SMOKE

Winston
Went to Salem Oregon
To see his fiancee’
Virginia Slim.

Upon his arrival
She said
The engagement
Was off.

Because
She
Now loved
The Marboro Man.

That
Wasn’t Kool
So
He left.

On his trip back home
It was Misty
When a Camel
Crossed the road.

Proving to him
That
All his future plans
Were up in smoke.
Written 5.26.19
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DORIS, DAY

Julie
Spent
April in Paris.

On Moonlight Bay
By the light of the silvery moon
Wearing midnight lace, and that touch of mink.

In the tunnel of love
In the glass bottom boat
With the man who knew too much.

Romance on the high seas
The thrill of it all
It’s a great feeling.

Soda pop
And
Popcorn ready.

Que
Sera
Sera.

It’s
Another
Doris, Day.
Written 5.3.19
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ALPHABETICAL ORDER

A bee
Came down on
Every flower.

Gently
Hovering
It.

Just
Kissing
Lightly.

Mom’s
New
Posies.

Quietly
Resting
Sleeping tightly, after his work was done.

Until
Very loudly
Was awakened.

Xavier, his cousin
Yodeling
Zamfir songs.
Written 5.2.19
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ALL THINGS ASIDE

When
You are angry
She tries to help
Pushing
Her own anger aside.

When
You are happy
She is happy, for and with you
Pushing
Her own happiness aside.

When
You are sad
She is sad, for and with you
Pushing
Her own sadness aside.

When
You need her
She tries to be there
Pushing
Her own needs aside.

She is
Angry alone
Happy alone
Sad alone
Alone in time.

As
She patiently
Waits
For the same courtesy
All things aside.
Written 2.3.19
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CRY IS UGLY

Maybe
She has
Pretty eyes.

But
When
They are blue.

Her
Cry
Is
Ugly.

She
Has
Full
Lips.

But
When
They quiver.

Her
Cry
Is
Ugly.

She
Has
A
Kind heart.

But
When
It is broken.

For
The ones
She loves.

Her
Cry
Is
Ugly.
Written 12.3.18
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NINE ELEVEN

When
The
Towers
Fell.

We
Didn’t worry about
Black
Or
White.

We
Didn’t worry about
Rich
Or
Poor.

We
Behaved
As
God
Intended.

We
Loved
Our
Neighbors.

We
Treated others
As
We wished to be treated.

Tender
In
Our
Hearts.

Tender
In
Our
Minds, souls and spirits.

Why
Did
That
Go away?
Written 9.7.18
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BE THE POEM

Be
The
Love.

Be
The
Joy.

Be
The
Happiness.

Be
The
Pain.

Be
The
Tears.

Be
The
Sadness.

Be
The
Subject.

Be
The
Character.

Put
Yourself
In those places.

Be
The
Poem.
Written 8.10.18
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