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Abysmal Poems

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Dithering with hesitation on brink of abysmal precipice
Infinite pitch black void zooms,
I vacillate to pitch headlong (head over heels)
where freedom looms
large (think) cosmic size grand canyon grooms
espouses, and cloisters unbridled wedded bliss
structured sound of silence booms.

Dawdling against inevitable fate
temporarily holds in check (mate)
eternal salvation woebegone
grievance to ameliorate
repurposed...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, angst,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Let homo sapiens envision eco friendly infrastructure
Radical planet friendly measures
equals earning kudos as unsung hero
(think environmental/carbon footprint)
nearly absolute zero
while global population quarantine
suspension of civil rights
would never fly with trumpeting pharaoh.

Since United States economically crippled
(as well rest of world wide web)
courtesy coronavirus fallout rippled
analogous, whereby Mother Earth
(Gaia's)...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, dark,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member DANCING THE BLUES


now sunless days on automatic pilot
skies from greys to blues to violet
feigning composure while on edge
he dances nonchalantly on a ledge



extract from my poem ABYSMAL CLOWN

Submitted on March 1, 2020 for contest RITHIMUS DIVISA 2 sponsored by GREGORY R BARDEN...Read More
Categories: abysmal, blue, dark, depression, lonely, lost love, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Homo sapiens in earth to Homo martians in mars
Homo sapiens in earth to Homo Martians in mars
Helios’ children craved
But only Gaia had life in her fate engraved
With waters lashing oceans and tides
And lushy green lands to live by the sides
Her children were the Sapiens
Who ruled the world with...Read More
Categories: abysmal, change, memory, symbolism, technology,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member ABYSMAL CLOWN


disguised tears of a clown
smile turned to wretched frown
behind makeup his eyes glazed over
at the sight of daisies and smell of clover
in summer fields last saw his love
flew off to heaven she gentle dove
his heart in pieces shattered
remembering the only...Read More
Categories: abysmal, dark, heartbroken, lost love, perspective, sad, soulmate,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Reflecting Ripples
I stand alone a barking tree, where silent sorrows of ripples flee,
No one hears my calamity, wearing weeps of my raped reality…
Branches droop to ice-cold ground, solitudes surface of their drowned,
Abysmal anguish of leaves have browned, lacrimal echoes of their...Read More
Categories: abysmal, abuse, conflict, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Mirrors don't lie about frank and ernest portrayal
Mirrors don't lie about frank and ernest portrayal...

Especially when giving cheeky badass
blemished physiognomic reflection
tricking me seeing displeasing likeness
Matthew Scott Harris, a grown lad brandishing
his treasured invisible cutlass
poised to strike, (where spiderlines
instantaneously provoked, webbed,
and frankly zapped shattering experience),
whereby yours truly 

rendered...Read More
Categories: abysmal, analogy, atheist, extended metaphor, horror, identity, mirror,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Excuses, Excuses
All things can tempt me from a poet's craft,
Some efforts never get past first draft,
Sometimes I search for a subject in vain
(I don't want to trot out that theme again!),
Since TV is so abysmal today,
A rare good programme can tempt...Read More
Categories: abysmal, appreciation, inspiration, poems, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Giving little getting to much help
E'er since slip of a lad
little boy painfully shy
think Holden Caulfield
Catcher in the Rye,
(a teen cult classic penned by

Jerome David Salinger),
now resuming poem
about me, no why
ne'er beseeched, implored,
or pleaded to our Unitarian father
art thou in heaven...
socially withdrawn kid

wherefore I ne'er...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, atheist,
Form: Free verse
Scores of years post high school graduation
Scores of years... post high school graduation...

Whether with/without
spectacles regarding myopia, yours truly
boasts twenty twenty highsight
able, eager and willing to site
emotional, mental, physical

and spiritual deficits
lamely attempting to
explain how one bright
eyed and bushy
tailed older fellow
oft times described

existential nihilist plight
unable to validate
lifetime psychological...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Enclosed Rhyme



Premium Member Four elements
How bottomless you are, the lonely hell,
how dark and joyless, but the love I fell
in is much deeper. Oh, four words you said
so unexpectedly that my ink bled,
four elements, four natures of despair -
the water of my tears, the smoky...Read More
Categories: abysmal, love,
Form: Rhyme
My Bleating Heart
Modern day scoffers say,
only the strong will survive
That the weak will be eaten alive
Only T-Rex,
cold-blooded logic will thrive

The talking serpents e-vol hiss, 
instincts of compassion and kindness won’t abide
Forgiveness is viewed as fleece clothing
to bear skins 
sin cloaked in naked...Read More
Categories: abysmal, religious, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Roman a clef tragicomedy
Roman à clef tragicomedy...
overlaid with façade of fiction = Mein Kampf

No need for yours truly to dig deep,
(albeit bonafide figuratively)
by Dickens thru mine Uriah Heep,
a gnarled mass creep
ping, comprising, encompassing, glomming
abysmal existence strewn with hard times,

such that I wanna leap
out...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
While rummaging thru papers to shred
While rummaging thru papers to shred...

Earlier this November fourth
two thousand and nineteen
your truly long in the tooth 
(er...in dentured) wordsmith
rifled thru miscellaneous papers to shred
unwittingly chancing upon

report cards enlightening me,
academic, emotional, social...
characteristics, née significant
figurative "red flags,"
(no not signifying me being...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AMOUR
    AMOUR 

    Firmament addressed clouds asking
    not to assemble in array 
   and alarmed aggressive adamant arrogant tempest
   not to be tempted to attack,
  ...Read More
Categories: abysmal, appreciation, inspirational love, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It Was Lust, Not My Love
once I saw a girl
beneath the shadow of Banyan tree, Ramna Park;
I fell in love with her;
I couldn't tolerate her out of my sight

once I felt
I sucked her,
drank her blooming honey
and I biologically gratified myself;

once I gave her freedom to...Read More
Categories: abysmal, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Aromatic Ambiance Accessed


Along the ambrosial garden alleyway 
of assorted colors, it appeared we ambled together 
for ages, until an atrocious angst of afflicting storm 
blew away all the flowers abloom for us.

As apathy rent asunder my dreams gone awry
the embrace of the...Read More
Categories: abysmal, angst, emotions, heartbreak, inspirational love, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Reading the Reviews
I planned to see a movie,
But checked out the reviews
To determine if it was a film
About which they’d enthuse.

The site I often go to,
Which has many a critique,
Gave a rating so abysmal
That in volumes it did speak.

Though of course my...Read More
Categories: abysmal, film,
Form: Rhyme
Memory houses soul asylum vestige
Memory houses soul asylum vestige...
where complex edifice once anchoring
venerated Glen Elm demesne once stood,
now nothing except vinyl city!

I recall breathtaking, expansive, incredible
numerous, tremblingly awe inspiring views
billion miles (slight exaggeration) heavenly
sights comfortably ensconced, while perched
high atop sadly long since demolished complex
edifice...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, bereavement,
Form: Bio
Recluse by dint of circumstance
Heretic condemned to burn at stake
reprieve eleventh hour granted clemency
commuted death penalty
criminal sentenced solitary isolation
rat infested dungeon ultimate punishment
doled out after protracted proceedings
courtesy amazing graceful puffed dragon
unwittingly delivered merciful respite.

Cowled ascetic busied himself
exotic gaseous/ liquified potions
tumbled, gurgled, bubbled...
lethal skull and...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse, betrayal, earth,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Hebephrenic Hunger
Oh ambrosial Aphrodite send me love
on Cupids arrow,
For it has vanquished like licentious lightening
in a sybaritic storm…

Fill my cup with nesting nectar that pours with
lecherous liquids of amour,
Enter my heart so it may thunder
and like heated Hurricanes lustfully kiss the...Read More
Categories: abysmal, desire, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Paltry credit karma
Earned to date,
nee absolute zero
academic bankable bragging rites
explained arduous, horrendous, onerous
agonizing, heartbreaking,
nerve wracking travails

hamstringing, hijacking, hobbling...
maximization of potential
e'er since yours truly
begat when ma dada
fired off his johnny rotten sex pistol
handy dandy blues clues unsheathed

ejaculated gun - lobbed more'n blanks
scoring bullseye...Read More
Categories: abysmal, allusion, anger, dark, father, history, horror, howl,
Form: Free verse
Hindsight always equals 20 20
Hindsight always equals 20/20

Acuity absent amidst domestic turmoil,
passage of time nsync with diminished
pitched family emotional battles relieves
blinded insight allowing, enabling, and
providing painful awareness incumbent

to mourn the absent paternal maturity, I
reach out with genuine non petty heart
ache aware impact loosed mismanaging
attentive...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member With You
I am Boundless
          The paramount precipice or the unfathomable chasm
                    The exhausted...Read More
Categories: abysmal, creation, inspiration, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ABYSMAL

A tribal warrior searching for want

The great abyss secures the tale

A hawk dives down to retrieve what is lost

Returns without, it was a fail.


Pursues the quest, perchance a dove may help

Its genteel spirit might awake

Like the hawk, the dove dives...Read More
Categories: abysmal, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Quatrain