by Vijay Pandit |
heartbreak, love hurts,
If a goodbye echoes when you say hello
And tears concealed admonish your smile
As life abandons you without hinting why,
Did you miss the sound of her silent cries?
If you need to ask how long does love last
You haven't heard the moan of her heart
Where quietly she hides grief of her wants
And quelling her passion, embraces doubts.
Her sadden vibes don't well-up your eyes
And the sound of her hurt just passes you by
As contemptuous voice ridicules her plight,
What it wouldn't say, you certainly have.
March 22, 2019
HM: Strand select 5 contest by Brian Strand
by Emile Pinet |
feelings, life, love, love hurts, relationship,
Reducing facts to black and white
leaves little room for shades of gray.
And stubbornness leads to a fight
'cause no one's willing to give way.
When we instigate a ruckus,
tempers regurgitate stale lies.
And as patience abandons us,
we won't back off; till someone cries.
Feelings flare under verbal fire,
fueling harsh looks that could kill.
And there's no escaping our ire
when the trickling tears flow at will.
Regretting words, we hurled in rage,
time silently restores reason.
And we agree to act our age,
proclaiming love's back in season.
by Amy Sullivan |
Anguish cloaks her as she
Cradles her bundle of pure beauty in
Her squalid hands, tightly against her blackened heart
Painful tears caress his innocent face as
Her sordid soul violently weeps
Surrendering to her monstrous world she
Abandons her flesh and blood into unfamiliar arms
Allowing her miracle to disown his soiled mother,
Whose wicked soul will be damned for all eternity
But she knows
Fiery hell, will not be punishment enough
by mohamed darwish |
philosophydream, dream, life,
What will you do if love abandons you?
And your heart drowns in a sea of despair
Will you see life from a different view?
Or you will think that it is just a flare
What if you sleep and never awaken?
Will you think that a dream is better than life?
Or you will like life being forsaken
And a dream is your new, eternal wife
What if you lose your emotions?
Will you weep with the weeper?
Or sail in deep, wild oceans
To discover emotions buried deeper
What if you lose your eye?
Will you still be able to weep?
Or just stare at the cloudy sky
And watch the drops of water sweep
by jeffry cohan |
AN INCREDULOUS COWARD COW-TOWING TO CRUCIFIXION
Mine is a crisis of Christ or crucifixion
Holiness or hell
Religion or retribution
A martyr or barter for a beast
Benevolence or blood
St. Luke or sins to rebuke
St. Paul or a fall from grace
St. John or be gone
Joy or a Judas kiss
Bliss or be remiss
Bow or cow-tow to torment now
Silk and satin or Satan
A dove or the loss of God’s love
Justice or no justification
Following a righteous faction or friction
Christ or crucifixion
I am someone less fact than fiction
A man who abandons Christ in favor of crucifixion
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by Stormy Brown |
desire, feelings, inspirational love, love, passion, poetry, soulmate,
A Dance of Chance
Why must I wear,
My broken heart, on my sleeve,
When everyone I need abandons me,
Why must I watch,
Them depart taking,
A peice of my heart,
I have loved so hard,
I can barely breathe,
You blew into my life,
Like a summer storm,
When I was most in need,
You took me by the hand,
And let me lead,
We danced a dance,
Of eternal romance and need,
Under the stars and the moonlight,
It was a dance,
Like a game of Chance,
I closed my eyes,
And to my delightful surprise,
You were still by my side,
And now I can breathe my dear,
I'll never have to watch you leave.
by Aleck Solier |
angst, lost love, love, sad,
the memories are slowly fading
a momentary respite from reality
i am back to where I started
a permanent relapse into insanity
I have been judged and found wanting
left alone to wander
in my solitude I reflect
past, present and future to ponder
the silence has deafened me
dead to the world you know
must’ve chosen differently
consequences I now sow
what love suddenly abandons?
set aside and buried
a forgotten space in your graveyard
a sight both sad and lurid
this is not a frivolity
I thought I was known better
this soul has self-destructed
agonizing, broken and bitter
by jeffry cohan |
mine is a crisis of Christ or crucifixion
holines or hell
religion or retribution
a martyr or barter for a beast
benevolence or blood
st. luke or sins to rebuke
st. paul or a fall from grace
st. john or his head to be gone
joy or a judas kiss
bliss or to be remiss
bow or cow-tow to torment now
silk and satin or Satan
a dove or the loss of god's love
justice or un-justification
following a righteous faction or friction
christ or crucifixion
i am someone less fact than fiction
a man who abandons Christ in favor of crucifixion
(c) 2012....PHREEPOETREE ~free cee!~
by Frederic Parker |
To be captured by a moment,
searching the eyes
In a world never measured,
as it washes away ... to disappear
with soft falling tears of love
Seeking interludes of passion from fingertip caresses,
leaving sounds of burned sighs,
crying out in unison
Time becomes an ocean of waves,
pulling lover's through a realm of dreams,
Trapped by silk webs of love that enslaves,
searching the eyes
Touching the heart ... lost in tenderness,
that inhales love's fragrant breath in quiet spaces,
trembling soft ...ever holy
before it abandons its rules
Kissing the mouth ... without restraint
by Line Gauthier |
anger, heartbroken, home, lost love, moon, nostalgia, solitude,
the tiniest sliver of a moon hangs distant
yet its faded heart long gone
it too abandons me tonight
i buried you today
how can i face returning to an empty home
though somehow i’ll have to come to terms
but this night’s for tears freeflowing
and unmedicated throbbing ache left raw
for release of what’s built up inside
the hurt the bitterness the anger
let go of what i can
deep down to the roots of my solitude
haunting gregorian chants fill my head
till finally i’m intoxicated
on visions of nostalgia and reverie
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by Dorna Hainds |
death, lost love, mother,
Apricot Melts Daily Sorrows.
Apricot Dissipates Daily Strains.
Apricot Dulls Daily Physical Pains.
Apricot Deceives All Others.
Apricot Emotionally and Physically Isolates.
Apricot Purges First True Love.
Apricot Forgives A Deceased Father.
Apricot Forgives A Deceased Mother.
Apricot Distances A Living Brother.
Apricot Abandons Birth Home.
Apricot Tolerates Daily Supervisors.
Apricot Confines Youngest Daughter.
Apricot Confines Eldest Daughter.
Apricot Hates Youngest Daughter.
Apricot Hates Eldest Daughter.
Apricot Betrays Both Daughters.
Apricot Bottle Fifth of Size Daily.
by Brigitte Pace |
emotions, family, farewell, little sister, love hurts, sad love,
THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS COME OUT TO PLAY
NONE In DISARRAY
WHEN FAMILY ABANDONS YOU
AFTER SOME TIME, IT BECOMES REAL, TRUE
SO MUCH PAIN BECAUSE BLOOD SHOULD BE THICKER THAN WATER
OH HOW I THANK GOD FOR MY WONDERFUL DAUGHTER
SO MUCH JEALOUSY FOR SACRIFICES I MADE
WHILE THEY ARE STUCK IN MUD AND WADE
I FINALLY LEARNT THE BIGGEST LESSON OF THEM ALL
IF THEY WANT, THEY CAN CALL
I'm NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT THEM ANY MORE
WHAT THE HELL FOR?
by Sotto Poet |
analogy, appreciation, lost love,
I spot you writhing
in your shell
you possess an ocean
tally and release a tide
tenderness to distinctive
until slender bird
his feathers come to
craft a verse of reliance
what a precious devotion
It's a ballad that...
I always create for you.
Written: September 30, 2022