A Poet’s Work . . .


A poet’s work . . .

to name the unnamable,

to point at frauds,

to take sides,

start arguments,

shape the world

and stop it

from going to sleep.”


― Salman Rushdie


Elfje:   (Cinquain)



is born

out of the

depths of peaceful silence





poems are not launched

from the mind of the writer

a souls reveries





he was crazy so he drank too much
he was drunk so often it drove him crazy
short drive

he didn’t have any trouble with denial
if you had my life you would drink too
barely alive

a loner because he didn’t want to hear it
everyone was glad to point out his problem
swan dive

how many young lives wasted
as society turns a blind eye
learn more

ME and the Boss









About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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