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Poem Details | by Deborah Burch
Categories: allegory,art,lost love,

Van Gogh's Starry Night

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

gamboge moon and stars
dance haloed whirlwind marriage
in violet sky

lemon-greens and greys
calm sleeping childhood mem’rys
beneath white steeple

as black cypress looms
past swirling clouds like fleeting
requiem for love. 

deborah burch

Poem Details | by Shawn Sackman
Categories: family,happiness,

Fishing With Grandpa

I feel it tugging
Hanging on - It must be huge!
Bluegill, smiles, grandpa

Haiku - For Sara Kendrick's "A Pleasant Childhood Memory" Contest

Poem Details | by grace freeman
Categories: animals,childhood,cowboy-

The horse

A black and white horse
My greatest childhood friend
Always by my side

Poem Details | by iolanda Scripca
Categories: life

Ruins in Sandcastles

Scared to fall asleep
As tides rip open shelters
Of childhood castles...

Scared to lower bridge
As hopeful heart cries exposed
Under jogger's shoe...

Ephemeral  life
Whales eco-locate my soul
Tacit castles in the dusk...

for SKAT's Contest "Sand Castles"

Poem Details | by Üzeyir Lokman CAYCI
Categories: people,social,

What Species of Humanity Are You?

What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. 
According to hearsay
you were willing to lay your hands
on small items
deposited by my mother
to the communal account,
close to a bank.
I know that since its existence
Istanbul has changed others.
Some who have gone there wearing worn down shoes
have returned in high heels.
You continue to brush its streets with your skirt.
Mirrors do not show what really happens. 
Ah, yes, you forget so quickly
the dusty streets of the sub-prefecture
of your childhood.
This ruse is your currency of the moment.
I know you.
You have swindled your brothers and sisters
with many recoveries.
My daughter, is there nobody to take you by the hair
and demand that you seek out America or Europe?
You have invented a lie to fill your pockets with money. 
What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. 

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI 
Paris, le 09.10.2004 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick - 25.10.2004

(Note: Soul to Soul presents this fine poem and others
in the spirit of communicating freely to increase understanding,
not to cater to any agenda or offend any nationality.)

Poem Details | by Charles Henderson
Categories: childhood,

shadows move

shadows move
on the bedroom wall
childhood nights

Poem Details | by Debbie Guzzi
Categories: animals,happiness

...baskets of kittens

baskets of kittens
wiggling fur balls on tit...
lap of luxury

milk of kindness flows
purring along a heartbeat
clean joyous litter
warm the cockles mankind
delight of childhood dreamers

nurse the feline form
mother the moonlight dawning...
whisk sadness away

Poem Details | by JustcallMe Britt
Categories: childhood,imagination,peo

We've All Been There

Drift into childhood

It's jam-packed with delusions

Vibe with the insane

Poem Details | by wayland bunch
Categories: childhood,peace,

True Peace

Moonlight shining bright
Midnight sky now ever calm
Childhood remembered

Poem Details | by karl marszalowicz
Categories: how i feel,

Ice King

Ice King
By Karl Marszalowicz

Null in the numbness
Defunct system collapsing
His blight in my hand

Abuses don't melt
Reliving a time of need
Cold words blistered me      
Crying icicles
Shattering a childhood
He liked me frost bit