Tom J. Mariani

Rookie (January 1948 / San Francisco, CA)

Tom J. Mariani Poems

1. Frost 10/4/2007
2. Crowded 10/5/2007
3. The Lamp 10/5/2007
4. Why There's Three Chairs 10/8/2007
5. Recrudesce 10/10/2007
6. Great Plans 10/12/2007
7. Lovers Leap 10/3/2007
8. Einstein Before His Was Einstein 10/15/2007
9. Nighttime Traffic Jam - Un Callejon Sin Salida 10/20/2007
10. A Poet's Work Is Never Done 10/26/2007
11. Striking [now Trying To Be Haiku Too] 10/26/2007
12. Theresienstadt 11/3/2007
13. Like Shooting Stars 11/4/2007
14. Playing Hurt 11/4/2007
15. A Short Leap (You Would Think For A Mature Audience) 11/4/2007
16. No Mandatory Rhymes Or Reason 11/6/2007
17. Not Designed To Wait In Line At Starbucks 11/7/2007
18. You Can'T Hide It All 11/8/2007
19. 'Don'T You Listen To Him Dan...'* 11/8/2007
20. Drew Another Blank 10/28/2007
21. Working Out Of A Corner Office 10/29/2007
22. World War Ii Lessons That We'Re Still Fighting 10/29/2007
23. Looking Back 11/1/2007
24. The Rest Of Our Vacation In La And San Diego 11/8/2007
25. Understanding Prison Signs 11/8/2007
26. Out Of The Blue A Patch Of Green 11/8/2007
27. Birds Fly 11/9/2007
28. Off Track 11/9/2007
29. Generations Apart 11/9/2007
30. God's Gifts 11/13/2007
31. Faith In The System 11/13/2007
32. Who's To Say? 11/13/2007
33. Thought Frost Could Not Surprise Me 11/14/2007
34. I Feel So Sub-Prime 11/14/2007
35. Ho! Ho! Ho! 11/14/2007
36. Just When I Thought I'D Seen It All 11/14/2007
37. Spent My Youth In An Alley 11/16/2007
38. Thank God For Horses That Talk To Me 11/17/2007
39. I Find Us Between The Lines 11/17/2007
40. First Trip To The Ranch 11/9/2007

Comments about Tom J. Mariani

  • Carol Rhodes (2/19/2008 8:14:00 PM)

    TOM, YOU ARE A HECK OF A PROLIFIC DEDICATED WRITER. ALL THE MORE REASON TO APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTFUL, KIND, CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS RE MY THREE SUBMITTED POEMS. SUCH POSITIVE REASSURING WORDS FROM YOU, SIR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU'VE ENCOURAGED ME TO BE A BIT MORE SERIOUS ABOUT MY 'WORDS' AND EFFORT.

    READ QUITE A FEW OF YOUR POEMS AND AM TRULY IMPRESSED. WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TO THE LAST ONE. MY WARMEST REGARDS FLY YOUR WAY, CAROL RHODES

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  • Miss Fairytale (11/28/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your comments and for reading my pieces.
    You can see more at fairytale-heart.deviantart.com if you would like.

    x

  • Barbara Haskell (11/26/2007 1:31:00 PM)

    A striking poem, Tom.

Best Poem of Tom J. Mariani

2008: Grandpa Will Never Be Asked To Help With Homework Again

Had the grandkids overnight
Dinner baths and do homework
Before TV - - - their Mom said
Before TV

I cleared and washed dishes
Grandma supervised baths
Then homework - - -
To speed things up
I offered to help so I could see TV too

Working on silent 'e's
Grandma came up with cut to cute
I added butt to butte
Never to be asked again

Read the full of 2008: Grandpa Will Never Be Asked To Help With Homework Again

Frost

Frost covers fallen bridges,
As it does the ones that stand.
The whiteness settles overywhere.
It's gone when I touch your hand.

The morning is when we see the frost,
Yet we know it came the night before.
I've been awake, still it has come;
Quiet and cold to our locked door.

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