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Sweeney Poems

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The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd.
Once an honest barber, at first he wasn't odd.
Accused of a crime he did not do.
Supposedly his wife did the Judge pursue.
Barker met M.s Lovett, she told him that his wife had died.
But in the end,...Read More
Categories: sweeney, dark, death, horror, murder,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Barefoot in the Bushfires of the Vanities





"Barefoot in the Bushfires of the Vanities"



Heat rises slowly to rapture flames licking and teasing
Blue Ghostgums to stretch and crack wide open
as Fire spreads molten sweet sap bleeding burgundy all over 
amber gold wild bush honey running freely down the...Read More
Categories: sweeney, art, life, muse, psychological, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sweeney
the barber’s fall,
a curtain call,
he snips and twirls
creating curls;
that close shave,
may be grave....Read More
Categories: sweeney, angst, body, crazy, dance, grave, london, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
LIMERICK II BARBER SWEENEY
A barber called Sweeney and Mrs Lovett
Both catch human heads inside her bucket
Cooking human head pies 
With blood and eyeball fries
Each bite so tough that folks need to suck it

Lovetts life ends when Sweeney shoves her in
Grasping her hair she...Read More
Categories: sweeney, death, food, horror, murder,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Celebrity Limerick
Hans Gruber to Severus Snape
Add Galaxy Quest as a jape
With Love Actually
And a Todd named Sweeney
Alan Rickman's my favorite escape


For Celebrity Limerick Poetry Contest
8/21/18...Read More
Categories: sweeney, celebrity, remember,
Form: Limerick



A Good Mystery
A Good Mystery


I love a good mystery
A real whodunit,
I love the Hallmark Mystery and Movie Channel,
Nothing like watching Andy Griffith play the part of “Matlock”
He always figured it out
And revealed who the murderer is in the courtroom,
Sometimes he even played...Read More
Categories: sweeney, imagination, mystery,
Form: Prose
Premium Member LOVE FOREVER
These words describe, my love for you 
Our hearts only know that it’s true
I just wrote a few romantic lines and a couple rhymes
Describing to you that I’m delighted that you’re mines
That may sound a little cliché 
I think about...Read More
Categories: sweeney, beautiful, friendship, girlfriend, how i feel, love,
Form: Rhyme
Sailing in the Alpine Breeze
Early morning seedlings
The thoughts of a new day
Sprout from my mind
And travel up your way
In northern Italy
By train, by plane, by mail,
By digital rails
My spirit to you sails
And my heart for you prevails
Completely unveiled
Forever in the gale
That ebbs and flows...Read More
Categories: sweeney, appreciation, emotions, i love you, imagination, love,
Form: Free verse
a new refreshing begining
i cant believe it!
i have come to life!
inspired once again i relive a past most splendid
taking back my pride i pick up my quill once more
and i jot down a few lines
lines i will cherish
lines i will hold dear
because it...Read More
Categories: sweeney, dedication, inspirational,
Form: Light Verse