22 Apr 2014
in Poetry, Something Borrowed, Something New, Word Prompt
Tags: Atticus Finch, Faust, Harper Lee, Poetry, To Kill a Mockingbird, WeDrinkInspiration
“Go back in the house.”
That’s all he said, without a backward glance.
A modern-day Faust
I watched him through the blinds.
You know how they talk among themselves.
Just loud enough to pique your interest,
Low enough that all the meaning quells
And leaves you straining at the keyhole.
We stood miserably by the wall.
Knowing only that we didn’t like this,
Wishing that we weren’t so small
And boxing with our shadows.
Title and first lines taken from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird p. 131, 145, 157, 164
08 Mar 2014
in Poetry, Something Borrowed, Something New
Tags: Are not the joys of morning sweeter, Poetry, To Nobodaddy, William Blake
But those who burn with vig’rous youth
Pluck fruits before the light.–William Blake
Let’s raise a glass to the shadow on the wall–
I turned to look and he wasn’t there at all,
Just a child screaming from the crib
And skeletal mother: bony Adam’s rib.
He’s out there somewhere, mingling with the dark,
An alpha male, a predator, a shark–
His razor teeth form quite the brilliant smile;
He swims everywhere but down the church’s aisle.
04 Jul 2013
in Iambic Pentameter, Poetry, Something Borrowed, Something New, Sonnet
Tags: 1 John 2:17, Christina, Poetry
In June I tiptoe to offset the noise
July will bring: a New Year in mid-year—
Explosions loud, we celebrate like boys
When parents leave and there is none to fear.
31 May 2013
in Acrostic, Nerdy, Poetry, Something Borrowed, Something New
Tags: Christina, Poetry, Proverbs 18:24
I am rubber; you are too!
Treat or trick it doesn’t matter—
My math mixes up the 2:
Parents [excuse (most dead) ant splatter.]
As the deer suspires for water
Friends stick closer than a brother.
28 Apr 2013
in Free Verse, Poetry, Something Borrowed, Something New
Tags: Harper Lee, NaPoWriMo, Poetry, To Kill a Mockingbird
“Hey, Mrs. Dubose.”
She was as pretty as a picture
Of Hitler at the podium,
A greasy, zit-speckled face,
A baboon’s bottom,
Honey Boo Boo,
A hairless cat,
And the Citarum river,
All Photoshopped together.