by Charlie Smith |
It's how the stars are lit at night
and how the dew drops glisten
How evening shadows mock the light
and it's how the silence listens
From the gentle sway of trees
that bid such fond adieu
Songs in a summer breeze
a voice so clear, so true
The glory of such symmetry
so more than fills the eye
To the beauty of such poetry
this hopeful heart draws nigh
In natural peace all love is born
To live and thrive each blessed morn
Poem Of The Week of 3/19/2017
Best New Poem of the Month 4/01/2017
by Wren Rushing |
house, light, love,
There is a lady all dressed in light,
who stands above the jagged shore at night.
To guide the sailing ships to safer seas
and beg the wicked storms for calmer breeze.
She ever shines her light across the bay,
in hopeful search for love that sailed away.
He left the land with plans to bring back gold,
to ask her hand to wed, the story's told.
When his ship met with tempest gales,
the waves ripped the hull, wind stripped the sails.
The lady waits at night for him on shore,
as he still lays with gold on ocean floor.
Sometimes you see her lonely light afar,
it shines in the sky like a distant star.
by Gary George |
anniversary, dedication, devotion, girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness, inspirational, love, passion, uplifting, wedding, wifelife, love,
When on life’s seas I’m tempest tossed,
And my hopeful smile is all but lost,
When I need to survive at any cost,
You are my anchor.
My life is filled with simple pleasures,
My loved ones’ smiles I count as treasures,
When kisses are how life is measured,
You are the standard.
As time soars on and birthdays fly,
My hair is graying, I don’t care why,
My mind is sharp, but not my eyes,
You are my youth.
Love is patient, love is kind,
And to the lucky, love is blind,
But when it comes to love that binds,
You are my love.
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
addiction, betrayal, hope, trust,
Over his lies
Comes with life
To share my heart
on longest days
Fretting no more
Tower of faith
Brightens dark days
My stride returns
For Richard's Mussetle Train Contest, 12/1/14
by Melissa Schwartz |
love, mystery, passion,
Siphoned light gropes passengers
Hopeful for luminescent hearts,
Arching underneath bombazine drapes
Dusted with passionate legacies
Of original sin and the primogeniture son,
Wicked for nighttime plots savouring
Spicy love, exponential in a vivid darkness.
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
christmas, joy, love, thanks,
To find the greatest joy,
Share your gifts, your time, your love -
be the smile others long to see!
To find your heart’s content,
Open your eyes and give thanks for life -
walk with a hopeful attitude!
To find desired love,
Love others with God’s eyes.
Search beyond the surface seen –
you may be quite surprised!
To find your Christmas spirit,
return to innocence.
Slow down, have fun, believe again –
remember the Lord’s presence!
for Regina Riddle's Didactic poem contest, 12/7/14
by Ingrid Showalter Swift |
O MINE VALENTINE
We are a twine of
a melted finish
and a perpetually unmelted finish
cracked open doors
wide open doors
long extended open unbracketed Silence
dark thick silence
light bright silence
cresting like a star being born silence
....we begin again
by The Grahamburglar |
betrayal, depression, devotion, hope, lost, metaphor, sad love,
I find in your eyes a mysterious universe
fraught with the searing scent of betrayal
and warped reflections of my reality
swirling in shadows of welling, yet un-shed tears.
Rummaging the tortured abyss for a glint of familiarity,
grasping to anchor myself in the alien terrain,
I'm awestruck by the requisite strength; your strength...
to survive among the crosses in your eyes.
Over the horizon a faint glimmer defies the gloom.
A hopeful star, fading but stalwart,
screams for love as it grapples the swallowing deep.
At last, I fathom the wretched stakes.
Submission for Contest: The Crosses in Your Eyes
Hosted: Justin Bordner
by Fatima Bhopali |
longing, lost love, love, love hurts, romance, romantic,
I picked up a Rose an emblem of love
Hopeful heart and a rolling tear
He loves me and he loves me not
One petal at a time with a soft whisper
Each petal of rose a scintilla of hope
With each pluck rising and sinking
Last petal of Rose said loves me not
Eyes made way for bursting tears
Letting go is not an easy mission
Hope searched and found another Rose
He loves me not and he loves me true
Whispering again I found my self
April 19, 2015
by Jay Loveless |
Avast a beauty held inside.
In fragile hands and soft lingering eyes.
a supple smile burning as if a star
for one who gazes through lenses.
A galaxy of colors swirling and throbbing
with electrical pulses beating blood
through a maze of veins.
Travel through hedges of high and low
and run in circles before you know
you are lost, lost within a heart.
Secretive and full.
Hopeful and despair filled.
A contradiction of rigid gentleness.
A beauty lost within closed eyes.
by Emily Schaffer |
hope, love, nature, autumn,
A warm day, a cool breeze,
An autumn forest, a perfect freeze.
A flying choir, a band of nature,
No one present, a pretty picture.
A graceful doe, a curious fawn,
A shallow mirror, a magestic swan.
A quiet peace, a golden sun,
In hopeful silence, I wait for you to come.
by Katrina Keller-Cole |
lost love, love, sad love,
A tragic end
They meet as friends
With love that cannot be
You, duty bound
I dare not say
Just what you mean to me
These souls do yearn
These hearts do ache
With love no one can see
For quiet hearts
They hide away
This pain and treachery
So on lives love
In a quiet tomb
It waits with hopeful glee
To hear you say
I'm free my love
Come away with me
So till that day
I'll wait my love
On yon balcony
by Christy Hardy |
happiness, hope, life, love, time, visionarylove,
As seeds spread new life,
to the corners of the world,
out there somewhere,
he is praying for that special
A season is not forever,
it lasts for only a while,
now dry those misty eyes,
and put on that hopeful smile.
Between the pages of a love that
a faint little ember,
will bring a love,
that will last.
Hearts can't be made,
to go against their will,
when one tries,
then comes a barren chill.
Patience is a virtue,
such a difficult task,
and you are it's keeper,
if love is to last.
Open new windows,
let the seeds come to you,
upon a gentle breeze,
comes a love,
that will be true....
by Vladislav Raven |
desire, dream, love, night, passion, stars,
Within my heart, you lie in sweet repose,
your gentle breathing tells me that you dream,
my Valentine, in dream you are my rose.
In blissful dreams, you are ever the theme,
that lights my heart with hopeful happiness,
as we do walk within the stars that gleam.
In peaceful thoughts together we progress,
our passion burns as fire across the sky,
love's desire we shall now come to express.
Now luna's comfort we share as we fly,
through God's timeless sea we both are winging
deep in our exultation, we do cry.
To love's temple all our love we're bringing,
in my heart, your love is ever singing.
by Sarah Jones |
angst, devotion, loss, lost love, love, sad, teen,
We lay side by side in the summer grass,
I reached for the gingerbread man kit
And lifted out a slightly crumbled biscuit,
Taking the tube, I iced a shaky smile onto its face,
Added big, hopeful chocolate drop eyes
And wrote 'I love you' down its front,
Then I handed it to her and said,
"This is me, take care of her,"
And she grinned and bit off its head.
by Ngoc Nguyen |
best friend, for her, friendship, happiness, hope, joy, love,
What thou art to me may I gladly
shout and proclaim to thee most well?
Thou art to me a high-born lady
of style whereof I'd love to tell,
a princess that's sage and lovely—
whose mind is like a pleasant dell.
Thou art to me a raven-haired
of graciousness that's never seen.
Thou art the friend that boldly dared
to be the one and hopeful Queen,
a source of ruth who cried and shared
her tears through eyes of limpid green.
Thou art to me a fresh new start,
a renaissance of hope that's true:—
God's gift of grace to my sinful heart
and to my shame that I so rue;
thou art thus the most blessèd part
of faith and joy that now ensue.
by Iris Blade |
Laying across from me,
Eyes a confused green.
I know his skin is soft
Because in one moment,
He placed a coin in my palm,
And I had the
To run my fingers
Through his hair and
I can’t help myself
My hopeless romantic
Taken ahold of me.
And him, he’s just
And so am I.
I can see the good in him
And he sees the good in me.
And I think,
I don't know but I want to
Hidden in the dark,
We could outshine the
by Patricia Garcia- Howard-Bramble |
appreciation, blessing, confidence, courage, happy, hope, self,
Morning me, I am special
In case I didn't know, I have worth
I am beautiful, I am a pot of gold
When I take a stride, I walk with pride
When I want to cry, I shall not hide
I will not let emotions or feelings make me feel
As though it's my time to die
I am Extraordinary
Let me tell you why, I have Love at my side
There is no need for me to lose hope, give up and cry
I have 'JESUS' by my side
I am Awesome, let me tell you why,
Even though you cannot see my glow
I know that ' Jesus' wont let me go
He is planning to make me the star of the show
I am hopeful
Let me show you why,
'Jesus' is standing by my side
He's the reason why, I can Smile.
by Tim Smith |
Most mornings are mundane
a routine struggle to present
a pumped up state of affairs
to an already exasperated air
[but this time it's different]
soft breezes blow across my pillow
brushing smiles upon my skin
my eyes have been awakened
as comfort keeps crawling in
sun kisses dangle off my prism
and for once I can finally breathe
hopeful happens upon reason
drifting in every gaze you see
don't change past imperfections
splashed about your walls
life's too short for wasting
just catch me before I fall
by Andrea Dietrich |
For some of us, the dream of love
is tender as a seed
which, sown in fertile hopeful minds,
grows common as a reed.
A stalwart grass, with no rare scent;
no fancy blooms to see;
no passion’s rose, it merely stands
with nothing grand to be.
It shelters me, this simple reed
that slightly bends in breeze.
But winds of lust I do not feel,
to bring me to my knees.
And taste of bliss I do not know;
I dream the fantasy,
for fertile minds can still create
a rose through poetry.
Strand Completely New(6),Any Form,Any Theme Poetry Contest
by Aditi Mishra |
It was neither empty nor hollow
Why was it named thus I never knew
Remained with everyone
Who named it silence?
May 13, 2020
BRIAN'S CHOICE B,any form,any theme Contest
~Winner: First Place
Your best free verse 2020 Contest
Sponsor: John Hamilton
~Winner: Third Place
by Jeanne McGee |
love, moon, sun,
Once upon a time on a dreary day in May
The Sun was slowly drying a wet evening sky
And as the last clouds fizzled and ebbed all away
His twilight colors were able to blaze, then intensify
The Sun saw the beauty Moon rising like his golden sigh
For a few precious moments he felt enraptured in sweet bliss
Then vowed to woo this maiden, so sent her a fiery kiss
But Moon was quite content on her side of the aqua-blue sphere
While to this day, Sun circles the globe always hopeful not to ever miss
His true love’s full arrival, like in his dreams, she will appear
written May 24,2020
The Sun And The Moon ' Poetry Contest
Chantelle Anne Cooke sponsor
by Gary Bateman |
allegory, emotions, feelings, love, metaphor, passion, romance,
Love’s in the Stars
A romantic moonlit or a soft starry night . . .
Are both special times for a sublime love so right.
Freshness pervades the scent of the sweet night air,
As I hold you close now looking at your face so fair.
I’m hopeful we both have that rare love meant for two,
Which we shall always cherish and hold so dear too.
Love’s in the stars—and so is our destiny my love!
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
May 9, 2015 (Rhyme Septet)
*Originally released in my book on February 19, 2015.
by Paul Callus |
yearning, pining, craving
a hunger for love
hankering, wishing, wanting
longing for passion’s ardency
Sponsor: Dr. Ram
by Paul Callus |
love, valentines day,
a valentine card
I will send to my true love
with a rose of deepest red
to unlock her heart
hopeful and daring
I shall knock with trembling hand
will she let me in?
Contest: (Double) Valentine Haiku plus 1 Questionku #2
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Placed: 2nd (Mar 2015)