Category Archives: Free Verse

Sometimes a Simple Thought Carries a lot of Wisdom

Netflix  My ex-boyfriend’s best friend lets me use his Netflix password And man, it is so great At first I watched it to keep me company during supper so I wouldn’t feel alone because my split with my boyfriend was kind of sudden … Continue reading

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Free verse by Michael Escoubas

Afternoon Tea by Michael Escoubas Momma set the table at the meadow’s edge where the emerald grass became a carpet for our feet. She placed a perppermint cloth on it. We donned our prettiest tea dresses: her sheer beige shift … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Maureen Weldon

MIDNIGHT ROBIN While the sky shimmers like shot silk, chimneypots a toothy smile, I count the pots, 1 2 3 4 5.   On my kitchen table, sheets and sheets of screwed up poems, I will flatten them tomorrow for … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Robin Stratton

Everyone wore sunglasses at lunch   and the waiters brought sparkling water and wine and bread and appetizers and more wine and our meal and more wine and more water and dessert and more wine and coffee and the sun shone down and I took my … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Tammi J. Truax

A Toast There is bread. There is butter.   I shelter in my place. You, in yours. Safe and warm.   We want for nothing really, except perhaps   freedom of movement, freedom from fear.   Let us look within, … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Jennifer Dotson

Family Harmony Sonnet Why do different things bother us so much? Our son hates fruit and even just the smells send him from a room. Or things mustn’t touch like ceramic plates on paper towels. I can’t hear it but … Continue reading

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Free Verse by RM Yager

I Clawed  The dirt of discouragement fell into my eyes dust of dismay filled my nostrils Soot in my eyes full of tears brought on by women who would not “lean in” who kicked and pushed me down with their … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Barbara Tate

HIS SHADOW He sits on the bench in the sun, uncomfortable in the heat that warms his hat and spreads brown spots across his hands– he whispers secrets to his only friend who refuses to move with him into the … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Michael Escoubas

Brian’s Poem By request I said, “Yes,” to a challenge that I work one special word into a poem.   I found it in my lexicon and liked the way it sloshed and rolled around and round   over and … Continue reading

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Free Verse by RM Yager

Taken Away Your gift arrived today. I, as a bedridden shut-in, was elated to have a huge glass globe on the far side of my picture window to gaze at, day or night. To my surprise, a monarch flew in … Continue reading

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