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Ankle Deep Poems

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In My Head
Shattered glass around my feet
Fog against sliding glass doors
Murky shapes moving all around
Like half formed thoughts
Congregating outside
Peering inside
With glowing scarlet eyes
Scabbed hands upon the glass
Blood drizzles in streaks
With a start I realize
Blood runs ankle deep
Clouding my nostrils
I puke and the...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, anxiety, confusion, imagination, loneliness,
Form: Free verse

Living the Dream
From my throat comes no sound
my legs and feet are tight-bound in stocks,
Dry mouth, on the edge of a dream
I am living the dream, dying to scream 
but my brain says, “No!”

I envision a scary future
on the other side, sutures...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, 11th grade, art, baby, mother,
Form: Rhyme
With Child

He put his ear to her belly,
heard a milky cloud
gurgling like a water spigot,
the ankle-deep sounds of
red plasma and urine,
the murmur of mollusks
in mouthing waters;
succulent voices
pushed through narrow throats.

‘Love me’, she said,
‘make love to me
as I swell and sweat
into a...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member giggle then gurgle
today ,a warm splash in a rubber pool
bright bobbing toys-smiling
a giggle with every splash...
to soon it'll be the open ocean
silver things darting just beneath the feet
a gasp with every splash.
A journey all must take
they call it growth-
out of the comfort...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Forest A Cappella
A Forest A Capella
By: Tom Wright

Along the forest floor I creep,
not Wishing to disturb inhabitants living there.
Treading on pine needles ankle deep,
as if nature had placed a carpet,
so I wouldn't disturb It's sleep.

The forest, having long been asleep,
appearing...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, animal, nature,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Ankle Deep

This morning chilled me to the bone,
For frost had crazed my window panes.
'Twas hard to leave my cosy home,
For given choice I would remain.

But no, there's pennies to be earned
For what in life is ever free.
So into winter's arms I...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, snow, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Her mind, her ship
Alone with soft sand warming her feet, 
Her ship floats away with her sins,
She allows her memories to fly like a bird, 
A bird flying off in the wind,

And this wind it gorges her stunning sail to full, 
It guides...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, anxiety, health, hurt, water,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Day By The Ocean
Smell the sweet and salty air
Roam the wide beach without a care
Walk ankle deep in the ocean's cooling foam
Dig in the sand till the cows come home
For the fleeting moments spent in this magical place
Forget the outside world and its...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, beach, ocean,
Form: Rhyme

Leaves were at the treetop
Now they are round the bottom
Wind’s  in gusts and just won’t stop
I must be ankle deep in autumn

...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, autumn, september,
Form: Quatrain
In Old California 22
El Segundo walks boards and he doth show
good balance warning native youths who dare
to make him stumble they must show some care.
Then carriage he now leads to colonnade,
and waits for family's entry three to share
but finds that Dona Rose has...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Witching Woods
A grove of trees, a witching wood, can almost hide day's light
And it's for sure, if you're alone, man's influence seems slight! 
Unless the negative is true, for men choose not to touch
This primal space you now enjoy, where man...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, faith, love, science,
Form: Rhyme
After Forever
After forever,
somewhere beyond tomorrow,
where mountains need no climbing
and torrents need no crossing.
Where gentle streams amble by,
I will walk with you,
ankle-deep in our hopes of yesterday.
Our dreams will be reality;
troubles passed on
through those waters of truth.

On lush, green banks of us
we...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, together,
Form: Free verse
Autumnal Pantoum
The autumnal leaves keep falling,
with their colours fading fast.
When winter’s cold comes calling,
their beauty will not last.

With their colours fading fast,
leaves lie heavy on the grass,
their beauty will not last,
as autumnal days soon pass.

Leaves lie heavy on the grass,
having drifted...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, nature,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Swishing Leaves

Leaves fell like confetti, upon an autumn bride

Swirling in their multitudes, across the countryside.

Along the path I walked they lay, some were ankle deep

I took such childish pleasure, as I swished them with my feet.

The wind was fairly blowing, branches...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, autumn, tree, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Copper Leaves

Layer upon layer of copper leaves,  

Lay here, and all around.

As the birch tree lost it's canopy,

And carpeted the ground.

Beneath my feet, some ankle deep

Some falling through the air.

Autumn's gusts gathered strength,

And spread them, everywhere.


Entry for Autumn Colours...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, autumn, tree, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Johnny

Johnny was a village lad,
Hard working, and willing.
So when his King and Country called
Johnny took the shilling.

At the station, family gathered
To wave their lad goodbye.
Johnny kissed his mother,
Who now began to cry.

"Come back to me my son, she cried
Come back...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, loss, world war i, youth,
Form: Rhyme
A Midsummer Night's Beach
When I was a girl, still on the island
I’d sit in the sand
and brood
and revel
in what I thought was utter enlightenment
a teenage rebel
with dime-store refinement
We were all this way, and there is no shame
In the unchecked mind of us in...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, beauty, color, creation, sea, summer, truth, youth,
Form: Free verse
Written in Blue Mercury
snow falls
as silently as sleep
pressed snowflakes
icicle flowers
between the wind and windowpane
melt their way to sill

polished chrome darkness shivers
ankle deep in frost
night’s breath spills
along the  frozen glass
its silver shadow rolls
and condenses with the dawn

night’s epitaph
written in blue mercury
trickles down my...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, hope, joy, life, love, uplifting, winter,
Form: Free verse

Was it a dream
In thick ankle deep
And I had none
It gets dark early
In Sebastopol 
A blessing 
A tried to buy
An overcoat
Was arrested 
Sweet wine they sold
For cigarettes 
Sent back on board
Did the driving 
What do I know
It might...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, april,
Form: Chastushka
the Islamisation of the world
The Islamisation of the world 

Birds began falling from the sky, first a few but then
millions of birds fell dead to the ground one had to take 
cover for not being killed by the mass of feathered deaths.
The sky was...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, birthday, body, brother, candy, cat, character,
Form: Free verse
Dog Star
Dog Star

The clarity with which youthful vision perceives the world
Is increasingly fogged by the successive days of life.
Simple magnanimity is replaced by complex reservation.
Knowledge is replaced by uncertainty.
Hope is replaced by the leaden awareness of the cold laws of chance,...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, life,
Form: Blank verse
Black Rose
Black Rose

Night has fallen in this the quiet midnight hour, darkness evil touch lurking beyond the shadows, veiled
Lightning crackles through the trees with a fierceness sparking embers whistle smell of wood, pungent

Maiden shrouded from view struggles to regain her footing...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, addiction, angst, august, baby, beautiful, bible, blessing,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Tumultuous Raindrops
An old friend for many years
my cane’s ready for our walk.
And yet I linger a while 
listening to two crows squawk.

Hiking down the trail I hear
the distant call of a quail.
And watch the dust devils twirl
where the weeping willows wail.
...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, beauty, feelings, imagery, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Croc
In one foot of water
Little girl splashes ankle deep
Coffin bay in winter...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, angst, daughter, death,
Form: Haiku
Island made of Sand
Island Made of Sand

Morning sparkles off the ocean
The sun awakens to be free,
Gentle tides roll in ankle deep
And your heart echoes within me.
Dancing waves introduce the sun
As high tide caresses the shore,
Sharing this view with an angel
A perfect soul that...Read More
Categories: ankle deep, beach, love, sun,
Form: Rhyme