David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,564 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

441. Riff On A Walk On A Scottish Beach 4/20/2013
442. Riff On Allen Steble's 'There's A Fire Burning In My Eyes's 5/15/2013
443. Riff On Andrew Latham's Lamenting Angels 2/24/2014
444. Riff On Belfast Dave's Guinness Is Good For You 2/5/2014
445. Riff On Birches By Robert Frost 6/22/2015
446. Riff On Blackbird's Causality 7/10/2014
447. Riff On Blackbird's Comment On Plants On My Grave 3/30/2014
448. Riff On Bruce's Post Card Love Affairs 7/26/2014
449. Riff On Colleen Courtney's Love Without Sex 3/22/2014
450. Riff On Come Dance Wiiith Me 2/17/2013
451. Riff On David Lewis Paget's Fine 'The Mudlarks' 4/28/2013
452. Riff On Death Comes Knocking 2/14/2013
453. Riff On Diane Hines Cretaceous Squirrels 10/21/2013
454. Riff On Diane Hines, To Love A Tree 10/23/2013
455. Riff On Dijuana's Giving Names 4/12/2014
456. Riff On Dijuana's Poem On Anais Nin 3/29/2014
457. Riff On Dr. Aggarwal's 'The Battered Wife.' 4/28/2013
458. Riff On Eileen's Tempting Mistress 5/20/2014
459. Riff On Eileen's Twin Souls 4/17/2014
460. Riff On Ely Funky Boots' Rare Flower 7/6/2014
461. Riff On Emily Martin's 'Crush.' 4/26/2013
462. Riff On Eustacia's Gypsy 5/27/2014
463. Riff On Finney's Loons 5/17/2014
464. Riff On Gagnan Mishra's I Only Need 6/3/2014
465. Riff On Gajanan Mishra Poem, 'Wife Is Trouble; Shoot Her.' 3/23/2013
466. Riff On Gajanan Mishra True Poem 2/17/2013
467. Riff On Gajanan Mishra’s 'Girl' 6/23/2013
468. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Drama Style 5/21/2013
469. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Fine Poem: 'Of Human Bondage.' 4/30/2013
470. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's 'No Friend' 4/16/2013
471. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's The Poet In Decline 7/31/2013
472. Riff On Hope At The Dentiist 7/28/2014
473. Riff On Ima Ryma's One Last Gift 1/8/2013
474. Riff On Ima Rym's Lovely And Clever Penguins 8/14/2013
475. Riff On Jesus James Llorico's Old Woman 4/4/2013
476. Riff On Johm Mccullough's Fine Personal Calls 7/8/2013
477. Riff On Julie Prince And Princess 3/29/2014
478. Riff On Julie's Cerebral Adultery 5/27/2014
479. Riff On Julie's Frayed Harvard T-Shirt 4/21/2014
480. Riff On Julie's Pushy Men 4/7/2014
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

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The Cloak

The Cloak

Give to me
Your web of sorrow
And I will weave it
On the morrow
Into a cloth of shimmering gold
Interlaced with spells of old,
Chants against the days of sadness,
Armor for the days of madness;
Protecting hearts not meant to be
Stunned by life's harsh threnody.

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