Jake Lombardo's Poetry Flyer

Music

Meaningful

Universal

Stress-Relief

Individualistic

Calming

Lovely Memories

Planning a party

The parties from last summer

Trivia of nature

Going down the shore

Safe and sheltered

Spending time with family

Papa and Mama, and Brother

Dad and Mom, and Marc

Fragments to weave dreams for the future

Having a happy life

Lovely memories from which to draw strength

Lovely memories from which to draw strength


The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is like a snowstorm

It can be beautiful, yet dangerous


There’s just one way in and one way out

It would be silent one minute and noisy the next


A place of good ideas and bad ones

Words spoken and words left unsaid


Friendships brew hatred

Chaos results in unity

Peace can bring about war


But no matter the quarrels or situations

The neighborhood will always be one thing


My Home

Caged Bird- By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends

and dips his wings

in the orange sun rays

and dares to claim the sky.


But a bird that stalks

down his narrow cage

can seldom see through

his bars of rage

his wings are clipped and

his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.


The caged bird sings

with fearful trill

of the things unknown

but longed for still

and his tune is heard

on the distant hill

for the caged bird

sings of freedom


The free bird thinks of another breeze

and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees

and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn

and he names the sky his own.


But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams

his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream

his wings are clipped and his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing


The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown

but longed for still

and his tune is heard

on the distant hill

for the caged bird

sings of freedom.