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Poetry



Jumprope Chant For Elders
Natalie Thomson
... Out goes Y-O-U

It had to be you
Richard Umbro
... A poem in elegiac verse

Mirror, Mirror on the wall
by Betty Rossi
... do you have to tell it all?

Murder in the garden
by Carol Nelson
... unsuspecting. Innocence. Jealous. Choking.

Home Made Soup
by Carol Nelson
... the farmer's lament

Too Hot, Too Long
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... this too will pass

Our Father
by Carol Nelson

My pocketbook
by Carol Nelson

Smiles
by Norma Staples
... short poem about smiling

When creative juices flow...and don't
by Betty Rossi
... the deadline is due

In the Land Of Alz
Louise Sutton Fennell
... the insidiousness of Alzheimer's Disease

My dark auburn hair
by Carol Nelson

Spring is here
Joanne Olsen Imbracsio

Death by cheese
by Carol Nelson
... Warning! Cheese is on the loose..

Brief visit
by Carol Nelson

Every day is named and numbered
by Carol Nelson

A love story
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... sadly this is not about me

A farewell to cows
by Carol Nelson
... my take on vegetarianism

A Stringer replies to "What a crew!"
by Kay McCarte
... we are so happy you joined us

Thanksgiving is over
By Betty Rossi
... Oh boy, what a day

What a crew
by Betty Rossi
... I've joined a very rowdy bunch..

A mouse in the house
by Betty Rossi
... we have a mouse at the Beebe House

A new day
by Joanne Olsen Imbracsio

On Your Retirement: March 25, 2011
by Anne McGillivray

A poem for Jack Beckley
by Jackie Wattenberg
... presented during tribute ceremony at the Council On Aging's Retirement Party for Jack, March 25, 2011.

Poems
by Carol Nelson

That's the Spirit
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a familiar number

Snowjob
by Russ Priestley

Two Wednesdays in January
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... only four hours apart by plane

Prisoner's lament
by Sheila Kelly
... how much longer must I spend?

Aspects of Santa
Ann Robbins Talbot
... a seasonal character

Two Poems
by Carol Nelson

Last taste from the North
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... commentary on the season

Three poems
by Carol Nelson

Old loves
by Ed Boyd

This one's for you, Mom
from Sheila Kelly
... a gritty tribute to the Moms everywhere

In the fog
by Louise Fennell
... Lover's Quarrel?

No one sits on the stoop anymore
by Sheila Kelly

Before
by Solomon Demeke

Daydreaming
by Solomon Demeke

Feisty
Ed Boyd

Priceless
from Solomon Demeke

Star Gazing
by Ann Robbins Talbot

In death we will be exposed
by Carol Nelson
... sorry

Harry so seldom meets Sally
by Carol Nelson

October
from Sheila Kelly

My greatest joy
by Grace Allspach

Remember when?
by Sheila Kelly

A welcome guest
Ann Robbins Talbot
... an annual event

The Conversation with Him
By Grace Allspach

Winter Haiku
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... quick glimpses of the season

Short Poems 1993
by Carol Nelson
... over the years

Text messaging
by Russ Priestley

Gory Halloween
by Grace Allspach
... a parody to be sung to the tune 'Glory Hallelujah'

A ballad to Elvis
by Grace Allspach

Ode to America
By Grace Allspach

Feel
from Bernis Hanlon
... some experiences so profound

The runaway sleigh
by Grace Santella Allspach, MHS Class of 1942
... a children's poem for Christmas

I came upon a pond one day
from Sheila Kelly

Holy Christmas!
by Russ Priestley

Minnehaha
by Bill Jodrey
... the later life of Minnehaha

Apartment #413:
ordinary surroundings
are my stage

by Carol Nelson

The world would be a better place
by Jackie Wattenberg

Whoa is me!
by Russ Priestley

Ode to Russ Priestley
from Jerry Norton (or is it "by") ?
... The Attila the Hun proofreader

Melrose memories
by Jerry Norton
... in limerick

Stubborn
Ann Robbins Talbot

Prayer for the brave
from Claire Ann Boyd

Oh say, can you see?
by Russ Priestley

Images of November
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... the early colors of fall now nearly forgotten

We remember the smells of summers past
Ann Robbins Talbot

A young man remembers September 11, 2001
from David Healey
... please keep these men and women in your thoughts

What school did you went to?
by Russ Priestley

Alexandra
by Dr. Al Mandraccia

Obit.
by Carol Nelson

It has earned its due
by William C. Moore

Down in the dumps
by Natalie Thomson
... post-holiday slumps

Tempus Fugit
Steve Johnson
... a song for the times

Christmas is ...
byRussPriestley

I=E/Rin13couplets
bySteveJohnson
...investigatingOhm'sLaw

Thebarefacts
byRussPriestley

Winter
IreneConway

Tree
byRussPriestley
...withnoapologiestoJoyceKilmer

November
Irene Conway
... a busy month for sure ...

"Night..."
byIreneConway

BarbaraChandler
bySal&DauriceSaccardo
...rememberingourlateco-worker

OntheMirror's
fifthanniversary

byHedyKodish

Mirrorreflects
Stringer'sage

byDaveMoreland

Oh,October
byRussPriestley
...herewegoagain

October
IreneConway

September
byIreneConway

No slave to the shave
by Russ Priestley
... early morning poetry

OdestoJimDriscoll
Silverstringers
...thisisyourlife

June
byIreneConway

The joy of June
byShirleyRabb

Whatisachild?
bySteveJohnson
...aMelrosianreminiscinginArizona

May
byIreneConway

SpringCleaning
byHectorFrench

I'mfat!
byNatalieThomson
...butnotforlong

BulbousPoetry
byRussPriestley
...andplantingofsame

HappyValentine'sDay
ShirleyRabb
...trueloveprevails

Poetry
ShirleyRabb
...shortandsweet

Thedwindlingdays
byDorothyBoyson

Explainingthecrisistomycat
byBernadetteMahoney
...shehowledandwailed

PoetryinThanksgiving
ByKathrynAnneKlem
...importantthingstoberemembered

Arhymingditty
byKayMcCarte
...Ilikerhymingpoetry

HarbingersofaMelrosewinter
byDavidMoreland
...starsglitteramidtherays...

Rhymingpoetry
LouiseFennell
...asubjectiveopinion

Thanks...
fromShirleyRabb

Photographer'slament
byLouiseFennell

YoungandProud
byJackieWattenberg

Traditionalanniversarypoem,"Jini"
byNatalieThomson
...EditorJiniHanley--roastedandtoasted

Clutter,clutter,clutter
byGraceWhiteBragdon
...notanewproblem

Ramblings
byRussPriestley
...thisisverse,andit'sfree

Diversions
byJackieWattenberg

Afeiningermorning
byJackieWattenberg

Peaceisasimpleword
byJackieWattenberg

CallieandKyle--adogstory
byDonNorris
...Iknow,Iknow,it'safrightfulaffair...

Ifeelbiserable
byNatalieThomson

TodayisTheday
byGeneHolman

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