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Built To Last Poems

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Premium Member The Vanishing Smile
A smile makes all the difference
To a person's day
It costs nothing to smile
So they say
It is obvious it sticks out a mile
There are more people frowning
Than those wearing a friendly smile
What has wiped the smile from a persons face
Is it...Read More
Categories: built to last, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme



Love Letter From The Soul LVI
L,

You walk by, you stare
not perfection but you're drawn
to its unique flair

blue shingles caressing
the night time sky

intrigue enters the picture
and you start to see
inside the sheerness
the classic curtains
with a touch of grey

you get closer and feel
a fire burning within
warming up...Read More
Categories: built to last, love,
Form: Romanticism
Civilization
Great walls rise against the dawn
Sun settles all while moving on
Smooth surfaces stand majestic tall
Cast a shadow low but not for long

Stones cut by oblivion's first glance
Carved, intricate, resembling man
In their design, shaped and created
Generated by the silenced sentient
Creatures that...Read More
Categories: built to last, appreciation, creation, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Fir Trees Perspective
Color me Douglas Fir Green;
I feel so feathery-branched.
My constitution is supreme;
My core competes with oaks.

I was built to last and stand tall;
I cannot say as well of cousin spruce.
Taken for granted; 
the human species, mows me down;
I become boxes for...Read More
Categories: built to last, appreciation, earth, environment, nature, poems, poetry, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'm Walking Around in Circles
I'M WALKING AROUND IN CIRCLES

I’m walking around in circles, seeing into my future, but walking back into my past
Learning new life lessons and, learning to let go anything that was not built to last

Passing by old friends while making new...Read More
Categories: built to last, life, light,
Form: Couplet



House For Sale
We need a place called home
We are in the market for surreal
Real estate beyond the pale          
Made of corrugated cardboard boxes
Flip top or not in magic dust

We want food for termites
Something...Read More
Categories: built to last, business, home, silly,
Form: Free verse
Get Onboard
Been late for the past few hours, girl get out the shower
This don't make no sense
Slow to get up hills
afraid of making spills
Don't mean that we should stop
This love was built to last 
stop living in the past
And slowin' down...Read More
Categories: built to last, music, song,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Sand Castles
Go out to the ocean to build your house of sand.  It is as strong as your
house in the city where you leave at 6 just as the stars are saying good-bye
So much to do on a list that...Read More
Categories: built to last, vacation,
Form: Haibun
Civilization
Stones carved by oblivion's first cut
Stand erect, intricate in their design
Shaped, created, generated by the sentient
By creatures that once crawled up from the mud
Now builders, the lot they have become
The building blocks of life

Great walls rise against the dawn
Sun settles...Read More
Categories: built to last, age, appreciation, future, history, image,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member built to fry
Built to last
The train rolls by 
So close little clutter rattles
The walls seem to bow
Oh but what was I saying
Damn it’s gone beginning to end
To be remade anew
Oh fish tell me true
...Read More
Categories: built to last, america, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Paradise on Earth
While older retailers like JC Penny and Sears are dying
   Newer behemoths, think Walmart and Amazon, are flying

Unemployment's under 4%, at historic lows
   Though real income's been a bit slow to grow

Oil and natural gas cost...Read More
Categories: built to last, society, spiritual, success,
Form: Couplet
The Reason For Living
When you live in the moment, and the awareness of it touches the skin,
there is a rush of joy.  The vast space in which our consciousness roams, seeks 
to fill it with experience.  Past memories are relived over...Read More
Categories: built to last, love,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Built To Last
A
Firm
Stable
Foundation
A gale can't blow down
Its the type of stability
Two people in love could ever hope for or attain
A definitive blueprint which to create a perfect union; a love built to last...Read More
Categories: built to last, love, perspective, relationship, strength,
Form: Fibonacci
My Little Lioness
Fear has no place in
your heart my little
lioness,
for you are so 
brave and strong.
I know the blame
from others will always
be so wrong and fast
but I do know that you
were built to last throughout
the storm
And you are so loving and
warm.
The serpents...Read More
Categories: built to last, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Like a Sad And Lonely Ghost
All those memories you haunt
seem to make you hurt the most
yet you linger in the past
like a sad and lonely ghost

There is an eerie silence
in your melancholy mood
You've retreated to the darkness
from the dreams you once pursued

Many prizes never claimed
many...Read More
Categories: built to last, depression, loneliness, loss,
Form: Rhyme
No remorse
Why do we have to cry 
When people die
Or get upset when people lie 
Or get scared When we fly 

Emotions are like perpetual motion
That are a chosen explosion
Inside your soul that is broken

He's Built to last
She's Releasing fast 
While...Read More
Categories: built to last, confidence, encouraging, future, happiness, identity, meaningful, motivation,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Its Stellar
Swirling color wheel;
Spinning, spinning, oh so fast;
A toy built to last.
Spinning top in outer space;
This old Earth, it has its place.

Turning round and round,
I see planets, watching me;
And I watch them back.
Telescopic vision is,
Impressive, to say the least.

Coordinated,
Tops that spin...Read More
Categories: built to last, appreciation, earth, moon, planet, space, stars, sun,
Form: Tanka
An incomplete love story

Nineteen ninety-one, just four years in,
love's first blossoms wilting, with little peace,
and, straining underneath its fragile skin
resentment, like hot magma, sought release.
A revelation reared its ugly head,
something I never knew from years before,
the cracks grew wider, from them anger bled
erupting...Read More
Categories: built to last, loss, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member They Come To See The Crown
The Crown!!! The Crown!!! The Crown!!! 
even the Queen gave me a pass, enchanted by my class
she knows I'm built to last, and her reign has passed.
the crown is on display, I did not come to play
haven't you been told,
the...Read More
Categories: built to last, adventure, appreciation, blessing, celebration, character, confidence, remember,
Form: Free verse
Built To Last

Sunlight splashes the concrete
I'm like a Lion King in an urban jungle
I've got my headphones on
Blasting Caravan Palace
Because I don't have a care in the world
My heart litters the sidewalk
Little fractures from failed romances
So I pick them up
And piece them...Read More
Categories: built to last, confidence, courage, encouraging, strength,
Form: Free verse
Replay 2013
Places to visit.


This body aches to fake another day
to stay one step ahead
but if there was another way
I think I'd stay in bed.

Not built to last
finished now and cast adrift
and yet my spirits lift
when I gaze upon the face before...Read More
Categories: built to last, appreciation, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Snippets,Tidbits, and Pieces minus Peace
#Snippets,Tidbits, and Pieces minus Peace...

Flecks and Specks sprawled evenly and eventually...leaving no room for possibilities and puzzle pieces scattered haphazardly; no room for building inevitably, it's a choice, depending on a conclusive voice and it would be made known a...Read More
Categories: built to last, emotions, feelings, inspiration, inspirational, introspection, life, missing,
Form: Rhyme
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: built to last, natural disasters,
Form: Rhyme
Free Styling To The Extreme
take it to the beat watch us meet to greet fooling in the street
tripping on the beach smoking fat leaves doing what you please
as busy as a bee making sweet history
there's a battle for your mind I'm just the walking...Read More
Categories: built to last, rap,
Form: Free verse
Now And Then
                                       ...Read More
Categories: built to last, america, boy, change, childhood, history, race,
Form: Free verse