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Sullenly Poems

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Premium Member I Heard the Dread in her Voice
name said sullenly
i heard the dread in her voice
so i braced myself
...Read More
Categories: sullenly, death of a friend,
Form: Senryu



The Night Before Christmas By Edgar Allan Poe
On the night before Christmas, alone in my house, 
Sorrow gnawed at my soul, like a ravenous mouse.
Entombed in my blankets, I struggled to sleep,
Ready to snap if I counted more sheep.

I rose at the sound of scratching and creaking.
“Who’s...Read More
Categories: sullenly, christmas,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Burn

Stalks crackled
where cars threaded the slow-burn.
Straw, insect legs and fumes
got into the lungs of trucks,
made them talk backwards
like the devil on Sundays.

Long dead farmers leave their tractors,
run across the highway
into abandoned barns.
Eventually the fire ate itself.
Hay wisps 
floated away into...Read More
Categories: sullenly, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Sassy sobriquets schooled sissy spindleshanks
Sassy sobriquets schooled sissy spindleshanks...
studious skinny scruffy scribe

Scathing, scolding, screaming,
scorning, searing, sing,
sociopathic sarin soaked skewed
squirt, sputtering, squawking, sleepily
staggering, stabbing, swaggering
sweltering sadistic, sarcastic,

savage, systemically systematically
stigmatized, supersized saber sharp
schick shaving, shunned, sabotaged,
scarred, scorched, smote, sanguine,
stippled, speckled schizophrenic
sensibility, spurring, seething,

somewhat stultified, sophisticated,
spellbound spirited...Read More
Categories: sullenly, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, baptism,
Form: Free verse
Never let me go
As I wait woefully for my love to come,
The shimmering sun sinks sullenly
and a wild wind washes the weary shore,
The knights of the night descended to darken
this God’s lively land.

She had pledged, she had promised,
She assuaged with many assurances
my pleading,...Read More
Categories: sullenly, lonely, longing, lost,
Form: Alliteration



Premium Member Weeping Windows
Our eyes may be the windows of the soul,
through my windows I see all the sorrows.
Where sorrow's tears always do take a toll;
hoping to improve everyone's tomorrows.

My fortress, built as a face to the world;
reveals that "fair is foul and...Read More
Categories: sullenly, cry, fear, hope, introspection, judgement, poverty, sleep,
Form: Sonnet
May I come in
A little flight takes off nearby
Oops! It does not drift into the sky;
A tailor bird delves into the nest,
feeds the chicks, the food best
So whenever I step into my garden
I ask them "May I come in?"

Some babblers stare at me...Read More
Categories: sullenly, animal, nature,
Form: Free verse
Trazadone
This pill that make me sleep and takes away my dreams. 
It keeps my thoughts and leaves me disesteemed. 
Who doth have these rights, 
To take away my starry nights?

When the morning wakes it is just about certain, 
Hopes are...Read More
Categories: sullenly, anxiety, dream, drug, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Living and other ways to die
Maybe he ate his vitamins and their minerals and oranges and apples all at once again and again
Or ran laughing down the rugged rocks of a ruthless reality
Maybe he flew singing up to the cold concrete ceiling on a chair
Or...Read More
Categories: sullenly, society, suicide,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Cry of your facade
Realizing where you are,
Your heart silently bemoans
Having seen those warning signs
As you entered a dreadful zone.

Yet, you pretend to be happy
Refusing to hear the pensive vibes
Emanating from forlorn sound
Echoed by your strife-ridden mind,

And while you wear a smiley mask
Denying anguish...Read More
Categories: sullenly, angst, grief, sad,
Form: Free verse



The Missing
The useful memories all have gone,
the fun and laughter gone to sleep,
for eternity or one week? Who knows,
but my darkness births this renting prose.

The sun rose up at sleepless morn,
but was missing something lovely:
your silver voice from far away;
I miss...Read More
Categories: sullenly, depression, friendship, good night, heartbreak,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Spring In My Mind
A bit of nostalgia, in 1979, my senior year of High School, our English class published a small book of poetry.  I was pleasantly surprised that my poem was one of the ones selected to be included.  The...Read More
Categories: sullenly, dream, spring,
Form: Free verse
Keep Holding On
An open window beckons the
silence held in darkened nights

with wisps she carries her tune
dressed up in black attire all too soon
tomorrows memories wake
terrified tombed to the stake

sing to me a sad song
where stars all weep goodbye
sing to me a sad...Read More
Categories: sullenly, dark, death, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cerberus
Midnight, Cerberus roams across the sky,
Chasing stars and barking upon the fly.
Hound of thunder, cloud riding the air,
With three heads and snaky tail awry.

Lightening cracks like a whipping lash,
Indoors, onlookers make a wild dash;
To escape the unnatural fiery glare,
Of the...Read More
Categories: sullenly, horror, myth, mythology, nature, night, urban,
Form: Rubaiyat
Sacred tears
It seems difficult to witness the last moments 
Of your near and dear ones
But in reality I witnessed
The last calm heaves of my father
Without the slightest agony

My father
Lain on the hospital bed
Eyes half closed
With only the stare of death
Hazily glittering...Read More
Categories: sullenly, death,
Form: Free verse
The Rainbow Fable
He was a leprechaun who wore a silly shamrock hat
He incessantly counted golden coins by day, as he lazily sat
For a tiny fellow his belly had grown dangerously fat
He paid no mind, " Can you imagine that?"

One day a scant...Read More
Categories: sullenly, fantasy, rainbow,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Brave: Gravity
Petals: pristine~pure desire float
lullabies roam aspheric space
touches reached just out of scope

Brave: gravity glides on outspread wings
with the willow weeping sullenly low
blanket in balance a presence bestows

Tight: comfort held in passion's show
lightening a starless~sterile sky
sacred secrets whispered overnight

Dawn: feelings warmed...Read More
Categories: sullenly, analogy, nature,
Form: Free verse
Manic by Design
Too fast! It hurts!
It travels at lightspeed!
Ruins calm. More than I need!
Help me please!
This monster brings me to my knees!
Wild eyed. Animal's panic.
No reason. Life is just Titanic.
Too much to see, need, read.
Copious substance.
Im a glutton when I feed.
I would...Read More
Categories: sullenly, absence, art, betrayal, depression, emotions, feelings, i
Form: Rhyme
The Table's Set
Whispers filter out the scent of delusion
the whippoorwills wallow in a waning sun
and thoughts are on the run

The table's set with mix-matched cups and saucers
the best China's soaking in the sink
and I can no longer think

Blame it on blunders ripping...Read More
Categories: sullenly, heartbreak, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Come On In, The Water's Fine
You bought the ticket, so let's take a ride
I promise not to leave you unsatisfied
You may want a life vest and/or bear spray
And abandon all hope as you enter the doorway...

There's the part of me that runs amok while I...Read More
Categories: sullenly, funny, humor, identity, silly, surreal, truth,
Form: Rhyme
No-Name No: 36
It's been years
and it feels weird
I'll admit it, it feels weird.
There's been others
but it still feels weird.
In bed, it's sometimes not the same
sullenly say "not today"
it ends the same, the walk of shame. 
In the bathroom trying to stop the...Read More
Categories: sullenly, emotions, feelings, first love, heart, i miss
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ice Cancer
As I watched this disease begin the decay of my mother,
I saw that haunted horror had no eyes, but an evil heart.
We as a family drifted into the middle of the Artic sea.
My mother became isolated and my father and...Read More
Categories: sullenly, body, cancer, death, health, mother,
Form: Free verse
A testament to Frailty
I lay within my bed, a testament
to frailty. The last lights of life
slowly escaping my sight.
As I wait for the inevitable
punctuation to life's great quest, 
I find myself thinking of what
I've done.
The list is short. It starts strong,
but all at...Read More
Categories: sullenly, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Three Cousins Played
Three cousins played a “game’ of war
A map of Europe spread across the floor
No adults there to keep the score
As each of them wanted more and more

Three of four empires lay upon that map
As they played and ‘warred’ and they...Read More
Categories: sullenly, war,
Form: Verse
My Darling Won't Have Her Fish Fingers
My darling won’t have her fish fingers,
She sullenly shuns her Big Mac,
She says that she’d rather eat legumes
(It’s some vegetarian crap).

She says she don’t want to eat nuggets,
Though I tell her it’s chicken, not gold
And her mayonnaise sandwich I left...Read More
Categories: sullenly, children, food, humor, planet,
Form: Rhyme