by Daniel Turner |
This life we're living
Is so unforgiving
Reminding us every day
Of games that we played
Choices we made
Dreams that faded away
Paths that were crossed
Loved ones we've lost
Still promising a brighter tomorrow
When that promise is broken
Our wounds rip back open
Leaving hope to drown in deep sorrow
From our very first breath
We're stalked by death
We live our lives in fear
Knowing well it won't last
So we live loose and fast
Look up and the days have become years
We add peace, subtract strife
Find the sum of a life
Discover we've love left for giving
Love that goes wasted
On the bitterness tasted
In a life so unforgiving
by Daniel Turner
by Janis Thompson |
The God Seeds
in the midnight summer solstice
out in air alive with fireflies
floats young lovers and their wishes
exciting moments hand and hand
hold the mind in solid silence
contemplating on the romance
to be shared in heat of passion
just a touch is hot attraction
till coming dawn all fresh with dew
with a sum of years, they ponder
deep within to nurture God seeds
of a rich devotion aging
from eye to eye and lips to heart
of the man and of the woman
imparting joy and love to keep
a constant growing in the soul
an empathy says someone cares
to walk together when their old
by Anthony Biaanco |
our minds and souls
have somehow linked,then strolled
down paths of rain freshened flowers
forever mingling to songbird hues
we spread our mutual seed into forests green
the texture of our scent..pristine
the past cannot blemish such moments
in the center of our lifetime, a golden pool
harpfish splash a silvery surface
the bottom strewn with love's jewels
we dive for the blue heart of it all
a deepening touch, tumbling walls
an eddy of us paints a lavender dusk
we emerge pure as the sum of our love
infinity plus infinity equaling us
death cannot divide the frolick of such moments
by John Hamilton |
cancer, courage, depression, encouraging, heart, meaningful, uplifting,
Cancer may ravage whole body parts
but it can never conquer resolute hearts.
Battered and bruised by aggressive procedures
we may hardly recognize our distinguishing features.
Remember this my friend, all hope is not lost
You can fight this evil enemy, but there is a cost.
The price is determination, a strong will to keep living
you have so much goodness left inside to keep giving.
Remember this my friend,
We are more than the sum of our human body parts
Cancer cannot kill the eternal love dwelling in our hearts!
John Derek Hamilton
by Dom- X- |
abuse, addiction, celebration, dedication,
No, no, you got it all wrong
This is my N song
I love using the N word in everything I do, I am
NO, I am not Sam, I am
I love the N word, when told to google thing
I don't like the N word during the middle of a fling
Many times I use the N word, when asked if I took the batteries
NO, I did no such thing, you crybaby
I use the N word, when my girl needs sUm cash
I'm not falling for that dash
A simple No, to all money grubbers,
I'm not a "YES" man
I'm a "NO" man
On occasions, I love using the F word even more
by David Smalling |
friendship, hope, loveheart, heart,
My heart is not a poem, you may come
And sit awhile apart from the drowsy day
And measure in silence the sweet sum
Of all I am to him in him when I pray
My heart is not a poem, do not read
My lips for syllables sly in sentences
That ever mask our inherent need
It's too naked for pride and pretences.
My heart is not a poem, I'm a man
Simple in form and capable only of love
When you come, bring not a plan
But come to give freedom to this dove.
by Joe Maverick |
Solitude all around. 'In there' I am lost; midst a thronging everywhere'
Though I have never walked, a planet cold; a lonliness to me has talked,
As a sea of silence surges, await I the breaking dawn of love & gentle urges,
Imagining that they could come, outside of this indifferent lot; that is my sum.'
Dim the light, and worn the day; I exist despite.. Evil times & trecherous ways,
If only 'one' could break the doom, forbid the hold of this living tomb,
But no.. No one I even guess.' Would warm me with true & safe caress's
I've fallen down to lay alone, my future colder than a frozen stone.'
by Leon Enriquez |
Make up your mind to be at peace,
Ignite your heart to know the truth;
Nurture fond finds that bring sure ease,
Delight sure start as calm sets proof;
Feel inner glow as stillness comes,
Use clear focus to show you how;
Live lovely flow as moments sum,
Niche kind locus right here and now;
Explore the feel of loving grace,
Sense the aura as peace fashions;
See joy reveal bright glow in place.
Notes sculpt flora in kind action,
Opt to be still as love appeals,
Work then bold will as splendour heals.
04 June 2015
by William Forchion |
black african american,
At this moment I sit and reflect,
so much water has flowed under the bridge,
so much life has been lived,
triumphs, successes, vitories, wins,
pain, frustrations, upsets and defeats,
I am here and more than the sum of my parts
I have lived, i have loved, I have broken hearts,
so much like the onion there is more of me with every peel,
once the peeling is done I will need time to heal.
send prayer, send healing, send chocolate, send love,
most importantly send the love,
while I sit here and reflect.
by Leon Enriquez |
Death is a pause between two worlds,
Reach that calm sea where stillness sums;
Embrace swift course in shades that swirl,
Ask to be free of mere outcomes;
Do not feel fear as death finds you.
Death is a friend that brings calm rest,
End with joy near on homeward cue;
Allow brief end to sum this quest,
Touch and feel now the light that shines;
Hope and faith know life's sacred shores.
Deep love endows what's yours and mine,
Intuit a flow that gathers more;
Enter and be one with all things,
See boundless seas of deathless springs.
26 July 2015
by Izzy Gumbo |
adventure, fantasy, friendship, imagination, life, love
Yes, see the entry,
Enter the center
and feel eternity.
Somewhere beneath my eyes
Some bare the mark of lives
Sum time past, at last
to remember. After thunder,
that life is divine. Reach...
Yes, see the entry
and feel eternity,
Some poetic chemistry,
Some dare love to see.
Sum past to present
that Living is the Time
by DON JOHNSON |
a poem of truth, words cast ashore,
from where lonesome, often pulled an oar,
a bitter pill to be alone,
me n the dog an cat call home,
catch another lover, yes 4 sure,
just the waiting, is a bad-sum bore ...
(thanks Gail Doyle's, Without Love)
by Wendy Watson |
Mr MacPherson, a mathematician
Was married to Sally,a keen statistician.
With little division to trigger vexation
Their conjugal lives led to multiplication.
First Roland, then Harry and then the addition
Of first daughter Jenny, a gifted logician.
The one common factor of great satisfaction
Engendering fervour and strong interaction
Was love of arithmetic, logic and theories
Together with quantum and harmonic series.
In sum, they endeavoured on every occasion
To bring mathematics within the equation!
by Mitchell Griswold |
bible, christian, faith, god, religion, religious, spiritual,
I am the sweetness in your desires that be.
I am the passion in a hot fire's intensity.
I am the caring in a tender touche's caress.
I am the gentle in it's full gentleness.
I am the angel of hope for what can be.
I am a teasing demon tempting irresistibly.
I am a tear in a yearning lonely heart's sum.
I am those emotions that will surely come.
I am that gaze in a lover's longing eye.
I am those dreams on which you can rely.
I am all things that you need me to be.
For I am His love that fills so completely.
by mirian parrilla |
life, self, love, me, self,
being me not self centered
Caring and kind hoping to find
The best there is in human kind
Trying not to be judgmental
At the same time be conversational
Trying to see both sides as a one
Often conceded as soft hearted
Taken to the heart
Often known for a few tear jerker’s
Funny humors to the core
Less often a bore
Love to have around
To brake a frown
Always willing to lend a hand
Love giving not receiving
Patience in life’s everyday situations
Great listener ready to give good feed back
A survivor not a fighter
A forgiver not a forgetter
Strong minded protective when it comes
To the ones I love
To sum it all up I am just me myself and I
I love being my self
by Kim Merryman |
Flamingos pink and perky love wading in the glades,
Lazing on white sand beaches you'll see tourists on display.
Oranges grow in groves off'ring juicy sweet splendor,
Rainy days combust into lightning flash and thunder.
Interesting marine life, such as Manatees, dwell here,
Days of blazing sunshine draw many Snowbirds near.
Alligators do abound - just want to make that clear!
To sum it up, Florida can be a tropical paradise.
A great place to live if you don't like snow and ice.
(For those of you unfamiliar with the term "Snowbirds": It's the nickname for the Northerners
who come spend their winters in Florida's warmer climate)
by Jessica L. Sparks |
grief, i love you, missing you, mother daughter,
I look up high and see a bright star,
That must be my angel
Yes shes a star,
Mom I bet , its so beautiful living
In a castle up in the sky,
My mommy is an angel ,
I wish I could see her fly,
when sum days are hard ,
And reality sets in ,
I breakdown and cry ,
then I see a sparkle and really
Thats when it all made sense ,
I got comfort , from the bright star
way up high
Thats my mommy , shes an angel ,
sitting on the sky
The brightest star,
I love u mom , and think of u no
matter how far
U are ....
I can c u watching down on me ,
Where ever u are...
In loving memory of my mom
Pamela Sullivan -Sheets
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
faith, introspection, life, love, love,
Tendrils of gold fall over my eyes masking a timid soul.
Alabaster lies beneath woven strands; ev'ry emotion takes its toll.
Pensive am I in all my actions, compassion steers a grateful heart.
Even though I slip into doleful days, each morn I wake to a happy start.
Surefire strength comes from my faith; through God, I overcome.
Together, from joy, sorrow, peace and strife, my love becomes the sum.
Reaching for a promising tomorrow, I build my haven with family.
Yearning to nurture love and life, more enlightened, I hope to be.
By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, July, 31, 2012
for TAPESTRY Poetry Contest
by Patrick Cornwall |
Dig the hole and like a mole
Can't see you now am blinded
Digging fast to forget our past
Will bury it beside me
Will keep it there
With love and care
Till needed it reminds me
I'll pour it out
Until it sprouts
And plant the seedlings around me
Memories will come
Forget the sum
I'll pay my dues directly
We meet each night
I hold you tight
Till rooster crow and wake me
Our love was spent
Will plant you directly
by Terrell Martin |
I found myself
Out walking yesterday
In the warmth of the sun
And cool of the shade
Talking to the One
Within about who
And what I truly am
As a sentient, human being
And a man. I discovered
Nothing more or less remarkable
Than the sum total of all
The thoughts, words and deeds
I’ve ever produced, not withstanding
Every drop of love I’ve known.
With every step I took, in retrospect
I saw how much the grass had grown.
While birds flew by as if I
Were standing still inside
A vacuum or vortex deep in space
Waiting for this magic moment
To dissolve and disappear.
Seeing the world more clear
I ended my journey ‘round the block
Thankful I still have some time left
On the clock.
by Daniel Human |
adventure, hope, imagination, inspiration,
A bubble of boundless buoyancy
Gravity cancelled, the earth slips away
As the bordered basket swayingly
Takes us up, up out of the fray
And slowly sound recedes below
Not to background, but downground hum
As weighted bags of sand we throw
And gravity slips from zero to negative sum
The treetops point up at us above
Astonished, as we clips their heads
Rising high as heated love
We glide over their grassy beds
And as the dusk paints a deeper shade
A Chinese lantern we became
When brief blast of furnace flame then made
Our bubbletop glow with flame
Funny how from up high it seems
Everything small below
Funny how from earth it seems
A singularly splendid show
by Dominique Jon Apple Webb |
abuse, anger, anti bullying, betrayal, conflict, rights,
Sex abuse makes you feel dirty,
When he’s the one that’s scum,
It takes away your dignity,
That which you treasure as your sum;
You know you shouldn’t be there,
But collect yourself to concede,
The assertion of molestation,
That's supposed to meet his need.
“Will I ever be sexual again?”
You fear and think life’s over,
And still his hand and hard-on,
Fill your mind, his credentials hover;
“Will I manage to speak to my councellor?”
Bold with love, patience and grace;
“What will be my outcome?”
And “What will be my life’s face?”
11th of September 2015
by Louis Borgo |
I’m the mountain that has risen,
I’m the tunnel that left castle floating by,
I’m the hammer to nail to beat to pull,
Sum up the words I’m beneath the castle wall,
Put in work like toad to stud,
Rampage the flood pastor to news,
Pick up fast I’m the new Walt Whitman,
leaves of grass on my side and,
Pay me for that song,
Like tunnel vision,
Measure time measure time what fit,
by Cole Banner |
feelings, giving, introspection, judgement,
Would you help
someone in need,
if you find your
paths do cross?
Would you step on by
or help them up....
and listen to their loss?
Though we know not
what lies ahead,
in the days of
dark to come...
While some go hungry,
some count coins,
smiling at the sum...
You best stay true
to love and luck,
and all things
likewise such -
We're measured not
by fame and wealth,
but by the lives we touch.....
Copyright © 2010
by Demetrios Trifiatis |
heaven, introspection, true love,
From the amount of kindness
Any given act of altruism performed,
All selfish motivations that may have prompted
Someone to carry out that work of
The remaining sum, is what is considered to be,
Kindness' sum of pure intention and only that is
Expected to be credited to one’s heavenly
© Demetrios Trifiatis
19 January 2016