The Bus Stop on Grand Avenue

The Bus Stop on Grand Avenue

It’s a landmark on the corner
of Grand and Market streets.
The cement primitive shelter,
a bench surrounded on three sides
by new and faded advertisements
for movies and cigarettes,
stands guard in the whispering wind,
drenching rain, biting snow and
intense heat. The permanently
mounted cement seat for three (or four)
has welcomed friends and strangers,
lovers and haters, the lost and the
found even though the hard
surface of the seat is uncomfortable.
The place is temporary, for some, and
permanent for others. Although routes
may change, the bus will stop here.

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Steel Words

Steel Words

 

As molten iron and steel are forged and
tempered into any form or shape in the hands of man,
words can be boiled in controversy or conflict,
and constructed into platforms where ideas are
broadcast which affect the lives of millions of people,
even if they never heard the words at all.
Some call this process government, and after
all the half-lies or misquotes are exposed, there
is a truth which survives longer than rusted
twisted metal from forgotten wars or
abandoned refrigerators by the side of the road.

 

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Cheaper to Keep Her

Cheaper to Keep Her

I think it’s cheaper to keep her,
And she loves me always.
It will cost more to leave her
If my heart goes astray.
I’ll do the best thing; I’ll buy a ring,
And ask her to marry me.
Who knows what the future will bring,
We’ll live each day happily.
When we’re old and my hair turns gray,
We’ll have a big family.
We’ll have a big house for all to live
in the peace of the country.

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Stacy

 Stacy

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A poem by Alexander Michael Dunbar, the 12th and newest member of the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity of writers created by Elias Tobias,

Stacy

Oh Stacy, my baby,
you’re making me go crazy.
Why did you have to leave
when I told you
you’re everything to me?

Oh Stacy, my baby,
you’re making me go crazy.
Why did you want to go away
when I thought in
my heart you wanted to stay?

Oh Stacy, my baby,
you’re making me go crazy.
It’s hard to understand
you did what you did
when I proved I was your man.

Oh Stacy, my baby,
you’re making me go crazy.
I don’t know what else to do
to show how much I
want to share my life with you.

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Wizard’s Words

Wizard’s Words

When you find the Horn of Feguela,
play the two tenor tones in tune,
and the mountains will move to reveal
where the gods were born.
There are several forgeries of the horn,
and only the original will move
the mountains the proper way.
The fakes will play the wrong sounds
and then the gates of hell will be exposed
releasing more death and destruction.
I have heard the Wild Women of the East
have a horn, and they will reveal it for a price.
For some mortals the price is too much,
and they never return.
Your journey to find the beginning of us
could be the end of us.

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Shaping clouds

 Shaping clouds

 

I wish I would build a staircase to the sky
and shape the clouds as they rolled by.
I wish I could swim like the fishes in the sea
and stay under water they way they breathe.
I wish people would respect and care for each
other and there would be no hate forever.
My wishes are my dreams, but I look out the
window and see now they are not the reality.
One side has more power, more men and better
guns, but did this side have a victory won?

 

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Get Back, Jack

Get Back, Jack

Get back, Jack.
Gimme some slack.
Sometimes I think  it’s patience you lack.
I  can get  your money  back.
You say time is money, and  you
Have expressed interest , compounded daily.
You see I don’t want to wait forever,
But it will take some time to get it together.
So get back, Jack.
Gimme some slack.

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Bank of Memories

Bank of Memories

In my journey, each step marked in the mud can be cast into stone in time.
I do what I think I should be doing to get to where I think I should be going,
But during the journey, I have experienced turns and unexpected detours.
I bank all these steps worth keeping in a vault, and with each new experience,
I search for the key to the right deposit box so I can make the most of what
I believe will be expected of me.  Sometimes the keys are hard to find,
But in the nick of time, I get back into step on my journey that can only
End when I can’t walk anymore or I get too tired of doing something new.

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Rules were meant to be broken

Rules were meant to be broken

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Rules were meant to be broken 

Things are not as clear and simple as they look,
And people do the wrong acts for the right reason.
That’s the time to forget about doing things by the book.
It’s an end justify the means kind of decision.
Rules were made for people who can’t work together,
And thus another policy or procedure is born.
People earn degrees in the study and application of this,
Despite the regular workers water cooler scorn.
Rules were meant to be broken, or at least changed,
Since the lives of people are constantly rearranged.

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Reciprocity

Reciprocity


Sometimes I bleed from the outside in.
Righteous indignation gets under my skin.
Doctors are stunned and
don’t’ know where to begin.
To touch me would be considered
a mortal sin.
Then symptoms goes away,

and everything is reversed.

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