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Aftershock Poems

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February 29th, 2020
alternately titled: 207th leap year since 1582

the year Pope Gregory XIII world leader
(i.e. essentially paterfamilias among
Roman Catholic flock)
timely maneuvered around calendrical rock
and hard space implementing
viable system tracking years ad hoc

out of sync and lock
step by one day
with astronomical calendar,
slated more'n...Read More
Categories: aftershock, celebration, february, humanity, march, people, religion, tribute,
Form: Verse



February 29th, 2020
February 29th, 2020
alternately titled: 207th leap year since 1582

the year Pope Gregory XIII world leader
(i.e. essentially paterfamilias among
Roman Catholic flock)
timely maneuvered around calendrical rock
and hard space implementing
viable system tracking years ad hoc

out of sync and lock
step by one day
with astronomical...Read More
Categories: aftershock, 11th grade, 12th grade, conflict, confusion, destiny,
Form: Free verse
C'mon Gimme A Botox Smile
C'mon Gimme A Botox Smile!

'Pon bing asked by spouse, while she didst dock
and pooched herself abed 
handily at nine o'clock
to see "handsome" pedigree dentastix
dog face of yours truly, me no Kid Rock
yea just a chip off the

ole likeness ice sculptured...Read More
Categories: aftershock, funny, giggle, halloween, hilarious, humorous, husband, recovery
Form: Free verse
I Cant Wait For Death
I Can't Wait For Death

And finally take one last breath
where hands of Seth
Thomas no longer clock
freed at last from cataclysmic aftershock
reverberating thru every baited cell
after quaking mine flinty bedrock
well nigh since birth zapping bloodstock,

an existence fraught with chronic anxiety/
panic attacks...Read More
Categories: aftershock, allusion, dark, family, farewell, goodbye, innocence, leaving,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Enola Gay
Enola Gay

There on the ‘North Field’ tarmac of Tinian Island, Marianas;
Taxis the sleek designed ‘Boeing B-29 Superfortress’ to ready for take-off.
Glistening, polished aluminum under the blaring floodlights filmed for posterity,
Maneuvers' the ‘Enola Gay’, chosen by the pilot and named after...Read More
Categories: aftershock, education, history, usa, war, world, world war
Form: Verse



I'm Confused
How can I have met a perfect stranger where we both connected with on a outside world of loneliness 
There you stand just as confused as I am about what just happened
The heavenly personality overshadowed the scars and damaged heart...Read More
Categories: aftershock, black african american, desire, fantasy, imagination, metaphor,
Form: Romanticism
AFTERSHOCK
THE MEMORY OF YOUR BODY
AGAINST ME
IN THE NIGHT
I TREMBLE
WITH DESIRE
THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE
SENDS SHIVERS
DOWN MY SPINE
YOUR LOVE FLOWS
THROUGH MY VEINS
PULSATING
EAGER TO REACH
THE HEART OF ME
IN THE SILENCE
I AM REFRESHED
BY THE THOUGHT OF YOU
I HAVE FOUND MY PLACE
HERE
IN THE SHELTER
OF...Read More
Categories: aftershock, love,
Form: Free verse
It Reads Like A Rap
Your rhyme reads like a rap they say,
a rap I say,
a rap they say,
perhaps but rap is rhyme you see,
it's rhyme really,
it's rhyme you see,
this poem is not lyrical,
no not at all,
not lyrical,
'cus songs use words repeatedly,
repeat you see,
repeatedly.

We'll use...Read More
Categories: aftershock, hip hop, humor, humorous, nonsense, perspective, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Neverlasting Life
So wonderful the taste

Unimaginable texture it leaves behind

I do so love the metallic aftertaste

Can not wait for the mints to take away my breath 

I can almost feel the taste tearing my throat. 

Does feel good to be able to...Read More
Categories: aftershock, absence, depression, metaphor, suicide,
Form: Dramatic monologue
GRATIFICATIONS
Gladness oozes from Yolantha's fingers
Radiating warmth, gently caressing
Aftershock of angelic touch lingers
Tickles 'touchy subjects'; stress-repressing
Internal spark, external expressing
Filling Heavenly crown with jewels accrued
Invoking rain-dance-showers-o-blessing
Calming storms of amplified magnitude
Alluding, "All God's children are valued!"
Touching foreheads with fear-fever fervant
International Queen of Gratitude
Offbeat...Read More
Categories: aftershock, appreciation,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Late Again
He's late again, our postman,
God knows where he's been.
Sometimes, very often,
He's nowhere to be seen.
It's ten past three in the afternoon
And soon it will be evening.
Perhaps his van has broken down,
No mail we'll be receiving.
Of little consequence no doubt,
His offerings...Read More
Categories: aftershock, america, anxiety, earth, future,
Form: Rhyme
Aftershock
A tremendous ground shaking,                                    ...Read More
Categories: aftershock, environment,
Form: Rhyme
CANCER
I do not like the sound 
of what I just found out
After all the aftershock 
might just take me down
It's hard to whisper CANCER 
when CANCER screams out loud 
A sucker punch in the gut 
to knock the breath right...Read More
Categories: aftershock, cancer, death, friend, life, sad,
Form: Rhyme
An impetuous Storm
You were a storm I wasn't prepared for
One day, out of nowhere
You blew me away with your charm 
Drenching me with your shower of compliments
Your first kiss struck me like a bolt of lightning
The electricity surged through my whole body
And...Read More
Categories: aftershock, desire, joy, love, lust, passion, poetry, writing,
Form: I do not know?
Pyrotechnics
I built a large arch of roses
So I could walk to you.
Scarlet visions in mass doses
Numbed my thorn - torn shoes. 

The floral scent dripped firmament, 
And lovers dreams of you;
But once I went to where we met,
You ran me...Read More
Categories: aftershock, allusion, beauty, love, romance, romantic, rose, sad
Form: Lyric
The fault line
People running for their lives,
Buildings falling,
The earth roars and splits,
Car’s turn over,
The earth is angry,
Gaping holes,
Collapsed roads,
Terror and death,
Devastation as disaster attack,
Before the stillness comes,
But wait! 
It’s not safe yet!
Here it comes again,
The aftershock,
Rumbling and shaking,
As people scream,
Then the calm,
It...Read More
Categories: aftershock, poems,
Form: Free verse
My hollow still
I crawl pieces of a broken heart
I scrawl the love pages torn apart
Mangled beneath the weight of her hand
Scrambled words to a love story's crushing end

Dull speech to moonlight's icy beam
A loud screech to cold airs splitting scream 
I hate...Read More
Categories: aftershock, love hurts,
Form: Lyric
ROCK
ROCK
I am expecting to receive tons of rock
You are the earthquake that come without an aftershock
The clouds fly toward the paradise of block
Why don't you tell me that you are the future to re-dock
Tr?n Minh Hi?n Hien Tran Orlando September...Read More
Categories: aftershock, allusion,
Form: Quatrain
The Aftermath
'The Aftermath'

Chiari Migraine hear my prayer
Thank God you're finally outta there
Morning bring me your reprise
As sunlight gently pricks worn  eyes
The throb of aftershock is clear
Cruel after migraine drain is hear
Arms like lead and legs feel dead
Hands cold marble cradle...Read More
Categories: aftershock, pain, sick,
Form: Rhyme
Aftershock
When this all began,
it felt like a dream.
Your voice made no noise,
As you tried to scream.
And now Demons crawl,
Into your ears.
Whispering all,
Your deepest fears.
But who brought you here,
To this wretched place?
Stare at a broken mirror,
at what you can't erase.

And now...Read More
Categories: aftershock, absence, addiction, confusion, fear, identity,
Form: Rhyme
Kaos In -part 5- final part
Hate the feelings of ew's and ugh's...let's pause before we put our paws on this unmanageable cause with silent applause (quiet interest or hushed enthusiasm)
What's the cause of these negative, gross, worthless flawful laws that opens a juzzilion jaws 

I...Read More
Categories: aftershock, abuse, deep,
Form: Free verse
The Aura of Time: The Depressed Thumb Toe Though
***Do me a favor, readers...also, read the second part of this lyric. If you don't, I'll be disappointed...I worked hard on this song. I wrote this all night...took me from 11 PM to 2:30 AM to write this...please respect my...Read More
Categories: aftershock, angst, deep, depression, desire, emotions, encouraging, freedom,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Aftershock
For so many years I lived in fear of
	losing love again,
		loneliness preferable to
	transient bliss, something I could count on.

	Then you made me laugh, infectious
		laughter, like a stoned creek’s sighs.

A woman with so much sadness in her life
	made me her chocolate...Read More
Categories: aftershock, love,
Form: Free verse
Ole Poppycock
Ole Poppycock said the British clock maker.
While setting his alarm clock which was the building block
of his foundation.He purchased penny stock at four o'clock
and future stock on Wall Street today.

Ole Poppycock said the Dutch soda drink maker.
George Washington did not...Read More
Categories: aftershock, humor, nonsense, satire,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Fixated Freefall
Falling away,
Away from your embrace
Day by day,
Washing away my face
In the mirror before me...
I ran the race with determination and fury...
I took the correction that God had in mind for me all along...but yet, I still wandering around, wondering where...Read More
Categories: aftershock, corruption, courage, , Lullaby,
Form: Free verse