Posts tagged ‘metaphor’

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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August 5, 2017

~ Dawn Dawning

by ladyliterati

~ Dawn Dawning
Toes filter frothy foam

Low tide relaxes

As if a pulled back sheet,

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August 5, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

~ Haiku
Humbled fir bowing

Winter whips with a vengeance

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July 31, 2017

I Am Everything

by markfahmy

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I am the rising sun of joy,
the swirling winds of trouble
and the subtle breeze you enjoy

I am the valleys of pain,
the mountains of hope
and the gentle falling of rain

I am the sky full of stars,
the stream of ashes and dust
and the high cliffs decorated in scars

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July 25, 2017

Bob Marley seagull

by Jem Croucher

It was raining in Brighton
and, strolling back to the car
parked there in Ann Street
from the centre, not far
We paused to admire
on the wall, ‘cross the way
some graffiti scrawled quickly
but with something to say

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July 18, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

~ Haiku

Abundant berries

Sweets readily consumed

Congregating birds
O’Prunty

7/17

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July 15, 2017

~ My Sweet

by ladyliterati

~ My Sweet

Shall I pick thee berries
one
by
one
Warm ‘neath this
Sultry sun,

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July 15, 2017

~ Haiku Cyclet

by ladyliterati

~ Haiku Cyclet

I

 

Stretching, Dawn yawned

Light plays upon horizons

Sirens seeking sailors

II

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July 1, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

A stroll thru the park

Dusk, dew rouses sleepy plants

Natures boquet blooms.

 

O’Prunty

7/1/17

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June 28, 2017

~ Thoughts Glide

by ladyliterati

Poetic thoughts glide across my tongue as dainty feet, waltzing a marble floor,

Wrapped in word, my mind soars beyond the either and I surpass self

I am neither here or there, but, suspended between realms; weightless

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June 26, 2017

~ To Loss

by ladyliterati

Loss perched

Perched upon my days
As I walked through life…

Life in a daze

Enduring what could not

Be changed.
O’Prunty

6/25/17

Photo by: O’Prunty

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June 25, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

Mothers floppy hats
Laced gloves line little fingers

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June 10, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

~ Haiku
Uprooted Oak tree

Broken branches lie, decay

Roots lost to the winds
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6/10/17
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May 31, 2017

Tonight

by markfahmy

tonight

 

Tonight,
let gravity
bring me down

Tonight,
leave my soul
to drown

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May 30, 2017

~ Greed

by ladyliterati

~ Greed
When Greed the heart does consume

Logic finds no room

Distorted – nay, falsehoods – proclaimed

From forked tongues without restrain

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May 28, 2017

Halfway

by markfahmy

halfway

you talk words
and I
speak symbols

you make plans
and I
dream far away

you turn off the tune
and I
still hear it play

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May 13, 2017

Sweet Intrepidity

by Morgan

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Sweet Intrepidity reaching into the depths

Of all I hide, yet all I posses,

Laying bare these fears and suspicions

Collateral damage of volatile visage;

Vast, unbending, Audacity

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May 4, 2017

~ Pieces of You, of Me

by ladyliterati

~ Pieces of You, of, Me

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There is no time limit to grief

Just shock, horror, disbelief

And “well doers” seek a smile

Insisting grief is but a little while

But this cannot possibly be true;

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April 15, 2017

~ Haiku

by ladyliterati

~ Haiku
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Watershed moment

Before, after, her demise

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April 5, 2017

Dancefloor

by markfahmy

dancefloor

If the world was our dancefloor,
and the DJ could set us free..
If music was the language of our soul,
how different would it be?

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February 17, 2017

The Most Beautiful Flower

by markfahmy

flower

Once I thought,
that the most beautiful flower
grows in the middle of fields.
And among the lush green,
she sways and dances with the breeze.

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February 15, 2017

A Matter of Perspective

by Nick Anthony

Future-Me, a fan of irony,
Enjoys the reruns of a Present comedy
Starring Me, self-confident with sobriety,
Lamenting the stupidity of Past-Me.

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February 4, 2017

Love Sonnet

by Ex Libris Regina

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.
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LOVE SONNET
by R. Saint Claire

Bright twinkle of stars and warmth of the sun,
Flotillas of clouds in Heaven’s fresh air,
Dark battles through which the brave hero becomes,
To all things amazed, my lover compares.
 
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October 16, 2016

Unbeckoned

by Morgan

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Shapes fall from heights Unknown

Figments of Forgotten Splendor

Whispers painted on Drops of Light

Sparkles that hum as they Remember

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September 19, 2016

Renewal in Spring

by Colly

 

 

 

In spring, it’s such a splendid thing

when bud or rosette

along branch-let – stem

form flora’s – leaves.

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September 16, 2016

Ticking Clocks

by markfahmy

clock-arrows
The clocks kill me with their relentless ticking
Like a march of hungry soldiers in search of war
Blood and bones instead of the fruits I should be picking
Clock arrows ferociously eating inside my core

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September 15, 2016

A Tiny Drop

by markfahmy
single-drop
If the world is an ocean
And, I, just a drop
That moves along the collective wave motion
Secretly wishing that it would stop
 
Whirlwinds, tornadoes circulating through
And I, a tiny drop, in the midst of it all
Does not know what it should do
Bumping and turning till it finds its role

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September 8, 2016

To Me

by markfahmy

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I hope you know.. that to me,

You were the blossoming flowers of spring,
You were the precious diamonds shining on an engagement ring,
You were the source of light to my everything.

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