life, love, philosophy,
by Sandip Goswami |
I asked to my father
Baba, What is life ?
He politely said to me, " Life is Duty . "
I asked to my mother
Maa, What is life ?
She said to me with smile, " Life is Responsibility . "
I asked to my teacher
Sir, What is life ?
He said to me with love, " Life is Education . "
I asked to my spiritual master
Gurujee, What is life ?
He said to me with confidence, " Life is Devotion . "
Today my son who reads in class nine
Babai, What is life ?
I have said to him, " Dear, You are my life . "
SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA
( Father means BABA, BABAI and Mother means MAA in Bengali language . Gurujjee means spiritual master in Indian society )
by Swetha Vangaveti |
She: I have no one to shower love upon me.
He: "I" love you
She: You are a busy man. You don't have time for anything. You neither wish me on my birthday nor text me ever. You never speak sugary sweet words to me.
He: I "LOVE" you
She: I have neither family nor friends, I possess neither wealth nor any riches, I have no education nor do I have any knowledge of the world.
He: I love "YOU"
Her eyes melted and his heart filled with joy.
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 Neldy Jolo |
dedication, education, history, life, love, nature, nostalgia, peace, people, philosophy, political, sympathy, visionary
People are commonly different
Symbol of diversity piece
Pure race doesn’t exists
Color and creed are just an identity
Believe only in human history
God sculptured them from clay
People are equally created
Having many opposites
But respecting others taste
When everyone is treated equal
Nothing appears but peace in hand
Discrimination, disunity and, suffering won’t be born anymore
Written to advocate to suppress racism
Bandar Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
10:30-11:00 am, November 13. 07, Tuesday
by Andrea Dietrich |
I see beyond the clothes you wear,
The color of your eyes and hair,
The things you both love and deplore,
Your status, education, or
All other worldly things. I swear. . .
My love for you cannot compare
To any other’s. I’m aware
Of what you need that you might soar!
I see beyond.
You are my child; when in despair,
You need to know how much I care.
I understood your soul before
Your earthly sojourn! Evermore
I’ll guide you. Come to me in prayer;
I see beyond!
For Paula Swanson's Poetry Contest: I See Beyond
by L'nass Shango |
daughter, education, introspection
How do I write my love upon the moon?
How do I
Tell how a father's trust upon you swoon
Your silence where belonging longs?
I so old
Fashion, filled with forms so clothed in wrongs
Telling of the heart weakens fiber of the man
The pain in me is more than you can understand
Of a fear
That if I relent you may in my weakness fall
And leave me
More desolate that Christ before he drank his gall.
O this love
A wave incessant in tidal force against the rock
Makes the sands
That runs determinant in my crystal clock.
by Raul Moreno |
If I knew Picasso,
I’d say Pablo come and see.
Bring your canvass here,
And capture this beauty.
I’d ask him as he painted,
The things he’s thinking of.
If painting brought him peace,
As he paints a painted love.
I‘d watch as he stroked,
The canvass from his soul.
It would leave me in awe,
If I knew Picasso.
by liam mcdaid |
beautiful, education, emotions, feelings, love, red,
Her lustrous skin captures his vision
He gently carves his desire on her
The foreplays of word begins
As she divulges the door to heaven
Bewitched by the color of her moonlight,
he bathes within the salt of her valley
The mystery behind his curtain of words
Is unlocked by his divine mistress
His heart races when she silently meets
the poet of her sensual dreams
As he traces her beauty with his fingertips
Ice melts on her crimson lips
And the foreplays of word begins
Thank you red for sharing pens
A Collaboration With Red Fiery and Liam Mc Daid| Year
by Jacqueline R. Mendoza |
children, education, family, friendship,
What is spoon-feed?
Feeding our thoughts
Sincerity, Honesty and Truth
Called Constructive Criticism
Striving to be at our best
Helping because of love
Motivated to Construct
Mistakes, Errors, Faults
It is okay
We are not perfect
Why use hell
Instead of Condemned?
Hell is Bulls Eye
Exact place when condemned
by Barbara Gorelick |
One big room
Teacher, six grades, love
Chaos, respect, learning, fun
Dodge Ball, lunch box, blue crayons, Huckleberry Finn
For Nigel's contest, sigh...way back when...
by James Peranteau |
education, family, history, philosophy,
Here I am,
the soul reading
this pinkish soul,
and twisted blotch
Then Solomon did love,
at the least,
seven hundred wives
From about this,
I did come
by jacque lee |
caregiving, education, inspirational,
We only have one life
this is not a rehearsal
live your life
don't waste it
your's or others
love one another
life is for living
be nice to others
when they have gone
we cannot change things
change them now
it's not to late
love one another
it's easier than you think.
by Mark Frank |
Circumstances folded my heart
Breaking almost every part of me
The part that was left
I felt would also dissipate
I picked up my pen and
Looked at the hearts of men!
Through courage and strength
I realized that no male or female should ever give up
I am the rose that grew from concrete
The composition of my life
Understood the elements of conformity
Through a brave decision
I gave up a love that became concrete
But with tenacity and flexibility
I found unity in my life echoing
A belief that could grow through anything
Because some humans represent roses that grow through concrete!
by Sara Kendrick |
A...Affection that is not sexual but spiritual or on a higher plane
G...God's love for mankind
A...A love revealed in Jesus
E...Exceptional love like God's love in John 3:16
by Swetha Vangaveti |
I fear not the glow of the rising sun.
I fear the perils that leave the tasks undone
I fear not the failure in examination
I fear the education that kills imagination.
I fear not the dearth of money
I fear stretching my palm in times of exigency.
I fear not the love's magical flow
I fear the burial of unspoken love in the grave of uncertain tomorrow.
I fear not the hurting word
I fear if there would be a day when I leave every word unheard
I fear not the untimely death
I fear the burial of notable thoughts under the blanket of ceased breath.
by tom bell |
angst, education, happiness, life,
I am amazed
By what happens
People long lost
at any cost...
Seems I was not awake
I can not shake
They walk right by me
And I don't seem to see
Lost in thought
Lost in hurt
I must arise
From the dirt
There's Love to be had
There's wonders to see...
I just never thought....
This could happen to me.
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu |
allusion, education, poems, write,
But my school master
my father and mother
the classmates and friends
contributed little, or nothing
Lessons to write poems
Life taught me major skills
Inspired me with intrinsic love
And it made me to conclude;
“Best and lasting lessons in life
are not taught by institutions,
but by the often neglected
wild bushes of life.
The harsher the wilderness,
the greater the lesson.”
by Amy Rose |
child, christian, courage, dedication, devotion, education, faith, children, kids, forgiveness, freedom, friendship, god, happy, health, heaven, home, hope, inspirational, introspection, jesus, journey, life, love, passion, peace, people, philosophy, prayer, relationship, religious, spiritual, tribute,
by Perry Campanella |
community, culture, dad, daughter, devotion, education, family, father daughter, feelings, children, kids, friendship, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, husband, i love you, inspiration, inspirational, international, joy, marriage, men, mentor, mother daughter, niece, parents, poems, relationship, spiritual, teacher, teen, teenage, thank you, today, truth, voice, wisdom, world, youth,
We have been together
treasured joy now for many years
we trust each other with our
emotions, with affection, tears,
Any day when you are sick or hurting
I feel your pain - significant other,
when eighter-one needs attention
we help one another...
These mutual friendly feelings
for assistance, approval, support
form our tight bonds,
usually never broken
Sharing visions, time together
we respect each other,
regardless of shortcomings
I know you, "I love you anyway"
by Katherine Stella |
childhood, daughter, dedication, devotion, education, family, children, funny, happiness, health, imagination, inspirational, life, love, people, philosophy, thank you, uplifting, visionary
quit running !!!!
by Jacqueline R. Mendoza |
angel, beautiful, beauty, black african american, bridal shower, caregiving, celebrity, childhood, christian, cousin, daughter, death of a friend, devotion, education, environment, father daughter, first love, flower, children, for her, kids, how i feel, little sister, me, mom, mother, native american, nostalgia, people, poets, school, spiritual, student, woman, women, work,
They see strengths
Not the limitations
These are people who will make you proud of yourself
They will tell you why you’re special
Trust you to the point you have to answer their expectations
They make you better than you normally are
You can be proud of yourself
They respect you
For what you’ve done
Where you’ve come from
They see what you’ve experienced something real
Respect you for your courage
They live by their rules
They do not expect you to follow theirs
They are at peace to themselves
They are not proving anything to you
They are good listeners
Sincere in their interest in you
You feel important
They are available for honest
Makes you want to share yourself
by Jimmy Qin |
child, education, high school, math,
Occupations are not
all useful, like when Sisyphus rolls
and nobody cares. Even Camus
can’t justify my love
of quantum or calculus, when it’s burn-lonely
rolling out the integrals: I integrate
myself into a human
-ist Existentialist here’s the point -ist
theory of why I am why I am
and when I differentiate my parents
chide me. I gather the pieces again.
by Dan Keir |
allah, angel, angst, confusion, dream, education, faith, freedom, god, happiness, health, heaven, history, holocaust, hope, humorous, imagination, inspirational, introspection, jesus, journey, life, lonely, loss, lost, lost love, miracle, nature, on writing and words, pain, peace, people, philosophy, political, prayer, recovery from..., religious, sad, spiritual, stress, success, sympathy, teacher, time, write,
Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?
by Sidney Beck |
childhood, education, school, day, kindergarten, , cute,
TIRED KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
I love their cute, fresh, open minds
But teaching comes in different kinds
One day I succeed in planned teacher-telling
The way to do things properly
Next day I fail like a drunk in charge of a watermelon
Kids are like balls of mercury
Their containment is in serious doubt
Exhaust me like a lemon at maximum squeeze-out.
by Katherine Stella |
childhood, education, family, fantasy, children, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, imagination, inspirational, life, love, people, teen, uplifting, visionary
braces interlocked - told him no kissing