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Acrobat Poems

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  on the tenth floor
 my office window 
  from a thread 
  like an acrobat 
  little quivering legs 
  free in the breeze
  did you get here
  up at this height
...Read More
Categories: acrobat, city, courage, insect, nature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Chuck Thomas
Chuck Thomas
By franklin Price


I'll tell you of a legend who flew hard in Viet Nam
Of a pilot who flew everything, who said that's who I am
With a propeller or a rotor or a jet, he'd lead the way
If it...Read More
Categories: acrobat, america, military, war,
Form: Couplet
The Spider Monkey

The spider monkey spins no web,
he swings from branch to branch instead.

His legs and arms are long and spindly,
and he moves with speed and nimbly.

He leaps and turns and somersaults,
perfect like an acrobat, no faults.

It doesn’t faze the flies one...Read More
Categories: acrobat, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Look at that Look at that
Look at that! Look at that! Look at that!
We were in the nose bleed section.
I was busy watching the beauty on the trapeze.
Not caring about the rings at all.

My classmates were insanely bossy
Wanting everyone to look at the same thing
I...Read More
Categories: acrobat, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Dance of Salome
The Dance of Salome
Herod bellowed out the night's festive orders..
"Bring the torches, bring the tables..
more wine, that we may rejoice,  
for tonight we revel in kindred friendship."
Herod strolled onto the terrace, nearly stumbled in 
a soldier's spilt blood.

Herod leering...Read More
Categories: acrobat, dance, daughter, moon, mother daughter, night, sin,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Change of Fortune
The clown juggled his feelings in front of an incredulous crowd

Life is a circus and even a fool’s manna does not fall from heaven

He had balls to impose his mask and mascara onto instant applause

Was not sure though about who...Read More
Categories: acrobat, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 63VW Bug Domed Home
63VW Bug Domed Home
$300 Empty Wallet,
Waved in Greeting Others "Bugged",
DIY Toolin' Schoolin',
Leakin' Carb Fixit,
Installed & Tighten',
Fired Her Up & Look It,
Engine Lit & Smokin',
Act Fast, Shut Down Fit,
Back to Wrenchin',
Leakin' Porous Gasket,
Déjà Vous Installin',
Finally Fuelin', No Casket,
Then Brakes Not Willin',
Free...Read More
Categories: acrobat, car, humor, wisdom, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Man the scientific tool box
eyes the bi-camera
nose the bi-air detector
tongue the reporting journalist
legs the walk man’s prop roots
hands the defense acrobat
ears the spying  radar instrument
hair the cushion cover
stomach the chemical industrial plant
heart the pumping station
skin the warmth generator
liver the sewerage filter
kidney the water...Read More
Categories: acrobat, body, metaphor,
Form: Imagism
The Circus
I know you want to go
Let me get my coat and hat.
I know you hate to be so late.
We’re gonna miss the acrobat.
Get in the car, it isn’t far
You can see the tent downtown.
Clap your hands, you can hear the...Read More
Categories: acrobat, fun, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Brouhaha Over Confederate Statues
Ambiguity within mine
doodling Yankee mind that
arises, asper current
hoopla harrumphing
American Civil War statues,
which verbal/written spat

particularly regarding southern generals
(many atop horses) arouses
call to arms whereat,
excited curiosity possibly twill incite
dangerous extraneous, mutinous,
treasonous tit for tat

promulgation exhuming ghosts
abolitionists of Dead Poets Society
screeching like a...Read More
Categories: acrobat, age, anger, conflict, history, humor, journey, patriotic,
Form: Free verse

A Cat In A Rat Hole

In an old house by the hedge on the cold ledge of the hill
A slim dainty lady of seventy had prime time plenty to kill
Sitting on shaky chair heavy watching TV by the fire place 
Had no inkling her adoring...Read More
Categories: acrobat, cat, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Good Thing He Skipped School That Day
Do you want to join the circus? Yes, my crazy Uncle Jerry  said.
So he was put to work, good thing he skipped school that day, huh?
The next day he was joined by his best neighborhood pals - Tom, Dick...Read More
Categories: acrobat, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Dragonfly Nymph
The dragonfly nymph
An aerial acrobat; speed
On the wing, unmatched

Haiku, I Love U 2 Poetry Contest
Sponsored by James Edward Lee Sr. (Winner: 3rd Place)
Date written and posted: 02/24/2019...Read More
Categories: acrobat, flying, insect, nature,
Form: Haiku
Bring the peoples together
I see on the lines of the horizon
people being suspended
from the sky, 
it's the god's right side
and the people's left side. 
Some attraction !  The enigma 
of the unknown promises,
hang from the sky's leaps
to hear the people's words. 

?o...Read More
Categories: acrobat, peace, people,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Spider Entomophagy Hungry Spider
Spider Entomophagy Hungry Spider

the tattered web spun
acrobat insects lunges
eight-legged insect

yonder past my web
yum! Entomophagy
come fly i'm hungry

wander by don't fall
i'll throw you a line hold on
the tattered web spun

acrobat insect 
before you hit the ground I
I will bite you up

place...Read More
Categories: acrobat, adventure, insect,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Spider's Web
A Spider’s Web

a true engineering marvel
a mastery of tensile strength
flexible, firm, unrelenting

icky, sticky, viscous
this web most certainly is
all the better to trap prey
and cocoon them for later
for a tasty snack or dinner

its occupant . . . 
a predator supreme
a master...Read More
Categories: acrobat, death, environment, image, imagery, insect, nature, symbolism,
Form: Imagism
One Moment in Time
Sex is generally relatively inexpensive and requires no storage space. But what constitutes a great sexual experience? Does it have to be prolonged? (The average is under seven minutes.) Or inventive? (It's not the size of the instrument, it's how...Read More
Categories: acrobat, appreciation, sexy,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Spring Inspiration
Amid spring blossoms, bunny leaps; spring has arrived.

I watch the furry acrobat; am inspired to paint the scene.

Impressed by bunny’s agility; he leaps from my canvas.

...Read More
Categories: acrobat, animal, imagery, inspiration, nature,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member The Leopard
The most elusive of all the big cats. A patient, intelligent, efficient
Hunter prowling and striking at prey with deadly intent and precision 
Enigmatic. Adaptable. Strategic. Endangered. The...

Leopard is a large wild cat native to the Serengeti Savannah and South Asia
Expert...Read More
Categories: acrobat, animal,
Form: Acrostic
My Dream Girl
My dream girl's not a doll, no Kewpie cutie,
Or an heiress, or an actress on the screen.
She's neither nun nor acrobat,
Nor wears fine feathers in her hat,
No frump for Trump Republican,
No beauty queen.

She's not a princess trapped inside an ivory...Read More
Categories: acrobat, dream, girl, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member KITTYCAT

Rat-a-tat-tat Rat-a-tat-tat
Pussycat Pussycat
Scat by the doormat
Where are you at
Are you some funny acrobat
Eager for playful combat
Flat on your back throwing a savate
And why do you like to hide in my hat

Submitted on January 30, 2018 fro contest WRITE A FUNNY...Read More
Categories: acrobat, assonance, cat, funny, silly, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Anything you Wish
Legend has it you're the genie of bliss
I came just to trade a wish for a kiss

Three wishes you've always granted
But from you I just want one wish
From my love who has left me enchanted
Kisses served on a silver platter...Read More
Categories: acrobat, desire,
Form: Rhyme
I was sitting one day having a discussion with my best friend 
when we both decided to play truth or dare 
she asked about the weirdest place i have ever had sex 
I said she’s my best friend so its...Read More
Categories: acrobat, best friend, fantasy, girlfriend, love, poetry, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
The Jester
The Jester

The castle page sent for him
And the jester could quickly conclude
That despite a life of grandeur
The king was in a sad mood

His entrance was swift and grand
Sweeping gestures as he advanced
A job all his own, to uplift the throne
As...Read More
Categories: acrobat, funny,
Form: Rhyme
In the shadows of the acorn tree, watching the squirrels race around gathering acorns. Their busy little hands rotating them, examining each acorn. Hoarding them, even brawling with other squirrels for access to the best trees. Daring acrobats that risk...Read More
Categories: acrobat, animal, nature, tree,
Form: Haibun