POEMS

IRISH/FAMILY POEMS

Perspective

She saw them on the ocean

swimming.

“ But there’s nothing there,” I said

as I stooped to decipher her very private code

 

encrypted on her smile

that playful phosphorescence

in the galaxy swirl: That movement

of her mind behind those deep violet eyes........

LOVE POEMS

Replay

“Sorry I can’t take your call but leave a message

and I’ll get back to you! ”

 

My heart beats at the phone’s bleep. My quiet fire

doused again by this static reply

with no personal message left

though I’ve phoned countless times

I wonder, did I miss his call or knock at the door?

LATEST POEM BY MTD

December poem Dugdale Houseproud 3496335

NATURE POEMS

The Enfield Cedar Tree

The children begged Nature to germinate

the seed for a remarkable Cedar tree.

To make it tall as a ladder for the eye to follow the sky

and paint it forever green. the branches low

in the gangly stretch of a goose’s neck.......

WOMENS POEMS

The Scullery Maid’s Monologue: A Woman's Worth

(* The Recorder 1914)

     I heard the master say in his ‘La-di-dah’ voice

     “Nowhere’s safe from this purple, white

     and green brigade who demand their equality!”

     As he read out loud how

     a rowdy crowd caused a lively scene

     at Palmers Green.

© 2016 by Mary T Duggan

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