AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Ann Frailey, iKeith Dyne, iHank Nuwer, iKen Coleman, iJoyce Scarbrough, iLloydene Hill, iKim Glassman, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Larry Rochelle

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 695 Titles
· 1,540 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Larry Rochelle, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
IT'S SHOWTIME:
by Graham whittaker

THIS NOVEL IS ONLY PUBLISHED HERE IN PART. PUBLISHERS/EDITORS CONTACT IF YOU WANT THE REST..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Books by Larry Rochelle
Buy Em by the Carton
by Larry Rochelle
Friday, July 28, 2006
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Larry Rochelle
•  Father's Day--1959
•  At Evening
•  Get Mugged
•  Veneer of Civilization
•  Inert Humanity
           >> View all 646


Buy Em by the Carton

Dad bought Chesterfields, influenced
by some radio guy who eventually got cancer himself.

but who could know in 1958 that dad
would sputter and choke on his own
flesh, wishing he were
younger, wanting to do
it over, abolishing those ‘cancer sticks’
and breathing the sweet spring air?

we kids hesitated, but still bought
him smokes, his jet-fuel
to oblivion.

no other hobbies but smoking and sitting
on the porch swing, remembering something for
sure, but what?

his car crash down the hill at
the football stadium?

his big date with that movie star,
taking her down to Stroud’s for some
home-cooked chicken?

something still flashed in those
smoke-filled eyes and we
didn’t think it was death.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett
Very well written with excellent word flow.
Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  You Can Have Me
  2.  Petrichor
  3.  Love... Each Day
  4.  Gypsy
  5.  Soul Mates
  6.  Porcelain Clay
  7.  Blind, Deaf and Thoughtless
  8.  'The real me'
  9.  No Cardinal Sin
  10.  Mother Nature's Lesson

Cherished Pulse--Give It to Someone You Love by Carolyn HowardJohnson

The perfect book for perfect gift-giving. Beautiful (and unsyrupy) sentiments. Beautiful art by Vicki Thomas. And about the same price as you'd pay for a nice greeting card for the..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.