Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wishing Well


Wishing wells - luck wishes those well,
depending if their coin lands on heads or tails.


Wishing wells full of copper and silver,
bacteria resistant water and healthier for your liver.


Odin said goodbye to his right eye
and wished it well as it fell in a well,
so stop complaining and stop crying from the right and left eye.


Wishing to build a wishing well,
well, let’s just say you’ll
have a wish never to tell.  
Build it well, shallow, or a few stories,
just make sure it’s a rising tale.


-DeBarros

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sentenced Sentences


Things that go bump in the night,
dreams that we thump on our keyboards as we write.


Who knows, you might -  
You’d have no doubt if you only had the might.


Write the next sentence before your next sentence,
write until it feels right and until doubt is no longer left.
We’re all sentenced with life's sentences,
so you might as well write to those on your right and left.


-DeBarros

Friday, May 15, 2015

Stand


Erect legs made during night and day,
lamp on a stand combating night’s shade.


Erect ways made the Alamo way,
direct stays, no Holiday Inn and no movie trays.


Someone sitting and tazed in the legs
makes for a stand in a difficult way.
Own it, adorn it, fight until there’s no exit.  
Your love, they’ll text it and call you bae.


-DeBarros

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Day


A place in time squeezed in between the Moon and Sun,
you know it’s done when you hear, ”I’m home hun!”

Screaming streams of Sun ray,
streaming screams of kids at play.

Rolling stone seen rolled away from a cave, inviting the day,
like The Rolling Stones inviting English Rock to come out and play.
Brian and Anita had an argument, Anita left,
and Richards with twelve years in the making, rolled her away...


-DeBarros

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Water Drain



A water sucking vole that makes it to every shower show.
water takes a toll, dripping beyond the toll bridge’s light pole.

Skipping a quarter
will leave a drought,
border patrol will flag the rain,
it didn’t pay and we all feel the pain.
It’ll even leave you dry at the border without a spout
and nothing to mouth off about - call it dry mouth.


-DeBarros

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring


A coil pressed, expect a bounce back and nothing less.
A springy test, bounce back only if pressed.

Flowers under a tree, bloom.
A groom risen from a knee is
sheltered from the gloom.

Bees pollinate, bird houses built by kids with the age of eight.
Birds arriving at houses oddly shaped,
but one glance at the food and they tolerate.


-DeBarros

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tamales


Filling wrapped in corn husks is not always a must.

Some are wrapped in banana leaves,
open and reveal before your appetite leaves.

Some areas of the world you would be insane
not to use the leaves of a plantain.

Wrap filling with a pot of leaves,
wrapped feelings warmed with a blanket steamed.

Filling of pork or chicken,
make a decision and don’t be chicken.

Others made from a dulce banana,
eat a dulce tamale while wearing Dolce & Cabana.


-DeBarros

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Parking Lot


Park a car in a lot,
where cars park a lot.


Pot holes pound many of shocks,
like taut voles, round, mini, and chewing at bulb stocks.
In the backyard or cemented under rocks.


Parking lot - over there is my parking spot,
rolling over pot holes, 
reminds me of my backyard infiltrated by voles.


I’m shocked, my tires don’t bounce anymore.
My shocks are grounded
because road workers neglected all their chores.


-DeBarros

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mirrored Faucet



Downward flow,
waterfall hits sink bottom, bouncing droplets,
just won’t stop-it, as long as gravity plays its role.


On, off,
hot, cold,
over the sink stands the young and old.


Splashing water on a face while standing on a tile,
mirror on the wall gives a facial trial,
reflection fades but the judge sticks to the trial.


Years of time testing facial lines,
ambition carried by buried lines.


Smile in a box stays on trial.
Remember to smile when you’re on that tile.


-DeBarros

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Open Mic | Rhyme Time



My second open mic - Rhyme Time.

This open mic was hosted by Community College of Aurora and emcee'd 
by Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays.  The night was aerosolized with creativity.  
I want to give a big thanks to Community College of Aurora and Jovan Mays - Perfect combination!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Gate Date


Metal bent out of place to protect a place.


Fencing an estate, everyone inside is in a fencing state.


Metal gates with vines,
these vines don’t auto rewind.


They’re there for the long haul,
creeping next door to the garden wall.


In the shape of grates,
trucks with doors agape pass through gates,
while offloading milk crates.


Milk crates with no expiration date, like a date set without a date.
No one to spoil or be late, as there’s no set date for the date.


-DeBarros

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tomayto, Tomahto


Tomayto, Tomahto,
my bank account is in the red,
I think I need to go play the lotto.


Grabbin’ this mic like a banana,
I’ll get a stage name,
but during the day keep a plain name
and come out at night as Hannah Montana.


Thank you for listening to my bravado,
I’m aspiring to be the next Aristotle,
until then, I’ll keep coming to open mics with my glass water bottle.
Ok, I'm leaving but not to DIA, I'm working hard to make it out of Colorado.


-DeBarros