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Adaptive Poems

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Before Church
She says: "I don't see you as disabled."

Tommy Adaptive — 
a parishioner sexualizes 
my Sunday best
...Read More
Categories: adaptive, clothes, discrimination,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member Sometimes I Wonder
Sometimes I wonder about you
Since you decided to move on
It took a lot of time for me
To accept, you were really gone

I made you laugh, I eased your pain
I did all I could think to do
You chose a bully over...Read More
Categories: adaptive, heartbreak, lost love, moving on,
Form: Quatrain
A Man

                A Man

Gender has classified me, but I am yet to be defined. Does claiming for my manhood makes me a man enough or is...Read More
Categories: adaptive, men,
Form: Bio
Premium Member NATURE
       Nature flourishing versatile venerable careless 
          ...Read More
Categories: adaptive, 12th grade, appreciation, nature,
Form: Monorhyme
          Novel Nature notifying nobility
          Overwhelming opulence of resources to...Read More
Categories: adaptive, 12th grade, appreciation, nature,
Form: Acrostic


Fed up when I get up already rested up 
I am sped up tear this tread up to shred up
I’m choking you still smoking 
cigarettes, And vaping you joking
Laughing at me as I am being all I can be
Was not...Read More
Categories: adaptive, body, character, courage, devotion, growth, integrity, strength,
Form: Rhyme
When it's time for my fate
And my beauty fades
Stand by my side
Strong, on my right
Say it will be alright
The dark tunnel has light

When my strength fails
And all my successes rail
Remind me it's real
But it'll all rail

When it's that time,stand by...Read More
Categories: adaptive, angel, bible, christian, devotion, religion,
Form: Free verse
When it's time for my fate
And my beauty fades
Stand by my side
Strong, on my right
Say it will be alright
The dark tunnel has light

When my strength fails
And all my successes rail
Remind me it's real
But it'll all rail

When it's that time,stand by...Read More
Categories: adaptive, angel, bible, christian, devotion, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NATURE


            Nature versatile in diversity
          ...Read More
Categories: adaptive, 12th grade, nature,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Adopting Adaptive Integrity
I could change my mind
about adopting you
no more than change my heart's content
about what is healthy
and what is diseased absence of integrity
and what lies somewhat uneasily in-between
within my contenting patient bicameral mind.

ProActive adoption
healthing my ego's affluent hope-filled exploration
and our ecohabitat's...Read More
Categories: adaptive, appreciation, caregiving, earth, health, integrity, relationship,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member Candle of Hope
I am in my newly adopted Green Sanctuary
enjoying our communal celebration
of all things nutritionally healthy

When the ecofeminist facilitator announces
it is now our time to light three candles of hope.

She invites our Greek chorus
to speak these candles' brightening intention.
Various voices give...Read More
Categories: adaptive, caregiving, celebration, earth, green, health, integrity, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member My Fellow Americans
You seem displeased.

Were you expecting more?

A pony, perhaps?  
A marionette?

What was that one thing
you mentioned before?

Yes!  Bingo!

A Build Your Own Fairytale Set -
Complete with 
Miniaturized Royalty.  

I might have bought that 
had Twitter not said:

“The Plastic Princess...Read More
Categories: adaptive, america, conflict, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mastered Puppets
Mastered Puppets

Of the voices thrown and never shown their cries travel well
A starving sewn with a bitter bone of their life a quiet quell
With larval lips that are losing grips where echoes only dwell
Their smile drips as they use their...Read More
Categories: adaptive, children, humanity, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Space Queen

Zekarian space queen
Ruler of the sacred realm, 
where resides the seven suns
that encircles the vast
Irthendai nebula islands
She, of regal royalty,
holds the scepter of cosmic fire
The energy of a thousand volcano clouds
crackles at the raising of her fearsome rod:
A theta wave...Read More
Categories: adaptive, adventure, imagination, science fiction, woman,
Form: Epic
I am my Father's Son
They were gambling in front of the house.
Manservants and pages bustled about
Serving Suitors who just curse and carouse.
Few mix wine with water. I heard one shout,
"Clean down the tables with wet sponges! Rouse
Yourselves! And when you've done that lay them...Read More
Categories: adaptive, adventure, anger, anxiety, bullying, father, history, introspection,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Adaptive Adoptions
“The plants adapt, the people adopt.”
          Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Braiding Sweetgrass”

Plants conservatively propose;
people liberally dispose.

RNA organisms nature,
DNA humans nurture.

Economic environmental systems co-invest,
Ecological political systems absorb
to re-invest.

Earth bleeds cultures of health
and pathology.
Humanity...Read More
Categories: adaptive, culture, earth, environment, health, history, nature,
Form: Political Verse
George Gordon Byron Ballad Ukrainian adaptive translation
I speak not, I trace not, I breathe not thy name;
There is grief in the sound, there is guilt in the fame;
But the tear that now burns on my cheek may impart
The deep thoughts that dwell in that silence of...Read More
Categories: adaptive, absence, addiction, beautiful, courage, identity, patriotic,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Ecology of Sacred Earth
Reading Csikszentmihalyi again,
whose last name would be Csikszenti,
if Mihaly, his first name,
need not also bring up the rear of his family name,
which has nothing to do with anything that follows,
I am sure you are already relieved to know.

I continue wanting...Read More
Categories: adaptive, earth, environment, health, political, psychological, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Earth's Humane Rights to Healthy Climates
In 1968,
a time of great concern for healthy human civil rights
for and of women as well as LeftBrain culturally dominant men,
Gregory Bateson invited a Symposium
not quite a finished Symphony
proposing Moral and Aesthetic Structure of Human [Climate] Adaptation.

He closed his invitation...Read More
Categories: adaptive, culture, earth, environment, health, nature, political, prejudice,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Imagination
This book of botanical images
in sepia depict the petals, veins, leaves
of exotic plants.  Listed alphabetically are illustrations
with a reader's favorites’ marked with string;
carefully indexed, scientific, dun-drab
they conceal the dream of translucent petals,
leaves that reflect green light, adaptive roots.

In idle...Read More
Categories: adaptive, beauty, flower, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Oh CROW- a poem in thy name
The story of the thirsty crow,
heard during  school days as we grew...
How best in it its wisdom used,
to quench its thirst that summer day
An efficient use of available resource,
to realise a fruitful purpose..
A display of prowess in its fullest...Read More
Categories: adaptive, art, beautiful, bird, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On The Evolution Of Liberation
     On The Evolution Of Liberation…

Once again
our humanity is taxonomically
mocked---no longer ¾
Homo sapiens---a step
just below
that of being human.  Rather, 
today, we’re an endangered species---
a modern classification absurdity
Though endangered species
are protected, we remain
open season game through...Read More
Categories: adaptive, allegory, analogy, black african american, blessing, faith,
Form: Prose Poetry
After Death
Winter is gone, 
The snowflakes, melted;
The ice cleared
With bright sun shining above.

The heart, no more cold,
Layers of wool removed;
No more sheets required,
The temperature, not that low.

The sun, no more exciting,
The presence, scorching;
Ironic! the sun is different,
Stroke and Tan,it all has.

Its...Read More
Categories: adaptive, death of a friend, first love, loss,
Form: Blank verse
Wine Stewrad
I may not be in active, thus, I may be proactive,
They say I am knowledgeable, But I am also approachable,
Though I am not generalist, However, I am an Specialist.

I am persuasive and adaptive,
Direct and indirect,
Sweet, kind, nice and persuasive.

I may...Read More
Categories: adaptive, business, courage, dedication, school, may, wine,
Form: Narrative
Kings And Queens
Magical glittering tin soldiers joyfully marching across resurrections big sreen ~

Adorned anew within these sweeping sentient hues of silver humanity; tete-a-tete....

Created beyond the faciled imagination of a childs spectacular, swaddled dreams

Sitting inside panoramas pristine theatres, unblemished blockbuster seats!?

Hummingbirds hovering carefree...Read More
Categories: adaptive, hope, life, love,
Form: I do not know?