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Familiar Poems

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Peace And Poise
It was mid 60s where I reside, and there was no rain in the forecast                         ...Read More
Categories: familiar, peace,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member The Casualness Of Casualties

In the intimate interlace of chance and fate, in the ultimate interplay of time and place, and with the consummate checkmate of my human dignity, all that is -- is over, in the stormy, swarming space of mere moments.

turbulence rises
as...Read More
Categories: familiar, death, evil, family, fate, life, love, violence,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member A Woman's Love
In her nightgown and faded PJ.s at the kitchen sink, she stood
Always regular as clockwork, just like, I so expected she would

Table set, toast in the rack, and, a glass of fresh fruit juice too
The cornflake box left ajar, to...Read More
Categories: familiar, appreciation, beautiful, encouraging, tribute, wife,
Form: Couplet
Our Love
That I love you
You have indeed tasted
And found this truth; 
In return
I shall not beg for your love.
You have never said you love me, 
I shall not shame you; 
I shall keep you believed
As such, 
People prefer to hear, 
They...Read More
Categories: familiar, love,
Form: Free verse
Here we go again
Here we go again

Here we go again

The question of feelings confusion

No one thought something begins

May star brightens the day

Felt the need of “come what may”

Why do I feel this again?

Does familiar air persist again?

Makes my heart beats begin.

Oh! Let’s things...Read More
Categories: familiar, autumn, blue, crush, for her, for him,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Coming home
‘Coming home’

I think you say, in English, ‘I will be coming home’,
When you write a letter, or use the telephone,
But surely that must also mean, that you were there before,
With possessions and your Family, and a key for your front...Read More
Categories: familiar, appreciation, blessing, destiny, society,
Form: Acrostic
Sounds of war
There is rumbling in the skies
It’s not thunder
Babies sound a chorus of cries
Where is mother?

They have mastered the drill
To take cover
Prayer the only sanctuary, they stay still
Survive or wander

There is no heat to keep them warm
There is just rapid fire
They...Read More
Categories: familiar, conflict, confusion, death, peace, people, war, world,
Form: Rhyme
When the whole wide world shrinks
I am not taking about an apocalypse
I am not talking about humanity’s ultimate collapse
I am not talking about shores battling oceans
This is not about earthquakes inhaling hurricanes

This is about the threats to everyday relationships
The rupture of the tapestry of phratry...Read More
Categories: familiar, absence, freedom, friend, friendship, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Rhyme

This one time I know I was  caught below the belt
No doubt I got it wrong and I'm far from my best
My last chilling and coin now I've lost to the bet
Without the...Read More
Categories: familiar, death, desire, fate, history, memory, remember,
Form: ABC
The day has run its course
The sun and moon
Change shifts as stars
Illuminate the sky.
Deep in thought as I
Comfortably rest,
My holographic world
Takes hold as
Hypothalamus gears downshift
To easy rider smooth
Cruise mode and I drift
Off to sleep.
My spirit rises freely as
I look back...Read More
Categories: familiar, dream, feelings, sleep, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member War and Peace: That Midst Nations And Nationals

War and Peace, a classical fiction by Leo Tolstoy, first published as Voyna I Mir in 1865–69. This picturesque reflection of early 19th-century Russian culture saw as its power of vivid detail and change from subconscious interpretation, is commonly viewed...Read More
Categories: familiar, allegory, angst, life, marriage, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Hand written cardboard signs
Held up by soiled hands
Asking for food, for change.
New to the game and still clean
Rookie looking like
He just went out for a walk
Stood curbside
Taking tips from the veteran.
His anguish ridden face
Spoke volumes.
No huddle necessary
Just teamwork setting up...Read More
Categories: familiar, 10th grade, 11th grade, 8th grade, humanity,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Parallel

Evening arrived scattering snowflakes,
I sought a solitary
Through winter’s barren woods
Made magical this night
With glittering snow
Gracing every empty branch
Each twig
In the muffled silence of a downy dusk
And, thinking that I walked
Enfolded in the snowy twilight,
Only with myself,
I overlooked the footprints
Slowly walking...Read More
Categories: familiar, friend, friendship, loss, snow,
Form: Free verse
My Image

The outline is familiar,
The flicker in the eyes too;
The receding hairline and
The twitching of the nose;
The quiver of the lips and
The pressure on the jaws;
All of them are familiar.

In the early morning light
Whenever I meet you
I see this picture etched
In...Read More
Categories: familiar, image,
Form: Free verse
Why Is It That
Why is it that
in a dream, he found himself awake—
walking trancelike in a haze—
knowing someone he has never met?
So special. 
They live;
They love,
and they are one. 

Then, in a moment, 
it all ends, and he is awake
in this life—not the...Read More
Categories: familiar, lost love,
Form: Free verse
born beneath a tangle of stars

cream cry Hamal

blood-warm straw

away in a manger

the whistle of distant collie


but all too soon

a frosty breeze chews the nostrils

the farmed proletariat

mass in trucks with fear

spindle limbs hacked, knife hung on a hook


dragging her...Read More
Categories: familiar, animal, culture, environment, food, life, murder, violence,
Form: Free verse
Faded Crossings
The sun went down before mid day. 
And left me just walking away.
To feel the darkness cover me.
And wonder if I'll ever see.

The light of day has a new shade.
Since that day that the devil made.
A momentary lapse of love.
Where...Read More
Categories: familiar, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
While I stand in the crowd 
I miss the familiar shout and cheer,
I have come to greet you, O Spring!
You have filled my garden again
With bright colours
And its air, with inspiring scents. 
Soon, there will be fruits to pick
And I...Read More
Categories: familiar, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Even Now
From my window
   I can hear,
The crying of
   a baby near.
A mother's voice
   then softly chimes,
The verses from
   familiar rhymes.
And with the words
   of Rock-a-bye,
No longer do
   I...Read More
Categories: familiar, childhood, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poindexter and His Minion
She had no one but Poindexter but he was more than enough
As a cat he was a force to contend with and rather wily and tough
It is Valentine’s Day and it is only these two supportive friends.
He is waiting patiently...Read More
Categories: familiar, cat,
Form: Rhyme
The Church

You are my church
I am on my knees for you
Bowing my head
I pray I pray I pray for your peace
I throw coins at your pleas for reconstruction
Your congregation look at me with sympathetic eyes
I make sacrifice after sacrifice 
Because I...Read More
Categories: familiar, addiction, drink, drug, faith, relationship, religion, sad
Form: Prose
Torches Tied
With queries and questions
for a year-long protracted night,
understanding came in a instant,
I believed.

Going home, alone, accompanied 
by a weird, unfamiliar light;
I drove off a familiar cliff.
They bereaved.

Finding a monastery, a mansion
designed by spirit, not by might
home amid thousands 
We received.

February...Read More
Categories: familiar, 11th grade, allusion, bereavement, heaven, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ghosts in the Snow

The drifts move their white-weight
as if the heaps themselves
were snow-plows
Again the sky falls,
the packed mounds 
are erased and remodeled 
under a new wind-planted labor.

I understand that ghosts
linger in familiar rooms.
When the world is a white-out
and perception forgets color,
the departed draw...Read More
Categories: familiar, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Empty Vessels
My words are empty vessels,
As a bottle on the sea,
Filling up with nothing,
As they mean nothing to me.
Each line, neglected children,
That have died beneath my pen,
Why bother light a candle,
Just to set it in the wind?
I’m trapped beneath a shipwreck,
That...Read More
Categories: familiar, art, dark, inspiration, loss,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
This doubt disease

This doubt disease 

This doubt disease 
Oh, it tingles all your extremities 
Pulsating through the very existence of you
In control of your every move dragging you with such ease. 
The raging blood flows when you feel...Read More
Categories: familiar, addiction,
Form: I do not know?