Pop-pop, my hero.
Gower Swan
Gower Swan
Dec 11, 2013

"Turn the other cheek"
"Find another way"
I give a damn what 
You say,
Pop-pop, my hero.

Wrinkles from head to toe
But he knows what he knows
"Some battles should be left

Pop-pop, my hero.

Thinking about my Grandpa today ... He's such a great man & I love him with all of my heart.
Sarah Anne Webb
Sarah Anne Webb
Nov 12, 2012      Nov 13, 2012

Did you know...
That you are the most beautiful man I have ever laid eyes on.

That you are the first man
I ever loved.

All of your wrinkles
and your warm hands.

Your smile,
full of compassion.

My favorite thing in the world
Is to be squeezed by you,
For you to call me
your scallywag,
and ask me how life is,
tell me how wonderfully I've grown
and how proud I make you.

To walk into your home
and smell your sauce cooking,
the olive oil, garlic, and onions,
warm and simmering.

To wonder into your garden
pick spearmint leaves
and chew them,
leaving my mouth tingling and my mind refreshed.
I am a child again.

I have so many questions I want to ask you,
What was the war like?
How did you keep your smile?
Do you think of me often?
What did you feel when you first met her?
How did you maintain your love for so long?

What does life mean to you?
If there is anything important in life I should know,
can you tell me?

I am going to see you this week,
and when I do
I will tell you...

If there is anything important in life you should know,
it is that...

You are the most beautiful man I have ever laid eyes on.


microwave turning
cooking a movie night snack--

written in 2012

Pop, pop,
Sigh a bit,

Pop, ponder -
Sip tea.

Pop, pop,
Pop some more -

Doesn't take much,
To amuse me.

© 2011 Elephants & Coyotes
jonathan valonis
Jun 5, 2010

Pop, Pop pop, Pop, Pop, Pop pop, Pop,
Boom, Boom boom, Bfff, Boom, Boom boom, Bfff,
Shsh, Shsh Shsh, Ffwka ffwka ffwka,
Five, Four, Three, Two, Oooooonnnnnneeeee,
Boomdth, Boomdth, Boomdth, Chwochit, Chwochit, Chwochit,
Boomdth, Boomdth, Boomdth, Chwochit, Chwochit, Chwochit,
Chwochit, Chwochit, Chwoooooochhhhhhhhitttttt,
Now get down, I get down, Now get down, I get down,
Bwahhwow, Bwahhwow, Bwahhwow, Bwahhwow, Bwahhhhhhhhh,
Vooooooooo Booom, Dtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdt, Boff, Da, Dede,
Dtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdt, Boff, Da, Dede, Dtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdt, Boff, Da, Dede, Dtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdt, Uuuuuuhwaaaaaaaa

Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts
Oct 4, 2013

People take cover
at the capitol.
Unanswered questions.
Why ram
a barricade into
a luxury car?
A brief lock-down
as congress
unsuccessfully tried
to end the shutdown.
Stay away.

Arguably my first political poem, this is a found poem taken from the USA TODAY article, D.C. Incident's Motive a Mystery. Original article written by Kevin Johnson, Donna Leinwand, and Doug Stanglin.
Jack Mocherman
Mar 13, 2011

Gimmie gimmie
Red velvet shred case
Bubble wrap finger tips
Pop pop skin rips

Inkyu Kim
Inkyu Kim
Mar 5, 2012


Popcorn sweetly pops
as soft smell of butter fills the air
Eagerly waiting the two little children.


Joyous snaps of crunchy corn
as they softly dissolve
Satisfying the couple

Now Silence.

The little children ran out to play.

Claire Ringen, a friend of mine told me to write about popcorn... Yeah... That's right- Popcorn.
So this poem goes out to you Claire.
Refined in Flames
Refined in Flames
Nov 29, 2012

Pop, pop, pop
They’re not the same as pills.
Why do people use them so much?
They break more easily.
Not as reliable to dull the pain.
No science involved in making them,
only the emotions riled up in the moment.
No, give me a pill.
Keep your promises.
I’ll take my chances without you.

Vijayalakshmi Harish
Vijayalakshmi Harish
Jun 26, 2013      Jun 26, 2013

today is one of those days
when i
come unstuck
at the seams of
where i am joined to myself
they split open with a




and so there is
a hole nobody knows about
--not one that hurts
but one that is sure to sear
my dreams tonight

- Vijayalakshmi Harish
   Copyright © Vijayalakshmi Harish

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