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Bite The Dust Poems

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I flew across the border, with my wings spread wide
Fear, tear and blood - was all I saw.
A little one of four
clenched her fist,
she held a flower her mother kissed.
There was anger in her eyes,
said she hated how her mother...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, child, emotions, fairy, heaven, hope, mother daughter,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member THE EMPTY SWING
Is it still there, swaying in the
Chicago air?
I dream of myself with dark,
ribboned braids, being just seven.
And swinging my tanned legs as
hard as I Could,,trying to kiss God's 
cheek in heaven.

Oh to be seven again!
When free speech reigned.
Girls had cap...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, america, angst, freedom, nostalgia, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No giddy up

Whoa .. I’ve need for some hay
then a trip to the trough to quench my thirst.
I’ve not eaten much;  I need to rest this very day
will stop at Laramie, must have a stable first

My saddle is heavy, will need...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, horse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wanted Dead or Alive
Shots fired 

In a western town

Smoke clears

From the barrel of a gun 

Two arch rivals 

In a duel of death

Who's the better gunslinger

Will be put to the test

Bullets fly 

On a mission to kill

Only the Bulls-eye shooter 

Holsters his weapon...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, conflict, death, people,
Form: Verse
The Show Must Go On
My heart gently weeps yet again
For the long lost song of Mercury.
I know it’s been some 27 years since he left the stage we mortals call life,
But even now his light still is bright in this darkness we call our...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, moving on, music, poems, poetry, poets, sad,
Form: Elegy

Tomorrow No More
When a new day dawns tomorrow
and flowers flourish in all their glory,
When a whimsical wind sets 
rolling ripples in a placid cove,
meandering through the flower-laden boughs
and ruffles the tawny tresses 
of some gregarious souls...
      ...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, goodbye, today,
Form: Lyric
A Pennies Worth

By constraint and definition
are they so outlined
in the pockets of feckless charity
so circumscribed
and life be ruled by gutless fear
the survival mechanisms
and judgmental machinations so conspire
to pitiful wealth

for all those in spiritual aspire
drag their heels in a pennies worth
to splutter and...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, life, money,
Form: Free verse
While we stay silent
While we stay silent
The fight is going on
In Chicago, Los Angeles, New York
The West Indies
And the Lebanon
All over the world
There is a tale to tell
Of some living in paradise
Whilst others live in hell

Its not a random stumple
Nor a twist of...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, allusion, black african american, conflict, culture, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The PUNISHER and the PunishEd
The Punisher and the PunishEd


The Punisher needs the Punishéd to punish
(Will anyone argue...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, conflict, creation, god, men, satire,
Form: Free verse
Isn't The Same Old Spiel

Be careful what you ask for
Next thing you know it wasn't all that great, or you want even more

This isn't the same old spiel
I'll tell you something real
Everyone has an 'Achilles heel'

Speaking the truth, life is rather short
Don't be a...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, dark, how i feel, perspective, poetry, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Ways To Go
Some like to say “give up the ghost”, 
To mean forever abandoning your post. 

The rowdy ones prefer to kick the bucket, 
Though that would surely make a racket. 

Many are said to bite the dust,
When they’re catching the skyward...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, body, death, farewell, goodbye, leaving, life, sky,
Form: Light Verse
Chopping Some Ice
I had to chop some ice today
To free my snow-blocked car.
The sun was my assistant,
Helping soften from afar.

I borrowed from the handyman
A strong long-handled tool,
Which worked better than a shovel
And was really kinda cool.

It’s a gratifying feeling
To accomplish what you...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, life,
Form: Rhyme
The Great Wait
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Categories: bite the dust, america, black african american, celebration, christian, courage,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Addictions: Smokes, Drugs, Sex, Films and Sleep - XL, Part One
Unquotable quotes: Addictions: Smokes, Drugs, Sex, Films and Sleep – XL

Where the hand leads, the eyes close.
When the eyes shut, imagination is on fire.
What you don’t really see is what you feel.
When you feel at ease you fool yourself.
No joy...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, abuse, addiction, baby, drug, mother, sensual, sleep,
Form: Epigram
What If
An older brother once posed some “What If?” questions to me.                             ...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, atheist, bible, brother, christian, death, destiny, future,
Form: Prose Poetry
Let Your Light Shine

It’s true that we are different, but life can be tough for all of us
No matter who we are, we all shall one day bite the dust

So take your liberty to debate and disagree, to fuss and discuss
Let’s exercise our...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, inspiration,
Form: Couplet
I am a Dandelion
Why would I want to be a flower
when I can smell as sweet?
Why would I want to be an ephemeral spectacle
when I can be an eternal bloom with love within?
Why would I want to wilt and wither
and bite the dust?

But...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, flower,
Form: Free verse
Helium Balloons
Helium balloons may last
Well past when they're inflated,
Although longevity like that
Is vastly overrated.

For who needs "Welcome Baby" ones
When yours is two years old;
And most "Congratulations" 
After weeks start growing cold.

Balloons fulfill their duties well
But often they will pop;
With helium, however,
All...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, celebration,
Form: Rhyme
A life well lived
A loving and caring being
His smile made our hearts leap
Such a fragrance only he could bring.

A lot was said as he was lying in state.
So much love served but could no longer be eaten
Backlog of people swarmed...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, love, people,
Form: Quatrain
Never seen beautiful angels
sprinkle angel dust on me
as snowflakes on a leafless tree,
and I don't expect them to alter things
when they swoop down with their long wings;
where were they when I faced fears and dangers?

Angel dust has another meaning...
besides the...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, death, introspection, life, nature, time, angel, angel,
Form: Rhyme
Full reversal

The Omnipotent Hand knows what is best;
Man sees himself and nature at blind spot.
Now in a sine graph we are at the crest.
Yes, a turning point is what we have got!

The Hand constructed a clean house for us,
But we cook...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, philosophy, river,
Form: Rhyme
Breaking Point
My best friend is gone, Ended her life
Turned around and she cut herself with a knife
Body lain, Soaked in blood in the bathroom tub
Why did she have to join the suicide club?
Kassidy's gone, I dont know what to do
My other...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, confusion, death, depression, loss, teen, friend, friend,
Form: Couplet
Earthly Hell
Has it ever rang a bell,
That life is a pure hell.
The people I thought I trust,
Just told me to bite the dust.

Love is just a stupid game;
All it has brought me is shame.
I seem cooler if I lie;
Because you think...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, confusionme,
Form: Free verse
Dressed up in Khaki, or olive and green,
A new kind of terror, before unseen.
Betraying all of a nations trust,
Making poor civilians, bite the dust.
Is there no one to bring them to bust? 
Before being recipients of public disgust. 
Never been...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, angst
Form: Free verse
Immortality (Scenes from Above)
May you close your eyes in advance 
Before Lucifer captures your soul 
In our saviors final dance 
Alexander the Great 
Commander of the darkest fate
Sheathe all swords! 
What is it my lord
You have captured me at my weakest point 
I...Read More
Categories: bite the dust, adventure, art, life, mystery, peace, people, sad,
Form: Free verse