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Backs To The Wall Poems

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Premium Member Barry University Graduate's Parrot Ting Thought: One Should Not Doubt Thomas
Finally got home in the dead of a cold night 
With the Gators starting to pull away in this holiday fight 
It seems like this is the end to the day full of games 
That featured college students who are...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, america, education, england, football, fruit, games, money,
Form: Rhyme Royal



Backs against the Wall
by Mark Miller © 03/19/2014
Waiting beside the seaside absent who never arrives after graven payment-
Standing by Stan's shadow of ascent looks for loners promise repents,
Sullen watch golden sold feelings lost upon darken silhouette in trusted innocence
Filling pockets of soothing felon...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, abuse, angst, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
How Will It End
How Will It End?

When put to the test time after time,
Our backs to the wall I've got yours you've got mine
We've hugged and we've cried, yes, we've even lied
For a mental health day so our nerves could subside

We're nurses, we're...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, care, career, caregiving, stress, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member UNSPOKEN CONFESSION
UNSPOKEN CONFESSION


“Is there something you want to tell me?”
the words echoed violently in my ears.

I heard the grinding of the gears,
releasing the latches on the trap door
on which I was standing……

the machinations of interrogation -
and guilt - manifesting themselves,

increased eye...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, art, childhood, growing up,
Form: Free verse
I Don't Want to Give Up Drinking Again
I’ve lost everything, my backs to the wall,
Where are my friends, no one seems to call,
I’ve heard the whispers, liar, cheat and nutter,
So I’m always alone where I lie in the gutter.

I reached for the curb to help me on...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, addiction, drink, hope,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member the PLAGUE
as the PROPHETS of profits, WE lead and WE’re fair
while WE’re living the life of the poor BILLIONAIRE
– silver yachts, pearly castles, cash (plenty to spare) –
with the world on OUR backs... ah! the burdens WE bear!

being HAVES (not the...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, society,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Picking Shoes Blues
Mm, A limerick to write about shoes
Now which ones can I choose
Imelda Marcos I'll call
Now my backs to the wall
I've got the picking shoes blues





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Categories: backs to the wall, funny
Form: Limerick
THE NIGHT HE RETURNED
Adam was a husband,
misused by a wife.
He was very sincere,
and slain with a knife.
Ann laughs at his funeral.
She snickers to the bank.
She escapes with his earnings,
and leaves his life blank.
Ann fooled him for jewelry,
gained his love by theft,
and hides his...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, imagination, life, night, life, love, me, night,
Form: Rhyme
The Stranger and The Fence
I held onto the top and looked over the fence
with a mighty jump and lift. The fence was so high
I struggled to see what was beyond.
It had taken all my strength to get near the top.
I had seen a glimpse...Read More
Categories: backs to the wall, allegory, hope, imagination, life, lost love, heart,
Form: Dramatic monologue