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Abides Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Storming Steve M. Free verse Free verse abides, depression, hope, longing, lost
Premium Member Poem Dreams Dancing A Dance Into Retreating Time Robert Lindley Sonnet Sonnet abides, art, dance, dream, emotions,
Premium Member Poem I'd John lawless Rhyme Rhyme abides, imagery, love,
Searching for God Christopher Bunton Free verse Free verse abides, god, growth, spiritual,
Where Dreams Have Laid Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme Rhyme abides, dream, words,
This Old Tree Randy Johnson Rhyme Rhyme abides, analogy, christian, faith,
Premium Member Poem Until the Sandman Comes Gregory R Barden Rhyme Rhyme abides, appreciation, child, leaving, life,
The Earthen Vessel's Treasure Clarence Billheimer Rhyme Rhyme abides, analogy,
Humility Andrew Fairchild Free verse Free verse abides, confidence, faith, god, integrity,
The Reason For Living meru groen Dramatic Monologue Dramatic Monologue abides, love,
If Only Tom Valles Didactic Didactic abides, christian, dedication, for her,
Premium Member Poem Coyote Kid Gregory R Barden Rhyme Rhyme abides, betrayal, childhood, conflict, corruption,
The Gift of Being Laura Breidenthal Ode Ode abides, appreciation, creation, loneliness, longing,
Premium Member Poem FOR MY DEAREST BELOVED nette onclaud Verse Verse abides, dedication, feelings, for him,
Premium Member Poem Our Annie Jack Ellison Limerick Limerick abides, pets,
Thanksgiving Traditions M. L. Kiser Acrostic Acrostic abides, appreciation, celebration, drink, food,
Premium Member Poem Seek and Ye Shall Find John lawless Free verse Free verse abides, angst, god, religion,
Troubled Times Clarrie Moore Verse Verse abides, today,
Premium Member Poem CELEBRATING LIFE'S SAGA nette onclaud Free verse Free verse abides, devotion, family, together,
Premium Member Poem Monster Mark Elam Heroic Couplets Heroic Couplets abides, depression,
Premium Member Poem Weightless, Penniless, Timeless Without Score Robert Lindley Sonnet Sonnet abides, art, dark, death, deep,
BEWARE OF HELL Beata Agustin Rhyme Rhyme abides, dark, death, faith, god,
HOME Michael Barber Narrative Narrative abides, appreciation, blessing, confidence, deep,
Premium Member Poem EROTICA Leon Enriquez Couplet Couplet abides, change,
Limerick Rita Oyewale Limerick Limerick abides, 1st grade, adventure,
Before You Leave Freddie Robinson Jr. Epic Epic abides, humorous, imagery, society, wisdom,
When The Trumpet Sounds Michael Barber Rhyme Rhyme abides, blessing, celebration, christian, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem RHETORICAL Leon Enriquez Sonnet Sonnet abides, allegory,
The Gospel Michael Barber Rhyme Rhyme abides, analogy, appreciation, blessing, confidence,
Premium Member Poem Jesus You Are Donetta Harless Rhyme Rhyme abides, christian, faith, god, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem MEANING OF REAL LOVE nette onclaud Verse Verse abides, devotion, inspirational love,
Humanity Jack Eldridge Triolet Triolet abides, humanity,
Premium Member Poem FASHION Leon Enriquez Rhyme Rhyme abides, allegory,
Premium Member Poem SPARKLE Leon Enriquez Sonnet Sonnet abides, change,
My Guardian - for Dar Chris Hagy Free verse Free verse abides, animal, dog, inspirational, loss,
Grief John Newlin Verse Verse abides, grief,
Premium Member Poem Why Poets Are An Illumination In This Dark World Robert Lindley Sonnet Sonnet abides, art, creation, inspiration, poets,
For Sweetness Was His Curse Martins Deep Quintain (English) Quintain (English) abides, death, deep, inspirational, lonely,
The cottage in my heart Wendy Watson Rhyme Rhyme abides, places,
Premium Member Poem Celestial Sphere Eileen Manassian Blank verse Blank verse abides, passion,
GIRL, I'M WISHING Lyric Man Lyric Lyric abides, destiny, dream, emotions, fantasy,
The Drive of Devotion J.W. Earnings Verse Verse abides, encouraging, endurance, faith, happiness,
Premium Member Poem MY SON nette onclaud Sonnet Sonnet abides, father son,
Silence Charlie Baker Enclosed Rhyme Enclosed Rhyme abides, inspirational,
In This Place Charlie Baker Enclosed Rhyme Enclosed Rhyme abides, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Summer Beauty Janis Thompson Rhyme Rhyme abides, nature, tree,
Guts Zak Whatever Free verse Free verse abides, depression,
THE CAPTAIN Lyric Man Lyric Lyric abides, dream, fantasy, feelings, longing,
Premium Member Poem Summer Love Sandra Haight Sonnet Sonnet abides, love, summer,
Premium Member Poem LOVE Leon Enriquez Rubai Rubai abides, allegory,

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Abides Poem Example

The Angel Inside

Coral life forms in copious swarms
feast in the Cambrian chyme,
dividing their cells and forming their shells
to end on the seafloor as lime.
Tectonic churning and magma upturning
renders marble whiter than bone.
The marble is mined, but the cutters are blind
to the angel confined in the stone.

A young sculptor arose, with a bend in his nose
and a transcendent creative spark,
charged with ambition to fulfill a commission,
an angel for St. Dominic's Ark.
An artist sublime who will live for all time,
his genius is to see things not shown.
For an angel to achieve he first has to perceive
its splendor enclosed in the stone.

At dawning's first glow he surveys the tableau
of the blocks the stone cutters supplied.
In some he sees dreams of potential themes,
but only one holds an angel inside.
“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain 
as does failing to hear it and see it.”
The block that he chose was rejected by those
who then lied and claimed to foresee it.
 
With talent and skill he falls to with a will,
surrounded by rubble and relic.
His method you see, for the angel to free
is to remove all the bits not angelic.
Michelangelo’s art for all time stands apart
but there's something further to heed.
For there's a bit more to the fine metaphor
in the tale of the angel he freed.

“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain 
as does failing to hear it and see it.”
For in all our insides a bright angel abides
and is just waiting for something to free it:
to remove all the parts which harden our hearts,
to chip out the darkness and pride,
to smooth the rough patches, to polish the scratches
and unshackle the angel inside.

© January 26, 2013

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