by Russell Sivey |
easter, life, water, me,
The river is so calm, flows with such great ease
It does move, but only when there is a breeze
I feel like taking a dip in the water
But most people would wonder what’s the matter
It seemed like a good idea for Sunday
Knowing its Easter, its cold, I say no way
I’m a little crazy, but not that insane
I sure would not do something quite this inane
The water still looks pristine and beautiful
I still put my toes in the water, prideful
It takes me aback, but I love the cool feel
It makes me feel alive, and know that I’m real
Someday soon I will go for a swim in here
When it is warmer, the best time of the year
by UGWU CORNELIUS CHIDERA |
L~egion of angels is a poetic colony of termites.
E~stablished out of a given root of love.
G~reat in vision,great in mission,great in art.
I~ndeed,they appear like ancient Greek writer's knights,
O~rganized in communion,humble as dove.
N~o member stands aback in another's heart.
O~f all cities they've conquered at eastern Anglomore,
F~lairly enough,they continue conquesting more.
A~ngels are watering cans of blessing,
N~atty means of God's messages,
G~littery gold of priceless cost,
E~mmaculate stands their dressing.
L~egion,this colony,for all ages,
S~tand to replace all angels dost.
by Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser |
care, happy, how i feel, imagery, life, love,
Past the years of innocence
Moreover the renaissance
Gazing to familiar faces
Familiarizing myself as it effaces
Now, I have been here four days
I can say it's all worth the pay
Was taken aback by few changes
Doesn't matter as long as nothing hinges
Priceless happiness, I can say
Undoubtedly, No one can take
Obviously, I want to stay more
However, I can't as before..
Few months I have been away
Unexpected events make each way
Defying the odds on quay
All the best, I want to lay
by Molly Cooper |
Taken aback by her glow
My heart surges with love
I watch her sleep throughout the night
Yearning for her to wake at suns first light
With pride I watch her play and explore
Throughout the day, learning more and more
I am filled with everlasting love
Yes, she is the one
by Dan Cwiak |
i miss you, love, moving on, romance,
J ust as I started to fall for you
A nother entered my life.
N o, I was not expecting it to happen there
U nder the Oak where we first met.
A nyone would have been taken aback
R eminiscences of our young love
Y et are you there...in her eyes.
by Tracey Kraft |
Longing to look into your eyes
Outcasted by those who do not believe
Vunerable to your words
Enlighten by your wit and charm
Lost in thoughts of you
On top in the world with joy
Vastly taken aback by your smile
Exceeding all expectations
Lured by your golden hair
Once upon a time
Voluntarily welcoming your every move
Ever lasting light.
by VIJAI PANT |
Loaded with expectations
Passions guided it
His quick moves
Surprised his own self
She taken aback
“It was fantastic
I enjoyed it,” she lied
“So did I,”
He was not honest either
Reality very farther
It had taken
Long time coming
The meeting came-
No love songs
A damp squib
It was clumsy
The gentle touches
The love making
Love on social sites
That ‘sweet little thing’
by sajdah al-riyami |
Silk flaxen braids
The sapphire pools of enchantment
The bottomless look of mystery
And she twirls
Her hair lax in airstreams
A glimpse beyond that caving fringe
A curl at her cherry’s end
My eyebrows taken aback
O am I blessed to be seen!
By the beauty in the breeze
Now does she stride,
To where I stall!?
She strolls past
Like the blind in a mist
Of whom she is
Corrected by Corrine,
by curtis johnson |
I am blessed and highly favored with the acquaintance of a Godly one
Her approach to God's throne most assuredly invokes His Presence
From my vantage point, her example of devotion is incredible
I am often taken aback by her love for God and His people
The touch of God that I see upon her life is very inspiring
I am moved when I observe the way she meditates
I admire the way she sits quietly in His Presence
I am overwhelmed by her early morning rises
I am deeply touched by the way she sacrifices
May she keep being the intercessor that she is
May she keep wearing her God-Given garment
Because anything less would be most unfitting
by Dr. Upma A. Sharma |
Classroom of grade three,
A Newcomer makes an entry,
I stand on the other side of table ,
Am telling them a children's fable,
To welcome him is my pride,
Teacher just stands beside,
Taken aback at first glance,
A frozen consistent stance,
Before I could think of a start,
Teacher assigned me a new part,
To apprise him , till now the done work,
Enable cope up with rest, with little effort,
That's what I had heartily wanted,
God had taken my wish as granted,
Knowing each other was not just by chance,
Soulful in love, attracted at first glance !
Written on 6/7/14
Contest- At first glance
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by ilene bauer |
On a bench in the park,
A memorial plaque
Made my husband glance twice;
He was taken aback.
It basically stated,
“In memory of
(Someone deserving of love.)
But a sentence was added
Which sure underscores
Bernie’s life – “Who preferred
To be (mainly) indoors.”
My spouse took a photo;
I chuckled out loud
But wondered if Bernie’d
Be angry or proud.
For the last place he’d be,
If the truth was portrayed,
Was outside on the bench
Where the plaque is displayed.
by Johnny Rhinem |
angel, art, autumn,
Taken aback unto the Book of Mark chapter thirteen, this waning Summer's breezeful night...
It seems to have become a recurring scene for me ? Being led, to these same theme's verses
Albeit a bit more profound somewhat today; having my Spirit stirred earlier amid foreboding; perhaps
Eyes opened wide and most definitely in tune picking up vibes an omen; Jeremiah, His yoke be doom ?
Reading once more Heaven's Messiah; Son of the living and only true, "GOD." Two thousand
Years beyound these words prophetic a microscope so fitting as clear ? The times are ripe..
Her fig tree bends; love ? Somber this heart but yes mere man; vague inside, their smoke-filled glass.
by Alshaad Kara |
art, feelings, first love, lost love, love, romantic love, sad love,
The magic in the sky,
Is a reflection of your eyes.
As I see them,
I see the glance of an epitome of love.
I plead with you to conquer my heart in your conquest.
Such treasure is a desirable venture.
My heart is taken aback,
Hopefully I shall not sew my little pocket back,
To keep my heart away and close to you...
by Joshua Hornsby |
What appears to the eye
uncovers the soul
with infinite truths
of both light and black
Hearts cling too dearly
to their perished flames
Sailing wept waters
that stream slowly aback.
We live and die as one
fruit of prized passions
that bind and blind us
on some grander scale
Questions soar through seasons
Shielding the secrets
only love should unveil.
by Larry McMillan |
for her, imagery, love, poetry, romance, romantic, word play,
Normally it is I who astounds
But this time around
It is I taken aback by the grace that abounds
From her crown to the very ground
The radiance was so bright
If she was in my life
3 words no more nights
I think I'm awestruck
by Nancy Lim |
family, me, anger, me,
I see your shadow patrolling the house
I see your eyes glaring at me
With anger and disgust
I see your lips move
Hurling insults and abuse
I see your anger stirring
Waiting to thrust
It strikes me hard, I am taken aback
Years of this, I should have been numb.
But how do you get used to it?
How do you stop?
A strike that goes straight to one’s heart.
Papa, did you ever love me through my years?
Did I embody all of your fears?
When on my wedding day, you gave me away
I looked at you for a moment.
Then, a tear fell at the corner of your eye,
To my new husband you said,
`I give you my child. Care for her,
Care for her better than I have….’
by Anee Gogoi |
absence, best friend, betrayal, conflict, crush, depression, romantic,
Nothing remains now.
You shared with me in the past.
The long lost of the dear ones
Settle in my memories.
Feels like I am the one who cares for her
Who loved her.
The time when we are holding each other hands.
Everyone wink us.
But we care for no one.
No one dare to talk about us.
We are happy with each other
But now when I became fat
Everyone makes fun of me
Even you who loved me
Slightly turned aback from me.
I was there for you
But you feel that I make you shame.
Is it that
What makes you numb.
To love me.
I am snnobish to love you.
And think you as me.