Posts tagged ‘poets corner’

April 21, 2018

Reluctant Spirits

by HemmingPlay

A woman I know,
a believer, told me
she saw angels hovering
over our house.
I can’t see them, but
it wouldn’t surprise me.

Sitting by your bed
through the long nights,
feeling you slip away
a bit at a time as the cancer
races through you,

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April 21, 2018

Hues of no colour

by Harry

Submitted by  R C AVHINASH SHARMA

World astir with the vibrant colours,
Yet, I was painted in grey, dark-grey.
Closer to the hue of black than grey.

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April 21, 2018

POEM: Users

by merlinspielen

crumbled parchment on the floor
words rejected now once more;

the roses you sent long dead
soft red petals hard faded;

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April 19, 2018

Paramitha

by newrana

Newton Ranaweera

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He tuned his plate of violin
to charm the handful of rice
remaining in the pot,
eagerly waiting to be served
to the first come.

Rice he had already had,
mixed with salt,
had had an unwelcome
greeting
when it reached
its rival, his belly so thin.

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April 17, 2018

ARE THE IDENTICLE

by Harry

Submitted by FeelPurple

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two journeys together,

one which is caring for kids as a mother,

collecting pennies for the future,

living and doing the daily chore,

cleaning and making the pancake batter,

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April 17, 2018

duty

by Harry

Submitted by Deb Whittam

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It was a ritual, it was essential
For it made the day complete
But he was circumspect
He knew he had to be discreet

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April 17, 2018

POEM: Poverty

by merlinspielen

He stands on the median,
wearing a cardboard sign.
Politely asking strangers,
if they could just be so kind.

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April 16, 2018

Twin Swans

by newrana

Newton Ranaweera

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Beauty is doubled by adding beauty,
Hosts and guests with their gorgeous hue,
How so serene, so tranquil this scene to see!!
Green when doubly mixed with white and blue.

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April 15, 2018

The Poor Man

by Harry

Submitted by hitalot879

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Today I stand on the outskirt of town
shiny brow
take out the towel
a decorated mast
to overcome each task
the gift of liquid courage
lines being drawn in the sand

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April 14, 2018

In Mud Mind Wallows

by newrana

Newton Ranaweera

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He breaks his chains so far to go
So swift, so slick and very subtle;
Wallows in mud so glad and gay,
Returns to cave; slyly does dwell;

No spell can tame if leaves his cell;
If wants he comes, if not he runs;
No form, no shape, no blood at all,
Quivers this fish if thrown on land;

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April 14, 2018

HOPE

by Harry

Submitted by Frederick Calovich

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Have you found what you think you have lost?
What has been, do you think the cost?
Since the world seems so full of delight,
Have your ears and eyes been so closed tight?

When you think about these things in kind,
Are there others things that come racing to mind?
Have you been walk-about in a fog or a haze?
Or do you just follow the latest craze?

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April 13, 2018

the blade ain’t near my wrist

by Harry

Submitted by cazcrown

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Fucking demented but the blade ain’t near my wrist

Impossible to bleed over someone who gave me a tight fist

That was never real love

Just a mother fucking disaster I had to rise above

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April 13, 2018

two journeys together

by Harry

Submitted by FeelPurple

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collecting pennies for the future,

living and doing the daily chore,

cleaning and making the pancake batter,

doing everything to make life better,

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April 13, 2018

Yellow is…

by Jem Croucher

Yellow comes and yellow goes
but with consistency it shows
that yellow carries summer days
the brightest sun, the mellow haze
So it finds favour just because
yellow is and yellow does

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April 11, 2018

On Dying In A Mass Shooting

by Harry

Submitted by Joanne Olivieri

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Bloody Chaos

The door swings open
rapid fire storm ensues
my body hurls to the ground
chaotic screams
deadly thunder pops
permeate bitter air pockets
and I lie still.

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April 11, 2018

Fiery Wholeness

by Harry

Submitted by  Frances Elaina

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Erase me

Drain me

Fill you

With the stillness

In my soul,

Take it away.

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April 10, 2018

Slow and steady wins the race

by newrana

By Newton Ranaweera

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A crowd gathered in, for the contest so low
Between hare too fast, and tortoise so slow.

“That’s a silly challenge; defeat is his fate,”
Echoed in his ears, yet he was too late.

A rapid shot rattle, hare shot swiftly up;
so slow Tortoise took slow, but a steady step.

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April 8, 2018

Haiku:Grace

by Harry

Submitted by Frederica R. Burrage

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Love my happy place.
Enjoying my peaceful space.
It shows on my face.

April 8, 2018

silence

by Harry

Submitted by cazcrown

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And silence takes over the room

Crippling hearts, preventing full bloom

The darkness of sorrow, puts lust in sight

Crimson within your neck, I turn to bite

Sinking deeper, liquid grief fills my mouth

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April 8, 2018

POEM: Halomancy

by merlinspielen

Take hold of this bottle of simple table salt,
feel the surface both solid and smooth resting in your palm,
know that this salty white chemical mix is the spark of want,
Can’t you feel the pull of desire in the looks we share?

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April 8, 2018

spring rising

by briannadawn

you write your memories
into the spring
you write your heart
into all of the lovely things
flowers, water ripples,

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April 4, 2018

Hope and glory

by Harry

Submitted by Grant Stone

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Corner of the bar
On a busy Saturday night
86 years old
Used to be a beauty
That’s what she tells everyone
Anyone who asks

it’s difficult to tell
Deep ridges covered in foundation
A derelict façade
Like a deserted storefront
in a broken down town

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April 3, 2018

Life is knowing

by Harry

Submitted by Deb Whittam

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She felt such a fool
But she had come anyway
She had pleaded her case
Squirmed beneath their gaze
fully aware that this was their way

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April 3, 2018

Black ink stain

by Harry

Submitted by Ana Silva

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I try to swim in cold waters
Fighting to stay afloat
Making sure I don’t sink in
Pulled by ferocious currents
Made of doubts and regrets.

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April 1, 2018

It’s Easter Sunday! 

by Colly

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The world is covered in soft white. 

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March 31, 2018

no one heard me cry

by Harry

Submitted by india cole
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no one heard me cry today
no one heard me yell
i have the smile of an angel
but im living through all hell

March 27, 2018

Staking vampires in stairwells

by Harry

Submitted by zaroffpoetry

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Speed freak dressed in day two old clothes
torn pull tab pop up book hospital convenience
these hand crank windows speak of blood clot burnouts
cigarette stain apartment key pick up

screw bottom upholstery red spray cans
full of hundred dollar bills
stashed among performed tubular coin wrappers
familiar strangers in old hallways asking about your mothers health

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March 27, 2018

My Mother

by Alanna

MY MOTHER  

doesn’t want to eat much

take her pills

shower

exercise

or remember I lived in this house

for half my childhood

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