Richard Dates

Richard Dates Poems

1.
I Am The Easter Bunny

I am the Easter Bunny,
I really do exist,
And if you think that’s funny,
I’ll smash you with my fist.
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2.
I Like Spiders

I like spiders!
They live by eating flies,
And other buzzing critters
With giant, compound eyes.
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3.
Poetry Unread

4.
Flat Earth

In ancient times, before our days,
From schools of learning far away,
Wise teachers taught the world was flat,
And few would dare to question that,
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5.
Write About What You Know

Write about what you know:
Beautiful, bright blue roses singing ballads,
Angry pink puff adders printing pamphlets,
The ringing echoes of exploding stars,
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I have been a teacher for many years. I previously taught in the Chicago area and now teach in New Mexico and have also been active in poetry groups and performance poetry in both areas.

I write many types of poetry. Some is quite serious, while much of my work is meant to be humorous and sometimes provocative.

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