John Richard Anderson Poems

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In Twenty Years

In twenty years, I'll be stark elderly
So far gone, with body shot, mind scratchy
Life reduced to endless replays, rewinds,
Stories everyone's heard a millions times.

Three States Of Water

No Scowl To Howling Wind

Howling wind, calls out sad and longing,
sighing solemnly through the trees.
Not threatening, but showing off its gusts,
warning of gale building up, with storm looming.

Red Herring Scent Awry

To deceive lay a scent so appealing
That it tricks the hounds to stray off target
Leaving the hare saved by hair's breath deflection

Why Does This Candle Flicker?

I light a candle for I love its soft light
But it flickers despite no breeze in night
I like the flicker, but I want it to be happy
To be steady, contented, a friend true and sure.

Early Riser, No Cows To Milk

I awaken well before dawn has thought of yawns
It is quiet then, and quite eerie in a way.
The peace deadens distractions, death-hour mourns.
The mind awakens refreshed, sparked by noir cafe.

The High Road, Less Traveled

No prints
of feet up there
on high road less traveled
It is lonesome, but worth the hike.

Mister Joe Jangles

Mister Joe, poet, jangles loose change in his pocket,
Jogging memories and garnering thoughts as he walks.
For Mr. Joe's brain washes, tumbles and dries,
his gems of thoughts in hourly cycles, with riddles, jingles and rhymes.

Lilt Of Tilt, Askew And Awry

The old shed sits askew on rollicking wavy hills.
Rocked and rolled by time and wind relentless.
It sits yielded, poised, defiant, with a lilt of tilt
To hum, as it rides out its days of torment and stress.

Gnarled By Age Knurls The Grip

Babies and young sapplings are silky smooth,
adorned by curls and twirls, unfurled.
But age assails and weather beats brows
to dry, and wrinkles the smooth with furrows and lines.