Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Years Choices

Choices are at handFork in the Road

Subscribe to others demands

Stand up, be a man

Roll over and live with guilt

Live the new life you’ve built

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

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Unforgiving

You’re unforgivingUnforgiving Despair

Once ate at my tormented soul

But it eats at yours

A higher power forgave

I do not trudge alone now

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgtized/147286271/

THURSDAY’S POET RALLY Submission

The New Year

Yellow Line

The New Year has come
Rising with the morning sun
Regale in the fun

Yesterday is for planning
For tomorrows consequence

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fishyflix/227348705/

For One Shot Week 26

Magic

Magic is Magic Top Hatmaking                                                              
Sadness in the hearts vanish
And rabbits appear

Colored scarves drying the tears
The little orphans laugh and cheer

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuanc/483155485/Monday

Monday Pot Luck Poem Week 16

Coping

lunatics keep their equilibriium under the full moonContrast that I am

The will bends depression wills

Flatten the zenith

Lowering expectations

Acceptance keeps the balance

©2010-211 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oedipusphinx/4473975639/in/pool-22285145@N00/

Sled

Flexible Flyer
Button and boot buckle scratches220px-Flexible_Flyer_Hanging
Hung in the cellar

Oiled runners with cross bar waxed
Awaiting the first snowfall

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

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Fairy Tales

Fairy TaleOnce upon a time

Happily ever after

In fairy tales

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjirstinb/260328469/in/photostream/

Question Authority

Question

Purpose in yourself
Reasons for your existence
Someone ought to know

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273168957/

Graffiti

 

Writings on the wall
Spray painting the next question 
Why was Kilroy here

Kilroy
©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/luisrubio/273935981/lightbox/

(insert day) Eve

It’s a day on the calendar
We can get through this with no mars.
You know who you are sitting there.2011 Calendar
Trying to show that you do not care

You stare monitoring the hits
Who’s going to be the first to quit
Just going to pitch this one last ball
Winamping and not watching much at all

 

© 2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftydame/

Crusted Gaze

Depression ragesDepression
Strangling sanity’s loose hold
Sleep eludes the night
Cowering away daylight
Leaves all but a crusted gaze

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkwood67/

No Free Lunch

I roll the RamenRamen Noodles
Around the tines of my fork
Hunger held at bay
Breakfast time on a school day
Free lunch only for the poor

© 2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/camknows/

A Dime Away

Dancing Lady

Song about to play                             

Before we become undone             

Another dime please

Twirling away with a laugh

Lost my place in life again

 

© 2010-2011 Michael Yost

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/

Mother’s Milk

Return to a time
Back and forth motion in rhyme
Mother’s milk divine

©2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nycgeo/

Waves

Rhythm of the waves
Lured from the ocean today
Gently rock to sleep

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

Tiny Dancer

Sits by the window
Children play before her eyes
Emotional void

Sun light starts to fade
Shadows dance across her mind
Laughter starts to fade

Darkness envelopes
Music box dancer spinning
Treadling the cradle

© 2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/telemax/

Mirrors

People run by past
Not reflecting on their life
Broken mirrors cry

©2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbisson/

I Woke Up This Morning

I woke this morning.. 10 am..
Had my cold pizza and cold coffee from yesterday’s pot..
Went outside and couldn’t really enjoy my cigarette because of the blowing rain and cold..
Came back in..
Read your comment on my blog and went for a visit..
All that to say thanks for reminding how blessed I really am..

Cheers!

http://royalansmith.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/interesting-times/#comment-50

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

In Jest

Where does it all end
Starting quite by accident
A word said in jest

Tone changing intent
Hurt washing over her heart
Flushed cheeks flooded with tears

Rushing to hold her
Pleading for forgiveness
Eyes fear betrayal

Words have been spoken
Water goes beyond the bridge
Is this where it ends

© 2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyharrigan/

Snow Fort

Laying on the bank
Breathing warmth into the snow
Icing up the walls

Cardboard floor in place
Periscope for enemy
Pyramid snow balls

With saucer slide shields
Snugged up dug in looking like
Little layered aliens

©2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/almilan/

Hell

Melancholic eye
Visions plummeting deeper
Sight cannot endure

Silence swallows me
Labored exhaustive breathing
Doom rests on my chest

Imps crush my ankles
Tomorrow will never come
Stripes begin to bleed

©2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewvenn/

Lost

Spiking masks the hurt
Waves wash away the pain
The water rises

Lost without you now
No return beyond this point
The water rises

Slipping underneath
Syringe then bubbles surface
Overflows water

©2010-2011 Michael Yost
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peppeh/

Four Three Worded Haiku

Alternatively
Homosexuality
Discrimination

Indiscriminate
Irresponsibility
Arbitrarily

Opportunity
Socioeconomic
Popularity

Conscientiousness
Antidiscrimination
Beneficiary

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

Maiden of the Mill

Maiden of the mill
Prods the oxen round the path
Song calms the beast’s wrath

Dreams do overwhelm
Being the Princess of the realm
No more the beast’s helm

Lost in a reverie
The oxen no longer pleased
Stopped and the mill seized

©2010-2011 Michael Yost

Twilt

Dread pheromone and philter
Overcoming the best will
Was wasted on me

©2010-2011 Michael Yost