Word Candy: Poetry with No High Fructose Corn Syrup or Aspartame

By | November 17, 2016

Word Candy does not cause cavities but does instead express the author’s unique slant on modern times through stylistic allegory, humor and irony.

The 140 pieces in “Candy” are a mixed bag with many flavors. Some explore the balance of pain and pleasure necessary for the pursuit of life, love and happiness. Some are just for fun and the rest defy categorization.

Written over the past few years, it is fresh and entertaining and based on real or imagined events that the author may or may not have lived or observed.

“…innocence won’t apply when the basics aren’t fulfilled
cadence isn’t complicated when allegiance is instilled
they thought they could live until the sun didn’t shine
they thought they could ride until the horses wouldn’t whine

television castrated all original thought
movies only exasperated a concept no one sought
they thought constipation was the worst they would feel
they thought incredible angst was the only concept that was real…”

from “They”

Larry Riegle was born in Midwestern Ohio in the 50’s. The timing couldn’t have been better for someone with a lot of questions.

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1 Comment

Marcia Ann McCue on 11/17/2016 at 07:40.

Word Candy is more than sweet