bullying, dark, depression, grief, murder, poverty, time,
by Patricia L Graham |
The hideous and the humble
Blood peppers falling snow
As world hurtles to the tipping point
Life chokes on ignited air
Wrenching love from hungry mouths
Stars fall without sound
Some weep helpless, day through night
Ever wondering how
Never knowing why ...
by Victor Buhagiar |
The wind blows softly over the lonely,
The suffering think of themselves only.
A world of chaos, racism, and turmoil,
Utmost egomanias spoil our toil.
An old man groans, no decent place to live,
Are there relatives? No comfort to give?
Blow softly oh lonely wind, they care not,
They are comfortable, and all forgot.
Somewhere a child is crying his heart out,
Can anyone guess what it's all about?
Is the child hungry, lost, or cast aside?
Much abused, ill-treated, or love denied?
There are millions of cries heard on the wind,
Alas no one bothers: is man unkind?
by Emile Pinet |
12th grade, anger, angst, anxiety, discrimination, imagery, immigration,
wars drugs poverty
famine fear rape death
that's the impoverished world
desperate immigrants flee
and yet we won't let them in
go die on the other side of our new wall
stay away from what’s ours
we should be ashamed to call ourselves Christians
there's no kindness in our hearts
or tolerance for others
even though God's commandment
says to love our neighbors as we love ourselves
by Daniel Turner |
No gold nor silver, weights my needy purse
Spun silk and finery I have no need
Such poverty of wealth be not God's curse
For bless'd the man who covets not for greed
My wealth is in the lilies of the field
The colors of the sunsets thrill my soul
Fruit trees and animals provide their yield
And stewardship to nature is my toll
But verdant forests do not warm a bed
The moon and stars, though friends, are silent stones
And lonely is the footpath which I tread
For one true heart, I'd share my pauper's throne
A golden heart and pauper's paradise
For love and happiness, a humble price
July 31 2017
by Sandip Goswami |
feelings, love, pain, philosophy, symbolism, tribute, truth, woman,
Kashmir is the innocent beauty of nature
It lifted me above all mire dark and dense.
Kashmir is the divine smile
It gifted me a peace beyond all of my sense.
Kashmir is the sorrow
It showed me a combined pain of poverty, corruption and terrorism.
Kashmir is the beautiful helpless unmarried woman.
Whose neighbors are trying to capture her body not sweet heart.
Kashmir is the paradise on earth without dream...
SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA
( THE POEM IS DEDICATED TO EVERY WOMAN IN ALL COMMUNITIES OF JAMMU & KASHMIR AND POET ANDREA DIETRICH )
by Sandip Goswami |
celebrity, deep, hero, inspirational, love, poverty, sensual,
They are not rich.
They have no car.
They have no fat.
They have no dream.
They are not so-called educated persons.
They are not news.
They are struggling for existence.
They have not any exceed of life
Which is poison.
They live with their old parents.
They have innocent smile and intuition.
They created their poor house as rich home.
They are my celebrities.
But I am not communist.
SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA
by Apolo Amai |
absence, addiction, career, creation, dark, depression, emotions, freedom, identity, loneliness, soldier,
With love comes consequence
With hope comes failure
With triumph comes fear
With peace comes worry
With riches comes pain
With poverty comes envy
by poesy relish |
child, childhood, evil, loneliness, poverty, society,
In this dark and dreary world, the urchins forced to toil
Their body bared and tarnished, gain little sleep and boil
Tiny hands and feets famished, no love they had meet
Like young lambs for slaughter, were they forced to cheat
Sold away by father, with no heart but only greed
How my mind cries, watching this heinous deed
And sighs, its a discriminating fate unfair.
© Nadiya (22 Jan '15)
*Won 4th place on 4 Feb 2015 in the contest 'Interlocking Rhyme' by Isiah Zerbst
by Bernard F. Asuncion |
W-ith millions starving,
W-e all must be united,
W-alk with faith and love.
Topic: Worldwide Walk To Fight Poverty
by Bonnie Jennings |
appreciation, caregiving, character, courage, faith, family, poverty,
Figuratively there is good and there is bad
Intuitively we know there are high paths and low
Rewarding goodness; not hatefulness when so sad
Eliminating love, the thief comes to take what you know
And there are consequences for each choice made
Children who wander lives without a mother nor dad
Destitute families who’s last night never laid
Unless a miracle occurs their lives will be bad
So, in the course of suffering and destitution
Come magnificent family courage and strength
And some how a divine illumination
Causes a peaceful and caring restitution
And the answers come often at the end of time
But, looking back, They’re no more blind
©2016 All Rights reserved
by Nichole Schindewolf |
I love because I can.
In a society that embraces
those who have, not those to
I am still able to share this
I walk down poverty lane happy
with a rich heart.
My calloused hands are all I
need to create my world.
by L. J. Carber |
allusion, appreciation, beauty, celebration, god, love, universe,
I sing to You
from an empty vessel,
for You gave me
my eternal voice.
All about me are lost,
all are deaf
to Your voice
as it flies on the wind
and none can see,
all blind beggars
unaware of their
deep, deep poverty....
Your beauty is everywhere:
sunlight and moonlight and
the grace of birds
in their flight of freedom,
and trees standing tall
as guardians and oceans
whose waves crest eternally,
and Your grace...ah,
THAT is what holds
the Universe itself together,
and in us it is
the love that calms,
the love that pulls
meaning from death
and gives hope
to those who reach out--
by Verlena S. Walker |
best friend, character, image, imagination, introspection, muse, remember,
Amuse... In a world of splendor, I want to share thoughts.
To capture others with a creative voice
To embrace emotions as a writing tool
To ruminate another’s introspection
I am just a muse.
I want to be your best friend.
I want to enable you to write again.
Within the universe, are beautiful landscapes to provide stories to contemplate.
Why not ponder romantically and write about the love you found in Greece.
Be your reason to fulfill your dreams.
I am just a muse.
Just topics to theme
I am just a muse meditating ideas.
~Be My Reason Free Poetry Contest Entry~
~Entry Date: March 06, 2014~
by Gershon Wolf |
dedication, faith, future, poverty,
Amidst the broken windows
The blowing trash on the sidewalks
She walks, cheekbones prominent
Head held high
Past drunks, huddled against the cold
Past the shrunken veins of stoned addicts
She walks, leaning into the wind
Her step steady
Empty lots littered with glass to her right
On her left, boarded-up residences, nevertheless
She walks, her love for her children
Filling her tear-stained heart
To a bus stop, then a train station,
Another bus stop, and then finally
She walks, to those pretty, far-away castles
To polish her diamonds' futures
by janelle barker |
I hope you heal – from no apology
I hope you heal – from Un - reciprocated love
I hope you heal – from the emotional abuse
I hope you heal – from being scared
I hope you heal – from no self confidence
I hope you heal – from poverty
I hope you heal – from the pain you didn’t deserve
I hope you heal – from being scarred
I hope you heal – from being to vulnerable
I hope you heal – from loneliness
I hope you find – the courage
I hope you find – your strength
I hope you find – your selflove
I hope you find – your new beginning
I hope you find – your smile
I hope you find - your way
by Elizabeth O'Driscoll |
care, caregiving, children, education, family, food, love,
Nobody is born bad
Lack of love
Lack of compassion
Lack of education
Lack of jobs
And lack of care
Drives people to take desperate measures to survive
by Blake Holland |
addiction, adventure, allusion, anger, art, child, childhood, children, community, corruption, crazy, dark, death, deep, depression, desire, evil, fantasy, fear, freedom, future, gothic, grave, grief, imagination, lust, murder, pain, pollution, poverty, power, sad love, science, society, spiritual, spoken word, visionary,
The innocence is transfusing
the goat skin drums
children of the mills,
children of the junkyard,
and we keep filling them with
mercury, nitrate, espestice, baby bombs
blasted out of their shaved heads
by Grace Faolian |
abuse, age, angel, anger, angst, betrayal, childhood, dad, daughter, depression, father daughter, grief, hate, loneliness, lonely, murder, poverty, teen, teenage, women,
I live where angels fear to walk
Don’t ask questions, no one’s gonna talk
Another kid’s innocence is being take
Their thirst for blood will never slacken
Love is something only found in a fairytale
But those don’t comfort, when home is spelled H E L L
Left alone for days on end
Nothing else to do but play pretend
Trying to get lost in a dream
But when that doesn’t help, all you can do is scream
I’ve called the devil by his first name
His eyes are cold, mine are the same
I live where angels fear to tread
By the time you find me, I’ll probably be dead
by john freeman |
classy lassie I love…never will I ask her hand in marriage,
just poverty stricken Redneck boy…she would turn me down,
though I have silver in stars above and gold in the morning sun!
by Jeffrey Lee |
friendship, girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness, husband, inspirational, love, peace, people, uplifting, wedding, wifehappy, happy, love,
Me with you and you with me
You are what set me free
Together we can face our fear
Our love can take us any where
You make my world complete,
Together always you and me.
Through sickness and in health
In poverty or in wealth
We are unstoppable
But so loveable
Without any reason
Anytime or any season
We love each other,
Care for one another
Together forever in harmony
Once we are together things fall into place and we are happy
In anger or in kindness
Whether all seeing or in blindness
Together we are strong
Loving hearts keeps us young
Yes now my dream has come true
Now I can be happy and be with you
by ahellas Alixopulos |
love, mother, philosophy,
Oh, how we keep
the level of our
as, age, sickness, and
loss of dreams
take their toll.
You ask what it matters,
if you do not graduate.
Truth to tell, little,
in these times,
in this society.
School is only one
small measure of success,
imperfect at that.
But for a mother,
whose life has been
a weary negotiation
the apparent success
of her children
becomes the last measure
of a life's value.
You, in your determination
not to have anyone
judge the value
of your young life
until you hit your
refuse to give
one small gift
to one that has lost hers
by Adrian Robinson |
miss you, pain, pashto,
Lick these writings of mine
Let my ink stain your taste buds
Can you stand the taste of my pain?
Wounded by the sharpness of thy mind i bleed continually- my ink is
The words of my qull flow from my vein
I'm standing below the poverty line
Will manna fall from above?
There's no nourishment in the rain
The freedom I search for is yet to find
I want to be free like a dove
Free my brain from the mental chain
Racism should be once up on a time
Pour me hate and i dilute it with love
Hate me with passion- what's your gain?
by Daniel Human |
hope, loss, love, poverty,
To gain a friend is to lose loneliness
To gain poverty is to lose many friends
It’s sad to see the edge of selfishness
To see the waves and tides and trends
But one who gives, gives love so simply
And one who goes, goes alone
Yet here you stand alone, but loved
Even if you stand and beg
For someone to throw an empty bone
by William Hernandez |
addiction, growing up, poverty, society, urban, violence, world,
Sirens and metro buses
Detectives and narcs
Hustlers and thieves.
Friends and foes
Currency and narcotics
Bums and dope fiends.
Soft or hard
Packaged or dumped
White or green.
Love and disdain
Loyalty and trust
Hope and shattered dreams
This is my block.
by Troy Snyder |
children, hope, joy, poverty, smile,
Red Nose Day
I hope a stranger starts to laugh
As they walk along my way,
I will wear my nose with pride
For this is Red Nose Day.
Buy a nose and you will smile
As you hear laughter all around,
A gift of love to a child’s heart
Where poverty can be found.
A red nose will bring happiness
And help the hunger in their eyes,
To give the young a fighting chance
And put color back in their skies.