Entrenched. A poem.

Entrenched within Mud to knees No flight from here A no man’s land Of blithe confusion And emptiness Entrenched within This sharp regret Like a bayonet Some veiled remorse And back and forth In the wasteland Entrenched within Over the top Until you’re stopped Bullet or ballad Fleet foot, fallen And no escape Entrenched withinContinue reading “Entrenched. A poem.”

Victory. A poem.

Is  victory as shallow as defeat?  Only  if the victor fails to  understand the price.   For more of my poetry, check out Poetry for the Sad, Lonely and Hopelessly Endangered and The All or the Nothing, available in print or e-book formats. Click here to find out how to get your copy.  

Poets Loved: ‘Beat! Beat! Drums!’ by Walt Whitman

Beat! Beat! Drums! Walt Whitman Beat! beat! drums!—blow! bugles! blow! Through the windows—through doors—burst like a ruthless force, Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation, Into the school where the scholar is studying, Leave not the bridegroom quiet—no happiness must he have now with his bride, Nor the peaceful farmer any peace, ploughing hisContinue reading “Poets Loved: ‘Beat! Beat! Drums!’ by Walt Whitman”