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Caseworker, 1962
In 1962, I was a caseworker, not a social worker, in the Cabrini-Green Housing Project in Chicago. In that era, the difference between a caseworker and a social worker was simple. A social worker had...

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Categories: st louis, poverty,
Form: Prose



Premium Member Soul Stance River - 25
Christ!
A warparty of 60 Shoshone warriors has just stampeded into the meadow
faces painted red and white for blood and death, all sorts of strange designs,
bows and arrows ready to fly on us, skull breaking cudgels...

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Categories: st louis, adventure,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 14
6 miles up river Arikara are encountered,
they are a people of amenable disposition and are agrarians,
they chuckle with sympathy as we inform them of our grizzly confrontation
and they tell us that disease had forced them...

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Categories: st louis, adventure, , cute,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 29
The Nez Perce Indians who lead lean lives on these knolls and river brooks
have a style of soul that sneaks into the songs of the sun
and plays on the prayers in the patience of their...

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Categories: st louis, adventure,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 18
12 hours of excruciating labor pangs have Sacagawea breathing
into the face of Death,
as she violently shakes her head back and forth, teeth clenched,
sweat boiling and eyes furious
it seems to me that she is detetmined to...

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Categories: st louis, adventure,
Form: Epic



Premium Member Bond Dragon Bond Adventure
Bond, Dragon Bond, found his interest most piqued on one spring day.
He did suspect, that the St. Louis Arch, is a weather-controlling array.
Storms simply dissolve and disappear when coming the St. Louis way.
Is it magic...

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Categories: st louis, adventure, fantasy, fun, funny, humor, humorous, imagination,
Form: Light Verse
I'm the Knife
I said, “Take my hand, girl, let’s go for a ride.
You gotta choose soon, you gotta pick a side.
Pick me, the good, or pick them, the bad."
She said, "Babe, I pick you." That made me...

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Categories: st louis, adventure, death, life, love, music, sad, song-happy,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Recorded Emotions
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Categories: st louis, death, emotions, family, god, grief,
Form: Narrative
Consider Source About Horse of Course
consider the source
could tell had been a big horse
could run a great course
(who we did endorse)
(in state of remorse)
(ran while in full force)

a place we would reach
where trump will have to impeach
contract he did breach
(terrible...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: st louis, allegory, analogy,
Form: Senryu
The Tragedy of Celestina, Part I
Celestina Prior fell in love
with a man named Melon O’Neil,
and did thank those lucky stars above
for the way that this man made her feel,
she did not first think it could be real,
she was unmarried at...

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Categories: st louis, absence, heartbreak, history, journey, lost love, love,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member Recorded Emotions
With me, there were word sounds and expressions of grief upon being informed of the passing of a sibling.  Each one's passing ignited a sound, brief words, or simply a voiceless stillness that seemed...

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Categories: st louis, anxiety, bereavement, brother, death, family, sister,
Form: Free verse
The Meaning of Life
I might be able to bring an end to all of the world’s turmoil and strife,
Because I think that I have stumbled upon the one true meaning of life.

It seems it all began a long...

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© Tony Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: st louis, funny, life, baby, me, baby, life, me,
Form: Light Verse
To My Love Part 4 TBC
My post-mortem may bear the stroke of your hand, in your lap,
On your knees with a single tear so priceless
That may fall on my cold cheek with power to revive, resurrect.
But not this time, not...

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Categories: st louis, life,
Form: Free verse
The Song of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs
TYPICAL 30 - The Start of the 2013-2014 NHL Season
30 of them began their battle with hopeful beginnings
But 14 of them will have their early exit...

As for the 16 teams, their Stanley Cup Playoffs dream...

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Categories: st louis, fun, games, hockey, pride, race, sports, success,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member UT SINT UNUM - THAT WE MAY BE ONE
It’s not just bricks and mortar
Nor a distant memory 
But the ground roots of our livelihood
And our future destiny. 

As this place prepares to close 
When the final bell will sound 
To mark the end...

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Categories: st louis, childhood, education, leaving, middle school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hot Southern Nights


During the time before television came to our home,                          ...

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Categories: st louis, america, baseball, father, games, sports,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member NINESEVENTEENPM
TIME IS NO MSYTERY 
EACH AND EVERY SECTION HAS A SECOND
 AND IS HISTORY

this is my confused telling of my destiny
better dreaming of this calamity
and I am a visionary
or am I a visionary
and do I...

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Categories: st louis, analogy, celebrity, change, community,
Form: Free verse
Ghosts of the High Rockies, Part I
Eamon heard the rocks skitter away,
scree tumbling down with his every step,
descending from towering Mount Gilborne,
to a lake below where he could rest.

He knew a spot to set up his new tent,
where the conifers came...

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Categories: st louis, america, confusion, history, imagery, nature, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Don't Go to Wyoming Alone
He's a versatile "man of all trades,"
pursues anything new, virtually self-made.
He's a photographer, a minister and a poet,
immerses himself totally but before you know it

he's off and running, tackling something new
He's built homes, cell towers,...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: st louis, africa, farm, flying, humorous, travel, vacation,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Fifty-two Blue Beads
I walked in the local Relay for Life
In support of the Cancer Foundation
I have lost too many people that I love
To this horrible abomination

For each lap around the High School track
You received a white bead...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: st louis, life, blue, blue, cancer, high school,
Form: Rhyme
Riding Route 66 with the Wind on our Faces
The bike was loaded and packed
The duffle bag strapped to the rack
The air was crisp when we started out at dawn
In the early morning hours we were gone 
Down the road with the wind on...

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Categories: st louis, memory, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Here But There
“Where do you come from?” is a query, that most of us have heard
And the answers that are given range from honest to absurd
“My mother” might be appropriate , if a jerk you want to...

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Categories: st louis, family, home, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Rain and Rain and More Rain
On August 29, 2005, the "Rain and Rain and more Rains came", destroying everything we had worked a lifetime for.  My home that we had just finished building, one year ago, all our furniture,...

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© Judy Konos  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: st louis, nature,
Form: Free verse
New Orleans, Louisiana: aka The Big Easy
What's go great about New Orleans, Louisiana, is that of its jazz music and its voodoo culture. The city has been known as "The Big Easy" since the 1800s. It seems that all of the...

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Categories: st louis, adventure, on writing and words, places, travel,
Form: Ode
Premium Member You Do Not Know Me
Dark angels dance overhead
Storm clouds swirl within my head
Smiles are the veils of hidden thoughts
Tormented souls question not what is not

Ile St Louis, a swamp of nighttime beasts
Where soon poets shall roam
All that changed, the...

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Categories: st louis, evil, flower, tribute,
Form: Light Verse