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Espousing Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem The Sixties Tom Wright Lyric Lyric espousing, america, conflict, courage, fear,
Premium Member Poem I Picture the Grim Reaper Dragging Her Out Caren Krutsinger Light Verse Light Verse espousing, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem The Optimistic Hopeful Death Dance Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse espousing, 10th grade, 11th grade,
What if Gordon Martin Free verse Free verse espousing, courage,
Premium Member Poem Just Get Over It and Move On Tom Wright Lyric Lyric espousing, how i feel, me,
Premium Member Poem One Way to Heaven Tom Wright Couplet Couplet espousing, faith, god, jesus,
Divine Heathen Lurches Philosophical matthew harris Free verse Free verse espousing, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem My Grand Mommy Says Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse espousing, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Truth Sheryl Martin Masnavi Masnavi espousing, faith, religious, spiritual,
The house that Jack Built Mark Miller Free verse Free verse espousing, anxiety, fear, , Lullaby,
Premium Member Poem Seven Failures Of The Modern Pulpit Carol Connell Crown of Sonnets Crown of Sonnets espousing, bible, christian, conflict, corruption,
Cakes Got a Beef Freddie Robinson Jr. Narrative Narrative espousing, growth, leadership, science fiction,
Premium Member Poem Violence, The Norm Gregory R Barden Free verse Free verse espousing, anger, hate, philosophy, violence,
The Mad Man In The Corner Roy Merritt Rhyme Rhyme espousing, angst, anniversary, anxiety, conflict,
Premium Member Poem Red Sky over Cairo Debbie Guzzi Free verse Free verse espousing, anxiety, fear, travel,
Echoes Christy Teas Free verse Free verse espousing, deep,
Happiness Lies Within Anthony Amero Free verse Free verse espousing, allegory, drug,
Beauty and Brains Ramesh Deshpande Free verse Free verse espousing, beauty, confusion, wisdom, ,
A Wish Maria Cecilia San Juan Quatrain Quatrain espousing, sympathy, life,
Cocooned Amy Green Carpe Diem Carpe Diem espousing, confusion, me,
RAIN RETURS J.KOLADI SAMSON Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse espousing, imagination, rain, love, rain,
Faux Nebiim Eugene Harvey Rhyme Rhyme espousing, religion,
RAIN RETURNS J.KOLADI SAMSON Romanticism Romanticism espousing, lost love, rain, love,
The Wrath of Reason Marlon Ferguson Lyric Lyric espousing, angst,
Tae a Cherry Alex Gardiner Quatrain Quatrain espousing, nature, song, song,
Forever Lies Eugene Harvey Rhyme Rhyme espousing, introspection, life,
Romeo and Juliet: Immortal Love Stephen Parker Elegy Elegy espousing, devotion
Premium Member Poem My Hero - My Dad Robert L. Hinshaw Rhyme Rhyme espousing, family, father, hero, old,
Futility Albert Ahearn Couplet Couplet espousing, peace, philosophy, war
Premium Member Poem Small Town Hero Robert L. Hinshaw Rhyme Rhyme espousing, death
Premium Member Poem Vignette-Love and Devotion Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick Narrative Narrative espousing, dedication

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Espousing Poem Example

Red Sky over Cairo

A lifetime of waiting, stacks of National
Geographic half as tall as me, piled on
every step. A girl with nothing to do but dream.

The yellow-black jackets buzzed, I flowered
as I turned the pages. The relics of Tutankhamun
fascinated: gold, turquoise, lapis and the slaves
in mud-brick houses they live in still.

I longed to be the Pharaoh’s daughter;
I kohled my eyes.

Egypt called to me. Pyramids, deserts baking,
heat mirages, and oases of palms with still blue water.

The twenty-first century’s reality is far different.
Cairo teems with discontent, Mubarak’s campaign
posters hung from each lamppost.
Two weeks before the Arab Spring, I was there.
The only safety found behind the gun-guarded,
razor-wired gates of the upper class, and even then—

A country espousing religious freedom was killing
Coptic Christians in the streets, and bombing churches.
Cairo’s one poster child synagogue stood empty,
except for tourists—dark, decorative, haunting,
full of tales of Christ’s sojourn in Egypt?

The pyramids rose hen-pecked by pollution
through a surreal orange sky. Masked women
walk the male dominated streets. Women
live in fear in or out of the hijab.

The majesty of yesteryear, the pyramid of Giza
squats like a discard in the ashtray of desert.
Vendors and tourist litter the site.
Baksheesh is the only God in Egypt,
baksheesh and the horded water of the Nile.


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