John Lyday

Rookie (Chicago, Ilinois)

John Lyday Poems

1. Avocado On Ritz 11/10/2009
2. Half Pint Of Satan 11/14/2009
3. Silence, Sleep And Serenity 11/28/2009
4. If I Could Write A Cloud 11/30/2009
5. The Suicide Of My Young Friend 12/5/2009
6. Walking To The Train 12/17/2009
7. What Crazy Means To Me 12/23/2009
8. A Romp Toward Remission - Collaboration W/ Angie Headley 12/24/2009
9. Ode To The Woman Who Shot Me 1/25/2010
10. Prayer To Despair 2/10/2010
11. Fallen Fruit Of The Persimmon Tree 12/14/2009
12. One More Chance (A Villanelle) 6/4/2009
13. Resemblance 6/7/2009
14. Rickety Rhyme 6/9/2009
15. Disjointed 6/8/2009
16. Winter's Garden 4/23/2009
17. America 2009 4/24/2009
18. Why I Don'T Write 4/24/2009
19. Colorado Small Town Memories 4/9/2009
20. David And Goliath 4/17/2009
Best Poem of John Lyday

David And Goliath

A lithesome youth takes to the field.
A stouter heart no man could wield.
Alone he stands against a host.
In front, a single guard they post,
the all-time champion of utter war.
His name is etched in martial lore;
a mighty bear in battle gear,
a giant warrior for all to fear.

Ferociously, Goliath attacks.
David stands but still reacts.
A leather talisman on which to cling,
like a baton, he twirls his sling.
The swirling tempo of his song erupts.
Death is the music that he conducts.
Within a beat, the stone is cast.
Immortal man is dead at ...

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I listen to the gurgle of my coffee maker,
knowing that my morning will soon end.
Daylight is temptation to stop sleeping.
Night and day soon begin to blend.

Time is the fiend that must be conquered,
Loneliness beckons me to stall.
A woman such as you would never answer.
If liquor gave me courage to make the call.

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