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Abstains Poems

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The Lectures
I was strolling down a side street of our little town last night.
Did I say strolling, no that’s wrong; I was a sad and sorry sight,
And God knows what the time was, but I knew that it’s past ten,
‘cause that’s...Read More
Categories: abstains, humor,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Reflective Spring
Let clocks unlock unbroken birds they bind:
Too quick in May they peek Azalea’s bloom;
Wide eyes enlightened bound by darkness blind,
And spring reflected bares a thinning plume:
Like pearls of April nestled smooth and deep,
Those dizzy doves that danced in drizzled mist;
When...Read More
Categories: abstains, daughter, divorce,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 18
Villanelle : The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 18

World in which is ingrained innate violence
Where nation-States all hell-bent on blitz wars
He who abstains from doing harm commits offence

Is branded traitor parasite perched on fence
On conscientious objector shine no stars
World in...Read More
Categories: abstains, freedom, political, violence, war,
Form: Villanelle
Another clerihew for a special few, not that all the others aren't special
Wayland here again with another clerihew to end the year
These will probably never be famous, but that isn’t the fear
Sometimes the honesty is these may be just a little too strong
They're all done in fun, but some lines seem to...Read More
Categories: abstains, dedication, fun, humor,
Form: Clerihew
The big bang
The big bang, 

one week ago today, 

an ounce of energy degrades-

young and righteous, 

a story evades-

rebounds like the waves, 

a story evades, 

surges and sounds like howling fangs,

a hero abstains....Read More
Categories: abstains, candy, care, city, destiny, devotion, dream, fantasy,
Form: Carpe Diem



Daybreak's Imploring Symphony
Sunbeams serenade my window pane
Imploring restful notes to disdain

Abridging curtain the bright melody doth strain
My top sheet covers the harmonious chain

Gilded streams strike heartier refrain
But dissonant chords cloud my brain

A glistening symphony of metric lines retrains
The cerebral rhythms course through...Read More
Categories: abstains, life
Form: Couplet
Death Jones
To bespeak her time I shan’t
A mere penny possesses more value
Than that of which her presence preserves
The daring, lingering foretaste that is affinity
Though to raze all dolor she abstains
All along she had been sleeping with death

...Read More
Categories: abstains, life, loss,
Form: Verse
Distraught and Lost
My screams are heard in the middle of the battleground—I’m fought 
Now I’m in grief and I’m striving to set my mind elsewhere
But I’m frantic and lost—deeply distraught 

As I’m shipped away to a far, unknown terrain 
I, arduously, breathe...Read More
Categories: abstains, angst, fantasy, hope, uplifting, visionary, me,
Form: Free verse
The Flute
Faraway I heard the whistle of a flute
Playing a beautiful symphony
It echoed along with the flow of air
I closed my eyes without any care
And enjoyed all the harmony
I studied the songs roots
Then I realized it was from another place
Celtic visions...Read More
Categories: abstains, musicdance, words, longing, dance, me,
Form: Rhyme
Rain Storm In Winter
The aura of the oak
is ice and silver sheen.

This is the season of snow,
but there is only cold rain
in heavy ringlets of wet.

We feel the chill
of this antique place,
yet for now, snow abstains
as skies burn ripe with gray ash
that scatters...Read More
Categories: abstains, life, nature, seasons,
Form: Free verse