Archive for January, 2014

Poem: Mid Winter Blues

Mid Winter Blues

 by June Nash

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he has the mid winter blues

tired of hearty beef stews

harsh winter winds cutting face

against which he’s forced to brace

icy walks that cause slips

and treacherous driving trips

by fireside his mind drifts

as through travel brochures sifts

dreaming of punches with rum

and becoming a beach bum

skin receiving a light scorch

from the sun’s fiery torch

then with a cough he awoke

dreams flew up chimney with smoke

wrapped in comforter of down

with sore throat and sniffles frown

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01/30/2014 at 6:44 AM Leave a comment

Poem: Writer’s Block

Ego Mocks Writer’s Block

 by June Nash

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writers block

unlock with key

where to find is mystery

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to bust lock

must write some trash

care for volume, not panache

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to please flock

raised high the bar

after one item went far

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Cause it shock

That brain will quit

When you choose to limit it?

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ego mocks

banish ego

once free ingenious will grow

01/23/2014 at 6:23 AM Leave a comment

Poem: Snow White Liar

Snow White Liar

by June Nash

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smooth talking man greets lovely lady

she doesn’t care that he seems shady

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like sweets on tongue, she eats up his lies

he praises her wit, beauty and eyes

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they may be truths, but how does one know

when they’re piled high in drifts like snow

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starved for attention, desperate for love

into the snow she drops her white glove

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it’s outline she sees, though very dim

like truth in the lies spoken by him

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his weak excuses, flakes upon flakes

deep down she knows they’re all lies he makes

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with all snow white lies, there comes a day

when truth shows through, lies melt away

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from warm sweet spun words ice only felt

watching with sadness, her snowman melt

01/16/2014 at 12:36 PM 4 comments

Poem: Ego Trap

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Ego Trap

 by June Nash

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Entering a job new

To get, told lies, a few

Wasn’t sure he could do

So faked it. S’nothing new

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Given training, that’s cool!

Learned ins and outs, at school

Ask no questions, ‘His rule!’

Gained respect, not thought fool.

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At times felt out of place

Hard to keep up this pace

Acting brash to save face

When up against hard case

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Dad came to him and said

Put your ego to bed

Can’t know all in your head

Just ask questions instead

but all will think me dumb

no more raises will come

my friends will call me scum

to this tune his nays strummed

Do not ask same question twice

But don’t stop asking advice

Ask until know each slice

Ignorance, not a vice

patience thin in those asked

they tire of queries tasked

say I have already basked

in their wisdom un-flasked

Perhaps their knowing’s tapped

Now making them feel trapped

Need tap another chap

Seems you’ve closed teacher’s gap

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He marched on with clear view

Questioning what was new

More he learned, less he knew

Yet knowledge ever grew

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Confidence in self grew

Free from mind trap he flew

Became most esteemed crew

Sharing knowledge he knew

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Showing his ignorance had

been scary, now not bad

Best lesson ever had

Was shown him by his dad

01/09/2014 at 6:47 AM 2 comments

Poem: Off Sick

Off Sick

by June Nash

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is it that I’m really sick

sometimes these damn flus will stick

or basking in the excuse

flagrant use of time abuse

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spend days on a soft settee

writing, reading, watch tv

worst is over, on the mend

if not sick still, I’ll pretend

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life continues when I stop

when to duty I not hop

think I’ll spend a few more days

in this quiet slow paced haze

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I came down with the flu.  Started coming on Christmas day.    In so much pain, didn’t have to decide whether or not to post my poem.  Just didn’t post.

Now I am back, but taking it easy.  Enjoying the slow pace that comes after all holiday obligations are met.  Until I was on the mend, I didn’t realize what a guilty pleasure it was to sit around the house all day, not doing anything of importance.  

I wish all my readers a wonderful year filled with opportunities and the courage to take advantage of at least one.

01/02/2014 at 6:15 AM Leave a comment


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Original poetry. Copyright 2012, June Nash

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