Val Morehouse

Rookie - 4 Points (California)

Val Morehouse Poems

81. Data Collection 1/28/2006
82. Summer Twilight (Haiku) 11/18/2007
83. Naughty Story 8/1/2009
84. Bessie Ogilvy 12/27/2006
85. Poisoned Apple 12/26/2007
86. Cave Painting 3/7/2009
87. Icarus' Feathers 8/29/2008
88. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 11/14/2009

Comments about Val Morehouse

  • Elizabeth Emerick Wilholt (8/30/2008 9:19:00 AM)

    Val is a very talented and accomplished poet. And a gorgeous redhead to boot!

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Best Poem of Val Morehouse

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

____version from a traditional slave spiritual,
circa 1860’s...

Shaking with the fierce fright of loneliness
at 2 a.m. Staccato cries rise and flock like night
birds from your swathed blanket.

I drift to your crib still half-wrapped in a nightgown
of sleep. Again I will bend and lift you against my heart.
Wrapped together, we fold into the old wooden rocker,

the one with that special creak in its rock,
adding its moving downbeat to my drumming heart.
In sympathy my own voice breathes out notes,

singing ...

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New city. No job. No apartment.
Behold the unemployed,
plastic slicker dripping like a lab specimen
ready for formaldehyde;
or a turkey in cold storage.
All bad judgment and worse luck,
will my number ever turn up?

Moving in lines toward desks

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