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Friends

- Some are long Some are short Some a flash in the pan Some are precious Some are costly Some take what they can Some are true Some are false Some you want to ban Some steel your heart Some...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 04 Mar 2012

Speaking Poetry

- It’s not your words but the cry behind your voice when you sit across from me, your tea cup gripped and I see your eyes are moist as your knuckle wipes away one tear. Your heart betrays...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2012

Complication

- C onfusing the issues with the written word, O ften happens when trying to M ake another understand your intent with written words alone. P roblems arise when an uneducated person like m...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 02 Mar 2012

Acceptance

- A llowing others the freedom to be themselves, giving C ompassion freely, showing respect C ompletely, never sympathizing, but always having E mpathy for everyone. P rejudging never, maintainin...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 Feb 2012

Angry Birds: Poem Edition

- They have stolen from us one last time. Tonight is the night we attack and fly And they shall pay for this grievous crime Now is the moment those green bastards die. We hear the mighty sprang as we ...

By: PrinzLucky | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Feb 2012

Breaking Day

- Sunrise cresting over the hill. Breaking calm morning still. Bringing light to the swamps. Dawn awakes, activity prompts. Night sounds fading, so long. Birds sing a melodious song. Raven crowing...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 26 Feb 2012

Tolerance

- T enability, being fair and rational. O pen-mindedness, receptive to new ideas. L eniency, love, mercy, forgiveness. E mpathy, understanding another's feelings. R esilience, rebounding, ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 25 Feb 2012

Confusion

- C - Confounding O - Overcomplicating N - Numbing F - Flabbergasting U - Underlying S - Sedating I - Intimidating O - Occupying N - No understanding

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 23 Feb 2012

The Flood

- The clouds have dispensed its heavy pour Water is filling up the dining room  Feeling soaked knee high from the wooden floor  With the thunder sounding its deafening boom. I witness my photographs ...

By: PrinzLucky | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 20 Feb 2012

Censorship

- C - Confined E - Expurgated N - Naked S - Smothered O - Oppressed R - Restrained S - Subjugated H - Harried I - Imprisoned P - Purged

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 20 Feb 2012

A Post Mortum Farewell

- I sat beside him as he cooled. I touched his hand and stroked his head. Death had come an hour before. They placed him on a hospital bed. I found him on the bathroom floor. There was no pulse or...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Feb 2012

Are You Here

- Are you here, I ask? As I face a daunting task. You always answer, yes. I am here, what do you need? I tell you I am struggling. You urge me to carry on. I tell you, I am afraid. You place yo...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 Feb 2012

A Solitary Life in Twelve Lines

- When one is spry and healthy, being alone is not too bad. Though there is no other there is much fun to be had. When aches and pains have started but are not yet too severe, life is still qui...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 03 Feb 2012

Dark Corners

- Dark corners are closing in on me The pain that breaks my heart is overwhelming. Dark corners have taken their toll so I cannot see As you move forward seeking one that is not me There will be no ...

By: Isadora | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 01 Feb 2012

Clues

- clues for us abound seen the world around not always recognized tools found not utilized tools and clues are still there leading us sometimes to despair questions asked not getting answered sea...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Feb 2012

Verbal Diarrhea

- Verbal diarrhea a terrible affliction, once started, becomes an addiction. Brain in neutral, tongue wagging, popularity, now certainly lagging. Words spewing without control, ears closed, no one c...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2012

I Ran Around You...

- I ran around you and climbed you  like a mountain.  I threw my arms about  and flailed  like a child, sucking the sweets, sucking the taffy  and lapping the milk, the white skin ...

By: DanV | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 28 Jan 2012

My Dog Ate It

- My Dog Ate It The excuses they are so varied, Why one’s homework is never done. On Mondays it’s easy to say: “On the weekend - we took a vacation.” Teacher said you had enough time “But my p...

By: dgford | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jan 2012

True Love is Not Always Enough

- I swore to you the purest love. You told me that was sweet. I begged for us to live together, and kneeled down at your feet. I pleaded that you take me back. I said, “I need you so!” I cried ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 25 Jan 2012

Mrs. ; Mr. --- A Poem from my Semicolon Period

- Younger ; Older Cautious ; Bolder  Naïve ; Weary  Trusting ; Leery  Quiet ; Loud  Humble ; Proud  Merciful ; Hard  Slender ; Lard  Children ; Dogs  Kittens ; Frogs  Petite ; Big  ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 2012

Unanswered Questions

- Why do I some days not want to go outside? Why do I curl into a ball not able to move? Why do I some days desire to run and hide? Why do I choose to withdraw not improve? Why do I seem forever stuck...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 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

A Leaf Falls from a Tree; A Man Falls from Grace

- A tree grows and provides pure air. A man grows and consumes it. The tree keeps giving as it ages. The man keeps breathing as his anger rages. A leaf falls one day from a branch. The man has a f...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 18 Jan 2012

Flames

- Flames As I gazed at the flames of the fire Smouldering embers pulled me away To my never land where I could dream Of all the things that I wanted to say Of all the things I ever wanted...

By: mikey1963 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jan 2012

Treasures and Pleasures

- Writing for me, a new beginning. Allowed to express myself fresh. Full of thoughts, yarns spinning. I am a man, of simple pleasures. Heirlooms, not many to leave. Maybe words, my only treas...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 15 Jan 2012

Is Sharing Snacks Really X-rated?

- Is it really all that kinky if I offer you my Twinkie and suggest that you could eat it just for fun? If I promise not to trickle when I hand you my big pickle will you share it or just quickly ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jan 2012

Silence is Not Always Golden

- It is very painful in a sad ironic way, that what can hurt so badly is the thing one does not say. Those alive can hear tomorrow that which should be said. What was never spoken cannot...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 Jan 2012

To Dance Like A Bird---A Tribute to Swan Lake

- It is both wondrous and surreal watching Odette and Odile dancing in the masterpiece Swan Lake. Delicate grace and great technique make my eyes tear and my knees weak as powerful emotions come a...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Jan 2012

The saddest winter

- The saddest winter for a poor little girl sitting all alone, her emotions are never shown. Her parents are missing and not known. She rocks back and forth as tears rolling down her rosy cheeks. She i...

By: poetrydiva1980 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 05 Jan 2012

The Descent of a mind

- A plea sent up to a silent space. Begging the keepers of time to freeze these seconds in place. A descent has occurred in my mind today. the familiar face of sanity has taken leave this day. I f...

By: darklight30 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Dec 2011

Sunday Sermon

- Let this be the time when I refuse to cry, when I refuse to let the past be the future that guides. Let this be the moment that I rush into faith, steadily rapping on the door so that freedom can t...

By: darklight30 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Dec 2011

For My Lover: A Haiku Chain

- You lie beside me. All my fears then disappear. I have all I need. The smallest caress. It awakens my passion. It fuels desire. Loving lips, soft hands. A tongue gently caresses. Two release as one....

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 21 Dec 2011

Filling Literary Voids: Dark, Bitter Christmas Haikus

- The Christmas Tree Low humidity. Twinkling lights on a dry tree. Teddy bears aflame. Mommy’s Legacy Timmy wanted toys. Mommy bought him three sweaters. Tim hates women now. Santa Slip...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2011

A Jocund Poetic Musing: Bury or Cremate?

- Beneath the ground you are alone completely by yourself. In an urn you simply chill on your wife’s closet shelf. Before they put you in the soil you pray for absolution. After you’re a London Broi...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 08 Dec 2011

A place and space

- In this place in this space I want my mind to behave. I want the ache in my temple to up and go away. I am longing for a touch to ease this hurt away, angry of the betrayal that led your heart astray....

By: darklight30 | Category: Musings | Score: 4| Added: 24 Nov 2011

Misguided Jealousy

- I want her smile, her lips, her hips, I want the twinkle in her eyes that causes men to lick their lips. I want her class and taste, her charm and grace, the aloofness of walking sure because she...

By: darklight30 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 23 Nov 2011

A Man’s Last Smile

- I was walking and saw a homeless man sitting on the street. His shirt and pants were in pretty bad shape, like the unlaced shoes on his feet. He was filthy and he was smelly and he looked like a poten...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Nov 2011

The Going On MEDICARE Blues

- Three Sundays hence I’m on MEDICARE, this Sunday I’m depressed. Once that milestone comes to pass all hope is put to rest. For now at this late stage in life it almost certainly seems that I sh...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Nov 2011

An Overwhelming Passion

- My love for you is so profound I often lay upon the ground writhing there in overwhelming passion. I want to kiss your eyes and hips, caress your nose and slurp your lips succumbing to my boundless s...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 12 Nov 2011

The Maybe Greatest Gift of Love---A Retraction

- I was crass and crude to say that having tons of money could lift one’s soul to wondrous heights and make one’s spirits sunny. I thought a bit about the sadness of that flippant poem, about a life ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 06 Nov 2011

The Maybe Greatest Gift of Love

- The greatest gift for anyone is a loving husband or wife. Nothing is more precious during a person’s life. It’s true that riches are nice to have for material things can be sweet. But the heavenly...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Nov 2011

The Truly Special People---Investment Bankers

- Above the mundane mortal plane in which most men survive, there soars an anointed regal clan that’s guaranteed to thrive. A group that eats the finest foods whenever it fêtes and dines. A crowd...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 02 Nov 2011

A Truly Perfect Love

- My fingertips caress your hair and I no longer have a care about what happens in this mortal plane. You lay there close to me in bed and then I gently touch your head and you surrender love to m...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Oct 2011

The Obviously Mundane vs. the Darkly Sick Insane

- Many a debonair doctor takes his girlfriends out to eat. Doctor Lechter invites them in and tries to eat their feet. Raising a child is difficult and can take many tracks. Lizzy Borden’s derailed ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 25 Oct 2011

A stitch in time saves nine…..or is it deadly?

- One often hears it uttered that “a stitch in time saves nine.” And then a knowing nod ensues implying all is fine. But I for one have never been a booster of that quote. I’ve pondered exactly w...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 22 Oct 2011

How Oprah Turned My Life Around 360 Degrees

- I often was thinking about slowly sinking as I became older and weak. I always was wary that old age was scary because I would mumble and leak. I’d sit and I’d cry feeling that I would die and that...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 21 Oct 2011

There is Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself?

- “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” I’ve heard this many times. And as far as I know, this Roosevelt quote has not been explored much in rhymes. Now I admit that the line sounds great, p...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Oct 2011

Special People

- One content with a simple place, who lives their life with a touch of grace, one who looks beneath the skin and truly sees the spirit within, one not driven by material gain who strives to less...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 18 Oct 2011

Is it better to travel in hope than to arrive?

- “It is better to travel in hope than to arrive..” I heard this quote from a thoughtful man who had heard it in the past. He apparently was well traveled, as the quote had an Eastern cast. It sug...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 2.9| Added: 16 Oct 2011

I Am So Very Special!

- I am a truly complex soul; so many layers are there. The outer one is cold and hard, but the one beneath does care. The next one is a delicate blend of gentleness and love. But beneath that is a h...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 14 Oct 2011

Sushi Surprise-----The Director’s Cut

- I like to eat real pink raw fish. I’ll put one on my little dish. I’ll stroke the tiny, delicate fin. The little eyes will make me grin. I’ll lay it on its scaly side. Then I’ll remove the fish...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 Oct 2011

What a Difference One Word Can Make!

- A big roll of cash means that you can bet to win! A big roll of fat can have you dosing insulin. Being fabulously rich means going where you want to go! Eating fabulously rich might mean pain in your...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 Oct 2011

Ode to the Common Man

- Some of us will leave our mark when we illuminate the dark and make the world a richer, better place. Some of us will lessen pain or make people be born again and thus impact upon the human race. So...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 04 Oct 2011

Fly Free

- Fly Free Copyright Don Abdul ©2011 ~o~ Eyes cast on the distant horizon Watching the setting of the sun Bottle of vintage left uncorked Two glasses left unfilled I...

By: donabdul | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Oct 2011

Live

- Live  Don Abdul ©2005 ~~x~~ Life may be unfair Harsher in its judgement every passing year Loss of youth a great concern To those who hoarded that priceless gem Regret is for them Y...

By: donabdul | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Sep 2011

Prayer for Jane Doe

- Prayer for Jane Doe Copyright ©2005 Don (This piece is especially dedicated to all women (Jane Doe) involved in abusive relationships, but feel helpless or unable to quit…..No one can put a...

By: donabdul | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Sep 2011

She is only 20 years old

- She is only 20 years old. And she has gone through the worst pain in the world. She got pregnant after a one-night-stand.  People whisper behind her back Calling her a slut. Everyone thinks ...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 20 Sep 2011

Business Pleasure

- Business & Pleasure Don Abdul (c)2011 Do not mix business with pleasure So goes the maxim Yet moments to treasure Both in business and pleasure, are made not of the is...

By: donabdul | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 11 Jul 2011

The Silver Blade

- The cold silver blade sits there in front of me. I know what its job is, and what it has to do to me. Picking up the blade with two of my fingers. Tracing the blade gently across my other fingers. B...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Jun 2011

Don't you miss stanzas?

- Don’t you miss stanzas?  I do  I do They order you, my words, like soldiers in a game of strategy Separating ideas like Fair trade farmers shoving coffee beans into piles Don’t you miss poetic dev...

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jun 2011

Knotted and Twisted

- You ever really wonder how sand wound up on the beach? (I dont mean actually scientifically, but generally)  like it was some happy turn of chance or some random coincidence and no amount of w...

By: Patrick | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 21 May 2011

Memory Lanes

- Any day like today Yesterday or Tomorrow. A lonely long sidewalk. Music Contained inside black shells Against your head. The same steps you’ve walked Your entire life. Notes buildi...

By: tjwell01 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 17 May 2011

Steal This Poem

- You probably were a bully, Who never did well in school, Stole other kid’s lunch money, And thought it was really cool. And now you’ve moved on, To stealing other’s work and time, All w...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 22 Apr 2011

The game of words

- This was inspired from a friend's email, a line she had said and it brought about this little poem. there is this game I have been playing a game filled with words poetry is the game that I so enjo...

By: easy_rider75 | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.3| Added: 26 Mar 2011

Pain in heart

- The following poem was written by me. It's my own work. I ask if you re-post it anywhere, you ask for my permission 1st. Thank you. Blade to wrist, Blood to arms, Arms to chest, Chest to heart, Heart...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 01 Feb 2011

My world is gone.

- My eyes start to open and I see mama standing there. As everything become clear, I keep wondering why I'm there. Mama has tears rolling down her face, And I notice that scared hurt lost look in her fa...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 3| Added: 31 Jan 2011

The Unexpected Poet — Taken by Surprise

- Poetry and I never could get along, I grappled with the rules, and the gist of the stanza. Frozen with fear I might do it all wrong, Over poetry writing, I chose reruns of Bonanza. Part of t...

By: magnificent1rascal | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 2011

Don't tell me

- Don't say you love me, if you are going to hurt me. Don't say you will be there for me, if you are going to leave me. Don't say you don't want me in pain, when you are causing the pain. Don't te...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Dec 2010

Goodbye

- He came to me tonight, and told me what you did, He told me that you hurt him, and exactly what you did. He tried to calm me down, but knew it was pointless, Because what I was going to do to you, was...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Nov 2010

Sorry

- I am sorry for being born, but it was out of my control, I am sorry for coming into your life, but it was out of my control, I am sorry I made you mad, and made you lose control, I am sorry for whatev...

By: TearsOfAnAngel | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Nov 2010

Another day

- Ok it might be over, Can't say it doesn't hurt, Just tired of being the only one trying to make it work. When I decide to speak, Just know my words are real, And not just some child's game where we c...

By: MindlessPerfection | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Oct 2010

The sense in my confusion.

- As I sit there, Still as the smallest blade of grass, My world spins. I can feel the rush of involuntary winds, They cause rapid thought and rushes of emotion. And when I become still yet again, Ever...

By: MindlessPerfection | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 14 Oct 2010

The Aimless Poem

- The Aimless Poem Without Meaning Ambiguous Formulaic –less I’m taunted by your lethargy, aimless poem Under appreciated Lacking in purpose Substance -less That is why I like you, aimless poem Like ...

By: Louise | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 30 Aug 2010