Could I not see such ugly drawn out choices.
Hollow I feel such nothing for people it is fear that feeds me.
Alone in this forsaken world with nothing to accept.
Order is such pain that it is nothing but chains.
Souls that bare nothing but lost cause to confusion is such utter mistakes.
Copyright © Reynaldo Mast | Year Posted 2013
P aranoia permeates, etching itself into your fractured face,
A cacophony of constant pressure; life remains a stressful race,
N othing to hope for, no positives like promotion in the workplace,
I nability to love, relationships lift anchor and set sail without chase,
C hildren crushing dreams under mortgages; age grows with disgrace
Copyright © Dan Keir | Year Posted 2013
Today’s the day.
Our training is to be put on display.
Upon each is a test of the heart.
Guts to do it all from the start.
Here we go over the first wall, sublime.
Men and Women at the line.
Utter the words “HOO RAH” in time.
Determined to finish the challenge ahead.
Defined by how they react to others in dread.
Each of us who finish the course and stand.
Reach a new respect for those who sport the orange headband.
Copyright © Adam Hapworth | Year Posted 2013
I'm not the greatest of all-times, but when I'm done,
I'll be an all time great in this lifetime of mine
Like the late great who came before my time
I will breed a new lifeline, that will breathe life like march of dimes
My story lines, will bring truth life; like troops who fight
Overseas, for rights of those who believe that death is life
Now that ain't right!
As the rich is getting richer, eating fillet me-non, while we barely feeding our appetite
Night after night
Survival has waged a war that gave us no choice but to battle and fight
Although, we'll be all right
They say we a dying breed, but that ain't right
Instead we're the light to a lying greed
That will enlighten life to a brand new seed
A man of God indeed
Freed from the Son that bleeds
Like the summer breeze
He's the sum that equals the amount of air I breathe
The air that please
A satisfaction like the birds and the bees
My word's words are the keys
That will fornicate with the mind and give birth to a seed
A seed of social change, that'll change our social economy
So shall our comradery
That will bring comfort to a struggling society
A synonym...similar to a civilization seeking for unity
Unifying the physics of theory
That seeks to explain the synopsis of a dying philosophy
Similar to the Cosby
X-cept my scrip-tic will speak more about our reality
Like life's calamity
And everything else in life that's destroying us systematically
However, I've discovered a system
That can mathematically destroy ignorancy
And turn our state of mind intellectually
I elect that He (God) selects me to be
And be that man who may lead this community
So that they (My Peoples) may commute with me
En-route to a destination, destine towards our destiny
Like we were destine to be
We were meant to be "Great" like the late great that came before we.
Because we are...
The reflection where perfection gave birth to the definition of greatness
Where great means Competent, Skilled, Well Informed, and Tremendous
Our potentials are endless
And only we not even the enemy can put an end to this
So it's time we put a stop to this
The biggest enemy of self
And that's envy and jelousness
Cause after this is Heaven or Hell and that's all there is
A promised made sealed with a kiss
Is the next best thing since "In the beginning"
In the first chapter of the first verse in Genesis!
Copyright © Ajalon Michael Zarate | Year Posted 2013
L-ightening flashed and lit the sky
I-ndeed it was a storm nearby
G-usts of wind and sounds of thunder
H-igh in the clouds and way down under
T-rees and houses shaking with fear
N-ot a person had a minute to spare
I-t was never so scary at night
N-ever ever was the sky so bright
G-rannies and children all cuddled up tight.
Copyright © Maryam Jameela Haniff | Year Posted 2011
Whispering heartache unfolds in torture
Incisions decorate the outside of you
See the river of lost hope unfold in a pond of red
How many will know you are dead
Copyright © Rebecca Larkin | Year Posted 2012
L ife without you is not the same
O ut in the dark alone
S till hear the echo of your name
T aunted by the unknown
L ost without your loving touch
O nly you can give to me
V oid now, I miss you so much
E veryone can see
Copyright © Tirzah Conway | Year Posted 2012
I live a life in a place where alcohol violence reigns supreme/
over a dying culture split in se7en groups of se7enty times se7en of rival teams/
I hear my brothers hollers I hear my sisters screams/
I see people live among broken glass like that of many broken dreams/
I sometimes wish I could not see what my two eyes sometimes see/
I cant act blind as if it were just a brush off my sleeve/
The more I lose in life the more it seems the less I need/
I try and overcome my own selfish greed/
I got a child on the way I now look at what kind of role model I'd be/
I was was incarcerated so I must not take for granted for the simple fact that Im free/
But it hard with tattoos on my face in place where tattoos like mine seem a disgrace/
Lord watch over me as I take last place in this life game race/
It not a matter of being first second or third Lord cuz all I need iz your grace/
help me to better walk off this destructive road and slow my pace/
Just take me now if Im done with your purpose if thats the case/
Because I dont want to live like I got to look over my shoulder right around the corner....
Copyright © Travis Lone Hill | Year Posted 2012
Before I go, please know it was for the best that I do this.
Explain to me first why are you giving up?
Frantic decisions are destroying any hope I have for us.
Or is this not my fault?
Really think about it and be honest.
Eternity can be ended with four simple words.
I don't love you
Don't give up on me, please listen to the truth first.
I swear I love you and I always will.
Eliminate any anger and accept that we were both wrong and realize you do love me...before I die.
Copyright © Jade Smith | Year Posted 2013
Justice must see day in all situations
Universe is calling to those with ears
Society must listen and understand
Too many times, much is said no one hearing
Invisible attention in action
Creating and promoting hypocrisy
Enough is Enough, Justice must Reign!
Copyright © Justice Chikandamina | Year Posted 2011
On a stormy night I awoke from a dream
to find that I wasn't there ,
was I awake or still in my dream
or should I even care !
My thoughts were all gone for something was wrong
for my room was upside down ,
patterns of chaos infected my mind
without making a sound .
A hot hellish breeze blew through my house
as devils danced in my head ,
For something wicked came this way
could it be under my bed ?
As sunlight poured into my room
I knew that I was alright ,
or could it be that my mind was gone
taken during the night !
Copyright © Larry Hays | Year Posted 2013
Most of the time, I ‘m coward,
You may ask my mom or my dad.
Let God guides you and in Him, put your trust,
Over all your troubles and doubts.
Sing praises to Him to pacify yourself and relax,
Those are all things they give me as pieces of advice.
For He is always there and He never forsake,
Everyday be strong and hold on to your faith;
And they added: be a good person always,
Rest assured that He will take all your fears away.
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012
Meet me at the end
Inside the fire we'll begin
See what you've done to these men
Even Ive had enough of this
Realize that you have sinned
You will burn in your insolence
Copyright © Charles Jefferson | Year Posted 2012
A long time ago we were plagued with tyranny.
Freedom was their quest, ancestors won it morally.
Real freedom comes with hard work and tenacity.
Everyone wants a free ride, as is happening currently.
Each, of us is becoming an insincere, minority.
Delivering, into their hands, all the precious authority,
Our lives have become, what our ancestors, fled in posterity.
Many liberties and independence, is being taken by piracy.
Causing, loss of stability to our way of life and past warranty,
Rebellion is not needed yet, though it may become an irony.
Yes, we are allowing our choice, to be forced into conformity.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2012
B arbarians and intellectuals promote winds of change
O nly the blameless ones will be left over, to turn the page
X enophobia will be gone, good riddance to evil pride
O bvious to news watchers, violence is taking control
F orecasts of gloom, become a weariness to the soul
C hange is coming, but, in the end, life will be better
H olocaust shadows predicting even stormier weather
O xy morons prefer brutal cruelty to human kindness
C ataclysmic shifting of world economies tectonic plates
O pulence and greed spitting into poor poverty's face
L ashing out vociferously against any one who is different
A pathy and willful blindness is the trendy new religion
T ime is running out for all who promote hate and fear
E veryone is equal, in God's eyes, even he sheds a tear
S oon, very soon gale winds of change are going to blow
Will we all survive? Only God knows!
John Derek Hamilton
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2015
Bathed in darkness thick as cream
Linen-soft shadows fostering dreams
As dark cloudy swaths block out the light
Covering the moon in the midst of the night
Kids cower deeper under their sheets.
Copyright © Tara Andre | Year Posted 2013
< >He roams the streets,day and night
he shows no respect to senior citizens
he bullies woman and children
he swears to anyone over everything
disrespect is his middle name
he is a monster
he finds joy in terror he plants in people
screams of woman and children
their fear completes his whole being
he has no emotions.he has no fear
he destroys everything he comes in contact with
he has no mother he has no creator
he has no shepherd
he fell like hail from hell,he rapes and kills
he humiliates then powerless for his pleasure
monster of the nation
he has love of weapons,knives and guns
he demands and never asks
he is a man of loose morals
he is the evil we all hate
as if he owns the world
he roams free in the streets of our nation
he lost track of yesterday and has no tomorrow
Copyright © odeline chigwedere | Year Posted 2012
Day floods in, adding to the whirlpool churning inside,
Rousing the once-tamed panic into unstoppable flames
Etching out the looming fate that awaits you on the breakfast table of doom
Aching to turn back the time to before this started or to after the torture is done, down you go on the steps of fate
Dumping the cereal, milk sloshing in, the towering shadow of death falls on your chair with enemies watching eagerly side by side.
Copyright © Sarah P. | Year Posted 2015
W ind turns in circles violently
I nto the shelter we run
N o one speaks, all pray silently
D on't you wish to see the sun?
John Derek Hamilton
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2015
Shades stored away
Room painted as clay
Tarot left unread
Ink spills on pencils
Got rid of nickels
American heroes return
New medals are given
End their hurdles again
With a handful of kindness and generosity
Year after year they fought the enemy
Enraged mothers wail with pain
America still mourns
Rampage of innocents
Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2012
F- Fear of pain; complications
E- Eclat operation
A- Answer to prayer pain free
R- Risk worse_hope better
(I have a date for surgery
March 16, 2011..)
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2011
Frantically I scanned the thronging crowds,
Raging in my heart, blood pounded on my eardrums,
‘Is this my purgatory for some crime unknown in a past life?’, I wondered!
Growing dread cutting cold talons into my mind,
How could I let go of your tiny little hand baby?
Tears well up in my eyes, I cannot think clearly.
Empty womb convulsing painfully as I recall your birth,
No coherent words to describe how I felt.
Emerging from the nearby shop, your hands full of candy, I see you,
Drugged by relief, I clutch you to my bosom, never want to taste this fear again!
31st October 2015
For Poetry contest Dancing with Description
Sponsor: Casarah Nance
Copyright © Ajitha Sharma | Year Posted 2015
Gruesome of appearance, the dungeon a fearful place
Rusty chains hanging down, iron maiden by the wall
It was a harsh stern place that spoke volumes of pain
Made worse by gloomy creepy shadows casting monsters
contest: Four Letter Words - An Acrostic Challenge
Copyright © Shadow Hamilton | Year Posted 2013
Struggling to stay alive.
Uncertain of what happens next.
Running from the inevitable.
Valuing every second more than the last.
Instinct controls your every move.
Visions of doom flood your mind.
Elusion seems futile.
Copyright © Grahm Griffith | Year Posted 2012
He saw me I saw him
We leaped for greatness
But we were earth bound
He surpasses my hopes
And shatters my dreams
I feel darkness in him which I bravely embrace
He’s my hope my shield my love
My undivided trust
I feel that I can reach bounds and mounts of greatness
So why do I still feel so empty
Copyright © Apolo Amai | Year Posted 2013
Fear not for the time is now
Erected, stand and declare freedom
Arm yourself with axioms of humanism
Rationalizing the essence of being
Copyright © bulinya martins | Year Posted 2012
Feeling like I'm all alone
Everyday worse then the last
Anybody going to save me?
Real life is a nightmare
Very little matters
Everyone is gone
Ready to leave
You wont care
Why isn't anyone
Here to stop me
Even though the end is close
Ready is one thing I'm not
End... Such a sweet thing
Copyright © RAQUEL p | Year Posted 2011
October 18, 2012
Catches in the brain
Rendering frantic panic
Telling no one-for the demon made his mark
Carrying the darkness in my heart
Hell will find its prey...
Copyright © Rebecca Larkin | Year Posted 2012
Deadly frigid air flows thru into your skin.
Even though you are covered heavily not thin,
Ailing bones are chilled and ache from within.
Driving your soul to seek warmth, even in sin,
Winter is always brutal no matter when it does begin.
I endure the opacity, much as possible within my den.
Nearer the intensity grows; I know soon spring will win.
Traces of a devil in white, deceiver that brings chagrin,
Evil darkness with blinding whiteness portrays Mickey Finn.
Revelations that you hide will slip up unto pallid skin.
An Acrostic / Monorhyme
Sponsor Sidney ~ LeeAnn
Contest Name Dead Winter
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2011
knife in hand…I chop
up chunks of meat
for my pet jaguar…he
fires me up with
painful passion – he
hands me one of his
9 lives with his
handy, giant paw . .
. I'm shocked - I
didn't expect this
at all . . . he
caught me before I
was gonna make an
embarrassing fall -
thank you, fuzzy
friend for helping
me stand tall and
Ahh! Look at his
talons…his claws rip
through human flesh
by the name of Spy
Jaggerswag, has a
desire to hunt down
anything that moves;
he even chews up
roaches when he sees
them, crawling about
on the forest floor
or on a forest tree
Giving Spy his meal
with boldness by
throwing it into his
big bowl, he runs
hungrily towards his
bowl and devours it
in seconds with one
bite literally – I
hesitate with sudden
fear…ooh…at least it
wasn’t a chunk of
me, right? He won’t
eat me up – I’m his
vicious and spiteful
at times - run with
your might - let me
race you to see who
wins - this will be
totally tight! We're
flight, despite our
lack of light, but
we're not succumbed
to fright, alright?
xD You're something
else - we sit on the
sparkling anew in a
is how I describe
wildness I must add!
His coat is as black
as midnight and his
eyes penetrate my
soul – green and
yellow with twisted,
and blazing angst
Ah yes, he has a
good side of him
nevertheless – he’s
as harmless as a
kitten and I massage
ebony fur with
and I have no fear
when he’s near my
side – he saves me
trouble and he’s not
a foe, but he’s a
though at first I
of him – he doesn’t
intimidate me, but
still catches me off
guard and I tease
him back…we do play
pretty rough no
doubt about that!
RAWRZ! He sneaks
right behind me,
scaring me out of my
wits – that silly,
gigantic cat! He’s
but he does have a
bit of spunk and
awesomeness in him!
I thank Spy for not
having me for his
feast – he’s burly,
brave and beast!
dedicated to my
buddy/big black cat
by the name of Spy.
He's one of my
favorite pets of all
time. No joke!
Copyright © J. W. Earnings | Year Posted 2014