David McLansky

Freshman - 992 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

361. Old Age Is Not For Weaklings 2/14/2014
362. Old Black Man 3/7/2014
363. Old Einstein's Dilemma 4/7/2014
364. Old Gnarled Tree 1/25/2013
365. Old Man In Grozny 2/19/2013
366. Old Rusted Truck 10/31/2013
367. Old Theme 9/6/2013
368. On A Fellow Poet's Defense Of A Friend Hitting Her Over The Head With A Bat. 6/6/2014
369. On A Woman's Defense Of Her Boyfriend Hitting Her Over The Head With A Bat. 4/1/2014
370. On Going To Sleep 7/11/2013
371. On Hospital Life 2/13/2014
372. On John Knowles A Separate Peace 12/21/2013
373. On Owain Glyn's Temperance Club 1/17/2013
374. On Reading My Poetry Book To My True Love 10/13/2013
375. On The Bench 4/12/2013
376. On The Death Of A Great Comedian 8/13/2014
377. On The Pilgrim Road With Elaine 12/14/2013
378. On Viewing A Friends Lingering Death 8/22/2013
379. On Writing Hamlet 9/24/2014
380. Only Marry A Woman It Would Be A Pleasure To Divorce 6/12/2013
381. Ophelia 3/12/2014
382. Ophelia To Hamlet 9/21/2014
383. Other Side Of A Reflection 3/29/2014
384. Over The Hills And Far Away 2/22/2014
385. Oyster Stew 1/15/2013
386. Paen To The Three Wyrd Sisters 7/5/2014
387. Papa's Eyes 2/25/2014
388. Paris Cafe: For Lillian 1/23/2013
389. Paris Hilton On Justice 4/16/2014
390. Paris,1896 6/12/2013
391. Pere & Fils 11/24/2012
392. Pj' Meets Her Old College Career Counselor: 6/15/2014
393. Pj's Answer To Her Old College Career Counselor: 5/12/2014
394. Planting Bulbs 6/2/2013
395. Poem For Eugenia Semyonova Ginzburg 6/2/2014
396. Poem In Honor Of Dr. Gerald M. Lucas 6/15/2015
397. Poem In Praise Of My Love's Second Toe 10/16/2013
398. Poem To A Fellow Poet:: Pradip Chattopadhyay) 3/22/2014
399. Poem To A Taliban Daughter 1/26/2013
400. Poem To Dale On The Block 10/3/2014
Best Poem of David McLansky


They told us all 'to just stay put, '
Breathing ashes and blackened soot,
'Put a towel against the door, '
'Wet it first, put it on the floor; '
'The Firemen were on the way, '
That's what 911 said that day;
But I've always had an ornery streak,
When told to obey and to be meek,
We were told to wait in that fiery din;
'Be patient, the firemen were coming in; '
But I rebelled; I could not sit still,
I would not cling to the windowsill,
I was tired of always following orders,
I had to think of my two daughters;
So for once I dared to rebel

Read the full of 9/11

Galatea (A Riff)

What perfection in eye and cheek,
She shifts her body, I cannot speak,
Her back's soft light of muscled bone
That I would frame in marble stone;

What arrogance in handheld tool
That I could take what's learned in school
And reproduce her subtle beauty
Oh Pygmalion, you fail in duty.

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