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Hydrant Poems

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New Poems

blind bat
she says of me
but that's what
she is to me

i'm aspiring
but slightly
lying that
i'm trying

writing as if
a blind man
out for a
walk a

round town but
my cane and feet
tell no shape or form
for all i know i'm going

but thinking
what it means
to go around
the block

ticking...Read More
Categories: hydrant, muse,
Form: I do not know?

Premium Member MADAME SIERRA--
Madame Sierra
if you think you can have another man, on the side;
Then it's off with you, then you and you friend need to go bye-bye-bye-bye;
Don't shed a tear in front of me;
I'll give you know sympathy, my, my, my
As you...Read More
Categories: hydrant, anxiety, appreciation, break up, devotion, lost love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Hot Like a Firecracker
Hot like a Firecracker, Red Dances her Truth
Red is a savage, 
Takes no prisoners
For she wants for nothing

Red is complete 
Onto herself
A pirate-faerie-gypsy-queen

Red is hot like a firecracker
Red dances her truth
Stopping at stop signs
Only to say "hi" to her cousins

Red...Read More
Categories: hydrant, art, color,
Form: Free verse
dry dusty city street
    an open fire hydrant 
childhood floods back...Read More
Categories: hydrant, childhood, city, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Summer Al Fresco
Summer Al Fresco
by Valerie D. Staton

Parched people frolic
Underneath aquatic arch
Open hydrant – no fire
...Read More
Categories: hydrant, fun, summer, water, weather,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member All Aboard
   Who suggests a trip back...rides to this bit of nostalgia in the middle years of the Great Depression aboard a Chicago elevated train, "the El." We hurdle head-long above asphalt blanketed streets that are determined to out...Read More
Categories: hydrant, city, imagery, perspective,
Form: Prose
Crazy Day
 Ever find yourself getting
 up on the wrong side of 
 the bed, knowing your 
 going to have one of those 
 days!! Guess what!
 everything went wrong,
 first, the letters slipped
 out of the mailbox when
 I...Read More
Categories: hydrant, funny,
Form: Free verse
Walking Backwards

People always walk their pet Time
in linear leash fashion
But their four dimension-legged friend
don’t always lead them
the right bipedal way
When you take a trip down Memory Dove Lane,
do you often mourn 
over your past mistakes?
Or do you walk the Time backwards,
going...Read More
Categories: hydrant, allegory, life, time, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Premium Member HOT SUMMER DAY

hair’s fallen, wet.
clinging shirt with sweat.
shoe’s barely protect
my feet, from the pavement’s heat.

i climb aboard the bus, no
air conditioning, of course,
and head to the bustling city streets.
perspiration stains and inpatient glances
all shout, with the fervor of a wet...Read More
Categories: hydrant, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hot Summer Day
A group of city kids, so bored
one sizzling summer day,
hoped for cool respite from the heat,
for they still wished to play.

They didn’t want to sit inside,
play games, or watch TV.
Then something—like a miracle—
would change ennui to glee.

While trudging into town,...Read More
Categories: hydrant, childhood, fun, summer,
Form: Quatrain
Hot Summer Day
It is forty degree centigrade
Scorching heat everywhere
Tap Water almost boils
Heatwaves in the air

The leaves on the roadside
Have withered to sickly brown
Fewer people on the roads
Hot summer day in the town

Only people who rejoice
Are sherbet vendors in the streets
Chilled fruit-drinks they...Read More
Categories: hydrant, children, games, life, summer,
Form: Verse
Premium Member One Hot Summer Day
On a blistering August day,
hot sweaty kids just wished to play.

Someone (nobody stills knows who)
turned on the hydrant. Water flew!

It flew and like a geyster went
all over the place – Heaven sent!

The kids went crazy. Oh what fun
that one hot...Read More
Categories: hydrant, summer,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Hot Summer Day
It's not a swimming pool
still feels so cool,
it's not even a pond
still feels so grand!

On a hot summer day
children at play
dipping their toes
where the hydrant flows,
looking so hip
ready to take a dip,
posing to jump
in the murky dump.

Having some fun
under the...Read More
Categories: hydrant, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Hot Summer Ecstasy
Chocolate cake batter still on my tongue,
I rush outside as soon as I hear the clamor
It’s a hot summer day in the city

Fire hydrant busted, water rushing everywhere
No need for swim suits, its time to cool off
Mama keeps calling, take...Read More
Categories: hydrant, city, fun, summer, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hot City Days
Hot City Days

Hot city days
summer's ablaze
in bricks of concrete
and flip flop feet.

Just keep cool
in a hydrant pool.
The block’s a bash
if kids can splash.

Great water fun
in scorching sun
can bring a smile
to any child.

Grown-ups look on
as though they long
to drench in droves
right...Read More
Categories: hydrant, city, summer, water,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member What Would You Do If
                                     What if you...Read More
Categories: hydrant, abuse, america, analogy, black african american, bullying,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's So Darn Hot
A shimmering haze distorts the sky
sending temperatures soaring high.
And the streets are ripe with smelly folk
as thick layers of smog smother and choke.

Feeling hotter than ever before
dribbles of sweat escape every pore.
And people look exhausted on side-walks
more like zombies no...Read More
Categories: hydrant, how i feel, imagery, stress, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Hot Summer Day
On the lower east side were a melting pot
just a bunch of city kids with no sandlot
this particular day being extremely hot
fanning ourselves with all we got,

Hanging around outside on our front steps
on occasion going inside not wanting to be...Read More
Categories: hydrant, childhood, new york, summer, , cute,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Hot Summer Day
Sun poures its hot rain.

It wades drinking away the race body heat, 

beneath their feet as they walk the baking street.  
Neighborhood kids play upon the streets 

splashing in the muddy water.

No one silent, 

their...Read More
Categories: hydrant, children, fun, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The 80's Became The Present Again
The 80's Became The Present Again

On the coast of Oahu
here, I was on a beach bus,
circling a sweet picture
in my mind,
white sands, blue seas, palms,
rolling all along
in a candy store.
It was a beautiful beach setting,
a beautiful scenic bus ride ...
how...Read More
Categories: hydrant, beach, beauty, candy, journey, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I am so about this
Standing next to a fire hydrant
Sitting on a park bench
Bothered by you
rather I be alone
Looking into a broken mirror
People bore me. That they do.
I'm a person so I am also quite
Silly vagrants honking horns, fancying party favors
Find me eyed on...Read More
Categories: hydrant, crazy, dark, deep, humor, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 'Gift Horses' - Note 1
Your car needs an oil change? Don't worry I've got it!
Your P.C.'s just door stop? Well, I'll at least try!
Last romance killed night dreams? Come, laugh at my failures!
Need empathy booster? I'm master of sigh!

No light in your tunnel? Here's...Read More
Categories: hydrant, integrity, life,
Form: Quatrain
Dirty Water At My Liberty
dirty water at my 
liberty of discolored junction
I shake in fear 
at the thought of taking a shower 

what will my land lord say 
when she reads my poem
will she turn red and quill  
will she up and scream
what...Read More
Categories: hydrant, america, city, fate, health, international, mystery, political,
Form: Bio
Armadillo Home
          Rush Hour, Chicago

Early evening traffic's
rather heavy.
Autos armadillo home
along the Outer Drive
as out of mouths of buildings 
people enter mouths
of anything that moves
wherever every evening
they are going. Tonight
they...Read More
Categories: hydrant, chicago,
Form: Blank verse
Those Days Of Fun
Yes, I do want to let my gray hair hang down.
But unlike my life, it has grown way too long!
Now, every day, I seek my heavenly crown.
But in my youth, my thoughts were free or headstrong.

I remember way back in...Read More
Categories: hydrant, film, memory, military,
Form: Quatrain