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Red Light District Poems

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Blood Clot and Boycott and More
Blood Clot and Boycott

Rather than crossing lines and boycott,
We did have a drink  called blood clot,
And then hardened;
From jail pardoned;
After we would finish it, hit the spot.

Jim Horn

Trump Did Declare Another Edict

Trump did declare another edict,
And to a habit...Read More
Categories: red light district, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member Smooth Big Cat

"Smooth Big Cat"

He was one of those guys you just knew would be a dud. "Be nice", she said to herself.

She met him on the upswing from the abyss of a dismally closed final chapter. He seemed to be unsure...Read More
Categories: red light district, adventure, muse, mystery, romance,
Form: Narrative
In the moments before dusk   
night in a struggle with the day   
dreams they do say   
dancing into reality   
the red light district   
flickers on high alert   
she, backs into...Read More
Categories: red light district, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Daily, they gather like maggots,
Beneath tree shades, savoring trash like faggots.
All they know is drug intake,
Now and then in shame they partake,
And their dreams morning and night they put at stake,
Making their destines shatter like cornflakes.
Failures dormitory, shattered hopes like...Read More
Categories: red light district, abortion, abuse, addiction, adventure, anger, body, conflict,
Form: Rhyme royal
Poetry For The Common Man
It's 3 P.M, Sitting, staring at the reruns of Jeopardy and Seinfield 
a microwave steak and some potatoes 
sit gingerly on the tray, crunchy and frozen....

It's 5 P.M., a bottle of room temperature beer
cuddles itself around my hands
some potato chips...Read More
Categories: red light district, anger, anxiety, deep, depression, grief, pain, sad,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member AHA HAIKU 20

Mosquito menace
Dengue and Zika;
Fever inoculates


Rainy weather
Stay indoors;
Talk to myself


Dusk dark drowns
Eyes strain to see;
Sudden light blinds


Sexy brisk walk
Lady of the night;
Stuff of dreams


By kerb side fringe
Strange gathering;
Motley persuasions


Ancient occupation
Red light district;
Pleasure parade


Exotic night fare
Moonlit sonata;
Rapture awaits


Caution sign:
High tension wire;
Do not...Read More
Categories: red light district, allegory,
Form: Haiku

Rain washing wet
Exit humid heat;
Bamboo pines sway


Weary estate
Rustic and ancient;
Old people pace


Orchid stalks
Crystal flower vase;
Beauty adorns


Class reunion
Familiar faces;
Change intervenes


Old-time movie
Once upon then;
Romantic poise


Property market
Doldrums percolate;
Prices go south


Precious moments
Fragrance lingers;
Touchy feelings


Red light district
Pretty birds ply;
Ancient occupations


Evening descends
Abruptly dark;
Distant lights hurl


Fleeting surge
Momentum...Read More
Categories: red light district, change,
Form: Haiku
Black Tar Blood
A smile. It's hard to tell whether that smile 
is genuine or just masking a plethora of 
secrets. The sparkle in your eyes suggests 
honesty, but the whites of your eyes are 
stained with tiny red lightening bolts. 
Sweetheart, what...Read More
Categories: red light district, abuse, addiction, corruption, dark, death, depression, emotions,
Form: Free verse
To see her blog, adorned with pastel tones
Widens the gap that pervades my bones
For now we eat her passing meal of plain white rice
Leaving us all alone, without much needed fashion advice

The red light district has lost an inductee
For I...Read More
Categories: red light district, angel, art, beautiful, black african american, brother,
Form: Elegy
Uneducating a Suicide Bomber
If heaven is a rest for the imbeciles,
the banes of hell my portion must be.
If cloud nine is a bordello, 
and the streets of gold are carved along the red-light-district, 
then god must be a panderer. 

Am I not already...Read More
Categories: red light district, education, peace, political, religion, god, woman, god,
Form: Free verse
Silly rabbit tricks are for prostitutes
Silly rabbit tricks are for prostitutes, made by establishment
daunted by economy, at night by the dawns early red light district,
watch the women give up their pride by the hour, lacking positions
star 69 your way back to daddy's touch, the reason...Read More
Categories: red light district, life, sad, work,
Form: Free verse
The Return..... Samuari II... The Saga begins
The place, New York City, downtown Brooklyn. The time is two thirty in the 
morning, the job, stake out, Red Light district, yeah, you know the place, full
of full of vice, graft, corruption and every other kind of crime. Oh...Read More
Categories: red light district, imagination, satireme, me,
Form: Narrative
Red light district
Curbside romance

Picture in a magazine
Leering at a beauty queen
Short shirts and dirty mack’s
Waiting for red light perhaps
A furtive glance
Curbside romance

Fake smiles through
Red violent lips
Faded faces worn
By times constant grip

High heeled whores
Strut like flamingos
On their way
To another nights work

Woman in a...Read More
Categories: red light district,
Form: I do not know?
London 1647
Like the mediaeval skirmish, defeat with stale dismay
Adjacent to every dwelling the silent donor plague;
Masquerades of scarlet doom as those who pass away
Unhygienic circumstance with umpteen reasons vague.

Black Death buboes mystery and evil stench of sewage,
Overcome in mammoth form an...Read More
Categories: red light district, animals, sad, social,
Form: Ballade
Red light District
Short shorts skirts and spike heeled shoes

In the Red light District of your town

On the darkened street corners

There's pleasures of the flesh to be found.

Blondes, brunettes and redheads

Working girls they are.

They earn their living selling flesh

To hungry men with expensive...Read More
Categories: red light district, life, people, social, red, light, light, red,
Form: Quatrain
Red Lights
red lights blinking rapidly 
I didn't make the connection
as soft music floated unseen 
from cars heaving with undulating motion 
gentle, rhythmic, but forced upon 
as ruby lips pressed into service 
with legs spread wide, most welcoming 
a toll bridge where...Read More
Categories: red light district, people, sad, social,
Form: Free verse