Five Poems

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Introduction

These five poems are all thirty plus years old. I wrote them when I was in high school ... and I am now fifty-three years old! So perhaps you'll be willing to excuse a bit of melodrama and angst. Sometimes, not much changes from generation to generation, and hopefully you'll not only be able to "cut me some slack" but also, to relate!


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She's a grown up

girl child now -

almost -

although she still leaves

her teddy bear

and rag doll

to save her place

in her bed at home

when she goes out

at night.


Individuals  Stand Out
Individuals Stand Out

Individuality

Before ever beginning

To understand

Individuals

One first

Must learn

Individuality.

Raindrops
Raindrops

Raindrop War

At two in the morning

the pounding of raindrops

beneath the street light

draw my attention.

Like little armies of minute soldiers

they hurry and scatter,

yet hold a queer formation

so late at light

under the street light,

and I am the supreme witness

to their war.


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Abstract

Abstract

I introduced my yesterday

To my today

And found them

Incompatible.

I introduced my tomorrow

To before

And we all became best friends.

Abstract, I think

Flavors my moments

And my hours

Are lazy too.

My plans -

Perfect

With all that won't go wrong

Waiting

To happen.


Nobody
Nobody

One Small Opinion

I wonder what the world would do

If I were gone.

Would it miss me?

Want to kiss me?

Mourn and wish me back again?

Would it regret the harsh things it had done to me?

Would it recall the cruel words said to me when I was small?

Of course I know, one or two

A small few would miss me,

But what about the rest?

Of course not.

I'm nobody.

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Comments 8 comments

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asmaiftikhar 4 years ago from Pakistan

your poems are really the gems of English poetry.There is simplicity,beauty and uniqueness in these little masterpieces.Thanks for sharing.i voted u Up!


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Brett Winn 4 years ago from US Author

Asmaiftikhar ... thank you so much for you kind comments ... I am not sure I deserve such generosity, but I certainly appreciate it!


Lynn Reagan-Hull 4 years ago

One small opinion made me sad...sounded too much like poems I wrote when I was young. Do all young people suffer from so much angst?


rgspruill 4 years ago

Love your writings...


Granny Gee/Gloria 4 years ago

Raindrop War... I liked that poem best, Brett!


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Brett Winn 4 years ago from US Author

Lynn ... sometime remind me and I'll show you the REALLY angst filled ones. Isn't it a blessing that the Lord does not leave us where we begin? RGS ... I so love you ... Granny Gee ... that is my favorite, too ... I'm about to spend my evening catching up on YOUR writings!


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pjpitts 4 years ago from United States

The poems are wonderful. I really like the way you write!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Well what wonderful poems. are you are definitely are somebody..I love poetry.. Yours are wonderful

I voted way up.

Debbie

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