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Open Sores

I am a coward with open sores. 
I write and wonder who it bores. 
I hear my heart and mind argue repeatedly. 
I see others carrying out my dreams; 
that’s what’s defeated me.
I am a coward with open sores. 
I pretend open doors are closed, and walk the other way. 
I touch base with the fear in my heart, tearing me apart,
leaving nothing to say... 
I worry the world will leave me. 
I cry because no one believes in me. 

I am a coward with open sores. 
I understand nothing comes easy. 
I say I’m happy, but even I don’t believe me. 
I dream I am healed and brave. 
I try to overcome my weaknesses before I’m in my grave. 
I hope you hear me.
I’m on all fours. 
I am a coward with open sores. 

©  2011  ~JSLaM    


* 1st PLACE in Contest "MARCH MADNESS" Sponsored by C. Devonshire 2011

* 1st PLACE in Contest "ONE OFF" Sponsored by Brian Strand 5/11/2011 

* 1st PLACE in Contest "BEST EVER" Sponsored by P.D. 2011

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An Acrostic Reflection

r andomly I stare into
e ach reflective surface
f orever pondering the
l ines of age, pain and joy
e ach one a splendid testament
c ulled from a full life
t eased endlessly, eternally
i nto distorted images
o f the soul of me
n ever quite
s eeing..I

s urely, I am 
n ot this shallow
o nly time can plane my cheek
i nsight my eyes to fade
t urn the plumpness of lip to
c rinkles of mirth
e nlivening the gray
l anguishing in silver
f orever seeing but parts of the
e cstasy I
r eflect

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Wise Men Still Seek Him Today

W-hen the fullness of time had come, Jesus was born behind an Inn in a cave-like stable.
I-n the Inn there was no room for the Son of God, no room for the Saviour of men.
S-tar was shining so bright above the stable for the shepherds to find their way to Him.
E-ven angels proclaimed His birth to those shepherds "Unto you is born this day."
M-anger is where Mary and Joseph first laid him.  It was filled with hay.
E-very animal there must have known that their Creator had come that day. 
N-o one knew the depth of love God had, to give His Son to dwell among men.
S-ame star guided three kings from the Orient, who studied the stars and heavens.
T-hese wise men from the East came saying "Where is He that is born King"
I-n their hands they brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrr.
L-ike these three wise men, wise men still seek him today! 
L-ove is the reason that God sent His only Begotton Son into the world to save us.
S-eeking for you and me, yes God was seeking for us because we had left Him.
E-veryone, yes, all we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone to his own way.
E-ach one has to make his on decision to follow Him or not to follow Him.
K-ing, born to be a King. King of the ages. King of the past. King of the future.

H-eaven, He came from Heaven to earth to show us the right way.
I-niquity, the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
M-elody, He gives us a sweet melody, we sing many songs of praise to Him.
T-ree, A Christmas tree, the love that Jesus had for us, to die on a tree.
O-nly one life and how soon it passes. Only in life can we accept His Love.
D-eliverance, He came from Heaven to preach deliverance to the captives.
A-cknowlege Him and accept Him. Behold now is the accepted time.
Y-ou, Yes, this Christmas Love was for You.  Will You accept this love?

For Brian Strands Christmas Love contest.

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D  ining is fast-food
R  eading is extinct
A  ging is ugly
W alking is inefficient   
K  nitting is unfashionable
C  onversation is abbreviated
A  rt is dying
B  ackward is society

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Faith (for)



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The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets

The Sun Rises- -The Moon Sets 

Think of life, the cycle of 
How radiation can support life, enough heat to
Ensure a stable self sustaining system.

Something like our RA,  peasants producing
Under this celestial god. He may be dull at times, but
Never far from active.

Rising to all inhabitants.
Imitated by many, but none can capture
Something so surreal. For many hours 
Everything thrives into productivity only to
Soon fade. 

Telescoping images of you in the night
How warm is your glow soft blue white
Ever circling the world we call home

Master of revolution, elliptical, precise
Omnipresent, effervescence
Orb of the night, silent in flight
Never failing, glowing light

Shimmering beauty, through magnified eye
Emitting a wondrous, magnificent sight
Torched your surface, by meteor showers
Shine again tomorrow, I'm forever yours   

This poem is written in the Acrostic style by father and son..
SUN written by son, MOON written by father
2009...........Jared Pickett and Richard Pickett

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Never Look Back

Captivated by the rising tide, alone she stood

On a solemn piece of rock. The darkness

Lingered over; correcting her daylight.

Death in its inevitability took the form of ocean.

Amidst the fleeting light, an absence and 

Neglect writhed behind her eyes,

Draining her malevolence, turning it to fear.

A tapestry of thought weaved onto her shoulder,

Lethargy strained through her. Never fighting the

Overpowering desire to sleep. One foot first,

Never look back, for the

End, is here.

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The ABCs of Peace and Joy


			A	Alleluia to the Lord on High
			B	Blessed be the Name of the Lord
			C	Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
			D	Deliver me from my enemies
			E	Enclose me in Your loving arms
			F	Free me from my despair
			G	Grant unto me Your mercy
			H	Help me to seek You always
			I	Instill in me a desire to serve You
			J	Join my heart with Yours
			K	Keep me from being a stumbling block
			L	Let others see Jesus in me
			M	Mold me, as a potter molds clay
			N	Never let me doubt You
			O	Open thou mine eyes
			P	Place me in paths of righteousness
			Q	Quench not Your Spirit within me
			R	Reign in my life forever
			S	Sustain me by Your grace
			T	Touch my life to the very core
			U	Unfurl Your banner of love over me
			V	Visit me in my dreams
			W	Watch over me and my family
			X	*(Christ) is my refuge
			Y	Your plan of salvation is my joy
			Z	Zion will be my home forever

Curtis Moorman
Written during my “quiet time” 5/18/07

*Please note that X is Greek for Christ from the Greek letter Chi

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Every Day

Slow is the sun knowing that I am already awake...
Unwilling are these eyes to search that which has already been seen
Now, time waits upon my hands to make something unknown
Does anyone know how long it's been?
All my life has turn a shame
Years are passing without a gain...

Moments becomes hours for me, when I see the others smile in minutes
Old is my mouth; for not having strength for such movements 
Now, time waits upon my hands to make something unknown
Does anyone know how long it's been?
All my life has turn a shame
Years are passing without a gain...

This mind, beats so much more than this heart
Unwilling are these eyes to search that which has already been seen
Easy is the wind to those that welcome its flirty touch
Soft are the sounds of the leafs being crushed
Dazing is the street light, when watched throughout the night
Animals pass and smell my sent; small acquaintances if you might
Yonder noises: added ingredients, to help imagination take a flight

Watching children play
Eying women walk
Dim; the lights will say
Nothing seems to stop
Everyone's alive
Sadly, so am I
Death's a friend to each one of us
All of us will cry
Yelling out: Come friend, tears will not shed mine

This mind, beats so much more than this heart
How heavy is the rain on a wet coat longed?
Undisturbed is the playing of my high school song
Rusty is my skin, but I not worry for it to be touched
Sounds of other voices keep me hushed
Dealing with myself so long
Aging is my only grown
Yield please earth, been so still, I feel you spin

Friday games I never win
Reaching out to grab myself
Inside me, there is no help
Does anyone know how long it's been?
All my life has turn a shame
Years are passing without a gain...

Slow is the sun knowing that I am already awake
Awake to feel the air up above me
Tumbling down in quakes
Riding upon hopelessness
Dying upon wait
Alone with my heart inside
Yearning for her to stay...

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Seed Of Friendship-A dedication

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 
are down.
N-urtured from cradle to 
entity with a new world 
to face.
O-rganizes oneself for the 
task ahead,passing thru 
hurdles of life unabased 
and unabashed.
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 
his achievements.
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 
Leonora Galinita.

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'JEALOUS' Acrostic

Jaunty faces
Evoke positive thoughts  
And even though they say encouraging words to you
Layered within those words are thoughts of failure
Only their mind’s eye knows about
Until that day you are on your knees
Struggling to get up; while they are watching you and not lending a hand


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S hare your happiness and
M ake someone's day better
I nclude everyone around you in a 
L oving 
E mbrace
S ave someone from loneliness

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Mentally Decompensated

E_ emotinal outburst
M_ mentally decompensated
E_  emtionally driven
R_  room 21
G_  gurney
E_  enter the white coat
N_  nurse with pills
C_  Cody already passed out asleep
Y_  youthful love gone bad

R_  restraint bed
O_  open door _guards
O_  opportunity for change
M_  mental health gone bad~tragic

(Spent the day at the emergency
room with Cody..They sent him
to a crisis center...Here we go
again with mental health visits
and pills..)

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~His Name Is Wonderful~

Earned his name~
Suffered all the pain~
Under the hands of men~
Settled with hate against him~

Compassionately he forgave them still~
He loved us then and he always will~
Rising he gave us the right to survive~
Intoxicating he is to all of our lives~
Supplying our each and every need~
Thank you father, For blessing me~

Our king above kings~
Understanding he brings~
Radiant he is indeed~

Living for Christ is the greatest thing~
Only in him may you rest in peace~
Remember each day to trust and forgive~ 
Divided from him is no way to live~

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Pedantry, oh pedantry, is not what you think I do most
I, the escapist, oft twitch at night to catch the star’s wink
Sympathetic, gentle, faithful...and yes, sexually delicate
Combined with gifts, like in arts, is what I am, but I am
Easily misled by my love(r); still, I hate those who’ve no 
Sense of structure, or those who’ve no goal to swim afar

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Paid In Full

P ierced for our transgressions,
A crown of thorns upon His head.
I ndecent agony Jesus suffered,
D ying to give us life instead.

I niquities demanded payment.
N one of us worthy to pay the price.

F aithful Father provided ransom,
U nfailing love turned into sacrifice.
L aying down His life for sinners,
L isten: Jesus paid sin's full price.

2/20/12  for Brian Strand's up to 12 lines max. contest.

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Yesterday can never come again.
All my family were together then.
My memories are beckoning, and I want to be where
Troubles in that place I know as yesterday
Seemed to always melt away
So easily!
Far into my past -
Away, so far away, I wish to flee.

Now I face the future.
It brings to me a feeling which
Seems a little bit like dread
As all the new uncertainties swirl inside my head.
Though I still have family and many lovely friends,
They’re in a world their own, apart from mine.
Here am I, in my own little world, and
To the very end, this is where I’ll

Oh, my memories! In golden moments loved ones shine!
I long for that togetherness, the joy that I
Believe is only found
In family because our worlds were not divided then.
Yesterday, why can’t you come again?

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I s a child to be heard?
N o one answers, as usual. The silence is slowly killing me.
S orrow, misunderstanding and these mourning memories,
I s this the way it is supposed to be? Since that fateful day, I have been a 
G irl, lost in a whirl of tragic past, calamitous present and the fear of having no future,
N ever have I known what "family", "friends" or "fiends" mean, for
I have never made or heard of any.
F or I am thirteen, just as inconsequential as a dwarf planet, amongst boundless galaxies.
I live in misery, why won't anyone listen to me? I may be young, but I
C an converse, listen and see, and I
A m as normal as you are. So why
N ot give me a chance to prove myself?
C an you ever give me a listening
E ar? Is a child to be heard?

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T Toward my golden years, I’m moving fast
A as recollections cherished in my heart
P pass through my mind, those bright threads from my past,
E entwining with the present. It is art!
S Such lovely images comprise the fine
T tapestry I’ve woven over time -
R reflecting past or present in each line;
Y years coming will complete a life sublime.

For Carol Brown's Tapestry Poetry Contest

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why lie

Lies hurt the love and especially all the trust people put in you. 
Everyday You wake up saying to yourself,  It's ok to lie. 
No one's going to find out or bring it out in the open. 
I can hold on to a heart full of love and trust for another day.
Knowing it would cause pain and the all the love and trust they 
have would disapear instantly.

So why keep lying and filling her head and heart full of dreams 
that You know will never come true.  Only leaving her with nothing
Just the lies You told.

In the end is it really worth trying to hold on to her love. Being bound by 
the lies you told.  Now leaving her to deal with a broken heart.  And
watching her world crumble into pieces.  As the tears of pain slide down
her face.  

As you walk away. While saying nothing but I'm sorry.  I never meant to 
hurt you. Over and Over again.  Trying to figure out how to make a peaceful
exit out of her life.  

Your left thinking was it worth losing an angel's heart by lying. Now she's gone.

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Mountains crumble no more to be 
Oceans of woe since you left me 
Thunder rolls and my heart it breaks 
Humbly life ends, my soul it quakes 
Everlasting grief with no mend  
Reminds me daily, it will not bend

Inconceivable, this pain I bear

My love's not gone, together we'll share 
In lasting glory at Jesus' feet 
Serenity and grace, oh how sweet 
Salvation unites on heaven's shore

Yesterday's gone, tomorrow brings more 
Only a moment in time we wait 
Until we meet at heaven's gate

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                                        Why do some get Cancer, 
                                        When we know this has no answer; 
                                        So this sickness isn't really Cancer; 
                                        Because we can not really find out the answer. 
                                         So here I will answer, 
                                         For everyone who suffers from Cancer.

                                          C              Can not find the Answer
                                          A               Anger, for not finding Answer
                                          N               No just cause for this Answer
                                          C               Caring in finding the Answer
                                          E                Everyone thinks they have the Answer
                                          R               Rest in peace, Sorry had no Answer

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Unrealistic pain
Sheer terror
Emotional scars that never heal

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Morning Breaks

Mesmerizing shafts of light
Overtly dart and split the night,
Resplendent through the forest air -
Never still, its blinding glare
Instills all life with
Newborn hope - another day and 
Grace to cope.

Before nighttime's blanket slips
Retreating ever to the west,
Eternity will wink and know
Another day must come and go
Keeping what has always been,
So still, it all begins again.

Written June 18, 2014

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The Sun Rises- -The Moon Sets

These were set in motion from the beginning of time.
Heavens abound in each of their glory, power sublime.
Every excursion that they set upon revolves in rhyme.

Solar orb that secures life upon this planet we dwell.
Universally seen around our globe, for all to tell,
Never tiring it revolves, captured within its cell.

Rising up from its core, flares of powerful streams.
I respect what has risen from the sunny beams.
Sharing the glory that it has upon everyone, it seems.
Evident by the life that it supports even in dreams,
Solar star of daylight hours continue as nature deems.

Till nightfall approaches while another completes the set.
Helping to guide travelers for centuries the positions to get,
Evening ignites different phases upon this satellites debt.

Monthly revolutions of this celestial body sway the hours.
Orbital bliss has spoken richly along with romantic flowers.
Opening souls in sensuality and fulfilling romantic powers.
New moon to which many have fell into its magical showers.

Splendor of the night as it falls to set upon the new dawns light.
Exemplary versions follow a pattern, which marvels natural sight.
Take notice of what you may be missing each upcoming night.
Said, I’ve heard, old sailors delight, shining, enchantingly bright.

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Symphony of Truth

Filling minds with symphony of truth
Opening them with catalytic mystery of light
Living waters flowing like angels’ robes
Lifting inspirations into the depths of brilliance
Omitting your hopeful eyes to the skies
Without blemish and aching to purify

You are so talented and true
Outstanding words that cringe in harmonies
Under and over and back to the earth
Revealing an answer that was once nothing

Drenched and battered in sweets for a recipe
Rocking and popping in slivered ecstasy
Enveloping us all in the highest reverie
Aiming at the heavens where you ought to be
My heart pours out to all of you
Someone believes in you—I do 

And though the dark is soon to come
Never fear, for light will always fold it over
Dimming away into resonate and pure master-peace

No, you are free in this glistened life 
Everlasting like the holy beings in perfect-pitched song
Vindicating your cause and all others to follow
Emptied only to be filled yet again
Ransomed in unremitting constancy

Give into the beauty of recycled rhapsody 
Interlaced with supportive strands of genius
Veiled in humility and never lacking agility 
Enshrouded with the benevolent shine of generations

Understand that you will succeed in succulent growth
People will only fail you if you give them reason to

You are an incredible addition to a lively creation
Onward the music will lead you on 
Universally swirling and curling with mastered energy
Veering out and fluttering in perfect sight and sound
Eventually reaching out to the remaining shadows

Get up and look at the world around you
Obvious beauty surrounds every shady corner
Take what you may and create your renovating legacy

The symphony is playing for you 
Helping you along the smooth sands of life
Intertwined in fiery drive and sifting scents
Surrounded by the resonance—and a stranger’s global confidence 

-inspired by the one and only Anthony Snape-

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Springing and bounding like a lamb 
Playfully, gamboling over the ground.
Rumbles of thunder assaulting the ear
Incessant lightning, earth trembling in fear.
Nature is fickle, and inscrutably wild,
Glowing with vigor--an unruly child.

Shimmering heat waves swim and rise, 
Under the blazing, noonday skies.
Mercury rising, seeking the sky.
My vision is bleary--sweat in my eyes.
Everyone wondering, “When will it end?” 
Remembering winter--bring it again.

Autumn colors flaming bright
Under azure autumn light.
Tender hearts holding fast 
Untold feelings from the past.
Mellow, yellow, harvest moons, 
Night time bonfires, off-key tunes.

White snow blanketing fallen leaves,
Icicles forming on dripping eaves.
North wind moaning through the trees,
Temperature falling below the knees.
Eagerly waiting for robins to sing,
Readily awaiting arrival of spring.

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J.u.l.i.e. L.o.v.e.l.e.s.s.

Just that one girl,
Under the influence of romantics,
Living for love,
In deception of useless antics,
Every thing she could want,
Lying to a mask,
Often subject to a taunt,
Vulnerable to it's grasp,
Ever living in tomorrow,
Living for the waking dawn,
Enlightenment found in sorrow,
Sorrow never did her wrong,
Softly romantic yet viciously loving.

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Live, Laugh, Love

Live life to its fullest, each and every day
Is there any good reason to live another way
Visualize happiness and happiness here will stay 
Even in times of trouble, is what the wise men say

Laughing every day is a goal we all should set
And laughing at ourselves is a better target yet
Unhappy people are those we should forget
Greeting each day with laughter you never will regret
Happiness is contagious; a disease I hope I get

Love is a gift that we should give to one another
Opportunity abounds to love others like a brother 
Victims of hate are slow to fully recover
Encourage you, I do, to be a Liver, a Laugher and a Lover

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Mirror On My Back

True to my nature to entertain
Annulled in my character to refrain
Treasured,  a toss up to comprehend
Yesterday's version of me, my friend
Another day, maybe, the sky will clear
Never reminded I'm almost near
And so in the vision of all that's dear, I swiftly pick up the pace...

Kneeling on knees of cardboard paint
Alive in the version I feel to faint
Tasting the air in a cosmic dream
I know that these words, are not what they mean
Under the weight of impossible skies
Shouldering light, in the east - sunrise
Hardly a mirror to shadow catch
And so I am swift in a turn unmatched, as I miss my expression of face...

Cataclysmic in word and deed
And always a step past the possible need
Read like a novel without an end
Nailed by my countenance to defend
Ever determined to spring to naught
Yet in reflection, I've not been caught.

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Forming the right words at the right time,
Always unsure if I have the right to rhyme.
Bringing me up to a height, I am afraid to fall.
Realizing my life may mean nothing at all.
I struggle between reality and this fiction,
Causing back and forth emotional friction.
Alive only for the moment to die in words once more.
Telling myself this show is worthy of acting for.
Invention of a unique persona, a masquerade
Obsessed with the character that I have made.
Now there is no turning back, I am what I thought I'd never become.

Fabrication is the lyrics and my lying hands beat upon this drum.

For contest: New poem any style
Date: 09-19-2014

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L	iving, giving, sharing your all with no expectation of returns
O	ffering gifts of kindness in words and deeds
V	isions of a world in which peace prevails
E	xtolling one basic truth that Love is all

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Poetry Soup

Poets sharing their hearts and souls
Openly and honestly with each other
Expressing their deepest feelings
Truly understanding and caring
Rights of others shall be respected
Yearning to offer everything we can

So much variety, the spice of life
Opens many doors of knowledge
Understanding others views on life
Provides us with each others blessings

You know not a day goes by that I
don't feel like I should do more to
show you all how important you are
to me. I love you all and I'm not
ashamed to say when your poems
are sad I cry, when their happy I 
laugh and when they teach I learn.
"Provides us with each others blessings"
Thats what the soup is! Thank you
"Team Poetry Soup", Michael

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My Beautiful

My beautiful you are the one that completes me
without you,I'm empty,but beautiful with you i'm complete

you are my better half

you are my Life,my Love,and my Everything

with you my beautiful I'm complete

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                                                     HIND SIGHT

M oment by moment the hours tick by,
I n each one I wonder and ask myself why,
S ince you have left me I feel so alone,
S o utterly empty when I should have known,
I nviting you into my heart wasn#t wise,
N ot when I knew you had other ties,
G one now the laughter of warm Summer days,

Y ou took them all with you, not wanting to stay.
O nly you coulld get under my skin like you did.
U ntil you came along I was just a big kid.

T hen I met you and everything changed,
E xcept for the fact that you were estranged,
R ecently leaving a home and a wife,
R evealing to me you still wanted that life.
I n all that you said and all that you did,
B ut I wanted you so I put in my bid,
L ike a fool I gambled my all and I lost,
Y ou were honest with me and well worth the cost.

                                                                           Judy Ball

Don't ever let yourself get caught up in an affair.
When it's over it's just not worth the pain and embarrassment.
If someone is married they are off limits and if you are married you are not free to sample the other stuff out there.
You could lose everything for a cheap, very temporary thrill.
Let cooler heads prevail and don't let your loins think for you.

This poem was written to convey this message.
It is , however pure fiction so don't feel sorry for me. ;)

For Aye, Aye And A Mistress Contest by Debbie Guzzi

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The garden Prince

Singing trills in delightfully through my window
Perched upon my garden wall sits the little brown jacketed culprit, who
Always greets me with cheerful news
Regaling me with stories resounding from deep within his
Ruffled little chest
Often I wonder, as the years pass on
Will I always leave my window open to welcome in your good tidings?

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Frame is solid, some refurbishing needed; I have a room for rent
Only needs a few repairs and my patience has well been spent
Ready for immediate occupancy as soon as one can spare

Renovations commencing instantly; rent is somewhat fair 
Equipped with all the essentials; a spacious room is what you’ll find
Needs an well organized individual; one able to dwell inside this mind 
Today it’s clean and tidy as can be; tomorrow's a new day, I'll wait and see 

© Stacy Lynn Stiles

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To be born was quite a struggle my mum was on a motorbike
All the pains had started - but things were going alright.
Poverty we suffered, but our mum did the best she could
Everything was hard, but we managed and in a way it did us good…
Strength is in numbers and we had each other for support
To survive the ills of being poor, folly we did not court
Real hard times are behind us all, thank goodness most of us survived
Yes life is good because we made it so, and the good times have arrived..
© ~GG~ 4/08/2012

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Mothers are truly God’s gift to the world and really for us 
Oh, they will put things out, even a fuss with a simple touch
The essence of their being prevents us from being in a rush
Hear their words of wisdom and one will learn very much
Even as drivers they shift gears without scraping the clutch
Resting a child’s head, they simmer a cry with such a hush
Saving grace, loving us dearly like a hand with a royal flush

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He Strains Against The Undying Bonds of Life,

Empties Himself to The World and Contemplates,

Swift, Agonising, Masochistic Blood Lust.  - The

Grains in His Hourglass Glowed a Tempestuous,

Ominous Black. - It's Almost Over Now. - 

Ink Blots Stain his Intellect, and Form

Neat Circles of Venom, Tightly Coiled around The

Greying Matter of His Slow, Ceasing Bone Cage.

Trials of Time Pull Gravity Tighter: He Fights to

Overcome the Weight, Struggling Indefinitely To

Keep his Confident Frame. He Begins to

Indulge Selfishly Within The Realms of His Own

Lucid Creation. - This is Real - Crystal Clear

Liquid Seeps Over his Feet - It Has to be Real. - 

Holding his Love above Fear He Sinks his

Indigo Hands Into Flesh, Beyond the 

Meat, and Far Beyond the Putrid Violent

Stench of His Mindset. This all has to 

End. He Draws his Ultimate Inhalation, and

Looking Into the Back of His Head, He

Fades Away.

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Ignorant to the favoritism; a desire to be special too
Naïve to all the sarcasm and criticism; finding it easy to subdue
Validity still not broken as I feverishly try to understand 
Insanely searching for something; waiting upon your command
Silence numbs my body; reaching out for a delusion to hold
Imperfect vanishing appearance; a love so wrongfully cold
Brazen on the outside; while dying on the inside all alone
Love is all I ever yearned for; not this affection carved in stone
Eagerly waiting for a sign; will you see, or are you forever blind?

© Stacy Lynn Stiles

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Carried His cross for mine, suffering for my sins

Head hung low, he cried out, Father, forgive them...

Risen on the third day, my Savior, King of kings

I repent, He forgives, my name added to the Book of Life

Salvation is His gift to mankind, eternal life the reward

Teacher who came for the world giving light to darkness  

             the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)

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New Year (Acrostic)

Never forgetting about history
Ensuring it does not repeat itself
Walking proudly into the future
Yesterday now becomes the past
Elevating the mind to new heights
Action plan created and working
Rising and meeting the new call!

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There is No End to This Madness.

Insanity, in it's Bitter Rapture,

Grows and Splits Through The

Entrails of Ceaseless Mutilation,

Relying on Time, as its Mechanism.

                                                                                -Time is A Mechanism-

Liquid, Launching the Element of

Invasion, Discolours the sight,

Obeys the Taste. 

Necessity is Greed.

                                                                               - The Colour Blind-

Better to Leave natures unspoilt,

Entrails, Within the Quantum's of 

A minimalistic Eye. The Sense, 

Reality, is the Sixth  

                                                                               - Mechanism -

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Self awareness ~ reflection

One living by ones own pace ~ comfortable

Learning to love self ~ Listening to Music at three a.m.

Independence~ Internal rest~ refreshing

Tranquilty ~ Peacefulness~ renewal

Understand of self and others~ empowering

Daring to dream~ Realizing hope ~ finding Faith

Enlightenment of the spirit ~ Happiness beginning till end!

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It is not night

Vast oceans of light                                                                     
In the night flowing over us through you and me cant you see                          
Now there it is again light light love so faithful                                   
Ever seeing clearer there is again light light light treasures so unmeasurable in 
such a 
Small weak vessel there is again light light light light                               
Oh ignites a fire consuming all                                                       
There yet nothing lost light light light light light                                 
Rising brighter than yesterday will ever be light light light light light light     
Under his guiding care                                                        
Everlasting so good there is again light light light light light light light resting in 

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I Can't Take It

i can't take it, 
i can't take your smile,
I can't take your laugh,
i can't take your hugs and i can't take your looking at me,
i can't take that i sit here waiting,
i can't take not knowing how you feel,
i can't take how you never come over,
and i can't take that you may not care,
i can't take it that im hurting
i can't take that i cry,
i can't take it that i love you so much that i would truely just die.

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Curry Favor

C larifying your hidden lies,   I see
U nderneath your opaque disguise…  I
R ead your eyes,   I 
R ead your eyes…
Y ielding despise,  it’s only I…
F rustrated with echoing laments and cries,  just to
A nswer your fake words and smiles…  I
V enture my life,   I venture my emotional life
O nly to end it all… until it’s demise…
R eading your eyes… I can always read your betraying eyes.

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Event Horizon

Intricacies, delicately and poignantly 

Shroud themselves, taking

Only his sanity and rationality.

Living on the edge of chaos,

And sinking his broken

Teeth into this life... He makes his



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Plateau of common sense
Enabling one to step back, far back,
Reasoning on poles of points
Separating right from wrong
Placing trust in the matter at hand
Erasing past failures which interfere
Chastising selfishness, rewarding pure motives
To the well being of all those involved who
Inspire to greatness by the
Vast horizon of thinking which
Enables a decision of worth.

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S mile and laugh often
E njoy beauty, where and when
R eject deceit and all pretence
E arn respect of fellow men-
N ever worry what others have done
I n faith trust in God's own Son-
T hen leaving this world a better place
Y ou can look your maker ..face to face

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Who Are You

 How dare you take advantage of me like that ,
Leaving me stranded with no way to go forward or back.
   Using the friendship that we had led me to believe,
That there was trust and honor between you and me .
   How you layed me aside and left me for dead ,
You have caused these hateful thoughts inside my head.
   Never could I have done this to any man , 
I can see you have no concious so I know you can.
  There just one thing I really want to say  about this ,
It's been a long time since I have made a clinched fist .
  You have no idea how much hurt you have caused,
It won't be me you'll have to face That's up to God
   But you will regret mistaking this kindness for weakness girl,
Bad Karma will surely consume you this is my word.
   Yes you were able to catch me completely off gaurd ,
Never again because now I know who you are .

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Edison has spoiled us past the point of no return
Lights around the world all cause the city life to burn
Every child becomes addicted to computer fun
Computers make them stick to chairs so they forget to run
Trams all are electric now and shuttle to and fro
Radios and music in a headphone as we go
Cannot stand the silence that enhances every night
If we see the darkness we are all caught up in fright
Tonight just try to go without your plug ins for an hour
You'll be among the few to know the the true electric power.

1/27/13  Victoria Anderson-Throop ©

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M	eandering through a maze of feelings
Y	ou wash,cleansing as you sweep them afar

T 	raveling through the ducts you come cascading
E	ach crystalline drop glistening and warm
A	llowing release to ragged nerves and emotions	
R	eleasing pain or irrepressible joy and 
S	oftly and silently you flood your gates and appease

By Annalise
For: H.G. Harvey "A Tear Personification", Contest.

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an acrostic poem of MICHAEL

My life is a journey not yet complete as
I live with wide eyes’ open towards adventures that
Come to me daily through this wondrous epic called life while  
Having the opportunity to live two polar opposite life styles in one life time I
Am able to recognize the miracle of God’s hand as he guides me with Gentle nudges 
Even as I’m convinced he has left me hanging I soon realize his ever subtle presence
Love is the  answer to my questions of what God is through suffering the past...

 I now know PEACE.

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The Greatest Gift of All

Tis’ the season born of love
He was born up in a stall
Enjoy the gift’s you receive

Christ, the greatest gift of all
Hope is what he offered us
Redemption for our sins
I know that I have been set free
Salvation from within
Tis’ the season born of love
Merry Christmas to all
Amazing grace we have received
So lets answer the call 

Giving is the greatest gift
If given from the heart
Follow yours and you shall receive
The gift that never parts

I know that times are tough but please
remember that many families are much 
less fortunate than us. Many families will
turn to homeless shelters for they have 
no where else to go. Their are many ways
to help and the rewards are priceless. The
gift of giving is truly the gift of love.

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Cookies are addictive!
OoOoH! Here's one to snatch!
Okay...where's the chocolate chips?
Kraving too many of these treats
I want some now! But...I might get beeefy...
Every bite is mouthwatering, soft and crisp
Should I take another cookie?

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

If finding yourself means going it alone, You shouldn’t—a fact that is painfully plain. Need is a naturally human bemoan, A collaboration helps you remain, a Friend to those who also have needs to atone. I'm clearing a path, a push straight ahead, Sailing stress free in my life stem to stern. Right where I should be, clarity widespread, Behind me no wake or substantive churn. Like all things in life from which one must glean, A period of time flowing under Bridge where it is swept quite far out to sea, Over vastness like far distant thunder Troubled and troubles, mere seconds they flee Water healing life’s fires placed asunder. I promise you one fact I now cherish Will power alone is power itself, so Ease your mind with the faith you’ll not perish Your success assured, fear placed on the shelf Mind over matter, peace you’ll inherit. © David Wegman 2014 Submitted for Roy Jerden’s Poetry Contest: “Bridge Over Troubled Water - Word Acrostic”

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Sense of humour, elevating our spirits
Musing over the simple things in life, rejoicing at what we find
Imagination stimulated, childlike, seeing the wonders in life
Light heartedness, laughing at one’s self!
Everything as it is meant to be, smiling, enjoying, the gift of life

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Reassuring Eternal                                                                                                            Salvation                                                                                                               Union with God                                                                                                       Receiving Rewards                                                                                                                    Election                                                                                                                Completely  made whole                                                                                              Time                                                                                                                        Is                                                                                                                        No more  death sorrow or pain

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Bucket list contest Laughter Always

L ive as though life isn't a test
A lways try to do my  best
U nwind must not  hold pressure
G ive generously of my leisure
H ave a smile on my face
T ry to be honest,  lies no trace
E ach passing minute to count to enhance
R emember  my  life has been given a second chance

A nswer anyone asking for advice
L isten to friends, try to be wise
W elcome all into my life
A lways positive, no more strife
Y es instead of possible or maybe 's
S ee the happy reflection of life  in my eyes

Seren Roberts  1/3/2013

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Gypsy King

Glorious are the days we ride, my love.
You and I riding in the morning light.
Passions racing hearts are thundering.
Sunrise explodes pink and purple streaks across the sky.
You and I smiling, riding together in the first light.

Kindred spirits racing together chasing the morning star.
Intoxicated on the morning air.
Nowhere, but here in this moment.
Glorious is the day we ride.

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Love came down at Christmas

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

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Reflections: Midlife Crisis

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

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Acrostic Oxymoron Idealism

Free flowing and defiant about me
I imagine my life a 

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Mother's Death

M  y mother died when I was fifteen months old
O  h how my heart hurt when I called her so bold
T  o heaven her soul did soar_ leaving her children
H  ere on this earth, with lives now so totally barren
E  each day I wonder why so young she had to go
R  easons I will never know in this life though
S  atan did his work in destroying family

D  evil stirred the father to drink, compulsorily
E  aten away was his heart from the loss; Granny
A  ttended five children's needs, extra for baby
T  o family members word was spread_ youngest given
H  ome by adoptive family; but this for child heaven

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Y earning for spiritual insight and tranquility
O verall control of body, mind and soul
G athering my thoughts to a central point
A lignment my ultimate goal


Contest: Yoga
10th Place

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Love; laughter; loyalty; listening; learning!
Impulsive; ideals; intelligence; intense; inspirational!
Fervor; fury; fierceness; fate; fun!
Energy; elation; eagerness;excitement;enduring!

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Happiness (acrostic)
Happiness is found within not in people and things

Acceptance of the present regardless of what fears/ inner demons you may be facing

Persistence in seeking love and happiness inside ourselves so we may experience the abundance of love and beauty that encompasses us

Patience with ourselves as we learn and grow through our personal trials and tribulations life often presents to us, unexpectedly

Inside ourselves are all the answers we seek, believe in yourself with a smile on your face

Never give up on yourself! Challenge your belief systems with an open heart and a positive mind set

Endless love & happiness awaits you, seek it consciously without delay

Spirit of love is the essence of our original form; happiness is our natural state of being

Smile in the face of adversity and feel your spirit soar to new heights experiencing love, peace and happiness from this moment forward.  Live as if there is no tomorrow, for you reap what you sow :) :) :)

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O - Olive that was her first name O - Oli, eloi, bloss her other names O - Overall, any of these is acceptable O - Only she prefers most her one name L - Life come upon her by 13th of August L - Living with her grandparents first L - Learning she always want to pursue L - Ladder of life she jolly began to do I - Interested to music, books and stories I - Indefinite reading even old histories I - In the kitchen, She loves cooking I - In anywhere, She is there singing V - Victor she always strives to be V - Vices and violence against is she V - Vivaciously aiming to live life fullest V - Vigorously stepping to life's hurdles E - Each one she shares a smile E - Even though she feels bad inside E - Endearing, she was always told E - Eager to explore things untold E - Essence of a woman, she beholds E - Extremes she tries to balance and hold E - Even if skin and beauty folds E - Embroidered life by God, she is called L - Looking to be channel of blessing L - Listening before understanding L - Loaded not with a good tall L - Limitless to achieve a goal O - Onwards she always go O - On sides and on back she forgoes O - Opting not to forget all good O - Omitting not of gratitude I - In God, she always trusts I - In real love, she believes I - In singing and writings, she frees I - Into her family, she spree S - Small girl she may seem S - Smartness, she projects not hid S - Sweats she doesn't care to pour S - Sincere heart that she devours A - Adoring God, forever she will A - Acceleration she will deal A - Antidote to her woos is love A - Above all is her one living God... (c)olive_eloisa 10:57 am March 24, 2014

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Jimi Hendrix..Rock Star and Legend

J	imi, a talented guitarist
I	n the world of Rock
M	ade young girls cry 
I	n his world, how he shined!

H	ard wired to play
E	arly love for guitars
N	ever found Nirvana 
D	ying each day, endless pain
R	iding strings of his music	
I	n his mind, demons taunted	
X	iting  too soon, young legend!

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Love, Like a Tooth Ache.



(Perhaps this should be titled something like: "When Love Goes Wrong" or something.  - Inspired by pre-root canal up 
all night pain from a few week's back)

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Mothers Love Healed

By: Sabina

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911—Underground Overtime Night Workers (Acrostic)

Nine Eleven—a dark day lives of many workers were stolen away
Individuals worked all night; stayed; without seeing the light of day
Nose to the grindstone below floor level they labored productively
Effectively moving papers, stacks, racks, speedily and so selectively

Encouraged basement overtime; more taxes paid; they worked away
Loyal workers; dedicated to the cause; laziness to them—not a gift!
Earnestly they called home to say, “Honey I am working another shift”
Encouraged by those who stayed; coffee and donuts— no need to pay
Encroachment above they never did see as terror stuck during the day
Night’s darkness envelope the light; underground darkness of the night

© Joseph Spence, Sr., 8/27/09
© All Rights Reserved


Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.

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J  ourney, journey as I travel
O  ver hill and dale through
U  untold many quiet deep waters
R  emembering now hues
N  oted on pages all lifes' stages
E   very detail stored away for ages
Y   earning to retrieve for my sage


Combination of Poulter's measure and 

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Yesterday, as dawn rose over Diamond Head
All the trees remained in silk screen silhouette as
My furrowed brow expressed in my features
Troubles that had yet to materialize, yet how real they
Seemed, how surreal my vision of the loss.
So I cast my net to keep from entering too deep,
Far enough to keep the fears at bay, far
Away from the harsh hemp at noon day.

Now, as sunlight seeps through misty clouds 
It feels surreptitiously suspicious as in nature;
Looks as if the clouds are gathering gloom,
As if they are purposely trying to conceal,
Though in their dark grey, a rainbow.
They're moving fast upon the current.
Here below as in the sky, they cry
To release in their wet, a catharsis which helps me
Stay centered on a path leading toward the light.

Oh how I love the freedom the rain expresses.
I love the musical sound, the serene scent.
Believe you have the courage to overcome and
In doing so, the power of the heavens will erase
Yesterday, and flood today with sublime sunshine.

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Today is a blank sheet
Oh! What desires I need to meet
Must some go lacking 
Most important are the people
You being one that needs my attention

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What's in a Name

R eady to give a hug and be caring to others
U nderneathe my heart I’m a true romantic
S imply adorable I am, many people have said
S o heartfelt are my feelings of compassion
E very beat of my heart brings a certain peace
L ovely words do I say to everyone I know
L ong will I remain truthful and loving to all

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Poet Destroyer A's "a poem' about you... it can be an ode' a self ballad, any poem about you.. THE POET" contest


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Take Time Out

L one(ly) days need not be gray
O ffer yourself time away 
V isit the ocean blue
I ntrigue yourself with a sunset hue
N ature in her beauty can cure
G iving the soul a lavation, to make pure

T ake away the strain of stress filled days
H eavenly beach, spend time in sun's rays 
E levate yourself to where Angels play

L augh, twirl and spin
A ct like a child again
U rgency is pretend
G rant yourself time with a friend
H ave more than one week a year
T o make your life happy to bear
E nough relaxation and rest
R epent your dying, tired being to zest

O ften we ignore the signs
F or when it is our time

L isten to your body, your brain and heart
I promise you will not regret this part
F or there I have been, many a time
E venings filled with loving the laughter of life - so fine.

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Kissed by the sun, sweet alfalfa in waving oceans that
Animals adore when dried into golden hay.
Noon breaks enjoying lunch under an ancient oak with
Songs from the wayward wind for company.
A tire swing hanging in wait for school to be out
Shares mem’ries of new born calves romping in the meadows.

Each wonderful season in Kansas holds an enchanted delight,
But heavenly scented lilacs in spring time let my soul take flight.

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The Message

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 Knowing this Is the next best thing since "In the beginning" In the first chapter of the first verse in Genesis!

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Miracles Do Happen

M iracle baby boy
I' m being called
R elief for my parents
A s I am growing and doing fine
C loser to entering the world
L ove is flowing like water
E verywhere in our home right now

B ut I am ready to leave this small space
A nd be held by my mommy and daddy
B y and by I will feel hugs and kisses
Y et another miracle I am from God above

Written for: Debbie Guzzi's  "Give Thanks" Contest
Received Honorable Mention

After years of trying and losing, after being told they would never have
a child of their own...A Miracle happened. 
We constantly give thanks for our little guy.

Entry for P.D.'s   A Poem You Wrote This Week Contest
Placed 2nd

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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

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Who Am I

Who am I?
Question indeed!

  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 
I am.

Name: Ifeanyi Bob 

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Sophisticated city full of blitzkrieg, I am just a visitor interested in your history.
To travel so far, I must enjoy the sights I see.
Riding via the scenic view to capture some photography, 
Easy to relax and just be me.
Elfie and excited, I am pulsated by such beauty.

Living just for the moments of captivity, I send a shout out.
Ialysus is a place to drive.
Got the streetlights in my eyes, relishing the peace inside.
Heights I never figure I would reach.
This came from living right, I guess.
Shimmering sparkles of cava I will drink at my penthouse that sits in view of the   
Aegean Sea.
___________________________________________| VERLENA S. WALKER Scrambled Letters: T A R N D A I FOR FIND THE PUZZLE Contest! PENNED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2014!

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Take time to be experience and experienced to be lived. Life is everywhere it implies anything. The cruel we wish for others can turn out to be the future we are planning for our very selves. The eye that sees evil is the eye that duels evil. Lack of amity the sense of humanity fading away float in time with open mind... A quest; a chance of riddled thought: An Answer; pained and overwroughtelected to be eliminated, my words are my deeds. I was not born to be bound but to fight for what I represent. Infinity squared, then seeks to find If bravely we have given all, for who can ask more of a man than giving all within his span, it seems to me, is not so far from – Victory. Therefore, the fates are seldom wrong, no matter how they twist and wind, It’s you and I who make our fates, we open up or close the gates, On the Road Ahead or the Road Behind. Someone had better be prepared for rage. There would be more than ocean-water broken before God's last *Put out the Light* was spoken. Underneath the wagon where people search for answers while the question was never been asked but the look was already given. That simply lies in the steps we take and the fear.  Sensational revolutions the dynamic quell of life living in the wish and expectance of death! Let it be your wish equivalent to your will just when you have seen and experienced the sweetest tripods of life as life dimension its intact in tripods. When you have live to a certain point left with no other choice captured in sorrows living an unwanted life as if you are been punished. Its all a matter of time.     

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Autumn Memories

Alluring Fall dew upon spider silk,
Unerringly takes me back to my youth.
To a time of those magical days,
Uncanny, how the heart follows suit,
Melting away the years with each beat.
Nostalgic images of playing in leaves,
Melds with the draw of freshly baked goods, while
Earthly scents, sweetly perfume the crisp breeze.
Mom and Grandma, the house they'd transform, with
Ornamental gourds in willow baskets,
Red maple leaves nestled in with pine cones, 
Intricately quilted, down filled blankets.
Every Autumn, I take that long stroll,
Steeped in memories formed deep in my soul.


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True Wealth

M ost people think that wealth is in money
I think it's something much more
L ife has a way of turning out funny
L osing site of what we're searching for
I nnocence is priceless in many ways
O nly the young can know of its wealth
N one of us know our number of days
A nd some doesn't cherish their health
I try to be thankful for the riches God gave
R ealizing it's mine to borrow
E njoy His riches 'til the time of the grave, never regreting tomorrow

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Faith is believing in what is yet to be
All my dreams when I cannot see
Internal hope in God's abiding love
Thoughts of Him and Heaven above
Holy.. Holy.. Holy..

Impossible problems only seem too great
Solid assurance, I live by faith.. Not fate

Almighty.. Almighty.. Almighty

Pray with conviction
Offer Him your all
Worship The Lord
Enter His gates, hear His call
Reach for the Truth
Faith for today
Ultimate living
Long for His way

The Lord's not a genie
He alone knows what is best
Intimate communion with Him
Now expect to be blessed, by
God.. God.. God!

Contest: Vie's "Faith Is A Powerful Thing"
Date: 1-11-15
Poet: Lyric Man

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Nine Lives

Nine lives are bestowed upon a cat to live,

In this world full of danger we travel through.

None may escape the final time appointed to them,

Even the cat has it's last moment to breathe.

Living a life of adventure, demands some extra chances,

It's the curious cat, trapped, who really needs it.

Vain cats cleaning themselves on a slim, lofty ledge.

Excitable cats trying to catch the mysterious red dot.

Silly cats flipping their tails at a dog pack.

For the "Nine" contest.

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P - Philippines' archipelago: Pearl of the Orient Seas
H - Hospitable "Pinoys" will welcome you with smiling teeth!
I - Inhabited tranquil big or small mountainous to rocky islands
L - Luculent World class beaches: black, brown, pink to white sands
I - Inviting anyone for a wave ride: weight boarding or surfing
P - Party called fiestas on streets are colorful, spectacular and artful
P - Palette of it's cradle provides scenic man - made crafts for tourists
I - Its culture creates a rich gallery of four civilizations
N - Nature's diverse species of fauna, corals! sweetest tropical fruits!
E - Eating - a favorite "must do" for its native to modern delicacies
S - Sense of humor: a contagious alluring trait of Pinoys!

My home country: "a paradise of beauty and fun.."
Let's joyfully explore each islands one by one!

olive eloisa
9:02 pm.
April 07, 2014

Note: Pinoy - local common name for Filipinos

CONTEST: Tell Me About Where You're From
SPONSOR: Kim Merryman

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'The threads of Me''

Tailor made, 
And to a specific 
Pattern. He knew exactly what He had in mind with me
Even with multicolored fiber
Sometimes I look back in amazement 
Thinking who would have thought, that the grey He started with would
Recoil and blossom 
Years ago the tears I shed; finally I can see the growth


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I'm Still Coming

I can't believed I 
Missed all the

That You gave me!
I know now that I can't live my 
Life without you!
Living here knowing that I 

Can still have you in my heart is my
Only joy. I'm sorry I didn't believe in all your
Messengers until it was almost to late; but
I'll try to live the rest of my life for you 
God, be with me and help get through these last days!

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Learning from your own mistakes
Increasing your knowledge
Friendship is one thing that lasts
Enjoy the future, don't live in the past!

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All Animals Have Souls

All animals
Live and 

Allow them to,
Let their young
Stay safe while, learning to survive.

A patient and loving parent is
Encouraging as they learn that lesson.

Safety in numbers is paramount.
Utilizing a
Love that’s tough, parents
See their little ones grow to adulthood.

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Coexist with Tolerance

Confidence on this subject can be
Overrated; too many people are misunderstood
Everyone needs to live and let live
X-tend to others equality
If we all take a stand for good and
Stop bullying and prejudice
Tolerance can be taught

All bullies cease destruction, eventual future greatness, however; I just know. Let 
me never offer prejudice, quietly remember stories told. Understand variation
when x-amining your zeal.

Yesterday’s youth yearned for your help
To teach tolerance of today’s torment and trouble
May mothers mend misunderstandings
Fathers fix families from failing
Banish bias and bigotry, blend as brothers
Unappreciated and unjust will uniquely unite with understanding
Live and let live with liberty

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Pink Joy

P recious jewel that adorns Royal crown of lov E,
I nfinite happiness may you bring along with that pizza Z 
N ot a day would go by without you bringing smiles, so walt Z
K eenly into all the lucky hearts that you meet, just shin E
J ubilant was the day that you were born, bringing light to al L
O ceans of laughter and love will surround you, sweetest dol L
Y ou are heaven’s blessing, so dance and glow dear babe—just sparkl E!

for Royal's Pink Joy Contest
and of course, dedicated to sweet Ezzelle ^_^


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Live, Laugh, Love

Little babies are born
Into a world that has a
Vicious, 'Dog eat dog!'

Long days pass
Amid the chaos of war.
Ugly scars mar beauty, while
Gaiety is almost non-existent.
How can life be so cruel?

Listen to the call for peace, to
Overcome ruthlessness.
Visualize a better life, where
Everyone lives, laughs, and loves.


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A Winter Sport--double acrostic--

Amidst the cold climate we enjoyed sled riding.
We also had so much fun building an igloo.
I felt alive in those days, hardly any woes.
Now you may say that this is no sport at all.
Take heed that even the Olympics have these.
Every winter so many do this thing that I bid,
Racing, swaying, these and more we did savor.
Sled riding is easier, though many enjoy to ski.
Pleasant fresh aromas of winter always spread.
Outward and inward like a bitter cold safari.
Riding upon a sled by setting or lying down,
Takes control of our lives in childlike blessing.

My first double acrostic,,,inspired by a contest,,,first letter of each sentence spells out title and the last letter in each sentence spells out the subject..

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T houghtfully open heart in thankfulness
H onoring God for graciousness, unlimited access

A nd remeber all things in appreciativeness
N ot forgetting air we breath, blue sky we have in excess

K nights and princesses; children of the Living God
S ing a joyful song praising Him don't put on grand facade

G ive of yourself in thanks and rejoice in His love
I nvite the Holy Spirit to dwell within your heart dove

V ictory can be yours each step of the way my friend
I f time in God's presence in praise and worship daily spend

N ow is the time in His presence and purpose to remain
G ratitude said for all of life's pleasures even life's pain.

S tillness and quiet each day spend time thank God for each and everyone

This is a combination Acrostic and couplets..
My understanding that Acrostics do not rhyme but mine is actually couplets written in poulter's measure..A person who sold eggs would sometimes give a dozen eggs for a price and sometimes if the hens were laying extra good a person would get 14 eggs of the same price..Lucky them..So 12/14 in rhyming couplets..

Sponsor: Kim Merryman
Contest: Count Your Blessings
Date Written: Monday, November 19, 2012


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Earths people, it is time to wake up, the ‘Prince’ is alive! 
Ascension available, access through your heart 
Seek and you shall find! 
Time is short, personally unite, connect as one
Eternity given
Rise to the occasion, celebrate the gift of life, bond, with ‘our lord Jesus’ and ‘our Universal Father in heaven, building a bridge, experiencing kinship, between human and spirit

                     ***Happy Easter Everyone***

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Bird of Paradise

Buds of beauty begin to appear.
Iridescences sparkle in the sun. 
Robins start their trek up north.
Discovery has just begun.
Opulent life begins to emerge.
Flowers soon bloom amid color’s serge.
Perky pedestrians jog through the parks.
Artists are seen painting in the streets.
Rifles and guns are put away.
All of life enjoys a sweet warming show.
Daffodils display their cheerful smile.
Impatienses patiently watch. 
Springtime smells permeate the air.
Earth effervescently glows.

© April 12, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Drunkenly we fall once more
And wake up weaker than before,
Not dense enough to question this,
I simply savour every kiss,
Evidently, in my bed
Lies nothing more than just a friend.

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Cottonwood now sports purple blossom
Open faces sun seeds entomb
Total beauty in nature's landscape
Thanksgiving to God for escape
Opened heart to receive beauty
Now refreshed return to duty
Wonder how many passed that tree
Obliterated to even see
Open my eyes_heart Lord each day
Do let opportunities pass my way

(Obliterated here used to means
wiped out ...)

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Can there be more solid man
On the couch he’s planted here
Under blankets and old books
Calling orders for more beer
Has he grown a set of roots

Planting him eternally
Or is it possible
That he ‘s related to a tree?
As I glance at him again
Taking drinks and giving smiles
Oh, I’d rather have him home--
                       TV’s cheaper than gas miles

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Poetry Soup Bowl

<                                    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

Entry For
Adeleke Adeite's
Poetic Picture Of Poetry Soup
G.L. All

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Tapestry of Life

Tendrils of gold fall over my eyes masking a timid soul.
Alabaster lies beneath woven strands; ev'ry emotion takes its toll.
Pensive am I in all my actions, compassion steers a grateful heart.
Even though I slip into doleful days, each morn I wake to a happy start.
Surefire strength comes from my faith; through God, I overcome.
Together, from joy, sorrow, peace and strife, my love becomes the sum.
Reaching for a promising tomorrow, I build my haven with family.
Yearning to nurture love and life, more enlightened, I hope to be.

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, July, 31, 2012
for TAPESTRY Poetry Contest               

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     © Demetrios Trifiatis
           26 MAY 2013

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The Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf oil spilled
Useless big waste
Lives were taken
Foolish mistake

Oil will spew
In such turmoil
Loss no one knew

So much damage
People showed care
Invading land
Like a nightmare
Let’s clean this up!

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A Toast To Resolution

Here’s to
All the 

Write them down

Effort will
Always achieve

Written By John Posey

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Live Laugh Love

L ife
I ntroduces
V alues
E veryone

L oving
A nother
U nderstanding
G od's
H and

L ifts
O thers
V ictoriously
E verlasting

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Just Because an Acrostic

J umbled words of Love
U nderstanding between us two
S aying it comes often
T ime’s on our side 

B eing with each other
E ntertaining thoughts run wild
C aged inside our hearts
A gain come loving words
U sed between us two
S poken just because it’s
E ver dear to us 
AgMoore© 03/03/11
This was written for National Poetry Month's 30 days of poetry

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Captcha WHA6

When I was only five
Heard mommy always's say
Angel  keep being naughty and you won't make it to

Entry for Adam Hapworth's
Captcha Acrostic Contest
G.L. All

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Not Good in a Bed but Fine up Against a Wall/ E.Roosevelt

O rigin, the beginning, the mostest, bestest, most beauteous
H ave you ever been so very full of the symbolic

M essage of the flower kingdom
Y ou just can’t stand to see, or smell, another

G od forsaken picker pushing
O range, red, white, pink
D andy, handy, trite ,

A nalog for the joy and pain;

D ripping from the plucked
A nd pieced heart of
M an and his foil woman.
N ever again will I accept a 

R ose as anything thing
O f consequence 
S ince even an
E vil heart can buy a rose.

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the parlour of my heart was empty, no wheels in my cart,
sweet friends, you filled the gap~you filled the heart!
lifeless was my life ~no rain no breeze,
sweet friends, you painted it with memories!
you've struggled for words when my verses didnt rhyme,
you've given me an hour when you had no spare time!
when my life turns challenging and misfortunes seem to crush,
the memories come to light of the daes spent together by us!
days we have spent together~ together we spent the hours,
we have played with the dust ~ have played with the flowers!
when that the tears of sorrow have kissed your cheeks,
friends i've cried at heart, have cried for weeks!
long years of togetherness will shortly fade away,
the sun will soon set and end our golden day!
but i treasure you in my heart wrapped in love,
no failure ~ no success, MY FRIENDS ABOVE...........

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Dear John

Loneliness is a fear that sometimes cease life 
Cutting through my heart carving its way like a knife 
Holding me at a place where I feel for someone I need 
To make me feel appreciated, loved and wanted indeed 
You asked what is in my heart I once held you second to none 
But now here is the truth of my now Dear John 
Dear John you made feel like you will always be there 
You told me you there was no one else who can care 
You claimed to love me and promised me your all 
But you busy pleasuring life every-time I call 
How could you have held me in your heart when you had none 
I gave you my all, blindly believed you now its all gone 
You took everything from me you left me with nothing 
You said I was yours and so I kept giving 
All I have lost and you are no where to be found 
Remember you stepped on me when I was on the ground 
After that You said love was just a word only fools believed in 
You laughed at me when you saw me crippled and bleeding 
You said I will never be loved you told me to just hate 
I had nothing else but those words so to me they were great 
John I have a confession that will change things forever 
There was more than you to life but did I see it? Never 
I only knew this after you left there was a stranger 
He gave me all you took and in my life he became the arranger 
John you have nothing here any more 
So I give you up and close that door 
You will never come back because there is no cause 
He told me the truth and loved even my flaws 
Something you could have never done 
John you lost me now be gone 
When I met Him and he was my heart's desire 
John for the first time in my life I saw you were a liar

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T o  touch  a  twilight's  glow , to collect  some twinkling stars

A waking  from  the  deep  slumber of motherly comfort, I started

P ainting a  blank  canvas  to  create a cascading  tapestry  with

E mulsions  of  joy, sorrow, love, pain, smile and sigh,

S ome  rain, some sunshine, few  rivers  and a  rainbow

T aking  their  turns  to  decorate  that  changing  scenery

R eflecting  the  ripples  of  my journey between  twilight  and stars  where

Y esterdays  and  tomorrows  mingle  with  one  another.

© kash poet

Date:7th August 2012

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Merry Christmas


Christ Child
Almighty God

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Ever longed for

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Travel Light

Through winding roads, life leads where it   …………………………………………     Will 
Reaching rugged mountain peaks and valleys deep,  until   ………………. .    You
Eventually arrive at this conclusion- each day is a gift- best take it   ...    Slow

Too few  breathe deeply when shadows gather and when at night, lay ..    Down                                                                                                                                   
Recall the sweet moments, like an offspring's first smile   ............            And
Leave  out slights that sting and  bitter words with acrid     ……………………   Smell 
Like fallen leaves, the days turn to dust  and vanish beneath     ……………… The
Iridescent  sunlight and summer rains that water thirsty    ……………………    Roses
Giving new life to all who with gratitude, acknowledge the gift    ……………   As
Hope breathes tomorrows new chances to scale mountains   ………………      You 
Traverse and the raging, wild rivers you'll cross on this arduous   …………Journey    

 Note:  For Jared's "Acrostic/End Line Word" Contest
4th Place

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Paying close attention to Others I forget myself Staying grounded is tough I try remaining positive Telling my self that I’ve the right stuff Vanity goes no where Expression means much more

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O ut of control
I t shouldn't have happened
L ots of destruction

S hame on BP
P lease stop this disaster
I irrate and upset
L ots is at stake
L oss of God's creations

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A Life Lost

 Angel of mine, where are you now? Hours drift away like seconds as I

Lift my somber heart and head to the heavens asking, "why, oh why?"
In one moment, your tired eyes held my gaze; then, with one kiss goodbye, 
Frozen in time, forever you were gone; a failing heart will surely die,
Existing in flesh no more; yet our love surpasses death and the tears I cry.

Losing you again tonight in fragments of dreams, a heart shatters. I rely
On the memory of your smile at dawn, the scent of your pillow, your sigh
Swept softly across my ear lobe in whispers of love. I know, my tears will dry
Tomorrow under blue sky when I see you twinkle in our little boy's eye.

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W hen you go to someone's wedding
H ave you done so in clothes that are unsuitable?
E ver shown up for an evening out wearing shorts?
R emember the times when we "dressed" for dinner?
E ven now, some do so.

I t isn't everyday that special things happen in our lives...
S trange how inadequate we are in showing respect.

T here are times when a casual attitude is not offensive.
H ovever, that is for the mundane.
E ach one of us makes choices with regard to events in life. 

R ecently, I attended the memorial for a friend's mother.
E very one who was there knew that this was a somber occasion.
S ome, however, did not take the time to think about their demeanor.
P erhaps we have gone overboard with our "casual" attitudes.
E xpectations for me are that one would come dressed for the ceremony.
C asual attire and wearing baseball caps are fine at a picnic, but
T hen, I was taught that social graces begin at home.

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Happy Now

How could someone choose to live in such a wasteland
A polluted mess of burgers and fries in your hand,
Populated with emotional distress as tighter becomes the waistband,
Personal vendetta achieved bit by bit without love or a man
You have yourself to blame and have no pity to demand

Now you have lost all potential with nobody to care,
One choice made and now a fertile life is bare,
When you make a child to be an adult, this could be you.

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Lost In Thought

Now who would of thought the thoughts that would truly get the mind lost in fragile thought?
 So much on our known life, 
about unknown death when we laugh at others but at ourselves we really cry, 
in our very own hidden truth lies, 
amongst our own poeple who we defy, 
until we fight, 
for wrongs for personal rights, 
**** the darkness is what make us appreciate the light, 
I dont talk the talk nor do I walk the walk because I walk my talk while I swagger and swerve im my talks through these walks,
 Life can get so messy with death that its time for those of us here to grab the broom so God can mop,
 I live life to the fullest with what little I have because I dont have a lot, 
I live life shitty sometimes like almost everyone else like it or not, 
Im not special Im so unique Im individual with word talent I know I got, 
I know what I dont have so its important more knowledge among me is sought, 
I can be wrong half the time but can still make it 100% right I was self-taught among a young soul that seems to be bought,
 I got a bad limp but dont get me wrong I can still gallup through darkness while I jog lost in the early morning fog waiting to be patiently found in the midnight lounge where I trot,
 Truly lost so easily in profound hard thoughts litterally running from the cops waiting to duck and dodge from open gunshots,
 Bodies and shells drop where caskets are made among a dying crop, 
I can still make a splatter where there was just but a tiny dot, 
I used to have merely nothing now atleast I can truly say I have a safe spot, 
I was found looking for truth in lies lost in thought....

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It's Just One Word

 Am I the only one who's feeling there is something very wrong with all of this ,
I can't seem to get anybody to listen not even when I raise  my fist.
    How can they not see what I see ,has everybody lost thier mind I say,
Why can't they see what it is that is making them act this way.
   Have you taken a look around to see  there's something that has changed,
When you look into peoples eyes Lord how you can see the rage.
   No compassion  for thier fellow man as if they have never ever cared,
For the future of mankind and how we all should be  aware.
    Saw a friend of mine the other day he was acting a little strange ,
I can't help but wonder just when , how , and who's the blame.
   This power and greed is consuming us all we just can't seem to stop
Stepping on our brothers & sisters as we  race to the top.
   Where's the love ,the kindness ,the hope and faith  we use to live by,
How we allowed ourselves to sink so low I' will never know why.
    Still I will contunue to spread the word which has always been,
Be good and love one another as you are learning not to sin.
    Please don't be another wreck that has been pushed to the side ,
If you' listen to the one and only word you will know why.
    We will all band together so we can stand  tall and free,
It is one simple word and that is love how could you nor see.

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New Open Door

R  recline on the sofa, relax in recliner
E  entertain romantic thoughts; life couldn't be kinder
C  cuddle up late in bed, snuggle on couch
Y  you are my love, molded to you; stubble ouch
C  comfy now late in life, free from responsibility
L  love is deep; committment strong_capability
E  enjoying life_the fruit of early struggles
D  determined to fulfill our life together_not burst bubble

T  true to you; constant thoughts
E  envelope you with what love has wrought
E  easy is life sleep late_stay up late
N  now there is a new open door my mate

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Hope for a new beginning
          Always think positive in deciding
                    Purpose in life is important
                              Please be strong and don’t give up
                                        You were born to be the one

           New chapter in life, do what you can
          Especially in dealing with other people
          We are here in this world to support each other

                               You may fall again with your journey but
                     Everything happens for a reason my friend
          Aim high like an eagle and be a blessing and
Rest assured you’re in good hands with the Lord

January 2, 2013

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A Reason To Get Up

P oets from around the world gather here
O ver and over they continue sharing their poetry
E veryone in their very own unique way
T rying to get their heartfelt feeling across to us 
R eading other poets poems and gaining inspiration
Y es we all help one another to learn and grow
S o our members grow and go along on their
O wn way with their writing endeavors
U sing all available resources from each other and the
P oetrySoup site. Welcoming all each and everyday.

Written for: What makes you wake up each and everyday contest!
Sponsor: Ed Ebbs
Written By: Carol Brown

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Tapestry Me

Though my life began when I was born, I don’t remember
Anything before age four, when no one picked me for a silly game, and
Pent up sadness flooded my face. But as life went on, I had happy
Experiences too, like when I rode in a hot air balloon. Ups and downs have made me
See, that life isn’t always what you want it to be. But if you keep on
Trying to get it right, you’ll find some pain, but also love and light. I
Reached out yesterday, to smooth out wrinkles, recalling former childhood dimples,
Yearning to change these flaws I saw. But introspection has led me to see, that in 

My life’s tapestry, they’re really beautiful

For Carol's "tapestry" contest

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Artless and aged, a comfort, a frayed rag,

This woman is woven of many yarns,

Aware of life’s hazards, each sudden snag,

Pondering losses that will not be darned,

Enraptured, though, by what some dare not see,

Seams in the sunshine, the twining of night,

There, fabric of what was and what could be,

Revealed by silk strands to my spun delight.

Y ears have softened me; I am less but more,

W hat was bright and brash is muted and spent,

O ld tales held by pulled threads, my token lore,

M oments sweetly stitched, forever content. 

A heart’s history that love still spans, 

Never to fade, a tapestry woman.

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A dvice, many seeds on a flower
D eciding  to choose which vine to follow
V ery carefully given thought, very carefully given choice
I n your best intentions stated at the heart
C hosing which blossom can become an art
E very seedling can change the color of your path to chart

©Holly P. Moore
   February 2013

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The Holy Spirit

Loving myself truly 
Is allowing that
Still, small voice
To guide me as I go through life.
Embracing every  
Negative thought that comes
In my head is
Not the best way to
Grow or live.
Taking advice from a voice 
Of purity and

True holiness that can also speak truth to you on a basic
Human level has helped me to love God in
A better way.
To know that 

I don't 
Need all the answers and I have a
Neverending pool of 
Eternal help that wants me to
Reach new heights of

Victory! is beyond
Can't fathom His 
Eternal love and concern for me!

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R emember how all things were once shiny and new,

U nderneath them all a corrosive subterfuge grew.

S ilently oxidating from the outside or in,

T reasures’ life should exclude are always made of skin!

For the RUST contest because “RUST NEVER SLEEPS!”

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L  aughter and tears presents
I  ntriguingly woven design
F ully finished work then
E ternity calls 

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Happy New Year

Happier, lively days now to arise
A new year of dreams, some old will die
Prosperity comes when least expected
Phases of inspiration protected
Young, you live through tides of ages
Newly writing your life long pages
Enter into this new year divine
Writing the pages of your own time
Yield to the future with all its wonder
Ever changing a new life like thunder
Above the stars you fly then drift
Ringing in the songs of  life's gift

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The bluest skies

The bluest skies, don't seem so blue. And the stars seem a little dimmer too. Now that your around , you put 'em all to shame. Let me break it down 'cause what I'm tryin to say is, no one gets me, like you when you kiss me. Girl, you rock me harder than some downtown band. I thought I knew what love was, but I didn't have a clue. I've never found anything that makes me feel like I do about you. You know i love u with all my heart and we got the realest relationship ever and im happy ! And i see that some girl is goin to call out my name all because you wont talk to her because of me lmao she can fall back for real ! haha but i guess we gotta get to sleep and i get to be so lucky to wake up in the mornin laying right next to you love you baby and I always will.

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Giving Thanks

Great is the need for the multitude
In their hour of pain of great solitude
Voices seem to come from everywhere
In their hearts time seems to be despair 
Never grasping the reality of grace
Given by many for the human race

Those that don’t seem to notice kindness
Having seen it every day of their existence
And they seem to struggle each day
Not giving thanks and gentleness away
Knowing that there are many that need
Some thanks that we can give indeed

Entrant into Kim Merryman's "Counting Your Blessings" contest


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Twin Towers

T wo buildings once stood tall
W hen one day they would fall.
I n the sky the planes flew
N ot knowing what they'd do.

T oo many people died
O n that day we all cried.
W hat happened no one knew
E xtreme anger just grew.
R emembering the fear
S o keep your families near.

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VPEV (Last Login Captcha) Vying for life, he wades through the deluge Pivoting on the edge of eternity Eyes affixed on dark rain-soaked skies Visions of glory seen amidst recurrent lighting flashes ~*~
7/21/13 For: For CAPTCHA Acrostic Contest

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Dark and Mystical

Darkness my realm of forever seals my place.
A world that delivers my minds perfect face,
Remarkably my fantasy I cannot tell a soul.
Known only in the recesses of my minds goal,

A shadow follows my every move each night.
Now more than ever the moon glows so bright.
Demons not exactly, just my dream contrite.

My dream is to be announced upon a star.
Yes to be exclaimed upon universe so far.
Sealed and granted upon mystery flight.
Taken freely from my unglamorous sight,
I am the one that centuries have sought.
Calling for my dreams, nature never fought.
All upon the night, fantasy continues to grow.
Listen to the eve of darkness, you will know.

written on

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Life's Road Trip - contest

Reasons  pass by as we drive long,
Occasionally a thought or two flies over.
All adds up to a wonderful journey,
Destination is to be whole again.

Travelled many miles within ourselves,
Resulting in inner peace for all.
Inspiration, was obtained by prayer,
Personification is life's road trip.

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Everytime I Look Around The Corner

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....

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Everyone needs to be conscious to stay safe or alive
Because Ebola(named after a river)virus ravages with a mission to kill,
Often hand washing with soap or  alcohol burns like grill,
Loss of appetite,vomiting,diarrhoea,sore throat,fever are imminent.
Animal vectors like bats should not be consumed which is very pertinent.

*May God save us  from this dreaded disease that is deadlier than AIDS and Cancer…
*No vaccine yet...

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God has blessed me
In this last year
Very very much;
In every day
Nothing was lacking
God made a way

Thanks, Lord, for grace
Happiness and joy
All from the depths of Your love;
Never forsaking me
Keeping and guiding me
Seeking me out from above

~November 10th, 2012~
~For the contest Counting Your Blessings. Second Place~

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Wild Hands

W hile the hands move about in front of me
I see them wondering near sincerely
L anding their palms right on my pounding head
D riving with a power, mighty it’s said

H ow much I want them on me, greatly placed
A nother realm of understanding faced
N ever do they reach my skull, I’m so lost
D ays and nights confuse me, in show I’m tossed
S hower me with those hands let me be free
! A great massive display of what can be

Russell Sivey

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Loving All Life

Leaving behind shadows that live in the dark,
Opening windows and then revealing my heart.
Viewing my life like never before,
In front of me remains what’s in store.
Never giving in relying on my hope,
Gaining new tools so I am able to cope.
All that I feel inside of my soul,
 Letting go of life so I can feel whole.
Leaving behind all that has passed,
Look past the curtain, revealing the cast.
In a moment of weakness I give in,
Forfeiting lose for a chance to win.
Eventually,loving all life is the place to begin.

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Tapestry Acrostic

The woven fabric of my life for years has only known such strife.
An empty pocket with no hope.
Put the last knot on the rope.
Edging toward the final ledge.
Still hoping for a bet to hedge.
The clock is ticking loud and clear.
Reminding me the time is near.
Yet leaves me wondering,who will shed a tear?

For Carol's Acrostic contest.

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Demons can not always be slain,
In attempts to make life better.
Sometimes, the greatest "go getter"
Answers to the call of the pain.
Pain always separates the sane
People from being eye wetters,
Or from people whose death letter
Is the only thing that remains.
Not all people get back their groove.
This fact can not be debated.
Mentally, people try to move
Each issue that was created.
Now, this evidence clearly proves
That life was meant to be hated.

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L ow clouds droop as she sits on rumpled gown 
O aths of pale secrets falling through ravaged sleeves
S omber cheeks line a hollowed tract, cast down
T iredness all around; steep as barb- wired leaves. 

T ainted droplet hides on eyelid’s corner
E ncasing her passages streaked with pain,
A s black stars perch on withered flowers
R eflecting shadows ruptured, glimpses wane.

S ilently her thoughts prick sparse winds, to blow
O pening dam of jarred beats from love’s past haze;
B eyond snuffed wails, lost tear plunges full flow
S ullen as thorns, she weeps in requiem sways. 

Black-Eyed Susan's Lost Contest

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Labour Of Love

(Small Ants Cast Long Shadows) 

Small can be a disadvantageous place of no decree 
Many times in life I walked on cracks of sidewalks feeling free  
And never did I give a thought to the laborious ants of scant;   
Leave alone the shadowy mites that feed the Queen of jaunt, 
Leave alone the measly bit of black-o-blob jobbing up the street;       
Engrossed in hulling what they can, they’re feeling quite discreet  
So walk on by but pay respect, to those creatures down below 
Those tiny chits own their valor, so skip the crack and know, 


Careful not to step on a working ant  
All God’s creatures have a purpose 
Smallest ants cast long shadows  
True, but so do humans!

Of love 
Goes un-noticed 

Appearance of magnitude   
Daily reminder, “Nothing is ever as big as it seems!”  
We all need a reminder now and then,  
So remember, don’t step on the crack or you’ll break you’re mother’s back!

Mystic Rose 


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Shiny patent leather
How I remember them
Oh so red
Elegant and
So beautiful

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Easter Sunday Realization

E very window that I look out of
A stounds me with the breathtaking views
S imply the greatest views in the world
T he backyard of my dreams is surely here
E aster seems complete when I see this
R ight into my hands I love this land

S o many days have I worked this land
U nder the sunlight I have sweated
N ever did I see how lucky I was
D eeded to me, Jesus left this land
A nother miracle this is, I am
Y oung in the spirit, but surely blessed

Russell Sivey

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Conscious of
Considerable responsibility
Oath to none, but driven by self
Unreasonable guilt;
Never justified
Testimonial to morality
And unwavering devotion
Believing always
In taking the higher path
Living by a code
Invisible to most
Though terribly difficult on

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Peace maker
Heart breaker
Once brought me news I did not want
Never know what's on other end
Emotions erupting


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Bridge Over Troubled Water

If at any time in your life
you feel the desire and the
need for someone to be
a source of comfort and a
friend in all situations

I'm always around for you
sailing on the waters of life
right through the darkest hour just
behind you in fair or foul weather

Like a log on the river banks I will be
a path across for you just like a
bridge stretched from bank to bank
over the raging turbulent river
troubled by the wind churning the
water into a mass of liquid fury

I am right there at your side and 
will always be there for you to
ease all of your burdens and
your fears and to comfort your
mind to peace and tranquillity

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Futility of War

F or each life lost a mother grieves
U ntil the last shot is fired she will never sleep.
T ears will fall as we count the cost.
I ll winds blow as the war goes on.
L ove must prevail for peace to win
I t must stay strong to make evil give in.
T ime ticks by with each life snuffed out.
Y et no lessons are learned as the enemies shout

O f rights and power,
F orce and might,

W illing the other to acknowledge they are right.
A lways remember that for each life lost
R emains a nation counting the cost.

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Fluff It Up

<                                  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

Entry For
Carol Browns 
Fluff Contest
G.L. All

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Vanity of skin

Beauty's power is what you seek,
Everlasting things you want,
Always skin perfection on the cheek
Under seductive eyes that taunt.
Towards shapes and shades and light
In small glitter boxes stays your full delight.
Finesse, longevity and everything godlike;
Unless you want time to succeed,
Loftiness is just the friend you need.

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Never be it said that new beginnings can’t be obtained
The endless quest for happiness and futures ordained
Surely worn us all down – books scoured for inspiration
Folk Lore/Yarns embraced for our life’s path preparation
Memory, an eager companion to chastise us and torment
Time we’ve been allotted, wasted on slights to ferment
Looking to bring some relief to others in their dire need
This is what brings joy to souls rich in the art of forgiving 
Looking in the mirror, inwardly: What do we see and striving
To portray to an outside world? In ignorance, we aim to please
Others are equally busy with their lives; sense of a new lease
On Life. Each calendar marking public festive holidays to celebrate
Thus, in effect wishing our time away, wasted on endless freight
Of regrets; only to be put aside briefly during this Holy Season

SUMMERY: A message within a message (two unrhymed lines), therefore My New Year's Wishes:
1. Looking to bring some relief to others in their dire need
2. Of regrets; only to be put aside briefly during this Holy Season

BTW:  Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, and the Republic of Moldova celebrate Christmas on what in the Gregorian calendar is January 7

Please see the About section regarding this form of an Acrostic poem.

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Prima Donna

Peacock-like vanity propelling you,     
Restless in the search for adulation,     
Image of yourself so damn inflated,    
Master of a self-centered universe;      
A great one, yes, until you ask others.

Donning a pride as a sort of armor,       
Only a world-class ego keeping you,   
Nary a thought of your worth, if any,       
None but that pretty face in the mirror;   
Ah, to be living on such shaky ground!

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Not in love? he asked
Over and over again
There was a silence

Indignant towards her
Not in love? he asked again

Leaning towards her
Over the dinner table
Vacant look on her face
Evident that she meant every word.


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Someone Said

                             Someone Said

If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
You told me this when I was a child in
Need of some want.
A desire never shared with a

I’m not sure what you meant.  Your meaning went
Sailing with the horse riding beggars.
Right now I feel as though I’m riding
Behind them.

Like a lost child trapped in
A grown-up body, unsure of what
Bridge was crossed or
Over what
Troubled past the
Water raged.

I cannot relinquish my fear,
Will my past to be different,
Ease the confusion of the scars
Your words left on my

John G. Lawless

//written for a “word acrostic” poem contest, Poetrysoup// 

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May hap I'm not beautiful, I'll never be a queen;
Or maybe I'm not famous, but still my words are seen;
Maybe my life seems boring, with not a lot to show;
My hands are always busy, and I'm running to and fro;
Yet my life is rich indeed, because my children love me so.

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Just as a ton of  sorrows bent my weary back--

Over the mountain the sun struck the water--

You smiled and shuffled down the dusty track.

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On The Track

Being on the roll bring them a thought of eloquence,
Exempting the fact things in the giant tournaments,
Inside of which lies the origin of originality and dexterity;
Nexus, so true of either being alive or dead
Gentle souls, to be, should stay on the track.

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Jacob Wysong

Loving people more when they leave than when they are there
Everyone shows thier true feelings for the person when they leave
All we can do is pray that they have a better life then they did here
Vendor them one last look one last last goodbye
Into thier new life with our prayers and high hopes
Never forget what we have been through together...
Going away is hard to do and no matter how many times it happens in your will never 
get easier...

this peom is dedicated to my youth pastor jacob wysong...and his wife kassie...and his 
children jefferey and josie and the new baby jacob josiah...we love you and will miss you...but we will never forget you and will always think of you. you will be in our prayers always...good luck where God takes you and remember you always have a home back here...we love you...

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Poetry Palace

Prepare your mind for this wondrous place.
Once an ILLUSION, now so much for real,
Exemplary CREATIVITY shows the pace.
Taking chosen words, that more than feel.
Rhymed or unrhymed, states a poetic case.
Yes, INFUSION of styles, seals the deal.

Power of the written word supports fortress.
Amends broken hearts of all EVENTUALLY,
Love flows from lines with little stress.
All the thoughts and feelings rise potentially.
Creating INEVITABLE beauty to possess,
Each new venue of poetic art lives inherently.

written by
Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S. 
Contest Name "POETRY PALACE" 

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Life's Journey - Word Acrostic Contest

                                                            (if you need a friend)

If you walk the road of darkness
You  must hold your head up high
Need  the warmth of the sunshine
A-long the path that you desire
Friend or foe by your side

                                                             (I'm sailing right behind}

I'm your conscience on your journey
Sailing along your seas of doubt
Right away the darkness lightens
Behind you lies the road without

                                                             (like a bridge over troubled waters)

Like a sun burst through the mist
A shaft of light pierces your dream
Bridge of sighs have no tomorrow
Over the love that you perceive
Troubled times are soon forgotten
Waters calm the tempestuous mind

                                                             (i will ease your mind?

I will always be your true friend
Will walk along your path of hope
Ease the road when it’s needed
Your second sight so you can cope
Mind-ful of your tortured soul

Penned by Seren Roberts on February 9  2014

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Looking in a Mirror

W here did they come from?

R ight here on my face

I just don’t like them

N ow they’re everyplace

K nown to come with age

L oose skin that’s stiff

E ither Accept or 

S chedule a face lift

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Pill Of Life contest

Penetrates through walls of doubt,
Illimitable halt of financial drought,
Loaded up with joys continuous sway,
Liquefied gold drowns out clouds of gray.

Originality springs like wild flowers,
Formality is gone by its potent power.

Lay to rest all that’s dead and gone,
Igniting dreams while carrying them on,
Filling forever in all that I see,
Executing wicked forces that would try to stop me.

Contest: Pill of Life

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A New Year's Tale

A nnulled are the possibilities of the past, 
n uances of angst unborn, leave unformed, dashed at last.
E ach new breath rises like steam on a cold days brass, 
w ine flows freely in a celebratory glass. 
Y outhful lovers view a Valentine forecast.
E lders now rested lift from mid-winter's white morass. 
A ll of life cozy-cuddled awaits the days repast,  
r aring to go on an adventure unsurpassed, 
s ailing oceans, climbing mountains, life with contrast. 
T he New Year has wakened silver-spooned with such class 
a mazing how new beginning bring hope undashed.
L augh with your eyes, smile with your heart opened so wide
e ach year's full of possibilities that's undenied.

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Hay Ride

Hanging on tightly over bumps along the way
Around the barn and through the fields we sway
Young ones chatter, laugh and play

Rusty red, the autumn hills are grand
Inspire words to write about the land
Delightful afternoon , my heart sings
Enjoying the warmth that autumn brings


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Staying Happy, Enjoying Life

Growing old to some may mean dying;
Relinquishing the attributes of youth.
Once we become seventy or eighty,
What more of life's left; is this true?
I feel young and happy on the inside
No regrets, I've been blessed, each day's new.
Grey hairs and wrinkles may adorn me

Oh, but I still feel life's joys, just like you!
Life may have made me a lot slower, but
Don't give up on me yet; I've more living to do!

Sponsor: Nancy Jones 
Contest Name: This is how life feels when you get to be my age...  

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Do You

R oses and rainbows

E veryday being better then the last

M aking love like there was no tomorrow

E njoying the world you live in

M aking plans for your first born

B ehaving like a child once again

E ngaging in talk of yesterdays

R eally living for the day

I wrote this poem in 2007 and am posting it for

you all to read. Do you REMEMBER these things?

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A New Years Promise

A new sunrise, a new beginning

Now, is the time to keep the promises
Everything in my life changing
Weakness withers as courage rises

Years, months, days of endless crying
Each glistening tear fades
A queer feeling
Relax, Lord, my weary muscles
Stop the wind and the roaring

Past the safety of lies
Rocking, soothed in storytelling
O, mere scraps, odds and ends of fantasies
Misty, pieces of truth, falling
I, the weaving spider cries
Stop, time to start the living
End the weeping before life fades

Rhyming Acrostic

January 7, 2013

Written for the New Years Acrostic Contest

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missing you my lover

Morning thaws into feverous noon, dusk fluxes and night dimly fades away, Into a lonesome diurnal, nocturnal rhythm all woozy and gray. Softly and silently you begot my heart’s love hope when there was none, Securely you glided into my laxly life when destiny had me indolently undone. Into my life you filled love when my fate on a platter offered me bliss trifling, Niftly you surreptitiously left my antedated heart airless and stifling, Gusts of malevolence vent out with arcane sprite, oh! these esoteric rifling. Your comely face now seems to me an abhorrative visage, Our bonds of love bleed venom from the punctured heart, painful seepage. Urns of sorrow, my eyes grieve tormented, wailing tears toil to turn a new page. Moan for you ever, my throbbing heart and forlorn soul, Youth of my life spent with blood shot eyes akin burning charcoal. Lost in fond love without you beside me, now and hear, Over and over again teeming with your thoughts I shed many a tear. Volcanic emotions erupt, as evoke memories of making scalding love, Ecstatic desires drive me insane, but I live on like a lonesome mourning dove, Reminisce your fond caress….very much… love ………..I miss you………….

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© Demetrios Trifiatis
        07  JUNE 2013

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SUMMON the deity of love to become visible
HEAR the cry…of a man’s lost soul!
ASCEND and occupy the throne of my wishes
KEEP all the stars together to fulfill my dreams
EVICT the forces of loneliness and heartache
SUPPRESS the strength of sorrow and grief
PERNICIOUS intentions must be cancelled
EVEN our self-serving and selfish motives must be deleted
ACQUIRE all the divine power inside your wholeness
REAP all the feelings of a good harvest
EXTRACT the juice of a good heart and pureness
	“let our heart and soul be nourished!”

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Falling Out Of Touch

Frequently I find Myself Dwelling,

Amidst a Nightmare of Coral Cave 

Light. Twisting and Writhing Towards

Lingering Freedom and Hopelessly

Initiating Pattern after Pattern of

Neglected Partnerships. All of Them

Gone, Sinking Down, Below the depths.

Open Those Metaphorical Eyes

Under Your Cold, Starving Pump And

Take The World To The Abyss With you.

Of Course, The Mass of Accumulating

Fear Quarrels with My Bitterness.

Tether Yourself To The First Suitable

Option of Flesh. They'll Understand, She'll... 

Understand. Negotiating with Your Own 

Corrupt Soul. This Emptiness Has Become My 

Home, and I'll Live in it Endlessly.

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Grampa Martin

T he magic of a grandfather, pulling a quarter from your ear.
H e tells a scary story,With a soothing sort of fear.
E lation fills the childs' heart as Grampa opens up the door.

G ingerly,the brother skip across the cold linoleum floor.
R ighteously, He pick us up, one in each strong arm.
A lternating kissing cheeks; His touch would keep us warm.
M ajestically he puts us down; and strokes his long grey beard.
P aternally: he kisses Moms' forehead; boys think that that is weird.
A gain his aura shines our way: ' Who wants Ice Cream.

I will always love my Grampa, in life and death and dream.

S atisfied He loved us, as much as we loved him.
T omorrows' tomorrows our love will never Dim.
I dolize your Grampa as long as he's around.
L ive your life as He did, goodness shall abound.
L earn the love of generations as Grampas' have always done.

L ife goes on day after day: with Grampa having fun.
O beisance to GRAMPA MARTIN and those before and after.
V alues given to grandchildren: Love, Joy, and Laughter.
E ternally.

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The Transformation

Shed the clay that strives to be an anchor
Tarnishing, but for awhile, the dreams of man
Addled hopes can rise in the morning’s mist
Instead of languishing beneath despair
Replenished strength awakens the spirit
With a simple drink from the Milky Way
And flirtations with Perseus opens up
Yielding beauty in heaven’s realm
The grave that holds yet, a soul to Earth,
Owns the judgment of defeat
There is none, but one, that must decide
How to build on wishes made
Even when the faltering of darkness
Shadows well the light of faith
There is a spark that burns the night
As gravity shows force, to mark a trail
Rise! Rise, you fallen man!
Strive to be among the stars

-Virginia Mitchell

Contest- STAIRWAY TO THE STARS (Acrostic)
Sponsor- Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S. 

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Emotional Colors

Blue is happy an to be desired,
gray is to be afraid, timid an tired.
Brown is to be rushed an to be bold,
black is to be serious an cold.
Orange is excited an busy,
green is nice an neutral, but undecided and filled with envy.
Indigo is very happy, relaxed an romantic,
purple is mystical, a dreamer and passionate.
White is constant, confused an frustrated,
pink is affectionate, cool, loving and enchanted.
Colors are like our emotions,
they fly around in our heads,
like expressions on people's faces,
that we don't really be seeing,
colors are also like words,
they all have certain meanings.

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This brings crystal tears to fall
A woodland where I love to roam
Pondering my life as nature weaves her carpet
Every tree a curtain in hues of green to dwell
Symphonies of bird songs drifting like my life
Those deep shadows a welcome shade to rest
Rippling streams flowing cool and serene for me
Yet, the solitude holds a thread of loneliness like life


For the contest "Tapestry"
Sponsored by Carol Brown

Featured poem October 13, 2013

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Adamantine State

Pernicious weapons shall not devastate
An unvanquishable nation, an indestructible state
Lust for blood rips thousands’ bodies apart
Each slaughtered by a master of slaying art
Salvaged from inhumanity of humankind
They rise to Heaven for eternal peace of mind
Into the air, their invincible spirits float
“Never give up”, with their blood they wrote
Eternity will witness the victory we await

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Her Bias Mask

Her name is familiar,  most
Everyone knows her, well, not the

Because I can't prove what
I know to be true, she gets
Away with 
Snubbing me in her contests

Many times I've thought about confronting her 
About it, but why bother when 
She’s not going to admit it or change? She'll 
Keep doing it, her mask of fairness, her shield 



for "It's mask time" contest

Susan Burch

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Road Trip

R ambling on down a road that leads to nowhere
O ther people passing on their way to dead-end jobs
A llways looking for that elusive road less travelled
D etours sending us past another mansion owned by snobs

T raveling across the country without a map nor destination
R elying on our whims to guide us each new day
I ndependence is a town and our behavioral objective
P lenty of room in our van if you want to join us along the way

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T he story of two brothers who fought for their country,

A ll wars did they fight with valour to victory,

L ife did give them honour and ranks,

E nd of the day life gave them only sorrows and regrets.


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Magnificent and marvelous earth - an abode of ----------------HEAVEN
Obsigning man to live a life in peaceful secure------------------HAVEN
Thriving well to luscious fresh fruits and air surely -------------WILL
Home and support the best possibility of life, humans -------- BE
Enjoin! Counteract global warming and pollution--------------  PRESENT
Remember, each day IMMEDIATE ACTION is NEEDED NOW---   HERE

Elevate awareness! Empower all resources! ------------------- PRESERVE.
Abstain from greed and corruptible acts, instead, ------------- RESTORE
Resurrect nurturance and sensitivity, pour out nothing but---- LOVE
Torment the devil and be like that of a compassionate--------- MOTHER
Hunger! Thirst for better living here on our one and only ------EARTH...

Olive eloisa
5:17 pm
April 22, 2014


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The Birds And The Bees

They both dreaded that day,
Having to 
Explain to their only child about the

Birds and the bees
In stepped mom with the flowers
Ready to explain all about pollen and fertilization 
Dad looked bewildered, rubbing the side of his head
Stating, “Did I forget your birthday”? While eyeing the flowers

Anxiously he said, 
"No! Don’t tell me your are pregnant again, I 
Doubt I can go 

Through this again,"
Having to sit there and 
Entertain herself the daughter decided to ease their pain… 

Both looked traumatized when she 
Eventually said, “I know all about being in love, all about sex, it’s part of our curriculum
Even the difference in male and female anatomy gets explained”
So mom if you are pregnant, I can tell the baby all about the birds and the bees one day!!"

Contest: The Birds and the Bees
Placed: 8th

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E  ven 
V  illiains understand
L  ive

                                    E. V. I. L. 

                      (Even Villains understand I Live) 


Eric (and sometimes not)

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T The journey through meadows of life, different terrains: childhood to youth
A Alter the texture of the fabric that's me, Enriching it with each new experience
P Picture perfect hues for the color of each emotion, create myriad designs
E Entwined together, threads of my relations- silk, cotton, crepe, wool,satin, jute
S Shining bright tints of golden and silver strands, sheer luminosity of my dreams
T Testing the tensile strength of my will, touchstone of each rocky climb, stormy sea
R Raising the endurance bar to shear stress, roughened, my tapestry gets better
Y Yours, my sweet twinkles, is this quilt that is me to shield you from sun, rain and cold


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Beach Blanket Bingo

Beneath the umbrella rainbow canopy,
Elvis croons from an old man’s radio.
As he smears lotion on his nose and knees,
Children hop by screaming in stereo
Hot hot hot! The sand’s hot on my feet!

Blasting sand onto sun-bathing girls,
Laughing boys race to the sea.
Avid readers get lost in their worlds,
Not noticing the shade retreat.
Kite flyers whirl and twirl,
Enjoying the breeze on the beach,
That causes the beach towels to curl.

Buried treasure inspires kids
Into digging deep in the sand.
Names are called when it’s time to quit;
Grown-ups leave, relaxed and tanned.
Optimistic for tomorrow’s plan, of more beach blanket bliss! 

Received 3rd place in the "Beach Blanket Bingo" Contest

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New Year's Acrostic

J  ournals written_ let them be in your past
O  bsolete not an obstacle to future amassed
Y  earning now for future that is very good
F  acinorous tendencies leave_ do what you should
U  understand this New Year is a clean slate
L  ean on the Holy Spirit and you'll make no mistake

N  ascent gift let your voice express
E' claircessment possess don't suppress
W  antage of inspiration quickly dispossess

Y  arn teller_gifted and gift user be
E  ffable poetry_God grant all the key
A  bditive gift_bring from under the bushel
R  aconteur be this New Year no need for puzzle  

Nascent_begging to develop
E'claircissement_The enlightment
Effable_utterable, expressable
Abditive_having the quality of hiding or secret
Raconteur_a person who is skilled in relating stories

Sponsor: Francine Roberts
Contest: New Year's Acrostic

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S lain 
A nonymously
N eighbors
D umbfounded by
Y ?

H ow could he?
O ne more tragedy
O ver 25 bodies
K eep them in your prayer please, children of Tragedy

©Copyright December 16, 2012 by Brian Pierre-Alexander
© All Rights Reserved

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K ind words expressed with a sure loving heart
S imply stated it brings peace filled with art
Y ou must find gentle romance where there’s none
A lways you will hold your heartfelt loved one

Russell Sivey

Contest: Captcha Acrostic
Sponsor: Adam Hapworth


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One thing, we all have in common worldwide.
Because we need it to be human to provide,
Secrets fantasies keep most from going insane.
Even though each knows they will not gain.
Sure enough we all have these thoughts or deeds.
Spending money, wasting time to plant these seeds,
Inventions of the desires prepare the mortal mind.
Obsessions vary from the wild to tame we find.
Now step back and think about your life’s fixation.
Seek out your fantasy or reality that steals passion.

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No Respect - Show Me the Anger

Never to be challenged would not be expected.
One’s spirit would truly die, forever being infected.

Respect beyond years of age, enhanced by service scored.
Each day passing seems I am just a little bit more ignored.
Sincerely I see others being from outside welcomed aboard.
Persons with only profit for them are welcomed in accord.
Exasperated I continue to do my job for no extra reward.
Calmness is harder to reorder in my daily extreme restored.
Thwarting abounded, stabbing my abilities with a sword.

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Teddy is my name;
Everyday I write poetry
Describing my day to day life, and
Decisions that I critically make, to make my
Yesterday a history worth remembrance.

By: Teddy Kimathi

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A raindrops kiss

R aging fire burns inside 
As another promise is broken tonight.
Invisible your feelings become 
Never should have trusted anyone.
Disappointed in myself 
Ruminating over the events that took place.
Over whelmed by harsh words spoken.
Perfection was never expected
Sending tears in a raindrops kiss, to show how much you are missed.

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To Be or Not to Be

Time marches on relentlessly
Ordered plans fruitless

Being alive takes effort
Every breath a bonus

Overcoming adversity
Realizing dreams

Never giving in
Opting just to be
Time the great leveler

Taking life to another plane
Or maybe just giving in

Being is to just be alive
Even when it is not to be

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Sun warmed the noon air, as
Umbrellas gave a shade to girls in bikinis.
Marvel of nature was visible with ocean waves
Made, as they moved with vigor. 
Everyone around the scene had something worth
Remembering, for the rest of their lives!

Date: 29/09/2014

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Common Sense

Cannot find it anywhere, that I look,
One has it when they are born to know.
Many think they have it, from a book.
Many feel, they have it, with such glow.
Only thing that can be lost and never found,
Never to be returned, thoughts are bound.

Sense of commonality, can rule the world.
Examples surround us every day, unfurled.
Now that you think, you have not lost it.
Send this to a friend, who has not one bit.
Each day, it is gone, true revelations sit.

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Connecting with loved ones will help you 
Overcome obstacles and experience happiness. 
Nothing is more powerful than love.
Take the time, slow down
Enjoy those smiles, giggles, practical jokes
Noises the dogs make when they play
Thankful for life every second, of every day, in every way

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Faithful Duplicity

In the depth of darkness sounds, words, just words of meaningless consequence
Never was there a line so cold, so still, overflowing with too much to hold
Elegant lies weaved into one, the crash comes soon as the enchanted deception runs
Vivid colors, blood red pumps and with every word the mind carries the forbidden orb 
Idolized perfection of thought and words, lips move as hearts tear, a lived lie rooted in flesh
Trivial tasks made into chores, that one line a promise of vows,rocks hide on crashing shores.  
And with the hourglass runs out, sand poured drinks for the parched sitting on stools of doubt.  
Bible teachings show guarantees, written in stone, did they know circumstance as these?
Lying now, even now as confessional insomniacs crawl in guilt, the pills to fall to that darkness yet
Even now in crammed spaces, dark rooms, the inevitable black of truth stains the white of lies.

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L o v e

L- Lost in you, and lost in nothing but youre eyes.
O- outside, and inside i can see through youre soul.
V- Validateing and breathing in youre heartbeat as it sinks into the rythum of mine.
E- Elivateting the sound, and the rythum of youre love, and i put my patterns at youres, 
becoming all but one. This Exciting  love that now what i can never forget the Envirormental 
and Eprehensive Expermental love, that is now mine.

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Happy New Year

H olding on to
A tumultuous 
P ast will never bring about any
P roperity in 
Y our life.

N othing is new under the sun;
E specially all the bad things 
W e as people go through.

Y ou always have something good to look forward 
E very time 
A new year comes around because the true
R iches of God's love and hope for us is meant for everyone!

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Traits of a Mother

M. Mature
O. Obsessive
T. Truthful
H. Helpful
E. Earnest
R. Respectful
S. Self sufficient 

L. Loveable 
O. Outstanding
V. Virtuous 
E. Efficient

I. Irreplaceable 
S. Spontaneous

N. Nurturing
E. Economical
V. Virtuoso
E. Eager 
R. Reliable 

E. Entertaining 
N. Nice
D. Dedicated
I.  Industrious 
N. Not appreciated enough
G. Good Nature

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Forget Me Not

Forget me not, for I bring beauty to thought.
One of my splendid ways, are my displays.
Require me to grow strong, stringing along.
Gorgeous clusters of blue, starlight true.
Each branch of green, so very pristine,
Towering two feet, never discreet,

Mellow dainty blooms, gently grooms.
Earthly seasons, for many reasons.

Need not forget, have no regret.
Over in your garden, I have a pardon.
Time is one season, though so pleasing.

written for
Sponsor Carol Brown 

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Before I wave 2014 goodbye
Let me reflect... 
Every moment - every 
Situation; the 
Even if I was afforded the chance to do it over 
Don't think for a minute I would

There were laughter 
Hours of worry
Rare moments where 
Only my Maker understood me
Underneath the smiles 
God comforted me 
He knew 

It was all in His will
To mold me 

All came down to
Living and embracing each element
Love in the minuscule moments - I am still blessed


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G  iven unconditionally, a

R  ansom has been paid

A  nti-Semitic ignorance could not stop his way

C  rucified and he rose , his gift abound today

E  ntrust all you have ,  his love shall heal thy pain

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My Boys

My boys are the best of me
Youth at its finest all three

Bound to a broken family
Ornery yet full of God’s grace
You know they are mine looking at their face
So much pride and joy they bring to me.

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For My Husband

If there is any truth to us, I could still see
You, the way I saw you long before this
Need took root in our hearts -
A desire to consume one another.

Friend, I know your face like my own and
I'm still memorizing the shadows of your soul
Sailing through the depths without wind
Right before the hour hand makes another tick, 
Behind us, calling us, commanding us
Like life has its own agenda - 
A parasitic desire to consume all that we have become.

Bridge the gap between here and there,
Over distance and time and death,
Troubled pasts and pulsating dreams,
Water the earth of my heart with your tears, and
I will find you,
Will return to where we were, where you are.

Ease the echoing void with the knowledge that
Your soul is my own and your pain has no 
Mind for the strength of our desire.

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O  F

Eric (and sometimes not)

*In case this does not display correctly, you have to read the word TERRORISTS vertically
and then read the rest horizontally to see what the word means*

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Random Thoughts *37* Double Acrostic/ End Line Word

Ferocious winds, sleet turned -------------------- Snow.
Another day off of work, poetry -------------------- and
Time to shovel my drive. 25 MPH ----------------Winds
Hold me hostage in my abode. I ----------------- Keep
Enclosed, I rose from slumber. -------------------- Me
Rattled, never,  I have heat where I'm ------ Contained.
Whistling winds whisper in my ear as I'm ------ Shoveling
Inches and feet, pierced by icy sleet a ----------- Slushy,
Nasty mess. Continuing to fall, no break, the -- Snow
Teases me. My third cup of coffee, shaken, ---- Mixed, 
Encased in a thermos with Amaretto Swiss. ----- Icy
Rain, little spears, fierce in these windy ------- Conditions

Jared Pickett

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~*~ =========== " this disguise is my final revenge for myself ... " Mimicry of visage Authentic effigy? Superb tangible facade? Kaleidoscope icon ? Contrived through lofty scrupulous gilt scraps of aesthetic means Overlaid with fragments of embellishments given birth by fervency Nestled wholly with comely stokes and chromes depicting secrecy Camouflaged behind this handmade MASK Every single " skeleton in the cupboard " still the same - incognito Ample emotions,heartstrings - not converted...not seen by the eyes Living - existing in this alluring visor Secret - this is my " FALSE FACE ", my revenge ... my FINAL ace ~~~ Mimicry of my own image Entity discrepant from my genuine ME... ========================================

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Waiting for my first kiss, to be old enough to drive,
Always rushing, impatiently I waited to fall in love.
If somebody got in my way, it became a game of push and shove.
Three kids tried to slow me down. Oh, dear God above!
I rose to the top in a hurry; no time to simply be free.
Now, looking back at all those years, I think I’m beginning to see 
Grown old, gray and alone now ~ there's nobody to wait for me.

Contest Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan 
Contest Name: Wait, waiting, etc.  

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Thirty-Five Years

Thirty-five years in a fifty year old building where I repair all.
Having that many years of changes within, each one I have saw.
I answer calls each day to fix everything, either big or very small.
Reality is and this is not vainness, they expect me never to fall.
Truth is I listen to every word that is said, though it might be tall.
Years of paying attention watching closely to every bouncing ball.

Facilities maintenance is one title that my job holds so dear.
I just call myself a maintenance man, and no job do I fear.
Victory is mine if I can repair and keep it running so clear.
Eventually though all things must be replaced some year.

Years spent in one place can take a toll on anyone’s heart and mind.
Every soul needs a change once in awhile, so peace they can find.
Another twelve years is what spirit will endure, before I unwind.
Retirement is not what I seek, for I have always worked in a grind.
Service to others is more than a job to me, my life, existence refined.

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Inside the fierce beast, beats the heart of a king
No challengers come forth to contest his throne

Leisurely days spent dreaming of his pride
Ingesting meat taken down by his females
Knowing his reign ends when age betrays
Enjoying his vigor as he awaits that fate

Another, younger male, comes to call

Lying in wait while the females are serviced
Inhaling the scent of the pride in heat
Only caution stays his hunger and power
Not so when the mighty male is exhausted

Out of the bushes he rushes the fatigued king
Ultimate victory assured as challenge roars out
Though winded, the pride male answers swiftly

Like boxers they circle, searching for weakness
Incensed at the impudence, the elder attacks
Keen reflexes, the challenger moves like a ghost
Engaging the king with teeth, claws and fury

A fatal mistake, now the old king lays wounded

Limping away, weak from blood loss and pain
Already he dreams of the death that approaches
Maybe his time is over, but another will come
Behind him, the new king begins his reign

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changing direction

Where do you go when there's nothing left of yourself to give to love someone who is always changing directions? Leaving you picking up the pieces over and over again. While you wait for them to give you all of their heart. Is it fair that every night you go to bed alone? Crying and Praying for them to be there with you. Holding you in their arms and hearing them say I love you and everything will be ok. I'm here to love and help you. Only to find out the next morning their gone again. leaving you think its time to change direction in your life that you deserve better.  While they never saw it coming to an end.  You did by putting your heart back together again for the last time and getting over them.  For the last time Your changing direction in your own life by taking back control of your heart .  Never letting them know they could have had the best of you. If they would have just realized you needed them to be there for you.

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Happy New Year

Hoping the love we have will be forever true
Another dream comes alive, for me and for you
Positive attitudes are prevalent between us
People see us and sure wonder how we are thus
You know our love comes year after year with passion

Never did they realize we have the powerful mission
Every day of the year our love boils with a special lust
Whispers of desire comes at our command, we adjust

Young we were at the beginning of each loving year
Endearing our hearts beat as one, both hearts are dear
All these qualities are glowing at the start of now
Real love in the New Year, a love so strong is my vow

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Francine Roberts' "New Year's acrostic" contest


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Vicky My Cat (acrostic poem for her) 4-6-06

                                                    Vicky my cat

                                                    I love you are loving and

                                                   Caring when you know when I need you

                                                    Kind, silly, cute, and

                                                    You are my little angel

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THE DAILY REPORT 03292011605pm

Time and time again, we see the power
Harnessed within the ever present wind.
Each spring, we receive a gift from this friend,
Delivering blankets of green powder.
Allergies are wakened by the hour,
Invigorated by pollinic blends,
Leaving behind trails of dust at each bend,
Yielding only to natural showers.
Right now, this invisible dust hovers
Everywhere that the wind wants to blow.
People, even those great nature lovers,
Ostracize themselves from this daily flow.
Rarely does it comfort what it covers,
Terrorizing people with that lime glow.

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Thanksgiving with the Clan

T ake home a plump turkey and invite him for the night
H ave plenty of cornbread stuffing to do him up right
A sk grandpa, grandma, uncle, and aunts too
N eighbors can come if they don’t bring a crew
K itchen reeks with homemade pies in the oven
S ure smells sweet, lots of home cooked loven
G ather the clan at the table for a blessing
I gnoring everyday life that was depressing
V ent to God what life dealt you throughout the year
I nclude thanks for every armed force volunteer
G iving freedom of choice to every new pioneer 

D ivide the tribes into a flag football game rouse
A fter quiet digestion of the entire house
Y ield to a fun sport in a gaming carouse

Copyright © 2010  By Caryl S. Muzzey

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Christ Has Risen

C hrist lives within our
H earts and he has
R isen from the dead
I norder to offer us
S alvation and eternal life
T oday and forever more.

H e’s our Savior and
A lmighty God, forgiving of
S ins and cleanses our souls.

R emembering always that he
I s our Father and
S aves us for all
E ternity and he will
N ever turns his back.

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Collecting the Girl

All her pill boxes
understood to be collectibles
neatly arranged on her coffee table
treasured baubles, bits of metal

Varying uniquely in size, in color
each in a replica of someone's dream
rare in their form,
nearly minted in quality
entrancing small fingers and innocent eyes
telling their stories with secret compartments
tendered with nimblest artisan hands
existing, cocooned, in the quiet of her living room, an urban museum...

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Beauty escapes her
Lovely is her heart
Under quite a blur
Really never to part

Russell Sivey

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T hin strands of DNA entwine to form the core of me.
A work in progress blooming on the loom of life.
P ain and plenty leave colored cords rough or soft.
E ndless moments of love and confusion shuttle
S eamlessly within the makers metaphoric hands
T umbling in a tumult of multi-colored tufts
R aised and sheltering is the garment of my life
Y outh an oft sought memory rushed to the calm of age.

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Leave It In My...

Hour glass pours so slow, I wonder if the hour knows
I challenge a thought to pass out my mind, and take form through my mouth
Dancing in the beginning of the rush of feeling felt of something new
Drowning when I realized that the colors of paint were still wet and dripping on me
Endless was the craving; wanting for more, less, then yelling to stop
Needing to grasp a legde that I knew I threw myself over

Poundering now, when I look at the mask that just left this face and returned
Leering at this body that has just rebooted it self back to normalcy
All I want is an answer, but the page written has already been torn
Cowardice makes me do the same, but my writing never stops sinking
Erasing it won't make it go away, so I must endure it in my hidden place...

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Sitting alone

I'm sitting alone, without no hopes, without no dreams to carry me
I'm on the road, but i was told can't nobody, I mean nobody be alone
But that is not true, cause i am living prove
I neglect this, I neglect that, I neglect everybody
Because their sorry, for what they did
But sometime, you have to pretend, to take the pain away
But you know what, it always stays

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Tinkling sounds of music play
Alive within my thoughts each day
Performance pieces that fit the scene
Elegant, soft classical tunes for those loving, touching times
Sweet, slow violins soothe away my sadness, while
Titillating trills thrill me with delight, when everything is bright
Riveted by moments of life's robust rhythms, I
Yearn to share my mind's euphonic symphony, which weaves the strings of my     

©  07-30-2012
Tapestry Contest

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Acrostic Tiger Woods

Toddler training
In the
Game of golf.
Earlier than the average bear.
Ran onto the stage at four
With a golf club made
Only for little cubs.
One of a kind
Destined to become
Snead in spades.

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Home Sweet Home

Haven for my weary soul,
On a beach beside the sea.
Mystical and magical as
Every home should be.

Safe, secure, serene,
Waiting at end of day.
Eagerly anticipated in
Each and every way.
This is the place I'll stay.

Home is where my heart is.
Ocean at my feet.
My life, content and happy.
Every dream complete.

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Self Maintained Barrier

Jagged Barbs Carved Into Cage, Never

Open For Her To Express Her Passionate

Adornment of The Creative Reflexes and

Non-Ending Desire For Explicit Creation.

Nameless, He Captures Her, And Puts Her in

A Sealed Fish Tank of Insecurity.

          - She Presses Her Face Against The Glass
                                        And Watches The World Walk By -

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Amber tints the harvest moon while chimneys, again, heave hazy sighs

Umber puddles invite schoolyard boots as geese part an iris sky

Topaz fields grow pumpkins and golden gourds trim our Thanksgiving 

Ultra-violet days are long gone for fall’s hues are more forgiving

Maroon festoons tall maple trees, grey squirrels chatter while blue jays play

Navy umbrellas shield pale faced heroes come Remembrance Day 

By Cyndi MacMillan, August 15, 2012
Written for Russell Sivey's Autumn Colours Contest

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A  llegiance
M  orality
E  xcellence
R  espect
I   ntegrity
C  aring
A  merica

These are the foundations of who we are
The events of history that have occurred have served to define us as a people 
And a nation !!!
Heroes were born of this tragedy 
And lost...
While showing the finest example of America 
Strength, honor and commitment 
What we are about 
We shall never fall 
We shall never fail
The unity of this nation is unbreakable 

Eric (and sometimes not)

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F ear is pulling at his mind
R eeling rolling trying to find
I s there nothing in this life?
G  oing to blow away his strife!!
H  e knows what he must try to do
T  he answer, soft, and sweet and true
E nter beyond what mind can see
N ow absorbed in endlessly
E nding all the strife and fear
D aily asking ‘Am I here?

 9 September 2013hrs.

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Lovely is the face that smiles
On the verge of awful times;
Vigilant is the mind that has
Everlasting joy for lies; 
Lonely are the ones that stay
Yelling at who contradicts their way. 

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Her Name Is Brittney

Brave hearted, an ambitious soul

Raving beauty, tip of the knoll

Intellectually tops the poll

Thoughtful friend, able to console

Thinker, for deep answers she’ll troll

New adventures in her life stroll

Exceptional, she has big goals 

Yearns for actions that make her whole

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Staying Happy - Enjoying Life

Growing old to some may mean dying;
Relinquishing the attributes of youth.
Once we become seventy or eighty,
What more of life's left; is this true?
I feel young and happy on the inside
No regrets, I've been blessed, each day's new.
Grey hairs and wrinkles may adorn me

Oh, but I still feel life's joys, just like you!
Life may have made me a lot slower, but
Don't give up on me yet; I've more living to do!

Entry into Brian Strand’s Contest:  CONTEST NO 183 any form/theme MAX 10 lines. Do NOT add name, photo or other info. Just the poem please. 

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L ove I nside F orever E volving

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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.

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Finding things everywhere
  Over and over again
     Rage with anger and frustrations
       Getting restless, getting mad
         Everyday it’s always like this
           Tired of being this kind of attitude
             Full of disappointments
               Up to the last minute
                  Like to shout, like to pout
                    Now I want to give up where it is and
                      Emotion is present in my heart but
                        Something pop up in my mind and
                          Saw the cause of my forgetfulness

For Giorgio's Impress me with small poem IV"
Motif: Philosopical
Maria Paz Samelo

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Humanities Doorway

Stretching, far as my eyes can see in the night sky,
Thousands and thousands of spaceships float by.
Again and again this dream taunts me, with no cry.
I have no delusion; I know this is a dream so dry.
Rolling across, heavens as in motion picture mode.
Was this an omen or just my mind, or some code?
Alien spaceships, different shapes and preparations,
Yes they continually traveled in parade formations.

To the stars I look at in infatuation and dismay.
Our destiny unclear, no aliens exist they say.

The stars have always had amazement and intrigue.
Hear my plea and thoughts without any fatigue.
Each day, discovering other species, beyond our league,

Stars are just another ocean to be examined even more.
Traces of life have already been found on our measly tour.
Arrogance is just a disease to portray, we are alone for sure.
Reality is, the most nearest planets, we should not ignore.
Serve not to abandon our journey, it is humanities door.

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October's Gifts

Of all the months, the days of October
Call to me with a voice  like no other
The harvest almost done, silos filling
Over night the color palate changes
Birds have gathered for their flight 
Enchantment of the year's first fireside
Renewing rest of winter soon to come

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Thread Your Way Through Life

T hread your way through life, my friend.

H ope you have success, until the very end.

R etain the good, life teaches you.

E xpect, accountability, for all that you do!

A lways be, the best you can be!

D on't give in to adversity!

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A Soul Called Soul

I’m trapped in the American struggle/ 
Surrounded in the alcoholic drug addicted jungle/ 
In my soul called soul I seem to unknowingly look for trouble/ 
Yeah am I the only one to truly see our invisible chaotic bubble? / 
Am I the only one to truly live in while I realize the hidden pains in our own ghetto living rubble? /
 I see in what I still saw of the pains at the same time I hear the alcoholic mumbles/
 Like a burnt cracker over a uncooked cookie I still see the culture crumble/ 
I see the staggering, I see the swerving and I see thy own stumbles/ 
Still yet I am crawling out the dirt like an ant spreading my wings in the sky like the bees bumble/
 It’s when I knew I was a soul called soul/ 
In my soul called soul I am in the super bowl/ 
Seven hundred seventy-seven now I can’t let thy football fumble/ 
I am not going to let thy ring leader lead me in the circus no more, I am no longer an elephant Dumbo/ I’m here to stay not to go/ I been down that same road too many times before/
 I know what it’s like at the bottom, I hit it straight rock ,yeah I been that low/
 now pains of my life I outgrow/it’s when I knew I was a soul called soul 
In my soul called soul/ I hang on not to my enemies nor my friends but my own inner foes/
 I got no true friends, I got no true bros/ I got no true women, I got no hoes/ 
I don’t even know if I will even make it to be thirty-four/ 
I worry about alcoholic danger in the hood every time I walk out my front door/ 
I thank God I’m not rich and thank him for the experience of being dirt poor/ 
I thank him for the fact that I no longer have to steal from the local store/ 
I thank him for the simple fact that I can do simple everyday chores/ 
I remember a time when I was in a prison cell where even death itself felt like a bore/
 until one day something great pick me up off the prison floor……..that was a time when I know I was a soul called SOUL/
 I know my truck of life was ready to take it’s damage when it can still pull its own toll/
 I knew my boat of life was ready to go against high winds with a broken bow/ 
I knew I was ready when I can go against waves 100 feet high go under and still row/
 if not then I make the surf board roll/ The storms comes like shadow hidden in the skies undergrowth/ I’m not only floating I’m also flying through them both/
 I am no longer empty with darkness I am filled with light shone/ 
I am no longer alone, I am force of many through word flow/ 
I am a prophet among my own/ words put together like no other only I condone/ 
I say it in a unique tone/ 
I’m going to make it past the internet and cell phones/ 
I am the one, I am by a higher power chose/ 
These problems in life I will outgrow/ 
I will overcome being just another SOUL CALLED SOUL….

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Dandelion Wishes

Dancing through a field of awakening childhood dreams
Anticipating summer days, life bursting at the seams
Nature calls a shy, young girl outdoors to explore
Dandelion heads of vibrant gold, beauty she cannot ignore
Eager to wish upon the wind, she picks a bunch to blow
Laughing as she chases fluff, seeds search for soil to grow
I remember that young girl and all she dared to wish
Often I slip back in time, soft memories I embellish
Never again have I felt that young, hopeful and free

Waiting for my tomorrows and life's possibilities
I could wrap myself awhile in ornate dandelion dreams
Savoring memories made in the summer sun's golden beams
Happiness danced along with me and petals in the wind
Each time I see dandelions, the joy returns like an old friend
Someday, perhaps I'll pick a bunch and chase childhood wishes again

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Last Walk (acrostic)

Late afternoon, on a June day, I took a stroll.
Another day like any other, but soon no more,
Shaded area before, darkened my heartfelt soul.
Talking to him, just a few minutes before, the roar,

We were pals, my little canine friend, poet and me.
Always together, except, when truck came speeding.
Listening, this terrible sound, how could it be?
Knowing the worst, I carried him, my heart pleading.

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Attitude And Altitude

A  little lesson in life for                                your
L  earning experience, your                                   attitude
T  akes precedence to your education,                  plus
I   n every endeavor you will find                           your
T  houghts good or bad effect your                        choices
U  naddressed bad thoughts, ideas, and beliefs    equal
D  isaster, lowering your altitude in                        your
E  veryday, ordinary, and very common                   life  

Sponsor: Jared Pickett
Contest: Acrostic/End-Line Word
I found the end quote but the person
did not give the author of it credit 
therefore, I know not to whom to 
give credit.
Written: May 05, 2014

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A Freedom Cry

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.

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Textured Renaissance

Textured needlepoint worked in wool_cotton
A life filled with ordinary not silver
Perplexing complex design at many times
Every year design becomes brighter
Shining beams of radiant light woven
Tapestry rich and bold in muted hue
Renaissance pattern in autumn colors
Yes life of varied color rich life lived  

Sponsor: Carol Brown
Contest: Tapestry

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Facing lifes challenges in a world that never stops turning
Accepting the consequences of our actions
Inspiration holds our minds captive 
Taking us back to the roots of existence
Having  the courage to chase rainbows and dreams never ends.

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One Week To Do As You Please

O n the first day, I would jump on a plane
N ot to some
E xotic destination but to a friend

W hose life have been turned upside down by cancer
E ven just to sit in his company
E njoy the madness, the laughter of our amity
K indred spirits, is what we are

T wine together by some special kind of love  
O verly protective he will always be

D onning the cape of my personal hero 
O ptimistic and feisty 

A s days goes on we would talk, plot and 
S cheme

Y esterday’s fears a distant memory 
O ur friendship might have changed
U ntimely it might seem

P rojected and grown, new 
L ease on life is all it needs
E ven if I have to drive a thousand miles
A nd remain quiet 
S ometimes in life
E ven that fulfills dreams 

2nd place
Sponsored by: CAROL BROWN

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The Elephant Man

Just a boy of three
Oblique to be
Skeletal grow
Enraging flow
Proteus syndrome
Humbled him
Captured hearts
Applauded him so
Royalty he got to know
Elephant man he came to be
Youthful not like you and me
Mistreated and hurt
Exposed and shown
Ridiculed in public
Robbed and disowned
In his final years
Condition takes
" In memory of a poor soul "

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Fly Away My Angel

Today....... we have to say goodbye one last time to you,
For us, your children, it has to be the hardest thing we've had to do!
I know you have left this body before us and yet it seems oh too real,
So many people who loved you,"praying for what they must feel."
We knew this day would come but not's way to soon.
Begging God for his mercy...."please help us by healing you."
The sun is shining like a warm July,
The patriotic flag waving high in the sky!
I can't help but think, maybe he did save you?
What actually went wrong, why did it happen so soon?
Our lives will never be the same, we'll never talk to you or even hear your voice,
As of today or even  tomorrow we will never have that choice.
You have been the teacher of God's word and a child of his grace,
I'm sure the gates of heaven opened up and the Angel's have rejoiced.
But here on earth we are left with the memory and a pain I can't explain,
We cry for no reason, we don't understand what's left to gain?
Car's are lined up around the block, we look back as far as we can see,
Our Mom is so blessed by people she touched and her life a legacy.
Now entering your final place of rest, we're put to the test,
Bishop Jesse begins to say...what a beautiful day she gave us! For God's child to rest.
He say's we are "Celebrating" life of such a great woman of God,
She was a fishermen of men and a teacher of his love,
Her great hope was for all to follow his word.....let us pray,
So many turned their lives over to Jesus on this day.
Amen! She is still bringing people to know him even in his place of rest.
So to you Mom; Fly away my Angel! you are the best!!

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You Snooze You Loose

<                                        Artist searching for a muse
                                          Creativity is the key
                                          Recant those memories 
                                          Open your heart and soul
                                          Start spreading the news
                                          There's poetry to be found
                                          Inside each and everyone of us
                                          Can't you hear the music

                                          To the beaten drum
                                          Whistle while you work
                                          Or you'll snooze and lose

Entry For
Jared Pickett's Contest
Acrostic 2
G.L. All

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Autumnal Decree

A s the allure of the Fall lasts
U p in the sky it is overcast
T rue demeanor September brings 
U ntil the winds of winter sings
M ost of the birds still do fly
N ever as much as mid-July
A nd the colors are full of golds
L iving it up, the trees are bold

D istant breeze brings a peace
E verflowing with a calm ease
C reating motion from the leaves
R ustling about landing in the eaves
E arly snowflakes are sometimes seen
E arthly days are always keen

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Francine Roberts' "Autumn Acrostic" contest


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Choices of Words

Children learn from what they hear and see.
Have you ever heard certain words from a child?
Our thoughts and feelings spread to them from me.
Intentions are good, though prejudice comes wild.
Carefully, we should not press our evil, outwardly free.
Every time, we do, it will come back, oh, so beguiled.
Senses of the child are impressive, guided by thee.

Our parents embedded both wrong and right on each.
Freedom of choice is what everyone has, within reach.

Words, deeds, are what teach the young, indeed.
Our greed can also be pressed inside the seed.
Ruthlessness also transfers, but what does it breed.
Does anyone know for sure, what children will need?
Sacrifice your evilness, or your children’s spirit will bleed.

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Are you Jasmine?

Pathos - I feel - people feel for me, prior failure for the world to see.
Only you can see, only you can save; myself from the world and me.
Obtuse days, fills my dull life, fleeting by like a winter sun.
Natal phase it no longer is, our alliance had too far in the past begun.
Abide my time, no longer shall I; shall seek what true heart has always cared -
'Magic carpet of Alladin' to fly away with my Jasmine; and host a toast to us in air. 

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            Tief Honey 

 If tief be the honey
the honey -The honey be
 not fit.Not a bee,but a
 fly flew in
 paused, causes a rift,
 a rift cause 
families to drift
swift a rift 
will be-
 if honey worth money 
is tief may be NOT BE FIT


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Hurried - Acrostic

Hit return or hit the gas; either way will do.
Unrelenting is the mantra that I've subscribed to.

Racing every moment, even during sandman’s quest.

Really, I’m not kidding; day and night I feel so pressed!

Idleness deceives me behind his simple mask

Exactly what was my goal when starting out this task?

Deliver me to a real life; that is all I have to ask.

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What My Name Means To the World

I am human,
aware of imperfection,
even through different races,
their misunderstanding and affections.
My name means bravery,
to stand against fears,
to hide my tears,
to fight off my misery.
My name means to understand,
we all look different,
but we all live in the same world,
the same as our human hands.
My name means to live,
travel in the earth's air,
nothing can compare,
to my freedom will.
Life is unfair and that's fine,
Life is hard, but it's mine,
my mind is my domain,
I may look different, but my beliefs will stay the same,
even in my own grave,
you all will remember my name.

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To my betrothed

New seed is sown, a baby born; one and twenty years ago.
I felt the moment, I felt the day, and became a man to grow.
You blossomed, the petals emerged; the seed became a radiant flower.
Angel darling, two months ago, I surrendered myself to your power.
Together betrothed, together we will stay, until time ceases to exist
I make this pledge on your birthday, and seal it with my faithful kiss. 

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God is King

G lory to the heavens door,
O f our angels apostle,
D eticated on the eye's,

I n the sky that;
S hine against earth's,

K ingdom knowing,
I nsperation can only show,
N atures beautified
G eneration of children reborned life.

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Nourishment lies
Under my shirt,
Ready in an instant
Served up conveniently
In its own package.

Taking what they need.
Ending. Eventually

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C hivalry is not dead but alive in a gallant gentleman like me
H ailed as honorable, my desire is to treat each woman like a queen 
I  nspired by the Lord, I live each day dutifully by the Word of God
V aliance, a trait I aspire to, fighting for truth even though I am flawed
A lways courteous and polite, respectful in my speech and actions
L oving my neighbors and enemies as myself in all my interactions    
R eaching for the stars, I dare to dream yet keep my feet upon the ground
Y ears from now, I will have no regrets for I gave love abound  

*The picture is David Beckham on a white stallion. If I'm going to be a guy, I might as well be a good looking one! 

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 2, 2012
For the If I Were A Boy contest (Frank Herrera)

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Cake, Candles And A Twinkle In His Eye ----- A Wish

With a swish
In one breath, a
Single request
Had birthed hope..

Poet ~ Rick Parise

MY 7th Birthday (Bike)

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Stay True to Love

Stay true to love ‘though ebbs and flows may come;
Take hold of joy and treasures it may hold.
Allow not sin or sorrow find a home,
Invest your heart in beauty, peace untold.
Resist death’s grip, remember pain will pass;
Wake filled with hope, embrace the new-lit morn.
As night gloom falls, dark spirits may hold fast
Yet dark will fade into a day fresh-born.
Trust memory to keep you safe from harm,
On its sweet wings find peace in times of strain;
Trust each refrain to sweep you in its arms.
Have faith in friends, let family ordain
Each stumbling step will finish in a dance.
Stay true to love, its promises are dear;
Take hold of joy, give life its proper chance
And let no man invest you with his fear.
Raise up your eyes, in heaven stake your dream;
Stay true to love and life you will redeem.

By Deb Radke for Linda-Marie's contest 'Stairway to the Stars'

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L is for laughter
O is for outspoken
V is for very much
E is for everyone

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New year`s eve is full of activities.
Everybody praying for a year devoid of negativities,
With strong determinations,zeal and inspiration;

You can surmount your present problems with new aspiration,
Even if some goals were not achieved the last time,
Are we not alive to witness pleasant events in our prime?
Resolutions made before and new ones proposed;all just to make impact,
`Some lack discipline and  attitude to refuse this old dance.

Everyone praying or hoping to see the next day which is by chance,
Very few realize that a minute to the hour,death can still act.
Every minute brings anxiety which is neither certain nor reassuring.

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R   eleasing in a glorious eruption

A    down pour of life

I    ndefatigable in a triumphant goal

N   atures  bequest to all

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our Lord is  
 Awesome our Lord is


with out Jesus there is no CHRISTmas, no hope no future, thank you Lord for the gift of life and salvation Amen. and thank you for the gift of acrostics and for touching my heart every single day Amen..
with out Jesus there is no CHRISTmas, no hope no future, thank you Lord for the gift of life and salvation Amen. and thank you for the gift of acrostics and for touching my heart every single day Amen.. hapy christmas every one xx

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Dead Winter

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

written for
Sponsor Sidney ~ LeeAnn 
Contest Name Dead Winter  

written by
Cecil Hickman

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Dearest Grandpa

Drops of rain, splash at my feet
Every time I see them I'm reminded of you
Always working so hard and true
Realizing that I held your heartbeat
Every now and then your smile would creep
Showing me the love that I knew
Truest form of compassion as I cooed
Growing up through the years
Rain would suddenly give me a fright
And this saddened me for many a day and night
Never had I experienced these type of fears
Don't you remember holding me and loving away my tears
Paw Paw I miss you so much now; you making those delicious hash brown bites
And although you're gone, I'll see you soon in Heavenly Sunlight

For the "Sonnet Man's Acrostic Challenge" 
Written By R.M. Hunt
a.k.a Robert Matthew Hunt

Also I dedicate this poem to both my Grandparents
A.W. Hunt-"Buddy"
Howard Davis

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Born January 31, 1953  – Rev. Rebecca Guile Hudson – Died January 30, 2048

HeRe, tell the truth,
   liEs The Right Reverend Hudson
 reBorn almost a century ago –
 thE time was winter,
suCh long, long hours
baCk in cold, cold days
 clAndestine rape

SaFety was unim-
poRtant for women
whO were married –
noNe spoke of
  thIngs back 
  By God! This woman
   refUsed to let that
  get In the way of
 her Living –
she Excelled at life

she Understood her birth
    diD not define or restrict
her Self, her choices, her
      lOve, her presence, or her death –  she
    kNew, with certainty:  only truth is true!

Nota Bene – January 30, 2048 is the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination

We Thank All That Is Good She Was Here!

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Electronically Speaking

<                                   elects not to open door by hand
                                     looks pretty stupid too                                     
                                     even an grandma can do it 
                                     calling all grandma's
                                     technology has gone to far
                                     really really to far now
                                     one does not need to be an rocket scientist
                                     nor an magician
                                     it's easy as one two three
                                     candidly smile
                                     tip your hats
                                     look both ways
                                     launch arms outward
                                     and pull or push  that's it

My Word Chosen Was

Written by 
Katherine Stella

Entry For Dakarai Cobb's
The Sonnet Man's Acrostic Challenge
GL All

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Once upon a very sad time,
Disappointment crossed my hapless mind.
Instead of thinking that would be fine,
Someone gave me this dog to walk behind.


Supple and sweet within my reach
Under starry skies or sandy beach
Zigzagging memories across my heart
Another moment and we will part.
Now I’m alone and she’s not here.
Nothing I can do will soothe this fear,
Each separation starts it all over again.


Releasing torrents of the wet
Allowing the dirt no time to set.
Increasing the patter on the ground
Nothing but sunshine will stop the sound.


Crunchy or gooey in the mouth
Always a favorite in the North or South.
Never enough to satisfy your insatiable hunger,
Destroyed your teeth when you were younger.
Yesterday or tomorrow, the outcome’s the same.


For ever and ever those inches abound,
Around your waist you deposit that pound.
This can be reversed, just walk the ground.


Doors have only two functions in this world.
One side keeps the world out, the
Other side lets the world in.
Regardless of your choice, it’s easy to
See, neither one is without sin.


Before road graders things were not smooth.
Unless at the beach or on the enamel of a tooth.
Man gets exhausted keeping things on a flat plane.
Perfectly smooth so boring, like riding a windowless train.
Savor the ups and downs, it stimulates the brain.


Among the many morning scents,
Ranking as first and here’s a hint.
Other than gas this too comes to from a bean.
Many can smell it and not be seen.
Armed with a jolt those jitters dissipate
Surely God made it for us, isn’t coffee great.

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The Sound of Life

Saturated in sounds
Too intense to ignore
And of them you hear
It's raining cats and dogs
Right outside your window
Wondering if it'll ever let up
Aching echoes pound inside you
Yet it isn't enough, more is needed

The goal is to hear and understand more
Overcoming the mundane human limitations

Tough, but you'll try and manage the harsh burden
Heaving the unsure thoughts out of mind and ascending
Even the birds, the moon, the sun isn't as high as you feel

Still you are hoping to help those who reach out for a hand
That is your only way to know for sure it is really happening
And it isn't all in your head, I feel it too, it's excruciatingly sweet
Ready to burst forth and envelop you in it's beautiful horrific light
Suddenly, the sound comes to a complete stop and you're living again

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Living is something we take for granted
In a moment it can fade away
Fleeting is our very existence
Every tick of the clock is a precious gift

For the Acrostic Contest
Sponsored by Black Eyed Susan

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I used to observe every movement you made but you never notice
 I was there too but you never saw
 Shall I tell how you reacted when they forced you to do it
 I was there looking at making fool of yourself
 Shall I show you how much I have cared for you

 I also wanted to join in when you were having fun
 While I observe your move I happen to see the inner you
 When they left you I saw an empty soul
 I saw a person that was so shy

 How I thought you notice my cry 
Who said I was strong to handle it alone
 When I tried to reach you 
But I was so afraid to spoil what you called good times
 They change you and you were changed
 The pact we made was so quickly washed

 Silent in this world we live in
 Seeking for what can please the soul 
Looking with the eyes of a child
 Love written in the face
 Smiling warmly as if things are flying

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A Cowboy Is

Azure winds picks desert puffs off the canyon crests.
Corliss trots the edge of the plateau, shimmering red rock.
Over yonder the village hangs a sign, "No Good Corliss: Shoot On Sight."

When the years stretch on like an aching Texas sun,  
Bad man Corliss will lay down his arms, his anger, even his grit.
Only the boy who rode the small calf will be left to pump the blood from his old heart.

Yard sales a hundred years later will sell 19th century memorabilia:
"I got this from my great-grandpa, said he got it from an old outlaw."
"Shoot, you don't say? Looks like the mark of a real cowboy."

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The Seaweed (3)

T he Almighty stood still
H eedful eyes watching the defeated lie with no will
E xcelling no more was the defeated, to stand up and fight!

C ourses of light emerged
H ailing the Almighty’s Win
I nstruments played during a march towards the woods
M elodies of happiness hailed the twin 
E ager to shake the hands of their country’s brave soldier
R aising their head up high
A cknowledging their marvelous Win
 ‘  twas a magnificent day
S alute thy Courage and Light

D enying the fact of wining was the wood’s deep thought
E nding in a glorious Win was their resurrection of hope
A s they cheered do lively
D ancing and yelling: “The Chimera’s dead”

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Elusive truth

Elusive truth, but still searching for it 
Loner at heart, but loath to admit 
Life is a game, but she does not commit 
Entering a phase, where her path is split 
Not trying too hard, but I'm sure she will fit.

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Faith is a powerful thing
A source of help in times of trouble
It can lift up the soul to new heights
Toward the expanse of the heavens
How blessed are those who find it.

I was lost and alone in the world
Suffering silently and without hope.

Adrift in a sea of people.

Plagued and tossed about by stormy seas
Oppressed and burdened by a myriad of sins
Weighed down and hoping to be rescued
Even then, God's love broke through my dark heart
Rescuing me with His Mighty Spirit
Filling my mind with promises from His Word
Unwavering in His Love, He saved me
Lifting me out of the depths of the darkness.

To live securely held by God's everlasting Arms
His great Love and Holy Spirit have comforted me
I have been transformed by the blood of Christ
Now I am a new creation and changed forever
Gone are my burdens and sorrows. He has given me life.

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Great, powerful and mighty
Oh so forgiving, and uplifting	
During good times and bad, he is always by your side

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The Sundress

Take me to summer of dress that is cool, sensual, and demure.
Having such memories, takes me into a realm where I was immature.
Evenings that awoke me with views of such softness, nothing obscure.

Soft wispy movements that turn all gentlemen’s heads to watch closely,
Undeniably noticing the curves that have inspired many creations,
Now, from out of our past creativity flows from silhouettes seen freely.
Daring but ever so subtle this dress, worn in leisure along in vacations,
Reveling the season it was designed and named after in natural grace.
Each time I see this attire, many emotions flow upon mind and face.
Summer warmth and subtle winds allow this to be worn at any place.
Secures power of sun, for our ladies, each dignifies femininities case.

written by
Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor ~ Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~ ~ 
Contest Name 'The Sundress' 

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T  apestry of Life ponders a journey upon a path
A  dventures amass from solemn birth to epitath
P  assion and love notes; heartache and fears
E  tched on inner core of triumphs and defeated years
S  plendid each blessing; experience breeds pain
T  reasured memories of life lessons to gain
R  etrospect and reflection instill precious time
Y  earning for tapestry of life once 'twas mine.

*For Carol Brown's Tapestry Contest ...
*August 1, 2012. 

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They Never Knew

The truth of her was never told to many 
She was to be a hidden mystery to even the old
To understand her there will not be any 
For there is a secret in her heart and soul
She came here with a passion
She will not leave till its done
Her hands are blessed with every mission
She will look different to none
They will never know the truth 
I gave her more than they even thought 
She comes from my very roots
With greatness of many sorts
I know her inside out
And I know they will never see
There will be great power in her mouth 
She is Him that was nailed to a tree
They were always blind to her ways
They never thought she was worth
In her is a number of days
That is crucial to this earth
She will go out and seek 
She will bring to Me the lost
Her humble being will be meek
She is the mystery of the Cross
Her wealth is not of the flesh
I wrote her story before she came
She is a remover of stress
On her will be no blame
I gave her more wealth than all your cities
I know her heart indeed
She will take My name to many countries
It is for her that I have Bleed
They prayed to me for the answer
She held me high above
I sent her so they will know forever
It is because of my love
They underestimated her wrongly 
I told her to see them through
I gave her power strongly 
Yet still They Never Knew
She is here with purpose of Mine
She will do it with a great speed
She will show to even the blind 
This is my child with whom I am well Pleased

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B_ Balm of sun behind clouds
L_  Leaves singing long and loud
E_  Enemy heat and drought gone
S_  Summer's fury had lingered on
S_  Signs of blessings pouring down
I_   Inviting coolness and rain sounds
N_  Now can once more enjoy porch's
G_  Greatness without fear of sorch
S_  In just a few hours, gone is torch

We have had temperatures of high 90's 
with heat indexes of over a 100..Some 
days 110..The rain has been scarce and 
when it rained was 1/2 inch or less..
Praise God for the rain and the cooler air..

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Divided Within June 14 2011

She was created by me out of terror and pain,
Providing protections her job and Millie's her name.
Loosing track of serious chunks of time,
Inside the reality of an insane mind.
Trying to track every move I make,

Bracing myself with every step I take.
Erased the memories she didn't want me to see,
Tracing a portrait of what she wants me to be.
Wanting something real but my hearts now full of doubt,
Entering a world I know nothing about.
Existing only when I need her because life gets to hard,
Needing her only as my wild card.

Two minds, one body, it's a lot of weight to carry,
With no recollection of what happens can be pretty scary.
Overwhelmed, how do I get back that part of my life Millie stole,

Missing many pieces of my mind, my heart and my soul.
Intrigued as to what Millie has to hide,
Needing someone in who I can confide.
Divided within my life's literally broken in two,
Split between what's fake and what's true.

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Morning thaws into feverous noon, dusk fluxes and night dimly fades away, Into a lonesome diurnal, nocturnal rhythm all woozy and gray. Softly and silently you begot my heart’s love hope when there was none, Securely you glided into my laxly life when destiny had me indolently undone. Into my life you filled love when my fate on a platter offered me bliss trifling, Niftly you surreptitiously left my antedated heart airless and stifling, Gusts of malevolence vent out with arcane sprite, oh! these esoteric rifling. Your comely face now seems to me an abhorrative visage, Our bonds of love bleed venom from the punctured heart, painful seepage. Urns of sorrow, my eyes grieve tormented, wailing tears toil to turn a new page. Moan for you ever, my throbbing heart and forlorn soul, Youth of my life spent with blood shot eyes akin burning charcoal. Lost in fond love without you beside me, now and hear, Over and over again teeming with your thoughts I shed many a tear. Volcanic emotions erupt, as evoke memories of making scalding love, Ecstatic desires drive me insane, but I live on like a lonesome mourning dove.>

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Valentine Soldier

V - aliantly fought your whole life through.
A - lways a loving and caring inspiration too.
L - eading life to the fullest with all you do.
E - xtra special person from above.
N - aturally unselfish by design.
T - allest of heros, one of a kind.
I - rreplaceable in every way.
N - oble qualities exuberantly shown.
E - volution of true love shall always be known.

S - ervant of mankind, devoted to freedom.
O - bedient in the callings of God, Country, and Family.
L - oyal to God, Country and Family always.
D - iamond of the human race.
I - mprint life worth in all you do.
E - ndurance of the finest, truest hearts.
R - ay of hope for new generations to start.

Dedicated to every American Soldier, past, present and future, may God bless and watch 
over you and your families always. Thank all of you for our FREEDOMS!

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Stressed Out

I am stressed out, to the point of no return
I need to be let free
But that is not happening
Everything is coming from each way
I can say, it wasn't my day

But it is never my day
I have so much bad luck
That I need to duck
But it comes so fast, I do not have the time to
I do not know what to do
I think what is this about
That I am Stress Out

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Tattooed Heart

My life is better because of you 
I may never find another as true 
My life has purpose again for I know now what to do 
I loved you from before the start 
just know woman that you have tattoo'd my heart.

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The clouds get in my way

Today the sun rises like any other day,
Help shall arrive within the words you say.
Everything vanishes and changes to gray.

Clear skies change as shadows appear.
Living in shadows can fill you with fear.
Only one hand on the wheel to steer,
Until you feel like the end is quite near.
Doubt arises, as through the clouds I peer,
Shadows encompass all that I once held dear.

Going full circle I’m back at the start.
Everything’s changes as the clouds part,
Tired today, from having this broken heart.

Into the future everything goes,
Nothing to lose and nobody knows.

My conscious is starting to hurt a little,
Yesterday’s gone and I’m stuck in the middle.

When the clouds part I see the sun again.
Always in my thoughts, you seem like a friend.
You have become that bird that can fly in the end.

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I Love You

I love you

Let's face it, I do
Obviously you have no idea
Veiled and masked away
Enveloped in secret I am

You I love and no one else
Obsessing over you
Understand that I really do and I wonder if you do too

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Salts of pain

Since the day you were born
i woke up smiling every morn
to pick you up , play with you and sometimes fall asleep infront of you favorate tv show
no we had no idea what the future holds
the laughter and the tears, all at the same time
fun and joy, you were my only sibling
my best friend
you were all i had
not one day have i treated you bad in anyway
yes, there were days when you were mad
sometimes you threw me with things
but you were the baby
you still are
i sit and think of you... trying not to see all that as only a memory
the pain i feel in my heart is unexplainable
tears streaming down my face 
as i miss you dearly
a month has passed and i haven’t seen your face
people gossip and ask questions i don’t know answers to
the stories i hear from people i thought cared 
I’m in total disgrace
where can you be
we tried all we could
salts of pain  are all i have
salts of pain on my pillow case by day 
still i don’t see a way
hope i find in my salts of pain
light i see in my salts of pain
never will i stop till you are home where you belong
salts of pain healing my heart
salts of pain i  can't believe we are apart 

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Time and again life refused to oblige
After  all  the strivings it took to finally fall
Perched on patience  we did  bide time 
Enlisting divinity which played  hide and seek
Singed , torn , frayed and threadbare often it lay
To  arise as often  to be fed by hope and love
Regenerative tidings to follow where
Yesterdays   faded  in festive fanfare.

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
7th Aug 12
For: Carol Brown’s “Tapestry” contest

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His Name is Jeremy

Justice his goal, his words polite

Eager to help friends with their plight

Relies on small things for delight

Expressive in what he does write

Mighty in love, peaceful and quite

Yields to actions that are forthright

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live a litlle

 <   >crawling out of my shell 
         i tremble to keep my balance
         charging towards my freedom
         screaming my silent shouts
         i let go off all negativity
         my spirit will never know 
         no bars will ever hold me prisoner
         i demand to live a little
         so much i desire to live a dream
         with my eyes open i watch
         this rose of life blossom before me
         so sweet i can taste it
         i have to live a little

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Fragrant Spices of Life

L	ive, laugh and love are fragrant spices of life
I	n times of desperation, refreshing to the soul
V	eils and smoke screens placed around each bend 
E	every illusion designed precisely to deceive 

L	et The Holy Spirit be your guide, rely not on what you see
A	nd let it lead you safely through the maze 
U	nder currents may disengage firm footings self-assured
G	ather up faith, hope, charity and love, adorn them as your shield
H	old on tenaciously in the storms, for more precious than gold, you are

L	eave burdens you cannot carry; let them fall where 'er they may
O	ften times they tend to overwhelm, stirring up mental storms
V	izualize the heart of innocents, see how no care nor worries it bears
E	ach day, resolve to take the time to live, love and laugh

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Here I am,
You are here as well, a 
Place where most people are. 
Of course they say they aren't here. 
Cuz they practice what they  preach,
Right? No they don't. 
I have discovered
That most people are hypocrites. 
I have learned,
Children learn it from their parents, 
And they carry onward in life. 
Lying to themselves and everyone else.

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Love Life

Loving, laughing, looking up, I leave the past behind.
Overcome with the beauty in little joys I find.
Venus in the early eve, stars shining in my gaze,
Every sparkling sunrise, shines brightly through thick haze.

Love is the greatest reason for drawing in each breath,
Intending to give selflessly until my earthly death.
Forgiveness shared with open heart, some do, some don’t deserve.
Eternal worship soulfully to Jesus, Lord, I serve.

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Treading Sins Away

Sensing each step I persuade my body onward and up.
Trekking up toward the light that adorns a precious cup,
Angels around sing gentle sounds, I never heard before.
Imagining the beauty that awaits me past that golden door,
Reality sets in that I am rising upward to Heaven’s gate.
Why oh why, have I been chosen to be given this fate.
Again I see the Angels floating past my mortal soul.
Yelling praises to him, our Lord, I met a mortal goal.

Truth is what they said, even though I had sinned many ways.
Only the living truth will deliver you upward, glorious praise.

These steps I take I see all my sins on each tread that I take.
Hearing forgiven, forgiven, my soul gets lighter upon the wake.
Evangelical songs being sung, I pray, in his name, for my sake.

Stairway brightens as I reach the top, hearing a question, I stop.
Tell me, your saviors name, He who died upon the hilltop.
Angels await my answer, tis a simple question that he does say.
Reveling, Jesus I say, he took our sins, saving all upon that day.
Seeing in my heart, I believed, he said come forth, cross over this way.

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Riding or driving round town is full of fun,
On many occasions it has led to accidents for so long,
Alas!with discretion and patience these could be undone,
Drinking while riding or driving on high ways is very wrong.

Traffic rules should be obeyed and enforced to reduce death on our
Roads and make our wards free from maimed victims.
Internal affairs ministry and the senate should empower
Police and other law enforcement agencies to form good teams.

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What Easter Means To Me

When I saw him upon the cross my heart and mind did ache.
How I could allow this to happen, I must do something, I thought.
An Angel came into my soul, saying he would be reborn.
Three days, then he will rise up into heaven, not to forsake.

Easter day will be remembered for the day he rose to be sought.
Angels will rejoice his rise into his father’s kingdom newly born.
Stories of healings, miracles performed; journeys he did make.
Telling of his sacrifice for all humankind, our salvation bought.
Evil finally destroyed as the earthly waters and mountains are torn.
Revelations tells of his ultimate glorious return, for our soul’s sake.

My soul embraced promises the Angels sang and continually taught.
Every hour, minute, I watched my heart sank into painful scorn.
Another Angel came to me, said do not falter his word, or break.
Never forget the love and companionship, all the happiness he brought.
Sincerity and remembrance is what our lord desires with blessings to adorn.

Take these words and sights to the future; tell them it was no mistake.
Our Lord in Heaven, Gods Son, will return; when final battle is fought.

My children are forgiven all sins; listen closely for the sound of Gabriel’s horn.
Every believer with true love, will live forever, there will be no way, for to fake.

written for
Sponsor Gwendolen Rix 
Contest Name What Easter Means to Me 

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Witnessing before God, and taking your vow
Enter into marriage, forever starts now 
Devoted to each other, for all your life
Desiring no one, except for your wife
In sickness and in health, till death do you part
No one should come between you, right from the start
Giving of yourself, to make your family whole.

Value the sanctity, of both being “one”
Obstacles are there, for you to over come
Wedding vows are sacred, to show all your love
Straying away, is not meant from God above.

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Happy New Year

H-ave a very Happy New Year 
A-nd I just want to wish you a wonderful one with 
P-rosperity and good health sent from me to you,may 
P-leasure,joy and love be in your heart now that 
Y-ou are embarking in this brand-new one. 

N-ew year is almost here again and 
E-nd of the old one, it may be hard to say good-bye to, but with God's help, 
W-onder and look forward to new one now that 
Y-ou know it's almost here, with many hopes and dreams,and with 
E-xpectations so many,O yes, that's right! Now that you are 
About to see that big ball at midnigth fall at the count of one,so go ahead, and 
Relax and enjoy this most wonderful journey into this brand- new one. 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 


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In the Mix

When Slippery Susie starts to stare

Everson Everly is happy to share

Entices Everson yes she can

Does as she likes as she leads her man

So it seems Susie is the one

Mistake it may be or can this be done

Ordinary question where is the answer

Kicking purple heels on the floor a dancer

Enjoying the Music that they create; regardless...

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Love's Reverence, a cover of ''A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky''

Chivalrist of pure intent
Honoured by the ears that lent
A tale recounted to content

Resplendant wonders brought to ear
Laments that draw an unseen tear
Evasion of the heart's deep fear

Soft young mind and placid eyes
Lucid to the tale's disguise
Unseeing the truth behind the lies

There upon the golden water
Wimsically listening to the lauder
Inclines the middle Liddell daughter

Days have come and years have passed
Golden evenings couldn't last
Erosionary time has swept too fast

Dreary dawns and bitter nights
Overcame the muse's might
Dead and gone, that fragile light

Greiving when his heart was tore
Secreted to land of lore
On through Wonderland he'll soar

Now to dream forevermore

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Over the civil right movement,

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The Rain Fell

The rain fell
Splattering upon my open face
Mixing with the tears 
Dripping, trickling down my neck
As if the stars above were weeping too
As if someone above was crying along with me
Helping my tears to fall.

The rain fell
Washing away the world
Taking with it the pains
And the horrors and wounds 
As if we were being given a second chance
As if we were to be set back to the beginning 
To start over.

The rain fell
Wails splitting the skies 
Clouds rushing across the blackness
Stars blurred, covered
As if everything were running away
As if something was chasing it all away
A memory, maybe.

And I still stood there
In the middle of it all
Raindrops and tears running together free 
Watching, crying, letting go

A new start, something told me
A chance to heal the hurts and bruises
To clear salted tears
And wipe everything away

And maybe, after it’s all over
I’ll be back at the beginning
Laughing this time, smiling
Thanking the stars above, 
Thanking the someone above
For this new chance
This new start

But for now, 
Just for now,

The rain fell. 

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The fall contest

One sweet smell of fall can be easily obtained,
Captivated by the changes in the scent of tranquil rain,
Taking in the crisp, clean, breezy air
Original memories invade my head of times I have shared
Borrowing deep inside my silky sheets
Enjoying the fragrance of fire places burning on my street
Reminiscing of days of old, watching as the season unfolds.

By: Sabina Nicole

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The Talk

The Talk


"The Talk:",
 He hesitated, 
 Interested in
 During different, developmental 
(Assurances are always awkward;
 Nothing new.)
 Dad dodged    
"The Talk" 'til I turned twenty two.
 He honestly
 Bewilderment by
 Even though everybody knows, each infant grows in a secret station
 So its strong enough for the long aviation of being taken, by delivery stork, to it's home.

(This poem was written specifically for Carol Brown's "The Birds and the Bees" poetry

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The Birds Fly By Me

Give yourself a path,
between evil an good,
even through the world's wrath,
set your own trip to happiness,
like any human being would.

a road to life,
a place to call home,
hold hands with the people you love,
preventing your mind thinking your all alone,
beyond the secrets, and moral lust,
will be warm hearts an trust.

Go on with your friends an lovers,
embrace the hugs from your sisters and brothers,
between the good an the bad memories,
hold your head high an set your eyes clearly,
all of the mysteries in life,
will come to you quickly,
it be like birds flying right past me.

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' Wires-Acrostic or Misunderstandings ... '

'  Wires - Acrostic ... '

S	incere,  Specific

O	mit Object

S	ad Subject - Suspect

O	pen, Optimistic

R	egret - Realistic

R	Reflect, Request Revisit 

Y	ou, Yet …

   ' Misunderstandings ... '

I Did Not Mean To Offend You
I Say This With Regret
I Have The Highest Regard For You
… Admire With Deep Respect

I Would Never Insult You
Or Belittle, Or Upset
Not Knowingly, Nor Callously
My Affection and You … Have Met

So, If Our Paths Cross, or Get Lost
Please Forgive, If You Can’t Forget
For The Words Of Your Soul ( Now Silent and Cold )
Still Haunt Me … Even Yet …

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Will I See You Tomorrow

Tomorrow is another day
Outstretch your wings and fly
Milestones can be reached
Only if you beleive in thy self
Relic in the thought
Relax your mind and soul
Or it just won't happen
Will be put off and forgotten
Instead of achieving set goals
So bask under the sun
Ask for a little help from above
Never doubt  miracles from God
Or question His motives
To make things happen
Hunger will disapate
Every plate shall be filled
Rejoice and sing aloud
Dance to your hearts content
Another sunrise is coming
You're going to just love to see

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Threads woven on the loom of life,
Arras that define in intimate detail,
Peace and turmoil, happiness and despair.
Erotic and demure moments intertwine.
Society is the backdrop of a life story
Told in a collage of moments in time,
Recollections of dark and brilliantly colorful memories.
Yesterday will be what we weave tomorrow, recalling today.


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Mistaken Love

My first love was happy for a while.
I mistook love for what I’m not sure.
So we split up, though lust did beguile.
Trading our life styles with no cure,
Again we tried to make marriage work.
Knowing all that we had broken clear,
Eventually we knew it was just a quirk.
Never to rest our love for a child of fear,

Life always changes people, in different ways.
Our anger, spread out by gossip and displays.
Victimless, we chose the end, in lonely plays.
Edging into new endeavors, lost in a maze.

written for
Sponsor Dana'lynn Smith 
Contest Name The Secondhand Emotion  

written by
Cecil Hickman

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Just getting by

Ever wonder why the world says your just getting by with life. When your heart is full of love and your life is empty. How do you get a flame of desire started? Even when its not right. Knowing your heart wants someone so badly and your burning with desire to just have their touch. No matter how small. Everyday you sit frozen with fear. Never taking a chance to even see if there's a chance for love to happen. Always listening to the voices inside your head telling you that there's no chance of ever having any kind of connection. When all you have to do is Shut off those voices and take a chance. Walk up and say here I am world. I'm not prefect but I deserve to be loved and cherished. I'm not afraid of getting burned by love. Life is more then just getting by. Life is always standing up for what you believe in and showing that you care about what the future has to offer. Telling the past to go to hell and Your a better person for going though everything and You have learned form your mistakes. Telling the World Your happy being you.

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Live, Laugh And Capture This Great Love

Victorious and the greatest gift of all, it is
Everlasting and it reign down from the heavens above

Love does not judge and it does not boast
Accepting all inadequacy and immersing truth
Ubiquitous to each one of us, this 
Goodwill of the heavenly realm brings peace within 
Hope to each one and warmth to embrace our spirits

Live, Laugh and capture this great Love


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All About Me

Could I present myself to you and introduce just me?
Look at my brown hair, hazel eyes, and yet there’s more to see.
A smiling face I try to have, some humor and some puns,
Rich I am not, but still I go to places and have fun.
Each task I get I try to do the very best I can,
Now I’m not saying I don’t fail, for I am just a man.
Church means a lot to me, I know, and that I don’t regret;
Each time I go I learn some more on how to better get.
Before I say good-bye to you, there’s something you should know:
I once was bound by awful sin, a life of shame and woe.
Love reached out to my soul one day, and when it came I knew
Life everlasting could be mine if something I would do.
How glad I was when then by faith I trusted and obeyed,
Eternal life right then was mine when Christ my Lord was made.
I cannot thank Him now enough for all He did for me,
My poems and songs just naturally share His grace that set me free.
Each time I think of all He’s done, I cannot help but cry;
Redemption’s grace, His matchless love I’ll sing until I die.

--This poem is an acrostic of my first and last name.

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Night casts no shade upon her light,
Ascendant star endowed with midnight fire,
Shining down with radiance so bright,
Reflections cast upon the heart’s desire,
Awesome soul, such wonder to admire.   

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An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

Two animals were flying through the trees.
Happily singing were they, a bird and a bee.
Effervescently fluttering like magic fairies.

Before the sun had risen very high,
Iridescent wings beneath the sky
Raising their bodies each one spry.
Delighted wafting on the wind two fly.
Soaring as new heights they defy.
An adventure shared by an unlikely pair.
Nevertheless, an implausible friendship was in the air.
Dipping, diving, buzzing and chirping with flare.
Together enjoying all that nature had to offer.
Hummer was a princess and Tweedy a bachelor.
Eagerly, they explored excited by love’s flicker.

Before long, they were talking about birds loving bees.
Everybody knows that bees do not marry birdies.
Each one wanted to know more about the birds and the bees.
Since the subject is touchy…they flew home and asked their mommies.

© August 8, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Shoes II

House shoes
Over shoes
Each one a

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HOUSE-a lovely place to share affection.
that is the root from where relation grows.
one day, a fine time it will become a tree.
a wonderful garden at the front and backside of house.
with colorful flowers at front 
and sweet fruits and healthy vegetables at back.
a white stony pebbles way which,
leads to the garden park,
which is the place of peace.
a swing in the middle of garden,
keeps us thinking about the ups and downs of life.
house fully painted with white,
indicates the peace.
glassy windows which helps us to 
watch the outside world, inside the house.
curtains,sofa,bed,etc., everything is of white
which always tells us to be peace
and to maintain silence and patience.
peace and patience will increase our love,
which makes our relation ship strong and more stronger.
and that's what is the aim of my dream house.

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F or  my old mistakes
O r  my present ones
R eleasing them...letting 
G iving them up
i nviting new 
experiences in
V iewing  my mistakes 
as past tense
E migrating into the  
N ot lingering with the 
E limating self pity
S aving myself from hurt
S o i forgive,that i may 

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O h! Chalcedony stone dyed ebony
N ow newly formed and glistening upon the ring
Y our beauty thrilled the lovely lady
X in the center, diamond filled, unique engagement ring  

Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Contest: Four Letter Words: An Acrostic Challenge

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A Seeker´s Seeking

A man is sleeping in a bed
Sleeping , when he should be awake
Evolving a body in coldness, when he wakes up
Emotions of a curious mind
Kind thoughts of a distant happiness
Ears stretching to the childrens laughing outside
Rules of eternity struggles with his lonely mind
Sanity´s sanctuary is the longing of his heart
Swimming in oceans of philosofies
Embracing the Hope, when he´s looking at the sky
Enough faith to let the hope grow
Killing old selfpity of the past
Irresistable in his affection on humble hearts
Nagging novice noise is far away
Glad, when he finally found the right ways at last

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The Signifigance of Living Corosion

Death. A bright beacon in a sea storm
Endowing warnings of rocky shores.
"All hands on deck!" vessel now prepared;
The time-driven waves directing it
Homeward, no matter the ships technique.

"...I can feel my insides rotting..."

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People gather from all the nations,
Eating, drinking and cheeering,
At the sight.
Christ the savior,
Expected tonight

Abundence of joy,
No dout in this day,
Decorations of holly,

Look at what he has created,
Open hearts,
Violence be gone
Every where there is faith

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Hollow engulfs every form
Asperity becomes the norm
Pestilence scars the face of humanity 
Poverty is in the soul, help us Almighty…
Yes, Happiness is but an illusion… 
(May you live in one forever ) 

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Try to imagine a life without joy,
Hope, or anything to look forward to.
Every day you are just going through
Depressing motions as you remain coy.
Allow yourself to picture a young boy
In the body of a tortured man, who
Looks at life from another point of view,
Yearning not to be treated like a toy.
Remind yourself that life is far too short.
Eventually, it comes to an end.
Ponder this game called life, and try to sort
Over the things that make you over bend.
Remember this is the ultimate sport,
Testing people's ability to win.

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After the journey, and the
Days of wine and roses
Images of times in the sun and
Echoes of voices from the past
Ultimately its about the dance....

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Real Life Hero

Resounds in his head. 
Until today he
Gave up everything.  

And today he 
Dug his heals into the 
Dirt. He gave it all to give
In. Tomorrow will be worse than what
Claims him

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Pleasing Tapestry

T o please all others around me
A great personality I must be
P erfect blend within my family
E veryone so honestly sees
S omething within me completely
T rustworthy and surely free
R eal person inside perfectly
Y esterday and everyday be

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Carol Brown's "TAPESTRY" contest


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T - terroribble sppelllllerrr :P
E - easy to laugh
I - interesting personality (not sure if it's a bad thing or not...)

M - me = insane
I - I am ._."
C - crazy!
K - kidds around
E - easygoing
Y - Y are you still reading? comment please!

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A Step at a Time

Some stumble on the first short step
Then are too afraid to try again
As they drift through life without a plan
In cowardly avoidance of the pain.
Resilient folks know though the road is rough,
With patience they also can reach their star
As steadily they put one step before the other.
Yesterday’s trials have brought them up this far.

Tomorrow steps for another brings him nearer
Or it may be he shall have reached his goal..

Taking the time to place each foot exactly,
He heartily has enjoyed his conquering role.
Excited that the climb is almost ended,

Still takes time to help his fellow man.
The long trip was surely worth the trouble
And once again he shouts aloud “I can.”
Realizing now that he has come so far,
Suddenly he touches his bright star. 

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Outward appearances can be deceiving
But guesses are you are very revealing
Simple gestures seem to be wasted on you
Even compassion and care are taken askew
So you vilify and harass like no other
Supremely convinced and poised to smother
Irrational and illogical you flounce about
Only to cause misery with each breath out
Never forget and do not ever be deceived
Some day some how comeuppance will be achieved

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Thanks For The Gift Of Premium Membership

T  The gift of Premium Membership
H  Has brightened my day but need tip
A  Anyone who has knowledge on how
N  Now to get my pictures to come through wow
K  Kool pictures of nature that are just waiting

Y  Your eyes to fill with color poet's duty
O  Open your heart to the bounty of beauty
U  Universally available to all if only open your eyes and see

(Someone gave me a gift of Premium Membership...I want to say thanks for it 
made my day...)Sunflower/Sara

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Not a single feeling felt
ever could before with me
corner like a kitten I am.
Ended love as elastic gap
stretched time wide to go
straight to end, and over.
Am on trial, feels a coma       
reduced to fever, in fear
yes I love will never say.  

Time passed to clarity in
end of my quote end quote.
Most kind tragic plot arc
planted seed inside, made
often mistakes, now knows
reality to always witness
alpha first then to omega.
Reset heart aches now for
yes but waits more to say.

(note from author:  this is an acrostic where the letters at the beginning and end of the lines both form words.  I put an homage to e. e. cummings in there who can find it?)

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Warrior raised to do battle In search of a meaning to his life Love always on his mind Lonely until the end of time Imminent anger beneath the surface A man that keeps his word Mindless romantic

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The Bees

The bees make honey, the birds eat the bees
Help flowers to grow when bees become compost
Enables the bees collect nectar produced by flowers.
Bees again make honey, the circle goes on
Entwined together to the cycle of life and death
Evidence of extinction they are considered when
Starting to disappear fast on the earth

July 10, 2014
Form: Acrostic
Dr. Ram Mehta
Sixth Place Win
Contest: Acrostic 2 by Linda

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T  yping abbreviated words
E  xpectation excites
X  anthium like clutches hold
T  houghts that race anticipating  

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I think of the years between us and 
Little snippets of our journey floods my mind.
Life and all it's roads at times difficult

Allowing us the chance to change, to be remade for the
Last of all our tales shall be of our triumphs- 
Ways we conquered our self doubt, our impulses
Always giving way to that better me, better you
Yet you walk these roads with a heavy heart
Soul weary and feet blistered and I say to you

Be not afraid of what s to come
Everyone is given only what he or she can bear

Yes I say to it all - the pain, our tears, the laughter
Our fears,  - the joy and all these years between us
Underneath it all there lies our blessing and 
Redemption in the form of this friendship

For the mistakes, the errs are not erased but" Our Father In Heaven"
Remember is the sweetest prayer
In it we find the mercy he tempers our punishment
Even as we are wrong, we are in his light
No man can take your soul, so walk
Don't run to the end of your life, when it is done, he is there.

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Oh, to mourn the death of a season
Causing dread for the prediction of nature
Trampling through leaves plummeted from glory
Overt manipulations of human emotions
Barters the time of years gone by
Everlasting cycles of gain and loss
Remembrance eases the transition

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Paradoxical Virgo

Virgin Mary 
I am not
Running wild
Generating chaos.
Organised chaos, mind

*Inspired by Danielle White, Acrostic Astrology Contest

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Gloomy and empty
Unable to have inner peace
Insatiable feelings of forgiveness
Losing the trust of others
Trying to rid thyself of sin

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The Dahlia

D - Dawn of day and dawn of Spring made splendid by the Dahlia
A- Astonishing pinks, reds, oranges and yellows roaring with the life of several sensational suns
H- Harmonious eloquence perched on the tall stem of natural beauty  
L- Luxuriousness unrivalled by human composition or creation
I- Incandescently perfumed with the sanctimonious scent of Spring
A- Alive with life and love just like you and I

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Sex to repopulate the planet
Objectively trying to make the world a better place
Citizens attempting to get their views heard by politicians
Irate countries at war with one another
Emptiness amongst the poor; longing for more
Technology coming to the forefront
Year after year, adding to history

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My birthday pray peace no war

My Birthday
Beginning of what
Peace or war
Is that the beginning of my peace
Or the beginning of my war
Peace and war
As life
Peace and
Oh god I need
No war
In my birthday
As I wish
My pray
I pray for peace
I pray for No war
Peace no war
Peace no war
Peace no war

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Pure Hell 1996

Rage that burns deep within,
Anger that kills is such a sin.
Please don't punish me for acting out,
Everyone here has had there doubts.

While the man still runs around free,
Into my soul he can still see.
Love can tare a heart in two,
Lovers turn to hatred to be with you.

Now I'm scared to search the past,
Entering a world that will forever last.
Very petrified of him coming after me,
Escape from what I know I will see,
Rape, rage and violent dreams,

Threatened by his raging screams.
Elude my life from eternal hell,
Locked inside are memories I can't tell.
Living my life as cautious as can be,

Yearning for somebody to come and rescue me.
Overcoming the pain is the difficult part,
Until the tears die I can't heal my heart.

Always feeling that I have to hide,

Living in fear will destroy you inside.
Into the gates of heaven will mean I am free,
Evading your hell is the way it should be.

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No License Needed

L iterally everyone has a funny bone somewhere,
I nside their head, their heart, or in their ear?
V eracious platitudes of silliness stray,
E ven in the minds of babies at their play.

L aughter like lollipops provide a sucker’s sweet
A tantalizing memory of bellies and bare feet.
U nless you have a bowl of sour lemons to dispense
G oodness knows you’ll laugh at those faces of pretense.
H and and heart and head can join in life’s display

L ively laughter lingers at end of love filled day.
O ver and over life will presents 
V arious opportunities for laughter without recompense
E njoy, employ, for a life full of joy…. needs no license. 

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Setting Yourself Free

Setting Yourself Free

Searching exhaustively for the truth in everything one is taught by others.
Extensively evaluating all things in order to find which path to take.
Thoroughly questioning anything that one is informed by anyone, instead of being
      part of the host.
Trusting that everyone has their own path of truth that they follow, however these
      paths might not be the right one for the individualist.
Identifying the truths of life by thoroughly researching both sides of every fortune
      told by the raja whom is advised by his rani.
Neither believing nor disbelieving one’s knowledge that he has acquired through
      attending the institution.
Gathering data from fervently researching both pros and cons, while using the
      scientific method for truth finding.
Yearning to analyze several paths of truth in order to find the best-fitting for one’s
Overwhelming being inquisitive towards everything that is advised from a wino.
Understanding the content of all things that one reads from a book, and learns for
      one’s milieu.
Radically experimenting through all of life’s endeavors with hopes of finding at least
      one that will catch one’s eyes with grandeur. 
Syllogistically gathering information through questioning everyone that one meets.
Enticing oneself while studying every ideology of the world with the passion of a
       zealot in order to obtain one’s own way of life.
Laboriously diving into a diverse array of the fountains of knowledge and sifting
        through them until he finds the one that will help him prevail.
Fanatically familiarizing oneself with the multitude of ideas that the world has to
        offer including science, philosophy, and religious belief.
Frantically fusing one’s learned knowledge with his experiences of experimentation
        in life, to help him find proof.
Ravaging through the pillars of light and truth while thoroughly investigating the
        words of every prophet, scientist, and philosopher.
Expecting to either find a way of life that is sufficient enough to quench one’s thirst
        for knowledge or to simply live life through experience.
Exploring the falsification of any truths that are mere opinions without any
        substantial evidence.

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Man's Influence

L ong ago man became
I  nfluenced by a 
V ivacious creature who 
E njoyed his extraordinary vigor for life

L uck had it; she was made from his rib
A mong other parts thrown in here and there
U ndermining his great influence with other creatures, this
G orgeous woman, as she was called
H ad a powerful control over this man

L ike it or not, he went under her spell 
O blivious to what God said about the apple, he took a bite
V aluing his reputation, he hide from God, ashamed that he
E ven let a woman tell him what to do

Copyright © 2010  By Caryl S. Muzzey

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BIRDS acrostic


    B    reathless each day the winged ones burst and unite into the twilight frieze--
     I     s there a more delicate touch to the sight than the songbirds as they take to the sky?
     R    eveling while entwined with the tailwinds-- delighting the indigo breeze,
     D    ashing on the last rays of sun to nip the laziest mosquito on the fly --
     S    ong of the satisfied sung—they fade into the welcoming night bosom of the trees. 

Victoria Anderson-Throop ©

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someday youll fly

Responding to the lightest touch of an 
angel, she sings words of praise to her friends
calling their names in desperation to be 
heard. Falling more with each night spent alone and 
empty: her wings have forgotten how to fly...
Living a life full of deception and need.

Keeping secrets hidden from the prying eyes of
adults and foes of all ages; she's spent 
years alone. Calling, wishing, wanting...
Learning after each mistake how to let go and live on,
even though life can be harder than death...
Early she learned to hide her feelings and try to: 
never fall for those around her...

Still this butterfly waits to be free: 
untied and unfettered for the chance at being more than a
living doll. More than just one night after another of pills and needles...
Living one more day in search of her reason to live,
inch by inch she grows and learns to be herself: 
varying by degrees and looking for her path...
Another lost soul looking for her reason for existing; 
never forgotten...

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She Let Her Flowers Bloom

She was a late bloomer in the love department.
Her biological time clock had been ticking for years.
Everyone wondered if she would ever get married.
Later, she started to wonder that too, and about children.
Education had given her some smarts, but only a beginning.
Time ticked and her self-worth took a big crash into oblivion.
Her only thoughts were of her childhood, punishments, and failures.
Every waking moment was spent writing down the “to do’s” for the day.
Remembering anything at all soon became impossible, after the accident.
Flowers filled the fruitful trees and gardens around her.
Laughter of children outside her window; she no longer took notice.
Overcome and shriveled, her life trying to be good enough took its toll.
What was she thinking!
Every happy person she knew had a fragrant flower germinating within.
Remembering her dreadful past must be buried; a new seed must grow.
Before long, wisdom had evolved into a family.
Laughter of her own children filled every room of her house.
Opulent motherhood brought and gave love everlasting.
Over her many years of parenting, she had two goals:  Life and self-love.
Many years later, she thanked God; she let her children, like flowers, bloom.

NOTE:  This acrostic poem relates to Debbie’s wise words that, “The important thing is 
that we live true to ourselves and cause the great flower of our lives to blossom.”  This 
poem is about a woman who lived for others instead of herself, but was fortunate 
enough to learn the same wisdom that Debbie spoke of in time to allow her own 
children to freedom to grow and live through mistakes and success so that they were 
able to be true to themselves when they grew up.  (I hope I succeeded at this, too.)

Copyright January 20, 2013
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member’s Contest: Words of Wisdom 
Sponsored by Debbie Guzzi

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Erasers Removed Just Like Prayer


Empty souls enter the room
Rush to the waiting desks
Answer questions from rote
Spirit filling is left (out in street)
Erasers no longer in the room
Removed just like prayer____

(Most schools no longer have chalk boards and erasers but have electronic equipment)

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Greed is enthralled in us all.
Real or imaginative and never saw.
Each has their own level of call.
Everyone has this code in a fall.
Dereliction is the key for a draw.

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Tricia Bernard

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Sun and Moon

Today, I have finished.
Tonight, your hunger is diminished.

Now, your anguish has been eradicated.
Your way of life is completed,
Your way of strife is defeated,

Like the rising sun, I shined down on your world,
A life of ignorance, a life you so quickly hurled,
And like the sun, I had exposed your vices,

I have shown you that charity suffices
Loving, worshiping, and making sacrifices
Lasting throughout the ages, His message is now complete
And His promise fulfilled
Has He ever sent you a message leading you to deceit?
And His promise was never killed

I am leaving you shortly,
Lost, you will never be, but rather quite courtly
Leaving you with the Book of signs and wonders
A fiery law to shake your enemies like thunder

Lastly I leave behind my successor
A wise young man, a Master
He will be your example and a mercy in the upcoming disaster

Men of the world, he will succeed me as the moon succeeds the Sun
Under a starless night, when darkness has begun
He will be shine down on you with my light
A night, where the only light will be his
Managing the dark world with a light so dim
Ending this period of day is a period of night
Death in the air, a fire about to ignite

Resting amongst you, he will be a man of peace
A man of courage, whose eloquence will only increase
Stopping only when his time is at cease
Underneath the dagger, he will decease
Loved by the Lord and so pleased

And in that dark night my light will never disappear
Lost in the clouds the moon will only reappear
Light in the sky, it will forever help the community
All has been promised in His book of Immunity
His message forever complete, forever in purity

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Double Trouble! ~ ( a shadow acrostic)

Terrible two? or Normal ToT?
Rolling jumper; bouncing; kickeR?
Over head in the tree; what will you be? A dynamO?
Under the bed? Behind the door? Where are yoU?
Behave! be sweet! Yes I'll give your back a ruB.
Little boys are rough and tenderly tough as welL.
Everyday; Every second; a new adventure in LovE!

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Jacob and the Limping Luck

Jacob don't snob,
All others died but you just limp,
Contain your ego within realism,
Obsession discards good fame,
Beware of your luck joyfully.

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New Years Ring

N-  Never say never, please don't say No this day
E-  Everyone see what I have to give you in a surprising way
W- Ways to tell her you love her, so many things to say
Y-  Yet another year, until your here
E-  Even the Baby New Years 
A-  Argue if you want I expect you there
R-  Raving about the excitement, News Years cheer
R-  Revamp, count down, kiss, ring, question, your reply dear
I-  Interested in only one word to appear
N- Neal I mean kneel down, ok clear
G-  Gently put the ring on and then the crowd again cheers

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Don't Blink

Imagine my 
Real view 
Inside of you.
Stop and see too. 

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September Eleven


N*ever forget this day 
I*n our hearts forever lives 
N*ever forget this day 
E*nemy took many lives 

E*motions running still deep 
L*et's remember nine-eleven 
E*mbraced our brave heroes 
V*iewed it all on tv screen 
E*ntired world was in shock 
N*ever forget nine-eleven 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 

September 2, 2009 

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Yesterday : Contest

Yesterday my life began
All doubts disappeared, 
My heart sings a different note
Troubles that have turned to fun
Seemed so very far away
So now I smile at life
Far from the frown that I once wore
Away to troubles away to strife.

Now a happier me is living
It is so good to feel this way
Looks like another chance been given
As I go singing about my day
Though my thoughts sometimes turn in
They're happier ones than I once knew
Here to life, love, I now say
To the world, please enter
Stay by my side ‘til my end of day

Oh the future does look brighter
I am sure it’s how it will stay
Believe in love with joy and laughter
In knowing my today was once my

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Life, Death, Solitude and Resurrection (part three)

The sickness rattles our body like a rope shivering back in forth in a well
With our meager eyes we look at our sons and grandsons begging for a way out of this shell
Dying is the real punishment of hell
As we fight so long against an uncaused cause
For a hundred and fifty thousand years our species evolved
Wallowing, swallowing, running, writing, talking, and planning as the earth revolved
Many a thing our species achieved and invented
But a way to circumvent death will never be augmented


The axe comes down
As we grip the straws above us and drown
They cry, my soul disappears, and my body is smeared
Adam means earth
So ironic that we are nicknamed after the place of our birth
A setting so wretched and dearth
And the place that we are set to soon return
As fate and destiny has chosen us to fill the stomach of a worm

The darkness of life becomes overshadowed by the colossal end
Eternity is still ahead of us and here is where I will spend it
I can no longer see the sky of fate and destiny in this place I descend
But I see a darkness you cannot begin to comprehend

So I wait here
One does not know for how many a year
Listening to the peaceful and tranquil clear
Inside, I am still waiting for the one I revere
Tears are shed for me and I taste the blood they cry
Until they join us and our tombstones aren't read
Dozens of millions of years pass in this solitude and period of goodbye
Ending only when the universe chooses to join the dead

My conscience remains like a boulder of my chest
My sinful nature is far from blessed
My karma waiting in line to protest my ways and detest
I'm scared, but relaxed - to explain this period of solitude is to jest

Right when I least expect the rising voice
Ending my period of solitude was a period of rejoice
Seventh trumpet was sounded by the angel shaking and rattling the creation
Us and our millions of years in life, death, and solitude
Resurrection became our salvation
Revival of our bodies, the blood in our veins, as we awoke from our indifferent graves
Entering our bodies were our souls, blessing us with life's vibration
Creation revitalized as fate and destiny chose to save
Today I stand after lying down for too long
Inside of me is a happiness that was so strong
Omnipotent peace, utopia, a perception we thought was so wrong
Now, in this resurrected life we will all eventually belong

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Love Living
I Made Friends
Fine Days To Look Forward To
Eager To Go Back To School 

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L  Liberty is rarely seen among men.

I   It's hard to live a life that is free,

B  Because freedom for those we hate, we must defend,

E  Each one wants freedom, but not for you and me.

R  Respect for others, not just our kin.

T  To let others be, as they want to be.

Y  Yes, they can be a friend.

For the "Worth fighting for" contest

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Blowing in the wind
Rarely touching ground
Intend on sparkling
Lifting souls through clouds
Longing to embrace
Immortal life, found
Amazing in grace
Nesting in the Home
Claimed by one aim
Ever to breathe Love.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 04.29.11

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In the mood for love again

I sat and watched the blue sky
Never before did I realize that life could be so blissful
Today, tomorrow or even yesterday
He gave it to us, Him known as the Father of the Angels
Everyday of our lives;
Made to be spent in love making
Or in love giving
Or even in love painting, 
Dreaming even, writing even, 
For without love what would be life?
Oh love shared with a lover,
Rowing with him, on a crystal boat
Living with him a dream, like never seen before
Owing to which my happiness remains
Verily, the mood is for love  again
Eternal, everlasting, blissful, why, love is such!
Announce it to the world, share it with the world
Go search for it if you have it not
Awaken yourself, like me, to the temptations of love
It shall fill you with a sweet melody
Nurturing which you shall tame this wild world!

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The Unknown Soldier (acrostic)

Tales of heroes beyond, the normal despair of war’s plight,
Hearing of these stories, make us all quiver, in the night.
Each of them that go to fight, any battle, with all their might,

Universally, they are unknown soldiers, until names are released.
None knows the others, until their soul’s battle, against the beast.
Kings and political heads, never battle, for what they believe.
Never placed in harms way, they send soldiers; Mothers grieve
Only the loyal subjects take on the heat, from what they weave.
We honor, the Unknown Soldier, without any name, to perceive.
Nearer to God, these soldiers are known, here only deceased.

Secure, they have left us all, until the next battle to be fought.
Onward, we keep sending those to die, for what, a thought.
Listen, to all the stories, we hear of bravery, by them all.
Dear sweet Jesus, take them to your father, standing so tall.
I never fought any battle; I fight my battles with expressions.
Each of us must remember, soldiers, in their professions.
Remembering, who they could have been, not just impressions.

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The One That Got Away

Tears of the heart wash away what is forgotten.
Heartaches spoil the tenacity of what to remember.
Eventually all things fade, both righteous and ill-gotten.

Our lives make choices even when we do not enable.
No-one will ever say that one person makes their mistakes.
Each one of us has held repercussions of a label.

Truth is we all lost something, though we know not what.
Hearing of others loss we feel compassion to give a lot.
Amid our own losses we harbor guilt, without thought.
Traveling, sometimes not understanding what is sought.

Great loves and friendships are forfeited, for no reason.
Our passion placed on hold, till rise of another season.
Taking tolls on our spirit, blaming all, on a certain demon.

A deficit of affection plays a role in which we become.
Women or men, whom leave or are cast, will succumb.
Another shall bring warmth, building a new rhythm.
Yea though, the one that got away shall bring wisdom.

written for
Sponsor Thvia Shetley 
Contest Name The one who got away 

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Inside my head

I've never been the simplest of people,
Never one to instantly conform,
So I tend to struggle with a lot things,
I just don't know where I'm going wrong.
Don't know why I'm so wound up,
Everyday is a constant battle,
Masking whats really happening inside,
Yes, coping mechanisms.
How I manage to carry on,
Eludes me at the best of times,
All I know is i'm constantly battling,
Daily inside my head

M.Mahauariki © 2012

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Natural resources plundered worldwide
Everyone's a suspect
Watching us and all we do

Working our fingers to the bone until the day we die
One world government the ultimate plan
Rights to free speech being violated
Lets spare a thought for the third world nations
Disease and death on the daily

Oswald the patsy 
Rockefeller Rothschild Rich Rich Rich
Do celebrities really need 20 million dollars per movie
Educate yourself, read a book, open your mind

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Each voice, every night
I never dream escaping away.
Tonight, he opened under rain, love.
Our voice - eternal gift -
Over Earth sleeps on needles again...
No darkness.
I could answer nothing true.
Learning one very exiguous year,
Other usual afternoon, nowhere...
You may obey reasons
Every time healing another negritude...
Imagine death over me,
Your love, our endless life...

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A Baby's Plight

A life just beginning, and so unaware;
Born he will not be--it just isn’t fair!
Oh, can’t you just see him as he struggles so,
Resisting the chemicals as inward they go?
Too bad, for his mom didn’t want him to live,
Instead to abortion this body did give.
Oh, listen to this voice and heed to this cry:
Now’s time to stop this ere more babies die!
Abortion is murder, that can’t be denied,
But they call it “birth control,” and they have just lied,
Or “family planning” or some other name;
Regardless, it’s taking life and it is insane.
To call it one’s freedom or call it pro-choice
Is forgetting one person and his right to a voice.
One person, that baby, that life that’s been thwarted,
No choice has he had, for he was aborted!
And now his blood cries from his heavenly home
Because Jesus took him so he’d not be alone.
On high he now dwelleth, and in his new place
Rests forever from those who’d bring him disgrace.
Torn from his mom’s body in violent haste,
In fire he was thrown there along with the waste.
Only now his torn body has been all glorified,
Never more to be butchered through man’s greedy pride.
Americans, please listen to the babies’ dire plight
Because abortion is murder; it’s wrong and not right!
Our God up in heaven will surely repay
Returning this violence on our heads some sad day.
Today is the day to reverse the decision
Inscribed by the court through man’s faulty vision.
Oh, listen to this voice, and heed to this cry:
Now’s time to stop this ere more babies die!

This poem is written with an acrostic of ABORTION.

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J is for the Jews and gents
E is for the Egyptian rebellion
S is for the sinners as saints
U is for Utopian a word that will never exist on this earth
S is for the sacrifices our conscience makes

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Loving the impossible
Impressed by the courage and strength I  have
Making every moment count as if it were my last.
Important lessons of life I have come across
Taking with me all the struggles I  have faced
Listen closely to what my heart is saying
Explore what life has to offer
Stretch until I am  breaking on the inside
Surprise myself with the power my mind holds within.

Cory long
"limitless" contest

Old poem contest

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Life's Attitude

Life’s Attitude

Learning through the school of hard knocks
Interceding regardless of the cost
Fulfilling your dreams as they come
Enduring hardships in the home
‘Speaking with a positive attitude

Avoiding the stress along the way
Teaching others as you watch and pray
Touching a life with a positive touch
Increasing knowledge as much as you can
Thoughts of success are in your plans
Understanding your sister and brother
Developing love for one another
Encouraging yourself and others

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Poetry Soup

Poetry that flows from different souls,
Opening their heart and minds deeply,
Each one unfolding for different goals,
Talented ones who write honorably,
Revealing love, dreams, and sadness,
Yes, even showing life’s gladness,

Sharing words with each other bold,
Ones passion; another’s indifference sold.
Universally bound, lyrical lines, so told,
Providing ranges of forms, lined in gold. 

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my gun my pain

As we elope with our faith into the avenue of death,
And looking at our fellow comrades for the very last time.
Where our fears becomes our trail to faith.
We erupt an anger that was not meant to be and stealing every thought that can issue in the rage that was in a cage.
At that moment even the brave knows he has a grave.
Our greatest fear becomes the element of surprise .
When we hear the gun-shots out thoughts be-guile our anxiety into a comer of fear.
We now fight not because of the war but to survive in the war.
We feel that we are fair men when we give justice while forming ashes.
But we are crippled in the arrogance of our ignorance feeling that for every blood spilled and tears that tilled the earth makes our quest fulfilled.
We loose focus because there are certain kills that makes us humble.
Because our brains and minds becomes the avenue of roaming thoughts and images of the victory of tears we created.
My eyes twinkles in grumbling of the sites I beheld and paves way for the tears I despise but yet resides in me.
The joy of every soldier is to win wars and come back home alive.
But in the ambient of our joy comes the tears of our loss.
     As we celebrate, we depreciate in agony and tears of wishes of our fellow comrades.
At the end we get medals for killing our own soul.
But to the duke of time I rest my unfulfilled soul to be humbled in tears while I grumble in silence. 

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C rying in the wind, we lean against the soft shoulder of a friend.
H ow perfectly imperfect are we who sing, sing the songs end,
O r sway hip round tones into the sun's shine and crystal glow,
I nspiration seeps on Mozart's twinkle and blooms like red bordeau
R ipe with pleasure ringing, we sing, through life's vehicle all aglow. 

Dedicated to my Minsiter of Music EdWard Thompson

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T esselating threads of time
A ppear in disorganized fashion
P erplexing colors woven in and out
E xpressing a jumble of emotions
S trikingly vivid highs and lows
T umultuous skies fade into
R ainbow valley of peace, hope
Y earning for the freedom to fly

Entered in Carol Brown's "Tapestry of your life" contest.

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Success born

5th january2012.

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….

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The Valedictorian


She is a brown eyed girl with soft brown hair
The gown covers her pregnant belly
The tasseled cap is her crown
Nothing can down her determination
Motivation comes from nightmares 
Motivation comes from dreams
As she speaks, tears stream
She recalls her defiance, disobedience, deadly deeds

She is overdue but happy to be on that stage
Her rage is different now
He doesn't acknowledge their coming baby 
or his fatherhood
He called her nasty names in the neighborhood
Members of his gang brought her pictures of him
at the park with his hands all over another
She was struggling to become a mother

Later the law would send him to jail
for statutory rape of his little sister's friend
The offenses mounted and she 
kept going to the Word
On her knees she pleaded
The situation was insane
How would she maintain?

She studied in the bathroom, on breaks
at work, on the bus, late at night, early morn
What could she accomplish? She had to mourn
the death of that other life
and be baptized into the new
Now she knew what to do
On her knees she pleaded
for a place for her and the 
baby to stay
A home for unwed girls made
a way

She read, wrote, calculated, devised
Her books became worn as did her eyes
"God help me not to despise"
"Make the bitter better"
She sang verb conjugations
As she washed dishes
Her feet hurt and her back cried
If she failed it would not be 
because she had not tried

When she was in the streets
She had partied hard
Now to pass this test
She would do her best
?Y porque no?
Her belly was so big
She sat sideways at the desk
There was a time when she
drank, doped and was rude
Now she was humble, determined
And the reward was now
Wow as they cheered her speech
"It all begins with me
First I must see
I tell you change and successes are
Always in your reach”


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Marcia My Love

My Life is your story to be told
Are you ready to be together until we're old
Revel in the very thought of you
Count on me your whole life through
In my heart I find yours
A look upon you and my eyes adores

My companion until the end of time
Your the light of my world my eternal sunshine

Loving you is worth dying for
On my own kills my soul the core
Very happy you wear my ring
Every day is a dream and a blessing

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T  :  Tears come rolling down my eyes...
E  :  Everytime when I'm sad and Cry...
A  :   Are they salty water or my emotions?
R  :  Rolling down my eyes even when my happiness is as huge as the ocean..
S  :  Salt or saline ..whatever may me,they are an intergral part of me.

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One small Candle

Candle flickers, swaying to light the dark streets
and the air whispers song of hope, love, and
nothing could say is just a simple prayer.
Dancing, circling with blue, yellow and white flames,
lit the one small candle let her melt as time goes by,
endless brightness, she can give, to light one soul.

Cheryl Aldea
Contest : Six lines of Poetry, Please
Sponsored By : Constance La france – A rambling Poet.
September 9, 2011.

7th Place winner
Six lines poetry please Contest

Copy right September 2011.
All Rights Reserved.

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 Life is smooth-life is rude,
He stands today where yesterday you stood,
What is your today-will not be yours,
Successes are diseases-failures are the cures!

You were not as this when you were in foetus,
The buds give rise and slowly blooms the lotus,
And slowly you grew-you were born as an infant,
And again you grew-the lotus spread its scent!

Now you were a kid full of joy and life,
Everything was a game to you-you’re so innocent,
And slowly you matured-you owned responsibilities and a wife,
And at every step you changed-be it the kid or the infant!

Yesterday you looked up to your father, now you were one too,
Icy fangs blow during the winters but summers kiss the Loo,
He who was once a kid-now himself has a kid,
For every change in life yourself you sow the seed!

Now you seem to understand what you never paid heed to,
You start believing that the Bible and  Kuran are really true,
And the second childishness returns when you grow old,
The amazing turn of fate-your kid will now be strong and bold,
And gradually the lotus will rise and fall again,
There will again be winter, summer and the rain!

So a keen observer wishes you to learn,
At every step our lives take a u turn,
For human life is an oblivious compact of stairs,
Where ‘all men and women merely players’,
The truth’ll never be known-hidden beneath the layers!

And every day you live-you’re drilling into the reality,
Slowly you’re getting closer but in the end you’ll see,
There is no truth-no reality-life itself is a lie,
You pass into nothingness-out of the cage, the bird’ll fly!!


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Three months of fall

Starting off this season with a new school year,
Embracing students and colleges that I hold dear,
Preparing schedules and changing my inner time,
Taking off and editing my summer mind,
Erecting creativity to adjust from two months away,
Motivated by the nights under the stars where I lay,
Believing for prosperity and a new wage,
Enthralled by this fresh chapter and blank page,
Remembering things of long ago, helps me to cherish all the new I now know.

One sweet smell of fall can be easily obtained,
Captivated by the changes in the scent of tranquil rain,
Taking in the crisp, clean, breezy air,
Original memories invade my head of times I have shared,
Borrowing deep inside my silky sheets,
Enjoying the fragrance of fire places burning on my street,
Reminiscing of days of old, watching as the fall unfolds.

Nostalgia overwhelm me, my senses are keen,
Opening my heart to be thankful for all that can be seen,
Very grateful for all that I have because of our countries history
Enthralled by our freedom this is no mystery
Mesmerized by the vibrant colors calling out from my oak trees
Blessed to have all that I do, it brings me to my knees
Engrossed in giving all that I am
Relieved to live in a nation that is an extraordinary gem.

By: Sabina Nicole

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No way to get to the light
In this struggle I will fight
Can’t they see I will never break
Or slip and allow them what they want to take
Loyalty lies within the heart
Every day is a new start

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Live, Laugh, Love...As I See It

L Lightening bolts of curiosity................Let them strike.
I  Ignite the imagination........................Follow its flame.
V  Vehemently pursue your dreams........Let them lead.
E  Enevitably follow your conscience.......Heed its call.

L  Levity is inherent..............................Let it free.
A  Allow your inner child to play.............Share your joy.
U  Unpredictability is encouraged...........Surprise yourself
G  Go ahead, splash in a puddle............Silly, is O.K.
H  Have a belly laugh daily.....................For what ails ya.

L  Logic does not rule the heart.............Hear it sing.
O  Over the top, head over heels...........Go for it.
V  Vast is our capability........................See the possibilities.
E  Even when mad, say these words......I love you.

For the contest:  Live, Laugh, Love
Hosted by:  Tirzah Conway
Placement: 2nd place

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Ideals are not my strong suit
Living with a sense of being that is quite acute.
Only straying to find an easier way
Very rarely being the prey.
Everyone says you are less than me
Yelling at me to let you be.
Offering you myself is my only plus
Unfair is the wall they put between us.


Note: The Acrostic form is really hard for me for some reason.
I guess I'll have to practice more. ~_~

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Vocabulary Of Existence

B enevolence in B itterness

I ngenuity        in I gnorance

R ectitude       in R adical

T rust              in T ribulation

H onesty         in H ypocrisy



L ove               in L echery

I mpetus          in I mpedance

F riendship      in F oe

E xuberance    in E nnui



D ignity            in D efeat

E nigma          in E xistence

A ltruistic         in A llegiance

T ravesties      in T rust

H umility          in H atred

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my journey hath been 
a dusty road at best 
leading in many directions 
finding no place to call mine 
under the stars, I continue on 
nature ignores my plight 
creatures stare in disbelief 
that one has seen so much grief 
in a world of magical beauty 
once upon a time I feared death 
now I welcome it with each breath... 

A verse in which certain 
letters such as the first 
in each line form a word 

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A Word I Have Created

Hear no evil and pretend that the world 
is new.
As my eyes become more blind 
never noticing the things around me
I stay ignorant protecting myself from the fears that may 
ravish at my mind and break down my sub consciousness,
that never seems well protected.

Notice noting, see nothing, and ignore all others 
entrance my self in a world that I want to 
know exists and I want to believe is real.
Ignore all thing and live with in myself,
and the world will continue to spin as I ,
continue to live in a world that could fall
apart at any second,
but I ignore that fact, for the real world seems more
fragile than the one 
I have created. 

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Maybe for some but not for me
At least that's the way it appears to be
Right or wrong that's what I see
Really isn't bad though being free
I never believed someone held the key
At least I'm sure it wasn't he
Going to be happy is what say she
Even if there will never be a we

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nutty head

whats inside this nutty head of mine?
a brain thats allways full of rhyme,
i went out and commited crime,
went to prison and served my time.

whats in this nutty head of mine?
and equal base im trying to find,
anti depresants, the golden shrine
perscriptions by doctors allways signed.

whats inside this nutty head of mine?
back of my head looks like my behind
looking for answers because im blind,
answers to questions im trying to find.

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Secrets Of The Pink Floss Diary

Secrets Of The Pink Floss Diary

Pink bubble-gum lip gloss is my signature smack and my best plan of attack.

Italian pumps of the best design prop up my gams, 
making them look as if I ran lots of laps that day.

Nights of tango and salsa lessons give me the smoothest moves and 
have the fellows asking me for more time on the dance floor.

Kudos the same fellows give me, for being so mellow and easy to get 
along with when we’re out on a date.

Full of fun and laughter is what my friends and family all say about me, 
they say that’s my best trait.

Learning how to lay back and enjoy the ride of life on the lazy river 
is a great thing to enjoy each summer and all throughout life, too 
much passes me by if I don’t take time to enjoy my life.

Opening my heart and my mind to people who are near and dear to me; 
learning to always be present with those who are so special to me.

Showing those I love, how special they are by expressing to them 
how much I love them and how essential they are to my life and 
how much joy they bring to my life.

Spontaneously choosing the best moments to express my sexuality 
with my soul mate seductively with a simple wink of the eye or the bat 
of an eyelash is imperative to keeping our passion ever flowing.

This poem was inspired by Shirley Harrison’s Poem Candy Floss,

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~A~ Alive and well thank you very much…check my heartbeats if you aren’t certain…pound to the ryhtm of my heart, long lost lover of lavender light {L} Live life to the fullest…the cup is half full instead of half empty! =I= I enjoy the thrills of the up and down ride, momma! XOXO! /V/ Vivid, yellow sun shines on me all along the road of paradise (E) Everytime I hear gross things slip out of my brother’s mouth, I cover my ears and say “ewww!” childishly, but him and I’s friendship’s bond is totally alive!

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the LOVE loves you. 
if you LOVE the LOVE,
the LOVE will LOVE you.
if you leave the LOVE,
the LOVE will leave you. 

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Pink Joy

Each day of my life will be dedicated to you
Zeal delivered, no one will ever have a clue.
Zestfully proud she is of her precious pink joy,
Each moment and every hour I shall deploy.
Love the Angels have delivered to my heart.
Laughs and giggles I will share from the start.
Ezzellle’s, precious benevolence shall impart.

Mommy will always love you so dear and true.
Yes everyone will be amazed in what we will do.

Precious baby of my heart and body divine,
I shall prove to everyone we will be fine.
New ideas and designs your life shall grant.
Kings and queens you would truly enchant.

Just remember forever, mommy loves you dearly.
Our hearts and souls are bound, ever so clearly.
You are my little pink joy, I adore sincerely.

I wrote thsi piece for Royal,,by remembering my joy and happiness and feelings when my daughter was born....

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Molded from the best God has for humanity,
Offering your time, your love, even your sanity.
Trusting in Him to keep us safe from the unkown,
Honoring God with your life and love you have shown.
Enhancing my life with all the prayers offered up,
Requesting nothing in return for filling up my cup.

To my mom

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Live, laugh, love

Life’s all about learning to love
Invest in others, put on the givers’ glove
Value others, like they are a viable venture
Expend on them, your time, talent and treasure

Life is all about living today without worries
Allow hope to stay while you dream tarries
Understand that life is but a passing phase
Gently lean on God’s promises and grace
Hope for the best for the rest of your days

Learn to lend someone your life, love and light
Open your door to the poor; give them the widow’s mite
View life from other people’s perspective, and then
Express emotional concern when it seem there are in a den

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Real Concern

Right when I think
And every thought I have is cared about with real
Love by him it's dashed with his thoughtless

Over and over it's seems like
Nothing I do is really appreciated.
Can I really take on the 
Reaching task of taking the first step and feeling 
Nothing but "lost" in the process?

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A Poet's Life in Tapestry

Two lives
Are interwoven, like the threads of a
Perfect tapestry.
Each day I wake knowing my 
Spirit is filled with 
The artistry of words and not 
Really knowing how to express it;
Yet with the kind words of others and His Word I have the strength to live as a poet.

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Every layer amassed vertically on the previous

Quintessentially abdicated from the next’s cornerstone

Upward from yet another illuminated chlorophyll-filled vascular vessel

Inspiring the growth of the next generation

Seemingly taxed at consecutive intervals

Each layer recedes like roman pilasters.

Tolling delicately to not topple the tower 

Umbilical to existence,

Mother of creation is left on top.

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Inhaling The Sea

Inhaling The Sea

I  found her walking the sandy shoreline
N othing on , naked and she was so fine
H eaven must have dropped this angel down
A s I felt the sea wrap us in a soft gown
L ove seared us together, never to ever part
I heard this vision whisper into my heart
N ever my love , never send my love away
G iving in to the sweetest taste of her play
T he sea sent aroma of its love flavor to me
H er smiles soon brought out this sweet plea 
E chantress please stay and marry this man
S he agreed if we both became loving sea fans
E ach morn walking there to face the rising sun
A vow to walk very slowly, enjoy life, never run


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(Dedication: For my niece, Joan Chong)

Art as you see in ideas grand;
Reach for the moon as stars align;
Trust in beauty in your own blend;
Ink your own noon in tints that sign.
See with sure style a certain flair;
Touch a new thrill that fosters feel;
Indulge fond smiles that fronts sure airs;
Charm stakes fine will to touch and heal.

Truth has a say in tale and tact;
Allow your soul to create stuff;
Love comes to stay in art and pact;
Emote one whole that feels enough;
Note inspired play in thoughts that act;
Touch reveals pole as change now puffs.

Joy has a name in glimpse and sight;
Opt to bring cheer in visions spawned;
Allow the same to show fine light;
Now let thought steer grandeur that dawns.

Choose your own say in art and grace;
Hone your fine skills as image sings;
Own line art play as colours trace;
Niche fond goodwill with pictured flings;
Greet each array in time and space.

Hope wears a smile with easy feel;
Urge knows a touch that creates thought;
Reap a bold style that comes to heal;
Live more and much in each new plot;
See art worthwhile that now reveals.

Leon Enriquez
08 May 2014

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I forgot who i am

I forgot myself,
Who i am,
What i wanna be,
and most importantly,

A lot of people depend on me,
telling me what to be,
that i forgot,
what i want for me.

My life isn't set out,
it's not perfect,
but i will seek,
for the truth,
behind me.

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A Special Little Savior In My Life

S omeone once saved my life
A t a time when everything seemed dim
V ery close and special to me
I dentity lost in sin
O n difficult nights she guided me
R ound and round we would go

F orgiving me while I was lost
R unning from the life I know
O n nights when my soul was corrupted
M y best friend lent me her hand

A ll my problems surrounded me 
B ut instead of falling I would stand
O n my knees , she would not let me go
V ision focused only on her
E xonerating everything, that left my life in woe

This is dedicated to my sweet girlfriend Court Court who helped me through some tough 
times and didn't even realize it

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U nderwear was once taboo
N ow is flaunted on t.v. screens
M en's boxers/briefs, women's bras/panties
E volving (or declining) moral values
N egate former prudish sentiments
T ampon commercials now the norm
I gnorant minds become informed
O ur private agonies are fully aired
N ausea, diarrhea, erectile dysfunction
A ll formerly private matters
B ecome readily discussable
L eaving no subject out of reach
E nlightened minds say "let it all hang out"
S oon nothing will be unmentionable

For Debbie's Unmentionable contest

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Wasting of lives for things that should be peace
A fight to survive
Reluctance of soldiers who die, leaving their children and wives or husbands alone

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It's Sunday Again

I open my eyes and the week is through
To tell the truth it’s all up to you
Sometimes I wonder when the end shall come
Sunday morning all the rest will become.
Unlike any other day I look back at the week
No matter the outcome I still shall seek
Don’t put anything off until tomorrow
Another day arrives and gone is the sorrow.
Yesterday has come and now it is gone
Always it seems like I’ve taken too long
Give everything you have and you will smile
After all is said and done you shall see for miles.
Inside my heart I feel what is in store
Not to be confused, I wanted this more.

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The Fall Months

O nce the leaves turn bright orange and red
C an it finally be called the start of the fall
T each me the values of this time of year
O ver all the other seasons that I hold dear
B etween the summer months and winter months
E very moment is precious and secure
R efreshing are the cool harvest days of fall

Russell Sivey

Entry into Carol Brown's "Fall is Around the Corner" Contest

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Silent Night

Slip away to lands unknown.
Imagination takes your hand. 
Leaving your world behind.
Every time you close your eyes. 
Nothing is as it seems. 
Taking with you one more dream. 

Never forget who you are. 
Imagination is your key
Grab a pen to set it free.
Hours pass and stars twinkle bright.
Telling your dreams in the morning light.

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Drowning with
Overwhelmed by
Words only to find
Naked thoughts revealed
Insight brings questions
Never be ashamed
Give answers, gain power

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A Long Lonely Year

Afghanistan. far away from those I love.

Leaving was tough this time, the kids tears tore at my heart.
Only as I turned to watch them drive away, did I see my wife crying
Never has she cried, always pretending to be strong
Going away for the fourth time must have been too much for her to bear.

Letting myself believe, I will make it through this fourth combat tour.
One year seems like a lifetime, the minutes ticking slowly by.
Never letting tears of sadness get the better of me.
Everyday, I think about my wife and our four kids. Are they ok?
Lost is how I feel.  Something is missing, I can barely breathe.
Yet this is what must be done, I took an oath. I made a promise.

Yearning every second, for my wife's kisses, and my childrens hugs.
Every hour of the day I pull out their picture, to see their smiles. 
Always in my dreams, my family is there for me. Never losing faith.
Reunited we shall be, after a long lonely year.

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The Beat of the Olde World

Doing what they love, all are welcome to try
Rhythms of passion fly in the night sky
Up and down the maddening notes dance 
Many drink and sing as drummers are in a trance
Seducing beats are the soul of the Medieval camp

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A lways		
U nderestimating
T he			
U nique	
M other
N ature

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We are very sorry to report to you
that your particular maze has been constructed with a fatal flaw
and is actually lacking a center  
So you will unfortunately not have the opportunity in this lifetime 
to experience the sense of success and accomplishment that others 
with perfectly created mazes will experience
We hope this does not cause you too much undue distress confusion and pain
Better luck next time !

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HOUSE-a lovely place to share affection.
that is the root from where relation grows.
one day, a fine time it will become a tree.
a wonderful garden at the front and backside of house.
with colorful flowers at front 
and sweet fruits and healthy vegetables at back.
a white stony pebbles way which,
leads to the garden park,
which is the place of peace.
a swing in the middle of garden,
keeps us thinking about the ups and downs of life.
house fully painted with white,
indicates the peace.
glassy windows which helps us to 
watch the outside world, inside the house.
curtains,sofa,bed,etc., everything is of white
which always tells us to be peace
and to maintain silence and patience.
peace and patience will increase our love,
which makes our relation ship strong and more stronger.
and that's what is the aim of my dream house.

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Twenty -- Ten

 H ealth A nd P rosperity P ursue Y ou   N ow E verlasting W isdom  
A lways                                                    Y earlong E ver A lmighty Reigns
P ure
 P oets
Y our 

N ow  
E ntwined

Y earning
E levation
A bove
 R edemption

Inspired by Carol Brown's Contest "Happy New Year"
Dedicated to my Poetry Family on the SOUP 

Author's note : Check this Poem out next Year                                                    

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When I found you I could hear the river running in the distance, as the water crashed over the rocks. When I found you I could smell the aftermath of rain hanging in the air. When I found you I could see the trees, greenery, rocks and river as they intertwine around me. When I found you I could nearly taste your kiss upon my lips as if it had never happened before. When I found you I could feel the breeze around me and the warmth as it grew inside me. When I found you...

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The Birds and The Bees

T ime is full of many surprises,
H ere on this Earth, it’s true;
E verything under the sun that rises,

B irds and the bees and me and you;
I never thought I would find,
R ip tides of emotion like I found with you;
D eeply buried, I had them confined,
S omehow you were able to come and break through;

A ll my life I believed me alone;
N o one knew what I was feeling inside,
D own from the heavens, you broke that wall of stone;

T o save the tender heart I tried to hide,
H eaven this must truly be,
E verything in life falls into place;

B reathtaking is what you are to me,
E ver I await your embrace;
E ternally I am yours to keep,
S ee for you I have fallen deep.

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A Mecurial Soul

                     The signal passed last night,
	removing order from this day
	a structure in decay;
	as valid value dreaming
	sent planet planes careening.
	So to,
	this marble flooring wears and
	tears beneath our feats;
	nothing so complete but
	a depression era drama signaled
	forth this day,
	cotton bound and vexing
	held within it’s sway
	in fervent anguish stay,
	the signal there connecting
	this twisted brilliant day...

	A mercurial soul slips through
	God's fingers.
	Pray next time he has
	a better grip.

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Hanging Onto the Stars

Emeralds fall from your tears.
Various decisions I face.
Eternal wonder I will
Relive any choice
You make
Tonight under these stars.
Intensely I watch you,
Mirrored I am in your
Eyes. My faceless expression
Locked in your gaze.
Only tonight matters.
Only your next sentence can
Keep me safe.
Inside I cry but
Not outwardly.
Your decision, not mine.
Object I will not.
Urgently though, I pray.
Remember my
Eyes and see me whole.
Youthful and always
Embracing you tender. Look at my lost
Strength. Carefully  
Immersed in this 
Stone face. Can’t you see my 
Endurance? I hold on to this 
Everlastingly. I apologize.
State your opinion,
Truthfully now. Just 
Always see, feel, taste, and
Remember the
Stars we watched long ago. 

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Life is a right, to which everyone should have,
Independently it is the most valuable possession of each living being
Verifying the fact that we only have one chance in this world to make a difference
Even if we see ourselves as a sap that can’t change the mood in our area and that we

Lower our standards to say that even dirt is too good for us
Irrationally stating that we have a miserable life and we need to change it
Forgetting the blessings and the joy that God gave us in our current life
Eventually with remorse he’ll forget all of these things and start over again

To test his strength and will power to continue so that he can
Overcome the odds to achieve a pleasant life

This just states that if we work hard we might have a better chance of being content
However living with this in mind we might think that life is about work.
Everything in this world should be earned by working but what is work compared to

Fun, having fun always makes our work more worthwhile because we now 
Use our energy to enjoy ourselves while working and earning things that we desire and
Losing the old gloomy feeling about work and the world
Letting new and much more pleasant things happen to us and letting us
Escape to the happiness that we might have missed when we’re not content in our life
Surprisingly this is the most common problem in the world today so keep this as a
Thought in mind live everything in a way you might be pleased life is precious 

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Always on Display

A queen of the magazine layout for dreams,
Lady with the looks, they all want to see.
Wherever she goes they stop and stare it seems.
Angelic face, perfect smile, looking at thee,
Yes she seems happy, is it now, in some degree.
See her life, is always on display, for us to see.

One dream, for life, or until another comes along,
Nearer or farther from happiness, is this wrong.

Don’t you see behind the perfect smile that gleams?
Intimate details shown for profit not reality,
Social discloser, we live in fantasy dreams.
Pain, discomfort, so hidden in emerald eyes,
Looker, she is titled, a beautiful glitter anomaly. 
Aberration, for all to aspire to become, in lies,
Yes, she’s a looker, always on display, not free.

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Love IS real .

L ove is life ,with give and take .
O pinion split on how to share 
V endetta's venom will always break
E fforts made, in goodwill-care .
I dols that we venerate
S oon lost, with time's uncaring chase ,
R eveal their medicore state
E arly , in their fall from grace .
A ll things come to those who feel
L ife's warm call... yes.. love IS real .

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Serious Look

S o dispassionate I have BECOME 
E ager voices of people made me NUMB
R ambling tales of them just gave BOREDOM
I  to restore my faith, still silently seek FREEDOM
O ffshore built my own little place to avoid any BOTHERSOME
U nafraid, un-argued, unasked, un-broken, ah my own solemn KINGDOM
S lowly turning in to an old soul though LONESOME

L ooking in the mirror, irking on lost SARCASM
O ver-busied, I made my mind, being DEFEATISM,
O f peace I only yearn and restore gone OPTIMISM
K nowingly of serious look wore, but still don’t know, why feelings are FEARSOME 

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Feelings of terror

Rooms of confinement

I keep trying to forget

Giving myself, my love

Hold me, secure me

Thoughts of aloneness

Entwined in a black, quiet place

Night comes to me, I need to escape

Ignore the fears, deeply hidden

Nothingness is a safe place

Go inside yourself, alone and silent

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Featured Poet**Mr. Brooks

An Acrostic poem from a featured artist.. 1/20/2010


Partly to blame I
Accept my penance.
To quick to love,knowing the end was
Imminent. Yet I strive to overcome
Never thinking that loves
Choices,would lead me to an
Extreme conundrum!!! 

Sam Brooks

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Unseen Presence

When I look for something real I almost always find everything fake in what I see,
 yet I feel something out there waiting to come within me. 
When I do not seek what I really need or want I am not upon those ordinary people doing extraordinary things that are sought,
 yet in a normally crazy kind of way I know from somewhere I am to seek the unknown so that it may be known like it or not.
 It's not here, it's not there, because in a way I know it's everwhere, 
So when look at what I seen or what I saw, I know it doesn't mean Presence's Unseen can't be seen when you blindly stare at nothingness looking for somethingness up in the air.
 Its that forever Unseen Presence that got this cold heart to once again care.

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Turning over and over through the
Hours, my friend. My
Eyes see yours and I know you’re here.
When you say “will you still come to see me when
I’m alone and
Not how you remember me?”
Do I know you enough to know?
But, see…
Like when the trees bend,
Or when the rain falls…

What am I
True love waits? What the
Hell is that? I was beginning to think the only thing I’d 
Over for would be for a good Cheetos bag.
Upon that occasion, I’d be sure to look
Good for the cashier at the local store. 
True love waits? What the 
Hell is that? I don’t know
Everything, but I know something.
Trees bend.
Rain falls.
Everything dies,
Everyone dies,
Sooner or later.
And the only way out
Now is to
Die before something else can kill you.
Telling me about something 
Other than me. My concerns. My
Pathologies. And for God’s sake
Stop saying “true love waits!”
Don’t you have somewhere 
Else to be? No? 
Are you lonely? Ah, I see.
Damn you. Leave me be.
Sooner or later, all
Things die. But…
I’ve got to admit you’ve taught me something. I 
Learned that all things somewhere, someday also

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Live, Laugh, Love

Live in peace within your mind
I have found it easier to unwind.
Victimize no one; just be kind.
Evil will run, this, you will find.

Laugh at the world for it is droll.
Always recall, we all have a goal
Universally we are all have a role.
God gave each one, a different soul.
Happiness is having total control.

Love is natural, and cannot be bought.
Only heartstrings may be caught.
Victims of lust, are all for naught.
Every spirit can receive cupids shot.

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Many seeking it have perished
Over all things, hearts of millions cherish
Nations of immense greed, innocent beings they have buried
Evil buds from its roots, for it, babies have been banished
You have the power; don’t let your soul be tarnished

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L ife is a mysterious road 

I do not the right streets 

F aith and courage I need very much 

E xperience will help me in this highway

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The Self Incarcerated Virgo

Vanity and pride are my prison
Inhibitions bind and trap my desires
Relentlessly striving for perfection
Greatness eludes my every move
Outwardly concealing my inner turmoil

*Inspired by Danielle White, Acrostic Astrology Contest

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Table set with yummy things -a
Holiday for food
Apple pie and pumpkin roll- that 
Nice Aunt Donna brings
Kids run up and down the stair
Singing through the day
Giving thanks for childish things
In each and every way
Very hungry gentlemen
Inspecting every dish
Needing each a plate or ten- a
Grand Thanksgiving wish!

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In any case, I am custom to say
My any and every try is
Possible every time. But 
On this occasion I must
Say, I can’t see how I am to 
Stay. It won’t and can’t work.
It is not to 
Be. I must not
Lie. This time is nor like
Every other time. It’s impossible.

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The Girl With No Name

November 26, 2009
She walks with her head down,
She wonders with no purpose,
She has a mother who forgets her,
She has a father who dosnt want her,
She has parents who cant handle her,
What is she to do with herself?
She has two sets of parents,
Neither seem to want her,
She has a big family but,
None have time for her,
She hides her tears,
She hides her pain,
She hides the abuse,
She blocks people out.
This is her legacy ,
This is her story,
This is her life,
This is the girl with no name.

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Thanksgiving Day

Today and everyday is worth being thankful.
Having warmth and love given is always thoughtful.
All of us should carry this feeling throughout year.
Not being thankful is just selfish, shows your fear.
Kindness should be showed to all each and everyday.
Sure, it may be tough at first, for your heart to sway.
God gave everyone a mind, heart and soul the same.
Individually we must all prepare and play the game.
Victory shall be the joy and happiness, you bring.
Inventory your heart; let your spirit free to sing.
Never let a sour soul, spoil your delightful song.
God is alive, great, awesome, he is never wrong.

Discover loving essence; make it your quarry.
Allow his honor to grace your existence and story.
You and you alone are the keeper of our Lords glory.

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ROMANCE light thoughts acrostic


Rarely do I find a fragrant love note at my door
Often when I read of love I want to try once more
Maybe golden dalliance is lurking round the bend
Always I am hunting for a lover and a friend
No one should be lonely-- that is what I’m told
Carelessly we treat the kind & hanker for the bold--
Excitement may be nice but I want hugging when I’m cold

Victoria Anderson-Throop
Juja, Kenya
Dec 25, 2012

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It runs in the family

All my life,
Love was lost,
'Cause of my daddy,
Oh what the cost.
He must suffer,
Over what he has done.
Little do I know,
If I'll be one.
Surely don't want to,
Maybe I won't be, hopefully.

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Hidding My Soul

                                             hiding From your eyes
                                    so they cant Enter my soul
                                                  i feAr that if they do 
                                           you will Run away from my love

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More Roses For PD

      Roses, may she collect them
      Once in time and time again
      So she gets them on a whim
      Ever present rose on a limb
      So hope her roses don’t dim

      Fresh dozen just for my friend
      Of my heart which never ends
      Red roses to show I tend

      Precious friendship for all time
      Don’t forget the flowers find
      !Their heart true, one of a kind

Russell Sivey

This poem is also dedicated to PD (already submitted previous entry to contest)


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Just one word

Giving receiving  												         Remittance of sin  											                       Affectionate power 												                 Caring always        												                Emanuel

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Be careful with my heart
Or it could shatter in your hands.
Because im damaged.
Broken on the inside and out.
You could fix me...will you fix me?

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You Light My Fire

Shrine for beloved
Placed ever so gently
In  sanctuary 
Resting for now
In light of shards
Transparent to naked eye
Searching for a flame

In memory of life passages
Now walking in valleys of green

Lift thy prayers
In our Father's name
Guide thy soul
Heal thy pains
Through thy body of Christ our Lord


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F inding someone you can	
R elate to who is			
I mportant and special in	
E very way when you
N eed help making a
D ecision or just a			
S houlder to cry on 				
H elps you realize their
I nspiration and love is
P ure, true and extremely 
S acred, treasure it always!

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Wait A Minute

Pause a moment for Jesus
Asked not why
Solance is golden
Solidarity is the key 
Obscurity becomes nil
Victory shall be ours
Eternal flame flickers
Relic in thy body of Christ our Lord


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Blessings ~ (Blessings Counted One By One)

Bible thumpers you call us
Less than willing to believe
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction
Scientific facts.. easier to trust
Something real to believe you once said
I smiled.. having walked down the same road myself
No need for me to let breath go wasted
Goodness and Mercy will find you yet
Should you ever take the time to count
Cant you even count that high
Over and over I hear your rant
Underpaid.. under loved.. pitiful you
Never take for granted the truth of life
Tender moments overlooked
Even the smallest of blessings 
Deserves to be recognized
Over and over I sang out loud
Never minding that my throat is dry
Eventually you slept.. peaceful at last
Barely able now to recall
Years of lean times.. basics the blessings
Oh how I cried and prayed
Needing something real to hold on to
Every day a trial.. every moment a blessing.


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As the Baby Cries

At a

And complete

Of time,
Sanity, as well as

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Leaning towards you
    Over the shining shade
       Very quiet, very dim
          Ethereal men look for their gods
       Gods that take you nowhere  
    One by One they fade away
Defying their lives, glorifying their ghosts



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Entered our dark world...
Mighty Child without sin;
Mother bowed in obedience,   
Accepting the Archangel's command!
Nobody is, or will be greater than He...
Unaffected by Lucifer's envy,
Emmanuel is the supreme King:    
Lord Jesus forever reigning! 

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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rise and fall
your beat
throbs and thumps
hands keep time
measuring life's sweet melodies

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7 4 letter words that molded my life

How I had hate for you, for a longest time in my life,
All I ever thought I was,  was the slave in your eyes,
T eaching me the lessons of life, with wrought hands,
Every time you beat me, you beat me like a man.

Pain was an illusion, I soon learned to over come,
Another beating over, well another soon will  come.
In your eyes I was a really bad child, where you had to punish me,
Nothing ever stopped you, not even my screams.

How you have hurt  me, scars I carry inside,
Understanding why for me, was a never ending fight,
Reliving all those memories, brings me much shame,
Toughen up you reckon, you must be insane.

Fearing you triggered my anxiety early on in my life,
Each day I'd come home from school, and all I wanted to do was hide,
Always alert, always on guard, always looking for signs,
Readying the will to take it again, just like every other time

Very vein you where of how I was raised, you often talked to friends,
Even beatings in front of them, putting me on display entertaining them,
In your mind you were justified, and I had to pay,
Never a care for me in mind, it's my fault you were that way.

Relentlessly  and repeatedly, I suffered from your rage,
All the time just screaming at me, because some how I misbehaved,
Getting it out of you system once, was never enough,
Enraged by the loss of yourself control, always re-sparked you off.

Love was the reason you told me, you did it cause you cared,
Over the years you ingrained this in me, So one day I could share,
Very proud of this love you were, I never went out,
Every time you thought I needed more, It was time for another bout.

Thirty four years of hate and anger it took me, before I could understand what real love was.

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Beyond Repair

Boy I really believe that,
Everything that happened between us this,
Year was quite awful and simultaneously,
Odd. I never thought that I would be with someone who was,
Neglected like me and I would,
Do the things that I did to,

Really make this relationship work.
Experience is the best teacher and this 
Proves that our relationship
And friendship was over when 
It started because two messed up people
Really don’t belong together.

wrote 5-30-10

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Left an impression,
Overtly lied,
Spoiled my appetite,
Took on a new stride.

By: Sabina

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MY Son Ross

MY Son Ross

My son has a special purpose in life.  I am sure of it.  His life was spared thrice.
Yesterday, he was a babe in arms; the days and years have passed way too fast.
Somehow, without permission (lol) the boy turned into a man, a good man.
Only yesterday, he went off to school…we vacationed and camped.  Everywhere!
Next thing I knew, he was graduating from high school and started working.
Ross, the baby in the family, is going to join the Air Force in ten days…far away.
My son has optimism and has set career goals; I love Ross and shall miss him terribly.
Soon, his life will change.  I can see him in my minds eye: exercise and more exercise. 
Strong and honorable, my son shall go forth and do some good in the world…love, peace.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 13, 2010

Poetic form: Acrostic

To see my son, Ross, use the following link to go to my Poetry Soup Photo Gallery:  http://

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Vanishing Stars

Smothered skies of soot sink into raging flames 
Torches lift to boundless heavens, blanketing faces with
Autumn air too weary and weighted to breathe
Infuriated fire storm consumes ferociously  
Rampant fury creates a stairway to the vanishing stars  
While the wild inferno blots out the moonlight 
Ashes float for miles through a thick fog of smoke
Yesterday the sun sparkled in an endless sapphire sky
Today an amber blaze threatens to engulf the darkness
Over crackling timber, choking constellations scatter  
Terror overtakes the once serene woodland dale   
Homes are abandoned, cherished keepsakes fuel the fury  
Ethereal howls from hell's hounds spark nightmares 
Sirens wailing from the frontlines ascend with prayers 
Trembling hands and hearts lift to Heaven 
Astral visions of celestial illumination in the mind's eye 
Raise hopes for tomorrow's sacred star-filled sky to return
Sanctification of smoldering ground will bring rebirth 

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, February 15, 2012
for Stairway to the Stars Contest (Linda-Marie, the Sweetheart of PS)
Seventh place

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Lies fall upon my ears
Over and over again
Victims or volunteers
Everyone needs a friend
Things aren't that bad
How can you say
Everyone makes me sad
Love goes both ways
Or did you know a good deed
Returns back to you
Don't you get what you need
???It's what you don't do

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Soul mate

So much love
Only you two
Around you 

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life's pain

Life is lost
I am all alone
Floating by on crumbs
Eating other's pain

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Full Circle

From darkness was where creation started.
Universally life acquired existence slowly.
Light the power which gave life openhearted.
Love which came grew into passion fluently.

Coming from the power of glory as been told,
Imploding creativity of the soul so sincere,
Revolving into the black holes that appear cold,
Cycles of life may begin again, so ever near.
Look into the abyss, see not dark, see the gold.
Everything has an end, though have no fear.

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   Having the first experience with girls isn't easy,
   And especially when you're on a first date.
   Such a quandary...making sure you look your best.   

   All the while, he keeps thinking...
  "No, don't say that or she will think you're a jerk!"
   Yet, no one has prepared him for that moment
   Of awkwardness, when he is supposed to kiss her.
   Now, comes the big question for him ..."Do I keep my
   Eyes open or closed?"

   Every fibre of his being knows that the time is 
   Very close.  What a delicate situation for him.
   Each of his nerve endings will be jumping as
   Rivers of emotion will break over his being.

   Then, the moment comes.  In a flash, she gets close,
   Opens her mouth just a little,
   Lifts her head to just the right angle...
   Dry and parched lips are all he can offer in return.

   Yet, their lips come together, and like the 
   Ongoing tide, the kiss takes place
   Under a moonlit sky in some secluded lover's lane.

   All that he will remember is that
   Beautiful moment, that one instant, that
   One singular happening when 
   Under that sky, he had achieved
   The manhood that he had dreamed about for so long.

   That singular moment will be forever frozen in time for
   Him.  Sixty years hence, it will be like only a moment ago.
   Each time he thinks of it, it will bring a smile to his face.

   Both the young man and that girl may have long parted
   In their lives, perhaps on to other dates and encounters.
   Reality though, is that the first time is always one that is
   Deeply remembered for the intimacy that was
   Shared by them at that moment.
   Although they may have grown apart,
   Neither of them will ever forget that sweet encounter,
   Dipped in the pen of both love and romance.

   Throughout a lifetime of loving encounters,
   He will certainly never forget that first
   Emotional tidal wave of romantic relief after a first kiss.

   Being all too overcome with the
   Enchantment and the 
   Excitement that it had produced, he can hardly wait for the next big moment...

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Be at ease and 
Let your light shine through
Emit radiant beams to 
Sentient beings,
Savor every moment,
Embrace the now and 
Design the life of your dreams.

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Disporportionally sooner

Inside needed
Great outside light diminished
Help needed
To end sad

(SAD is an illness that some people have when they don't get enough light in 
the winter and some people have an additional illness to getting too much 
light in summer which causes depression.)

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What Difference

Why is it we think one race or color is different at all.
Have we not seen evil and good in every facet of life?
Anyone know of any color of man or woman ever,
Tracing back in time, all have had devils and saints.

Do not propagate lies and distort one another’s difference.
I have been guilty of judging whole races just like others.
Forgetting, not all persons of one race ever feel the same.
Forgetting rulers have always made decisions for them.
Each one maybe wrong or maybe right, only time tells.
Rulers always set the tone of any fight or war conceived.
Elected freely or by overthrow, they decide the start.
Now you ask the questions of African nature as set.
Criticize I cannot do, since my statements above are true.
Every human upon this earth even Africans; have both clues.

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joshua torres

J oshua Torres is the name 
O n drugs you ask, Na I don’t do that stuff 
S o you ask if I play sports, sure do
H ave I a girlfriend you ask, sure do
U ltimately good at school, sure am 
A bout my future you ask, well a doctor I shall be

T hinking of going to college, duh none other than Harvard 
O ver my head I might be 
R age full? Yup I have anger problems that’s why I play sports
R eturn to México? Don’t think so my future is here 
E ager to get to become a surgeon 
S ure am, god bless my family friends and everyone around me

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I Pray ( My Jesus )

J  oined in love  an

E  ssential surrender,

S  aviour of mine

U  se me in the midst of your grace

S  earch my heart , pure

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A New Year

A nother year has come and gone.

N ew adventures lie ahead.
E ndeavors put off for so long,
W ill now be focused on instead.

Y earning for more peace, less pain,
E ach new day a chance to soar.
A nticipating commitment's gain,
R emembering to seek the Lord.

12/26/11 for Brian Strand's Eight, Nine, Ten contest.

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Lingering devotion for another that withstands the many
Obstacles that comes your way further
Validating your love as true as
Evidence of it is all around

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Can anyone or should they say anything about loves effect.
Only one issue I feel is important, that they are both adults.
Undeniably love knows no bounds, or even any sect.
Granted in the bible, they chose younger women with respect.
Age is just a factor, when it comes to loves depth of realism.
Reason, whether be older men or women, having no schism.

Each day that passes unhappiness rages, in relationships of close age.
Forever love is in the heart and soul; it really has no classic cage.
Forever love is even rarer these days, than ever before.
Every soul has a soul mate, this I do believe with Heavens score.
Craving the closeness and touching of spirits bound, with true tenderness.
Taking to name this the cougar effect, is lending thoughts that are lecherous.

written by

Cecil Hickman

written for

Sponsor Dr.Ram Mehta 
Contest Name Cougar Effect 

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Mirror Language contest

M esmerized when you take that initial glance,
I mages are never what they seem when in a selfish trance,
R eflections tell a story when you look deep in your soul,
R evelation penetrates through your eyes to reach your desired goal,
O penly seen, when you finally take away the mask upon your face,
R endering your heart to understand more than that familiar place,

L istening to the depths of your inner core,
A tounding conclusions are formed when you decide not to ignore,
N othing is more difficult than exposing yourself to a greater reality,
G oing that deep can give you a new sense of vitality,
U nderstanding who you really are inside,
A dmirable, when you don’t need to run and hide,
G raciously the ice begins to melt,
E ventually all that was missing can be felt.

By: sabina
Contest Mirror

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Dr. James E. Martin
©January, 2014

Yesterday I wondered as I sat at meat
All of my worries I could not defeat.
My thoughts were many,
Troubles compounded anew 
Seemed impossible to ignore
So present and new!
Far into the night and sleepless thought
Away from all that I had earlier sought.

Now I am more confused than before
It does not appear that I can take much more.
Looks like I’m doomed to extended pain
As problems I could never easily explain.
Though everyone experiences these times in life
They're certainly much more than common strife.
Here is an answer some hastily say
To which I reply, “there is simply no way!”
Stay and I’ll show you this sorrowful display!

Oh I guess things would be worse
I could more than these few troubles rehearse.
Believe me when I to you confess
In troubles like these there is much distress.  
Yesterday came and is now in the past!

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Just before morning fall's 
the sun peeks on my face
as I lay on my water foam
I look through my window
the sun put's on a smiling face
like the sky so cloud
all I could see is cloud
like the tine voice of my mummy
Singing a hallow night song
the birds at the peek of their voice 
Yet I could not hear a thing
In my wild clay room
like my wild dream
I felt so could
as rain drop through my ceiling
In my wild clay room
I was call up from bed
like a king in palace
With tears forge with blood
Which studs as a dish
as I wear a smile of sorrow
In my wild clay room
I see the heavens smile
I wish I could go yonder
Yet I felt hunger
as I walk through the street
been greeted with gift of lashes
I wish I could regart
but acceptance becomes a must
I kicks the bucket a hundred times
but greeted back to life a million times
Conforming became a must
While greeted like a king
If only I could fly
Even if I could fly
I will fly up to no were
like I was greeted back to life a million times
I call to heavens
like heaven's were far from me
yet I could fill it's presence
Just before the sky fall's
I wake up from bad
Oh it was a night mear
My dream My dream.

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Swag (Bad)

Suffering for no reason
Wanting to give up
Always acting terribly in anger
Growing weaker.

wrote 6-3-10

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Children At Easter

C...Cute, cuddly, wiggly dressed dressie
H...Holding Easter Baskets..fancy

I...Interested in the candy
L...Laughter smiles aren't they just dandy

D...Daughters, sons next generation
R...Reason for different celebration

E...Excitement bubbling forth fills air
N...Nothing like love of child is there

(Couplet and Acrostic combination..)

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Death Of A Poet { In Loving Memory Of Karen Feist }

Kinder spirit is now resting
Angels keep you safeguarded
Remain still my dear friend
Eternity is ones destiny
No pain is allowed in Heaven

Fondest memories of you linger on
Everyone has one or two
Inspiration to fight was yours
Sympathy from my heart pours out
To your family and close friends

Tribute To 
Karen Feist's 
Family And Friends

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Left lost luggage at a station,
One piece of flotsam at sea,
Never to feel integration,
Everything drifts endlessly,
Lugging a suitcase of sadness,
Yearning for someplace to be.

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Swag (Good)

Suffering for a purpose
While working hard
Acting positively when angry
Growing stronger.

wrote 6-3-10

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My Advice

Mind not the past, not a thing can change;
You are unique, don't think it's strange.

As often as ever give love to all;
Don't be rude, that may be your fall.
Vicarious living- steer clear away
I know only you can lead the way.
Calm yourself, don't let life pass by
Every piece of advice- a hypocritical try.

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Romantic Cravings

I live; to walk, between steps
Like life; dodge Mr Honda
It is small
For momentum, living, always
Crush the opponents and it’s all about you
Kiss and romancing
Love to lottery; Missing intimacy
For the love of wild fire

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Life is a Tapestry

Turn to embrace each moment of the day,
As your sails arise and embrace the wind.
Position determines where you will stay,
Extolling the waves you found from within.
Stay the journey as the sun grows red hot.
Teach yourself the way back to the shore.
Reaching a calming destination spot,
You may anchor to rest then sail once more.

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God Bless America

Gracious thought has been dropped from human inhabitants.
Our hearts have become cold and distant to almost everything.
Deference has no meaning for us or any other human.

Before we can carry onward, we must remember the beginning.
Lessons remembered are the key to our future roads to travel.
Every soul must search inward to see where we are headed.
Success is truly wonderful and we have fulfilled our winning.
Success without faith is gone, and the road less traveled tortures.

America has blessed each one of us from the beginning in faith.
Mercy is upon our leaders, for they have lost the true reality.
Erasing their hearts and minds of the reality, united we stand.
Refuse greed mongers of their desires, replacing with honesty.
Individuality of the representatives was our ancestor’s goal.
Call out God Bless America in truth, faith, freedom, to all.
Anything less will be the end of whatever time we have left.

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Tapestry Of My Life

To think God had a plan for me
All woven in a tapestry,
Perhaps with golden thread.
Every time I’ve turned to ask
Somehow I’ve learned to do the task
Toward which I’ve been led.
Ravels from willfulness, He mends.
Yes, from damage he defends

Opens my eyes that I might see,
Frail threads in my tapestry.

My guardian angel staying near,
Yanking me from abyss of fear.

Lovely shades of dark and light,
Iridescence day and night,
Fragile knitting made much stronger
Each day as tapestry grows longer.

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Faith Is A Powerful Thing

Falling fast,
A sinking ship
Into the ocean
To be buried by the sea- a treasure in wait
Here comes a stranger walking on water
Is he really there or am I dying?!?
Say hello I think to myself
A smile crosses his face
Pardon me- you seem to be in a pickle!
Only drowning, good sir, give a hand to a cripple?!?
We both know you're not a cripple young man- however I'm glad to give you a hand!
Even as I walked beside him, I couldn't help but feel dim
Rushing at me were my wrongs and my lies,
Fortunately- I wore a disguise..
Until that kind sir saw my demise 
Letting me have a second chance...
The nice man's warm soul
Heated my bliss and a kindness control
In my heart he lives now,
No chance I'll back off pal...
Going to heaven's where I'll be- brother when you get here come see me!!!

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Tortured constantly by axes and saws
Rising higher than anything else living
Elusive are your leaves from the ground
Ever so old,the oldest of the races
Surprising width, for cars can pass through

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Z ulus and Shonas possess the lands
I ndependence placed it in their hands
M ugabe dictates his corrupt demands
B abies starve in the streets eating out of empty cans
A ids is rife amongst women and man reducing their life spans
B eautiful country reduced to desert sands
W eeping nation paying with every drop of sweat from their glands
E ternity it feels as they are slaves with new brands

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Surprise this is the month I was born. Each time this month ends, I am forlorn. Pressing winter is around the corner in scorn. Though the colors changing and all they adorn, Enrich days of this month especially in the morn. My favorite month within the year, without mourn. Because without this, I would maybe been unborn, Each passing day serves to shatter warmth and warn. Rendering nature’s time, we both wait to be reborn.

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Everyday I'm alone

See me sit here and cry.
How can it get any worse?
Even the worst are happier.

I wish I could change,
Someday, maybe I will.

Not soon though.
Over a period of time, I might.
Today is not the day.

Another thing is; I'm broken.
Not fixed or happy. 
Definitely not unscarred.

Nothing inside me is full anymore.
Even my mind feels empty. 
Venturing out feels unbearable.
Everyday, alone.
Reacting to the constant issues.

Woman's rights.

Becoming harder and more challenging
Everyday that I'm alone.

On this day,
Kids are dying.
Adults are suffering.
You can't do anything about it.

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Life, Death, Solitude and Resurrection (part one)

Love brings us into conception
In a crowd of thousands, perhaps millions, we are the one exception
Fate, as it may seem, sets forth our inception
Ending the three periods of darkness, life finally takes its unique direction

Entering the world knowing not much
Needfully learning, knowledge floats in front of us as our hands begin to clutch
Dangerous world takes us for a dangerous whirl, as the fires of life begin to touch
Soon growing larger, intricate, our lives take a turn

Everything changes from there
As our emotions begins to flare
Recognition of life and its dark affair
Lewdness, ignorance, materialism, as we are dared to stare into the eyes of the beast
Years of despair, as we search for care, we yearn for the final release

We look up into the stars of fate and destiny
We recognize that we are tiny in the face of eternity
We gaze in nature in search for serenity
We wait for shooting stars for our one wish so desperately
We take up faith in the Creator of All out of all necessity

The stages of life are like a completely different light
As our playtime becomes a violent fight
Juice boxes become the alcoholic trite
The pure and innocent are no longer polite
The sins of the book becomes stamped in all books
The smiles of exception become the smiles of deception

Men achieve their wealth by all means
Like a two headed animal eating the field of good and the evil field of sin
And as women become teens
They become harlots and strumpets selling their bodies with an unsure grin
We couldn't wait to grow up, but why?
We look up again at the hostile stars of fate and destiny
Seeking repentance for our upcoming trial and testimony

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Self Blame

As we talked by the fire,
i looked into his eyes of sweet desire,
i put my hands over my face,
 trying not to look like a big disgrace,
I told him how i will always want everything in him,
He's all i ever wanted,
 my feelings for him grew inside leaving me haunted,
i tried to let go of what was never mine,
i wish I would have met him first and everything would be fine,
He Left without a goodbye that night,
leaving me here bleeding as i cry without him in sight,
As i move on with my head in shame,
it is myself that i have to blame.

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Waiting in the Dentists Chair

W  aiting in the dentist's chair
A   piece of grit got stuck somewhere
I    t seemed right in my Dentist's way
T   oothpick quick,  he heard me say.

I    ' m just about to use the drill
N    o time now to pick, must fill
G   ot to wait now ten more mins.
I     'll have you suffer for your sins.

N    eed to swallow speedily
T     hese fumes could choke me easily
H    ope that shot will numb me more
E    ndless pain now,  please, don't bore
D    o I detect your hand now shaking
E    asy Frank, be more painstaking.   

N    ever before I have to state, has
T    his patient seemed so irate
I     'll  calm her down if she'll comply
S     ome valium cream, I will apply.

T     his tooth I feel he can't drill through
S      hi.....  I feel I'm turning blue
C    all my house,  I must go home
H    ear me out, I've begun to foam.

A     re Dentist's  a complacent lot
I      wonder have we lost the plot          
R     egardless of,  how much we try   
S      ometimes I think Oh' why was I .    

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Memory Loss
Urinary problems
Losing vision
Thinking difficulties
Individual weakness
Painful moments
Losing balance
Extreme fatigue

Stress induced
Coordination problems
Life altering
Emotional rollercoaster
Reduced strength
Over reacting
Smell sensitivity
Irritable feelings
Suffering daily

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living candle

                                                             Living candle 
What is a living candle . People thoughts that that the great man of the world is the living candle how gave lights and happiness to the world with his blood like mathma gandi  , neru and 
Bagant singh etc. but can we miss  some body the most important and valuable person in our life’s . who make our  life better and happy  with his blood and his life . think about it who is this person . 
            In my point of view we miss the main person in our life’s.  our mothers who always play a very big role in our life’s  . mothers always treat the children with his blood . we can say that the mother is the other name of living candle who burn herself and give the light of happiness .
          Is our mother refuse any thing or any work that we demand in our homes  or in our life’s . 
I always see my mother while she is  working and rest of his life she always think about success and a good life of his children’s  . I told you a very most important and a very bad moment in my life  . After my father death our fine national conduction of our family is not so good . In dinner and also breakfast  my mother took food in last .  but why. I tell you the reason of this 
She thinks that’s  firstly  her children’s fulfill his demand of food and after that my mother eats a very low amount of food and she told us that her stomach fain  during the large amount of  food  but that is not true I tell you truth it is not the pain of large amount it is pain of hunger . I see many times that my mother eat nothing . it is morality and love of mother for his children’s
So plz thanks your mother giving you  a very happy and good life .. 
                                                                                                                       WRITTEN BY :- TARUN DABAS

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I n growing up I was always proud

L incoln spent so much of his life here

L eaving us only for a higher calling.

I nto the fray of national division he strode

N ow convicted of the certainty of the cause.

O nly in the quiet moments alone could he bear the grief

I n the need to calm the nation by bathing it in blood

S o that all men could here be free.

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Brazen hussy
Openly sinful
Living free
Drama queen
Needing nothing
Everyone knows
She's strong
Secretly.... shy

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I sit by a window.......

i sit by a window,
waiting for the sun to shine.
life is usually sunny,
full of laughs and smiles.
but now i just don't know.
i'm just so confused
about so many things.
what should i do?
i know that if i hold out,
things will get better.
sometimes i am in a tunnel.
and theres always a light at the end.
its always my friends and family.
they are always there for me.
i will always and forever love them.
i sit by a window,
my sun is shining through.
i know that i have made it
through the darkness and the pain
i guess what i am trying to say is that,
i love my friends and family with my whole heart.
i hope that they know this.
cause i know that they love me.
ill survive another day.
thanks to my friends and family.

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Astounding Beck and Call

Super-fast the stairway appeared
Taking my breath away
Awe-struck I follow the power
Interested in what it is
Reaching deep inside of me
Wishing I could hold the immensity
And follow the stairway where it goes
Yellow light flows from up above

Taken by its greatest splendor
One rendezvous of love I carry

This lively piece comes before me
Heaven is where it reaches towards
Elastic is its long dynamic

Simple is its path upwards
Timeless is its grandiosity
Astounding is its beck and call
Reaching the outermost layer
Saying it's the greatest of all

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Linda-Marie's "***STAIRWAY TO THE STARS***" contest


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Road trip madness
On-going packing
Another suitcase honey?
Drive baby drive

Time to........
Invigorate myself
Pamper my old bones!

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A Cyclical Connection

Dawn drinks daylight.
Sunshine spreads supremely.
Briskly brightens bays and beaches. 
Restless readers reclined rise up.
Freshness flashes fair faces.
Wildlife awakens watches.
Life loves lusciously.
Man makes much merriment.
Responsibility reckons…repeatedly.
Continuity continues its cyclical connection.

© November 14, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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Carrie Mae

NOTE: I was recently asked to write an acrostic piece for a father to his daughter 
on her fourth (I think) birthday. This is the resulting work. Luckily, the requestor 
seemed to like it, so I am posting it here. T.

Cherished as you are throughout each waking day,
Amazement that you bring to light my weary way,
Residing in my heart, forever you will stay
Recipient of my love that never fades away,
Internally I sing and sometimes even pray,  
Evermore my love, in all you do and say.

My child you are the sun when skies have turned to grey,
A beauty and delight, a vision to portray,
Evermore my love, my darling Carrie Mae.

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A Christian Not Perfect But Forgiven

A-lpha and Omega
C-hrist is the head of my life
H-eaven is my home; I am 
R-edeemed by His blood. He has
I-nstilled me with integrity. My 
S-ins by grace are forgiven. I am
T-hankful for His grace, for
I-n His grace I am made whole
A-ll my needs are met. For 
N-othing is too hard for my God
N-ow faith is the hope that I claim
O-mnipotent and omnipresent is He
T-rusting Him, always is the key

P-erfect in all of His ways
E-verlasting love, shared
R-epentance being available to all
F-ather alone, He is the 
E-ver present God
C-hosen and crowned with glory
T-rinity, three in one; He is the

B-eginning and the end. I shall give 
U-ltimate prayer and praise.
T-rials and tribulations are the tests

F-orgiveness is our reward. We know that
O-nly God is perfect. In 
R-evelations God discloses Himself 
G-od gives abundant provisions
I-mmanuel being God with us from the
V-irgin birth of Christ. He is the
E-vidence of good. I exalt His Holy
N-ame as forever I set  at His feet.

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The World I See

The morning sun rolls around
Here, like Tick Tock's on a clock
Even the current of the sea is flowing

Wallowing seagulls in there flock
Only the sea breezes have ever seen
Revealing, the sun begins to rise
Laying upon a sight every one should see
Dynamic rays of shine and Beautiful zodiacal lights

In the Clouds where birds view from the sky heights

Soon I wish to see with my own undying eyes
Endless Beauty and essence
Enchanting Love and harmony highs

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The Rain Lily

The majestic, strong-willed beauty I hardly know
Hued in perfection of limpid white, pink and yellow
Ever steady and loyal to the rich soil I’ve never sow

Rendering sweet bloom, even if, my summer waned
Alive always at the onset of rain…of sorrow and pain
At the lowest ebb of life, a smile, from you I truly gain
Nurturing in silence the swollen heart, again and again

Lovely charm of floral trumpet shaped lives, without me
In a tiny pot, but never raise a hue and cry, for me to see
Lonesome solitude, besetting her when cold winters pee
Yet, she keeps and maintains a rare elegance, just for me

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Respect who I am, Respect what I do, respect my love

Especially for you. Don’t be shy, don’t try to lie

Simply respect my feelings and use this in your everyday dealings

Particularly when it comes to love, express respect & passion, first, put these 

Everything else will go well with you, this for a fact is true

Consider this attribute in everything you do

Tell this to others, because Respect doesn’t only benefit you.

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Abiding in Our Abode

Haven 'til heaven.
Oasis while in exile.
Matrimonial love suite.
Ephemoral until eternity.

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Merry Christmas


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Praise and joy
Rising satisfaction of thyself
Ignorent one can be, if they have to much
Dispersed feelings coming together
Ever satisfied

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Paint with Fire

Pain rips through my bleeding heart
As always, it happens anytime, be it day or night, anytime when
I reminiscence about those days, those lush days, when for love, I cried
Not caring about my name, my dignity or my worth
Taking life as it was, believing in love and its powerful attraction

While Time did move forward; more than eons of years did pass
I remain alone, burning with flames so red, so bold
That the whole world can be painted with them 
Honoring the time when once, for love I did cry

Flames now burst out through my heart, my anger soars up high
I remain yet, so calm and pure, submissive to my Fate
Revering the cause of life, hoping though, to paint the whole world
Every nook and every crook, with those fiery flames, pouring out from my heart!

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Solitude's most precious hour
Obligation release your power
Let enlighting's miracle flow
Intercepting negative throes
Tune mind, will, and soul to Thee
Unlease voice and spirit to glee
Delightful time of solitude
Effervescent now with gratitude  

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Teenage Wasteland

Tripping on acid
Erasing all the hope
Nobody seems to be listening
Aggravation towards family
Entering a world unknown

Wanting to feel loved
Scared of the future
Trying your hardest
Lost inside your own thoughts
Anarchy towards discipline
Draining away all we thought we knew

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Sexy    Salsa
Unabashed Unions
Mellow Memories
Mounting Moments
Embracing Eyes
Rapture Ripples
Sizzling Summers

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H-  Heart felt are my burdens, 
E-  Ever lasting are my needs, 
A-  Argumentative I seem to be, 
V-  Vacant are my memories, 
Y-  Yes it's really me. 
     HEAVY is what it seems.

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Can you tell me how I am supposed to have any?
Or what confidence even is?
No longer do I have any.
For the longest time I never really did.  
I was working on getting some.  
Doing really good too.  
Every day it was boosting a little bit.
Now it is down to nothing again, thanks to my mom.
Confidence needs to be nurtured, not shot down by others. 
Even though she is the one who should bring me up when I am down, my mom always 
seems to be the one bringing me down.

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Dear wife I dedicate love for you in more than one word.
Excitedly you call me your dear husband with sincere love.
Delivering laughter and passion, that we share every day,
I adore every part of you, even words that seem unheard.
Cause my dear wife; I have selective hearing they talk of.
Actually, even when I don’t admit, I hear all that you say.
Telling you each day, I love you; seems not enough to me.
I have love and respect, for the love that comes from thee.
Only the Angels in heaven know my true feelings in esprit.
Now I display eternal love, placing it upon Heavens marquee.

To my wife who is glorious beyond the stars.
She blesses my spirit wiping away my scars.
My love I would embed upon the planet mars

written for

Sponsor Constance La France ` A Rambling Poet ~ 
Contest Name A Short Poem, Please

written by
Cecil Hickman

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Feelings fail us frequently,
Even when we think we see,
Eventually draining our deepest passions,
Leading our souls to forget to ration,
Ill equip and constantly moving,
Never patient, they are always pursuing,
Going beyond what holds to be true,
Selling our hearts to an undeserving fool.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Confessions to a Bartender

Can you take my order now if you please?
Orange liquor would definitely do the trick.
Now don’t go away for my tale is not a tease.
Frankly no one listens. I make them sick.
Every word I say each day of my life.
Sings of rhyme to an amazing flair,
Sessions that I do speak flows to rife.
I asked an elf to give me a poetic fair.
Oh you know how mischief they can be.
Now I honestly have a problem, you can see.
Saying rhymes constantly is not an esprit.
Tell me bartender have you seen a pixie.
Oh please say that you have even if it’s risky.
A real one if you please not just any nixie.
Bartender bring me a Jack and Coke, I crave.
Another chance I need, another wish to plead.
Really, really this story is true, I swear on my grave.
To tell a lie, it would make me fall down of my lead.
Elves are everywhere; they give wishes, this I know.
Now you might think I am drunk, or need to let go.
Dear bartender you are a psychological pro.
Earnestly you know this is not a fantasy to outgrow.
Remember the ghost last week that won the game show.

written for
Sponsor Natalie :) The Rogue Rhymer  
Contest Name Confessions to a bartender 

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How Time Flies

Here today yet gone tomorrow
Open your heart and be willing to follow
Why is all I shall need to know
Time will come and then shall go.

I often wonder where I fit
My legs grow tired I have to sit
Eventually I see how it will be
From where I’m seated I clearly see.

Life seems to have a life of its’ own
Inside my heart the answers are shown
Even though there’s so much I still don’t know
Somehow this new life continues to grow.

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a friend

ay friend.. a true friend knows when there pal is down...
a true friend.. always make you smile 
a true friend says forget a inch i'm walking a mile.. 
a true  friend don't put you down,... 
a true friend.. ask and don't assume
a true friend is like spring.. can't wait to see you bloom... 
it's just us in this cold world.. peace becomes loves as love becomes peace..

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Long for arms that truly love
Inside them find everlasting happiness
Vehemently pray for blessings
Endure any battle which seems endless
Love-sickness is a harsh test
Avoid being alone and if it saddens you
Use widsom to guide your steps
Go beyond all expectations
Heighten your passion for life
Love kindly and be compassionate
Offer sincere, honest advice 
Valuate what's precious and fair
Empty yourself of rancor and live longer

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People who have no backbone like jellyfish.
Unsurpassed, adapting to various environments like chameleons.
People of this caliber come more than one in a million.
Prancing and dancing graciously to the very, very, every, every
Every beat and singing to every command of the puppet master.
The popping and chopping of their wooden frame puts shame,
Shame, shame, shame, and blame, to their much unknown name.

wrote in college @ ULM 
Summer 2004

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What's In Your Name

Sensationally super, and Sagittarius son of John Spence
Pleasantly personable, and matriarch Maud Spence’s son
Enabling, exquisite, eloquent, evolving and enterprising
Naturally nice, no nonsense, and a nutritionist nobleman
Carrot consumer, constant comrade and cold-war veteran
Equitably enlightened, and just an elegant eggnog taster
Jumping Jupiter, a jubilant sundae lover, and just a jewel!

Comments:   During my twenty plus years of military service I was always called 
Spence, J.   That's just the way the government does business.  This acrostic is 
about Spence, J.   It's crafted on a combination of alliteration, assonance and 
consonance sounding words. Eggnog at Christmas is my favorite. Having a 
Sunday afternoon sundae at the ice cream parlor is oh so tasty. Wow!  I just love 
it!!!  Anyway, here are some comments on writing an acrostic. The basic acrostic 
poem is formed by writing a word vertically down the page, which may also be 
the topic of the poem.  It’s recommended to use one letter per line, and the 
beginning letters should be all capital ones.  Each line of the poem should begin 
with the letter on that line and the line should pertain to the word or title being 
used.  Some may recommend using one word or a phrase which does not have 
to rhyme; however, one may move beyond the basic acrostic form and use a 
complete thought with a rhyming sequence.  It’s also recommended to use 
adjectives and phrases that describe the word or subject of the acrostic. Finally, 
one may take the quantum leap and write a double acrostic where the first and 
last letters of each line are the same.

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G ood morning, hello

E verybody, do

N ever give up to

T ry to improve your everyday life, by a simple and great

I magination !

L et us do right all projects we plan, and 

L et us play the games we use to enjoy

E veryday that The Good Lord

S ings for the Love in the world and

S hows us the right way to reach bliss for, finally

E njoy the beauties of life !

Rita Solis Radius. Copyright 2011, September. Acrostic "Gentillesse".

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The Chef

Boyish giggles on an angelic face
Leaping boundries through time and space
Ask me forever and I'll give you a day
Zealots confined to never change
Effulgently ablaze through racing time

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Advice To You

Real life waits you.
Only you can make the 
Decision. You definitely 
Need to be praying and studying the Word
Everyday because 
You gifts and a call on your life.

wrote 2-3-10

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In this dream...

Scream -- the figment of a dream, but so much more
Confusion rakes my brain, closes each door
Right from the start, he has meandered through my visions
Empty and cold, I find him making my decisions
Adding painful secrets that stain my real life...and there's
Much more to come...with the force of a knife...

In this dream of reality...

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My Lord Is Risen Indeed

Master and Lord, born of such a lowly birth,
You came and lived a human life on earth.

Loved by some, hated by others,
Opposed and doubted by Your own brothers.
Ridiculed and mocked by those You adored,
Despised and rejected - Your words, they ignored.

In agony, You prayed, "Not My will, but Thine."
Soldiers came and took You, by God's design.

Rulers judged You - found You guilty of a crime,
In fury, the angry crowd screamed, "He must die!"
So they beat You, tortured You and called You names,
Eager for blood, they caused You great shame.
Nailed to the cross, for all to see,
          You suffered, bled and died for me.

In anguish, Your Father turned away His face,
No tomb of Your own, buried in a rich man's place.
Dutiful friends came to mourn their loss,
Every fear they had was soon given pause.
Emmanuel - God is with us - alive forevermore.
Death has lost it's victory.  The grave stings no more.

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Being Without You Is Better

Ruined my life. It's 
Over between me and you. I
Did everything I could for you,
Now we are through
Enough of us being together
Yes, Being without you is better.


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The rain starts to fall again

Today began much like any other day
Help for above must be on the way
Everything seems to get soaked by the rain
Realizing the sorrow it erases the pain.

Anything can happen I’m living proof
Inside I stay dry sheltered by the roof
No one can hear me, so what good are the words
Sounds so familiar like you’ve heard it before.

Too many emotions seem to get in the way
Against all odds I still arrive at today
Retreating to only gain the ground once again
To you, my love, I shall always send.

Some people come in soaked from the rain
Totally washed out, nothing was gained
Only the rain really knows for sure
Followed by sunshine it feels like a cure.

All of the pieces of the puzzle are in place
Leaving it behind just to join in the race
Losing it all and then starting over again
Answers I don’t know yet remember when.

Ghosts from the past come from out of the fog
Air is quite heavy saturated with smog
Inside the rain can’t get to me
No one shall know what the future may be.

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Vivacious little girl dances in the day,
Indescribable comfort penetrates cemented walls,
Condemnation retreats, as love exposes truth,
Tremendous gratitude abounds, taking root in rich soil,
Obvious transformation, brings forth everlasting peace,
Reconstruction reveals a spring of living water,
Inspired by old mountains transformed into an endless sea,
Openly refreshed and polished like a diamond once in the rough,
Universe marvels at the wonders of the artists hands,
Stars shimmer and reflect all that has been called forth.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Brain Matters

Books of fragments of words and thoughts I had.
Returning to look back at them, no time, so sad,
Again I thought I would revisit them, but too bad.
I thought I placed them somewhere in my pad.
Now I knew they were lost, and then I got really mad.

My mind is now where I save words and thoughts to write.
After the loss of many writes, I felt this place was right.
Thinking constantly is my curse or virtue to any sight.
Tracing the memory recall of my mind, might seem so trite.
Each word or line I place down is erased from me as a byte.
Restoring new storage for more words of poetry to indite,
So the pieces of paper for me are simply impulses of light.


written by Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor Carol Brown 
Contest Name Pieces Of Paper...A Poet's Heart 

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Living Life

Living life in the most impassionate way because
On each morning you gaze into her loving eyes throughout an endless
Vacation into a blissful world of
Endless delights.

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Pleased With Life

Poured myself into a drink
Lost all of my inhibitions
Eased into a few more glasses
And woke up with the girl I love
Savor everything you cherish
Earn respect to prove your worth
Dare yourself to go and do
Worry to much
It can hurt you
Take time to love
Heal from all losses

Life is full of joy and pain
It is up to you to choose
Feel free to be yourself
Easier said than done

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earth back to hell

My life seems fine, nothing is wrong. 
 If u look behind my eyes its totally different.  
Place to place I have to move 
packing and unpacking. 

 My life seem strange 
because nobody listen to me and what I have to say. 
 My closeses friends don't even no how I am
 so freak it, I wish this crap will end.

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My Sister

My sister siting calm in the chair,
I know all i do is stair,
she then  looks over and gives me a glare,
My sister so beautiful yet so scared,
I watch her sleep every now and then,
to make sure she is breathing,
I hope that she will not have a seizer,
My sister hard working and a normal kid,
Every now and then i have tears to shed,
I sometimes think if she never catches her breath she might end up dead,
My life would not make sense,
My sister cocky yet so nice,
she always comes to me and ask for advice,
What hurts is watching her go through so much pain,
but then she has strength to gain,
My sister everything to me,
I hope that one day she will get better,
and i shall hand my mother this beautiful letter.

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Insane by your actions, something feels so wrong
Not your normal self; no yearning to belong
Faith has no meaning; you seem empty and bare
Is it something I said? Or is this a sign of beware? 
Denying my suspicions; insinuating I’m the paranoid one
Emancipating the ideas; hoping the time will come undone
Longing for the truth, but fearful of what I may find 
Inquiring still some more; your actions clearly depict a sign
Treading through this awkward, unstable complex plight 
Your body language told me what my heart already did last night 

© Stacy Lynn Stiles

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Wandering…waiting, I find myself back to you
In search forever, never meaning to be blue
Never wanting to want you, but wanting anyway
Chastising myself and despairing everyday
How can you be so wonderful to me?
Even the thought of seeing you again makes me want to flee
Surrendering into your beautiful eyes I love
Telling myself to never give up
Ever longing, I will still wait to see you again
Rendering my love to you…far to distant England

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Writing Poetry

Writhing words fly around in my head.
Realism and fantasy combined within.
I feel realism from what I have said.
Thinking is my pastime, maybe my sin.
Intelligence not always in what so read.
Note worthy maybe, where to begin.
Great poetry no, but simple lines fed.

Plain simple verse is all that I win.
Overtures of verse are all I spread.
Exemplary words escape my mental pen.
Telling of love, nature, happiness and dread,
Realistic views, simple thoughts of men.
You reading my words are my trophy instead.

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Be all that you can be in life 
Elegance is all written within your life
Applying obedience is the base knowledge of your life
Unique is you’re name  
Trust yourself to do well in life
Intellectual is in you and it is part of your life
Fulfill your destiny 
Uniformed your life with passion
Love is all that can bring your life in peace

by stanley jean jacques

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Monsoon Storms

Morning deprived of fresh visions upon the break
Only the rising sun peers out of darkened wake.
Natures deserted ones stand tall, alone, forsaken,
Seemingly, sagely awaiting, moisture that’s taken,
Overtures of mystical dancers float in sky.
Opaque, grayish, clouds approach seeming to sigh,
Now building up with winds, which feel the cry,

Standing before the glorious power before me now,
Tends to overwhelm but fascinates me as I, bow.
Omnipotent view sends shivers up my spine.
Rendering my mind as well, calming it like wine.
My spirit warms as sounding rain begins to fall.
Such accumulation of mist, these things I saw.

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Angelic Statues

Amidst the shadows of loved ones past, there is something.
Nearer to humankind then we would ever really know.
Great and small works of stone stand watch and quietly sing.
Each one piece of art, a tribute of what heavens bestow,
Light from morning star embraces what the new day will bring.
I have seen the gracious glimmer from above as statues glow.
Carefully they watch, greeting, allowing visitors hearts forego.

Stone is their form, though love and compassion their creation.
Treasure to be found in each different Angel that you will see,
Angels guide, while guarding till the end of times duration.
Trace their feelings, embrace their love, and seek it for thee.
Unknown wonders to many stand quiet, serving salvation.
Everyone can view the power of these in a new found decree.
Sculptures by man, Gods images of faith, they give regeneration.

inspired by contest Angels In Cemeteries

by Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~

not for contest.

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A Season's Beauty

Spring brings on a pleasant change when nothing around us remains the same.

People are skirting about the more-

Running to and fro, enjoying the great outdoors;

Imaginations are beginning to fly just like the birds up in the sky.

Nature has again performed a glorious and wondrous thing---

Getting every thing:  the flowers, trees, birds, etc., ready for a new season - 

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Piano Player

Play me softly,
I am the music of your soul,
a voice that moves you,
notes of inspiration
on an island of tranquility.

Play me roughly,
loud with passion,
a voice that must be heard
yearning for freedom,
escaping through your hands,
removing all of my fears...

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Freedom to Choose

For everyone there is freedom of choice
Remember that everyone has a voice.
Each person has liberty forever more.
Exemplary words will always be the score.
Do not hesitate to say what’s on you mind.
Only remember the goal, be careful and kind.
Make every effort to not block out and be blind.

Take your respect and share with all humankind.
Our freedom managed, on what others find.

Choose to impart your words, on others you see.
Have enough will power for theirs to remain free.
Our freedoms are shared with everyone in agree.
Our freedoms always gave, in total degree.
Since the statue in the bay, so given us to be,
Each person’s guardian, receptor, she’s lady liberty.

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Rotted From the Inside

Rolling onward, toward the goal,
Only slowing for a moment.
Take the time, enjoy the roses
That is what I was told.
Everyone told me I did too much,
Did I heed advice, no.

Fear drove me, fear consumed me,
Razed the ambitions I had,
Only for a moment, I grasped at a glimmer,
Maybe, I thought, I could touch the intangible.

Terrible, liar, I always was.
How can someone else believe, when I don’t.
Everything fell down.

Inside, I thought, inside is safe - 
Nowhere is safe, failure the only option.
Somewhere, I’m laughing at my own tears,
I never knew how funny it was, to watch a person collapse.
Dread is a beautiful motivator, and a terrible mistress,
Everyone tried to warn me, did I listen, no.

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C ompiling drops of coated beauty,
L ightly crooning simplicity among
E arly blossoms of blooming colors,
A rdent sensations chant along…
N umerous droplets of tender rain, 
S hall sluice upon ebony pain, and shall
E ternally sway among the ivory of skies,

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Red, black,round and round
Odd, even, come up from down
Unusually crowded around number 9
Luck should have it,she's a favorite of mine
Ever changing the spectrums outter limit
Till zero enfolds the facet jewel within it
Theocentricly believing the fall will come
Exculpating the loss when the evening is done

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Many people don’t
Understand all the
Limitations we face.
These affect each
Individual differently yet
People continue to
Laugh when we
Experience “MS Moments”

Some moments like:
Cognitive and memory
Loss along with
Extreme fatigue can
Ruin plans with
Others because even
Stress can make
Individuals with MS
Suffer a relapse

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Land of Silent Night

S o very long ago
I love the story told
L ovely night was bestowed
E nd of the great road
N owhere to sleep for the night
T own was full tonight

N ow the two went to a barn
I nsanely beautiful the sight
G reat baby born to us
H alleluiah to the newborn King
T omorrow made brighter due to Him

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Francine Roberts' "Holiday Acrostic Challenge" contest


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Overrun, overcome, overthrow
Victory is living out the day
Ethnic cleansing the result as
Reign of terror is the product of

Terrorism that spawns within dictatorship
Human annihilation by rebel armies in control
Extreme measures employed to halt third-world
Regimes acquiring a foothold in democracies, the
Enemy is looking in from over there my fellow
                   Countrymen, the enemy is at our gates.

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Forever is what will happen
At times ridiculous, and others tragic
Taking a step closer to it everyday 
Egregious sometimes too

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Unholy quest

In the beginning there was man, alone and complete,
Then he had made discoveries, feats and attempts.
In the time of ancient man we could have seen
Some bright minds whom tried to make some order:
They tried to bring man out of the darkness.
Heroes in textbooks, unique in this world
Every one of them a prophet, a leader of Thought
Making life easier, making it worth to be lived.
Enemies they had; lots of them I could mention;
Allies on the other hand a few, just a handful.
None of these heroes have survived the unholy quest:
Imagining a world tat has something in its chest.
Nothing seems to add up, nothing makes any sense
Getting the answers they have asked from none, hence
Only those can give answers who understand the question
For only those, who understand, can give a definition.
Lost this truth has been for a very long time now
In the end they had to reveal the secret but how?
For or against the question is why to chose life over death
Every man knows the answer: “It is the meaning of life”

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H elping
O thers
S imply
P ass
I nto
C alm
E ternity

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See my sun-
It smiles high;
Defeat becomes fun;
It,I sigh.
Some people vow,
Where your hope?
Before any row,
Solidly I cope!
My passport seized,
Thinking that kills,
So travels stopped,
Building me hills.
God sees me,
I never cheated!
Truth is good:
When coming far.

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Love to live
Inspire everyone
Faith be your guide
Everlasting spirit 

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S avor the respite
U niversal faith unite
N ever a day that seems trite
D alliance allowed without blight
A cquaintances turned to friends ignite
Y earning that Sunday will never find the night

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A New Year, A New Walk

Here upon a chilly eve
A new year is conceived
People sing with lavish joy
Praising all the year has been
Yearly we meet and celebrate

Now what has become of us
Entails us to new journeys
Wherever they may lead, we shall go

Young and old tread new walks
Every path becomes anew
And the journeys left behind us
Remind us of who we are

(Inspired by Carol Brown's contest, "HAPPY NEW YEAR")

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Behaving one way in front of the eyes of another and behaving 
in a complete different manner in front of the eyes of others.

Evil intentions acted out towards a confidant for the good of 
one’s self and for the defeat of your confidant.

Twisting of the knife in the back of another,
bringing death to the trust of that relationship.

Returning to a relationship as if nothing significant 
happened while you were away, knowing that hell will 
come when they finally discover what you did when 
their back was turned.

Acting out fantasies that you’ve played in your head over and over, 
knowing that those actions will cause you to pay a big price.

You choose to satisfy your own cravings and desires, 
without any caution to the feelings and consequences 
they will have on others.

Asking one to forgive the unforgiveable and smile when doing it.

Lying to your trusted loved one to please your 
own self serving desires or needs.

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lies hate and love 
all makes up the world we live in
but who knows what will happen with the help of be young 
sadness,caring and sorrow 
are three things we feel the most
happiness,joy,and laughter is what Iwould love to hear from coast to coast
I know that we will get better as days go on and on
we began to feel different not just different but happy
we hear the sounds of earth ringing but yet we don`t answer
why not?
I ask?
who know?
its because we are afraid of things we have to go through
I say life can be a easy passage way
or we can live in it the hard way'cause   

'cause [k?z, kawz]
 because: because (informal)  

[15th century. Shortening]
Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights 

you know what I say
is like a hopeful little dove who is trying to find his way
in this world 
life is full of surprises stages and changes but its only us who makes it crazy
I love my life and i cant wait to read the pages.

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Dieing naturally, reluctantly, or willingly
Essence of fate, the end of life
Ascending to the heavens or descending to hell
To afterlife, to happiness
Home again with your deceased loved ones

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Having nothing but joy and ecstasy
Abhoring nothing and loving all
Praying that others can be joyous too
Pleasing to be with 
Yearning forever peace and love

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Half-Apt Acrostic

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Thats me

i'm a mechanic for money.
i'm a poet for love.
i dont love money,
i hate it with passion.
i'm a poet writing love so
i am but a poem.

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New Years Double Acrostic

Hoping your times are all easy and not rougH All to be considered a triumph without dilemmA Passing into a new year without any hardshiP Pervasive good luck follow you down or uP Your entire new year, may you laugh and be happY Never may you worry or have a concerN Ending the old year with hope that’s genuinE With the coming new year, may blessings reneW Your entire family, may they all enjoY Each and every day in the new year completE All your harvests amount to a plethorA Repeating as they did last yeaR This is a double acrostic. The last letter in each line is the same as the first.

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 I rise out of 
this  perpetual 
dream season-
gifted with 
quixotic acumen      
osirus     like    
effortlessly ascending 
barren eternal 
death smoke....
 on raw, 
porcelain smoothe 
night winds 
the illusionary  motionless
ness of 
huming bird wings 
naked and wild 
beneath  reasons   
brilliant  lunacy  
to the 
shadow magic song 
universal infinity
translucent star beams
skin and bones
now free of fear and
dogmatic convictions-
one with worm echo,
demons and witches-
life is a precious thing-
be careful how you
live it-

c m brady  june 2007



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Birds and Bees

Brings expansion to life in style and grace,
Independency destroys affectionate lace.
Reality of dual sponsorship, nature’s base,
Delivers such beauty in everyone’s face,
Securing the future of a perpetual place,

All aspects of life and death take time.
Not to be stopped, for it would be a crime.
Directed in circles each one a new prime,

Birds, bees, animals, even humanity and trees,
Each one has procreation, as well in the seas.
Explaining it is difficult among many degrees.
Sincerely, life would end, without each of these.

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Affects so many people’s

Lives, that we try hard being

Zealous, by offering them

Help and support for all those

Effected by this disease.

Involved in their care, and to

Maintain pride and dignity

Every day, so that we can

Remember them, and just how

Special they have always been.

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Andalous Windstorm

I saw you in my room last night
and you always used to grow cold
when you felt the ceiling fan cool your skin
I remembered when we used to talk
and share our memories
You of morocco 
and mine of a morocco that never was 
I had a wedding dress on and I was standing 
somewhere in a hallway in Marrakesh
You had that life and you lost it
I never got that life and lost it as well.
I can smell the smoke of flames gone past 
and songs never sung
And I loved you that December 
Even though you were never mine
Cruel but innocent man with a face so soft
I never lost you my Moroccan cause I never 
possessed you 
But that's what made you so pretty
lying but honest heart thief

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True Love Lasts

Time can heal any scar, scab, or wound
Reality is a tune I knowingly crooned
Unearth your passion, let it fly free
Eventually you & everyone else will see

Love can conquer all, this is true
Open your heart, no longer be blue
Vital to living, tenderness is the key
Eventually life will calm down, like a sea

Live life to the fullest, don't be shy
And then you'll have no need to cry
So hear these words of mine, my dear
Take them to heart & keep them near
So you can find true love that lasts

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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.

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Le Collier

Lost was poor Mathilde, caught between two worlds.
Everything she possessed was inadequate, not even a gown that cost 400 francs

Could satisfy her endless greediness.
Only a necklace that she borrowed from a wealthy friend, only a necklace of
Lust and dear jewels pleased her. Mathilde thought she was forever happy, and
Lost was the necklace after the dance was over.
In return, poor foolish Mathilde spent 10 years returning its cost until she found..
Everything was gone in vain, and the necklace was as fake as she !
Remember my friend, even the most expensive things, will never make you truly 

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Y  es you are
E  verywhere
S heperding
H  ealing
U  niquely
A  ll sufficient

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Value my soul, to always have you.
Always share the love that you have for me too.
Let me see your face,
Enought o just trace your 
Now and forever
Tell me that you can understand me, by when I say
I love you so much.
Now, take this love not, and never devote

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Near Death Experience

Needless to say you are going down a road that
Ends in dreadful disaster.
After numerous warnings about your life, you still chose the action of
Running the streets like there is no tomorrow.

Darling dear, you’re going to get it from God before the
End of this year. You will experience an apparent,
Awful abrasion that you are self-inflicting by action of
The willful disobedience of God, the Father.
He told you what he wanted you to do. Since birth, for your assignment,

Everything has been laid out on a table made especially for you.
Xcept you actually doing it.
People are holding you back. You give them more potential and kinetic
Energy to do it by listening to them. You’re 
Repeating the same silly stupid activities,
Involving women. These repeated activities are going result in almost
Ending your life. Some who don’t have God in their lives are 
Not able to deal with what you to women in a positive way. He’s
Calling your name out in a unique way, because you are indeed unique, He’s calling
Extremely loud, but your head and ears are too busy stuck in Satan’s rain clouds.

wrote 2-3-10

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Be Still My Heart

Be still my heart for you are all right.
this love you have is worth the fight,
these shadows will pass
you will see light.
don't be troubled anymore then you are,
you have already made it this far,
so you have hope for tommrow,
and live for today,
still think about him and say it's okay.
let him live his dreams and you as well.
even though your heart is going through hell,
sing those songs of happyness,
just scream it out,
don't let your confidence have self dought.
for the future will come and there he will be,
even though he said he cares
lets just hope he don't give up on thee,
say he will come back no matter what,
please don't let your lonely heart shut.
one day he will see,
in the end your the one to be.

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living candle

                                                             Living candle 
What is a living candle . People thoughts that that the great man of the world is the living candle how gave lights and happiness to the world with his blood like mathma gandi  , neru and 
Bagant singh etc. but can we miss  some body the most important and valuable person in our life’s . who make our  life better and happy  with his blood and his life . think about it who is this person . 
            In my point of view we miss the main person in our life’s.  our mothers who always play a very big role in our life’s  . mothers always treat the children with his blood . we can say that the mother is the other name of living candle who burn herself and give the light of happiness .
          Is our mother refuse any thing or any work that we demand in our homes  or in our life’s . 
I always see my mother while she is  working and rest of his life she always think about success and a good life of his children’s  . I told you a very most important and a very bad moment in my life  . After my father death our fine national conduction of our family is not so good . In dinner and also breakfast  my mother took food in last .  but why. I tell you the reason of this 
She thinks that’s  firstly  her children’s fulfill his demand of food and after that my mother eats a very low amount of food and she told us that her stomach fain  during the large amount of  food  but that is not true I tell you truth it is not the pain of large amount it is pain of hunger . I see many times that my mother eat nothing . it is morality and love of mother for his children’s
So plz thanks your mother giving you  a very happy and good life .. 
                                                                                                                       WRITTEN BY :- TARUN DABAS

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Banal Time

The Hands Around my neck
Increasing its hold with every second
Malady of Kronos
Emit a cry for yesterday'

Clocks aren't all that bad

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Do I have to spell it out? (2006)

Deep blue
Repeatedly and 
Sadly and 
Inside the forbidden
Only to make you
Never what to return again  

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Facing the north
Rallying all of my sight
Outside in the chill of this starry

Placed also where the sun
Outside the halos hit
Right in my eye
Crying as I sit

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Those that I know

Angry with themselves,
Lost all hope,
Can't go without a drop,
Overly aggressive at times,
Happiness is gone from their life,
Only thing they live for is poison,
Liver cancer is more than likely,
Inhibitors do not help the situation,
Can't see that they need help,
Self control, along with self esteem, is lost.

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Swim With Me Tonight

Slip into the pool of season
Lose yourself in indecision
I'll shake your hand for this very reason
Purity sparks ignite...

For as much as you dissolve me
Abalone shine to guide me
Love the wind through your words tonight
Love the fall and gauge...

Swim like mad through the raging waters
Wishes liquid spiral daughter
I tread soft in the silky shallows
Moon shine - we're all star dust...

Choose my moment,  lose my spirit
Reasoning you'll tread to hear it
Every gulp of salty water
Amounts to my own birth
Tip of your tongue lights the night's blue eye
Each of your words a heaving star bite

Match me in stride and we'll swim 'till sunlight
Enter the current and ride...

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Graciously receiving anything that may be given by another,
Realizing that whatever you lack it could have been worse.
Accepting what you have been given and share with a brother.
Telling at least someone once a day to stay their steady course,
Involving someone new in something they have never done before.
Telling your savior that you are thankful for what he has given.
Unifying any couple back on a track with a heartfelt score,
Dealing with your inner self, showing others they are forgiven.
Each of us should do these things, without making it a chore.

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Crab's Dip

Crabs and Dip will
Really have 
A huge bloody
Banging brawl
Soon and very soon

Dip will be severely
Injured and crawling to
Pray to God that's all.

wrote 4-29-10

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I see what's in store

I open my eyes to see what might come
Sometimes I get lost and simply come undone
Emotions seem to get the best of me
Everywhere I look  it is beauty I see.

Why am I here I just want to know
How can I learn when I sit in the last row?
Another chance comes my time is at hand
Time to find a solid place where I can stand.

Something calls to me I start to understand
Inside my heart I know I do the best that I can
Nothing else matters as I view what’s in store
Standing  at the threshold I open the door.

Today everything seemed to fall into place
Only to realize I must have a littler grace
Regardless of everything I embrace what’s in store
Everything I shall receive I just wanted more.

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A-ccept it

D-on't judge

D-on't think your better

I-t wont just go away

C-an't stop what I started

T-he me I love

I- know you hate

O-only if it wasn't...

N-ow a part of me.

By: Julie Hillier

April 2012

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Haters are waiters
Always waiting to for you to do good
Trying to make you burn like wood
Everything you have they wish they had
Remember they are sad
Sadly they don't realize that hating is an awful fad.

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Touch Me, ( Now )!

T	ake a look! see the desire on my face
O	cean breeze, warm, wraps us in its embrace
U	nlike anything we’ve ever experienced before
C	arefully, remove your g-string, and let me explore some more
H	eavenly body has me feeling naughty!

M	oonlight glorious, heightens our excitement
E	ven crested waves, jealous! See their indictment!

N	o longer am I afraid.. I feel safe, sweet surrender
O	ver the years your love will still tantalize
W	ith you I don't ever have to fantasize

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I Love You

I completely love you, mi amore!

L ook inside the chambers of my heart and you'll see
O bserve these emotions that radiate from me
V isions of our future pictured in my mind's eye
E ach day my heart breathes, relieved, a sigh

Y ears from now we pray, together we'll still be
O ur flaws, secondary, our love will see
U ndeniably, unconditional, pure love indeed

Co-written w/#0459587 Jimmy M. Anderson

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Longing to Know the Shining Stars of Life

Sequestered secret
Timidly testing
Ambitious actions
Infinite immortals
Regal royals
Wishful wonder
Anxious ardor
Youthful you

Time to
Open oracles

That test
Hopeful humanity
Eternally eager

So strength
Tries the
Ardent admiring
Rebels wresting
Shining stars

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Salvation for all Mankind,
Amorous sacrifice...
Violent, undeserved death;
In His precious blood, 
Our sins are purified:
Resurrection's triumph!

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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Mistakes are something that we always do wrong,
then we finally realize that they are strong,
not knowing what we have done,
just holding onto it one by one,
Leting go is the hardest part,
when it was all your fault from the start,

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Snow (Zimmer's Acrostic)

Showering new flakes over the land
Now opening sites of white blankets
Over wide lands and valleys to ski
Winter’s snow is ever falling for me

Dedicated to the memory of my poet friend Ralph Zimmer who was a member of 
this site.

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Saddle back shoes or shag if you please
Trends by the thousands, hair as big as you can tease
Yoga and Yo-Yo’s; Yuppies the majority of the crowd
Leggings and Levi’s; Colors vibrant and loud
Eyelashes as fake as the breast upon your chest
Styles they come and go as we try to look our best

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Unspoken Words

Undeniably, I have been held in bonds of tears.
Not knowing how to show feeling in years,
Speech has never been a strong point for me.
Points of life are all that my heart will see.
Our words have been unspoken for so very long.
Kindred views between us have always been wrong.
Even though our passion was fleeting, beyond repair,
Now you come to me with self-loathing and despair.

We were then and this now, never to return again.
Once again, you come forth to take all the sin.
Reality is our love was only lust, so we must,
Deal and surrender to the discipline and disgust.
So you and I have a need, burying past in the dust.

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sun shine

s- is for sunday a day of the week
u-is for union that you have with your family
n-is for nagative when the rain poors from the sky

s-is for snowcone all frozen and cold
h-is for hunny that the beez like to eat
i-is for icecream that you eat everyday of the year
n-is for naughy or nice its almost that time of year
e-is for exacellent what a great poem i wrote!

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Street people are
Telling you statements of
Untruth regarding you. You are
Pitiful. Yes, yes
Indeed you are outright
Devastatingly dumb.

wrote 1-29-10

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Disbelief is what ran through my mind on this day.
Is this really happening?
Shocking is how I felt, as tears streamed down my face
Battered, were the buildings and the people rushing to help others
Everyone running, crying, screaming and dying. 
Life ended, yet started that day. Pulling together for the good of others
Incredible heros were made that day.
Elated is how I felt as people were found alive, one by one.
Forever sad, for those innocent people that lost their lives that day

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God Is Good

Great things are,
Occurring in my life.
Destiny is peaking.

I thank the generous 
Savior so greatly for

Giving me life and blessing me
Over abundantly for
Ordering my steps to
Divine destiny.

wrote 12-31-09

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Winters Adornment

While in the midst of a midnight storm,
I saw the blizzard grow strangely dark.
Never had I seen this awesome form.
That raged placing an indelible mark.
Even though I lived a half a century,
Releasing of power stuck in memory.
Slowly it ceased upon the break of day.

Animal like attitude played all night.
Daylight broke and from my first sight.
Ocellus objects appeared to surround.
Realistic, crystal shapes making no sound.
Nature’s glory of white stood all around.
Making my eyes see buried colors abound.
Evangelical shrouds covered, by the pound.
Now I know what I lost; now I have found.
Truth in beauty, winter’s adornment crowned

For Laura Mckenzie's contest.

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By and by you might just agree.
Undeniably life is just floating free.
Babies are gorgeous, we all do agree.
Blowing bubbles, there are cute to see.
Living life is the same, to some degree.
Each one of us looking out in esprit,
Seeking way out of life’s, bubbles spree.

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living candle

                                                             Living candle 
What is a living candle . People thoughts that that the great man of the world is the living candle how gave lights and happiness to the world with his blood like mathma gandi  , neru and 
Bagant singh etc. but can we miss  some body the most important and valuable person in our life’s . who make our  life better and happy  with his blood and his life . think about it who is this person . 
            In my point of view we miss the main person in our life’s.  our mothers who always play a very big role in our life’s  . mothers always treat the children with his blood . we can say that the mother is the other name of living candle who burn herself and give the light of happiness .
          Is our mother refuse any thing or any work that we demand in our homes  or in our life’s . 
I always see my mother while she is  working and rest of his life she always think about success and a good life of his children’s  . I told you a very most important and a very bad moment in my life  . After my father death our fine national conduction of our family is not so good . In dinner and also breakfast  my mother took food in last .  but why. I tell you the reason of this 
She thinks that’s  firstly  her children’s fulfill his demand of food and after that my mother eats a very low amount of food and she told us that her stomach fain  during the large amount of  food  but that is not true I tell you truth it is not the pain of large amount it is pain of hunger . I see many times that my mother eat nothing . it is morality and love of mother for his children’s
So plz thanks your mother giving you  a very happy and good life .. 
                                                                                                                       WRITTEN BY :- TARUN DABAS

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Nay Sayers Deny Greatest Fear

Charity to others means giving to you
Helping all fellow (wo)man is part of the plan 
Righteousness existing in you be the clue
Integrity to self above everything else
Spiritual intent must be in cement
This will save the earth giving new birth
Jesus Christ what more must I say?
Earthly bound fear is nothing to steer
Sex is used to keep hold of you
Utterly lustful desire leads to fire
Suffering this state tough one to equate

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If you listen to the words of this song your soul will display.
Nearer to the truth of faith, will all the words show truth.
Do it in the name of Heaven, be justified in the end.
Every time I recall this line, my heart flutters in dismay.
Lost treasure on mountain, to die for it would be uncouth.
Intelligence to be your guide, all their treasure would send.
Building greed and destruction, sharing was offered to all.
Let peace shine upon the earth, good will and love to all men.
Every war has been fought for good, though it served only sin.

“One Tin Soldier” is the song that had an everlasting thought and impression upon my life.

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Help Lost

Head scrambled, bejangled, and no longer together. 

Everlasting you said, but nothing lasts forever.

Letting me think that, was a trick but not clever.

Percentages say you’re the reason of my endeavor.

Laugh as you will its all good.

Our time dwindles at the rate it should.

Still you’d stop the time if you could.

To bad this is real life, or you would.

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Because Of You

Blazing temptations are true destiny,
Erotic desires created, from the start
Caressing our bodies, we are free.
Awakened bliss beyond creative art.
Undulating heartfelt completeness,
Sensational lasting addictedness,
Exuberance full of much sweetness,

Overcome and captured all of me.
Facilely, you will sanctify me.

Yet with no venal between each soul,
Opalescent victory from our control,
Unbelievably, he guides our role.

For contest by Matt Caliri

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From the depths of despair, I cry out,
Only You, God, can take away my doubt.
Regret, guilt and shame are what I feel,
Grief and pain, but You can heal.
I repent, and turn away from my sin.
Viciously desperate, I invite You in.
Enter my heart, renew my mind.
Now I leave my past behind.

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Silence and peace not a word can be heard.

Upon the couch I lounge with not a single concern.

Newspaper in hand, coffee cup at my side  I relish
with such delight.

Dawn soon will rise and peace soon be gone with 
the bussel of children so full of charm.

Again I will wait for the next Sunday morn to rest
and relax, asleep they will be bringing me peace,
I longingly need.

Yes my family means the world to me but each 
of us needs a little something for me.

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Silent Night

So much for that in my childhood.
Irrational idioms slinging often.
Loads and loads of arguing.
Everyday from 6am to 6am.
Not at home anymore in my own place,
To get over him.

No night I had peace had to go to bed angry at dad.
I hated the awful experience of him opening Hell's
Gates with his hurtful words of hate towards me, my mom, and others
He did not love. He loved some but not all
The awful turbulent troll rolls in guilt while I'm at my own home with silent nights.

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In Honor of Gladys Bullock, May She Rest In Peace

What a Pleasure to see you coming down the Street
Cause you were So friendly and So sweet
The nicest person anyone could ever meet
Never to do Evil did you walk your feet
Although, at times, were you forced to bring the heat
So that the bad things, We wouldn't Repeat
As you did when I, myself, of a good frienship did cheat
Being it was your Nature to always be discreet
Looking all sharp, matching from head to feet
Wearing stylish hats and your hair so neat
Proud Mama with devoted daughters to make your life complete
Enjoying good company and soul food to eat
Which you to be a part of, would do, in a heartbeat
Often, on the go, come hail, snow or sleet
For one monkey your destination couldn't defeat
Having the energy in which the Energizer bunny couldn't compete
Always Smiling, to have known you was A Special Treat
At the right hand of the Father, you definitely earned that Seat

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Yearning Cells

Close eye lids
Surroundings saturate
Yearning cell

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The lesson I learn well

The lesson becomes the focus of today
Healing shall hold all my fears at bay
Emotions run wild in the words I say
Live your life for it was meant this way.
Energy flows from every source
Seasons shall change but stay on course
Summer is here so time for some fun
Only to realize I might come undone
No one escapes though I try to run.
I can’t understand but yet I yearn
Leave the light on let the candle burn
Escape to only see what I’ve become
Always black and white yet color does come.
Retreat to a place to try to be free
No one can deny what is happening to me
We shall see with our eyes and sight will be
Eternity becomes ones destiny
Live life to the fullest this is your time
Look to the skies the sign they shall provide.

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errors and excuses
repeated every day
over and over again
second place~ a hard space to fill
in tiny drops I die
over and over again
never to heal ~  the erosion of my soul.

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Standing alone in a crowded room 
Crying inside from the feeling of doom 
Remember the times I had someone to love 
Each one I lied to cos their love wasn’t enough 
And now I’m alone in a room full of guys 
My mind starts to SCREAM from all of my lies

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Motivation of complexity,
A web of mystification where
The beauty of numbers emerges…
Holding the meaning of logic, of
Equality, of righteous thinking,
Making the world more meaningful, 
As it modifies what is unknown… its 
Trance enraptures the minds of many,
 Illuming the world with brightness, with the
Chants of knowledge, that continuously 
Sing along with its numbers…

                        Dedicated to my great guider and teacher:  Mrs. Lina Siblini

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This old man

I have sinned the lies that i have to now leave forsaken,
contradicting causing my life to fade,
that slow bullet that made that man lay,
burning down into ashes,
i will be dead soon from all these failing crashes,
i will take that blame that is going to enter my heart,
that way i will never be in the criminals of art,
i re great what i have done,
now i will be chosen as the one,
so i lay there on the floor,
they ended up finding me laying on the floor,
A guy with a bullet in his chest,
that man that killed me,
has put me to the test,
so my sins in life were a dreadful mess,
now im dead that is what that man did best

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God has not given us a spirit of fear
In each of us there are gifts
For us to stir up
The gifts that God has given you needs to be
Stirred properly.

Do not neglect the spiritual gift you have given to you and confirmed by prophetic 
words when the elders laid hands on you.   I Timothy 4:14

Therefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee 
through the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but 
of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:6-7

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Memories Of Youth

Musing for memories
Etched in back of mind
Mom I remember
Overbearing news
Reguarding brothers drowning
Inquiry stated caused by flashbacks from meth and herion
Eleven and didn't quite still understand 
So I just prayed to God to forgive his lost soul

Memories Was My Topic

Tribute To My Brother Gary

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Inner strength

If you find what your looking for
Need some advise on some amour,
Never thing that you're the blame
Even if you're not the same.
Rely on only you.

Soon you will find that someone
Remembering just who you are,
Even if you're too far.
Now listen girl,
Got to find your inner strength.
Throwing your life away
Hasn't made your life the same.

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D earest heart I incense your kindness,
E ternally shimmering beyond skies,
A live within the beauty that lies
R ambling beneath cobalt oceans,
E merging, as words surmise your eyes…
S weet zephyr sway along
T he shores of my thankfulness,   and
J ustify my simple gratitude to an
O pulent heart of kindness,
E ternally shimmering beyond skies…

                                Dedicated to Joe Doria

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Prior to my first glance, I had no destined direction.
Reality set in after your touching warm embrace.
Each new cuddle touched off a new infection.
Darling, I shall always remember your placid face.
I was alone and withering until your first hold.
Love was not a word that I have ever known.
Eagerly your contact, reveled me from the cold.
Caring ways that you possess, so closely shown,
Taking me back to my youth of hopeful desires,
I have been awarded now more than I deserve.
Our personal alliance has been enriched by fires.
Now and forever, our friendship shall us both serve. 

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Soon everything will be growing.
Plants will be in bloom.
Rains will come down,
In April to bring May the, 
Nice looking flowers and,
Girls and boys will be out of school soon.

wrote 1-31-10

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Mother of the sky
Older than the sun
Opposing the shadow of the night
Never forgotten or unnoticed

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Lost Gloves

Leaving quickly I rushed by
Opening my error in this case
Standing on my doorstop at home
Taken aback my gloves are lost

Going too fast I went past them
Leaving them behind somewhere
Originating a fear that they’re gone
Very calmly I went back to look
Eventually I gave up, knowing they’re gone
Somebody will be happy to find them

Entrant into Black Eyed Susan's "	Acrostic contest - theme LOST (please read directions)"


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This Is How A Gril Should Be Treated

This is how a girl should be treated!

To every guy that's said, "Sex CAN wait"
To every guy that's said, "You're beautiful."
To every guy that was never too busy to drive across town to see her.
To every guy that gives her flowers and a card when she is sick or down.
To every guy who has given her flowers just because thats how he rolls.
To every guy that said he would die for her.
To every guy that really would.
To every guy that did what she wanted to do.
To every guy that cried in front of her. ....
To every guy that she cried in front of...
To every guy that holds hands with her.
To every guy that kisses her with meaning.
To every guy that hugs her when she's sad.
To every guy that hugs her for no reason at all.
To every guy who would give their jacket up for her.
To every guy that calls to make sure she got home safe.
To every guy that would sit and wait for her for hours just to see her for ten 
To every guy that would give his seat up...
To every guy that just wants to cuddle.
To every guy that reassured her that she was beautiful no matter what.
To every guy who told his secrets to her.
To every guy that tried to show how much he cared through every word and every 
To every guy that thought maybe this could be the one.
To every guy that believed in her dreams.
To every guy that would have done anything so she could achieve them.
To every guy that never laughed at her when she told him her dreams.
To every guy that walked her to her car and opened the door.
To every guy that gave his heart.
To every guy who prays that she is happy even if you are not with her.

Not many girls appreciate nice guys anymore...
And because of this, there are not many left out there...

I guarantee 90% of the men on your page will not repost this cuz they care more 
about their image

If you are a nice guy repost this with:
"This is how every girl should be treated."

If you are a girl that thinks every guy should treat a girl this way
repost this with: "To Every Guy

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A More Excellent Way

Let the strong bear the infirmities of the weak, for surely
Offenses will come, but those who love God's law will
Vanquish the reproaches after receiving then as venial,
Especially to those of the household of faith,
	till the weak become strong, because
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,
	what you do to me I will do to you is
Not the love of God nor the Spirit of Christ,
Especially to those of the household of faith-
Who are free to love through the law of the Spirit of Life.
	So when any smite you on the cheek, turn the other
Cheek to him, also, and if any sue you and take away your coat
Offer him your cloak, also.  When any say all
Manner of evil against you falsely, for Christ's sake, and when
Men revile you and persecute you, rejoice, be exceedingly glad,
And pray for them which despitefully use you.  Love your
Neighbors and your enemies, and bless them that curse you;
Do good to them that hate you so that you
May be called the children of the Father;
Especially to those of the household of faith, please your
Neighbor for his good to edification, and provoke your enemy with good,
Till a change comes, for love will suffer long and sometimes wrong.

Scripture Compilation
Psalms 119:165
Luke 17:1
Matthew 5:11,2,38-45
Romans 15:1-2
I Peter 2:19

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Raindrops Fall

                      Raindrops fall from the sky
                      From day to day by and by
                      It pitter patters on a window
                      While almost like a spindle
                      It looks like teardrops
                      That haven't been forgot
                      Some are big drops
                      Some are small drops
                      Each in it's own way
                      When the days are gray
                      The raindrops fall day and day

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They Know Not What They Do

Tell me again father in Heaven, why I must die for their sins.
Hearing your voice, shall prepare my way upward to you.
Early this year you said, I would be with you so very soon.
You told me, I would be sacrificed for all their sins on earth.

Kindness and love, is all I ever give here, to all I have met.
Now I must die, so they will live again, lest they forget.
Our love, father, is the greatest gift, that we share with all.
Who would be the traitor, denier; others will just let me go.

Now they judge me, send me to prison; force me to break.
Only you my father in Heaven understand their mistake.
They know not what they do to their savior, your son.

Whosoever believes, that I suffered on the cross for them?
Hear after and beyond, shall never parish from thine eyes.
Along shall have a place in your kingdom forever more.
They know not what they do, these torturers upon me.

Tell me again father, as of now, they know not what they done.
Hear my prayers my lord and father, I give my life for them.
Each one who believes in what I have done, preparing way.
Yet, this humanity now, they know what they < must > do.

Dear father and lord of mine, I forgive, what they have done.
Our love together shall await, choice is theirs for what to do.

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Stay Humble

Stay humble, my friend for trouble lasts for a while.
This life horrors us with many tests and trials.
Alone you may think you are, but don't fret.
Your enemies will soon be your footstool.

Honesty,courtesy, and prayer are are some components of humility.
Understanding yourself as well as others also plays a part.
Memorize these instructions, which are a good tool.
Be kind and wise,observant strong and quiet, too.
Learning and living by the of God is the best facility and
Example for yourself and the rest to be and to stay in the act of humility.

wrote Spring 2004
while student @ ULM

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Lonely Places

Longing to be with nature
One time over another
Nothing can be as great
Envy for those who can
Live through life peacefully
Yearning, I desire this

Places dedicated for tranquility
Life calm and soothing
After living with all stillness
Cease to be regretful
Eager for the path to nature
Simple passage in calmness

Russell Sivey

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Ta Da

Every one of you must listen carefully to me.
Time told a story that we all began to mimic.
Each day became the same, losing our Ta Da.
Rightfully we all went separate ways and far.
Not one, but two kept your hopes by praying.
Amazing watching them go and watching all!
Like you I was in disbelief without my Ta Da.
Goodness gracious Lord Almighty I made it in.
Rare I tell you all marveling too when I’m near.
Astonishing sights left behind but ahead a gate.
Come here come now Wallah wants me to meet,
Especially conquering this amazing life of fate!

® Registered: Ann Rich 2006

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Hancing your life to further points.
Applying yourself to more conjoints.
Proud of life and your self-esteem
Proud of you following your dream.
I am trying to hold up my dreams.
Now I am looking at what seems
Ever after,
Something More,
Something great, like happiness.

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Old Notes

Old Notes
I feel like an old lovers note
that's been cast aside thrown away
and useless,
Not knowing that they even opened it at all,
or if it still just sits there waiting to be read,
And those deep words that flow in my mind,
words softly spoken and written wondering if they twined,
has Dust Gathered on the outside and in?
my heart beats fast inside this skin,
this note the only way to my life,
loving him so much just to know,
So an old lovers note that just waits,
Siting there alone and just hesitate's wanting that answer,
like a poor child in a hospital trying to get better from cancer,
so come to me and tell me if this is true?
Do you want me to suffer like this or just Love You?

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Cynical New Year

Here we go again trying to outdo our past
Another year gone and lessons that won’t last
People before principles is where we’re heading I fear
Prudence has been lost, common sense shoved to the rear
Year past we had a shred of hope for peace at least
New Year’s come yet upheaval still rules the Mideast
E-boli is forgotten and our current pandemic is the flu
What government population control is coming anew?
You see fights, stupidity, pollution, wars, and history of it all
Each generation perpetuates its own fall
Are we ever going to learn our lesson? Gain and grow?
Revel in the New Year if you can … use what you know

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Human, is part of the word humane.
Universally, we should all be human.
My worries are; have we become insane.
Animals are to be treated, the best we can.
Nearer to God, we should be without distain.
If you mistreat an animal, that would be inhuman.
Tell me why, we allow so much worldly, human pain.
Yet, we all strive to save animals, with much acumen.

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Surroundings Saturate

Cut off vision Listen Open-mindedly Surroundings saturating Enter Every Yearning cell_totally Engage Spirit
Click on about this poem

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Burnout 14

I am deeply depressed
Confusion, hardwork, maximising brain power.
What to do, express it, sure ...
My light has burnt out or dimmed
I can't forego the stress of no results for significant pressure.
Some things help but not as much as it perhaps should.
Cut the melon, fresh, start again after burn out, but however long will it last.
I am not a machine, I am 26 no longer 19, leaving my peak ages.
I smell fatigue.
Despite all my hard work making a difference, it is very tireing.
In the ocean, I swim, looking for ways to educate the self.
Contradicted as I achieve, insulted as I achieve, 7 hours of hard work a day 
being insulted because I have my freedom of 9 to 5
Y'know what, actually, push off and I'll do what I want you jealous loser. Or so I 
say to my mom.

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My Crystal Ball

Many say that the future no-one can predict at all.
Yet through our past many prophesize what they saw.

Crystal a metaphysical item that has held much mystery,
Recollections of stories told that so many could see.
Yet not only through all seeing balls are parts of history.
Stars have been used to foretell, in amazing accuracy.
Thoughts brought on in different ways, blind us deeply.
Allusions in dreams have come true rising in lucidity.
Like for me, my dreams, not all but some, pan out literally.

Blessings or maybe a curse, time will show us all veracity.
Another century or after end, our knowledge will hold infinity.
Listen to all the stories being told, some chaos, others indemnity.
Learn there are many things that we know not of our residency.

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Not A Turn On

Nothing you said to me best night 
Outlasts the love of the Father
Temporary pleasures leads to a life of disaster.

A thing that I want to be part of my past.

This day I choose to move on. I have 
Unshakable faith that I will
Remain strong. Yes, indeed I will. I have a
New way of thinking and no separations from the  real love,

Of God. I feel really sorry for you. You’re 
Neglecting  the life that God gave the one that’s true.

wrote 1-27-10

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I Can Be

I can be your angel or devil.
I can be your dream or a nightmare.
I can be your forever or never.
I can be your friend or enemy. 
I can be your daughter or just a mistake.
I can be a good girl or bad girl.
I can be follow the rules or be a rebel. 
I can be naive or stubborn 
I can be happy or depressed. 
I can be Goth or Prep. 
I can be loud or quiet.
I can be playful or fun sucker. 
I can be hyper or calm. 
I can be tom boy or girlie. 
I can be careful or careless.
I can be loving or heartless.
I can be crazy or serious. 
I can be mature or immature.
I can be hardworking or hard in the head.
I can listen or not care to listen.
I can smile or frown.

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Totally peaceful~ a picnic in the park.
Restful~  relaxing~ fishing~ riverside.
Amazing~ building castles~ at oceans edge.
No strife ~ no stress~ cloud watching.
Quiet and calming~ a  misty midnight walk.
Untroubled ~ unusual~ under the moss draped oaks.
Idyllic ~ impressive~ stars on a black velvet sky.
Longed for~ nature's music~ lovers hand in hand.

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Dream with her and you will feel, your own reborn to life anew. 
Allow her to be herself; don't try to make her you. 
Uplift her self esteem and feel, your own soaring high. 
Give her your world to tarry in, and she'll teach you to fly. 
Hold tight the precious memories, of her every days. 
Thank God for lending her to love, teach her of his ways. 
Exclaim your love at every turn, never let her doubt. 
Remember life before she came, how'd you live without? 

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~ Slow~

Sluggish and settled
  or softened with age
Low speed and laid back
  a lagging old sage
Overdue and overwhelmed
   out of order and old
Wound down  and weary
   but her heart is pure gold

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Never to Late

Nothing is always the answer.
Everything is sometimes an enhancer.
Value the most important things.
Raise your voice, and say something not too vengeance.

Talk to seomeone who's enough to trust.
Often say things that densest.

Love just enough to be the greatest.
Amaze the surroundings and be the smartest.
Tuition for this world.
Easy as can be.

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Only one life to live;guard it jealously.
Deadly,painful and discouraging are thoughts of the past.
Evaluating and remunerating on past misdeeds will break you down.
Tell sweet good stories of past experiences.
Only recount past achievements to move you forward.
Happy are those that plan within their limits.
Abstain from excesses;as this could be overbearing on your income.
Plan your resources very well to include all essential things.
Place a seal on a percentage of your income that will be permanently on resrve.
Intoxicating is excessive spending;avoid it.
Never venture into projects that are above your means.
Emulating friends,colleagues and acquaintances,will surely ruin you.
Shy away from gambling,betting and high risk investments,that will run you 
Save for the rainy day.

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Gemini {Acrostic}

Gemini is the third astrological sign traits show they are
Extrovertly masculine and positive
Mercury is their ruling planet And they are
Imaginative to say the least
Norse Gods Loki Freyr and Freyja is associated with 
Inquisitive intellectual and mentally oriented minds 

             Tribute       To 

 G E M I N I      T H E        T W I N S

         May 21st  - June 21st

My Influnces

Gemini      Sun
Cancer      Rising
Aries         Moon

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Middle Ages

M anors towering
Over the horizon
Western skies ablazon
With majesty possessing.

E arth trodden soil
Bearing feet of noble birth
Tramping blades of aged turf,
Hearts destined to inner turmoil.

D anger lurking in
Shadows of the silent souls:
Smoldering, burning coals
Leaving scares of ashes within.

I nsightful minds too
Rare to locate in this time,
Appearing so sublime
Their radiant light shining through.

E vening abbey bells
Sound the coming jubilee,
To mass we grandly flee
The Sabbath day the priest foretells.

V iking raiders come
Arriving by the ocean,
Longboats sail in motion,
Stealthy in their horrible glum.

A rmies marching near
Pillaging every city
Sorrow filled with pity,
Echoing cries of solemn fear.

L aughing now has ceased 
Only silence here to reign
With nothing left to gain
So many loved ones now deceased.

T ime is ticking to
A close, another plunder
Resounds like dark thunder
Beckoning to “The Red” anew.

I nto the misty,
Frosty air of the midnight
Eric leads the new fight
Away from the ruins gritty.
M an after man of 
Norsemen racing to the west
Shouting cries of the beast
Charging towards the mountains above.

E arly morning now 
Is here, but the Viking king
Is nowhere to be seen
He has fled after half a bow.

S ilent knights stand tall
For they have fended the 
Scoundrel attack; they see
New rays of hope starting to call
“Long live Christ Jesus,
 Savior of us all!”

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Worlds End

Why is it we always believe profits of doom of words.
Only human nature believes the worst and hope for best
Reality is that we strive to be worried in great herds.
Listening to the worst of times hiding from our zest.
Dealing in hardship and bigotry, when we are all the same,
Seduction of evil seems to be all and everyone’s game.

Evil is not the demon we should be fighting against today.
Nearer to each other, we should be and that would be the way.
Driving away prophetic doom, precious peace would play.

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Age of Aquarius

A future to dream, we live in peace and love. 
Glorious time for all of Earths humankind, 
Eden reborn as promised from our Lord above. 

Only God knows when this will graciously unwind. 
From the sign Aquarius, we will truly find the key. 

Age of truth for average person and world peace, 
Questions, from the past now known for all to see, 
United as a planet, love will live, prejudice cease. 
Artists of inventions will grow in leaps and bound. 
Rockets beyond our galaxy will fly faster then light. 
In this era of technology, answers to quests found, 
Universe of ours and beyond will be the new sight. 
Songs of love and faith sang the world all around.  

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Desires to be a better person.
Reaching up high even when feeling low.
Everyday going after what you want.
Always working diligently.
Motivating yourself to seeing,
Success streaming as a river.

wrote 1-18-10

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Thank You ,Lord, This Christmas

Another holiday season.
Lots of success.
Legacy being built.

People may hate on me.
Refuse to let them shake me.
All things work together for my good.
In Your plan for my life. 
Seeds being sown.
Everyday is a winding road.
So, I’ll roll with the punches.

Tough days I had this year.
Owe mighty praises to You mighty Father.

You helped me do things that I never thought I could do.
Only You are the key to prosperity. You Father,
Unlocked the doors that I had locked due to my negativity.

wrote 12-25-09

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Wet,wonderful, clean, and refreshing

(Allegory for something as well as plain water.)

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Broken Dreams

Wonderous dreams come and go.

But broken dreams stay forever!

You loved me once apon a time a wonderous 

dream come true.

Try as I might I can't get rid of the 

broken dreams that come surrounding me all 

through the night.

That I think I shall go mad! 

Too much time has come and gone since I've 

seen you wonderous face, 

But in my broken dreams you call out to me 

and yet some how you stay so far away. 

Broken dreams why do you haunt me so?

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Shout Life

shout shout shout it on out
heavenly Father whats it about
open hearts and praise Him without any doubt
utter His name on high and do not stand and pout
thank you O Lord for touching us with Your mighty clout

lift lift us again so we can stand and shout
In our hearts Lord love will never be stomped out
for You have given us directions to follow from Your routes
eternity awaits for all through your heavenly sprouts

Tribute To The 
Holy Spirit


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Diamond in the Rough

Dear heart the love of my life and more,
I adore your eyes that shine when you smile.
After I look deep within I know the score.
My arms long to hold you in loving style.
Our past lives, guided, always intertwined.
Now we have rekindled our affections true.
Diamond in the rough, I could always find.

I pledge my life, light, laughter and love to you 
Now and forever, I request to taste your lips of wine.

Tell the spirit of love, what we plan to do.
Hearing every note of our song-playing fine,
Each day of our life together, just us two,

Reveal of our passion, never needed for anyone.
Our adoration flies from our faces upon this earth.
Universes watch in awe, our devotion won.
Graciously we have bonded in a lifetime of worth.
Having our souls blessed by treasures by the ton.

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Theatre of Dreams

Leading actors, outer casings, all the world’s a stage
Invoking mere sporadic thoughts, floating on brainwaves
Venting anger hanging on the lips of stories told
Envision entertaining masses, breaking legs so old

Yielding to pretentious living, shining star so bright
Owning moments, guest appearing each heavenly night
Usurping and embracing almost everything you see
Re-enacting scenes as you become all you can be

Dying and betraying what defines your inner core
Ridiculing newbies while you search for something more
Exploring other options with a similar result
A satisfying outcome dawns for you and your dear cult
Move the crowd with encores; I’m sure you’ll know just how
Satisfy their need and yours, then exit with a bow

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E ncrusted amidst sensation,
L ust, and temptation,
U rged towards frustration,
S uddenly back to elation,
I ntangible desperation, hence
V eneering mystification...
E nticing words of vocation,

                                         Pen with motivation…
                                         Pen with relaxation…

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© Stacy Lynn Stiles

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That Night

Transfixed into another world, my senses keen
Having the chance to exchange glances in life,
An hour or so was enough time; I wanted seen.
Thinking about that night, delivers such strife.

Now awakened, that night haunts me so.
I live in utter dismay, angered of the loss.
Going through life heartless, who will know?
Heart broken, mind scattered, my soul cross.
That night, cursed my life, truth will never show.

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Lost in a destination filled with no hope,
In this feeling tourchered for  my life is going down a slop,
 feeding off the past im dying inside,
 Through this Emotion i some how Survive,
 Afraid to let go of whats not even mine,
 Falling into your trap haven't found an open door,
For i hate that your the only one i adored,
trying to find a way out of this dreadfull mess, 
I only need to get ride of this painful thought,
Though with you i can't untie this knot,
As im always alone and never wanted,
 i am somehow being haunted,
 driving me weaker by your hate,
making me feel like a big mistake,
You loving her and never me,
 i hope one day you will finally see, 
maybe in this life we where meant to be,
 The Loss of this perfect guy,
 broken down because i am too shy,
 This unfinished Life will hopefully succeed,
 maybe one day this heart will not bleed.

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Betrayed Again

Before you say you failed again, you must start.
Even before pride can be lost, you must try.
Tell me you have begun, without any part,
Realize that waiting is not enough for a cry.
Again you say, tried I have and failed myself.
You must commence an action for it to fail.
Early on, we learn that pride sets on a shelf.
Dear sweet one; you have my faith for sale.

Another year has passed; I shared your burden.
Gaining hope; expecting some movement at first.
Ageless drug obligation in youth an overburden,
I had faith, funds of love, I made matters worst.
Now betrayed, I await downfall, I unburden.

for contest by Olusegun Adelana

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the millions come

Alabaster cries of the morning dove                                                                                  
Castles crowned with a saviors love                                                                          
Ransomed Jewel of the purest blood                                                                       
Opening the heart watering with wondrous possibilities                                             
So it is here slightly bent but not broken                                                                      
Shoes unworthy to be loosed gambled away                                                                   
These that carried peaceful news were pierced too                                                      
Onward to the cold, cold ground                                                                            
Bringing truth and forgiving love to the fatherless                                                      
Excellent is his spirit holy is his name                                                                             
A lost world to save gushing forth from the grave bringing new life                                 
Risen to plead for you and me                                                                                           
My faithful king reigning in glory rightfully yours                                                          
Your love so vast moving upon all thy creation                                                               
God fairer than ten thousand times ten thousand                                                          
Oh great is thy compassion waiting for the precious fruit of the earth                         
Deliverer of souls and all that are oppressed 

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Gag at the thought that i actually liked you
Over you i became so very quickly
Oh how my heart sings now that your in much sorrow
Death to you would do nothing but please me
Because of what you have done to me in the past
You shall receive all the pain you gave to me
Eternity in hell will serve you right

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Can it survive without hope, honor, and compassion?
Intensifying anger, prejudice, and fright, in any fashion,
Validates the corruption, destruction of the human race,
Insecurities fear, and dishonor is what we must face.
Learning to collectively share, stop the bigotry now.
Individualism completely supported, with a solemn vow.
Zeal for togetherness, love, and consideration for all,
Acting civilized only is the key to humankinds fall.
Telling each other we are cultured will not make it so.
I am not sure that the human race can rise from its low.
Only living each day refining ourselves, will find the key.
Now and onward of tomorrow will the true enlightened see.

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Whisper in the Wind

Who knows what or who
Has decided to
Inhale and exhale

Infusing and bathing
Nestling and caressing 

The world full of flowers
How wonderful that
Each and every Spring
Whoever or whatever whispers
Intoxicating scents
Never seems to

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Goblins and Ghouls

Gathering again 
of boys and girls and 
big kids too binding their fantasy
in funny costumes and
not so cute masks to
scare and trick

and maybe get a treat
needed for a sweet tooth.  But,
devilment  lurks today ...

glowing out other terrors  
held within 
ominous  x-rays that may take a woman
under real knives to 
live out the fears found in a
sentence of breast cancer.

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 Don't try to control things that are beyond you because,
 Eventually they will consume your inner
 Soul. Always try to do right, allow your visions and not your
 Thoughts to guide you when you can no longer trust your
 Inner self. For you to may fall to the temptation of evil.
 Never think about what you should of done because,
 You are the one that has to answer.                          

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Trading Places

Tons of headaches and
Running back
And forth from hospitals because of another near
Death experience. I have
Inner turmoil,
Never ending fights with my family, and I'm sure that
God doesn't exist; but I'm rich,

Poor man. My life must be better than yours! Well,
Like you, rich man, I have
Arguments with my family, over money of 
Course and headaches about my bills; but I have a God that has promised an
Eternal life and a prosperous life before I die. What about you?
Sir? Yes, poor man. I'll give you all my money if you'll just trade places with me!

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Peace Up

P people need to wake up!
E everyone needs a shake up!
A all the world's a fake up!
C chains that hold can break up!
E earth can then all make up!

O or wither and die, like fallen leaves,
N nuclear winter, with no air to breathe.

E exactly How?...Open their minds, with desire to know,
A all the wondrous beauty life has to show,
R ripples of consciousness, from Eternal Rivers flow,
T that awaken our minds, let them grow,
H humanity, can then illuminate, with a warm fuzzy glow!!


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C herish and maintain 
H ope and faith
I n God our Father
L ord of all creation who rules
E ternally in every situation

FOR THE PEOPLE OF CHILE- hold on to your faith, regardless!

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The Dead End

Your Taking hold of my heart,
Slowly Tearing it apart,
though i have been through this madness once before,
for i hate your the only one i adore
you touch my face i feel the shock,
are hands connect and then are locked

Wake me up from this mess that i can't stand,
tearing me apart by holding your hand,
leaving broken peices in my chest
but  your cheating hasn't got me to rest,
Let me, let go of your smiles in my mind,
Your not good enough for me i got to leave it behind.
I follow those words that you softly speak,
then you kiss me softly on the cheek,
toxic from the residue that you left on me,
i wish you would leave me alone and let me be,
though i can't give up on what we had,
break me heart and make me mad.
Wake me up from this mess that i can't stand,
tearing me apart by holding your hand,
leaving broken pieces in my chest
but  your cheating hasn't got me to rest,
Let me let go of your smiles in my mind,
Your not good enough for me i got to leave it behind.
So you Chewed me up and Spite me out,
i take this bullet for you,
 but i dought you would for me,
I will forget the lies, 
so on that Note i'm saying that's a goodbye.

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H -is for Home: a place where one should be able to go when there is no other
     place of refuge; a place of love, safety, solace and warmth.  A place where all
     live for God, and God lives in all.  A  place where "I" is given a back seat when
     necessary for the "unity" and "strength" of All.  A place where selfishness does
    not play a dominant role; and jealousy and envy if seldom heard of as Love
    should guide each thought, each word and deed, making certain for an 
     atmosphere of harmony and peace.
O -is for Open-mindedness: a trait each individual family member must possess
     because opinions of a diverse nature will be expressed and must be taken
     into respectful consideration; none to be overlooked or belittled or thought light
     of or considered to be less important than another.  Each one should be able
     to express himself/herself without fear of being disowned or made to feel
     inadequate or inept for that expression.  Open-mindedness leaves the lines
     of communication open for discussion that all may always feel welcome no
     matter how those differences may manifest themselves.  Open-mindedness
     saturated in Love and influenced by Truth will keep Unity alive and family
     members together.
M -is for Mindful:  every member being motivated or encouraged to respect each
      other and each other's personal property; do not haphazardly, unconsiderately
       take "undue" advantage of another family member; if unsure about that 
       members thoughts on a certain subject or belongings, don't forget to Ask and
       then in love, accept the resulting answer whether it's in your favor or what
       you want to hear or not.  Being mindful and considerate of others promotes
       greater family Unity and division(destructive) will be non-existent.
E -is for Encouragement, edification, and empathy:  each one should encourage
     the other; edify or lift up; praise the other as well as be empathetic- be able
     to place yourself in another members' shoes. Never assume anything!  Be 
     sure of all things before making any major analysis of another member, or
      making any criticism or judgment.  As best as is possible, make Love the
      central dominating power  so that any  word said from any thought con-
      ceived and any deed  done will be in direct correlation/alignment with what's
       proper, decent and right.
H-O-M-E: Right prevails; Truth excels!

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The Emerald of the Spirit (acrostic)

Take notice of all the beauty that surrounds you.
He is alive; the truth is inside your heart so true.
Everyone has doubts at some point, all of us do.

Emerald a jewel with such beauty with glitter too,
My spirit has faith even when my mind says for who?
Each and everyone have had misery without a clue.
Reality sets in when heartache has blackened hue.
Angels are deliverers and bearers of what is new.
Let’s just take a glance into a baby’s eye of blue.
Delivered upon this earth with a delightful coo,

Only one entity could bring a miracle like this.
Freedom of life and choices of human bliss,

Take another look around you each new day.
Hear the power he conveys; see the life at play.
Exemplified by his words, as well his loving way,

Since the birth of our generation, we have labored strong.
Preparing for what we have known and to just belong.
Inspiration of the soul lacking, have our hearts been wrong.
Richly in everyone’s heart, there is a space that has a song.
Individually we have one moment, and then we knew it all along.
Till the Emerald spirit glistens, we realize, we are among a throng.

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All It Takes

Could all it take is 
A single person to 
Realize a twinkling star
Over the Milky Way, near the 
Little Dipper or Orion's
Belt to become
Recognized by some
Others who gaze in a 
World and sky
Near my own?  Thanks for looking.

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High heeled leather pumps; the best will only do
In all different styles and colors; the most brilliant of hues
Gorgeous diamond jewelry; a temptation not to resist
Hone my very essence and surely enhance my wrists

Managing hair appointments; a color and highlight is a must
Angelic to the naked eye; beauty is what we lust
Imperfections not visible; expensive makeup applied to disguise
Neiman Marcus and Marshal Fields; fully stocked with vital supplies
Tanning bed awaits; a special bronzer first I must get
Enriched with vitamins and minerals; top shelf purchase let’s not forget
Nylons hosiery and lingerie; Victoria’s Secret now exposed
A variety of silk and satins; frilled with lacy garnished bows
New car smell in the air; a fast sporty convertible is what I seek
Candy apple red with adorning leather seats; all which I bespeak 
Exhausting idea of being a perfect wife; beauty's the weakness on this path of life

© Stacy Lynn Stiles

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Spirit of Independence

Securing the welfare of humanity was the key.
Preparing for the worst, with the best yet to see,
Independence is worth anything, to be free.
Rich of blood, the first to know it was Royalty.
Intelligence was what drove it to you and me.
Total freedom never been honored to thee.

Our blessings are richer then ancestors decree.
Fences unblocked, time will decide what will flee.

Ideas change, but basics, will always remain to be.
Not just honor from death, peace will continue to plea.
Disillusion of many, what true freedom brings to degree.
Each of us must set in our hearts, peace, do not you agree.
Preparing to lay waste to all our selfish and childish debris,
Enchantingly the hopes that all good things come in threes,
Never delivering any work, to win, the remaining jubilee.
Demanding it will never come from any political party.
Each of us may never buy it or find on any marquis.
Not yet to be supplied or gave in any major quantity,
Challenges of this “Spirit of Independence” are our destiny.
Exoneration of all our guilt will teach us its identity.

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Love and Forgiveness

Listen you can allow hatred and anger to imbed itself into your life.
Only it will grind your heart into a chaotic sword that will rip apart.
Vengeance will eat at your soul developing torment in every way.
Eventually there will be no joy that enters or spreads from your heart.

All things that happen are usually not set out to hurt anyone at all.
No one has that much evil within them to plan for these attacks.
Doom and gloom are things we fear and they could inherit your call.

Forgetting happens with time, or at least lessons as years fade.
Our way of thinking upon each passing day brings either joy or hate.
Realizing this we can learn to forgive others misgivings made.
Greatness is not measured by relentless abhorrence forever.
Individuals make bad judgments, since before the age of times.
“Vengeance is mine said the Lord” not yours to endeavor.
Each of us now has the charge to love and not hate in crimes.
Now better than anytime before we need to learn this straight away.
Each person has the capability to choose the path they have to take.
Serving to bring happiness and love until their last and dieing day.
Securing forgiveness in our mind and heart upon each day, we wake.

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S warmed despair,
O paqueness gleaned among cold air,
L ingering…I linger, linger, linger….
A wakening virtue devoured my sleeping soul,
C onjuring my intuition…reviving,
E nlivening, as I kneel down and pray…

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The Prophecy

Telling of doom and despair, they write in poetry and prose.
Hearing and deciphering as in any piece, varied elucidation,
Every century, has a foreseer of the past, their words have rose.

Preparing for tragic events, is like finding something un-lost.
Reality sets in afterwards, when the details and time has past.
Only profiteers gain from our fears, while humanity pays the cost.
Prophecies are words shared, written of mind and heart.
Hearing tales from the past, though written only after the fact.
Every one in their hearts, know the truth‘s, from the start.
Careless weaving of tales can bring such harm and destruction.
Years may change the words, prophets continue in the part.

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Master of my own fate and desires
Issues commands and orders for his good
Serene in my new found desires
Trusts only one explicitly
Respects all who choose this path
Expects to be obeyed no matter what
Sees a whole new world before me
Sets my sights on this lovely new life

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Louisiana Won't Be The Same

Let’s just face it.
Our Saint’s are marching in the Super Bowl
Underdogs for 43 years
It’s our time to cheer
Since jazz was born in our state a century ago
It’s going to be a celebration 
A year of new beginnings for a
New generation of Louisianans’ to share 
A Super Bowl win and celebrating jazz turning a century.

We just had a major disaster five years ago
Our faith in our state and team was
Never shaken you can’t fade us
The tables have turned over by wind stronger than Hurricanes

Betsy or Katrina, we are declaring an
Everlasting victory and a legacy of loyalty

That will be passed on to our future as the
History of the Who Dat Nation
Educating our youth of the boot that

Success is what you make of it, we won’t 
Always be down, keep on trying, and be
Motivated and just no matter what 
Expect the best and worst to occur to end up victorious for being laborious.

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A gift~ Life

wisdom and wishes
openness of mind
respectful and resolute
daring  yet kind
strong and determined

obstinate and bold
friends of our youth
  ~ our friends when we're old

love everlasting forever and a day
Instinct keen and cunning
   ~ a talent they say
freedom free rein
   ~ some far fetched ideas
enduring and enjoying
   ~ God's gift of the years

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W illing
O ccupation brings
R  egular
K  udos

See more @ 1 Cor 3:14 & Mt 10:10

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To Die For You

Little did I know you were to take me.
Over and over I did fall. And never relenting.
Verse after verse I wrote to your admiration.
Everything I saw was inspiration towards you.

Last week, I got your letter to me.
Over and over I did read. My tears flowed.
Vaguely I understood your statements.
Engagement was breaking me in two.

Last year, you got married away.
Over and over I have cried. I want to die.
Vindication is not possible. You hurt me.
Evacuating you from my mind is the only hope.

Leaving my whole self behind is hard.
Over and over I have assayed. Too much of me was you.
Vying against my own self is destroying me.
Emancipation is my only hope. Goodbye.

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Autumn Leaves

Again, they seem to watch as I walk slowly.
Under the faces of color which adorn lazily,
Talking amongst them in a whisper,
Usually I am calm and pay little or no attention.
My mind is wondering what favor they speak.
Never before have they whispered so intently.

Lingering, before tripping into the new season,
Each tone different though the same pattern.
Again the sound rises, just briefly then silences.
Viscously pounding me, covering in aggravation,
Escaping the clutches of debris from the source,
Scents of fall aroma, speaks volumes of their desires.

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Growing Old - an acrostic

Golly gee how did I ever
Receive such a gift of
Old age to pontificate
Wisely winding through
Interests as varied and
New as a
Grand baby who

Loves a
Dear me.

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Bound By a
Love Never ending.
Every sweet breath
Something special.
So exciting; So perfect.
I am Overjoyed.
Nothing prepared me for this.
God, I thank you for this Blessing!

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My Poet

My life, oh my life, is graced by
you, who taught and inspired me to look at the

past to construct my future; letting me sail, with you 
on the warm river of your heart that 
each day I learn to ignore rejection. Ah,
this is why I love you!

from my heart to y’all, who made me what I am now.

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L ife’s greatest creation
O ffering false hope to those who cry, 
V exation to those who long for it [this
E verlasting lie]

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Beyond the Circumstances

Can't you picture
Right when your big break 
Comes you
Undergo a
Massive heart attack, a
Sudden loss of a loved one, and
The total destruction of your home
All at once.
No one on Earth
Can erase the initial pain you'll go through; but
Everyone has to learn that true joy is learning not to
Settle and remain in your "disaster"; but, to thrive and live beyond your circumstances.

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Captivating the Room

Euphony of poise
Languidly impressed upon the minds with
Ease and social graces
Gesturing magnificently with liquid hands
And setting the room afire in interest
Never needing to condescend while
Creating an atmosphere of dignity to
Entrance normalcy to the height of irrepressible combustion.

(Written about and dedicated to my mom, who, 
being the embodiment of elegance always, 
passed away 7/11/07)

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