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Tacking Poems

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Saddled with onus of penury no more second plea
bloated girth deceased,
not surprisingly packed orotund
size appetite conveniently weighted
gravity helped fell
giant gourmand chowhound
demise linkedin automatically tightened
neckerchief doubled as noose clothbound

neck, the luckless bard dead -
poets society he didst cofound
oh captain my captain compound
suffering no more, departure doth not confound
those familiar...Read More
Categories: tacking, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 1st
Form: Enclosed Rhyme



generation next
growing up
we now have
a son who is
compared to
a free range
chicken

he is muscular
skateboarding
cycling around
and karate but
he did go off the
grid and without

cooping up 
or telling what
was thought
to be our fence
he took German
in defense and

attacked with
tacking a flank
blitzkrieg upon
his wall and last
of...Read More
Categories: tacking, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Omnipotence
If there is any deity out there,
And if you hear my voice cracking,
Why’d you let the seams tear,
And let the animosity come tacking. 
I’ve built you up in my faith,
I’ve built you up an effigy. 
But I’ve been accompanied by...Read More
Categories: tacking, anger, depression,
Form: Rhyme
I Seek The Uncensored Inside Scoop
Akin to a journalist (hoofing
NOT huffing on the beat)
heedful, mindful, and pain fully aware, bleat
me, asper caveats help me set sights
tacking within parameters of lawfulness,

when questing without sparking browbeat
upon my person, or worse...proceeding toward
said abstract destination until...
impossible mission complete
for verity...Read More
Categories: tacking, addiction, adventure, anger, care, environment, journey, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
Nope Not Even A Brief History
Nope Not Even A Brief History...
About Month Named December

The Latin root (albeit - lo'
(mein lee) first two syllables
i. e. decem) - no
joking - translate to mean ten,
where millenniums ago
this delineation quite apropos,

cuz (wade back in time)
tenth month of year... ya...Read More
Categories: tacking, creation, fate, january, meaningful, moving on, new
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Love Off-Sprung
  futures cavort below the horizon
  an expectant dawn glows, duly announcing the first born arrival
  tomorrow then forward smiles, feeling good
  half planned momentous moment, ordering fate, shaping survival

  surf wave crests on a...Read More
Categories: tacking, children, family, love, tribute,
Form: Verse
Odyssey from Africa 11c
Chapter 11c (The Island Kingdom, continued...)

Every member of the party
Had their fill of roasted sea-flesh
All the dogs and Rosy also 
Wolfed down all that they could swallow 
 
Then they rose up and departed
Heading north along the coastline 
Journeyed all...Read More
Categories: tacking, adventure, africa, environment, history, mythology, voyage,
Form: Narrative
Will Not Receive My Backing
Will Not Receive My Backing

Trump will not receive any of my backing,
While from him are receiving a shellacking;
Total trouble make;
Being breath taker;
Sailboat turned over after all of  his tacking.

Jim Horn




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Categories: tacking, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
THE ABSTRACT COIN
Gone forever, the used ones
Never can it be set aside for future use
As food, fuel or money can be
Can it be stored like a pea?

Like a large swift river 
Ever flowing forward
Neither can be stopped nor delayed
Nor can thou use...Read More
Categories: tacking, mother son, time,
Form: Rhyme
Remembering a forgotten voice
 

I once heard a voice that can speak ever so quietly into the night

And while it was in a dream, it deepens to a whispering thunder

Like a roller coaster, where it’s very coils, silences the vibes

Like an air-draft, trapped,...Read More
Categories: tacking, deep, love, voice, words,
Form: Free verse



Floating Cruise Ship
The cruise ship charged 
Whistleless at my sail boat
In a narrow channel
Between Islands 
Of The Salish Sea.

I was powerless with sails up
Tacking against a current 
Knotted against me.
The water boiled.
I recoiled
In dread

I could see them
Cosmetic lazy travellers
Lounging unconcerned
Tending to their...Read More
Categories: tacking, adventure, allusion, animal, boat,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poor but Rich
I may be poor
But yet I'm so rich
I count myself lucky
And so privileged.

I have a roof over my head
And a warm cosy bed
To rest my head.

Although my body is often weak
And I'm in a lot of pain
 My faith in...Read More
Categories: tacking, appreciation, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
The Old Wall Clock
an old clock composed of several larger and smaller gearwheels 
hung on the wall; some teeth are worn or missing therefore 
the gears occlude poorly 
they skid and roll unbalanced   

no matter how long and how hard the...Read More
Categories: tacking, allegory, time,
Form: Free verse
Garden Golden Glove Award
Garden Golden Glove Award
(Or should that be Globe?)

Just dropping by St. James the Fisherman Church.
There was Father Dave doing all of his usual landscaping
work. He is really incredible. Not only does he help us
grow in God, he even helps the...Read More
Categories: tacking, encouraging, inspirational,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Harbor Spring
A light wind gently rocks our sailboat as
breezes begin to pick up on the sun drenched dock. 
Cable wires rap and tap upon the mast as
daylight filters thinly through the clouds. 
Egrets begin to peck around the gangway
foraging for scraps...Read More
Categories: tacking, beauty, nature, ocean, spring,
Form: Abecedarian
A fat flouncy





A fat flouncy funky flunky house sparrow bobs and bows his way tacking like a clinker built  

dingy sailing across our sea of grass catching worms fattened by May's sun and showers ....Read More
Categories: tacking, bird,
Form: Free verse
REALITY BECKONS
Her flawless beauty caught his eye
His head turned his heart followed
Skin of creamy translucency
Her body motion, he saw it flowed.

As a yacht upon the azure sea
Her body she sashayed down the street
Skilfully tacking from windward to lee
His eyes and heart...Read More
Categories: tacking, humorous, heart, body, heart,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member One Way Ships - Part 1
Flings and wings and rings rejected…
 Cupid’s arrows fly deflected…
“It clearly is too late” she signed, “to love, adore or pay me mind”

Penciled lines drew cruel conclusions
mocking mirror’s cracked illusions…
Sometimes, in time, I hang awhile, reflected in her parting smile

Drifting...Read More
Categories: tacking, lost love, stars,
Form: Rhyme
His FINAL Conduct
Ticking! Tacking!! Tic Tac!!!
Time is running, seconds passing by
Years going with nothing that counts
Greys are showing, almost ready to die

Ticking! Tacking!! Tic Tac!!!
Flashes of his past, shadows of his future
Contents in his heart, wicked like the vulture
He wishes to go...Read More
Categories: tacking, faith, forgiveness,
Form: Free verse
At Sunset
At Sunset

Moving out of my shell at dawn

As the moving steel swag into sunset

Muse at the reception ground

Pattering partying feet colliding

Eyes scouting for a flower
No vacancy embossed in her lips

Adjacent my nose, stood a pebble lifting a mountain
One of Ultimate...Read More
Categories: tacking, dedication,
Form: Classicism
Waving by-bye
He clipped another one out of the news
The head on collision of Mr. Bob Hughes
Tacking it to his wall, he laughed to himself
Those trusting fools, he’d so kindly “helped”
He never thought he would like his work
But being a garbage man...Read More
Categories: tacking, life, people, people, me, people,
Form: Rhyme
FEATHERED GALLEONS
FEATHERED     GALLEONS


Swans -  eight white-sailed galleons

Bobbing on the choppy River  Boyne,

Without tacking, heading into the wind:

Flotilla -  organised, disciplined,

Sailing in line ahead through the spray,

Their feathers fluttering in slight disarray

As they stroked their...Read More
Categories: tacking, animalsriver,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member On Brighton Beach
Tents of various colours in parade across the sands
It's summer time in Brighton as the sun beams down so grand

Families too many to mention, on blanketed abound
Whilst laughter resonates from the children all around

Even nature has her say as the...Read More
Categories: tacking, adventure, animals, family, holiday, nature, places, sea,
Form: Couplet
The Passing
Through pink glasses aiming Northward 
Arctic lights and arrows quiver 
The city life drags the final sword 
As a sugar shack lilts with the river 

The bow is his selenite 
Mantra to foe, making them shudder 
The amulet is his...Read More
Categories: tacking, allegory
Form: Rhyme royal
leave us alone
why do you keep 
buzzing my world
why do you keep plucking my energy
your filling my void
tacking chances

your thoughts are all tainted
and are all thinned out to taste
your words are not mentioned
its all glances

keeping your cards to your chest,,.....

so you try...Read More
Categories: tacking, political
Form: I do not know?