Let abundant energies ............... burn
Late into the night as ................. the
Light of a flickering .................... candle
Throws reflected shadows .......... at
Mirrored walls, while we ............. both
Bathe in pleasure till music .......... ends.
Contest: End Line Word
Sponsor: HGarvey Daniel Esquire
"Pleasure Seekers burn the candle at both ends."
Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2015
Wind and frost have come to bite our noses while
Images of glistening snow sparkle in the moonlight.
Nights in this valley have brought us a taste of heaven,
Tranquil scenes we see while taking our evening stroll.
Everyone in their houses getting ready for evening in silence,
Reaching home we cuddle drinking cocoa by the fireplace enjoying winter.
Judy Konos: The Lazy Contest
Copyright © Brenda Meier-Hans | Year Posted 2014
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.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2010
When two choose each the other
Having decided this, their fate
A bond, a pledge, a vow replaces
That which, unchosen, cannot wait
Even when it requires a warrior resolute,
Vitality deathless, and sacrifice continuous,
Eternal must the pledge be, or
Risk betrayal's scourge sinuous.
It is at the pit, against the fiery horde
That Absalom dulls the finest sword
This is what it takes to stand at my side
Antagony to injustice is my cause
Knell my soul to abandon, divide
Eidetically my failure would resound, preside
Sorcerous dreams expounding my flaws.
Indebted to peace, yet still facing war
Soliloquy sweet, punished yet more.
When the lashes pernicious slander my spirit
Have you the stamina to fight weaponless, naked?
Ardently ask the goddess Irit
That throughout the nightmare, you survive unwakéd?
Impassioned, immortal, immoderate, rhetorical
Would you, could you, if so, should you?
Illusion or real, my fight is defense
Leave destruction behind
Lose selfish pretense
Give willingly blood to the unjust blow
Impatiently wait the night for the dawn
Vicious dark creatures attack love's glow
Effervescent, they dissolve at the light, and pass on.
Because violence feeds violence, and hate cannot withstand love's rapture.
Copyright © Matthew Wetter | Year Posted 2015
"Never, Always, Sometimes"
Never will I ever bring you pain
Even if you won't promise the same
Virtuously, your Love reigns
Eric's heart without any shame
Reviving Love just to keep me sane
Always my heart will rest in your hands
Love has been provided for this man
Warm memories outnumber a beach's grains of sand
All because it is in His Plan
Your Beauty is perfect so please understand
Sensual nights will be our routine's brand
Sometimes I wonder how such a Blessing has been bestowed upon me
Observing your actions makes this feel like destiny
Maybe I am just that lucky, you make my Soul feel free
Every morning I arise, in unison is where our lips be
Tales of such Love have caused so many to see
In due time, we must all pay the fee
Making Life worth Living for True Love will never flee
Equal trust is firmly established, the most important key
Saving this man from myself, and for that, I thank thee
Copyright © eric boddie | Year Posted 2016
Look in your eyes unveils a smoldering ember that could make Gibraltar crumble.
One in a million heart that magically kindles fire without matches. Nothing...
Ventured, nothing gained in this rewarding game of love; a four letter word that
Emanates such sweet ecstasy. And no, I don't mean the drug
Date written: 04/01/2016
Copyright © Edward Ibeh | Year Posted 2016
B lindfolded he leads her down the hall,
A nticipation makes her start to giggle.
T here he lets her dress slide slipping to the floor,
H anding her a red rose he removes the blindfold.
F ascination shows in her excited face,
O ver the floor is a carpet of rose petals,
R ed candles have turned the washroom into a spa.
T he scent of perfumed water fills their senses,
W ater spills as he draws her into the tub.
O ne heart and one soul become one.
Written by Brenda Meier-Hans
Regina Riddles Contest: Romantic Acrostic
1st place win
Copyright © Brenda Meier-Hans | Year Posted 2014
L ove is everything to me
O nly people don’t seem to see
V oices from the inner regions
E arnestly telling us to simply care
I nside messages we cannot recognize
S tymied by years of ignorance and greed
A mazing dreams if we could but see
L inked into love through past lives unknown
L et the light shine through to a mind at peace
Copyright © Colin James Platt | Year Posted 2014
Joy is the eye that longs for me and waits
Only me as the clock ticks and leaves spiral
A heart which bursts when she releases her ponytail
Never to be mine
Never to be mine
And I search for you while I'm at rest
Joining the line of the fallen
On the spot I wait to be chosen
And my heart , empty and dormant
Never to be warm
Never to be warm
And the glorious sun radiates off your laughter
Just one, till your eyes land on me again
One glance and pick me as a garment casually left
Asking God for one chance to be in your heart
Never a pulse without me
Never a pulse without me
And your hair touches my face
My dear friend Joanna real name in Italian
Copyright © Patrick Cornwall | Year Posted 2014
So much obscurity with no sign of light.
Hope begs the question is there help in sight?
Past, present, and future are mangled in time.
Enters the Captain - buckle-up for flight.
Across the universe, passage bought for a dime.
A countdown begins; it’s the end of the line…
Cashing-in what is left of my mind,
Ready to reschedule this mission of mine.
Envy my trip but heed the sign:
The SPACE around his HEART is dark and sublime.
written:02/26/13 for SPACE Contest
Copyright © SM Koval | Year Posted 2013
All our friends are gathered
Vows are exchanged
As we profess our
Love on Valentine’s Day
Everyone smiles as we share a tender kiss
Now we begin our married life
Together forever until death do us part
I love you so much my darling
Never dreamed I could be so blissfully happy
Each moment with you is so special
Wedding bells are ringing
Everyone files out of the church
Don’t we look a picture as we pose for the photographs
Dressed to perfection for our wonderful wedding day
I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you
Now I have your ring on my finger
Getting wed on Valentines Day is a perfect declaration of our love
Contest: A Valentine poem of your choice
Sponsor: Mystic Rose
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016
W omen are priceless treasures only mined with the loveliest tool of a caring heart
O ptimism is defined in their ingenuity with a worth irreplaceable as life
M en becomes helpless babes without cleaving to them in their lonely life journeys
E arth becomes lifeless without their wombs bearing fruit
N eed is no necessity without their hands’ industry of excellence
A ngels they are but without wings
R evolutionary to the core but lenient in their touch
E motions best dictionary the world has ever discovered
P ain is told and subdued by them even in the pangs of childbirth
R est is ensured by them even in times of terror
I deas are not only dreams to these treasures as they turn houses into homes
C hildren are sheltered in them for nine months without paying any rent or utilities
E nthusiastic of a kite flying against the tide is their vision for distinction
L oyalty is their hallmark as their fragility is ruined with their lovers’ betrayal
E ndless is their love when respected and refined with tender loving care
S easoned in their preserved taste, a blend of sugar and salt
S ervice is their trounce against society’s challenges
T alented to cook in the kitchen and rule in government
R iches are discovered only by the wise
E xperienced in the times and seasons of life
A spiring to the horizon with hopes that can touch the seat of God
S ensitive to perceive a needle fall or ticking clock
U nderstandable to the desires of crying of babies or the kisses of fathers
R eachable notwithstanding distance or difficulty
E ducators in their natural state, turning crawling babies into running heroes
S pecial in their makeup, priceless as treasures
Copyright © Jacob Owusu Sarfo | Year Posted 2013
It's you tha I see every now and then
Not even aware of your existence
That somehow I will fall for you
How come I didn't know that it was you
Even before I fall in love with you
Many chances had passed between us
Over and over again like a deja vu
Oh my, am I so silly for not knowing it at once
Don't know better than my heart does
For since then, I never felt like this before
Only you can make me feel brand new
Roaring like lion my heart boom!
Loving you makes me in the mood for love again
Oh, how long I've waited it
Verily I say, thanks for this day
Even though, it takes time for me and you
Awaiting it for a long time, I feel no regret
GOD gives us time to be together
Alas! I waste it no more
I hold and cherish it forever
Now that the chance is ours....
Copyright © lena empino | Year Posted 2014
She's like the essence of variety.
Her ability to inspire me
taste like passion when she says "Hi" to me.
She'll never lie to me.
Cause she's truth.
She's love like a harsh lesson
and more precious than a subtle blessing.
Constantly testing my sanity like a harsh whisper...
And unlike fear... her sister
I kissed her and never knew lonliness
was not an option
after adoption of her promise
She's my companion and like my heart
we were made to be together
She is forever and to sever us... is death.
Like breath without her there's no me left.
Life... my wife... my existence
I'm so deeply in love with you
Pain... I insist this
By: Soul's Floetry
Copyright © Souls Floetry | Year Posted 2013
Reaching up to whisper in your ear
Owning up with words that you are dear
Mesmerizing you with lover's grace
Artfully exploring your sweet face
Nearly fainting there in your strong arms
Clearly feeling all your manly charms
Idolizing you in moonlit glow
Naming all the dreams that you must know
Getting nearer now for tasty kiss
Yearning now to be immersed in bliss
Opening my heart and soul to you
Uttering devotion, Love, for YOU!
Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2014
Picturesque are these islands of Golden Sands
Amidst hues of bonnie blue in the Sulu Sea
Rearing columns of Palms in heavenly reach
Admiration my eyes granted their canopy glee
Distance is no object as we walk their shores
I and my love in splish splashing paddle dips
She turns takes my hands looking into my soul
Encompassed we're engrossed lips to lips
25/12/2015 @ 15.18pm
Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015
B eauteous bewitching botanical gardens in the early morn
R ivers rhythmically running, as we race to adorn
E verlasting earthly echoes, the beauty that is shown
A bundant acoustical atmospheres playing heavens tone
T imeless tall trees that titillate the aromatic air
H oofing hormonal horses mating their scented mare
T ropical topless tanning on the island of the blue lagoon
A lphabetical ascending acrostic’s that sing to the moon
K ookie kinky kisses that I shall receive from you
I mpulsive inviting incantations in our lovers brew
N aughty nightly nightgowns of witch you will undress
G orgeous genital gestures, that I shall soon caress.
For Breathtaking Acrostic Contest
Copyright © Winged Warrior | Year Posted 2016
Serenity filled the whole existence.
Arising and rising above all the distance.
Revived by your shade.
Affinity within all what you've said.
Happiness redefined, you're one of a kind.
Copyright © Mohamed Sarar | Year Posted 2014
If you want me to care
You will have to share.
Need someone to love.
A heart for your glove,
Friend with some flare,
I’m the one, which is true.
Sailing across the ocean blue,
Right before your eyes,
Behind your path, below the skies,
Like a forever friend you know.
A guardian with special glow,
Bridge not me before my start.
Over previously broken heart,
Troubled days and nights are gone.
Water washes your heart at dawn.
I want you to believe my words.
Will you listen to singing birds?
Ease all the ills of your soul.
Your heart is my only goal.
Mind not, my passion will console.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2014
Since the first time I lay my heart's eyes on you,
Oration of my love story began; we became the main characters
United together in warm, obsessing passion. Energy we create can
Light a city; ahhh.....yes, an energy created by pulsation of our heart-beats.
My mind always thinks about you; every
Atom that makes who you are is like a star in the night sky. As a hobby, sky-gazing
Transformed to gazing in your eyes, to get a glimpse of the stars of
Every character, beauty, and charm that defines you.
Copyright © Teddy Kimathi | Year Posted 2014
Lost in the labyrinth of your loveliness
L ost in the labyrinth of your loveliness
O bscured obstacles can never obstruct my
V ision of your elegance and graciousness
E ffortlessly effusing and enlightening and
L iberating my mind, inspiring my heart and soul
I ntuitively knowing and satiating my every desire
N eed and want, emancipating negativity and
E liminating all disillusioned and disquieting thoughts
S plendidly sophisticated in your stunning simplicity
S oftly and silently satisfying my spirit and soul.
John Derek Hamilton
January 15, 2016
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2016
B rilliant light radiates from deep inside your soul
E manating everywhere, letting love play it's role
A lways amazing in your stunning display of love
U ltimately you are everything, I've ever dreamed of
T empting me, tantalizing me, captivating me, always
I nspiring me to imagine living with you every day
F orevermore, lost in the maze of your loving embrace
U nderstanding and fulfilling each others desires and needs
L iving, laughing, loving, and belonging for all eternity.
For best love poem 3 contest
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2015
Inviting you here in my sweet arms oh my Love
Longing more for you I just look at the sky above
Over and over I stare at your handsome picture face
Visiting in my mind all those times places that I know
Endearing to me you are in everything and that's so
You are like a refreshing spring breeze very fresh falling rain
Over and over in my heart and soul your love is just divine
Until you come over all the time and every single day to me
More and more and this is the way it will always with me be
On you am here resting all my trusting true love and heart
Resting and touching with my hands your body to glow start
Eternity I'd want to spend all my life only with you
And everyday I just want to love you more and more
Nothing like this I've felt for anyone else in my heart before
Darling, you're the only one that my whole heart wants now
Meanwhile my very heart and soul are only yours and that's so
Oh yes, I just know that without a doubt that You are the one
Reach out for my heart and hand my Love and my whole life
Embrace me now in your strong arms, and never let me go cause You're the one!
Dorian Petersen Potter
Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014
It seems to me,
Since you lay right here.
I thought we’d be,
Till you disappeared.
A lighthouse sunk to the sea,
In the dark of the night.
With no light to guide me to you,
Ill drift here,
Till I can set sail again,
or forever fall at the edge of your reef.
Copyright © Birgitta Le Roux | Year Posted 2014
Leap of faith
Object of affection
Vision of beauty
Eclipse of the heart
Copyright © Warner Baxter | Year Posted 2014
P assionately in love with you, you are the breath stokes
A lasting flame, ignites my senses. Your measured strokes
S teadily calm my screaming desires. Your massage
S oothes aching muscles...you follow with a barrage
I ntense of seductive touch. Stimulate with your every move.
O verpower me and I submit willingly with nothing to prove
N ow or ever...comfortable in our own skins our own looks.
A lways as one even lying apart reading separate books.
T his confidence we share...revel in the thought of you and me
E ternally swimming safe in the depths of our own private sea.
Oct. 06 2014
Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2014
Forever in your eyes
F inally I found you after searching
O verland and overseas I could come to
R est, you are the only one who has
E ver made me feel eternally blessed
V anity has been forever cast aside
E ventually you too, came to realize
R omantic notions need safe harbouring
I nseparable we have been
N ever looking elsewhere
Y ou have always left your heart
O pen, your honesty you've shared
U ntil my last breath I will
R emain totally devoted to you
E verything I am and everything I have is
Y ours, because you are the one who
E mpties her heart and always gives me more
S o we surround each other in sweet symphony.
John Derek Hamilton
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2016
Married under a lavish evergreen canopy,
aromatic blooms filled the evening air.
Grand was our cathedral of open sky.
on the twenty forth of May (your grandparents' anniversary).
Lying above us on an old lower limb:
initials side by side, theirs and ours,
artistically carved by him and you, many years apart.
Sweet bridal bouquet of magnolias you cut.
When as your grandfather's tradition to your grandmother,
each twenty forth of May, she and I received a bouquet.
Even after his death you carried on for both of us, then to her grave.
That tree bloomed two lifetimes of bouquets, both bitter and sweet.
Then we parted.... Went our separate ways.
Reality sometimes overshadows romanticism,
although true love never dies.
Deep in our hearts the magnolia still blooms.
I missed you as much as you missed me, those eleven years,
till one day the sun stepped up on my porch.
I knew when I looked in your eyes and felt your embrace,
On the twenty forth of may, I'll receive a bouquet.
Never again will we part.
Copyright © Arlene Smith | Year Posted 2015
Remember those times when we were ......young
Or did I dream it all, it wasn't really ...........true
Memories fade when your old remember......love
Always I can feel your arms around me, ..... I
Nurture these thoughts I.............................smile,
Tender times with young ideals we were .in .........love
Intimate touching setting alight ..........................fires
Caressing each other to release the .....................flame
Nights of passion, whispered ............................promises
I cry when I remember the pain of you leaving ......me
Going away leaving me alone ............................ never
Having you close, to kiss and never too .....forget,
Too many years, fighting for others ............future,
Soon you will return to a lifetime of ..........happiness
Penned 25 April 2014
Form Acrostic/end lines
Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS | Year Posted 2014
(**I visited the Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia in the early 90s.The expressions
poem is the powerful of feelings recollected in tranquility today in 2009
remembering the visit.)
Beach I remember of getting wind in my hair
Eyes were full of tears of joy and not grief
And to stand on the sand and simply to stare
Clothes dampening while playing “run away”
Hear the wavelets at play tickling our toes.
Be seated on the beach with feet in the sand
Listen to ocean’s song to clear the mind
And watching the crimson sunset at the same time
Not to bother for any cares, watching God’s bounties.
Kept roaming on the beach to find colored shells
Eavesdropping to hear the ocean’s deep roar
The tired mind to be refreshed smelling the salt.
Behold the beach! Here I have found peace
I have found love too, here, here and here
Nowhere but on grains of sand that blankets
Graciously and gorgeously offering a bed of comfort.
Oh, the freedom to run, fall, hold, cuddle and coil.
Date 12-30-09 The poem originally in Free Verse was turned into Acrostic
contest in 2011 but before I could submit it, the contest was closed).
Dr. Ram Mehta
Form: Free Verse
Third place win
Contest: Impress Me II by Giorgio V.
Motif - Romantic/Nature
Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2009