Posts Tagged ‘Dalton’

What Are Orphans?

In Poetry on March 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Orphans with parents

Their love


They are runts

Neglected and Middle-Class

Defensively crass


Labeled defunct

Inert mass


We must be ruthless

They are runts

They are affronts

To the Average

Woe is he

Born creative

In a world




J.W. Dalton, USA

An Insomniac Attack

In Poetry on July 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

They’re heavy, my eyelids

Weighted and slowly closing

Chain smoked coffee breath

Acting as Atlas to an insomniac

A mind avoiding sleep as if it were death

Weighted and falling

Falling forward

Towards the lashed horizon


J.W. Dalton, USA

Figuratively Angelic

In Poetry on July 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Angels aren’t special

Because of beautiful white wings

But proximity to the heart

With which they wrestle and sing

Angels aren’t special

Is love not everything?

Then they are ubiquitous


Filling our lives with love

So, know I don’t lie

When I recall this tired line

Angels are not special

You’ve been one many times


J.W. Dalton, USA