Chamblee54

Catalog Part One

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on June 22, 2018

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As the reader(s) of this blog may have noticed, chamblee54 features poetry. Lately, I have been wondering exactly what I have, and how to access this archive. Yesterday, I started to create a numbered spreadsheet of the 674 graphic poems that have been published in the last five years. Item C001 was published 10-04-2013. A lot of these are terrible. Many of the early works were the result of a writing contest, which is no longer in operation. A prompt would be for 33 words, including a certain word, phrase, or concept. Trifecta is no longer in business. Another writing contest, Yeah Write, kicked me out for this poem. Those are the breaks. The party goes on. Today, I am going to repost a few of the early poems that have caught my eye. Pictures are by chamblee54.

g-d is in the details
g-d is the opinion of an atheist
g-d is the union with every breath
g-d is smiling in your face when you turn your back
g-d is isis astarte hecate demeter cali iana diana
g-d is the whirlwind that blows through a junkyard and creates a jet engine

standard capitalization – spelling punctuation grammar
affect oxford comma nation – tweet peep suffers in slammer
anoint honorary proofreader – metaphor mixer detect
iambic abusive meter – twin negative cringe effect
alabaster truth or dare – subordinate macho men
oligarchy their they’re there – dictionary for the win

mister holmes had respect – for only one thing
he would pause take a breath – have a moment of silence
tilt his head fifteen degrees – blink with both eyes – say the word – golf

Labelism Is Privilege
racist liberal conservative – confusing labels function – distract media happy people
use of these words as insults – says more about the talker – than the object of derision

people say i firmly believe i work to live i don’t live to work
is there a difference? – does your heart stop beating when you clock in?
do you get hungry before lunch? – live your only life don’t perform it

cracker not the paleface version of the n word
many crackers don’t care what y’all think or say
why give others the power to turn you into sputtering rage
because the wrong person said a bad word

take almost empty salsa bottle add five ounces water
put top on bottle shake boil water add water to crushed ramen noodles in bowl
put lid on bowl wait five minutes eat clean up

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