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Never Enough

Why does the voiceless canary stare so bleakly?
Why do the sullen grey clouds desert a sombre sky?
As the ugly black smog blots out the valiant...

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Categories: text, environment, nature,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Never Out of Season - A Short Story
     I was wiping the dust off an old snow globe in the upstairs attic, when a mop of honey-blonde hair...

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Categories: text, august, bereavement, blue, christmas,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Tourist
Have I been one among the chain
of those who come in awe, then strain
to point a finger, poke my nose
into a past that I don't...

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Categories: text, appreciation, feelings, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Beyond expression
She: I have no one to shower love upon me. 
He: "I" love you 
She: You are a busy man. You don't have time for...

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Categories: text, love,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member At the Golden Dawn of Understanding
It was late in gorgeous springtime, and I was teaching my class,
A lesson in African history, and the events of time's hourglass.

My fourth graders were...

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Categories: text, africa, christian, education, history,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member THE RULES FOR 8X8
Compose eight lines consult your muse
Subject matter is what you choose
Just eight syllables on each line
Follow these rules and you'll be fine
Pretty pictures you do...

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Categories: text, how i feel, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member And Nothing Else Matters-In an Upside Down World
Perhaps in a row they sit on their chair.
At their small object they all like to stare.
In an upside down world, the room’s silence grows.
They...

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Categories: text, humorous, technology,
Form: Rhyme
Modern Poetry
Have you read a poem lately; they're all written in ‘free verse’.
Like the murmurs of a hippy high on drugs or something worse,
They're a dangling...

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Categories: text, drug, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Unconditional Love
Like the sun lights up the sky, 
A little girl when she was born, 
She snuggled right into our hearts
With heaven's sparkle in
Her eyes stole...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: text, granddaughter, grandparents, love, sports,
Form: Free verse
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: text, august, confusion, culture, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
I see myself in her
                        ...

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Categories: text, friendship, hope, loss, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Illness Is
a lonely place.
It's nothing to do with that person
who asked how are you this morning.
It's to do with staring through
fear-frosted windows
as snow sugar-sifts the street,
watching...

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Categories: text, life, sick,
Form: Free verse
Soul searching
I walk deeper and deeper into my own mind, looking for something while completely blind. 
Nights embrace only makes me travel deeper, with the road...

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Categories: text, age, body, inspiration, mystery,
Form: Free verse
rules for having a side chick
Let's go through the rules for having a side chick
I know a lot of people won't like this
A few guys get one, when their relationship...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: text, feelings, funny, funny love,
Form: Free verse
Me Thinking, B Thinking
I’m thinking of the letter “B”
    So close and yet so far
It seems a bit unfair to me
    ...

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Categories: text, fun, humor, language,
Form: Rhyme
she didn't mean it
like flowers
in a zephyr of spring
she danced
in love's blossoms

she loved him
as much as any
inexperienced lover could
with all of her heart

she'd even die for him

oh how...

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Categories: text, death, fear, jealousy, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetry Soup and America 2019
Poetry Soup and America, 2019

A country rich in schools and diversity.
Many here have esteemed college degrees,
Yet, why do Americans communicate by smileys?
Worse, we cannot hold a...

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Categories: text, america, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member third world America
I lived in Shenzhen, China, for my 6th and 7th grades - China was AMAZING.

In China, blond hair is unusual, I stood out like neon...

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Categories: text, 11th grade, angst, city,
Form: Free verse
Childhood dreams part 1
When I was a child
Everything was magical
Full of mystery and the unknown
I read hundreds of books
The library my haven
My home
Hours upon hours
Night and day
I read...

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Categories: text, childhood, cinderella, dream, fairy,
Form: Free verse
The beginning of the end
I've been trying to fill this hole in my chest.
I promised I plead but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit once...

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Categories: text, addiction, angst, dark, deep,
Form: Lyric
Song Dedicated to Rape Victim of Delhi

 A Song If this is My Country..

This Song is dedicated to the brutal Rape victim of Delhi and it’s a message for My Countrymen....

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Categories: text, dedication, garden, inspirational, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PIZZA AMERICA'S FAVORITE
Thick or thin, it is the Friday night order in special,
Supreme or meat lovers delight, whatever toppings
You like it, does not matter for it’s 
The...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: text, america, art, devotion, food,
Form: Free verse
Crossed Me At The Borderline, Just In Time
-------------------------------------- ~*note: done in fun and aimed at no one~  



try and seed my name you'll concede to shame
no use in calling names to...

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Categories: text, anti bullying, assonance, baby,
Form: Rhyme
The Ice Cream Truck
the ice cream truck

do you remember in fourth grade when it was the end of the school year?
kids running around in class, volunteer parents planning...

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© Joey Foto  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: text, girl, girlfriend, innocence, love,
Form: Free verse
2071 - Big Brother watches from on high
2017 - year zero

They loaned to the poor, who cannot repay.
They stole from the old, who cannot recover.
They sold our future, for better or worse
and...

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Categories: text, corruption, humanity, pain, parody,
Form: Free verse