Bob Boston



FATHER'S DAY

Friday is the first of
the month.

Check day.

It's the only day
of the month many of
the homeless have
somewhere else to
stay apart

from the shelter.

Some rent
rooms,
some stay
with "friends."

Others,
simply walk the streets
ending up too numb to care
where
they end up.

It's the one day of
the month
they're "someone's"
with friends

and lives.

For the 29 or so days
which follow,
I am their

only friend.

The only one with
smokes, change,

and sense.


RIGHT-WING, WRONG FEATHERS

An eagle's army
consists

of pigeons.

They aren't worth the skyline
they poison,
are a dime a
bushel,
and die fast when their
necks
are snapped.

Eagles prey on them
whenever they get the chance
reminded them
who's
in charge.

Eagles keep them in
their rightful places.

In fear,
hungry,
and battling a war they will
never win
every time their
wings flap.

But just what
are they protecting
the eagle from?

The fear that maybe, just
maybe
he's not as
invincible
as we'd all

like to think.

Without the pigeons
he's nothing.

Dethrone him
and then
we'll know peace.

It's a pigeon who'll land
in your hand
and knows what
it means

to be loyal.


Bob Boston, a poet residing on the East Coast, is indigent and moves constantly from shelter to shelter at this time.  Although he has been writing for many years, these are his first published poems.








                                    

 

Home
Current Issue
Submissions
Contributors' Notes


Email this poem Printer friendly page

A CLOSER LOOK: Terence Winch

Karren Alenier

Gary Beck

Bob Boston

Grace Cavalieri

Norma Chapman

Lydia R. Cooper

Niamh Corcoran

Laura Fargas

Simki Ghebremichael

GTimothy Gordon

Joshua Gottlieb-Miller

Ron Goudreau

Taylor Graham

Jonathan Highfield

Susan A. Katz

Ann Knox

Judy Kronenfeld

Barbara Lefcowitz

Israel Lewis

Caroline McNeil

Susan Meehan

Mary Morris

Beth Paulson

Roger Pfingston

Shep Ranbom

Heddy Reid

Elisavietta Ritchie

Noel Smith

John Surowiecki

Steven Trebellas

Patrick Uanseru

Pamela Murray Winters

Kathi Wolfe

Ernie Wormwood

Leo Yankevich

Katherine E. Young

More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 


Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017 - 1:39:51 PM

Copyright 2005 - 2017 Cook Communication.