Tag Archives: Free Verse

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 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 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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Free Verse by Mary Jo Balistreri

1929 They crashed with the stock market on a Friday. When the bank failed, he was credited with a trunk of paper promises. He forfeited himself. After a nervous breakdown, relief was a jug of wine. What she brought home … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Curt Vevang

Verse Yourself in The Art of Wine Tasting You may soon be a bon vivant. Curt Vevang gives you some pointers on how to be savvy at your next wine tasting. For good measure, it wouldn’t hurt to throw in … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Michael Escoubas

About your shoes . . . I owe you an apology for calling them land mines that could kill a person . . . I might trip over them scattered in the kitchen lurking inside doorways sitting sidewise on stairs … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Padmini Krishnan

A Parched City Tiny droplets sneak out of the dark sky, giving hope to thousands in the city of drought. I look out of my balcony, my parched tongue caressing  my dry lips. The trickling drops of water miss my … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Jennifer Dotson

Medusa Those Greeks got it all wrong. Medusa, a serpent-headed gorgon, so ugly that men turn to stone? Lies and misrepresentation. Medusa said It’s all natural so what’s the big deal? Her hair, not snakes, flourished in dark waves from … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Michael Escoubas

Summer Haircuts There wasn’t much money for small things in the 1950s. Dad’s welding and repair business paid the bills, but that’s about all. Come the end of May along about Memorial Day, my brothers and I were long overdue. … Continue reading

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