Tag Archives: free verse

Poem: Silence

Dave H Often a deafening scream for those tormented by loneliness. A painful reminder for those who’ve experienced the loss of a loved one who’s departed unexpectedly, where there’s “no goodbye,” no “I will see you later.” Who now must endure … Continue reading

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Poem: The Abstract Painting

Dave Hood In the solace of his studio, after unexpected sad news, the abstract expressionist painter, listens to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” A sorrowful sounding piece of music, evoking a feeling of melancholy within his psyche. Compelling him, to … Continue reading

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Poem: December 26

“Gift giving is a true art.”—-Author Unknown Tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs, a new iPad, Another tablet,a second iPhone, Jazz CD’s of Miles Davis, A portable piano, a pair of designer blue jeans, A Baseball glove,a Set of … Continue reading

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Poem: Why She Won’t

Dave Hood On a second date, after work, following dinner, dancing, a few drinks, an attractive, twenty-something, brunette, vivacious and intelligent, with a sense of humour, spirit of adventure, dressed in a soft white blouse, knee length, grey skirt, black … Continue reading

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Poem: Homeless Man

By Dave Hood In the inner city, beneath skyscrapers that peer down like corporate elite, after a night in the shelter, where bed bugs bite, where derelicts mutter in their sleep, where the only meal is soup and peanut butter … Continue reading

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Poem: A Good Day

Dave Hood Growing up, living in Eliot Lake, a mining town, she overcame hardships of the Great Depression, surviving on watered down soup and stale bread from charity of the upper crust, eventually working as a secretary in a small … Continue reading

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Narrative Poem: The Halloween Party

By Dave Hood Socializing at a frat party, dressed like Little Miss Riding Hood, You’re chatting about social psychology, dreams of the future, with a dark, handsome man, Who’s dressed like Prince Charming. Your boyfriend’s, standing next to you, Disguised … Continue reading

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