~ CALYPSO ~
Odyssey of the open ocean
Eclipsing the performance of Heaven's delight
A beautiful name whispered along the night
Calypso enhanced with enchanted lullabies
Sweet silver streams, dreamy epic diamond dreams
Serendipity falls in like mist, under the majestic marble moonlight
Calypso, you belong to--
--Sunsets of the secret sea.
Mysterious-- many precious places to go,
Calypso --free flowing, floating legend!
Ride the beastliness breeze above the sea
Whisper, Calypso come for me!
Beautiful Comforting, Calypso Carry me!
Reflections easily deliquesce into thin air
Sedating the open waters -Voyage- view
Visionary Vessel above liquid level,
as divine in spirits she sails.
CA-LYP-SOO-- Nymph Nature Name
CALYPSO, the journey of all journey's
For all eternity----------------------
Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2013
Just standing in the handle of the dipper.
Drinking stars from inside her silver slipper.
The cup is buoyed up in ancient liquid light.
And Ursula tags a string upon her kindly kite.
Arcturus has flung the dipper far and high.
It rides the flow and surfs the starry sky.
The giant orange that spies the buxom bear.
Our secrets safe and kept as treasure there.
Upright to Milky Way it rips the canopy to scars.
And quickly moves against a slice of slippery stars.
Red glint that is polar to the stoic starry stream.
A visitor that flies within a deft diminutive dream.
Then in a blink or in a million years from now.
The red rust will break from our starry burnished bough.
A star no longer seen to ride a season by Ursula's urge.
Nor extend its dipper's handle in a splendid splurge.
A giant red that wore the bootes of heardsman all it's life.
And followed close to make the North Star a wondrous wife.
No Icarus to fly and melt in drawing hot while narrowing near
It's but a dying star yet keeps melodic magic sung in echoes ear.
by Edlynn Nau
Copyright © Edlynn Nau | Year Posted 2015
...speak sporadically in soft sassy syllables
...open opulent overtures to appease my err
...revoke risque rashness of the adulterer
...modulate too many manic memories.
savor satiable sweetly shared sensations,
admire adored avenues divinely alone.
target toxic tones forever together,
why wholly wade, wondering where we
faithfully failed famous fortuity forever?
Copyright © Sona Wilae | Year Posted 2017
Somedays there are no
words to ward off grief
I really tried.Maybe
I got caught up maybe
I ignored the signs.
"you needed a relief ".
Maybe I was reading your eyes
wrong- or maybe your
lips could not say the words...
Maybe your thoughts could
not form from the lack.
When all the good people
disappear and are gone back.
First they come for your mind-
prepaid trip -one way-
no memories permitted.
The grid is weak-and about
to break,leaving on earth
all the wicked - with no ticket.
Like Cops in groups who beat,
kick and mame
Sleep well without shame.
Maybe ole' negroes will be
moaning and singing
PLANTATION SONGS again,
AS They wait for the
" good news"
to be texted to them
on their cell phones.
As we lose our homes.
And wear fake furs
to keep warm.
We duck pot holes;
Exciting the thieves;
Thieves lusting for my
coat and my boots
Elders facing the youth;
Youth who feel nothing,
but hunger pangs
We were all good;
Us" truthful" The good
gotta go somewhere too.
SEEMS LIKE EARTH
LONGER OUR TURF
No-one told us what
we were coming
here to do.
nor WILL they tell us
when it is our time to leave...
when were through
NO ! We will not know
when we're leaving or how.
"WHAT IS THIS
WORLD COMING TO"...
GRAMMA USE TO SAY:
WHAT WOULD SHE SAY
IF SHE HAD TO STAY.
Like a thief and a robber in the night
death will take the innocent;
and leave the wicked ones behind
The plan...take all the money,
build more prisons.
Work them for free,then kill them.
not even the little PLEASURES
left, like sex -food-n play.
"WHAT IS THIS
WORLD COMING TO"...
Gramma USE TO SAY.
WHAT WOULD SHE
SAY NOW IF SHE HAD TO STAY?
YOU SEE EARTHQUAKES-FRACKING-
NUCLEAR LEAKS cracking,
- GMO FOODS-
WICKED TORTURE OF CITIZENS.
right here on GOD'S EARTH.
FARMERS OVER SEEDS-
NO LONGER ARE CONCERNED
WITH OUR NEEDS.
GMO FOODS- THE SELLING OF
OUR FRESH WATER TO CHINA-
U.S.A OWES CHINA LOTS A MONEY-
DETROIT CLOSED DOWN-
KILLING BLACK CHILDREN
SHOOTING THEM DOWN-
GETTING RID OF
Only the wicked
ones are left behind
The good-They die
young,or stay only TO
watchguard over their young. .
when sick we no longer have
Much desire to get well.
BECAUSE THESE WICKED
Has made earth for us,
A LIVING HELL.
Copyright © Vicki Acquah | Year Posted 2014
My love I can not find you anywhere,
I feel like I lost my soul somewhere,
because you are my soulmate,
and us being apart can not be fate.
You did not leave because you wanted to,
It just was just something you had to do.
I was not right, All I wanted to do was fight,
and knowing you was the love of my life,
yet I would not make you my wife.
I know that's what you really wanted
and now I am feeling haunted,
by the things I should have done,
and you being the only one
I ever loved and will love forever, if it was'nt for me we will still be together.
But you are gone
and I can not go on,
so I must say good-bye, I'm leaving myself to die.
Copyright © stephanie hanvey | Year Posted 2013
It’s not all what you think,
It’s a lot to sink in,
Gratitude doesn’t shrink,
Or tell where to begin,
Levitate and meditate,
Scripture captured; saved,
What some call love-is hate,
As the heart speaks,
Meek but bold,
Some of me leaks,
For the views hold,
Lost treasure map,
Passion to care,
Real talk; dare,
Times on the clock,
Out of respect,
If you don’t walk-the-walk,
What’s to expect?
The movements left,
Right under me,
Inside ones name.
Copyright © Stacey Behal | Year Posted 2013
Clinching my fists together,
I realize an emotion is driven,
How to get through,
The pain that has been given,
The paths are bright,
Only seeing so far into each,
The rest is out of sight,
My choice on which will teach,
Teach me like a young child,
Growing into an adult,
My ways are mild,
The hand says stop; halt,
Is that where you want,
To direct the heart,
Deep thoughts haunt,
The streets start to part.
It’s a decision for now,
In the future we’ll see,
In with two feet; plow,
Plow the other lane-no longer to be.
I chose right,
Wrongs may come across,
Darkness comes every night,
But I stand up like a boss.
I’m the boss of my journey,
Which way to head next,
Points given; attorney,
With two feet I’ll use respects.
Choose which way will benefit-but always know there’s darkness in every path, so stand with TWO feet.
Copyright © Stacey Behal | Year Posted 2013
He swifts on by like a moon lighted night.
He shines bright for a moment in time.
His arm's always open with warmth.
His smile always bigger then everyone elses.
His heart of rage and fire.
He swifts on by, he swifts on by.
Who will know the true man within.
The man thats full of sin.
No one can, no one can, for we are all just man...
Copyright © stephanie hanvey | Year Posted 2013
The taste of passion drips down a paintbrush,
Stroke after stroke with emotion in each drop.
A story told without words,
Is one to be ravished.
Can you feel it?
The change of heart within each pigment.
Fighting between love and hate,
Deciphering the symbols against a stigma.
Do not question creativity.
Question what makes you creative,
Then chase it.
Copyright © Evan Mattingly | Year Posted 2017
( fr. The tape Recordings · An incantation )
There is a Road
"There is a road
There is a road
There is a road
There is a road ·
a road and I'd say if it were black, if it were mine,
and say if there were time ·
There is a road Blue Sky!
a road in blue sky and once there was time,
time that had time enough to hide.
Time is time here in a road that is not, not mine ·
In a tree, in one dead limb,
a dead tree ·
it's dead arm, and the great nest of a great bird · now gone,
and the great gray pinnacle rising from it."
Copyright © Robert Warlov | Year Posted 2016
When I was born,
From beyond the darkness of a thaught,
A small seed planted abruptly,
Granted the will to breathe
The will to leave behind the perceived,
Granted we are, the will to be free.
We chose a life here on Earth
A new birth...
New eyes, a new mind...
Feet to walk upon the ground.
From beyond the darkness
The will to exist ignited creation
And in one breath, one sound..
One profound movement..
We opened our eyes.
Where did we come from?
From beyond the darkness, who braught us here?
There is fear in our philosophies,
Many thruths told through tears
But simply, dear, out of magic...
We are here.
Earth, she breathes
And our breath she breaths,
Our seeds planted amongst the trees.
We know in our hearts,
The same beat,
The same sound that opened our eyes
Our connection to Earth is our energy
Alive, living now.
She is beyond our sphere,
Beyond the stars,
Beyond all the heavens universe can surmise.
What a wonder she is,
Creation creating itself..
How it cracks through spaces,
Vibrates through matter
Shattering the very matter it creates
And out of that chaos...
Comes our most precious gift..
The will to choose,
A whole life awaits.
Through our heart's beat
Through our one united sound
Earth and us...
We are bound.
We move together
We move through each other
We move within the essence of our mother.
She is the love that granted us will...
Do we will to grant her love.
Copyright © Dominique Baptie | Year Posted 2015
Meek moments mime
Treasure true times
Charm cheeky cheer
Nice notions near
Play pitching prime
Claim cheery chimes
Live lovely laze
Dream dazzling daze
Speak soft sweet strains
Glimpse glorious gain
Browse brilliant books
Lift lively looks
Tell tensile tale
Seek simple sale
See senses speak
Pile pretty peaks
Sanguine stuff sums
Prize profound psalms
25 November 2015
Copyright © Leon Enriquez | Year Posted 2015
The wheels ran on the tracks of rail-
Through the window the air gushed as a strong gale-
Upon the two serpents rushed and dashed the mail-
Carrying many a reflection, which upon it hath set the sail.
Sometimes it went intrepid through mysterious tunnels,
Sometimes it thundererd over wide canals ,
Sometimes the journey resembled repose-
When it over the plains tip-toed.
Inside the mail beside an open door -
Sat a lass on the uncombed floor;
Dressed as she was most slovenly ,
Left was she in such a fate by all and sundry.
Suddenly a voice of her rang through the air,
Towards a person who was a tea vendor,
Give me some tea -she tried to speak aloud -
Offering a coin of twenty five paise again did she shout.
The venndor passrd unheared,
His phony maners pricked my heart;
She sat and seemed to muse -
That she offered money and still was refused.
The motley of passengers,to help her--
All at heart were willing;
But it could be below thier dignity,
Of what were they fearing.
Then a person rose and like a foreman,
He did lend his helping hand;
Some read for her did he buy-
But when he want to her,to this nice guy,
And to this nasty world she haealready bade her last bye.
The mail seemed to run faster,
To carry the pure soul to her home's corner;
But, where will it find her destination?
When with her carrier only she had her home's relation.
Outside in the sea of darkness,many a dazzle blinked -
But for this poor lass the light of life forever did shrink,
Did this mean to a new light was she exposed?
And,did to hersoul the mysterious eternal dark disclose?
Copyright © Sonnet Mondal World Poet | Year Posted 2008
She Goes Back
By Lillian J. Jeffrey
Whispers flow like a river
she will be sold
sold or rented like a cash crop
Born on a Maryland plantation
her mother works the big house
Harriet runs barefoot in the woods
side by side her brothers, nursemaids
her younger brother, childhood ends at five
She is rented, sleeps on a cold, cold floor
shares food scraps with dogs
wounds yarn slow they say
checks muskrat traps in marshes
barefoot in icy waters she looks
Her lungs fill, fill with fluid, her body burns
she is sent back coughing, coughing, holds on
fights off bronchitis and measles
her mother helps nurse her back
Rented to take care of a baby, clean house
the baby cries, she’s whipped, whipped, she runs
runs like the wind, tumbles into a pig pen
pig fights for potato peels
Her stomach empty, rumbles, she
returns to her mistress, the whippings set
her back on fire, she is sent back.
Rented, rented to load lumber
hears Nat Turner led a revolt
losses fighting for freedom
rebellions spark hope in her heart
whispers spread she will be sold
Her master dies, the new master
rents her to a local builder
the builder permits her to rent herself
she makes money, saves, saves, runs, runs
bends with the wind.
Empty of fear, full of dreams of freedom
doors open, slips of paper lead her way
through the Underground Railroad,
a network of shifting safe houses
Her heart skips a beat,
beads of sweat roll, roll down her cheeks
she crosses, crosses the Mason-Dixon Line.
Free at last, lonely, life stands still
like a still life of shells and bones
she is cut off, she longs, longs for her family
The sounds of rattling chains, cracking whips,
echo in her ears, she hears her mother’s
cry, hears her mother's cry, she goes back,
helps her family, friends escape, escape
on foot, through cemeteries, swamps,
around hills, she never losses a passenger.
A will as strong as a rock
a will to endure, persevere
a will to help others
nineteen times she goes back
Shoes worn, spirits strong
more than three hundred slaves escape
Harriet Tubman is nicknamed “Moses”
for her fearless bravery,
thump, thump, thump
bounty hunters on her trail.
Copyright © Lillian White | Year Posted 2017
who am I?
I just want to know who I am
what am I destined to do?
I been through the worst
but I know I am heading towards the best.
Trust me when I say so
Always know that I will never leave you.
And I will kiss your cheek and never miss your lips.
I am not perfect but I'm trying to reflect
Though this Life is like a wall so tall
i will climb so high,above the sky
fighting for you is one of the best fight I ever fought.
majestic lesson I was ever taught
I will never be late
When it comes to you I will never stop dreaming
To all those who hate and complicate
They always say that today will always dawn
But i will never drown
My name is Kholofelo Nomvela
im not after boys nor freaks
I'm chasing my dreams
Copyright © Xihluke mlangeni | Year Posted 2015
I travel in my imagination to talk to the sky about the sound from crying
Mum, the coastal area erosion my interest to take the risk to talk the
night gown glowing beneath the wind from the vile of verbose. The night
sombre to talk to me in lusty thy heart call to convey the conversation to
the contraction of my imagination pole to polemic night.
The cart of load middle of office article of etiquette acquiring the anchor
of life floating on the top of leafs to the drop of a pen that sound
inculcate Carbon Monoxide in my lungs, the bugs ramming the trim chopped to
the shape of my poetry garage, where lullaby play violin appeasing the
heart to function for the follow six years to come in the future to the
Futuristic that I have to feature all the songs sang by the birth to take
to me to my birthplace over second of ponder to pedal the hurdles to better
The shape of a room isn't my stop where building of atomic infractions dust
the dock to the documents of love, salad of emotions building in to into-to
Ruin not thy heart it sound correct to the correspondent reticent, the
Wagging of tail enjoins the brown color to the skyscraper in the heart of
the city sun. The ink of hate won't drop to the sound of pebble and the map
Of courage cool down the ridges moan of baby.
The high thinking keep on colonizing my entire colorless breathe that
wanted to shake to the voice of the night, the taste of understanding swirl
meek hard and aim of okra is too slippery the road to sound of success is
second hand to those placed theirs, the might blame the corrosive
Situation pink of flowers impact changes to the scent of cigar.
Copyright © Mohamed Manzur Bah | Year Posted 2017
Everyone starts their life crossing a bridge
Beginnings and endings, we all have them in life
Life is full of bridges to cross to
To all the stages in life we need to face
Facing a covered bridge with rocks is often
Often life is full of challenges and obstacles
Obstacles that blind you and try to trip you
You best be prepared to face it in life
Like the crossroads that we all need to decide
Deciding the right choice is like the fog that covers us
Us that are trying to cross to the bridge of truth
Where no lies are found and we discover
What life has in store for us beneath the covered bridges
Bridging from the beginning of life till the end of time.
Copyright © Georgiana Elisha | Year Posted 2017
01 November 2017
Copyright © Leon Enriquez | Year Posted 2017