Archive for September, 2009

September Sun

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by dc

It’s the strangest of tortures,
Staring at lovers
With a small bag of popcorn
And a terrorist’s tears.

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At the Wake

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2009 by dc

I opened my heart
To a young nurse from Nice
As I topped up her drinks
And sank into her eyes,

They grieved
Like termites on trunks
As a forest fire spreads
And the heat turns to fear.

The barmaid who served me
Had only one arm
But she was quicker than most,

The tears that I shed
Were brought on by you
And the way you broke down,

These were sweet drunken moments
On a woe led occasion
As I laughed like a gutter
And sweated for jokes,

You were brilliant
And somewhere he knew that.

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Occupied Territories

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by dc

Nothing more
Than circumstance,

A blackberry
In a gooseberry bush,

Lost in
Occupied territories,

Stereotyped
Victims grieving,

Alone through petulance.

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Goodbye

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2009 by dc

Closed eyes and sunsets
The violence in silence
As heads slowly turn

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