by Jo Daniel |
Hearts made of wax, sent through the mail
Should help relax, instead I wail,
They will soon melt in time's hot hands,
Loneliness is felt midst life's strands;
Hearts made of glass shatter and fail
When griefs harass, they don't prevail,
What use are these hearts so feeble,
Poor pleas of perishing people?
Hearts made of stone are cold and fake,
Even Love will own - "Hard to break",
Will they be healed? How can I trust?
Feelings concealed, what if they bust?
Hearts made of flesh and blood, I seek,
They won't crush my sentiments meek,
Understanding hearts of love - Now,
fear departs, before them I bow.
by SKAT A |
absence, crush, cry, dedication, lost love, sad,
~The One That Got Away~
Here I lay weeping
I sing a sad song to sleep
Fire cracking bones
kicking, screaming, pulling hair
The moment, gone forever
by Poet Destroyer A |
beautiful, dream, fantasy, love, mirror, sea,
~ Injustice Moon Among Us ~
deeper than twilight
the moon to moon afterglow
a wave crush the mood
Two face under water
(Senryu of Being Misjudged)
by Daniel Turner |
crush, funny love, humorous, teacher,
As I look back, it all seems funny now
Recalling all those awkward teen age years
I pushed the limits farther than allowed
Supposedly when young, we had no fears
Infatuation caught me with the blues
My heart was swollen by love's gentle sting
It was a crush that only left a bruise
Left by the diamond in her wedding ring
The first day I laid eyes on her, I fell
The lightning bolt she was, that shook my world
And to this day I swear I'd know her smell
Could she have read my mind, she'd likely hurled
I hated school but never missed her class
She said she loved me 'cause I made her laugh
original poem by Daniel Turner
by A.O. Taner |
august, beach, beautiful, cool, crush, deep, destiny, devotion, fantasy, feelings, first love, fishing, freedom, funny love, future, girlfriend, hope, i love you, i miss you, journey, joy, judgement, lost love, love, love hurts, meaningful, miracle, ocean, people, places, romance, sea, sensual, simple, spiritual, water, women, world,
Don't rush to wash off the sea salt
drying on your skin;
the hopes it carries from other oceans,
those remain yet to be seen.
by Samir Georges |
devotion, fantasy, friendship, happiness, imagination, inspirational, introspection, life, love, nature, passion, people, philosophy, romancebeauty, beauty, fear,
You are the wild flower in my palm
With no stem to keep you anchored to this covetous earth
You are the fragile thing I dare not cup,
As your petals whittle away under the wind
And flit unfettered in the air;
Exaggerated fear leaves my fingers numb
Hungry need leaves my fingers twitching
And my hand is paralyzed by turmoil
As every breath of wind takes another petal from me
And brings to my lungs, my chest and my heart
An overwhelming scent of need-
You are the wild beauty in my palm
And I dare not hold you to my chest
For I fear to crush you
To know first hand
That caged beauty, is beauty no more.
by Rhoda Tripp |
childhood, crush, cute love, first love, heartbreak, love, nostalgia,
In the back of my closet,
high upon the shelf,
there sits an old love letter
that I keep to myself.
Its pages are crumpled,
the edges a tad bit torn.
I can recite his words by memory,
although the writings worn.
He tells of his undying love,
and how we were meant to be.
Our vows whispered at the church,
they were our fantasy.
Like all things, neither tried nor true,
we had to be apart.
A victim of the ages,
he broke my sixth grade heart.
by Frederic Parker |
To feel love's tender touch with gracious hand
When hearts render treasure to paradise
Desires allowed to express understand
To let passion confess without device
To know brush of fingers to be sublime
As eyes slowly crush quiet in their pause
When hearts quiver on borrowed time
They'll deliver to love its purest cause
To seek lover's lips with its soft caress
Equips a mouth with need and silence held
A message burning in hearts both confess
Stirs heart beats yearning, lover's lips will meld
This quiet pause love alone can render
As it comes to cause complete surrender
contest Your Best Rhyming Poem -2
by Gayle Rodd |
crush, cute love, love,
Some are ever hollow
Some are full of lies
Some are evil; menacing
Some are old and wise
Some are full of mischief
Some are full of fear
Some are deep and soulful
Others full of tears
Some are ever roving
Some are ever cold
Some are ever staring
Some are even rolled!
Some are ever flirting
Some are green or blue
Mine are eyes
That can’t disguise
The love they hold for you
by Testimony Akinkunmi |
care, crush, girl, hope, how i feel,
Many have called me
Many have even fallen
Only you have tripped
by Zara Bosman |
8th grade, best friend, crush, girl, identity, longing, youth,
It was the summer of the wildfires that we first met
Boarding school for girls
She in her cartoon pyjamas holding a cassette
Me in my best pink skirt with the baubles
Hot crackle of flames across the mountain that summer
Condensed milk sipped straight out of the can
A world in technicolour
She puts on my mascara with practised hands
She with her grown out blonde hair
Teeth like polished pearls
The cherry tattoo on her thigh
The private longing of teenage girls
Like a fire that has not burned
The useless magic of a love not quite returned
by crystal Hill |
urban, me, love, me,
Brown eyes so deep with anger and pain yet, so hypnotising and sweet they
tempt my soul.
Lips so soft and warm, such harsh words for such gentle lips. Kiss me so I can
feel your pain.
An embrace so safe and secure that could crush you and destroy that which is
oh so pure- hold me closley.
I feel your heart,
I hear your breath,
I know there is love inside.
A sculptured body, skin of a king, I see you in my dreams-I feel you when you are
If only you loved me with a heart that's pure.
If only you'd let me in so I could love you,
forever and ever,
my strong black man...
by Sunshine Smile |
cheer up, moving on,
Love my name ~ but never take it
Feel my heart ~ but never crush it
Read my words ~ but never destroy them
Warm yourself in the sun ~ but share it with me
Listen for my sad song ~ comfort me
See my smile ~ laugh along with me
A poem from my soul ~ I will be happy to share
A thought taking birth
Eyes that see even in deep darkness
A human being
I travel in my little boat in the open sea ~ there's room for you too
The whole world in front of our feet
Sunrise and sunset
An adventure ~ if you want
Together ~ always
Not in a war zone
an intoxication of love
A-L Andresen :)
by Sunshine Smile |
beauty, crush, kiss, love,
Newfound love, roses grow
New moon silver flashes
Nubile young, blushing cheeks
Nice guy, real charmer
Nuts about your sweet kiss
Nothing can change the love
Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
( Pleiades form : N )
For Kim Merryman's contest
by Dorian Petersen Potter |
faith, god, light, sorrow, strength,
~Wear His Armor~
but with his
love I'll always
His light shines all
is the Lord
faith will stand thru
keeps me whole
facing life thru
Lord I'll be
He knows all 'bout
best for me
is yet to come
His armor I'll
Dorian Petersen Potter
by Jesse Rowe |
crush, funny, funny love,
and walks together but she
won't know I was there
by Im Me |
crush, girlfriend, i love you, i miss you, love,
as the sun sets i look up at the sky
Watch the rooftops glisten with the moon light
Wondering if we see the same stars at the same time?
Butterflies, heartbeating, with these feelings i can see blind
Sleepless nights talking, leave me wanting more
Like them glowing footsteps on the sea shores
by Anita sharma |
cheer up, crush, cute love, desire, emotions, i love you, i miss you,
He smiles and gazed
deeper in my eyes,
I want to hear
take my breath away
have confession to make
million ways making me quake
A desire a passion
we can share
burning like fever
softly calls my name
warm as summer breeze
beckons me closer
let me enter
alabaster temple of you
sweet like ambrosia
by Leileah Kasperyan |
crush, kiss, longing, love, lust, morning,
smooth satin skin.
Fluid, graceful movements
as you pour hot milky coffee
a cup, that soft smile on your lips.
Still half asleep, I spill
your coffee on
by Tim Smith |
One final look,
one final glance
such deep brown eyes,
I'm in your trance.
Those full blush lips,
revealing that perfect smile.
I so need sleep,
but I think I'll dream awhile.
That radiant skin,
vibrant, glowing and flush.
An angel at my side,
so much more than a crush
As I close my weary eyes,
I know when I awake,
you'll be right there,
one more look I'll take
by Nadine Youngblood |
love, dream, dream, me,
How did a girl like me, meet a guy like you?
You’re the kind of guy girls dream about,
Almost too good to be true
This isn’t just a crush, I think about you everyday
And whenever I’m feeling down, you always know what to say
At first I didn’t want to get too attached
Because I had seen the pain of love gone a stray
But u make me feel loved and promised me
You’d never hurt me in any way
As I sit here writing this poem, I’m constantly thinking of you
Knowing this is more than a crush, hoping it’s a dream come true
by Leileah Kasperyan |
celebration, crush, england, firework, kiss, love, night,
tangled, soft and shy.
The smell of hot chestnuts
wafted through the milling crowd,
a promise of comfort and warmth.
We watched, you and I, the skies explode
as rockets declared their secret desires.
Catherine wheels danced a dizzying response
while the bang of crackerjacks echoed,
spilling smoke quick into the night.
"Penny for the guy?", they cried.
Sparklers lit, searching lips,
the most tender touch.
We kissed, my heart
*There is no category for a double etheree that I could see.
by JustPlainMerrie Noway |
friendship, happiness, love,
Her face is like candlelight in the dark
with eyes so deep in thought and
a smile so innocent
Brown hair so soft
Tickling her neck when the wind blows which
Softens her olive skin
Her heart is pure
Filled with sweetness but
Pounding with life
If she could live forever
She would and would
Never waste a single moment
To touch her is to really know her
Holding on to be complete
Kissing her softly and breathing her in
Never-ending laughter of youth and angels
Mind of a thousand scholars and a
Heart of a poet
by Honestly J.T. |
goodbye, passion, love,
Every night, before I close my eyes,
I have this aching in my ear.
Something else bothers me tonight,
Your title of wife is drawing near.
That's what your mother is or was,
And she still has a crush on me.
Just be sure you don't rush,
Know that you love him honestly.
I want you to know I loved you,
Though we didn't do right sometimes.
I could not stop thinking of you,
I think the choice you've made is right.
I could hate it again and again,
Yet out of love I'd let you go.
I believe that's the right decision,
Now I kiss goodbye with this poem.
by Vijay Pandit |
crush, sweet love,
You had a crush on her
You had a crush on her
Being sure as well
Love is what you felt,
Dating her exclusively
Without ever telling her.
She indulged in your care
Like you were her kid-brother,
And you rejoiced finding passion
In proximity of her splendor,
Feeling mighty blessed
When she wrapped you in a hug.
You didn’t know how to ask
What kind of love that was,
Had no clue how to talk about
The flutter in your heart,
And now you're too grown-up to ask
Yet, you are dying to find out
If she ever connected the dots.
January 6, 2018
Placed 3rd: Strand Pick 3 Contest by Brian Strand