by Kim Merryman |
If you sow seeds of kindness,
Then kindness is what you'll reap.
If you sow seeds of forgiveness,
You'll reap untroubled sleep.
If you sow seeds of anger,
of hatred or discontent,
You'll reap a crop of violence,
Discord and evil intent.
If you sow seeds of brotherly love,
Then love you will receive,
But if wickedness is what you sow,
Then wicked you will be.
The lesson here is pretty clear:
You reap just what you sow.
Therefore, strive to sow only good seeds,
And spread them wherever you go.
For SandyIvy's Seed contest
by Charlie Smith |
angel, prayer, spiritual,
As we worship, bring the silence
in gracious peace ring down the day.
Stay the light that's stained with violence,
deliver calm, pass ill storms away.
Send to us your guileless servant,
pure of faith and stainless heart.
Confer to him a truce so verdant
with joyous love and hope impart.
Stand guard against faults that rage
and spare less fortune from the cold.
Lift these hearts, fallen, fled with age
and never loose us from your hold.
Share with us your saving Grace
with harmony that men embrace.
Rhyming Poem On Angels Contest
Sponsored by Emile Pinet
by liam mcdaid |
betrayal, desire, earth, emotions, hate, love, lust,
Revenge sweet turning with hate
a brother rises striking blows
landing hits brother in wicked deeds
evilness within mans own soul
Cruelty crawling inside desires
suffering greed of nations they plea
Rise up against nations man at war
tearing asunder God's creation
People slowly murdering loveless
Pride a sinful act of violence
laced with pain destroying pure love
everything that once stood out housed peace
so fine cut beautiful, good sharing
caring free, in this one, big show rolls
Keeps turning, the wheel of hope
whom will speak, as we all become part
of his heavenly dust in the end
or burning remains of hell's fire
by Demetrios Trifiatis |
love, peace, violence,
The towering mountains of menacing fanaticism and
in the midst of the shadows of constant fear,
Desperately, is crawling in search of
The trail of understanding,
That it would lead her onto the valley of God-loving
Where the peoples of the world, respecting the beliefs of
Others, in harmony would live,
Glorifying God’s wisdom which saved them, from falling
Into the ravines of voracious hate where Man's
© Demetrios Trifiatis
10 JANUARY 2015
by Paul Callus |
abuse, sad, violence,
Fraught with violation
Forever left in shame.
Folds of indignity
Fulfilling love denied.
*I feel very strongly about this topic.
Have been meaning to bring it up.
This Pleiades is short but meaningful.
Contest: Any Poem#29
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A.
by Ryan Tyler |
abuse, bullying, child abuse, childhood, religion, sad, violence,
My past was violent.
My world was quaint.
They made me a demon,
instead of a saint.
My past was full of cruelty.
They called it love.
I only felt the darkness,
as they preached from above.
They said I was a sinner,
that I should change my ways.
Whilst I cried with fury,
I hoped, an end to my days.
They shackled my wrists,
and tried to warp my mind.
Telling me, in Gods love,
freedom I would find.
With pride and arrogance,
they did this to a child.
They tried to birth a sheep.
Born rather, an animal that is wild.
by Charmaine Chircop |
Our ancestors shed their sweat
and blood fighting for liberty
So through the diversity of nations
We would not see destruction
nor weakness in our differences
But they fought,they gave their lives
so we could live to feel the calm beauty
the strength and harmony of freedom.
May we never lose that freedom
May we never trade it for Violence
Hate and Mediocrity.
Let not our anger,nor our voices
silence the unity of our homelands.
It is better to be us against the seven winds
than us against eachother
Because we are sons and daughters
of the same world.
We belong to the same mother.
We are sisters and brothers.
by Litan Dey |
We run behind you
Kill your love on the Sixteenth Street square
Playing the dirty game
If you would know, my friend
-that they are like me!
They call for war
Make a dam on new hope
Can not bear your smile
Your free will and self-reliance
They are dying to die
My friend; if you would know
-that they love you more than I do!
Now you may reject me
But can not overcome them
If you would know, my friend
-that they are among us
Sit beside you
walk in the crowds
They bear the same human features,
You will feel sorry to know that
They do not want to be human anymore!
by Sandip Goswami |
art, encouraging, jealousy, life, love, philosophy, violence,
This times, you would receive the two things from others.
Violence or grace.
Jealousy to your success,
And grace to your failure.
So, you should not be sad.
Survival is meaningless with grace.
You are the king or queen of love.
Try to distribute your love.
Don't want to see yourself as the beggar of love.
One day, future of mankind will be written with your love.
You will become history.
(The poem is dedicated to my favorite poet Charmaine Chircop.)
SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA
by Susan Ashley |
anger, dark, loss, love hurts, nature, power, violence,
Knotted in the torsion of a tempest’s mood -
the barrage drains the sun and overwhelms the dusk
ire’s flash stabs the night.
April 6, 2019
~ Second Place ~
Contest: Favorite Poem From Last Week (March31 - April 6, 2019)
Contest: Lu Loo
~ Third Place ~
Contest: April 2019 Premier (3 Line Max)
Sponsor: Brian Strand
by Kevin Lawrence |
But,... marriage is worse.
"It doesn't have to be like this."
Life flows and we sink,
Swim or float.
Not every eddy
Or every rock
Presents a fearful
A forever entanglement
Not broken by
Cyclic patterns of resentment,
Fear, anger, or violence.
by Caren Krutsinger |
7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, how i feel, i am, identity, self,
Creative, Empathetic, Respectful, Helpful
Wife of Joe, mother of Angela, Tracy, and Susie,
Mother-in-law of Josh and Andy,
Grandma of Emily, Cali, Molly, Tony, Jack, Josie, Lucy, Daisy, Max and Johnny.
Lover of children, dogs, and family.
Who feels joy, excitement, and amused.
Who needs people, work, and love.
Who gives happiness, soft words, and tender touches.
Who fears violence, anger, and rage.
Who would like to see the world assimilate as one.
Resident of Kansas
by Dr Mohammad Golshani niya |
Peace is My Big LOVE in 3 languages
Philosophy of Peace
Peace is sweet Science
Science of Peace
Sience of Truce
Peace is a Silence
Silence of our province
Silence of Armistice
Peace is great scentence
scentence of non violence
Scentence of Solace
Peace is good Alliance
Alliance of Variance
Alliance of Fierce
Peace is Calmness
Calmness of Restfulness
Calmness of Easiness
Salute to PEACE
By Mohammed Golshani niya
Poet of Humanity and Peace in 3
Languages English .Persian and Kurdish
by robin davis |
feelings, future, hope, world,
Its a shame we push and shove
Without any care or love
For others--what made us go
From kindness that used to grow
Neighbor to neighbor every day
To hate that wont go away
Anger violence bullying
Are actions we all now bring
To each other without thinking
How this world is sadly sinking
Into a pit of pure darkness
Can we find a way to stop this
Emotions will attack us all
Making hearts crumble and fall
by SHARON ROEBOURNE |
abuse, change, children, courage, future, heart, hope,
Please stop the violence
I sit in silence
I made a stand
I said ‘No more’
But the scars are still very raw
As I say to my kids
Tears will dry
My love for you
Will never die
As I hold
My head held high
It’s a long road
But I let go of a very big load
I fought and I fought
Finally I got some support
From people far to people near
They were all there what I had to hear
I am strong
I didn’t do anything wrong
I am here
Well and alive
I walk this world
For I know how to survive
by Funom Makama |
africa, community, education, environment, violence,
History has formed us into one braid
to stay strong and never surrender to any blade
standing side by side to be each others shade.
Why then do we classify one another into grades?
So that some cut others off just b’cos they are made?
There’s still hope, this togetherness will not fade
whatever it is, we have collectively paid
let’s stop hate from this unprecedented raid
so that unity will eventually get love laid.
We are Africans! Enough has been said.
by David Meade |
anger, conflict, hope, violence,
blood pouring forth . . . red
yelling . . . hate r a d i a t i n g
shooting, dying . . . why
“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentations . . . “ Jeremiah
“. . . so much weeping! Such a burden of lamentation! I will not gloss over the terrible pain and sorrow that comes from vanity and anger, but neither will I forget the final word of resurrection. “ Eugene Petersen
by Cameron Hartley |
betrayal, color, day, love, simile, sky, sun,
The dawn broke like a heart,
In shades of violet deep as violence
That bled into the night...
The sun rose like a love affair,
Sky scarlet with a jealous blush
As the first light burned like lust...
The day came like a nightmare,
Drowning in a blue deeper
Than you've ever seen...
by Shane Cooper |
conflict, love, violence,
Kissing, touching, tasting
Bodies, lips, teeth, claws
Snarling, ripping, tearing
“ A poem in diamanté form”
by Seren Roberts |
Violation of my spirit
I sit in stale urine, cold and hungry
Oh, why do they hate me
Love should have made me.
Although I try not to whimper,
Thirst gets to me. I hold out my hand
I would love a hug not another smack.
Oh, what did I do wrong, why does
No one care.
I used pic no. 5
Penned 26 August 2015
by Cortez Maurell Lewis |
america, peace, violence, wisdom, world,
The Warrior On Top The Mountain
Swings His Sword Like A Legend
Though I'm Skilled In Combat
Let These Words Teach You A Lesson...
Some Avoid War Because
They Could Lose In The End
I Avoid War Because
What I Will Destroy Just To Win....
It Is Better To Let The Hate Move On
And Let The Love Stand Still
by Brian Sluga |
character, community, courage, perspective, symbolism, violence, voice,
Monday aftermath Paris reflecting
terror waging a war
challenging our generation dancing on graves
Paris attacks mindless
watching a band
dinner at our favorite café
attending a football match
a death sentence for a simple act
fighting back viciously
multi-cultural societies are in danger
integration taken for granted
liberal beliefs now shine
big hearted acceptance
learning to tolerate the intolerant
faced by fascists
values in contempt
confront this evil
love what's behind you
take a beating for liberty
pursue justice and respect
believe all we love is worth fighting for
by William Hernandez |
addiction, growing up, poverty, society, urban, violence, world,
Sirens and metro buses
Detectives and narcs
Hustlers and thieves.
Friends and foes
Currency and narcotics
Bums and dope fiends.
Soft or hard
Packaged or dumped
White or green.
Love and disdain
Loyalty and trust
Hope and shattered dreams
This is my block.
by Leanne TuftyTift |
abuse, anti bullying, autumn, marriage, parody, sexy, violence,
Leanne was a farm girl at heart
She loved playing with her special cow
She used to eat her mums freshly made tart
Leanne didn't like her brothers sow
Oliver used to make the oil
Dan made the juice
Oliver used to oil up Leanne and the cows
Dan bit off her ear!
Leanne danced with the poodle
Leanne danced with the ****(erel)
Leanne's legs where like noodles
Leanne's ear went like a rock
I miss 'Bao to my bab' but Trish won't allow it
I'm scarred James will leave me
But Linda is by my side
I love Poetry soups!!!!!
----Dedicated to Linda (Poetry Destroyer A), and JB, you know who you're ;-) ---
by Michael Campbell |
anti bullying, child abuse, death, grief, how i feel, humanity, peace,
People sharing life together
Every country, every land
All of us are in this together
Created for goodness and love
Every life is precious
Only fear can cause this kind of evil
Nothing good comes from suffering on this scale
Every person: man, woman, and child
All through the wide world should be able to
Remember a time without violence or pain
Truly knowing what it means to be safe
Heaven knows it is long overdue.