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Premium Member Cup of Empty
Cup of Empty
She pours him a cup of empty
From a teapot of childhood dreams
He loves the sound of her giggles
Hers is the light of a...

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Categories: explain, addiction, adventure, beautiful, dream,
Form: Quatrain



The Clouds
"HOLDING HIS HAND"

*The Voice*
God, can I hold your hand and follow you?

"Gods voice"
My child, it is I who will walk with you! You walked down...

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Categories: explain, angel, beautiful, beauty, blessing,
Form: Narrative
Dear Men
Dear men,
Explain to me why I stand alone. 
Women are quick to uplift their father, sons, and brothers
Quick to maintain the home,
But when she needs...

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Categories: explain, abuse, anger, discrimination, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Time Traveler - A Visual Art Poem
POTD 6th Sept 2019

When the dawn kisses the dew on all thing that grow
and that first melancholy thought, ponderous and low
questions any relevant notions to...

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Categories: explain, romantic, science fiction,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Sometimes we don't get a chance to say goodbye
sometimes
we don't get a chance
to say goodbye

you sit there
tears in your eyes
wondering why

and

it don't make sense
to be strong
because it stings

you can't explain
the pain each
memory brings

and

the...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: explain, death,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member LOVE'S CHEMICAL DERIVATIVES



Can  love then,  be based
on an index of elements
from which one joyfully tumbles,
or drifts into equations, as we wander
toward a rush of serendipity...

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Categories: explain, love, science,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Stars and those with Stripes
"America First",
is the worst.
Should not thinking of others,
be your thirst?
Those who are selfish,
end up being cursed!
Soon they'll be last,
instead of first.

Who among you,
prefers guns and...

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Categories: explain, black african american, class,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member When the piano bleeds pain
It's 3 am,
her pillow soaked in regret.
Loss has left her spirit lonesome,
darkness a definition of insanity.

In the silence of the night,
vexatious voices vibrate inside
her somber...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: explain, angst, lost love, love
Form: Alliteration
MOON and SEA
~Moon & Sea~

Hey, boy won't you open that door?
Let's sing and walk by the shore

Come and spread out your eyes
Block looking for reasons, and ways?

The...

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Categories: explain, adventure, art, beauty, journey,
Form: Couplet
Tell Me A Tale
Tell me a tale of humanity
Paint me the love of your life
Show me a path to humility
How a man should honour his wife.

Help children believe...

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Categories: explain, imagination, poems, poetry, words,
Form: Rhyme
To Breathe "You" In....
Your beautiful name, echoing throughout my thoughts

"Everyday!"....But I never tell you this?

Sometimes when I breathe, I close my eyes to imagine

Breathing, everything that you are,...

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Categories: explain, love, passionme, me,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Pointing To The Problems
POINTING TO THE PROBLEMS 
  {Bivouacs}

Beat down with legal fees
Tied up with taxes;
Tripped up with mortgages;
Ripped off with student loans
Insulted with insurance
Telephone updates.

Out of...

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Categories: explain, earth day, emotions, fish,
Form: Free verse
Newton's Law
I was inattentive in Science class one day
When the teacher at random looked my way
I didn't look up, I wouldn't dare
There's no escaping that intense...

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Categories: explain, children, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Still A Soldier
I lay here today a soldier
I know some don't understand
I will try to explain
So maybe you can

I served my country
For many a year
I retired long...

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Categories: explain, bereavement, soldier, veterans day,
Form: Free verse
Soldier
I saw a burial with a bugler playing taps;
I turned to my father, “what happened?” I asked.
He clutched my hand and with a quiver in...

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© Ed Coet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: explain, death, father, inspirational, loss,
Form: Rhyme
A Wish -re-post-
A WISH -- In Memory Of 

"I Wish"

I wish I could blow air into your little lungs, 
The day my daughter brought your stillborn body...

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Categories: explain, angel, baby, death, deep,
Form: Free verse
Gold Star
I remember as a young boy, going out to play, I would sometimes see old Mr. Kimball, sitting on the steps of his porch, often...

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Categories: explain, childhood, war, war, star,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
 *Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the...

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Categories: explain, mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Last Call
He left his sneakers by the shore
A backpack too, was laid aside
to pick up when the sun had died

He claimed his other gear, instead
The thrill...

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Categories: explain, bereavement, death, death of
Form: Free verse
Premium Member At Heaven's Gate - Parts 1 and 2
PART 1:          THE MEETING

Alone one night neath lantern light, I trudged a weary mile.
Forlorn, I went...

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Categories: explain, fantasy,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member the PLAGUE
as the PROPHETS of profits, WE lead and WE’re fair
while WE’re living the life of the poor BILLIONAIRE
– silver yachts, pearly castles, cash (plenty to...

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Categories: explain, society,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member SHATTERED LIVES
After all these years, we've weathered many a heavy storm
Now my life is empty with no one to keep me warm
Bitter tears I've sadly wept,...

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Categories: explain, best friend, betrayal, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
The MIND HUNTER
In search of the human mind

Different thoughts crossed my mind,
a few conclusions I could not find
The human mind has no stop!
Receiving input, danger, before I...

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Categories: explain, adventure, body,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I wander the desert alone
Aimlessly I meander in expansive barren-landscape
Whipped by the assault of rustling windy gales
Embossing sandy designs resembling ocean waves
Simulating pools of water in mirage of seascapes.

Plateaus...

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Categories: explain, imagery, metaphor, nature, onomatopoeia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maybe The Last Letter To My Beloved
My heart?
You have always owned that,
I'm surprised you didn't know.

Its flow?
How do I explain without being unkind,
simply, its flow is mine.

There's the barb, my vision puts me on a...

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Categories: explain, conflict, love,
Form: Free verse