absence, abuse, addiction, adventure, age, allegory, anger, anxiety, betrayal,
by Afolabi Muideen |
Cessation the love
Household has been scattered
When love lost
Humming in the community
Malicious gossip in the society
Disorder in the society
Degrading the society
Society has been scattered
When love lost
Humming in the state
Malevolent rumour in the state
As the day chameleon to night
Insomnia in state
Peace elude state
State has been scattered
When love lost
Mystery to nation
When love lost
Oh! It is a dream
Why do we stop loving
While love exist
Love is above all existent
by Andrea Dietrich |
I am a chameleon.
I look like a nice guy
and can be quite charming.
It’s a real buzz for me
that I can make people
believe I care for them!
But get me alone
with a sweet young thing.
She will understand
the power I wield
over life and death.
Oh, how I love
to hear them scream.
I’m hooked on it.
I kill for it.
No one can
hurt me; I
hurt them first.
by Adeola Yusuf Amuni |
Special species in speeches,
Thronging the long lawn.
Chameleon:echelon of neutrality.
Pavillion:bullion of activities.
Springtime:symbol of productivities.
Humans abound around,
The globe for abode.
Different but not,
Inference for lot.
Global creed of love,
Total rid of war.
Loot the line-cross,
Pool the fire-molt.
ADEOLA YUSUF AMUNI
by John Lawless |
love, valentines day,
Love, you old chameleon,
hiding on the edges of truth
deceiving the searching eyes
playing hide and seek with hearts.
Hidden in the doubts of self esteem’s flowers
obscured by the shades of loneliness
covered in the dust of fear’s remembrance
naked amidst the fashionably alone.
Love, you lazy purring cat,
motionless observer of your world
slowly blinking hypnotist
gently guiding stumbling fools.
Curled upon the lap of cautious time
mellowing in patient acquiescence
mewing in the background of a dream
soft catalyst of love struck conflagration.
submitted to – Free Verse About Love – Poetry contest
by Kim Rodrigues |
Chrysanthemum, chameleon joy
King’s pleasure bud, a golden boy
A southern belle, snowball whiteout
Perfect for a desired night out
Welcome to her flirtatious ploy
Flashy pretty petals, not coy
A Purple frill ~ edged daisy joy
Fall dance of November hues shout
~ Chrysanthemum ~
Autumn flower tattooed with koi
Mums by that special girl or boy
A necklace purchased at the checkout
And love is what it’s all about
Riveting petals of great joy ~
by Edward Kurwakumire |
life, love, passion, peace,
This is the beginning of the story,
The poet's own
That which has never been said,
The secret of the praying mantis.
This is how it all began
He thought he was only a normal boy,
That he could go through all the stages
a normal boy would
He never thought that
one day he would be the praying mantis
Yet he did not only become the praying mantis
He also became the tortoise,
But all sad
And all disappointed
In their lives
Had only the poet been another person.
by Harley Quinn |
confusion, love, nature, nostalgia, longing,
Brick laden air, choking breath. Red heart rent by whispers carrying your voice
Chameleon colored leaves dropping dew
Fragrant warm wind breathed on the nape of your neck
Ululations fondled, pedophilic fires lit in your loins
Frogs trill with longing they have my voice.
by Tasmina Hayat Khan |
Cabbages are wonderful to taste and see
Multi-colored look, various recipe
Green, maroon, yellow, purple and white,
Love to get you always
At breakfast, lunch and dinner
You’re the wrapper
by Ifedayo Oshin |
friendship, funny, life, love, people,
Leapy Froggy heart
Sleepy s l o p p y feet
Irresistible Rose radiant under the midday sun
Indomitable Lioness hungry in the wild
Inconspicuous Chameleon patched on a plant
With her heart of gold
Feet of clay and her darting eyes
Gone like a chaff
Before the gathering storm
Like smoke merging within thin air
My African diamond
Beautiful than the black night
Gone beyond reach, before my eyes
by Phindile Mgabashe |
You are one hell of a Lizard
Now you cool,
Before I know it you are a Blizzard
You take me for a fool,
You think I don’t see your many colors
Why can’t you keep one
Or perhaps you haven’t found one
One minute you nice
The next you turn to a lice
The third you running around like thousand mice
Let me roll the dice
Turns out you just a chameleon,
Trying to act like a stallion
Green or blue
I wish I knew
Your lips I wish to sew
You are unpredictable
From I love you
To I don’t want you
You make me sick
And by your side,I’ll no longer stick
I am done
Chameleons freak me out
And in this relationship I am out
by Daron Long |
life, love, people, places, day,
I’m staring in
your chameleon eyes
wishing that our lives
were much closer like now
I can see you now
I can hold you now
Somehow I wish
now could last forever
There are moments when
I know you need me and
there are moments when
I know I need you then
but we must go without
One day this will change
and one day our domains
they’ll be in much closer range
and I’ll get the pleasure of
daily seeing you
daily holding you
Being there with you
and for you
like I’m dreaming to
by Bruce Adams |
Peyote, my spiritual guide
Desert stars emanate peace
Beam of star's light penetrates my heart
God's message of love can't hide
From my false reality I slide
Planet's worries combined nothing
In the grand scheme of things
Love is all that matters, God's eternal ride
Live life from within, no approval seek
I am who I am, speak my truth
No chameleon colors change to hide
Honor the self, listen ! Inner voice unique!
Peyote, God's ancient spiritual key
All creation started with a thought
Focused mind a powerful ocean wave
Arising deep within the sea.
by Patricia Sawyer |
family, life, lost love, people, satire, social
greedily slithers away
deaf to children's sobs
by Line Gauthier |
life, love, relationship, romance, together, trust,
Time, chameleon illusion–
glosses over each hurtful slur
corralling each warm memory
to morph the past to one grey blur.
senses dulled from desolation.
Suddenly comes along the buoy
in the middle of an ocean.
You found me or did I find you
against the odds we two should meet
neither looking, just two souls lost
--love, the mystery bittersweet.
The rules have changed along the way
yet, neath the rubble, fires dwell.
It is a game well worth the play
Knowing romance can cast its spell.
AP: 1st place 2022
Submitted on March 29, 2022 for contest FORM L - LAY sponsored by CONSTANCE LA FRANCE - RANKED 1ST
by Ts Poetry |
In and out, in and out
hovers of infinity
flickers, a pale moonlight
firefly flight with the gift of sight
out and in, out and in
a chameleon entrusted
you say, you stay
the wild your prey
green to jade to aqua marine
quality not rarely see
dancing through the naked fields
mouthing whispers, words wet
moments held, never forgets
the stamen of steam
dripping, we're wet
as clouds kiss us back
as midnight settles us down
new day slowly sips
caressing me with
by Subimal Sinha-Roy |
men, relationship, women,
They say love is perennially blind, so let it be
Keep your eyes open, see what you need to see
Make her beautiful face a piece of transparent glass
Let your vision go to depth of her mind, take a glance
You may find a chameleon there very cleverly hidden
Its change of color you can’t predict, it’s so sudden.
In the glint of her eyes you may fly on cloud nine
You’ll fall with broken wings when they won’t shine
What sensuous mouth says may not come from heart
If you live in illusion in fool’s paradise, always be alert.
Don’t make the mistake Adam did in Garden of Eden
The apple may look tempting, don’t eat it even then.
by Caren Krutsinger |
3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade,
decorated chameleon with your fabulous ways
you shame the rest of us each of our slithering days
with your bright designs and your patterns so pretty
I cannot help wondering if you are also quite witty?
chameleon, oh chameleon, may I serenade you?
could I bring my cousins too? There are only forty-two.
can we make up songs, and dedicate them to you?
I am being this bold because I think I am in love with you.
by Melissa Gregg |
angst, confusion, life, lost love, love, sad, life,
I will be your chameleon
I’ve been practicing all day
Pretend you don’t know me
For this is the role I’m destined to play
I can be who you want
All your desires will be filled
But my life as I know it
Has suddenly been stilled
The curtain is drawn
The lights blurring my vision
Who knew this production
Would cause our division
My life has been shattered
Could you not see the pieces?
I’m down at your feet
As your love, it decreases
Does the love in your eyes
Mimic the lack in your heart
Was this what you wanted
Our lives torn apart?
And I know I’m not able
To take it all back
But tell me, how can I live
With a soul that is black?
by Marquee Gibb |
Compared expressions of you as
nothing ever will
Treaded outskirts of atmosphere
Intense of culminated proportion
Chameleon Ingrid Bergman stares
beget faceted hours in brood
Pining a slice of affection
Reside my precious jones’s retinas
Pupils behold, widened as oceans
Mere sight share butterflies
Glides acrobatic feats
Discreet rituals where sensibilities
spill precious savory elixir in opus
Faint cries mustered from guttural core
Wrung out where there lies everything
but nothing more, lover…
My heart do reciprocate
by Caren Krutsinger |
I am an orange and purple chameleon
unless you cross me, then I am a dancing dragon
trying to control my urge to give you a bit of flame
mysticism is my keen interest, being a healer, i
am also an empath, and was kidding about the dragon
however I do have an affinity for dragons, unicorns,
elves, faeries, brownies and mushroom houses
I would rather dance and skip and hop than walk any day.
Swimming with dolphins would be my daily exercise of choice.
I am a poet, a painter, a cartoonist, and a magician.
I love people, and would help you find your goodness
if you lost it.
by Ndidzulafhi Patric |
You called me.
But I didn't respond to you.
You stop me.
But I didn't stop.
You never gave up on me.
My heart feel pity for you.
And I hold you with my hand.
And dance to the same tune.
You gave me hope.
And you fought for us .
You were my shoulder to cry on.
Whenever I feel depressed, u were available for me
My ex love you are a chameleon.
Ooh my ex love what went wrong
You have all colours.
When you knew me ,you immediately changed like a weather.
You gone like lighting.
by patric ndidzulafhi munyai
by Ijudessy Carter Townes |
The real adjustment to several situations, trials, environment changes, constant mistreatment. From the jungles of Africa to the ever-changing American soil. The beatings, disrespect, undue punishment, pure hate. Instilled in Thee Chameleon through it all, is undying strength, love, rhythm, and character. Unbeknownst to those who shove the majority of uh... drug use, guns, even murder upon Thee Chameleon to the highest extreme. As Thee Chameleon, keep in mind: Your individuality, self love, respect, extreme strength, both physical and mental. Stand strong and know Thee Chameleon, be We, standing tall, adjusting to all, and conquering what Thee soul is destined to do.
by Mahtab Bangalee |
decrepit note books
Residential society of poems
hackneyed to ultra fresh thought roams
snail pace of expressions
imbalanced love on tattered ink
lines smile on jackal mustache
through the crystal glass the moon kisses
urban dustbin is empty well
ravens fly on the colorful chicks
ground is shattered field of war
dawn cawing reminds the writing decisions
nothing is outcome of the books
three out of five fingers
one chameleon mind
eyesight combats with insightful arena to lit light
just I reside in these posthumously
note books bear me up anonymously
-Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Chattogram
by Sand Blown |
identity, love hurts, philosophy,
and now by which
you are judged
their being as
the masks of
the dictates of
of others lives that
clothed you in nothing
but a time sack
by Maria Mitea |
Build us in the lips of time,
I am here waiting for you as the flowers wait for the sun
and the sea for the storm,
I am here and you are the One that drops from the Moon and loves me in secret,
and all secrets have their stars,
come to see how difficult would be to deceive me,
i know your smell, your touch and I see the light,
your hands cutting like knives:
even if you changed, changed, like a chameleon
I am here waiting for my nervous and tender lover
until sleep goes away like a moonlit river,
come and stay for a little more