stanford@stanforderickson.com

Category

picture

Archive for the ‘Poems’ Category

The Higher Light’s Troubadour
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

picture

My friend was killed the other day. A bullet struck his life away. His heart stopped and his blood turned cold. He was but thirty-nine years old.   He had gone down to Memphis, Tennessee To lead a march upholding […]

picture

I Love My Wife
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

picture

For Yoon Ju Erickson   If you were a bright red apple I would take a big bite out of you. If you were a sweet green grape I would swallow you whole. But since you are totally beautiful And […]

picture

John F. Kennedy
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

picture

Often we have sat at night and watched the stars go by. At first they come one by one: each steps forward, kneels And kisses the forehead of the night with little bits of light. Then, in a blinking of […]

picture

Twin Towers of Help and Hope
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

picture

The Twin Towers stood out against the sky Like two colossal silver soldiers gleaming in the sun Proud, strong monuments of man’s willingness To challenge if not defy time’s measured march to oblivion.   New Yorkers bartered in money, commodities […]

picture

Swinging Hips
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

picture

Dedicated to Tonya Maria Matthews   Who are you, with wide hips And swaying pride, To tell me What’s inside The motivations of the western tide That inundates and floods All of Africa’s jungled passion And deserts of morality.   […]

picture

Copyright © Stanford Erickson. All rights Reserved

©2017