A Poem by Brian F. Lockard

He wore his Livestrong band on his (left) wrist

He turned (left) into oncoming traffic

He left (abandoned) his two sons with a heroine junkie

He has no hair left

There’s a piercing in his left ear

On his last first date,

He left something to be desired


He left his parts in a  bag  labeled 'biohazard'

He never seems to have any dope left

He’d strike out batting left-handed

On the fairway, he’d slice it to the left

If he’d ever play

Oh, he’s far, far Left! He stamps his left foot!

He authors picket signs with his left hand

He thinks the gov’t. affects his drive…

But just like everyone else,

He’s left to his own devices

Basically, he can’t do anything right.

© 2017 Brian F. Lockard

Author's Note

Brian F. Lockard
Thicker skin, you should have

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When everything is going left and the man just cannot do anything right! Really fantastic use of metaphor in this poem.

Posted 8 Months Ago

Brian F. Lockard

8 Months Ago

Thank you very much
you keep moving left when you want to go right, shame he couldn't have learned to use both.

Heroine not heroin?

thanks for sharing!

Posted 8 Months Ago

Brian F. Lockard

8 Months Ago

Not a mistake ;)

Thanks for reading
Old time and hard life for this man. You create hopeful life and dangerous needs. You create a man heading to a dead-end. Nice use of words. You made the story feel real and honest. Thank you Brian for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 8 Months Ago

Brian F. Lockard

8 Months Ago

Thank you for the review yet again

Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

You are welcome Brian.

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Added on September 23, 2017
Last Updated on September 23, 2017
Tags: black humor, poetry, prose poems, political, love, sex, relationships, truth, opinions, free speech, writing


Brian F. Lockard
Brian F. Lockard

Chicago, IL

Poet, budding novelist, student, etc. Wish me luck TWITTER: @RealBFL more..


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