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Afterward Poems

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Snowmen never stand
in the yards afterward when
it's near forty-two degrees
shovel put away
hasn't snowed since Christmas Day

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020©
Sedoka Poetry Verse...Read More
Categories: afterward, adventure, analogy, anxiety, destiny, snow,
Form: Sedoka

Days of the Week
Monday means rise and shine,
get out of bed and be at work on time,
it's a day some consider makes them blue
when full of stress and crying too.

Tuesday gives us our second wind,
makes up for the tiring day before
as we hustle...Read More
Categories: afterward, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Afterward

Seen from the bruised sheets
the two open mouths of her shoes
(one face down and drunk
the other lopsidedly agape)
speak to him in groans and murmurs.

Her face smudges the glass
in the bathroom mirror;
she is squeezed into a jar of light.

Headlights strafe the...Read More
Categories: afterward, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Scratched

There are gaps in the particleboard;
quince wads fill the breaches.
Nicotine newspapers underlay the linoleum.
It's a rented place, he tiptoes
around its yellow layers.

He has a friend he visits on Sunday afternoons.
The walls of her bedsit are paper thin.
She thinks her neighbors...Read More
Categories: afterward, poetry,
Form: Free verse
A Pre-Battle Conversation

The boundingly large Dwarf shook his head, disapprovingly,"
discussing payment afterward is
not the Dwarven way"-he winced 
his annoyed -- half displeasure liberally and spat,
while stroking his sword sized dagger.
Massaging into it; his family crest emblem 
with a frightening amount of overzealousness.

The...Read More
Categories: afterward, art, beautiful, birth, blessing,
Form: Prose

Premium Member Kidster's FWB's
I don't want a wife, I don't want a girlfriend,
I don't want to live with anyone,
and I do not want children.
What I want is strictly Friends With Benefits fun.
We both passionately love the whole night through,
but afterward there are no...Read More
Categories: afterward, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
The Teacher Who Carved Life's Course

Down the memory lane a long time ago
I remember when I was completing graduation
what I’d pursue afterward I didn’t know,
one professor then gave my career a direction.

A short stature humble man, Santosh Ray
introduced me in a course on geology
to the...Read More
Categories: afterward, career, life, teacher,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hospital Note

The surgeon had successfully removed his libido,
then had fed it to the hospital cat.  Afterward,
a series of stuttering expeditions through mind-tunnels
condensed days into moments.
Corridors became tubes,
empty except for a memory of a pretty nurse, 
a few demented ghosts---their...Read More
Categories: afterward, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Captive Fawn

Yesterday, in the meadows with comrades, dewy cloverleaves I nibbled,
Kneaded with hoofs, as...Read More
Categories: afterward, animal,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Four-Post Bed
T                                       ...Read More
Categories: afterward, imagery, sensual,
Form: Concrete

Joe: "It's 9 a.m., here in Gotham and my partner, Mike and I, have been here since 7 a.m., and we also passed a cow coming over here!"
Mike: "That was no cow sir just a very nice looking St. Bernard,...Read More
Categories: afterward, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Living For Christ's Return -Matthew 25v 1-13
Are we living for Christ's return?
in our daily lives considering this
at any time wherever we are seen
what a day when Jesus comes sheer bliss!

Here in this parable of the ten virgins
Jesus speaks of the foolish and the wise
some were ready...Read More
Categories: afterward, christian, jesus, judgement, life,
Form: Rhyme
Retaining The Memories
When the greatest sights were those of lightning bugs on hot summer nights                           ...Read More
Categories: afterward, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Prose Poetry

Father, mother, and little daughter – all of 
swathy skin. They lived in a box-shaped wagon 
the exterior decorated like a colorful 
jewelry box drawn by an old black horse. 

The mother’s smile released a glint from 
a gold tooth...Read More
Categories: afterward, growing up,
Form: Light Verse
Notre Dame
Long ago at Notre Dame
In the concert sang I
And afterward something new
The first time I met fans
Walking out of the hall
Many people saw I
And for reasons I don’t understand
They all wanted me
To tell me how
They all like the show
Loved the...Read More
Categories: afterward, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member By the Water's Edge

Sunscreen could not save our skin,
as dressed in skimpy swimsuits, 
we splished and splashed that afternoon,
so happily slapping the water of the sun-kissed glistening sea,
splattering each other with its salty taste.

Afterward, we swam out into the swell of its waves,
surrendering...Read More
Categories: afterward, childhood,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member June and Johnny
June and Johnny got out of his car
   June and Johnny, wishing on a star 

June and Johnny took a short walk
   June and Johnny had a little talk
On just one thing did...Read More
Categories: afterward, baby, suicide, teen love,
Form: Narrative
Ashes Afterlife
Ash's afterlife, another eliptical ride behind the climb. 
A course of strife, cursed by the past, forward in time. 
The wanderer of worlds step aside the tracks onto paths late over tombs, 
Malevolent and  malformed,  misconstrued by literature...Read More
Categories: afterward, dark,
Form: Rhyme
A 50's Poem
Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop, Wop
Shoop, Shoop
Shoe, Wop

The moment I laid eyes on you
I knew it was true love
You were sharing a root beer float with your friends
Down at the soda shop

I looked debonair in my Pompadour
You cute in your poodle skirt
I...Read More
Categories: afterward, love,
Form: Rhyme
There Is a 'Sully' Thing Called Love
There is a Sully* thing, called, ‘love’
Among ordinary men,
That bears there, oft, much talking of
Though the ‘how’ is beyond our ken!

Love is the Glue that keeps atoms from flying off together,
And ordinary people know, but don’t know how to tell...Read More
Categories: afterward, animal, appreciation, devotion, love, power, sorrow, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
In their celestial separation of almost two decades
My parents’ “till death do us part”* vow survived various blockades
With Mom’s “sudden” flight to heaven due to cardio-respiratory arrest
Leaving Dad in anguish, enclosing her warmly, momentarily in his breast.

By God’s grace, Dad...Read More
Categories: afterward, appreciation, blessing, christian, god, jesus, spiritual, true
Form: Rhyme
Winter begins —
her clogs and his windbreaker
afterward snow banks

...Read More
Categories: afterward, weather,
Form: Haiku
Strive For Peace and Holiness -Hebrews 12: 14-17
Make every effort to be at peace
not just with a few but everyone
holiness also is a definite must have
for without it, God's blocked out undone

God promises to provide His grace
but one needs to obtain it to not fail
kill off all...Read More
Categories: afterward, god, peace, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Winters' Hard Times
Who likes rich people, not many,
the middle class are rich and ignore that fact,
even though the ladies whole bit is about being likable,
maybe I'm the last one who should say what normal is,
since you spend so much time judging my...Read More
Categories: afterward, grave, winter,
Form: Free verse
Off To See The Wizard
I was off to see my friend the lizard,
When I got caught in a blizzard,
In a stable, I got in for shelter,
I met two horses and a mare.

They told me to get comfortable,
In their cozy little stable;
They asked me where...Read More
Categories: afterward, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme