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East Coast Hype

(A Blank Verse Sonnet)

At fifty-two, a new career is launched
in beauty firm installed on eastern shore,
to aid all those who live with problem skin.
As sales increase, adventure swells; she wins 
awards, free  trips, new friends, and diamond rings.
With pride, she dons the pen for “Be a Ten,”
and coast to coast arrangements spell her norm.
But, friendships wane on jaunty trips, the trek
becomes a stress which brings her less and less
content to show the aloe glow as proof
that older skin need not begin to wear
a shriveled face, but wear a youthful tone.
          And yet, the spark with eastern hype instilled
          a drive to stay the course throughout her life. 


Copyright © Cona Adams | Year Posted 2014

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THE SCENT OF WATER Forlorn, distance roots between you and I; Carve 'neath fire silhouettes buried grief; Burn then blurred by irrational mischief; Has crimson love gone pale and soon may die? Trampled with reasons leaving us tongue tie; Falling, slowly falling, is marriage leaf... Amor ebbing , ebbing, like a thief. Divorce papers rocketing quite, quick high! Heaven knows, flaws, deaden raw I want fix; Reckon blows, glow, freshen love flow essence; Leaden float the scent of water,redden snow mater. Lessons learned bestow order resins of brighter hello; Father God, bless aglow each corners in progression... (c)olive eloisa 4:52pm July 14, 2014 Sponsor Poet Destroyer A Contest Name one sad poem 5th place, to God be the glory.. :) ***Inspired with the verse theme: John 14: 7-9 and the movie "FIREPROOF"...

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Harvest Time

Changing seasons, the empty barns mew efforts on the field is about to born abundant products from seeds so few a handful can give a bag full of corn one more year for extreme hunger to hiss luck has heavily rained on every sow pregnant is the skies, the rains do not miss green and greener are the fields in a row demanding wishes the sweats humbly make results in badges carefully arrive nature and life give rather than take a gallon of honey from small beehive gone is the time to have a blister now is the time to merry like Easter

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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Failure is a motivation.
Not an end of those pretty dream.
Giving up is not an option,
Your determination should beam.
Don’t count numbers of rejection,
Nor see your bright future in dim,
Unleash unwanted aggression.
But make most out of things extreme.
Success patiently waits in time,
Do it well and get a good climb
Never stop trying everytime…
In the end you will reach success
Failure is way to happiness
Realized that you’re so much blessed.

Contest Name: Funom's Sonnet
Date: 3/31/16

Copyright © Lei Strauss | Year Posted 2016

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A friend called success

Success is a friend to 
Those who persevere 
He is free and very fair 
He speaks but they don't hear 
So failure puts them to fear 
They can't find success 
But he lives near 
The street of determination 
Seek him in your imagination 
And you will find him in your vision 
You can't achieve success with force 
But perseverance and endurance 
For he keep changing his location 
Through innovation

Copyright © Matt Ancient | Year Posted 2013

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Baby, you remind me of a bunny, 
sweet loyal and trustworthy
you always make life funny
when we're not together, i miss you badly,

you notice things no other man bothers to notice,
when i look into your blue eyes i see the true me,
my exes made me feel worthless
that's why i believe in our family,

when we speak i feel the love 
when you smile at me i could swim in your dimples
our hands fit together as snug as gloves
and one hug from you makes life seem simple

I'm so happy you are my boyfriend
i never want this relationship to end. 

Copyright © Nya Johnson | Year Posted 2013

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The Refresh Button

smooth journey ending in a failed event being thorough and meticulous to shine little mistake encroaches like a rodent then perfection turns out to be less than fine terrible smell coming out of a good scent mental energy not ready to dine result is short-lived, idea is permanent the next street, an option with another line emotion now becomes a bad leader processing character void of its photo the heart stands by as the highest bidder not totally misplaced from the Lotto a pause then a U-turn, simply consider keeping in mind the essence of the motto.

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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Ladder to the Dream

A bid to win a purpose one so far in the air, not slick how to leg the sea can oppose and fun , run so far to flick the aim, why try to dispose the ice top we not yet lick to be a pro, cut the pose rip all odd and tap the click bra on an ass can fax a rant the yes way, no one can grant do not say bye as a migrant aim a god to lay the bed but see a lad who is to wed so cut the woe and go for red.

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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Apt as the word,
Prosper your day;
Live and be heard,
Expound grand play;
Note good feelings,
Touch a fond reach,
Yield warm being.
See thoughts most rich,
Use mind and heart,
Charm woos sure grace;
Choice helps to start,
Expect fine trace;
Sense cheer fund joy;
See faith firm ploy.

Leon Enriquez
22 February 2015

Copyright © Leon Enriquez | Year Posted 2015

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Life of Luck

So much hunger with the need to cook in a sec is prepared food and pasta puts money down for a venture and look in no time profit starts to run faster others begin with a smoke when they pee right from day one same effort comes with fun before the blessing is paying the fee by this time, the race is dusted and done to every hardship the skin says no’ stress and tension too little to connive life’s answers to every plan, in they dive beyond being needy, tastes simply say ‘oh’ blessed health makes the sick seem insane as this being walks in a thin and rare lane.

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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Super Sonic Sonnet

            Super Sonic Sonnet

Complete are my lover’s thoughts in dark brier                 
With airs of aristocracy’s sweet critique
Her mind takes flight, a supersonic liar   
Smiles warmth wears deceit like a prize unique

What grows outside your lovely courtyard facade?
Quadrangular, fortified thick gray walls 
Hubris, incongruous, flourishing macabre 
Infamous fragile beauty flaws, that’s all

Speeding to the grave, your love is there, dead 
Daughters take the splendor, learn mother’s ways
Build other fortresses, stronger, to life’s dread
Days go by, to ponder the doomed accolades 

Destinations for lovers and daughters pass
Become the past without wealth that never lasts

Copyright © Earl Schumacker | Year Posted 2014

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Rocky Road to Success

It is so true, no pain no gain indeed take the risk to dive into your dream take the guts in full to grow and breed long is the pole from the pain to the cream one, two and many more you need to feed but they come so red and in a hot steam from one mile, now a step more to succeed a hand in wave, to all, easy it’ll seem hot in the news and many tabloids the pain goes away with the opioids dead from trys but a new rise from colloids even with weak eyes, the Gold you can find one more jump and you hit the end’s behind now is the time for life to be kind.

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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The only praise

Sulfur smile and the summer that knits the brow; 
Green branches shake the crystalline thrills, 
While past and future have a date and bow, 
In front of no time nosegay of the sleepy hills: 
Under the blue, near dark green our tree cries. 
Delusive Dragon can count the crusade`s days, 
Hand holding hand, and hope eyes to eyes, 
For our way we pay with ourselves, the only praise. 
Dream to dream in tender calling of the muse; 
The rainbow`s colors after rain recited the sun; 
The flight of doves may keep an old excuse, 
That sorrow and joy as twins rest in a pun: 

This means my tree anew soon after it was old; 
So, love and hope and recollections won`t rest cold.

Copyright © Ovidiu Bocsa | Year Posted 2013

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Why do i disturb others

Never mind; we all have brain but not intelligent.
Misunderstanding and disappointment is living base;
Harassment and mischievousness why do we face?
Is someone responsible somewhere for this dent?
Is hell or heaven a living standard an approachable hint?
We waste our present to plan tomorrow or to analyse yesterday,
We never estimated our progress but celebrating a birthday,
The entire life education fails to teach us mankind,
But modern human is living in a ghost tent.
Eats smell and spreads stink but not avoiding mint.
living in waste; searching better taste for standard living,
never learns a lesson, crime is his fashion for care giving,
Why do i disturb others and like sound sleep for more relax?
Always looking short cuts and direct rout for a clean shaving.

Copyright © Daljit Khankhana | Year Posted 2013

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A Bipolar Realization

If I skip sleep or refuse to take my
med's against my doctor's warning, I hear
radio voices at night in my ear;
the voices unhinge me as no one's nearby 
when I'm bipolar as I fail to comply
with doctors' orders. It's common, I fear--
I am committed two or three times a year.
It puts my whole life on total standby!
Life with my disorder is difficult;
but it also makes life a real challenge,
a test to surmount--a thing to exult
in when I face it and no longer cringe
from my disease as some evil result
of fate that grimly has me on the fringe.

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2013

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Sonnet: The Secret of Success: Love (Sonnet) You can't really succeed without love Love or its lack will make you weak or strong Love is the key to success from God above And its power is a victorious song. With love we can overcome all kind of evil God give us all a heart and soul to love With an option to be kind forgive ill And we can do it walking in His love. Sometimes you may think that you can't do this But let me tell you in Jesus name you will Cause walking in His Word/Light is the key Think hard, you decide! God's way or your will. Just keep in mind that God/Love never, ever fails Do everything with love, heart with joy will fill. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2015 January,1,2015

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014

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Jack of All Trades

At work 
I slave away
And during the day 
I read, I watch
I plan, I dream
Setting goals 
Making everything seem
That in a few years it will all come together
But in a few years will all of this matter?

I’m a jack of all trades
But a master at NONE
I slave away 
Until the day is done
But for what?
For who?
Am I doing all of this Just to have something to do?

I ask, I pray, I watch
No time for fun
Not until ALL my work is done
In hopes to better my future
In hopes to better myself
Not leaving my dreams to be lived by someone else

I’ve read all the books
I’ve done all the classes 
I’ve listened to the masters instead of the masses
7 steps to wealth 
12 steps to riches
The “keys”, 
The “wisdom”,
 The “knowledge”, 
The “tickets”.
The ticket to the money train
The key to the treasure box
I’m overwhelmed by all this “want this” & “want not”
Who am I?
Who will I be?
I guess only God can look in and really see.

Maybe I’m looking over all the important things
Maybe my “riches” aren’t exactly what they seem
Maybe it’s love, patience, giving and kindness
Maybe its overcoming life’s struggles, chaos, and madness
Maybe it’s in the strength of my mind over the dismay of the world
Maybe it’s in my parenting of my sweet, teenage girl

All this time I thought I had failed
I thought my ship to success had already sailed
I thought I was a jack of all trades and a master at none.
But my kid said, “No, Mom, you’re wrong.
You’re a master at one.
You raised me right, you raised me well. 
You’re a great mom! I can tell.”

Wow, well people do say
You can’t buy happiness
And I’m one of the few
That believes this is true.
For all the work, learning, and adding action to plans,
I’ve found that I’m rich in character, integrity, and helping my fellow man.

So I stopped thinking of all this “wasted” work I had done over the years
I realized that through the blood, sweat, pain, and tears
That my efforts, dreams, and goals weren’t in vain
Instead of money, homes, cars and other material things
I got something that money cannot buy, 
A daughter
Beautiful, smart, and wise.

Yes, I’ve mastered something 
And this something is great!
And here I thought it was way too late
Yes, I’m a jack of all trades
But now I’m a master at ONE!
In all my years 
I’ve become a great mom!

I’m truly a success
Because of you Jess!

Copyright © rebekah shipp | Year Posted 2013

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PERFECT BOUND ----- contest entry

(draft iiiv)

*-- -- I spent my puberty pursuing Truth,
-- -- while Venus bound Adonis as a youth.*

My passions laid with Mysteries and Signs
the secret workings only hermits see,
those subtleties by which our fates align,
the ways young clocks may seed our destinies.

The vulvas that I held were hard-bound books,
vanillin pages streamed with ecstasy;
they weren't the sort that lived or died by looks,
their warmest whispers - ideologies. 

My bedroom's full of volumes, silent, dry, 
still waiting for that gentle touch to come, 
and curve their lonely spines. But, what belies
the depth of blood? What warmer truth? There's none,

-- -- for nothing is so great as boundless love, 
-- -- and, perfect bound, my books are not enough. 

* additional lines for 16 line iambic pentameter contest 

Copyright © Jack Webster | Year Posted 2016

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Copyright © Mohit Raj | Year Posted 2015

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We have fought the Fight

Loss runs so far and fast like a crook we stay as one and sure let no wrong the win was just at the tip of our hook we grab it in joy and hit the gong pads and a fine boat wait on the brook also, we can swim to make the fun long toil and moil, here is the end of the cook now is the time for all to sing the song the cure lies at the end with full permit we work, we got it and now we emit we look down to see all from the summit in time and in full, we have paid the fee as we take each bite from the pin and the bee to take us to the city all can see.

Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016

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Though it happened a long time ago, it remains unforgettable.
Only thoughts, sayings and historical records can preserve
The event, because it simply proved to be remarkable.
No amount of saying and doing could make it reverse.

It echoes every minute and day in every mind.
For it really feels like it was only yesterday,
That their voices spoke and their feet took steps to remind
Us that the event will continue to be part of us every day.

Although their presence may be far away,
We still remember them as clear as daylight
Our memories of them are only few moments away.
Their testimonies and footprints still remain bright.

For the event left a mark with an indelible stain,
That only commemorations and celebrations can sustain.

Copyright © Mpho Kgaswane | Year Posted 2016

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A cursed Flower

I was happy with my parents’ efforts
I carried my degree high
Running home in graduation gown
My siblings lifted me high

My eyes watered with tears of joy
All who came thought I was light
Lit to light the darkness in the village
But I didn’t know it was a cursed flower

My heart grew weary each time I was ignored
The sole of my feet began to wear away
My foes developed swollen cheeks
And carried this balloon around the village

Every night that came went and left me
Sleepless and thoughtful into another day
This paper which people say is light
Has become a curse because I am nothing

Copyright © Solomon Ochwo-Oburu | Year Posted 2016

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Sonnet: The Secret of Success: Love

(English Sonnet)

You can’t really succeed without love
Love or its lack will make you weak or strong
Love is the key to success from God above
And its power is a victorious song!

With love we can overcome all kind of evil
God give us all a heart and soul to love
With an option to be kind forgive ill
And we can do it walking in His love.

Sometimes you may think that you can’t do this
But let me tell you in Jesus name you will
Cause walking in His Word/ Light is the key
Think hard, you decide! God’s way or your will.

Just keep in mind that God/Love never, ever fails!
Do everything with love, heart with joy will fill!

Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000


Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2008

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The relay revolves each day,
each generation has its say,
courage,with wisdom decides
to step aside as its guide;
Kin  to kin,father to son,
revolution continues on,
a baton from hand to hand,
constant flows,the timer's sand;
A time o relax,sit back
other navigate the tack,
with time to enjoy,reflect,
nothing ever is perfect.

Continuity lives within
Each creative act we begin.

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2010

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Freddy's Adventure In The Maze 5

I wake up to the bright sun
Wondering if I'm alive or dead
My muscles ache and burn
As pain racks my throbbing head
I see that I am a bloody mess
And rise to my feet
I stand there feeling blessed
Under the sun's heat
I grab and pull my mask away
As I turn and look down
And there it is dead under the sun's ray
The creature laying on the ground
Confused I fall to my knees
As my brown hair shuffles in the breeze

To Be Continued...

Copyright © James Cottrell | Year Posted 2015

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Too long since the time when they turned at my voice,
and yielded their wills at the sight of my choice.
I remember those days when I was alight, 
aflame with desire; ambition so bright!

Back when all pistons were firing within,
and my mind's smooth mechanics were running to win,
oiled by the sweet and sickly taste,
of laying all foes and their designs to waste.

For a time I was lost, and turned instead,
to romance and such things that tarnish one's head,
believing in error that I would prefer,
quietude, simplicity, and existence secure. 

But that is a tangent that shall not remain.
Success shall be grasped, no matter the pain. 

Written 20 September 2017

Copyright © J. I. Thomas F. | Year Posted 2017

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Had I Not Dared Break Free Or It Break Me

Had I Not Dared Break Free Or It Break Me

Had I not dared break free or it break me
would an unhappy soul have never sang
or songbird's nest grace willing willow tree
or prairie not fed herds of wild mustang.

Had I known, life too oft, becomes a joke
that Christmas snowmen far, far too soon melt
if farmer's fresh virgin ground never broke
and dawn's awakening in tired bones felt.

Can one ever know, why nights are oft feared
morn's clear calls are refused, even dreaded
as if dawn's open arms have disappeared
and its embrace is somehow wrongheaded.

Had I never climbed that first tall oak tree
Who or what on this earth would I now be?

Robert J. Lindley , 8-19-2017
Sonnet,( Why our children must dare to first do)

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

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Why not Why

Let me oppose the saying
as I've got th'fundamental right of opposing.
I must ask law,"Who be ye to frame Laws?"
Why should I follow you?Let you follow me.
Runs chasing me why? Because I'm the one.
There're several questions to be answered,

But not any answer to be questioned.
Who created nature or nature created whom?
Why do we want to be someone,
try to be what you already are.
Let me oppose the saying
'cause nobody as doin'.
So, not let fly with Phoenix,
Let Phoenix fly with us.

               Poet-Surjendra Das(Pen Name- Rudyard Jostle).

Copyright © Surjendra Das | Year Posted 2017

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Be Strong and Courageous
Says the Grand-Master
The Harvest is Plenteous
The Fields are Wide
Your Possibilities Are Endless

Be Strong and Courageous
I know you’re so sure of yourself
I know your Dreams are so Real to you
Likewise, real is the Messenger of Misery

You don’t have to be Pessimist
But be ye optimist of him too
Late or sooner, it is the path of greatness
Be strong and Courageous
Only the Persistent Do Exploits.
@JULY 2017/©M.H.O.G Unveiled

Copyright © Aina Oluwafisayomi | Year Posted 2017

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Blank Page

There’s something about empty spaces that spark
Fire in us, like one with noise cannot.
Like the calm before the storm, a wild heart
Is chaos, adventure, of battles fought.
It kills people by the hundreds, and then some;
It saves thousands from pain and despair.
All while the artist is stuck in a drum --
Like a box in a museum, they stare.
Be us animals? We don’t mean you harm!
The creator of distress suffers more,
Famished, exhausted, alone, and disarmed -
As the storm rages on beyond their door.
All that suffering, trapped in a cage, 
Caused by an artist who saw a blank page.

Copyright © Renie Simone | Year Posted 2017