Poetry: Imaginarium by Eric Keizer

Poetry: Imaginarium by Eric Keizer

November 14, 2015 Featured Poetry and Shorts OWS Features 3

From time to time, one of us will come across something on Facebook and fall in love with it. This guest post is one such example. Today’s poet is one of our own, Professor Eric Keizer, our  Teacher Tales columnist here. He writes a lot of poetry and has actually put two books of poetry together that are awaiting publishing. Eric is our go-to guy for all things poetry. He shares one of his newest poems, Imaginarium. You can find more of his work on the Facebook poetry group, Starving Poets Tour.

Eric Keizer

Eric Keizer lives in Northern Illinois with his wife of eighteen years, and his dog, Edith. He earned his B.A. in English from Drake University, and his M.A Ed. and teaching license from Aurora University in 2013.

A lifelong prankster, he enjoys sharing a good, deep belly laugh and telling tall tales. He avidly reads the Classics, but counts Anne Rice as a guilty pleasure. Although he has written many pieces, his work has not yet been published.

Besides writing poetry, he has written seven children’s books, is working on a psychological thriller about a serial killer,  and is feverishly trying to finish a “coming of age” story set in 1980s Chicago.

Connect with Eric via email: information@ourwriteside.com


We run

Jesse Owens-like:

Sweaty streams

and burning knees,

across Munich finish lines


barely winded because

we sail

pirate ships

with wooden swords

eye patches


armor of youth.

We live

impervious to

sticks and stones,

but not lollipop bribes


whispered proclamations

of first loves and treasures,

Gold medals and

Badges of honor.


3 Responses

  1. Marian says:

    Nice! Those whispered proclamations always get us.

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