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Aftermaths Poems

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The Drums of Time -- Exalted
The ceaseless beating of a drum,
fast marks the days ‘til we are done.
Our time will come, our time will come.

Listen, listen, can you hear it?
Growing louder as you near it,
as men of courage, cowering, fear it.

A distant, daunting, haunting hum,
vibrations...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, age, death, time, universe,
Form: Rhyme



Sounds of war
There is rumbling in the skies
It’s not thunder
Babies sound a chorus of cries
Where is mother?

They have mastered the drill
To take cover
Prayer the only sanctuary, they stay still
Survive or wander

There is no heat to keep them warm
There is just rapid fire
They...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, conflict, confusion, death, peace, people, war, world,
Form: Rhyme
The Warning Drums of Time
The ceaseless beating of a drum,
fast marks the days ‘til we are done.
Our time will come, our time will come.

Listen, listen, can you hear it?
Growing louder as you near it,
as men of courage, cowering, fear it.

A distant, daunting, haunting hum,
vibrations...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, age, time, universe,
Form: Rhyme
The Ultra Violence part2





A humanity Slain by a black ghost flame

Because their God was an unspeakable name

A Mournful, Insane, multitude with emnity and self induced labor pains

An Eon that has never awoken - A Copt of Souls- skin of the seas soaken-

in the...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, angel, dark, death, death of a friend,
Form: Rhyme
Remembrance
From lands aglow with carnige
To aftermaths of reconstruction
The frozen shock of human failure
Is won with great loss
My peace is won in policy
My peace is an armchair's comfort
But from violence of the flesh
To the nightmares of the mind
The soilder's peace is...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, veterans day,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Wind in the Hallow
Before the rise of the sun
 just before breaking dawn has begun,
shadows haunt the hallows unfreed
 where whispers slip in and out the trees.

The leaves step lightly along the paths,
 soon, the trees bare their naked dances
as the wind rises...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, analogy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member As His Young Fan Stood, Terror In His Heart
As His Young Fan Stood, Terror In His Heart

Coming home from war a different man
his only son, by far his biggest fan.
Yet horror of war deaths in his mind dwell
death of his brothers, war's mad, raging hell!

Blood and guts in...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, art, boy, death, father, recovery from, son,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Mixed May Messages
Cool May evening skies come as a surprise
  following several days adventures
  of record heat breaking temperatures.
and  as the brush of March retreats with temperatures of gathering heat
  relief comes unexpected in belief
  but most...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, may, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Love
My demeanor, the aftermaths of recklessness 
A child once, a man to soon
The glory to my name gone, the grace faded
Change do I offer no opposition to 
Derogatory remarks, have I afforded restraint    
A new cry heard;...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, baby, beautiful, birth, growing up, heart, love,
Form: Sestina
Aftermaths
Sometimes, I want to tell you.
Laying by your side, it’s a mystery to explain
Why I gave up my poetry for so long.

It’s a mystery to explain why I told you my mother is dead,
When I really don’t know what happened...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, absence, family, immigration, international, memory, military, war,
Form: Free verse



A Valentine and Candy for Me
Today I wrote a valentine to myself
Happiness as I sealed the envelope;
For to truly love', one must first love themself
I placed the valentine in the drawer of my vanity
Thinking I may need it on a stormy day
I sat on the...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, break up, love,
Form: Free verse
Why does loving you feel so wrong
(Written by Mpho Leteng & Jennifer Legotlwane, edited by Onalethuso Petrus Ntema)

1. So you are still out-and-out with that old passion?
I look cogently at you actively warbling that song, unchanged, 
You sing out the aridity of deceased poems in the...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, love,
Form: I do not know?
The Expression of My Poetic Testimony
i never become a victim of my trials' aftermaths
i choose to shake them all off and allow the calmness of my sanity to guide me
where that direction has taken me untied the noose that stunted my personal growth
steady i do...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, god, growth, inspiration, journey, thank you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lady
Lady, come and lay your head beside me 
let us share with the moon this secret idyll
see the shooting star carve sky with promise
as silvery light caresses soothing us

Lady, come closer share with me the night
lay in my arms and...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, love, moon, woman,
Form: Verse
The Real Aftermath
All of the aftermaths occur after the wake of a bunch of terrible events: Hurricane
Katrina, the September 11th attacks in New York City, War in Iraq, and others. these types
of tragic events and a bunch of aftermaths have been around...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, confusion, death, funeral, loss, natural disasters, on
Form: Dramatic monologue
Give Peace A Chance
Give peace a chance, will those of nobility declare
Intelligence of spirit, who could ever compare
Valiantly fighting the evil in the world, unwilling to fail 
Earnestly helping those needy, without ever becoming frail 

Peacefully sacrificing time and energy without ever reconsidering
Endangering...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, political
Form: Rhyme
Stay
Stay
Go! I screamed. Leave!
Start spreading the distance between you and me.
Why is all of this happening so quickly?
Go, I roared.
Stay I whisper…Stay
As I watched you walk away.

White is black, black is white
I don’t care about anything tonight
I know it’s not...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, angst, family, loss, me, heart, heart, love,
Form: Rhyme
BAD BOY
My friends warn me
I’d warn myself
You’re a bad boy
Smoking, drugs, and tattoos
I couldn’t help myself
Tried to ignore the nagging
But baby it was just so much
Couldn’t drown the demands of my heart
Don’t know why? Don’t care why?
But its you
My heart, body,...Read More
Categories: aftermaths, happiness, love, passion, song-teen, me, me,
Form: Lyric