age, longing, love, youth,
by Connie Marcum Wong |
Sweet youth with its ghostly shadows of regret
encircling the mind of an aging maid...like vultures
waiting to descend
Capturing those passions left unspoken
from a self-conscious shy student in church choir.
His flawless skin drew me in like an invisible magnet.
My eyes followed his every unnoticed move
in anguished longing.
My silent lips uttered no audible words even when
he reached out to touch my long deep golden hair.
I reminisce and suddenly he's right here
His jet black hair and handsome face remain frozen
in youth as my words left, unspoken.
by catherine labeau |
thank you thank you to my mentor
she seen in me in me no one could see
write your poetry but use virgule
and diligent I write tons of nonsense
with no virgules as I am a bad student
but you forever in my heart never to be forgotten my mentor.
by Richard Lamoureux |
addiction, celebration, firework, sensual, sexy,
To love her
Inch by precious inch
Me a willing student
Not once was I discouraged
She helped me practice night and day
With her there were no l i m i t a t i o n s
I was given the f r e e d o m to express
In time she became a w i l l i ng student
She could no longer resist my touch
Her an~~~instrument~~~of pleasure
Sweet notes escaped as she moaned
Time no longer mattered
R e s i s t a n c e futile
Floating. ~~~~ up
F r o m her
For Silent One's contest
"You don't learn anything about life in school"
Sometime "HARD" lessons are the best.
by Natasha Turner |
From a child to a mother
Now a mother to a child.
From a student to a teacher
Now a teacher in every fight.
From a warrior to a sinner
Now a sinner with an open mind.
From a follower to a master
Light awakens the ambiguous blind.
From a victim to a warrior
With cuts that have left visible scars.
From a heart with love embracing
I will deliver until life parts.
Faith, serenity, hope and death
All lead to what’s next!
Brian Strand Poetry Contest
by Zamreen Zarook |
age, angel, beautiful, beauty, body, boyfriend, celebration, celebrity, change, character, creation, desire, emotions, children, friendship, girl, girlfriend, hero, humorous, i love you, image, life, memorial day, memory, middle school, relationship, romantic, school, society, student, teen, teenage, truth, wisdom, woman, women, words, world, youth,
Fake Words – Zamreen Zarook
God have given us mouth,
Not to speak to north and south,
Tongue is given under an oath,
So it’s our duty to protect them both.
Girls chat fake with boys,
Having a notion that the boys are toys,
They often make varied noise,
Thinking to keep a trap on handsome guys.
Boys are also human being,
So it’s not possible being clean,
Things varies in the way they are seen,
So positive thinking will make you keen.
Boys’ minds are pure,
As it is pure bio,
So don’t try to pour vino,
Which will take decades to get cure.
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 Ngoc Nguyen |
beauty, character, child, depression, emotions, faith, feelings, friend, friendship, girl, god, grief, growing up, growth, happiness, heart, hope, identity, inspiration, introspection, jesus, life, loneliness, lonely, longing, love, mentor, metaphor, pain, people, philosophy, psychological, relationship, sad, sorrow, spiritual, strength, student, sympathy, teen, teenage, truth, uplifting, wisdom, women, youth,
Give me drink, rest, and solitude—
these are all the things I long for;
give me as well your finest food,
and I'll ask of you, lass, no more!
My lovely lass, what's the matter—
why are you all down and alone?
Don't be vexed because you're sadder
than most, dear, for God loves His own.
Sweet girl, I'll tell you a secret:
if I were a young lad again,
I'd chase you for your sweet asset.
But as I am two-score and ten
years old (with wife in deed), never
can I be your white knight with steed;
but your sadness won't last forever,
if you pray for the one you need.
by Ngoc Nguyen |
desire, feelings, lust, relationship, sensual, student, teacher,
My beloved friend and favored professor,
is it so wrong to esteem and admire
you with so great and profound a splendor,
which is boundless with a heartfelt desire?
Your silhouette is my Achilles's heel,
and your lips (what lips those are!) dare I kiss?
Your fair skin glows with a heat that reveal
to me a sensuality that I miss.
I am undone! For you are my dilemma:
my lust for you is embarrassingly clear!
Must I extinguish this o'erwhelming fire
that I have for you? For you are most dear,
and longed for. Were I not student or friend,
could I be more to you by this sonnet's end?
by Merly Elarmo-Coloma |
kids, image, kid, pride, school, student, teacher, wisdom, words,
She always comes wearing a sweet smile
Though I listen to her for awhile
She makes me discover a lot
Teaching me is what she’s all got
Kind, loving, caring and patient
In school she stands as my parent
Tries to give me the best lesson
So I become a good person
She loves me and I love her
Like mom she is always there
To enlighten me and to guide
She’s also raising me with pride
by Tasha Taylor |
cute love, feelings, giggle, smile, student, teenage,
I see you walking down the hall.
Your gorgeous blonde hair,
Thoughtful blue eyes, and
Perfect smile make me flustered.
I try to disappear into myself
When I will pass you.
A God like you doesn't notice
People who are like me.
Somehow, you catch my eye
And you wink at me as we pass.
When you can't see me anymore,
A smile lights up my face.
The impossible actually happened!
I am left grinning like a giggly idiot,
Getting concerned glances by others.
Yet, I don't care because you smiled at me:
You with your sunshine hair,
Deep, blue ocean eyes, and
your contagious smile.
My smile glows because of your smile.
by carlos kipkoech |
crazy, earth day, funny love, high school, silly, student, sweet,
Ten minutes past time she enters,
She's too beautiful to be a teacher,
Her favorite short skirt exposes her thick thighs,
Lips red and pouting, she's a killer,
Right away my concentration flees,
Her and me far away at planet Jupiter,
With a bungalow and two exuberant kids,
I just wedded my teacher at Jupiter,
And it's Only within fifteen minutes,
Don't worry,Maybe we'll fix and visit earth later,
Bell rings,and she ends,
Only to notice,I didn't even open my locker,
Am back to Earth,not with her,but with several boys.
by Anthony Amero |
daughter, dedication, love, thank you
You are so grown now.
11 years old and seem like 26.
No mom, just me, and you are happy,
Thank you, God, for the gift of patience.
Honor student, eminently popular and talented.
Long hair, beautiful eyes and just as clumsy as me.
So smart for one so young, innocence lost.
Still want to be tickled good night, baby girl.
Daughter, friend, roommate, partner, goofball
You fill so many roles in my life.
You have made parenting so easy for me
Thank you, daughter. No reason. Happy Tuesday.
by Archana Garg |
Money for the greedy,
Love for the broken hearts,
Food for those who are hungry,
And clothes for those who don’t have.
Health for those who are sick,
Laughter for those who cry,
Parents for the orphans,
And a child for those who don’t have.
Hidden treasures for the pirates,
A good teacher for those who study,
A good student for those who teach,
And fame for those who don’t have.
Unknown lands for the sailors,
Satisfaction for those who work hard,
A masterpiece for an artist,
And contentment for those who don’t have.
For me the perfect Christmas gift is—
A smile that I can bring on the faces who are dry.
by Richard Breese |
dance, funny, funny love, giggle, humor, husband, soulmate,
There once was a student from Gilroy
Who wanted to marry a tomboy.
But his parents protested
Then had him arrested,
And forced him to join the Bolshoi.
by Sheila Cooperman |
This is written by a 12 year old student who did not get comments last time :(
Please comment, be positive to this budding writer. I am the teacher.
Palindrome Poem Read top down and bottom up
There is no hope in life
It is a lie when you say
everything is going to be okay
Everything turns out bad in the end
Or you are being built up to be torn down
Love is a lie,
happiness is a game
friends are the pawns
so don't think
You will find a way out
it all happens for a reason
tears come with every smile
that is when it matters
so when you have hope
be ready to get it all taken away
by Kuleza John Lembi |
Dwelling in them, a soft hearted soul
Love plated but pain on its core
Moss covered mountains to cross
Full of merciless piercing stones
Mind invested into a battle of memories
Battle with horrible images of courses in diaries
Both ends candles are burnt
To light the way through the six hills of torment
Flooding down cheeks are tears
Shaking rough hands of lamenting songs
Injecting the venom of fear into the spirits
Made to be passed, though hurting beyond limits
Journey of a medical student
Like a terrifying flood to expose the hidden gold
by Andrea Dietrich |
(Isa was an ESL student of mine from a small island country off Africa. The students were learning about limericks, and I wrote this one for Isa, because she really did love junk food!)
A lover of junk food, sweet Isa
was happy when she got her Visa.
For with it in hand,
she left for the land
of burgers and french fries and pizza!
(featured but never in a contest)
by thabiso xulu |
2nd grade, humorous, i love you, student, sweet, teacher, teachers day,
Who taught the world to read?
Not for money but a good deed
Taught us how to spell
And picked us when we fell
Taught us how to count
Told us the world was round
Standing in front of creatures
All with different features
Preaching in sense of teaching
Helping reach dreams that need reaching
Doctors and lawyers
Even taught the rock stars
If the world were fair
Would have seen talent so rare
I love my teacher
by Zamreen Zarook |
body, change, character, desire, children, growing up, growth, happiness, happy, hero, husband, life, men, relationship, smile, student, teen, teenage, wife, wisdom, woman, women, youth,
Human or Humane – Zamreen Zarook
The precious creature of the divine lord,
One differ from other as the playings of harpsichord,
Every single was a pass chord,
So as to go for their fatal reward.
Muscular system is a part,
Nervous system is an art,
Skeleton system is again a handcraft,
Things matters on the beauty of the heart.
Showing kindness and sympathy,
You become a man of empathy,
This leads to be healthy and wealthy,
Where as it makes your life lengthy.
Dummy body is human,
Love and kindness within it is the humane,
decide and alter your membrane,
Before you reach the torture of the hurricane.
by JAN ALLISON |
miss you, my child, student,
Today you are leaving
There will be no tearful goodbye
I won’t stay in the airport lounge
You won’t see me wave and cry
Now you have your own life
Though it’s far across the sea
Settled into studying at university
We have no wish to hold you back
Just spread your wings and fly
Remember we are here for you
Though we are now miles apart
Son we love you and I will miss you
From the bottom of my heart.
24th April 2014-04-24
The title is from a song I adore by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
by Tawona Mzila Ranganawa |
The student bar
I went there just to see
All the decency lost
Parents don't have a clue
The Noise , the drunkness ,the drama
I went there just to see
Embarrassed to say, words fail me
A mere look tells you all
This place, a reflections of the horrors of our society
A little hell
When do they grow up
I just went there to see
All the chaos , flying bottles
Church people, oh i am embrassed to say
Those smiles and that socialising unity
Beauty distorted, love measured
The height of the voices
I just went there to see but what i saw i am embarrassed to say.
Written by Tawona Ranganawa
by Black Lotus |
change, friend, goodbye, graduate, sad love, sorrow, student,
I wave good bye
But still your eyes are dry
I say Hi
But you walk right by
Why do I even try
by Mike Conway |
africa, america, angst, bible, black african american, books, business, childhood, christian, conflict, dedication, desire, discrimination, dream, earth, emo, emotions, evil, father, god, history, how i feel, inspirational, jesus, journey, judgement, love, men, metaphor, spiritual, student, symbolism, usa, wisdom, words,
It's the third verse,
I got the urge to purge
All the curt words I've splurged,
I've submerged in sin,
I'll go to church repent,
Then go curse again,
Lets reverse this trend
We nurse tolerance,
When it might offend,
If I white wash my fence,
So try to not get tense,
When I do not defend,
Those who chose to be dense
And not use their two cents,
To show kids the reverence,
For the pledge of allegiance.
by Sandra Haight |
The years fly by, our children leave the nest;
so soon their own are off to meet their quest.
This month, she graduates with her degree;
a teacher now, granddaughter reached her aim.
With love of reading, writing, she became
head of the Poetry Society
and student-taught the middle school that she
attended years ago...her joys to claim.
English teacher now
certified to shape young minds
with love of words...written, read.
As a poet too,
the heart of this proud grandma
overflows with thankful joy.
Sandra M. Haight
Premiere Contest: Three Style III
Sponsor: Laura Loo