Posts tagged ‘violence’

February 6, 2018

Judgement Day

by Nick Anthony

When He came down from the heavens above,
We welcomed Him, arms wide open with love.
We showered our God with adoration
And eagerly sought His revelation.

Prostrated before His magnificence
In an attempted rite of recompense
Under the golden throne of creation,
We prayed for everlasting salvation,

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November 18, 2016

How Can We Get To Sleep Each Roaring Night?

by Renwick Berchild

What is the What?
Who is the Who?
When is the When?
Where will I lay my head and rest?

How is a misnomer
Each time I crack an egg,
Each time I fry its yoke,
Its slither down my throat,
My turn in the game of consumption
And conquest.

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September 26, 2016

Dangerous Things

by Renwick Berchild

Chitin dreams are shredded under foot, and scars
With crooked knees slowly make their way down the road.

Limping, with coat collars pulled high to cover up their chins,
Their lips, their delicate seeds of hope they keep balanced

Upon the palm of their tongues, so they continue.

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March 1, 2015


by Lakshmi

And maybe peace is not
A bilateral talk in an air-conditioned room
With high security to defend the privileged
It is the perpetual sorrow and spirit of warring men
And women, their numbers dwindling like a waning crescent

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May 28, 2014

Victims of Violence

by aquietwalk


They look like all of us,

do you ever wonder when the dust settles

if they feel the same way as you

when their loss becomes real.

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July 9, 2013

Oxymoron Poetry Challenge: Opposites Attracting

by Rana


How we build the world on

unbelievable truths and

discoverable mysteries.

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June 23, 2013

Our Certainty Deserts

by beeseeker

Millions of mortal years
In the making –
Born of violence and pressures –
Light, the beginnings of life,
Worships and wisdoms
Takes a mere
Eight velocity minutes to reach us;
Battering against our thin,
Comfortable-ignorance shells:
The dry winds that dance
At the edges of
Our certainty deserts.


January 18, 2013

loves fist

by billgncs

Karen from A Reason 2 Rhyme has offered a poetry / writing challenge. Stop over Mondays and give it a try. Here’s a haiku

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October 23, 2012

Courtney’s Song

by Tiffany Layne

He smashes her heart, but she’s sorry.
He walks out the door, and she’s crying again.
His eyes are so cold, but she loves him,
His fists are so cruel, but he won’t do it again.

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September 10, 2012

Fishermen’s Song

by Sorrows In A Serenade

Gnarling fury,
Menacing wrath!

From Poseidon’s clutches
Deliver thy torn sail!

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July 11, 2012

Like an Ocean

by Devina

via bluewallpaper org

I am like an ocean
Angry, restless and stormy
When troubled and distressed

I am like an ocean
Serene, confident and playful
And a beautiful sight to behold
Like a sea at sunset
And the sweet sight of dawn

I am like an ocean
Used and abused
By man

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