A-ugust ushers in the promise of blushing leaves of colour,
U-nderneath the late summer trees, the lovers savor the grapes and cheese,
G-aiety reigned for a few moments, they embraced, mottled sunlight on their
U-nderstanding they'll soon be freshmen at separate colleges,
S-ummer, in it's crown, generously gave them their days of elation,
T-ime must travel, it cannot pause, for, sorrowfully, even the lovers must know,
the dandelions will turn into snow.
Copyright © Regina Elliott | Year Posted 2017
A geless this seems
D ealing with goodbye
I n numerous diverse forms,
E ach one with different emotions
U ntil that moment, you realize how difficult saying farewell can really be…
*not a contest entry, just inspired by Andrea's contest :)*
Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2013
Saying goodbye to summer's
Unrelenting heat brings joy.
Munchkins return to the classroom and
Moms now have a moment's peace.
Eagerly I await autumn's flora and
Relish the delightful coolness of the weather as
Summer relinquishes her throne.
Enjoy the dregs of summer,
Now that the days grow shorter, but
Don't be sad - she'll return next year.
For Francine Roberts "Summer's End" contest
Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2013
After all this time
Dare we go there?
Eventually we have no choice
Unknowingly the decision was made for us
So although I am a little sad this is adieu; until we meet again
*Gerald (suggestion of the word in Portuguese) & Jack (his persistency :)
Hope you are not disappointed*
Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2013
And remember this departure is not final
distant stars will light up my path again
I will come back to you someday
every step that takes me away from you
ultimately will bring us even closer
Placement- 2nd (September 2013)
Contest- Acrostic of 5 letter word (adieu)
Sponsor- Andrea Dietrich
© kash poet (kashinath karmakar)
Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2013
November saying hi
October says bye
Valediction for succession
Enter like a magician
Moving things from best
Bringing them to your chest
Edit and expunge the worst
Rewrite the trailed test
Copyright © CHRISDAD KOJO ARTHUR | Year Posted 2014
I figured I would post a Acrostic/End-Line poem as a guide for my new contest. Plus,
I just really needed to get this out!!
Withering away, everyday nine to five______________I
Really needed to escape the grind, it_____________Was
Inevitable my writing skill would start___________Working
To find freedom financially, it has been____________Hard
Intoxicated with success, ambitious and ready________For
New obstacles. Struggling and broke for_______Someone else's
Glory. Now I can work less make more while on____Vacation
Forty plus hours weekly, seven and a half__________Years
Raises scarce. No car, walked to and from___________for
Endless stress, a chess game I lose daily.._________Nothing
Elegant about living check to check!_________________I
Live within my means but still scraping by___________Just
Another citizen down and out. What I_____________Needed
Never given, I am self made. My dreams_____________To
Carry my writing further, profit and_______________Escape
Elevate. Rise from this lower level corporate_____Imprisonment
Copyright © Jared Pickett | Year Posted 2014
Going away and to never return
On a journey far from here
Over the the horizon is where you would go
Destiny waits and take you to that place
Beyond the skies where angels dwell
Your home in heaven awaits to welcome you
Eternal peace shall embrace you when you sleep
I will miss you when you are gone
Sadness and sorrow will fill my heart
Never will I see you again in this life but I pray
One sweet day we'll see each other again
There in heaven where we will forever stay
From here I'll send my prayers and kisses to you
On the whispering winds that rise up to the sky
Remember me when you're way up there
Everyday of my life I shall think of our time
Verses we shared shall be played in my mind
Every time you are missed and thought of
Remembering is the only way to keep you with me-alive in my memory
Copyright © Nudershada Cabanes | Year Posted 2015
"Fifty ways to leave your lover"
is such a sad song to sing
fifty ways to break her heart
too many ways to create misery
you wish you knew a better way
I love five/ a new five letter word Acrostic Contest.
Host: Andrea Dietrich
Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013
D umbfounded by
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
Copyright © Brian Pierre-Alexander | Year Posted 2012
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.
Copyright © angel heady | Year Posted 2012
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
No Such Thing as Goodbye
Never was I so happy before
On a beautiful summer day
So many things I wanted to say
Unlike many, you were here to stay
Coursing through my veins, love stained inside of me
Hate was no longer existing
Tons of time, I wanted to say I love you
Handfuls of emotions
Instead I shrunk away, fearing the worst
Never did I expect you to feel the same
Giving me hope was part of your game
Always I was the one to chase you
Seeing as how you probably didn't care
Gave away my heart, full trust in you
Of course you never wanted it
One day you told me
Do I dare to believe it?
Bad news, you were never coming back
You left, saying goodbye for the last time
Even now I hang on to this silly illusion. I hope there are no such thing as real goodbyes….
Copyright © Amber Clement | Year Posted 2015
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 with the eyes
Y our essence has consumed me, and finally I realize
E cstasy has taken over, and to sadness I say goodbye
For Rick Parise contest 7 lines
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2016
Over and over
Copyright © Anna Mayall | Year Posted 2009
Existence of the 8 track as I recall, was of short duration
X is a letter of the alphabet seldom used to begin a word
Telephone booths have gone the way of the dinosaurs
Internet technology has greatly altered the face real romance
Need I say that the landline telephone has been replaced by cell phones?
Currency as a medium of exchange still exists, but is slowly dying
Transactions via the internet has become the preferred mode of operation
In spite of “high Tech explosion”, don’t forget to read, write and do math
Ocean waves and winds can still wreck havoc, and are not likely to change
Never give up on the past, because some old things might have to be resurrected
12302015 (PS Contest on the theme of “Extinction”)
Copyright © curtis johnson | Year Posted 2015
One million stories told
Reaching beyond self
Trying to seek
The infinite possibility of chance is given room
Sacrifice I may never embrass
Still I reach out
I claim and grasp this thing called love
Copyright © Apolo Amai | Year Posted 2014
G etting up to leave you is very hard
Only you can stop me my darling
Or you can let me walk out that door
Did you find the letter that I wrote you?
Baby my heart is breaking and
You must know I love you, you're my
Everything but I need more, goodbye
Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron
Copyright © Alexis Y. | Year Posted 2016
You have confessed your love to me,
Our parents accepted us for we were meant to be,
Utter the word "I do" and I shall be your bride,
Always remember our marriage has pride,
Reaching and pleasing you is completely hard,
Everything I did, you're always on your guard,
Now that we don't have any communication,
Our love has ended with a sad solution,
Times have changed ever since we got married,
Tears were shed, we're now separated,
Hiding our true feelings from each other,
Everything's changed now that we won't be together,
Our time together has been great,
Now we moved on and found another date,
Emptiness in my heart has been filled by another,
I think I have found my missing other,
Leaving you was the best thing that ever happened,
Our for each other is completely forgotten,
Vows and promises are meant to be broken,
Every memory we had has been taken.
Copyright © Stuart Madsen | Year Posted 2015
Shining your light on the clock as if to offer a begging child a loaf of bread.
Always out of reach, grasping tightly for fear of loss.
Antagonizing the clock, begging for darkness. For the sun’s kiss to set behind the
Hills. Seconds passing by, like a hammer pounding a nail into stone. Tick, tick, tick, tick.
Encompassing all but the deepest, darkest crevices.
Reaching every darkest secret.
Keep shining bright, sun in the sky, into a new day, full of new hopes.
Even the clock has hopes for his time, to bask in the sunshine.
Copyright © Mike Beard | Year Posted 2017
Gone are the days I am invisible
Owning my voice
Owning my beauty
Damned if it ever happens again
Beckoning forth my inner child
Yearning to heal her..ashamed it has taken too long
Empty heart filling up with strength, hope and courage
You belong again, I smile
Echos of the ghost's words which damaged our soul
Soon begin to fade crossing between hues
Turning from shades of black..to purple..to red..to yellow
Eager to walk hand in hand, no longer hidden
Remberance of the child I once was
Dancing in the rain baptizing the blossoming woman I am becoming
Accept this now my sweet
You belong again, I smile
Copyright © Jen Hart | Year Posted 2015
P eople all over the earth were shocked to hear that a Comet half the size of the moon, would
A nnihilate every human being and most animals on earth on Friday, August 26, 2016; no one would survive.
N othing could be done as the comet was too big to be destroyed or nudged off course by missiles.
D eath and destruction would be almost immediate at 1111 AM Greenwich Mean Time on that day.
E veryone was panicking, rushing to be with loved ones, gathering families together, not knowing what to do and when.
M eetings of authorities and police failed to stop rioting, looting and the rush on banks, shops and chaos on the roads.
O bviously, no one went to work and this caused chaos as there were no planes, trains, buses, no transport, no police, nothing but chaos.
N othing worked any more, and there was no way to gather families together as service stations stopped selling petrol, food shops closed, lights went out; panicked buying and looting emptied the shops.
I nside the cities it was mayhem, as people ran about trying to do everything they promised themselves, and others they would do before they died.
U nable to travel people huddled together, cried and tried to call loved ones on clogged and failing phone lines; the internet stopped.
M any people planned ways to end it all, humanely holding hands, calmly drifting away, well before the fire ball hit, as the pandemonium became sheer intolerable terror.
Copyright © John Anderson | Year Posted 2016
I didn't know what to say.
Diffusing those three words like a bomb,
Only i can stop the explosion.
Nothing comes out and you're stuck
Thinking, "why can't she say it?"
Loving me is pain. loving me is
Overrated at best.
Victim to one too many, i shut out
Everyone if they get too close.
You are no exception.
Once you say you love me,
Understand i cannot stay.
Copyright © Evelyn Rose | Year Posted 2016
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
Copyright © Jessica K | Year Posted 2009
K-iss the night goodbye,
A-s you rise from slumber;
R-ight away leave the dark,
E-ither now or
M-istakes, errors and sins
A-re causing a nightmare;
I-mprove the way you walk,
N-ew life is worthwhile
S-ay goodbye to the night,
A-s you say hello to the dawn;
N-ovember seventeenth morn
C-hecks if the dusk is gone.
H-ave a beautiful day,
E-agerly gaze at the blue sky;
Z-ealously welcome the sun, kiss the night goodbye.
Copyright © Bernard F. Asuncion | Year Posted 2016
page after page verse after verse trying hard to find the words to keep my heart from being cursed that same kiss was the advocate to see my happiness reversed ....
i resume to lick my wound but this was one i couldnt nurse...
now i walk this earth alone as i atone being hurt...
i wish my soul would flee my flesh observe this pain i dont deserve ...
theese tears could fill a million wells silent crys are barely heard ...
the deepest love ill never have and thats what hurts the worst...got damn
Copyright © Micah Watkins | Year Posted 2017