Category Archives: Original Poetry

A 4th of July Poem

Happy 4th of July!  This year I’m reprising my poem about patriotism.  I wrote it sometime about 2010 and posted it last year (and it’s in my book Some Poems About Life, available on this website), but I think it’s still apropos today.   The Patriot Jerry is a patriot, he loves his country dear.

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A Poem For Spring

I posted this two years ago, and have decided to repeat it after having worked in the yard the one nice day we’ve had this week.  This is from my book Some Poems About Life, available on this website.   My Rite of Spring I consider myself a peaceable soul. I value all manner of

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Happy April Fool’s Day!

  From the I-Wish-I’d-Written-That Department, this is the Poem of the Day from the Poetry Foundation (http://www.poetryfoundation.org.) —   April Fool by Myra Cohn Livingston The maple syrup’s full of ants.                                     A mouse is creeping on the

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Happy 4th of July!

To help celebrate “disloyalty to royalty” day, I am repeating my poem on patriotism from Some Poems About Life.   The Patriot Jerry is a patriot, he loves his country dear. He waves the flag on July 4th, he makes his feelings clear. He fancies himself vigilant, his loyalty is defined. But when it comes

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