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Bare Bones Poems

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For Iron Laws Just Add Water
Iron laws that rust corroded souls
Hold up society in liberalism water
Wash cultures down to their bare bones
Welcome to the new improved

History has no time to lose
Rules have no place in truth
Life is too precious for the living
Breathing is a lost...Read More
Categories: bare bones, abuse, feelings, perspective, political,
Form: Free verse

Inch by Inch

And love by its surrender
in its power play
may come to break its scaffold
from your heart

Inch by inch 
and by love
they are picked apart
and then to the bare bones of love
reduced to silence
and seen by sufferance
all their weakness
and how it makes...Read More
Categories: bare bones, love, strength,
Form: Free verse
Deer Ruby
Deer Ruby,

Daddy doubtful hardly Dorothy know you ...
it’s the bare bones, Toto truth

Variety gossip on the street
by parrot beaks chirping canary peeps

Said your mother had a one-night-stand revue;
a private audience of one, burlesque interview

Receptionist Rita 
wardrobe malfunction rumor denied:
Saying it...Read More
Categories: bare bones, dark, fun, mystery, psychological,
Form: Verse
Becoming A Tree
Becoming A Tree
By Chris Casello

You’re taken for granted. Appreciated by few.
They can handle your shade and will lean on you too.
How many of them actually truly understand
how hard it has been for you to connect to the land.

You were neglected...Read More
Categories: bare bones, appreciation, autumn, beautiful, nature, relationship, spiritual,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Autumn's Dead
My breath morphs into a November ghost
a spectral mist that swiftly dissipates.
And barren trees lament the loss of leaves
as Autumn approaches where Winter waits.

The wind whistles through the twigs and branches
rattling the bare bones of the naked trees.
And drums a...Read More
Categories: bare bones, 10th grade, 9th grade, analogy, autumn, image,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Haiku - Barren Tree

bare bones silhouette
braving storm in solitude -
snow laden branches

Susan Ashley 
August 20, 2019

~ Fourth Place ~
Contest: one haiku
Sponsor: Rick Parise 

~ Second Place ~
Contest: Tree Themed Haiku
Sponsor: Tania Kitchin

*Syllables checked on Poetry Soup’s Syllable Counter: 5/7/5*

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Categories: bare bones, nature, snow, solitude, storm, tree, winter,
Form: Haiku
A Shovel Unearths
A brutal murder in portentous chill
A helpless life, under butcher's will
An ominous spade digs soil in till.
Buried in dark secret, an aghast kill.

Corpse stenched, languished still. 
The cops nab smite, in strokes of grill..
Shoveled out of dirt, brown bags fill.
The...Read More
Categories: bare bones, death, grave, horror, murder, scary,
Form: Monorhyme
Beginning, Middle, End
Chapter 199
When I held the mirror up to my face
I saw beauty.
Not the kind that could start wars,
But the kind that could end them.
"I'm beautiful," I repeat until the words don't sound foreign to me.
A step outside, and it shatters
One...Read More
Categories: bare bones, abuse, anger, angst, anti bullying, betrayal, courage,
Form: Prose Poetry
Just Another Day In My Man Cave
I always arise
     at break of dawn,
when curtained solar
     radiance openly drawn
upon a vast
     wasteland, though thankfully
     most (boot not all)

   ...Read More
Categories: bare bones, 5th grade, age, art, culture, home, memory,
Form: Free verse
Beyond the tracks stands an abandoned shack,
The bare bones of what was once a home 
So full of hope and light
Standing alone, weathering the storms and unmoving 
Through the seasons, holding on,
Almost as if waiting in vain for somebody to...Read More
Categories: bare bones, betrayal, heart, house, loneliness,
Form: I do not know?
Mundanity Doth Not Mean Unfulfilling
Though predictability prevails
     pertaining to my life,
     nonetheless a pronounceable zeal
bestirred from writing,
     and reading (no surprise),
     which literary leaning, inspiring,
   ...Read More
Categories: bare bones, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Definably Fall

When Summer pants in the hot humid air
sweat drops morph into dewdrops as night cools.
The smiles sunshine shaped, are no longer there
for all the kids have gone back to their schools,
leaving sandcastles and abandoned pools.

Green leaves are preparing to leave...Read More
Categories: bare bones, 10th grade, autumn, beautiful, change, feelings, imagery,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member You Say You Love Me
You say you love me but you’re not
You say you’re going to fight and give it all you got
You say you find it hard to breathe
You say you’re mad at me but I’m the one who seethes
You say you love...Read More
Categories: bare bones, addiction, conflict, divorce, drug, heartbreak, lost love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member An Bee Cailleach
“Éagmais croí a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Faoi dhíon taobh istigh de na blianta seo.
Fanacht i bhfianaise, a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Ós rud é go ndearnadh tú a chaitheamh.
Briseadh an tost seo”

"An Bee Cailleach"

She lives to wake to new days
and new...Read More
Categories: bare bones, fantasy, imagery, joy, life, love, magic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The question of the brave
Is this it?
The reason why we are here?

Is this it?
This cost seems so dear

Is this it?
Now the music falls silent

Is this it?
Vivid pictures of loved ones mind sent

Is this it?
Now we look into each others eyes

Is this it?
Bare bones, bare...Read More
Categories: bare bones, courage, death, fate, military, soldier, sorrow, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Setting a place apart
The shaded lane leads to the estuary
and mud banks sculpted by the constant sea,
expose their drying backs beneath the sun
before once more in ebb and flow are gone.
Over a sty a path leads from the lane
to skirt a manor...Read More
Categories: bare bones, destiny, discrimination, eulogy, history, pride,
Form: Rhyme

Houston, we have a problem ~
where the throngs of children played,
only possessions remain
in giant heaps - mattresses, furniture
and hefty bags brimming.

Two boys step over threshold
to survey the damage to their home,
for the first time, since the...Read More
Categories: bare bones, storm,
Form: Free verse
Old Newspapers
When I’m away The New York Times
Gets piled beside my door. 
(For longer trips, I hang a bag
To keep them off the floor.)

I read them all when I get back,
In order that they came,
Enjoying news that’s “old;” at least,
That’s what...Read More
Categories: bare bones, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member eleven thoughts on the eleventh day
eleven thoughts on the eleventh day.

white crunch blankets 
bare bones clack
as wolfwinds wander.

absentee landlord
mummified in clouds
sheds white lint.

snow angels
line our street
wearing little  children feet.

now begins
time stilled days
stretching into distant Spring.

sound cuts the air
ice filled thought

exotic birds
flit down our...Read More
Categories: bare bones, appreciation, beautiful,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Letter
Hope you care I remember you, heart of my heart,
(You aspiring young artists and poets at large),
Days I've left growing short, fewer balls in the air,
And my juggling skills never better than fair.

Carry me in your pocket, reminder to self,
Though...Read More
Categories: bare bones, love, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
I love a good plot
The skeletal remains are being chalked out,while mystery and intrigue are engraven, cryptic.Lying beneath, this freshly seeded idea;upon these grounds, the words are etched,what are you looking for and how will you get it,for these are but the bare bones...Read More
Categories: bare bones, destiny, funeral, humor, imagination, introspection, irony, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Villanelle: Do spun balls eddy in Black Hole corsets
Villanelle: Do spun balls eddy through Black Hole corsets

Do spun balls eddy through Black Hole corsets
   Or cosmic spins pierce through armoured shells
Who threads sheltered yards in safe space rockets

Make the side win hoards of precious nuggets
 ...Read More
Categories: bare bones, america, fear, football, men, sports, uplifting,
Form: Villanelle
Slashes and Crashes
Slashes and Crashes

Slashes and Crashes
Our thoughts and buying habits;
Way we look at things.

About budget crunch;
Was bare bones even at lunch;
Put some in savings.

Could be other things,
Did not think about before;
Others suggested.

They could not hear me
Or forgot what they have head;
From...Read More
Categories: bare bones, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I'm Media
I'm Media
By Franklin Price

I'm media,  must be on top
To tell whole truths would be a flop
If not exciting, ratings drop
And advertising bucks would stop

I use this sequence to begin
Find out the facts and put on spin
Your loyalty and faith...Read More
Categories: bare bones, trust, truth,
Form: Rhyme
The Talents of the Unwell
The politeness ate at itself until what was left; the bare bones of anger. 

This rage didn't find pleasure in the company of others.

It sat in a corner, conjuring up schemes that slowly collected dust.

There by his side, laid a...Read More
Categories: bare bones, absence, abuse, anger, betrayal, body, dark, grief,
Form: Narrative