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Swale Poems

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CHANGE
Waking to that familiar fabric of dawn, pink-hued 
Hewn from the previous black quilted night
It dawns on me:

At a time, it shall prevail 
upon us all, the unwelcome blessing of suffering
And you will feel like 
A feather in the breath of a tempest
It...Read More
Categories: swale, break up, change,
Form: Free verse



Frog Legs
You may not know
I have the worlds biggest toe
I also have a gigantic frown
The biggest frown ever seen around

I dropped a slimy creek stone and it went splat
And flattened my great toe quite painfully flat
You may ask what happened and...Read More
Categories: swale, animal, food, pain,
Form: Rhyme
THE UNPLANNED JOURNEY
THE UNPLANNED JOURNEY
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS





I had a great breakfast gave a nice tip to the girl
I was late, had to swerve to avoid hitting a squirrel
I was really lucky when I crossed the yellow line
A semi was coming, head on,...Read More
Categories: swale, allegory, allusion, death, destiny, journey, voyage,
Form: Rhyme
The Captain
He sat all alone, drinking jim beam and coke

Looking out as the waves crashed ashore

He kept to himself, drinking jim beam and coke

As the storm winds would batter the door

He'd only come in when the weather was rough

Sitting alone, drinking...Read More
Categories: swale, america, bereavement, child, dad, grief, loss, ocean,
Form: Epic
Premium Member A Winter Sun
Upon this yearly powdered dale,
where leafless birch in talon-ed stance
come begging in their circumstance,

the snowflakes fell in silent veil 
as thick as densely woven cloth
to gale a new year's behemoth.

While seeking warmth to no avail
I hunker in my hiemal sleigh
when...Read More
Categories: swale, snow, sun, winter,
Form: Rhyme



Days of the year
The days of the year has quickly flown by
collecting aspects of serenity in the clouds, 
for passing storms to stir the tremulous sky, 
and try to make futility multiply in floods. 

But from under gloom voice that hilarious cry, 
See...Read More
Categories: swale, birthday, blessing, celebration, cheer up, christian, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Stone
The Tale below was carved one night
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might



                 ...Read More
Categories: swale, body, death, fantasy, kiss, love, me, morning,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member A Tale of Survival
A naive grasshopper 
 spun in the death web of a starving wolf spider,
Providing hours of facination and wonder to the curious child
He too must learn survival of the fittest
 the laws and rules his own kind has created 
"For...Read More
Categories: swale, childhood, growing up, child, child, me, universe,
Form: Free verse
sizes matter
"sizes matter" chirped the hatter before 
popping the size 8 and 1/4 on his head
and jumping theatrically into his bed
hat and clothes all snuggled into dreams

"things aren't always what they seem"
he muttered as he drifted slowly to slumber
and counted sheep...Read More
Categories: swale, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Free Land
Beyond the paved two-lane with its solid centerline,
and bounded by NO TRESPASS signs; 
beyond the turn-off onto gravel and the last barking dog 
who keeps pace with my hubcap; 

to a landing where I park my car and walk away:...Read More
Categories: swale, nature
Form: Free verse



Cause of Fate
A drop of water spun from its cause
Spilled into the ocean bewildered of its loss

“Won’t you tell me what the angels sing?
To forget sorrows and follies against the summer wind
Through October’s fall, and winter’s squall
Onto the sunken cause of my...Read More
Categories: swale, life, love, , fate,
Form: I do not know?
More Human
There's a gift that man has, that's uniquely our own,
not in fishes, nor birds, nor beasts that do roam.
And we doubt that in Heaven, where matter is not,
that Angels can touch, this wet little dot.
A crystal clear liquid, that comes...Read More
Categories: swale, introspection, life, nature,
Form: Ballad
Epitaph to a Happy Mosquito
T'was a warm summer's day, when I took to the trail,
to cruise that old black spruce, way down in the swale.

A gallon of bug dope was strapped on my hip,
which I figured would last me for most of the trip.

Down...Read More
Categories: swale, cowboy-western, funny, nature, me, me,
Form: Ballad
Driving Where We Used to Ride
6 earthmovers terracing a hill, 
no more horses in a swale of green.				
4 lanes westbound, 4 lanes east. 
Caterpillars are eating the fields> 
We take the long easy curves
black-shod.

...Read More
Categories: swale, nature, places, sad,
Form: Free verse
A FULL MOON NIGHT
The moon, pausing near her zenith,
On that balmy night in May,
Painted a warm, nocturnal landscape, 
In varying shades gray.

A mockingbird insomniac,
With golden harp did play,
And serenade his lady love
With songs as bright as day.

A shy, retiring whip-poor-will
In some hidden, forest...Read More
Categories: swale, childhood, nature, nostalgia, seasons,
Form: Quatrain