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Riding Shotgun Poems

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Chief egalitarian garbage taster ie white trash
Chief egalitarian garbage taster i.e. “white trash”

As Halloween costume, 
one year during early grade school, 
my father got brilliant idea 
for sole son dressed
uniquely rubbish qua 
putrid offal getup. 

Missus Shaner (talon clawed, 
shriveled relic archaeopteryx dinosaur, 
who taught fifth...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 5th
Form: Free verse



American Alien
I walk ‘n’ talk like a citizen, but feel like an American Alien. 
I’m Canadian born, brought up by a Philadelphian. 

Falling asleep at 3 AM, rising after noon 
Instant fame and riches, happening way to soon. 

Always being told...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, black african american, hip hop, life, society,
Form: I do not know?
License to Breathe

Publican politicians talk in half-price right angles
Dodge City liberty
being smoking barrel bargain sold 
at a chill, 
Colt-45 degrees
AC (alcoholic crops) bootleggers selling 
Prohibition license to breathe

Drunken Al Capone clones
riding shotgun, 
spit spraying
automatic fire taxable oppression

Seasoned Caesar bag men love to...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, imagery, metaphor, perspective, truth,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Summertime Driving Lessons
Ah, my unforgettable teenage years! The fun driving lessons
In the summertime, many moons ago with my dearly departed father

Those lingering, precious, magnolia-scented memories 
Perennially haunting and tantalizingly close to recall

I fondly remember my father's patience through it all
Riding shotgun, helping...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, family, father, me, memory, remember,
Form: Free verse
Ran Into Elvis Jesus and Your Memory at Walmart
          Ran Into Elvis Jesus and Your Memory at Walmart

Left toothbrushless  mine pilfered 
along with shampoo,deodorant, razors and other such
found me wasted in Walmart
Thieving Gnomes at the last homeless shelter...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, lost love,
Form: Free verse



Howling at the Moon

Black market product truckload ... 
illegal cargo of tax-free merchandise,
and plenty boxed liquor of trouble
Leather clad tattooed dirty violet blonde
riding shotgun,
with a Rambo knife hugging her thigh
In the cab backseat
sit two mountain men beastie boys
strapped to the teeth
Listening to Valhalla...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, allusion, dark, death, violence,
Form: Ode
Stormy New Beginnings
Appointment with the sandman,interrupted
Snooze button,untouched.Not this year
Phone’s ringing,wake up call.Accept
Voices in my head,loud and clear
Blood in my veins,steaming hot
Candle lit dinner with my soul,psychedelic 
Steak on my plate,medium rare
Affairs of the heart,complicated
Howling wolves,it’s a full moon

I’ll wear my heart on...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, beautiful, growth, heart, imagery, imagination, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Hitchhiker

Military boots grip the pavement,
hair in a Sarah Connor ponytail
Got her sunglasses on at midnight,
waiting patiently for the right ride
to stop
And swing open an invitation
to rest her road wary bones
From the bend of the elbow,
	to the cut leather gloved hand...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, character, dark, travel, woman,
Form: Free verse
Love Summertime, Hollow Sunshine
Each human around me sweats
Wears sunglasses
Smacked by gusts
A nesting couple hollows me,
Two tawny, tiny twitterpates
Ready for rainstorms,
And I would be happy.
But, this spring, I am still barren,

Like the young man's eyes
Across from me
I see sitting in midnight blue
Rising randomly observant...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, dark, nature, together,
Form: Personification
Riding Shotgun
The addict rests in the darkness 
Comfortable in his skin
Knowing
Does not doubt his actions
Moves forward swiftly
Alone
Bottle and stash by his side
Chaos as his neighbour
Top down 
Cruising

Upon awakening its us
Who needs to pick 
ourselves up
wonder
where we have been 
Where's the money...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, god, growth,
Form: Free verse
Riding God's Shotgun
I’ve spent my entire life sharpening my bullets
like row upon row upon row of metal teeth
that are shed when the shark is biting
riding the night sky lightening
lighting the night sky writing
God’s hand is forced
to sign his own name

regarding all unsettled...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, angst, appreciation, conflict, judgement, life, passion, power,
Form: Free verse
Down the Road Apiece
Downtown dead weight
Hurled like a heavy piece of irony
Specks of sometimes riding shotgun 
Blankets of stars that never sleep

Upheaval and missions of monsters
World gone wrong messages
Edging ever closer to weary
Sometimes a great notion

Readiness and tangible freedom
Waxing moons breathing shallow
Deliveries to...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, addiction, autumn, cool, faith, feelings, identity,
Form: Free verse
angel in disguise
she paints ugly things in pretty colors
she runs with the devil and whispers with the saints
she is a good girl in bad times
she's a angel in disguise
you can find her riding shotgun
in the roughest part of town
you can find in...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, april, beautiful, beauty, best friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GL Trestrail and Co Ltd
                         I
The rising sun burns like a solar pyre
  from Carenage to Guayaguayare,
that brings to...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, nostalgia,
Form: Couplet
summer
Assessments done summer sets in motion
Fatigue! way out? Screamed I
Gonna teach you a great feel, mom so certain
do away with fatigue, great! Screamed I

all in family moved with dash in motor
crack of dawn by sanctuary thrilled we
riding shotgun on the...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A pleasant memory
I learnt to ride
many years ago,
upon a mare
who was rather slow!
Dear old Fruitgum
became a great chum,
each Saturday hack,
riding shotgun at the back!
...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, animals, nostalgia, sports
Form: Quatrain
The Journey
I've been on this journey for over a year , it's hard to imagine.  For a whole year I have held 
the reigns up here on the wagon. It's a long trip down a winding mountain road. My foot...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, faith
Form: Cowboy
Riding Shotgun
Speeding down the highway
I lament my life so far
and meanwhile Death is gleeful,
riding shotgun in my car.

So I crank up the volume,
speakers thrumming bass guitar,
but Death just seems to dig it,
riding shotgun in my car.

One child is an addict
and the...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, allegory, angst, deathdeath, death,
Form: Rhyme
Rollin' In My Pacer
My girl dumped me, she couldn't hack it 
She said it was her or my fake leather jacket 
We were together for 30 days 
This jacket has cozied up to six Shaneyneys 
Judy is my next target, so now I...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, funny, parody, satire, social, song-me, me,
Form: Ballad
The Drive
         
As the fog thickens like soup,
    Driving down this old country highway in this old worn out old coupe.
Trying to make up lost time has got my old...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, adventure, imagination, mystery, me, old, time, me,
Form: Narrative
Picture
It stands on a bookcase shelf in the kitchen.
A picture of my father and me.
"Chillin'" at our favorite watering hole,
Smiles and seemingly happy,

Don't know why this one time,
Brought the surf wave of pain,
at that point,
I'd successfully glanced at it,
dozens of...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, angst, death, depression, devotion, father, loss, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
About a Roadtrip (The Drinker's Suicide)
I want to make love
to a woman from the 60's
hold the small of her back.
and I want to introduce her 
to Eugene O'Neill.
that's what i'll do when I get back.
and I want to leave the water running.
I wouldn't turn it...Read More
Categories: riding shotgun, death,
Form: I do not know?