If you didn’t want me to write about you, you should have treated me better #2 (A poem)

Back to the pantoum, this time to vent a bit. (Yes, it’s bitter—but the first iteration was outright mean, so I have actually taken a step up…) I almost feel sorry for you, you know Someone with your experience should really know better Did something happen out there that made you fail to grow? I always wonder [...]

The long slide from hope to rage (A poem)

This pantoum was inspired by the title of an article appearing in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/02/the-guardian-view-on-super-tuesday-the-long-slide-from-hope-to-rage They say it’s a long slide from hope to rage some have been on the slide for a long, long time Some stand at the top, peering nervously over the edge hoping it’s not their turn this time Some have been on [...]

Election Day storm (A poem)

For March, I will be doing pantoums. A pantoum consists of any number of four-line stanzas, with the second and fourth lines of one stanza repeating as the first and third lines of the next. (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-form-pantoum) The storm was as unexpected as the results were anticipated Hail poured down from blackened clouds while the map [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2013)

Today's prompt is to take a walk, make notes, and incorporate them into a poem. Well, this wasn't that kind of a day. So, instead of an actual walk, I took a mental walk through the day, and noted a few impressions… Reflections on a Saturday I You! You had one thing what you had [...]