Big ripe Mcintosh apples found lying on the ground
Release sweet juiciness when their finders take a bite.
Ibises of scarlet stand elsewhere in the world without a sound
Gathered underneath a crimson sky awaiting night.
Hovering near bushes bursting ever rosily
Twin monarchs flutter; cardinals sit on a red-flamed tree.
Barns decorate the countryside always painted so
Easily to view in their typical bright red hue.
A patch of strawberries grows in summer row by row by row.
Utter deliciousness resides in raspberries grown there too.
Tempting are the garden's tomatoes, more treats colored red!
Inside an orchard, carrying a pail which holds small fruit
From a cherry tree, treads a freckled lad, hair like fire on his head.
Underneath a canopy of leaves, robin redbreast sings a tribute,
Lifting notes mellifluously in praise of nature’s grace.
Robust as chili peppers' flavor; radiant as a ruby gem,
Everywhere we see the passion in this color we embrace.
Delightful and dynamic too is this color most worthy of a poem!
May 30, 2017 for the Red Poetry Contest of Mystic Rose
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2017
I prefer to be called Jan … only my mum calls me Janet
Makes me feel like a naughty child and I am never naughty!
Just started writing poetry last year
Aims to try and make you smile
Now I have the writing bug and I never want to stop
All I want to do is learn about writing
Loving my new found creativity
Life experiences recently have made me stronger
I don’t try to pretend to be anything I’m not
Self-confidence is at an all time high
Only those very close to me know what makes me tick
Now is my time to shine
The meaning of ‘Janet’ in Hebrew is Gift from God
So who am I to argue with that endorsement!!!!
Sponsored by CT
Contest – what’s in your name
2nd December 2015
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015
Certavi et Vici: I have fought and conquered
C irca one millennium of history, written in a name,
E ncapsulating moments of a fierce and gruesome game;
R espect was ne’er commanded but given all the same
T o warriors who, for country, had a constant burning flame.
A hand each of justice, faith and sincerity came,
V ictorious over those, who oppressed and tried to claim
I ridescent waters and beauteous wooded lands, in shame.
E loquent mermaid is a symbol of our diplomatic aim,
T o guide our strength towards peace and magnanimous fame.
V eracity, a venerated virtue, and fortitude when lame,
I ndomitable spirit that persecution cannot tame;
C hevron of protection under our tutelage; I exclaim
I have fought and conquered, and the proof is in my name.
What’s In A Name Contest: Silent One
18th January 2016
Joint 1st Place
Copyright © Nicola Byrne | Year Posted 2017
Earned his name~
Suffered all the pain~
Under the hands of men~
Settled with hate against him~
Compassionately he forgave them still~
He loved us then and he always will~
Rising he gave us the right to survive~
Intoxicating he is to all of our lives~
Supplying our each and every need~
Thank you father, For blessing me~
Our king above kings~
Understanding he brings~
Radiant he is indeed~
Living for Christ is the greatest thing~
Only in him may you rest in peace~
Remember each day to trust and forgive~
Divided from him is no way to live~
Copyright © Tyesha Ehigiator | Year Posted 2009
Paradise to the old man was a humble garden,
A peaceful sanctuary for rest and meditation,
Reminiscing and counting his blessings.
An angel found him there and softly called his name,
Delivered a message, with a tender smile, and
Invitingly he held out his hand; he followed.
Standing by the door, the Lord greeted him with open arms:
Enter, your long journey has come to an end; welcome home!
To those who believe in an after life ...enjoy the inspiration.
To those who do not ........................enjoy the narration.
25th December 2015
Contest: Paradise Acrostic
Sponsor: John Hamilton
Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2015
P-oetess, who is so GREAT and LOVELY
O-n the pedestal, I look up at her with so much glee
E-verything she writes are splendid and they all inspire me
T-eaching me unique writing styles, drawing me to pen more with piquancy.
D-estroyer is a nice name giving me good impressions
E-ncouragement through her comments, destroy all my writing inhibitions
S-o grateful that heaven brings her as one of my precious gems
T-ruly, I will forever treasure her in reality and in my dreams
R-ight here in my heart and mind, I sincerely admire her
O-h, what a great mother, grandmother and also a sweet friend and sister!
Y-earning to meet her someday, I still wonder
E-nchanting names she has are giving me puzzles
R-esolve my doubts, who is Skat and Linda who has the same name as her bf forever?
Written: Sept. 6, 2012
10th Place Winner
Contest: Curiosity Killed the Cat Harry Horsman and Mandy Tams
Poet Sponsor: Harry Horsman
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012
A ~a cost too high to pay
N ~no fidelity; no endurance
G ~goes without saying; we flunked
L ~loved the Bling that came with it
E ~ever after; not in this lifetime
S ~so, there you have it; we’re done
E ~elated; we’ve come to this conclusion
Y ~you can refer to me as ~K~; without the last name
Copyright © Karen Anglesey | Year Posted 2013
Arthur Vaso ( Acrostic )
A...Aboard this roller coaster world - we all are.
R...replacements for us are not any.
T...Today we are here, to do the best we can.
H...Heaven on this Earth - we will never find.
U...Unless it's in a dream.
R...Remember to always stand for what you believe in.
V...Victory at the end will be yours.
A...Always give thanks to God for what you have.
S...Somwtimes life is not easy.
O...Our time here is not forever...
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
Copyright © Lucilla Carrillo | Year Posted 2014
Loves and appreciates beauty,
Endowed with creativity in arts, music and poetry,
Oath to offer my talents prayerfully to Thee.
Nymph-like to my clan;
Obedient, faithful and so generous to everyone,
Remain as I am in my name so sweet,
Always do things in Lord's name as long as I live.
Contest: The Poet
Poet Sponsor: My most fav. poet, Linda/PD
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012
Brave hearted, an ambitious soul
Raving beauty, tip of the knoll
Intellectually tops the poll
Thoughtful friend, able to console
Thinker, for deep answers she’ll troll
New adventures in her life stroll
Exceptional, she has big goals
Yearns for actions that make her whole
Copyright © Brent Cloyd | Year Posted 2014
My instinct comes heedlessly and ever leadless
Dances over memory
Copyright © Michael Dom | Year Posted 2012
C MV is not resistant to this drug
M ali's chance to fight this attack
X -ray's of effect may not be known
O n God's grace I do depend
O nly prayers allow God to guide
1 miracle for Mali is God's plan
Contest Name Anything
Copyright © Tom Larrow | Year Posted 2011
You may find in this life if you’re not too shady
Someone who is precious, like my beautiful lady
The person whose name at the end will be written
The one who will know by this verse that I’m smitten
The words that I write come straight from my heart
About a beautiful lady whom I hope won’t depart
A verse of what each individual letter means to me
A verse that will show just how wonderful is she
B is for beguiling, that look of love in her eyes
E is for emotion, for her love that gives me the highs
A is for adorable, her captivating charm
U is for unabashed, the love which cannot harm
T is for tenderness, witnessed in her every touch
I is for intensity, in our love making theres is so much
F is for faithful, of which I have never a doubt
U is for unembellished, without make up, her beauty still shines out
L is for loving, and treating me like gold
Please read on for there is more I must unfold
L is for lingering, her kisses long and full of passion
A is for absolutely, given love with no short ration
D is for dress, she wears her clothes with such great style
Y is for yearning, for me just to see her smile
At last you say you’ve reached the end now please shout
Whose this beautiful lady that you are writing about
I would tell you her name but she is so shy
Yet still the most beautiful lady underneath the sky
Copyright © Owen Yeates | Year Posted 2012
R eady to give a hug and be caring to others
U nderneathe my heart I’m a true romantic
S imply adorable I am, many people have said
S o heartfelt are my feelings of compassion
E very beat of my heart brings a certain peace
L ovely words do I say to everyone I know
L ong will I remain truthful and loving to all
Entrant into Poet Destroyer A's "a poem' about you... it can be an ode' a self ballad, any poem about you.. THE POET" contest
Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013
H e was always the saintly , quiet one
A and everyone knew his name .
P etula Francis Xaviar
P uts Johnny Cash's Sue to shame .
Y et , he always held his dignity
N o matter , who would provoke
E specially , his crazy sister
W alter Benedict , who he'd gladly choke .
Y es , it was time for big decisions
E specially for twenty ten
A nd sissy names , particularly , ain't for real men ;( so he is now )
R egina , Catie , Seanie , Carol Poetry , the Pen ..
Inspired for Carol's Happy New Year contest and "dared "to write and present this , by Catie .
Copyright © Sean Kelly | Year Posted 2010
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
Justice his goal, his words polite
Eager to help friends with their plight
Relies on small things for delight
Expressive in what he does write
Mighty in love, peaceful and quite
Yields to actions that are forthright
Copyright © Brent Cloyd | Year Posted 2014
Achiever of Goals
Sandra M. Haight
Contest: What's In Your Name
What Does Name "Sandra" Mean: Strange, but this is me!
"You are spiritually intense and can sting or charm. Your name brings love and new starts into life and attracts money. In business, you are the creator and promoter of original ideas and usually enjoy considerable financial success. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it. Creative and outgoing, you are always looking for an opportunity to show your abilities, especially before audience. You are very flexible and like to feel appreciated..."
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015
Vanguard in death and deception,
Innocent hearts heed to his illusion.
Cry Mama Africa, cry for your children.
Angels with dark countenances are raised against them.
Rise black man, awake from your slumber,
Inactivate the medium that is deceiving you.
Understand, no! over stand the number:
Six, six, six is the number of a man.
From the west they came, with bibles and guns,
Igniting a fire, a burning desire to be like them.
Lost in the labyrinths of prayer, summoning gnomes and goblins;
In persuasion we fly with angels and jinns,
Incarcerated in spins of sins.
Dark is our external shades, but our heart is as red as blood.
Ethiopian blood stained the suit of the woman we dearly loved.
Is the black child a sacrifice to god, their god?
Copyright © Earle Brown | Year Posted 2010
Sensationally super, and Sagittarius son of John Spence
Pleasantly personable, and matriarch Maud Spence’s son
Enabling, exquisite, eloquent, evolving and enterprising
Naturally nice, no nonsense, and a nutritionist nobleman
Carrot consumer, constant comrade and cold-war veteran
Equitably enlightened, and just an elegant eggnog taster
Jumping Jupiter, a jubilant sundae lover, and just a jewel!
Comments: During my twenty plus years of military service I was always called
Spence, J. That's just the way the government does business. This acrostic is
about Spence, J. It's crafted on a combination of alliteration, assonance and
consonance sounding words. Eggnog at Christmas is my favorite. Having a
Sunday afternoon sundae at the ice cream parlor is oh so tasty. Wow! I just love
it!!! Anyway, here are some comments on writing an acrostic. The basic acrostic
poem is formed by writing a word vertically down the page, which may also be
the topic of the poem. It’s recommended to use one letter per line, and the
beginning letters should be all capital ones. Each line of the poem should begin
with the letter on that line and the line should pertain to the word or title being
used. Some may recommend using one word or a phrase which does not have
to rhyme; however, one may move beyond the basic acrostic form and use a
complete thought with a rhyming sequence. It’s also recommended to use
adjectives and phrases that describe the word or subject of the acrostic. Finally,
one may take the quantum leap and write a double acrostic where the first and
last letters of each line are the same.
Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2006
Can anyone or should they say anything about loves effect.
Only one issue I feel is important, that they are both adults.
Undeniably love knows no bounds, or even any sect.
Granted in the bible, they chose younger women with respect.
Age is just a factor, when it comes to loves depth of realism.
Reason, whether be older men or women, having no schism.
Each day that passes unhappiness rages, in relationships of close age.
Forever love is in the heart and soul; it really has no classic cage.
Forever love is even rarer these days, than ever before.
Every soul has a soul mate, this I do believe with Heavens score.
Craving the closeness and touching of spirits bound, with true tenderness.
Taking to name this the cougar effect, is lending thoughts that are lecherous.
Sponsor Dr.Ram Mehta
Contest Name Cougar Effect
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2011
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
Fate he stressed (earlier on) isn't to stand idle
Attitude, hardworking, perseverance and prayer are keys to greatness
No shortcut to true success, recognition or
Continuous reputation and achievement
You need to wake up from your slumber if really you want to belong
Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013
A A miracle that's what you are to me
U Unique as your name
R Rose red fat little cheeks
O Once I looked into your eyes you took my heart
R Rely on me to always be there for you
A Amazing little girl that's what you are
Dedicated to my granddaughter who is 4 weeks old today.
Nanny loves you baby girl!
Copyright © Tracey Pollack | Year Posted 2016
Yeah my name is Catherine yeah i had a hard life but when i look in a mirror i see a girl that still standing strong no matter what people say about me, no matter what people may throw at me i still have my pride in me.
And this is what my name stands for.
C is for Classy.
A is for Active.
T is for Talented.
H is for Hard.
E is for Educated.
R is for Righteousness.
I is for Impressionism.
N is for Nice but don't take my niceness for granted.
E is for Etiquette.
Copyright © catherine madura | Year Posted 2010
Words of Warner is the title of my second book, coming soon
Author, songwriter, musician, producer, philosopher, poet
Recognized as a poet of merit International Society of Poets
Nominated as poet of the year 2007 by The Society of Poets
Editors choice award, Howard Ely managing editor poetry.com
Romance rhyme rant ribaldry rhythmic lyrics patriotic and more
Collection of titles
Bazooka Joe is Gum, Belated, Be Kind, Big Brown Eyes
American Time, Arizona spring, ABC's of Pie, Amazing
X rated: Hedgehog, Miss Honey Lynn, Porn star Prayer
Tumultuous Traveler, Tom’s a Peeper, Time, Tomorrow
Easter Acrostic, Every day is Father's day, Easter Cross
Rock ‘n Roll Dream, Renegade Man, Rising from the East
and so much more
Copyright © Warner Baxter | Year Posted 2014
Teddy is my name;
Everyday I write poetry
Describing my day to day life, and
Decisions that I critically make, to make my
Yesterday a history worth remembrance.
By: Teddy Kimathi
Copyright © Teddy Kimathi | Year Posted 2014
I am human,
aware of imperfection,
even through different races,
their misunderstanding and affections.
My name means bravery,
to stand against fears,
to hide my tears,
to fight off my misery.
My name means to understand,
we all look different,
but we all live in the same world,
the same as our human hands.
My name means to live,
travel in the earth's air,
nothing can compare,
to my freedom will.
Life is unfair and that's fine,
Life is hard, but it's mine,
my mind is my domain,
I may look different, but my beliefs will stay the same,
even in my own grave,
you all will remember my name.
Copyright © verlena dillard | Year Posted 2014
Lunar observation - vehement eclipse
Insolvable notions suffocate ideas. Dead ends.
Naked - onerous - torrent
Silent torment inside lost lacuna
Energize vexation - every rationalization
Yourself - odious - unquiet
Friday December 5th 2014
Copyright © Joel Thornton | Year Posted 2014
Calumny is a sin which consists in maliciously attributing to another faults
detects which he did not posses
A person commits the sin of calumny or
slander when by lying he injures the good name of another
Laity is a member of the Church that does not belong to the clerical
Unity is what all people of God is supposed to be in His only Catholic
Roman Catholic Church.
Mass is given from Jesus Christ only Roman Catholic Church
New Covenant is the law and dispensation of Jesus Christ
opposed to the Old Covenant of Moses which it infinitely surpassed
Yahweh refers to the proper name of God
Copyright © Jacqueline R. Mendoza | Year Posted 2011