jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

jerry hughes Poems

1. About Eric 4/5/2007
2. Brief Encounter 4/7/2007
3. The Horror 4/7/2007
4. Images 4/8/2007
5. Poetry 4/8/2007
6. There 4/8/2007
7. This 4/9/2007
8. Juxtaposed For K 4/9/2007
9. First Born 4/12/2007
10. Doors 4/12/2007
11. Blind And Toothless 4/12/2007
12. Robert Aka Rob 4/21/2007
13. Eucalypt 4/28/2007
14. Don'T Forgive Them They Know Exactly What They Do 5/5/2007
15. Facing The Wall 5/11/2007
16. Remembering David 5/11/2007
17. Morning Glory 5/11/2007
18. Kindness 5/20/2007
19. Beyond The Horizon 5/26/2007
20. Times Are A-Changing 5/26/2007
21. Being Seventy Two 5/26/2007
22. Cosmetic 6/13/2007
23. Dachau 1933-1945 6/13/2007
24. Baz 6/15/2007
25. Lest I Forget 7/3/2007
26. It's Said 9/5/2007
27. Bussie 10/7/2007
28. Charlie 10/15/2007
29. The End Is Nigh 10/23/2007
30. The Mire - 1996-2007 10/28/2007
31. The Long Drought 10/28/2007
32. Dwindling Childhood 10/29/2007
33. Cold Steel 10/29/2007
34. Hand In Hand 10/29/2007
35. Lines That Separate 11/5/2007
36. Tomorrow 11/5/2007
37. Over The Years 10/26/2007
38. Rwanda 1994 10/28/2007
39. Andrew 11/5/2007
40. Dispossessed 11/5/2007

Comments about jerry hughes

  • Jerry Hughes (7/24/2012 1:07:00 AM)

    Thank you Nyi, Kim, Eddie, Leslie, belove Alison, Onelia, Little Blue Bird, Ashley n' all for you kind words,

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  • Nyia Schultz (7/13/2010 8:18:00 PM)

    Jerry your poems are definately an inspiration to me.

  • Kimberly Fine (11/8/2009 5:46:00 PM)

    I just wanted to tell you that - 'a few words of a kind' was so beautiful and gives me hope..

  • Eddie Roa (1/25/2009 2:00:00 AM)

    Jerry, I received my first uncomplementing comment on my poemstoday and it was from you. It serves me right to have been a bit shoddy with my writing and to be too quick to have it published here in Poemhunter. I may not agree with all that you said but I do admire the candidness by which you have assessed my poem. I've been spoiled by the usual polite comments which really lead me to a fool's paradise. I learned from your frankness.
    Thanks and with much admiration I remain,

    Eddie Roa

  • Leslie Ching (12/23/2008 1:04:00 AM)

    I don't think I have the right to judge people who have been in the world longer than I have, but I do hope my opinion matters to them, personally. Compared to most, I'm a tiny fraction of their age, and not very wise in terms of experience, but this is one thing all readers know-Jerry Hughes writes from his heart and always has the right words for what he wants to say. I've had one mentor in my short life so far, but from hereon, I have two...

    A reader always,
    -Leslie Ching-

  • Jerry Hughes (11/1/2008 2:52:00 AM)

    No my darling, I'm not the bravest man you've met, cos any bravery I have comes from your devotion to me. Thank you...

  • Alison Cassidy (6/19/2008 8:14:00 AM)

    Jerry Hughes is the bravest man I've met. I know, because I've been sitting by his bedside for what seems like forever watching him. I've witnessed his terror on the morning of surgery, his slowly dawning realization that half of him was missing, his agonizing, perplexing and always frustrating journey through the glitches of post ICU and his abiding determination that he's going to 'come back' from it all. I am privileged to be able to keep his bed warm while he's in rehab and I look forward for however long it takes to having him home with his family at Craig Avenue.

    Darling jerry. I have never loved you more. Your Allie Pie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ And a big kiss too from Ella, Rommy and Sadie.

  • Onelia Avelar (6/6/2008 4:11:00 AM)

    ...and Vise Verse: readers also do care for Jerry Hughes...

  • ~A Little Blue Bird~ ~A Little Blue Bird~ (4/27/2008 8:30:00 PM)

    Jerry Hughes really does care.

  • Ashley S (2/9/2008 2:59:00 PM)

    Ah, Jerry. A hugely honest poet with such great charisma and character about his work. I so prefer a poet of his caliber to those that write bullshit hallmark pretty portrait poems. You'll get none of that here. Honest, well thought out poetry is what you'll get. He delves into many subjects and can back up each one of them. Please, write more! ! Much love, Ashley xoxoxoxo

Best Poem of jerry hughes

Hone Tuwhare's: Rain


I can hear you
making small holes
in the silence

If I were deaf
the pores of my skin
would open to you
and shut

And I
should know you
by the lick of you
if I were blind

the something
special smell of you
when the sun cakes
the ground

the steady
drum-roll sound
you make
when the wind drops

But if I
should not hear
smell or feel or see

you would still
define me
disperse me
wash over me

Hone Tuwhare 1922-2008

Read the full of Hone Tuwhare's: Rain


I saw an old chap
standing under a stairwell
gazing up at mini-skirted girls
walking up, or down.

Not every girl mind,
mainly those with long slim legs
and neat tight bums.
Oh yes, he was discriminating,

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