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Premium Member He Does Not Know His Strengths
Parent Teacher conferences are on Thursday
Tommy has torn up the sign-up sheet three times
Not wanting his parents and teacher to ever meet
To compare notes
and talk about how disrespectful he is
how rude he was that one day.
Expecting nothing wonderful to happen
he...Read More
Categories: best efforts, self,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Oh Spin Away
I lost another friend today
Lived not close, some distance away
Still through past years together we’d play
Drinking good beer, Ha! what can I say.

O spin away, stars from dreams most felt
Sparkle you fully in glittering abundance
Drawing to you like kinds for...Read More
Categories: best efforts, death, eulogy, farewell, grief, leaving, memorial, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow Lights
Shadow Lights

Have you ever noticed? 
When you sit your hands upon the keys. 
If you close your eyes, 
just right...
not too tight, no peeking, but still
they move all on their own. 
They hear things we have yet to listen too....Read More
Categories: best efforts, angel, dance, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, happiness, happy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stop Killing My Country
Stop Killing My Country

Accused of political banter, 
to speak the words, God Bless, 
and America in the same sentence. 
Bespeaking the fear, 
of being proud, 
just to be born in a land free from tyranny. 
Where anyone can still be...Read More
Categories: best efforts, allah, america, anti bullying, chocolate, christian, introspection,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Love And Peace - The Mirrored Hourglass Style

~ Love  And  Peace ~
(  Mirrored Hourglass   )



~O~



Pray God for  Love Peace today
Love comes from the Lord
He sets us all free
Changes all hearts
Makes us strong
In Him
In Him
Makes us strong
Changes all hearts
He sets us all...Read More
Categories: best efforts, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse



Me Myself and I
My self-awareness is clear.
Blunt. 
It's ugly and painful. To call it enlightening, is putting it lightly.
Honestly though, it's relieving, intriguing, and totally necessary. 
Character building, and damn near life-saving.
They say "seeing is believing"... But what about these feelings? 
The temporary,...Read More
Categories: best efforts, addiction, anger, depression,
Form: ABC
Living with the 4th Factor - AiR Institute of Realization
Living with the 4th Factor

Suppose you are told that your life can be transformed and that you can live without fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, hate, jealousy and anger. Suppose you could fill your life with joy, peace, hope, faith and...Read More
Categories: best efforts, humanity, inspirational, philosophy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Defensive Schemes

Some things in life are guarded from the start and sealed
They are so well secured,  protected,  and hard to steal.
There's a great sense of safety and a very comfortable feel.
The contents are highly treasured; nothing gets in or...Read More
Categories: best efforts, abuse, christian, evil, society, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Expectations


When striving for the best and you have put in your best efforts, as an investment in your endeavors,
Is it not expected that the rewards be recognized as being either equal or greater in measure?


Date: 09/04/2019


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Categories: best efforts, analogy, character, inspiration, introspection, life, work,
Form: Questionku
Premium Member Honorable Mentions Worth Mentioning
A Pantoum verse that might be such deep noisome,

repeating lines throughout the epic poem.


Not worthy getting honorable mention,

another utter true misapprehension.


In the poem, I tell a story, maybe

not a podium, but a doom huge day be!


A story of Our Rock,...Read More
Categories: best efforts, jesus, mother,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member My Catholic Name

Call me small, petite, skinny and/or tiny as these names have aired 
during my life on repeat.  I wonder if my size is just coincidence
or predetermined to be dispensed because my first name came 
from my paternal great-grandmother who...Read More
Categories: best efforts, character, family, fate, grandparents, history, people, women,
Form: Free verse
I am broken
My heart shattered 
When you shut me out

I’m trying to repair it 
But there’s pieces missing

A piece remains with my late husband
Who I will love ‘til the end of time

Some pieces went with my pugs
When they crossed the Rainbow Bridge...Read More
Categories: best efforts, heartbreak, hurt, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Trump's Now the President
Trump's Now the President
(how he got there)
By Franklin Price
1/30/2019

Trump is now the President
Not the cause but the effect
Of  Republicans and Democrats
Refusing to connect

He's not from either party
Though Republicans have the claim
I  think he flipped a coin one day
Called...Read More
Categories: best efforts, america, anxiety, political,
Form: Rhyme
Different Paths
Despite your best efforts 
To dissuade me
From the solitary life 
Our friendship still remains,
Though we travel different paths. 


                 W.A CHOLT. Copyright Fergal O...Read More
Categories: best efforts, friendship, journey, life,
Form: Tanka
ON A PASSING CLOUD, THERE FLOATS A DREAM
On a passing cloud, there floats a dream…
With a prayer to God declaring my faith-anchored commitment:
To live for Him by His strengthening enforcement
And to triumph against pride’s engulfment
While surrendering my all to His empowerment.

On a passing cloud, there floats a...Read More
Categories: best efforts, appreciation, devotion, faith, god, jesus, spiritual, trust,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Adorn Yourself, Live Vicariously As You
Adorn yourself with vicarious, honest, enjoyable living.
Be someone else if you must, but not every day, and not all the time.
For your soul is waiting to treat yourself, delight yourself.
Enjoy a silken impetus, and a truly joyful exult.
Be whoever you...Read More
Categories: best efforts, self,
Form: Free verse
When I Am Old
Many if not most people are nice and complimentary, and I have heard it said, "You look much younger". Or, "You look great for your age".  However, age           ...Read More
Categories: best efforts, age, culture,
Form: Rhyme
And The Snow Was Somehow The Cause Of The Maloccluded Door
Earlier in the month but lately begun, 
(Or was it perhaps the last one, the one before-November?
I know of a surety that it was a time uncoated by congeries 
Of most alabastrine snow, and that that which is blanketing 
All...Read More
Categories: best efforts, adventure, allegory, allusion, anniversary, assonance, beautiful, betrayal,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member RMS Titanic
Built by Harland and Wolff in the shipyard's of Belfast
A luxurious giant ship that they built to last
An Olympic class liner of the White Star Line
No expense was spared; she was grand and so fine.

Southampton and Cherbourg then Queenstown in...Read More
Categories: best efforts, natural disasters,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old Testament
OLD TESTAMENT

It was wisdom that I sought within those venerable old pages
Yet found tales of folly, arrogance and cruelty in profusion
Where were knowledge, truths, enlightenment, refined throughout the ages?
What direction to a righteous life, discernment, no illusion?

Say ‘tis mankind’s wilful...Read More
Categories: best efforts, religion,
Form: Rhyme
Doing A Sperm Count
Doing A Sperm Count

There was this old man at the family clinic, he was handed a container....
His doctor wanted to check on his sperm count number....
He was to return the next day after having done what was necessary....
But all he...Read More
Categories: best efforts, allegory, cheer up, confusion, happy, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dear Abbieanne
Dear Abbieanne, my love life is in tatters.
All I seem to do now is blither and moan.
Absent a mate all my dreams have been shattered.
In spite of best efforts my prospects have flown.
I thought a good heart was all that...Read More
Categories: best efforts, humor, loneliness, longing, satire,
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member The Butt Of My Own Joke
My verse is free
My cadence my own
But maybe I should stick to
I Do Not Know
For trying to find
A pigeon hole
Constipates my poetic flow
While I love to cook
I love to taste
I'm hard pressed to follow a recipe
I'm here to admit
Despite my...Read More
Categories: best efforts, funny, poetry,
Form: I do not know?
Cellino and Barnes
Did you ever wake up with
A tune in your head
That, despite your best efforts,
You just cannot shed?

Well, it’s happened to me
And I really can’t take it
For, try as I might,
I just can’t seem to shake it.

The worst of it is,
It’s...Read More
Categories: best efforts, song,
Form: Rhyme
Of Barren Lands and Deserts
Of Barren Lands And Deserts! !

seems like I am getting drawn to 
the beauty of barren lands and the deserts, 

as fiercely as I go in my best efforts 
to dry-up every drop of love that never quenches my thirst!...Read More
Categories: best efforts, anger, angst,
Form: Elegy