by arthur vaso |
africa, arabic, art, brother, friendship, introspection, poetry,
gasp for breath
vessels of poetry
love floats above the sea
tides of sadness
planted in marshlands
living for words
no longer matters
I embrace my brother
love his might
standing on cliffs ledge
gazing this new morn
softly I whisper
we are one
by Charmaine Chircop |
international, introspection, love, , atheist,
I'm a Catholic,You're a Muslim
I'm an Orthodox ,You're a Protestant
I'm a Hindhuist,You're a Buddhist
You're an Atheist,and I am a Mormon too.
You're an African,I'm American
You're an Asian,I'm a European
You're a Mexican, I'm an Indian
You're an Arab,I'm a Jew
But prior to all our distinct differences
I'm a Mother ,I'm a Father
I'm a Sister,I'm a Brother
I'm a Son,I am a Daughter
and I'm Human just like you.
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 Andrea Dietrich |
Grief I have known little of.
It’s not as if I ever lost
my one true love.
One brother taken in his prime
saddened us, and yet I know
we’ll see him in good time
My father - two years ago -
passed away, but a stranger was he to me.
Grief too difficult I’ve yet to know.
Yes, great grief I think has yet to be my bane.
I’m compensated physically instead
with chronic pain!
April 23, 2021
(thanks for the reflection you had us do on grief)
For Line Gauthier's Grief In 12 Lines Or Less Poetry Contest
by SKAT A |
adventure, brother, fantasy, funny, funny love, giggle, girlfriend,
There once was a monkey named Frank
Who loved to walk the plank
He said too many jokes
Pulled too many hoaxe-s
Ha! Ha! Ha! Then he got a good spank
Who's that monkey in front of me
I dare to hang with you on a tree
Oh! What I do? Will you do?
Together we are like glue
Is that my flea or your flea?
~ Skat ~
by Vince Suzadail Jr. |
Music needs lyrics to make it whole
Lyrics are words that touch the soul
Listening to one song after another
Springsteen singing "My Blood Brother"
It tells a story of of childhood friends
A genuine love that never ends
Growing up and parting ways
Changes coming in passing days
And it takes me back to the things we did
The friends I had when I was just a kid
Although time has pulled us all apart
I still carry each one in my heart
But the stars are burnin' bright like some mystery uncovered
I'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart
My blood brother--Bruce Springsteen
by Carolyn Devonshire |
Ah, my brother is finally sleeping
Through my head mischievous thoughts are creeping
It’s my time to shine now
To him I won’t kowtow
All of the attention I’ll be keeping
I’ll make the best use of this special time
Beg for more after each nursery rhyme
I’ll play with his best toys
Till he makes the first noise
Because then I’ll just be admired part time
By Carolyn Devonshire
For Miranda Lambert’s Brotherly Love contest
April 23, 2011
by Brenda Meier-Hans |
brother, fun, happy, mother daughter, sister,
I am mother (father) sister daughter
Favourite aunt, SELDOM rant
Pan Flute player, dragon slayer
Own nothing pink, at least I think
Teach Sunday school, kids find that cool
I am not to lean, I’m sure you’ve seen
Curly hair, I seldom swear
But if I do, God help you
Sing in a choir, now I’m on fire
Love my dog, I want a blog
I am very kind, at least in my mind
Love good movies, never been much of a sleaze
I just gave you a look inside my book
So for now I take a bow.
I am female
Sorry I just found a fluffy beautiful pink bath robe.
Written by Brenda Meier-Hans
Frank Herrera’s Contest:
by JSLambert Mister ROBOTO |
angst, brother, confusion, family, father, forgiveness, friendship, funeral, health, hope, life, loss, lost love, love, religion, sad, social, teen, urban, visionary,
by Marty Owens |
inspirationaleaster, earth, love,
L-ove for one another is what we all need.
O-n earth especially with all of the greed.
V=anity of vanities can plant it's own seed.
E-ach one should love as in the Bible we read.
T-he Ten Comandmants tell us to love.
H-ave mercy on us we pray to the Lord above.
Y-et we still don't love, we wear a face glove.
B-ring all your burdens to the cross, we say.
R-easoning that Jesus shed His blood there one day.
O-nly He had the greatest love for mankind, and for their sins did pay.
T-hen after three days in the ground where he lay,
H-e arose from the dead, on earth could not stay.
E-very Easter we celebrate this wondrous Love.
R-emembering Christ and His Love from above.
by Mark J. Halliday |
art, conflict, inspiration, world,
Creative, artistic, musical, analytical
Brother of Michael and Susanna; son of Fred and Marlyn
Lover of Nelly (Bourieau) H., science fiction novels and films, private serenity
Who feels respect for God and humanity, love for nature, worry for the Earth’s future
Who fears mediocrity, retirement, economic collapse leading to a popular insurrection
Who would like to see successful sons, grandchildren, his songs produced/recorded
Marina, California (for the moment)
by Daniel Turner |
Love is the question philosophers ponder
And a priceless fortune which humans squander
It is selfless and selfish, caring and sharing
Shy and reserved, bold and daring
It's the tears of happiness and the heartache of sorrow
Yesterday's dreams and the hope for tomorrow
It's the quickening pulse at the mere thought of another
The compassion one feels for the pain of a brother
by Daniel Turner
October 9 2016
by James Fraser |
brother, daughter, father, history, husband, life, loss, lost love, mother, people, places, sad, sister, son, wife
On a slope graced with green
White marble stands in proud salute
For beneath these engraved pillars of memory
Lie the resting places of heroes
A solitary green fir looks down
As if sheltering the lost and the taken
So many names, from all walks of life
A father, brother a girlfriend or wife
On a sunny day, they glow radiant like their lives
On a dull day, they stand out against the greys
For the living, life goes on
Tomorrow is another day
by Heather Ober |
I saw you many times throughout the years
and knew you as the brother of my friend.
How is it that the world can coax and steer
us to or from the person fate intends?
For seven sunless years, you hid from sight,
just waiting in the wings for unknown cue.
My heart was burning out with waning light,
but you were coming slowly into view.
I know we took each other by surprise -
I never thought you'd be the one to light
the flame that once burned softly in my eyes;
with tenderness, your love restored my sight.
Now even on the darkest days, I shine
to know your noble heart is truly mine.
Written: September 14, 2015
by Rico Leffanta |
discrimination, history, humanity, immigration, political, racism, social,
"Make America White Again"
Will never make any sense
Despite the tweets of "GENIUS" Trump
Or Republicans like Pence
Brown-skinned people filled this land
From one end to the other
And though they had their differences
"Eve" is everyone's mother
Though some are prone to cast a stone
Or ridicule their brother
What makes a nation great again
Is love for one another.
by Mike Martin |
brother, death, emotions, grief,
I buried my boys today
Thirteen wasn't bad enough
What a pain in my heart
It's mine now, gone from them
They suffer no more
More than a hundred years
Barely seen half of that
I can only wish
Brothers to the very end
I can only wish
Love to take my boys out
Take them out all day
Take them to the running field
Run the while away
I can only wish
Love to buy my boat back
Buy it back all day
Wish I had my old boat
Wish I’d fish today
If I could only fish
by Aleera De La Keur |
brother, devotion, education, faith, inspirational, native american, peace, uplifting
Earth is what we become and makes us whole.
Air is the first and last thing we breathe in.
Fire is what consumes us and eats our sin.
Water cleanses us, mind, body and soul.
Spirit is in us all and makes us who we are.
Without these we would fall oh so far.
Invite them into our sacred circle and pay tribute.
As we are condemned, we are resolute.
We love fiercely and fight for our freedom.
Ignorance breeds fear and unwisdom.
Thank them for gracing us with their presence.
While we give our thanks and recompense.
Exhilarated and feeling like a newborn child,
Wow this circle's "magic" is wild.
by Peter Dome |
One of a kind So rare today
A privileged to have known
A true gentleman in every way
His poems so uplifting
So full of love and appreciation
Would brighten up our darkest days.
I never was lucky enough to have a brother
But Erich was a brother to all like no other
So caring he gave so much
Even though we live over oceans
Everyone still felt his special touch.
Sleep now our brother
For it won't belong
Before you walk through natures garden once more
And hear the bluebirds song
When tears of sadness are turned to tears of joy
As we see your smiling face again.
by Kate Mcnaughton |
brother, daughter, children, happiness, love, nostalgia, sister, thank you,
i mind when i was wee
playing games with my sister
we kept each other free
me and my sister
we loved with all our hearts
protecting each sister
even after having kids
joined each sister
Combining all these things
playing all the games
loving with our hearts
loving each others kids
We are glued, me and my sister!!
By Kate Mcnaughton.
by delysia hendricks |
For Richard Lamoureux's "Any line" contest.
Richard Seale-d Door's line: slammed shut are the doors in "A mind made up".
You told me before
slammed shut are the doors
when my love for you went astray
I got my comeuppance
he's worth not a tuppence
and rumor has it he's gay
Lest I've need of another
visit to me brother
sometime for a quick howdy-do
or longing for discourse
in code as of Morse
on the stealth oiled a hinge, p'haps two
Ah, found me a crack
Leech-a is back
my love for the other's dissipated
you smile goodly, warmly
my return welcome and anticipated
by Janette Fisher |
I didn't get to tell him
He didn't get to know
Just how much he meant to me
How much I loved him so
And he didn't need to tell me too
I knew he felt the same
But yet, we slowly drifted apart
And both must take the blame,
We let both friends and relations
Influence the path to take
Listening to them, instead of our hearts
Was one of our biggest mistakes,
Different interests too, came between us
We forgot to make time for each other
So, instead of being two people in love
We were more like sister and brother,
There was no formal ending
We simply walked away
To a lifetime of heartbreak and regret
For the words we didn't say.
by Jordan Dickinson |
brother, caregiving, dedication, devotion, hope, inspirational,
Desert Wanderer with not a cup-
I'll hold you tight and lift you up-
I'll give you aid and lend my strength-
And take you far, to a great length-
To see your safety and a healthy smile-
You are worth life, have no self- denial-
I promised you in, a time now gone past-
That my love forever, surely shall last-
For you are my Desert Wanderer dreary-
Take this sorrow and be your eyes so teary-
I promise you now, and in the here after-
You will find love, placed inside my laughter-
We will stay one, toghether and all-
Always shall I be waiting for your call-
My Desert Wanderer with not a cup-
Hold my hand, I will lift you up-
by arthur vaso |
art, brother, christian, courage, friendship, perspective,
lend a hand
lovely and grand
no more brandy
sour grapes hide
soothes all my voices
even if both cry
ignore the rain
dance arm in arm
by JAN ALLISON |
Shhhhh I’ve been told a secret from a little bird
I can’t keep it any longer my words must now be heard
Our lovely friend Jack Ellison is 80 years young today
Cathie’s throwing him a little party so lets be on our way
There’ll be jelly and ice cream and sandwiches galore
Once the plates are empty Cathie will bring lots more
Jack will be on the star attraction he’s such a lovely man
Happy birthday dear Jack from your number one soup fan
Love and hugs dear cyber brother Jack
11th August 2015
by Donna Golden |
faith, god, inspirational, me, heart, heart, me,
It’s not for me to say
What’s right and best for you
It’s not for me to judge
The things you say and do
It’s for your heart to gauge
And measure every step
It’s not for me to blame
And refuse to accept
Your heart is known to you
And mighty God alone
It’s not for me to point
And cast accusing stone
But is IS for me to LOVE
And treat you as a brother
For judgment is for God
And not for any other