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Afoul Poems

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Premium Member The Owl Omen
Heed the owl's omen!
Peril peers all men.
As norms run afoul
now release the owl.
With its silent wing
let it soar and sing.
Wind shrieks in our ear
talons pierce the fear.
Foolish minds do reach
for the hunter's screech!
Fools wander amuck
final decree is struck.
Sounds that clutch...Read More
Categories: afoul, bird, cry, death, flying, life, night, wisdom,
Form: Couplet

Other People's Freedom, Part I
Autumn though of herself as a kind soul,
and she took great pride in her compassion,
she believed things could be made perfect,
and her voting reflected this fashion.

She was to see that the wealth was shared,
and that people were nice in their...Read More
Categories: afoul, betrayal, dark, evil, freedom, political, sad, truth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member GOAT -- or goat
Michael Jordan, number twenty-three
Greatest of all time, that ever be?
  He and his Bulls were sure 'a-rambling'
  Till he ran afoul of his penchant for gambling
...Read More
Categories: afoul, basketball, star, word play,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member In My Dappled Dream I Saw You
In My Dappled Dream I Saw You

In my dappled dream I saw you,
Your shimmering ghost, young again,
As we were, when soft flares hid your brown legs,
There, in the warm April shadows, us
Astride an old beach blanket on the grass of...Read More
Categories: afoul, freedom, romance,
Form: Free verse
When Reason Falls
It’s hard to do the right thing
  when fate calls your name out loud

Where not only the bad get punished
  in its pursuit

The world has lost its way
   along the path of least resistance

Our ethos dueling...Read More
Categories: afoul, memory, rights,
Form: Rhyme

Rabbit DNA

Hare trigger instincts
always served Roger well
He had an oh, no-no lettuce nose — 
a hyper-keen sense   when to leave
Roger was rabbit good
at knowing when
to skip out    on his responsibilities  
Before bedtime stories
would...Read More
Categories: afoul, parents, parody, truth, wisdom,
Form: Ode
Resuscitation of American poetry
Oh poetry 
you are my caress 
you are my founding ground
no fad to be forgotten in a year 
but living like a tumor deep inside 
my wandering soul

Shiny and new 
oh poetry 
I do love you 
in my pretty and...Read More
Categories: afoul, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Conjuring enchantment with its breath bewitching
Sublime your perfume ravishes the midnight air
With delirious abandon most sultry and beguiling

Caressing every minute curvature and every hair
Like wistful undulous fingers on the prowl
Sublime your perfume ravishes the midnight air

Audaciously meandering enticing scantily afoul
Dancing...Read More
Categories: afoul, fantasy, garden, heart, romantic love, sensual, tribute,
Form: Terzanelle
addictive ampoules annihilate after alluring
amphetamines acquaintanceship assuages 
agonizing aches also advocates amorousness
assiduously activating admiration
aggressive attacks assault afoul 

affable affinity and affectionadumbration
anatomical accidental addiction attested as academic,
although afterward abnegation absolutely arduous,
affianced attired apparently as an anomaly 

Ares and Abyssinian Astarte admixture
acquiescence affliction affected adroitly,
and abruptly...Read More
Categories: afoul, 10th grade, 12th grade, addiction, community, dark,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member lofty heels proud
  rigid, stiff
     brave, gutsy women
  ...Read More
Categories: afoul, fun,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Afoul of a Fowl

Time has come for getting tough
               For I have now had quite enough

Day-after-day this kid comes 'round
         ...Read More
Categories: afoul, animal, child, humor, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sound of Silence - Lady Hawke - with Darren White
The lovely Lady Isabeau and her lover, medieval French Knight Etienne escape to flee the lustful advances of wicked Bishop of Aquila causing them to run afoul of him. The evil-bishop places them under a curse preventing the lovers being...Read More
Categories: afoul, betrayal, desire, emotions, evil, love, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Sickness depresses my spirit
And shut down the doors of the sense organs
My soul recoils within the shell of my body
My heart retreats to a solemn feast.

There is within the flesh a great void of vanity
The spirit ruminates on bizarre planes
Seeking...Read More
Categories: afoul, addiction, allusion, emotions, feelings, life, lonely, sick,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Treachery Gone Afoul Get Low
I've spilled this cold chalice of bitter wine,
To let my blood flow over chosen ground.
A blade now sharp, shall be a slayer of mine.
This curse, by my treacherous heart you found.
A tortured duty for a lie composed.
It rots with dishonor...Read More
Categories: afoul, conflict,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Canto XXIX Hell translation
So many people and the various sores
Intoxicated in such a way my eyes,
That wanted open to crying their doors.

But Virgil told : “What for you look this guise?
Why now your sight is so carefully brought
Down there on those sad broken...Read More
Categories: afoul, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member we our souls will spend our time repenting
we our souls will spend our time repenting 
but the body of truth always comes to light 
in drawing an end to come with true believers 
so they can see the many faces of the Devil 

greed in this world...Read More
Categories: afoul, allusion, conflict, earth, evil, peace,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member we our souls will spend our time repenting
we our souls will spend our time repenting 
but the body of truth always comes to light 
in drawing an end to come with true believers 
so they can see the many faces of the devil 

greed in this world...Read More
Categories: afoul, allegory, change, earth, evil, god, introspection, nature,
Form: Quatrain
a flower blooms, made of concrete
Ha, Ha, Ha.
It's getting better now, days of wine and roses,  dates, and alpine courses.
But through the haze of lost days, mornings, noons, and nights.
Everyday now!
A flower blooms, made of concrete.
weary morns,  hair afoul, breathe I breathe.
head a...Read More
Categories: afoul, angst,
Form: Blank verse
Standing Up
She left the meeting in a fit of rage
So near to completing they rattled her cage
She decided to quit throwing in the towel
In refusing to admit she had run afoul 

A few days before in a weak moment
She walked to...Read More
Categories: afoul, self,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life Ain't Fair

Was so excited to hear some news
From our dear friends Lynda and Al
About to embark on an exciting cruise
What could possibly go afoul

Lynda's had Parkinsons for many years
Needs a wheelchair to get around
Al was faithfully pushing her along
A bump and...Read More
Categories: afoul, sad,
Form: Quatrain
For Foolish Fourth Wives 4 contest

Fordham Belfour, on 4th street, fell afoul of fabulous foreplay
Four minutes before he forgot to catch the 4:44
Fortunately his forgiving fourth wife
Fell for his foolish failure to perform
...Read More
Categories: afoul, funny,
Form: Alliteration
Gloomy rays swallows the faint light,
as darkness cripples through the lazy air,
behind it's shadow light riddles unfair
slowly fading away, has began...

a rack and manger of thoughts
some to be resolved...
some to be cheerished...
others are memories of one's glad rags
while some are...Read More
Categories: afoul, introspection,
Form: I do not know?
Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Believe in Ghosts?  No Way!

By Elton Camp

To refute belief in ghosts is why I’ve come
To do it without beating the religion drum
There are entirely practical reason as to why
I know folks don’t become ghosts if they die

Murder me and...Read More
Categories: afoul, funny
Form: Verse
To Sleep
To Sleep
Perchance to dream
That doesn’t seem 
Like too much to ask 

So deep
And so extreme
One won’t waken
But I’m taken to task 

Summoned in the middle of the night
By tormentors in my head
I should ignore - them but instead

I rise
Like a...Read More
Categories: afoul, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
My heart has gone afoul
Compelling me this way,
Believing that I was immune
Proving much to my dismay.
Distressed and unaware
As to what this may imply,
I sought divine direction
Hoping that I could deny,
The nature of these feelings
Bringing woes onto an end.
And bring me...Read More
Categories: afoul, hope, love, passion, sad, me, heart, heart,
Form: Rhyme