Tag: Poem

Three poems on darkness and death

A guest post by Jayson J Crady The Howling Darkness Amongst Us The howling winds outside his window keep him from falling asleep, fearing that doing so would invite an evil entity to enter his room and take his soul as he sleeps. Not even praying his soul to keep satisfy the innate paranoia that he... Read more »

A fall poem

A guest post by James Michael Shoberg Dear Noah loved the autumn—oh, that season, crisp and cool, A harbinger to others of another year in school. But Noah never understood their misery and grief. He’d gladly trade the summer for a single tinted leaf. Despite his comrades’ sense of loss, and urge to gripe and... Read more »

Santa Claus is Coming to Town: New Version Just for Moms!

You better watch out, you better not cry, You better not shout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town. It’s not just the kids. He sees their parents too. He knows all those things that moms sometimes do. Santa Claus is coming to town.   He sees you when you’re yelling or staring at your phone.... Read more »

Love Song with Armageddon

Hold me in your arms as we watch the world burn. Kiss me to the edge of the apocalypse. Touch me like I’m the last you’ll ever touch. Touch me like I’ll never be touched again. Just touch me. Feel my heart, and let me know I’m alive. Seduce me with whispers of could-have-beens. Tell me we have... Read more »

Summer Fireflies

Fireflies without wings twinkle in the yard at dusk, their glow stick necklaces alive with the joy of summer. PREVIOUS POST: The unexpected luxury of not sleeping in YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: The body remembers Get notified of new posts by email. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Awards Sonnet and the power of poetry

At the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda continued to be a treasure. When the creator of Hamilton won his Tony for best score, Miranda read a sonnet instead of giving a traditional acceptance speech. The beautiful poem was dedicated to his wife Vanessa and also touched on the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando... Read more »

On Thanksgiving a lady ate lots of pie (perhaps she'll die)

I wrote a Thanksgiving poem based on the children’s song “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.” It is a cautionary tale. On Thanksgiving a lady ate lots of pie. I don’t know why she ate lots of pie. She feels like she’ll die. On Thanksgiving a lady ate too much bread. She... Read more »

8 Halloween haikus

After writing a long Halloween poem I switched to the brevity of Halloween haikus. Read my 8 Halloween haikus below, then leave your own Halloween haiku (a poem of 5 syllables / 7 syllables /5 syllables) in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #HalloweenHaiku. RELATED POSTS: ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween The Clickety... Read more »

'Twas the Night Before Halloween (A Devil's Night Poem)

Some consider the night before Halloween to be “Devil’s Night,” when mischief and mayhem often occur. My Halloween take on Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (commonly known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”) takes the Devil’s Night moniker rather literally. ‘Twas the night before Halloween when I and my spouse Were... Read more »

A poem about the TSA based on Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

For all of you who will be traveling on airplanes this summer here is a little poem about the TSA screening process and airport security. Sadly, it is still applicable years after I first wrote it. Since much of what the TSA does is nonsense, the poem is a nonsense poem based on the most... Read more »