Nathan J. Bogart

Rookie (Detroit, MI)

Nathan J. Bogart Poems

1. The American Nightmare 1/31/2009
2. I'M Innocent, Red 1/31/2009
3. If It's Good, Cancel It 1/31/2009
4. Bullfrogs Burn 2/2/2009
5. The Paint Bleeds Through 2/2/2009
6. Ramble On (No Sense In Cents) 2/7/2009
7. Eden Me Alive 2/23/2009
8. The Faith Of Farmers (For Now) 4/14/2009
9. I Can Assure You, My Words Are Far From Assuring 6/2/2009
10. Spanish 10/1/2009
11. The Aberts 1/31/2009
12. A January Night 1/31/2009
13. Movement And Wind 2/16/2009
14. The Spouse 1/31/2009
Best Poem of Nathan J. Bogart

The Spouse

Through his aging, once jet-black beard
Came the movement of his chapped lips
Which drew out the beating of war drums
Sad war drums
Like an army that had been defeated
But kept marching in rhythm, regardless
His deep brown eyes peaked out through his
Thick rimmed, over-worn glasses
And within his words I was sure I could hear
The breaking of his heart
'Do you understand how it makes me feel
To know she has to be drunk in order to tolerate me? '
My brother and I looked over at each other;
Spitting images of this once valiant man sitting before us
In ...

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