David McLansky

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

David McLansky Poems

161. Looking Back 5/23/2013
162. A Riff On David Wood's To Love Or Not To Love Sonnet Xi 5/23/2013
163. My Missing Muse 5/24/2013
164. The Prisonner's Rosary 5/30/2013
165. To My Bronwen 6/1/2013
166. Max 6/2/2013
167. Alice 6/12/2013
168. Only Marry A Woman It Would Be A Pleasure To Divorce 6/12/2013
169. Paris,1896 6/12/2013
170. For Lillian: In Memorium 6/12/2013
171. To The Poet Blackbird 6/12/2013
172. Like A Singer In Some Dark Cafe 6/12/2013
173. Memorial Day 5/21/2013
174. Riff On Gajanan Mishra's Drama Style 5/21/2013
175. To Lainey On The Cam 6/19/2013
176. I Celebrate Your Safe Return 6/20/2013
177. I Didn'T Die In The Mud 6/21/2013
178. Dancing 6/21/2013
179. Riff On Gajanan Mishra’s 'Girl' 6/23/2013
180. The Advantages Of A Pretty Wife 6/24/2013
181. If I Was French 6/25/2013
182. A Riff On Itau Oscar's Early Morning 6/26/2013
183. A Good Thing? 6/28/2013
184. Fire Island 6/28/2013
185. Eusthacia 6/23/2013
186. Time Won’t Stand Still 6/23/2013
187. The Rite 7/2/2013
188. Old Age Has Its Own Alarm Clock 7/3/2013
189. Riff On Johm Mccullough's Fine Personal Calls 7/8/2013
190. To Elaine 7/10/2013
191. I Laugh 7/10/2013
192. Riff On Marcus Mckinley Poem 7/10/2013
193. On Going To Sleep 7/11/2013
194. Christmas, Hartland, Maine 1996 7/12/2013
195. Riff On Sue Ann Simar's 'I Awoke In A Casket' 7/12/2013
196. You Did Not Fail 7/14/2013
197. Falling Down 7/15/2013
198. Xu Zhiyong 7/17/2013
199. Riff On Modinul Ahsan 'Wait Till I Come' 7/17/2013
200. What Is A Writer 7/17/2013

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

Read the full of 9/11

The Cloak

The Cloak

Give to me
Your web of sorrow
And I will weave it
On the morrow
Into a cloth of shimmering gold
Interlaced with spells of old,
Chants against the days of sadness,
Armor for the days of madness;
Protecting hearts not meant to be
Stunned by life's harsh threnody.

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