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Acerbic Poems

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Love Life
As the ballast stables, to brace the core
Of railroad ties, ships, ... steadying bases
So moral codes tying the heart, must galore
To ballast our repute from toppling paces.

With divine, must we thrash a devil's creed:
Of Acerbic vows, Sarcasm and Fatal brawl
Such...Read More
Categories: acerbic, life, love,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member MY small BROWN DoG--
My Small Brown Dog I see so quite brown ever so furry rather shiny domestic dog;
rather brown domestic dog decidedly kind;
Positively shiny clear, good, hairy
All sharp keen whiskers, tranquil beard;
Polite hands Bow-Wow what??

       ...Read More
Categories: acerbic, analogy, animal, dog,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Voltaire

The critic Voltaire
Had plenty to share
Endowed with acerbic satire
He played to the audience with fire.

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A famous person or...Read More
Categories: acerbic, history, philosophy,
Form: Clerihew
I Faced This Man LOL

I faced this man, he said :
You’re handsome and acerbic cute
Face emits intelligent sparks
You’re bold and flagrant frank
Voice vibrates with confident tunes
You’re logical, at times tangentially crank
Body speaks ego leaning language
You’ve charisma and urban elan
Eyes encase dreams, at times tears
You’re...Read More
Categories: acerbic, humorous, mirror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Translation of Marcel Moreau's: A Paris by T Wignesan
Translation of Marcel Moreau's " A Paris " by T. Wignesan


Paris bores me no end without you
My heart weighted down with melancholia
The spleen given over to asthenia
Empties its own sense of loss on to me, too.

Sometimes I revisit this...Read More
Categories: acerbic, cute love, nostalgia, november, paris, romantic love,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member Spike N' Donald
Spike cannot be accurately accused of reverse-racism
after his lifetime of chronic WhiteHouse Trumpian privileged,
Spike disempowering,
socially acerbic exposure

For the same reason
calling privileged daytime
"reverse nighttime"
takes us back only from moon set
toward moon rise

And does nothing to honestly confront
Trumpian fake-theological utopias
in which god's...Read More
Categories: acerbic, christian, earth, health, history, race, racism, usa,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Conservative View
A Conservative View
Written: by Tom Wright

Congress leaves me worn and at times acerbic,
Their unfettered activity runs wild and free.
It seems to the truth most have become allergic,
Finding no common ground in which they agree.

They believe it’s irresponsible if laws aren’t...Read More
Categories: acerbic, political,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Thoughts on Words
Thoughts on Words
Written: by Tom Wright
January 2015

Words, once spoken, can’t be retained,
So be unhurried in opinions you express.
To acerbic words, you’re forever chained,
Until remorse for using, you’ll confess.

While all may seek forgiveness
Not all are enthused by the idea of payment...Read More
Categories: acerbic, forgiveness, words,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Unidentified
Written: by Tom Wright

Unrealistic desires,
 Left him with acerbic recollections
Of a life filled with decaying memories.

When young, years faded,
And passed away as time marched on; 
But when older, his days took wings, 
 And morphed into a whisper;
Life has...Read More
Categories: acerbic, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
November 6th 2018 election day
November 6th 2018 - election day

Later today after
     all votes get cast
post final countdown,
     the winning candidates
     ought to be known
     way before break...Read More
Categories: acerbic, 12th grade, anti bullying, fire, happy, judgement,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Redemption lost and silenced thanks to Trump 1
Yukon just coon sitter me a copacetic, energetic, ironic language lover (English is ma lingua franca late mother tongue), who waxes poetic, but tall so one babbling, creaking, and dabbling dis arming marine naval (gazing) scrivener expressing stance toward thee...Read More
Categories: acerbic, 12th grade, age, america, conflict, corruption, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ALL ALONE

Acerbic analysis awaits Annie.
                                   ...Read More
Categories: acerbic, allegory, conflict, truth,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Past Portentous Futures
My past,
part of this present,
yet not desperately all
or I live too mortally
in our past;
still breathing
heart beating
but no other present signs 
of hopeful life.

Just so,
this present
part of our future,
yet not all,
Or we have already died
without our Great Promise;
still shallow breathing
heart...Read More
Categories: acerbic, beauty, freedom, integrity, life, light, love, passion,
Form: Free verse
Why die so soon
Why die so soon when there is so much to see?
so much to learn and someone to be
Why cry over words thrown out by an acerbic tongue, 
why hang yourself up when there are so many discoveries to be done?
why...Read More
Categories: acerbic, suicide,
Form: Lyric
Beating Januarys Blues
Biting cold, blustery winds,
Ever the way January begins!
A time for snow and frozen rime,
That sees me composing rhymes
In scathing censure of its wiles!
Needless to say our snow piles
Get much higher, and faster when

January, returns to Canada again.
As furious blizzards rage...Read More
Categories: acerbic, january,
Form: Acrostic
family matters
 Family Matters
There is a family nearby argues a lot fall out then makes 
 friends again with a glass of bubbly and an embrace.
 As it is, I have fallen out with an assortment of relatives 
who have stopped...Read More
Categories: acerbic, boat, body, boyfriend, business, care, celebrity,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Victim Or Victor
Phoenix and Phoenicia

They had both been victims of their own sad minds stories lost told and untold
narratives to be re-authored livid experience lived in silence meaning smeared in
crusted mud slung in terminal slots shots executed by travesty of dire pyres...Read More
Categories: acerbic, change, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fully Booked 1
We harvested the grapes in late autumn	
when ripeness of love was at its best,			
but deceit in the time of maturing		
changed the passion to wrath and unrest.	

Acerbic vinegar replaced sweet wine 	
and richness of flavour ceased to be mine.	
Betrayed was the...Read More
Categories: acerbic, betrayal, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Iron Man
Sink down into the soil you maverick, and be calm.
If fear were a call to service, 
still you would have raised no arms.
What acerbic wit and charm wont sate the ego that drives you,
ever farther from the home you have...Read More
Categories: acerbic, allegory, character,
Form: Free verse
The Hyper-Logos of Good Living
The Hyper-Logos of Good Living  

A poem about how to live a more balanced and harmonious life inspired by Ancient Greek Wisdom

Avoid being vicious and malevolent,
Instead, be magnanimous and benevolent.
Express, in myriad ways, your goodness
And be polemic and quixotic...Read More
Categories: acerbic, friendship, happiness, humanity, metaphor,
Form: Ballad
Voices that whisper into morbid ears
Appealing as a siren they lure you
Tell you lies that feed you along
Make you a puppet from your own will
Pulling your strings back and forth
Making you sway in longing
Voices that tell you…
What’s wrong is right.
What’s...Read More
Categories: acerbic, betrayal, conflict, corruption, psychological,
Form: I do not know?
Shadow Girl
Uncoloured like ether; armed with snakes
Steps as lithe as a greyhound; a body
                       put together like a puzzle

With...Read More
Categories: acerbic, sad,
Form: Free verse

No sooner does a Celeb opens his closed lips
Than eager pens poise to ooze ink from tips!
Such is the woe and pain for my brother Caleb
Who’s a reviled, demeaned and stalked Celeb!!

Whatever he utters is perceived as controversy
While ruthless stalking...Read More
Categories: acerbic,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Your Love Is Corrosive
Your love is corrosive
Eating away at my sense of worth
Your words
More so your silence
Burning away 
The tender fibers of my heart
And I smile
As I’m being eaten alive...

Vitriolic embraces
Scorching simply because
They are too brief
Too perfunctory

Erosive kisses
Eroding my passion
With their simple pecks...Read More
Categories: acerbic, abuse, anger, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
The art of sycophancy
Most people unabashedly cultivate this art
For rising on the ladder of progression fast
Never mind debasing oneself in the court
And act audaciously putting aside all doubt.

They are singularly motivated by self-interest
That guides their path through the conglomerate
With honey in the mouth...Read More
Categories: acerbic, crazy,
Form: Free verse