Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,316 Points (Midwest)

Ben Paynter Poems

1. Only Ashes Are Completed 1/1/2006
2. When Those Days Come 4/2/2006
3. Little Milly 6/15/2006
4. Left With The Night And The Known 6/23/2006
5. On The Eve Of A Storm And A Love 7/11/2006
6. This Life Thing 8/20/2006
7. On A Thief 9/24/2006
8. What Morning Holds 10/31/2006
9. I'Ll Let The Winter Blow 10/31/2006
10. Said I To The Girl With Midnight Eyes 11/27/2006
11. I Think Only God Is Honest 11/29/2006
12. Where The Cracks In The Stonework Deftly Meet 12/12/2006
13. Your Hands Were Just A Little Too Cold 12/25/2006
14. What It Takes To Be Heard 12/28/2006
15. This We 12/28/2006
16. The Words Aren'T Always Everything 12/17/2006
17. Let The Fog Roll In 12/31/2006
18. Much Ado About Nothing 12/31/2006
19. Somewhere, A Blue Glove 1/2/2007
20. Here In This Silence, I 1/10/2007
21. She Was Late 1/12/2007
22. Some Will Say The Flower Bloomed Too Soon 2/6/2007
23. Tiresome 3/7/2007
24. Tornado Season 3/13/2007
25. On The West Bank Of The River 3/14/2007
26. Queen Of Hearts, You 3/15/2007
27. Now A Flattened Penny, You 4/1/2007
28. This Storm Has Left, You 4/3/2007
29. Bridge Burning 5/31/2007
30. Mother, This Graveyard 5/31/2007
31. This Morning Holds Enough For Only One, And Then 7/2/2007
32. Living, Too Late 7/2/2007
33. The Moon Has Waned 7/27/2007
34. The Question 7/30/2007
35. Everyday Night, An 8/8/2007
36. Broken Feet Footprints 8/12/2007
37. It Was A Lonely Realization 8/20/2007
38. I Nearly Married An Actress Once 9/17/2007
39. Another Morning's Here 10/18/2007
40. The Mississippi 1: 00 A.M. 10/23/2007
Best Poem of Ben Paynter

And Her Face And Her Words And Her Promises

she says that my face
is the last she sees
before sleep takes her,
and she cannot sleep
without it.

but I know that
there are other faces
that float above
her eyes.
and the stars are out
tonight and I
need them to dance.

“have I said too
much” she says with
a halfhearted question
of love.
no, but you have not
kept your promise
and your promise
has not kept

and all the while
the clock spins circles
on the wall
and a dog barks
at the moon.
and her face sits
resting on my

I say ...

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Summer Carcass

Some stories
we only want to tell
the first part. and I
don't even want to
tell you this.

I want to leave it at the opening
I want to let it end
with sun filtering

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