art, friendship, meaningful, nature, symbolism, tree, writing,
by Robert Lindley |
RETREAT TO HEED OUR HONEST DEEDS
Two old oak trees weathered by winds and rain
with fallen leaves, branches and toughened bark
to shield a core of grandeur, and sustain
the wisdom borne to see the light from dark.
Two noble men aware of twilight time
both face evil world with courage and grace
Love and Nature gifts each, a life sublime
all standing with courage none can erase.
Each rooted within mother earth's great fold
weathering this world's darkest raging storms
images show lives lived regally and bold
tho' existing in weakened earthen forms.
With words of wisdom written in our seeds
we seek retreat to heed our honest deeds.
22nd June, 2018
T.J Grén & Robert Lindley
by Panagiota Romios |
character, daughter, dedication,
M-is for Motivated, that really is you.
A-is for Aliveness, all the year through.
R-is for religion,you are a lover of God"
and shows in all that you do.
I-is for Integrity, that honest spark,
that makes you,you.
A-is for the Alacrity'with which you get
E-is for Endurance in work, home and
L-is for Love, which in reality, your
name should be.
E-is for Eager at each task at hand.
N-is for National, a woman proud uniquely
proud of this land.
A-is for Attractive, your skin, eyes and body,
that set men reeling.
July 27, 2019
by lisa macmaster |
hope, husband, inspirational, lost love, love, sad, wife, love,
You are a million miles away
thinking of you I am today.
I want to write to tell you so,
although i'm sure you already know.
My body may be far away,
but my heart is what will always stay.
True love is very hard to find,
but you my dear, are one of a kind.
I've found a love so pure and true,
loyal and honest , that is you.
I am proud to say we belong together,
no matter the distance, our love will not sever.
and when we're together again you'll see,
so happy, together, forever we'll be!
by Laura Hannan |
funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, love, parody, passion, teen,
My darling enigma, my dove
You’re the epitome of my love
Your smile shines at me pearly white
Pale skin shines and glints in the light
Silken locks, obsidian flow
Eyes just like ice, crystalline glow
Peals of laughter ring like a bell
Enchant me; I’m under your spell
You walk with a musical flow
Tiptoeing with softness through snow
But, alas, you open your mouth
Utter tripe spilling out
If only you’d keep your mouth shut.
(Love from Anonymous)
by Sunshine Smile |
to create peace
from the heart
~ Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Charles Messina ~
~ 2nd place in the contest ~
Sun :) A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved
by Justin Bordner |
i love you,
There is a bloom of October
born of autumn's mauve harvest sweat,
her roots reach into the reason of passion
her skin smells of love's honest heat
and her wings whip the crave alive in crimson wind,
she is a sphinx of intellectual seduction and the lioness of Libra law,
from the echo of her elan laughter
summer's lean leaves which long for honey fire
rustle with rebel hue,
the rue of her rouge tears will woo you
with memories of spring's sprite and winter's ruthless wrestle
and in the desserts of her melodies your soul will succumb -
by Tim Ryerson |
for her, friendship,
she’s a faithful friend
a mentor, a confidant
a trusted teacher
of poetry forms
loyal, loving me for me
with no conditions...
on one occasion
she set aside precious time
to study ALL of my work
yes, from first to last
offering kind opinions
on what she thought were my best...
she loathes the lazy
practice of copy/pasting
bland, boring comments
or: ‘Nice work! Love it! Congrats!’
(short but not so very sweet)
she’s funny and fun
honorable and honest
(she knows I need it)
confidence sans cockiness
now THAT’S a lady...
by James Cottrell |
beautiful, beauty, cheer up, conflict, cute love, desire, lost,
When I close my eyes I see your face
Shining beautiful like summer's grace
I see sweetness in the curve of your smile
Which lingers in my mind for a while
Yet in your eyes I see a lonely dove
Who yearns for man's honest love
Majority of your years you've had so much strife
Yet you still deserve a man in your life
So break the bonds and mould the pain
For there is still much more to gain
by Jerry T Curtis |
I love to make a comment
as everyone knows well
Some are good and some are bad
but who can really tell
I may or not, be that honest
a position I can sell
by simply adding to a post
The letters "LOL
by Julie Grenness |
feelings, love, men, retirement, romance, women,
Here, I dwell in no man's land,
On the flip side, there's men unwomanned,
They can be a miserable band,
Desperately seeking a hand,
I read their profiles for online dating,
Is this pulp fiction they're creating?
"Honest, sensuous, sincere men here,
Tactile and reliable...", Great, my dears,
All searching for affection,
BUT, I want your ex's true opinion!
Can I have her phone number, please?
What do you mean she's overseas,
Like forever and permanently?
Oh, really, really, really.....
What does your ex say about you, please?
Why complain about her to me?
Honestly, why are you unwomanned?
While, here I dwell in no man's land.........
by Edward McCormick |
devotion, friendship, girlfriend-boyfriend, life, love,
I do not love for love,
Nor will I hate for hate.
Cannot, I, feel for you,
To just reciprocate.
Unflattering as is,
An honest truth still is
by Shannon Deane |
friendship, on writing and words
H.G. my liege, you lead the heed
Your heartfelt writing filled with need
To give voice to honest words
For thoughts to reach all free birds
Encouraging those whose passion burns
Experiences presented down winding turns
Vivid expressions easily painted
Seeing your dedication I almost fainted
H.G. my Liege, I dedicate to thee
Dedicated just for you, from me
Written for H.G. (Harry) Daniel Esquire
With many thanks love always Shannon
by Caren Krutsinger |
angel, humanity, universe,
We thought we were strong
Something happened to change that.
We simply were wrong.
Angel with magical cat
Sent us unexpected love
We were truly glad of that
Sensing they came from above
The love they brought was honest and true,
Unconditional joy, practically unheard of.
They returned to heaven, when they were due.
Inspired unity first, brought us together as one.
They had converted us, stronger and true.
Thanks to a lot of teamwork and a bit of fun,
All of us together, much stronger as one.
by JAN ALLISON |
You want me, oh how you want me
Some days I simply can’t wait to turn you on
I leap on to you any time of the day or night
And you always respond to my touch
You crave every inch of my naked body
Then you whisper words to me
Oh how you can hurt me and I wish you would lie to me
But you are always so brutally honest and I admire you for that
Some days I love you
Other days I would love to ditch you and I never want to see you again
Guess we all have a love hate relationship with our bathroom scales
30th August 2014
Unable to enter it for contest as it is not a sonnet:
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 Seren Roberts |
Alone with his memories
He sits and wonders all alone, thinking
where has his life gone, not fun being old.
Had many friends with whom he sat drinking
boasting of love many secrets were told
Some who like himself can no longer walk
Need someone to push him when they have time
To sit on this bench, reminisce their thought
a wheelchair replaces these legs of mine
I wonder what is going through his mind
The laughter of friendship, honest and true
Putting the world to right, helped them unwind
A Penny for your thoughts, please share them, do
So raise those eyes, look to the skies above
Smile at your friends, who are watching with love
by Rick Parise |
beauty, love, nature,
Christening the weeping willow upon the misty morning dawn
The daring sun fighting the muted cloud covered haze in victory
Spills a tapestry of golden light through the stained glass window of hope
Waking from an evening of steamy passion and endless love songs
I lie tangled in your arms in soft breaths of honest confession
As we gaze beyond the garden of soft lavender promise
by Rich Rogers |
how i feel, irony, poems, poetry, spoken word, truth,
Shocking as it may seem to believe,
I dislike iTunes Christian and gospel genre.
The only explanation I can fathom,
Is that all its songs sound the same to me.
My preference is hip hop and pop,
Lecrae and Andy Mineo are my tops.
I do like Ariana when listening to pop,
Mostly I rock to the Apple’s pop.
I love J. Cole’s “Brackets” so much,
I even wrote about it for my class.
So much truth exposed in the song,
It’s impossible to ignore the message.
My focus effects my reality,
I keep Jesus as my centerpiece.
Without him, a me there wouldn’t be,
Connected like the roots of a tree.
by Andrea Dietrich |
My hero has a name which has lived on
through history with great respect and love.
Though decades since his time has come and gone,
there’s no other leader I can think of
who cared so much for all those for whom he
was representing in high government.
Though poor, he rose up, and a destiny
of greatness he fulfilled as president.
A nation divided had to be kept
from separating. War had to be fought.
So many died. For that, I’m sure he wept.
Yet assassination fell to his lot.
He freed the slaves; there was no better than
dear Abe, a self-taught, honest and good man.
Nov. 26, 2017 for the Hero Contest of Silent One
by Raul Moreno |
As I add another notch,
Into my belt of failures.
I did not gain the joy of my heart.
And if I had gained,
Your honest…true love.
I wouldn’t contemplate
Using that very belt
As a makeshift tourniquet,
Around my pleasant dreams.
Choking the flow of my tomorrows,
To ease the bleak pain,
…of not being with you.
by Germaine Elliott |
angst, faith, hope, inspirational, introspection, life, life, love,
"i can see the truth, in pain's honest form
a death rejoiced, a life unknown."
when at times, my despair grows high
i keep with me, an honest nights cry
when darkness closes, and the night is long
i remember the sun, and keep my faith strong
a new day has come, with its own peace of mind
and then i can believe, love isn't that hard to find
i look around and see, the rays of a brand new day
shining brightly all around me, a hope for me to say:
"i can see the peace, in truth's honest form
a life rejoiced, a love reborn."
by Tom Cunningham |
hate, love, peace, trust, war,
The sun will shine brighter tomorrow when...
Mankind lives in peace, but up until then
We turn on the TV and see war and hate
Mankind needs to change before it's too late
You may be Muslim, Christian, Hindu or Jew
Be honest and tell me, does it matter to you ?
Respect, love and trust, so lets get it right
Then maybe our sun will shine really bright.
Written on 20th June 2018
For Charles Messina Poem of Poems contest.
by Red OMara |
She had a smile, I remember.
A slightly crooked,
that showed me she was someone I could love.
So when her eyes in bed held mine,
all of my deceits became impossibilities,
and all of my defences, but transparent flimsies.
What was it she exposed?
And from where within me?
Was that a fragment of my soul
she held before me?
I never knew I had one.
But she knew
all of me.
by Michael Jordan |
lovelife, romantic, life, romantic, , romantic love,
Yesterday is tomorrow’s today
In this game of life we play
In the game of life we chance
All we have on romance
Shake the dice then let them roll
Cross the bridge then pay the toll
Make a wish upon a star
Then let them see who you are
Open your heart and face the task
Open your soul and lose your mask
Let romance light the fire
That is forever fueled by desire
Let your words be honest and true
Be the things you say and do
And most of all for the one you love
Live your life for the Lord above
Through his love your romantic endeavor
Will be blessed and last forever
And that’s a true gift by the Lord above
For nothing is better than romantic love
by Emily Rakis |
My tears fall for many reasons,
Recently they have fallen over a broken heart,
Over a hate turned to a love,
Over a boy who gave me fake love,
Over a parent who is too strick,
Over a friend too honest,
Over a boy crushing on me,
Over life being a giant circle,
Over my heart beats stopping,
Over so much drama that i cant handle it.
My tears fall for many reasons.