Posts tagged ‘Free verse’

November 20, 2017

Dream Vision

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Pointed Fingers

Even when I’m asleep
I’m awake, producing things
inflammatory or illegal
to the spooks that would govern
our concepts of light.

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November 13, 2017

enough

by dharkanein

Let this life end

Enough of hide and seek of

love and pain

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November 9, 2017

#107 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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November 6, 2017

Big Dreams

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

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I do not dream
of going to LA,
New York City,
Hollywood
or any other
Metro of delusion.

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November 6, 2017

LEAVE IT UNSPOKEN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Some things are hard to say
filled with deep emotions
and feelings
that are aching
in your heart

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November 2, 2017

#100 POETRY =

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November 1, 2017

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October 31, 2017

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October 16, 2017

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October 13, 2017

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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October 12, 2017

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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September 28, 2017

Waves on Repeat

by Colly

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Waves on Repeat


Swimming, splashing, diving, rolling with the wave, floating, boating,

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September 22, 2017

Eulogy in a Far Away Place

by John S

From so far away, your voice – though faint-
gave us canvas and light and dimensions.
We painted the universe with your eyes.

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September 21, 2017

Life Support

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

 

I feel like a slug
searching for something
wet and cold
to cling to, a post
of black metal
sweating
in the heat of the night.

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September 19, 2017

Some People

by lindaluna583

Some people
come into our lives
and we hardly know
they are there.

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September 2, 2017

It Took Me

by Charmed Chaos

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It Took Me

-Linda Lee Lyberg

It took me
And my life is forever
Changed
Re-arranged
Into a myriad of different scenarios;

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September 1, 2017

In the Park

by Nick Anthony

He wakes up on top of me
Wearing the same tattered clothes,
As dank and filthy as garbage
On a hot and humid afternoon.

He slips away every day before dawn.
Before they come to check on me,
And clean my worn out skin
And clear my space of thrown out dreams
And rusted needles still dripping
With last night’s cheap thrill.

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August 24, 2017

Fleeting

by Charmed Chaos

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Fleeting

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Tis your birthday
So I seek
Solace in your arms

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August 22, 2017

Dragonfly

by Nick Anthony

The rotting corpse of a dragonfly
Hangs over hung-headed commuters
Like a pterodactyl fossil in Fukui,
Forever aloft on calcified wings
For children to look up and wonder:
From what mysterious realm did you come?

But beneath the fossilized dragonfly,
No such wide-eyed adolescents pass by.
This Train Station of Natural History’s only patrons
Are closed-eyed, downtrodden business men:
Too busy catching up on sleep walking
To raise their gaze above the floor.

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August 18, 2017

NOT ALONE, BUT LONELY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

he’s finally home from work
and she meets him at the door
she greets him with a smile and kiss
like she’s always done before 

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August 8, 2017

Invincible

by Nick Anthony

When I was young, you were invincible.
You were like Superman, but better
Because I had never seen evidence
Of a Kryptonite that might harm you.

You seemed to effortlessly
hold back the dangerous flood,
And fearlessly protected me
From ever encroaching reality.

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July 24, 2017

Rebuking the Storm

by Angela Umphers Rueger

This mother’s heart has been pierced.
“A soft answer turns away wrath.”
The rebuke sits heavily on my ears.

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May 30, 2017

Love

by Nick Anthony

To think, you’re finally here with me!
After years of relentless, flirtatious banter,
Sometimes as playful as puppies, we were:
Other times more serious than a snake bite–
Always fruitless my affections were.

Unattainably distant, you seemed to me.
A hazy speck just beyond the horizon,
Across the ocean of my life.
And I, stranded on my little island,
Couldn’t possibly build a smoke signal
Tall enough to alert your look-out.

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May 29, 2017

Saturday Service at the Church of ING

by Nick Anthony

Dank air, thick and heavy
As gaseous molasses,
lazily ferments in this amber rusted barrel
Of soulful blues and bad tobacco.

Faithful, old drunks slowly sway,
Inebriated from breathing kill-devil air.
They sing wailing gospels of woe
In harmony with Lucille on the record player.

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May 27, 2017

Potential

by John S

I’ve seen where the snow melts to rivers,
passing over the cusp of terrain.

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April 25, 2017

The Kumano Kodo 熊野古道

by Nick Anthony

A peaceful night is ended
By the first light of morning
Before a bright Sun soaring
Over the edge of the ocean.

I open my eyes to a starry tent sky
Shining droplets of condensation
Refracting rainbows of morning dew
Formed from the radiant body heat
Of weary pilgrims happily beat
Upon the Kumano Trail.

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April 24, 2017

Sakura

by Nick Anthony

Snow still sits atop the highest peaks
Like vanilla icing dripping
From rocky road ice cream cones,
Shining, sleek with sweat
From its battle with the Sun.

Down by the lake,
playfully shimmering water
shines a halo around the pink tutu
Of Cherry Blossom ballerinas,
Dancing aloft with a woodwind breeze.

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April 23, 2017

Metathesis

by John S

Raw material
thought unneeded and defective
on snows of paper-

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