Posts tagged ‘Poet’s Corner Poerty Blog’

September 20, 2020

Epiphany

by HemmingPlay

I knew a guy.
Cancer survivor,
but worn down by it
to the lacy bone.
Thin, with a dry look.
Still, a light shone through
his parchment skin
like a flame through a mica shade,
like some kind of organic fire.
The brush with death left a calling card.
“I’ll be back” it said.
“You won’t know when.”

He knew what it meant to nearly end.
It was an epiphany, of sorts.

But there was this glow, as though
he had permission to use
whatever time was left.

As serious as a heart attack,
he was—
Afraid of being forgotten,
Of not being worth remembering–
but determined to try something.

It doesn’t have to be cancer.
Could be a stroke, the kind of thing,
you try to explain, but the lucky civilians
can’t understand:
“I could hear the whine of the bullet, the ugly sound of
something ruthless hunting, meaning to kill.”

You only know this
if you’ve heard the whine.
But it misses, now and then.
You realize you’ve got bonus time,
but fear being forgotten;
you’ve wasted so much time.
but that fire …
You mean to slap untruths
in the time granted.
Make some noise.
Burn some rubber.
Make someone cry,

Make someone happy.
Be honest.
Be true.
Repent wasting
seconds of precious time.
You know not the hour or the day.

It’s an epiphany, of sorts, hearing death whizzz by.
It lights a manic fire.
But you live sweeter, cleaner,
in its holy light.

September 17, 2020

A Wishful Thinking Please Let It Be So Nursery Rhyme

by Joel Kravitz

Trump Mug Shot

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September 14, 2020

A Quantum Physics Poem 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

Quantum-Physics-

2020 seems like an Alternate Reality.

This is not an explanation,
Only my simple observation.

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September 13, 2020

A Football Fare Fav Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

hot dogs

It’s football season. Politics aside, football provides lots of entertainment and fellowship. Hopefully, it can still be enjoyable for those who like to watch with family & friends and cheer for their teams.

And football season means football fare. I am a firm believer that the hot dog was made for watching sports and I have knocked down many a tube steak in front of the tube watching a game. My personal preference for a dog is Hebrew National 1/4 pounders, however, I am good with any dog that doesn’t bite me first.

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September 9, 2020

A Going All In To Not Go All Out Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

trump supporters cliff

Trump announced that he is willing to spend his own money on the presidential campaign. “Whatever it takes. We have to win. This is the most important election in the history of our country,” he said. That may be the only thing that he has said about the campaign that is true. It certainly is the most important election in the history of the country for him.

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