Tim Kimball

Rookie - 189 Points (April 30,1967 / Fairfax, VA)

You Know How To Enter A Room - Poem by Tim Kimball

Exhaulted heresy,
Show your true stripes,
And pop that last sleeping pill,
And walk away to dreamland.

Don’t look away -
You must stand and deliver to me,
Your boldest confidence.

Though your eyes deceive you,
I know what to do;
I’ve seen you behind that curtain,
And your worst fears.

Put that doll away -
It’s too late
To play today


Lift your bones from under the ground,
And applaud me, as I enter
With tattered rags,
And rotted teeth -
I feel better today -
Now, let’s lay away
From the sleepless sponges,
Whose plans for companionship
Take yet another wrong turn
In the dark, dark, nighttime.


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  • Callie Carroll (4/1/2008 1:21:00 PM)

    I am enjoying reading your poems, but don't quite know what to say yet. That in no way, diminishes my enjoyment of them. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 16, 2005

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