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Back Against The Wall Poems

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Walls That We Have Built

Walls That We Have Built



Somewhere there is a little sunshine 
A ray of light
A spark 
You’re not here 
Sunken into it 
Shaken
Defeated
My back against the wall
Eying the four corners of the room
The familiarity and safety of home 


Finding my way
Holding...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, beautiful, christian, death, faith, god, heaven, love,
Form: Free verse



RAIN DROPS
Bouts of lightning flashes,swirls
And lightens up the pitch, black night
Of our neck of the woods
Tailgated by stealthy footsteps 
Of growling, grunting, moaning and roaring thunder,
As in gnashing and grinding of canine
As rain, like beads of sweat, acne and goose pimples
Break...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, africa, allegory, beautiful, earth, extended metaphor, rain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Corner Named Loneliness
I’m standing in the corner 
of a room named loneliness  
 
There are people all around me 
in their ties and fancy dress

They’re engaged in conversation 
and though some of it’s with me

without you in my life 
I’m as...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, depression, funny love, i miss you, loneliness,
Form: Lyric
Unfinished
Press your back against the wall
You are lost, you are gone
You're out of solutions
Out of excuses 
You are a coward
But not for long

You act out of fear
You do the bravest thing you've ever done
You do something you will regret in...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, angst, confidence, courage, growth, poetry, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The deal
Sorry if I offend
With the words I bend
I wont pretend
To be bothered by your hate
Not my fate
Go ahead and walk right on by ....I won't cry.....
Though I cant denie
Thoughts in my head 
Fill me with dread
People want to play
But never...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, emotions,
Form: Free verse



The Other
From corners to long orders 
Lines like miles,
Haters got nukes
But I'm robin hood,
shooting arrows back
My back against the wall,
Rainy weather and no roof top 
So my foot on water,

Droplets be small-But small water
filling up the bucket,
Floods to wild hunts:
Freedom of...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, i am, identity, imagination, journey, life,
Form: Imagism
A Pillar of Strength
when I look at you — 
I see a pillar of strength

who's toils and tribes are hidden
like the deepest of dark secrets

destroy you? you won't allow it
know matter what — you stand strong

with shoulders broad — taking on the world
time...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, appreciation, character, endurance, strength, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Visit, Part I
("The Visit", Part I)

My name is Lemon, without the 'ade'.
Not for my colour though, hue or shade,
For I'm a pinto with brown and white,
Said to be pretty from distant sight.
But up close is a different matter
Or so it's said among...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, abuse, horse, love, trust,
Form: Rhyme
Sad for No Reason
Had a pretty good day today
I smiled, but got led astray
I don’t know why I try anymore
Maybe, trying is helping all the more

Sad and I see no reason why
Mad and I need glee, no lie
Glad It’s only temporary, oh baby,
I...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, angst, seasons, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Human
Dark nights and bright blue mornings
My Back against the wall,
Foot on the moon
Arm strong: I'm carrying the world,

The youth taking over!
Lets just hope we don't repeat- 
the same mistakes our folks brought to this life,
From fighting for skin color to...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, humanity, identity, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Painting your emotional portrait
Scream both hands into the air, 
Arch your back against the wall, 
Plant both feet upon the floor, 
As you proudly show your all,

All your laugh, all your yearn, 
All your fears from way deep down,
Exposing all you‘ve ever hid,...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, art, emotions, sexy,
Form: Quatrain
Time
A black shroud over her face
Light exempt from her features
Her back against the wall
She cries
The clock ticks

A spot of hope
The light is shining
She talks
Who listens
Sciolism in a mans world
The clock ticks

She screams
Ignorance is a better food
The soul rots
It is all...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, abuse, change, depression, grave, inspiration, perspective, sad,
Form: Free verse
2018
a young woman stands in a corner
her back against the wall
who is there to hear her shout
to listen to her pleas
its a mans world

she screams
who will listen
alone in the darkness
her thoughts are her march
forward not upward

she cries
who is there to...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, america, child abuse, cry, gender, growth, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
Illusion
"The Illusion"

Laying here so sad and so lost, 
 Feel like I'm in a battle against myself and theres always a cost. 
 Delusions fill my head sometimes I'm better not here, 
 Endless nights of crying all these lonely...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, anger, depression, feelings, how i feel, hurt,
Form: I do not know?
Toxic
Curled up on the bedroom floor ,
foetel like,
her back against the wall,
a position she has assumed 
a hundred times before,
hands cupped over her ears 
to deflect his hateful barbs, 
that spew from his lips, 
hateful accusations,
toxic.

He'll soon wear himself out...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, abuse, bullying, hate,
Form: Free verse
Keep Your Back Against The Wall
M-onday March thirteenth
A-ims to warm your heart; 
R-ise of the sun shows up, 
G-ray haze and mist depart.
I-t's a beautiful morn, making the fog fade away; 
E-vening shadows disappear, dusk yields to the new day.

B-eacon begins to rise
A-bove the wide...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Back Against The Wall
L-et sixteenth December
E-rase the Thursday night; 
O-pening the early morn, 
N-ever mind the twilight.
I-t's a lovely Friday, 
D-on't ignore the beacon; 
A-s he begins to rise, shining on your horizon.

M-orning sun in the sky
O-bliterates the shadow; 
R-apture and mirth he...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Great grace
Great grace

Broken home broken heart
Family life just fell apart
Mother tried and did her best
Father took off failed the test
She an only child bullied at school
Battled embittered couldn’t follow a rule
She turned to drugs a way of escape
Lying in the gutter...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, sad,
Form: ABC
Remember Her
I always liked the way she played with her hair....
across from the vast expanse of the bed,
legs up, with her back against the wall,
I saw what she felt....
and she could hold me with her deep angel-eyes ----
oogle me to stare...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, lost love, love, memory,
Form: Romanticism
Conditioning and Free Will
Conditionality of your love is exploding under my fingers, 
under one of my potential hands
What took place goes forward and returns. 
Fear and my back against the wall.
I hear voices deafened by my attempts, 
Somewhere in the distance,
gliding over the...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, identity,
Form: Free verse
house of puddles
Build a boat
Build a house
House for sale
House for rent
Rent to own
Rent a phone
Phone a friend
Phone home
Home alone
Home before bed
Bed and breakfast
Bed head
Head for cover
Head for the hills
Hills and valleys
Hills of gold
Gold rush
Gold for cash
Cash for gold
Cash that check
Check your messages
Check...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, art, baby, beautiful, best friend, bird, birth,
Form: Blitz
An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already fairly tall, 6’1.” He was 48 and of medium height, 5’8,” a fireplug who if...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, father son,
Form: Blank verse
Evol , Love
These are my thoughts

This is my voice

Love was becoming toxic

I had to toss it

Though blame it on the Pandora box

Wait but that is unfair of me

For my misfortune is of my own doing

Evol

That is selfish of me

Still have my back...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, blue, emotions, first love, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Above Forever
Above Forever

Biting into the dead,  
he tastes  the aftertaste of burnt ashes!
The meal of her emotions,
buried alive within silken strands.
Blood inside sorrow burning,
sweet desire weeping...
Yet, it cannot possibly extinguish his pain.

Bleeding heartbreaks do not expire.
His eternal torment is...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, angel, dark, deep, emotions, feelings, hope,
Form: Free verse
MY SCARS ARE MY VICTORY Part One
I live a life and to others i give, I loved and cared but no one see my crying tears, I am brave and i am strong but no one know my fears; for many years i lived with scars...Read More
Categories: back against the wall, inspirational, motivation,
Form: Dramatic Verse