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Premium Member Where Angels Fear to Tread
I was a picked on, 
bullied, browbeaten, buffaloed boy
from Buffalo New York.
I grew up on Buffalo’s lower east side,
the ghetto by another name.
The Frederick Douglass towers.
Formerly the Talbert Mall
better known as the Jefferson projects.
The home turf to a gang
called the...Read More
Categories: buffalo, confidence, courage, encouraging, life, power,
Form: Free verse

To Interlopers in the Middle East
Back yonder, when I was a boy, over sixty years ago,
A haughty sergeant, drunk a bit, big as a strong buffalo,
Yet nimble too, strolled down our street in a cheerful afternoon
Together with some friends of his to spin a yarn...Read More
Categories: buffalo, anger, anti bullying, bullying, war,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Ode to a Land of Wonder
Ode to a Land of Wonder

I walk a journey through shady forests set aside 
Where sunbeams slide to earth on airy pillows 
Where verdant green nestles all about the ferns
In emerald hues to mirror rows of leafy greens
Then turn to...Read More
Categories: buffalo, nature, patriotic, poetry,
Form: Ode
Buffalo Jump
Cars line the highways
with their broken life inhabitants,
coffined tributes to a last wish that got away,
android druids in mock procession
—racing toward the end 

(University Of Pennsylvania: January, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: buffalo, death,
Form: Free verse
(verse 1) 
Do you think I'm really lost,  
what makes your religion my salvation? 
How much will it really cost, 
for the deluxe package of aggravation? 
Rush to church on Sunday. 
Crush the weak on...Read More
Categories: buffalo, religion, war,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member The Child and the Buffalo
The Stars and Moon had long been friends
    But this was set to change.
As the Moon just up and walked away
    Moving swiftly out of range.
And what was left was dark and void
 ...Read More
Categories: buffalo, courage, innocence, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
The deep wounds and scars of the past
The rigours and torment of the present 
The blurry and scary pictures of the future 
Like a stampeding Buffalo have destroyed my morale
Leaving me in the cave with the serpent of risky thinking...Read More
Categories: buffalo, confusion, crazy, dark, depression, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member RUN
The truth is stranger than fiction.
As they say,
you can’t make this stuff up.
It was the middle of summer,
And I was looking for a way to defeat
Fort Sill’s Oklahoma heat.
Escaping to the cooler climate
of Buffalo New York seem to be a...Read More
Categories: buffalo, black love, daughter, dog, family, humor, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Giraffe, an Okapi and a Wildebeest
A giraffe, an Okapi and a blue wildebeest
Walked into a bar hoping to have an horde ‘ore feast
A bongo, an Asian water buffalo came in too.
I’ve decided to sneak out. How about you?

...Read More
Categories: buffalo, animal, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Which Big Cat Am I
I am the biggest and the strongest of all the wild cats.
No I do not live in Africa. Sheesh! Why would you ask that?
You can find me in Southeast Asia, India too.
My cousins in Siberia would really scare you!

I scratch...Read More
Categories: buffalo, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th
Form: Personification
Premium Member IN THE WILD Re Post
( Re Post)

Early one morning, we begin our drive,
An awesome feeling as we arrive,
At our camp gate which, opens 
At six o’clock, 
Now we are in the African bush
Which, will unlock,
Moments that we have missed and
Remember from...Read More
Categories: buffalo, animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Neil
Canadian-born in 1945,
Born following the closure of hateful war,
In which so many brave men had lost their lives,
And born to witness the effect of many more:
The man with a "Heart of Gold", a metaphor
For his own high-profile and enduring war,
Fought...Read More
Categories: buffalo, career, children, crazy, environment, sad, song,
Form: Canzone
Rhingaul Grasper's Adventures
thinking it was done in our favor
we quickly found that it had neither
been rehersted or a proper procedure
to evade it's occurrence: had been
sequensed into a plan for
evasive action.
i paused to think, knowing
this animal could destroy us all!
I never losted focus...Read More
Categories: buffalo, adventure, animal, business, celebrity, culture, hero, music,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member Mighty Tatonka

From west-to-east they daubed the plains with dark
          The groans of horns and hooves to shake the earth
             ...Read More
Categories: buffalo, animal, appreciation, men, native american, nature,
Form: Sonnet
mighty beast the buffalo
might we tame the bison
his strength shall
pull our carts
and carry our grains
that we might then show
these people who
great we are that they
have been lame
in there ability to
even have this breed

yet these mens shall learn
that wild
is wild
and what is tamible can...Read More
Categories: buffalo, adventure, america, animal, business, celebration, film, food,
Form: Ode
The food was indeed, Greek.
My first Greek Frappe!
A most divine, heavenly treat.
Gods must have created this.
So far beyond good!
In gigantic glasses,with ice chips.
It was as good as an Ouzo on the rocks!

The Festival on Saturday was terribly
I wanted to leave,before...Read More
Categories: buffalo, america, angst, celebration, clothes, people,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member History of Kansas in Rhyme
At one time eight different Native America Indian Tribes lived in peace,
In the state of Kansas, sharing buffalo, shared lands with no lease.
The Iowa, Chippewa, Delaware, Kansas, Osage, Pawnee and Kickapoo,
Shared venison, and fresh cool streams with the Wyandotte too.

Animals...Read More
Categories: buffalo, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I believe and I wonder improved I hope
I believe  a Force in the universe
pushes around and around suns, moons
pulls and pushes electrical storms
galaxies swarm as stars sway and form

I believe there is a Force that rules
a universe that sent the stars into the night
creates all the...Read More
Categories: buffalo, life, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Along A Colorado Trail
I saddle my faithful horse, King, for another day on the trail.
My dog, Duke, is anxious to go, I can tell by the wag of his tail!
The soothing sound of creaking leather is music to me,
As we seek another day...Read More
Categories: buffalo, animal, creation, mountains, nature,
Form: Rhyme
The Aberdare Ranges Kenya
Dawn, when silence falters
And the trees of the range- 
Are tucked in a bucket of fog
Marching dawn, whose beauty never alters,
I tuck myself in blankets like a log
At the Treetops Hotel upon the range
Dainty dreams upon dawn’s altar

The dappled peacock...Read More
Categories: buffalo, africa, mountains, nature,
Form: Rhyme
At Peace
He had the grace of a buffalo
And the strength of a gazelle,
But he wore it comfortably
And we loved him for it.

His secret was contentment.
It empowered us all.
We were unbeaten, unwounded.

Many challenged us,
Striking below the surface
Attacking everything they valued.

We remained untouched,
Hidden...Read More
Categories: buffalo, friendship, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Brave Woman
Brave Woman

Wounded and outnumbered by U.S. soldiers,
The Northern Cheyenne Warrior ‘Chief Comes in Sight,’
Fights to stay alive in the Rosebud Creek valley;
When his sister spots his predicament,
And jumps on her pony and races to save him.
Amid the arrows, bullets and...Read More
Categories: buffalo, america, education, family, hero, history, native american,
Form: Verse
Premium Member What to Do with Miss P
Although Miss P. was nobility,
Very scarce was her gentility.
She farted and burped.
And soup simply slurped.
Loudly too with no humility.

Let’s marry her off, her mother said.
Her gas is enough to rouse the dead.
Who would take her though?
She can burp a buffalo
Her...Read More
Categories: buffalo, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Crazy Horse Monument
Crazy Horse Monument

Up there! On the Black Hills mountain,—
A work in progress sculptured in granite;
Of a stern faced warrior, strong and determined:
Unadorned in war bonnet—hair flowing in the wind,
With the White Buffalo Calf Woman’s seven values
Written into his face.

Mounted upon...Read More
Categories: buffalo, america, education, history, native american, tribute, usa,
Form: Verse

 Having to realize my journey
Through life, i face unusual situations...
This time with animals.

In the pond the alligator opens its huge mouth
and orders me: swim ...!
In the field the sibylline snake , hisses :
In the cold white snow
the scary wolf...Read More
Categories: buffalo, allegory, animal, fantasy, voice,
Form: Prose Poetry