05 November 2009

Chapbook Challenge

Well, those of you involved in that challenge may have noticed I "disappeared". I have decided to not do this challenge as my studies in graduate school are becoming more demanding. I had to give up something, and this was the obvious choice. As I feel the need to be creative with words, I will definitely post the poems here.

02 November 2009

2009 PAD Chapbook Challenge has begun

Here are the first two poems I have written for the challenge:


November 1, 2009


Entering Something New


A new universe

A new sound

A new smell

We enter something new


A new sight

A new feeling

A new world

We enter something new


The old is long

but forgotten

The old is nowhere

to be found

As we enter something new...

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November 2, 2009

The Canon’s End


Standing on top of the hill

the canon points forward

Aimed for the enemy at hand

I stand there and wait for the order


And when the order is called

I light the fuse and look on

The canon points toward the advance

As I stare down its barrel and watch


And then the fuse hits her mark

and "Boom!" the ball is shot out

Soaring away from us all

Yet, I stare down the barrel and stall.