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Switchback Poems

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Why spoiled misses princess
Why spoiled misses princess...
never wishes to awaken from pleasant snooze

Appellation (with trailing switchback
and/or additional colorful turns
of phrases) emphasizing assigned
nom de plume "princess goldilocks"
hardly flattering compliment

gently aforementioned sobriquet mocks,
jabs, and stings painful as botox
analogous when the Daily's
(mean neighbors on Lantern Lane
out...Read More
Categories: switchback, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, anti
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Switchback Soul
SWITCHBACK SOUL

My love is winter with Christmas eyes,
a circus of shadows.
My love is a chorus in quiet disguise,
cold winds in bright meadows.
He brings barley breezes to hot-tempered skies,
and storms to the shallows.

My body flows on his myriad tones,
and rides on...Read More
Categories: switchback, appreciation, beautiful, beauty, dark, light, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Raindrop
On cumulonimbus wisps,
I lift and twist.
Surfing the switchback flow,
I’m fast, I’m slow, then oh...
I crash into kith and kin,
Punch-drunk, I spin.

Haphazardly I accrete,
Each friend I meet.
With eyes to the world below,
I stretch, I grow, then oh...
Gravity’s talons grip,
And down I...Read More
Categories: switchback, fun, rain, weather,
Form: Personification
Premium Member My Coloring Book
We loaded up for a Sunday drive
The Ozark Mountains were alive
Wild dogwoods of pink and white
Every shade of green in sight
Blooming jonquils and daffodils
Woodpeckers, blue jays, and whippoorwills
Even though the painting was unfinished
Nature's bounty was being replenished

On switchback mountain roads
Past...Read More
Categories: switchback, appreciation, family, nature, daffodils,
Form: Rhyme
Distance Lends Enchantment
“Distance lends enchantment...”

They say distance lends enchantment and true love
weathers all seasons; but, sometimes I wonder
whether the distance becomes obscured by changing
winds and billowing clouds.
And what is distance anyway? True, it’s the 
long way home, the love on the end...Read More
Categories: switchback, emotions, feelings, imagery, life, lost love, metaphor,
Form: Blank verse



The Jokes on You
The jokes on you 
Flit

As we walk home from the party 
The atmosphere declines
Just you and i alone again 
There’s nowhere left to hide
In and out of consciousness 
We always wear a different face
Whatever we decide to show it’s never...Read More
Categories: switchback, confusion, introspection, night, day, me, night,
Form: I do not know?
Long Distance Runners
We don’t run the way we used to
ten kilometers pounding 
hard through switchback trails 
to beat the twilight

Twenty-odd years ago
you wanted marriage 
kids and a life
any life
away from your parents 

but nothing of marriage, held 
my imagination 
like Big Apple...Read More
Categories: switchback, life
Form: Free verse