David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,194 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

521. Sextant 3/29/2014
522. Shakespeare In Love 11/20/2012
523. Shakespeare To His Wife, Ann Hathaway 11/18/2012
524. Shattered Spell 8/7/2014
525. She Enters 4/13/2013
526. Should You Die Before I Die 2/9/2014
527. Signing Off 1/16/2013
528. Silent Knights 2/27/2013
529. Silly Poem In Spring 3/6/2014
530. Sitting Alone On Kay's Empty Bench 9/30/2013
531. Smoking My Pipe At The Window 2/20/2014
532. Sodom''s Lament (A Riff) 12/18/2012
533. Spanish Civil War Veteran Eulogy 4/5/2014
534. Spanking The Monkey 2/10/2014
535. Speak Not Of Love (A Riff) 12/10/2012
536. Spring 9/15/2013
537. Subject alice (A Riff For Myke) 9/24/2014
538. Subject riff On Julie 's Coded Love Note Written In Lemon Juice On The Back Of A Grocery Slip 5/21/2014
539. Subject riff On Woman-Of-Poem's Cursed-Blessings 4/7/2014
540. Subject riff On Womanzsoul Fishing For Peace 4/7/2014
541. Subject send Me No Flowers 5/13/2014
542. Success 11/19/2014
543. Sue Ellen 10/5/2014
544. Sweet Elaine 1/23/2015
545. Swimming In The Flood 2/11/2014
546. Tattoo 1/26/2014
547. Thank God, Marge Is Back 9/11/2013
548. That The Soul Can Turn 3/29/2014
549. The 1976 Irish Guide 4/24/2013
550. The Advantages Of A Pretty Wife 6/24/2013
551. The Art Of Product Placement 5/9/2014
552. The Awakening 7/10/2014
553. The Beauty Of This Day 3/7/2014
554. The Blessings Of Old Age 4/13/2015
555. The Body Of My Temple Lays Unswept; 9/18/2014
556. The Cloak 11/22/2012
557. The Comfort Of A Third Wife 12/18/2013
558. The Condemned 4/14/2013
559. The Corp (A Riff)) 1/12/2013
560. The Crossing Guards Of Life 2/19/2014
Best Poem of David McLansky

After My Death

No stillness filled the air,
The Nation didn't pause
Speechless with despair;
No limousine procession
Slowly snaked the road,
Winding to the crowded hill
And my last abode;
No local politicians
Recalled the City's loss
No Abbot of the Diocese
Softly kissed his Cross;
No Mayor of the Village
Called me Mankind's Friend,
No speeches intoned over me
Recalling Life at end;
At my empty grave site
Two weeping children stood,
Summarizing all I'd done
And all I ever would.

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Bangladesh (A Riff)

Everywhere I stand, I stand in water
It's wide expanse defines the border;
My country sinking into the sea,
The waters lapping at my knee;
My country now a muddy brown
The roofs submerged below their crown
The water lapping at the poles,
The tidal waves toss wooden bowls.
This was once an idyllic spot,

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