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Best Laid Plans Poems

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Burning Man part1

Suture, snip, and strife.
Busy, busy, busy.
It shall cut in to you.
Betray the kin in you.
Take you off the tit of Maternity,
on self leave.
While (true).
To your blackened corpse eternity.
Enhance.
Enhance.
Enhance.
Your seductivity-connectivity.
Urban decay, no Rural dismay.
No shame or pity, only legs spread apart...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, abortion, absence, abuse,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member He holds my hand
God awakens me every morning
With a beautiful sunny light
Fills my mind with good thoughts
My heart with a sense of joy

God opens new doors for me to enter
Doors of hope, welcome and tender
Filling me with assurance and a sense…
That everything in...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, bible, blessing, faith, god, inspirational, jesus, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If dreams can die
If dreams can die it's time to cry
If hopes of yore are now a lie
When concentrating hurts your brain
Your best-laid plans go down the drain
The dreaded judgment may be nigh

A flicker stirs, you soar up high
You try to go against...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, death, dream, pain,
Form: Rondeau
The Sand Castle
It was just another warm summer day spent swimming and playing at the beach.  I remember 
sitting in the sand with a tin can digging trenches to the water’s edge and watching the foamy, saltwater slowly making its way...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, innocence, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mean People Frighten Me
Shiny things attract me.
Gloomy people subtract me.
Fluffy things delight me.
Mean people frighten me.

Well behaved children adore me.
Out of control hurt children deplore me.
Until I get to know their pain.
And show them I am safe and sane.

It is my job to...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The lesser road
The best laid plans of men unravel
while on a lesser road of travel,
     (If plans were made at all)
when by demand of gut and gavel,
dues must be paid to dirt and gravel
    ...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, life,
Form: Rhyme
Keep The Change Cuz
Nerves hang out at the idle pump
Gas don't pump itself thinks Mr. Rich
While Bubba plants himself out front
Like an un-watered flower in the sun  
Picks his nose and spits tobacco
Scratches private parts at no extra charge
Snorts, “Talk is cheap.”...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, abuse, appreciation, business, conflict, image, silly, slam,
Form: Free verse
Best Laid Plans
Left my computer on 
Grabbed the keys off my desk
Packed up the RV
And we headed out West

We grabbed some snacks
Toys, clothes and some cash
turned out the lights, Fed the pets
Shot out the door, dumped the trash

Kids were excited
You could hear...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, adventure, car, child, family, travel, vacation,
Form: Narrative
Restrategize With Neither Fear Nor Tear
Current station in life no final destination
To sway and slay
The bright future which procrastination
Serves to waylay and delay

If temporary setbacks your vision should blur
In times of reverses
Attitudes should slur
In occult verses

Couched in perceptions
Marred by short termism
Buoyed by misconceptions
As to benefits...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, poems,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sardine
                 The Sardine

      (How the best laid plans
      can sometimes go wrong)


  ...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, fish, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Seeking Better
Will there ever be a day
when grief and sorrow goes away?

Will memories provide and sustain
to drive away this awful pain.

Our best laid plans have come apart
could not foresee this broken heart.

What choice if any, was left to me
for this is...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, bereavement, death, lost love, wife,
Form: Rhyme
Eleven Figures
By night eleven figures came to me
Unlocking doors that sealed shut long ago.
We travelled forward on a darkened sea 
To sleepy Somnus’ cave, hidden below.

Eternal slumber gave me rich insight,
Transcribing knotted weavings made by Fates.
The desert day so soon becomes...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, allusion, analogy, depression, dream, philosophy, truth,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
A Gift Of Mistakes
My share of mistakes I have made,
Detours I’ve taken, dues I’ve paid.

In dubious company I’ve found friends,
Indecision followed the best-laid plans. 
Loneliness has rushed me into love, 
Courting heartbreaks and a cold rebuff. 

By my errant mind I was ill...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, character, father, future, growth, my child, son,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Best Laid Plans
My sisters were coming for a visit for the very first time,
Heading to New Hampshire, leaving the Georgia heat behind.
Our friend Charlie was a house guest before they arrived.
My husband, Charlie, and I all hatched a plan brilliantly contrived.

We decided...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, family, funny, humorous, sister,
Form: Narrative
One Small Zinger
You buy some tickets, make some plans,
Anticipate an outing
But always with an asterisk
For naturally, you’re doubting…

‘Cause life throws curve balls and you can’t
Be looking for straight pitches.
“The best-laid plans,” the saying goes,
Are filled with unknown glitches.

And so you cancel, with...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, life,
Form: Rhyme
Don't let Babylon Burn
Don't not let Babylon burn, 
Within her walls, 
Upon her streets. 
All wisdom shines. 

Fight the rage sacrificing your soul, 
Fight the world with all your might, 
Fight to keep the the dream alive. 

Let them crucify your generosity, 
Let...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, art, change, society,
Form: Free verse
Don't let Babylon Burn
Don't not let Babylon burn, 
Within her walls, 
Upon her streets. 
All wisdom shines. 

Fight the rage sacrificing your soul, 
Fight the world with all your might, 
Fight to keep the the dream alive. 

Let them crucify your generosity, 
Let...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, art, change, society,
Form: Free verse
Listless on a Rainy Day
Listless on a rainy day,
I had meant to work in the yard;
The best laid plans, well okay;
Now what to do I'm thinking hard.

Well, write a poem, I mean why not!
Like every other bloody day;
So listless here I give it a...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Best Laid Plans


Best laid plans of both mice and men
Can surely go wrong, can screw up in the end
Your very best shot
Will be enough... NOT
Best laid plans... to the looney bin, you descend




...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, humor,
Form: Limerick
Unpublished anonymous
I have stories in my heart I want to tell 
Some of people in paradise and others in hell
I know all the characters in my stories well
Some perish, while some are saved by the bell
The characters are just you and...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, future,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Haiku: The Best Laid Plans
trap sprung, mouse missing
a Christmas gift left behind
spinning a grey tail

Brian Johnston
December 6, 2015...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, life,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member PAUL AND SARAH
He was born in backwoods Missouri.
1840 the year he arrived.
Conflict, sickness and hard times prevailed.
Through it all he grew strong and survived.
Skills to live were a gift from his father.
Faith in God from his mother each day.
Never taking his freedom...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, adventure, america, blessing, journey,
Form: Rhyme
The Moment We're In
The Moment We're In
Written By:  D. Collins 8/17/15



This day, in this time, and the moment we're in.
Is all that matters before we reach our end.
The past is irrelevant, and the future doesn't exist.
The right here and right now is...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, inspiration, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member To Be A Man
The wish of growing boy it seems
Can never come true fast enough,
But then it does and yet somehow
You find yourself still wondering,
Amazed to find you hold the wheel.
But thoughts are gone you lack right stuff,
Past tense real fear of failure...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Haiku: Miss Apprehension
miss apprehension feared
man’s best laid plans confounded
hurricane forecast

Brian Johnston
July 17, 2015...Read More
Categories: best laid plans, love,
Form: Haiku