Robert Melliard

Rookie - 10 Points (20 - 5 - 1953 / Georgetown)

Robert Melliard Poems

41. Happiness? 7/10/2011
42. Good Days 7/10/2011
43. Back To Reality 7/11/2011
44. Loss 7/22/2011
45. Reunion Dinner 7/26/2011
46. Spring 7/27/2011
47. Coastal Therapy 7/28/2011
48. Filthy Rich 8/3/2011
49. Filthy Rich 2 8/12/2011
50. Shepherd 8/15/2011
51. A Slight Success 8/18/2011
52. Bills 8/19/2011
53. War 9/14/2011
54. Know-How 9/15/2011
55. A Walk Without My Dog 9/25/2011
56. Impractical Poems 9/25/2011
57. Getting Old 9/27/2011
58. On Losing My Brother 8/19/2012
59. Spring Mornings 5/4/2014
60. Snowscape 5/4/2014
61. Horses 5/4/2014
62. Icebergs 5/4/2014
63. Cows 5/6/2014
64. Sheep 5/6/2014
65. Poems As Nuggets 5/6/2014
66. Umbrellas 5/6/2014
67. Asturian Beaches 5/9/2014
68. Forests In Asturias 5/9/2014
69. Asturian Mountains 5/10/2014
70. You Always Give Me A Five (Only For Poemhunter Poets) 6/2/2014
71. Conservation 6/5/2014
72. Old Friends 6/5/2014
73. Holding The Fort 6/5/2014
74. Flower Girl 6/5/2014
75. Too Much Drink 6/5/2014
76. Shadows (In Memory Of My Brother) 6/7/2014
77. Extremes 9/2/2011
78. What Matters 9/2/2011
79. Birds 9/5/2011
80. On Learning Of My Daughter's Illness 9/12/2011

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This Economic Crisis

My son has given up his job:
he survived for almost a year
but finished up stressed-out.

He worked fourteen hours a day
for 1,500 euros a month.
He is a land surveyor;
he studied for five years
to get his degree.
That was his first job
and he is disillusioned.

One night they kept him in the office till 5 a.m.
then he had to go to work again at 8 a.m.
and measure accurately all day.

If he made a mistake
the company would lose money
and he would be responsible.

Another night they had him measuring by lamplight:
the job had ...

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A Winter Prize

Today was perfect blue on white
(clear sky against great snowy peaks) .
There are paths we could have taken.

But we had some things to do
(gardening and repairs and paperwork)
and so we missed the loveliness
this cold, bright day had offered,
as if we'd won a kind of lottery

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