April 20, 2017

Love Motion

by Harry

Submitted by Tsuki san

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It comes and goes
like a spoilt brat
whose only decision making
mechanism is its spontaneity
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April 20, 2017

Contemplating the Size and Nature of the Human Heart

by braveandrecklessblog

Is my heart

the size of a grape

that you pop absently into your mouth

a brief burst of sweetness

before realizing that you are still ravenous?

Is my heart Continue reading

April 20, 2017

Floating

by The Cheesesellers Wife

The taut freedom of my swimming costume
The choppy ocean swell
I share the water with fishes and rays
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April 20, 2017

Smile III

by Jem Croucher

I only have five letters
but they go a long, long way
Combined they spell out something
that will brighten up a day
Sometimes I’m told I use it
too often in my verse
But I tend to ignore that
for the other thing is worse Continue reading

April 19, 2017

WHAT IS IT?? (WITH REFLECTIONS)

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Is it a question?

is it an exclamation

or just an enigma Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Time

by Harry

Submitted by Nacklo

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There’s a soft ticking that reverberates through the mind.

It whispers “you’re late”, for what event I can’t quite place but I find it lies a lot.

Suddenly appears to disrupt the plot, corrupt a thought and then disappear.
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April 19, 2017

MORNING

by Harry

Submitted by John Ford
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All is still, no leaf makes a sound,
the moon tries in vain still to shine.
The dew on the grass catches early sunrise
and turns to a silver mist cloak for the ground.
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April 19, 2017

Brilliant Madness (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

I live in a state

Of brilliant madness

I teeter on the apex

Of a jagged mountain

Balanced atop a skateboard

Precarious Continue reading

April 19, 2017

CARING

by mikeb

 

Are you hanging on like mad
To someone that you know
Walking every step they walk
And feeling every blow
Are you trying to badger them
Into the life you crave
Surely you are getting tired
Or trying to be brave. Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Cherry Tree

by Jem Croucher

Yes, I know my pretty blossom
looks quite lovely in the sun
But just you wait ’til later on
when summer months are done Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Served Up with a Glass of Milk

by S Francis

She reads about the history of butter,
or maybe the chemistry?
If her eyes lift up into mine,
Will the happy accident,
Accidentally inspire smoothness?

I retreat inside the coffee mug,
Hidden behind ear buds
Buried in my own Kundera.
How can I become so light in being
When this moment feels so heavy?

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April 18, 2017

Yesterday I saw the most delightful sight

by Harry

Submitted by Hindoya

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Yesterday I saw the most delightful sight
the moon above and a single star alight
the winter sky was blue-black so enticing
it was a placid night captivating almost enchanting
I looked up the streaky cloud along with moonlighting
magically opened revealing a note to me inviting
for it heeded my attention in way of skywriting
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April 18, 2017

Easter poem: Poetry challenge.

by Harry

Easter is close by so its time to write an Easter poem

for the Easter poetry challenge.

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April 18, 2017

Leap of Faith

by mkvecchitto

Leap of faith (by Tracie).

Stuck

in the

middle of

almost. almost

Patience wraps each gift in opaque paper Continue reading

April 18, 2017

I Say That I Lost You

by braveandrecklessblog

I say that I lost you

as though you were an umbrella

that I carelessly left on the bus

after the summer rain had stopped Continue reading

April 18, 2017

Love’s Labors Lost (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

she had moved many times in her life

not unexpectedly

some belongings became lost

were left behind

inadvertantly

or on purpose

when they caused her pain Continue reading

April 18, 2017

Eight Miles

by Jem Croucher

Eight miles took us past the Ring
where the view as ever was
breathtaking in the sunshine
on the South Downs here because
(and I know that some will argue)
but this is heaven here on earth
A place that God has smiled upon
and with riches given worth Continue reading

April 17, 2017

Oh tell me Easter Bunny

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Easter poem.

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Submitted by hindoya

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Oh tell me Easter Bunny
what is it you find so funny?
the way your hopping and sometimes stopping
or the feeling and sight of your ears a’ flopping
could be the sound of children’s laughter
they are sure its not a carrot your after
for you are strong and fast a burrows crafter
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April 17, 2017

Easter: Haiku

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Easter poem.

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Submitted by Aurora Phoenix

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calamitous ending
sowed beginning
joyful blooming

April 17, 2017

Skin

by braveandrecklessblog

It is rumored that there are 50 words

In the Eskimo language for snow

I ponder

Why are there not 50 words in the

English language

That I could draw upon

To describe that moment

When your bare skin

Touches my bare skin? Continue reading

April 17, 2017

CLEAN

by mikeb

 

Jesus Christ was sinless
The only One so far
We as Christians stumble on
Trying to raise the bar
But we cannot serve two Gods
We have a choice to make
Do we love a fallen world
Or change for Jesus sake. Continue reading

April 17, 2017

Blue, the beach, twilight and a wander

by Jem Croucher

Lights in the far distance
across the darkening sand
In swiftly facing twilight
as night-time gathers and
the beach and sea reflect the blue
with a peaceful lapping sound
And we’re the only people here
with silence all around Continue reading

April 17, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

What have we learned
From the universe now? Continue reading

April 16, 2017

Of Dragons and Donkeys

by Harry

Submitted by Katharyne

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Vast darkness overtakes the sky,
clouds form, the world begins to cry.
Joints creak rheumatic ally.
My mind wanders helplessly.

I call it arthritis of the brain.
It is consistent with the rain.
Journeying to distant lands, I go
frolicking in the sun’s dark glow.
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April 16, 2017

I miss you

by Harry

Submitted by Tsuki san

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I wonder if I will
forget why I miss you
Why did we love?
Why did we end?
The everyday
That day
Today
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April 16, 2017

Metamorphosis

by braveandrecklessblog

I have led many interesting lifetimes

Different cities

Different jobs

Different lovers

Different friends

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April 16, 2017

Elements

by mkvecchitto

 elements.jpg

Like the earth beneath my feet, I am grounded

although at times my passion spews from deep within

incinerating everything it touches, flowing fluid streams of lava

Pausing to let things cool, I let today run into tomorrow

knowing all I laid waste to at this moment will become

fertile ground down the line

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April 16, 2017

Pain

by markfahmy

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If you only knew
the amount of pain
that runs deeply through
my every vein
and into my heart
shaking my soul
tearing me apart

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