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Sullivan Poems

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Premium Member RABBIT EARS

Black and white television set
First one in the neighborhood
Rabbit ears adjusting the reception
Rotated dial to change channels
Kiddie cartoons and Roy Rogers
Weekly ritual of Saturday mornings
Much talked about Sunday nights
Ed Sullivan his prestigious guests
Staying up past our bedtime
Honeymooners and I Love...Read More
Categories: sullivan, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Time Machine
My chair, 
at times over 
the past twelve weeks
my prison cell. 
Seven weeks more 
before my sentence
is completed. 
But today,
my chair is going to be
my time machine.

Not flashy and gaudy,
with a Christmas display
of flashing, colorful lights,
nor as threatening as that
celebrated...Read More
Categories: sullivan, appreciation, blessing, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yum-Yum's Chums
In the concerts held at our school each year,
After the students had rehearsed each part -
Those encouraged by teachers to participate -
Another G. and S.* play would appear,
Until we knew some of the songs by heart,
And some others we could...Read More
Categories: sullivan, appreciation, culture, heart, image, school, song,
Form: Curtal Sonnet
Premium Member Sammy Davis Jr, pure talent
Sang like a whippoorwill, up high on a hill
   Played trumpet like Satchmo, with panache and skill
To watch that man tap-dance, gave even Gregory Hines a thrill
   As Ella Fitzgerald told us, 'Sammy's pure talent' distilled

...Read More
Categories: sullivan, dance, music, song, tribute,
Form: Monorhyme
what i mean
an eye
patch over
one eye so

i can 
see for
clearly you

see me

i'm a potential analytical anomaly
that's something that you should
agree but arguably a fantastically
fantasmical phenomenonally that

(breathe in)

statistically is sexually unacceptable
unspeakable unspeakably but never
mind that none of these despicably
describes me or even to...Read More
Categories: sullivan, muse,
Form: I do not know?

Premium Member Elvis Changed Ed Sullivan
Andy Griffith and Barney Fife 
Aunt Bea 

Father knows Best 
Betty and Bud 
Kathy called “kitten” 

Loretta Young 
Dinah Shore 
The Lennon Sisters 

Hoss and Little Joe 

Sing Along With Mitch 
Gary Moore 
Ed Sullivan 

Wholesome family...Read More
Categories: sullivan, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jazz Singers
Sammy Davis and Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singers
Their b'deed'lee-dip riffs on the Sullivan show didn't linger
   In America's consciousness, and that's really too bad
   They were surely the best jazz singers America's ever had...Read More
Categories: sullivan, america, how i feel, song,
Form: Clerihew
February 9, 1964
Between performers we did know
(Remember Topo Gigio?)
Ed Sullivan would introduce
New acts and sometimes he’d let loose
A revolution from his stage
For viewers of a certain age.

I was among those teens that night
Who watched and screamed in pure delight
When John, Paul, George...Read More
Categories: sullivan, music,
Form: Rhyme
Maniac President's Song
(A parody of the Modern Major-General's Song from "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.)

I am the very model of a very stable genius.
Compared to mine all others’ ...brains... are positively weeny; yes,
My grasp of science, history, and law...Read More
Categories: sullivan, funny, humor, humorous, mental illness, parody, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When Did It All Start
Go go boots
Made for walking
Nancy Sinatra
60’s fodder
Rock’N Roll
The Blues
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Elvis and Ann Margaret
Ed Sullivan
The Beatles
Johnny Cash
The Grand Ole’ Opry
Polly Pure Bred
I Love Lucy
Leave it to Beaver
This may have been when all of this video stuff started.
...Read More
Categories: sullivan, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse

The Gun-hand's Revenge, Part I
When Sullivan ‘Reno’ Richards rode into
the small, northern Utah town of Stillman,
he’d been unemployed going on three months
since he’d left his job as a hired gunhand.

He’d turned in his badge to the agency
when his brother Samuel had been killed,
and after...Read More
Categories: sullivan, adventure, history, hurt, judgement, loss, murder, violence,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member My 1960's Acrostic
T	The Beatles and the Monkeys are here
H	Hippies are spreading free love and good cheer
E	Everyone recognizes the yellow happy face

S	Signing up for the draft is a must
I 	I am so relieved my man is not sent to Viet Nam
X	X-rated motorcycle movies...Read More
Categories: sullivan, nostalgia,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member sunday night

sunday night
Ed Sullivan show
in our flannel j's

posted on June 2, 2018...Read More
Categories: sullivan, family, growing up, home, night, nostalgia,
Form: Haiku
The Man Of Men
John Sullivan, a man among men
Digging digging, deep as can't show
Laying the dirt, for him for his home
The king's castle, for stature of stone

Caterpillars, creeping the low crest
Creeping writhing, creeping for his heart
They don't have far, a far journey's climb
So...Read More
Categories: sullivan, analogy, butterfly, confidence, dad, feelings, grave, mental
Form: Free verse
Bush Ballad Meter - MOTHER NATURE

Mother nature, dying!
I wish I was lying!
Pollution is killing, believe!
Both flora and fauna!
Sad, both will be gonna!
Unless we help nature succeed.

Recycle, yes, helpful.
Nature would be grateful,
if we started today; yes, please!
Governments must help too,
let us make sure they do!
We...Read More
Categories: sullivan, nature, pollution,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member TVs Younger Years

Carson, Sullivan, Como to name a few
Well known personalities when TV was new
From younger years  
Memories so dear
Those were the days, they were really big shews

...Read More
Categories: sullivan, nostalgia,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Ed Sullivan Show

How many of you remember “The Ed Sullivan Show”
The latest talent emceed by a mannequin like troll
Neck always seemed sore
Think he once swore
All the latest acts appeared on this Sunday night casserole

...Read More
Categories: sullivan, nostalgia,
Form: Limerick
In Person
James Horn

He will be here tomorrow at 1030 to check out my shower. 
4:03 PM (2 hours ago)

Patricia A Sullivan
6:10 PM (15 minutes ago)

to me 

He's a great guy tell him his Riversea Mom sends her love?   

Sent...Read More
Categories: sullivan, allegory, analogy,
Form: I do not know?

It was a cold  blustery day in Waterloo
An Iowan winter with not much to do
A silent military mission was underway
Three warriors  here with a chilling say

Can you point the way to 98 Adams street
We...Read More
Categories: sullivan, memorial day,
Form: Rhyme
My Hometown
Grew up in the sixties
on Long Island, N.Y.,
where we had sidewalks,
and where you could walk,
to local stores, schools, or doctors,
or just your neighbor for a talk…
Summers went swimming,
at the Village Green Pool,
afterwards bought a Mr. Softee cone
to help me stay...Read More
Categories: sullivan,
Form: Bio
Toy Ukele not a Bellowing Bugle
Toy Ukele not a Bellowing Bugle

What it certainly surely seemed like to me
Trump thinks he's a character cute as can be
And if of him you had a herd or battalion
Probably would appear as if a rapscallion.

Only thing to do that...Read More
Categories: sullivan, humorous, , cute,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member So Long Ago
Our home sat nestled in a country glen.
A family of six shared this abode
of four small rooms. My life was simple when
we lived beside that narrow gravel road.

We had no indoor bathroom in those days,
no phones, no high-tech toys with...Read More
Categories: sullivan, childhood, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Million Men March
Million Man March 
Men of all sides tear the land apart
Marching band drums Bark
Trumpets blare Sparks
 Sitting in the back like Rosa Parks
See what's in the front that's Dark
Watching the sharks
The only flag we pledge allegiance to is Unified
Freedom liberty...Read More
Categories: sullivan, community, encouraging, freedom, international, rights, universe,
Form: Dramatic Verse
What I dream for
I dream to help those in need.
I dream to give those who have nothing, something.
To teach the uneducated.
To warn the unsupervised.
That's what I'll live for.

I dream to show kids how to live.
I dream to show kids how to survive.
Like Annie...Read More
Categories: sullivan, allusion, anti bullying, bullying, change, children, community,
Form: Free verse
Helen Keller - My Inspiration
Her hearing and sight were taken away
When she was just about two years old,
She struggled to become what she did - 
An example, brilliant and bold.

Helen Keller was bright minded,
On hope she always did dwell
She was not only an icon...Read More
Categories: sullivan, tribute,
Form: Rhyme