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A Brief History of Angels
In the history of medieval religious art
angels are assigned an important part.
Yet you’ll never see one depicted fat,
overweight or obese or anything like that
because they don’t eat three meals a day
like humans do, therefore slim and trim stay.
And why they...Read More
Categories: superfluous, angel, humor,
Form: Didactic



HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW
For he’s a jolly good fellow and says all of us,
He’s the master, the chief, he’s the president;
The twittering goes on and his idiocy is a plus.

For he’s a jolly good fellow and says all of us,
A leader with loads...Read More
Categories: superfluous, political,
Form: Triolet
The Fool who Broke the Rule
A patriot to the loyal cause, so the few are told
Fear being the enemy, an upper hand to hold
The innocuous ashen faced bastard, selects his crowded places
Which all too soon will be flooded, with terrified, contorted faces
Talking to no-one, he...Read More
Categories: superfluous, angst, history, innocence,
Form: Rhyme
Horn Superfluous Haiku
Horn Superfluous Haiku

Really always knew
Horn superfluous Haiku
Love each and still do

when you want to lead
will have to step up the speed
and all have agreed

there are those in need
to food stamp line did stampede
In car or on steed

quite a selection
of people...Read More
Categories: superfluous, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member 'To be or not to be: that is the question' By William Shakespeare


To be or not to be, that is the question, offers a proposition, whereto, the answer is oversimplified because one chooses to make the effort to be, opposes one who will make no effort whatsoever not to be, therefore, the...Read More
Categories: superfluous, muse,
Form: Narrative



Lucid Beggar
Lucid beggar 
Armoured caskets
It’s a war in the dust

I’m a good man
But I have nothing to give
Will you take my life?

Haunted and yellow light
The corridor and the door 
And the floor plus a little more

More than one can bear
Are you...Read More
Categories: superfluous, emotions, life,
Form: Free verse
Stranded courtesy bittercold without food or drink
Stranded courtesy bittercold without food or drink

Dire straits necessitated
yours truly to bethink
outside the box (literally outdoors
of squarish structured nested dwelling),
where blinding albedo effect
forced me to blink,
additionally also ruffled tail feathers

of this sole surviving male bobolink
(North American songbird,
Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
pushing survival species
to...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, december,
Form: Free verse
Me creature of comfort Bah
Me... creature of comfort? Bah

Once again mine lock, stock
and barrel trade in balderdash
finds yours truly (i.e. me)
to type poem frisson a$$ off
as dentures chatter and gnash,
while still inside me gobstopper,
(the sole way to generate
plea for coveted heat),

which will moost likely
meet...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, august,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Bathing in Tranquility

Surrounded by the city fuss
   where throngs of lonely people live;
each day their lives superfluous 
   while trying hard as hopes misgive,
      and years sift quickly through life’s sieve.

A peaceful pace...Read More
Categories: superfluous, city, life, nature,
Form: Quintain (English)
Irrelevant boyhood arcane flotsam and jetsam
Irrelevant boyhood arcane flotsam and jetsam...

Impossible mission to jettison
nonetheless laughter iz best medicine
more enjoyable with vignette aye fabricate
(think swifty taylor harried style)
ah... voila - metaphorical light bulb Edison
would appreciate.

Martha Groff a classmate
the youngest of four progeny
born approximately nine months after...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Twas the night before Christmas
Twas the Night before Christmas 
When the winds started howling
We left Santa a plate of biscuits
Hoping he wouldn’t start growling

It was typically a wonderful night
But who could tell what would come
Not everyone was filled with delight
There was Uncle Sam who...Read More
Categories: superfluous, christmas, december, fun,
Form: Rhyme
For All You Flakes Out There
Ten points about me, Snow.
I list them here for you to know:

1. I am made of mostly water.
2. I flake no larger than a quarter.
3. Extremely cold I am a pentagon
4. Otherwise I’m a six point hexagon.
5. A flake I...Read More
Categories: superfluous, humor,
Form: Light Verse
TGIF
Weekdays are when most folks work,
With weekends set for rest
And so their spirits start to perk
As workdays have progressed.

When Friday rolls around, there's joy
And also some relief
That finally, at last, oh boy!
From work, they can debrief.

It's strange, but even once...Read More
Categories: superfluous, day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We are in love
'O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars
Are in the the poorest thing superfluous.
Allow not nature more than Nature needs,
Man's life is cheap as beast's!'
               ...Read More
Categories: superfluous, love, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Teenage Anxiety
With late night snacks her stomach is assuaged,
in preparation for a midnight rest,
that ends abruptly with a loud alarm
about six hours later. She wakes stressed.

Her teenage body begs for added sleep,
but she must quickly bathe and fix her hair,
and then...Read More
Categories: superfluous, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Slow-Cooked Conversion Stories
I was raised in one of those white nationalist churches,
passing itself off as a Christian evangelical Bible church,
where "evangelical" meant fundamental
and "fundamental" meant we did not interpret scripture
but accepted it as God's literal trans-historical Word
of universal white male dominant
Bible thumping...Read More
Categories: superfluous, childhood, christian, earth, faith, health, integrity, senses,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member GAME AND GAMER


Errant hounds capriciously bustle in an exceptional position near some forsaken backwatered millpond during some quietude noontime dismal conclusion concerning the game,

Per some dense overgrowth forward furnishes an exquisite refuge over the stalked moreover the superfluous breathing of one well-earned...Read More
Categories: superfluous, allegory, games, life, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member DIZZY
         DIZZY

         Carefree yet carefully careless.
          Prompt to break one in three pieces.
  ...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 12th grade, crazy, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Suicide of Jeffrey Epstein equals Pyrrhic victory
Rigor mortis cold comfort
defendant need not appear in court
diminishes attendant prosecutorial effort
habeas corpus made superfluous
courtesy just dessert morte
but deadman outflanked plaintiffs sport.

Nonetheless millionaire financier and
accused sex trafficker
found dead by suicide
on Saturday August 10th, 2019
doth not absolve his guilt
rather speaks of...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Beyond the mourning of bereavement
(dashed off upon learning untimely demise 
regarding prosperous family, whose small 
plane crashed. about half dozen years ago, 
they lived ~ three doors down from us.) 

No words can assuage the deep sorrow,
this once upon a time neighbor
(I lived at...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 11th grade, 12th grade, death, fate, loss,
Form: Ode
Premium Member DIVINING FOR PEARLS

The fool does not think to kick your behind,
when there is no ink of pen as-sign-ed.


No tree will disquiet the forest of your ears,
if you relinquish the hot-iron gabble that sears.


You will find it superfluous to dig up a chest,
if...Read More
Categories: superfluous, wisdom,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Words
There’s nothing finer, in a sense,
Than certain words in present tense.
Words which are incredibly,
Etched on your mind indelibly. 

Immaculate, petulant, magnificent, sinew,
Incredulous, superfluous, to name just but a few.
Sacrament, procrastinate, intestate - may seem,
Draconian, Dickensian, obsolete, obscene.

Gratuity, embouchure, gnaw with...Read More
Categories: superfluous, word play, words,
Form: Rhyme
SHORT POETRY

              The short poem,
               minimalist
        ...Read More
Categories: superfluous, allusion, art, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Approaching My Day
"Each day we consider,
Most things that matter

Like; dress and eat,
Appointments to keep

Some days we only memorize,
Not wanting to analyze

The bigger questions before us,
Procrastinating they are superfluous

To avoid conflict that might arise,
Or hearing an answer that would surprise

But if we are...Read More
Categories: superfluous, confidence, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Bubeleh bride ballooned into behemoth
Fifty nine inch tall wife
once willowy wisp
postmenopausal galloping gourmandiser
playboy centerfold girly
figure ain't no mo,'
which superfluous weight deterrent,

love life yours truly
took Kamikaze nosedive
arousing, exciting, stimulating...
as romancing the stone statue,
but seen thru Tom 
gobbler beady eyes

butterball babe resembles hottie
female turkey on steroids...Read More
Categories: superfluous, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, body,
Form: Free verse