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Back To Square One Poems

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Premium Member Happy Retirement To Me
Happy retirement to me,
I got my first pension check this week,
and I take great comfort in knowing,
that I never have to work again,
unless social collapse comes,
then it's back to square one....Read More
Categories: back to square one, retirement,
Form: Rhyme



Hey There Audrey
Hey there Audrey,
What is it like to roam the city
When people are looking at you,
thinking;
'Isn't she so pretty?'
Well yes you are..
You're the prettiest soul in the world by far,but why are you so far?
Hey there Audrey
What is it like being...Read More
Categories: back to square one, beauty,
Form: Free verse
THE PASSING OF MONSOON
by Parizo Van Thulare

After endless days of tear drops and heartbreaks
After some endless weeks of restless nights and headeches 

The bruises and bleedings 
The critics and mind cramps
The  romours and lies
The prayers and the thirst for answers 

Life decides...Read More
Categories: back to square one, inspiration, passion,
Form: Sonnet
Square one
Baren dispair I'm barely even here in this desolate town I call my mind, broken and bent outa time ,actions have been outa line ,left the town in mess an distress,the waste land I created,the self I've hated, the monster...Read More
Categories: back to square one, break up, change, journey, love hurts, lust,
Form: Free verse
What Is Love To You
What is love really all about?
Is it a choice or planned in our route?
It seems to be what most of us our searching for,
We feel we need someone to make our life more.
Afraid we will grow old and alone,
Some will...Read More
Categories: back to square one, destiny, faith, inspirational love, journey, relationship, spiritual,
Form: I do not know?



LIFE
Life is a mess
Life is a mission it is a test
Many succeed many fail
Trials and tribulations on its tail
Try to bring us down to the worst we can be 
So we are ever conflicted and never free
Family friends and love...Read More
Categories: back to square one, anger, betrayal, emotions, feelings, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BACK TO SQUARE ONE
this 
liminal
           utopia
a vapid
         vapour
implodes
          before our
eyes:

we stand 
    ...Read More
Categories: back to square one, life, relationship,
Form: Verse
Changing Lanes
The roads walk upon within my life fells as if they are crisscrossed and tangled like a gigantic knot. 
An enormous ball which has me trapped inside of it. 
Will anyone come here to rescue me?
I will rescue myself from...Read More
Categories: back to square one, beautiful,
Form: Free verse
The Next Tomorrow
The television never stops murmuring atop hallowing cries.
Futuristic screens never seem to dim their luminescent glow. 
Hands grow accustomed to our own personalized key into society,
Intertwining its glossy curves around our skeletal touchscreen activators. 
Watching and gazing into the empty...Read More
Categories: back to square one, betrayal, future, technology,
Form: Free verse
Victory Is Yours
V-ictory is yours, 
I-n the world of struggle; 
V-ery good fight for the faith
I-s fought not in a barrel.
A-s victory is yours, never let it slip away; 
N-ever go back to square one, go for the crown all the way.

S-uccess...Read More
Categories: back to square one, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
A False Infinity
Is your memory a circle,
  or a trip straight out and back

A beginning and an ending,
  or one continuous track

Do you see the same things going up,
  that you pass when coming down

Is retention sealed and programmed,
...Read More
Categories: back to square one, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Mystique


Each day is so different and so unique
It's back to square one, it's happening as I speak
Good thing my remembering
Helps in my endeavouring
To put on my bottoms to maintain my mystique




...Read More
Categories: back to square one, happy,
Form: Limerick
Brain Scratching 101
Have you ever had a major itch
Deep inside your brain
Where your whole face does a Chubby Checkers twist
Driving you erratically down crazy lane

You need to find that special something 
To cram far enough up your nose
And if you can't get...Read More
Categories: back to square one, funny, humor,
Form: Free verse
Falling in love - back to square one
Falling in love, "I love you".
Three magical words open a new world.

In childhood, an intrigue.
In adolescence, a fantasy.
In adulthood, a freedom of expression.
In middle age, a hope to live.
In old age, the reminiscence of youth.

First mum and Dad.
Then Brothers and...Read More
Categories: back to square one, blessing, fantasy, i love you, imagination, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Mystique


Each day is so different and so unique
It's back to square one, it's happening as I speak
Good thing my remembering
Helps in my endeavouring
To put on my bottoms to maintain my mystique




...Read More
Categories: back to square one, health, science,
Form: Limerick
Empty Walls
We paved roads
By walls
Such empty walls
Humanity goes out
Inhumanity breeds

A starving mother
A lost wedding ring
Beneath a wrestling ring
Of the mind

We paved roads
By walls
Such empty walls
Humanity goes out
Inhumanity breeds

Taunt the trends
With lost and silly grins
A party hat
Covered in confetti smiles
A wicked motive
Hidden...Read More
Categories: back to square one, allusion, conflict, political, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member STAY OR GO yes or no
STAY OR GO yes or no?
An offshore island we remain,
whether we stay or go..
But our history we need now
to declaim.. and say No!
Truly enfranchised for only a
few decades,now cheaply given
away for a pottage of gold...
all without our say so..
Sacrificed on...Read More
Categories: back to square one, england, international, political,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Don't jump into conclusion
I am going to write a poem about jumping into conclusion
I was so glad when my boss didn't jump into conclusions
He sees what I did and keeps his cool
Had he jumped into conclusions I would have had it
And lose my...Read More
Categories: back to square one, faith,
Form: Free verse
TRANSPARENCY
You have deadline
You have plans
Your eyes, your ears, all faculties gage 
Journey on

Pause for the Source to whom you pray
Omens will poke, answers will click, ding, hover close
Who else would hold your hand with Master plan?
Back to square one

You've summoned...Read More
Categories: back to square one, art,
Form: Light Verse
Overcoming Depression


My days are long and my nights longer still
As I sit here watching this little pill
Will it remove the gloom I feel inside
Or will it just provide a chance to hide

When it wears off, am I back to square one
With...Read More
Categories: back to square one, courage, depression, emotions, god, inspirational, nature, strength,
Form: Rhyme
8 Years
Yesterday I had everything,
Yesterday I was complete,
Now the walls have crumpled,
Ruins lay at my feet,
Back to square one,
The tears do not stop,
It seems it was inevetable,
That I would fall from the top,
Now I lay broken,
With nothing left to lose,
You will...Read More
Categories: back to square one, abuse, boyfriend, break up, heartbroken,
Form: Verse
Square One
Always the new kid with no friends
Every time we moved, my heart was shot
Never getting the time or love to mend
And back to Square One, I’d have to start

Walls were built up, stone barriers to my soul
Every time I began...Read More
Categories: back to square one, depression, growing up, heartbroken, how i feel,
Form: I do not know?
IS THIS YOU LOVE
I want to know;
For you came beautiful and pleasant
Charmed me with your charming ‘words’ 

You said you’d be kind-
Why have I felt your wrath so many times? 
That you’re not the green-eyed type-
Why am I a prisoner of your jealousy?
Said...Read More
Categories: back to square one, betrayal, love,
Form: Blank verse
Special
Not this again...
Oh, God, not this again
We could've, I mean you could've..
Wait, who's fault is it again?
Ha I told you I was difficult
But you said you were patient
Well forget it
But not really
I can't get you out my head
Time flies when...Read More
Categories: back to square one, angst, break up, first love,
Form: Rhyme
LESBIA
There was a big question. Why
one was not raped.
It hits the gate of heaven.

The moon has not risen.
I become a victim of an elegy
before my demise.

Thus I am back to square one,
when I had not fallen in love
and you were...Read More
Categories: back to square one, art,
Form: ABC