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Blackboard Poems

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Premium Member Words
Just  sounds you say  
A noise. like a blackboard being scratched
Or the cry of a baby 
Words can sound harsh

Just sounds you say
Raise your voice in song
Recite your favourite poem
Words can lift your spirits

Just  sounds you say
Speak...Read More
Categories: blackboard, literature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member PALE SHELTER

i look out my eyes,
windshield wipers —
crying all the time,

the shy gives me the creepers,
living all the time;
buried treasure,
the shovel of survival, hides.

the teacher writes one word,
at a time,
on the enormous blackboard,
looming in my mind.


the violence in my history
destroying the...Read More
Categories: blackboard, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Math Class Hell
Did she say time numbers or prime numbers? 
I was sure it was not rhyme numbers. 
She is staring at me. Miss Johnson, math teacher.
Takes daydreaming in class as a personal affront.
Her eyes narrow. I yawn. Bad move.

Could you demonstrate...Read More
Categories: blackboard, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, school,
Form: Narrative
not encrypted
in winter
i wrote
her and my
name in the
snow surrounded
by a heart
but watched
as time
and it

away as summer
came i went
to the beach
with bare feet
not to swim
but walk the
water's edge
and write and
draw the
same names
and design
in the sand

but the proverbial
tides of time
washed it
away knowing
it would...Read More
Categories: blackboard, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Blackboard Sky
so gloomy the night
the sky starless and moonless
yearning for dawn's light

Date written: 11/25/2019...Read More
Categories: blackboard, day, desire, happy, metaphor, night, sad,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Broken Words
His presence was like the screeching
From someone scraping a fingernail 
Down a blackboard
But I would miss him despite it all

He wasn’t the one for me really
He was tempted by drink
And women and anything that 
Wasn’t a reality in his life

His...Read More
Categories: blackboard, addiction, grief, loneliness, lonely, lost, lust, pain,
Form: Free verse
where the end begins
i have no
mark from
where to 
start to

start telling
you how i
do but there's
no telling to a

that's been
erased more
then two or

three lessons 
before so that
we might salvage
something partially


it seems that
washington put
the first step on
the moon in the

deleware to
take a giant
leap on the


cross...Read More
Categories: blackboard, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Abandoned School House
On the wind-swept Nebraska prairie sits a building in wretched shambles,
Surrounded by a sagging fence and overgrown with prickly brambles.
It was once a bustling one-room school house, abandoned long ago.
Its weather-beaten clapboards, I judged to be a century old or...Read More
Categories: blackboard, nostalgia, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Morning After
Unrecognized through bloodshot eyes
An unfinished Jig Saw Puzzle
Next to a dried up bag of chips
And half a beer, he would guzzle

His stomach roared discontent
But he wasn't wasting that beer
He didn't know where he was
Or even how to get out of...Read More
Categories: blackboard, conflict, drink, emotions, imagery,
Form: Quatrain

Dear God or whatever,
you can begin me now.
Begin me on a whiteboard,
a blackboard, anything that can be erased
to begin again. 

My cookie was crumbling,
my cookie was baked with bad blood.
Dear whatever, 
begin me as if I were a dying fish
on...Read More
Categories: blackboard, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shooting Stars
I mean...
the shooting stars
darting across the... 
blackboard sky
I love...
watching it 
in motion 
with childlike wonder, 
with such rapt attention
few and far between!


Shooting Stars Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Nayda Ivette Negron
Date written and submitted: 08/17/2019
...Read More
Categories: blackboard, appreciation, imagery, star,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Lesson
I. Theory

She is dark and her darkness frightens you. But as closer you come to her, the lighter the darkness becomes. How bright the light were, if a thousand suns would rise in the sky at once, but even such...Read More
Categories: blackboard, dark, death, light,
Form: Haibun
I Remember
his glossy brown eyes
"pizza face"--
red acne scars spreading
like tomato sauce
from his eyes to his chin

the way he solved
those wiggly equations
on the blackboard
like numbers and symbols
poured from his skull

my fingers trembled
snapping photos of him
to keep as mementos
this crush I had on...Read More
Categories: blackboard, memory,
Form: Free verse
Final Class at Faraday
There’s a bluestone building near the Calder, east of Castlemaine,
One hundred yards back off the highway, beyond a tree filled lane. 
For one hundred years this building stood alone at Faraday
serving as the schoolhouse where, the kids would learn and...Read More
Categories: blackboard, fear, inspiration,
Form: Ballad
Everyone is a Stranger
A mangled mind struggles to decipher
A lonely darkness of Alzheimer.
Like million stars in unknown cosmic space 
neurons quiver million jumbled thoughts.
Tangled nerves in a white vellum
reflect faded echoes of false screams.
Hallucinating  a nightmare in piecemeal, 
a befuddled ship...Read More
Categories: blackboard, confusion, dark, emotions, loneliness, old,
Form: Imagism
A Pupil of Papua New Guinea
A Pupil of Papua New Guinea 

I live in a village deep in the jungle 
And cross rivers on foot and by wooden boat
Westerns have come but have not taken our pride

Village men perform an ancient ritual,
 A tribal dance...Read More
Categories: blackboard, blessing, celebration, change, courage, dream, education, school,
Form: Narrative
Black and Blue
	(To the tune of “The Blackboard of My Heart”)

There was a time when I believed
That you still cared for me
But now it seems those foolish dreams
Are just a memory
Your promises were cruel lies
And you said nothing true
That’s why I’m here...Read More
Categories: blackboard, guitar, heartbroken, music,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Mine Field
Mine Fields.

Trying to get on with life
But there is a minefield in my way
I’m constantly walking on eggshells
I no longer know what to do or say

The slightest innocent remark
And a mine explodes
Right beneath my nose
Political correctness has gone mad
On overload

Who...Read More
Categories: blackboard, angst, change,
Form: Verse
Reading Out Loud
Reading Out Loud...

Plus applying index finger as pointer guide
(take that Missus Wells),
who best not take objection, hence let snide
blackboard barbed comment dultifully slide
chalked up and emanating

from gentleman with pride
and prejudice toward third grade teacher,
whose archaic rubric, I no longer abide
when...Read More
Categories: blackboard, 12th grade, 3rd grade, celebration, confidence, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Poetry and Me
Poetry and me is a three headed being
A hobby, a habit, and a hallowed thing
Sometimes it is one and sometimes another
When one doesn't work, why then it's the other
I have a small blackboard somewhere in my head
Neurons write on it...Read More
Categories: blackboard, poetry,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Valentines' Day At Millville Grade School
As the autumn of my life approaches, some memory fades,
But I still recall very special times from my primary grades.
We did things then, now considered politically incorrect,
Enjoying Valentine and Halloween parties - no one did object!

The Valentine party was the...Read More
Categories: blackboard, valentines day,
Form: Rhyme
Written in Chalk
She's written my name in chalk

On the blackboard of her heart

Without a second thought

She could easily brush me off

With eraser in her hand

She's always making other plans

Always with some other man

Whose name is also written in chalk

On the blackboard of...Read More
Categories: blackboard, love hurts,
Form: Light Verse
Love praying for my students at community colleges
Midterm exams are here, and I want to pause
O no, can't do that, unless I pause to pray
They are young and retired folks, too, studying
Various courses, to brighten the way
And lighten the load of far too few bosses hiring
Folks for...Read More
Categories: blackboard, america, books, business, career, education, prayer, teachers
Form: Alliteration
I am the blackboard
before chalk pictures and words
after the dust falls...Read More
Categories: blackboard, i am, perspective,
Form: Senryu
Colorblind Dreamscape
White chalks.. on the glossy blackboard. 
Black and White. .all matte and bored. 
Technicolour scribbles. ..the world explored.
Vivacious markers...splashes the white board. 

The aura of colors..the magical power. 
Light mesmerising...the dull in cower.
Crayons and lipsticks..palettes of brush. 
Vintage bookshelves...Read More
Categories: blackboard, age, betrayal, color, dream, memory, silence, solitude,
Form: Rhyme