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Memphis Poems - Poems about Memphis

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Premium Member The Wife of a Miser
...quarter from a debtor before he could reach the door and escape the lender’s hot pursuit. The Miser hired me to go to Memphis with him for common labor with the promise of a fine meal. With a vision of a hamburger and fries dancing in my ......Read More
Categories: memphis, abuse, cheer up, husband,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Indeed He Wrote
...rth Mississippi he penned a tale about Colonel John Sartoris of Boon Hogganbeck and Lucius McCaslin taking a trip to Memphis, Tennessee in “Boss” Priest’s Wynton Flyer they were “The Reivers”—footloose and fancy free Yes, Mr. Gable, F......Read More
Categories: memphis, appreciation, celebrity, film, literature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AMARILLO
...At six o’clock the road turned bare as we rode through Tennessee. From Nashville to Memphis is a long, dark stretch of gray and brown trees and fields where no one ever walks or works. I’ve often wonde......Read More
Categories: memphis, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FROM A JACK TO A KING - HLM
...e pelvis also sang soul Of Hispanic origin Blue eyes sent girls in a spin The hearts of old and young he stole. Memphis idol's funeral, adoring fans in thousands pass casket. Contest: Charlie Hai-Lim-Ku Sponsor: Charles Me......Read More
Categories: memphis, funeral,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Memorable Vacation
...family members in Mississippi. We then went to Memphis to visit friends there. We parted with the car in Memphis ......Read More
Categories: memphis, vacation,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member End of an Era
...n the tracks. Those big drivers turning eight wheels and smoke pouring from her stacks. Pulling cars from Chicago to Memphis, on across that Delta Land, running down to New Orleans and over to the Gulf Coast sands. The engineer, with......Read More
Categories: memphis, eulogy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We Dream of Rain III
...ers of the revolution is bound for treason, Turn the gold to chrome, a Gift... with nothing to lose, Stuck this side of Memphis with you in a mobile home, sing: Mother Prussia, Mother Prussia. The Way of the Gun. The Rights of the West.......Read More
Categories: memphis, adventure, allah, allegory, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SHOULD THE LEVEE EVER BREAK
...X WINE BLUES THREE HAPPY ITALIANS VOYAGE SUNSET BALLAD ACT 2 LABYRINTHIA NIKITA SOMETHING VIGILENT MOJO MEMPHIS BELLE UN PEU COMME LA PLUIE ZULLY’S APOLOGY ROUGH WOMEN ACTION XERXES SURVEYS HIS REALM INTERMISSION FOOL ......Read More
Categories: memphis, adventure, allegory,
Form: List
Premium Member HAND-PICKED BERRIES AND SUN-DRIED TOMATOES 2
...hythm that evokes a pendulum’s motion, to-and-fro, but without getting boring or snagged on clichés.” Fran Budnick, The Memphis Egyptian “Have another bottle of wine, make a baby or two, go hungry for awhile, lose someone close to you, g......Read More
Categories: memphis, mythology,
Form: Prose
Something magical in your life
...olumbus watched every night. Something on which Scott would mark with his life. Something Elvis saw when he’d see the Memphis skyline. Something that Armstrong invested in with years of his life. Something that caught Davinci’s inquisit......Read More
Categories: memphis, appreciation, beautiful, beauty, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Chicago Five-F
...e mixed signals of dixie, Or was it pure blooded Memphis? Was it fresh, matured, and promising, Or was it residues of childhood puppy love? Neither knew for sure, but......Read More
Categories: memphis, marriage, romance,
Form: Verse
Premium Member MEMPHIS BELLE
...ks Egyptian, but dreams in Greek. Her promises are a convoluted pyramid scheme. Her reputation is common knowledge from Memphis to Thebes where she is whispered of in the marketplace as though her name were currency to be traded for protect......Read More
Categories: memphis, allegory,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member BIRMINGHAM GRACE
...Left Memphis on a southbound bus. Entered north Mississippi as I knew I must. Turned toward the Alabama line. Spent the n......Read More
Categories: memphis, journey, lust, sensual,
Form: Lyric
Rome was not built in a Day
...n existence For about nearly a millennium before You or i or even the Roman empire was to set foot upon The Memphis Plateau Where the 3 Pyrmaids of Giza Still reside till today The 1st and 7th Wonder of the World Wi......Read More
Categories: memphis, adventure,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Outside Memphis on the plateau
... Pulling against the grains, no matter which way they go For one reason or another, always the sand......Read More
Categories: memphis, allegory, history, humanity,
Form: Rhyme

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