Daniel N. Flanagan Writing

Click here to edit subtitle

Poetry

view:  full / summary

The Stray Branch

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)



Flood


& When I set up, sit down,

To write the next great American short story.

I have a drink,

Strictly to get the juices flowing.

& when the river halts, I flood it.

& when the dam bursts & putting paper to pen went in vain,

I celebrate my humanness.


Read Full Post »

Jumper

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 



Jumper


“The only way you’d fall is if you jumped.”

That’s why you’re afraid of ledges

Because a tiny part of you wants to jump.


And you fear that man inside your head,

Telling you how easy life would finally be.

 

But I dangle off the ledge, because I’m not afrai...

Read Full Post »

mgv2_77 Pen Is Envy

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 


"Dead Man Writing," "Writer," and "He Who Writes" were published in mgv2>publishing's mgv2_77 "Pen is Envy" issue 06/21/14.

 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/walter-ruhlmann/mgv277-pen-is-envy-0714/paperback/product-21684472.html;jsessionid=74676973D7E...

Read Full Post »

Mental Illness

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Mental Illness


Ahh..

I love the idea of

Reading.

The author.

I’ve only read half of

The Bell Jar, but yet

I love Sylvia Plath.

The more you read of someone

The less you can romanticize about them

Except for Bud Light & Bukowski,

I’d rather keep their words inked to page....

Read Full Post »

Drive Home

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)


*Photo by Twisted Root Studios


Drive Home


& what if our lives are nothing but a figment

Of someone else’s imagination

Our individual lives are all another individual’s dream


Everyone thinks they are unique though

Esoteric though


I wrote this at a red traffic light ...

Read Full Post »

Flood

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Flood



& When I set up, sit down,

To write the next great American short story.

I have a drink,

Strictly to get the juices flowing.

& when the river halts, I flood it.

& when the dam bursts & putting paper to pen went in vain,

I celebrate my humanness.


 

It’s a gi...

Read Full Post »

Glasses

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Glasses



 

When I was a kid, I got glasses.

I chose not to wear them though.

I did not want to see the world as it truly was.

Did not want to see who was reflected

          in the mirror.

My pockmarked friends;

Every broad looked flawed,

#

I hid them in my cluttered closet,

And I rejoiced, reveling i...

Read Full Post »

$1

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)


$1


 

My life is like a one dollar bill

Collecting small victories and

Being built into a wad of

Cash. All singles for

All confidence is false. 

When one expenditure, one setback sits itself

Upon me, I am flush

Beaten and broke.



Read Full Post »

RawDanny

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

RawDanny



& I was watching youtube videos by RawSammi

& She was boring me and so

I envisioned my own world

I first thought , how nice it would be

If I had the disposable income to

Tear my house apart, everytime mania hit

Throw lamps threw walls and tv’s out windows.

And then a second thought invaded me

Flooded through me, How lucky I was!

I envisioned what my ...

Read Full Post »

Tyler Durden

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tyler Durden



 

& I was staring and glaring

Glazed over and

Staring still

At my bright computer screen.

I blinked with force!

& she appeared before me

A subliminal message

Slipped into my subconscious vision

Ahh…but she was too slow!

I saw her this time round,


 

In a chair she sat

Slicing her wrist she was

...

Read Full Post »

Internal Compromise of an Under-Edukated Narcissist

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Internal Compromise of an Under-Edukated Narcissist



 

And I think the nighttime brings about

Promise. In all of us,

Right?

We are all going to compromise,

Capitulate…take that sub-par job; but

Morning comes and

Morning sun run through us, and

We are enlightened, inside as well and

Believe through much narcissism that we can,

And deserve much gre...

Read Full Post »

About A Whore

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

About A Whore




& writer’s block hit me

Read Full Post »

Niece

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Niece




Cradled in your arms

Read Full Post »

Drowning

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Drowning



& Am I the only one

Read Full Post »

Dead-Man Writing

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dead-Man Writing


They say when you die,

Read Full Post »

Sobriety

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sobriety



 

Sneeze in my face and wish me health, wealth & happiness.

Through hell, I will find Heaven

For God has already blessed me

I am alive once again.


 

Amen.



http://www.original-writer.com/verse/poetrywriting72daniel.html

Originally published by Writer's Haven 01/11/14.

Deaf

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Deaf



 

And it’s the peace.

When the shower water rains,

And the shampoo invades ear canals

Blocking them.

Deafening me.

Hearing only muffled rainforest

Rain

And soft rock music


 

For in deafness, I am finally free.



http://www.original-writer.com/verse/poetrywriting72daniel.html

Orig...

Read Full Post »

Twilight

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Twilight



But, what happened to the, you & me?

Babe,

It used to be…you & me


 

Now alone

I reach out to you,

Tell you I’ve changed.

But you’ve found another…

Didn’t you know, you were supposed to wait for me?


 

Alone & without a meaningful bone,

All too famil...

Read Full Post »

Jumper

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Jumper



“The only way you’d fall is if you jumped.”

That’s why you’re afraid of ledges

Because a tiny part of you wants to jump.


 

And you fear that man inside your head,

Telling you how easy life would finally be.


 

But I dangle off the ledge, because I’m not afraid.


 

I...

Read Full Post »

Hapless

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hapless



 

No, not literary literature

There are few hidden meanings.

For why make you work further,

You’re already reading to escape

From your ordinary life, to my, object

I do not feel the need to cup breasts and fondle flamingos in order to analyze intelligence

Re-read and scrutinize me, for you will find nothing

In the recessed gardens of this straight f...

Read Full Post »

Rss_feed

Daniel N. Flanagan, Writing, Worcester MA, @DanielNFlanagan, The Commonline Journal, The Round Up Zine, Beyond Imagination Digital Literary Magazine, Danse Macabre du Jour, Yellow Mama, Aberration Labyrinth, Pyrokinection, Leaves of Ink, The Camel Saloon, Three line poetry, Eskimo Pie, Dead Snakes, The Stray Branch, The Onyx, Daddy's Girl, Writer, Lilac, Ex-Girlfriend, Drive Home, An Artists Rendering, N.O. Xplode, Kip