Category Archives: Free Verse

Free Verse by Mary Beth Bretzlauf

Waxing Lemons    Memories of summertime  Bring back those innocent days  When lemonade could get us money  When Grandma made the sweet tart treat  fussing about in the kitchen Apron on in this heat  Cardboard table set up   Front lawn … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Michael Escoubas

Morning Chores in January by Michael Escoubas Dad would roust out my brothers and me on icy mornings when the chill in our upstairs rooms wrapped us in a shawl of ice-crystals. Chores waited: Holsteins needed emptying their udders heavy … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Michael Escoubas

Red Bud in December  Overnight  snow tumbled  down and down  in big flakes  like my Grandma’s  intricate doilies  decorating her sofa—  in silence  they cling like sugar  to naked branch-fingers  showcasing  their own strength  their own peace  their own determination  … Continue reading

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Poem by Gina

the Magyar   I out of revolution and a burning bed she chose a summer somewhere else Afrika, under a triumphant sky where deep roots deliver the burnished dawn and gold leaf peels from the sea to hang in links … Continue reading

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Free Verse

My Mother’s Skin   I am glad I loved my mother’s skin, burrowed into it when I was small. Safety there, the smell and feel of her, all mine somehow, me from her returned. We slept together when my father … Continue reading

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Free Verse by RM Yager

There will be Tears falling into my flour because you are not here this year to pour and mix, measure and stir all the treats we used to labor over every Christmas Eve   I will be in the kitchen alone … Continue reading

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For Pet Lovers

It’s Just Shep and Me   Shep and I took a long walk this morning, something was bothering her.   She seemed uneasy. She stopped to pee more often than usual.   We talked as we walked, about trees, about … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Maureen Weldon

RING Having sold it for more than it was worth –   I bought a ticket – Return Day Dublin.   On the way home, laughing into my drink.   Third finger left hand for a moment so grand.   … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Mary Jo Balistreri

Archeology of Desire Steam curls its way up the spout, unfurls petals of mist that displace the winter of a cold kitchen. My gramma cups her hands around the blue-willow cup, its glaze cracked and veined. She lowers her face … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Charlotte Digregorio

Poet and Author Lois Baer Barr invited me to post eight poems in eight days as part of the Poetry Challenge Marathon on Facebook.   Today is my Day #3. The poem below is from my new book, Ripples of … Continue reading

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