Treasure Island

Ben Gieske


Back To Back


....water from the tap - can’t put it back
.................toothpaste - tried to put it back
..................gossiping - behind my back
..............angry words - can’t take them
.....................revenge - payback
........................in bed - back to back
.....................sunburn - red back
.............................lost - can’t get back
....................question - answer back
............................john - out back
.........................mirror - looking back
........smiling in mirror - smiling back
..........................youth - want it back
.........................whale - Humpback
.......................whales - more Humpbacks
...........football player - quarterback
.Home Sweet Home - take me back
..........................Eden - can’t turn back
..........................curse - send it back
.....................blessing - don’t want it back
.............Prodigal Son - welcome back
............girl/boy friend - glad you're back
....................message - answer back
.....................R.S.V.P. - please send back
......................crucified - I’ll come back
....................love song - play it back
....................love letter - read it back
.................boomerang - always comes back
.......homeless person - keeps going back
.............Human Rights - fight back
...the poor and hungry - keep coming back
............soldiers in Iraq - get them back
.........................coffins - being flown back
................fallen leaves - long way back
....................protestors - they’re back
......watching the news - leaning back
..................Democracy - win back

Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2007
Edited: Monday, February 28, 2011

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  • Meggie Gultiano (3/31/2009 7:04:00 AM)

    wowww, he he, i really enjoyed reading this.why, this is unusual poetry and it is at its best.
    and..may i add also with this..

    Ben Gieski........PLEASE COME BACK with more of this...
    lol (Report) Reply

  • Jemarie Ragudo (12/16/2007 6:32:00 PM)

    This poem made me smile, laugh and ponder. May I add another line somewhere: Arnold Schwarzenegger - I'll be back! I didn't know you can bring your art to different levels. May I give you 10 for humor and creativity. (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (9/5/2007 12:57:00 AM)

    So much of what you put down here was so true. This is a way of poetry I've never seen. BRILLIANT! ! ! (Report) Reply

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