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Premium Member It's Not Personal

It's not personal; it's business
says the service guy billing you.
And although you can't afford it
they'll squeeze you until you break.

You cringe inside each time you hear
it's not personal; it's business.
And yet, your life barley impacts
the bottom line on their ledger.

With...Read More
Categories: afford, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, angst,
Form: Quatern



The Boy from Syria
The Boy from Syria
Made me think about life and hysteria 
The Boy from Syria 
Smiled and left me shocked 
The Boy from Syria 
Can not afford a bicycle, I didn't say I had a car
The Boy from Syria
Had not found...Read More
Categories: afford, brother, care, discrimination, earth, faith, freedom, humanity,
Form: ABC
What will Meet me First
I am staring through the windows 
gasping the air, choking my throat 
The Air seems like never before .
But Nothing seems to shaken 
what my Eyes  behold,
Fore sightedness of What will Meet me first?

I look by the remains of...Read More
Categories: afford, conflict, dark, father, hope, pain, write,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Class Ending
It is that season again 
When men are men 
In the upper class ready to defend 
Their social status as leaders 
With innocent images of being sweeter
Finding ladies to be courted 
Despite not being able to afford it 
Girls flip...Read More
Categories: afford, 12th grade, age, class, cute love, emotions,
Form: Rhyme Royal
He Got
He Got
He got the whole world in his hands
Yes that's what I said 
People are choosing faith over Fear
Our souls are no longer dead 
They are refreshed
Despite this mess
That's going on 
In this world 
A virus ?? that's  making...Read More
Categories: afford, art, beauty, film,
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member BANTU AFRICAN-AMERICAN WARRIOR
Africa rains
Who reigns 
Raise Me Up from a tribe
 A group of traveling white men gave me a ride 
Brought us the African to this here place 
where are other types of men who were of red face
 they locked...Read More
Categories: afford, anxiety, betrayal, bullying, character, conflict, humanity,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
After Jean de la Fontaine's fable The Animals sick from the Plague
At times we should not be afraid
to roundly call a spade a spade.
I shrink not from a reference
to a fearful pestilence.
From Leo the king to a lowly vole,
the fear of death held all in thrall.
Even the amorous turtledove
found no appetite...Read More
Categories: afford, allegory, animal, literature,
Form: Narrative
Healing in Jesus Christ Our Lord
I once was a woman, who bled for twelve years.
Doctors tried to cure me, but left me in tears.
Unclean and forsaken, in bitter sorrow.
Wondering if I’d ever see my next morrow.

I heard of a Man of miraculous power.
Surely, He can...Read More
Categories: afford, bible, song,
Form: Lyric
An Ever Change
Are you loving an ever-changing me?
Or are you loving an idea?
Or do you love what cannot be?
Or do you love in fear?

What is love?
You know a past, you struggle a present and know not a future
An invented word for proven...Read More
Categories: afford, love,
Form: Rhyme
Vanessa pt1
Smoking and drinking what the hell were u thinking ? 
Theres No food on the table , the lights always blinking 
We ain't got cable 
I thought we were stable, now They want us out of the building. 
It's your...Read More
Categories: afford, addiction, anger, depression, drug, mother daughter, writing,
Form: I do not know?



Heal the World
As the risk gets higher, meeting places are getting less frequent. Even the doctor's surgery don't appear to have any incline as to the true measure of this awful Coranavirus. I feel so sorry for those who are affected by...Read More
Categories: afford, addiction, angst, sick,
Form: Free verse
Coronavirus
Corona 
Coronavirus that is 
A illness that is spreading 
Nation wide around the globe 
It's affecting our world badly 
No places to go schools closed 
People can't afford to be around each other 
Afraid of what they may contract 
Let's...Read More
Categories: afford, age, america, art, blue,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Focus
Today's focus will be on the environment,
Particularly the usage of plastic,
Which is seriously to its detriment.
The situation is becoming drastic:
Plastic now dumped at an alarming rate,
Which can be expected to accelerate,
If our heads remain buried in the sand,
Leaving future generations...Read More
Categories: afford, anger, anxiety, earth, environment, fate, nature,
Form: Chant Royal
Full Public Domain Translation of Avalokitesvara Hymn from Lotus Sutra Chp 25 Part 2
The manifold states of woe, the hells, ghosts realms and
Beastly domains, the suffering of birth, old age, illness, and
Death shall all recede. Heeding purity and truth, heeding the
Vast body of wisdom, heeding benevolence and compassion, 
May all forever admire him...Read More
Categories: afford, angst, anxiety, art, august, wisdom, words, world,
Form: Epic
Such as the tree is, such is the fruit
Snaking through rocks, flowing on sand
The river sings charm and charity
Infesting the cosmos and the land
The ill-disposed breathe barbarity

Like an orchestra, man’s life may seem
Easy or hard, some keep the accord
For want of goodwill, ethos, or esteem
Playing virtue, some cannot...Read More
Categories: afford, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Suf Board I Can Afford
Be sure to bring your surf board, 
Which you always can afford;
To God be conscientiousness;
When you do be very anxious.

When drowning in river realized, 
That I really was being baptized; 
While I had been having a hunch, 
All politicians were...Read More
Categories: afford, allegory, analogy,
Form: I do not know?
14 - Friday night will bee our night for dancing
Friday night will bee our night for dancing


Humble was exhausted after his first week of work.
He had helped people before, here and there,
But today it seemed like on his back he carried the Earth.
His body was aching, there was no...Read More
Categories: afford, dance, friend, insect, life, lonely, love, work,
Form: I do not know?
Nocturnal
"No, don't follow him
We don't need you to do that."

Did I hear what I just heard on that vocal record? Is that the best my hammer, anvil, and stirrup could afford? It didn't seem too muffled, or distorted by wind....Read More
Categories: afford, abuse, age, allegory, america, analogy, animal, atheist,
Form: Rhyme
What if
I look at the future and worry
as shops shut down 
because of the internet
as people lose jobs

because of advancing technology
as companies struggle 
with the future loss of income
as countries struggle with lost tax 

where will it end
will Governments that don't...Read More
Categories: afford, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
Cathedral
Streets come alive in neon pink at night
Sidewalks drink up rains remains
In alley ways in covered shadows
Tall buildings stand too close for comfort

The cracks between the swallowed light
Hold their sins together in a somber prayer

Concrete thoughts of heaven hang
Gothic dark...Read More
Categories: afford, appreciation, blessing, business, devotion, god, sin,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nature's Black Widow

“You might think I'm cold-hearted. I am.
I can't afford distractions. I've got work to do.”
Nathan Edmondson, Black Widow #3


She moves in silence, tethered to a thread
of silk, she is both beautiful and dark.
For flies wrapped with a beating heart aren't...Read More
Categories: afford, 10th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, image,
Form: Sonnet
Why I Can't Get A Septic Tank
My cousin wants to build me a septic tank and he wants to get right to it.
Even though his heart is in the right place, I can't let him do it.
Ten years ago, my girlfriend really made me mad.
I did...Read More
Categories: afford, dark, death, girlfriend,
Form: Rhyme
A Rock to Lean Against in the Hour of Need
Liberal and poetic translation of an extract from the verse portion of Lotus Sutra, Chapter 25 (Avalokitesvara Chapter).


Sentient Beings mired in myriad hardships, 
Who toss and turn and buckle under 
Relentless anxieties, the fog of uncertainty, 
Shall find relief in...Read More
Categories: afford, anxiety, appreciation, blessing, miracle, truth, uplifting, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Giver and Taker
Giver gave meals, desserts, gas money, love
Taker took them all gladly but demanded more
Giver tried to please. Gave a car and a home.
Taker made fun of giver for being a chump.
Giggling with friends about how easy giver was.
Giver heard but...Read More
Categories: afford, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A madman
There is only one difference between a madman and me. 
The madman thinks he is sane. 
I know I am mad. - Salvador Dali.

He received a letter from her, with her beautiful poem inside
Words wrapped in a colorful rainbow, words...Read More
Categories: afford, words,
Form: Free verse