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Dan Filcek May 16
Many wrongs before
Never did I explore
Taught to block the light
I want to make it right
But I know I'll have a fight
The path will be long
Memories of being wrong
I can't change that
It's the mirror I look at
So how to be right?
End the long night?
Can't tell someone how
That's for me now
Dan Filcek May 3
Be a good son
Be a good father
Neither title won
Why even bother?
Do I have to pick one?
I'd sculpt myself so
Where is the model?
How did it go
Inside that bottle?
Pulled from both sides
The definition of tension
I stepped out of the guides
And settle for "Honorable Mention"
Dan Filcek Apr 29
Android  XR53

Isn't human like you and me

Manufactured to be the same

But his life is a different game

Circuits and relays

Make up his brain

But he was made

To feel the same

What a cruel trick to play

To make him feel

In a human way

For if he loves

and love is lost

How do we calculate the cost

Of all the broken electronic parts

as we repair android hearts
Dan Filcek Apr 29
You ask why

My words rhyme

Why can’t they fly

Why do they serve time

I put them in a box

They are trapped

With keys and locks

Why can’t I adapt?

   On the other hand

     Your words are free

   Your words flow

      easily and without


I see the attraction

I can never make you rhyme

I can’t put you in my own words
Dan Filcek Apr 28
will   time   love   life  
day   sonnet   mind   light
long   going   heart   feels  
broken   god 
write   soul   forever   pain
man   change   live   hard  
stay   earth   find   hell  
body   music   better   truth  
days   good   fear   sun  
space   state   power   learn  
brain   dark   thought   today  
young  people   war  peace  
help   head   work   hope  
true  art   forget   human   universe  
free   dance  continue  feeling
city   spirit   road   strong  
die   beauty   wanted   smile  
thy   thoughts   left   house  
family   story   form   regret
start  shining   return
This poem is a found poem. It was made from the most common words I had used on Hello Poetry, in order more or less - 28 April 2019
Dan Filcek Apr 28
Insecure growth lathers me

offspring of my headache

You like the fire fountain pen of the shepard

Listeners gauge the scheme

Again the student visits

the executioner

There is no meaning for the hunter

His lottery ticket

is bet on newlyweds

What wonderful confusion

I write in bleeding books

Finishing the artwork with

a Middle-East confidant
Dan Filcek Apr 28
Factory, pumping

grease and sweat

straining muscles

Broken backs

Deafening noise

Even after work

You can’t rid

yourself of the smell

and sound

senses always violated

And please tell me

What have I created?
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