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Back To Basics Poems

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Premium Member The Power Of The Purse
The power of the purse
What a curse that can be
When greed steps in and feeds on self
And self becomes priority

No thought for others or their need
They turn the other cheek
Pocketing their wages
That grow bigger week by week

Their wealth becomes the...Read More
Categories: back to basics, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Just another cliche
Only time will tell the outcome of this rhyme,
Whether it will succeed in the nick of time.
So better safe than sorry, as they say,
A good beginning makes a good ending, I pray. 

I’ll write a little bit of this and...Read More
Categories: back to basics, humorous, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Back to Basics
I'm going back to basics
Tossing technology out the door
They say life is what you make it
I'm going to make it a natural world

The stars at night will be my candlelight
The open meadow my unmade bed
The Moonbeam will hold my calmest...Read More
Categories: back to basics, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
I have stumbled and fallen 
over life , love and everything in between 
And after all that i've seen 
Its safe to say , I no longer bleed! 

You see I left my poetry 
In the arms of a mad...Read More
Categories: back to basics, emotions, first love,
Form: Rhyme
Break Away From Your Perdition Illusion
Arise from shackles of darkness
Sometimes choking your light
Pinching happiness and meekness
Coercing you against your will to fight

Light as the way to salvation you choose to lose
Amid shadows in your doors that lengthen
For no reason as your serenity they bruise
To lose...Read More
Categories: back to basics, poems,
Form: Free verse

Get Back To The Basics
get back to the basics busting fat laces running the bases
it used to be cool to obey the golden rule yet that went out the door in 64
open the door for your neighbor then you can chill on a different...Read More
Categories: back to basics, rap,
Form: Free verse
Keep Me Good Company
Keep Me Good Company…

From spiraling into unconstructive decay, 
Plugging my volcano of negative gossip & hearsay, 
Planting productive advice to direct my way,
Removes pokey cacti from under my feet, 
Which would have my sole...Read More
Categories: back to basics, best friend, destiny, environment, faith, friendship, inspirational,
Form: Narrative
Take Two And Call Me In The Morning
You go eight years to medical school
To learn to cure our ills,
But it seems the only thing you learn
Is how to prescribe pills.

A little pill for this disease,
A little pill for that.
A pill to make you skinny,
Or a pill that...Read More
Categories: back to basics, humor,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member BLESSINGS

Late night party
Board games and booze;
Happy laughter romps


Whiskey aged
Booze on the rocks;
Mellow fragrance


Blessings loiter
Smiles on faces;
Party mood


Purple sweet potato
Warm soupy dessert;
Zest greets fresh


Evening drizzle
Hazy darkness swirls;
Raindrop orchestra


Scary movie
Late night interlude;
Impromptu shocks


Once again
Slumber's limbo sensations;
Sleep talking episode


Moonless night
Skyline bleached black;
Raindrops fall...Read More
Categories: back to basics, change,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member That Was a Human
Allow me to be disgusted at the jest
and your halfway happy surprise at the end result
of the missile timed precisely:

Did he just splatter?

And allow me to feel the brunt of the bruising
upon my saddened heart, where for others was felt,
from...Read More
Categories: back to basics, abuse, angst, bereavement, corruption, horror, humanity, war,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Back To Basics
Back To Basics

Let's walk the country road and faithfully
keep cadence with the heartbeat of the wild,
where life, unveiled in naked truth, sets free
her gift of innocence. Just like a child,
unblemished...pure in body, mind, and soul...
finds simple joy with each new...Read More
Categories: back to basics, beauty, life, nature,
Form: Sonnet
The Ever Shifting Patern of Life
The Ever Shifting Pattern of Life by
Terence David Cooper. June is wife's
name and they are Basildon,  Essex, 

As children we learn lessons clear
Broadly defined lines we hold so dear
Constants to which we can easily comply
Until someone smarter wanders by.

The...Read More
Categories: back to basics, allegory, analogy, encouraging,
Form: Couplet
What is his name
What is his name?

Where are we going?
We are all on a roundabout to somewhere,
Some of us are conscious of something called God.
Some of us are conscious of nothing but greed.
Where will it take us this mental aberration?
Should we sit down...Read More
Categories: back to basics, deep, feelings, forgiveness, inspirational, love, time, truth,
Form: Rhyme
The Tree of Knowledge
The Tree of
So there's
electricity like
force fields around
the earth
Stemming from the
Earth's inner core
Where outside on the
grass in bare feet
Back to basics
having the Earth's
inner core recharge
To get into your own
inner core
To grow
Ans spread out ward
and up wards to
comfort others
To charge them...Read More
Categories: back to basics, tree,
Form: Prose Poetry
seasons of Harmony Pt4
Now with the 
branches so bare
They don't have a
care in the world
The snow will keep
them warm
Everything and
everyone slows down
To count the snow
Howling winds in
search of a mate
But the animals have
excepted their fate
And don't argue with
Mother Nature
Just go back to
Go off...Read More
Categories: back to basics, seasons,
Form: Prose Poetry
Sweet Vanilla
Sometimes I wonder if I pass through your mind at night
And that's why you haunt my sweetest dreams all night
What it takes to drive a man insane
Sweet vanilla

You weren't the first to leave me desolate
I can only pray you'll be...Read More
Categories: back to basics, angst, me, time, trust,
Form: Free verse
Being Present
I'm aware of the talk, internal chatter with volume levels high
I'm concious of the questions asked with only my reply
Feeling hasn't connected yet, just words and data fighting for attention
When the infernal noise subsides I see me in my reflection

Sat...Read More
Categories: back to basics, inspirational, introspection, peace,
Form: Free verse
Is she the One? inspired by the #1 Bestseller from Tavarus M. Moreland
Is she the one my heart belongs to
Is she one I can sing this song to
Is she the one that makes it worth it again.
To love again
How scary the thought of losing
Control again.
Is she the one that you can cry...Read More
Categories: back to basics, romanceheart, heart, love, universe,
Form: Lyric
Taurus - April 21 - May 21
No bull in the proverbial china shop
but of the astrological skies 
you’d ride bareback upon the animal
assured by its strength and muscular form 
Ruled by Venus and of the second house
A feminine introvert or negative sign

A lover of all things...Read More
Categories: back to basics, mystery, timesenses, sensual,
Form: Free verse
How Old Is Old
Since time began, there has been a generation gap
And all their opinions will never change, because of their age
Seems like today's time, the gap has become more extreme
Now they wear their caps backwards, don't use it as a thinking cap
No...Read More
Categories: back to basics, confusionold, old,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member BACK TO BASICS
Love breathes,on everyday life
...extinguishing anger's strife

Love awaits another's call
...lies patient in us all

Love creates a whispered word romance's voice is heard

Love kisses emotion's tide
...hearts opening wide

Love ignites passion's fire
...releasing mutual desire...Read More
Categories: back to basics, love,
Form: Couplet
Blah blah blah ... (back to basics)
Who cares about the slanders of olden days?
If today I say I’m willing to die for all man’s sins
And I really, truly mean it
Would you call me the savior of humanity?
Would you call me the Blasphemous antichrist?
Or would you crucify...Read More
Categories: back to basics, angst, confusion, life, people, me, me,
Form: Blank verse
Here I am again
back to basics
what I know
what makes me feel good
what I love

Lit up in the sky
on the floor
at the same time
My ticket’s in my pocket
in my mind

For a runaway train
to the dead end
I don’t mind
It’s all good for...Read More
Categories: back to basics, introspection, philosophy, visionary,
Form: I do not know?
Back to basics
Low tide on muddy flat
Squishing cold between bare toes
Slipslide steps of ever careful balance
Rhythm break of sharper shells
A minefield trip to brown salt water
With sun and stench colluding
To dull the pain of outliving children
A soul re-awakens in the soft slippery
Sinking...Read More
Categories: back to basics, introspection, life, mystery, nature, nostalgia,
Form: I do not know?