February 20, 2018

Mermaids

by A. Marie

Men only love us
when they need us, women dip
their babies in, Nereids seeking
to scale their children in armor;
we, ugly selkies, melusines, mer
maids and lads who swim in
black waters, we cannot breathe
the light, merely claw and scrape
at the tops of waves, legs
greeting us with nets and offerings – Continue reading

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February 20, 2018

Two little pigeons

by Jem Croucher

Two little pigeons
after some food
I’ve got a flat white
don’t mean to be rude
But no little morsels
have I to give you
so away pesky pigeons
‘Be off with you. Shoo!’ Continue reading

February 20, 2018

JUST ONE REASON

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Only Needed
One Reason
To Believe
In A Dream
Come True

Incredible
Odds
Against It
Didn’t Matter Continue reading

February 20, 2018

#196 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry = Continue reading

February 20, 2018

HAIKU: IT’S THE GUN – STUPID!

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

IT’S NOT THE SHOOTER Continue reading

February 19, 2018

Cartwheels on Couch

by Alanna

sochi-2014-262248_1920When I watch them on TV

in my warm house

those athletes a world away

flying through the air

Continue reading

February 19, 2018

Reward:

by Harry

Submitted by thereckoning12

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Enrolling in the clubs, groups and organizations.

Membership has its privileges, they say, eyes glowing with the hungry stare of zombies

wanting to skip along in sync with the group.

They search for power in numbers

Hoping for anonymity and shelter from the truth

But the numbers aren’t enough to crowd out the lies

that crush and maim their natural purity.
Continue reading

February 19, 2018

Her Pain

by Harry

Submitted by 0nLy1Promise

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He tells you stop talking
To shut your mouth
Says that your nothing
And slaps you around

Continue reading

February 19, 2018

A little chap and the cat-flap

by Jem Croucher

It’s really quite an awkward thing
when just a little chap
and I’ve never understood the art
of pushing the cat-flap Continue reading

February 19, 2018

BADGES OF HONOR

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Look Back
At The Us
That Used
To Be

I,
Am No Longer
Sad, Hurt
Or In Pain Continue reading

February 19, 2018

#195 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

Poetry =

Efforts Continue reading

February 19, 2018

HAIKU: NOTHING GETS DONE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

We Cannot Agree Continue reading

February 18, 2018

Contemplating Patience

by mkvecchitto

rocking chair

A second hand rocking chair

alone in the corner

 

keeper of secrets

collector of memories

 

a safe place to retreat

from the madness within Continue reading

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February 18, 2018

Viaduct

by Jem Croucher

The viaduct on London Raod
Brighton, late at night
lit up blue with vibrancy
is a lovely sight

High above the city streets
with Victorian pride
to carry trains up there on which
so many people ride Continue reading

February 18, 2018

WHEN YOU CAN BEHAVE YOURSELF

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Was,
Shall We Say
A Bit Difficult
As A Child

What Were
The Words
They Used? Continue reading

February 18, 2018

#194 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

HARMONY IN A MINOR KEY
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

Words Continue reading

February 18, 2018

HAIKU: MY FANTASIES

by thereluctantpoet

HAIKU - MY FANTASIES

By Charles Robert Lindholm

If I Whispered My Continue reading

February 18, 2018

Sometimes stories are to be searched for.

by dharkanein

Sometimes stories are to be looked for

The words are to be weaved in

Some emotions are to be beaded

Continue reading

February 18, 2018

Silence – A Punishment

by cmapillay

Painted by Me

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“Truth is like surgery, it hurts but cures. 
Life is like painkiller, it cures but has side effects forever”

Continue reading

February 18, 2018

Sheltered Rhymes

by Bipolar Opposites

Heard the words from your mouth,

That all things either end or head south;

After forgetting about the moment hear and now

Neglecting the good, golden rays falling upon the brow

Continue reading

February 17, 2018

as i ponder

by Harry

Submitted by leslie walker

.
as i ponder
under the willow
at christmas my sorrow
in the night of christmas
with willow and the robin
with arrow of time

the killed the poet
of the little wood
child of carol
with snow
of the willow
man the cold and shivery child
on the rod with red breast
her little robin

who sang her song the
orphan child of sorrow
with a Christmas carol
tears in the snow
with the willow pem
of child of the road

February 17, 2018

The stranger came…

by Jem Croucher

The sunshine came and visited
today for just a while
Somewhat like a stranger
but gave us cause to smile

With the year that’s still quite young
her warmth has yet to grow
But Spring is not that far away
and will soon be here you know Continue reading

February 17, 2018

Jealousy

by Megha's World
When I want you
I want you all
not in bits and pieces
Never want to share
traces of you
with anybody at all
February 17, 2018

A REIGNITING FLAME

by thereluctantpoet

REIGNITING FLAME

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I’ve Tried To Forget
All About You
But It Seems The Memories
We Made Together
Are Like The Match
You Can’t Blow Out Continue reading

February 17, 2018

HAIKU: IT’S STORMY AHEAD

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It’s Stormy Ahead Continue reading

February 17, 2018

#103 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

Dancing Continue reading

February 16, 2018

Redbreast

by Jem Croucher

Caught a flash of red
in the hedgerow yesterday
A little robin redbreast
in the branches on the way
Sitting there quite peacefully
as nature had intended
his plumage looking lovely
and his redbreast rather splendid Continue reading

February 16, 2018

#192 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

BY CHARLES ROBERT LINDHOLM

POETRY =

LOVE Continue reading