community, friendship, people, writing,
by Cona Adams |
(A Blank Verse Sonnet)
In June, we traveled south to Memphis town,
a public poets' fete with Southern flair.
The mid-south heart unfolded nationwide,
an open cloak of warmth spread far afield
in concert with the sound and sense of rhyme.
A graciousness so coupled with its pride
to sharpen all who came in studied hope
and reasoned well effect, to prove result.
Yet seasoned poets put their pens aside;
the books they found, devoured with eyes and minds
already voiced the thoughts mankind repeats,
our ageless chants for hearts in love or pain.
The weather's pull to southern ports advanced
the lure of southern charm from heart to heart.
by Michael Jordan |
holidaychristmas, christmas, love,
In our little town all is as it should be
We gather down at the Christmas tree
Us simple folk are not too greedy
We all bring gifts to give the needy
Light the tree and sing our songs
As everyone seems to get along
Especially bright this time of year
Everyone has Christmas cheer
I love the lighting of the tree
The entire towns hospitality
How everyone shares their love
Giving thanks to the Lord above
We live what Christmas is all about
Come on over and check it out
You’ll find love flowing abundantly
The night we light our “Christmas Tree”
by Alice Ringberg |
death, loss, sad,
To my sister Marcie
You were the epitome of a true Southern lady.
Your hospitality reigned warm and generous
as a summer's day, guiding you the consummate hostess.
You played life's roles with grace and compassion.
Strength and dignity kept you anchored and
confidence validated your presence.
You embraced family and friends in a circle of love
giving hugs magically lifting spirits with your smile
binding us to you for a lifetime.
The gray mist of illness vanishes softening
your features in blessed peace.
In the distance a church bell tolls,
golden music transports your soul to heaven.
Tears stain my face.
by louise nelson |
devotion, happiness, inspirational, life, passion, uplifting,
possess a disposition of agreeability
have a position of hospitality
take a stance on being pleasing
with an outlook of sound reasoning
a viewpoint of compassion
an aspect of courtesy
a posture of kindness
and stand on congeniality
to have an attitude of gratitude
to always be kind
to love your fellow man
to always have God on your mind
by Sammy Lykens |
I have a fond memory
Of a house back a lane
Oh how I wish
I could visit again
The three who were there
Were so special to me
And each time I'd visit
My heart filled with glee
The setting was country
But oh it was grand
And I loved setting on the swing
Surveying the land
Love filled each room
God's spirit was there
And besides hospitality
You were shown such love and such care
Their were three at one time
Then two and then one
And finally all of them
Made their journey home
I miss them so
But I know that someday
In Heaven I'll see them
A Tribute To: Elvin * Ralph * and Dora Lykens
by Emmanuel Balele |
i don't feel like writing a love poem
i used to think it's a writer's block
but it ain't
my people are caught up in angst
and trapped in a maze
can't just look and smile
like my president does
they say it's phobia
and there ain't nothing to worry about
but then they steal
and mock at our so called hospitality
i will never write about love
cuz am just not feeling it
by Adeleke Adeite |
dedication, lost love, lovecare, care,
As a plain and passionate pen, I ponder
How would some wealthy words just wander
Out of this world of wisdom and wonder?
And we don’t care to search for them in yonder
Let’s lend our love to those who are lost
We don’t need much, we need to be just
All we need is to bear the courtesy cost
Of knowing and asking after the lost
It’s a pity! Poetrysoup is a colorful city,
I guess we have the hottest hospitality,
Yet I don’t know if we have the tenacity
To cater for those who zoom out of this city
I wonder why some hot meats halt
And we don’t care to ask… what
Could have happened? We’re all at fault;
This pot of soup needs more sincere salt.
by Mariana pavlich |
love, people, social,
Old country house rich colored rugs hot wind
Gallopping hair whipped wildly at his cheeks
Solid double doors top of stairway top coat
Mantlepiece photographs in ornate frames
Small white dog head between its paws
China tea perfect lawn afternoon ceremony
Bowler hat spirited distinguished manner
Smile of welcome, something in his eyes
She trusted his good manners + hospitality
Embraced the shadowy play of candlelight
Scent of peppermint musk vanilla surprise!
by Adeleke Adeite |
Sweetest season sealed with sounds and sights
Lands, lords, ladies and lads locked in love and lights
Food, fruits, fine flowers… in fellowship and flights,
Happiness, hospitality, hands hooked in huts and heights.
Gross and guilt gives way for grace, glory and glow
Spectacular solos springs sweetly from the sparrow
Reminding us of our righteous rebirth… and the rainbow,
Families, friends and fans aflame, faith and fate… flow.
Christmas caress all continents, countries and counties,
Trading tears and torments for treasured tender tress,
Christ’s cares and kindness cruise around our kisses;
Sweet savor and sincere smiles sent across the seas.
by Lizzie Treetop |
America I love you, and I’ll always be grateful to you
Your people generous and thoughtful in all they say and do
You welcome guests with open arms your hospitality sublime
You pick up folks when they are down you give of your last dime
Today I hope you celebrate with loving family and friends around
And know a place in this grateful heart for you will always be found
by rachel hart |
allegory, introspection, life, love
stupid & regardless of your
rapping quietly on the door-
you know the password
but i want more- so, i,
tapping tongues &
scraping lungs, saunter to
the center, tempting you
to enter- expecting
hospitality, you move thru,
missing a shoe-
my malady whimpers
asks 'what do i do?'
fills the air with fear-
with much care you come
near, spitting words &
spinning worlds so fast
such ease- unbeknownst
you've stolen my swallowed
by Robert Hanson |
love, heart, heart,
Her face sticks in the mind
Her smile, dimple and eyes
My heart accommodates her.
Like a home the heart opened its door
Opening to reveal its hospitality
Remembering the smile she gave to me.
Her sway was a dance
When she took to walk
So soft and graceful.
Steps she made across my heart
Leaving marks to be remembered
That once she traveled road of my feelings.
She spoke to sweep
Ground of a littered heart
Stained with the days and seasons.
Her words like song
Calm and comforting................
Winds that came from her lips.
Here I am today
Like a mirror reflecting that one moment
That I met her.
Sure I would love to meet her again
Speak a word or two
This that I wish to say.
by Stephen Parker |
I would in deed thee truly wed
Token drops of blood for you bled
Lavish garlands at your feet spread
Kneeling at your feet all pretense shed
Vow that by virtue and fealty be led
Each promise proofed and carefully read
Barter my name in your stead
Banish all pretexts; to self dead
A humble leader not trite figurehead
In your footsteps softly tread
Feast on your hospitality; in your graces bred
Share your trials; vanquish your dread
Cultivate your esteem; nourish your bed
Furnish your homestead; provide your bread
by Rosemarie Quintal |
Presence to God lto ove your open presence...
Swish air circularly reiki rainbows swish!
Pleasant hospitality begets pleasant
Wish...rainbow knowing everything you wish:
Good fortunes seek all seek fortune's good.
Gifts of angel measure are which angel's gifts?
Could all who seek good fortune trust who could?
Lift us toward angelic gifting, please lift!
Sit quietly...just let your color sit.
Give out by right by left receive of give!
Wit of each color, to love each color of wit...
Live every color. To love each color live.
Seven colored pattern's wealthy seven
Heaven holds each rainbow holds each heaven!
by Michelle McDermin |
New adventures from a small land
The barrier is broken
when the love is there
Many words spoken
yet few are understood
Still making it worth the adventure
Opening your home
and sharing you're time
all to bring comfort to another
That Christian hospitality
that can be seen worldwide
but only under ONE personage
by Kai Michael Neumann |
A Lei made of orchids and jasmine bestows welcome and intimate grace
The kiss of life’s signs of tender hospitality blossoms with undying love
A faithful swirl of prayer beads of precious reminders attends to peace
The ultimate symbol of destiny’s serenity unfolds infinite kindness
A tearful necklace’s chain of timeless surrender embraces compassion
The unburdening of restless shackles caresses fleeting impermanence
Garlands of beginnings blessing and hope upon one wheel of transcendent life
26th April 2019
by David Smith |
happy, heaven, hero, holiday, home, humanity, humorous,
Never mind your P's and Q's
You should be concentrating on your H's
And turning them into action plans.
You can start with Words like Humanity,
Humbleness is another that cries out suitability,
And don't forget Hospitality,
Or that being Humorous is an essential ability.
I Hope my words you will heed,
If you find it hard,
Just look into your heart,
And you will find Love there waiting to give you some help
by john chizoba vincent |
You trace my root from Nkporo
Down in Isieke compound, in the family of john Ogbu Agwo.
there i was born and nurtured to be a man .
My love , this is way to Nkporo.
I will take you there and you dream of not returning
because of their food and hospitality.
Cultures and traditions.
Nkporo Amaka, Nkporo amaka, every one says in high voices
Nkporo is so good and welcoming.
Their soils are fertile and the tree green
So pure like the heart of a baby.
Nkporo, a golden city of love and great achievement
Caved out of profound glory and honour.