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Rat Hole Poems

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A Cat In A Rat Hole

In an old house by the hedge on the cold ledge of the hill
A slim dainty lady of seventy had prime time plenty to kill
Sitting on shaky chair heavy watching TV by the fire place 
Had no inkling her adoring...Read More
Categories: rat hole, cat, humorous,
Form: Light Verse



Cat In Rat Hole

In the old house there once lived a fat cat
From half a mile she could smell a wet rat
She was too lazy to run
Spent her time under the sun
Lying on worn out black and white old mat.

One day when she...Read More
Categories: rat hole, cat, funny,
Form: Limerick
AWKWARDNESS
carving their names on the world’s flesh like scars,
they won’t waste their breath on the news of dead men.
if there are things humans should learn, it is how to
leave their emotions out of the equations uncourtly,
Keep an eyes on their...Read More
Categories: rat hole, absence, abuse, adventure, africa, art,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member The Ivory Tusk Carry Me Home
The Ivory Tusk Carry Me Home

On an island in my mind,
waves of despair roll in and out.
It never ceases.
An albatross plays the piano,
my last song and dance.
It's sad.
Even the filthy rats cry.
I muse, 
I develop a rapport
with my pallbearers. 
I...Read More
Categories: rat hole, bereavement, depression, destiny,
Form: Free verse
Prison Wall
OGUNLABI OLAJIDE YUSUF-NativePen 004
PRISON WALL
TIME OF THOUGHT:3:00PM
DATE OF THOUGHT:24:12:2008

Tall wall surround me
Several attempt seems impossible
It’s just too tall to climb

Ever pointed gun at the walls
By the men in uniform
Oh all eyes on me
Oh when will I see the walls behind

I...Read More
Categories: rat hole, appreciation, bereavement, character, color, confusion, dream, faith,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Possum Branch Road
    Cedars whisker the ditch along Possum Branch Road.  Such small little fellers, hardly worth calling a tree.  Some say haints put a spell on the whole two thousand arcres.  Maybe so, maybe not,...Read More
Categories: rat hole, humorous,
Form: Narrative
The Lights ft Edgar Allan Poe
I 

See the phone towers with the lights- 
Glowing lights! 
What a world of mischief and sorrow their pattern foretells! 
How they twinkle, twinkle, twinkle
In the icy air of night! 
While the clouds that are gray
And so boring, seem to...Read More
Categories: rat hole, adventure, america, angst, city, deep, desire, dream,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Home Delivery
The dark dinginess of the room
And its odoriferousness;
Obviously, it wasn’t broomed
In an age, the place was a mess.
The odor was suffocating
And it needed ventilation.
Unfit for a human being
and beyond my expectation.
“One lives in this filthy rat hole?
God! It’s an insult...Read More
Categories: rat hole, work
Form: Rhyme
Change For A Dollar?
The only thing that exceeded the dinginess of this rat-hole bar was its stuffiness. I
stopped in the place to make change for a parking meter just outside its door. God! It was
awful in there, and I wondered, how in the...Read More
Categories: rat hole, people, placesold, old,
Form: Haiku
Life In A Hot, Windowless Basement Dungeon
I sit and sweat,
My pain does swell,
I'm living in
this unholy hell...

Time drags,
Like my lamed foot,
that twists and turns with glee,
The pain so much unendurable
Has got the best of me

The silence
of the empty wallet
The silence
of the grave
It's been me that I...Read More
Categories: rat hole, angst, depression, life, places, urban, pain,
Form: Bio
Communal Coexistence
Give me all that you want for yourself,
I seemed to say it to all and all times,
they seemed to say about the same to me,
where do we go from here,
Is it really a zero sum game,
Land is there enough for...Read More
Categories: rat hole, inspirational, life, philosophy, me,
Form: Free verse