the thoughts in my head are like the ticking of a clock
when the time just wont stop
as hard as i try
i fear i may die
i always try to stop things that are near impossible to stop
like a bully and my peer
a master with a mop

--submitted by M. Plaskey
Bite Your Tongue
All they do is take until there is nothing left,
walking by like hallow vessels.
A corpse left on the ground,
so grey, no more color is left in the tongue,
No remorse, no recognition,
No ‘thanks’,
just empty gestures.
Such a corpse is kind,
There’s is no shirt on its back,
but there is a child that is now warm,
But the “hobo” you’ve called that man,
Is the hero of a certain child.
The grey of life,
The led on the eyes of many
Sketch a picture of ignorance,
But humble thy heart,
Because your mind is fornicating lies.
And your tongue,

--submitted by C. Bennett
Death is callin.
I could have ignored him but I answered his call.
He said we needed to meet.
I was hesitant and half sleep.
I look at the time, its forty five minutes pass eight.
I have work in the morning.
I asked, Why?
He said,"I need your assistance"
He then added that,"Someone might die"
I Wanted to say no but I agreed.
He would come if I was in need.
Death is my friend indeed.

--submitted by D. Leflore

    Reader Poems

    We are happy to present selected poems submitted by readers.  Enjoy these early attempts by aspiring Advanced poets and perhaps offer them your constructive advice to help them along.


    March 2013