otidie damnatur qui semper timet - The man who is constantly in fear is every day condemned. (Syrus)
I write mostly for myself but I became aware that some people liked my writing. So recently (last couple months) I have started to share my work online. Feel free to critique my work. I encourage suggestions.
I play around with many forms, but I am a rhymer by heart. My style tends to be more literal and my work is often in a storytelling form. I write what I think and I typically post my work in first draft form so I really do want honest feedback. If it sucks tell me. I am here to improve my craft. more »
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Eric Niehoff Poems
Decadently sweet Overwhelming treat Unmatched ease Gobbled up in a breeze
Breaking Bad (Heisenberg Poem)
Once a timid science teacher Lost out in the private sector Changed his life to deter Family’s loss from death’s dark specter
Staring into midnight sky Vastness brings both fear and hope Millions of light years separate us Visible only with telescope
It is said the grass is greener But what makes green so much better? We all fight to get to the top. Is it because of the weather?
As Freud describes humankind With three divisions of the mind Motivations now defined
End of the World
5 billion years have passed Society is long since gone The sun is now so vast The Earth has its final dawn
One Eyed Jack
He stares at it all but only sees half of the picture. What he has seen he is never quite sure. How important are the pieces that he missed?
Passengers on the Train
A train that’s ridden from birth to death Picking up passengers along the way Some people there as short as a breath Others that are there almost every day
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Opportunity presents Exciting turn of events New job, new life, it makes sense Toughest question that I know
Job Searching Blues
Went back to school to improve my station But the weak job market brings limitation. Accomplished so much, awarded for deeds
Drained of moisture, salty skin Seizing muscles from within A human oasis around the curve
It is green and translucent Filled with mystery It was enjoyed by the opulent Throughout our history
Gridlocked cars No end in sight Controlling anger No need for a fight
Swans Reflecting Elephants
A picture within a picture Surreal yet so insightful Seeing with two visions Creating something delightful
Comments about Eric Niehoff
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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Gobbled up in a breeze
No bad intent
To a thankful society