When I am lonely
for human company
I pull myself up by the bootstraps,
- sometimes the suspenders -... more »
My grandma had a special guest,
he had been told, 'young man, go West, '
by folks who knew whereof they spoke,
they also liked this handsome bloke.... more »
Last night I wore my purple dress
the doorbell rang, you'd never guess
who walked in with a bunch of flowers
and all his charismatic powers.... more »
He'd known it wouldn't be
a picnic with a vintage red,
they'd likely stone the girl
with hatred burning cruel eyes.... more »
Norton, friend of Links,
did have a history
of favourite media links.
He searched, non stop... more »
What struck me were her eyes.
When the first spark
down at the docks... more »
Just twenty klicks on Friday after work,
the stubby shorts, my T-shirt of Desire,
I need the exercise to stay within some reason
we now have summer here, the temperature is up.... more »
My mother told me
on a day when all
my necessary actions
were going well,... more »
Come smile at me
come smile at me again.
And use the only smile you have,
the selfless and exquisite one.... more »
Give to the poor, the victims of tsunamis,
of wars and earthquakes, natural disasters.
Reach deep, my friend, the altruist in you
ensures a place, eternal be your life.... more »
And from the land of Sauerkraut
came, blond and blue of eye
a man of gestures, keen to shout
he was a giant guy.... more »
I had a dream last night, my flower,
you sat with me, out by the pool.
We talked and laughed 'til late the hour,
held hands that felt the night air cool.... more »
First light of dawn, just out of bed,
the scorpion sharpens all his claws.
He lives inside the shearer's shed
here, in the land of lucky Oz.... more »
My father felt unwell that day.
he'd tripped on cobblestones.
It was expected that he rest
in bed his weary bones.... more »
Frogs are green
their eyes bulge out at you
they can be mean... more »
There once was a man with no soul
in his life he saw only one goal.
He would stomp, screw and pound
others into the ground... more »
It was so very black,
and curly, rather cute,
I wondered what
if anything remarkable... more »
You, Jodilee, you
if you lived in a shoe
and I lived in the other
I'd be your big brother.... more »
I told the world about my past,
that I hailed from the old and dusty,
and after many steps, at last
I could discard my filthy, musty... more »
As winter comes again this year,
its breath turns dewdrops into ice.
Out in the forest freeze the deer
our houses, refuges for mice.... more »
What would we be, he asked
without this tool of tools?
The freedom to be masked
it does extend to fools.... more »
What will I write to her this year?
About the childhood I remember?
Wait for the poem to appear
in local papers in December?... more »
'You have been', said the matron
'assigned to Valhalla Hospice,
you'll like it there, I'm sure.
No one will really ever bother you... more »
I have just read a thousand works
of the new poet on this site.
And must admit that it now irks
me to report with what I might... more »
And may I ask you now,
to keep, as from today
a chair next to your bed?
Reserved for me, of course,... more »
Said the good-natured mouse
who was sharing a house
which was really a log
with a goose-shit-green frog:... more »
There was only a note
on the living room door,
and in lipgloss she wrote
'I can't take it no more.'... more »
For those of you who are obese,
who never know just when to cease
obsessive and incessant stuffing,
who walk upstairs with lots of huffing,... more »
There was a young lady from Perth
who was born on the day of her birth.
She grew older with grace
and wore Persian lace.... more »
There comes, around the bend a shyster
clear eyes, smart suit and pink bow tie.
Vest pocket carries Jaegermeister
five hundred mil, to get him by.... more »
It was as if the skies
had kissed this Mother Earth
so that her sparkling eyes
gave rise to precious birth.... more »
Oh Bro, can you spare a dime?
I need to get some soup and bread
to feed my brain so it can rhyme
there is a glut inside my head... more »
1 Here lies our country's biggest nerd,
his death was a surprise.
He never said a nasty word
nor anything too wise.... more »
It was just before dawn
when St. Nick did arrive
as he stifled a yawn
took a swig to revive... more »
Well, huckin' fell, I could not hold your hand,
it was this thing I've had since I was born
no teacher would, nor could you understand
how, in my soul the shreds of decency are torn.... more »
There was a little bumblebee
he went down on his bumble knee
and told the queen that he was gay
this message caused her much dismay
new friend remarked 'you humble me'.
The queen said, listen, bumblebee
I will not let you wander free
your work is here and you must breed
to plant in me that precious seed
lest all your steps a stumble be.
So bumblebee did stumble free
got off his little bumbleknee
and hand in hand with his new lover
took to the air, briefly to hover
their wings a constant mumble, see?
And both our poofter ...
Have you heard of a girl named Norina?
She's a poet and just fourteen.
Not an Artist, nor Ballerina,
but a poet with talent, and keen.
Take a look at her contributions:
they are lovely and meaningful, sweet.
If you're talking of elocution,
she's truly and well on the beat.