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Afoot Poems

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The Elegance Of The Night
As dusk approaches its end,
Springs up the moon, in the cloak of dark;
And I, observing, how beautiful is the trend.

The stars sparkle as brightly as the Dawn Star,
The moon glittering, with her dim light being shone,
Upon the blue-green waters of...Read More
Categories: afoot, inspiration, nature, night, perspective, poetry,
Form: Rhyme

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A knock upon my chambered door, first tis be all, goes on ignored,
Too feeble I, coldness instills, lain I once again e'er filled with chills,
Restores a knock that goes on toiling, thrice have it be its own spoiling,
Cannot say...Read More
Categories: afoot, anxiety, fear, poetry, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Murder Afoot at 221 Baker Street
Sherlock and Watson looked at the woman with blank expressions
What they had were some totally unique impressions
Watson was looking at her, thinking what a poor little thing
Sherlock was wishing the 221 Baker Street bell still did not ring

Her story was...Read More
Categories: afoot, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ethereal Magic in the Nursery
Ethereal magic in the nursery is notoriously afoot
Gauzy sheer white curtains held back by invisible hand
Silence of the evening brings star light into the window
Feeling Anne’s present as wolf cat sleeps in this soulful land

Nursery as she left it over...Read More
Categories: afoot, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bipolar

A yellowish day frolics with life, pleasantries errants the air, smiles
growing everywhere as man and beast are one with the leash, 
complacency occupies both time and space, the tenants,
of calmness and serenity moves in. That as being first
analyzed as a...Read More
Categories: afoot, anxiety, depression, mental illness, muse,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Whatever Weekend
Whatever Weekend

Being humble common pathways ere,
I ought traveled nearby that lea,
Past the margin of my home there,
Where the daffodils fickle sprightly,

As I shared the natural trail lead,
General impressions befall o'er sunlit,
E'er lighthearted to the bird's melodies,
I travailed the character of...Read More
Categories: afoot, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thee Nocturnal Ryde Of Pall Revere
Pall Revere was renouned four his audacious mid-knight Ryde,

End alsow fore his silversmithin', inn witch he took grate pried!

Butt he is most famed four ridin' like a bat outta ewe no where,

Two alert Hancock, Adams, et al, fore there lives...Read More
Categories: afoot, america, humorous, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme
rEQuiem for a nightmare
Imagine Earth itself to be just another Troy, from which, after having raged
In countless battles from Tyre to Megiddo has not been conquered, only aged
And now, having defeated the Spartan race, destroying Priam’s home
Odysseus is captain of a spacecraft with...Read More
Categories: afoot, 11th grade, adventure, anniversary, appreciation, birth, books,
Form: Acrostic
Love Letter From The Soul XXII

In forests deep where nympth do hide 
I seek out guise of nature's bride
flit of light, dipped in heaven's milk
immersed in eyes of emerald's moss
skin of silk as long legs cross

majestic mind and fleet afoot
earthen bound with tangled root
lain in...Read More
Categories: afoot, love,
Form: Romanticism
Slow Dance
Black and white, black and white
notes savoured
tickling the ivory
flights of the bumble bee

a delicate flower of desire
unfolding under skies of blue
petal by petal by petal
revealing more and more and more
of you

entranced in romance

I've been dreamin' 
firmly believin'
day drinkin' ev'ry flavour
absorbing...Read More
Categories: afoot, love,
Form: Romanticism

King's Mountain, Part I
It was after the defeat at Camden,
in the fall of 1780,
British Major Patrick Ferguson
sought to exploit Britain’s victory.

To secure South Carolina’s countryside,
he marched his loyalist forces forward,
threatened the men beyond Appalachia,
said he would lay waste with fire and sword.

He believed...Read More
Categories: afoot, america, conflict, courage, freedom, history, patriotic, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member october twilight
october twilight
magical mischief afoot
a tiny owl hoot

...Read More
Categories: afoot, mystery,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I Am Touched
I Am Touched

I am touched.
You came to me in spirit, 
As it should be,
And though I can hear the steel rumblings 
Of the outside neurotic world,
I can hear your silent ghost voice squealing there,
As with a trumpet pealing, 
With gnashing...Read More
Categories: afoot, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SPRING renku tribute pt 4
pt 4 of quaternion

   of the season
  from the dark
   a busy cycle
   a celebration
     the poetic senses

a sudden calling
a reminescence
to sound&flurry
of...Read More
Categories: afoot, people, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member gingerbread smells here
gingerbread smells here
pine needle cinnamon soft
christmas is afoot...Read More
Categories: afoot, christmas,
Form: Senryu
So Long as
"So Long As"

Came a long way from being a rook
They're about to forsook
Scared to take a look
Competition shook
Not ready for what I'm about to cook
Can't find it in any book
Everything is what it took
By the end, you'll be hooked
It's already...Read More
Categories: afoot, deep, fun, how i feel, poetry, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Breeze Shushes Fire
dainty gossamer wings 
automatic fluttering
savoring the meadow
faerie magic afoot
on this summer’s solstice

breeze feels her presence
keeps it to herself 
understanding faerie’s privacy
suspecting her mission
wanting to witness it for herself

baby butterfly yawns deeply
settles down for  the night
tosses and turns, finally gets...Read More
Categories: afoot, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, fairy,
Form: Personification
Premium Member bird feeder swings
red bird feeder swings
as the squirrels are afoot
shaking the tree limbs
...Read More
Categories: afoot, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Whether By The Sun Of Day Or The Moon Of Night: Justice Waits


In the distance, the fading sun
bade adieu and slipped
behind the golden horizon;
the moon slowly sneaked 
from behind the ivory clouds and
greeted the ebony night.

The shadows of the...Read More
Categories: afoot, 12th grade, america, analogy, black african american,
Form: Prose Poetry
My plan to kill God
Mt style is styless
words made from smudges and dots
like cots of baby robots
fraught with thought
a despot naught
the game is afoot
is forever endless ?
or will this pain not stop...Read More
Categories: afoot, poetry,
Form: Free verse
E'er so oft the presence of breeze displays,
Through fluttering leaves of trees and branch sways,
A course, whereto, not set by the seasons,
'Tis the calm fore the storm being its reasons.

Days fore this, unbearable sweltering,
Heat intensity, felt so blistering,
'Twas shirtless men...Read More
Categories: afoot, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Sonnet

His seared look, from a painted gird brow dons,
a face like Van Gogh with both ears, though just,
as lost, looks about an empty room of challenges,
that is built high on lost convictions, drowns in a,
festering of desperation, as sweats beads...Read More
Categories: afoot, allegory, anxiety, character, confidence, drink, men, travel,
Form: Verse
Pillow Book
In the library, we meet a young lady; her study, it does overwhelm,
Resting, laying her head down, she then transcends into another realm.

She awakes amongst a rolling fog, as it clears she heeds an immense object,
Wiping her eyes, she starts...Read More
Categories: afoot, books, dream, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Innocence Of Youth
The Innocence Of Youth
By: Tom Wright
Oct. 1998

Two youthful girls
passing a soccer ball.
At "Honor Heights" to play,
this day of fall.
A smile, a nod,
nothing more than this to say.

Seeming not to care,
that this day's hour
drew late.
Was their objective soccer?
Or attention,
they were to...Read More
Categories: afoot, children, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Come in said the Spider to the Fly
What kind of prissy, prancy, fanciness is afoot?
I look down, afraid my wizened mouth might reveal something
I truly have nothing to divulge, but I act mysteriously coy.

She looks like a Cheshire Cat, someone whispers within my hearing.
None of them know...Read More
Categories: afoot, fun, funny, humor, humorous, jobs,
Form: Free verse