by Joyce Johnson |
Mamma wore an ample apron
To cover her clean dress.
She’d tell you that’s what it was for
If you’d asked her, I would guess.
But that apron had more uses
Than I could even count.
It brought in eggs and vegetables
And could hold a large amount.
Her apron could bring giggles
In a game of peek-a-boo
With her newest, sweet grandbaby
As she hid her face from view.
That apron dusted tables
And shooed away the flies
And did just fine as oven mitts
To take out bubbling pies.
But the greatest of the treasures
That old apron could hold
Was the endless love from Mamma
Abiding in each fold.
Won a no. 1 in John's contest.
by Wayne Riley |
bereavement, death, desire, faith, hope, journey,
What choice has bittersweet despair,
A dying rose,
An empty chair.
Shall I then grieve and weep for thee
And temper broken heart and soul
So I can cherish one more gaze
Of happiness, of summer days
And bristle with abiding love
Of life cast now in shade and brook,
This ebb which pains with force and fate
United soon through heavens gate.
by Winged Warrior |
deep, lost love, pain,
Within the subtle soundless silence
There exist echoes of a lingering loud
My pendulous heart decrees in defiance
Such emotions plundered and ploughed
Like a geocentric giant guillotine
My lamenting love sacrificially sliced
My soul slaved in the Enigma machine
Where dreams are deceptively diced
The loving light battles the darkest day
And sorrows surrender at portals gate
For love barely escapes the submissive sway
Marauding memories reminisce and recreate
Stained surreal abiding accumulative art
A priceless painting of my Pendulous Heart.
Pendulum of Time and Place - Contest
Sponsored by: Kai Michael Neumann
by Paula Larson |
The reigning monarch's hammered earth,
my foot upon controlling girth
nature alone encircles worth
as I go on to capture hurt!
Oh stop, the chiding from the Church
the fault deriding my sake's birth
the fool abiding in the lurch
does mock it all, while I research!
Oh stop the hour, but yet occur
my soul's fate's prism, without slur
and stop those moments when you were
my truest love, without demur!
That snow that melteth down the stream
doth barter not but by degree
and shares its focus merrily
then also stop ~ the poet's fee
must focus rhyme . . . eternally!
by Abdul Malik |
The love child
of inspiration and imagination,
The poet is the spirit of a shaman
walking among us
but dwelling in the realms
of speculation and spiritualism…
a wandering spirit from the astral plane.
Nourished by the melancholy light
of the waning gibbous moon,
He rides the pale tide’s low ebb
thriving on the sandy shores of life
inscribing abiding thoughts on
the sands, stones and winds,
on the hearts, souls and minds.
He's woebegone who disregards
the ever pining spirit of the poet.
~A Brian Strand contest.
by Mike Gentile |
love, romance, romantic love,
Give to me, your deep abiding love
Love in every color
The reds of fiery passion
The whites of innocence
The pinks of affection
The blues of serenity
Take from me, my deep abiding love
Love in every sense
The stroke of my caress
The words of my devotion
The gaze of my surrender
The taste of tender kiss
Share with me, this deep abiding love
by Unseeking Seeker |
life, love, spiritual,
“Animate with love, each moment
Enhancing thus, our bliss quotient”
Awareness untouched by love is barren
Throb of love is our innate aliveness
Canvas we paint our own colouration
Let the music resonate lovingness
Granted free will, thinking manifests life
Aiding alignment with love upon earth
Ego urges us to engage in strife
Whilst love blissful joy forever in mirth
Radiant emptiness bliss mist aglow
Abiding in this silence we are free
Feeling and colouring life as it flows
Each moment we renew our joy entrée
Be mindful, oh hermit, embrace the now
Follow the scent of love, sweet and mellow
by Kurt Ravidas |
I'd rather not relay on heavy words
to weigh the beauty in a proper way.
A third of human languages, two-thirds,
nay, all of them would never outweigh
the heft of weightless beauty on the scale
of ruthless time. Eternity will measure
a downfall, a moon, a nightingale,
a hug, a kiss, a tenderness, a pleasure,
an unexpected daybreak. Farewell,
my poor weighted love. Abiding time
is going to put its deadly spell
on every stanza, meter, form and rhyme.
But you are an immeasurable form.
When beauty comes I wonder where from.
MAY 2019 PREMIER 4,ANY FORM,ANY THEME,UPTO A MAX OF 14(F O U R T E E N )Lines Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Brian Strand
by Kim Rodrigues |
SEA OF FRAMES
Believe in difficult things,
stretched around a frame,
one thread at a time,
faithfully day by day.
Some seem monotonous
in naked tones of gray,
or simple flecks of blue.
In hope and faith,
in abiding love
we let the Master
craft us into His masterpiece.
If we’d dare open our eyes
we’d see the sea
of frames big and small,
ships that sail
all around us.
We feel the stress, pulled tight,
feel each needle stab,
but the monogamous nature
of the threadiness —
a breathless bride
for the King of kings.
by Deborah Finneran |
faith, health, hope, life, love, people, uplifting, visionary,
The Seven Wonders of the World
The real seven wonders were not built by hand, nor bought by any man
The Seven Wonders of the World, indeed, much more splendid & grand
The real seven wonders are part of every woman and every man
Given to us from God, part of His great abiding plan
Oh that we may notice these wonders and recognize God’s love
He has given these wonders to teach us, as He reaches from above
The Seven Wonders of the World, exist in us each day
Let us live our lives in fullness & wonder, in every given way
by Shadow Hamilton |
emotions, love, moon, passion, stars,
The stars were twinkling
as the moon danced
sending beaming rays
to float over the earth.
Casting shadows over all
in the still of the night.
We lay entwined
fingers wandering southwards.
Our breath hot and passionate
as we danced the age old dance.
Reaffirming our love as
slowly we rose to climax.
By the river reflecting
the majesty of the sky.
to our deep abiding love
by Reason A. Poteet |
11th grade, appreciation, celebration, prayer, spiritual,
You alone are the
Absolute and Almighty Authority
--Appoint and anoint us as agents
in your army against the antagonist
as he awaits his Avenger and the abyss
You are our Advocate,
abiding, awe-inspiring, able, and appealing
--Admonish us again in our avarice,
abuse and anger
--Aid us also to abandon adultery, abortion,
apostasy, arrogance and anxiety.
You are the Ancient of Days, the Alpha, Abba,
Adonai, Anointed One and the I AM.
--Accept the aroma of agape love arising in
the air as we act in one accord.
written March 28, 2019
Sponsor: Beata Agustin
Contest: ALLITERATION REGARDING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
by Andrea Dietrich |
The mountains lift my soul, but my abiding love is for the heartland.
Written 12/4/2014 for the One Liner Poetry contest of Silent One
by Laura Mckenzie |
devotion, love, passion
Timeless abiding -
Moments of silky threads hold-
Our hearts in one string
Inspired by Raul’s “Sentiments of the heart contest”!
by Laura Leiser |
heart, love, mother,
In my life there has been one constant
A special someone, true and unwavering
Whose love for me is heaven sent
Deep, abiding and unchanging.
She is my mother, there is no other
From the moment I can first remember
My momma's voice, her caring eyes
Sweet, soft kisses, her hugs so tender.
Mom, always available and there for me
Through the years, my whole life through
Listening and giving words of comfort
In her understanding way so true.
No one could never, no never ever
Replace my dear and precious mother
And I thank God that I've been blessed
With my dear mother, she is like no other.
Written on 2/18/2015
by Sara Kendrick |
When the farmer
Dropped a seed
Into the furrow
And covered with earth
How does the seed
Know which way to go
It's a miracle
It's a miracle
Instilled from above
When love grows
An abiding love
That lasts a lifetime
It's a miracle
It's a miracle
Instilled from above
When love's seed grew
From a drop within
Lifted 'pon wings
'Til this journey's end
'Twas a miracle
Instilled from above
Sponsor: Craig Cornish
Contest: More Song Lyrics
Written: August 28, 2014
by ibim briggs |
?Let nothing besiege your lame love
Nothing of that sort that's perennial and abiding
That is sure and true and sweet
Like the passion of our archetype martyrs of love
Let nothing serve you as an anchor for your putrid ambience
Obsequieses and ballads and dirges sung by the devil's choir
Are your portion of a serenade of chivalry
Love the one without love and die so
So come from the ascendance of the glorious cosmos
And rub thy foulness with the greed of lucifer
For it is befitting for your souls to love the way love is bought
Not the way love is worth
by Ramesh Deshpande |
Anyone who visits this great grand beauty
Stands transfixed at its sublime majesty
The lavish magnificence in marble body
Stays incomparable as an edifice in history.
The emperor who built this famed mausoleum
As a token of abiding love for his dear begum
The architect who visualized the striking form
And the craftsmen; all deserve wide acclaim.
A superb locale along the playful Yamuna
On an imposing stage stands this splendour
Surrounded by entrancing emerald cover
That makes any visitor an admirer forever.
by Paul Curtis |
I believe in love at first sight
That precious moment
When two people meet their match
Like a key and a lock
Coming together in synchronicity
And the abiding love
Both deep and passionate
That can be unlocked
by Audrey Haick |
friendship, love, romance
Warm hearts abiding...
Nurtured in spite of pain
Safe, secure, intact!
by tara jennings |
depression, devotion, leaving, life, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, lost love, love, marriage, metaphor, miss you, missing you,
My heart is heavy from the waiting.
Lonely from sitting in silence
with nothing but my own inadequacies
to balm the wounds time festers.
Patiently abiding the time of recognition
when fate bows down and bestows a grace
sacrificing these tribulations for the mercy of love,
I wait for the coming of salvation
the benediction of true loves embrace.
The tides are rising-
and the binding on my soul is strong
am I to die a martyr?
With imminent despair I implore
come home and untie me...
by Ramesh Deshpande |
happiness, joy, love,
We all incessantly search for joys
Joys of life in whatever we pursue
The quest for joys though genuine
Is, always misplaced unfortunately
But true, nevertheless, undoubtedly.
Joys, we seek erroneously, in things
And objects that are away from us
Hence the chase of a mirage, unreal,
Lead to loud despair, and trepidation
And heart burning, that is not worthy.
The joys we seek are not outside sure
They are perennially within, bubbling
It calls for an abiding mind unpolluted
The joys of life are discovered within
In a quiet mind that transcends fretting.
by Sara Kendrick |
dedication, devotion, faith, happiness, inspirational, introspection, life, loveurdu, love,
With angel wings and the sound of a cooing dove,
This creature flew to tree willow weeping above
Feeling its presence there___a light touch to my hair;
Standing in awe of its love radiating above
This being sent from antiquity to me__
The calming, assuring, good guide flowing above
Created an aura of his abiding love;
Shining, surrounding this creature floating above
Out on the porch close to stars, Heaven..Sunflower___
Is absorbed in this love forever above.
by Gerald Buss |
The mourning dove visits daily, comes for her noontime meal. This sweet-faced bird also has the sweetest song, a haunting melody. But what is most endearing is her politesse, her courtesy, her hanging back, while others eat ahead. She doesn't "push or shove," nor does she intimidate, as the blue jay does, or seems to at any rate; she waits and, for that, and for what it is worth, the mourning dove has drawn from this bird-loving bird-feeder an abiding love.
by augustine Ogoegbunam Eseke |
In my quiet time I meditate!
In my happy mood I appreciate
God's love ever unceasing
His mercies ever enduring!
In my joyful mood I celebrate!
In my thankful mood I enumerate
God's love and kindness
Abiding in us in their fullness!
In my time of trouble I demonstrate
In my time of persecution I remonstrate
God's love and goodness
Abiding in us in their wholeness!
From God's love nothing can us separate!
Good or bad times are too effeminate
God's love is forever sure
Dwelling in all who trust in him!