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Abstained Poems

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Premium Member From Wisdom Born, Decades Fighting Fate's Cursed Hand
From Wisdom Born, Decades Fighting Fate's Cursed Hand

In youth, a young lad roars for much needed applause
in old age, wisely remains silent with just cause,
seeing the end near, some shed bitterest of tears
thinking such splashing supplications, angels hear;
whereas this old,...Read More
Categories: abstained, art, creation, dark, poetry, raven, wisdom, writing,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Smooth Big Cat

"Smooth Big Cat"

He was one of those guys you just knew would be a dud. "Be nice", she said to herself.

She met him on the upswing from the abyss of a dismally closed final chapter. He seemed to be unsure...Read More
Categories: abstained, adventure, muse, mystery, romance,
Form: Narrative
Why can’t I be bored?
Simply not having a need to do anything
Lucid or dreamy without a thought
Simply a thoughtless mind with nothing

Yet... what has nothing to do got to do with boredom?
I have things I need to do that I’m...Read More
Categories: abstained, life,
Form: Rhyme
I visited the optician, for my failed eye
That sailed all over, no see but look
Down the banana plantatian, directed to vie
For every interested favor, for any could hook

I thought me had seen, a scene so strange
And days were nineteen, the...Read More
Categories: abstained, love,
Form: Rhyme
Unconventional is how we first met,
Unconventional is what we are.
Walls were surrounding me, yet
You still tried to crash them.

Brute force was your might,
While quiet reserve was mine,
For some reason I was in your sight,
You resolved to make me yours.

Unconventional was...Read More
Categories: abstained, relationship,
Form: Rhyme

THE Flesh Between Your Lips
Your mind is enough for my Soul,
and your breasts freed to sway.
What is will/be is enough and 
I keep my severe dreaming away!

I saw your golden cord climbing
above your nest that rises out
of the mouth to heaven.

And all illusions as...Read More
Categories: abstained, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SAFETY BELT
Mayday, mayday 
My mind can't believe this was happening
I have no words to say 
I heard something tail spinning and crashing
It was my debauched life
The sand in the hour glass was going way too fast
They both begin with s…stress and...Read More
Categories: abstained, flying, life, perspective, stress, time,
Form: Rhyme
Hi Ho Hillary Has Won
Hi Ho Hillary Has Won

Of things that happen what would be the worst?
Person you wanted to win did not come in first;
Then there are the proud followed by profane,
Who from their opinion could never obtain.

After her effort was finally finished...Read More
Categories: abstained, allegory, analogy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member World Eye Opener
UN: 177 countries vote 
in support of the right 
of Palestinians 
to self-determination
At least the world now knows 
The blood stained tyrants behind scenes 
they who act unjust against humanity 
blind to truth and creation 

They can no longer hide
as...Read More
Categories: abstained, conflict, pain, peace, pride, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Transition
It is a day of transition
   as summer heat has died 
and the leaves of autumn hold position
  beginning to release the summer ties.

Mid October on the dot
   as near and distant trees begin to...Read More
Categories: abstained, change, seasons, time,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Holding on to the Expectations of a New Dawn
You swallow billions in cash, yet your assault strengthens,
everything with life now stands on one side against you
but your unpredictability is what gives you this audacity.
Your sarcasm and indifference to mankind
may seem to amputate medical science
but even on wheel-chairs, 
we...Read More
Categories: abstained, anxiety, bullying, cancer, character, cheer up, cry,
Form: Epic
Thank You Friend
 I thank you from the bottom of my heart for comforting me when the world was dark. You have been a great friend indeed and helped me in times of need. You helped boost my esteem and made my...Read More
Categories: abstained, friendship,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member To Be In Love With You
To be in love with you is joyful bliss
A taste of paradise is in your kiss
To be in love with you is sweetness known
Supremacy of love: a lasting throne

To be in love with your is fairy flight
A heartbeat’s flutter dancing...Read More
Categories: abstained, blessing, love,
Form: Sonnet
The Voice
Chemicalized pain
One somber voice did claim
Power was regained
Two hands from woe abstained
Three held to love again.

Soft, silent, and firm
God's voiced I lately learn
Touches without harm
It invites choice and calm
from consequence and storm.

*...Read More
Categories: abstained,
Form: Tanka
The Devils Pew
dare not say how you excommunicated me from your life
a spoken word became as absent as bones in a sharks body
a smile which once created smiles now creates eternal strife 

the way you spoke French to me and bragged of...Read More
Categories: abstained, break up, forgiveness, lost love, sexy, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Your Option, Please
Your Option, Please.

Socrates Contemplated, 
Shakespeare Performed, 
Shelley Composed, 
Newton Realized, 
Hippocrates Diagnosed, 
King Solomon Ruled, 
Alexander Conquered, 
Tansen Sang, 
Rishi Vyasa Narrated, 
Lord Krishna Sermonized, 
Lord Buddha Inspired, 
Emperor Ashoka Sacrificed, 
Jesus Christ Cured, 
Prophet Mohammed Refined, 
M. K. Gandhi...Read More
Categories: abstained,
Form: Free verse
A Lonely Night
A lonely night
Staring in the wall
Of eternity
A phone call
A glance

A second chance
Is out of sight
But not groovy
In the scenes
Of a movie

Blanked out
Black sleep
For death

(a calm, breathless coffin)

a porch swings
a window blares

sweat sires unreason
and a season of visions

dripping colors
Absinthe abstained

Schizophrenia unchained

(birds...Read More
Categories: abstained, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Life Sabotage
I am the muteness behind naivete
Born as the duplication of despair, flunked
A demented soul
An impaired self of bureaucracy

Jaded at the tip of shadow
Above it stood the gray
Quietly stabbed the main arterial venous of the real life chemistry
Sneaking low to a...Read More
Categories: abstained, art, dark, fantasy, life, life, magic,
Form: Free verse
Remain Silent
Deafening silence screams with rage
Unrivaled violence, no need to engage
Here inside I remain abstained
While Inside, you remain constrained
Tainted tongues our words are choked
Blood stained hands cannot be cloaked 
Internal solitude remains ignored
Incoherence love cannot afford 
Isolation triumphs, as affection shatters
Frustration...Read More
Categories: abstained, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pointed Ponderings
Day in, and day out, from the ripe old age of five,
I’ve take to sharp objects and whittled at their sides.

Lancing pristine white paper with brazen blue veins,
it was quite impossible for me to abstain.

Day in, and day out, from...Read More
Categories: abstained, introspection, age, old, age, blue, day, me,
Form: Couplet
Sorrows are a necessary evil;
For who can tell joy without the backdrop
Of its cruel, melancholy sister?
But such knowledge is little consolation
To the embittered heart;
Broken and racked with pain,
It cares little for such simple truths.

Some bearers of these ravaged vessels
Seek comfort...Read More
Categories: abstained, sad
Form: Free verse
I see this perfect moon-lit night
with million heart-shaped stars in sight
ill-clad with none but drooping leaves
a fig-tree fraught with a disease
its beauty once majestic spoilt
in battle lost ‘gainst arid soil 

Against all odds with all its might
a lone fig struggling...Read More
Categories: abstained, girlfriend-boyfriend, nostalgia, passion, beauty, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
I'm Not in Love?
I'm Not in Love? Or I'm Not in Love? Or I'm Not in Love? 
(A very sweet song, do you remember it from the late 1970s 10CC?)
It appears that we can never distinguish between
'The Beat' and 'The Beast'
'Love' and 'Lust'
'Love'...Read More
Categories: abstained, love, music, business, love, music,
Form: Lyric
Fie! My heart doth not shatter!
‘Tis the blood that maketh the bond
Chain’d by an unforeseen incarnadine bane
Thou shalt not be abstained
Lest thou seeketh the road of sorrow
Hast thou betray’d thy inner self?
For thou hast cast aside blood’s legacy
Yet bond there...Read More
Categories: abstained, family, heart, heart,
Form: I do not know?
From love, I had refrained,
Blanked it from my heart,
And all that then remained
Cold blood and muscle steel;
Resolve from love abstained,
That you and I should part,
My freedom thus obtained,
Surrender was the deal.

But feelings unexplained
Ran riot through my head,
For nothing had I...Read More
Categories: abstained, lost love, love, passion, love,
Form: Verse