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Family Matters

Empty bottles lie strewn out on his floor
Tears stream down my face as we enter the morgue.

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2014



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The Civic Duty

Defendant is sweaty, it did not go as planned
The all-white jury looks down at the black man on the stand.

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2014

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Nations

                                                             Korea
                                                     Desolate, hostile
                                             Fighting, warning, worrying
                                        Dictator, conflict, president, peace
                                           Welcoming, uplifting, exciting
                                                      Free, beautiful
                                                           America

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2014

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The Direction of Music

                                                          Beatles
                                                   Witty, intelligent
                                             Dancing, acting, singing
                            Songwriters, bigger-than-Jesus, jail, controversy
                                         Whining, misbehaving, yelling
                                                 Repetitive, boring
                                                          Bieber

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2015

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A Visit From Mother

My mother comes to visit me
I always look forward to what will be.
Leaves of red and brown, as it is fall
Her presence here makes me feel small.

I know she loves me, for that is true
“I’ve come to have a talk with you.”
She tells me dad is doing well,
I know she’s happy, I can tell.

She then asks me how I have been
I respond to her with a wide grin.
She talks about my uncle too,
“He always says he misses you.”

She says that she’s been working hard
Taking care of the house, and also the yard.
Silence echoes as leaves fall from the sky
Now it is time to say goodbye.

I call out to her and ask for her to stay
But she lays flowers on my grave and walks away.

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2014



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Necromancy

Occult burning flame
Inferno shreds your home
You are the one to blame
Death brings your catacomb.

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2015

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Love Her

Love her
With everything
Think, tell, show--always show
For what is love without giving?
Take me

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2015

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My Dog

With the stride of a goofball
My dog moves not so quick;
But with his wet sloppy tongue
He’ll give you a lick.

The guy’s always alert
He sings his loud Boxer bark,
At the girl across the street
Who loves his dog lark. 

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2014

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Chicken and Fish

Chicken and fish
What a terrible dish
Do not eat that dinner
For it won't make you thinner.

You'll never feel any better
It just will not go together
Rotting slime in your belly
A puke oh so smelly.

Let me make something different
I swear I'm not so impudent
That food simply reeks
Please accept my critiques.

I'm so sorry mother
But I just cannot simply bother
Just grant me one wish--
Spare me from chicken and fish.

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2015

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Pompeii

Standing in the center square of Pompeii
I cast my gaze over each animal:
Imperfect collection is here today.

The plump old Goose in her cage of trouble
Squawking her nonsense for all folk to hear,
Stilled by her Gander, hit with a shovel.

Ancient and ardent, the Goat does appear
To have knowledge of all things important:
Yet always confused—a message unclear.

Swollen from slop, the Pig lets out a grunt,
in response to the Goat’s laughable claims
He should stop at once; leave or be silent.

Wowed and proud, the smart black Bull with three names
Explains to the crowd his mission and goal,
Although there’s no reason why he remains.

An outlaw, the Serpent peeps through a hole
Slithering round hooves of impending doom,
Winning the race to absolute control.

The Horse is proud, I can only assume,
Kin to a famous Gelding from this land
Closer looks reveal a face full of gloom.

Lastly, the Rat, whom nobody can stand,
Forever involved and having his say
Increasingly brash with every demand.

All of these creatures have visions of grey, --
I laugh at their quarrels and muddy speech,
Vague from ash, choked on the stage of Pompeii.

Copyright © Louis Nathaniel | Year Posted 2016

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