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Best Tallies Poems

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Premium Member As time goes by
Born in cloak of modesty, life toddles, yet thrives
Musing of blissful eternity in domain of paradise
Befriending and beholding its virtuous design
Facing triumphs and failures of...

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Categories: tallies, life,
Form: Verse



Maps
This map has grown lines,
deep creases, curled corners,  
since you've been gone.
Tear-stains and fingerprints
mar its wrinkled pages like scars,
mocking markers 
of where you've gone.

Mum's...

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Categories: tallies, family, miss you,
Form: Free verse
LIFE IS LIKE FOOTBALL
It took just a moment
A single concentration lapse
And down the drain,Bayern's effort went
Whilst Messi enjoyed the claps


Life is like a football game
As dicey as a...

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Categories: tallies, art,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Returning home
His life now has permanently changed
Costing him more than aches and pain
As slowly he walks on prosthetic legs
Humility reigns, taxing venturous brain.

Propelling courage fiercely he...

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Categories: tallies, courage, hero, hurt, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Heroes
Where have all the heroes gone
In this nation facing war
Do you have faith in government now
You reap what you sew, no more.

A mother waits for...

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Categories: tallies, peace, social, war, war, , cute,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Soldier's 4th of July
He sits on the edge of the hill
his abode from a society
that shattered his dreams

he can hear the echo of thunder
in the valley below
see bombs...

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Categories: tallies, military,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unopposed Oxymoron
Unopposed Oxymoron

This poem is light as a heavy contradicting complement
and rhymes with no correspondence of sound sharp at
the cutting horizon’s edge of melting confusing fission

Serious...

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Categories: tallies, boxing day ,
Form: Rhyme
The Fools Who Stole Our Trust
How unfortified are favored mystics; 
ripened men devoid of backbones, 
ladies with bogus analogies,
others, their nuisances known.

Some put fools on pedestals,
without attention to outcome, 
but...

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Categories: tallies, politicalmen, integrity,
Form: Lyric
Alphabet Soup
Admirable Almights all I ask appreciatively allow me to attain, 
be beyond bourgeois breeding ballads for the brain. 
Create colloquialisms that cast competently into chimeras,...

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Categories: tallies, art, confusion, family, imagination, inspirational, life,
Form: I do not know?
The Journey A Birthday Wish

Diamonds don’t glisten until they are put through the fire,
Making them precious commodities for the buyer
Butterflies don’t flutter through the air,
Until they breakthrough their fibrous...

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Categories: tallies, birthday, christian, faith, for her, friend,
Form: Rhyme
Retro-Introspective
My life has travelled roads less taken, 
a tumbleweed, east, west, north and south, 
all around the world.
Sprouting, enticing horizons beckoned, 
each just as fair,...

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Categories: tallies, age, eulogy, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
The Scarlet Emerald
I see the emerald stones that embellish her shroud.
There is an aching beneath those jade charms that I have seen.
She buries her feeble manners in...

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Categories: tallies, betrayal, courage, father daughter, heartbreak, love,
Form: Romanticism
My Spiritual Expeditions
Forty-Five years ago, it was, then
I held my Bible, as a close friend
Yelled loudly and thumped my finger
If you don’t believe like me; a sinner
In...

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Categories: tallies, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
Stops Along An American Dream - Part 2
(Historical train-ride on the first Transcontinental Railroad in 1870 from Omaha to Ogden aboard the Union Pacific Railroad)     © 2009 (Jim...

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© Jim Sularz  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallies, america, history, travel,
Form: Quatrain
Futile exercise
                        ...

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Categories: tallies, life, political,
Form: Rhyme
I am Jacob
Not now the Egypt of my death for I
Have not seen my Bethel yet, nor have I
The coat of many colors made, let me meet
First...

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Categories: tallies, faith, inspirational, peoplegod, me, autumn, longing,
Form: Sonnet
1-31-12
At dawn, we collect our nefarious swords,
Drenched with dusk's wailing chords.
Hordes congeal steadily in torrents, aboard
Vessels abreast a boy who's bored.

Insipid wounds burst like dwarf...

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Categories: tallies, angel,
Form: Cowboy
Developmental Journies
inspiration, philosophies, friendships, creativity

Developmental Journeys©

Motion carries to our lips---
Lips form words from thoughts….
Thoughts are very instantaneous----
Can be noted or rejected in an instant…..
Instants reflect audible...

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Categories: tallies, creation, friendship, inspiration, philosophy,
Form: Verse
Stupid 46
46.
Poetic keystrokes
On my chest cavity
Meek records, not enough tallies
Yet the universe remains benevolent.

I am happy laughing philosphy
Gage the light
Breathe--exhale--precious
Courage can’t appear on a Powerpoint....

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Categories: tallies, computer-internet, dedication, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Romantic
Romance is grand, that is the tack.
Of course it's all commercial ruse;
Merchants to turn books red to black
And cause us wallets to abuse.
Not one device...

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Categories: tallies, humor, love, romance,
Form: Acrostic
Drowning Man
I loved you,
though you were a drowning man,
with cannonballs noosed around your ankles
and a whiskey bottle barely in your grasp,
rushing to depths too black to...

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Categories: tallies, father,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Slithering distractions

Slithering distractions

Taunting from the narrows
Rummaging the pain
Oscillating arrows
Lasting is the stain

Lurking in the alleys
Seeking other’s tears
Once the number tallies
Nudging on the fears

Slithering distractions
Ominous display
Undesired actions
People...

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Categories: tallies, mountains,
Form: Rhyme
Naked be---
Naked Be---
by Odin Roark

lettin’ the words drip
crosstown
uptown
downtown
any town

through alleys
valleys
hustle-street tallies

tell it like it is
‘cause if it don’t read
it’ll never breathe

teasin’ is pleasin’
and dreamin’ has meanin’
and...

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallies, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How Precious Life Is
How precious life is…

When the old rocker rocks in his wheelchair…

          ACDC heavy precious metal ‘like...

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Categories: tallies, growth,
Form: Free verse
Journey On
Spirit rallies and musters energy to continue
Further tallies and blusters ensue to end you
Fear it, cause clusters of evil pretend to
Suck the life out of...

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© Tim B  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallies, faith, journey,
Form: Free verse