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Switchblades Poems

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Premium Member They're too stupid to know - in Trump's own words
Swords, knives, switchblades and more
Assassins circling by the score,
No-where to run, no room to breathe,
All I can do is watch them and seethe.

Little they know these cowardly hyenas
Drooling at the mouth spitting subpoenas,
That just as a lion in a cage,
My...Read More
Categories: switchblades, conflict, humorous, parody, political, pride, satire, usa,
Form: Rhyme

The Window

Peering through an open window...'cross time and history,
I saw a hint of glory past- a fresh simplicity.
Over there... behold, a mother bent humbly on her knees
Praying for her family's care and other earnest pleas
Then, a scene did catch my gaze...Read More
Categories: switchblades, art,
Form: Free verse

Always left to pick up your pieces
Words fly like lead
Stares sharper than switchblades
And when did you end up dead?
Where did I lose you? When did I become a liar?
Laying in screaming
Grass blades
Blood drains but oxygen increases
And the...Read More
Categories: switchblades, america, food, society,
Form: Carpe Diem

Thank goodness
New glass steel towers are cleaning up the mess
Of Udelnaya market.  Traffic was too fast  *
Street is pedestrianised and bypassed
Bright lights are lit  and a secret lover 
Can...Read More
Categories: switchblades, urban,
Form: Imagism
the beauty of chaos
la beauté du chaos

when the ant farm is shaken---
when there’s a fire in the theatre
when there’s word of an epidemic
when there’s been a car accident
when there’s been a fight in the parking lot
when a plane has just crashed
when a storm...Read More
Categories: switchblades, life,
Form: Free verse

bringing guns to a knife fight
watching the US & its NATO buddies
beat the middle east senseless 
until it get its way, 
is like watching kids show up on the playground 
with semi-automatics,
when the few that they are gonna fight
have a couple of switchblades 
between them.
...Read More
Categories: switchblades, life,
Form: Free verse
Sizing Up the Enemy
Before commiting to battle,
A wise warrior reviews the odds,
Determines the likelyhood of success,
And judges accordingly...

In my younger, gang years,
I at times deviated from this basic logic...
Such as the time I and fellow member,
Barry Bernstein (knicknamed "Noodles the Shiv")
Not for his...Read More
Categories: switchblades, adventure, friendship, social, teen, me, me,
Form: Prose Poetry
Pretty soon, night will fall upon the city,
And lives of crime animate spasmodically
As Gene Pitney croons “A Town Without Pity”
And the clubs and the gin joints open methodically.

Hepcat jazzmen smoke reefers, shoot junk,
The pimps clean their nails with switchblades laconically,
Fedoras...Read More
Categories: switchblades, allegory, death, history, life, people, places, social,
Form: Rhyme
Joining the Suicide Club
We have to buy our own black leather jackets,
sharpen our words like switchblades.

Poems are dangerous things.

We shoot them up.
Our tattoos read:
                   ...Read More
Categories: switchblades, angst, art, death, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse