Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Fred Babbin Poems

1. Poems 11/6/2007
2. How Do I Do It? 11/6/2007
3. Oedipus Redux 11/7/2007
4. Sleep Fool 11/9/2007
5. Poetry 11/9/2007
6. In The Middle Of The Night 11/10/2007
7. Life And Death Are Everything 11/11/2007
8. It Is Therapy 11/15/2007
9. Novella 11/15/2007
10. I Am Waiting - Meditating 11/15/2007
11. Writing Poetry 11/15/2007
12. For Ruth 11/15/2007
13. Six-Pack, Where Have You Been? 11/15/2007
14. Yes / No 11/15/2007
15. Ruth 11/17/2007
16. Ruth Again 11/17/2007
17. Gatha 11/17/2007
18. That Tiny Blotch Upon My Skin 11/25/2007
19. 'P' Is For Therapy 11/29/2007
20. What Was That? 12/7/2007
21. Ha! Ha! 1/15/2008
22. Café Ambrosia: A Whimper 2/12/2008
23. For Florence, July,1984 3/8/2008
24. Florence 3/8/2008
25. Questions, No Answers 5/15/2008
26. Morituri Te Salutant 5/28/2008
27. Haiku 5/29/2008
28. Haiku Ii 5/29/2008
29. Xoh, It's Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, 6/9/2008
30. Xold Age Is Not For Sissies 6/9/2008
31. Family Matters 6/9/2008
32. X To Dr. Giacomo: My Daily Catharsis 6/9/2008
33. On Eating A Bowl Of Soup 6/15/2008
34. Brown 6/3/2008
35. Haiku, Courtesy Of Ciaran Quirke 6/23/2008
36. The Chase (Thank You, Carol Rhodes) 7/1/2008
37. Forgive Me, Lewy 7/1/2008
38. Summer 7/7/2008
39. We Must Regard Them 6/28/2008
40. Melting Peninsula 7/13/2008

Comments about Fred Babbin

  • Kimberly Alford (5/22/2008 2:08:00 PM)

    your a great person and ur poems are kinda weird but some are cool

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  • Kimberly Alford (5/22/2008 2:07:00 PM)

    a The Music: i like this one because i love to listen to music

  • Kimberly Alford (5/22/2008 2:06:00 PM)

    You Did a good job on ur poems but u should talk more about u how u feel inside but i like the

  • Effie Yalena Steyn (12/10/2007 3:40:00 PM)

    Hi Fred,
    No, I wasnt in Iraq, but I have spent some time in Darfur and Zimababwe on my travels.
    The poem was inspired by my cousin who was an ATF agent in America till his shooting earlier this year, he taught me so much about combat like that.
    Thanks for your comment, your stuff is amazing too, I am slowly reading through it!

Best Poem of Fred Babbin

A Thought On Thought

I think that all higher animals - primates, mammalian and ornithic pets, etc. 'think' to a certain extent.

Why do I think?
There is no alternative.
I am condemned to think,
To be obsessed with thinking—
But so is my dog.

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Oedipus Redux

This is only a poem, and it is not permanent- nothing is permanent, and since nothing is permanant, we must 'let it go'. I'm not blind, either.

I am like blind Oedipus
living in my comfort zone.
And while I never screwed my mother,
I surely do have many other
bloody memories
that create more problems to be solved.
I can say that “Life is thrilling”,

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