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- Falsehood -




Is there still a rainbow after the rain?
An unanswered message, life is full of lies

Darkness falls - like a thief steals the daylight
I get confused - hear demons whisper

It happened so suddenly, struggling to breathe
Tired of all the things that hurts

If life was an adventure I would love to dance
Everything around me is in a white blur - the truth?








  20.07.2016
- Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
  (unrhymed couplets)
  Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2016


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As Liquid Fire Melts

As Liquid Fire Melts

As liquid fire melts with twinkling sunshine in your eyes, 
Opening wings now embrace deeply all of my true emotions.

Feeling the warmth of your beating heart now fluttering so,
I see a radiant chain of daisies growing in the deep green grass.
 
Every choice I have ever made throughout my long life,
Has led me now to you at this very special moment in time. 

Beholding ivory silk starlight whispers of Heavenly angels true, 
I have now a clear vision of my life, my fate, and my destiny. 

Becoming the richest person in this giant, lonely world—
Means finding you and sharing our love unconditionally.

All real emotions we have beholding in this life of ours,
Are part of that God-given sensitivity from the Almighty.

Truly, as liquid fire melts beyond in great stars of the cosmos,
I think of you, our love, and the starlight whispers of angels true!

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid, A Collaborated Poem 
Copyright © All Rights Reserved – April 21, 2016
(Unrhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2016

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Butterflies of Saturn

Here are butterflies that skip 
Dull steps of metamorphosis
No isolation in coocoons
No gorging grubs like fat balloons
 Pure genesis on snow kissed  flowers
Comes with no imperiled hours
Their slow, eternal life begun
Beneath a pink pearlescent sun
Reflecting tints from rainbows born
With pastel lights of endless dawn 
Transcend through fabled time and myth
To form the rings of Saturn's mist.


Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2013


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The Full Moon Makes Faces Tonight

The Full Moon Makes Faces Tonight 

Gazing out my picture window on this darkest of night,
The full moon shone sky-high with the brightest of light.

I spied its eldritch contours and its dark areas whole,
As this lucent orb made faces at me from pole to pole.

Methinks these faces were for this special moment now,
A teasing fantasy-illusion for me to wonder why and how?

This full moon had two eyes stone-set from East to West,
Giving me a very comical-look whilst winking all the best!   

This lunar illusion silently sang a sly aria full of devilry,
As it mesmerized my senses replete with all due revelry.

As I studied this comedic-faced orb far from our Earth,
I felt its true spiritual intent was one for a cosmic rebirth.

The full moon made its curious faces on this darkest night,
Whilst I smiled big as I basked and bathed in its lunar light!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
(June 14, 2017) (Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2017

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STAMINA

           STAMINA

Nowhere near a force of nature
Challenging a source of nature

Building with the will to survive
A small measurement for those who strive

Lessons when it comes to strength
Multiplying the time found in length

Stop and learn the sound of weakness
Hard to find when one is relentless

Improving in a mental task
The answers are found when we ask

Stamina mania, you and I
To perform bravely in all we do

pump for long
yet never strong

Learn when ideas seem to fail
The wrong action is to bail

Thinking, thinking what could it be
Will not solve the problem between you and me

Practice is  the best energy
Memorize it-- stamina will come naturally

 
                    SKAT
                   6-29-10

Copyright © SKAT A | Year Posted 2010

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Faraway Queen

The moonbeams bore you in a cradle of light smiling   
warmly a cold blue winter moon rocking over and back thoughts

Midnight mystery howling to a silver reflection deeply echoes whispering winds
over Snow Mountain faraway dreaming stars twinkle in your treasure jewels 

Lost trying to catch your trail freedom inside love the spark igniting 
magic believing in a fairy tale ending dust in a thousand dreams enchanting


Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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A Rainbow's Magic

A Rainbow’s Magic

A rainbow’s magic reflects God’s majestic and divine touch,
Giving us a panoply of colored images which mean so much.

The wonder of God’s enchanted pictorial missives here on Earth,
Gives us an ethereal pause as we reflect on each rainbow’s birth.

A rainbow is God’s celestial medium of His images to treasure,
To help Man better understand Him and meet His deft measure.

The power of a rainbow is its picture-perfect aura of pulchritude,
Dazzling our visual senses and assuring us of Heaven’s certitude.

A rainbow’s very visage mesmerizes our human senses complete,
And embeds in us all God’s spirited message of His love replete.

A rainbow is a noble and supreme reflection of beauty at its best,
And of shades of heavenly images on Earth meeting God’s behest.

A rainbow’s magic is the power of God’s message to us on Earth,
Subtly preparing Man for his heavenly ascent and his soul’s rebirth.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, August 13, 2015
(Rhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Snow White

Oh darling you have become an angel sweetheart blossoming regal crowns
one flake unique floating into dreams so beautiful they sing only you

Pure petal wings flutter dressed in the color of snow purest kiss of beauty
They dance particles ice inside warm love melts shining into the purest thoughts

A faraway star winking in the night sky neon grasps breathless 
Confetti crystals falling sprinkles gently laying a carpet upon the ground 

Whom embraces the outer body sweetly enchants I open four chambers 
holding all keys out applauding flutters skipping echo pops each beat

My queen warmly holds hands with the soul grace of a thousand swans in flight
Once bitten twice shy one kiss from you smitten I would say smiling overjoyed 

I will always smile in loves amazing grace in soft gentle tenderness the joy it brings
Wishing that one was holding you right now footsteps in deep sand begins touching 

Wow mirror, mirror what a dream baby who blew one out off this world spinning 
you're so beautiful smiling these eyes dazzling mirror reflections blinding

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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Our Human Nature

Our Human Nature

A real aspect always part of a person’s life;
One that can bear fangs and pangs of strife.
 
A living barometer replete with its choices;
Leaving each of us puzzled, full of voices. 

It prays on our very emotions and naiveté, 
Leaving us at times in moments of disarray.

Man by his nature is fickle and imperfect.
God by His nature is divine and perfect.

A person’s decency is so wonderful to tell;
Another’s depravity is so worthy of Hell! 

A person’s good deeds mark now his true measure,
Bringing him God’s divine love always to treasure!

Never trust what you can’t feel deep in your heart;
This makes us divine in God’s eyes—sets us apart!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
(January 5, 2016) (Rhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2016

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The Wisdom of Winter

The Wisdom Of Winter Oh the memories of Spring much more the sweeter grow, when you are at Autumn’s end and faced with Winter’s snow. Oh the new and budding things that make for Spring’s delight, fast mature in Summer’s day to fade in Autumn’s night. Oh that it was Spring again, life pulsating anew; hope dancing in its gentle breeze and promise in its dew! Oh that it was Spring again, I’d more the wiser be, and linger longer on its path of sweet simplicity! But one cannot be wise in Spring for it’s a time to dream; and only Winter sees the truth of every season’s scheme. Sandra M. Haight ~2nd Place~ Premiere Contest: Contest No. 242 Sponsor: Brian Strand Judged: 11/28/2016 ~2nd Place~ Contest: Resignation Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron Judged: 10/11/2016

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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The Curve of Time

The Curve of Time

This curve is the truest magic of space and time,
With one finite, the other infinite but not in kind.

Einstein’s vision gave us this new fourth dimension,
Inspiring mankind’s depth of a true infinite intention.

The infinite extension of this mystical curve of time,
Gives our poets much to ponder and to set in rhyme.

Piercing the veil of time travel exceeds finite space,
Whilst allowing man his place in this noblest grace. 

Man’s primitive view of our Earth as being only flat,
Gave way now to an infinite future view to arrive at.

This infinite future view bespeaks a constancy of motion,
Descriptive of time, people, events, passion, and emotion.

Let us all dream of the enchantment of this curve of time;
For this shall give our poets the chance to set all in rhyme!  

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
July 22, 2017 (Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2017

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Nebulous Streams Clouding My Brain


Nebulous streams, clouding my brain
     hoping my thoughts will fall like rain.
Thunder and lightning mix the brew
     stirring the words soon to break thru.

Pressure builds up, clouds turn dark gray
     swirling and twirling, find their way,
freeing the weight of thoughts that flow
     down from the clouds to grow below.

Falling to weave creative streams
     nourishing thoughts into word dreams,
forming soon a landscape divine...
     rainbow of poems that are mine.


Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Premiere Contest: What Was I Thinking?
Sponsor: Daniel Turner
Rules: Choose one line from sponsor's poem below
           and write a poem.  I chose his first line.
Judged: 12/19/2016


Between The Lines,  by Daniel Turner

Nebulous streams, clouding my brain
Vapor trail dreams, from paper airplanes
Cherry red glow, watch with no chain
Ribbons and bows, tied to the flames

Anchors on strings, hanging from sails
Bells that don't ring, throw down the pail
Falling through cracks, greased by the sale
Hearts made of wax, sent through the mail

Waterfall wishes on stars with no swings
Broken blue dishes stuck to the king
Photos with glitches on invisible wings
Temptation itches on all living things

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016

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Shades of Roses

All their peach faces have now bowed their heads,
Eighteen lovely roses cut from their beds.

In their wilt lies a sadness I have known
Of inferior complexities tone.

Seeing them like this caused me to recall
Tortures of childhood from when I was small.

Unfriendly faces greeted me at school.
Over and over I felt such a fool.

It's hard to make friends when you're the new kid.
Shy and obnoxious, followed, I just hid.

Then just as I finally found a friend,
Uprooted from that home, it would all end.

I felt like a nomad moving around.
No place to call home, staid on solid ground.

With humble clothing and holes in my shoes
It didn't take much to give me the blues.

But children grow up, and when they have grown
They can make a new life to call their own.

Yet there are still shadows that linger on
From the sadness of childhood, now long gone.

My kids had it better, this I made sure.
No school after school for them to endure.

But we all have lessons to help us learn...
There-in lies the gold that love helps us earn.

© July 19, 2016

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2016

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Deep in Our Hearts

Deep in Our Hearts

Deep in our hearts, there’s a never-ending desire,
That seeks to filleth our souls now precious pure.

This desire brings our fiery passions to conspire,
As our emotions and heartbeats merge now one.

Our love shineth now ever-bright in Heaven’s light,
As God’s angels sing paeans to our passions’ delight.

The true love we mortals find is by God’s very design, 
As we seek its meaning in the deep pool of our souls.

The enchanted beauty of this true love we have as two,
Brings our hearts to the moment when they beat as one.

This true love transcends the mortal limits of this Earth,
Whilst gently coaxing our souls to their heavenly destiny. 

Deep in our hearts, our souls make this final sacred journey,
As angels accompany us into Almighty God’s eternal light.  

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved 
August 1, 2017 (Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2017

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My Supreme Goddess Thou Art

My Supreme Goddess Thou Art

I can see Heaven clearly whilst gazing deeply in your eyes now, 
Where the sweet caramel melts deliciously into heartbeats pure.

The radiant light of our eternal love dwells deep within our hearts,
As our souls are captivated by God’s aura of divine enchantment.
 
A nirvana fills our destiny as passionate lovers kissing softly so,
Mesmerized by the enraptured emotions we forever shareth as one.

A wild wondrous wallflower you are—shining now ever brightly,
As that angelic spirit in mortal presence on Earth by God’s hand.

Dearest one I sayeth truly now my supreme goddess thou art,
As we holdeth one another in an ardent embrace by God’s grace.

The fiery passion of our forever love is a pure beam of silken starlight,  
Which bathes the darkest depths of the cosmos in a heavenly radiance.

What more can two people hope for in this world of finite limitations?
Our shared love and rich emotions form the destiny we seek with God.

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid, A Collaborated Poem 
Copyright © All Rights Reserved – April 29, 2017
(Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2017

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Hidden Beauty

Can there be beauty in my toes,
Where stubbornly a fungus grows?

I never thought it could be true.
I try to hide it with my shoe.

Its purpose, not yet discovered—
I try hard to keep it covered.

From large toe to the next it spread,
And now I look at both with dread.

It wants to grow against the norm,
My toenail with misshapen form,

Knows the wild ways it wants to grow,
And now it has a mate in tow!

I’ve vowed to make a sacred oath
To kill this hated fungal growth,

But I now see the beauty of
My wayward toes denied of love

Are like the people we might hate
And I’ve learned to appreciate

Diversity against the norm,
Well taught to me through my toes’ form;

That each of us must be unique,
And there’s the beauty that I seek!

As my fungal toe and its mate,
Which I condemned as reprobate,

Conceals within their ugly form,
Their freedom’s right against the norm!

© 1-18-15       First Place
For Hidden Beauty Poetry Contest 
Sponsored by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2015

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Natures Beauty

Sunshine beams sparkles softly golden magic 
Breathtaking horizon of dreams spells casting 

Feelings, faces and memories within 
Shall follow the nature´s endless spin 

Creeping higher morning glory rising perfect splendor 
Smiling warm rays inside hot radiance glows 

Dizzy with pleasure, tears a falling star rain wet drop of heaven 
Total silence no vibration pearls on leaves dried 

Songbirds sing praise in a heavenly choir whistling tunes 
Enchanting dewdrops sparkling shivers, silver glistens 

Diamond shining clearly colors beauty awakening 
Rainbow riches polishing a heart to the highest luster 

Into a landscape of dreams and hope 
The green grass will grow for another tomorrow 


A co write written by Liam Mcdaid 
and Anne-Lise Andresen :) - 12.01.2015 - 
- Thank you anne lise 

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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Tree of Life

The tree of life grows limbs above,
Its strength began in roots of love...
Each limb's branches may grow apart
Yet venture not far from its heart.

Concentric circles share great worth
In trials it has endured since birth,
Having weathered many a storm
Defined by bent or twisted form.

Still beauty reigns throughout the years
In steadfast growth with hopes and fears,
As earthlife seasons come and go
A will to carry on and know,

Though treasured limbs may break and die,
Newest growth reaches for the sky.
Seedlings will spread, divine and free...
In honor of the mother tree.

© Connie Marcum Wong



Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2016

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Moon Light Moon Night

We hold hands walking under the bright beam of God’s Moon Light,
And stop and kiss so intently in the soft cradle of the dark Moon Night.

The passion and rapture together we feel so on this cold black night,
Is reflected and majestically warmed by the touch of the Moon Light.

I look lovingly into your eyes on this quite special dark Moon Night,
Marveling at the love so reflected in your eyes by the Moon Light.  

This is an enchanted sight to behold by All who love the Moon Light, 
Reflecting the beauty and meaning while savoring all the Moon Night.

A deep Cosmic Blackness pervades the canvas of this great Moon Night,
While God’s grace and love pleasure us with a most bright Moon Light.

Almighty God in Heaven gently modulates the tone of this Moon Light,
Bringing constant wonder and glory to All on this most dark Moon Night. 

My love and I now understand the mystical meaning of this Moon Light,
As we ponder and hold so special God’s emotion felt on this Moon Night.  


Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, Germany
(October 19, 2014) (Rhyme Couplet poetic format)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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- Valentine Jewel -

A timeless sense of joy a magical fairy dust sprinkle from the stars 
My heart's flame one rhythmic and sensual warm dance 

Listening to our sweet music echoes magic whispers inside the mirrors glow 
Power stands within the beauty romancing warm waves uniting flow 

In a halo of silver light shining luster deeply sparkles over wishes beam 
Each new moon embracing forever spotlighting precious silver ball in one dream 

Our love brought us together through life's destiny 
Two souls have united entwined in love's single embrace 

Beautiful snowflake you're one of a kind always unique falling true rings 
Softly warm melting desires lovingly touch gently finding Heaven sings 

When the gaze of my eyes meets yours 
You bring me joy and happiness my dear valentine 

A co write written by L. Mcdaid and A -L Andresen

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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Valentine's Unicorn

Valentine’s Unicorn

A magical and most wonderful creature of times old,
With a holy soul filled with love and a heart of gold. 

Harmony, peace, and love pervade her very essence,
And they define all that is good and grand in her presence.

She loves poets, musicians, and all of us who so often dream,
And visits us all in ethereal visions on a radiant light beam. 

This Valentine’s Unicorn is a precious bearer of purest love,
Who possesses angelic power from the very Heavens above.

She lives in our hearts and souls as an enchanted dream,
And shares her love and trust with us all as we dream.

She shares our dreams past, present, and future—
And shall always be a spirit of majestic love in our future.
                                                                                                                      
On Valentine’s Day her love is felt on Earth and in Heaven above,
As she sends us harmony, peace, and love on the wings of a dove!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved (February 9, 2015)
(Rhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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The Stars at Night

The Stars at Night

Gazing at the stars at night I marvel at their divine beauty,
Knowing that God created them as reflections of His Light.

The stars in a sense serve as light markers to mankind’s
Very existence on this Earth and in celestial dimensions.
			
The stars have served as romantic backdrops for people,
As they seek love, find love, and want a life together.

The stars with their infinite beauty and God-like presence,
Shall always have import in the lives of men and women.

The darkness of night itself creates a motif in contrast to
The very wonder and hope for mankind that starlight brings.

Love itself serves as that very special emotion which brings
Two star-crossed lovers together as one in God’s eyes in love.

The key is not fear, but the ability to love and feel a spirit of
Adventure as people meet, fall in love, and seek a life as one.

The stars at night mirror God’s eternal presence in the Cosmos,
And represent His Love and Desire to always be with mankind.

The stars reflect an infinite beauty and God’s grace and love,
Which shall always be part of mankind’s existence on Earth.  		

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved – June 23, 2015
(Unrhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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- A Little Bit Of Heaven -

Such a romantic place on a beach in Monte Carlo 
Simple little things in life catching one's breath 

Moonlight glinting of waves breaking off a white sandy beach 
Faraway thoughts brown eyes crying in an ocean dream song 

Spell of romance makes one forget the sense of anything 
Silent whispers echoes binding our chain together tides speak 

Do you remember the white doves that followed us along the beaches 
Each link in your arm magic walks closer feelings sing inside a joyous choir enchants

Nature nurtured by the desire to fulfill dreams makes time stop 
Holds deep sea emotions a galloping white steed races home in warm waves kiss 

The natures mesmerizing perfume of fragrant flowers 
Where destiny paints the joy in butterflies dance on a warm loving breeze 

Such is the passion in the depths of ones soul 
Jewels needle vision flies without wings heaven sings in a spiral coloring rainbows 

No barriers closed no reasons withstand 
The midnight moon shades blue embraced one shadow two become one dream 

A co write written by Liam Mcdaid and Anne-Lise Andresen

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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On Valentine's Day My Love

On Valentine’s Day My Love

Our love is quite wondrous and enchanting all the yearlong,
And on Valentine’s Day its sparkles radiantly in Heaven’s very light.

As I look into your eyes My Love I marvel so at your very beauty,
And all the little things we do as One while renewing our love daily. 

We seek our fortune and destiny together in all we do in our life,
Making every second, minute, hour, and day count for an eternity.

We are so blessed My Love that God helped us to find one another,
And to make our union of love, respect, and happiness so special.

As we walk now through this life in love as a couple together as One,
So too our eternal souls will walk on Heaven’s footpath always as One. 

Valentine’s Day give us that time to reflect on our love so cherished, 
And on all the things that matter the most to us beyond any human strife.

And so My Love as we renew our special commitment of love on this day, 
We should rejoice in God’s blessing that our love will be One forever!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved (February 7, 2015)
(Unrhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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As Liquid Fire Melts

As liquid fire melts with twinkling sunshine in your eyes, 
Opening wings now embrace deeply all of my true emotions.

Feeling the warmth of your beating heart now fluttering so,
I see a radiant chain of daisies growing in the deep green grass.
 
Every choice I have ever made throughout my long life,
Has led me now to you at this very special moment in time. 

Beholding ivory silk starlight whispers of Heavenly angels true, 
I have now a clear vision of my life, my fate, and my destiny. 

Becoming the richest person in this giant, lonely world—
Means finding you and sharing our love unconditionally.

All real emotions we have beholding in this life of ours,
Are part of that God-given sensitivity from the Almighty.

Truly, as liquid fire melts beyond in great stars of the cosmos,
I think of you, our love, and the starlight whispers of angels true!

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid, A Collaborated Poem 
Copyright © All Rights Reserved – April 21, 2016
(Unrhymed Couplet)

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2016

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Winds of a Frozen Wasteland

Winds of a Frozen Wasteland

Winds blowing down the mountain silver capped so cold, 
Howling fiercely with a herculean ferocity rarely ever seen. 
 
A cold snap cuts straight and deep now to one’s very bones, 
As one’s body trembles tremulously teetering toward a fall.
 
Beloved baby black crows roost inside their snug warm nest, 
As a hail-driven breath spits its hardened bullets piercing now.  

On this frozen wasteland of one’s soul—a lone rooster crows,
Seeing, feeling soft sunlight rays stroking his proud chest pure.

He’s puffed up now breathing boldly the brisk cold morning air;
Singing with wondrous conviction true of daylight’s awakening.

This lone rooster knows the gifts of nature’s frozen wasteland,
As the warm sun’s ebullient eyes flash bright inside dark jewels.

A crystal fountain baptized with Heaven’s own purest light,  
Appears as the sun warms a land frozen nightly by the winds. 

Dewdrops cometh forth as those teardrops of life growing anew,
With brightest beginnings for God’s hallowed frozen wasteland!

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid, A Collaborated Poem 
Copyright © All Rights Reserved – May 1, 2016
(Unrhymed Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2016

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The Scent of Water

Her man was woven into love spell
By another woman, not of her smell. 

Bewitchery, she will not tolerate
To the perfumery she’ll calculate.

Apothecary had the perfect answer 
An exotic earthy whiff from vetiver! 

Happy she was her man found her erotic -
But, alas, it was only episodic!

She spritzed the air with essence of rose petal -
Then a reminiscence of the betrayal!

Love and romance the attar generated 
Very soon enough it evaporated.

Memorable scent of basil she wore next,
Pleasurable things her man not to forget,

In vain, it was she who cannot forget -
In her mind fresh the err her man had make,

Scent of her rival made her green with envy,
Scent of betrayal made her very angry,

Desperate but hopeful, she went to a lone edifice; 
Temperate and humble, the scent of water brought her peace. 


7/14/14

Copyright © hija de la luna | Year Posted 2014

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To Sail The Sky

Cast tie-lines to the shadowy depths above
A meteor to sink into the ocean of suns

Kick off, tally-ho! From the pier of known
A scoundrel's nod to the skull and bone

Vast skies uncharted now beckon ahead
A dusk of dreams splashed yellow and red

Naught but astounding, the adventures be
An endless sojourn 'cross a sparkling sea

The sky-palette waits for a score of tales
Come a warm solar wind to fill the sails

All worries and why's now, abaft the beam!
Set due our course for a foolish dream!

A celestial tempest to bend the jack
To his tasking ahold the kicking strap

Stem the tide, aye, mind the moonbeam drift
Spread her wings wide and give her lift

The sextant's now set to the Milky Way
(We'll grave her clean on a windless day)

To port side, a wink from the Seven Sisters
Off starboard, the gleam of nebulous vistas

We sunder the clouds with our wake of mist
Now Dark Matter deep and Heaven-kissed

Tossed by the waves in a sea of night
We gasp for the void, but we drown in light

Our spirits denuded and paean-versed
Dare the constellations to do their worst

For now we pull to the task at hand
To chart the expanse of a boundless land

Set adrift in a firmamental breeze
A prayer for fair winds and following seas

Til our hearts are full and our marrow torn
And we drop our anchor there, worry-worn

On the sands of time, we'll commend our dance
And return our dust to the great expanse.

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2016

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Outgrew the broken wings

Once there was a youthful, bubbly butterfly.
Who loved to fly under the sunlit azure sky.
        Colors of joy reflected from her iridescent wings
        as she fluttered in the breeze to dance and sing.
                Through the lush meadow full of fragrant flowers,
                looking for the sweet nectar she gyrated all over.
Cherished by all, her company, her presence.
An epitome of beauty, elegance was her essence.
        Such was her charm that nobody could ignore.
        Slowly vile gazes followed her to ruin her demure.
                Many tried to force on her their lewd advances
                but she somehow managed to escape by chances.
Soon enough she learned about the preying mantis,
the ones that cruelly victimizes others with tactics
        Never did she think her charm could be a trouble
        by turning her joyous life into a daily struggle.
                Disturbed by her vulnerable being she sat on a rose
                to drown her worries with a drink of nectar dose.
Unaware of the decoy she sipped the whole drink.
A potion mixed in it made her conscious shrink.
        Out came an evil mantis hiding behind the leaves,
        who wouldn't take her no, took her to the sheaves.
                She woke up with horror to figure what happened.
                By now her body was bruised and her wings broken.
Her agony was mourned by nature as she cried
leaves full of dewy tears as if a part of her died.
        She wished death; to be devoured by that mantis.
        Bearing such pain is not easy without practice.
                Time passed by as she learned to survive the odds
                and transformed anew from her old arthropod.
She is no more a shy butterfly but a fearless eagle
with no broken wings neither with a body so feeble.
        Her unfortunate fall made her stronger than before
        and now again into the sunlit azure sky, she soars.
                Such deadly huntress she is with her watchful eyes
                that every preying mantis now fears her despise.

Date : 01/04/2017

Note : For the contest ( Form C ) by Broken Wings - *Placed First*

Yes women are butterflies in terms of their feminine frailty, beauty and elegance. But if you mess with them, they could be as fierce as an eagle to fight back the crimes of abuse, assault and racy comments against them. Sexual violence against women needs to be stopped and dealt with and we men should fully support women in this fight for justice.

Copyright © AFZAL NUSKER | Year Posted 2017

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A Parable of Love's Spell

A Parable of Love’s Spell

We danced and kissed passionately whilst feeling that frenzied,
flushed-rush of two people together now as one under love’s spell.

Love’s that mystical, magical emotion captivating every aspect
of our senses as we succumb to its aura of delicious enchantment!

Love’s power is a divine omnipotence which touches us tender
now as we walk this night watching the Moon smile back at us.

Love’s that moment when two people’s eyes search and discover
each other and their hearts know it’s much more than mere chance.

Try fate, try destiny, but knoweth that this special emotion is oft
beyond the pale of any ready explanation of the mere commonplace.

Love can be palpable, spiritual, promising, hopeful, bashful, and 
even disappointing—but full of surprise and true wonderment too!

We savoreth our embrace as two lovers mesmerized in this moment, 
whilst we fall deeply under love’s spell as the Moon smiles back at us!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved – March 28, 2017
(Couplet)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2017