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Tailings Poems

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Premium Member Buddgelin Bey - Translation of Rex Marshall's Buddgelin Bey by T Wignesan
Buddgelin Bey – Translation of Rex Marshall’s « Buddgelin Bey » by T. Wignesan

(Rex Marshall, b. July 16, 1943 at Grafton, belongs to the aboriginal tribe, Thungutti/Gumbaingeri of the Baryulgil
Reserve in New South Wales. He studied up to 6th grade...Read More
Categories: tailings, humorous, mother, nature, rights, , 6th grade,
Form: Free verse



Stone Sculpture
The sculptor selects 
a mallet and a chisel, 
repositions the 
rock, creates the tailings to
pave the statue’s patron path.
...Read More
Categories: tailings, art,
Form: Tanka
Ghosts of Buzzard's Breath
© 2009 (Jim Sularz)

Quiet mounds of yellowed tailings and dead weeds whisper low.
And proud rusting relics telling tales of striking gold.
The rush from East, from North and South, by wagon, train or foot.
Days not all that long ago, in tall...Read More
Categories: tailings, funny, history, humorous,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Path of Pride
Path of Pride

Life is filled with daily choices,
some are easy, others not.
Discernment used between the voices 
convict emotional endings sought.

Feelings fueled by poisoned passion,
traits we often try to hide.
Anger, bitterness, in-compassion,
worst of all, our stubborn pride.

A lethal weapon in its...Read More
Categories: tailings, pride,
Form: Rhyme
Heartcrusher
Pebbles those thick drops of hard rain;  earth hail skittering
At the front of your mind growing, sloshing marbled and felt in your teeth
Scratching ache and unbalanced weight rolling forward to escape

Mud mouth soil that packed downslope; viscous vicious 
Damming...Read More
Categories: tailings, life,
Form: Prose Poetry



Come To Me As A Poem
       Come To Me As A Poem

The days of thunder in the cane fields 
gone...
lightning strikes on the flat, brown flesh of 
earth  rushing through the green breaks 
and out,
leaving the earth chattering.

Come...Read More
Categories: tailings, absence
Form: ABC
The Little Portuguese Princess
A Portuguese princess there on the stairs
Knee high and smiling of wish filled cares
A grin of a sprite and a handful of pickings
A thought to feelings and a feel to thinkings
Till pointed announcement, "For you and for you."
A secret left...Read More
Categories: tailings, love, romance, love,
Form: Rhyme