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Three New Poems In The Kitchen Poet

Three New Poems …

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MY THERAPISTS ARE MR. ZEVON & MR. SCOTCH

 

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She’s gone.

Temporarily

Forever

Finding me

Here alone on the couch in

The middle of

Another Sunday afternoon

With my good friends

The Clan Macallan

& Warren Zevon

Reminiscing about all

Of the old days & all of

The best days past.

Yet, perhaps it’s all

Just an illusion

Or maybe it’s just the sounds

That bring us all back to

To the land of

Stark raving reality from

The momentary

And marked passing

Of punk poetry, slam dancing

And black leather jackets.

As Warren says to me

“Life Will Kill Ya”

And Macallan says to me

No worries my good son

“Drink up”

For she will soon

Return with

The love that you

Gave her

And your

Foolish, sentimental heart

In her pocket

“Too”

_______________

R.M. ENGELHARDT

From “The Resurrection Waltz”, 2013

Apocalypse, Etc.

life-is-too-short!

Note:

Humanity?

I am tired of your self-centered

Bullshit & whining ways

Stop this train, stop it now.

For we shall all remain… Dream.

Persevere

Into this life,

Or the next.

An ode to the dead world that is poetry, lost and faraway.

The ancient soul of Sappho gone and golden days.

Tear these words, voices away. Now only left with memories.

Let the prophets burn,

And create the visions of what shall be

Under the currents and beyond the sleep of the icons reach…

Let us

Speak of that which is human,

Love …this eternal dream

Forget the fools, the mundane

Apocalypse, Etc.

A wild ride,

An action packed extravaganza

With spooky, scary thrills

Coming soon to an idiot near you.

Fuck it… Fuck them.

I’m going out

For a drink &

Kiss my wife & kids

Goodnight.

Love thy neighbor

Love thy friends

For this life

Is all too short

To waste.

_______________________

 

R.M. Engelhardt

EPITAPH

 EPITAPH
Epitaph for
The lost poem
Which contained
Everything
And nothing.
Touched everyone, anyone
Who desired
The mystery of mysteries
Words of words, which brought forth
Language
Both blessed & cursed us
Married us, buried us and parted
The heavens and the
Deep blue seas
Made Houdini disappear
And broke the sole of
Khrushchev’s soul
Shot Kennedy
And then shot a rocket
To the moon
Sold us, indiscriminate
Commanded us to war and glory
And holocaust – unimagined imagination
The scavengers & architects, history
Fighting for space apocalyptic
Down on Wall Street and in the Silicone Valley
Stages of poetry and stages
Of time living, breathing & dying
On the battlefields
Of life.
The Poem,
Too early
Too late
Too bad
The lost poem
Which contained
Nothing and everything
Everything and nothing
At all.
You left it home on the
Kitchen table where your children
Drew on it
In crayon
It is just as well.
___________________
R.M. ENGELHARDT, 
FROM “THE RESURRECTION WALTZ” 2013

It’s The Words …

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Photo Compliments of Albany Poets, 2013

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Thanks …

“It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.”

~ Remus

 

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REALITY IS BAD FOR BIZNESS

 

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Before super models
Ruled the earth
There were people.
Before idiots
Controlled
The government
There were wise men.
The future

Is now

The past.
Desolate faces
Ride subway trains & buses without
Hope. Hoping.

And politics
Has become

A children’s

Game.
While going down

On Madison Avenue
The persuaders,

Manipulators & Predators Worship

In churches

Of nothingness.
In churches

Of shit.
The media

Ignoring What is To come

And be.
Because it’s Bad for publicity

And bad

For business.
That these truths

Are self-evident.
That people

Are dying

Over oil reserves

In the Middle East.
That people

Are being denied
Their rights.

That No one has

The balls to
Stop the maniacs

Who’ve taken over

Our lives.

So just accept it.

Relax.

Buy a coke
And a smile.
As the lights
In your child’s
Eyes

Dim.

Fade.

And go out.

 

_____________

~ R.M. 2005