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A Little Scar
Inside my elbow, where it bends,
There is a little scar,
Now hidden by some veins and
Much less prominent, by far.
The day a monkey bit me,
Though some decades in my past,
Is tattooed upon my brain, the kind
ACTS OF WAR III
childhood, abortion, allusion, angel, anger,
Form: Free verse
Act Eight, Chapter One. Part Three
Part of a grander play.
A house in conflict.
We are mere players
on this vast infinite...Read More
Just For Being Me
bullying, childhood, growing up,
Was not a rough and tumble kid
A sissy boy they said
As I recall, I even took
childhood, anxiety, black african american,
Usually, I don't find the pen until I'm feeling blue,
But those who have come before me said I should write when I'm happy too,
Now at first impression, I didn't find this to be a difficult...Read More
Doris, The Magic Troll
3rd grade, childhood, children,
The tales they told of Doris
In the hills of Tazeltoff
Are remembered by the others
Who would jeer and tease and scoff
It seemed...Read More
abuse, bullying, childhood, school,
(I used to be a teacher. My last year teaching a student poisoned my drink. The principal refused to involve the authorities and the student received only one day of in school suspension sitting in...Read More
appreciation, blessing, childhood, christian,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Formed from varied wombs, love vessels so-called
we painstakingly faced the reality of growing up together
though nurtured … with compassion in one big home---
... propelled by care-givers toward triumphant journey.
While learning about family matters
our minds were...Read More
in the sand,
painting ,by hand,
blow bubbles on the wind-
in a chain,
or stripping grass
stalks,small twigs.. again..and
Passage of Time And Trains
Where I'm From
10th grade, child, childhood,
Form: Free verse
I’m from the smell of cafe con leche dancing around the house and
los primos already full of energy in the backyard.
I’m from guava and cream cheese crackers for breakfast and
the constant sound of abuela...Read More
child, childhood, family, friendship,
Form: Blank verse
A place of peace and quiet land
We grew together and made so much fun
In every minute under the sky
We played as if tomorrow never comes.
I wish the time stood still that day
Before you leave and...Read More
Memories of parents
childhood, father, mother, mother
Form: Free verse
Morning mist, known by coastal folk
clears slowly to reveal memories.
Silhouette becomes visible
jaunty walk, a cheese cutter hat on head
remember you well or maybe not.
Cool and calm, never a shout
childhood, dream, halloween,
I seldom have bad dreams, just silly ones,
but I had chilling nightmares as a child.
The one that comes to mind most frequently
involves a clown and Halloween gone wild.
My friends and...Read More
Bow And Arrows
There is much to be said about weaponry in my childhood.
About our weapons made for play and not for conflict.
But may just one lifetime-moment suffice for now.
A moment in the manufacturing of Bow And Arrows.
PAST TIMES 10
Candles and nightlights flickering bright,
blackout curtains shutting out the moonlight.
Snuggle down cosy with blankets tight,
perhaps the war will end to-night.
Dripping setting from Sunday's roast,
spread so thick on Monday's toast.
Meat bones simmer on the old gas...Read More
Specific Types of Childhood Poems
Read wonderful childhood poetry on the following sub-topics:
bad, celebrating, early, friends, funny, growing up, happy, innocence, lost, memories, nostalgia, trauma, sad,
Definition | What is Childhood in Poetry?