Descriptive Poems

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Premium Member IWAN FALS born VIRGIAWAN LISTANTO ON September 3 1961-
IWAN FALS born VIRGIAWAN LISTANTO ON September 3, 1961-


I  am Iwan Fals an Indonesian singer-songwriter Times™Magazine named me “A Great Asian Hero”.
While I was 18 formed a group band named Amburadul, released an album “Perjalanan”
Associated acts were so Kantata...Read More
Categories: descriptive, analogy, appreciation, celebrity, character, music,
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member THE WRITE GRANDMA
WHEN MY GRANDMA WROTE A LETTER, IT WAS A DESCRIPTIVE THING,
YOU COULD ALMOST SMELL THE ROSEBUSH THAT SHE PLANTED IN THE SPRING.
 
AND WHEN SHE SAW A ROBIN, YOU COULD ALSO HEAR HIM SING,
OR A CHURCH BELL IN THE DISTANCE...Read More
Categories: descriptive, grandmother, longing, love, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Snowballing Thoughts -Part 1 of 2-
I Think.

Undoubtably the very nature detail is that of the strenuous pursuit of perfection. Perfection isn’t some sort of paradise destination where relaxed guards exist without risk. Claiming true perfection lays anywhere else other than within the constructs of the...Read More
Categories: descriptive, feelings,
Form: I do not know?
The Rolling Greens
The rolling Greens seem so serene,
forests pristine in sunlight’s sheen,

tall, rounded peak, a rocky creek,
a red-tail’s beak, rodents he seeks,

an aged elm, rare in this realm,
stands at the helm and overwhelms,

small dairy farm of rustic charm,
blackflies will swarm, cows takes...Read More
Categories: descriptive, america, appreciation, community, imagery, mountains, nature, places,
Form: Rhyme
Not describing death
I would probably start with dimensions
but turn to the doctor for more
Seconds queue behind eternities
Air frozen in favour
Comparison would be next
But what is the opposite of life
Shrouded movie spectres
demons hell are plentiful
Lights that magnetise
Descriptive shade and shape
The virgin visitor
who meets...Read More
Categories: descriptive, poetry,
Form: Free verse



To Never Explain
Within every verse,
  many meanings reside

The reader determines
  in which couplet you hide

The words both descriptive
  with colors aglow

The eyes as important
  as what the ears know

When backed in a corner,
  don’t ever explain

Words beckon...Read More
Categories: descriptive, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Autopsy of someone I used to know
Autopsy of someone I used to know 

Im staring at the figure of someone I have forgotten to know 
She wears her hair down
And her wide eyes stare at mine. 
She looks a lot like me, she has the same...Read More
Categories: descriptive, image, me,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member HAIKU I LOVE U
So short yet so sweet
   
     descriptive words on the sheet
        
             prove nature's beauty




28/02/2019
1...Read More
Categories: descriptive, beauty, dedication, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Reverse Behaviorism
LeftBrain thought powers 
follow RightBrain warm light and cold dark feelings.

Like behavior follows beliefs
follow repeated warm/cold rituals
follow entrenched belief networks
building walls between appositional changes
of positive/negative trend directions
too often complexly confused

With antithetical divine/human
spirit/nature
outside/inside oxymoronic opposition
where ecological true cannot be a false...Read More
Categories: descriptive, green, health, integrity, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Remember My Youth Compare It Now
I lived in the early-mid 70s so very different
being a lonely soul not socially active
lived  in the countryside with not a friend
didn't really mind it as made me selective

This was me living my teens/early 20s
loved going to Wimpy bar...Read More
Categories: descriptive, life, memory, teenage, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Bearfox
There is a girl and I call her Bearfox
And I tell ya, this girl is a hell of a fox
She’s all things funny and all things smart
She tickles my tummy and always comes from the heart
She’s expressive, descriptive, eloquent when...Read More
Categories: descriptive, appreciation, fun, girlfriend, love, magic, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Poet
Shall you amass a wealth of descriptive locutions to plant in your grey matter garden?

Will you give birth to baby eloquence and listen to the wailing vibrations of linguistic infancy while assisting in magnificent growth?

Shall you offer your undying love...Read More
Categories: descriptive, art, desire, passion, poems, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Prose Poetry
Passionet Rejection
reminiscent I fell in love in an instant...
Heart broken became tradition ....
Loyalty non existent.....
I love you with all my soul but the connection u had was fiction...
Now we only exist to torture our true existence...
To think a kiss could be...Read More
Categories: descriptive, beautiful, depression, endurance, heartbreak, heartbroken, poetry, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A DESCRIPTIVE EPIC
pines
    and cedar
liveoak
    and locust
chestnut
hickory
cottonwood
    & tuliptree:
boughs that
crackle
   in the wind
sweet
   &free
flight
    and song
of past&
present:
in
fluid
   movement
of lips
   that kiss
and 
speak
...Read More
Categories: descriptive, imagery,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Competing Cooperative Archetypes
Everyday games we play
grow productive successes
and over consuming failures.

Every day and night
we try to reduce
RightWing dominant overproduction
LeftSoul underconsumption,
Gap growing devolution
of bilateral failing anti-invitation.

Every mutual distrusting day
quick fix addiction
fuels competitive co-dependency.

Every cooperative night
constrains rabid Lose to Lose competitions
spiraling monstrously inhumane growth
of...Read More
Categories: descriptive, earth, games, health, integrity, peace, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Still Asking Why
Refusing to define
Even worse to explain
On the surface descriptive
At its essence mundane
Restating excuses
Ensconcing the lie
The sage waxed poetic
  —you still asking why

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016) 
...Read More
Categories: descriptive, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Eulogy For An Unsung Hero
Eulogy For An Unsung Hero ©

The late John Sidney McCain III,
     now flies with Arrow Smith,
     Babbitt, and Jefferson Airplane
five days shy of his
     eighty second birthday,
 ...Read More
Categories: descriptive, 12th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade, absence,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Muse for Integrity
Cosmic Integrity
as defined and refined by Buckminster Fuller
is ultimate divine synergy,
co-operativity,
regenerativity,
organic wiki-PositivEnergy.

God is love
is grace with gratitude
is PositivEnergy Synergy
Tao of Cosmic Health Integrity.

Universal ZeroPhase Integrity
predicts cooperative profiting Fuller,

"Cosmic intellectual integrity"
LeftEgo with Right SacredEco
reincarnates metaphysical Health Universe.

"Orderly interaccomodation
[acclimation, says Bateson
creolization, says...Read More
Categories: descriptive, health, history, humanity, integrity, muse, science,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Despicable
Despicable

A descriptive word—
That’s always hitting its mark!
Attacks and hurts us . . . 
	Hateful, wicked, and cruel . . . 
Degrades the human spirit!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
June 23, 2017 (Tanka) 
...Read More
Categories: descriptive, allegory, angst, dark, discrimination, evil, hyperbole, prejudice,
Form: Tanka
Redoubtable Pestiferous Nemesis
Affliction with mental illness beasts sans,
     depression, panic/ anxiety
     obsessive compulsive disorder
     didst for most of my lix splitting life zap

psychological state plagued with
    ...Read More
Categories: descriptive, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, emotions,
Form: Bio
Premium Member My Heart's In The Write Place


Dear promising poet,

for me, modern poetry provides a peek into a poet’s inner world. Through this artistic medium, a poet speaks in expressive language of imagery and metaphor conveying varied textures of emotions and observations experienced or imagined.

My advice to...Read More
Categories: descriptive, encouraging, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Prose
Premium Member What Is It
Northerly _ Breeze
Hollow_ Bamboo
Sings_ Sways
Dances_ Rocks
Zephyr_ Plays
Winter_ Tunes 

           Put these together;
                  ...Read More
Categories: descriptive, wind, winter,
Form: Free verse
Two-faced
A tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables. 
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. 
The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the 
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines as the 5th to 8th...Read More
Categories: descriptive, love hurts,
Form: Tyburn
I am a Plain Jane
I am a plain Jane,
a non-descriptive woman
who lives on Dreary Lane,
my world revolves around 
my kitty called Pretty who
was adopted from the lost and found,
I dream of being a beauty queen,
flashing a smile for everyone,
perfect teeth for all to be...Read More
Categories: descriptive, cat,
Form: Rhyme
16 days
Why give up 16days 
To places and faces love forgot 
To the prescriptions of sorrows choas begot
To the floods of humiliations inspired by turbulent times 
To anxiety dangling on a ledge tormented by the exhaustions of fears 
To the falling...Read More
Categories: descriptive, abuse, anger,
Form: Prose