May 23, 2022

Michael Lee Johnson



Mother Edith, at 98 (2010-05-31) poem unrhymed

The time has come for Mother Edith, and her Angel, too.

If You Find No Poem (2010-06-28) poem unrhymed

If you find no poem on your doorstep in the morning, no paper, no knock on your door, and your life is poorly edited ...

I Am Old Frustrated Thought (2010-07-26) cover story poem unrhymed

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavy influenced by: Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg.

Raindrop Baby (2010-08-16) poem unrhymed

I'm a raindrop Chicago baby, silhouetted in the night ...

Harvest Time (2010-09-06) poem unrhymed

A Metis Indian lady, drunk -- hands blanketed as in prayer ...

Illinois Farmers (2010-09-27) cover story poem unrhymed

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois.

Rose Petals in a Dark Room (2011-04-11) poem unrhymed

I walk in a mastery of the night and light, my money changers walk behind me ...

Life Is -- Transition (2015-12-14) poem unrhymed

"Transition, is song, passages..."

Clockmaker (2016-01-11) poem unrhymed

" is a brass lever, a wordsmith, an artist at his craft..."

Jesus in the Snow (2016-03-21) poem unrhymed

"I find your footprints here in snow..."

The Drifter (2016-04-25) poem unrhymed

"...The night is a dark believer in drifters..."

No One Cares (2016-05-30) poem unrhymed

" life insurance policy is a carburetor full of fumes, worn out filters, filled casket..."

Solo Boxing (2016-12-26) poem unrhymed

"...tugging emotions out of memories embedded..."

Little Desert Flower (2017-01-23) poem unrhymed

"...refuge, folded, wrapped in cool spring rain leaves --"

Lion in My Heart (2017-02-13) poem unrhymed

"...I fall in love with birds, strangers and wild women..."

Hazy Arizona Sky (2017-03-13) poem unrhymed

" cup of cool, clear, fool's desert gold..."

Alberta Bound (2017-04-10) cover story poem unrhymed

Once you've been there, it's in your heart forever...

Children in the Sky (2017-05-15) poem unrhymed

" the moon with small hearts..."

Detective Poetic Johnson Here (2017-06-12) poem unrhymed

"...a raisin dry personality who tries to keep sober..."

Day Time Bitch & Night Time Whore (2017-07-17) poem unrhymed

"...Coon hunting, fox hunting daddy, I'm the storyteller..."

Reincarnation (2017-08-14) poem unrhymed

"...No longer a dishwasher at the House of Pancakes..."

I Edit My Life (2017-09-11) poem unrhymed

"...reviewing the joys and the sorrows..."

Classic 70's Chick (2018-06-11) poem unrhymed

"...Her head stuff, insulated with cotton candy dreams..."

Restless Hawk (2018-07-09) poem unrhymed

" the single night, air alone..."

Lorie (2018-08-06) poem unrhymed

"...Go away, leave me thinking..."

Leonard Cohen My Friend (2018-09-03) poem unrhymed

"...Death is a passport, a left behind baggage note..."

Saskatchewan Sky (2018-10-08) poem unrhymed

"...chip off an edge of prairie..."

South Chicago Night (2019-10-21) poem unrhymed

"Night is drifters..."

Cracker Jack Box Poem (2019-11-25) poem unrhymed

"...I don't like to think about endings..."

Young Couple -- @ Heart Attack Greasy Grill (2019-12-30) poem unrhymed

"...Just a teen aged nighttime boy..."

Unknown Poet from Rue Montpelier (2020-01-27) poem unrhymed

"...inside this thin, onion-skinned wall dingy with your dreams..."

Open Eyes Laid Back (2020-08-31) poem unrhymed

"...laid back busy lives, consuming our hours,..."

Tequila (2020-10-05) poem unrhymed

"...Shots offered by traveling strangers..."

Dance of Tears, Chief Nobody (2020-11-02) poem unrhymed

" possessions strapped to my back rawhide..."

Missing Feeding of the Birds (2020-12-14) poem unrhymed

"...these sweet bird sounds lost --..."

Virus in the Air, Spasms in My Back (2021-05-31) poem unrhymed

"...People are dying around me, but I can't save them..."

Fiction Girl (2021-06-28) poem unrhymed

"...Change is a choice where your energy flows..."

Group Therapy (2021-07-26) poem unrhymed

"...It's going to rain tonight, thunder..."

Cold Gray (2021-08-23) poem unrhymed

" heart is beyond the sea now..."

Leaves in December (2021-09-27) poem unrhymed

"...left to struggle with the bitterness..."

Poets Die (2022-04-25) poem

"...their spines the centerpiece on crosses on scarecrows..."

Night Life Jungle Beat, Bar Next Door (2022-05-23) poem unrhymed

"...The singers of songs love bars..."

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Michael Lee Johnson
Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada, Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in the greater Chicagoland area, IL. He has 244 YouTube poetry videos. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet 43 countries, several published poetry books, nominated for 3 Pushcart Prize awards and 5 Best of the Net nominations. He is editor-in-chief of 3 poetry anthologies, all available on Amazon, and has several poetry books and chapbooks. He has over 536 published poems. Michael is the administrator of 6 Facebook Poetry groups. Member Illinois State Poetry Society

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