Lawrence Beck

Lawrence Beck Poems

41. Like My Shadow 7/24/2018
42. On Platform B 7/25/2018
43. Junkie 7/27/2018
44. In Mind, If Nowhere Else 8/1/2018
45. Biting Flies And Bill Collectors -new- 8/3/2018
46. Your Typical Gushy Love Poem -new- 8/5/2018
47. Wheel Of Fortune -new- 8/6/2018
48. Seventy Years Was Long Enough -new- 8/6/2018
49. Trying To Hold Onto Water -new- 8/10/2018
50. Over Again -new- 8/14/2018

Comments about Lawrence Beck

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (12/1/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    your poems are passionate and devastating.

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  • Lori Boulard (10/3/2006 7:29:00 AM)

    It occurred to me this morning that no matter why I sign onto this site, if there's a Lawrence Beck post, I'm there. I have yet to be disappointed by anything you've written, Monsieur Beck, and that says a lot. Your poems are tight, real, and manage to balance between pure artistry and readability. It is a pleasure to read you here!
    Cheers, Lori

Best Poem of Lawrence Beck

Maybe Elevated

There's a giant oak outside my window, ancient tree,
A tattered hulk a thousand storms have set upon
To tear its leaves, to break its branches.Nonetheless,
It stands before me, lush, possessed of dignity,
As I look out, bereft of both, an arid presence,
Humbled, forced to kneel before what rules me:
The pain, unending, searing thing, issuing
As messages from joint to brain,
From brain to soul.If I can suffer this
Connection, if I can embrace the sense
That suicide is not so much a sign that I
Have failed as it is sign that I've seen
What I am:a ...

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The sky's grown murky.I don't care.
It's getting late, and I am drinking,
Sitting on the deck to see if murk
Will give birth to some rain.One thousand
Things remain undone.The backyard
Lawn's savanna now.The patio's
Torn up and pocked, almost an
Monument to cities everywhere
In Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan,

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