Maxwell Ryder : Writing

Beget or begot?

Beget or begot?

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


To beget, or begot? What befits is not in what's fobbed off The chicken or the egg was first wrought? Some ripostes don't begin or end Meriting re..
in search of light

in search of light

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


People talk of “the light inside” Where is it, I decry? I swallow my eye in search of my shine. Was it the one the dentist l..
Fork in the road

Fork in the road

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Poem I wrote Oct 8, 2016, mixing various fairy tales
Death of men is back!

Death of men is back!

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Men babble on in Babylon Reapers darken the door The death of men is back; The plague's "black," they'll say, Yet the shade wasn't beige Yester..
Hear what I want

Hear what I want

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Maybe I only hear what I want, So they're being turned off? the world, once loud, Drowned in mouths And clowns, Is slowly running Aground In ..
Love is blind

Love is blind

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I loved life's metaphors until I met a w***e who loved people, fed the poor, cared more than anyone I had ever loved or adored. She opened a door and ..
id

id

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Yes I was born flawed Blame me, blame genes, Not the Devil or God Blame the devil in me That had it out For his ego to please; The insolent litt..
The grave

The grave

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I worked all my life To wed, love my wife, Raise a child, Cultivate my flower bed; Build a home, Just to get a fine Piece of real estate: My gr..
Rasputins

Rasputins

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Long drawn, bleary-eyed Rasputins Walk up and down the street, Sit outside cathedrals and churches, Yawning at their lack of dreams, Waiting for t..
(untitled)

(untitled)

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Goal-less doesn't equal soulless, That's not how I'm dressed I put pants on, one leg at a time Just like you do; I just don't do it to impress.

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