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Premium Member OAKLAND ATHLETICS
   ~~~~Let's Go Oakland!~~~

        Beat the Tampa Bay Rays!


50,000 fans heading your way to watch you play,
In this very exciting Wild Card Game.

There will be no hearings as to who won...Read More
Categories: tampa, baseball,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Raising Hades in the 80's

Oh, how much life can one decade contain?
          To hold my first girl, trembling in my arms,
              ...Read More
Categories: tampa, life, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Blank verse
Diverted
Left Tampa bound for home
And though all caution we exerted,
We've landed in Virginia
Since our flight has been diverted.

La Guardia said no more flights
Could land and so we skirted 
The airspace that surrounds it,
All the pilots thus alerted.

Though naturally I'm glad...Read More
Categories: tampa, flying,
Form: Rhyme
Terrible Trump Rally
Terrible Trump Rally

We were at another terrible Trump rally;
Had taken its terrific toll as well as tally;
Wise cracking
While hacking;
He did even go viral  deep in the valley.

There were only two African Americans
at his Tampa rally.  He even has...Read More
Categories: tampa, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Class Reunion
A football star with super speed,
Our prom king, Kyle, has gone to seed.
No longer likely to succeed,
He's out of work and hooked on weed.

Behind you's Jennifer, the one
Who led our cheers and planned our fun.
Most popular, with honors won,
She's sheriff...Read More
Categories: tampa, change, high school, humorous, nostalgia, remember, youth,
Form: Quatrain



Heat Wave
Flew home to a heat wave
Though it’s not supposed to last.
The temps down south in Florida
We’ve already surpassed.

I’m usually not sockless
And in shorts the third of May,
But that’s just how I traveled
To my New York home today.

This morning down near...Read More
Categories: tampa, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Irma Pulled a Fast One
Irma Pulled a Fast One
By Franklin Price
9/11/2017 – 6:07AM

Irma pulled a fast one
Just before I closed my eyes
Took a right turn to the East
To sooner see the sun arise

Was supposed to go to Tampa
Get a cigar there to chew
Now she's...Read More
Categories: tampa, rain, storm, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Irma and Florida
Irma and Florida
By Franklin Price
9/10/2017 -  10:07 AM

 We're watching several channels
To determine what's for real
Reporters on the outside,
In the wind and rain's ideal

The place now is Miami
Presentation there's the best
Storm surge rising in the streets
Wind and rain are...Read More
Categories: tampa, storm, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Mountain Man
                                       ...Read More
Categories: tampa, mountains, travel, vacation,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The River
The River

As the Lord looked down from on His lofty throne
upon Tampa’s spiritually parched and barren land
His eyes began to swell with tears
and fall upon the surrounding scorched sand.

He then opened His mouth and spoke, “Let this
place be flooded with...Read More
Categories: tampa, uplifting, visionary,
Form: Free verse



My Exotic Pet
Finally retiring down to sunny Tampa,
and moving into an old house,
noticed there was a bad termite problem
which I had to trouble shoot somehow,
my neighbor being into exotic pets,
suggested one that would help me the best,
paying him the exorbitant amount,
I took...Read More
Categories: tampa, humor, pets,
Form: Light Verse
Incognito - Secret Shopper
I made a secret shop today...
Drove to downtown Tampa Bay
We dined for free, or so they say
It's a lot of work for meager pay...

Timing the waiter's every action
While noting each tiny infraction
Caused me plenty of dissatisfaction
That will be my final...Read More
Categories: tampa, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Tampa Bay Fun
underway again
deep sea fishing with my dad
together again...Read More
Categories: tampa, dad, death, memory,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Very Limited Panorama


This is the story of William from Tampa
While playing guitar on his parent's veranda
A guitar string broke
In his eye it did poke
Known as Blind Willie with a limited panorama


© Jack Ellison 2015




...Read More
Categories: tampa, fun,
Form: Limerick
My Tampa Bay Memories
Dad fishing the bay
me and Bonnie running wild
while Mom's being Mom...Read More
Categories: tampa, childhood, family, father, fishing, mom, sister,
Form: Haiku
The Hockey Glory Between Storm and Fire - A Lightning and Canadiens Hockey Rivalry
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Montréal Canadiens
This is the real duel of the fates
The battle between two worthy opponents
The clash against two powerhouses

The Lightning are hungry for one reason
To have revenge the sweep from last year's postseason
The Canadiens are hungry for...Read More
Categories: tampa, dedication, emotions, games, hockey, pride, sports,
Form: Narrative
The Song of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs
TYPICAL 30 - The Start of the 2013-2014 NHL Season
30 of them began their battle with hopeful beginnings
But 14 of them will have their early exit...

As for the 16 teams, their Stanley Cup Playoffs dream begins

The SWEET 16 were chosen,...Read More
Categories: tampa, fun, games, hockey, pride, race, sports, success,
Form: Narrative
The Hockey Battle of Respect - A Maple Leafs and Lightning Season Series
Thursday, March the 5th of the year 2015
Another hockey battle comes along the way
It's a hockey night across the bay
And for the fans, it's a night of pride and respect

Thursday night with the blue and white
Trying to play for their...Read More
Categories: tampa, fun, games, hockey, march, pride, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Florida Nature
The early scrub or cracker cattle
Were of Spanish and British Blood
Could fight off pests and diseases
Burning sun and torrential flood.

The cowmen were a hardy bunch of men 
Riding as far as Savannah and Jackson
Until they re established trade again
With Cuba...Read More
Categories: tampa, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Sammy Baker Charlie 4
Sammy Baker Charlie 4, he's on my tail
like a grateful whore,
guns are blazing, cannon shells spew
it's a hell of a fight over Dien Ben Phu

and this Russian mig's amazing, they 
never seem to stall, look out the commies 
will get...Read More
Categories: tampa, veterans day, war,
Form: Free verse
She talked a lot of nonsense
                                     She talked a...Read More
Categories: tampa, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
LIFE'S HIGHWAY
“LIFE'S HIGHWAY” BY: TOM C. © 2014 all rights reserved
 
I’VE BEEN UP AND DOWN ALL COASTLINES, SEEN THINGS I CAN’T REPEAT,
I walked MANY PATHS sober and STUMBLED DRUNKEN IN THE STREET.
 
I’VE SMOKED SOME FANCY CEEGARS, INHALED CALLIE WEED...Read More
Categories: tampa, imagery, journey, memory, spoken word, time, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member You Want Huspuppie with That
Swordfish, in San Francisco, is excellent.
For authentic West Coast flavor, come visit 
the Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis.
Be sure to ask for the craw-fish appetizer.

If you visit San Diego, you may enjoy
fresh salmon, seared over alder logs.
Should you wish...Read More
Categories: tampa, appreciation, food, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nasty Fog


“You're really not going out in that stuff!”
The hotel clerk asked in amazement
Not being familiar with Tennessee fog
Wondered why was he questioning my intent

“The truckers don't even travel in that
It gets as thick as pea soup around here
If you want...Read More
Categories: tampa, weather,
Form: Quatrain
Moon is my Muse
Throughout my life the moon always been there
I remember it in the Tampa skies
I even saw it at the Bloomsburg Fair
just a little tot in Tampa time flies

The moon shines in Pennsylvania as well
I have looked up on it many...Read More
Categories: tampa, childhood, moon, moon, time,
Form: Sonnet