by John Watt |
I am a silent movie,
a corny melodrama
played in black and white
with an observable flicker.
A little tramp
accompanied by ragtime piano.
You are pure A-list
THX, IMAX laser,
And yet you love
by James Marshall Goff |
Grandpa's Fishing Hat
hope and joy
more poetry books
Babar, the Stuffed-Elephant
McCoy Cookie Jars
ties I don't wear
family heirloom recipes
suits I try not to wear
my Children's love
....... Jesus Christ
by Robert Lindley |
encouraging, family, humanity, life, love, truth, wisdom,
Bit Of Truth And Wisdom, Found In Old Age
At that age wisdom says life is a joke
consider blindness of other poor folk.
Stop to ponder why on earth we exist
you may just find giving on that big list.
To live well, love hard and thus procreate
easy to see easier to relate.
Living life together with your soulmate
should be a part of everybody's Fate!
Finding life is not about what you got
should be holding solid, number one spot
Tis more about life lived well and deeper
with one you found, knew to be a keeper
If long life, happiness is your great aim
if reaching not for it, you are to blame!
Robert J. Lindley, 1-16-2017
by Debjani Mitra |
cute love, love, passion,
sweet and citron voice, fondled a whisper
did you say, "O my Love, pulling me close
refreshing spring water, cooler and crisper
restless eyes now crave, to forever repose
a vista of orchids, into my soul you dive
where a frantic heart, beats in your fervour
No more secrets, so effortlessly you arrive
in every corner, dreams in vain endeavour
in swarm of thousand kisses, I slowly melt
impetuous arms hug, a wild maddened sea
faintly glowing cinder, every cell now felt
an embrace, in your lockup, you set me free
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by Caren Krutsinger |
Running out of ideas?
That is impossible if you have a:
by Tirzah Conway |
family, friendship, health, husband, native american, passion, peopleme, me,
Steven, My Love, my best friend in life,
Parents that support me in whatever I do;
My two puppies Zeus & Eos (both mutts)
My heritage of Potawatomi, Huron and Sioux;
A family willing to lend me support,
A wonderful house to come home to;
A simple world I can call my own,
My siblings, out there to help pull me through;
My horses willing and full of heart,
And all of my friends - Old and New;
My semi-good health and happiness;
And the passion that writing allows me to peruse!
by Ingrid Showalter Swift |
O MINE VALENTINE
We are a twine of
a melted finish
and a perpetually unmelted finish
cracked open doors
wide open doors
long extended open unbracketed Silence
dark thick silence
light bright silence
cresting like a star being born silence
....we begin again
by Carolyn Devonshire |
I thank our Lord for the blessings bestowed:
Even though my wound still oozes, my skin cancer was completely removed
My fingernails are unusually strong and I have emery board access
The food I eat may be cheap and meager, but at least it keeps me alive
Much free time is mine because little work is available
How lucky I am to have friends who will laugh and cry with me at life’s troubles
I appreciate the ability to love and show compassion
Thankfully, I don’t drool too much when I eat
And most of all I am blessed with a sense of humor
* For Dane Ann’s “Blessings” contest. (Yes, my cholesterol truly is that high.)
by Jayne Eggins |
you touch me
and I fall away
into a thousand
petals of want
I am as bewitched
as the trail
that lies beneath
sing through my blood
and I am wrought,
with my need
to list into you
at just a touch
I need to inhale
you breath life
into every molecule
to overflow my spirit
and in the essence
I lay in want
of the masters
and to fall as petals
at his feet
Entered in Catie Lindsay's Competition
Fanning the Flames
Gained 1st Place
by Andrea Dietrich |
G od’s love and all the things He’s given me:
I ntelligence, abilities, free will,
V im for living life, the poetry
I nside me, for the muse is with me still!
N ew life that I’ve been lucky to see grow
G randchildren who keep me on the go!
T he list of what I’m thankful for goes on:
H ealthy fun activities I do,
A nimals I’ve kept as pets - now gone,
N ature, movies, food, the friendships true,
K indnesses shown to me, and the last:
S ouls I’ve loved both now and in the past.
but it applies to every year that I am alive.
by Dorian Petersen Potter |
faith, hope, inspirational, love,
~He Has Many Names~
Jesus has long list of names
The Bible says that, it's true
Of Man, and Prince of Peace,
Lamb of God,The Annointed One,
And Omega, and King of Kings,
Bright Morning Star, Lion of Judah,
Dorian Petersen Petersen
"The Trinet," is a poetry style that was created by Zion.
by HGarvey Daniel Esquire |
husband, life, love, thank you, wifeheart, heart, love,
My Life : FOREVER
My LOVE : ETERNAL
My Tears : BLESSINGS
My LOVE : IMMORTAL
My Fears : RELINQUISHED
My HEART : YOURS
My Eyes : See YOU
My Ears : Hear YOU
My Lips : Taste YOU
My Hands : Caress YOU
My Breath : Inhales YOU
My HEART : YOURS
( CONTINUED )
Author’s Note : This is a Birthday POEM
To “ LENORE ELLEN ( Adams ) JOHNSON “
MY LOVE , FOREVER
November 4 , 1951
by Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick |
faith, inspirational, introspection, lifelove,
Alive today, in this time, undeserving, yet, I am blessed…
By His divine mercy
By His eternal love
With a resolute faith
With a loving family
With special friends – a few
With hands yearning to heal
With a gift of verse -sometimes
With a gift of stitching - therapeutic
With a spirit for sharing
With a penchant for nature – no reptiles
With a special love for roses
With a beautiful smile that welcomes
With great fondness for the sea shore
With an incredible love for books and music
With a heart that loves unconditionally
With eyes that still see some good
For all these things-everything and
*Note: For Dane-Ann's "Count Your Blessings" Contest
by Jack Ellison |
This is a petition to convince dear Flo to return
It's just not the same without her
Hopefully I can convince 25 people to sign up
To make her aware how much she is missed
If you're one of those who badly want her back
Please respond to this petition and when I reach 25 names
I'll sent her the complete list of names to show her
How much we love her and miss her
I'm counting on you!
© Jack Ellison 2014
by Kudzai Mhangwa |
I want the sun
Served on a dish of silver and gold
Carved by the skilled hands of Hephaestus.
Pick up Mount Olympus
Place it down at my feet
Adore me in all heavenly glory.
Take all the sea salts to powder my hair
Make the lilies not die at night
Take the perfume of the roses and make it mine.
Scoop all the stars from the night sky
Embroider them on a dress of gentle silk
Give it to me with slippers made of glass.
Make all creation sing to me
birds, sea, creatures and legendary beings
Give all of this to me in exchange for my love.
by Debjani Mitra |
Behind the mountain, beyond the azure sky
unexplored passions, I've watched them die
unshed tears, clouds cross a dried fountain
beyond the azure sky, behind the mountain.
Waiting for a someone, youth and vigour lost
a fire of crimson rose, kissed by chilling frost
petals now withered, damage had been done
youth and vigour lost, waiting for a someone
A bunch of dead leaves, sculling in breeze
winter's sun, shadows murmuring in trees
hollow words echo, knowing love deceives
sculling in breeze, a bunch of dead leaves.
16th June 2020
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by Panagiota Romios |
The Poet Also Rises
Rising each day at three in the morn?
Hey, I am not a farmer planting
Just an aging grandma, blind as
Covered by her tortoiseshell cat.
Not bright as most of you here,
A reply now and then, makes her
smile and cheer.
On affection for many here she
has a long list.
But after hours too long on the iPad,
her lovely arthritic hands hurt and
But I will be back when the sun rises.
And dream tonight warm, autumnal
dreams of belly dance surprises.
October 9, 2019
by Shahana Jackson |
You lips on mines. I think about that everytime I see you smile. Your hands on my thighs that
what I think about when you touch apart of my body. Your eyes only looking at me that's what I
want to see when I look into them. Your kisses so warm they would fill me completely. I would
be forever full with just one kiss. Your on a list of mines and though I tried to fight it you stay
constantly on my mind. Kissing you. Being near you. Loving you. Taking the pain away from you
is all I want to. My body is yearning to be free. Your not making it any easier being here. But I
want you here. Open my gate.
by ALKAS POETRY |
allegory, allusion, appreciation, poetry, romantic, song, words,
your songs from limbo
of your soul and exposes
Do it list and with tenderness...
May you sing them beautifully
cast them accurately
on your beloved balcony,
at the counter of your intended...
Do it with maximum promptness
and grace, because you're at risk
that she listens to the songs
of love from another
further agile troubadour... and
by Kevin Moran |
faith, god, hope, inspirational, jesus, life, love, peace, prayer, religious, spiritual, thank you,
by Tim Ryerson |
Slide-out Coke machines
Bubble gum baseball cards
Full service gas stations
25 cents a gallon
Black & white TV
I Love Lucy
10 cent hot dogs
Vacation bible school
A dollar was a fortune...
No cell phones
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 Lisha Porwal |
confusion, fun, mental illness, school, teen, teenage, youth,
Hindi, English, maths are mine
Science so boring from my sight
I wanna fight with social science
Maths: my passion,
Hindi, you an Indian law
All you Britishers meet me once
I will show you in just a punch
Not only me, but generations hate you
So it's not a punch, some punches
You were one,
The event was one,
You died only once,
But appears in million
And costs OUR marks
Now you! ....science,
You are so deep
Yet a freak
Please be peasy
Make me easy
Coz, I like you
When I get you
Be a good sub
Be a good sub
Maths...you grow up!
On your own, all your problems solve up,
And if not,
I am to solve.
by Jillian Sabecky |
caregiving, family, food, for him, funny love, giggle, passion,
Today my husband said ' I can really go for some banana bread'
But this is what I made instead.
A gallon of Sweet Tea.
A bowl of Green Pea's.
Turkey Club on whole wheat followed by Smoked Meat.
Corn on the Cob along with Broccoli Raab.
Chicken Wings. Shoe Strings.
Pineapple upside down cake. A chocolate Shake.
Baked Potato served with a Stuffed Tomato
Now my husband has a belly ache.
I don't think he likes it, when I bake.
by HGarvey Daniel Esquire |
life, love, remember, wife,
The Gardenia Petal : Reminds me of the Silken skin of my Lenore
A Red Rose Petal : Reminds me of Lenore's long auburn hair
Cymbidium Orchids : Reminds me of the beckoning green eyes of my Wife
Laying in a Clover Meadow : Reminds me when we first knew Love
The Pink of Early Sunset : Reminds me of Lenore's Kissable lips
Feathers of an Eagle : Reminds me of my Life, my Wife; Lenore's Magic Quill