A is for apathy, “You all know you are!”
B is for itching, “Why can’t I have a car?”
U is for the umbilical cord. You never cut from Ma.
N is for neutral, “Why should you take a stand?”
D is for dependent, “Hey, one always needs a hand!”
A is for angry, “Well, why the hell shouldn’t I be?”
N is for nostalgia, ‘cause in the past we’re free.
C is for the ocks ;) who run the whole damn show!.
E is for euthanasia, “When your old just GO!”
And all that spells abundance, in case you could not tell?
Or went to school in Texas and never learned to spell.
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi
By the Poets Listed After the Poem
Summer HOT fun filled days with plays and toys
Cease! And school begins for girls and for boys.
Holidays in the winter and the spring,
Outdoors sports: football, baseball and swim team.
Old friends and new friends are joined together.
Laughter and learning gifts of forever-
Ding. Dong. Ding. Go inside. It’s time to spell.
Arithmetic. Reading. Writing. DO TELL!
Youngsters when asked what they like to do best.
Simply answer, of course, “We love recess!”
Contributing Poets: (Listed in alphabetical order) Carol Brown, Deborah Guzzi, Carrie
Richards, Dane Smith-Johnsen, and
Sharon Weimer (We did it!)
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
A...Affection that is not sexual but spiritual or on a higher plane
G...God's love for mankind
A...A love revealed in Jesus
E...Exceptional love like God's love in John 3:16
Copyright © Sara Kendrick
T his great soul by the name of Steve Irwin
H as left this world doing what he loved most . . .
E nlightening us with the creatures of our earth. A
C onservationist on the brightest journey to
R eplenish the earth with endangered species
O h how you will be missed by all of us!
C rocodiles you valiantly fought for
O ffering them your compassion and love.
D eath came in your prime of life yet
I t is of great comfort knowing your are
L oved by millions throughout the world. Your
E nthusiasm for your work became contagious.
H unter was your title, a warrior for animal rights,
U nderstanding the urgency to end global warming. A
N aturalist unwavering. You shined brightly as a
T ender loving husband and father on an
E nvironmental quest. . . You will be lovingly
R emembered as a fine teacher and a great man!
Entry for Jared Pickett's Acrostic 2 contest
Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong
Copyright © Kelly Zakerski
Education, this, thy craving
Dare be: To acquire
Universal knowledge through
And with a spirit yearning
To Unveil remote depths . For
In the depth of knowledge great treasures dwell
Or whence comes insight. If
Not wisdom's well?
Copyright © Ingibo Benson
L Long ago travelled Kings
O Opened their minds to prophecies
V Visiting from afar they brought gifts of Gold, Fracincense and Myrrh
E Eastern Star guiding them lighting the way
C Company of Heavenly Host
A Allelujah! Angels appeared to Shepherds, telling Savior born
M Manger for bed wrapped in cloths in Town of David
E Evangelically proclaimed Christ the Lord
D December 25th designated day
O On which we recollect
W Why/way Christ entered our world
N Nativity only part of His story
A A new testament
T Tells of new covenant between God and His people
C Christ's coming to Earth
H Hailed as new born King, Holy
R Risen Lord, righteous redeemer,
I Intercedes for us as
S Spiritual Saviour to save sinners souls
T Time for Truth, Trust, Trinity
M Man's belief in God of Love,
A As Father Son and Holy Spirit
S Shall be saved
Copyright © Anna-Marie Docherty
Judas betrayed Jesus’s whereabouts
End, was near
Son of God, knew this
Universe of the Son of the Divine Father, restored
Sins of man forgiven, Prince of our Universal domain, alive in the hearts of his children
Copyright © Amy Rose
If you don't eat, you're anorexic if you do eat, you're a fat ass.
If you don't wear makeup, you're ugly. If you wear makeup, you're a fake.
If you're loud, you're annoying; if you're quiet, you're weird.
If you're good in school, you're smart; if you say something wrong, you're stupid.
If you take pictures, you're an attention-whore; if you don't stalk your friends you're not cool.
If you wear sweats, you're underdressed; if you wear a dress, you're overdressed.
If you don't have boobs, no guys like you; if you have boobs, they're fake.
If you don't have a boyfriend, you're a loser; if you have one, he's cheating on you.
You tell us to be who we are but then you go and judge us about it. So now, do you see how hard it is for us to just be ourselves?
Copyright © craig schaber
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
< Signs of the time
Enriched vibrant colors
Painted on minds eye canvass
To inscribe it's beauty to another
Eventually leaving one in awe
Marching in it's parade of showings
Begining to end
Each and every year
Requesting for it's safe return
Entry For Carol Brown's
Fall Is Around The Corner Contest
I Chose September
Copyright © Katherine Stella
Friend that listens and cares
Real communication and conversation
I know there are many good memories
Eternally there guiding and keeping us safe
New liasons that enhance our lives
Divine guidance from God
Liking that person because there are very special
Yesterday the memories linger on
Mention the excellence
Everyday friends guide us and nurture us
My wish to always have friends
Occaisionally visiting and blessing us
Reality of kindness and love
I appreciate friendship
Evergreen and new and refreshing
Sophisticated all the while humble
Author: Gwen Meyer-Erlach Schutz
Copyright © Gwen von Erlach Schutz
Dazzling and inherent beauty
Inspiring ability within
Animating my e-motion
Maximizing my passion
Onto gravitating excellence
Needed to have my precious
Copyright © Joshua Akinwande
M ighty forces of concentration
R eading the minds of those who
S uccumb, breathing realms of perplexity
N egative, positive their difference and sum
I s it only I in contemplation?
S quare-rooted mysteries and more to come
R eady to confront word-“problems”
E ager, I sometimes feel so dumb
E ndless solving of no cessation, yet with you
N othing but a piece of Pi….yum!
Ode to a great teacher
Copyright © farah chamma
Sacrifices fundamental activities for education.
Clouds enclosed in mentality.
Home of the learned.
Occupation of those who can't do.
Opposition of modern history.
Life of the ludicrous.
Copyright © Orlando Leach Jr.
< Pallets profusely pulsating
Over organic originals
Emotions enormously emerge
Through trident times
Relic rejoice recant
Yes yearn yourself
Solid structure's sanction
Open optional opinions
Understudy understand unity's
Poetry's passionate's pulse
Because beauty bestows
Over oversights objection
Widespread whispers wanted
Leaving lasting longevity
Poetic Picture Of Poetry Soup
Copyright © Katherine Stella
D oes not. I
L ooking for a mind
Do not. II
Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER
In darkness, the mind comes short
Gullible to any item offered, and
Not an excuse for self underdevelopment
Obnoxious in the gathering of knowledge
Rationality greatly fractured and invalid
And then lost in the puzzle of understanding
Never near a sound judgment, because it
Cannot sieve random information which
Ends with a sense of powerlessness
Copyright © Funom Makama
Nice as nice can be
Intelligent and is
Cool as ice an
Overcomer of hard
Life and always strives for
Excellence day and night.
Copyright © Nicole Sharon Brown
Usually the balance between acquisition and usage
Names are knowledgeable but personality needs more
Designs the best picture be it real or abstract
Edits and processes before swallowing
Revelation, coming out of observations and meditations, then
So much strength in reasoning and objectivity
The main pillars, holding the museum of wisdom; stimulates
Application of knowledge to create more knowledge. It’s
Not expensive, if the state of knowing is acquired
Discoveries are established from its brochure’s instructions
Inventions are realities of its filial generation
Not limited to mere assimilation but also to
Give out much more output from any little input
Copyright © Funom Makama
Unexpected Peers (An acrostic ode to Poetry Soup and it's members)
I haven't been on this site long, but many of you have already made me feel
welcome, and, moreover, like I belong. I'm finding myself as inspired as I have ever been
to keep writing, and to keep growing as a writer, thanks to your support, your contests,
and your own original posts. This is, truly, a special community.
Thanks for allowing me to become a part of it.
Copyright © John Taylor
< Fluff of billowy clouds
Looking like they have Angelic faces
Utterly smiling down on Mother Earth
Forecasting peace for all mankind
Foresakes for all sinners
Copyright © Katherine Stella
G uns are dangerous objects in this modern age
U nless your stupid all safety rules you must engage
N ot a gun or bullet clip in sight or left around
S ensible behaviour keeps everybody safe and sound
A gun can bring pleasure in the right hands
R evolvers are known as six shooters, many brands
E ach should be registered with the police I understand
D anger is always abound when guns are in sight
A s long as guns are in use can cause a fright
N o one should have one unless well informed
G un clubs are excellent for teaching you how to perform
E xcellent chances to go out on a shoot
R evel in the opportunities to watch, be astute
O rderly conduct keeps everyone safe
U ntil the day comes when shootings stop
S afety first must be right there at the top
Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS
Knitted wonderfully with power
No need for sorcery or magic to
Officially manifest from its acquisition
Wisdom always stands at its back door
Level of the mind upgrades with more addition,
Ensuring the defeat of superstitious and mythical convictions
Discernment becomes easy and free
Growth and development inevitably results.
Endless is the bank which is its store
Copyright © Funom Makama
T~ransforming the minds of students in an
E~ducative and transitional way, which leads to,
A~cademic heights for future rolls, they being
C~reative, imaginative, flexible to be taught.
H~highlighting tomorrow’s technological pursuits by
E~volving and developing curriculums as needed “tools”,
R~esearching new methods to teach these youths, so that
S~cholarships, written theses and doctor's dissertations, could be the result from their arduous work.
COULD BE FEATURED ON POETRY, WRITTEN THESESSOUP's HOME PAGE
Copyright © Rainbow Promise
In any country
From century to century
Living together of people
Strong and feeble
Has been of paramount importance.
Countries have different ways of association
Some live in a federation
Others in a confederation.
In each case,
The system of living together
Is guided by a document
Called a constitution
It is drawn by a group of selected people.
After the selected people have agreed
On a type of constitution
It is then presented
To the people of the nation
In a referendum.
In some nations,
The people signify their intentions
Through elected members
Who represents them in parliament.
Once the document is approved by the people,
Delegated by the people,
It becomes a constitution.
...A constitution is a document
That governs the way of life
And behavior of people
Of a nation.
A constitution can be suspended
In times of emergency,
The government of the day
Shall rule by degree
And not by acts of parliament.
All loyal citizens of a nation
Respect their constitutions
As they respect their race.
Copyright © NWANDO OBIANYOR
Water: wonderful sustainer of life-
Always taken for granted- an epicenter of strife;
Trickling toxins make it unsafe-
Eventual Love Canals all over the place;
Remand the polluters to a healthy jail space!
Copyright © bill frew
................ has Christopher Higgins been tagged?
If not, you're it Christopher ..................
Copyright © Sue Mason
Both Mom and Dad felt so very ill at ease.
Impotent when it came to discussing the birds and bees.
Reading up on how to handle a subject so delicate,
Determined to provide Johnny with knowledge accurate!
Sit down, there's something we need to discuss with you,
And it ain't your acne - it's a topic about which you have no clue.
Nothing will be held back - we're laying everything on the table.
Don't be shy about asking questions and join in if you're able.
Because this matter is so important we want you to be well versed.
Endure with us because we want you to hear it from us first.
Excuse me Mom and Dad, save your breath, 'cause you see,
Sex education was thoroughly discussed in school during my puberty!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved
Placed No. 10 in Carol Brown's "The Birds and Bees" Contest - September 2010
Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw
Abstaining from anything to satisfy,
Defenseful even resorting to a lie,
Denial - you stray further and further from staying true.
Intense pleasing reaction,
Cause of senseless selfish satisfaction,
Time is wasting because of you.
Irrational placement with other priorities,
Obsession, depression, now the authorities, and still…
Never plan to go without.
This. Is. Addiction.
Copyright © JustcallMe Britt