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Submissions by Ely (E.A.Rothwell)
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If I could explain, I would have... but then I would not need to write the poem... art happens... sometimes it comes easy, often not. I can't explain.
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9th Feb 2021 2:12am
Moxie...and the vet
Moxie...and Dr Solomon...
This is a very short tail…
...about a cat...
The vet came out to see
Moxie one day…
Things went just fine
The vet reached out to
pick him up…
That was when Moxie
tried to eat him…
6th Dec 2020 1:39am
War no more...
If you want
war no more...
Make them as declares war…be
the first to fight.
4th Dec 2020 4:47pm
Doing what comes.naturally
Doing what comes naturally...certainly
a practical use of available resources...
even if it does gross us out…
but Nature isn't queasy…
She doesn't seem to care...
how we feel about the way
She runs things…
That's Mother at her very best…
2nd Dec 2020 8:53pm
The only imperfection
The only imperfection…
in this desert of negation.
Is, of course, the watering can…
with it's obligation.
28th Nov 2020 4:00pm
The grocery run...
Yesterday, driving home from the village…
Bob said uh oh…cops...behind us… with lights…
and he pulled over...wondering
what he had done.
Both policia approached the driver's side...a clue it wasn't serious.
Sure enough...they produced the annual, "support your local copper" stickers and made their pitch…
We bought this year's stick-on for the
collection on the truck's window...and
Bob says... what's your name, man?
"Jesus", replied the skinny one…"Escalante"...
"Más como, Vigilante'' I answered back…...
27th Nov 2020 1:30am
The bombing was bad in London
The bombing was bad in London
Daddy sent Mummy away
far out into the countryside
away from all the fray
The pilot of the bomber
sighted on the bridge
as a taxi drove across
a target ...couldn't miss
The bombs were dropped
the deed was done
the crew was 'bout to
have some fun…but...
The taxi barely made it
we cleared the bridge in time
the bridge blew up the taxi flew
Let's have a glass of wine...
so Mother went to the nursing home
and soon I came along...and
was toasted at 10...
25th Nov 2020 2:43am
We're all f**king immigrants here...
We're all fucking immigrants here…
every last one of us...
We all came from somewhere else...
or our parents did...or their parents.
All the way back to Eric the Red and
Crazy Horse...and the first person across the land bridge…
So let's can the crap...I emigrated here with my parents in 1948…
For my father needed work... and he
didn't fancy a military career…
Same reason. most people have always come here…
and always will...
24th Nov 2020 4:34pm
Ashes to ashes...dust to dust...
return to Mother Earth we must
If I die before you do
please be kind
and I will too
21st Nov 2020 9:43pm
Beware of letters addressed to "friend"
Beware of letters addressed to "friend".
They don't know you from Adam's
but they will want something… your time…
your money …
all of the above
Rest assured, "friend"...it's a sneaky word…
a Weasely Word…
when it heads up a missive…
a teasely word…
Meant to draw your attention…
away from everthing else…
I can't think...I can't write...
out the window the poetry goes…
I can't even spell…
can't scratch my knows
Darned machine is doing it...
11th Nov 2020 4:18am
in the North
In the North ...the US...
most people don't appreciate what they have…
However they do yearn for what they don't yet possess.
They forget how hard they worked…
to get what they desired so much… and never slow down Long enough... to enjoy the very thing
they struggled so long to aquire.
5th Nov 2020 9:48pm
Show some respect for your readers …please...
they deserve better than this.
Your spelling's atrocious and...
your syntax sure sucks…
If the words make any sense... it's
a matter of dumb luck.
You say it doesn't matter... you're writing for yourself.
But...I say...if that's the case, just put it on the shelf.
If this little ditty...pertains to you...
I suspect you already know it…
and if not...well…truth to tell
I expect you know that too.
30th Oct 2020 9:56pm
The ultimate insult...
The ultimate insult to Nature lies...
in denuding of forests...
polluting the skies
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