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Premium Member I am More
I am more than your definitions
more than affixed labels
placed on my anatomy
more than your misconceptions
or even valid perceptions
I am more

I am more than what's written...

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Categories: what you see, poetry,
Form: Dramatic monologue



Flip Me Over
Old souls don't drift off and die
Sit there idle, or even care why
Achieving greatness takes time
Values and a certain state of mind

Realize, for once, it's...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: what you see, care, courage, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The colors of Happy
I am the painter of happy
Traveling along life's dark streets
listening for the beat
Feeling hidden colors with my feet

I see the beauty 
beyond the dark
I'm floating...

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Categories: what you see, adventure, beautiful, blue, celebration, happy, uplifting,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member That Was a Human
Allow me to be disgusted at the jest
and your halfway happy surprise at the end result
of the missile timed precisely:

Did he just splatter?

And allow me...

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Categories: what you see, abuse, angst, bereavement, corruption, horror, humanity,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member At the Gate of Dreamland
I know you are there
On the other side
Waiting anxiously for me
There at Dreamland’s Gate
So I close my eyes tight
To hurry myself to you
Hoping sleep comes...

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Categories: what you see, desire, dream, passion,
Form: Free verse
If Only You Could Be
 I wish you were an echo
of the voice within my heart
Repeating drumming love-notes
Calling me softly from afar.

I wish you were my shadow
Playing Hide and...

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Categories: what you see, absence, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Don't Judge Me for Existing
Why do you give me a hard look from your face?
that you don't like what you see?
that I'm from a different race?

Why can't we see...

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Categories: what you see, abuse, birth, feelings, hate, pain, racism,
Form: Free verse



ATTITUDE WITH STYLE

Positive and negative energy

Pulls you strongly either way

Which do you choose to flow with

To start you off each day

Each one has the power

To take you...

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Categories: what you see, inspirational
Form: Rhyme
The Enmity
The Enmity
Seeking justice is the only way you knew how to protect us.
As a juvenile delinquent I was too young to recognize it.
I am always...

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Categories: what you see, feelings, history, identity, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
The Clown

The Clown

a living metaphor

of what you see

and who it is

Still learning

to make a funny face

to walk differently

to perform 

before an audience

A juggling fool

with worn out...

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Categories: what you see, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God's Kind of Poetry
I formed the poet to be my clay pen
To dance on the pin tip of my understanding
I delight in words
All things came into existance through...

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Categories: what you see, faith, god, perspective, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Celebration of REAL Men
The strength of a man is not determined
By his muscles or his brawn
It is determined by his strength
To admit when he is wrong

The wisdom of...

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Categories: what you see, tribute, age, age, life, strength, wisdom,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member CRABBY OLD MAN
This poem was written by an old man who died in the geriatric
Ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Neb.  He left nothing...

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Categories: what you see, lifeme, heart, old, heart, love, me,
Form: Rhyme
Daddy Please
Daddy will you hold me and
Tell me I’ll be okay?
Will you whisper in my ear
All the things you used to say

Will you squeeze me tight,
And...

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Categories: what you see, angst, childhood, faith, father, teen, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At the Gate of Dreamland- My First Contest Entry and Win
I know you are there
On the other side
Waiting anxiously for me
There at Dreamland’s Gate
So I close my eyes tight
To hurry myself to you
Hoping sleep comes...

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Categories: what you see, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member You Steal My Beauty To Heart With Glee
You Steal My Beauty To Heart With Glee

Clear night sky once told me to yield
Hold your horses and be quite still
You are but a dot...

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Categories: what you see, art, conflict, pain, passion, sky, solitude,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Someone for ME
Will there be someone for me
Who loves me with insanity?
Who wants me, entirely?
Who touches with intensity?

Will there be someone for me?

Will there be someone to...

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Categories: what you see, desire,
Form: Rhyme
Life is not that complicated.
Life is so short and grand, 
to time, we are one grain of sand. 
In our lives we carry around so much pressure, 
this is...

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© Chris Matt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: what you see, hope
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE RED POPPY
The symbol of remembrance is the red poppy
When I look upon it, this is what I see,
I see courage, sacrifice and extreme bravery
See thousands enlisting...

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Categories: what you see, appreciation, remembrance day, tribute, war, world
Form: Rhyme
Believe In Yourself
If only for today...
Would you believe?
Not in a deity
Not in someone else
Not in some grand idea
But in yourself
We put faith in what is around us
But...

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Categories: what you see, appreciation, confidence, courage, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
permanent pleasures
"permanent pleasures"

permanent pleasures entail you
for roses are red making us one
alongside of you nothing is finer
everlasting feelings now grow stronger
taking me to your world of...

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© Lisa Ricci  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: what you see, love, romance,
Form: Free verse
all that I am
"all that I am"

what you see is all that I am
living life in a world unknown
unknown to you and the unseen
such diamonds in the sky
such...

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© Lisa Ricci  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: what you see, feelings, life,
Form: Light Verse
Just Chris

Just Chris

Nothing very special here,
I’m young as old can be
Grey is just a state of mind
that’s come to set me free

Laughing at the future
as I’m...

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Categories: what you see, friendship, life,
Form: Rhyme
When He Stops Remembering The Sweetness Of Her Name
When its time to  for him to sail away
like wind-blown leaves and cherry blossoms drifting in the lake

When He journeys far,as far as moons...

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Categories: what you see, absence, feelings,
Form: Lyric
I dream
~ I DREAM a DREAM ~

I dream a dream so placid~~
**
A commitment that burns every morning brink
I feel the pain as I slip into my...

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Categories: what you see, absence, abuse, addiction, day, dream, morning,
Form: Free verse