.

a few days flew by, bird wings with no lullaby.
a movie dirge of unquenchable thirst —

replay of first few minutes, progress slow,
the clock hands click and clatter,...Read More
Categories: absentee, mother daughter, , Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
Second Row to the Board
          Second row to the board!

These words could not just be ignored
     I’m thinking but a vintage few
         ...Read More
Categories: absentee, 4th grade, 5th grade, memory, school,
Form: Rhyme
Thoughts on an Ending
I often wonder how death will begin
     and will there be a warning sign to heed.
Will I feel something way down deep within
     Is it the end, no matter what my creed
Of...Read More
Categories: absentee, death, god, introspection, life, universe,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member The Ark
The King was a lion as most of them will
His lioness queen beside him knew the drill

The baboons just wanted to monkey around
But like the rest there were two to be found

Two lines of two too far back to see
Male...Read More
Categories: absentee, adventure, animal, confusion, fantasy, humor,
Form: Couplet