Four Poems

 

Four poems from THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

 

O monkeys say design can sleep you price see meat
By loyalty the teeming dawn’s tobacco early reason light sores
What denim so negligible proudly stains we seethe hailed legend
At music the young twilight’s sedge last omen gleaming teacup

Whose bike broad dung stripes raiment and informs bright icicles stars same
Through signs the placement perilous eggs night markers
O’er muscles the virtue ramparts bark we eggshells watched head
Were pierced so immune gallantly rod streaming disease

And without the pitched rocket’s dime red dogs glare allies
The twofold bombs lack bursting highlights in Friday air portion
Gave home proof devastating through eager the song night tires
That inside our drudgery flag alive was snorkel still seedy there almond

 

O danger say elegant does temperance that demon star sham spangled lark banner insightful yet
              teased wave soul
O’er dark the sensational land deficit of olives the migrant free heat
And urns the stricture home tonic of text the leg brave aim


 

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O Tory propensities say awesome salamander can artificial toystores you mortgage petunias see
              pregnant escarole
By dalmatians joining the narcotic soma dawn’s pretzel relief early ammunition tape light lissome
              target
What delegations trove so olive dimestores proudly dutiful porkchops we nailed fires hailed orotund
              sheens
At omnibus refrigeration the dollop sister twilight’s icicle silverware last Mohawk Power gleaming
              seagull soup

Whose oratorical soupspoon broad elementary patter stripes pastry humbug and pellicle Egremont
              bright dandelion salvation stars chuck insensible
Through minute timecakes the selfsame eggshell perilous Army Navy night soluble boil
Oe’r regulated eating the processed pondlife ramparts template memorial we eminent donut
              watched toolchests exhale
Were primetime fogies so elevated infrastructure gallantly boisterous hellgate streaming deed
              exhaustion

And oracular mesquite the prognosis times rocket’s Telemann redwing red develop led glare soiled
              Einhoven
The noisy tangram bombs loyal coinage bursting to-go pantsuit in parked Loyola’s air chromatic
              passenger
Gave poignant dartboard proof tuliptree omnibus through seminal pretzel the masked elevator night
              oil timeshare
That pugnacious restart our felt banana flag laughing potatoes was beat brown still inky oil there
              belting registrations

O placename dilapidate say mandibles talcum does racewar space that bamboozled toreador star
              registered messenger spangled rather parturition banner timid titleist yet eagerly defense
              wave hoisted tar
O’er particular raindates the magnetic earlybird land tostados origin of tapeworm spaghetti the
              melted testimonial free beeswax solvent
And progressive telecommunication the mismatched peel home parson rural of majority teahouse
              the levelheaded decibel brave soldered appointment




 

HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERS VIOLATING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN 2005

                                                           

 

O Dennis Hastert worship other gods say Tom DeLay name the Lord in vain can Roy
              Blunt desecrate the Sabbath you Richard Pombo dishonor thy parents see Joe
              Barton kill
By Thomas Davis commit adultery the Doc Hastings steal dawn’s Thomas Reynolds bear
              false witness early Bob Ney covet light Peter Hoekstra steal
What Bob Goodlatte worship other gods so Henry Hyde desecrate the Sabbath proudly
              William Thomas name the Lord in vain we John Shadegg dishonor thy parents
              hailed Donald Manzullo commit adultery
At Don Young bear false witness the Steve Buyer kill twilight’s Christopher Cox covet last
              David Dreier name the Lord in vain gleaming Jim Nussle steal

Whose John Boehner covet broad Jerry Lewis dishonor thy parents stripes Duncan
              Hunter desecrate the Sabbath and F. James Sensenbrenner commit adultery
              bright Deborah Pryce bear false witness stars Michael Oxley kill
Through Sherwood Boehlert worship other gods the Bob Ney name the Lord in vain
              perilous William Thomas bear false witness night Steve Buyer desecrate the
              Sabbath
O’er Henry Hyde steal the Donald Manzullo kill ramparts Sherwood Boehlert worship
              other gods we Roy Blunt commit adultery watched Don Young dishonor thy
              parents
Were Jim Nussle covet so John Shadegg steal gallantly Thomas Reynolds commit
              adultery streaming Doc Hastings name the Lord in vain

 

And John Boehner covet the Thomas Davis kill rocket’s Deborah Pryce dishonor thy
              parents red Duncan Hunter desecrate the Sabbath glare Peter Hoekstra worship
              other gods
The Michael Oxley bear false witness bombs F. James Sensenbrenner steal bursting
              Christopher Cox commit adultery in Bob Goodlatte dishonor thy parents air Tom
              DeLay bear false witness
Gave Dennis Hastert desecrate the Sabbath proof David Dreier covet through Jerry Lewis
              name the Lord in vain the Joe Barton worship other gods night Richard Pombo
              kill
That Jim Nussle worship other gods our Bob Ney name the Lord in vain flag Steve Buyer
              desecrate the Sabbath was Christopher Cox kill still Deborah Pryce steal there F.
              James Sensenbrenner dishonor thy parents

O Thomas Davis covet say Duncan Hunter bear false witness does Richard Pombo
              commit adultery that Henry Hyde steal star Michael Oxley ear false witness
              spangled Sherwood Boehlert dishonor thy parents banner David Dreier worship
              other gods yet Jerry Lewis name the Lord in vain wave Donald Manzullo covet
O’er Joe Barton kill the John Boehner commit adultery land Don Young desecrate the
              Sabbath of Peter Hoekstra dishonor thy parents the William Thomas commit
              adultery free Bob Goodlatte desecrate the Sabbath
And Thomas Reynolds worship other gods the Doc Hastings steal home John Shadegg
              covet of Roy Blunt bear false witness the Tom DeLay kill brave Dennis Hastert
              name the Lord in vain


 

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O smiling say primetime can icecream you holiday see mandragons
By Jesus the sweaty dawn’s holistic early messages light Bradley
What Oliver so oracular proudly hospital we easystreet hailed amplifiers
At Easter the whirligig twilight’s Europe last peacepipe gleaming racquets

Whose eggs broad diesel stripes lakefront and silvered bright parking stars monument
Through breasts the baseball perilous order night policyholder
O’er pelvic the slap ramparts cushioning we raindate watched obsessively
Were impregnable so estimable gallantly ricecrispies streaming steak

And braggadocio the piney rocket’s dogsock red delegation glare polymer
The politic bombs evaluating bursting sagacious in mineshaft air pregnancy
Gave coffee proof illegitimate through bildungsroman the blastingcaps night umbrella
That Rapallo our rhyming flag boysenberry was anointed still plastic there filing

O broad say frames does dressing that earlybird star lined spangled dollhouse banner
              pause yet belvedere wave diagnosis
O’er miles the breakneck land pearly of militant the crowds free Heisenberg
And raindate the pirates home elevation of together the oyster brave belt

 

 

Four Poems from the STAR SPANGLED BANNER

poetryBarzakh Mag