Poet's Home             All Poetry       Sign Up!  Login
© 2000-2019 Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.   311333 Poems Read.

Search for Poetry


Read Poetry
Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

A Dog Should Have His Tail...

Enough to Clear The Clouds Away 4/13/2019

Checking Out


Hope Is Sometimes The Best Of All You've Got (definition poem)

Last Night

Someone Send Out A Search Party

Crows...writing exercise in honor of April /National Poetry month


Only The Choice To Be

When People Go

The Day You Left (Words From A Half-Remembered Dream)

Wake Wake Wake

It Is In The Rain

Dream Goblins Of The Night

Wake And Remember

Unwelcomed Like So Much Unfinished Business

In March (Finally, Spring 2016)

All For Algernon

Weak In The Knees

The Finisher's Song

Nothing's Sadder Than A Rose

All Beings Considered

This Is It

Max on the max

I Long For Stars

Falling Leaf, Falling Man/Woman, Rising Star

So You Do (May 10, 2010 written for June 1987)

Its About Waking In The Middle Of The Night And Having To Write It All Down

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

More Poetry >>


  Sign Guestbook

Read Guestbook


Chicken Fat

you've got your name for me...

you call me
chicken fat.

you think it hurts
each time its spat out
from your foul mouth.

but I think different.

I meditate on this:

fat is what keeps the chicken warm
fat is what keeps the chicken from harm
I think THAT in my head every time your meaty fist pummels me
or when you say your black words.

so every time you cackle or caw:
Chicken FAT!

I think on this. And I've studied it some.
I think on how chicken fat melts and sizzles off the bone.
I think on how I might be different when I've grown older.

But also on how
you'll still be the same blackness inside only
growing blacker
and still playing at the same see-saw game of
"I'm better than you"
and still having the
50-50 chance of coming up a loser.

Every day I'm lookin' in the mirror now.
I see a bright red robin tilting her head.
She sings about the promises of Spring.
I see a Lark too. She sings long elaborate songs of a
beautiful summer. And there is a beautiful wise Cedar
Wax Wing who can survive anything that a rough
winter will throw at her. And somewhere in that mirror
might even be a Swan. Long-necked and graceful and proud.

Where are you these day? Is it a sad bitter end to your
tale? You aren't even planted. No one to visit you in your
last garden. There is no grave. And no one to come visit you
long after you are gone. Not even the wind, Sir,

But I have forgiven you. Is it a child's forgiveness?
No, it is my own, now.

Copyright September 4 2014 All Rights Reserved By This Author
(these various words still stuck in my head from a long time ago
thought maybe in different words from different mouths)

All Poetry/Prose/Stories/Rants/Ideas Are the Sole Legal Property
of this Writer/Meloo/Meliss A Howells
Copyright Tilt-a-World

thank you

Vote for this poem

Please Comment On This Poem


 Email Address


Vote for this poem