Poetry by C. L. Post www.CraigLPost.com


Welcome to my website. I am C. L. Post, an aspiring writer who has thus far published three books of poetry and a children's book.  We had a great time at the Author Fair on April 9 at the Stark County District Library. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the great people.  I am looking forward to future author fairs.

Thanks for clicking onto my website. I hope you find it interesting and informational. Christmas is coming soon and I would like you to consider a book as a Christmas present for your grandad, grandma, wife, husband, teenager or child. My books basically cover the gamut of all age groups. 

Be contains the topics of time, past, present and future, of which an elderly person could reminisce or discuss these subjects with the experiences they have encountered in their lives.

The Down the Road Collection contains short-short stories on homelessness and also contains poems that adults and children can relate to as they travel down the road of life.

Short Stuff contains 444 4-line poems, and can be read in part or thoroughly. It is simple, concise, and to the point and would be perfect for a teenager or college student.

Petunia, my fourth book, is perfect for that young inquisitive child, as Petunia (a ten year old girl) takes the reader through her experiences with her family and opens the doors of imagination.

I think friends, relatives and neighbors would enjoy one or more of these books, so please consider them when you pick out your Christmas gifts.

That’s about all for now. I hope your fall is a peaceful one and that Thanksgiving and Christmas bring with them the many joys of the holidays. Here’s to you and yours this Fall and may the future be to your liking. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and enjoy the pleasures of reading.


Look over the poems sampled here and please consider a purchase. Please keep me in mind when discussing or suggesting poetry to others. I am just starting, but feel I have a talent that should be shared. Thanks for your time, C.L. Post

A Day Off
Working really hard
With no time to sloth
Can’t wait much longer
To take a day off.

Roses with their thorns
Often times will nail ya
But the beauty of the spring
Can be seen in the azalea.

 Funny Money
When one takes lightly
The scope of economics
Then the nature of life
Will be left up to the comics.

When sitting around the campfire
In the great outdoors
Don’t forget the memories
Or the stories told with s’mores.

Socks come in many colors
Some look like this and that
But the ones that give you trouble
Are the ones that don’t match.

Some come with string
Some come with a zipper
Is there anything close
To the comfort of a slipper.

If it doesn’t happen
Then you can say never
But once upon a time
Is really pretty clever

The clock ticks on
With its outreached hands
To measure the time
We spend on this land.

 Flying Cows
They speak of the cow
That jumped over the moon
But what ever happened
To the dish and the spoon?

 Memorial Day
A day for those who gave
The greatest gift of all
To build this country to what it is
Our young brave soldiers fall.

To curb your appetite
Try a little candy
It’s sweet and tastes good
In fact it’s kind of dandy.

Time keeps on ticking
As it passes by
You can never catch it
Even though you may try.

 A Candle
Sitting in the dark
Is something some can’t handle
So for a little light
They might strike up a candle.

Before the paper
Before the phone
Sometimes it’s nice
To be left alone.

 Great Memories
The things you remember
Are the things that rate
So try to remember
The things that are great.

Just when you think
Your ducks are in a row
A storm whips up quick
And you’re covered with snow.

 A Gazer
You may wonder many things
When gazing at a star
You may wonder where you’re going
You may wonder where you are.

 Bottle of Wine
Arbors in position
Grapes upon the vine
Soon it will be time
For that fine bottle of wine.

 The Simple Life
It’s the simple pleasures
That get us through life
Don’t let things get you down
Shed the trouble and the strife.

 The Frame
Square or rectangular
Holding in place
Pictures of people
With smiles on their face.


Poetry is a passionate art which graciously and courageously explores your most intimate thoughts and emotions.

Some people never reach their full potential, whether because of doubt, circumstance or situation. People must be brave and stand tall no matter their circumstances.

I hope you find my writing enjoyable. I write to inspire, to stimulate thoughts and because I enjoy it. 

I hope you find "The Brave Stand Tall" inspiring. It is featured in "The Best Poems and Poets of 2005" published by The International Library of Poetry.com.

The Brave Stand Tall
The heart is the soul of life
To become unique is to be an individual
and all individuals are unique.
When the individual can be himself,
he is free.
This is taken to mean everyone.
The brave stand tall.