by Paul Callus |
“Tell me, what it is you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
[The Summer Day ~ Mary Oliver]
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I plan to travel far and wide
across the mountains, oceans deep.
The roaming wind will be my guide.
The gods will watch me from above
and fruit of wisdom help me reap.
My heart will taste the joy of love.
Poetry Contest “Tell Me”
aba, cbc rhyme, 8 syllables per line
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
© paul callus 4th July 2016
by Lamptey Godson Kofi |
caregiving, imagination, love, philosophy, me,
<< SACRED WORDS >>
The Dream Keeper
Bring me all of your dreams,
Bring me all of yours
That I may wrap them up
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers Of the world.
Talk with me
Say no more a word,
I hear the stars sung it long before
Calling you out to be the Nightingale
Tending the needy heart, fallen in depth
Off not been a catered soul
The earth knows you, the world knows you
A Queen in the making.
(c) Lamptey Godson / Nana Aba Flowers. 2012
by Reason A. Poteet |
adventure, sometimes, time, words,
Every week day, I walk at least one mile
Often I push it up to four or more.
The mood strikes me and I'm off with a smile.
I always start by walking out the door;
taking steps with care, I never trample.
Keeping in shape and I love to explore.
Some days, I just wander, for example,
I like to find new streets, I’m versatile.
Always carry an energy bar for a sample.
I walk to my church and take the front aisle,
they have a restroom which is important.
Sometimes, I have to stop and sit awhile.
August 2, 2016
end rhyme scheme: ABA BCB CDC DED
by john chizoba vincent |
The voices boom
At the outcast of the village.
They were the elephants of Aba,
Men with horrible faces breaking
The lawful act of the unpolluted land.
They speak of lootment of the public funds,
They speak of breaking the oil pipes.
Distance look of Aba's undevelopment
Strategies and means never hurt them, NO!
Rather they sing aloud with cracking voices
That terrifies humanity.
But darkness turns light when the
Song of love present itself in their midst.
by Anisha Dutta |
Art of Marriage
meet to marry.
Rhyme scheme aba cdc efe
syllable count 2-4-2
'Finding Your Musette Poetry Contest by Joseph May.