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Abstruse Poems

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Premium Member Buried nude
A holy man's head was lost in the clouds
His abstruse reasoning made him so proud
   He pondered all day
   Earned zero cents pay
Buried nude - He couldn't pay for a shroud...Read More
Categories: abstruse, philosophy, poverty,
Form: Limerick

The promises of white Elephant
This might not be a pleasant flow of appropriate language
A somewhat complicated and abstruse diction
Maybe, a puerile illusion…
You think so?
Imagine and picture that clearly
Because if in our quest to achieve greatness and becoming self actualized
With an acute sensibility coupled with...Read More
Categories: abstruse, africa, depression, discrimination, fate, youth,
Form: Free verse
Abstruse this aura of fear.
Envisioned darkness lurking near.

Ignorant to perceive what you hear.
Detached from feelings lost and unclear.

Allured by a spirit's whispers I hear.
Heed this murmur obscurity will clear.

Emerge from this somber despite the fear.
For death deceives those it draws...Read More
Categories: abstruse, abuse, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Paling of Dawn: A Tryst in Interlude
I rise when gilded starlight still replete the skies
Never have I beckoned hours of abstruse sleeping
I hear elegiac trills as a lone nightingale cries,
evoking memories that conjure tears of weeping

In halcyon moments before the paling of dawn
I contemplate my sentiments...Read More
Categories: abstruse, imagery, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
Winged Lure
In the depths of the abstruse pages 
A quill transcribes fathomless thought
Feathered ideas guilelessly tethered to
Existence with a black ink onslaught

The same plume that once lifted its own maker 
To heights undreamed of on the ground
Disembogues reflections of speculations 
On...Read More
Categories: abstruse, analogy, deep, metaphor, philosophy, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme

Scrub your mind and make webs your harp,
Pluck them with your ivory fingers, they smart;
Raindrops from the ribbons of blue,sparkle the day,
Melody unmuffled, birds tuned in, take heart.

Pain drenched in rain, turns sedate, only harp
A queen's treasured bait for the...Read More
Categories: abstruse, metaphor, music, song,
Form: Quatrain
Strange Lovers
Strange lovers :(poem)
How strange it is to fall in love, with a complete stranger.
But how even more strange, it is the moment you feel them as
If you have known them your entire life.

There is a strange girl and boy in...Read More
Categories: abstruse, destiny, fate, friendship, soulmate, true love, wedding,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member SMILE FOR ME, BRUCE

Just a big overgrown kid, my Bruce
Wanting to hit the road and vamoose
Dreams of conducting a caboose
Go all the way up to Toulouse

Bruce refuses to grow up, what’s the use
He can rhyme off one of many old excuse
And sometimes swears...Read More
Categories: abstruse, caregiving, change, dedication, family, mental illness, smile,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Fortune Teller
She spent her life doing just the one thing, 
One thing that people payed for,
The one thing nobody else could do…
They’d pay to watch her perform,

She’d tell them their future with a little tea leaf, 
She’d read the lines on...Read More
Categories: abstruse, freedom, future, hope,
Form: Quatrain
The abstruse reckoning of life
Life is not short!
In fact life is lengthened long,
Long for seeds of grace to germinate and sprout in to emerald sprouts,
And the callow shrubs can grow into bushy bushes,

Life is adequate enough for an innocent boy,
To proceed into a man...Read More
Categories: abstruse, life,
Form: I do not know?

Words Said And Indited When A Perusal Of A Scriptural Tome Loses Its Momentum
The poetical books are nearly, by me, complete;
Next follows those once-furled, parchmentlike
Scribal tablets on which were calligraphically 
Indited the books classified as 
Naught but "prophetical"-
After the major and minor scribes, 
The authors of which, and those of the first grouping...Read More
Categories: abstruse, adventure, allegory, anniversary, beautiful, beauty, bible,
Form: I do not know?
Requiem For A Lost Specimen of Poesy
Into what wisp of cloud or clod did my poem flee?
Into what minuscular pinch of diaphanous, free-floating empyreal, stratospheric air did my figurative furled parchment disappear?
Where are those poignant yet comic, yet weird and allusive and furtive and outrageous and...Read More
Categories: abstruse, absence, abuse, adventure, anniversary, art, autumn, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Whispers Unsayable

Escaping realities of dimensional virulent voids
Thrown upon abstruse ambivalent planes of existence 
Where angels dare to dream; demons disseminate our thoughts
Deception and illusion manifest as pandemonious processions preside
Where gentle souls stroll like marionettes in theatres of tragedy
And the clowns cannot...Read More
Categories: abstruse, conflict, destiny, innocence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seguidilla: Mystery Dance
Soundless shadows on pavement:
What does the night bring?
Is love now just a mirage?
Why does my soul sing?
Reflections entrance,
allure in the dimmest light:
a mystery dance.

Lamplight reflects in puddles,
mirrors of my soul.
Opaque shadows on pavement,
now darkness the goal.
Reflections abstruse
underneath a glowing light,
my...Read More
Categories: abstruse, anxiety, confusion, longing, love, night,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A poem for my Orion
A poem for my Orion 
Who cowers in the sky
For many years, his faithful hunting dog 
Was always by his side. 

“Orion you are iniquitous, 
You do not shine so bright.” 
The dog's thoughts were ubiquitous
He would go there tonight.

He...Read More
Categories: abstruse, absence, anger, betrayal, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your wit and charm

With piqued reasons I have come to deduce
It's time to say fond farewell...Read More
Categories: abstruse, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15
When we grow old, we’re in need of care:
Our friends grow sparse, with whom to share
Remembrance of our younger energetic days.
Life and living having changed in many ways,
Deepens our need, for courteous Elder Care!.

Even though some are infirm, and under...Read More
Categories: abstruse, abuse, age,
Form: Acrostic
Madame Caillaux, Part 3 of 7
(The writer Bourget is discussing the murder of
his friend, Gaston Calmette.  Sixte is the hero of
one of Bourget's novels.  Proust, another novelist,
lived in the street where the murder occurred.
Sorel was a pre-Fascist philosopher.)

3. Paul Bourget

I wonder why she'd...Read More
Categories: abstruse, history,
Form: Rhyme
The Morning Sky
I awake this morning feeling the clouds
Thundering from the mysterious blue sky
And something abstruse is bidding me goodbye
The shadows of life overwhelmed me
and rage is silently growing inside me
My tears have been welled up for days
And my soul is yearning...Read More
Categories: abstruse, christian, community, conflict, earth, environment, faith, war,
Form: Dramatic monologue
                              Abstruse hands crawling upon the horizon   
 ...Read More
Categories: abstruse, adventure, change, community, conflict, courage, death, earth,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Wimpole Street, Part 3 of 7
(In a 19th-century legal judgment studied by all who 
learn the English common law, Sturges v. Bridgeman,
the court found in favour of a "nice" doctor over a
"common" manufacturer, for reasons of pure snobbery.)

The Candyman Can’t

Some legal battles have the power...Read More
Categories: abstruse, london,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Sangria Sunset
Kaleidoscope of a rainbow's hope,
realizations of grandiosity from a splendorous mount-
          A looking glass for a peace, alas,
crystallization of beauty from an azure fount.

Sunset hues of yellow and white, 
with a...Read More
Categories: abstruse, beautiful, color, nature,
Form: Rhyme
A 31-footle poem
“The clock
Did chime 
The time
At which
My snitch
And teared
With claims 
The game’s
I took
A look:
No crook,
No crime.
It’s time,
 We’re done."

“You stun
Me, Holmes!
Your poems,
Are bad!
Their rhymes 
At times
Are lame,
And shame
Your name 
And fame.
To write 
Such tripe,
Such verse
Will not 
A lot
 My...Read More
Categories: abstruse, nonsense,
Form: Footle
Realizations and Translations
Somewhere between here,

blase and tomorrow's

derangement, lost the plot in

a moment of coherent clarity,

'twas quite a peculiar notion

unsettling predicament of

knowing one's own psyche,

silently questioned the

absolute mindfulness,

hardly sure whether to

heed or trust abstruse

insomuch as the validity

mid concise advice of

internal voiced concepts

shanghaiing neurons,

haranguing...Read More
Categories: abstruse, allegory, hyperbole, parody, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Imagism
She's some kind of poetry - -
She's reckless and cautious

     in the same breath,

sensibly abstruse and uninhibited

       elusively in your face,

introspective in her extroversion

  expressly shy when she wills to be,

    rapture...Read More
Categories: abstruse, allegory, allusion, hyperbole, poetess, poetry,
Form: Imagism