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Abstaining Poems

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Country Church Nestled in the Wilderness

A country church nestled in a peaceful valley,
Against a glorious backdrop of tall mountains,
That were fashioned before Eden’s retched  malady,
That beset the human soul and rich surroundings.

Beautiful dog-wood trees with blossoms snowy white,
Bounded by rocks as old as the...Read More
Categories: abstaining, celebration, christian, mountains, nature, nostalgia, religious, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member DMT
"DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) is a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug that occurs naturally in many plants and animals. It is also referred to as the "spirit molecule" due to the intense psychedelic experience."

...but in the poetic world or my world, it stands for...Read More
Categories: abstaining, future, imagination, philosophy,
Form: Alliteration
I Kept On Walking
Of an august-like, autumn day:

I kept on walking
Bespoke in dust-coated
Check jacket,
Check pants,
Polo-neck jersey ...
I rambled destinationless:
A la les sapeur - 
The gods,
The directors,
Were focusing on me - 
Me the starring only
As

I kept on walking
In all my sartorial glory, consciously
Deadened unto...Read More
Categories: abstaining, august,
Form: I do not know?
TRUTH FUNCTIONALITY NOW
Now* is the time to assert God’s truth-verity
Affirming the Lord’s love of mercy’s certainty
Especially His salvation along eternal life’s security.

Now is the time to avoid falsity and deceit
Abiding not in discouragement defeat
Vanquishing unbelief with Scriptures’ heat.

Now is the time to...Read More
Categories: abstaining, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, spiritual, truth,
Form: Carpe Diem
AFFIRMATION OF ADORATION TO THE ALMIGHTY
Almighty God* I adore
Author of faith, approved by Your atonement
Accept my acknowledgment and admiration of Your anointing.

Awed by and adorned with Your advice
Abiding am I in Your avouching assurance 
Apprehended against abominations, arrayed with holiness’ attire.

Away from adversary’s affliction
Alertly, I...Read More
Categories: abstaining, appreciation, christian, confidence, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Alliteration



Obtaining or Obstaining From Training
Obtaining or Obstaining From Training

Right kind should always be obtaining,
Of training not requiring any straining;
Reading required;
Never expired;
Or from must  always be abstaining.

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: abstaining, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Your Next Door Neighbor
(using)       profanity
(listening)   heavy metal
(voting)      Donald Trump
(abstaining) bathing
(acting)       boorish
(joining)      hate group
(ignoring)    other people
(studying) ...Read More
Categories: abstaining, humor, humorous,
Form: List
HIV AND AIDS
Poems we can tell
HIV AND AIDS

Am a killer
No weapon forged against me prosper,
Truly , this is not a thriller
Here I stand as conqueror.

I killed thousands, with no mercy
In some of you, am producing off springs,
But this is not the end,...Read More
Categories: abstaining, anxiety, death, grave,
Form: ABC
Premium Member I Am the Daughter
My father is not the biological father of my siblings
So I am the bridge, I am the link in the family
I, alone, carry his blood, so it is
all the more poignant, and painful that
I am the daughter who disappoints

I am...Read More
Categories: abstaining, conflict, father daughter, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Three Cheers For P-Soup

My friends on P-Soup are loyal and true

Every morning I rush to my computer

To read all their happy upbeat comments

And suddenly the sun breaks through the clouds

At times, I must admit I have thought of leaving

When everyday trials cloud my...Read More
Categories: abstaining, thank you,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member The Shape of Jazz to Come
Is war coming? Are we headed for another crazy cataclysm?
My sons, draft age. Only now can I appreciate the pain
so sharp it drains the color from one's eyes, your reason
for living gone in a spasm of violence to be forgotten
never...Read More
Categories: abstaining, crazy, fear, history, pain, surreal, violence, war,
Form: Verse
Clarion Call Sounded on My Wailing Wall
Narrow escapes- thrice threatening
Came and went
Despite succor abstaining
My soul under no circumstances meant

Harm to my person
Stolid as I sometimes dreamt to claim
Not heeding, not learning warnings a salutary lesson
That on me poured blame

Sucked from narrow escapes
Felt deep within my clones,...Read More
Categories: abstaining, poems,
Form: Free verse
If I decide To Write
Tonight I will not write
of stars, nor moon,
seeds of wisdom--
just mind flattering
bloom--

Nor will I write of love--
neither here nor above;
though our dearest 
sentimentality, the heart, 
too often foolishly enacts 
its own fatality;

and if I decide to write
(which I have not...Read More
Categories: abstaining, allegory, analogy, humor, hyperbole, smile, world, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member a venerable morning
a venerable morning
scorning
the absence
of destiny
all for free
for naught
is me
abstaining
politely
from this
race of man
for all 
to see

...Read More
Categories: abstaining, absence, america,
Form: Free verse
Victimised, like totally
The prettiest, piteous, pompous, chick,
A hideous, devious, worst than sick,
Weak but slick, sneakily obvious,
Suspicious yet ambitious, cautiously quick,
Treat yet trick, easily malicious,

Strain to obtain the mundane matter,
Faint from pain of abstaining chatter,
Blabber and flattered by factor inane,
Bloodstained arranged for the...Read More
Categories: abstaining, absence, conflict, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Brick-n-Brac Brut
Let's all gather 'round
For a large glass of cheer
The way that we do it 
At the first of each year
What brand of champagne 
I can't give a real hoot
As long as it's not Brick-n-Brac Brut

It's Brick-n-Brac Brut
Thats ruined my life
I...Read More
Categories: abstaining, addiction,
Form: Rhyme
Trump Trying To Devour
Trump Trying To Devour

Discovered Trump trying to devour
Supporters' attention hour after hour
Some are abstaining from absorbing
And did determine he is disturbing
Has neither patience nor will-power.

That pretty well describes Trump.

Jim Horn


...Read More
Categories: abstaining, humorous,
Form: Limerick
original sin
they were born naked
and shameless blissful
replenishing the earth with
off springs caring for the soil
subduing the hungry animals
abstaining from eating the fruit
from the tree of knowledge of good
and evil till she succumbed to the pre-
ssure of temptation on a spring afternoon
an...Read More
Categories: abstaining, allegory,
Form: I do not know?
Dear Dr Diagnosis
Dear Dr Diagnosis,

Thank you for your concern and attempt to put me back together.
It isn't that I am unappreciative of your labors in fact I've rather enjoyed our talks,though sometimes they were quite painful.I concluded it was necessary to show...Read More
Categories: abstaining, addiction, anxiety, appreciation, depression, emotions, feelings, goodbye,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Monk's shaved pate
Monk's shaved pate
thick pelt around edge
leans over book

                       leans over book above river
reciting lines, reading scriptures, preparing
first for...Read More
Categories: abstaining, art, earth, girl, passion, prayer, river, world,
Form: Verse
Uggs
I don’t own Uggs and never will.
I’ve heard they’re super comfy; Still,

To pay so much for something ugly,
Even if it’s warm and snuggly,

Seems to me a tad absurd,
Though fashion has the final word.

When fads appear, so do the hordes.
Abstaining has...Read More
Categories: abstaining, fashion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Three Cheers For Poetry Soup


My friends on P-Soup are loyal and true

Every morning I rush to my computer

To read all their happy upbeat comments

And suddenly the sun breaks through the clouds

At times, I must admit I have thought of leaving

When everyday trials cloud my...Read More
Categories: abstaining, celebration,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A slice of life a day in the life Part 2

A slice of life / a day in the life

Out in the elements – almost every day, training,
weather, sunshine, cloudy – B. C. fate – raining.
Seventy five reps, twenty times over my head,
on my back, thirty bench presses I’m fed
then...Read More
Categories: abstaining, life, planet, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Complaints
There’s nobody except a saint
Who never utters a complaint
Though there are those who seem to thrive
On kvetching to keep them alive.

“The chair’s too low, the waiter’s rude
And do not ask about the food!
The light’s too dim, the doctor’s mean;
The bathroom’s...Read More
Categories: abstaining, people,
Form: Rhyme
HE, HIMSELF, DEATH
I’ve sauntered through the centuries
Constructed this dark legacy,
Possessed the air of leprosy
And fell upon my feet.
I’ve wrangled with the unprepared
Pacified the truly scared,
Unsuccessfully repaired
The dread of when we meet.

I’m there when life is waning
Through the thrall of death, abstaining,
Till there’s...Read More
Categories: abstaining, death,
Form: Rhyme