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Beat The Odds Poems

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Mother Says

Mother says biko hapumaka
Je suis fatigué
These things keep revolving
Maybe not like a revolver 
If i could only take a sling shot
Hit this situation in the groin 

Mother says biko cherum
Be patient oh!
À perte de vue
Tout macherait comme sur des...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, child, friend, future, mom, mother, my children,
Form: Didactic


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Categories: beat the odds, muse,
Form: Haiku
Bring a pen to a gun fight
I don't care if we're in the dark or in the sun light
Pick a time, pick a place
Pick your weapon and get ready to add it to your list of mistakes 
Because I'll be the last man standing when I...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, deep, depression, inspiration, inspirational, strength, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The country's in the very best of hands
There are lofty careers such as chef or physician,
But none is so low as a politician.
We vote to send them to D.C. to represent us,
But once they take office they start to resent us,
And retaining the job is their only...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, america, humor, leadership, political,
Form: Rhyme
Coffee and Chia Tea
Just one day
Baby guilt free
No restriction on emotions
Or our fantasies

We could live out all our dreams
And feel what true passion brings
Then talk about forever
Over coffee and chia tea

And in the morning
Maybe we could change forever
There's a lot to think about
Just...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, conflict, feelings, imagination, inspirational love, romantic love,
Form: Lyric

What we have done to us,
Loving on ransom,
Difficult to do when
We love to prove
We believe in us.
It is the way that things have had me,
When each day I know
No one can take your place.
The pain is too much to bear,
Half...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, love,
Form: Ballad
Hard to imagine
A whole ward of sick children
Young yet months or days to live
Fighting for their lives
Hoping at least a few will beat the odds

Families suffering from broken hearts
Putting up a strong front
Day to day imagining the worst
Not understanding how...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, children, death, fear, grief, mystery, parents, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Hit the road on my way to sin city
I feel lucky beat the odds no pity
Cheaters will be ejected jackpot greedy

Nicky Santoro mob foot warrior extortion 
Ace Rothstein stand up fella devotion 
Fired hillbilly lazy worker in motion

Fingers crossed hope...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, celebrity,
Form: ABC
Premium Member I La La La La Love U Part 1
Woman of God
You are
Ever faithful
Always so adorn
Ever worshipping thee Lord
For this I' thankful
In this I do declare, that I
That I

I la la la la looe you
I la la la la love you
I love, love, love, love, love you so

You and...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, beautiful, engagement, for her, for him, god,
Form: Lyric
Sinners call
Life is fast sometimes slow on path marked for chains with a soul with nothing to gain.the pain hurts and it burns deep.Trying to find my path on the this life filled with up's and downs trying to find...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, allah, allusion, christian, corruption, dark, grandparents, wisdom,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Big Change of Plans
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Categories: beat the odds, marriage,
Form: Rhyme

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Categories: beat the odds, change, character, confidence, discrimination,
Form: Fibonacci
One Out of Six
Who among you is brave enough
(or dumb enough)
to take the challenge
Bet your life to beat the odds ...
One out of six
Load the chamber with one bullet,
spin the cylinder, 
spin it good
Place the wager with a reputable bookie
Everybody’s dying to see...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, change, dark, imagery, perspective,
Form: Epic
Leave the soulless gallop to the horses
Head north to the brightest star in the sky
Restless and hungry for something calming
Lazy rivers and deep forests
There is no story like your own
It reads fast and hard on this day
It's a wishful rant...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, absence, cool, feelings,
Form: Free verse
They didn’t think we were bulletproof
Well, we proved doubters wrong
They didn’t believe this was true love
All because we’re so young
But we knew this all along

We’ve ducked every rock thrown
They’ve got dirty tricks up their sleeve
We’ve dodged every bullet fired
They’ve resulted...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, dedication, inspirational, love, music, soulmate, together,
Form: Lyric
When Love Is Forever
Resting on the beige leather couch
 next to the dimly lit tiffany lamp
He dozed off into an early night sleep

She smiled looking at him
 as She sat beside him
 rubbing softly  his tired feet.

She removed his specs
 and book...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, love,
Form: Free verse
The Odyssey Pantoumimed - II
We let loose the untamed winds
As boulders crashed eleven ships were lost
With storm unabated into the Laestrygons we ran
T'was one lone ship which hit Circe's land

As boulders crashed eleven ships were lost
Fair isle it was of verdant green, of misty...Read More
Categories: beat the odds,
Form: Pantoum
American Religion
Has mankind really changed in several thousand years?
The Canaanite and Norseman would cut down the trees,
and propped them up as gods, to appeal to them as they please.
All the while never realizing that the trees shed no tears.

The American man...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, sports, vanity,
Form: Quatrain
Forever Royals
Saturday night
October 24, 2015
8:39 p.m.
Kansas City, Mo
Stephen Becker pen name Brian Stoaks

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Categories: beat the odds, depression,
Form: Chant Royal
Old Teddy
Teddy was our mongrel dog who kept coming back to stay,
When my parents gave him up because we had to move away.
Three times my father took him back to live at his new home,
But we'd find him on our doorstep...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, dog, humorous, memory,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Heaven Sent
Born in premature labor,
she is all exhausted and spent.
And rests in quiet slumber
a sweet angle heaven sent.

She looks just like her mother
and I thank God she's alive.
For it was a miracle 
she beat the odds to survive.

She's lying next to...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, baby, beauty, emotions, feelings, happiness, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Midlife
What is it?
Must we mark a calender,
and tell ourselves,
Okay, this is the midway point,
we’ve reached the summit.

From this point forward, 
we’re on a downhill slide, 
where the river’s bend
is transparent, purple turns
to gray, and summers char
your insides to ashes?

Do winters...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, age, health, mother,
Form: Free verse
How I've Made it This Far
As I look in the mirror what do I see
A beautiful face smiling back at me

Her back has been against the wall with
a few options to employ
Enjoyed the pleasures of happiness has in store

Yet mistakes are made
Odd ways make me...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, angel, art, beautiful, best friend, birth, blessing,
Form: Free verse
How can I
(Verse 1)
How can I love you,
when you haven't experienced love 
How can I believe you
When you don't know how to trust
All you want to do is fuss(fuss)
And keep saying (I)
When I clearly thought it was (us)
Why you have to keep...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, love,
Form: Rhyme
Abe Lincoln As A democrat
 Abe Lincoln As A democrat
© Ben Burton 8-25-2014

The evil of men being sold
Long past, since Mr. Lincoln's fight
Still, dark suspicion blooms and grows
And loots the cause of civil rights

The North designed a whipping horse
Down in the segregated South
Yet, Major...Read More
Categories: beat the odds, black african american, political, racism,
Form: I do not know?