David McLansky

Freshman - 991 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

81. Ali Baba At Les Deux Magots 1/8/2015
82. Alice 6/12/2013
83. Alice (A Riff For Myke) 2/14/2014
84. Alice (A Riff) 1/6/2013
85. Alms From The Poor 5/26/2014
86. Along Sheepshead Bay 5/12/2014
87. Amazons 3/7/2014
88. An Agnostic Jew To His Good Christian Wife 2/11/2013
89. An Apology To Valerie 8/19/2013
90. An Application To Join Owain Glyn's Temperance Club 1/16/2013
91. An Invitation To Tea And Scones 3/11/2014
92. An Irish Halloween 1/26/2013
93. An Old Trick 3/30/2014
94. Andrew'A Song 3/11/2015
95. Angel In The Morning 10/22/2013
96. Animal Spirits (A Riff) 11/25/2012
97. Anita 5/9/2014
98. Anita Liquid In Her Persian Ways 4/22/2014
99. Anne Boylen 5/21/2014
100. Anne Hathaway: On Her Famous Husband's Yearly Visit 11/19/2012
101. Answer To Valsa George's Quest For An Anonymous Lover 2/26/2014
102. Answering A Maiden's Plea 9/13/2013
103. Answering A Poetess 2/5/2013
104. Answering Bri 3/4/2014
105. Answering Pradip: Why I Write 4/17/2014
106. Appearances 5/28/2015
107. Archais 8/13/2013
108. Archias 4/29/2014
109. As I Stumble Into Darkness 1/4/2013
110. As Of Late 11/11/2013
111. At The Last 5/13/2014
112. Attention: All You Lonely Men 5/21/2014
113. Baby Doll 5/24/2014
114. Baited Breaths. 10/12/2013
115. Baking 4/11/2013
116. Bangladesh (A Riff) 11/21/2012
117. Bank Robbing To Pay Off The Bank (A Riff) 1/17/2013
118. Bar & Grill 7/21/2013
119. Being Deployed 2/13/2014
120. Belvedere 3/21/2014
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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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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