David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,564 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

481. Riff On Kelly Seale's After You'Ve Gone 3/12/2013
482. Riff On Kimberly's Poem Self-Reflection 4/3/2014
483. Riff On Lainey's Feathers 5/8/2014
484. Riff On Lainey's Undercurrent. 9/24/2014
485. Riff On Marcus Mckinley Poem 7/10/2013
486. Riff On Mary Ann's Lament 6/11/2014
487. Riff On Modinul Ahsan 'Wait Till I Come' 7/17/2013
488. Riff On Mpho Leteng's Don'T Stand Aroubd My Grave And Weep 5/2/2013
489. Riff On Olive Oil's Comment On 'The Old Pries'T 5/22/2014
490. Riff On Pj's Erotica 4/5/2014
491. Riff On Pj's Knock On Persephone 5/31/2014
492. Riff On Pj's Riff On Jsyn's Poem 5/6/2014
493. Riff On Please Don’t Pick The Daffodils 9/16/2013
494. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay Of Mice And Men, And Cats 8/13/2013
495. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay Of Mice And Men, And Cats (Revised) 8/13/2013
496. Riff On Pradip Chattopadhyay's Cat, And Mouse, And Man 8/13/2013
497. Riff On Pradip's 30 Years 5/9/2014
498. Riff On Pradip's Dog As Mentor 4/29/2014
499. Riff On Pradip's When A Poem Is Done 4/16/2014
500. Riff On Rachel Maddow's 'Why We Did It' 3/8/2014
501. Riff On Reyvrex Questor Reyes Love Sonnet 95 5/29/2013
502. Riff On Richard Lackman's 'First Kiss' 10/19/2013
503. Riff On Richard Remier's February Kiss 2/12/2013
504. Riff On Rita Dove's Borderline Mambo 2/22/2014
505. Riff On Robmeyer's Nagging Woman 5/31/2014
506. Riff On Sandra's Kickball 2/9/2014
507. Riff On Sheena Blackhall's The Queen Reads An Intercepted Letter 1594 6/2/2014
508. Riff On Valsa George's Fine, 'In Thy Shade' 4/19/2014
509. Riff On Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi’s Fine “poem Eagle And Chick 9/8/2013
510. Riff On Wish We Stayed Together 5/1/2013
511. Riff On Woman-Of-Poems Spirit Of Sexuality 5/25/2014
512. Riff On Womanzsoul's 'sex Is 99% Mental' 4/10/2014
513. Rift On Tony Ogunlolo's Fine Poem 'A Rape Child.' 7/7/2014
514. Rita 3/31/2014
515. Rock & Roll Bands On Good Morning America 3/10/2014
516. Rock Me In Your Arms Asleep 12/3/2012
517. Sad Dawn 2/23/2014
518. Said The Gypsy To The Shepherd Maid (Part I) 4/4/2014
519. Said Thoreau's Nagging Screaming Wife 6/4/2014
520. Sallly Hemmings In Paris 6/15/2014
Best Poem of David McLansky


They told us all 'to just stay put, '
Breathing ashes and blackened soot,
'Put a towel against the door, '
'Wet it first, put it on the floor; '
'The Firemen were on the way, '
That's what 911 said that day;
But I've always had an ornery streak,
When told to obey and to be meek,
We were told to wait in that fiery din;
'Be patient, the firemen were coming in; '
But I rebelled; I could not sit still,
I would not cling to the windowsill,
I was tired of always following orders,
I had to think of my two daughters;
So for once I dared to rebel

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Bangladesh (A Riff)

Everywhere I stand, I stand in water
It's wide expanse defines the border;
My country sinking into the sea,
The waters lapping at my knee;
My country now a muddy brown
The roofs submerged below their crown
The water lapping at the poles,
The tidal waves toss wooden bowls.
This was once an idyllic spot,

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