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

 I'm C. L. Post, author of  Short Stuff, Be, The Down the Road Collection and Other Popular Poems, and The Adventures of Petunia.


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.  Short Stuff is a collection written for readers of any age. There are humorous, serious, sad, enlightening, and inspirational poems contained in this book. In fact, this book contains 444 four-line poems. They are sectioned off into chapters containing poems about the chapter titles. The 17 chapters include:  Professional Prowess, Weather Words, Busy-ness Bi-Lines, Apropos Apparel, Thoughtful Themes, Animal Annals,  Holidays, Wise Words, Quaint Quotes, People Poems, Memorable Moments, Suitable Stanzas, Formidable Formations. Four chapters include untitled poems that you are encouraged to title yourself.

My new project is an illustrated children's book, titled The Adventures of Petunia. It is a book containing 5 stories that pertain to a cute, smart little 10 year old girl named Petunia. Each story takes her through another adventure. One involves a trip to the dentist, another her first trip to an airport, and yet another her encounter with strangers on the way to the store. All are light fun and easy to read. Come visit me for a Book Showing on Saturday, September 19 at Rodman Public Library in Alliance, Ohio.

The Adventures of Petunia 


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.