poems from id biscuits

I Still Wander There

I Still Wander There


Not too sure what is running through my heart,
makes me keep running back to where I started,
skipping down the red dirt way of memory lane,
trying to find what it is I might've left behind.


Could be a word, a smell, or something tasty,
might bring you right back in front of me.
I'm expecting you to come walking right back,
carrying that sack, as we hiked along the tracks.


You stand like weathered statues in my mind
as it harkens back to those earlier times.
When I return, I expect you here to find.


Back in the days when candy cigarettes
turned to dares of smoke upon the breath.


Where we dressed in plaid and cowboy hats,
roamed for many hours, dodging trains. Imagine that.


When we swung from the rafters of the rail house,
bouncing upon mattresses as though we could fly.


We trekked beyond our clone a homes and out,
fleeing to the freedom of the fields and hilltops
where we climbed up the hay bails to reach the sky.


The pavement said, "Dead End," but we just couldn't yield.
We gathered in a circle on some dusty farmer's field,
held our hands up in a pledge to save this very earth,
and sang "This Land is your Land," without knowing every verse.


This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.

This is based on actual childhood memories of growing up in Enid, Oklahoma. Having moved from Oklahoma 16 years ago, I keep returning to these places in my mind.

Id Biscuits

Id Biscuits

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Series: Poetry Paperbacks, Book 6
Genre: Poetry
Tag: Recommended Books
Publication Year: 2016
Length: 200
ASIN: B0797JV63F
ISBN: 1530453054

Id Biscuits is D.L. Lang's sixth poetry book. This 200 page volume contains topical poetry, autobiographical poems, spiritual poems, and story poems.

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About the Author
D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang is a contemporary American poet and spoken word artist. The author of over a dozen poetry books, Lang has been writing poetry for over 25 years. She has performed her poetry on stage hundreds of times at protest rallies, county fairs, literary festivals, open mics, poetry circles, bookstores, libraries, and live radio broadcasts.

From 2017 to 2019 she served as Vallejo, California's Poet Laureate. Her poems have been awarded with numerous county fair ribbons, transformed into songs, used as liturgy for prayer, and to advocate for peace, justice, and a better world.

The scribe of over 1,200 poems from haiku to free verse to masterful rhyme, covering a wide variety of topics, D.L. Lang has poetry that's sure to delight. Lang dabbles in both gritty realism and surrealistic wordplay, sorrowful elegy and uplifting affirmations. Her poetry is a mixture of topical political commentary, religious devotional meditations, and poetic autobiographical memoir. Her words take you on journeys deep into nature, memory, spirituality, and the whisperings of the heart.

She is the author of Tea & Sprockets, Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology, Look Ma! No Hands!, Poet Loiterer, Id Biscuits, Barefoot in the Sanctuary, Armor Against The Dawn, Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays, Resting on My Laurels, The Cafe of Dreams, Midnight Strike, and This Festival of Dreams. She has also released a chapbook compilation entitled Wanderings, a Jewish poetry compilation entitled Paradise Collectors, and her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents, and is the editor of Voices, Verses & Visions of Vallejo.

Her poetry has also been published in the Benicia Herald, Poets Are Heroes Magazine, ReformJudaism.org, Poetry Expressed, Frost Meadow Review, and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Her poetry has been anthologized in A Poet’s Siddur (Ain’t Got No Press, 2017), Light & Shadow (Benicia Literary Arts, 2018), Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21 (2018), and Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo (2019).

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