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andrew b clark iowa illustrator cartoonist photographer

Talk To Me About

Talk to me about being sad. Tell me about the ache, the pain, the weight of fate that takes and takes until there’s nothing left. Talk to me about “Tomorrow’s another day.” As if you’d opened your eyes to nothing there, talk to me about being sad. Talk to me about being loved. Tell me [...]

2022-04-29T16:46:31-05:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Talk To Me About

The Journey of Theobald Packenstance

New moon. Crescent moon. Quarter moon, more; Theobald Packenstance believed the mystic lore. His heart whispered secrets - twisted, taught, and tight Of children, monsters, and mystics who danced in the night. New moon. Crescent moon. Quarter moon light; Theobald’s dreams kept him sleepless at night. To journey away, to travel through space That’s what [...]

2022-03-06T11:02:01-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Journey of Theobald Packenstance

5:46pm, Sunday 2/25/18

Finally, and when everyone has had their 15 minutes, we’ll’v run out of time for thoughts and prayers and hopes and cares. He will distract angels and hope for fear of truths, from children and children lost in nightmares and tears from pain. Tap tap tap to ring for shame of a lost connection, and [...]

2022-03-13T17:35:18-05:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5:46pm, Sunday 2/25/18

iShame

iShame Fat shaming Slut shaming Imposter syndrome Entrepreneurial divide Define yourself by who you are, not what you do. But who am I unless I’m doing this? Anxiety disorder Depression There’s so much more to being sad Exhaustion Meds never worked. Doctors didn’t help. Libtards Snowflakes Rednecks Alt-right A closed mind is far worse than [...]

2022-03-13T17:35:41-05:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Comments Off on iShame

Simon Star

Simon Star Clouds painted bright against a blue wall.  Children to dance. Legos to fall. My son stood strong to defend his blockade, to stand straight and tall, never to fade. "MOUNT UP!" He called, and it echoed the halls, to closets, to bathrooms to pantries, to walls. "MOUNT UP, I SAY!" another loud gong. [...]

2022-03-13T17:36:00-05:00May 8th, 2013|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Simon Star

Captain S

Captain S I bring to you, Captain, a man with heavy heart. Lacking in faith, lost to his world, he needs your art. Hold his soul and break the bondage from this fear. Give back his voice so the world can hear. His ship lists long - a swell of a violent, dark night. Standing [...]

2022-03-13T17:36:27-05:00February 2nd, 2013|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Captain S

A Knight’s Prayer

A Knight's Prayer Who is left to knight the brave? Run valiant battles yet remain a slave. Kings and courts play for gold for love, for loss Knights are sold. Who is left to save our souls? Broken frames and empty goals. Father, mother, daughter, son stand fast and strong 'til days are done. Who [...]

2022-03-13T17:36:45-05:00August 8th, 2012|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Knight’s Prayer

God Smoked

God Smoked I sat next to God at a bus stop tonight, cold, wet, musty and old. Too nervous to move, I stared at the deck. He poked his finger into a cigarette pack, rustling for a Marlboro – stuck. And with the cough of a dead man, he asked for a light. Probing further [...]

2022-03-13T17:37:04-05:00July 2nd, 2012|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on God Smoked

Stand Proud

Stand Proud Stand proud my father. Stand proud. Bring the past with you - leave it at the door, For, with me, the past has gone. Step up and walk with me, father. Walk. Ease your mind. Soften your brow. Breathe easy and talk. Keep your eyes high, father. Look ahead. Raise your thoughts, your [...]

2022-03-13T17:37:21-05:00June 1st, 2012|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stand Proud

Puttyville

Puttyville Welcome to Puttyville - one house on another. To look from a distance your father, my mother? Beige, tan and gray they blend with the green, too common and dull to ever be seen. Yet at night, in the dark, some voices cry out, from window to doorway to garages throughout; I see the [...]

2022-03-13T17:37:39-05:00May 23rd, 2012|Categories: CREATIVE WRITING, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Puttyville

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