John Lyday

Rookie (Chicago, Ilinois)

John Lyday Poems

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

America 2009

America has traded in his Mercedes
For a beat up, General Motors car.
It has a fender and door of different colors.
It leaks water, burns oil and won’t go far.

America is standing at unemployment,
all morning, just to see the clerk.
Diligently, he pursues positions,
along with millions looking for work.

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