Whiskey Trance

Poetry by David John Smith
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Madness is a fun drug.
I take it nightly
to block out this world.

"Bring me a beer and don’t
Forget the fucking cigarettes”,
She’d yell.

Drop acid like plastic Legos
Throwing tantrums
due to phantoms
Living in my closet.

You crawl on the floor
Like an animal.
eyes lock
like a Brinks truck.
Just my luck,
I’d run out of cash

So it’s out through the curtains
And back with the rest of the world.

#disclaimer #davidjohnsmith

Majestic mountains
And nestled in the valley
Where once a Catholic mission
Served multiple purposes.

The sunlight taunts me.
Be happy and go play!
But there’s too much sitting
To be done here, alone

@phoenixwriter #poetry #artistry #poem #poet

#disbelief #poem #faith #davidjohnsmith

Don’t let your #heart,
a precious pot of clay
painted with hands
of all different sizes,
filled with color,
entrusted to only
the most gentle,
opened once
by someone special,
locked from the many
who merely wanted
to look inside,
forgotten by the unworthy,
neglected by the rest,
chipped but whole,
round but imperfect,
brand-new despite age,
filled with a secrets preserved,
emotions unexplored,
beliefs held in faith,
principles anchored tight,
and ideas birthed inside…

Don’t let your heart,
which no fire has singed,
and cannot be frozen by cold,
or sunk by crashing waves,
or crushed by fists or feet
—Be broken.


#davidjohnsmith #poem #poetry

#poem #davidjohnsmith #madness

I am fictional, not artificial. I write poems, don’t claim to be spiritual or know more than you on a metaphysical level. #davidjohnsmith

#sleepmylove #poem

Why are skulls
so pretty?
I think when
I was a child,
my mother
fixed a bone mobile
above my crib,
and I liked his grin.
He spoke
in happy tones.
My skeleton
keeps me
from being alone

#davidjohnsmith #poem #poetry

#oldschool #teenagepoetry #1999 #poetryinmotion #poem

#Poetry lives
In crowded places.
The hidden corners
Where couples kiss
Without a prying eye.

The subways, packed like
sardines in a can,
crawl with poetry.

Inhale the other
passengers…
those two holding hands.

And the words
come out,
Like sighs of relief.


#davidjohnsmith

delightful roses
miserable
like spotted glass.
forgotten,
gone past
the sincerest
day.

looking for
sensual servants.
she’ll fight
the skies for
light,
lying in the
darkness of
love.

Never hurts
to be crying
for him.
Never wants
to be dying
like him.

Shoulda kept
the bottle capped.
Looking for kindness
in a glass
of wine.
All the time,
all the time,
drink from
my heart.

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"About A Girl" #nirvanalyricas


I need an easy friend
I do with an ear to lend
I don’t think you fit this shoe
I do won’t you have a clue

I’ll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can’t see you every night
Free

I do

I’m standing in your line
I do hope you have the time
I do pick a number too
I do keep a date with you

I’ll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can’t see you every night
Free

I need an easy friend
I do with an ear to lend
I do think you fit this shoe
I do won’t you have a clue

I’ll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can’t see you every night.
I do, I do, I do…

#kurtcobain #nirvana
#poem #poetry

The distance is not nearly so far
For those with short dreams
And long legs.

#DavidJohnSmith

@art_by_cianasara #artist


Sure I asked Cupid
To hit me…
But, Oh what a shot!
An arrow split
Through my chest
Like surgery — open heart.

If pulled out too fast,
I’ll lose too much blood.
But leave it in and my blood
Will become infected.

Let me lie still.
These last precious moments,
The pain hasn’t set in.
Your eyes capture all my light.

#davidjohnsmith