Tag 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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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 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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Free Verse by Jennifer Dotson

Turning Fifty How nifty to be turning fifty. In Shakespeare’s time I’d be past my prime and looking grave. Now I shift the paradigm   and join in making lists of mountains to climb.  Chalking up new experiences before my half … Continue reading

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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 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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