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Premium Member Loosing all Senses
He can normally smell a rat or two especially as

They rattle their cage when leaving the ship

Tastes defeat when they have won another day

Cuddles their clever escape of untouchable glory

The scent at the food bank tickles his hungry senses

Christmas choirs...Read More
Categories: rat, betrayal, courage, freedom,
Form: Free verse

Listening On
NOT FOR THE CONTEST yet the subject intrigued me

I have secretly listened in on purpose,
What I overheard made me nervous,
I snooped and now I regret doing so,
If caught I’ll be in trouble from head to toe

The bug I planted was...Read More
Categories: rat, anger, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme

(Nigeria poem)

They gave us an inch
We took eels,
Left four jugs
At the shore, pronounced our future loaves of bread in them
Then waved to the wind.

They left their ancestors on our soil
So we worship it.
They tie us to it apron string,
Propitiating...Read More
Categories: rat, 2nd grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A CHRISTMAS AGO

My Christmas present list 
Every year
Got longer and longer,
What to buy
Whether far or near
I certainly have always got joy
Out of giving,  
Just two months ago, I thought
Things are getting out of hand,
What is Christmas all about,
Faith and...Read More
Categories: rat, christmas, faith, family,
Form: Free verse
Dopey Clowns
Clowns are usually funny
But one clown that I know
Couldn't even get a titter
Out of any audience so
Feeling very disappointed and
About to call it quits
He went to walk off the stage
And he did the splits
When he tried to get up
From the...Read More
Categories: rat, 1st grade,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Rendezvous
The Rendezvous 

He sat in a yellow chair 
staring through an open window,
staring to the distant west with lights bobbing 
in a shifting sea of emerging fog,
He saw thick black power lines 
stretching across the trees out back,
Stretching and reaching...Read More
Categories: rat, relationship,
Form: Free verse
I do not like our national leader
If I had a pet shark, he'd be a feeder
Hard to believe he's not a big joke
Oh what a homely pumpkin-head bloke.

I saw a rat, I saw a mouse
I saw a gobshyte near my...Read More
Categories: rat, crazy, funny, horror, humor, patriotic, political, sports,
Form: Burlesque

The little waif,
She seemed scared.
I do not like dreams,
She said.
Holding my hand in hers,
She felt secure and slept
And did not dream.
As of then
There was nothing to fear,
I had closed all doors
Opening into her mind,
It was still daytime.
When she awoke 
She...Read More
Categories: rat, imagination,
Form: Free verse
War On The Poor
They wage war on the poor
Selling their souls what for
But for gluttony and greed
Dissension is what they breed
Harmony and discord
A duality we can't afford
People die on the street
Chilled to the bone, no heat
No bread, no bed
So they commit suicide instead
And...Read More
Categories: rat, how i feel, political, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
remember this
you can't miss
your heath is weath
wear hat
move fast like rat
do it right wrap up tight
don't look a mess
also cloves boots that toot


...Read More
Categories: rat, adventure, courage,
Form: Prose Poetry
Dog And Pony Show
Flop, flap, pap and boots dragging across the concrete.

That’s the sound of a River Rat somewhere standing in formation forever.
The sound of his comrades catching him and dragging him away. The sound of him being the joke of the...Read More
Categories: rat, africa, analogy, angel, anger, animal, anxiety,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member Say something good
You surely could
  So nice if you would
You really should --
  Say something good

For a change of pace
  In this crazy rat-race
A moment of grace --
  Say something good

A compliment
  is Heaven-sent --
Say something good

Give...Read More
Categories: rat, encouraging, words,
Form: Rhyme
The Gift
I woke this morning
And what did I see
My cat on my chest
Looking down on me

Shocked as you can imagine
Her on my chest
That's not the worst part
Let me tell you the rest

In her mouth
Was a long tail mouse
She had probably caught
Somewhere...Read More
Categories: rat, animal, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Black Friday
Black, black
Born black
Head to toe black
Back black, side black, cock black
Every inch black

Midnight without a star,

Black Friday, black Saturday, every day black male

Black out from home
Black in the pen
Ba, ba, black sheep off the streets

Whack, whack stocked against black Jack

Black...Read More
Categories: rat, abuse, africa, america, betrayal, feelings, sorrow, word
Form: Free verse
Dreary, Weary Me
It was such an uneventful day today
Tonight, I want to prove otherwise 
To my Father above, but maybe someday
It's a windy night in the desert...walking tonight would be rather unwise…

It was such an unremarkable day
Tonight, I need to pray away...Read More
Categories: rat, angst, anxiety, boy, emotions, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member November's sun
November's sun brings smiles
   to every passerby's face
As throngs weave their way
   through downtown's rat race

On overcast days
   eyes are cast down 
or look straight ahead

Today they glance upward
   like petals of...Read More
Categories: rat, people, sky, smile, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Voluntary unconditional surrender woke
Voluntary unconditional surrender woke...,

Viz hitting yours truly,
when yokel egghead doth jinx
whereby ye cannot comprehend figurative
wimpy vainglory, unequivocally, tectonically,
smoldering resentments I stoke,

he doth bare his soul no joke,
no matter insight doth severely challenge
cyber surfing passersby, who attempt
to interpret courtesy
mental torture doth...Read More
Categories: rat, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Animal antics and semantics
A pup is a dog and a dog is a pup
   And a puppy dog is a doggy pup
A chick's a little hen and a hen's a big chick
   Put 'em together and you get a...Read More
Categories: rat, animal, silly, word play,
Form: Light Verse
Categories: rat, 12th grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 8th
Form: Ballad
Generic Heartwarming Christmas Movie
It seems that minutes after Halloween,
before we’ve even seen the first bits of snow,
the Christmas movies are flooding our screens,
and I think we know how they’ll all go.

Start with an actress that’s half-forgotten,
who in teen films once took off her...Read More
Categories: art, celebration, christmas, film, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Poet's Choice
You tear yourself apart to fit the syllables.
You comb through Rhyme Zone for that certain word.
You think that now you have it all together.
But rat and cat began to sound absurd.

We are always thankful for the masters
who worked so well...Read More
Categories: rat, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
sea and people
Sea and people
An island came up from under the sea
And soon it became green and pleasant
Fit for dairy production, and cats that
Took care of the rat plague.

Man, and animals in idyllic harmony but
For the rats and attacking seas-birds.

Roaring sea appropriated...Read More
Categories: rat, deep, devotion, dream, earth day,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Face the day
Face the day

Woke up to the thunder clapping,
on the window rain was tapping...
the rain sometimes... of you

The crack and flash of lightning,
they put on ...quite a show...
the sky just like your face was grey-blue

Bridge 1
I feel like time's forgotten...Read More
Categories: rat, bereavement, death, depression, grief, loss, memory,
Form: Lyric
Lab Rat Race
Lab Rat Race - 

Well it’s a hard pill to swallow
that we aren’t promised tomorrow;
but the rent is still due today. 
Sure, you’re losing your mind
but you still made it to work on time;
That’s just the nature of the rat...Read More
Categories: rat, angst, anxiety, drug, irony, lost, satire, society,
Form: Free verse
Under the tree
Under the apple tree there I sat,
Thinking of how life had treated me,
I ran for survival like a rat,
Blindfolded and encased in a tree.
A woodpecker enslaved by false love,
Now mamba looks at me with dark eyes,
As he dangles its neck...Read More
Categories: rat, fear, feelings,
Form: Rhyme