Sonnet: Don’t Stop Me Now

Sonnet: Don’t Stop Me Now
By DS Coremans

“Don’t stop me now. I’m having a good time.”
For me the perfect line on which to end.
Just one more post and I will press send
No sleep for this tired poet, what a crime;

That is the poet’s pay, pennies and dimes.
Through this I’ve found new literary friends
In this case means have justified the end;
Euphoric adrenaline, feel sublime.

I almost want to just keep on going,
But twenty-four hours of white screen glare
Has left me with a few signs now showing,
The coffee tremble and a glaicit’ stare.

I’m not sure when I’ll stop speaking in rhyme,
Don’t stop me now! I’m having a good time.

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Poem 24 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

This poem was inspired by the song, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen.

Zanze: Born a Twin

Born a twin, I was born sharing
And supporting him by caring;
To carry out his basic need
To laugh, to bathe, to dress, to feed.

Born a twin, I was born
Second place, from that morn.
Needs always to be met;
This for me, my path set.

Born a twin I
Only get by;
If left alone
I hold no throne

Born a
Hot, spring-time day
I have had love sparing;
Born a twin, I was born sharing.

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Poem 23 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

Free Verse: Cats Are Selfish

My damnable cats are selfish
Last night,
They could have helped me
When I was falling asleep

Instead,
They slept
On my blanket.

Now when I have hit
My second wind,
They trundle
Like tiny horses
Cantering from room to room.

Right now?
This is a distraction.

At least last night
It would have kept me awake.

My damnable cats are selfish.

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Poem 21 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

Sonnet: Restless Nights

Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
Of dreams of desire, which turn to nightmares
Of screams of fire, which turn to whimpers
Your curse is one I find hard to dispel

Your manner and form enough to compel
Of your decisions I am unaware
Of your conditions, I confess, I care
Of the final hurdle at which I fell

I am drawn to your intoxication
Your sobering effect is my desire
I fear I challenge your concentration
Your fast failure of a trial by fire

Of restless nights, which bring early mornings
Your dispelled shadow, my only warning

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Poem 20 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

This poem was inspired by the line, “Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels” taken from the Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot

Zanze: A Walk Through Heaven

I was here, a lifetime has passed
Since I have known this place I walk
The memories of this space last
As long as I find I can talk

I was here, a lifetime
Though this time seems short now
The time I spent divine
The words I say my vow

I was here a
Matter of fact
Still here today
You can’t redact

I was
Moving so fast
My life was my just cause
I was here, a lifetime has passed.

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Poem 19 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

This Poem was written as a companion piece to my earlier poem, titled ‘A Walk Through Hell

Sonnet: Dear Mr Teacher

Dear Mr Teacher, I hope you are well
There are a few things I thought you should know
In particular how you helped me grow
By dragging me through a personal hell

I tried to ask for help, but couldn’t tell
You chose to put me down, I fell below
The projected expectation of growth
And you dismissed me like you were the bell.

I looked to you to show me my own way
Not knowing that you would not be my guide
You called me lazy and I could not say
Why this hurt me, but more than just my pride.

You never had time for rhyme or reason,
In my mind, you were guilty of treason.

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Poem 18 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

Zanze: Can’t See

Do you think because I can’t see
That this stops me from knowing you?
That which I am, I try to be
And will do so until I’m through.

Do you think because I
Look the way that I do;
There is no need to try
For you already knew.

Do think because
It puts you first;
Above the laws
Better or worse.

Do you
Understand me
The words I say are true
Do you think because I can’t see?

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Poem 17 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

Zanze: Beside Me

Will you walk beside me today
Walk with me until evening
And from our path we will not stray
Until the time we are leaving.

Will you walk beside me
As I continue on?
My own actions hide me
Not right for being wrong.

You walk beside
Your decision
Throughout the ride
Seek permission

Will you
Come out to play
The game I play is new
Will you walk beside me today

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Poem 16 of 24, written for the 24hr ‘Poetry Marathon’ by DS Coremans

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