by Claudia Polydoro |
YOUR BETTER END
Once and again
A Jump of faith
No one can say
Or try again
Feel whole and place
To rest and then
Your better end
January 20, 2017
by Tim Smith |
Cinderella dreams across yellow brick roads
Creating Prince Charming out of simple silly toads
We play hopscotch, jump rope and other little games
Trying to produce magic and a feeling quite the same
Dancing through life with rose colored eyes
Wishing and hoping love doesn't float on by
Finding the one that just makes us smile
Holding on tight, hearts entwined for awhile
Happiness comes to those who are blessed
Sharing our all when two lips are pressed
Suns set, moons rise but one thing still remains
When fairy tales meet blood pumps in our veins
Whether young or old we seek out love to surround
There's no greater feeling when a heart in love pounds
by Barbara Gorelick |
The garden bursting with the green of spring
Each bud and leaf have promises to keep
New life this emerging season brings
In summer the warmth soaks elbow deep
The fish jump high and living is sweet
Full of summer love we drift to sleep
Now fall colors go dancing round our feet
Days of harvest before we watch geese fly
With some regret the waning days we greet
Winter arrives, with frosty breath it sighs
Thoughts turn inward, days pass one by one
WE hear music of the north wind's lonesome cry
Then at last another year is closed and done
and we greet the rise of a springtime sun
by shaunda lindsay |
garden, happiness, imagery, nature,
spring is here
at last at last
wind blowing clouds
like gossamer glass
smells fill the air
the flowers are calling
bees making honey
with love and pollen
is a glorious affair
while slinging their fluff
all thru the air
It seems I'm not
the only one
to jump with joy
here comes the sun
I hop and skip
accross a lawn
I twirl around
till I have fallen
I dance a happy
lay on the grass
where sprinklers splash
a sweet little inchworm
crosses my toe
take your time little one
just go with the flow
my spring my spring
is here for now
the sun stands up
to take a bow
by Paul Callus |
Jettison leaden thoughts
Juxtapose light and dark
Join me in spreading the
Jovial mood of love
Jump with pure elation
Jocund spirits outwit
Jealousy, hate and fear.
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Contest: Pleiades 'J'
Sponsor: Kim Merryman
© 4th March 2017
by Sarah Comstock |
happiness, inspirational, uplifting, space,
I only want a heart that is free.
To be content with life and me.
I want the space and room to grow.
To reap the harvest of seeds I sow.
To live, work, and take care of mine.
And at the end of the day, bask in the sunshine.
To put forth my hand in an endeavor.
To fearlessly move into forever.
To not be held back by hesitation or fear.
To chase down more than just what is here.
To get up and taste what I am made of.
To jump in both feet, into life, happiness, and love.
To build my dreams with my own hand.
And to have the freedom to do and be, as much as I can,
For as long as time and space will allow me.
by Tim Smith |
Light dances with the idea of love
the sharks circle at mere plight
of weakness but you cant kick out
a ballerina tiptoeing across rivers
red flowing with contemplation
and the final twin feather bed calling
Tomorrow's successes seduce
the captain's chair empty
he's gone out for air
backed up pickup but the limbs won't move
just need another reason for loving you
The walls are built by more than just an emperor
The chains are laced in verse of discrimination
but I'm building a bridge to you
just don't jump and leave us to clean up behind
and as the **** crows it's going to be alright
by R. e. taylor |
on writing and words,
An Illusion Of Words
No way to know her age
Her looks are years younger than her
Her mind smarter that her age
Her beauty is timeless among the ages
She sits and writes day after day
Places words in just the right place
She laughs at her ideas
She cries at how her writings play out
She is alone among a multitude of friends
Her thoughts jump between life and death
Love and hate
War and peace
No one knows how her mind works
It is only a guess to tell how she feels
She doesn’t want anyone to know her
She is a ghost walking among the living
A spirit that can only be held in the mind
And that is how she will stay
Just an illusion of words
by Tim Smith |
beauty, hope, love,
"Stay with me through the darkness
until we find another sunny day."
Dodge through the rain drops falling fast
jump puddles not worrying about getting wet
take my hand and my heart, come hold me close
embrace my imperfections and this life we have chose
Slip-slide down this path of resistance with me
being my rock when tiny pebbles roll free
help find my sun hiding when all seems lost
don't let me go under without one last gasp
Of the beauty, before me, that surrounds
cherished in precious seas of love found
golden flowers sway gentle in the breeze
carrying off splendor for us to forever see
by Sunlite Wanter |
appreciation, childhood, nostalgia, patriotic,
To the Sand Dunes
With the moon as competition,
A sack full of sky rockets,
We kids will bring fruition.
Firecrackers and dirt devils,
Sparklers and flares,
Sand in our shoes,
Sand in our hair.
Swinging a sky rocket,
We just felt grown up,
And if we got the colored kind,
We’d squeal and jump and jump.
Didn’t know much about
Independence and freedom then,
Just what we learned in school
And flags flying in the wind.
On the rolling sand dunes
In another far away land,
Our loved ones shot real fireworks,
Where there was no marching band.
I love them for it forever
And I always will,
But my 4th of July memories
Are on the tops of those sandy hills.
by Debbie Budnick |
devotion, faith, happiness, inspirational, life, love, life, god, god, life, love,
pumping red rivers
traveling through tiny tunnels
of life ticking away
yielding a promise known but unseen
many hope to survive to see
yet scared to know
the truth it holds
hold out your hand
open your heart
believe in the future of your soul
overcome, jump those hurdles
reach out, grab but don't let go
of your love for God and Jesus
of your love for every little thing
meant to be
step aside for avalanches
then continue to climb
to achieve your soul's purpose
live the life
meant to be real -
a life lived with love and kindness
a life with God and Jesus
by ELIAS MWANGI |
Up and down,left or right,here and there,you are the only God who gives me this and that,help me pass under and over,between and amongst, assists me to jump and slide through obstacles, swim through temptations and roll down gigantic rocks.
Dear Lord I have tasted bitter and sour but your love is the sweetest.
Your blood quenches my thirst and your body satisfies me.
I guess choosing you is better than A,B,C or D and the best than the twelve subjects.Your touch is the best sensation ever felt in my nerves.
by Miranda Barrier |
angel, christian, depression, forgiveness, heartbreak,
With her fall from grace
She stands all alone in this place
With ebony tears falling down her face
With lighting streaking across the sky
She hangs her head to cry
Broken and alone she wonders 'Why do I try'
No one cares if I live or die
Maybe tonight is the night I die.
Closer to the rivers edge
Her soul teeters on the ledge
No will to live
with nothing more to give
She closes her eyes
and takes a deep sigh
But as she's ready to take the jump
The wind blows and she feels a slight bump
It's a crimson red rose
As she picks it up, she realizes the future it holds
A fallen angel she may be
But Gods love will always be!
by Watisungla Ao |
adventure, beautiful, beauty, celebration, childhood, christmas, good friday,
I love the fall’s snow white
Fancy some flakes in my dwellings
Flung the door open wide
Run to pick them with my siblings
The Good Friday is best
To wait and watch the hailstones fall
Some years is all a waste
Some lucky years, we get it all
Santa rules my place well
The snowman is out of picture
Gifts on my window sill
Old Santa bored in my nature
The white flakes are tempting
Saved a pair of black round buttons
For my great snow making
Mould them like two balls of cotton
Higher and lifted high
I will run and jump up with joy
Snowman gives me a sight
I will sing, laugh, dance and enjoy
by Cona Adams |
You've graduated with honors, you're over the hump,
with not many hoops left through which to jump.
You've left behind all that you hold dear
and stepped forward blind, but never fear.
We've set no traps for you to fall into.
We're harmless, benign, kindhearted and true.
We like your style, we love your quick wit,
but we're keeping track, we freely admit.
We're writing it all down for a future roast
and if ever we share, your name'll be toast.
But we promise you not to draw blood,
just want you to know, your name'll be mud.
by A.O. Taner |
beautiful, betrayal, blessing, cheer up, city, confidence, cute love, deep, desire, earth, england, environment, feelings, garden, green, happiness, happy, i love you, imagination, irony, joy, july, june, london, love, love hurts, meaningful, missing you, nature, nice, nostalgia, passion, places, relationship, romance, romantic, sad love, seasons, simple, solitude, spiritual, spring, summer, true love, uplifting, vacation, weather, wisdom,
Chairs lined with stripes,
green and white,
became ski jump ramps
for feelings, innocent and pure,
taking off from the edge
hoping to defy the gravity of fears.
Only a lucky few made it,
others turned into tears
landing on the grass of Green Park
as the warm air was getting dark.
by Kevin C. Martin |
faith, god, hope, jesus, love, me,
God makes me dance;
Stand up and raise my hands!
Jump around His perfect lands;
God makes me dance!
by Michael Wegman |
betrayal, lost love, love, nature, romance, sad love,
Life has cruel ways of muting emotions
Over time in how we treat each other
Manifest and shameful self promotion
At the expense of loved one’s own druthers
Forgetting the passion igniting fire
With the excuse we’re busy and stressed
Denies quite natural human desire
Honesty and fidelity to test
Love backs up our romantic interest
Keeping us engaged emotionally
Denying love creates awkward distance
Lonely nights and lonely days equally
Prioritize now and do not delay
For we are never given tomorrow
Promote passion today, too busy at bay
Jump start romance and save yourself sorrow
by Sonny Kanyinji |
feelings, flower, loss, love, love hurts,
In the morning, I awake with a thought,
A thought about a rose I never got.
Its beauty, oh do I reminisce about.
And the thought ever grows like roots sprout.
Even in the embrace of my flower, do I miss it.
I’ve tried brushing the thought out my heart and mind,
But upon site of it, my heart rushes as do the wind.
From its memories have I failed to conceal,
I know, forever haunting me, this thought will.
Upon thought, my feelings fail to jump bail.
I got no option but to put these feelings to veil.
by Cameron Hartley |
funny love, love, pride,
Some people do not fall in love
They jump, headfirst, heedlessly
With little thought of where they'll land
Others dip in a toe and then
Either slide in cautiously or
Retreat with great haste, in contempt
Still others trip, most gracelessly
With much unseemly splashing
And left quite without their pride
Often, its some combination
Of the three above here listed
by J.W. Earnings |
beauty, childhood, courage, dedication, children, kids, forgiveness, freedom, friendship, funny, happiness, happy, history, hope, inspirational, life, love, memory, passion, people, relationship, school, sister, success, teen, time, uplifting,
Watch this scene with both eyes and try not to blink C: -->
I stood there... silently
Like a predator near prey
I sneak behind YOU
You weren't even aware of it!! Ha-ha!
I made YOU jump hIgH
Like a startled hare
I chuckle and smile
You know that mischievous smile of mine?
Your reaction was
PRICELESS - you were so upset
But YOU forgave me
Well...I'm flattered. . .
We laugh'd together (just like the good times)
In a chorus - our volume
Picked up extreme sound
Believe me - I could hear our laughter from a mile away!
But I'm glad I did
My best to make you giggle
Wouldn't you agree?
by Lycia Harding |
analogy, cool, death, deep, love, passion, water,
She is a dark river only I swim...
Where others find desert they cannot cross,
I drink her cool water as I jump in.
While they suffer sand,
I sleep upon moss...
August 17, 2015
by Richard Palmer |
adventure, peace, space,
Swing in,swing out,
To the world I shout,
Spread peace and love,
That's what I'm about,
From a star so far,
I see hatred and war,
Hunger and death,
Leaves it scars,
New life unfolds,
Dark secrets untold,
For fame and power,
Many loose their soul,
I kick the swing back,
Tense,I can't relax,
I see wars being planned,
Men on the attack,
Millions dead,for what,
Because of rumours,
Leaders,stick to the facts,
I jump from my swing,
Slide to earth on the beam of my star,
I got a message for you,
God said,'Peace n' Love,
Will conquer,hatred n' war'....
by charlotte jordan |
childhood, family, inspirational, life, love, mystery, nostalgia, time, graduation, prayer, time, kindergarten,
A mother’s loving look at her newborn child,
Never able to relive that moment again.
For it’s the last time forever.
Walking into kindergarten for the first time,
Feeling so alone and afraid, don’t fear
For it’s the last time forever.
Kneeling in prayer as you are born again,
Living as a sinner no longer,
For it’s the last time forever.
Walking across stage on graduation night,
Nervous because it’s your last few steps as a “child”,
For it’s the last time forever.
Praying to God to help you jump the hurdles,
Seeing prayers being answered, never doubt
For it’s NOT the last time forever.
by Caleb Calvo |
dedication, destiny, spoken word, strength, true love, visionary, wisdom,
You will never find love if you search for it.
It will duck
It will do anything it can to stay out of grasp
Only those whom behold the most powerful virtue
Can attain love
The forgotten building block of human essence
Those who give up searching for love
Live their life
Demonstrating great patience
Will have love come to them
Not just any love
The greatest and purest love