David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,045 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

401. Poem To A Taliban Daughter 1/26/2013
402. Poem To Dale On The Block 10/3/2014
403. Poem To Elaine 12/23/2013
404. Poem To Michael's Girlfriend 3/29/2014
405. Poem To Valerie 8/18/2013
406. Poetic Mornings 4/9/2014
407. Pope Pius Xii 5/28/2013
408. Porcelin Doll 10/13/2013
409. Prayers For Kay 5/3/2013
410. Proposal To Dijuana 5/24/2014
411. Putin Kiev, Peasant Style 3/3/2014
412. Pygmalion 1/12/2014
413. Quaker Churchyard Rain 2/21/2014
414. Queen Elaine Of Canada 4/26/2013
415. Queen Gertrude 12/28/2013
416. Queen Of Empty Spaces 4/22/2014
417. Raptor Xmas 1/18/2013
418. Reflections On Theodore, Franklyn, Eleanor And Me. 9/21/2014
419. Remember Me In Your Pain 4/23/2014
420. Remembrance Of Poems Past 5/11/2013
421. Response To Brooklyn 6/6/2014
422. Restored Poems 2/27/2014
423. Reunion 3/7/2014
424. Riff Onat The Request Of My Students While Teaching Wordsworth's..Daffodils 7/23/2013
425. Riff For Gajanan Mishra 3/1/2014
426. Riff On Sue Ann Simar's 'I Awoke In A Casket' 7/12/2013
427. Riff On A Fellow Poet's Query: What's Wrong With Some Women? 4/1/2014
428. Riff On A Jack Growden Poem 'Lament' 10/20/2013
429. Riff On A River Poet 3/26/2014
430. Riff On A Senorita's Poem 2/24/2013
431. Riff On A Walk On A Scottish Beach 4/20/2013
432. Riff On Allen Steble's 'There's A Fire Burning In My Eyes's 5/15/2013
433. Riff On Andrew Latham's Lamenting Angels 2/24/2014
434. Riff On Belfast Dave's Guinness Is Good For You 2/5/2014
435. Riff On Birches By Robert Frost 6/22/2015
436. Riff On Blackbird's Causality 7/10/2014
437. Riff On Blackbird's Comment On Plants On My Grave 3/30/2014
438. Riff On Bruce's Post Card Love Affairs 7/26/2014
439. Riff On Colleen Courtney's Love Without Sex 3/22/2014
440. Riff On Come Dance Wiiith Me 2/17/2013
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

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I should have grabbed him by the balls
And lifted him on high,
Then slammed him on the wrestling mat
And broke his bony thighs
\\\\He invited me to test my skill
Against his jealous arms
I had tamed a wild man's will,
Without causing patient harm;

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