Clyde King
San Antonio, Texas

Poems

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1.
Take It Slowly
I like graveyards. They're peaceful and quiet.
Here no one fights or argues, curses or kills.

Here all have reaped the wages of sin: death.
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2.
Paranoia
I didn't do it. I wasn't there!
Why does everyone gasp and stare?

What's that you say? I can't remember.
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3.
You Can Tell
You can tell
I'm a real man.
Look at my hands.
They're calloused and tough
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4.
Who Am I?
Who am I?
I don't know.
I'd give worlds to know
If that were possible.
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5.
Three Haikus
As falling snow makes
No sound on the frozen ground,
I meditate in silence.
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6.
Life Sucks
Every day I wake up
And hear this strange sucking noise, like
A clogged vacuum cleaner.
In my house, when I step outdoors,
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7.
Three Bird Haikus
The falcon stoops straight
down and in a death grip hooks
an unwary seagull.
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8.
Is Life Worth Living?
Is life worth living?
Ask the young man with Lou
Gehrig's disease who clings to life
With a tenacious will.
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9.
You Can't
You can't love what
You won't die for,
You don't love if you
Demand it,
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10.
For My Beloved Jeanne
The arms that embraced me,
That held our children,
That washed and tenderly folded
Our lives together like precious garments,
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