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Metaphor Son Poems | Metaphor Poems About Son

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Details | Free verse |

Valor's Silhouette

Friendship - we have chased that apparition, endlessly,
But it's elusive spirit - always beyond our fingers' reach.

Resentment, disappointment, heads thumped in anger,
Each of us in a role, obligatory - never had a chance ...

Oh, how I pleaded, many times, just to be your friend -
Tears perishing in the stream of lost hope between us.

It is what it is, we are who we are, oil and water, thus.
Still, you have always been my hero, there's no other,

The exemplar of character and integrity, innately kind,
Talented, brilliant, hard-working, and always altruistic,

Letting others, even friends, wittingly take advantage,
Rather than risk a slight or argument ... or alienation.

Goodness and decency were the edges of your sword,
A gallant knight, willing to lay his life for friend OR foe.

Yet now my heart rends so for you, my dearest father,
Armor rusting in the rain, sword blunted, halted steed.

And your faculties failing - that, the cruelest calamity ...
But still, you push to stand tall for your beloved queen,

And your squire is here, true, fain to shine your armor,
'Til the bellman of Valhalla calls ... for it's most dear.

** Submitted October 13, 2017, for the "Parenthood" Poetry Contest, Silent One, Sponsor. **

** SECOND PLACE in the "Silhouette" Poetry Contest, Craig Cornish, Sponsor. **

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017

Details | Free verse |

My Micke boys

                To be called ..
            ~   Grandma is a Honor ~

        I have been blessed with 4  Grandchildren

       ~ one lays in Heaven " Kaleb "  He is God's Angel ~
   ~ His twin brother he will always watch over , and be in his soul~

     For he loved his Brother so much in the womb ,
       he chose Heaven which gave life to his twin
      ~ I feel his spirit when I see the other Grandson ~
              Time passed another gift to see
               we are " Mickes" and Loved 
            Our Dad held the title in Baseball 
                   ~  that's how we roll ~
           those children are Grandmas hero's 

       The Irish they love big and Family is everything 
        The brothers will protect the beautiful sister 
              ~ as many lads will be calling ~

        Every time my Grandson hits a home run
     There will be a Angel watching proudly in the stand 

       It will be as if the Angel lifted him when he runs 
           ~no one runs faster then my Grandson~
     either baseball or Art  ~ you shall find your gift given

                These children have been blessed~
                 ~  a beauty to hard to describe 
        If you think not ~~  Take a look at the Mom  
                     That girl can stop Traffic   
                    after raising three and still~ 

          "Inspired by the gift and loss of Grandchildren "

     May our precious " Kaleb " softly rest where Angels only Dwell

Copyright © Shanity Rain | Year Posted 2013

Details | Monorhyme |

Life Mistake Were Many In Silence Wrung

Life Mistake Were Many In Silence Wrung

I got married a child and far to young
With no life experience, seasons stung
Charlatan future sticking out its tongue
Pretending life was a concert that swung
Son born full piss and vinegar I clung
Then one day my prince came when my head hung
He sang songs unsung and the chain lock sprung
To feel, think, love, in arms I was among

Life Mistake Were Many In Silence Wrung


Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2016

Details | Prose Poetry |

My Child

My child
You are the fresh spring air,
You are the warm sun upon my hair.
You are the cool morning dew,
You are the summer skies so blue.
You are the strong ocean breeze,
You are the gentle falling leaves.
You are the light that brightens the night,
You are the mountains filled with might.
You are the ever so changing snowflakes,
You are all that is good, which God makes.
You are my soul, and every heartbeat,
You are the one who makes me complete.

You are, my child.

Copyright © Kelli Settle | Year Posted 2016

Details | Quatrain |

In the shade of the setting son

Not at once, but gradually at my feet
random leaves, brown and brittle
carpenters diligently march in 
leaving my bark somewhat non-committal

Furtively, up grow the undesirables
the weedy weeds and the pesty pests
erstwhile friends in the summer sun
the heavenly snag inviting inquests

Wounded tree under forest affliction 
how to water; too little, too much
scarred by the bear claw and lightning strike  
yielding to the woodpecker, chickadee and bluebird clutch

Where only warmth now lingers, the flame once fired 
stands the smiling woodsman cleaning his plate
glistening against my trunk in the wink of a rising sun  
a sharpened ax waits and waits

Copyright © Grant Norwood | Year Posted 2017

Details | Free verse |

To Mother-Nature

I seek immortality in two days’ life, Preserve me mother-nature,in your greenary. I seek no mutability My destination is not grave, Save me mother-nature, in your lap. I seek peace in your surreal beauty, Permit me mother-nature,to play with your colours. I seek longevity like that old mountains, Entwine me mother-nature,in your essence. I seek no disappearance like that morning dew, Let me flow mother- nature,with that river. I seek joys In your broader chest, Hug me mother-nature,with your strong boughs.
[to my mother and also to beautiful nature ]

Copyright © Kiran Bantawa | Year Posted 2013

Details | Prose Poetry |

The Rising Son

                                   Son of the Sea TrilogyPart2 
                                  The Rising Son/ Dedicated to: The Slauson Village

On hot summer night lovers lay along the beachfront
Caressing each other so gently as the amber coals in the sandpits slowly melt away
The waves rise and tumult with such majestic force and beauty splashing against the shoreline relentlessly
Infinite as time itself and ever constant.
The pulsation of the conga drum permeates every pebble and grain of sand on the beach
The tinkle and the rat-a-tat-tat of empty bottles and discarded tin cans are transformed into precise percussion instruments
The melodic shrills of the magic flute weave it's translucent web encompassing the gritty growls and riffs that emanate from the golden mouth of the improvisational sounding sax...

                                      The Dance Has Begun

Slender black bodies glisten in the soft moonlight...jerking and gyrating in perfect rhythm to the beat of the drum
The sweet aroma of herbs fills the night air and wine flows freely
Emotions are high and love abounds
The music reaches a crescendo and comes to a gradual halt
A long awaited sigh of relief can be heard then solitude follows...
Dawn ushers in the distant light 
Destined to radiate its warmth and shine in the new day of the rising son

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Copyright © Allen Hackett | Year Posted 2013

Details | Dramatic monologue |

Oil Paintings-3

One Big Cracker

Dear God,
I don't know what to write you
I wrote many lines and then scribbled
I know you like neat and tidy things
I have been sitting by the window since morn 
In my grandma's home
You made her alone, remember?
But I visited her daily after school 
She is lonely and keeps waiting for me
She bakes my favourite cookies and cakes
You gifted her with nice hands and thoughts
Two days ago she brought me over for keeps
I didn't go to school today 
My heart is iron heavy and my legs can't carry it
Do you like to take moms and dads
Only on Friday the thirteenth? *
You also took James mother at the same time
Sara was seen crying, she didn't tell me why
I didn't see her playing with her brother next door
Do you have enough room for so many people? 
Granny, Uncle  Mark held my hand at the funeral
Uncle Richard, Aunt Jane hugged and kissed me
Many many people came to wish them goodbye
Granny is old, she placed a letter on their coffin
The graveyard was full of flowers, candles and tears
Mom and Dad were buried together and 
Granny says she also wants to lie with them
But I don't know where my bed is
I thought you would also burst one big cracker at the cemetery**
So that we could all be together with you
God, when are you going to burst the next cracker?

Balveen Cheema
November 15, 2015
Contest: Oil Painting-3
Sponsor: Eve Roper

* Paris terror mayhem on November 13, 2015, is no less than any terrorist attack in the world. Innocents die and families suffer.
** A bomb goes off at a funeral in Baghdad.

Copyright © Balveen Cheema | Year Posted 2015

Details | Prose Poetry |

The Son Is Love--We Are His Moons

Sooner or later
if not before
we all come to realize
love is not a thing
but a giving spirit—God’s
gift—sharing of self
in resurrection.
What God gives
can never be taken away—
Shared in resurrection;
but never lost—Eternal 
Love is.  Spirit forces reign.

The supreme spirit 
forces of love 
can never fail—like the sky
can never fall—neither go away.
Love is always.
Sooner or later
if not before
we all come to realize
the cosmic—spirit force—
the womb of the universe,
Love is.  Life’s Milky Way.

In light
there’s no darkness.
In darkness
there’s always light.
Wherever the sun has been or goes,
it always leaves the moon reflecting love.
The Son is love—we are His moons.

Copyright © millard lowe | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |

Prodigal son

Hello again my heedless sun
I greet your beams in daily fusion
I am like your rejected son
No hope no vision no illusion.

You smiled to me, but I am sad
You ask me, why, I have no answer
I saw you rose you were so red
Your first beam was like shining dancer.

You smile again through lead of skies
You try to wake up sleeping glory,
But there’s no sense in all your tries
I cannot smile to you I’m sorry.

Hello again my heedless sun
I broke my self your constitutions
I am like your Prodigal son
I’ve lost your beams with my illusions.

Copyright © Serge Lyrewing | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |

A Bridge Unseen - For Bridge Contest

Verse A:

Oh how you've honed rebellion, made an art of breaking rules
Just to garner my affection, but I didn't have the tools
(And I never suffered fools - no I never suffered fools)

I loved you with my diligence and bent my back to make
A bridge of opportunities and a path for you to take
(Cleared a passage for your sake - yes a passage for your sake)

Chorus A:

Can you see it, in the mist
There on high - there on high?
There's an arch, heaven-kissed
In the sky, the hazy sky

You may not see it now
But I built it strong with love
And one day it will hold you
Bye-and-bye, bye-and-bye
Yes, one day it will hold you


Verse B:

Oh I know how I've failed you in many ways I can't explain
We'll never have a friendship - I've caused you so much pain
(So many wounds remain - yes so many wounds remain)

Still I love you to my marrow, with a magnitude, profound
And I built a span, enduring, so you'd walk on solid ground
(So you'd be safe-and-sound - yes so you'd be safe-and-sound)

Chorus B:

Can you see it, in the night
There on high - there on high?
There's an arch, burning bright
In the sky, the somber sky

Perhaps you can not see it
But with love, it long endures
And one day it may save you
Bye-and-bye, bye-and-bye
Yes, one day it may save you


Verse C:

Oh I know my life is waning, and my faculties are weak
My strength is failing daily, and I've lost my grand physique
(Now my prognosis is bleak - yes my prognosis is bleak)

And though I can not tell you how I feel before I go
I know someday you'll cross that bridge, and then, my son, you'll know
(Just how much I love you so - yes how much I love you so)

Chorus C:

Can you see it, through the storm
There on high - there on high?
There's a refuge, safe and warm
In the sky, the windy sky

I know that you can't see it, but have faith that it is there
I molded it with these two hands, with kindness, love and care
So every time you need a bridge you'll know that I am there

To carry you to safety
Bye-and-bye, bye-and-bye
Yes, to carry you to safety ...


(Repeat Out)

** Written October 6, 2017, forty-nine lines, for the "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" Poetry Contest, John Hamilton, Sponsor. **

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017