Light Verse Poems

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REGRET
REGRET

As I walked through my memories, 
I saw the moon and the sun as they threw 
pity at me as if to say,
I warned you!

Tears! Tears!  
Those trickles of tears as they 
ran down my face, they asked
for help.

Please...Read More
Categories: boat, cry, sad,
Form: Light Verse



HALLUCINATION

If I could have just one hallucination
I think that I would want it ninja free.
I wouldn’t want some guy in black pajamas
throwing pointed metal things at me.

If he should twirl a pair of wooden nunchucks
that went whistling somewhere near my...Read More
Categories: light,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Impure


   Well hell
   Save a seat for me
   Since I don't believe in God
   I am doomed for eternity

   No amount of good deeds
   Will excuse this pedigree...Read More
Categories: anxiety, religion,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Harry the Hamster
Harry the Hamster
   was a cute little pet
'till the day that
   into a pot he did get

Not a pot of soup, mind you
   nor a pot of beef stew
What Harry got into
  ...Read More
Categories: humorous, pets,
Form: Light Verse
A Simple Answer
(Translation of Martial Epigram XI, 27)

Patriotic Milo, willingly to war was sent,
and while his fields lay fallow, his wife got pregnant?
How did she produce, but his fields were not allowed?
Simple: while the fields lay barren, she got plowed....Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Light Verse



Premium Member Quibbling Rivalry
Me: Bobby, that's MINE!

You: So what, Sunshine?

Me (close to tears): But that's MY candy bar!

You: Lord, what a sook you are!

Me (sniffing): I wish you weren't my brother!
You wait till I tell Mother!

You (singing): Mum and Dad have gone away,
poor...Read More
Categories: brother, candy, conflict, dad,
Form: Light Verse
Burglar
Evening,locks in their right places
I have fastened them tight
Suddenly light goes off
And the cat comes close and cries like a bag
I am so brighter by a frantic draft
A dark shadow comes close
I realize it's just a rat!
...Read More
Categories: addiction, adventure, africa, age, allusion, america, anxiety,
Form: Light Verse
Issa her masters Dog
(A translation of Martial's latin poem)


Who is Issa? If it were possible to ask her
she’d tell you she belongs to Publius, her master
with whom she shares everything. When she whines,
it’s a voice almost human, not a canine’s.
Her favorite place to...Read More
Categories: dog, humor,
Form: Light Verse
ON BEING EXTANT

Them dinosaurs, they must have stinct.
I’m sorta glad they went extinct.
Yet animals with stink you can’t
stand are somehow still extant.

There’s ferrets, guinea pigs, and skunks
that smell like vomit-covered drunks.
Yet each of them remains extant
while dinosaurs remain quite scant.

Perhaps in some...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Light Verse
Euclid

Euclid was fond of drawing circles and squares,
and puzzled bystanders watching with hard stares.
What to him were provable theorems
to others were mind-boggling probleorems....Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Soaring Eagle Soars
Soaring Eagle Soars

I’m an eagle 
And by and by
I soar in the winds
I do fly

And within my eyes
I spy
Soaring the winds
I see all inside

I’m an eagle 
And by and by
I soars the winds
I do fly

10/12/19
Written words by James Edward Lee...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, bird, blessing, flying, humanity,
Form: Light Verse
Brief Lives

I watched a meteor shower
the other night – brief lives streaking 
across night’s skin – lesions
of iridescence without scars....Read More
Categories: analogy,
Form: Light Verse
LIVING THE DREAM
Living my dream bereft of reality pressure
I zoom toward faith-venture’s pleasure
As a princess with eternal treasure
Sharing blessings beyond measure.

Being the daughter of a sovereign so powerful
I’ll advocate for our kingdom to be healthily beautiful  
Along the multiplication of loving...Read More
Categories: blessing, christian, dream, faith, god, jesus, uplifting,
Form: Light Verse
The Chosen One

Now that our modest president is calling
himself the Chosen One, it’s only to be expected
with prophetic certainty, if reelected, 
he’ll declare that event his Second Coming.

If not, then expect a typical trumpean
strategy and clever transformation –
as if he were a...Read More
Categories: analogy, political,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Roommate is on my Plate
Roommate is on my plate
Dropping herself into my grits
Little flecks of warm porridge splash into my eyes

It is one of Trixie’s assistant muses
She has a killer smile and rainbow hair
Hi she greets me with telepathy

Lump of eggs rises 
I see...Read More
Categories: muse,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Unsatisfied scratching
The scratching wakes me up
Ridiculously unsatisfying
Yet notoriously put there by shingles
Or excruciatingly painful allergen.
A scream for help

Time is in my way
Sorry I sid not sneak my Excedrin pm into hospital
Morphine is not cutting it.
Each time more insistent 
On a more...Read More
Categories: addiction, sick,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Battered Self Syndrome


   In an abusive relationship
   In love with potential
   Not leaving


   This poem is not over












(this poem is finished, it's just not over)


*PCS Post Concussion Syndrome








...Read More
Categories: appreciation, mental illness, word play,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member WHERE THE NOREASTER FLIES
WHERE THE NOR’EASTER FLIES

what is the weather, dear.
oh my! where we last sailed
the Nor’easter flies.

oh my, i’m blown over
my darling, that’s clear.
forgot you’re docked over there.

i’m inhaling (yes i do)
the counterclockwise winds
that are keeping you.

piloting your plane
without delay
spurring you South.

see...Read More
Categories: travel, weather,
Form: Light Verse
Death Bed Plea

On his death bed
an anxious writer pleaded:
Lord, deny me a mansion
but not my earthly passion.
I would be so much happier
as a homeless ghost writer....Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending A Staircase And The Politics Of Art
Ahead of her time
A cascade of lines

Crossed

The least of which was nudity






10/09/2019...Read More
Categories: art, celebrity,
Form: Light Verse
Death of a Fly
(Loose translation of Goethe’s "Tod einer Fliegen")

Without a pause he drinks the toxic brew
until the world about him goes askew.
Light-headed, giddy, delusional
he finds himself no longer functional
and can no longer wipe his face or clean
his wings or other parts give...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Upward Climb

To secure a place with the upper class
many resort to a time-honored strategy
with a success rate that’s extraordinary 
called euphemistically “brown-nosing”
but which vulgarly is known as kissing a--.
Warning: Its only drawback, and it’s literal,
the upward climb carries a tell-tale smell....Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Upward Climb

To secure a place with the upper class
many resort to a time-honored strategy
with a success rate that’s extraordinary 
called euphemistically “brown-nosing”
but which vulgarly is known as kissing a--.
Warning: Its only drawback, and it’s literal,
the upward climb carries a tell-tale smell....Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Living The Dream
A busty bimbo with bottle-blonde hair,
I married a brassiere millionaire,
Having modelled his lacy D-Cups,
Soon I was signing tasty Pre-Nups,
And very quickly I was wed,
And sharing his big (curtains tastefully drawn).
Hubby is a generous bloke,
His money soon goes up in smoke,
Our...Read More
Categories: baby, body, car, house, money,
Form: Light Verse
Over Forty Males and Females

I marvel at women
who in their forties
still retain the shape they had 
in their twenties.

Whereas their hubbies
have been quick
to morph into whales
with blubber just as thick.
...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Light Verse

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