Posted by: tsopr | June 12, 2010

Eve Jeannette Blohm, American Poet

Eve Jeannette Blohm worked in offices as a gal Friday, typist, and figure clerk. As a volunteer, she worked for the Lighthouse, American Cancer Society and Congressman Bill Green. She also worked in public relations and publishing. Publication credits include: Parnassus, SeLaVie Writers Journal, Cochran’s Corner, Poets at Work, Lucidity, Lone Star Magazine, Bell’s Letters Poet, and United Amateur Press. She has a number of chapbooks and appeared in anthologies. She has received many awards for her poetry. She was a Featured Poet in Haiku Headlines, Poets Fantasy, Simply Words; a distinguished poet in PAW and nominated for Pushcart Nomination, Who’s Who.

                                    Featured Poetry of Eve Jeannette Blohm

Keeping Things Clean

the ivy, growing on our building, once green
kept moving in the wind, throughout the day
does a wife work at keeping things clean?

an old woman, once strong, now becoming lean
looking frail, moves across the lobby on way
the ivy, growing on our building, once green

a worker, looking at her, acts very mean
as if he were in constant battle or fray
does a wife work at keeping things clean?

stacks of papers and news about a former dean
who played an important role during brief stay
the ivy, growing on our building, once green

who forgets the story of Jack and the Bean
who listens to stories, often will betray
does a wife work at keeping things clean?

who is the person who makes a scene?
is everything white, black or shades of gray?
the ivy, growing on our building, once green
does a wife work at keeping things clean?

Delete

In the past, we painted in caves
We wrote on parchment
Then we had hieroglyphics
Then many monks in monasteries
Printed holy words for posterity
Gutenberg invented the printing press
And the printed word expanded
We wrote on paper, typewriter
Remington, Smith-Corona, and Royal
Then IBM went a step further
And the electric typewriter
appeared in the business world
Then the keypunch, electronic typewriter
Memory typewriter, Wang, Desktop
then laptop. We love to make mistakes
So the eraser, white-out and special tape
And most important of all the
delete button was invented to
eliminate the history of printing,
writing, typing and keypunch.

Copyright © 2010 Eve Jeannette Blohm

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