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Short Ballad poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

After the Rain

Amorous sunbeams,

Dance among the verdant hills.

Ballad of the sun.

Short Ballad poem by Ruben Hernandez Diaz| Details |

Tonight's Dance

In this world we lie,
In the shining moon tonight,
Dancing this ballad.

Short Ballad poem by J B| Details |

a promise

my heart hears your song

a whispered ballad of love

a promise to keep

Short Ballad poem by Rick Parise| Details |

Rain Song

rhythmic dance of rain

a soft ballad enthralls thee.......

grateful performance

Short Ballad poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

Spring Tango

The soft, gentle breeze,

Dances with the fresh new leaves;

First ballad of Spring.

Short Ballad poem by Brian Strand| Details |




of mood swings-

a sonnet that


The Poetry of Moonlight by E Blakelock

Short Ballad poem by Rick Parise| Details |

My Flesh -Old Applause

my artist crave rapport
as I wait ,  a ballad
my mind pondering , remembering..
my soul it bleeds within-
do you love me ?

Short Ballad poem by Justin Debrosse| Details |

Writing Muscle Boot Camp

10 reps of Haiku curls
10 reps of Irish Ballad presses
3X5 paragraphs of trenchant prose
5X Lyrical lunges
Last 5 minutes: Free range editing gut check

Short Ballad poem by Andrea Dietrich| Details |

Charlie's New Ballad - no more Chicken of the Sea

The lawsuit by StarKist is valid.
Their long time promoters new ballad
warns fish to stay clear
of fishermans pier,
or end up in somebodys salad!

Short Ballad poem by Abraham Tor| Details |

The Harrowing Ballot

They built an abattoir for man                      

In the heart of the land                          

Where rythm of catridges played ballad      

To hapless P.O.W. of the ballot.

Short Ballad poem by Brian Strand| Details |




of mood swings-

a picture of


The Poetry of Moonlight by Ralph Blakelock  called  the American Van Gogh

Short Ballad poem by Steve Eng| Details |

Barbed Wire Ballad - (3)

Rusted wire against a tree, year by year recedes

The countless rings of outer bark enwrap the wire within.

I mark the circles choking me.  Im taut, stretched thin.

Thus Time is so absorbing me. Consumed. The oak tree feeds.

Short Ballad poem by Arnold Mutugi| Details |

The Art of Trying

Unless you are a god

And are guaranteed to succeed

In every trial on deed

Take heed

And try today.

With speed,

Forget the way

You failed

And then retry. 

Unlike like chorus from a ballad

Just strife to retry in-differently

Short Ballad poem by Jared Pickett| Details |

Her Songs****The Modern Cinquain Game****


wind songs,

branches dancing

to an epoch ballad

Such an inspiring event.

Her songs.

This, my submission into the "Modern Cinquain" game... Thank you James Goff for your


Jared Pickett



Short Ballad poem by Laura Mckenzie| Details |

Dawn’s music

Behind sheer curtains

Golden rays sing the days pulse

Grandeur to the beat of life

The ballad bows proud

Whistling in rhythm tango

Birds susurrant calm weeping

Hills and valleys hum

Sweet fields in lavender shades

Under a blue canopy

Short Ballad poem by Liza Salmon| Details |

A Ballad from the Far East

Going to war, give 'em hell
Oh what what you gonna do, problem, problem
Dragons sleeping in my veins

It's just too damn long that's all, yeah
There's nothing special about the road

There's nothing special about the road
Rest assured these things I know
Until all is lost
Endangered species, caged in fright

Short Ballad poem by Amanda Sullivan| Details |

Simply poetry

Whether it's acrostic, limerick, ballad, ballade, or autobiographical,
Keats, Byron, Blake, or Heaney,
that is just a tiny,
part of the magical, mistical, phenomenal world of poetry and prose,
you won't be able to get your nose,
out of our great poets poetry or prose,
join our magical world of the great unknown.

Short Ballad poem by Debbie Guzzi| Details |

Finnegan’s Break!

There once was a lawyer named Finnegan

who fought in the court of Lord Sinagain

his fervor it seems

gave judges bad dreams

so they threw HIM in jail to begin again!

*Finnegan's Wake is an Irish drinking ballad 

about a drunkard brick layer. (Layer? Lawyer oops! ;) 

Do a jig!

Short Ballad poem by SillyBilly theKidster| Details |

The Ballad Of Billy The Kid

The Ballad of Billy the Kid
is a song Billy Joel composed and did.
Not one part of that song is historically accurate.
He has the Kid robbing a bank and killing the teller too.
The Kid gets captured and hanged for the public to view.
Mr Joel, where in the hell did you get your information from?
It's guys like you who give the Kid a bad reputation.

Short Ballad poem by Johnette Loefgren| Details |

Lost in the Mail

I wish to spend one day with you 

but frenetic fears prevail

All the things I'd love to do

but they would only fail

for I am only mirrored  lights

of other days and other nights

and I could never make it right

my heart is sick and pale

I write a ballad and a dance

I sing about a lost romance

but we would never have a chance

and so I just E-Mail.

Short Ballad poem by Johnette Loefgren| Details |

Write something for me.

      I wrote you a sonnet 

you yawned and you sighed,

      I wrote you a ballad

you tossed it aside

    I wrote you a senryu

you said ,"Much too short!"

       I wrote you a cinquain

       you had no retort......

So I wrote you a check for a million and five,


you said,

     "That's more like it,

     your talent's 


Short Ballad poem by Lena Townsend| Details |

Ocean Waves

In perfect rhythm

A gently flowing ballad

Perfect melody

Tugging at my heart

Softly lifting my spirit

Tickling my senses

A song of beauty

Calling to the universe

To maintain all life

Everlasting tune

Beckoning for all to see

Shimmering with hope

Singing out for peace

In harmony with the wind

Conducted by God

Copyright © 2009   Lena Lolita Townsend

Short Ballad poem by Valerie Sherman| Details |


Before we met didn't know where I belong

Amidst my familiar..I didn't feel at home.

Just as Dorothy.. I could click my heels

Or prepare a ballad to sing how I feel.

Before we met Myself I couldn't express

All that I felt though I did my very best.

Now all I have to do is pick up my pen

Write on my paper what I couldn't say then.

Thank you, fellow 'penners'

Short Ballad poem by Kathy Guerra| Details |


I kiss it as it kisses me back....from my red hair...once dry now soaked... to my clothes... playin in it...listenin to the melody as it slashes the it tickles the it makes its way...for it attention it calls...RAIN ballad to the soul who cant speak just yet times come that experience wont let u forget... symphony so bold...its like a whisper untold.... RAIN

Short Ballad poem by Derek Chos| Details |

Perfect Lonely World

Hold me like you used to
Comfortable warmth in the summer inferno
Soft pressure all around
Meld it into one point and 

Drift into another world
Completely black, without a sound
A feeling that vanished as soon as it arrived
Before I taste your cool breath

A silent ballad weaves between us
What should leave us breathless only keeps us breathing
Under the guise of smelling flowers
In our perfect lonely world

Short Ballad poem by Matthan Atherton| Details |

Empty (Lyrical Ballad)

The flame that I once held

The one that shone bright

Within the ground will meld

On this merciless cold night

The empty night

Will flood with rain

Tonight I fight

Just to stay sane

Dimensions of pain

Will fill the sky

Within this rain

Hear my feint cry

The mistress will fade

The skies will cry

Diamond to jade

Ambition to die

Within that lost soul

Resides a key

Within her

I find me

Short Ballad poem by Michael J. Falotico| Details |

Sounds of Rain

On this cool March afternoon the

sounds of rain play songs in my head..

Some are upbeat and set the scene

for a smile and something sweet to be said..

Other drops of rain play a chorus of 

faded dreams and missed open doors..

And yet another ballad could be heard

as the splashes dance on the floor..

On a late winter day in March where only quiet 

can be found , I sit and watch the sky and here

music all around..

Short Ballad poem by shacorrie harvey| Details |

Ballad of a black slave


This is the ballad of the black slave,

Who has been beaten and disgraced,

Who has been called  the n word,

Who has recieved no pay.

This is the ballad of the black slave,

Who prays for freedom every night,

Who is going to rebel,

For what he think is right.

Now this is the ballad of the freed slave,

Who has seen much blood shed,

Who has fought for equal rights,

And who has won his freedom.


Short Ballad poem by J B| Details |

Sing to me a love song

Sing to me a love song

A ballad that is true

One thats about loving

One about me and you

Sing to me a love song

That comes from your heart

Filled with all our memories

From our very start

Sing to me a love song

One you wrote for me

Filled with passion and longing

From the feelings that I see

Sing to me a love song

About how much you care

About now much you miss me

Whenever Im not there

Sing to me a love song

Short Ballad poem by J B| Details |

open door

love left an open door

to let the breeze blow through

after days of rain and darkest nights

my dreams are coming true

I find what I am looking for

what once I thought was gone

all I see reflected 

what I hear in your song

sing to me a ballad

of all it is that you feel

dance with me a long slow dance

so I know it is real

what grows in my heart

after days of endless storms

this love that I now feel

when I wake in your arms

Short Ballad poem by Michael J. Falotico| Details |

"Without Music"

Come to me baby, walk across the floor...

Take my hand my love and just close the door..

Move towards me as I start to dim the light..

Pressed against each other we will slow dance the night..

Chest to chest our hearts play a song that only we can hear..

The beat so soothing , a ballad we hold so dear..

The music will play like a love story that never ends..

Till our eyes close and we slip away, as the music continues to blend..

Short Ballad poem by Walayee Poet Lay Whitlock-Ishway| Details |

Poetic Cries Cured

Lain in bed dreaming 
of hallowed whispers
spoken in baritone harmony
Mind manifesting cries 
in instrumental song
that sing soothing melodies 
to my wailing heart
I'm held by a symphony 
of falling teardrops
that dance 
to a love like ballad 
of drunken romance, 
while hymns I pen, 
and my crushed comforts 
are captured
by cracked stanzas...
My poetic cure will
forever be tuned 
in chords 
of expletive 


Short Ballad poem by Cheryl Eldridge| Details |

Psalms Wind

As artifacts spill amidst initial drama,

daylight grind builds away haunting spirits.

An angry insight grants a crystal supply,

fishing sin in a tasty auras birthing stand.

Applying truth will burn nights taunting,

luring dismay and fright in lights trails.

My pain will cut in half drastically,

as manic blasts multiply within stagnant

winds classic hymns ballad playing psalms,

a lyric that says I will finally win my dignity.

Short Ballad poem by Charles Henderson| Details |

Oyster Roast

The clumps are placed atop the grate

And fire is lit below.

Soon steam will form in empty space.

The process seems too slow.

While tender morsels slowly roast

The beer and coke flows free.

Camaraderie is displaced,

when open shells you see. 

common ballad

alternating between Iambic Tetrameter and Iambic Trimeter

only line 2 and 4 have to Rhyme in each 4 lines.

© Oct 10 Charles Henderson

For Brian's "up to 10 lines" contest

Short Ballad poem by Keabetswe Molotsi| Details |


Today became another yesterday:

A tired, worn ballad of blues that never ended. 

Yesterday seemed better, a blurry vision of dreams, 

today is no longer in itself but a shameless replica of yesterday. 

Tomorow needs to come today, because yesterday can't be bared again. 

But as i sit and contemplate, i know i see another today 

Around the corner, 

          a second yesterday, 

          perhaps a better tomorow

But only perhaps...

Short Ballad poem by Deb Wilson| Details |

Itty Bitty Garden In The City

Oh tiny tomatoes

I love you so!

I never thought 

I'd ever grow

Enough to even

Make a salad

But there's a few

To inspire this ballad

The planting season

Is nearly passed

It seemed to come

And go so fast

I don't have much

Of a bumper crop

My plants they sway

They droop and drop

But there's enough

To make me proud

Don't have a green thumb

For crying out loud!

My neighbors do

They're country bumpkins

Perhaps I'll try

My luck with pumpkins

Short Ballad poem by Cierra Turks| Details |

God of Music


The evening's rain

To the east constellation

Melodies merged and grew 



A mellower noticed

Soothing song

Blindly improvising

Gods summoned music

A ballad of his projected time


Aesthetic potential and 


Too enticed to hear

A showing

Bright musical performances

Through the drizzle, with eyes

He qualified his love for reality

The soulful voices sounded like 

a poem

Instrument of the beholder

Short Ballad poem by Patrycjusz Kopec| Details |


Like eagles that among clouds dance

Like wind singing primordial ballad in the expanse

Like two souls burning as they kiss in romance

The essence of life they define not just enhance

Like discovery that fate can change

Like central most important page

Like defining factor of a mage

Like all the wisdom of every sage

Like true purpose in divine majesty

Like eye that can clearly see

Mesmerizing like self connected destiny

So is pinnacle of philosophy

Short Ballad poem by Johnny Rhinem| Details |

Get It Right Johnny Bright

Those rulers which be amid their unison as glee, wished
A little more of thee so I thought that we, would give it to them ?
A bit in the writ with a slit for the kit and a number one hit; and they cried aloud
Another of these their, encores; while love upon the shore strung her light's down 
Low as I with the mic aside a midnight tide reached for the sky above this their, power...
Ballad chord baby boomer slang in a round about thang thus we sang, another kongo bang.

Short Ballad poem by Jemmy Farmer| Details |

Spirits Meet (Ballad Meter)

In circle centre spirits meet

above, below, within,

with age old words I call and greet

and will they enter in.

In scented air, purify me

to serve at her command,

in flames of fire, sanctify me

may I meet her demand.

Fresh waters of the mountain stream 

to wash away my fear,

the Earth beneath my feet redeem

my heart with loving cheer.

Their power surges through my soul

and bless this sacred place

in union with gods I'm whole

their love a blissful grace.

Short Ballad poem by June Fone| Details |

My Birthday Garden

In a corner of the garden

where the honeysuckle blooms,

where the air is sweetly scented

with a mixture of perfumes,

High above me in the willow

sits a snow white turtle dove,

who sings his wife a ballad

to celebrate their love,

I watch the evening sun create

such colours in the sky,

almost as if to imitate 

the rose trees just nearby,

In this corner of the garden

all my birthdays should be spent,

for the gifts that live around me

are most truely heaven sent.

Short Ballad poem by DON JOHNSON| Details |

flows like a ballad

If it flows like a ballad ,

you could sing it babe,

once i was 9 foot tall,

5 foot strides,

big feet had i've,

but time it took away it all ...

Like many poet's who never wrote a word,

just thoughts, n comedy,

without a computer, i'd be that bird,

no words 4 the public feed...

Situation normal all stuffed up, 

man is a useless dude,

his brains fall with his trousers,

booze n women n interlude,

thoughtless brain he houses...

is that really me?

Don Johnson

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