Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,797 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. Z 11/20/2006
11. Said I To The Girl With Midnight Eyes 11/27/2006
12. I Think Only God Is Honest 11/29/2006
13. Where The Cracks In The Stonework Deftly Meet 12/12/2006
14. The Words Aren'T Always Everything 12/17/2006
15. Your Hands Were Just A Little Too Cold 12/25/2006
16. What It Takes To Be Heard 12/28/2006
17. This We 12/28/2006
18. Somewhere, A Blue Glove 1/2/2007
19. Let The Fog Roll In 12/31/2006
20. Much Ado About Nothing 12/31/2006
21. Here In This Silence, I 1/10/2007
22. She Was Late 1/12/2007
23. Some Will Say The Flower Bloomed Too Soon 2/6/2007
24. Tiresome 3/7/2007
25. Tornado Season 3/13/2007
26. On The West Bank Of The River 3/14/2007
27. Queen Of Hearts, You 3/15/2007
28. Now A Flattened Penny, You 4/1/2007
29. This Storm Has Left, You 4/3/2007
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. Another Morning's Here 10/18/2007
38. The Mississippi 1: 00 A.M. 10/23/2007
39. Day One Hundred Eighty Three 10/24/2007
40. Letter #1 11/6/2007

Comments about Ben Paynter

  • Mark Money Mark Money (9/26/2013 1:02:00 PM)

    at this point, i can only wish to write as well as you do. i'll keep trying, though........

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  • Delilah Miller (4/27/2008 8:19:00 PM)

    I just read through about half of your poems. It's all so enchanting...Lilting and beautiful and honestly sad and sadly honest. Youre's so talented. You're so talented and I'm so envious. Don't you dare ever stop writing,

    X's and O's

  • Goldy Locks (10/18/2007 12:30:00 PM)

    Ben, ben. You inspire. Posh writer, you. Your verses are sublime. Your subjects, divine. Like the epitome of the All-American boy, trying to make it in this biting world. With a little help from his pen, his thoughts. You're endearing. And lovable (whether you like it or not ;) .. I look forward to your postings: each and every one. Keep growing, keep speaking, and above all, keep writing.

    best care
    sjg -~-

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 ...

Read the full of And Her Face And Her Words And Her Promises

On Saturday

on Saturday I checked the
posts on my webpage
on saturday I pushed laundry into
the machine and watched it spin
and spin and spin
on saturday three people
read two of my poems,
none of them
were about laundry

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