Category Archives: Poetry

Poem from Riders Of The Purple Wage by Philip Jose Farmer

By Penelope Dreadful I wanted to call attention to a less-well-known-than-it-should-be poem found within a science fiction novella, Riders of The Purple Wage  by Phillip Jose Farmer. Wiki says: Riders of the Purple Wage is a science fiction novella by … Continue reading

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Bobby Was A Blubber Butt! (A Poetry Friday Poem for Children)

By Ellie Mangle-Lero Oh Hai! Today is Poetry Friday, and I wanted to do another children’s poem. There is no doubt that there is an obesity epidemic among kids today. As a result, a number of previously adult diseases and … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: A Michael Brown Sonnet

By Sacks Roamer Next Sunday, August 9, 2015 will mark the one year anniversary since Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown. Even though no charges were brought against Wilson, and Dorian Johnson’s story about “Hands up, don’t shoot!” has been thoroughly … Continue reading

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Another Lost Poem! Maya Angelou’s “The Watermelon Runs!”

By Blythe Clod I can not believe my good fortune!  Father James Brantley just forwarded me an unpublished poem of the late Maya Angelou! He heard about my interest in lost poetry from Father Arthur Scott who discovered a lost … Continue reading

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The Song of Hiawatha – Chapter 1- The Peace Pipe

By Sacks Roamer Time for the next part of Pansies’ series on Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  As I said in the first installment (see FootNotes for the link): Most people only know the one part, the “By the shores … Continue reading

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An Ode To Pluto!

My BFF wrote a poem yesterday on the Jonathan Turley website about the planet Pluto. One of our readers here suggested that she try to get it published. I also asked her if we could post it here, and she … Continue reading

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Au Courant – The Lost Quatrains Of James Dickey

By Blythe Clod Good Morning Pansies! Today I wanted to provide access to a previously unknown James Dickey poem, Au Courant. In French, au courant literally means “the current” a reference to the river, but the connotated meaning is different, and … Continue reading

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The Song Of Hiawatha – Introduction

By Sacks Roamer Well our boss, Penelope Dreadful, informs us that our parody website, Flowers For Socrates, is attempting to step up their game after the loss of their two most prolific humorists. They are planning on adding new authors, … Continue reading

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Up Wisconsin! A Poetry Friday Song Poem

By Ellie Mangle-Lero Oh Hai! Today for Poetry Friday, I have written a song poem called Up Wisconsin! It can be read as a poem, or sung as a song! Below the song poem is a youtube video with the … Continue reading

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Truth Is Like A Painted Whore! (A REAL Negro Poem)

By R.O. Chester With all due respect to my fellow Author, Ellie Mangle-Lero, and her Negro-dialect poem, Ipse Dixie, here is a real poem by a real Black man. Sorry there ain’t no de’s and dat’s, but I’ze don’t talk … Continue reading

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