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Afters Poems

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Life Is
Life is ups and it's downs, 
                it's shorts and it's longs
It's crooks and it's straights, 
        ...Read More
Categories: afters, funny, life, silly,
Form: Rhyme

I wished you a Happy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with merriment and laughter
and now I wish you Happy December 26 the less well known…day after.

(If you are from the United Kingdom or Canada…put this poem away
You have solved December...Read More
Categories: afters, holiday, humorous,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Winter

Crisp cold mornings, 
they make me think of you. 

Your hair was always messy, 
and fell everywhere about your shoulders. 
Your eyes were windows into forever.
That is how long I wanted us to last. 
Yet, you are still a sweet...Read More
Categories: afters, 12th grade, abortion, absence, abuse, america, angel,
Form: Free verse
After the War
Happily ever afters are for fairytales, 
But this?
This comes so close to one it aches. 
The scars you bear will not disappear,
The nightmares that grip you may never fade away,
And the things you've lost will never be replaced
Despite all...Read More
Categories: afters, beauty, celebration, howl, humanity, inspirational, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member History
What wonderful and frightening imaginings time has dealt
 in having lived these years and seen and felt,
decades plus of sadness, joy, and laughter,
  fear and love, unhappy happy ever afters;
First came the dreams, 
 rising out of poverty and...Read More
Categories: afters, angst, history,
Form: Rhyme

My Rain Cloud My Cover
I have loved more deeply than ever I thought possible
Fairy tales are not true
And happy ever afters rarely occur
I have made my life more difficult
Then it ever had to be
But it was made more interesting for the errors I have...Read More
Categories: afters, child, children, emotions, forgiveness, heart,
Form: Free verse
Walt disnae -Walt Disney
I Love the Once Upon a Times
and missed the Happy ever Afters...Read More
Categories: afters, poetry,
Form: Free verse
You Sleep: Gently Whispered
I love waking moments
in memorable atmospheres
The way she rises to occasions
and makes rain disappear
Love the after in her
before and after and
How she takes beauty and molds its
subtleties in majestic arrays
painting picture perfect moments
Masterful how God grades
women on weighted curves
Haven't you...Read More
Categories: afters, longing, marriage, morning,
Form: Free verse
Six-Word Couplet Series Encore
Aka :- A Romantic dinner

Grapes for wine,
Drink and dine;

Healthy beef pie,
Better than fry;

Baked Alaska pudding,
Very careful cooking;

Biscuits and cheese,
Butter to please;

Black strong coffee,
A mint toffee;

Lying in bed
Make love instead

Wednesday 10th October 2018
Six-Word Couplet Series Encore Poetry Contest
Sponsored by:...Read More
Categories: afters, food, romance, romantic,
Form: Couplet
Ten Years Later

You say you understand
You can't have everything
Your tongue tastes the gutter
You'd soar higher without wings
You don't believe in ever afters
Yet you want a wedding ring
Now you shed tears
For both joy and suffering...Read More
Categories: afters, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Even happy ever afters end
Memories turn to stories with time
And even happy ever afters end
Moments sift through our fingers
and dissipate devouring our lives
A tear so soft and pliable grasps the smile, the loss and the heartbreak
Pain imprisoned in a spherical salt cell
falls earthbound
and dies
...Read More
Categories: afters, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For My Children
You’re all in charge of authoring a story
Of love and humor, suspense and glory
You’re writing starts with your very first thought
And doesn’t end til your life is naught.

Know, My Dears, these books; your own
There are no cowriters; authors unknown
Flip those...Read More
Categories: afters, for teens, life, my children, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Acts to Zenith
Acts of contrition, on knees if I recount
Beatitudes, eight, sermon on the mount
Charity given, is blessings received
Dalai Lama, a Buddhist deity
Ecumenism, it understands and unites
Fascism erodes individual rights
Gaia, Greek goddess of our mother earth
Heresy, one's belief, another's mirth
Idolatry, the worship...Read More
Categories: afters, faith, freedom, gospel, poetry, prayer, religion, religious,
Form: Abecedarian
Snowdonia Walks
I have from craggy Tryfyn
precariously crossed crib goch,
to amaze,
looked down from Snowdon,
through the mist and the haze,
Walked all the hills,
enjoying the scene,
the view is inspiring, but also, serene.

I remember one weary,
but very happy day,
enjoying each step as we made our...Read More
Categories: afters, imagery, mountains,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Never Held a Rose
I never held a rose
Neither handle its blossoms nor held its stem
I never held a rose before or after
Tormented Minds in this filthy or world
All remnants of drop shadow and torn spoils
Who are we to warn our fellow man
 a...Read More
Categories: afters, absence, angst, anxiety, betrayal, blue, conflict, confusion,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Boom like a Tenor
Let me keep day dreaming
for I do my best thinking
when I'm not blinking
Like a child's toy my thoughts are spinning 
I float amongst the Stars
Big Dipper drinking
even when it feels like I'm sinking
Other worlds are my dominion
I'm not tethered to...Read More
Categories: afters, dream, introspection, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Imagine, for this night, you are the queen of Fairy Tale land.
I, too, am a prince, from Make-Believe kingdom.

From beyond our cocooned proximity,
the night shimmers in and thickens to a silken thread of moonlight
that the crone will soon spindle into...Read More
Categories: afters, beauty, celebration, fantasy, imagination, love, lust, romance,
Form: Free verse
-Daily Poetry #17, February 14, 2017-
Word: Future

Continuing to walk forward without a real decision,
Is like walking forward with a blindfold on.
What will happen next? What will you do now?
I can only shrug at this point, for I don't know. 

If...Read More
Categories: afters, fate, future,
Form: Free verse
The Flames of passion

It was a night like no other night
And it came out of nowhere
Our eyes locked on each other
And started the flames of passion

We move across the dance floor
And we know what we wanted
We wanted each other so badly
But still we...Read More
Categories: afters, longing, lust, sensual, sexy,
Form: Light Verse
Two Bee Or Two Bee
Two bee or not two bee
swarming bout me bed
I swear for sure I swatted one
I sure hope she is dead

Oh no she must have gotten me
just below my ear
the swelling it is rising
and I don't think I can hear

I run...Read More
Categories: afters, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
No Return Strategy
It was a boomerang love affair
of "once upon a midnight dreary"
preponderances mid ecstasy & woe
obliterating affection's sensibilities, 
strategic mid tomorrow's yesterdays
[nectar'd apricot marmalade honey
neath sizzling hot habanero spices]
doused with tears betwixt fiery tumult
and indescribable embraced moments
clutching onto daunting fairy tales...Read More
Categories: afters, allegory, conflict, crazy, desire, emotions, fantasy, parody,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Come Walk with Me
Come walk with me in pastures
For I shall show you the ever afters
Where the summer sun always shines
And my tables filled with bread and wines

Where children laugh and play all day
As the birds sweetly sing as they fly away
Butterflies adorn...Read More
Categories: afters, celebration, heaven, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Sonnet
summer on the rob Anacreontic
Scrumping, Apples,Pears
eat, sat on bridge steps
as a train go's by. 
One two three four five 
not bad little guy
save some for later
most unlikely, six
then home for your tea
walk past the farmhouse. 
morning Mr farmer.
No apples in view. 
Seventh eat at...Read More
Categories: afters, fun,
Form: Lyric
Jam roly poly, treacle sponge
And sticky toffee pudding head the top of my list
But apple pie, rhubarb crumble
Or a decent cheesecake are hard to resist

Banana splits, eclairs or brownies
Dumplings, nougat, cheese board or mousse
Crème brûlée.  Fruit cocktail.  Yoghurt
Serve...Read More
Categories: afters, food,
Form: List
When I was 8 I wrote stories;
About princesses and pretty girls.
My teachers praised me.
“What a wonderful talent at a very young age!”
My parents encouraged me.

When I turned 11 my stories didn’t have endings.
In these stories the big bad wolf wasn’t...Read More
Categories: afters, abuse, depression, family, kid,
Form: Prose Poetry