Category Archives: Poems

The Need to be Listened To

Anyone – by Demi Lovato I tried to talk to my piano I tried to talk to my guitar Talked to my imagination Confided into alcohol I tried and tried and tried some more Told secrets ’til my voice was sore … Continue reading

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The Depths of August

The Depths of August By Eric Pankey I was blinded by grace, A prey torn from its shadow, Entwined only to unravel. Alive in a dead calm, I was fire from which Air is withheld, A charged element. An illegible … Continue reading

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Can you calm down?

A Perfect Way to Die Simple walk to the corner store Mama never thought she would be gettin’ a call from the coroner Said her son’s been gunned down, been gunned down “Can you come now?” Tears in her eyes, … Continue reading

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The Place for the Ship is in the Sea

In his book on the life of 19th century evangelist, D.L. Moody (A Passion for Souls), Lyle W. Dorsett tells the story of a return trip Moody took back to the U.S. on the German steamer, the Spree.  Leaving on November … Continue reading

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And the People Stayed Home

This poem has been making the rounds, falsely attribute someone named Kathleen O’Mara in 1869, and then falsely said to have been reprinted in 1919 during the Spanish Flu pandemic. This poem is actually written during this COVID-19 pandemic by author Kitty … Continue reading

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Delightful Isolation

Delightful isolation! By happy chance I would not have wanted to be alone with anyone but you; and here we are in quarantine.   All those primordial promises Made with rapturous innocence Now find themselves weighted with life and time … Continue reading

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When It’s all over

  And when the contagion curve goes down and governments announce that ‘we have done it’ please please do not return to immortality don’t put on the invincible suit again of unbreakable of insufferable do not forget what you have … Continue reading

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