David McLansky

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

David McLansky Poems

481. Riff On Pj's Knock On Persephone 5/31/2014
482. Riff On Pj's Riff On Jsyn's Poem 5/6/2014
483. Riff On Please Don’t Pick The Daffodils 9/16/2013
484. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay Of Mice And Men, And Cats 8/13/2013
485. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay Of Mice And Men, And Cats (Revised) 8/13/2013
486. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay's Cat, And Mouse, And Man 8/13/2013
487. Riff On Pradip's 30 Years 5/9/2014
488. Riff On Pradip's Dog As Mentor 4/29/2014
489. Riff On Pradip's When A Poem Is Done 4/16/2014
490. Riff On Rachel Maddow's 'Why We Did It' 3/8/2014
491. Riff On Reyvrex Questor Reyes Love Sonnet 95 5/29/2013
492. Riff On Richard Lackman's 'First Kiss' 10/19/2013
493. Riff On Richard Remier's February Kiss 2/12/2013
494. Riff On Rita Dove's Borderline Mambo 2/22/2014
495. Riff On Robmeyer's Nagging Woman 5/31/2014
496. Riff On Sandra's Kickball 2/9/2014
497. Riff On Sheena Blackhall's The Queen Reads An Intercepted Letter 1594 6/2/2014
498. Riff On Valsa George's Fine, 'In Thy Shade' 4/19/2014
499. Riff On Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi’s Fine “poem Eagle And Chick 9/8/2013
500. Riff On Wish We Stayed Together 5/1/2013
501. Riff On Woman-Of-Poems Spirit Of Sexuality 5/25/2014
502. Riff On Womanzsoul's 'sex Is 99% Mental' 4/10/2014
503. Rift On Tony Ogunlolo's Fine Poem 'A Rape Child.' 7/7/2014
504. Rita 3/31/2014
505. Rock & Roll Bands On Good Morning America 3/10/2014
506. Rock Me In Your Arms Asleep 12/3/2012
507. Sad Dawn 2/23/2014
508. Said The Gypsy To The Shepherd Maid (Part I) 4/4/2014
509. Said Thoreau's Nagging Screaming Wife 6/4/2014
510. Sallly Hemmings In Paris 6/15/2014
511. Saying No 3/31/2013
512. Scratches Of A Pen 3/24/2014
513. Searching For Lainey 6/21/2013
514. Searching For Laurel 6/21/2013
515. Second Love 5/24/2014
516. Seeing The Light 5/7/2014
517. Sextant 3/29/2014
518. Shakespeare In Love 11/20/2012
519. Shakespeare To His Wife, Ann Hathaway 11/18/2012
520. Shattered Spell 8/7/2014
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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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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