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Poem Details | by Kim Rodrigues |
Categories: america, baby, death, murder, music,

AMERICAN DREAMS SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS

AMERICAN DREAMS SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS

Miss American pie has a dream -
whipped cream of tijuana brass.

Groovy tunes quit on smoking grass.
Frisbee LP like steaming saucers crash.

The homecoming court is plastered.
What could possibly be the matter?

Moon rockets in flight, rock me all night baby.
There were stars in my eyes, as lala land denied.

In my crib the beatles rock me to sleep,
while Tate’s fetus stares at the Helter Skelter light.

7/28/2017
Chosen song: American Pie










Poem Details | by Loch David Crane |
Categories: america, death, funeral, heaven, hero, obituary,

Patriot Guard funeral Escort

Patriot Guard funeral Escort
Loch David Crane
August, 2008

Today is sunny: with three dozen bikes,
some decorated cars,  a pair of trikes,
two dozen Marines: all of the family
and toddlers to set their Daddy free
into the Great Beyond beyond the sky
where loved ones send their veterans who die.
Below our feet the stones give way to grass
where they are neatly trimmed; and as we pass
the names of strangers stare into the air
and we look back, wondering who lies there.
I won't step on a grave--I'll walk around
so not to insult those within the ground.
	We ride at funerals honoring those vets,
	brave men and women we have never met.

Poem Details | by Kim Merryman |
Categories: america, anger, confusion, grief, hate,

A Nation in Need of God

With vile intensity hatred infiltrates the hearts of men, turning brother against brother, friend against friend, dividing our once great nation. Right is wrong; wrong is right. Confusion reigns as wisdom flounders and hatred's vitriolic verbiage tears down and destroys trust and unity. And all the while, Satan is dancing with glee on the ashes of our hope, and the soul of our nation weeps. O God, save us from ourselves! 2/2/17 Entered in John Hamilton's Upside Down World Contest Tied for 2nd place

Poem Details | by True Love |
Categories: america, anger, anxiety, baby, death, divorce, dream,

Sangmi Please Travel

No, I won't come,
because you don't want me to come!
*
Even though this is the last chance to see you, 
I won't come.
Even though every cell of my body is crying,
I won't come.
Even though I need to come
just like I need to breath,
I won't come.
Even though I'm dying, 
I won't come.
*
It's the most difficult decision 
I've ever made in my life. 
However, it is much easier for me 
than to continue rending my dignity. 
*
I'm tired of my love for you!
I'm tired of myself and you!
I will never come to you!
keep ignoring me, Sangmi
and please, travel!


Poem Details | by Lyn Church |
Categories: america, anger, bullying, death, life, philosophy, political,

Grave Society

Society's dead
Digression came with costs
We are digging graves

M. Lyn Church 
August 2, 2013

Poem Details | by MICHAEL MALONE |
Categories: confusion, death, faith, father, forgiveness, life, loss, love, body,

life in america

 HAD HER REALLY FEELING LIKE THAT SHE COULDN'T GO TO SCHOOL   
in            her heart i n her body she froze  mevmerize by the  time that she had to 
into her body man that dude

Poem Details | by akhil sankurathri |
Categories: 12th grade, america, anxiety, death of a friend, emotions, fear, hope,

The Children of the Sun

The lights are out tonight,
But our struggles still ignite
The hay of hope, like hearth
Amidst the cold and dark.

To the temples in the sky,
For Heaven-on-Earth we cry.
We're our own Kingdom Come,
For we're the Children of the Sun.

The sinners passing by
Might greet us with goodbye.
Is it their guns against us might?
They wouldn't stand against our light.

Come Hell or Highwater,
With our sons and our daughters
We'll stand together as one,
For we're the Children of the Sun.

Poem Details | by Gershon Wolf |
Categories: america, cry, death,

Kennedy's been shot

Sirens wailing like the world had ended
In the streets an eerie calm that day
The heartbeat of our country'd been suspended
Kennedy's been shot!  My God!  No way! 

Youthful vigor, smile inviting and appealing
Camelot! -- He and Jackie'd ushered in
America, the news had sent a-reeling
Lined our faces, tears instead of grins

Woe! The shock wore off, reality set in
Agonizingly, did we return to form
Drank our morning coffee, tasted thin
Sometimes wished we never had been born

Death, unwelcome, always begs a reason
This death torments our souls these many seasons



     Trochaic tetrameter/pentameter

Poem Details | by Rico Leffanta |
Categories: america, betrayal, corruption, death, funeral, leadership, political,

Breaking USA News

The late Senator John McCain will Lie In State
President Donald Trump will lie everywhere else

Poem Details | by brittney lopez |
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, adventure, age, allegory, america, angel, angst, animal, anniversary, april, art, august, autumn, baby, baptism, baseball, basketball, beach, beautiful, beauty, bereavement, best friend, betrayal, bible, bird, birth, birthday, black african american, body, books, boyfriend, car, celebration, childhood, children, city, class, computer, conflict, dad, emotions,

This is me

My knees were the things that 
kept me up and my skin is my 
cutting board my eyes are the 
rain clouds to the fire running 
down my arms and my heart is 
the fire place that keeps me 
burning so calm

Poem Details | by Shane Cooper |
Categories: america, death, heaven, high school, mother,

HEAVEN OR HELL

Where is heaven, what have we done Why are we abandoned in hell When can we stop using a gun Whose children next do we farewell What demon has set this mad spell Littleton Columbine high school Virginia tech was so cruel Redlake senior high was another How can heaven be I’m no fool Please stop the tears of a mother

Poem Details | by Harambe In Heaven |
Categories: africa, america, angel, betrayal, black african american, death, murder,

A Dirge For Harambe

Something Wrong,
I Hold My Head,
Harambe Gone,
Gorilla Dead.

Poem Details | by Loch David Crane |
Categories: america, death, funeral, hero, obituary,

Bike to Work day: escorting the funeral of Marine Albrak Omar

Bike to Work day:  escorting the funeral of Marine Albrak Omar
Loch David Crane
Patriot Guard Riders
September 2009

No more classes now that I've been fired!
Patriotism is my job: I’m retired.
The Patriot Guard rides almost every day
to bring a flapping flag line on display.
We ride to work with combustion and chrome
to bring the bodies of our brave troops home.
In a strange twist for love of our country
This Arab Albrak was a volunteer
who gave America his youthful years
to make Iraqui people finally free.
He gave his life:  I give my afternoon
remembering our heroes at high noon.
	Packed in ice, he came home to his Mom;
	his body was prepared by an Imam. 

Poem Details | by rob carmack |
Categories: america, crazy, dark, death, murder, violence, women,

Ted

Old man Cowell and boy Ted,
Hardcore and alcohol
unlocked doors in his head.

Midnight’s rage held a speculum,
every one of them became Brooks.
Two escapes and from
a sling, cast or uniform
one beetle shell thinned
apartment and dorm.

Swung and dumped on both coasts,
Dipped a hand in the green river,
and lost count of his ghosts.
Paid part of his debt on a Florida chair.
Rode the Lightning to eternity.
Consumed by what awaited him there.

Poem Details | by Edward Ebbs |
Categories: abuse, america, analogy, anxiety, bereavement, betrayal, business, corruption, courage, depression, future, humanity, hurt, imagery, philosophy, political, sad, sorrow,

Our Oligarchy

designed elections
a corporate personhood
money is free speech

Poem Details | by Johnny Martinez |
Categories: america, courage, death, dedication, freedom, heartbreak, hero, memorial day, soldier, tribute, veterans day, war,

A Gift of Freedom

Upon the deadly battlefield
Where honor's won and death is sealed
Brave soldiers stand their ground
Where all that counts, can there be found
Disciplined soldiers, fearless men
Never again to rise and fight again; 
They willingly gave their lives
Tis’ there blood’s megre sacrifice!
From the cries of fallen soldiers, bleedin’
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

Poem Details | by arthur vaso |
Categories: america, art, creation, funeral, history, philosophy, poets,

Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

In a laboratory in a far away place called
Lahore
Was a mad scientist, who experimented
Offshore

He fiddled and fuddles deep inside his lab
Making clones of his glorious self
Thinking they mighty fine lads
He cloned twenty or thirty or a hundred and more
All chattering and gabbing, their master they adore
Oh yes, he’s the mad scientist from Lahore

He has many accolades for he had many votes
He cloned so many, democracy was a joke
But the governor caught on
And saw through the clouds
Something was evil under the shroud
Banished he was to the prison of deception
Hopefully he will clone no more fake conceptions

Poem Details | by Bj Fard |
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, adventure, age, allah, america, analogy, angel, anger, angst, animal, anniversary, art, baptism, beach, beautiful, beauty, betrayal, bible, birth, blue, boat, body, bullying, cancer, care, celebration, celebrity, change, character, christian, conflict, confusion, corruption, crazy, dad, day, death, depression, desire, devotion, dream, earth, emotions, eulogy, evil, farewell, fear, funeral, god, grave,

Never So Gracious

A full moon night to my delight what is so wrong with doing what's right nothing is right after so long no use in complaining time to move on The Dream Water one day might take me away farther from the comfort of familiarity I float on my back then shut my eyes my body now sinking into ocean arms open wide Now swallow your son back to his nature when he is no longer needed to stay here the next generation are dooming themselves they need my experience to guide them through hell Why should I bother on my own, I strive through I turn my back on the thought of bothering to save you alone in this world my, is it spacious I'm finally smiling, never so gracious.

Poem Details | by Stephen Barry |
Categories: america, courage, eulogy, loss, ocean, voyage,

The Sinking of El Faro

To long for poetry soup,  cut and paste follow like , page 9.

http://www.seafarers.org/documents/May2016Log.pdf

Poem Details | by Les Pruitt |
Categories: abuse, allah, america, betrayal, child, conflict, confusion, culture, death, emotions, evil, fear, feelings, children, god, grief, immigration, international, loss, march, memory, missing you, my child, my children, pain, peace, political, spiritual,

THE VERDICT

Copyright © 2013
07/17/2013

Skittles and a soda
against a gun in its holster?

One day that scream
will be known as a teen
not a heinous lying Fein

What a sinister ploy and twist
with a loaded gun and no fist?

Had everyone sitting and waiting
doomed by a verdict just delaying

Was this just an optical illusion
or, a devious planned conclusion?

Now, this generation too afraid
wearing hoodies will get you dead

But, the Klan was still glad
hoodies they've always had

A verdict they too saw,
ushering in martial law


by: LP
edited: 7/30/13

Poem Details | by Timothy Hicks |
Categories: america, angst, bereavement, culture, future, introspection, today,

The Modern Age, Oh So Strange

 Ice in the Moon, Water on Mars, What's Next?

Luna
Tuna

 Come on Over it's Been a Long Time!

Postpone
Text tone

 Wanna Go to the Park?

Playground
No sound

 Who Gives Hugs Anymore

Subtle
Bubble

 You Always Wanted a Big House

Each room
A tomb

 Flowers For Little Ole Me?

My box
Loves phlox

 Will the Real Ghost Please Stand Up

Twitter?
Figures

Poem Details | by Mary Oliver Rotman |
Categories: america, cat, death, garden,

Randomling 28: Guilt By Association

Fresh morning light frames
a cat, surrounded by piles of 
dirt and deceased plants,
looking innocent.

Poem Details | by Tiffany Phillips |
Categories: america, caregiving, death, feelings, mothers day,

Kathy The Calming Sea

Kathy The Calming Sea

You're just like a calming sea
singing us your final song of love
you will be forever in our hearts
in our memories, for eternity
now you're without pain,
without any suffering
we all love you still
you'll look down from heaven
watching over us helping us along
our way keeping us safe and sound
silently validating in our choices
at night I see you in my dreams
we will forever love you and keep
you in our hearts remembering every caring word you sang
in your sweet, beautiful voice
we miss you and love you, Kathy Ricks
born October 25, 1961 – died March 31, 2015

Poem Details | by Sima Mittal |
Categories: abuse, america, death, flying, pride,

Feelings of the American Flag

My Stars were my pride
I was always ready for the ride
Hoisted in the clear sky
I flew freely and high!

But now, I lay in unwanted ashes
Burnt by many, those bodily fleshes
Alas, all my stars now feel like scars!
Alas, all my stars now feel like scars!

Poem Details | by Frederic Parker |
Categories: america, anger, fear,

The Death of Democracy

Democracy will only die if self inflicted
trapped in the tar pit of people's fear
home of the brave now morally conflicted
why they cling to lies is never clear

roads of tomorrow are lined with choices
roads from yesterday are lined with their husks
around our neck a rope tightened by hidden voices
the light of democracy's morning has darkened to dusk

2/27/17 
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