Jfstandards47's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by jfstandards47  —  There are currently 4 poems total — keep up the great work!

Days I Must Not Forget

These are days I must not forget
Sunlit days, my soul warmed deep, without regret.
Unfettered feelings before there was shame,
Set free to soak the sun's healing flame.
Days of sweetness that gave me life.
Days of kisses with visions of night.

by Jeffrey Rollins

added by jfstandards47
3 months ago

The Consumerist Conformist Materialistic Paradigm

I've been trapped.
Trapped, I say, and it's a crime,
By the Consumerist Conformist Materialistic Paradigm.
All my life I have been there,
In a kind of metaphorical electric chair.
Snatched by a force that didn't seem to care.
As far as I know

by Jeffrey Rollins

added by jfstandards47
4 months ago

Why I Write

Why do I write?
Who listens to me?
Who is my audience
Squinting to see?
In the dark abyss they sit.
Desperate, helpless, hopeless
Yearning for relief
For just a little bit
Destroyed by life's circumstance,
Fate's ceaseless woe.

by Jeffrey Rollins

added by jfstandards47
5 months ago

Ionesco's Audience

Ionesco's audience
Is what I want.
That tiny enclave of 4 or 5
Meeting above that Paris bar
In the days and nights after the war.
Trying to make sense
Of what just happened.
Of 80 million dead.
Of a mentally ill narcissist
Who mesmerized...

by Jeffrey Rollins

added by jfstandards47
6 months ago

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