David McLansky

Freshman - 839 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

641. As I Stumble Into Darkness 1/4/2013
642. Archias 4/29/2014
643. Archais 8/13/2013
644. Answering Pradip: Why I Write 4/17/2014
645. Answering Bri 3/4/2014
646. Answering A Poetess 2/5/2013
647. Answering A Maiden's Plea 9/13/2013
648. Answer To Valsa George's Quest For An Anonymous Lover 2/26/2014
649. Anne Hathaway: On Her Famous Husband's Yearly Visit 11/19/2012
650. Anne Boylen 5/21/2014
651. Anita Liquid In Her Persian Ways 4/22/2014
652. Anita 5/9/2014
653. Animal Spirits (A Riff) 11/25/2012
654. Angel In The Morning 10/22/2013
655. Andrew'A Song 3/11/2015
656. An Old Trick 3/30/2014
657. An Irish Halloween 1/26/2013
658. An Invitation To Tea And Scones 3/11/2014
659. An Application To Join Owain Glyn's Temperance Club 1/16/2013
660. An Apology To Valerie 8/19/2013
661. An Agnostic Jew To His Good Christian Wife 2/11/2013
662. Amazons 3/7/2014
663. Along Sheepshead Bay 5/12/2014
664. Alms From The Poor 5/26/2014
665. Alice (A Riff) 1/6/2013
666. Alice (A Riff For Myke) 2/14/2014
667. Alice 6/12/2013
668. Ali Baba At Les Deux Magots 1/8/2015
669. Alchemy 2/22/2014
670. Alas, Poor Yolk 5/12/2014
671. Alas 6/23/2013
672. Age In Love 2/26/2014
673. Against All Odds 1/21/2014
674. After The Second Child's Death 12/6/2012
675. After The First Child's Death 12/6/2012
676. After My Death 12/25/2012
677. After All These Years 4/3/2014
678. Advice To The Poet Salim R. Javid 6/5/2014
679. Advice To A Poetess Whose Ex-Boyfriend Took The Couch! 3/27/2014
680. Advice To A Poetess Who's Chucked It All And Gone To Europe 3/20/2014
Best Poem of David McLansky

9/11

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
To...

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Andrew'A Song

How can I dull this mother’s Ache
Fist pressed against her heart
Clenched as if her Heart would break;
Frail wisdom to impart

Flesh of her flesh
Which had grown inside
After twenty years
Had prematurely

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