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A MEDLEY OF POEMS

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To my Daughter’s Classmates

I will always treasure and remember with pleasure

Your cheerful, colorful cards—

The showers of flowers

The grass flashing in the sun

The carefree trees

The rainbows aglow

The bouncing butterflies

The bright birds dancing in the sky

The happy fat cat

And the bunches of hearts

   THE CRITIC

Stiff-necked impostor,
Dictator of distaste,
How fluently you spew forth
Excremental increments
From your scavenging trade.
Your ill-bred pontifications blight
The laws of sense and silence.

 

  Ollie Ollie Entry

 

Congratulations on your obfuscations.
Guarded by gibberish
Under executive privilege,
Your mystique camouflaged your mistakes
And mummified the truth.

 

Invisible

 

Faith ignored,
Engorged by the Fatherland--
Assimilation, dissimulation.
Who will be distinguished
In extinction?
When will the blood unclot?

   Clouds

 

Delicately ridged cliffs of clouds
Whiten, spiral, burst into cauldrons,
Flower into battalions,
Unravel into rivulets,
Disperse and flatten
Into benighted expanses--
Arid, bleak, unchartered.

  Transcendence  

The love I bear you knows no season,
Scorns decorum,
Devours doubts and incidental lusts.
Towards you
It devoutly sprouts and encloses
Us in its embrace.

 

 

The Misfit

Through waves of salt-stung wind,
A moss-eaten, gnarled runt
Lunged at me, stuttering from his rotted tongue
The debris of his outcast life.
What presumption!
What a waste upon my
Disingenuous, disengaged heart.

 

 

The Dirtiest Sham in Town

A morass of assignations,
Clangorous, languorous
Bombastically inert
Ponderously anonymous
Equivocal, embedded prey--
Object without subject.

 

 

Spring, an Acrostic

Succulent melons willing to drool for
Pasta drenched with semi-sweet sauce
Rice iridescent with Arabian spices
Icing inching towards my palate
Nuggety pudding squiggling in my bowl
Gobs of bacon bubbling with delight.

 

  Some Scholarly Fun

Here is how a pretentious professor might rewrite "twinkle, twinkle, little star..."

Scintillate diminutive stellar presence,
Expatiate on your cosmological essence.
Superseding parameters of terrestrial domain,
Analogous to spangles in the empyrean plain.

 

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