Posts tagged ‘free verse poetry’

September 12, 2016

Smoke and Mirrors

by mzanemcclellan

I burned for you
until I became smoke
and vanished
on the winds
that carried me
to the heavens

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September 9, 2016

Connected Souls

by mzanemcclellan

This is a rewrite of a poem that is titled, World of Connected Souls, first published in my second book, My Angel, My Muse.

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“Come away with me,”
I said.
Your shoulders slumped,
you turned your head.
Like a reluctant witness.
“Come away,
anywhere with you will be home.”
No more days alone.
Wondering where you went, how far.

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October 30, 2015

life was dangerous

by Harry

Submitted by Jermaine

she stained your bread-sheet not with her blood but with
the desperation and manipulative words you put Into her.
she told you it was okay you know it wasn’t.
yet you grabbed … her hand and told her to stop fussing.
…you sat her down and talk about your stories of
how you use to hustle .. .how your life was dangerous
and how you couldn’t settle.
she was ready to leave but her heart wasn’t.
she glared into your eyes and told you she love you…
you had nothing to give her not a dime or a nickel.
..she didn’t ask for anything she didn’t want to.
she started a job to make a little something
she wasn’t the best… but you appreciate her efforts.

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October 19, 2015

BIG C’s. poem

by Harry

A humour poem full of C’s

Is it free verse.

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May 10, 2014

First Light

by KeiB

I woke cocooned in perfect warmth and sleepy contentment this morning
Swimming up through the soft, wispy layers of consciousness, smiling
Our past lives rattled the windows and tried to peek in to disturb
Nothing could break the spell, or disturb the sleeping mirage in my arms
This morning, I’m not alone. The dark-haired myth now shares my pillow
A faerytale knight once, now  warm, real and perfect in this story
Shining armour strewn upon my floor, a testament to who won the night before

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May 6, 2014

Streams in the Cities

by thom amundsen

Poetry challenge: Free verse poem.

 

streams

We walk

talk a lot

one time our world’s collided

like a fork in the river

suddenly our mood changed

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April 17, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

Desire cloaks need
And regret
To an unseeing eye,
The depths we sink
Into

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April 12, 2014

Better be…

by Venkat

Poetry chalenge: Free Verse

Better be a fool, happy
Than live with fear
Of appearing ridiculous

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April 12, 2014

Dams

by Peter Notehelfer
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We build dams

along the river to hold

back the flood & harness

the flow for our good

So we believe! 

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April 10, 2014

Poetry Challenge: Separated

by Rana

POETRY CHALLENGE: FREE VERSE.

The days have turned

to weeks and months; they burn

against my fingertips

as maturing turns to aging. I’ve learned

that it’s not about the quips

of lyricism and tricks and tips,

it’s about not quitting

when your mind starts to trip.

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April 9, 2014

Everything is Dandy for the Dandelion

by tjtherien

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

 

During my residency in this abominable life
I have known the gruesome and the beautiful,
I have known the thrall of the flawless embrace…breathtaking
As I have known the sorrowful swell of heart cleaved from chest
I have known a precious few worthy and winsome people
And I am thankful for having known them
Because they have taught me the tangible lesson
That I contemplate in my solitude
Amid the myriad of superfluous and discombobulated thought
Scrumptious morsels of truth for the peckish mind grown plump on falsehood
I abandon the gospel of the pompous and the eminent
And the absurd squabble over what is right
What is proper about this world I have come to loath,

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April 3, 2014

Expressions, Free verse.

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

expressions on the face

caused by pain

with a little help

they can turn

to smiles

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April 3, 2014

On A Rainy Day

by Venkat

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Poetry Challenge:Free Verse

A small story…

As the silver drops roared
In sudden unison
Upon green bushes outside
Wetting hard, my window sill

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April 1, 2014

Those Wars

by Venkat

Never realized one could look at two spirits in mind as warring forever!

Poetry Challenge: Free Verse

In the war
Between good and bad
Spirits within mind
The good becomes smaller
Not by shrinking
But by expansion of the bad

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April 1, 2014

Eraser Crumbs

by sc0pic

Poetry Challenge: Free verse

Eraser crumbs
Like shaven stubble
Swept up to the edge
Piling high
As the mercury rises

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March 31, 2014

Medium

by Venkat

Poetry Challenge: Free Verse

Every flutter
Every coil
Every season

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March 30, 2014

Sounds.

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

Weird sounds

echo in a tunnel

devoid of light

not knowing where

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March 30, 2014

Gratitude

by Peter Notehelfer

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

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Even

the nine

who did not

return were healed

Still gratitude is the art

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March 30, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

Throaty laugh
And sparkle when she
Smiles,
Wanting the special someone

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March 29, 2014

And we are off

by Harry

Poetry challenge: Free verse.

Racehorse
Breaks out of the gate
Adrenalized tempo

We’re now steadfast in pace
Kicking up dirt along the way
Confident
forward we surge

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June 18, 2013

What We Want Most

by Rana

Revel in the scars

still bleeding out for attention:

Begging for mercy to no one,

our voices echo as empty seashells

lapping at our tormenters’ feet.

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