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The Lady down the Lane Craig Cornish Poetry Contest SLAM
The lady down the lane

Who resides at Cottage Number 19 

The Ambulance just took away

I did not know her actual name

Nor where she came from

If in fact she even received vistors

Or had a family of her own

Nor where or when...Read More
Categories: actual, slam,
Form: Free verse

Go Away Coronavirus
The thought of you taking lives....
Your very existence angers me, angers us...
Causing people to lose their jobs,
So unfair and unjust.
I can't stand you.
You consume my spirit with rage....
I wish you were an actual person,
I could tear apart in a steel...Read More
Categories: actual, anger,
Form: Blank verse
i've noticed everytime i go out of state 

today, there is no escaping a toll

why are we so casually docile

when it comes to our freedom being stole

we systematically give some stranger 

our money just to ride on the road

when did...Read More
Categories: actual, corruption, freedom, introspection, science, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
The Lady Down the Lane
Miss Jane, the lady down the lane.
Some said she was odd, others said insane.
Miss Jane was once my neighbor.
Had no husband to work, nor labor.
She done many different chores.
She'd cut grass, repair cars, polish floors.
She was a kind lady.
She had...Read More
Categories: actual, character, girl, simple,
Form: Rhyme
The pain
Life is so full of wonder and pain,
Those rare moments of pure joy.
Sometimes the pain can drive you halfway insane.

The rain in my life just won't go away,
My world is so full of pain that I am torn.
If only life...Read More
Categories: actual, bereavement, death, depression, emotions, heartbreak, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme


If you pass a glance in my direction, a shell you will see,
An image that's skin deep, not a true portrayal of me.
But please, take the time to slowly peel away my mask, 
Just one person takes an interest,...Read More
Categories: actual, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
Direction or action fall on green waterfall
In the time wind is winding likely
Block the voice of thick hairs 
Love with consciousness after have arrived this hell
Some mist in the blood, floors of overcast eyes
Put out the cigarette, sons of fire’s...Read More
Categories: actual, age, april, art, august, death, depression, desire,
Form: Free verse
Stormy Daniels
After red life and death

Weather warning

From storm Ciara to Daniel

Is it just me ?

Or has the actual weather got worse

...Read More
Categories: actual, slam,
Form: Free verse
Greta Thunberg Climate Protester
Young Swedish School girl

Greta Thunberg

Climate change protester

Is surely a sticky topic to discuss

Due to her admirable her intentions

But does a burgeoning teenager 

Really have the ability to comprehend the actual facts surrounding such a complex diverse topic 

And should the...Read More
Categories: actual, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Imagination
imagination is the mother of
belief and faith

I don't know
what's the actual different between
belief and faith

sometimes creates fear and veneration

maybe from the fear 
the belief takes birth

and from the veneration
the faith takes birth

loyalty, maybe, characterizes
belief and faith

solid imagination
sometimes gives birth 
the...Read More
Categories: actual, psychological,
Form: Free verse

Oh, my god, yes I've finally found the one!
I squeeze my arms around him, crying in joy and relief
It's been almost five years since we last spoke.
He laughs and hugs me tightly, a look of contentment on his features, 
And...Read More
Categories: actual, cry,
Form: Prose
My adult on-set Type 11 diabetes point system
I have been an adult one-set diabetic since 1998.  I have developed a point system to help me keep track and better manage my diabetes.

The normal blood sugar range is between 80-130.  In my system, I would refer...Read More
Categories: actual, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Music When It Was Music

Frank, Der Bingle, Perry and Deano
When lyrics could be understood, amigo
With actual words
Paragraphs and verbs
Could we ever imagine today's insane shows

...Read More
Categories: actual, music,
Form: Limerick
Make An Exception
Make An Exception
This is what I want you to do. Make an exception because this is ME. I want you to make an exception each and every time. I'm unique and not like the others. I'm no sheep or herd...Read More
Categories: actual, appreciation, art, self,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Granna's Picture Books
Seem so simple, trivial, these books but aren't.
Firstly, humans are picture people. Always been so.
Young minds forming memory, cognition.
Before kids can read, they can conceive images.
Just not speech or actual words yet.
Feelings, however, do register.
And mirrors do stump babies for...Read More
Categories: actual, books, child, feelings, grandparents, image, memory, parents,
Form: Free verse
Selflessness Through Selfish Living
People in this world taking a stand over helpless animals being tested for human products, unproven and possibly unconnected effects on climate change, sat with knickers twisted over Trump and Brexit and eating anything but meat so as not to...Read More
Categories: actual, humanity,
Form: I do not know?
The gift of Autism
They say there exists a disability,
one of which we call Autism.
He, as well as many others,
define this disability
not as an actual disability 
yet as a special talent.
A method of feeling and expressing life
in a special way,
at a genius level
within one’s...Read More
Categories: actual, appreciation, blessing, devotion, feelings, inspiration, meaningful, mental
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She
She was theoretically true.
 She was always like that.
 She was never rigid, stubborn
 But she was theoretically true.
 But when the actual test happened
 I found myself looking for her, inside me
 In dreams, in agony,  in...Read More
Categories: actual, blue,
Form: Free verse
Work sets you free
No words describe, 
sufferings worse than hell,
Goes beyond pure evil, 
even a story cannot tell,
We’ve all seen pictures, 
making grotesque sense,
But only the stench, 
reflects this actual offense. 

Cruelty surpasses cruelty, 
overtaken by hate,
Unique to humanity, 
not a wild animals...Read More
Categories: actual, abuse, conflict, dark, fate, holocaust, war, world
Form: Rhyme
My People John Doe SLAM
When you reference

And say

My People

I take it then i am excluded

I take it then by stict definition

I am not an actual person

Kind regards
Yours Sincerely

John Doe

...Read More
Categories: actual, slam,
Form: Free verse
The Zombies of Zander Ranch, Part III
There must be a hundred, silent and cruel,
a slow-moving wave as the night grew cool,
Rose had a shotgun, to blast out her hate,
yet Sol remained steady, motioned her to wait.

He didn’t shoot, he had planned out this trick,
just drew a...Read More
Categories: actual, adventure, conflict, corruption, dark, death, evil, horror,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member COLLECTIONS an open verse
fate by the throat
     magnified in decay
this curse of reality
     ...Read More
Categories: actual, inspirational, poetry,
Form: Verse
Closing doors
In denial is a serious sickness
Watching every move I make
Simply because a word has been uttered to me
A minute time passed
With the hope that nothing has changed
How delusional of me
To have believed in an unknown situation
To have been sacred
Simply because...Read More
Categories: actual, absence, divorce, feelings, goodbye, lost love, silence,
Form: Light Verse
Only One Knows Thy Heart
To take baby steps... stumbling on the way. May fall on your bottom, several times… each day. Just a dibble maybe a dabble to ease into truth. Fetus, to infant, to toddler, to preteen, to teenager, run right into adult....Read More
Categories: actual, care, change, destiny, emotions, encouraging, faith, humanity,
Form: Lyric
it was written
i got caught
thinking again
and stupidly took

the bait
thus setting
off the trap but

this was
more me then a

mouse because
i kept thinking

but f
uck me
so not to
be sued

about a best
and a worse
time and i'm

thinking i'm
living on the
border line

thank god not
the actual

line but i
can feel
the...Read More
Categories: actual, muse,
Form: I do not know?