Soothing ordinal number, satisfying one’s needs,
End of one’s endeavor, a completion of a week;
Valuable quantity on spiritual event like Jesus’ words on the cross,
Even church sacraments and God’s rest after His creation and great work.
Number wrapping the amazing wonders of the world,
The lucky symbol of many international businesses,
Horizontally written going down to fulfillment and success.
Sept.29, 2013 , 5.30 am
Contest: Skipping Six, Going Straight to Seven Acrostic Challenge #3
Sponsor: Poetess Andrea Dietrich
Copyright © Leonora Galinta
L-iving in a world of vast
souls formed from
another voided world,
E-ntering thru portals
from their world to earth.
O-ozing spetacular smell
and wail when the chips
N-urtured from cradle to
entity with a new world
O-rganizes oneself for the
task ahead,passing thru
hurdles of life unabased
R-eaps the fruit of labor
with joy or heavy heart.
A-ge sets in,mission
accomplished or not will
dawn on the entity.
I-n retrospect,he thinks
about his childhood and
how life was to him.
L-iving in confidence or
shame,he bows his head
in victory or defeat.
O-nly the taste of time
will tell the durability of
V-oid of preference the
aim result bears the
foundation for his lineage.
E-njoyment or lack lies
with the works of the
man,for there is no food
for the slothful.
Y-oung ones,a stitch in
time saves nine,make
haste while the sun
O-iling your lamb always
like the ten virgins is the
key to success.
U-rging you to shun peer
pressure and focus on
the course marked out
for you by fate,so a
fulfilled life you shall live.
An acrostic for you
Copyright © Ifeanyi Bob Ekechukwu
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
S o many times that you’ve been broken,
T ears in your eyes were all you’ve been taken.
A ll bad things just come with purpose.
Y et failures do make you so notorious.
P atiently to face this odds with strong faith,
O mit the darkest and forget this ill fate.
S ee the bright side of everything!
I believe that God plans you for something!
T ake these challenges positively.
I nviolately work hard and do things meaningfully.
V ivacious success will surely come to you!
E nd of this challenge is a strong and a wealthy you!
Copyright © Lei Strauss
Who am I?
W-eaned from tender
age,in noble family of ten.
H-urt by the demise of
the tube that brought
me into this theater of
struggles and pains.
O-rdered about by the
whimps of this
world,facing the hurdles
of life daily from
cradle,never giving up
A-fine young man of 28
I am,who has the
experience and wisdom
of the aged.
M-astering the arts of
life-learning from lessons
of life's victims and
didactic poems 'cos man
of fame I intend to be for
I bear the name Bob.
I-lost my poetic gift at a
stage but recovered it in
poetrysoup for invisible
entities say a
lesser being I shall be,but
another encourages me
to move on,for great is
one who comes out of
the shackles of life
undeterred for this is who
Name: Ifeanyi Bob
Copyright © Ifeanyi Bob Ekechukwu
Chaotic disarray no doubt,
Lost things never found,
Understanding things must change,
Time is wasted searching 'round.
Take control and organize,
Everything must have its place.
Remove the unessential junk,
Freeing up much needed space.
Regroup, remove, refine, refresh,
Eventually you'll have success,
Evicting all your cluttered mess.
(Now if I'd only follow my own instructions!)
Copyright © Kim Merryman
New Year’s Day dawns bright and clear.
Expectant of an unused year,
We vow to break old habits.
Young or old, we all agree
Everything shall better be.
And as the new year begins,
Ruefully we count our sins,
Seeming to multiply like rabbits.
Down with the old, up with the new.
As Twenty-Thirteen on the old Earth spins,
Year's best I wish for all of you!
December 27, 2012
Copyright © Joyce Johnson
IF your journey feels so heavy
YOU don't know what to do
NEED someone in the ready
A brother to pull you through
FRIEND dry your tears I'll be steady
I am never going to leave your side
SAILING with you on stormy seas
RIGHT now, and always forever
BEHIND to catch when you need me
LIKE an angel you can count on
A rock to comfort in uncertain times
BRIDGE of hope I'll cross to rescue
OVER the years when life doesn't rhyme
TROUBLED friend who's down and out
WATERS won't drown, It's time to shine
I will lay it all down to keep you sailing
WILL see you embrace dreams one day
EASE your sails friend your getting closer
YOUR almost there you've found your way
MIND now relax that's success your inhaling
Contest: Bridge over troubled waters
Sponsored by: Roy Jerden
Copyright © Lyric Man
Words of Warner is the title of my second book, coming soon
Author, songwriter, musician, producer, philosopher, poet
Recognized as a poet of merit International Society of Poets
Nominated as poet of the year 2007 by The Society of Poets
Editors choice award, Howard Ely managing editor poetry.com
Romance rhyme rant ribaldry rhythmic lyrics patriotic and more
Collection of titles
Bazooka Joe is Gum, Belated, Be Kind, Big Brown Eyes
American Time, Arizona spring, ABC's of Pie, Amazing
X rated: Hedgehog, Miss Honey Lynn, Porn star Prayer
Tumultuous Traveler, Tom’s a Peeper, Time, Tomorrow
Easter Acrostic, Every day is Father's day, Easter Cross
Rock ‘n Roll Dream, Renegade Man, Rising from the East
and so much more
Copyright © Warner Baxter
Jump right in,
Things won’t get done.
Tire you too fast.
Won’t achieve your dreams.
Copyright © M. L. Kiser
Before you read the poem please put together the first alphabet of each line to understand the theme…success personified (acrostic style with rhyme)
Seeds sown at the child’s birth,
Understand that to be born in sin, there is no dearth.
Cease to reason why the mother her name is always betrayal,
Come on we all know her best girl friends are struggle, heartache, disappointment and denial.
Ease into the child ears soft strain of lullabies of hardship,sorrow,grief and of people on trial.
Sure we are that the father his name is sufferings, his buddies are tragedy and despair,
Sweet child of the unholy union can be the one to get the electric chair,
But is known as SUCCESS if given tender loving care,
Oh its roots are always never too rich, that of multimillionaire.
Rise from the crowd below and climb the steps of glory,
Now on is the only aim for him so that in his memoir he can write a fine story….
Copyright © sashi prabhu
Sparkle and shine, sparkle and soar;
Poise paves sure way, poise lives pure grace;
Intent fits fine, intent holds oar;
Reclaim your say, reclaim your space;
Ideas and lines, ideas and more;
Truth heals your play, truth minds your race;
Urge now defines, urge now restores;
Align your day, align your core;
Love what feels fine, love what soul pours.
See beyond wealth, see beyond things;
Use touch to heal, use stuff to share;
Choice starts clear health, choice funds all flings;
Charm offers feel, charm pleasures fare;
Express your thought, express your good;
Sense lovely thrills, sense lively wares;
Success frames plot, success primes mood.
Start as you are, start with big heart;
Trust what you feel, trust what you know;
Align your stars, align your art;
Reach out to fill, reach out to show;
Touch takes you far, touch soothes each part;
Set out to heal, set out to grow.
Seek tact that binds, seek fields that pace;
Peace firms sure stay, peace lives clear voice;
Heed soul and mind, heed heart and grace;
Endow each day, endow each choice;
Reach with love kind, reach with cheer's face;
Employ wise play, employ warm poise.
21 Feb 2014
Copyright © Leon Enriquez
When one decides which thoughts he shall portray,
Remembering wherein his dreams abide,
Imagination through each phrase untied.
Those dancing thoughts upon a page find way.
Idle words lay sleeping one more day.
Not sound nor phrase decides its wordy stride.
Go, now thinkers on your sweet dreams glide.
Successful writing, in one’s thoughts finds play.
Unleashed are fantasies through word and rhyme.
Caressed, each thought in imagery and word.
Collisions of life’s peace and pain, now poetry.
Express thy loves and sorrows throughout time.
Sing sweet the songs where reason seems absurd.
See sunshine smile its face, my friend, on thee.
Acrostic with Italian Sonnet rhyme scheme abba, abba, cde, cde
© May 22, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
S is for Strive.
Strive forward, you can survive.
U is for Understanding.
Seek understanding; never demanding.
C is for Character and Courtesy.
Never lose your integrity.
C is for Charisma and Charm.
Always be cordial and warm.
E is for Enthusiasm and Excitement;
Even during times of disappointment.
S is for Strategy. Plan yours, to detail.
Plan to win and not to fail.
S is for Strength. Remain strong.
This is your world! Take your place! You belong!
Copyright © Eartha Street
Jump right in with or without the suit;
Unless you’re kicked there by someone’s boot.
Sitting around is just stagnation,
Thus there’ll be no celebration.
Deliver something into this realm;
One or two things won’t overwhelm.
In life, we must all make contributions;
Try a bit of creative infusion.
Never endeavor to procrastinate
Or you may meet, with the worst of fates.
Wonders then, they will abound; everyone will want you around.
Copyright © M. L. Kiser
Jubilance is key to living a good and happy life! Live life to the fullest with me! Man, I can relate to you! We all go through our ups and downs! I wish you good luck and fortune in this life.
Umm…I’m speechless – you make me smile all the way! You make my day, buddy! Can you help me stay on track? I'm thankful that you got my back and got rid of the debt stack!
And…I’d like to ask you – Can you sprinkle your salt and pepper upon my distasteful flavor? In other words, can you inspire me to run the extra mile? Can you set my passion aflame and help me to stay strong till the end? You are the light on the surface of the chaotic ocean…
Never stop believing and trying with all of your might – run and take flight until you reach the finish line! We will both thrive if we just strive…I can see you’re running fast and hard just by the sweat of your brow! Wow, you amaze me by your talents…WOW!
(Hope you liked my somewhat weird poem!)
Copyright © J. W. M. Earnings
Plugging all loopholes debarring progress.
Launching formidable,affordable and achievable programmes for the
improvement of the society.
Unfolding new ideas,technology and innovations for advancement.
Not leaving out any essential information,ideas and matters to move forward.
Gunning for the best in all things.
Ever ready to listen and cooperate with subordinates,equals and superiors.
Tender and loving to all with noexception.
On the will of progres always to achieve and succeed
Sensitive to changing events and circumstances in his environment.
Urgently attending to all issues with equal spate and pace.
Checking all details and facts available to him painstakingly.
Cautious in taking actions and making pronoucements.
Exemplary posture of purity and worthy followership.
Shinning example and pride to the society.
Succeeding through hardwork,perseverance and strongwill.
Copyright © Dr Olusegun Oyelese
Copyright © Stacy Stiles