speakalittlefr
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Chief Speak-a-little-French (Makanaka), US Soldier. Proudly Native American. Vietnam, Africa, Native America

Submitted Poems 25 total

Zen

I could write a thousand words about Zen
But then three or four words
Would be sufficient

by Chief Speak-a-little-French

added by speakalittlefr
3 months ago

Chewing Gum

No doubt.
The piece of gum
Naughtily stuck under a school desk

Instead of thrown in the dustbin
They say smoking’s a disgusting habit
But gum is messy
Gets everywhere if you
Aren’t careful

by Chief Speak-a-little-French

added by speakalittlefr
3 months ago

Dam Filling Up

One would think of Aswan
Or the Three Gorges Dam

But here we are discussing
A dam a few metres wide
And a couple more metres long

And barely up to your waist
If you stood at the deepest part
The African rains
Were plentiful
This year

by Chief Speak-a-little-French

added by speakalittlefr
3 months ago

Electronics

Gameboy versus home-made
Amplifiers

Computer games
Before the desktop
Took over the world
(laptops came later)

King Kong and Worms
Idly passing the time
Of Day
Of Night
Games, Games

by Chief Speak-a-little-French

added by speakalittlefr
3 months ago

The Kitchen

Pots, pans and plates
Pots, pans

And the larder
A ghost house
Trembling

The larder
Stocked with oats and rice
Pots

And when it is time to cook
And then the gas stove is lit for
A feast

Pots, pans and plates
– Rows of jars line
The windowsill

by Chief Speak-a-little-French

added by speakalittlefr
3 months ago

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