Lusting the passions of a secret desire
Unwinding the mystery of my needs
Funerals are for the future
Internment I ask be deferred
Timeless is my youth
Useless is my request
At seeking eternity or at least eternal rest
End of times may seem long away
Beauty we know fades, it will happen some day
So I dream of youthful moments
Isle graveyards were far away
Holy wars and loveless scores
That a soldier must endure
A desire for peace escapes this generation and more
External forces and internal woes
Death dances at my door
Dedicated to Sara Bernhardt, who slept in her coffin amongst all her love letters.
Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2016
Winds whisper secrets with icy lips
Icicles hang like fingers from skeletal trees
New blanket of snow sparkles like tiny diamonds
Tiny snowflakes fall like confetti from heaven
Everywhere the eye can see is painted a brilliant white
Romantic roaring fire removes the icy chill
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2014
Paint flies freely, from his brush
As he paints her, he sees her blush
In both their eyes, the passion burns
Naked she poses, from the canvas he turns
Temptation irresistable, for her he yearns
With his brush, he paints her red
In all her glory, there on his bed
Textured skin, a canvas extreme
Heaving and writhing, an artist's dream
Fire flows from his finger tips
In all her curves, his passion drips
Rendering her a work of art
Eternal pleasures, from light and dark
For Andrea's Acrostic Contest.
I also used the first word in each stanza to spell out the title.
Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2014
Sing with the birds in May
Pretty songs in dancing play
Raindrops on pedals of flowers
Inspire dreams in spring showers
Nests where robin eggs lay
Give new life to see in a day
Iris, crocus, daffodil show
Soft beauty as they grow
Crickets chirp in evening air
Owls hoot in chorus, a pair
Melodies from morning to night
Instantly lift the heart to flight
Newly cut grass with colors around
Give abundance of beauty to be found
Spring is coming soon
Open your heart to the tune
Over the hills, by rivers and lakes
New beginnings are now awake
For Contest : Spring is coming soon – sponsored by Laura Loo
Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2017
on this special day
I doest say
that thy mother is of graceful sort
it hath been said she is devine
and I do holdeth this to be true
now dearest mother may I be so bold
to tell you the sun still shinest on one so old
as true as this be
you still grasp your faith
like the roots of a tree
tis said you are wise
and this I have found true
the eye doeth grow deceived when it is drawn upon you
as your thoughts become known
only then your age is shown
Copyright © brandy wassam | Year Posted 2014
T~he minds eye closes and envisages the overflowing of true love from one's
H~eart, gravitating to thy One and Only;
E~scaping in conjunction with
B~rackish water adjoining to thy feet; taking note of the wind whispering
E~ver so seamlessly through thine ears while striding upon the seashore.
A~ccompanied by incessant love; keeping hold of hands on no
U~nearthly occasion of relinquishing. Kissing til nightfall loses its color
T~o the openings of daybreak; swimming amongst the creatures of sea
Y~earning to never part, til the extent life ventures to vanish...yet...
O~ftentimes the minds eye reopens to reality; though
F~or the time being
L~et's live every moment as
O~ur last, tracing God first and
V~ersifying our lives to that of the world as such...
E~veryone shall witness and behold The Beauty of L~O~V~E.
Copyright © Pace INK-U-SCRIPT | Year Posted 2012
My sweet Emma,
I placed the purple flower in your hair and you smiled.
Carefree you danced as the royal color of your shift swirled in its dappled patterns.
Heaven could not have made a more perfect vision,
every movement a whirlwind of charm
lost in a world with too little beauty
like that of the innocent flower in your hair,
enchanting in its simplicity.
Copyright © James Inman | Year Posted 2015
Angel Eyes Loving You Forever
Always a dream as the stars wink and smile
Never ending beauty shines picture perfect
Gifted when the moon smiles silver waves
Endless pleasure in a breath of wind sweet
Love blowing goodnight wishes to Heaven
Everlasting happiness sings with such elation
You bring joy when echoes fall silent smiling
Eyes of emotions sparkle golden warm kisses
Sweetly the sun kisses a new day with you
Longing for your passionate caress everyday
Oxygen needed to calm me down as we touch
Vivacious you are My Sweet always on my mind
In love always everyday with you my Dearest One
Never ever wanting to leave your side at all
Great things in abundance result from our love
You are simply the most wonderful person to me
Our love is a mutual bond that binds us together
Unique signifies the nature of our love My Sweet
First always you are in my heart and soul My Love
Our love, desire, and passion are boundless always
Ready always to take you in my arms Dearest One
Ever precious you are as my true love and soulmate
Very intent and passionate always when thinking of us
Ever present we are now in each other’s life My Love
Remembering the love we share forever always one
Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid – A Collaborated Poem,
Copyright © All Rights Reserved (January 24, 2015) (Acrostic)
Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015
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S un sits dazzlingly on its golden throne
U psurging plumes on the horizon in various tints of rose
N uminous gleam foretells tomorrow’s blissful dawn
S piritual grace sufficiently suffices my soul
E ffusion of a fiery love, hope and promises ripple
T owards me, its whole magnified reflection on water tickles
All Rights Reserved
Aug. 6, 2015 12.20pm
Contest: The Answer
Sponsor: My loving poetess, sis and friend, Skat
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2015
Jack Frost adores nipping at our fingers, toes and nose.
Always dressed in white, he hides outside our homes
Creeping out in the dead of night
Keeping his icy wintery fingers busy
Frozen fronds of fern like ice white frost
Resplendently dress our windows and gardens.
Our surroundings are adorned by Mother Nature’s makeover.
Suddenly scintillating snow falls softly on the ground
Transforming our world into a winter wonderland
Contest: Jack Frost Acrostic
Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015
Hell-bent stallion muscles led the mustangs through the plain,
On their heels rode hard a hired man –his job to rope the best--
Rearing high the stallion—urging speed as autumn winds dance thru his mane.
Sheets of lighting limned silhouettes as they pounded toward the west--
Enchanted now the man reined in—this day let beauty rule his breast.
Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop | Year Posted 2013
So much, you have to give.
Yes, you are beautiful!
Are you paying attention to me?
Nile I am.
Dark and handsome man and confident…
For the love of God
In this real world
Never have I
Ever exploded with deep words of lust!
Savoring your body
Suc-cor your tongue
Young and free!
Affixed to your smile
Depths of passion!
Nice fit on you
Enriched this day!
Such words of desire
Ask you to be a part of my life.
So real to happiness
Seductive I am.
Yearn for me!
New elevations for
Finding each other is not a sure coincidence.
Inspire by other elements
Nadirs we are not.
Essence we are.
PENNED ON AUGUST 27, 2014!
FORM: TRIPLE ACROSTIC
Copyright © Verlena S. Walker | Year Posted 2014
Breathtaking scenery with tranquil peace
enchanting nature helps serenity increase
admiring natural gifts within our presence
utopian dreams are forever effervescence
true refinement resides deep in our hearts
imagination improves as ignorance departs
fauna and flora become fragile in maturity
unfortunately humans age with insecurity
love is the formula for meticulous purity
28 December 2015
Beautiful acrostic contest by John Hamilton
Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2015
Bewitched by blissful, beautiful blossoms, bountifully blooming,
reminiscing radiant, refined, ravishing ineffable iridescent gardens.
enchanting, elegant, endearing visions, leave me admiring silently.
abundance of ruby roses, emerald erumurus, amethyst amaryllis
tantalize my senses, scintillating sensual soft, sumptuous scents.
halcyon harmony as the harbinger robin signals spring's horizons,
towering trees begin to breed leaves grandiosely in grand grandeur,
astutely, yet like elegant knights, shielding fragile fauna and flaura.
kindred hearts, seduced by natural magnificence, roam, romancing,
infatuated by mellifluous whispers of birds serenading in susurration.
not many moments in life take my breath away, but this eloquent
garden inspired my pen to write eloquently, words flowing with ease.
11 March 2016
Breathtaking - Poetry Contest by John Hamilton
Susurration: a soft murmur; whisper.
ineffable: incapable of being expressed in words
iridescent: shining with many different colors
erumurus and amaryllis: types of flowers
mellifluous: having a smooth, flowing sound
Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2016
Scintillating snowflakes floating gently to the ground
Painting the landscape white, they don’t make a sound
Every single shimmering snowflake has a unique design
Catch them on your gloves and hands, they look so divine
Transforming our world to a winter wonderland
Aesthetically pleasing, our gardens look so grand
Children build huge snowmen; they have so much fun
Until the snow begins to melt beneath the winter sun
Lovely soft snowflakes swirling are a glorious sight
All around us our surroundings turn a wintry white
Real beauty captivates our eyes in our wonderful world
Contest: Spectacular acrostic
Sponsor: John Hamilton
16th January 2015
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016
Summer sunsets o'er majestic Pikes Peak are a wonder to behold.
Unequaled hues gild the western sky in flaming red and gold!
Mere artists will never portray on canvas such a glorious sight.
Magnificent ivory clouds enhance the scene much to my delight!
Embellishing this exquisite panorama with colors all aglow,
Reminds me of the bright hues in paintings by van Gogh!
Soon the sun will sink beyond the towering tors of Pikes Peak.
Ushered in is a mellow moon to make the ebon night less bleak!
Nary a sunset gracing the elegant form of Mount Kilimanjaro,
Shall compare to the painting in the sky that I'll view tomorrow!
Even though famed artists have created masterpieces in the past,
The brush strokes of The Master Artist will never be surpassed!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) 2014 All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw | Year Posted 2014
Delving in the dreamy depths, I look up
Endearing all who behold my expressive eyes.
Crawling into the dark to see contrast of light,
Embers glow immaculately in my stupor.
Married to the tenderness and comfort of family,
Brave I am to stand in the wilderness of the unknown.
Even in content I confess,
Remembering the cold is what helps me cherish the warmth within.
December 13th, 1993
written: August 10, 2015
For the contest, "Birth Month Acrostics"
Sponsored by: Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2015
Jumping, Jupiter!! Jan is the best!!
Always upbeat, helping with heartfelt at best,
Nominating her! Queen of the Day.
And fond memories down our Soup's Memory Lane!
Letting poets and people into her happy domain,
Loving each day with laughter in her heart
Inviting new-comers with sweet comments at hand,
She may be related to cyber buddy Jack Ellison by demand
Of her great laughter for funnies to all read and see
Nominating her the queen in Poetry Soup by command.
Written: Oct. 21, 2015
Copyright © Theresa CW | Year Posted 2015
No Goodbyes Acrostic
N ever has anyone been able to capture my soul
O nly you have my heart, using remote control
G one are the days of my never ending solitude
O vercast shadows dissipate, with my newfound mood
O bvious to all my heart and soul are all yours
D estiny has infused your fragrance, into my pores
B eauty is internal, not what's seen only with the eyes
Y our essence has consumed me, and finally I realize
E verything you do and say, to me is oh, so kindly
S eparation is impossible, because I love you blindly.
John Derek Hamilton
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes
because for those who love with heart and soul
there is no such thing as separation. Rumi
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2015
Poetess she is, whose magic is cast with great ease
Opulent in words, charming to the utmost degrees,
Engraving hisses, silhouettes, images of natures surreal
Trespassing horizons never stretched out to an ideal
Destroyer as known for, although she's here to compose
Enchating poems and songs her beautiful soul bestows
Such a fusion encourages poets to hold their inks and quills
To write 'bout nymphs in seas or orchards filled with daffodils
Rampantly defeated by her as what often happens, except
Of all practiced skilled writers she's definitely the most adept
Yielded in a words-battle having a single acknowledged end
Efficacious "She" is by far a star who can simply transcend,
Reproductions of literary stylistic forms in her magnificent way
A lady I know as Linda with a pseudonym Poet Destroyer A!
© Guru Jad 2013
Dedicated with Admiration! :)
Copyright © Guru Jad | Year Posted 2013
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-
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2012
by: Eric L. Boddie
Something about her relieves me of my breath
Keenly, she supports all who reach her path
Allusions of perfection seem to provide her wealth
The complex simplicity of her being can only be described by math
All her Beauty is clearly visible, she has no need for stealth
Copyright © eric boddie | Year Posted 2015
Lingering waves surge into the shore.
Ominous glory, it rages for a score.
Vivacious peaks beautify its core.
Each one different, then the one before,
Once you have seen the power it holds.
From then on, the greatness unfolds.
Terrifyingly beauty raptures your mind.
Hearing its sounds enthralls us to find.
Earnest thoughts we once left behind.
Oceans beauty is spellbinding at dusk.
Creating fresh aroma, sometimes musk,
Every day delivering, treasures of mollusk.
After a day at the ocean, you may enjoy cusk.
Not one person denies the beauty so brusk.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2009
Charm comes from within
Her loving, open heart
And she is such an important
Real and true
Member of our Soup Community
Always spreading joy
Inspiring our passions
Never losing sight of the power of friendship
Each of our lives is better because she is here
For our dear friend Charmaine. She has extended her hand in friendship to everyone here
and I want her to know how much she is loved. The beauty of her words is only superceded
by the beauty of her heart. How lucky we are to have such a lovely woman on Poetry Soup!
Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010
Blooming pure petals of love paint a newly found scape
Ever so delicate a passion longing for a love to complete
A graceful flight of a free bird flutters past a heart of pure
Unleashed temptations dance in the summer heat whispering words
Today I hold a hope tight to my heart of eyes that saturate an angelic song
Your festive freedom captivates this curious heart, only for you I long to dance....
Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010
Proudly she stands on slopes covered in snow
One graceful woodland deer her eyes aglow
She strikes a pose unmoving, head held high
Twitching her ears as flapping birds go by.
Catching the light of early morning sun
Across the stream reflected colours run.
Right by the lake the drifting mist lies low
Deliberating: should it stay or go?
Voraciously I feast on nature’s fare
Intense the bliss which fills my heart and soul
Ethereal the mood that tempts to share
With my obliging muse...she makes me whole.
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Contest: Winter-Related Acrostic
Sponsor: Janice Canerdy
© 29th December 2016
Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2016
(M)oon is rising full and high
(O)utstanding sight in the sky
(O)vercoming darkness so bright
(N)ight is filled with wholesome light
(L)ayers shining on top of the snow
(I)gniting stained glass windows aglow
(G)iving guidance in this winter show
(H)eavenly hope for all who lost sight
(T)o be led by this new phase tonight
Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2017
M. oving from my sleep
O. nly echoes of night remains
R. eturning from dreams of your loveliness
N. ever believing I would meet someone like you
I. awake with delight
N. ot alone anymore for I have you
G. ood morning my love
awakens the earth
Birds sing cheerfully
to the earth
This is the time
to wish my love
a good morning.....
Copyright © Ken Carroll | Year Posted 2013
M ystically making magical mountainess memories
Y outhful yielding yachting yawns younder
N ewborn Nightingales nesting nervously near
A mbient animals auditioning against the airwaves
T imorous trees that tirelessly tower throughout time
U niversal uplifting of uproarious undying unions
R ivers rhythmically running revitalizing romances
E arth elegantly euphorically evolving eternally.
Oops!...had to adjust..reread...poem must be minimum 8 lines maximum 24 lines
Wordscapes - Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: John Hamilton
Copyright © Winged Warrior | Year Posted 2016
Spring is the best time to play.
Outstanding performances don't go unnoticed.
Cards are used for warnings or send-offs.
Creativity is a key role.
Everyone participates on or off the field.
Referees are important.
Copyright © Samuel Hernandez | Year Posted 2015