If in one thousand years they'll ask me
What made this one so different
I'll say lust for purity
And control lingered on
Only this time God
Was shaped like an
'S' with two
Copyright © Yoni Dvorkis | Year Posted 2009
Lady Luck ~ (the Nonet)
Tears, shadows that swallow other tears
united and out of control
eyes decompose like soft coal
water, in swimming hole
deep darken jaws
engraved, digging claws
still alive, eating what was
waste, rain, disabling because
nature lingers, emotional raw
Nonet, 9 lines,
beginning 9 syllables, then 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllable(s) ~ I hope~
for RICK'S contest...
Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2012
adds a special glow
to his pastoral art.
A number of plates graced with
his cozy scenes adorn my home.
Kinkade understands a woman's heart.
Written Dec. 7, 2015
For the Famous Painter Poetry Contest of Nayda Ivette Negron
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015
A crescent moon adorned in gold, hangs
Like a hammock from heaven's throne
Surrounded by stars galore
Twinkling diamonds on high
Gems of beauty to
Behold, and then-
A star falls..
Contest: Form n- Ninette or Nonet
Sponsor: Broken Wings
Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2017
At night, I w e e p, unable to s l e e p
(The day somehow passes in pain)
Alone with none to comfort
memories flood my mind
flowing out as dreams
built of gravestones
27th April, 2017
(Note: 'gravestones' counted as 2 syllables, and not 3 syllables as wrongly mentioned in howmanysyllables.com)
For contest: Form N - Ninette or Nonet
Sponsor: Broken Wings
Copyright © Jo Daniel | Year Posted 2017
On this day I complete on the earth
*Seventy five years, one regret
My children and grand children
Surrounding me with love
Reminds me go back
Days I missed
Everything for me
Worked in rustic village
Living alone, cooking bread
On rustic stove, living sage life
Putting me in high-school in a town.
He didn’t live to see what I have scored
Himself primary school teacher
No chance, surrounding him ever.
Me lust busy upstairs
Dad dying downstairs
In the morning
Lay in bed
===================================================== DR.Ram Mehta
Sixth place win of Linda Marie
Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2010
Spring skipping past Winter blows a kiss
Frost gives way to lush green carpet
Old twigs become new houses
Robin eggs match the sky
Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011
The air that I breathe, Your mastery
Where the water ends, land begins
Flowers engulfed by the dew
What a breathtaking view
The birds in full flight
All in Your plan
Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2010
Oh, pungent onion, large, sweet and fried
in golden rings, diced, sauteed for
casseroles or grilled with meats;
tossed raw into my greens!
I love you so, that
when I slice your
skin, I’m the
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014
I run my hands down your silk shoulders
till our hands are in each others.
As our bodies lightly touch,
these lips can only kiss.
I whisper softly
my only words,
I love you
by Michael J Falotico 2nd place in
"Poetic Art" contest by the Sweetheart
Copyright © Michael J. Falotico | Year Posted 2012
By Carolyn Devonshire
Two hearts we carved in the budding tree
One heart for Peter, one for me
Fifteen, fresh as the season
Breeze brushed love to our lips
Sharing our first kiss
The heart remains
Tree has grown
*For Michael Falotico’s contest: Nonet Me a Spring Kiss
Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011
Life might be compared to a Nonet;
if words be deeds, how we flourish
in the first several lines!
But the lines, like time, start
to dwindle midway.
Last word; last line -
Too fast we
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2013
Wrecked on an island - alone - I eat
pineapples and coconut meat.
Though salvaged were paper and
ink, this is still my plight:
Who’s ever going
to read the poems
Inspired by Linda Marie's Contest
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011
For you to call
I feel so lonely
Longing to hear your voice
Azure sea keeps us apart
Suddenly the telephone rings
The smile in your voice eases my heartache
19th May 2015
Reverse Nonet - not sure what the correct form is called
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015
The words of the Zulu coconut,
a once coveted souvenir
from an indulgent visit
to festive Mardi Gras.
As our hero speaks
two mice nibble
seized the trifling throws.
Floats advanced in the queue
krewes tossed their tokens wildly.
Prize gifts are meant to be given.
So I, Zulu, went from hand to hand."
Meanwhile a mischief of mice emerged
to attack Zulu's varnished coat.
As they quickly devour him,
his paint began its work
within their stomachs
to do the same.
the soil of earth.
Better to be spent
as nourishment to some.
Better still to end this life
by sprouting as a seed of hope.
Better than this: "paint may be toxic."
Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2012
My fingers' tip-toeing on your face
stopped at the softness of your lips,
moonlit night guided my lips
to your cherry blossom,
a gentle Spring breeze
melting like wax
© kashinath karmakar 2011
by:kashinath karmakar( 20th March 2011)
Placement:HM ;(March 2011)
Contest :Nonet me a Spring kiss
Sponsor:Michael J. Falotico
Placement: 2nd;(June 2011)
Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011
My Lord, what more need I ask of you?
For you have left your throne of light
Came to this place of shadows
Wherein lies treachary
And sin rules the days...
Taking my place
Were I to live a thousand lives
Lay the worlds' treasures at your feet
Perform stringent penance
I could never return
The ransom you paid...
By your blood
Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2011
Anger is rarely locked inside me.
It gurgles from me like a stream,
not breaking like waves on shores.
But if I stay silent,
on my face, an
“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside” - Rumi
Written 12/1/2015 for the Contest of Silent One
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015
Fate declared this life there is no time
time for us to be together,
yet surely some justice found
in this the universe,
a planned after life
where you are mine
and yes, I
© Harry J Horsman 2013
Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013
I've been marooned on this isle for months
Sharks circle here licking their chops
Haven't had very much grub
Just some coconut meat
No gals in grass skirts
Oh dear me
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved
Placed No. 5 in Linda-Marie's "Message In A Bottle" Contest - March 2011
Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw | Year Posted 2011
In the Calm of Blue
Under a soft serene sky I lie
swathed in a blanket of white clouds.
Sing me a sweet lullaby,
and free me of all cares
in the calm of cool,
Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2016
I hear the rhythm beneath your breast,
music of intense emotion,
with a volume of such depth,
it bypasses my ears
to enter my mind,
for my heart
Copyright © Nigel Fawcett | Year Posted 2008
My obsession.. like moth to a flame
This love for him will never cease
We've said, 'what will be, will be'
Dreams do die, but once
Their ashes tell truths
In my soul
Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010
The well is dry hear the bucket sound
As its metal hits the dry ground
From the windless let way down
No ker-splash was there found
Dip the pen in ink
Far did it sink
So so far
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013
Dewdrops kiss flowery cups and grass shoots
beetling from comatose roots.
Sun smiles with lustrous rays
encouraging poised winds
to blow redolent
Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey
Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2011