Robert Leary

Rookie - 10 Points (New London, Connecticut)

Robert Leary Poems

1. Alone 1/21/2011
2. Last Night 2/13/2011
3. Isaura 3/29/2011
4. Let Me Be The One 5/21/2011
5. Table 26 7/20/2011
6. The Can Man 1/1/2012
7. Salsa At The Fair 2/19/2012
8. The Vase 4/1/2012
9. The Pundit And The Puppet 11/29/2009
10. The Dream 4/24/2012
11. Often 6/8/2012
12. Confrontation With My Face 7/1/2012
13. Bird's Leg Beneath The Dawn 9/18/2012
14. Simply Love 10/2/2012
15. These Barns 7/21/2014
16. I Loved You All 7/21/2014
17. To My Son 7/28/2014
18. The Beetle 7/25/2010
19. Question 7/31/2010
20. Reflections In Carpinteria 8/23/2010
21. Return To You 9/6/2010
22. Autumn Comes 9/22/2010
23. The Fly 11/30/2009
24. The Road To Erato 11/30/2009
25. A Partner 12/1/2009
26. Another Year 1/1/2010
27. Death Wait 1/11/2010
28. A Love So Deep....The Alligator And The Butterfly 12/2/2009
29. Ode To Artaud 9/25/2010
30. How Like A Bird 11/21/2010
31. Return Blind 2/8/2010
32. Pooch 1/18/2011
33. Love Lessons 1/4/2011
Best Poem of Robert Leary

Love Lessons

How do you teach someone to love?
They sit before you: "I don't feel the way you do".
"Of course not" you say…"you have to learn to love…
You knew it as a child and lost it like a toy, broken.
It's in you hiding behind pain, spite, bitterness.
Move out from the shadows slowly
Placing one foot in the sand and then another.
Do not expect him to be perfect
And you'll reach the shore.
Place one foot in the water, then another.
Let it hold you like a wave,
Do not expect perfection
Letting the water embrace you slowly
Look up into his...

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Another Year

As if we were planets
Waltzing into another universe
We sit down to dinner
There’s too much smoke between us
Your face locked in a mask
Betraying tears I’ve wiped from its cheeks
Passions we’ve unfolded in our soul’s
Search for the right recipe
Spiral down the drain

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