Category Archives: poetry

Growing Demons in the Garden (#poem)

They hate him but everyday say his name. The insults and mocking are more powerful Than the most potent growth hormones. As he grows, he bellows, drawing Minion demons near, frightening the herd. Luckily, it seems, the demons are weak … Continue reading

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Languages and Viruses

Some writers use poetry To propound great thoughts Through deeply intoned vowels, But poetry is only language, And you can use it as if Chatting with a friend About passing days And pastimes. You can pull them in, Get a … Continue reading

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The Kids are Proper Communists (#poem)

(Note: This poem is about the younger generation in general and not about specific individuals.) I’ve always supported freedom and equality I wanted minorities to have equal opportunity. I believed in promoting a liberal social order, Showing non-aggression and peace … Continue reading

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East Texas tribute to Robert Burns (#poem)

I wrote this poem for a Burns Night celebration. Now ol’ Robbie Burns was a good ol’ boy, And we good ol’ boys stand up for each other. But that ol’ boy was less cowboy and more of a lover. … Continue reading

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Ancestral Burden

They say we carry the dead with us, And most are surprised by the weight. We hoist them up on our shoulders, And imagine our strength is adequate. But invariably we fault and stumble. We stagger and trip and fall. … Continue reading

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Monsters (#poem)

It’s years since I slithered From the antediluvian muck And took my first steps In a reeking miasma. Prying open eyes Unaccustomed to light, I recognised, first, evil. I awoke to enemies. I set out with purpose. They must be … Continue reading

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A New Riddle of Cosmology (#Poem)

An explosion beyond comprehension sent all The ingredients of the cosmos careening through the void. Light, matter, and energy diffused chaotically, Taking billions of years (as we now know them) To fall into some kind of order, to establish Some … Continue reading

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