Robert Leary

Rookie - 10 Points (New London, Connecticut)

Robert Leary Poems

1. A Love So Deep....The Alligator And The Butterfly 12/2/2009
2. A Partner 12/1/2009
3. Alone 1/21/2011
4. Another Year 1/1/2010
5. Autumn Comes 9/22/2010
6. Bird's Leg Beneath The Dawn 9/18/2012
7. Confrontation With My Face 7/1/2012
8. Death Wait 1/11/2010
9. How Like A Bird 11/21/2010
10. I Loved You All 7/21/2014
11. Isaura 3/29/2011
12. Last Night 2/13/2011
13. Let Me Be The One 5/21/2011
14. Love Lessons 1/4/2011
15. Ode To Artaud 9/25/2010
16. Often 6/8/2012
17. Pooch 1/18/2011
18. Question 7/31/2010
19. Reflections In Carpinteria 8/23/2010
20. Return Blind 2/8/2010
21. Return To You 9/6/2010
22. Salsa At The Fair 2/19/2012
23. Simply Love 10/2/2012
24. Table 26 7/20/2011
25. The Beetle 7/25/2010
26. The Can Man 1/1/2012
27. The Dream 4/24/2012
28. The Fly 11/30/2009
29. The Pundit And The Puppet 11/29/2009
30. The Road To Erato 11/30/2009
31. The Vase 4/1/2012
32. These Barns 7/21/2014
33. To My Son 7/28/2014
Best Poem of Robert Leary

The Pundit And The Puppet

The puppet has a vision
With many strings attached
A life for every season
Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall
Not liking one or all
He can ask the fingers for revision
If he wants to posture large or small
He can change for any reason

For personalities he might jest
Play the role of Rufus Rose
A modern version of Pinocchio
A rendering of Cyrano
Court the lovely courtesan
Princes Summer Fall Winter Spring
Turn the mirror on himself
Act out who he wish he was
Or with flick of finger
Play himself again

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Death Wait

Death, wait, wait I have more things to do
I’ll take care of what’s left of me
Just wait, wait, my son’s not ready
The boat’s not finished
Horses need to be fed, bridles cleaned.
Death, wait, wait I have more things to see
China waits, the Russian Steppes,
Wars will end and I’ll walk though
The Khyber Pass on my way to you

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