David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,162 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

481. Riff On Olive Oil's Comment On 'The Old Pries'T 5/22/2014
482. Riff On Pj's Erotica 4/5/2014
483. Riff On Pj's Knock On Persephone 5/31/2014
484. Riff On Pj's Riff On Jsyn's Poem 5/6/2014
485. Riff On Please Don’t Pick The Daffodils 9/16/2013
486. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay Of Mice And Men, And Cats 8/13/2013
487. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay Of Mice And Men, And Cats (Revised) 8/13/2013
488. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay's Cat, And Mouse, And Man 8/13/2013
489. Riff On Pradip's 30 Years 5/9/2014
490. Riff On Pradip's Dog As Mentor 4/29/2014
491. Riff On Pradip's When A Poem Is Done 4/16/2014
492. Riff On Rachel Maddow's 'Why We Did It' 3/8/2014
493. Riff On Reyvrex Questor Reyes Love Sonnet 95 5/29/2013
494. Riff On Richard Lackman's 'First Kiss' 10/19/2013
495. Riff On Richard Remier's February Kiss 2/12/2013
496. Riff On Rita Dove's Borderline Mambo 2/22/2014
497. Riff On Robmeyer's Nagging Woman 5/31/2014
498. Riff On Sandra's Kickball 2/9/2014
499. Riff On Sheena Blackhall's The Queen Reads An Intercepted Letter 1594 6/2/2014
500. Riff On Valsa George's Fine, 'In Thy Shade' 4/19/2014
501. Riff On Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi’s Fine “poem Eagle And Chick 9/8/2013
502. Riff On Wish We Stayed Together 5/1/2013
503. Riff On Woman-Of-Poems Spirit Of Sexuality 5/25/2014
504. Riff On Womanzsoul's 'sex Is 99% Mental' 4/10/2014
505. Rift On Tony Ogunlolo's Fine Poem 'A Rape Child.' 7/7/2014
506. Rita 3/31/2014
507. Rock & Roll Bands On Good Morning America 3/10/2014
508. Rock Me In Your Arms Asleep 12/3/2012
509. Sad Dawn 2/23/2014
510. Said The Gypsy To The Shepherd Maid (Part I) 4/4/2014
511. Said Thoreau's Nagging Screaming Wife 6/4/2014
512. Sallly Hemmings In Paris 6/15/2014
513. Saying No 3/31/2013
514. Scratches Of A Pen 3/24/2014
515. Searching For Lainey 6/21/2013
516. Searching For Laurel 6/21/2013
517. Second Love 5/24/2014
518. Seeing The Light 5/7/2014
519. Sextant 3/29/2014
520. Shakespeare In Love 11/20/2012
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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Shakespeare In Love

To me my beauty you never shall be old,
Though Time shall scourge your fragile shield of flesh;
I balm those wounds as Time's cruel lash does scold,
And heal his welts, your loveliness refreshed;
For in my love are herbs of powers rare
Restoring as harsh Time does take away,
My eyes, your mirror, chastening your despair,
Reflecting forth you've aged not yet a day;
Take comfort then within this frame of youth:

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