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Premium Member Astral Factual
As to how the current virus was born,
Other than by displeased holy decree,
Blame it all on Saturn in Capricorn,
Conjunct Pluto ("death") at a close degree,
Add in Jupiter in detriment
To magnify the chances of impact,
A nasty gathering of malcontents,
A trio of...Read More
Categories: afflicted, age, allusion, death, health,
Form: Rhyme

When I groan in my sin-inflicted pain
Languishing in misery brought by disobedience-stain
Sorrowing midst fleshly triumph so void and vain…
God offers to me His grace I’m unworthy to gain
...putting my life into His peace-quarantining domain!

When I cry for divine aid and...Read More
Categories: afflicted, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, peace, prayer,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Beseeching for genuine peace midst life's race 
miserably breathing out despair sigh
afflicted by iniquity-virus...
oh, my heart longed for serene pardon's grace*

With lurking skepticism of pride trace
my mind wrestled against sure unbelief
instilling confusion and doubt-filled angst...
oh, my soul sought to lean...Read More
Categories: afflicted, blessing, christian, faith, god, jesus, spiritual, true
Form: Rhyme
Unable to bid papa goodbye
Nonagenarian father afflicted,
his body electric awry
with congenital heart failure,
before long twill bid existence bye
whose physical well being -
corporeal essence inevitably will die

unavoidable manifest destiny...
accompanied into afterlife courtesy death
envision caricature immortal grim reaper
moost ofttimes (normally leering)
brandishing trademark scythe,
impossible mission to skirt...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, bereavement,
Form: Elegy
Afflicted grievously
my whole being was invaded 
with loathsome sin-cancer cells
I was conquered by fatal pride's virus
verily smitten…
yes, spiritually sick was I…

Forsaking hypocrisy-denial’s stink, 
I yielded to God, crying for His healing*
confessing my need 
for the Saviour’s cleansing blood 
of miraculous...Read More
Categories: afflicted, blessing, christian, faith, god, health, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Azrael Does Devour
While fitful, impetuous, tears force to submissive dirge
an enshrouded grey shadow within mine afflicted heart.
In ghastly, pallid emptiness; beguiling Azrael does cajoles.
"Ah, Tis only, immolation that can enchant and subdue Azrael."


...Read More
Categories: afflicted, death, grief,
Form: Verse
Broken breakfast

Breakfast appears in mourning and sorrows 
The sugar that came hanging on our lips got drown into tears
Stray bullets flew over the table singing ridiculously in chorus

The blue skies changed color crashing our hope and feelings
Fear visited every olive branch...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 5th grade, 9th grade, america, beautiful, birth,
Form: Free verse
I’m really scared this time Not sure if I’ll make it
Will my wife and the kids Be able to take it

Am I ready to go And meet my Maker?
Or will I go instead And meet the Undertaker?

Did I sin too...Read More
Categories: afflicted, anxiety, faith, heart, hurt, sick, sorrow, trust,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Triangle Times- Shankha Ghosh
Original - Shankha Ghosh
Translation- Mahtab Bangalee

The triangle-

You have no religion, only
Without being caught by the roots
You have no religion, only
Without tolerate the axe hurt into the chest
When the infernal region suddenly opened
Except spreading both hands
You have no religion, this
Without filling...Read More
Categories: afflicted, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Alas oh how grave and horrendous misfortune
Alas oh how grave and horrendous misfortune...

Relapse written all over whole
fudge besmirched countenance
American as apple pie garden variety troll
tell tale evidence eats away
at me heart and soul
argh so much for new year's resolution
straight and true healthy eating goal.

Lofty ambition to...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Bio

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: afflicted, appreciation, blessing, devotion, feelings, inspiration, meaningful, mental
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reasonable Balance
A rational frame of reference
for multicultural Taoism,
preferred by UniversalYang
and deferred with UnitarianYin,
regards experiences of systemic racism
and white straight male privilege
not only within each individual,
but within each community,
each faith community,
each ecopolitical energy-organizing sector
across this global EarthTribe.

This Taoistic reason/feeling approach
to big systemic...Read More
Categories: afflicted, community, earth, health, integrity, political, psychological, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Existential crisis encompasses mein kampf
Offenbach to boyhood, I pined nostalgic
Tale of (H)offman woe (mine)
linkedin, speedier than quick
brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,
fast as fired ballistic
soon after conception, when

yours truly a mere embryonic
nudnik, nonetheless I venture
to advance hypothesis fantastic,
and farfetched as said theoretic
conjecture deoxyribonucleic...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, absence,
Form: Bio
Happy birthday Matthew Scott Harris
Yours truly snapped, popped,
and cracked his crown out cervix
(I'll spare ye the bloody graphics),
whence obstetrician able, eager, and
ready underscored with italics

to pass (think football) garden variety
wrinkled newborn asthma
noggin heralded lix
plus deux orbits ago
sported an ordinary

uneventful, nonetheless miraculous
biological secrete reproductive tricks
immediately...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Bio
story of Moses part 1
The story of Moses (Exodus Chapters 1-14) (November 6,2019)
After Joseph was laid to rest.
His descendants were in distress.
 There arose a new Pharaoh who didn’t know Joseph and Egypt’s history.
He afflicted the Hebrew children with bondage and misery.
He stated that...Read More
Categories: afflicted, bible, christian, god,
Form: Narrative
Agonizing Christmas days in the infirmary
There I was, vanquishing ailment-inflicted misery 
Beseeching the Lord for miraculous victory*
While soberly pondering Emmanuel’s birth story
…marvelously wondrous in human history.

On his intensive care unit’s bed, ailing
Dad groaned in pain, health grievously failing
Afflicted since affected,...Read More
Categories: afflicted, appreciation, blessing, christian, christmas, encouraging, god, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Stalwart eldest sister Amelie
Over saturation with 
welter weighted Yuletide
drenching world, web, wide
equal and/or greater
effort demands energy tide
to global warming,
lest apocalypse doth ride

high and mighty mandating,
inculcating, buoying... pride
toward planet Earth, the
apathetic, demonic, horrific,
plastic... malleable passive
can no longer run and hide.

Results elucidating, forthcoming, 
groundbreaking courtesy...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Political Verse
Grotesque Ghost Gadding
punctured peace puking
afflicted passion pulsing
lousy lust lurching
dainty draws drooling
dark desires dangling
fetish fate fostering

lanky life lusting
sundry saps starving
hoisted hacks hunting

some choose wives
some, salient strife;
twain tamed ties

grotesque ghost gadding
when d.t.s' declining.
     19:12:03:14:56...Read More
Categories: afflicted, humanity,
Form: Sonnet
Father at a loss to express care and concern for Punim
Helplessness immobilizes yours truly,
I genuinely agitate
permanently lasting indelible impact deux
biological offspring unfairly bore brunt,
compliantly, complicity, and complimentary
I avidly, doggedly, instinctively helped create

subsequently, unintentionally, or willingly
unpleasantly affected as adults facilitate
learned behaviors to navigate
their respective independent lives
both managed to coordinate
transitioning as responsible...Read More
Categories: afflicted, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Bitter endings
Sad departed endings

From deep internal memory I reminisce about our past. The good times & the bad & the shadows of doubts cast. For jealousy came reaping Seeping into lovers gains. And all it was achieving Was a life of...Read More
Categories: afflicted, abortion, anger, anxiety, confidence,
Form: Blank verse
Sad endings
Sad departed endings

From deep internal memory I reminisce about our past. The good times & the bad & the shadows of doubts cast. For jealousy came reaping Seeping into lovers gains. And all it was achieving Was a life of...Read More
Categories: afflicted, anxiety, betrayal, break up, conflict, courage,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member An A Lesson - CA
Angels observe in un-articulated anguish from above,
 anxiety afflicted by appalling accelerated ambition of the aggregate  
that redefines the archaic, apocalyptical allure 
 driving humanity to its brink of active self annihilation;
those moments of antiquated adversarial abstractions
 when history...Read More
Categories: afflicted, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spellbound is She
She wore a frock like ebon night,
it flowed below her foxy knees.
It is the time for charms and fright, 
enchantment conjures in the breeze.
A sinister night predicted-
fear the wicked and afflicted!

Long auburn hair reaching her waist,
she's witchcraft bound and immoral.
Her...Read More
Categories: afflicted, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hate-Love Relationship
Where we embrace love,
Grief is as strong as death;
love lost.

Where we are afflicted with hate,
Gratitude is as strong as death;
loss wished for.

Grief rages against loss,
Yet gratitude lost
can become violently angered,
terrorist frightened
of present and future
as past's reincarnate vulnerable pain.

Grief begins
felt in...Read More
Categories: afflicted, earth, grief, hate, health, loss, lost love,
Form: Political Verse
Afflicted by cough of vexing itch
She struggled so hard to smite speech glitch
Relief came through therapeutic twitch
Exposing her teacher’s soothing pitch.

Her sweet voice never aims to bewitch
Since truth* she asserts midst deceit-stitch
Instructing young minds to seek light’s niche
With love in...Read More
Categories: afflicted, appreciation, character, christian, devotion, faith, god, teacher,
Form: Rhyme