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Swerved Poems

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The Story of Samson
The Story of Samson (Judges chapters 13-16):

Samson the strong and mighty Nazarite.
Defending God's people was his apatite.
In the presence of his enemies he would laugh.
He took a jawbone of a donkey, and slew a thousand in half.
He married a woman...Read More
Categories: swerved, bible,
Form: Narrative



The Foothill Mountains Followed Me Home Every Night
I still remember my childhood being poured out of me slowly
I was 7 or 8 when I experienced my grandfather suffer.
He choked to death on his vomit (died the next day in ICU)
My father never recovered, he became an alcoholic,...Read More
Categories: swerved, drink,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Finding Marbles
Strewn to the floor he collected his marbles and memories

Had played for hours as a child with his friends in the flat

Passed innumerable hours never bored always enthralled

Abraded by wear of near instant replay nostalgia flashes past
	
   ...Read More
Categories: swerved, memory,
Form: Free verse
A Pleasant Day for a Drive
There’s something richly picturesque
About the contortion of a man who has just
Swerved into the left lane in order to throw ugly gestures
At you through your open window--
All for shifting to the right
So you wouldn’t miss your exit.

I smile back in...Read More
Categories: swerved, anger, angst, car, forgiveness, humor, humorous, pride,
Form: Free verse
the legal limit
listening in my head
to Berlioz while writing
at my desk when suddenly
next to me was the Poetry
Police pulling me over it seems
for writing more then ten in a
twenty four hour zone

i froze slowly putting 
my pen down while thinking
"piltdown man" brain...Read More
Categories: swerved, muse,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Snowflake down
East of Omaha, winds blow far
Snowflakes coming down, scattered all around
One by one, more to come
Covering the ground, moving inbound

Some would repel, most would excel
Some drop straight, others swerved
A few disappeared, others adhered
I lost sight, those that curved,

Held out my...Read More
Categories: swerved, storm,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When I Consider Life With YOU
When I Consider Life Without You

As a baby, I was laying in my bassinet when a rifle bullet was shot through  our living room window and passed through right under my bassinet not hitting me. 
Was that Your Hand,...Read More
Categories: swerved, appreciation, blessing, devotion,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Scraping of Pain's Shovels
Scooping up my pain with these shovels as I try to write, 
          embracing all I lost in a life I never knew I deserved.
Keeping forgiveness and empathy in my clear...Read More
Categories: swerved, grief, life,
Form: Rhyme
Tribute
Tribute to my treasure’s hub
I’ve learned lot of things from you
I observed and listened each moment you spoke
Out of your mouth sweet words dripped  
Like a taste of honey, your sweet words were soothing to my soul
Sometimes your sayings...Read More
Categories: swerved, mother son, moving on,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Daddy Is Coming Today
Jayshawna was thrilled that Thursday had finally arrived.
Daddy was picking her up today; and she had not seen him for eight years!
She had known this all week, but she dared tell no one else, for fear she would be disappointed.
She...Read More
Categories: swerved, heaven, life, spiritual,
Form: Free verse



The Change
I wonder just how much a divine intervention
Would grasp so much a heart's attention
To cleanse the heart of deadly gain
To avoid a much deeper down the road pain

Childish thinking would let me allow
prosperity of the world the way it is...Read More
Categories: swerved, appreciation, love, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FOOL ME ONCE


Is there anything more unforgivable that betrayal by a friend
That sacred trust and bond that shatters in the end
The witch actually asked me to leave my fiancé
To match me up with her brother the next day
I supposed she thought I...Read More
Categories: swerved, betrayal, friend, friendship, integrity, rude,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Simple Stone
One simple stone was all it took,
The youth named David carried five,
A sling, strong arm, and well-trained eye
Simplicity to stay alive.

He had no need for heavy mail,
And put his faith in being free.
Possessions tend to slow you down,
And movement was...Read More
Categories: swerved, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When I Consider Life Without You
When I Consider Life

As a baby, I was laying in my bassinet when a rifle bullet was shot through
 our living room window and passed through right under my bassinet not hitting me. 
  Was that Your Hand, Lord?

As...Read More
Categories: swerved, blessing, dedication,
Form: Narrative
What to When
They all say this and that
From all good to bad
It's upto you to not to choose any crap
Bc it all depends on what you grab

What do I do with a sexy ass
When everything's gonna turn into ash
What do I do...Read More
Categories: swerved, confusion, flower,
Form: Rhyme
Possibly Pavillion or Could Be A Cottilion and More
Possibly Pavilion or Could Be A Cottilion

It possible had been pretty pavilion,
Or it could be an incredible cottilion;
Maybe curved,
And  swerved,
That was seen by handsome Sicilian.

Jim Horn

Did remember seeing  a delightful mermaid,
Who had around in ocean swam and played;
Made...Read More
Categories: swerved, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member My Nineteen-Seventies
I was newly thirteen when the seventies took me underwing,
then married and grown when they creased inside time’s fold.

I was not attracted to those scholastic or athletic,
but to those lacking labels and considered rebels.
Moving yearly filled my army-brat life with...Read More
Categories: swerved, emotions, growing up, music, poetry,
Form: Bio
Premium Member REFLECTIONS OF A SUPERSTORM
Storm warnings are out,
There is talk of an approaching hurricane,
Our minds are racing,
Do we have enough time to prepare
Before the approaching devastation?
It's been five years since
Sandy came up the coast,
And swerved into the New Jersey Shore,
Atlantic City will never be...Read More
Categories: swerved, fate, rain, storm, weather, wind,
Form: Free verse
pun with eggs
Benedict was tired, he’d been driving all day.  
This was his last delivery, 2 tonnes of eggs delivered to Safeway.  
The kid came out of nowhere, stared Benedict in the face,
He tried to brake, then swerved, in the...Read More
Categories: swerved, fun, humor,
Form: Rhyme
The Drunk Driver
We were making our way from Whyalla to Port Lincoln 
For a day of sight seeing on the west coast driving along
We were about 20 kilometres south of Whyalla town
When we saw a Toyota 4 WD utility ahead going down
But...Read More
Categories: swerved, drink,
Form: Ballad
Odyssey from Africa 6c
CHAPTER 6 (continued, c)

Several of the primate children 
Sat together in the branches 
Of a tree; they did not notice 
Danger silently approaching 
 
Through the leaves a brown and yellow 
Shiny scaly serpent slithered
Closer to the young gorillas 
Eyes unblinking glimmered palely
 
Then one of the watching...Read More
Categories: swerved, adventure, africa, imagination, mythology, nature, science,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member BARNSTORMING HEART
49 years past; a puppy was bought, picked up out of his pen on a pet shop floor;
he had honey brown eyes & an inquisitive way. He grew to be so loyal and true, how can I say, with just...Read More
Categories: swerved, adventure, memory, pets,
Form: Rhyme
Odyssey from Africa 3c4a
CHAPTER 3c continued 


Till he happened to encounter 
A much stronger river hunter
Hideous Jurassic lizard
Pulled him down with no returning
 
Other crocodiles converging
Made straight lines like silver arrows
Churned and twisted in the water
Then the other three turned homeward 
 
Standing on the river's north...Read More
Categories: swerved, adventure, africa, fantasy, history, mythology, science,
Form: Narrative
The Legend of Screamin' Bill Wilcox
Screamin’ Bill Wilcox was quite a man,
Carved from a block of stone
With a face of leather, deeply tanned
And a voice you could hear in Rome.

A cow hand he was, best with a rop
Could ride both bull or stead,
Quick with a...Read More
Categories: swerved, adventure, death of a friend, funeral, hero,
Form: Cowboy
My father, Edgar
Edgar was the middle son
and he was a bull.
In youth he swerved very early
and took up the father's likeness,
and learned to drink and love women
And learned the street and how 
to make money. 

He was young and fierce,
and feared none...Read More
Categories: swerved, absence, abuse, children, destiny, morning,
Form: Narrative