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Accoutrements Poems

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Pitching electioneering, albeit Democratic ticket
Pitching electioneering, albeit Democratic ticket...
as 2020 presidential election nearing
pleading joshing, and endearing...

The choice for commander in chief dum...
dum... dum... dum..
will winnow down, thus
political prognosticator pundits
no longer remain mum
between Donald John Trump,
whose second term win,
would find yours truly numb

versus Joseph Robinette...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, 12th grade, america, grave, humorous, november, political,
Form: Political Verse

From George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior:
#54 Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you,
to see if you be well decked…


Maude, she did pile her accoutrements high
upon her head - peacock-in-style. So sly,
    ...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, fashion,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Self-Tutoring Translation of Rimbaud's Final Version VOWELS in Contemporary Terms
A Self-Tutoring Translation of RIMBAUD's Final Version " Vowels " in Contemporary Terms

(" Vowels " (final version, without the definite article, with the poet's corrections)  in RIMBAUD Œuvres complètes. Ed. by Pierre Brunel. Paris : Livres de Poche/La Pochethèque,...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, analogy, color, sound, surreal, symbolism, word play,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Lightness of Being
Life’s notes of simplicity 
flow soothingly in stillness
like a lone white swan 
swimming languidly through 
silent ripples on a lake
in the early morn. 

How I long to flow along in 
nature’s pure tranquility 
cast off cluttered burdens
and fling life’s complexities...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, life, peace,
Form: Free verse
Maybe Poor People Will Want It
As I empty a bag and look over the donations in it
I think, “Geezus why; not even I would willingly take any of this!
If I didn’t work here taking donations, I’d throw it all in the garbage!"

Used undergarments and chipped...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, how i feel, humorous, imagery, jobs, nonsense,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Catherine Bryan 1838-1918
Catherine Bryan

Thy swan song will be kept short, for thou
And ye, faithful friends of Whittier’s Quaker enclave,
In stout shock, thy anger scolds the town,
For ye know, in heart and soul, 
Thee and this old maid did not approve or agree,
With...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, faith, grave,
Form: Epitaph
A quiet ending
I love to write
about souls beaten in abodes hidden 
and the intense pain within
I choose to write
even when words injure everything
We exist in stages,
Some as innocent as children spinning intently
in a contrived whirlwind
Others testing the solemn comfort of 
motherly jest
On...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, life, pain,
Form: I do not know?
When First These White Walls Were New And Porcelaneously Gleaming
Spartan are the white walls were once hung draperies
And things papered, paneled, plastered...
Yet, 'tis so no more. 
Now all is white and wan and sickly, 
And the ghostly shadows of the accoutrements and impedimenta that once 
Gaily festooned this quartet...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, absence, allegory, angst, anniversary, anxiety, art, bereavement,
Form: I do not know?
My little world
I am in all a moderate man,  a noted country gentleman'
with all the accoutrements, a house, a farm and gout.
My politics are not extreme, I'm reasonably devout.
 I have my peccadillos but they barely warrant mention.

To hide my light...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, autumn, community, world,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Mr Potato Head
The eyes fit into little holes;
The nose, ears, mouth do, too.
Of course, you have some choices
But not more than just a few.

The parts are made of plastic
Though way back in my own youth,
The body was a real potato - 
That's...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme

Fork Git About Spooner Hiz ham
Perchance yar juiced a young man or woman 
maybe born, bread and raised in the city that never sleeps
and as a loyal son or daughter take a tram 
to enjoy a tasty repast with widowed momma,
cuz eve since da papa...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, adventure, appreciation, devotion, family, food, inspiration, mom,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Accoutrements of Knowledge
The Accoutrements of Knowledge

The accoutrements of knowledge
had crept into his life, overtaking it.
No more did he sit and think,
idly allowing nuance to shade gray
the black and white of learning’s
playful inconsistencies.  Old books,
manuals, manuscripts, texts,
subscribed to journals, cluttered
his encroaching space....Read More
Categories: accoutrements, education, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
The trees are sporting finery
I've not seen in a year,
In just the nick of time before
The month of May is here.

They aren't fully decked out yet;
Accoutrements await,
But slowly they're preparing
As if going on a date.

Their branches draped in color now,
They...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 5
The delegation arrives in a procession of handsome, barbaric lineage
rugged in animal accoutrements and subdued in the presence of the future's skin,
the women, fine in wild beauty are bejeweled in beads, white and blues
that accent their pretty brown bodies like...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, history,
Form: Epic
Premium Member An Ode to the Necessity of Seduction
An Ode to the Necessity of Seduction

She had been primping, preparing,
for these moments of beguilement.
Groomed, long before she began to
blossom, reach her time of coming out.
Always possessing the accoutrements
of beauty yet unable to truly fulfill them,
growing into the subtleties, the...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, desire, gender, lust, nature,
Form: Free verse
I do not need to eat
In a romantic atmosphere.
I’d much prefer a pub-type place
For burgers and a beer.

Those fancy boxed-up chocolates
And a dozen long-stemmed roses
Would get a thumbs-down vote
If that’s what anyone proposes.

On V-Day, I prefer a card
And possibly a...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, valentines day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Christmas In The Desert

Our snowmen, they're not made of white.
They're tumbleweeds, rolled up tight.
No top hat upon his head,
a cowboy hat sits there instead.
His face and buttons, tree ornaments,
boots and lariat, his accoutrements. 

Saguaro cacti with lights wrapped 'round,
illuminate the landscaped grounds.
Old horse...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
Wedding Accoutrements
Mom gave me it.
A last moment thing,
as if I gave a flit
about silly customs.
Yet, for my daughter
it's preserved... Shit!


Nancy Jones
9/23/13...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
Consciousness of Conscience
Inspired by Syed Wakil Ahmed

by Michaelw1two

 Blissful peace; verses instability, violence, and disorder,
 harmonious relations intervene, wicked minded interloper;
 world's jactation spreads, amidst deflexion by war's aper,
 segmentation of life hosts, exemplifies mind's distemper.

 Grant control, rein heart's pride, control...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
WWI Trench
Treading lightly through snaking, 
muddy trench
Squeaking boots with slippery 
grooves synch
A mass of matted flesh bares its 
rotten stench
Thirsting maggots, doting flies 
cannot quench
No rustic accoutrements adorn, not 
even a bench
Deep longing for warm touches of 
caring mother, practiced wench
But...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, adventure, angst,
Form: Rhyme
Wooded Cottage of Highwayman
Nestled deep in the tawny, drab woodland
Sedate cottage neither haughty nor grand
Sparse hovel of unassuming, itinerant brigand
Martial decor of detached highwayman starkly bland
The etched path sculpted by intemperate hand
No manicured garden on the scrubby strand
Briers and brambles errant straggler must...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, adventure, courage, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Zulu Warrior
Do you sometimes see a Zulu Warrior
Staring back from the mirror in the morning!
A nasty fierce looking bad tempered dude
Obscenities flying out without warning

Crabbing bout having to make a living
But enjoying all the many accoutrements
If it wasn't that, it'd be...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, funny, mirror,
Form: Quatrain
Hospital times commonsense
Hospital times commonsense

Commonsense comes of age during hospital times
To trip on innocuous looking lapses and come up with questions
Road signs stand for visitors, locals have no need  of them
So the ambulance man notices one to seek directions from
Not to...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, health, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member AS THEY SHOULD
DRESS THEM...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, parody, may,
Form: Blank verse

When we weren’t stagnant we strolled the street
While all we had to do was look toward the sky
Too many of us were weakened by blistered feet
As reflections of yesterday made us wonder why

On forty-second street...Read More
Categories: accoutrements, angst,
Form: Quatrain