Social Name Poems

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Details | Alliteration |
She tells me, 
Of the belt of hunger that clings to her waist, 
Of how it's only ever loosened by rampaging and rummaging through waste.

She tells me,
How her journey through payments, predicaments and pavements make her tire,
How her cracked feet and wracked heart are passed by Tyre after Tyre.

She tells me, 
About the intricate diagnoses and prognoses that riddle her every fiber, vessel and vein, 
About the cardboard pleas and pleads that have all been in vain.

She tells me,
That this is the existence her weeping womb has bred,
That her hope for her successors is that they may succeed her in the fight for bread.

She tells me,
Her name is poverty.
Do you remember her?

Copyright © Jessica Goldstone | Year Posted 2013




Details | Rhyme |
I Heard Jesus Call My Name… I heard Jesus call my name just the other day. I told him. “Not now!” “Just go away!” It was his voice. It was clear and imminent. I was just “too busy”. This was evident! Why should I care? Why should I listen? There’s too many things, I don’t want to be missin’! I know that he is near me.. His voice beckons… Obeying his voice is an important lesson! It’s so difficult for me to trust and obey. I’m “preoccupied” twenty four hours a day! This life I have. I know that God has given. I haven’t included him in, the way I’ve been livin’! Perhaps I’ll do it tomorrow. Some other time. Maybe he’ll call another name. And not mine! God realizes the mess that I’ve gotten myself in. “Some other day,” I’ll try calling for him. I know that he loves me and wants the very best. If I answer his voice. My life will be blessed! I’ve changed my mind! Lord… Here I am! Please take my life and take my hand! I’ll do what you ask. I’ll listen to your voice. This is the best decision. This is the best choice! Thank you Lord for being so patient and kind! For you're my beloved and you're mine! By Jim Pemberton 11/23/11

Copyright © Jim Pemberton | Year Posted 2011

Details | I do not know? |
Killing in Allah’s Name…

…

Pieces of burnt flesh,

splattered,
in a school,
a market-place,
a temple,
a synagogue,
a mosque,
a church,

a man,
a woman,
a child,

charred hands, smouldering corpses, fractured bodies,
torn limbs,
dismembered human beings,

just human beings,

dead, murdered,

in Allah’s name…

…A 4 year old boy,
11 year old girl,
78 year old man,
40 year old mother of six,

killed, murdered,

in Allah’s name…

…Gandhi said ‘an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind’…

…

Complicit by my silence,

I stand in shame,

of the bigotry,
racism,
sectarianism,communalism,
religious fanaticism,
wars of aggression,
invasions of distant countries,
jingoism,
flag-waving ‘my country right or wrong’,
extremism,
blind nationalism,

perpetrated in my name…

…I refuse to be silent,
to be complicit,

while the slaughter continues,

each day,

in the name of god,
of country,
of creed,
of sexual-orientation,
of caste,

I refuse to be cowed,
to be complicit by my silence,

as the killing,
murdering,
slaughtering continues…

…You who kill innocents,

you who shroud your slaughter in scripture,

you who drape your aggression in flags,

you who cloak your hate in anthems,

you who veil your intolerance in finely-tuned semantics,

you who bomb school-buses,
playgrounds,
churches,
mosques,
temples,
synagogues,
libraries,
shopping-malls,
market-places,

have lost.

…You may sow terror,

you may pound cities from afar,

you may wreak havoc,

yet you have lost,

as,

you cannot kill us all!

We shall always be many, many more!

_________

“…all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing…” – Edmund Burke

Copyright © Scribbler Of Verses | Year Posted 2013




Details | Kyrielle |
Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Jew – 

I understand your point of view.

If you can’t mine – well, that’s a shame.

No “holy” war is in God’s name.

 

Islam means “peace”.  We all want that.

Meet the Quakers.  Be friends and chat.

Buddhist, Hindu – we’re all the same.

No “holy” war is in God’s name.

 

Jehovah’s Witness to a Sikh:

Sisters and brothers, let us speak.

It’s not a case of placing blame.

No “holy” war is in God’s name.

 

“An ye harm none, do as ye will.”

The Wiccan Rede, we must fulfill.

Let peace on Earth become our aim.

No “holy” war is in God’s name. 

Copyright © Paula Puddephatt | Year Posted 2011

Details | Free verse |
He hung out alone in his room most of the time
with his door locked,quiet.
He had a name. A short and simple one, that nobody could remember. Maybe it was Ken, or 
Tom - something like that.
Yeah, the boy everybody made fun of
beacuse his Mummy had stiched his name onto the back of his PE bag.
Not just that, he had all his books perfectly coverered, I remember beacuse I used to hand 
them out in the mornings.

He never came back to school after the holidays.
Jess said it was because he got sent to juvie for trying to butcher his Mum with the garden 
spade. She heard that he was one of those "messed up kids," who finally flipped out. Huey, 
agreed and said that it was only a matter of time before it happened. 
According to Mia, she heard that his Mum was just standing there, when he came up from 
behind and attacked her. She heard there was blood all over the place. 

Everyone heard everything.

When our teacher came over to ask who we were talking about,
Jess said Ken.
Huey said Tom.
Mia said Bill.

Confused, they stared at eachother
then turned to the class, perhaps searching for the answer.
Everyone else, shrugged.

Copyright © Francesca Cabral | Year Posted 2009

Details | I do not know? |
standing at the edge of no more time
I see the bottom of the grave 

it looks, of mud and cold without no rest in place 
malted ice flakes dancing in snow-ish rain  

i will not move 
no i can not move 
fear has taken over me

how cold 
how sad 
i do not know how to fight
this demon, who is not a demon 
but the DEVIL him self
he has a head 
with eyes and ears 
who do not get caught
for They Are Many 
and i am only one 

trust no one....
is not just a saying 
but a truth to live by 
for they know the price of blood 
and will sell out all who get in their way 

"My name is Legion, for we are many"
"Nomen mihi Legio est, quia multi sumus"(In Latin)

Copyright © verlecia fields | Year Posted 2010

Details | Rhyme |


Lord…  How Wonderful Is Your Name!

Lord…  How wonderful is your name!
I invite you into my life to reign!

Lord…  How beautiful is your name!
With you…  My life is never the same!

Lord…  How majestic is your name!
It was for I…  That to earth you came!

Lord…  How wonderful your really are!
Your glory shines brighter than a star!

Lord…  How precious you are to me!
Your spirit has come and blessed me!

Lord…  I surely love and appreciate you!
You’re the only one I can always turn to!

Lord…  I worship and honor you forever!
You’re robed with glory and splendor!

Lord…  You are Jesus.  The great I AM!
Everything I go through…  You understand!

Lord…  All of my needs…  You supply!
And give rivers of living 
water to satisfy!

Lord…  To your words,
 may I be quick to listen!
There’s nothing from you… 
 I want to be missin’!

By Jim Pemberton

Copyright © Jim Pemberton | Year Posted 2012

Details | Ballad |
He keeps a very low profile,
afraid of the the horrible secret he hides;
hooked on a daily dosage of cocaine...
seeking an instant relief from his acute pain!
His cramped den is the stench
of smoked substance bought on drug-infested streets,
and filth is the undeniable evidence:
one can surely tell that he lives in Hell...
red devilish eyes and sunken cheeks; 
a wasted mind and body meeting their end!   

Restless young man without a name,
wary of the destructible consequences
that stunt your unremorseful conscience;
and what price will you pay and whom will you blame?
Restless young man without a name,
you only existed to fulfill a destiny of shame! 

Day-time is so detestable to him,
more than the viciousest enemy;
night-time changes his personality...  
and he searches for dope down-town,
where the houses are so run-down...
occupied by the crack-heads of East Main!
A limping kid, from nowhere, hands him
a small bag and he exchanges it for some green;
and what started the urge within...
is a deep wound, which can never heal! 

Restless young man without a name, 
intoxicated by the poison that destroys your life and health;
you can't be aware of what distorts your weak senses...
until you are helpless and run out of breath! 
Restless young man without a name,
guiltless and indulgent...you allow death to happily dance!

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2007

Details | I do not know? |
ANOTHER NAME FOR A CONDOM IS A PROPHILACTIC
CONDOMS ARE MADE OF RUBBER NOT PLASTIC
CONDOMS ARE HANDLED WITH CARE AND EASE
CONDOMS ARE USED TO PREVENT DISEASE
LEARING ABOUT CONDOMS IS AN EDUCATION
CONDOMS ARE IMPORTANT IN ANY RELATION
CONDOMS ARE WHAT PEOPLE WEAR
PEOPLE WEAR CONDOMS IF THEY CARE
CONDOMS ARE BROUGHT OR GIVEN FREE
TO PROTECT PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME
CONDOMS ARE USED IN A DIFFERENT WAY
MEN AND WOMEN USE CONDOMS EVERYDAY
PEOPLE WEAR CONDOMS FOR A DIFFERENT REASON 
PEOPLE WEAR CONDOMS EVERY SEASON
PEOPLE WEAR CONDOMS FOR PEACE OF MIND
PEOPLE DON'T WEAR CONDOMS JUST TO BE KIND
CONDOMS PROTECT ANYONE LIFE
CONDOMS HELP PEOPLE AVOID STRIFE
CONDOMS ARE BEST FOR SEXUAL PROTECTION
CONDOMS ARE BEST TO PREVENT INFECTION

Copyright © REGINA MCFADDEN | Year Posted 2005

Details | Quatrain |
The name Christ signifies Messias
The Great Prophet
High Priest and
King of the New Law anointed as a man with the fullness of divine power

Copyright © Jacqueline R. Mendoza | Year Posted 2011

Details | Rhyme |
Jesus, Your Name I Will Cherish!

Jesus...  Your name I will 
always cherish.
Without you.  I would 
certainly perish.

Knowing you has been a delight!
You are with me,
Each day and night!

YOU are my best friend! 
 God's precious son.
My daily provider!.  
The all sufficient one.

You loved me!
When I was lonely and sad.
I have joy and happiness,
 I once never had.

You are my savior and best friend!.
That's why I fall in love with you
 all over again.

Your life, for mine,
 is what you provided!
Living for you, 
Is what I decided!!

By Jim Pemberton

Copyright © Jim Pemberton | Year Posted 2013

Details | I do not know? |
The Wind Carries His Name.

They shot him down,
silencing a man of flesh and bone.

Though as the bullets tore through him,
the wind carried his name.

Far across the weary fields,
high above the stubborn peaks,
over the blood soaked streams,
the wind carried his name.

They shot him down,
silencing a man of flesh and bone.

Yet the wind carried his name,
to you and to me,
to them and to us.
They shot him down,
but we still say his name,
as we catch it on the breeze.

Still they try to shoot him down,
to silence a man of flesh and bone.
But the wind cannot be stilled,
and the wind carries his name.

"Che"

(For Ernesto Guevara)

Copyright © Scribbler Of Verses | Year Posted 2013

Details | Free verse |
This world of ours slips in an evil stream
As we continue on in this demented dream
We have married a selfish bride
That has so much to hide
Our great president worships her
The holy trinities bless her
And yes those tea parties in England just go on
As the skis over Baghdad burn
She has her ways
Running our cars
Making life so nice
But our monetary slice does take so much
And Oh
She is so slippery
So dark
So maniacal
She lives to consume
This bride 
The true God

Oil

Copyright © Darren Deichen | Year Posted 2007

Details | I do not know? |
In the name of God, asphyxiate In the name of God, conquer In the name of God, discriminate In the name of God, ostracize In the name of God, obey In the name of God, suppress dissent

Copyright © Nick Casale | Year Posted 2009

Details | Rhyme |
If we were to meet…  
What would be your expectation?
What would be your thoughts… 
 Without knowing my situation?

If I were there to greet you at church… 
 What would you say?
Would you welcome me? 
 Or look the other way?

If I had some kind of need… 
What would your reaction be?
What kind of thoughts would you have… 
 In helping me?

Could you be Christ’ example,
 and love me the same?
Is there something about me
 that would case you to complain?

Could you do more than
 a handshake and a smile?
Would you be willing…  
To go “the extra mile?”

Are you someone on whom 
I can surely depend?
Would you be willing to simply be… 
 My friend?

Can we come together 
and pray to God above?
May our lives, together, 
be bound by HIS love…

Let’s come together, 
and our hearts be as one.
In praise and honor to Jesus Christ…  
God’s son!!!

I look forward to meeting you! 
 Hallelujah and amen!
I can’t wait until our paths cross again!

By Jim Pemberton   
01/23/11




Copyright © Jim Pemberton | Year Posted 2011

Details | Rhyme |
What is the meaning of your name?
That is something you ought to know.
Does it reflect your personality,
Or does some other attribrutes show?
Does it insist upon your character,
And have you lived up to your name?
Is it something that you are proud of,
Or should another be your fame?
For a good name is more desirable
Than expensive perfume unsold,
And a good name is more favorable
Than the wealth of riches untold.
It is better than silver or gold
To have a name of high esteem,
Because a shameful name destroys
A good reputation and a dream.
So, for its sake, do what it takes
To keep it from becoming profaned;
What is your name?  What does it mean?
Is it being rejoiced?  Is it being disdained?

Copyright © Leon Stacey | Year Posted 2007

Details | Free verse |

Looking 
In-between I painted you 
And colored your name
I did use….my blood

Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2006