by Connie Marcum Wong |
Should there be such pain in
passion of the heart?
Or does the heart,
simply by beating,
know the boundaries of pain
when it can no longer absorb any more joy?
The two seem intertwined at times,
each exalted unto itself.
From euphoria to melancholia,
the heart is on an endless journey
seeking harmony and balance,
yet finding anything but.
We torture our souls
for the sake of love,
enduring countless curves,
on the road to the steep summit
where a plateau cannot survive
the weathered storms for long,
but for the season’s summers
Make Me Feel it Poetry Contest
Sponsor Becca Teagan
July 9, 2016
by Liz Labadie-Reilly |
The Hurdles of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a skill, a strength
because it is born out of character
and does not come easy.
It is a mountain encountered on life’s road,
a steep climb to condonation,
reaching the summit to find peace and healing
waiting to embrace you.
Without forgiveness, there can be no peace.
Forgiveness is a choice, an attitude
which must be learned.
unlocking chains of bitterness and resentment
allowing the spirit to soar free.
Forgiveness is a check, ripped in half
cashed only by the mind,
satisfying all debts.
It is the needle that mends the soul.
Forgiveness is love.
by Joe DiMino |
allegory, allusion, appreciation, blessing, faith, heart, love,
Where the sun stops
And the light fades,
And the dark deepens
One finds a subtle
Within this symphony
Of great spheres-
Horns a summit of air,
Percussionists not a beat
Safe harbor, so to speak-
Without a peak...
For Time has no say,
With cycle in pure alignment,
The movement paused
Defying slip or stray,
The conductor's wand not a sway-
Here I also find You,
In the still
On High of Grace…
by Jo Daniel |
I whispered my love to the wind,
It floated in the breeze and died,
I whispered my love to the sea,
It rode on the waves and vanished,
I whispered my love to the sun,
It spread with the rays and melted,
I whispered my love to the hills,
It reached the summit and faded,
I whispered my love to a plant,
It folded its leaves and wilted,
I whispered my love to a bird,
It sang a dirge and flew away,
I whispered my love to my love,
And he whispered it back to me.
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Sponsored by Regina Riddle
by Erich Goller |
Faith And Courage
With faith and courage
seeds of love shall never die
everything shall feel right
deep within the heart
a dream that heaven fulfilled
has refreshed the soul again
turns shadows into sunlight
touching everyone with love
with His guiding grace
forever when you believe
blesses life in many ways
courage to cope with
when you reaching the summit
forever near will be your gain
within many ways
life be never quite the same
giving strength and faith anew
Erich J. Goller
by Demetrios Trifiatis |
age, old, people,
A summit, old age is,
Whoever, succeeds to ascend
Panorama of life, in all its glory,
(C) Demetrios Trifiatis
01 October 2015
*Today is the World Day of the Elderly. Without them
we would never be here! Remember them! Love them!
by Margaret Franceschini |
Life Story by Peter White My version
I came alive when first heard the beating sound,
The strong pulsing of your heart
Emotions consumed all around
My soul felt anew as if my first new breathe
Awakened into life
Falling in love with you
Memories like flowing tides in oceans waves
Rhythmically moving slowly to a sound in sway
Lifetime of beginnings with no endings
After all I have lived I can breathe again
For there is no one else like you
Brought me to the summit
I thank you for this renewal of my soul
Where I learned of laughter
You gave to me console
Lifetime of beginnings no endings thereafter
Awakened into life
Falling in love with you
by Peter Dome |
caregiving, devotion, love, marriage, romance, romantic,
Caress my thirsty heart
with tender words of love
Shower me in gossamer soft kisses
that render my soul to float to a higher
places that transpire from thy velvet
awakening exploring glove.
Plant the seeds of pleasure
that bloom on fertile ground
Show me thy treasure
and where thy sun kissed
Summit we climb may be found.
Let us languish in euphoric
as warm waves like on a moody ocean
sweep over us
As we lose ourselves
within the enveloping deep tides
by Joe Flach |
Lacing up my hiking boots
A backpack full of supplies
Heading out on a new trail head
As the sun just starts to rise
Switchbacks up the mountain trail
Waterfalls at which I stop
Six thousand feet of elevation gain
Before I reach the top
Splash fresh water upon my face
Enjoy the flora along the trails
Rejuvenating my inner soul
This exhilaration never fails
Approach the apex of the mountain
As the sun reaches its summit in the sky
Looking over miles of God’s green earth
Puts a teardrop in my eye
I love each day I can spend this way
Enjoying life in this particular fashion
Hiking trails through the wilderness
Is my enriching passion
by Tavip Endro Yuwono |
faith, lovelight, longing, light,
Oo…The Holy Light my love
Thou are my ultimate light I long for
I would not like to pay attention to light
sparkling on the Giza pyramid
I do not take an interest in light
glistering on the Borobudur’s summit
Also I do not care about the blistering shine of the sun
spouting to the Kaaba
and the bright light of the moon
spraying to the Canterbury Cathedral
As the only feeling I have is
a deep longing for Thee
to dissolve myself into Thy unlimited and lovely Light.
Oo…The Holy Light
who is beyond all of the shiny beam
I wish I would be destroyed
in Thy glorious gleam.
by Rahima Espat |
lust, sensual, , cute,
If only I could
I totally would.
To love to feel
To die embracing.
That everlasting emotion
Lurking deep in the ocean.
Burning like lava
Exploding from inside.
Electrocuted by your stare
Teasing me with a dare.
Awakened salacious images
Running naked through my head.
Seize me with longing
Fervor endless growing.
Elevate me to the extremity
Come to a halt at the summit.
Dissolved by lust
Attempting to adjust.
Evaporating with the zephyr
Adagio movements concluding me.
by vini Cho |
adventure, africa, art, crush, deep, for him, love,
You are my place of solace, your voice is serene music to my ears.
Gazing into your deep oceanic eyes is like reading enriching literature.
Your smile is aesthetic work of art evoking a sense of tranquillity to my bewildered mind.
I hear a gentle sound of waves crashing against the shore through your breathing.
Your touch is like reaching the alluring summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Your presence is a wildflower meadow filled with fantastical butterflies which I try to capture for just one moment.
You are my picture of a dream, I see you day and night.
by João Camilo |
If my heart could talk, would you listen to it?
I saw what was hidden, the wind was my ally,
Praying in the sidewalk, before the summit:
You talked with birds, learning how to fly.
If my hands were your eyes, to lift my veil,
we could share the horizon, over the waves,
a young sailor in his ship, learning how to sail:
my skin has secret signs as walls of old caves.
Oh, come to read me! The lamplight is faint,
But the pages are sweet-scented like a rose
Yet to bud and the cover is soft with no taint.
Give me your poetry, I will give you my prose,
The unbroken verses, with your dark and quaint
Handwriting is mine, elsewhere, they stay loose.
by Femi Adebayo |
crush, cute love, love,
If I a song to you will harp-
Such that you I to muse
That'd be my chant-
So your artery and vein fuse
If a word will call
To which your heart wake
The tongue be drunk till the dusk-
To see in your pupil your lush
If be will I
A fountain to descend
I'll mountain you to the summit-
Place, where love is no beginning
Conceives no end
Aims are to the sky
Towering through the lands
But my love a space to be
Endless, you to fill-
Even till your lids grace the bed
by Ken Carroll |
beautiful, beauty, lonely, love, night, romantic,
Tonight I call
a certain woman
who spreads her scent
of fragrant dianthus
into my night
The way she
speaks my name
almost mocking me
making gentle fun...
Because of her
modest style of love
I look to her
my evening star
behind orange clouds
over ocean horizon...
the highest summit
of my heart
she the poetess
the moon goddess
in sunset towards the west...
by Esson Alumbugu |
Boldly slashing the horizon
Your distant blue peaks
Beacons of hope, beacons
Beacons of unyielding
Beacons of strength.
From you spring our noble
Of smiling blue roses
Growing defiantly on bare
Steadily sparring many giant
These ancient hills
Motherly cradling a
Of me, of you, of these
Proudly flooding the promise
I cry within a foreign soil
For just another sip of your
But soon, yes soon
When the winds blow south
I shall find my way once more
To your homely sunlit
by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen |
beautiful, caregiving, family, love, peace,
In the summit of high land,
A Sky home,
Sun and Moon living together like husband and wife,
From the day one,
Not in closeness but very attached,
She is small built,
He is six foot,
She sits down in obedience like a Japanese wife,
Looking his ever smiling face in Love,
He is returning home tired,
She welcomes in cool and calm,
He carry's her in his lighting arms in love,
She dies soon he dies like an Indian woman,
Star children playing here and there,
Sibling planets around helping each other,
by Brandon Basson |
introspection, love, nature, peace, people, places, me, me,
Wrap me up in rainbows
Compact and stuff me in your duffel bag
Travel with me to parts unknown
Scale mountain peaks and valleys
When you’ve reached the summit
Insert your flag of wisdom
And proclaim the new found “wonder”
Show me beauties, unroll me downhill
Sail down in the redness of love
Without fear of carpet burns
Do that, then join my side
Place warmth of trusting hands
and bleeding hearts firmly into mine
We’ll climb the stairway back up to heaven
Together as one…
by Keith Bickerstaffe |
I adore you, curled and satisfied,
your beauty full displayed,
the swell, the fullness of your form
make thoughts of sadness fade.
Your lips so red and aggravated,
trembling with desire,
your breath, exhausted from the fire,
my body enervated.
Spent; the zenith of our passion
sealed and stricken with a kiss,
we lie content, the aftermath,
the pinnacle of bliss.
'Tis heav'n, the summit of our love,
enshrined in dreams so rare,
our promise locked in evermore,
I stroke your silken hair!
by Verlena S. Walker |
adventure, america, appreciation, beautiful, farm, hope, world,
Not as tall or rocky as a mountain are the Mississippi hills.
We visit Crystal Springs often during various times of the year.
We love the natural raised area of land and the easiness it was to trek the fields.
The Hills of Mississippi is where my ancestors' spirit(s) lives.
We are descendants of the Trail of Tears and Mississippi enslavement.
The highest point to view, as we summit to enjoy its nativity, is the constant
changing of landscape.
The hills of Mississippi are an attraction for hikers’ and nature walkers' fun and delight.
PENNED ON JUNE 11, 2014!
by Frank Guglietta |
courage, girl, life, memory, passion,
the stage was set,
Our eyes connected at
Now they're locked,
the audience shifts and
As they are blind
behind the door
your lips burn,
your thighs feel
my hands play
hide and seek,
reaching the summit and
flying through the valley.
our bodies seperate
our energy one
your love was so
the clueless bar,
if they only knew ,
would sword my soul
to reach you
but you were mine,
and I was yours
locking passion in a room
by Casey Ramoshaba |
blessing, christian, faith, love,
jesus of Nazareth
I need you to resurrect
and lift this hex
set out by the best of the worst,
amongst the rest
I need to rest
and take a deep breath
while I incline this steep slope of life
at the summit
ill summon you
and submit my resume
I feel semi-godly
I hardly feel human
love don't make sense no more
after these four years without you
I doubt you
believe in my existence
at this constant speed I'm travelling at
I need to reflect back to my..
and water the seed
that's been planted near the bank of my...
by Mary Arnott |
I have a compulsion to ignite the bittersweet devil inside me. I indulge in delicacies of succulent confections dipped in the essence of creme. To savor spiced extract captivating my aroma's I fragrance surroundings. To be rich in desires rocks my fantasies..come with me you will see. Ravishing thoughts of you caress my beauty giving the taste of euphoria. I am exquisite and I sexually electrify.I will leave you a little more daring and satisfied. We will together build a summit . We will lay in cold glaciers and soak our toes in lavender. Together we will create the destiny. Give me your hand lay your body tightly against me...inhale my precious breath.
by Naomi White |
Howe great are your lofty peaks, amongst hillocks traced
Free from foes and frauds , ink my ridges with love and freehand
Ones tail whips round between valleys deep, creating a landscape, a mighty sweep
Lancers move forward and runty stays close, for those wagers upon us will judge us the most
Ego and IDs freeze at first glance , six nations armies forlorn and entranced
Exit the summit, bring down the gate for thine has the power to command check mate.
by Joe DINKI |
confusion, friendship, people,
A Smile Summit True
Oh, the young do await the game;
They put off ‘til the morrow,
The weight of dreams to bear;
They blunt the anguish and sorrow,
Draw near my sullen few;
I’ll whisper in your ear: the neon
Glow, the murmur low calls one
On to chase it; yet such love
A dirty shame;
Our scars will never show it,
In heaven they all know it.