by daver austin |
when my time comes round
let my last thought be loving
with soft light abound
by Joseph Spence Sr |
devotion, faith, hope, inspirational, life, time, visionarylove,
The soul whom the Son sets free
is free indeed,
Unlocking the rusting shackles
Allowing life’s amazing grace
to shine with His embrace,
Transformation of soul’s darkness
to light’s brightness,
The uplifting revelation of God’s
truth of freedom,
His extraordinary and infinite power
shining love every hour,
Preservation and hope for life
His love abound, no strife
How sweet the sound—
Wrapped in His embrace
Singing Amazing Grace!
17th Place Honorable Mention/Certificate
Poetry Soup's International Poetry Contest
July 1, 2007
by Rick Parise |
hope, lost love, memory, love, memory,
My sizzling flame has faded in the midst of Summer's embrace
and taken my virgin flower of delicately woven lace
In subtle shadows and fading light
silently in bewilderment I crumble without sight
For each year of happiness and silver dream abound
now a resonating memory silent without a sound
As I walk the cobble stone path where our days had found no end
I raise my arms above and pray for this love to mend
If only a God-sent chance should fall my weary way
this love I would cherish endless with each passing day
In subtle shadows and fading light
each memory of you held forever in soft moonlight
by Gary Bateman |
destiny, emotions, fate, inspirational love, love, love hurts, passion,
Happy one minute
Sad the next
To the constant
Ebb and Tide
Of what’s called
When two people
Meet and fall
Deeply in love
Whilst they bask
In true desire.
The bargain is
It takes two
To be bold
With your mind
With your heart
With your soul!
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 8, 2018 (Accentual Meter)
by olusegun Arowolo |
I wonder whether this is love or lust,
If rain reigns in the day or dark night,
Confused as I lay low without foresight,
My soul sails through the sea of metal rust,
Clean my lens and brush my hair just to adjust,
Hoping to see my diamond shine so bright,
This passion can`t be hidden but brought to light,
as I look at the sky to know who to trust.
Heaven smiles at me as my joy abound,
This reminds one that shinning stars are few,
Knowing that goodness and bliss will be found,
I walk towards my pearl for the time is due,
Her beauty and traits spin many heads around,
For her benevolence you have to take a queue.
by Emile Pinet |
angst, bangla, dream, fantasy, feelings, imagery, imagination,
If we lived in a perfect world
happiness and love would abound.
And in this utopic dreamworld
there would be no hurt to be found.
Peace and brotherhood would nourish
hope and idealistic dreams.
And we would help nature flourish
in our oceans rivers and streams.
From rare orchids to edelweiss
flowers would encircle Earth's girth.
And we'd all live in paradise
a virtual heaven on Earth.
All diseases would disappear
and no one would die of hunger.
And we'd only cry happy tears
for we’d live forever younger.
But alas it isn't that way
disease and cruelty exist.
And starvation is here to stay
while warfare and famine persist.
Written Feb. 9th , 2016
by Carolyn Henderson |
Under canopy of majestic oaks,
leaves swaying, gentle breeze,
rustling of the dancing leaves,
flying chirps, all species,
joyous laughter, melodic sounds,
like violins, bees abound,
in backyard paradise.
As I partake of nature’s scene,
eyes affix whites, magnolia high,
reminisce of mother in the sky.
Lessons of nature, she did give,
exploration through wooded path,
wild flowers we did name,
birds’ identity, toadstools find,
love of nature by her design.
Won HM in Mac McGovern's
Best Poem Contest
June 10, 2010
by Deborah Burch |
Come travel back with me to Old Virginia
The namesake of Elizabeth: the Queen
No other state possesses such charisma...
Oh! Mother, of this nation... evergreen.
The Old Dominion, (fifth realm of the Crown),
Birthed many 'Declaration' signers here
As well as Presidents...heroes abound,
From battles fought for Freedom we endear.
The Commonwealth is full of history:
From Jamestown...Williamsburg...and even Poe;
Virginians' Honour and Integrity...
Are still the code for living--not just show.
The Blue Ridge, Country Ham, and Brunswick Stew...
Virginia! Oh! Virginia! I love you...
by James Fraser |
pain, sorrow, war,
Bore after bore fell silent eventually
Abhor I do feel through my eyes
Gore and sore now abundantly plenty
Tore through clouds, wondrous skies
Despair in abundance appears all around
Where in the world has all our love gone
Stare into our abyss, and see it abound
There is no tomorrow, there is no dawn
by Mike Hauser |
Proof is in the pudding
She's the best slice of the pie
God knew what he was doing
With this apple of his eye
She is the strength that matters
The glue that we cling to
Out loud gorgeous in her laughter
Large proportions of the truth
Morning's light that holds the daybreak
Steady in its place
The taste of morning glory
In the fragrance that she makes
Happy in the ever after
Mystery in the clue
The way when it is made clear
Brand in the spanking new
One highly to be honored
Above all that can be found
On her love has been garnered
In her, beauty does abound
by Rick Parise |
beautiful, beauty, death, lost love, , sweet love,
~ A Painted Moment ~
From deep within a painted moment
Where shadows crawl through corridors
I peer beyond a silent thought
Where love, my love, sweet love of mine
Shall flutter free abound in light
From deep within, lost in flight
Again alone to wake beside
The dusty book of dreams
by CayCay Jennings |
appreciation, joy, seasons, senses, spring, sunshine, weather,
Seems winter months stubbornly make me wait
for Spring's rebirth of warm, perfume ripe air
and chiffon blooms of peak allure that mate
Spring's painted months with my own shaded flair.
My heart and body long for dulcet ground
as only Spring can color, scent and weave.
So artfully Spring's beauty does abound,
my skin feels her enchantments day and eve.
I love the freedom-feel in Spring's sprung lace,
her shine of youthful rays for every age
and radiant air as sky-kept in place.
My gusto deeply craves Spring's brilliant stage.
No months exhilarate me more than Spring's ~
she brings my grateful soul uplifting wings!
March 19, 2019
by Wendy Watson |
africa, heartbreak, people,
A poet touched my heart last night, he wrote of deprivation
Of child abuse, starvation's plight, the heartaches of a nation.
This juxtaposing universe so vividly portrayed
Has made me feel discomfort by the message it conveyed.
At liberty in mind and soul and body I am found
But on this self-same spinning globe such miseries abound.
Lord help me to appreciate each blessing you provide
And may I show benevolence with your love as my guide.
by Catherine Mary Airan |
assonance, caregiving, christian, christmas, hindi, holocaust, love,
I traveled the world
And though it is vast
I still need a truth
That would always last
Studied some books
And know my mind too
The whole time God knows
Only love will do
Studied Religion and
Forever I found
Even God loves Love
On this I expound
My Mom in my life
Always there for me
Taught me that true love
Would there always be
Love doesn't judge man
And I'm very free
From color or type
Of good company
True love doesn't die
"Oh Love, you'll abound,"
Despite all the bad
You'll stand your ground
Love's the Law for me
We are always free
Love keeps me alive
This is Love's decree.
by Dawn Drickman |
forgiveness, life, love,
When anger rages
Resist the urge to speak
Words will only wound
Resolve is what you seek
Simply take a quiet moment
To let your feelings digest
Remember all that is good
Let nature do the rest
Within this moment of silence
Reason will abound
Again love is found
by Andrea Dietrich |
That opposites attract would seem the rule.
In chemistry and physics it is found.
And samples of this principle abound
from magnates to the smallest molecule;
from X to Y in our genetic pool!
In courtship too this law proves rather sound
albeit that some exceptions can confound,
but I, for one, missed something from my school.
Past meeting, polar minds need intersection-
acceptance, awe, same goals desired to seek.
Else how can there be mutual affection
if two cannot match up? Love can be bleak!
Where’s a plain equation? Now dejection
has taken hold of me. I scale no peak!
For the Equations Contest of Anthony Slausen
by John Posey |
Lord, hear my prayer... You have handed me the precious gift of salvation. In my unworthiness you have heard my plea and brought joy to your errant child. Lord, hear my prayer of thanksgiving for the many blessings you have showered on this, your child in need of direction. Oh Lord, hear my prayer. I pray you will use discipline, not punishment, in correcting my path…. Lord, hear my prayer. When mercy is called for, I pray you will let grace abound in your judgment. Lord, draw me close and let me feel your love….. Oh Lord, hear my prayer….. Amen
Written by John Posey
by James Fraser |
beach, beautiful, love, people, places, sun, vacation,
shaded outline attraction
turquoise waters lure
on golden sands abound we
sunshine smiling in our hearts
by Kim Merryman |
Flamingos pink and perky love wading in the glades,
Lazing on white sand beaches you'll see tourists on display.
Oranges grow in groves off'ring juicy sweet splendor,
Rainy days combust into lightning flash and thunder.
Interesting marine life, such as Manatees, dwell here,
Days of blazing sunshine draw many Snowbirds near.
Alligators do abound - just want to make that clear!
To sum it up, Florida can be a tropical paradise.
A great place to live if you don't like snow and ice.
(For those of you unfamiliar with the term "Snowbirds": It's the nickname for the Northerners
who come spend their winters in Florida's warmer climate)
by Emile Pinet |
beauty, emotions, feelings, love, passion, sensual,
Acquiescing to love’s allure
you surrender your heart to hope.
And relinquishing innocence
indulge in sexual pleasures.
Passion erupts within a heart
that’s free of pretense and deceit.
And desire sparks the libido
fanning hot embers into flames.
Two warm bodies tightly entwine
if only for a fleeting time.
And you climax in an ******
that approaches exaltation!
sex just keeps on getting better.
And like any fantasy dream
happiness and pleasure abound.
Sharing a rapturous feeling
movements are dually enjoyed.
For trust fuels fledgling hearts on
their journey of exploration.
by Tia Pogue |
lost love, love, love hurts,
A chemical reaction, nothing more:
Mere hormones running rampant through our veins.
But, still, we focus on it and ignore
Whatever sense or logic that remains.
It causes pain and sorrow all around,
Regardless of the happiness once had.
When misery and dolefulness abound,
We still pursue the curse that makes us mad.
Delusion plagues our hearts, our minds betrayed.
And afterwards we certainly regret
The ignorant decisions that we made.
We swear that we are wiser now, and yet--
We never learn, and persevere to find
That once again, it's love that's left us blind.
by Michael Smith |
inspirational, life, philosophy,
Into dream, unto life
To love and then, back again
What shall be discover
It’s the yearning
The unknowing amid next to other
And when I do partake
I reach further
Over bridges into another
Thus, for me, I am never ending
Always wading in
To shores upon beginning
Sensing each of nuisance
And its unrelenting offer
So I am…
Able to love, to live
And to dream abound
Past the last of moments
That time has stored
Becoming something more
by Sharon Gulley |
beauty, flower, garden, giving, heaven,
Disturb not the tulip's place,
for it's beauty is abound.
Leave it's color in it's place,
where stems meet the ground.
Care for the garden where it lives,
feed it, water it and it's rows turn.
Of yourself to it forever lovingly give,
knowing that each year it will return.
Beautiful and sacred the tulip's face,
it's graciousness comes from above.
Each leaf is of a velvet, perfect lace,
unfolded by the sun's undying love.
by Ralph Sergi |
Cherish all the good times whence
Love and Laughter did abound
Summon them to live anew
Savor once again
I contemplate my image
In the mirror of my room
To put my plan in action
I will sieze the day
Your favorite poem form contest
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by Gerard Keogh Jr. |
allegory, fantasy, parody
I scoot as I scatter
and toss all around,
I break and I batter
so miscues abound,
I dim and I damper
demeanors so sweet,
I hurt and I hamper
those fast on their feet,
I frisk and I frazzle
each honest days' work,
I blunt and bedazzle
the judge and the clerk,
I grin as I garrot
as your failure unfolds,
I crack like a parrot
as frustration explodes.
So, have you figured me out-
the end sting of my tale?
Not bedevil, but D E V I L !
and I'm in the details!
( Ah, yes, it's me! Ha Ha Hee Hee!)
( I love to turn you red..like ME!)