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Dear Poem - it's me, God (just kidding)...It's me ,your maker, now buy me a drink!

- ‘It’s time’ I said ‘to write me another rhyme’ and nagging doubt set in and I thought( Stop rolling your eyes - I do that, sometimes) It’s been so long, the voices chiming to get out have stilled....

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 13 Apr 2012

To Rant About Rude

- Can I rant about the rude, Without being lewd? Can I be in a snit, yet not say someone's a nit? When ignorance abounds, And thanks for help are not heard, Is it wrong to say it's no longer worth...

By: gypsy | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 05 Feb 2012

An uneducated man

- An uneducated man I am, of limited vocabulary. When using words, always needing a dictionary. Sometimes after searching out a words meaning. I find that I have misused, making it demeaning. Leadi...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2012

Jasper

- Jasper Well this was a fine state of affairs. I had seen some states of affairs in the past, but none to top this particular one; I was quite speechless in fact. I looked at Jasper in despair. ‘Wh...

By: mikey1963 | Category: Humor | Score: 4.5| Added: 17 Jan 2012

Ode to a Volunteer Editor

- I posted something in a forum and received the following message from a well-intentioned friend: “You used ‘precious’ twice, however, and made a typo in ‘perceive’ in the third paragraph. It's...

By: gypsy | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Nov 2011

Winter

- I can feel the ice grip as the temperature drops The snow now holding tight upon the hill tops Days much shorter now the sun lost some power The light vanishes quicker night has a longer hour ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 22 Nov 2011

The Teacher

- I want to teach my dog, Some tricks that are new, Like sit, fetch and heel, As a dog’s expected to do. But after many hours, Things are not going good, For despite all my efforts, She won’t do as sh...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Nov 2011

Zen and the Art of Crossing the Road

- Standing on the kerb By the stone bollard The carved number ten Mossily announcing a mile And an arrow pointing up to the town hall at my side. I am waiting to cross the road. I am one...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 19 Nov 2011

The Accidental Detective Part 6

- “Holy shit!” Mac exclaimed, his mouth hanging open. I stalked out sexily. I had practised for a few hours to try to walk in my new strappy black slutellos (my new word for slutty stilettos). I looked ...

By: Louise | Category: Crime | Score: 4.4| Added: 16 Nov 2011

Why

- There are all of these thoughts inside my head They are bouncing around and need to be said I know not why they keep haunting me But they labour relentlessly until I see The thoughts sometimes r...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Nov 2011

Liquid Lunch

- Rupert swallowed his liquid lunch of tomato juice and noticed how difficult it was to suck the juice from the many large cubes of ice the bar man had filled his glass with. He looked over the rim o...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 3.8| Added: 09 Nov 2011

What Lady Caught

- Lady was not a very clever cat. She was getting a little old, she had lost a few teeth and she dribbled a bit. She often forgot things like what she was doing or where she was going. She lived with an...

By: MissAdventure | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 25 Oct 2011

The Great Debate

- As I sat down at my desk to write. I heard a knocking on my door. Without a ‘hello’ literary devices, language ,words and other assorted poetic elements came through my door. And Rhyme said firs...

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Oct 2011

three wishes

- The Three wishes Desire thrashed around in her sleep unaccustomed to having the whole double bed to herself. She had fitful dreams about her husband who was helping a friend with his guitar stand i...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Fantasy | Score: 4| Added: 11 Oct 2011

Oh, Oh, Oh, let me weep ( Purcell's Lament music)

- LAMENT TO THE MUSIC OF Purcell’s lament Oh, Oh, Oh let me weep For my laptop Taken away To Nottingham Far from Fermanagh Oh, Oh, Oh let me weep I cannot send my stories I cannot read ...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Songs | Score: 4| Added: 04 Oct 2011

Battered to Death

- As I walked towards the precisely laid dining table, I encountered a young lady suffering from two painful boils that had arisen upon her buttocks…….. She smiled and served the dinner. Later...

By: Davidpendragon1 | Category: Mystery | Score: 4.1| Added: 01 Oct 2011

Relatives

- At family gatherings throughout the year, There are those who add to the holiday cheer, Those who brighten up your day, Every time they come your way. Most are a pleasure to be around, As fine as any...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 11 Sep 2011

Chewing the cud

- I was asked to write a poem about a bored cow?! Chewing the cud I know that the day Will go by as usual There goes the cars Up comes the tractor Speeding by to God knows where ...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 04 Sep 2011

Desperate people

- In the chill of the early morning in Mexico City six friends sat round a table drinking  coffee wearing the only clothes they possessed. “Sylvia told me! Believe me these Perez people are rolling...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Crime | Score: 3.9| Added: 03 Sep 2011

Adolescent Blues

- Teenage Blues Claire had two reasons to feel miserable in autumn 1963. She had just started the third secondary school she had attended since she was eleven; and her mother had put her on a strict ...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 31 Aug 2011

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle.

- Hey diddle Diddle the cat and the fiddle    How long had he been in the pub  knocking back pints of beer waiting for the numbness to set in so that his heart would stop aching? The tall, ...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 23 Aug 2011

Badges

- I sit in a chat room by myself, Only nineteen more days to go, One day I’ll be a legend, With another badge to show. Next I’ll try to add some friends, I only need ninety-eight more, I m...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 21 Aug 2011

Interactive Banking

- Interactive Banking It was not easy trying to make ends meet. Living in the city was expensive, and Megan was underpaid to do a dead-end job she was over qualified for. She didn’t have a lot of...

By: gypsy | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 29 Jul 2011

Finding My Purpose

- As I look up at the cold, colourless ceiling, with patterns and shapes that are drawn from my own rather dreary imagination, I wonder whether I actually hold any regrets. I don’t mean generally; I am ...

By: Lexi84 | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jul 2011

Ode to the Magnificent Rascal

- Homage to a Rascal Better than me I've no doubt you are, Your humour and vision outstrip mine by far. What is it I like in your startling style? Anent we shall know, but after a whyle. For a ...

By: gypsy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Jul 2011

Yard

- My third foot didn’t grow very well. Compared with my other two it was very small. It wasn’t useful at all. I could see what was meant to be a foot and it was badly deformed. I knew I had to do somet...

By: oomph | Category: Humor | Score: 4.9| Added: 11 Jul 2011

'Cross the Existential Track

- There is, I think, a universe That’s parallel to mine. Where someone else who looks like me Lives in a different time. She looks and thinks a lot like me Her eyes are hazel green But she has wit...

By: shelide | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Jun 2011

Soul Collectors

- Prologue Christmas seemed a horrible time to kill someone. I never used to like working at that time of year when I was alive, and I still don't. As a cop I tended to deal in misery; the Bad, th...

By: SimonHepworth | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 22 Apr 2011

The Accidental Detective part 5

- disclaimer - I do not own or lay claim to any of the songs mentioned in my story. Nor to any references to characters, movies and shows  “I don’t know if I can fix it” he said seriously “But I am ...

By: Louise | Category: Mystery | Score: 4.8| Added: 29 Mar 2011

The Accidental Detective part 4

- Sherry Baker-Smythe had come into my life when I was ten. I was universally hated and bullied at school because my father was a constable. He had arrested most of the fellow pupils' fathers, mothers b...

By: Louise | Category: Humor | Score: 4.8| Added: 07 Dec 2010

The Accidental Detective Part 2

- 'What did people do in the movies to lose someone following them?' I wondered. I envisioned a big car chase and a few flipped cars culminating with me half naked shooting a gun out of the window. Bloo...

By: Louise | Category: Crime | Score: 5| Added: 19 Oct 2010

Trash Talk

- They hang out all day, Ain't got no plans, With nothing to do, And time on their hands. In everyone's business, All over town, Just talking trash, To bring them down. Talk more trash, Late...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Oct 2010