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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    As the weather warms From winter to spring. Children yearn for the end Of the school year and The beginning of summer. And baseball players yearn, For the end of Spring Training And the big inning to start Out their season. The first of April means April Fool’s jokes pulled Throughou...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I. Mr. Driver opens the doors To his shoe store. After the morning meeting, Back in the office to manage the books And write up paychecks, …Friday of course. After lunch he braves the floor To make some sales, And keep an eye on his employees. He sees a customer And off the tan shelf, ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Where do you think I was? Obviously not here. Maybe I was… In Canada, Or Mexico, Or Austria, Or New Zealand, Does it really matter? Now leave me alone You little…! I was at home, Strep throat. Next time I’ll make sure To come in and cough All over you And all over your...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Robert Smith walks the floor Of his steakhouse, Making sure all of the customers Are content with their magnificent Food of t-bones and strip steaks. He sees fathers and sons, Husbands and wives, Business men and business women. His place is totally packed And Robert couldn’t be happier. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The red wine-colored curtains open And the action on the stage begins, …If it can even be called action. As the lame version of Romeo and Juliet goes on …And on, …And on, …And on, Garth wriggles in his seat As he yearns to be home. But instead, he gets to watch The most boring pla...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    You can't write a poem about Walmart. It would have too much stuff Poems are supposed to be short And easy to read, But a poem about Walmart would be way too big, And crowded, And cheap. There would be too many people In the poem. All complaining about something, The employees about thei...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Fan one. Know-it-all critique, …But an idiot Talks about this and that This guy stinks, That guy stinks, The other guy should be playing So… annoying… He doesn’t know anything About baseball. I laugh, Quietly to myself, When he boasts, “I should be the manager!” Fan two. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Nine all-star appearances, five gold glove awards, second among all third basemen in Slugging average, Runs batted in, Total bases, And walks. Ron Santo deserves a Hall of Fame induction. He led the Cubs his entire career along with Billy Williams and Ernie Banks. His patented h...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The lonesome shirt will hang—in my closet, collecting dust. Why must it stay, you ask, banished from my shoulders? It was once in the starting rotation—of my shirts as well as the Cubs pitching staff. The shirt reads “WE GOT WOOD” an homage to former Cubs star Kerry Wood. He earned tha...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Roger Baird wakes up at 6:00 AM, his alarm clock blaring. He rolls out of bed— his morning routine commences. Teeth get brushed, Newspaper gets read, Oatmeal gets eaten. Roger climbs into his pickup truck and heads to work—Wrigley Field. He drives into the city, just before traffic...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    While walking out the door On my way to school, After waking up Ten minutes earlier and Not having time to eat, I think about What artists eat for breakfast… Probably something to show That they’re better than left-brained bozos. Maybe some fancy organic oatmeal Or fresh strawberry jam...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    New faces I see on the diamond, Each year I go to Wrigley. I hear Xylophone--no--organ music as Bill Murray Tosses out the first pitch. Yells come from all fans as Wayne Mesmer announces the lineup. No seat left Empty, another sellout leading to another Attendance breaking season. The old an...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
    John sits up at his desk and looks at his digital clock staring back at him reading 6:28. He sighs in relief out of not being woken up by the blaring alarm clock in his bedroom. He looks down at the reason he’s lost so much sleep recently; he finally finished his latest project the previous night ...

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