Robin Williams, Kismet Cup and 13 Other Poems

15 POEMS
 

-saiom shriver-

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ROBIN WILLIAMS

We all stand on our desks to

say ‘my captain my captain’

to a master teacher of

love and laughter,

whose throat could contort

to recreate any voice,

who could pour his

liquid soul into any role mold…

 

 

There are no dead poets.

 

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Footnote:

He was born under the tangent glow of mars and uranus.

http://creofire.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DPS-2.jpg

The picture is from the movie Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams.

Please forgive the all white male student body.

 

 

 

 

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SYMPHONY OF THE ELEMENTS

Wherever rain and sun,
wind and mother earth
work in a symphony of unity
to swell a fruit with juice,
there is divine ambrosia.

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Footnote:
Hopefully, the juice of the
fruit is free of insecticides,
not dependent on slave labor.

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THE SKIN OF A PEACH

The skin of the ripe peach…
pastels of lemon, saffron, pink
and gold, with a touch of crimson…
the fruit gift inside is gold or
pink…
so who can say what color peach is.

 

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http://spot.acorn.net/fruitarian

http://ncpreppers.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/bowl-of-peaches.jpg

 

 

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YELLOWSTONE’S HOT MAGMA

There is insufficient tracking.

Can each state’s fracking

release Yellowstone’s hot magma pool

… its volcanic caldera..

causing an ice age

of earthcracking

 

Footnote:

(Thank you to David Riley Bertsch

for subtly underlining this

with his book Death Canyon)

 

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LARKING

Each April God again
meadows is larking
while soft waves are patiently
hard rocks marking

 

 

 

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CRYSTAL BALL

When he listens with
presence, love, and
nonjudgment he becomes
a crystal ball silently
revealing my path.

 

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FRACTURING NOISE

One 3am honk….
hundreds disturbed.
One screaming
child in the library
dozens derailed.

 

 

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ROBERT BRUCE HERO OF THE SCOTS

When spider webs were destroyed by
Robert Bruce hero of the Scots
he left the spider alone
the spider he didn’t scotch

 

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ROCK CONCERT

Outdoor rock concert
… in the meadow cars park…
crickets, ground nesting birds,
frogs and butterflies…
seldom survive

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JURY DUTY

Summoned to jury duty,
she told the judge it was against
her religion to sit in judgment
of anyone. Recounting this to her
family put them into hysterics.

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KISMET CUP

As two bees can sip
from one buttercup
so drink a couple
from one kismet cup

 

 

 

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ENTWINED DESTINIES

Twin souls’

entwined

destinies:

One chalice:

2 straws.

 

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VETERINARIAN OATHS

Do veterinarians take a Hippocratic Oath?

How could they swear ‘first do no harm’ when some are meat inspectors…. some

conduct research on animals…. and some kidnap animals (holding them illegally at

their offices until bills are paid in full)?

It would be hypocritical

to take the oath Hippocratic.

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Footnote:

No, they take a

Veterinarian Oath.
“As a member of the veterinary medical profession, I solemnly swear that I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and (etc)

 

 

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SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME

The 81 year old woman
had short bowel syndrome
after an operation on her
intestines. She had an urgent
need for a bathroom. The
downtown store denied her
request. She stood outside
crying with diarrhea dripping
down her leg.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Her voice was the breath of a seabreeze,
his like rumbling thunder.

 

 

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