Thomas Case

Thomas Case Poems

Her heart was
my port, as I
sailed lost in

The night is torn apart;
fractured and shattered by
the memory of you.
Stars shake and die,

Back in my bone crushing
poverty ridden days,
I collected cans for nickles;
enough cans meant booze and

I guess I shouldn't be
In the
beginning, the women are

Being polite or kind was
never an aspiration of hers'.
And the level of
selfishness she displayed

I'm not hungry.
How many times have
I said that?
This time, it's the

Above all,
God is an artist,
and His greatest
creation is us.

She had that
octopus smile,
always reaching for

Saturn is in
line with
Venus tonight
but, nothing's easy

Judas betrayed Christ with a kiss.
As a confidant, Brutus stuck
the knife in.
The betrayers are

When I was a
my Mom would pretend
to be dead.


When people annoy me with their
constant complaining or their
non stop arguing, or even worse,
their illogical demands:

Every time she
kicks me out,
she throws my stuff

Debauched nights, destruction waning.
There is a twisted pull to the underbelly.
Chaos is sexy, like silk stockings and
Bonnie and Clyde.

Hook him up to the machine.
Shock his brain into
Death stalks him;

I hear music in
my head when I
look into her

She rubs the ache from
my back, as the
morning sun
breaks through the

Frozen clothes on
the clothesline, blowing in
a vagrant wind.
My nose red from the

I can taste the
lavender sky
smell the pink,
squeeze the orange out,


I found this
old hat at
the Salvation Army.
I liked it, it fit well;

Thomas Case Biography

Thomas case was born in Oxnard California. He has published two volumes of poetry, The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying and Artichokes Avocados and Van Gogh. He has won several poetry contests. His poetry has been published in Lyrical Iowa and Poetry in Public Project Iowa City multiple times. He has hundreds of poems published in various anthologies all over the world. His poetry can be viewed on all,, and hello poetry. He currently resides in Iowa and continues to write and publish poetry and short stories. You can contact him at https: // v=-HKJ1zzc77o& This is my youtube channel where I perform my poetry.)

The Best Poem Of Thomas Case

Lost At Sea

Her heart was
my port, as I
sailed lost in
vagrant waters.
Her eyes were my
through the
fog and the storms
of life.

Oh, how I loved
once upon a time,
when I was lost
at sea;
she was my shore,
my harbor of joy.

The nights are darker
without her,
and the Stars
hide their sadness
behind the clouds.

Life has changed,
I am
older now...
without her touch.

Thomas Case Comments

Keith sloan 09 August 2019

Thats me but with color not words.

7 1 Reply
Thomas Case 29 July 2015

I have been writing since I could hold a pen or crayon. Words were my food. My influences are Bukowski, Thoreau, John Steinbeck and Dylan Thomas. I write about the gritty side of life.

38 2 Reply

Thomas Case Quotes

If I don't write, I'll die or go crazy.

'If you were born a writer, then you don't really have a's like throwing up when you're sick, you have to get it out.'

There is a little boy that hides in the dark corners of my soul.

With writing, you have to take them into the scene. Make them taste it make them smell it make them hear it make their skin crawl or their heart melt.

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