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63 years old and dabbling in poetry and other forms of writing. My interests are wide and varied and I write poetry for the pleasure not to make some grand statement. If I can make you smile or bring a tear, then I've done my job.

  September 2021     22 days ago

Submitted Poems 19 total

Broken Possibilities

It's simply the not knowing,
That causes so much pain.
The questions left unanswered,
The riddles of the game.
I'd rather hear the word good-bye,
Then I can stop resisting.
For when the answer is unclear
I wonder what I'm missing.
End it now,...

by Brian Spivey

added 7 years ago

Meaningless moon-dipped dreams
in chaotic surroundings.
Childhood rituals of chastity and love
wrapped in a butterfly kiss.
Silky lavender wildflowers watch
with leafless skeleton trees
as ghosts of drifting clouds
are crossing the countryside...

by Brian Spivey

added 7 years ago
Love Surprise

Spring is in the air, life begins anew.
If life has one beginning, I began with you.
Like a barren desert, I existed without life.
I searched the world for love, finding only strife.
You waited while I wandered , a smile upon your face.
As if you...

by Brian Spivey

added 7 years ago
Go West, Young Man (or north, or east, or south)

I've a story for you
I swear that it's true
It's about the queer folk
in the town where I grew
There's old Willie McFee
Who one day swallowed a bee
He screamed and he yelled
and ran into a tree
Sweet Sally Anne Blye
One day swatted a fly
Then she...

by Brian Spivey

added 7 years ago
I Hope It Storms When I Die

Some people really hate rainstorms
 I think they're not right in the head
I always laugh at those sillies
Who run to hide under their...

by Brian Spivey

added 7 years ago

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