Monthly Archives: September 2014

Dysfunctional

Standard

tricky business
seeing what
relates is it blood
or loyalty
those bonds
of family
what are the priorities
fame and worldwide notice
money that comes in
or the satisfaction
you pulled one over
becoming the champions
amongst others
that haven’t associated
for the jabs and retorts
given daily
are not forgotten
only remembered
how you tore apart
a relationship
based on what?

-Jennie Nawrocki

Fading

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fading
fading
fading
the ways of the past fade
into a realm unknown
what keeps it alive
are traditions and explanations
passed through generations
learning from
victories and losses
all those memories
we must keep history alive
before it fades

-Jennie Nawrocki

Observation

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twisted and distorted
words have become
in efforts to discount
all that has been gained
of observation only
ordinary objects
and everyday situations
formulate the need
to care for the world
along with the people
all the people on it
watch for those
and for any item
used by terrorists
be wary of
all said and all seen
say something
to authorities
help our government

-Jennie Nawrocki

Toothpaste

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full of paste
the triangular
tube made of
aluminum and plastic
labeled for specifics
each bit of its
contents ready
to be expelled
from the tube
which held it
from serving
its purpose
cleaning all
exteriors of
a persons
white teeth
each molecule
gelled together
likes the thought
to be apart
of something
that continually
benefits one
and every
variety of people
who see it

-Jennie Nawrocki

Sleep

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sleep takes over
as the body
is exhausted
from things
experienced throughout
the day
requiring recovery
or simply
absorbing activities
and processing
them through
active dreams
as sore muscles
become well
from alleviated
pressure leaving
a refreshing mind
and body
only to wake up
groggy for there
is never
enough sleep

-Jennie Nawrocki

Decide

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they didn’t know
the results
they waited endlessly
for each second
that went by
seemed insignificant
for all they knew
it would come
it would happen
though there was
a moment
of thought
should I continue
efforts seem fruitless
towards finality
debating, dealing
with losses
and moving on
or sticking with
continual challenges
without success
one must decide

-Jennie Nawrocki