Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Latest Poems

These aren't some of my favorite, but they're ok. Let me know what you think could be improved/anything that should stay. If nothing else, just let me know if they weren't torture to read! haha

I drive the open road
To the place I call home.

In this moment alone, I ponder aimlessly
About things that only come to mind
At random times...
Like right before bed,
Staring up at the ceiling,
All the things that I'm feeling
Come rushing to the surface
They won't let me sleep
After being suppressed
Now they're being addressed
With no one to judge,
They spill out of my chest

From my heart they unwind
Like a flag unfurling
Cloth and pole, once intertwined
Now my thoughts are all swirling

I can't get to bed
I'm driving autopilot
All these thoughts in my head
Are creating a riot
And before I know it,
I've arrived back at home.
I'm no longer alone, so for now
This whirling storm of thoughts
Must be postponed
Until another road trip is sought
And I'm again all alone. 

And this one's a little self-explanatory...

"The economy sucks
So don't push your luck,"
The televisions preach.
"Dow's goin' down
So don't stick around
To see what new lows stocks will reach."
People laid off
Jobs being lost
The dollar is stretched to the max
But how do we know
That it's not just a show
When we really don't know all the facts?
People freak out
They worry too much;
Should've been wise from the start.
NOW they're resourceful!
NOW they're remorseful-
For purchases made without heart.
So make what you can 
Of these words from THE MAN!
And just try to do your part.


  1. What I read in your second poem is that maybe we all need to relax and breathe about the economy. If we didn't hear horrible things every single day about the economy on the news; perhaps people would be in a better mood and spend more.

  2. I agree with Framing Images and Memories. Relax. We only go round once, and we should not let the news ruin our days.

    Live is beautiful.

    And, BTW, that little bear photo is so cute. Also, nice shot of you with your camera.