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Idled Poems

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Nightmare 2
He parks up the street
Then shuts his lights off
Keeps the engine running
Only one thing on his thoughts

He sits silently still
With engine idled and running
He has come up with a plan
He hopes it is cunning

Waits a few moments more
To keep his...Read More
Categories: idled, anger, anxiety, conflict, death, horror, murder, violence,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Cricket In A Thicket

As I idled on the grass
I heard a little cricket,
But I could not see him though,
He was somewhere in a thicket.

I found his chirping charming
An engaging chap was he,
But just where he was chirping from,
Was quite a mystery.

Yet I did...Read More
Categories: idled, humorous, insect, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Cut
I stood motionless
the breath scratching its way to surface
seconds idled into minutes
watching like a predator in its prey sight
Her selective form withdrawing into darkness
Will held me captive
slowly drowning in the morose
Etching her shape
in forgotten shadow
The war between need and loss
accumulating...Read More
Categories: idled, poetry,
Form: Free verse
One day
One day,
My love shall return,
Never to be,
Idled again....Read More
Categories: idled, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On Zarker Street

		Zarker Street was treeless,
		front porches of houses
		reaching the sidewalk,
		not a square inch of grass
		to welcome even a weed.

		The polio ambulance, like a 
		a hungry animal, idled
		In front of Ronnie Dasher’s house,
		his brother being carted to the curb, 
		bound for an...Read More
Categories: idled, anxiety, assonance, garden, song,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member The Morning Lost

How I rued the morning lost,
For I slept late, till ten,
I love to watch the rising Sun,
But I had missed it then.

I like to rise with the birds,
To hear them greet the day.
But this morn I idled,
The hours just slipped...Read More
Categories: idled, bird, morning, sunshine,
Form: Rhyme
Bad Poem
One day I delivered a poem
one that seemed to be premature
so I swaddled her up
and set her aside
to grow 'til I felt reassured

How she yowled and howled for attention...
how she cried so piteously!
How she coughed and she sneezed
whimpered and wheezed
then...Read More
Categories: idled, humor, humorous, silly, word play, writing,
Form: Rhyme
EULOGY
EULOGY
--MERAKI

I lie here, content
No, not endorsing a life of zest
Or days of melancholy
I lie here at ease,
For now there's respite
And I no more need to maneuver
The graceless rinks of maturity

I've had my share of happiness
And equal blows of fate
Pits and...Read More
Categories: idled, eulogy,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member GOIN' NOWHERE FAST
GOIN’ NOWHERE FAST

At any rate
the traffic…
…”God, get that finger out of there”
….”cripes, she wiped it on the seat”
stalled….
…..”She’s puttin’ on eye make-up”
…”she could put her eye out”
stopped…
…..”He’s watchin’ a freakin’ movie”
idled….
…..”The dog’s on his lap”
What!!...
…..”some woman’s drying her nail polish”
…………..”One...Read More
Categories: idled, culture, people, travel,
Form: Free verse
A Gift Of Mistakes
My share of mistakes I have made,
Detours I’ve taken, dues I’ve paid.

In dubious company I’ve found friends,
Indecision followed the best-laid plans. 
Loneliness has rushed me into love, 
Courting heartbreaks and a cold rebuff. 

By my errant mind I was ill...Read More
Categories: idled, character, father, future, growth, my child, son,
Form: Couplet
Myrtle Street
Intact in my eye are a five year olds streets

I peeled oranges bored in Sunday School pews

Seldom a shoe on my naked free feet

hardly  my knees without a blue bruise


To the table clothed  mountain ,

overlooking our gang

Up to...Read More
Categories: idled, boy, childhood, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SWAN SONG
Swan Song

I slid silently past
soft silenced down
laid in rest
amid fresh sprouted grasses
no viewing hours posted
only the few drifters
heads bowed
paddles idled
an homage
to nature’s beauty
spent.


John G. Lawless
5/28/2017
...Read More
Categories: idled, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflection
The Robin knows the time of day,
the time to stay, the time to fly.
The story goes, or so they say
this is the way to Lora Lai

Pinch me once, pinch me twice
or better yet, don't pinch me at all.
Just do your...Read More
Categories: idled, allegory,
Form: Rhyme
Tides
'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore.'
-Edna St. Vincent Millay


Sluggishly the waves steal in like guilty 
lovers, apologetic,
smothering the shore with gentle kisses 
of contrition;
the ocean lies at rest, the surf recumbent, 
apoplectic.

Suddenly the heavens burst, tides no 
longer...Read More
Categories: idled, weather,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Colors of my mind
The colors of my mind
  Collide in conversation 
   But all I see
   Is black and white
   Thoughts so empty 
    That feeling should 
     ...Read More
Categories: idled, deep, emotions, feelings,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Commuter Van
My cold not quite over – 
With sniffles and cough – 
I had a commitment
I couldn’t blow off.

The thought of the subway,
Its rush-hour crush,
Was turning my insides,
Congested, to mush.

But then I remembered,
A few blocks away,
Commuter vans idled
Each morning, each day.

And...Read More
Categories: idled, urban,
Form: Rhyme
Tides
'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore'
                           -Edna St. Vincent Millay


Sluggishly the waves...Read More
Categories: idled, weather,
Form: Verse
Tides

'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore.' 
                               ...Read More
Categories: idled, dedication, writing,
Form: Verse
Tides
'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore'
                           -Edna St. Vincent Millay


Sluggishly the waves...Read More
Categories: idled, ocean,
Form: Verse
Premium Member GOD'S SHADOW-for contest
GOD’S SHADOW/for contest


There were prayers – hollow, empty – prayers.
Oh, the hands were folded, heads bowed,
voices muffled in saint-like submission,
reverberating the words – following
as children do - just a little behind.

Prayers of supplication, beseeching forgiveness
for the unimaginable sin of being...Read More
Categories: idled, childhood, prayer, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TIDAL WAVES
Tidal Waves


Brackish debris filled surf retreats
depositing into hard sand graves
pictures stolen from post cards

Shards of a city strewn disjointedly
still ticking clocks idled in the moment
streets awash in decorative disarray

liquid mud roiling through the streets
ravenous pain stalking its victims
cold shock of...Read More
Categories: idled, horror, natural disasters,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DREAMER
Call me a DREAMER call me an IDEALIST.  I want mass appeal.  
I am a dreamer. As I think, my muse are heavy unclear weary, 
I fall asleep MY dreams are plenty starlit glistening seeming VIVID.
My Contemplation DEEP...Read More
Categories: idled, beach, body, confusion, dream, moon, planet,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A SUBTLE JOURNEY
A SUBTLE JOURNEY 
I have dipped my feet in the seven seas.
I have seen great wars between adversaries.
Many mountains I have climbed to overcome atrocities.
The spunk I have is from within.
I am on my life journey of refinement. 

Sadness has...Read More
Categories: idled, adventure, age, appreciation, courage, encouraging, feelings, journey,
Form: Rhyme
The Machine
Once was a man who loved with all of his heart
But it was because of that love that made him more dark
A darkness unlike any night and void of its depth
Then like a cocoon of baby spiders it crept all...Read More
Categories: idled, corruption, courage, grief, poverty, power, society, world,
Form: Free verse
The Day After Night
It seems to me my life, 
since a time not very long ago, 
has somehow been restored.
That again my world is bathed in light
though I had seen the sun disown me
beyond some distant, dark horizon. 
And it seems that blood's...Read More
Categories: idled, love,
Form: Free verse