John Lyday

Rookie (Chicago, Ilinois)

Poems of John Lyday

1. A Romp Toward Remission - Collaboration w/ angie headley 12/24/2009
2. America 2009 4/24/2009
3. Avocado on Ritz 11/10/2009
4. Colorado Small Town Memories 4/9/2009
5. David and Goliath 4/17/2009
6. Disjointed 6/8/2009
7. Fallen Fruit of the Persimmon Tree 12/14/2009
8. Half Pint of Satan 11/14/2009
9. If I Could Write a Cloud 11/30/2009
10. Ode to the Woman Who Shot Me 1/25/2010
11. One More Chance (A Villanelle) 6/4/2009
12. Prayer to Despair 2/10/2010
13. Resemblance 6/7/2009
14. rickety rhyme 6/9/2009
15. Silence, Sleep and Serenity 11/28/2009
16. The Suicide of my Young Friend 12/5/2009
17. Walking to the Train 12/17/2009
18. What Crazy Means to Me 12/23/2009
19. Why I Don't Write 4/24/2009
20. Winter's Garden 4/23/2009

David and Goliath

A lithesome youth takes to the field.
A stouter heart no man could wield.
Alone he stands against a host.
In front, a single guard they post,
the all-time champion of utter war.
His name is etched in martial lore;
a mighty bear in battle gear,
a giant warrior for all to fear.

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