Kelly Vinal

Rookie (1967- / Homestead, Florida)

White, Blue - Poem by Kelly Vinal

They tore their collars off,
The white and blue,
And marched in throngs on
Slick, wet cobbles, Main Street -
Us, me - them -
Days, years blended in
Dark chocolate, white cream
Revolution -
Yeah, who are we between
When power seeks itself
And the -less become more so -
Us v. them, you -
For like-, homogenous
Dreams, tongues - fears
Of white, of blue
Heaven, sky
Death and dirt.

Comments about White, Blue by Kelly Vinal

  • (12/24/2005 5:32:00 PM)

    Fantastic Kelly! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/24/2005 4:50:00 AM)

    I'd like to add my admiration for all that's here and all that's between the words. (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2005 3:44:00 AM)

    Kelly...fine poem. Very tight. Please stop by and see me when you're in town. Bldg 106. Merry Christmas. (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2005 2:58:00 AM)

    christmas allways brings the best out of poets for some strange reason
    but we dont mind, keep producing young man and i will keep reading have
    a great christmas with your family kelly

    warm regards allan
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  • (12/24/2005 2:13:00 AM)

    Kelly, we had a poet in Australia who wrote delightfully in our vernacular. His name is C.J. Dennis: On reading your poem he'd have said, 'I dips me lid.' Meaning,
    I take my hat off to you. This is, as Herbert said, a great poem....
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  • (12/24/2005 1:30:00 AM)

    Just when I thought I had seen some good stuff, here comes Kelly Vinal.
    Now there is a poet whose work I could read, no matter what the mood.
    Best wishes to you and keep safe
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  • (12/24/2005 1:15:00 AM)

    Insightful and extremly well thoughtout,
    Good show sir, good show.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 24, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 25, 2005

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