Roger A. Rose

Rookie - 331 Points (July 20th,1945 / Madrid, Iowa)

Roger A. Rose Poems

1. Bigot, -Me? 10/2/2008
2. Sing A Song Of Me 10/3/2008
3. Loneliness 10/5/2008
4. First Memory Of Urinals 7/28/2014
5. To Joyce 7/29/2014
6. To John 10/1/2014
7. Redneck Love 10/2/2014
8. The Iris 8/16/2014
9. Sun And Moon And Halcyon Days 8/18/2014
10. My Father, In A Dream. 7/14/2015
11. I Didn'T Know What Help To Give 9/1/2015
12. Sis 10/30/2015
13. A Gathering Of Roses 10/4/2014
14. The New Year 12/31/2014
15. Just A Thought 3/2/2015
16. Winter 1/1/2015
17. To My Sister On The Death Of Our Father 7/29/2014
18. The Old School 10/3/2008
19. The Lights From Under The Snow 10/2/2008
20. Tears For Oklahoma City 7/30/2014
21. The Night Sky 8/24/2014

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The Night Sky

I lay on my back, gazing at the majesty of the ebony sky;
playing connect-the-dots with the silver spots,
drawing pictures with my mind.
Clouds whisk by, sculpted by unseen winds in whimsy,
fantasy figures painted on heavens' canvas,
as real as imagination renders.

Here, bathed in a warming breeze, comforted by mother earth,
limbs have ceased the ache of oppressive years,
and youthful thoughts return anew.
I lay as the boy from the picture in my parents room,
with my forearm across my eyes, one leg drawn up,
to ponder with melancholy.

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The Old School

I remembered the first of the days,
when Mama dragged me by the hand,
heel-dug in the gravel of the playground;
into the unknown.
Later, after the new was off,
pretending to nap on my braided rug
trying to see under the teachers dress,
not knowing why or what I was looking for.
In the now tiny chairs of first grade,

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