Monday, June 25, 2012

Some Poems

REVISION OF A CELEBRATED QUOTE
BY SAMUEL BECKETT

Fail again. Fail louder.



PECKING ORDER


The eagle takes a cheapshot
at a falcon, a crow.
The crow takes a cheapshot
at a grackle, a sparrow.
The sparrow takes a cheapshot
at a wren, a pigeon.
The pigeon takes a cheapshot
at a homeless guy, his exposed ankle.
The homeless guy takes a cheapshot
at a hallucination, a fly.
The fly takes a cheapshot
at shit, and poor shit

doesn't even know how to defend itself.





SENTENCE OFTEN OVERHEAD
WHEN A MARRIAGE IS ON
ITS GLUE FACTORY LEGS


"Don't you DARE fall asleep on me
when I am insulting you!"





PRAYER FOR ALL TROUBLED SOULS

May you learn to forget.
May you be a sparrow.
May you have no mirror
and feel no desire for one.
May you always wake up
on the other side of death,
its far side, until you die.

May death take your photograph
from a flattering angle.

May that photograph totally lie.
































2 comments:

  1. Poems are based on natural themes and human emotions that can make anyone feel happy.

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  2. Yay! I agree!

    (Sometimes.)

    Glad you have French poetry on your website as well as some American poets.

    Now you only have a few hundred other countries to include lol. ;-)

    I thought the featured poem today was Langston Hughes.

    I think I was wrong.

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