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Best Desmond Poems

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Awakening early 
just before sunrise
to exquisite sounds
of the morning refrain

Blackbird sweetly 
offers his love
with his passionate tune
surely making her swoon

How could she resist
this morning opera

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Categories: desmond, good morning, sea, sun,
Form: Rhyme

The iconic Desmond Tutu died, impish humor, feisty Archbishop, so revered,
As we lay him to rest, may angels embrace him, a great loss, much endeared,

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Categories: desmond, love,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu stood for anti-Apartheid
Courageously walked in front as a guide
Will ever be honored as a brave knight
Here in this tomb lies, he, emanating light


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Categories: desmond, appreciation, death, memorial,
Form: Epitaph
Desmond Mortley
Walk with me here, friend, once again
Along the dingy street cataloged with dingy lives
For our hopes were eagles here
And the little people preys of pride

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Categories: desmond, friendshipme, me,
Form: Free verse
Tutu - Archhbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu 1931-2021
small father, The Arch is missed even by Dalai Lama, Buddhists
this writer loves Israel, but Tutu cried for Palestine, fellow-activists
my truth: the Arch gave me...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: desmond, america, appreciation, brother, christian,
Form: Bio

Premium Member An Erin Adventure
It was an autumn day, fresh and crisp,
with a slight breeze blowing that made 
our cheeks rosy.  My Aunt Trix and I were
on the...

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Categories: desmond, adventure, autumn, ireland, travel,
Form: Haibun
A Proper Walk
            A Proper Walk

Is it something that I said or simply sad?
My refined lady...

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Categories: desmond, adventure, beautiful, change, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Crossing That Siberian Desert Of Lost Souls
("" In order for the light to shine so brightly,
 the darkness must be present""  -Francis Bacon)

Crossing That Siberian Desert Of Lost Souls

No joy,...

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Categories: desmond, appreciation, creation, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme
Ode to Dizzy
Desmond loved his cards, his woman, his song - all three.
But life took a turn (for the better), as you'll see.
He spurned his nickname, Desi,...

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Categories: desmond, 11th grade, blessing, grandfather,
Form: Ode
African Children
African Children

they sleep at night with belly's empty
 rolling in the dirt to comfort their sore's
 hands, eyes, feet
 Marley & Tosh sang of their...

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Categories: desmond, africa, allusion, america, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Previews were many for a series called "Lost"
The cast was extensive, oh what a cost!

Production gave, to the viewers, a plight,
When Oceanic 815 began its...

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© Karla Null  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: desmond, mystery
Form: Couplet
How to Get On in Society

Original version:

Phone for the fish knives, Norman
As cook is a little unnerved;
You kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
And I must have things daintily served.

Are the...

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Categories: desmond, family, food, me,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Desdemona

Desmond desires to dive into devout Desiree’s dreams

She dispenses delicious divinity yet destiny dangles defeat

Deep in deluge he discovers dazzling demons and devils

When diabolical deceit...

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Categories: desmond, death, dedication, depression, desire,
Form: Free verse
Beatle Mania
How I wish it was Yesterday
When I would dance the night away
To music that was really cool
From the guys from Liverpool
Ringo, Paul, George and John

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Categories: desmond, dance, emotions, fun, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Playing with native Nigerian names
omo-gori-ola- "often only hollas" but...
its my mic not ikenna's
aunty tee momohmutana-seems to like plenty tea more than bannnas
Gertrude? NO! she aint RUDE! dont. .. slam...

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Categories: desmond, fun,
Form: ABC
Silence Encourages
Silence Is Encouragement

Desmond Tutu: "If you are neutral in a situation of injustice, then you have chosen the side of the oppressor".

A very appropriate quote...

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Categories: desmond, abuse, angst, betrayal, community,
Form: Free verse
Letter to a Girl Child
Everything seems impossible when it’s not done
Though when dark times hit, people tend to give up and run
But to where, it’s still under the same...

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Categories: desmond, africa, child, confidence, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Conscientious Objection
Don't let me hurt with these two helping hands again
A lot of reasons Satan gives us. We say, "Don't worry, God forgives us!"
But what excuse...

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Categories: desmond, christian,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Translation of Autumn Leaves-Les feuilles mortes de Jacques Prevert by T Wignesan
Autumn Leaves/Les feuilles mortes de Jacques PREVERT (1900-77) 
Translated by T. Wignesan 

(Note: As far as I can make out, this poem is at the...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: desmond, autumn, heartbreak, i miss
Form: Free verse
Unfinished History
We spoke the history of Flankers under the roof
Of your old school
And I, O I went interviewing for the proof
I have that little book lost...

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Categories: desmond, childhood, life, placesold, lost,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Arm in arm
A lizard in a leotard,
a leopard in a froufrou,
strolled off together, arm in arm,
in search of Desmond Tutu.
They stopped to drop some laundry off
while walking...

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© Jeff Kyser  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: desmond, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Love Awaits
        the breeze

as the tempest awaits

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Categories: desmond, philosophygod, people, god, people,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Fab Four Fiasco
In this age of 'Instant Karma' happiness is turned away,
'All you need is love' to guide you well at least that's what they say,
'In my...

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© Tim Parry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: desmond, music,
Form: Rhyme
An Observer Am I

Here are some people I'd like you to meet,
Various characters who live down our street.
First there's old Alf, the gardener supreme
I've never seen a lawn...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: desmond, life, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Champion Of Human Rights

Desmond Tutu raised the moral voice to its height
In dark times showed his countrymen rays of light
Broke the apartheid wall between black and white 

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Categories: desmond, africa, celebrity, rights,
Form: Epitaph