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Adrift Poems

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“The fairy was flying in loops and swirls around her,
shedding fairy dust as she went. Throwing it at Wendy.
Delighted, the human girl raised her arms up
to fully experience what was happening. Delicate
golden sparkles floated down and kissed her skin.
Where they...Read More
Categories: adrift, fairy, fantasy, hope, nature,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Adrift

Time and space closing down
Shuttering the light.
Where do people go
Whenever that is
 when present becomes past?

The things they carry with them
May just wink out like the embers of a fire at end,
Without any lingering luminescent images.

Or maybe those mirage like...Read More
Categories: adrift, dream, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Waves of azure blue froth...wispy pink cloud skies adrift...Read More
Categories: adrift, appreciation, beautiful, beauty, care, celebration, color, courage,
Form: Monoku
Time Adrift
Lekeleke Gbamileke
The cries of children
Echo through the hall of time
To the ears of souls grown

A flutter of white wings
Below blue heavenly seas
Raise in observant ones
The romance of nostalgia

The past is past
Yet, a war rages in me,
The urge to scream
The name...Read More
Categories: adrift, animal, childhood, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
Have you ever been standing by a lift,
And the door closes prematurely leaving you adrift,
Making you feel a little miffed.

While waiting for the return of the lift,
My mind started to drift,
Has anyone ever got their nose stuck in the door...Read More
Categories: adrift, allusion, anxiety, color, confusion, crazy, fantasy, giggle,
Form: Imagism

Her Hundreth Year
A lady in her hundredth year 
her mind adrift, less than clear,
asked her pastor repeatedly:
“Has the Lord forgotten me?”

“Not at all,” he assured her.
“Everyone eventually meets his Maker.”

“Hell,” she said, at hearing that.
“I’m tired of waiting for eventually.
By the time...Read More
Categories: adrift, humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Hiding Stars

The astral tapestry of the zodiac,
weaved in cosmic charisma of crystal stars,
the primal harmony of the pristine constellation,
the celestial jewels adorning the crown of the sky.

Washed by the brush of the dripping darkness,
night’s concave canvas sparkles in stellar brilliance,
the sapphire...Read More
Categories: adrift, love, stars,
Form: Free verse
The Whispering Leaves

Desiccated in my torrid wasteland,
soil brittle and dry, turns to dust,
soars high on the wings of summer wind.
Some blows away from me,
some I gather in my sagging palm
for the skeletal roots exposed fragile
of my magnolia tree I reared with care,
year...Read More
Categories: adrift, hope, inspirational, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tossed On the Tide - A Rattling Rhyme
On an azure expanse without prospect or sail
        the debris of my ship rent asunder from gale
            as I float, the last...Read More
Categories: adrift, adventure, appreciation, lost, nostalgia, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Mind Adrift DWM

On childhood memory adrift on the fading track,
with the ardor of endless nostalgic pursuit I traced
the stalled timeline, followed instinctively back
to the vivid hues of golden heydays once embraced.

From the blue cascade of hill’s curvature yonder 
rolled the graphic landscape...Read More
Categories: adrift, childhood, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member What Tom Thinks
What Tom Thinks

Both Democrat & Republican needs to understand,
that compromising isn’t failing, or losing,
and finding a solution to any problem should always come
before assigning blame. Compromising means
that the welfare of the masses (who elected you)
comes before your own selfish egos...Read More
Categories: adrift, how i feel, political,
Form: Free verse
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: adrift, bereavement, death, depression, emotions, heartbreak, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Full Public Domain Translation of Avalokitesvara Hymn from Lotus Sutra Chp 25 Part 1
The Bodhisattva of Boundless Will then asked in verse:
“O World Honored One of wondrous countenance, 
I now seek once more the origins of the One Who Hears 
And Heeds the Sounds of the World!” 

And so, The Eminent One of...Read More
Categories: adrift, angst, anxiety, art, universe, wisdom, women, world,
Form: Epic
Premium Member THE BEHOLDER
light strikes
beneath the cracks
spiral maps
trace broken glass
splinter and refract
mirror to a view
a fleeting likeness
an image to please
the beauty
you see
bows to the lie
gives in believe
inspires a disguise
as a smile to greet
destiny frees
the willing to need
sight of a dream
keep us serene
tossed hearts...Read More
Categories: adrift, beauty, conflict, imagery, life, light, mirror, vanity,
Form: Free verse
Marvelous beauty seen only in stone.
Madam Shantelle; first sight of my love.
Our time together; pure ecstasy sown.
Carved by God’s hands; you’re a gift from above!

Across waves in time I beckoned for you; 
have but once dreamt of you coming to...Read More
Categories: adrift, beautiful, deep, desire, devotion, fate, first love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Starry Night
Starry Night

A bluing sky
Currents flowing
Starfish swirls
Stirs heaven
Midst a dark purge
Tamed voices
Outcrops a town
Work of art

2020 March 04

...Read More
Categories: adrift, art, beautiful, muse,
Form: Free verse
How chafed the foot bereft of sole,
when unshod thoughts meet splintered floor.
Known terra firma drifts from whole, 
as reason loses sight of shore.

03 Mar 2020 
First four lines of "Unmoored - God Knows Where I Am" written 29 May 2017....Read More
Categories: adrift, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ode To The Hourglass
Ode To The Hourglass

E'er spent in the margin of its clutch of us,
We breathe its granules in nighttide befallen,
Wanderers adrift campaign design to thus,
Daytime withdrawal of star hole we crawl in,
Be of that horizon art great plentitude,
A minuscule scope be...Read More
Categories: adrift, poetry, time,
Form: Rispetto
LIFE life

    Life always in danger,
     always adrift,
     by a thread ...
    but never
    wreck ...!...Read More
Categories: adrift, adventure, allegory, allusion, emotions, life, literature, metaphor,
Form: Epigram
No Man Is An Island
You speak to my spirit with logic,
I answer your mind from my soul

With words in two disparate languages,
our discourse to never be whole

Your left hemisphere sealed in a vacuum,
when my right hemisphere comes to call

Though Donne said, “No Man Is...Read More
Categories: adrift, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Change to Gain Our Best Framed
Once, while breathing an ideal moon's prime appeal,

my heart infused with long rained hues of feel for you.

Soon came sore blue and white joy reels of love we knew.

I night aimed blues to vamoose with my amen's seal

that I might...Read More
Categories: adrift, angst, betrayal, break up, emotions, heartbreak, lost
Form: Rhyme
A day not planned
Like the waters of a flood 
I’m just not loved
you're beauty drowned
you are just giving me the run around

one more rain drop in a down pour
just another wave hitting the shore
flopsam to be cast aside
I'm floundering in the flood tide

I...Read More
Categories: adrift, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IT'S IN HIS EYES

I see his gaze adrift
his eyes stray miles away
were I to guess
it wouldn’t be
a far stretch to think
he’s wondering
what’s next and
where this journey’s going

I ask what he’s thinking
and he makes up some phony line
I’m not buying it but I don’t...Read More
Categories: adrift, age, angst, death, future, health, introspection, together,
Form: Free verse
The Sea
As with most folks
I find the sea fascinating;

its vastness and depth
alone enough to make
the largest man feel quite
small by comparison--

Standing on the shore, looking off…
or adrift among the ripples and frothy
churning—no mortal really can
defy such currents for long... 
nor recreate...Read More
Categories: adrift, creation, imagery, inspirational, myth, poetry, sea, sky,
Form: Free verse
Unknown Last Name
Night falls so calm like the stars ready to race the sunset, where are you this lovely evening as I have you in mind like the stars ready to bring out this night alive yet lively, I await like the...Read More
Categories: adrift, beauty, blessing, deep, desire, fantasy, for him,
Form: I do not know?