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Poems in English
Pieces of writing in this category: 14
1. Mortal CoilMortal Coil is an unpublished poetry collection that grapples with the frailty of this conflicted life.
Perils of the deep
concern fewer and fewer
since air travel
We go from place to place
then ever before,
and usually suppress
Last Modified: 23rd March, 2017 Times seen: 211. 2. Virtual LivingVirtual Living is an unpublished collection vitally concerned with the growing frequency of substituting electronic interaction for physical activity.
defend the nation
from sneak attack
at computer screens,
never face an enemy,
never draw blood,
will never know
Last Modified: 11th July, 2016 Times seen: 419. 3. Blunt ForceGary Beck/Blunt Force
Terror hovers in the air,
as people go about
with enemy threats,
they share danger.
Now that we've left Iraq
Last Modified: 04th February, 2016 Times seen: 542. 4. RulersGary Beck/Contusions
Chiefs once evolved
from their ability
to provide food, security,
earning the clan's gratitude
for service to the people.
Tyrants pretended to care
until they were strong enough
to take more than their fair share,
dominating the tribe
in an exercise of po...
Last Modified: 19th May, 2015 Times seen: 830. 5. Rank Hath ItsGary Beck/Contusions
Rank Hath Its…
Many Generals were killed
in the brutal Civil War,
when leaders led from the front.
Few Generals died
on the battlefields
in succeeding wars,
having convinced themselves
and the gullible public
that they were too important
to risk their lives in combat,
Last Modified: 19th May, 2015 Times seen: 776. 6. ObituariesGary Beck/Contusions
Public housing was built
to better the condition
of the urban poor,
providing decent apartments
alternatives to tenements.
City planners didn't foresee
that along with regular people
the disaffected moved in,
dependent on welfare,
hating the hand that...
Last Modified: 19th May, 2015 Times seen: 785. 7. Media FaceGary Beck/Contusions
Crowds flock to the voting booth
supporting the candidate
they never met,
but firmly believe in,
have strong opinions about,
argue passionately for
against those with contrary views,
giving a level of trust
that no one with common sense
would ever give to a stranger.
Last Modified: 19th May, 2015 Times seen: 835. 8. In MemoriamGary Beck/Contusions
Once again that fateful day
is remembered by some,
while many are forgetting,
as people always do,
the shock and urgency
of horrified reaction.
And as the buildings fell,
workers leaping from windows
rather than burning to death,
rescuers rushing in
Last Modified: 19th May, 2015 Times seen: 779. 9. Assault on NatureAssault on Nature: Media, Cash or Charge, War on Nature, Bridge, Two Visions
Powerful light splits the night.
Cameras and crew lust the suffering
that is the entertainment of the people.
Trapped in violet despair,
the helpless victims can’t escape
the consuming dance of TV.
Cash or Charge
Bayonets are seldom put on brooms...
Last Modified: 24th July, 2014 Times seen: 1709. 10. Dawn in CitiesDawn in Cities: 'Effluvia', 'Tidal Sweep', 'Fruitless Search', 'Hope', 'Doomed'
waves break loudest on beaches
when no one suns, or fumbles under blankets.
Morning light makes little whispers
and horizons are attracted
to sand dune men
trudging the dank shore
seeking lost treas...
Last Modified: 24th July, 2014 Times seen: 1762. 11. Letting Go of My One True LoveLooking into your beautiful eyes, I fell in love with you.
Further into the relationship I knew what we had was true.
I thought of you as a gift from above.
To show my gratitude I tried to shower you with my love.
I guess maybe I tried too hard, or gave too much away.
Because now I am all alone, and you refuse to stay.
I used to think that we...
Last Modified: 24th July, 2014 Times seen: 2852. 12. Lies...You told me you would always take care of me.
Now that my world has turned upside down I realize you lied.
You told me you would always be there for me.
Now that I'm all alone I realize you lied.
You told me countless times you would always love me.
I see you with her now and realize you lied.
You told me you would never hurt me.
As I cr...
Last Modified: 24th July, 2014 Times seen: 1666. 13. A New Star in the FirmamentFortune-tellers said
that there’s a new star in the firmament,
that if I close my eyes,
and listen to my heart,
I’ll see her,
that everything a man asks for is in this star.
that I could only perceive her with my heart,
that I should never try to use my eyes,
that the star does exist,
that I should trust...
Last Modified: 24th July, 2014 Times seen: 1156. 14. Desperate SeekerDesperate Seeker: 'Internet Yearning', 'Diminishing Voices', 'Observer', 'Protective Shield', 'Travel II'
Ms lonely heart
sits at her computer
at an on-line dating service,
each one promising
to make her happy,
most of them so clever
she cannot tel...
Last Modified: 18th March, 2013 Times seen: 1490.
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