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Adults Poems

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Black Friday
Black Friday

So here we are again
My reflection and I
The worst of friends
As we’ve always been

Surely nothing could be better
I am a happily married man 
With a beautiful wife
And a lovely child

But something has grown
Out of the unknown
A latent energy

A mysterious
Creeping...Read More
Categories: adults, blue, loneliness, longing,
Form: Blank verse
Covid-19 Changes the World
For the better or for worse?
It spreads like a plague, deadly and swift. 
Fear is unleashed and fear is thick.
Stores are shopped clean; limits are placed on items we need.
Workers are laid off, funds are low—
make way for the thieves.
Conmen...Read More
Categories: adults, anxiety, community, health, society, world,
Form: Rhyme
corona beer
Corona Beer
 At the local supermarket, I bought a bottle of Corona beer
the market has shelves full no one buys it because of the name.
So far no one is wearing useless masks, but I try
not to touch my face and...Read More
Categories: adults, america, anti bullying, anxiety, art,
Form: Blank verse

She was filled with the laughter 
of her host and invitees 
As her lights were lit by their hopes and dreams 
Life was a  paradise unnoticed 
Till the lights went out 
and darkness invaded 

As fear over us pervaded,
Hearts...Read More
Categories: adults, dark, death, earth, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Freedom
Freedom to:

Play hopscotch between the puddles on a rainy day
while adults turn a blind eye and smile.
Play dress up and serve tea to invisible guests
not caring if the neighbors find you a bit odd.
Take a cigarette break on a spring...Read More
Categories: adults, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Birth, life, Death
Birth, life, Death
By: Miracle Man

Betwixt illumination and shade, a place dubbed life,
sequestered, many pray, that it returns to the same.
The discontent that exists, is the father of strife,
and young adults play, an “in the moment” game.

Politicos believe no catastrophe...Read More
Categories: adults, birth, death, hate, life, truth,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Round and Round
Trickles of joy sliver down ruby candy apple traces

Slope innocent cheeks and naive exuberant faces

Round in circles and up and down goes the delight

Spinning laughter and giggling all through the night

Tinker bells chime on feathered dreams and foot hold

Letting go...Read More
Categories: adults, magic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Black Cloak
It's like a black cloak around our world bringing misery and death
One scientist said "if it mutates you ain't seen nothing yet" 
If only the experts would look back at how these viruses thrive 
They'd have got answers in history...Read More
Categories: adults, death, evil, goodbye, grief, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LITTLE BOY BAD-
Oh, little boy;
You have broken all your toys;
Adults so wonder bout' your evil soul;

Little bad boy;
Gran mother's joy;
Muttered so;

Whose am I;
To pry;
What have I to say;
Of yon little boy, evil heart display;

Muttered  so;
Gran mother's joy;
Little bad boy;

Written...Read More
Categories: adults, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, anxiety, boy, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Carousel Daredevil
He clutches the reins of his carousel steed,
A snowy-white horse all a-glitter in red,
On wings of imagination he is freed,
He has his adventure encircling his head.
And where might this wonderful interlude lead?
Will our little hero wake up in his bed,
Or...Read More
Categories: adults, boy, childhood, dream, fantasy, horse, mother,
Form: Rhyme
a print
A print
Sometimes a simple copy can tell a storey
It is not about the artist but the sense of life
Lived far from busy city life.
I see a narrow road, and a woman sits in the sun mending
A pair of trousers, a...Read More
Categories: adults, devotion, farewell, heartbroken,
Form: Blank verse
Quit or keep going
They say I’m not sick 
They say being molested and raped is okay 
You’ll get better 
But it happens everywhere 
The television hides so much 
I can’t stand the judge making fun of those 
With mental disorders and 
We use...Read More
Categories: adults, art,
Form: Blank verse
The Tablet App
She waited and waited for her birthday
When a computer tablet made her day
So she looked at the world scenes
Becoming her favourite thing to hold her dreams

Each day she carried it around
And she couldn’t put it down
There were Apps for gaming...Read More
Categories: adults, science fiction,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Days Of Old
There is no sign of an Esky
Nor sight of a barbecue
Not even one pesky fly
In this picture that I view

No sign of children playing
With bat and ball
No sign of guns and rifles
Not much to see at all

Just peace
People sitting on...Read More
Categories: adults, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
The Giant
Dedicated too my father's memory:  

Strong hands hold a babe at birth 
As a giant looks down upon his child with love and a smile.

A toddler is picked up by strong hands and a kind word , reassurance and...Read More
Categories: adults, angel, children, death,
Form: Elegy
The Picnic's of Yesterday
Back in the dreams of yesterday
with the love of the past gone by
back in the days of yesterday
with the love of fun and games

On a train to the middle of nowhere
in a field of grass and grain
to a paddock in...Read More
Categories: adults, inspiration, international,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LOCKDOWN

imprisoned in one’s own home —
              fear of the masses’ mind

           the old stretch out to the...Read More
Categories: adults, america, angst, fear, love, sick,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Running the Streets
We ran the streets
not as thugs but as children
not old enough to be out there
but on our own as our parents were busy

He was taller than I, 
but nice, and shared whatever food he found
He had boots which made me...Read More
Categories: adults, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Clyde Lied
Honeymoon Not-So-Sweet, or, Clyde Lied!
(a limerick for adults and older teens)
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a mockingbird, Clyde,
who bragged of his prowess, but lied.
To his new wife he sighed,
“When again, gentle bride?”
“Nevermore!” bright-eyed Raven replied.

Keywords/Tags: limerick, light verse, nonsense...Read More
Categories: adults, animal, desire, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, wedding,
Form: Limerick
One Saturday Morning
From a very young child, I was told by many that I was a GOOD kid.
'GOOD' meant that I was obedient and respectful to parents and adults.
My mother thought I was GOOD, and my grandmother had absolutely   ...Read More
Categories: adults, fun, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They Call Me Big Toe
They call me Big Toe he said.
He was tall, broad shouldered, handsome.
I looked at his shoes. 
They were enormous, probably to provide for the big toe.

I wondered if it was both big toes or just one big toe.
I thought it...Read More
Categories: adults, light,
Form: Free verse
When children and adults were not at war
There once was a point in time and space,
When children and adults were not at war,
When children were free to explore,
When adults were far enough away to ignore,
But close enough to adore.

I was a child in that time and in...Read More
Categories: adults, 1st grade, appreciation, blessing, care, character, children,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lord Is Coming - The Linked Style

~   Lord Is Coming   ~
 (  Linked  )


 Lord   Is   coming
 Coming    again
 Again  to  Earth
 Earth  with  Angels
...Read More
Categories: adults, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What we hoped for
rod never employed
children acting like children
softly spoken words
clear, gentle, admonishments
calm, compassionate adults
...Read More
Categories: adults, childhood, growing up,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Angel Boy Protects the Road
He awoke with a start; it’s time! The voice said
This rarely happened, but when it did he knew what he had to do
He flew to the road where he lost his earth life.
Just in time to see the cars slip...Read More
Categories: adults, angel,
Form: Free verse