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Bag Lady Poems

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Life On The Street
A monochrome of boho days
segue one another surreptitiously.
Endless pantomimes of idle chatter flutter by.
Cantilever bridge, a one stop halting site for gossip and suspense.
Small talk, bespoke winged creature, Combe of pleuron.
Turin shroud spotter in the mise en scene melting pot.
The...Read More
Categories: bag lady, birth, business, care, caregiving, imagination, integrity, words,
Form: Prose Poetry

Remembering The Bag Lady

I spotted her one Saturday morning
as I was crossing Main Street. She was
sitting alone outside my favorite

coffee shop, her elbows propped up 
on a small blue opaque glass table top, 
starring suspiciously at passersby.

A piece of pastry lay
on a white...Read More
Categories: bag lady, memory,
Form: Light Verse
Three-Fifth Soul
It’s a terrible thing to be treated
as less than human ... all should abhor
Considered only as beast of burden — 
that’s the lying end of it, nothing more

Iron yoke was our neck collar,
leash was a throat chain
Valued sixty cents on...Read More
Categories: bag lady, angst, metaphor, perspective, truth,
Form: Quatrain
Invisible Diners
just before errands in the city 
an egg and bacon breakfast 
straight from a greasy griddle 
strong coffee perks us 
for the coming day 

a wire-haired woman sits 
at a nearby table for six 
in Reggie's Restaurant 
where speed and...Read More
Categories: bag lady, humanity, humorous, loneliness, mental illness, missing,
Form: Free verse


Earlier I left a message to move a bag
The one abandoned where I park my jag
I caught a whiff and most assuredly did gag
The offensive item belongs to Sweet Bag Lady Mag
I see her daily dressed...Read More
Categories: bag lady, nonsense, poverty, silly, word play,
Form: Monorhyme

Premium Member When They Leave I Can Really Get Creative
I tell my grandchildren that I live in a van down by the river.
They laugh, delighted.
I call myself trailer trash.
They dance to this, happy that I am here now, amusing them.

I throw out equally outrageous statements as we paint rocks...Read More
Categories: bag lady, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Light Verse

In all my failed moments of ambitious grace,
The truth, swarth-headed, lifts its greenest shape
To madly light the curls of whitest lace
Edging your throat, and redeem the nape

Where a brown knob burnishes the bone.
Such well-bred tenants of...Read More
Categories: bag lady, blessing, identity, imagination, poets, riddle, woman, words,
Form: Sonnet
On Train Trestle
          On  Train Trestle 

Bag Lady laid down her head on train trestle
Waiting for the locomotive
The bridge took on a new dimension
Iron and timber became her bed
As she bent with...Read More
Categories: bag lady, change, dark, death, identity, image, psychological, truth,
Form: Free verse
Fathers Day Surprise
'Twas a sunny Sunday in June
Father's Day was in its throws
We were just young children
No money, but good at putting on shows

I was the youngest of four
My opinion meant it was a no no
Especially when I suggested flour
To make the...Read More
Categories: bag lady, fathers day, fun,
Form: Rhyme
she has a cart
fill with art
sleep and eat
in a parking lot
she must be hot
loads of cloth
some call her sade
BAG LADY...Read More
Categories: bag lady, adventure, confusion,
Form: Light Verse
she is  BAG  LADY
some say she is shade
i see her everyday
i must say
she is contary
i call her 
Categories: bag lady, adventure, confusion,
Form: Light Verse
some are young and old
like giveing soul
about to fold
they carry a load
mabe gold or cloths
i new one her name was
i call her s

...Read More
Categories: bag lady, sad,
Form: Light Verse
Flo the Bag Lady
She slept upon a bench,
Her snores annoyed a guy.
He told her to shut up,
And stabbed her in the eye. *

*A true story about an elderly bag lady, who was murdered at a local bus station.
...Read More
Categories: bag lady, death,
Form: Rhyme
Dead by six o clock
I awoke dreaming of the end of the world,
You know the houses and cars sinkining into a sea of water and fire,
Then I had breakfast,
Hurried to the shops with my benefit cheque,
Spent it all on paints,canvases and a pocket watch,
Like...Read More
Categories: bag lady, education
Form: I do not know?
The bag lady
Her head hung in shame
why is she to blame?
Kids took it all from her
now all she has is this worthless fur
that keeps her warm at night
a space to keep warm is a terrible fight
a small portion of food is all...Read More
Categories: bag lady, imaginationmay,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Bag Lady
Bag Lady 

		Chicago’s North Side

This senior citizen 
whose face is Rushmore still
squats with pigeons on the steps
of the Rogers Park Masonic Temple.
She wears a shawl this snowy day 
and is beneath the visor of a hunting cap 
a woman who...Read More
Categories: bag lady, life
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Bag Lady
The clothes she wore were twenty years old
Tattered and torn not much protection from the cold
The rusty cart she pushed with wheels well worn
The hair on her head needed to be shorn

Slowly into the emergency room she did enter
Just in...Read More
Categories: bag lady, allegory, death, education, family, funny, health, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Night is not like day,
when my body is groggy and I get tired,
but sleep doesn't come suddenly...

Even when the macabre darkness reigns,
I seek the hidden moon among the hickories,
to make me stray from loneliness...

And strolling with the pace of vagabonds,
I...Read More
Categories: bag lady, music, mystery, nature, sea, seasons
Form: Terza Rima
The Bag Lady
Old with wisdom they say
A long life she lived
Wrinkles tell her story well
The crow’s feet gauge her eyes
Dull, colored grey now
Without a spark in sight. 
Time is for the birds
The clock has not been kind to her.

A life of wealth...Read More
Categories: bag lady, death, depression, life, sad, life, life,
Form: Free verse
The Bag Lady
She humbles herself
With her lack of ambition
A stain of sadness
In all that she wears

She mumbles through life
With words of conviction
banished from gladness
by guilt that she bears

She crumbles inside
From a need for contrition
A martyr for madness
she sits and she stares...Read More
Categories: bag lady, angst, depression, devotion, hope, people, sad, visionary
Form: Iambic Pentameter
The Bag Lady
In the fall of the year leaves arrayed in copper tones 
crunched underfoot,  the crisp air collided
with the inner heat of her face.

The metal cart grew heavy as she smiled up at the trees,
the air, and the faces of...Read More
Categories: bag lady, history, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Homeless Me Never!!!
I am not the bag lady you see down the street.
I am not  the addict who beggs for cash.
I am not the window washer you see when you get gas.
I am not the one at the end...Read More
Categories: bag lady, introspection, work, work,
Form: Ballad