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Afterthoughts Poems

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Premium Member The glory and the grandeur
with punishing fury
the skies wreaked their havoc
   a rat-a-tat-tat of hail bullets
midst wave upon wave of rain
   drenching the earth

this morn winds whipped
   and whistled
cross bleak landscapes
   occasional afterthoughts
of...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, blessing, earth, nature, storm, thanks,
Form: Verse


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Categories: afterthoughts, fun, silly, star, word play,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Locks Exist
The locks exist in testament
to the gates that weren’t kept
closed at times life escaped
like the horse of fabled writ

the temptations beyond four walls
outside the barrier that constrains
beckons those who desire
something more than life restrained

equines sadly run amok
leaving safety of the...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, depression,
Form: Free verse
The Silent War
The Silent War
By LoLa

They forgot the cause for the falling ash
The disaster aftermath of the great collapse
Decrees to stay away from the grey afterthoughts of the past
To live for the story we tell; our legacy to last

Chaos and fatigue englulf...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, deep, depression, love,
Form: Rhyme
Touching my shadow 
Learning how far is far enough 
Saying nothing when saying something would cause disharmony 
Perplexing afterthoughts 
An understanding ,  perhaps 
Of unquiet bones wrapped with dark intuitions

Feelings seeping in
Feelings above the below 
Leaving unlit spaces
Words tumbling...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, angst, deep, growth,
Form: Free verse

Paint movers

As dawn lifts the darker veil  of night
On spectrum of colours' soft wings fresh day arrives
Holding palette to paint emotions of delight 
Bursting from land of prism rainbow skies 

Light of sparkling mid-day 
Wide dreamy yonder devoid...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, appreciation, beauty,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member She
she always knew
her shadow of grey  
would never inspire 
of amber gold and olive

her residence had been a tapestry
of silent tolerance 
questioned by fear 
of who she really was 

she shuffled
from place to place
and back
committing only if she...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, i am, introspection, love, perspective, society, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Captive of Circumstance

Your thought-balloons are filled with wild and magical freedom ~

until madness seizes your think tank 
trapping your ceaselessly chirping ideas 
within the teeth of its snapped steel-jaws 
refusing to relinquish you; lest you chew up and spit out your mind-racing...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, angst, pain, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Her afterthoughts
Underneath the black and blue,
Is a woman who has always loved only you.
The bruises will eventually fade away.
But my scars I carry, will be here to stay.
I refuse to lie for you anymore.
The truth is out. You will not win...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, abuse, farewell, for him,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Awaken
  troubled tales unfold, somewhere down in the realm of dreams and 
  tricking beats
  most days begin this way, hiding, beneath the quilt,
  submerged in layers
  fluid flows against the slant of tilt, coalescing...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, self, senses, sleep, today,
Form: Verse

Premium Member Begin With The Sound Of Drums
Billows of druff marmalade
through my afterthoughts.
Only the course remains of a light heart 
Carries us to salvation.
Begin with the sound of the drums. 
Take your first step.
Breathe through your nose.
Believe in the world you have created....Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, abuse, beauty, joy,
Form: Free verse
Can I Get an E
explanations of life's complexity seem more like 
eager delusions designed to keep us tame, all my 
energy is sucked out of my soul as I try to hold on 
explosive emotions can't just be willed away 
exploring of all my...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, confusion, crazy, emotions, grief, sad, society, truth,
Form: Alliteration
Atthis: A Sapphic Ode 1
(Hardly anything is known about Sappho, but no-one seriously 
doubts her greatness as a poet.  She lived on the Greek island 
of Lesbos (hence “Lesbian”) in the seventh century BC. All that 
has survived of her work is a...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, love,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Permutations Of Logic
Permutations Of Logic

The     truth   was     concealed    with   many   branches 
hidden  through  flossy  blossoms   unknown roots  to be...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, creation,
Form: Free verse
I Miss
I miss the remedies of our past selves,
I miss the extract of blight from the tip of your lips.
I miss your abstract sunrise tumbling down your shoulders,
I miss the offset emeralds looking outward.
I miss our blaze that once caught the...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, absence, deep, first love, grief, heartbroken, missing
Form: Elegy

Observe gripe show crafty plot here:
A pungent steal glazes sweet mask;
Feel unease flow in awkward cheer;
Throw then false deal as burden tasks,
Expect fake mood most strange yet sour;
React in shock to blind brain freeze,
Touch hollow good in such false hours;
Hurl...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, allusion,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member ACCLIVITY

It is so easy to refine and relax through this perceptual escape.
Your thoughts are pure and thinking is disengaged.
As time pass, we will discuss out.
We will share our thoughts and our afterthoughts.
Everybody pay attention to the ambiance of the wind.
When...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, freedom, future, inspirational, peace, spoken word, visionary,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Tomb Built For A Fool
A Tomb Built For A Fool

Where shall I rest my head,
Upon a lofty mountaintop with snow
In a green valley far, far below
Or buried deep within the evergreen pines
Nestled in with sleeping cones
Racing about with morbid afterthoughts.
With dark fire of delightful...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, allusion, conflict, heartbreak, pain, philosophy, wisdom, writing,
Form: Free verse

Sorrow greets sadness here,
The morning after steers.

Why all this teary feel
That oozes a reveal?


Deep impact stays huge loss
As a lost rhyme feeds toss.

Why all this sudden sighs
That surge in blurry eyes?


Each to a set routine
Of living our calling.

Why this emotive...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, appreciation,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member NATURE
N atural niceties
A ffectionate afterthoughts in the afternoon
T antilising textures
U nderstanding the unseen
R epeated splendidness in the morning mist
E ssential oxygenated environment...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, change, environment, morning, nature,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Emergent
How can one man find
More faith in a crevasse of Siula Grande,
Than most will ever know,
Sitting beneath a pulpit on Sunday?

Dulling the truth to grow the census,
Merchants and cowards comfort the carnal ear.
Marketing Christ’s love without his conviction,
Left willful in...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, bible, christian, dark, death, god, jesus, sin,
Form: Didactic
Come via 
moon gate. I will meet
you at midnight.


Only in halfway 
house, I will find you
in dark.


O my firefly,
why have you come
to a wingless bird in dusk ?

Satish...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, art,
Form: ABC
the square root of love is love
there is no other love
one is water on the mind of my soul
it is never truly magic until created through the work required

now here we together but homeless within the dwelling
the internal guessing games becomes similar to trivial persuit
our...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Forgotten Umbrellas
Umbrellas become afterthoughts
once the rain has cleared away,
And are left behind like discarded lovers
whose partners have moved on for a brighter day.

Held close and tight when the need was there;
opening up to let you in;
Cast aside when confidence has been...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member the break of day
daybreak grounds me
the horizon blushes
an end to night's passion
as the dawn unfolds my dreams

it seems
you own my mind
all my thoughts tumble
like autumn leaves
in winded breaths
whispered through darkness

i dance gracefully 
in memories of you
blushed with a desire
i cannot explain
and linger
in the...Read More
Categories: afterthoughts, absence, day, longing, memory,
Form: Free verse