by Daniel Turner |
When we were young we loved our fairy tales
A frog could be a prince with just one kiss
Each cloud, a boat where dreamers could set sail
Imagination was the great abyss
Too soon we grew and lost our innocence
Found out that swords are never pulled from stones
That dreams come true but only with expense
And happy ever after's come and gone
Yet some of us still wish upon a star
Believe that rainbows come with pots of gold
Reality is life for most comes hard
And love like water runs both hot and cold
Like you I wish that fairy tales came true
But grown ups know they very seldom do
by Daniel Turner
by Michelle Faulkner |
lost love, recovery from, sorrow,
They told me you cried on the day I died
A sob splintering through a silent dome
Your sorrow a shroud on the catacomb
As I laid where birds no longer replied
Now I watch as you slowly search the beach
For those rare shells edged in liminal blue
I would gift you that impossible hue
To show I was within sight, within reach
Yet I wish you more than what shadows grant
A life in the sun of a springtime glen
Not lost in the gloom of my grave's abyss
Let my legacy be the hope you plant
Blooming with the courage to love again
If you will keep something of me - keep this
by Lin Lane |
Love has taken a firm grasp of my soul,
ridding me of chill and bite of hoarfrost
Strong arms rescued me from the Winter's cold
Etched upon my heart is his name, embossed
He soothed my senses and woeful sorrows,
offered moonbeams to dispel darkest nights
Erased the reasons for my brow's furrows
Lifted me from harm and set my world aright
He drowned me in crashing tides of passion
then revived me with life's breath in a kiss
Pray, heart, keep beating in such sweet fashion
ne'er to be slain and cast in death's deep abyss.
Tender is this love through nature's seasons
with gentle reminders of heart's reasons
by Roy Pett |
beauty, change, color,
Catching sight of unwanted reflection
through my eyes I observe my murky mind
lifeless, inactive, defying action
just a blank canvas, raw, pure, unrefined,
desire to inject substantial color
inspired pastels to brighten the darkness
eyes opaque though restrict light, much duller
impulses, brain requesting less Starkness,
my poor mind is without shape or structure
until my thoughts turn to the one I love
blissful images, colorful picture
changing this abyss, no more mourning dove,
she changes my thinking without restraints
such beautiful colors my mind she paints.
by Constance La France |
dream, lost love,
In the night I saw light,
it was you and we flew;
over the trees on the breeze,
till the 'morn was new borne;
and I kissed love abyss.
October 14, 2019
Copyright Protected, ID 19-1188-486-02
All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym.
Submitted to the FFI Blog Series 28 - Leonine
Podium Place 1
by Gail Foster |
betrayal, grief, loss, passion, relationship, sad love, sorrow,
This is my first Petrarchan sonnet...
Grey days of loss and loneliness are here
Sad nights as long as shadows in the deep
No joy, no hope, no gentleness, no sleep
No ray of light predicted to appear
Just disappointment, emptiness and fear
And sacred dreams discarded in a heap
By some abyss of faith too wide to leap
In ruins lies the love we held so dear
Wise folk will say there will be love again
That suns come up, and suns go down, and yet
All I perceive is darkness, drear and grim
All I can feel is searing hurt and pain
My heart, my fingers, too burnt to forget
All blistered, from the flame I hold for him
by Bernard Colasurdo |
love, metaphor, romance, green,
Green…you always reflected in my peripheral
And kept watch as I tried to color my world
But there I lay in my blacks and my blues,
lifeless and faltering In monotone hues.
Through kaleidoscope eyes, I envisioned my skies
But the pot at the rainbow was storybook lies
so with nothing to gain and nothing to lose,
I just shuffled around In my blacks and my blues.
Never did I imagine you!, Green… to be my savior
But there you arose, out of my dark abyss
With your bottle green dress and scarlet kiss
Your emerald green eyes and unbridled bliss.
Now my kaleidoscope dreams have all been unfurled
Since you Green, have colored my world
You rescued my heart, Green
You rescued my heart.
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
best friend, loss, love, missing you,
Play for me, Long May You Run,
to shed a tear and reminisce
of open roads when life begun,
to think of those now gone and missed.
Play for me a tender song
to share with some good friends like you.
Let's laugh and cry and sing along.
I know you feel the way I do.
Faced with the choice of moving on
or falling in the past's abyss,
I'd rather meet each day's new dawn
with those dear souls I love and miss.
Long may they run, sun-kissed somehow,
though I have changed so much since then.
I wonder if they'd know me now
and warm me with their love again.
Inspired by Neil Young's Long May You Run, 11/12/2014
by Rick Parise |
As quickly as morning dew has gone
before a breath has touched the dawn
I cry in compassion through lofty heights
and drown in gardens of colored light
Before a touch has fulfilled a dream
I treasure this moment in eyes that gleam
I pleadge an oath as deep as the sea
and fall in the abyss naked and free
With words of hope and sweet poetry
I touch her light of love's charity
As quickly as morning dew has gone
an evanescent love sings her song
Poet ~ Rick Parise
by Joe Inka |
devotion, love, passionlove,
A love so pure......
A union so sure...........
No truer a love will you find
In a world that can be so unkind
A love so vast..........
Two hearts beat fast............
A smile I could not resist
Lost in a moment of bliss
by Susan Ashley |
desire, emotions, lost love, love, pain,
Star-dusted peaks you seek on love's golden moonbeam bliss,
Feeling the rapture of whipped-cream desire in a whir;
Human experience wrapped in euphoria's kiss,
The ecstasy and agony of human nature...
Throes of living with woes, lost love's pathos reminisce,
Soul-groaning, heart-moaning; unwanted guests' bereft slur;
Wallowing human exist falls in nightmare's abyss,
The ecstasy and agony of human nature.
October 13, 2017
*Painting by Paul Lovering - 'Agony And Ecstasy'*
~ Tenth Place ~
Premiere Contest #105
Sponsor: Brian Strand
by The Grahamburglar |
betrayal, depression, devotion, hope, lost, metaphor, sad love,
I find in your eyes a mysterious universe
fraught with the searing scent of betrayal
and warped reflections of my reality
swirling in shadows of welling, yet un-shed tears.
Rummaging the tortured abyss for a glint of familiarity,
grasping to anchor myself in the alien terrain,
I'm awestruck by the requisite strength; your strength...
to survive among the crosses in your eyes.
Over the horizon a faint glimmer defies the gloom.
A hopeful star, fading but stalwart,
screams for love as it grapples the swallowing deep.
At last, I fathom the wretched stakes.
Submission for Contest: The Crosses in Your Eyes
Hosted: Justin Bordner
by Heather Hill |
adventure, girlfriend-boyfriend, imagination, inspirational, introspection, life, loss, lost love, love, people, romance
wash over and over
a discarded glass
leaving what is left
smooth as silk
to my fingertips
like a childhood
thought over and over
and as I look
out into the unyielding
I recall your promise
I recall, over and over
like the waves splashing my
tan feet upon the sands
for you are overdue
to return to me
as I kiss my love note
and toss the bottle once
into the dark blue abyss
my coke bottle
forever and only
I do stay
by James Fraser |
pain, sorrow, war,
Bore after bore fell silent eventually
Abhor I do feel through my eyes
Gore and sore now abundantly plenty
Tore through clouds, wondrous skies
Despair in abundance appears all around
Where in the world has all our love gone
Stare into our abyss, and see it abound
There is no tomorrow, there is no dawn
by Anonomus Scorpio |
beautiful, cute love, girlfriend, love, sweet love, woman, women,
Who knew you were so mechanically incline
My cardiac specialist, you fixed the broken in mine
Who knew you possessed such a green thumb
Growing feelings in a salted heart that was numb
Who knew you could build something out of nothing
Filling the void, the abyss, the hole with your everything
Who knew you could be a blanket wrapping me
Without disillusion, with you, I am who I want to be
by Johnny Sumler |
"this poem is not about what is written, but what is not written..."
My smile brings shores of shadows in the sky
A smile unsure of happiness and bliss
I touch the trees and watch their branches cry
A tear itself leaves from my face amiss
As tears and leaves descend into abyss
I come descending from the grey above
To bring a quarter of my seasons love
A love compared to death, natures demise
And with my lips I kiss the things you love
Secretly keeping Summer's butterflies!
by Race Benoit |
a man and a woman
lucky in love and precious
fate walked in and kissed them both
kisses wet, sloppy, thirsty
from an unplanned tenderness
love came next there was no doubt
their chemistry delicious
played one off the others substantial
in the beginning of her purring
on purpose as fate
walked them down the primrose blushing
passion concentrated and gifted
translovely dream cooing
across the abyss
separating them from their naughty
they talked of love needful
secrets were confessed fragile
vowed to leave the past behind
shredded and troubled
their bond will be sewn husky
he closes his eye tender
she holds out her attractive
together they are damaged
by Gregory Richard Barden |
appreciation, beauty, muse, mystery, passion,
I plunge, headfirst,
to swim your eyes,
and search their depths
for the soul of your mysteries ...
should I lose myself among the eddies there,
or the shadowy abundance of your passions
pull me to the warm dark of your abyss,
there is no other earthly place ...
I'd rather drown.
Submitted on May 2, 2020
To the "Brian's Choice 1, Any Form, Any Theme" Poetry Contest
Brian Strand, Sponsor.
by Andrea Dietrich |
I saw you face your lover; you both made
a pattern quite distinctive in the dark.
Silhouettes on the window shade displayed
two hands that met two others; formed an arc.
The hands, from arms outreached, delivering
their upturned palms that now together pressed,
could not release nor stop their quivering,
anticipation physically expressed.
Then two who stood behind a window posed,
at last fell trembling into love’s abyss.
Love’s essence on the shade was then transposed
as bodies touched and mouths met in a kiss.
Your shadow with your lover's intertwined.
A valentine pulsed on the window’s blind.
Sept. 11, 2017 for the Silhouette Poetry Contest of Craig Cornish
by Master Jones |
angst, confusion, depression, faith, fantasy, fear, happiness, inspirational, introspection, life, love, peace, philosophy, uplifting, heart, heart,
In frozen ivory towers and burning dungeons
The inescapable truth is that in the darkness
Even your shadow leaves you
Stare at the abyss and the void fills you
Your mind trapped as you hide your black-hole heart
Shadows lurking out of sight
Manifestations surround you
the journey of the hopeless soul
Is it a lesson that must be endured
To make the heart steady
So that when you reach the end
You truly appreciate how bad it could have been
And what you’re capable of
So that you know that you all need
Is your beating heart and nothing else
Believing in a dream..
by Sotto Poet |
analogy, appreciation, character,
When times are tough
Be like a flame; shine enough
It would be an unwise wade
Allowing your star to fade.
Donate without asking why
Sense a grateful lifting of supply
Always apply the common sense
Place yourself in a sea of incense.
The same as a gentle sparrow.
With serene seas, paths were narrow.
Accept the love-planted seeds bliss.
fall short of the depths of the abyss.
Written: May 17, 2023
by Lu Loo |
is a gift swelled inside my nape-
wrapped up in words of
love that suffice my desire
for you ignite my body’s fire
i tie myself snug with ruby red ribbons,
gentle whispers enveloped inside-
make sure the silver bow is in its
place so you may open with blown
kisses and perpetual promises
you open me up-
soft lace overlaying barren skin;
i disentangle and fall into your arms,
you kiss me like the first and we melt
into the abyss of marriage bliss;
my love, it’s always been…
by Gladwin Mathebula |
cute love, love, true love,
I've been in a dark ,Until you came with a light
Since then my heart's been dancing in a glow of light
You saved me from falling in an abyss that no one knew its bottom
An abyss of despair, an abyss of pain and boredom
if you're not alcohol, I must be drunk by your kindness
if love is blind, I was lucky enough to see your heart
That crafted a room for brightness and happiness
And if you're my universe, I might as well be your sun
Rise upon your heart and make it warm with love
Nice cold morning breeze singing this is true love
Finally, I picked a precious gold in a coal mine
finally, I stole someone's heart and made it mine
by Charles Grisham |
I'm here to cut the glass with the grass
Leave my mark of blood I will
From the hurt of the loss of love it's left without remorse
Spilling from the innocent hearts
I came to the abyss
To spray and load my head with things never to happen
Seaping from a cut, the blood of wicked lies
Coming to show my worth and tremendous youth lost and gone
I'll never find it without help or cause
Imagine a love so great that you can't even bleed anymore
From the joy it brought and light it showed you cry nightly
Take that six times over
And you'll get my love for the hate of the ****
by Tesem Ikima |
anxiety, arabic, bullying, cheer up, depression, loneliness, suicide,
I feel like Afghanistan
All the friends who helped me through my depression
I want to leave this body I call home
Rather than wage war with my demons
Strong and mighty
Smiling is equivalent to holding a plane at Kabul.
I fly for a minute
And drop back down into the abyss
Depression you restrict me like the Afghan woman now.
But I will learn to love my body
And I will find my home some day