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Premium Member My Poems Are Children To Me
My poems are conceived, not within the womb,
which long time now has been devoid of seed.
My poems are born from a need to be heard:
my...

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Categories: poems,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member rewriting poems

i long to hold you
like a poet 
holds their pen

caress you gently
beneath the linger
of thoughts
as they fall
from the depths
of mind

play with you
like a poet 
plays...

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Categories: poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How Poetry Began
That thing that we call poetry -
when asked where it began,
I’d say it started beautifully
before the dawn of man!

It glistened on the oceans
before man came...

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Categories: poems, nature, poetry,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his erection
For his love...

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Categories: poems, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: poems, conflict, death, fate, sorrow, war, world
Form: Sonnet



Midnight Poet
Whisper's of October  

Whispers in this soup bowl
20 minutes after its muse explodes,
Daylight remains nothing more than a dream 
Warding off the howling sound...

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Categories: poems, addiction, character, devotion, identity, october, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Real Men Wear Pink
I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a...

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Categories: poems, character, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
The Best Poem Ever
~The best poem ever~

Without saying a word I’m going to go where no one has gone before.
A twilight zone, only God and I know of....

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Categories: poems, death, words, heart, heart,
Form: Epic
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poems, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member The World Needs Poetry
You ask, “Why DOES the world need poetry?”
           And I say...

Its writing is my sanity,
...

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Categories: poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Silent Page
Silent Heart

Sad, as it maybe, I had to break my OWN heart, 
Too many nights, I sat there all torn apart
A dream girl, 
Sitting under...

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Categories: poems, confusion, corruption, dark, deep, goodbye, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member if I had money
if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
               ...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poems, drug, introspection, universe,
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: abuse, anger, discrimination, feelings, poems, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: poems, age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Tribute to Poetry Soupers
There's Danny with his love light burning,
Then Victor with his soulful yearning. 
Jan makes us laugh with wit and delight,
Armand serenades us all through the...

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Categories: poems, poets, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What is Love
I still recall our first poetic glance,
dormant pen roused my fingers to dance.
Her love was like a cherry blossom tree,
which at first blossomed so beautifully.

When...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poems, love, love hurts,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member MAGICAL MOONLIGHT
I
love
walking
at midnight
as moonlight shadows
dance on the inky blue ocean
and watch as they sparkle and shimmer like tiny stars,
pirouetting gracefully like prima ballerinas with the ocean...

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Categories: poems, moon, ocean,
Form: Fibonacci
Premium Member The Poem Garden
I have a little garden
growing on a page.
No mint, I beg your pardon.
I hope that there is sage.

It’s ideas I plant there
to see what they...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: garden, metaphor, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Far Side
You say, I’m too far, 
towards the far side?
It’s a hazard of my left-handedness,
that I see the logic in abstraction.
Worlds lay within worlds
and colors bleed...

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Categories: how i feel, imagination, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition
Well hopefully you've read the last "Poetry for Poets", now here's the one I wanted to write, enjoy...

POETRY FOR POETS 
(I own this- edition)

Poems
more organic...

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Categories: creation, metaphor, poems, poetry, simile, word
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Belongings
Shadowed in the silent room, the daylight's nearly gone
Dusk climbs in through window glass, with one last ray of sun
I start the task, climb on...

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Categories: poems, loss, love, me, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ecstasy
Exquisitely frail, a lone flute exhales, leaving this heart in a flutter 

Cascading aloft, soft violins rise, from the flow of smooth silver rivers

Swelling the...

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Categories: poems, beautiful, music,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member A Soup Bowl Full of Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the Soup bowl,
Not a poet was writing, not even the musing mole.
All their pens were hung by...

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Categories: poems, christmas, family, silly,
Form: Rhyme
The one known as Destroyer
Ohh the days have been many here
but that day her name was seen
struck a fear deep inside.
Could she really be that mean?

Time passed as her...

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Categories: poems, friendship,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Dragonflies Dancing
Sunlight sparkles on the shimmering pond
its mirror like surface smooth as silk
dragonflies dance across the water 
performing aerial acrobatics like a circus in the air

Water...

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Categories: poems, beauty, dance, nature,
Form: Free verse