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Premium Member Calling My Students
inspiring them one at a time
I phone my students
checking their feelings

the parents barely want to hand over the phone
needing a friendly voice themselves
so I try to uplift them too

school is not cancelled,
it is being reconstructed
I assure them it will work...Read More
Categories: tamp, teacher,
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member Sabotaged by Chateau Charlene
Chateau Charlene pulled out all the pins today
Trying to watch Cheeky Wall fall.
Cheeky Wall has had too much experience
Showing the world her sassy, funny, hilarious side
Keeping our true feelings inside 
As deep down as possible

Emotions are seething from Cheeky Wall...Read More
Categories: tamp, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Rebounding with energy after midnight
Methinks resurgence of wakefulness
after bewitching hour i.e. midnight
quickly dissipating before dawn
quasi baptism regarding
preternatural soulful immersion
amidst spiritus mundi

foretaste awaiting expiration
regarding corporeal being
yours truly approaching mortality,
despite atheistic predilections
mine consciousness anointed
amist pantheon renown authors

analogous to dead poet society
ephemerally, fleetingly, gloriously
rejuvenated injecting inspiration
channeling, kindling,...Read More
Categories: tamp, allusion, atheist, baptism, crazy, inspirational, language, mystery,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member FORSAKEN THE LARK
Flight songs have forsaken the lark,
where flood and fire forage the dark.
From coast to coast our prayer on wings.
O Lord have mercy the choir sings.

Firefighters on lawn, brave and tired.
Nurses pull long duty, admired.
Neighborhood ash forever stings.
O Lord have mercy...Read More
Categories: tamp, christian, fire, hero,
Form: Kyrielle
When You Bury Me
When You Bury Me

Bury me with dentures in case I'll need to eat
a Beano annual from Christmas, nineteen-sixty-eight
summer scent remembered from the fallow field
my wee red trike with its wobbly wheels

Bury with me a walking stick, my tattered summer hat
fold...Read More
Categories: tamp, funeral, humor,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Never Under Estimate A Child
My identical twin sister came to school with me once
Many moons ago.
We wore the same clothes, and the same socks and the same shoes.
Only our underwear was different.
I had her walk through the cafeteria, then I joined her.
This made quite...Read More
Categories: tamp, fear, hilarious,
Form: Free verse
Taking Todays Tumblerful Tea Time
This teetotaler turns to tea
torquing temptation
towards tippling
thankfully, though
that tremendous tugging

teasing tendency thirst trumped,
thru teaching this totally tubular
toothless titular Texan thuggish tyrant
(titled Tsar Terry Troutman)
transcendental theology

tenets taught transferring
torpedoing, taming threatening
titanic tsunami tempest
tastefully tickling temperance
testing trying taut tenacity

together teaming (troika)
triumvirate torchbearers
transsexual therapist
(Tony...Read More
Categories: tamp, 11th grade, 12th grade, destiny, health, hyperbole,
Form: Free verse
The Old Summer Camp
In the green Adirondack foothills lies
the haven of our old summer camp,
once a place of adventure and outdoor joy,
and the loud cries of precocious scamps,
their energy you never could tamp,
scurrying ’round on small, rapid feet,
leaping into the pond without a...Read More
Categories: tamp, childhood, lost, remember, sad, summer, time, youth,
Form: Rhyme royal
Premium Member THE FIRE INSIDE
THE FIRE INSIDE

I have to tamp down
the fire inside
for not all are stoked
with flaming eyes
my cheeriness
might be their demise

the fire inside
explosive it drives
the quiet insane
so i try extra hard
to contain myself

the gypsy dance
leaps and thrives
with clanging bells
a crimson skirt
circumnavigating
the darkest...Read More
Categories: tamp, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer Rain
The cool tamp of rain drops extract their toll
with sweet scents pervading summer's warm voice.
Life bids refreshment to its aired soul
as Heaven's passion gives cause to rejoice.
No words can be heard o'er the mist or squall
the earth falls silent in...Read More
Categories: tamp, nature, rain, spiritual, summer,
Form: Ottava rima



My Planters
Each year when the summer is nigh
I drag out my planters and buy
     Some flowers to plant
     But somehow I can't
Make them grow, though I really do try.

I gently tamp down all...Read More
Categories: tamp, me, nature,
Form: Limerick
Ramsay Roe
I am Flight Sgt Ramsay Roe, and my memories have faded,  
Of my experiences in Burma, and their chronological order, 
But into my memory’s deep recesses i have dug and waded, 
Although the exact sequence of events may be...Read More
Categories: tamp, courage, hero, history, political, pride, remember, world
Form: Quatrain
The Raving
From 2010. Narrator is Robert Gibbs, snooty White House Press Secretary.

Lay, O Lord, a curse on press men, rude and churlish, sad, obsessed men 
Who persist to query me on matters they know I must ignore. 
As I parry, neatly...Read More
Categories: tamp, hip hop, parody, raven,
Form: Narrative
If I knew what love is
I too would rummage around for one to stub out my thirst;
To unfurl me with familiar lies and tamp me with such taste, 
Or as luck would have it find mine woman holy, innocent and chaste.

I too would detach me...Read More
Categories: tamp, life, lonely, love,
Form: I do not know?
ANDREA CORRECT ME IF Im WRONG
Tantamount Andrea,
Your beauty crumbles my veins and compels me to whisper to desire.
My heart blossoms as the fantasizes stir to my brains,
Call it desire, bonny or may be, mirage.
You’re a princess I think of during the sunrise,
And then dreams accrue...Read More
Categories: tamp, desire, for her,
Form: Name
Purple Majesty
We had saved our precious stock of grandpa’s grape
prepared the ground and amended the soil.
After laying out the orchard, we planted cuttings with our own hands.
Fed the young vines with love and creek water
and waited for the work of the...Read More
Categories: tamp, family, life, work, work, rain, birth, giving,
Form: Villanelle
My Battles As A Soldier
Streaking skyward the tracers rip
Into hanging soldiers
Falling about into mayhem
Pulsing through blood-filled ears
Hearing comrades scream
Understanding nothing
This is the war I found…

Hatred filled hardened hunter
Into smashed building
Homes pulverized rubble
Strewn about the decaying mass
The scorched metal burning
Bodies of the fallen men
The miasma...Read More
Categories: tamp, introspection, life, loss, social, time, war, war,
Form: Free verse
Counter Culture
Today's closing hangs lower than it did yesterday, 
trying to mess with tomorrow's dreams. 

Sitting here, dressed in a wry smile, my heart 
whispers to a sky, tie-dyed with the jewel 
of Navaho stone and the salmon pinks 
of Tsimshian...Read More
Categories: tamp, native american, nature,
Form: Free verse