Ronald Shields

Rookie - 0 Points (2/12/1956 / New York City)

Ronald Shields Poems

41. The Burn 1/15/2013
42. Bee Watching 1/18/2013
43. Second Thoughts 1/24/2013
44. Falling Down 1/25/2013
45. Axioms 11/5/2013
46. Closing Time At The Museum 11/29/2013
47. Mystery Date 7/28/2012
48. Eat 7/28/2012
49. Walking In Snow 11/29/2013
50. June Bug Love For Charles Bukowski 1/5/2013

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Cold and dark in the morning
talk comes with a price
it is a bargain for the waitress
and diners get what they need.

The eggs are served with sympathy
for another birthday missed
the road is more than miles for
the trucker who takes them over hard.

Booth number 9 is an omelet and oatmeal
a preacher and acolyte looking for a church
the preacher's collar is frayed and yellowed
in service to a god who speaks too softly.

At the table by the door the farmers drink
coffee and talk of weather tractors prices
they have the look of a dying breed not...

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I do not understand nature.
Cannot not match bird to song,
leaf to tree, petal to flower.
Too much learned at arm's length
the secondhand story that comes
from the TV or movies.
Out among the birdsong in all
its seasons I am confused,
out of my element, feigning

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