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Electioneering: Preliminary trial, Postmortem Verdict
Gilded pols with verbal jousts disarm
With statistical ballasts constituents charm
On opponents deceptive feints, sound the alarm
Scout for votes in city, dale, and farm

Broker deals that...

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Categories: preliminary, political
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Onoff the cuff
I believe that poetry is and of is was were have has been of as one pretenses a 
poetic practical pompous, pro  (p) ransomedramatical...

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Categories: preliminary, august, confusion, culture, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
I wish to
To all of my people the importance of sticking together as a 

And that
Because we have run 
through the preliminary trials as selfish...

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Categories: preliminary, africa, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Wish List
Dear Mr. / Ms. Presidential Candidate
A preliminary wish list, I hereby state...

Dogs that do not bark
Coastal beaches without sharks

Skunks that have no smell
Adults who never...

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Categories: preliminary, america, desire, fantasy,
Form: Light Verse
The Writer's Prayer
I like to think 
that poetry
has intrinsic value
above and beyond 
the actual craft…

That the origins
of poetry’s meter
and rhyme precede
each preliminary

That something, perhaps
even spiritual, transcends
the fore-and-aft…


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© Joe DiMino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: preliminary, humorous, imagery, metaphor, nonsense,
Form: Free verse

I've grown rusty and unused to summoning words from a blank page - but FINALLY - there's something new to describe. School (11th grade) is...

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Categories: preliminary, 11th grade, confidence, journey,
Form: Free verse

These struggles are not insurmountable.
I am striving and thriving for more.
The strife I am in put me on top of the world.
Today I know...

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Categories: preliminary, courage, encouraging, metaphor, philosophy,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Revolutionary Story
They called their gang The ReVolutionaries,
my Father Sun and Mother Earth drew time with them,
but they often called themselves Yang and YinYin,
respectively and mutually respectful

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Categories: preliminary, health, humor, joy, life,
Form: Narrative
Our Las Vegas Wedding
Our Las Vegas Wedding ( For My Love)

As our feet finally touch down on safe terra firma
Thoughts of our marriage could not be further
Jet lagged...

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Categories: preliminary, love,
Form: Free verse
Meaningful Screw You's
I'm done with this I've had enough of this/
Slushy trip since Hell Paso son just quit
This empty pursuit
Of letting the past keep livin' through you/

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Categories: preliminary, dark, introspection, lonely, music,
Form: Blank verse
Evolution Not God

It is the case that there is no God,
He does not exist, he is not the one,
He is not there, he’s not everyone’s...

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Categories: preliminary, animal, beautiful, change, cool,
Form: Rhyme
A Stranger Hello
He stared at the pictures,
faces of the love searchers,
twenty first century wanted posters, 
scanning their rewards,
nothing pecuniary ,
move on.

“Shall I advertise myself,” he thought,
no one...

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Categories: preliminary, freedom, internet, light, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflections of Cold Wars
Dad is that you?    What are you doing there in the mirror?

I am trying to shave and I don’t need any help.


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Categories: preliminary, war, drug,
Form: Narrative
Where Art Sisyphus
Tis quite a beast of burden to bear atlas (shrug off not allowed)
Atlas shrugged an impossibility
tantamount to skinny dipping in the lock nest lagoon

Tantamount to...

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Categories: preliminary, absence, allegory, anxiety, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Blood
By Curtis Johnson

A motorized blood bank came to our church today, and I decided to donate blood.
I don't know if her needle was too...

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Categories: preliminary, blessing, christian, food, giving,
Form: Prose
Project Green Light
What is this entity that's entered my body
day by day now I feel myself slipping away
slowly fading into memories...?
I fight tooth and nail to overcome...

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© Bo Lanier  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: preliminary, emotions, fantasy, future, heaven,
Form: Free verse
Mediocre Haiku
Had natural touch
And loved his playing so much
We did stay in touch.

Was mediocre 
When we first met our broke
And I could choke her.

Want to retire

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: preliminary, humorous,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Candidate
The Candidate

The man with his wife, wave and smile at the onlookers,
Then descend the escalator in the posh New York Tower.
Melania’s appearance flares of elegance...

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Categories: preliminary, america, education, history, political,
Form: Verse
Flying Down to Zero

Elbows need to be carefully packed.
I squeeze together organs
filling only a certain delineated area.

The flight attendant approaches,
tries to ignore me

I have some preliminary questions,

"Can I...

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Categories: preliminary, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Soon, the instincts that kept us drawn,
Excitedly, will all be chased.
Xenophiles, that are of your case,
Uncover thoughts that have been spawned.
Aggressive measures, that are fawned,

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Categories: preliminary, love
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The Conversion in Rio
The East Meets West Philosophy Association
had their annual 2020 conference in Rio,
when and where anything multiculturally lusty
is more likely to happen,
especially between sunset
and sunrise.

and existentially

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Categories: preliminary, green, health, humor, passion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Detective Sparkly-Jaron Case-Part II
2389 South Street 
Hampton City 
8:15 a.m. 
September 23, 2016 

Tarlene was somewhat nervous. Detective Sparkly eyes 
Looked familiar to her. She was very secure...

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Categories: preliminary, death, murder, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Just as a dry seed dropped on the ground sprouts forth new life so is hope against hope for...

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Categories: preliminary, appreciation, confidence, courage, freedom,
Form: ABC
Eta Carinae
You energize my soul. 
Being around you is 
I feel Ponce de Leon
adventurous and
go in search of
your fountain of youth
Mornings I dream of you,...

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© TS Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: preliminary, desire, light, longing, love,
Form: Free verse

 Preliminary jazzy melodies bestow the ambiance,	

 Rustic, sophisticated, out to impress.

 Eyes investigate thoroughly with probing curiosity,

 The newly found treasure is now being...

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© M Nudelman  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: preliminary, family
Form: Acrostic