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Switchboard Poems

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Premium Member LAUGH-IN

The highlight of our week
Knock knock who’s there
A barrage of punchy one-liners
Hilarious skits to crack you up
Ruth Buzzi swinging her purse
Lily Tomlin at the switchboard
One ringy dingy…two ringy dingy
Rowan & Martin’s snide remarks
Giggles from behind doors
Goldie Hawn flashing her smile
And...Read More
Categories: switchboard, celebrity, cheer up, fun, joy, silly, tribute,
Form: Free verse

The Deluge
#MeToo staff are climbing the walls
Their switchboard is flooded with calls
'Tis a stalwart crew
But what can they do
When sporting equipment has balls?...Read More
Categories: switchboard, relationship,
Form: Limerick
Hairs been shorn
Here looking inwards while sitting in wards.
Never bored watching bulletins and staring out the window at the billboards with eyes that's been pulled before and my thoughts still talk forth.
Still taunted and real torn. My brain is torn. My clothes...Read More
Categories: switchboard, abuse, allusion, conflict, fate,
Form: Rhyme
Two Greatest Commandments
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All...Read More
Categories: switchboard, allegory, analogy, religious,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member One Thing That Love Is
Everything here is true
Just as stated
because it's already happened
or - it has yet to occur - 
but it's very soon to occur
and I have such strong feeling
that the future will be as I see it
as you read this
that in the...Read More
Categories: switchboard, dog, love, memory, sad,
Form: Free verse


There is a Battle ongoing about an 
invisible Being
Each side claims the ear of the One 
before whom they're  kneeling
But how do they know this invisible 
Being at all
How is he identifiable should...Read More
Categories: switchboard, allegory, analogy, god, humor, hyperbole, irony,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Avoidance

I sleep to avoid my issues 
I drink to achieve the same 
I stay up all night 
When no-one is around 
So as not to face the next day

Every waking hour 
A silent torture for me 
It is dark and...Read More
Categories: switchboard, anxiety, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My First Job
Number Please

My place of work they used to call ”Ma Bell”
As switchboard operator, “number please”
Became my tool of their “advanced intel”  
With wires and plugs held to connect parties.

Three days a week from three to ten, my job
Was set;...Read More
Categories: switchboard, jobs,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Antiques
she used to have skills
at a telephone switchboard
today she is scared
of cell phones and computers
my mom is one sweet antique

writing poems by hand
and reading hard cover books
I know little of
the functions of a smart phone
I’m becoming my mother...Read More
Categories: switchboard, mother daughter,
Form: Tanka
A series of lights sparkle the 
switchboard , glass , jaw shatters.
	Looking thru the microscope 
to see a microbe settling down , quill in 'hand' 
scribin' Metanarratives , MidWives and tales 
of Fairie untill , at sudden a quark 
shout...Read More
Categories: switchboard, art
Form: Free verse

A shadow of a family
Sits, lumping on our couch
Watching TV with mindless eyes
Occasionally letting a few words out

The lines that bind together
Lie about on the ground like jump ropes
They’re always in the way
Tripping up dreams and shorting out hopes

Every emotion...Read More
Categories: switchboard, family
Form: Rhyme
Dead Letters
From cold concrete floor to plaster ceiling
in cardboard boxes, damp and peeling;
beneath migraine fluorescence,
humming, blinking incessance.
They languish spectrally bound and gagged,
indexed, filed, stamped and tagged:
a desert vista of yellowing paper.
They say nothing,
travel nowhere.

Confetti never thrown on a wedding day,
left in...Read More
Categories: switchboard, allegory, life, loss, lost love, mystery,
Form: Verse