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The Poetry Lesson

- "The Poetry Lesson" (inspired by Osip Mandelstam’s “The Stalin Epigram”)   The cell is pitch black except for two cones of stark light, One over a man wearing a sea-green single-breasted...

By: MikeStone | Category: Drama | Score: 0| Added: 02 Oct 2019

Interstate 420

- There is no Interstate called Four Twenty, No one can tell me how to go there, now. No entry ramps, no exits one might see, But, still, I dream I'll get there, anyhow. The neon sign still glows so b...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 24 Sep 2018

Meg's Sonnet

- The lovely sunrise each and every day The chirping birds that sing without a care The echoed laughs of children as they play The whispered words of lovers as they share The flowers grazing by our fi...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jul 2018

Ballerina

- Strong heart is beating in a harmony, Each movement set angelically with pride.   So subtle that it matches musically, To center stage exquisite form does glide On pointe, on tiptoe, swaying with th...

By: rune | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jun 2017

May We Not Forget

- We may not let our heroes fade with time Lest martyrs be erased from honor's scroll We must make sure the memories stay sublime Of deeds that still define our nation's soul Collectively we share the...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 May 2017

Mirror in White

- The mirror shows her form all dressed in white, So soft, demure, and precious as can be. Reflecting back her beauty, pure delight,  My secret knows just what she means to me. With glowing face and s...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Feb 2017

Never-ending Romance: A Sonnet

- The world has recognized the love I feel And so they wonder at my constant sighs. They know I love my lover, that's for real, And weep whene'er I win, then lose, the prize. I simply must believe they...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Sep 2016

Hylas and the Nymphs

- Their cunning voices coyly soothed his fear. Their whispers damp and cool, a subtle treat.  They tempted him with pledges, in each ear, To sate his every bliss, most welcomed feat. The charms of ag...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Jun 2016

A Distant Strath

- An ancient hollow down that twisting lane  Damp mists caressed and kissed with early dew. Twas always such a deep and drear terrain Where dusty serrate leaves the oaks would strew. Bare feet were jo...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 29 May 2016

Only The Best

- Sweet echoes from the past sing out their song Remembrance of what was and could have been The dreams and fears of how it went so wrong Still conjures your missed visage long unseen. You took a tre...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 May 2016

The Way Of No Regret

- Behold! The truth revealed to him at last, The weary samurai has found the way. His fortune is fulfilled, the die is cast; With honor he shall follow and obey. His eyes can see the flowers now in b...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 06 Mar 2016

In the Distance

- We wrestle with our dreams into the night, Our bodies never touching while we sleep. Off in the distance everything shines bright Beyond the barricades we've built so steep. Forgotten lives we lived...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2016

Kindred Spirits

- They meet by happy chance, as life confers, And promptly comprehend deep certainty. Fate's singular congruency occurs,  And both are gladdened by sweet destiny. Time passes as they open up their he...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Nov 2015

The Heart of Humankind

- When Charlotte Salomon strode off this stage She left behind her art that scribed her grief. Each gouache painting really was a page; A side that she had read in disbelief. Discovering that dear on...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Oct 2015

Spreading Wings

- With wings unfurled I seek my joy once more; The dance of love continues with my art.  From fearful cliffs I spread my wings and soar; So join me now and live your fated part. Our secret rendezvous...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Sep 2015

Cruel Duress

- She won't accept cruel censure by duress. Bestow it not upon this priceless jewel Who fills my soul with happiness and bliss, And will not be denied sweet love's renewal. No other lady shows such st...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jun 2015

Dancing In The Moonlight

- We dance so freely neath a gibbous moon. Your pliant form yields softly to my will. Sing out on starlit nights a haunting tune; That wistful song you warble with a trill. Each twinkling star is smil...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 12 Jun 2015

Gentle Submission

- Do not kneel down to me unless you care,  And wish to guide my path to gentler lust, For I will know what hopes that you lay bare. Seek only that which leads to tempered trust. Caress my strings of...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 May 2015

The Weary Paladin

- The crossroads on the journey toward his goal  Allows a moment's pause to judge the quest. Though all the wounds and burdens took a toll, His heart and body still should pass the test. Emotions held...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Mar 2015

Dawn

- The sky is bright'ning as the night retreats The meadows and the fields still hide in mist The dewy grass is waiting to be kissed By sun's first ray that orange heaven bleeds The sunlight strengthen...

By: paulus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Dec 2014

Venceré

- With trust in her all goals may be achieved,  Because her faith can conquer all your fear. Forgetting all the times you may have grieved Your life will leave behind all throb and tear. With gentle t...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 06 Dec 2014

With Whispers

- With whispers we are guided on our quest  While moving down the trail to tranquil peace. Our hearts have heard the murmur of a guest. Until we reach our goal it will not cease. We two, as lovers, b...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Sep 2014

Art For Friends' Sake

- A doubting sometimes causes one to ask Does anyone still truly need this art. It often makes one take oneself to task To see attention stop and soon depart. In words one takes great care to share o...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Aug 2014

Aurora Ascending the Heavens

- Slow time had passed, so many hours in fear  That she had gone away and would not show. To me, once more, her face would not appear As it had done before, with eyes aglow. My heart reached out but ...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 Jul 2014

Geographer of Souls

- The paths of trust can be most hard to find  When hearts have lost the confidence once known. So many ways have hindrances unkind That trip you up and turn your faith to stone. Each person wants th...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Jun 2014

You Show Your Face

- You show your face and fill my eyes with tears  That fall like gemstones as my heart does quake With humble thanks that you have lost your fears And let your visage grace, 'tis for my sake. No more...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Jun 2014

Sweet Gaia

- Sweet Gaia, Mother of the Earth, abides In contemplation of the rape she feels Upon her offspring, turning as it reels From dying leas and woodlands on all sides. What kind of child is pitiless; de...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 11 May 2014

Decline And Renewal

- The deep decline of love foretells our fate;  In future dispositions of our hearts We lose them ever where they feel the darts Of wrathful wreckers sending out their hate. So parsed may be the sens...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 May 2014

By The Bay

- So soft and still the mist rolls in today Across the sea, it touches lovers there Who meld beside the beach and on the bay. They taste the lust that only trust lays bare. A fairy dust that fell upo...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 05 May 2014

The Skies Are Open

- The skies are open, tears may freely fall, Your sacrifice is known by those who care, So wash away the pain and stand up tall, His faithless accusations are laid bare. Be brave my love and laugh wi...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Feb 2014

She Lies With Me

- She lies with me and we are still Yet in my mind, forever moving, images of her, so many fill my senses; exciting, soothing, and I forever see and smell and feel: her eyes, her hair, h...

By: george49 | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 21 Nov 2013

I Saw Her

- I saw her do the dance of loss in rain As streetlights gleamed above her hair of red Her eyes were glowing as she cried in pain Because she made mistakes and was misled. I saw her do the song of gr...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Nov 2013

Waiting For The Glow

- When day is done and night time darkness falls We wait with trepidation for new sun. It's been so long since first we heard the calls And started losing people one by one. Outside they ramble through...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 19 Oct 2013

Am I Old Enough To Be Young Again?

- The thought that plays inside my mind tonight Is have I aged and reached my use by date? Will meeting young and lovely folks delight, Or have I left the search until too late? We meet, and kindred s...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jun 2013

The Tempest In My Soul

- There is a tempest raging in my soul,  The skies are dropping rain and bringing grief. My ship is foundering upon the shoal, As always I have steered into the reef. Smooth sailing was the way it s...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jun 2013

Grandeur

- "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fi...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jun 2013

Empty Rooms of Grief

- It's late at night and still the music throbs Into the halls and empty rooms of grief. She plays it loud enough to drown her sobs. Because I must leave soon I make it brief. The end is often longe...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 Jun 2013

The Fairy Tale Ends

- A fairy tale in modern times was this  When we became a twosome on the net. We started with a simple friendship yet It grew into a true affair of bliss. Our hearts were twined without a single kiss...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 06 May 2013

To Be A LIght

- A cold and rainy May appears with songs. Outside the feeders wait for hungry wings. My thoughts return to past unsettled wrongs, It seems that I can never give up things. The trees are filled with b...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 May 2013

Shakespeare's Sonnet

- "I'm sorry." "I don't care." "I wrote you a sonnet." Now he has her interest. "A sonnet?" "Yeah, like Shakespeare." "Why a sonnet?" "I don't know." "Is it a good sonnet?" He looks at her, his...

By: Isabelle | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 07 Mar 2013

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