David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,602 Points [David McLansky] (5/24/1944 / New York City)

David McLansky Poems

681. Why I Am Opposed To Elaine Getting A Tattoo 2/13/2015
682. I Suppose 6/14/2014
683. Nightmare 7/7/2014
684. Odysseus And The Suitors 7/4/2013
685. On Going To Sleep 7/11/2013
686. A Proposal To Valerie Dohren 8/18/2013
687. Nightly She Sings 7/24/2013
688. A Riff On Gajanan Mishra 'I Know A Bird..' 4/24/2013
689. Looking Back 5/23/2013
690. Dog At The Pound 1/18/2013
691. A Soldier's Prayer 1/26/2013
692. Riff On Gajanan Mishra True Poem 2/17/2013
693. A Riff On Kevin East's Fine Poem: Morris Minor 2/26/2013
694. An Agnostic Jew To His Good Christian Wife 2/11/2013
695. Riff On Richard Remier's February Kiss 2/12/2013
696. Riff On Colleen Courtney's Love Without Sex 3/22/2014
697. Answering Pradip: Why I Write 4/17/2014
698. The Memory Of Joyce Stirs The Trees At Night 4/13/2014
699. Riff On Pradip's 30 Years 5/9/2014
700. The Wild Boy 5/4/2014
701. Riff On Pradip's Dog As Mentor 4/29/2014
702. Riff On Lainey's Feathers 5/8/2014
703. Epitaph 11/27/2013
704. Mandela's Shadow 12/5/2013
705. to Your Words I Add Wtih Zest 2/19/2014
706. Smoking My Pipe At The Window 2/20/2014
707. Oh Listless Maiden In My Garden 11/17/2013
708. Pope Pius Xii 5/28/2013
709. Riff On Rita Dove's Borderline Mambo 2/22/2014
710. Curse Of The Burning Witch 9/30/2014
711. Lost Poems Found 10/23/2013
712. A Song For Liao Yiwu (Redacted) 2/24/2015
713. On John Knowles A Separate Peace 12/21/2013
714. Silly Poem In Spring 3/6/2014
715. soul Mates 3/1/2014
716. The Game 3/21/2014
717. Dracula's Family Life, An Intimate Picture 3/27/2014
718. Queen Of Empty Spaces 4/22/2014
719. Lainey On The Cam 4 1/1/2014
720. irish Protest 2/22/2014

Comments about David McLansky

  • Elaine Sept Elaine Sept (11/3/2017 11:08:00 PM)

    You write poems that bring me into your world, you truly have a gift.
    I pray that you keep writing, and allowing us to be in your wonderful world of words.
    If you write it we will read!


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  • Brenda Stevens Brenda Stevens (2/19/2017 3:23:00 AM)

    i know you
    because of this poem
    crossing eons
    knowing feeling...being....smiling
    thank you

  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/7/2014 6:50:00 AM)

    nice poems. you are great in showing feels.that shows a good improvement. i invite you to read my poems at my poets page. that is a friendly invitation

  • Dilantha Gunawardana Dilantha Gunawardana (4/5/2014 12:00:00 PM)

    You're an exceptional poet........Your vocabulary is intense and your range of poetry is astounding..........am a fan and I read your first poem casually (tombstone one) but it spurred me on............do keep on writing and you will shake PM with your poetry!

  • Jay Hall (3/30/2014 9:06:00 AM)

    I enjoy your poems. Thanks for sharing.

  • Elisha Wilson (7/15/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    David you write great poems.

  • David Mclansky David Mclansky (4/5/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    Thank you, very much.. David

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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Shakespeare In Love

To me my beauty you never shall be old,
Though Time shall scourge your fragile shield of flesh;
I balm those wounds as Time's cruel lash does scold,
And heal his welts, your loveliness refreshed;
For in my love are herbs of powers rare
Restoring as harsh Time does take away,
My eyes, your mirror, chastening your despair,
Reflecting forth you've aged not yet a day;
Take comfort then within this frame of youth:

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