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Premium Member The Homebrewed Sourtoe Cocktail
Written on January 26, 2020
By Gail DeBole

Drink up daredevils!
It’s not a joke.
The human toe in your drink 
Is not just taking a soak. 

It’s challenged many drinkers 
And many have exclaimed, 
“Ewwww, What’s going on? 
And who has been maimed?”...Read More
Categories: human, adventure, humor,
Form: Rhyme

Recalcitrant rhymester demonstrates reasonable raillery
Wily wordsmith wields wisdom and wit
renders requiem welcoming thee to visit,
no matter foisting poetic riffraff (mine)
necessitates applying figurative tourniquet
to staunch potential

life threatening hemorrhage
oozing out fifty shades of
your gray cerebral moon unit,
thus best be extremely cautious
heed warning to preserve
self interest and...Read More
Categories: human, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
In our quest to find what our hearts yearn for
We stumble on rough paths and dust roads
Not knowing quiet exactly where we heading
Uncertainties plaque our minds and like a disease 
It brings us to our knees praying for love
I say...Read More
Categories: human, angel, boyfriend, crush, cry, faith,
Form: ABC
A Familial Condition

Disgruntled, they come to me as bit-parts
ripped from black and white movies. 
Mad aunt Anastasia, who should have been a nun.
One of her hands will not touch her,
the other has been carried off
by wolfish priests.
The Holy Ghost has pickled her...Read More
Categories: human, poetry,
Form: Free verse
The Poetry Gallery
Walking through the contemporary gallery of poems as theme,
where images are painted by the soul with words in a frame.
The calming thoughts like woven sound of streams,
the innermost sense in philosophical conduct it seems.
Pictures and images expressing those radical hues,
suspended...Read More
Categories: human, 12th grade, appreciation, happiness, immigration, motivation,
Form: Ballade

The Colors of the Half Man Half Beast
A sketch of cimarron 
shades: an appollyon emerges,
her spectre arms reach

like the charcoal bones
of the wild, the webbed trees.
Their silhouette absorbed

into the night clasp 
the edge of the curved
slice of moon, cocaine

colored and as potent.
For ancient stories are spun
within its...Read More
Categories: human, allah, allusion, angst, color, death,
Form: Haiku
Someday soon
Oh! Someday soon we well travel beyond the stars.
Bypassing Jupiter, Venus and even Mars.
We will freely fly away beyond the sun,
and the moon.

Oh! Someday soon Jesus Christ, our beloved
Bride Groom will appear.  In the middle of
the cloudy air. ...Read More
Categories: human, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric

My heart skips a beat and I lose my breath
When I think of his life of sacrifice
And his crusade for human rights
Leading the revolution against apartheid
With rare tenacity and might
A lawyer by trade a pacifist by nature
Standing for truth and...Read More
Categories: human, africa, appreciation, celebrity, courage, freedom, integrity, wisdom,
Form: Ode
Love Letter From The Soul XLIV

she came

she finally came out 
out of the dark, the shadow
cut down from the rope that binds
leaving just The Word behind

we are blind when we don't see

not the surface but the grains
of time, of circumstance
leading and misleading
followers only looking for...Read More
Categories: human, love,
Form: Narrative
Doggie Talk
Of late I find myself talking to my dog – 
just “baby talk” at first. Then my familiar 
grown-up vocabulary, and nothing beyond
a dog’s mental grasp, of course, so that 
it quickly gets his attention, perking his ears 
to...Read More
Categories: human, dog, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Queen of the Willows and the Woods
Queen of the willows, ferns, shadows and moss.
Her miniature dragon perched on her lap with pleasure,
Both together adding to verdant forest a duo treasure.
Unclear to the feral and fey which one is the boss.

Lady green velvet in her almost totally...Read More
Categories: human, nature,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Songs of the Heart
There is a song within the heart
made of a glowing trusting faith.
Its melody sweet dulcet sounds
and with each word delight imparts
deep down inside where is resounds
is lovely music it can make
more than one human heart can take.
Sometimes the songs are...Read More
Categories: human, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme

Was a virgin
long time
waited until he
pulled back that veil;
He kissed me for the first time.

I, never wanted to be
Handled nor touched,
he being my first,
I became weak, for the musk of him.
Innocence replaced with lust.

Through him, I learned to...Read More
Categories: human, feelings, graduate, journey, missing you,
Form: Burlesque
Our Yin And Our Yang
Concepts we describe as being human are only that which we can experience of universal impressions in degrees of Yin and Yang with a balance and expression aside of us and at the expense of the collectively agreed upon definitions....Read More
Categories: human, allusion, analogy, emotions, gender, identity, irony, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Body Language
The body language of my dog, about his only way
To tell me what is going on, and how he spent his day
He smiles at me and shows his teeth, it goes against the grain
He knows I do it when I'm...Read More
Categories: human, animal, humor,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member What if cup cakes could eat human beings And Dogs drove Cars- -
What if cup cakes?
Would eat humans!

What would the world be like?

What if dogs drove cars
And cats and mouse drunk from the same jar...

What if the moon were really cheese?
What, just what would it mean?
Mice and Rats now would be Lunar...Read More
Categories: human, analogy, caregiving, conflict, confusion, fantasy, funny, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member True Love CONTEST
Is there such a thing as true?
Love exist no questions asked
Yet is true really real?
Love is essential and necessary

I guess you can call it, True Love
There are many types of true love
I love your outfit and new shoes
That’s the truth...Read More
Categories: human, love, true love,
Form: Free verse
God Is
God is

the snowflake that falls in mid-winter
the sun that sets over a vast blue sea
the smile on a child's face
creator of the human race.

God is

the wind that blows from the north
the electric lightning and fierce thunder
the hand that holds the...Read More
Categories: human, christian, creation, earth, giving, god, religion,
Form: Free verse
Nature and truth

I love the mountain, and the shining sun
And the curved hills, clear waters run

The misty mornings, a craving for dawns 
When the leaves of the Fall, burnt and gone

The silent leafy tree as her boughs...Read More
Categories: human, beauty, education, nature, poetry, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
A soldier dies-a mother cries, a heart broken, words left unspoken,
So young a soldier laid to rest, a shiny medal upon his chest.

A soldier dies-a lover weeps, a memory now for her to keep,
so young a soldier to fight and...Read More
Categories: human, bereavement, child, conflict, courage, hero, soldier, war,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Interface

100 seconds to midnight
implosion imminent
or irreverent interface


"One Thing" / Dave Gahan & The  Soulsavers

1. Interface / synonyms:

affiliate, ally, associate, combine, confederate, hang together. band (together), collaborate, concert, concur, conjoin, conspire, cooperate, join, league, team (up), unite. Connive. More
Categories: future, humanity, love,
Form: Senryu
The Kiss
It has been with me my whole long life,
Wafted on the gentle breezes of the wind,
It's followed me;
Down the ragged pathways of my mind.

It was in the rain that washed the parched places in my heart,
And I found it yet...Read More
Categories: human, analogy, beauty, war, water, wind, wisdom, world,
Form: Prose Poetry
Beltanes night:the fairy dance
Beltane’s Night
On the eve of Beltane
The Earth’s call rang across hill and heather, towards ford and cliff
From tree to river the door calls, spirits of earth so fair,
Heard by elf and pixie, awakening the dryads in their trees of old....Read More
Categories: human, fairy,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member No Poetry
Oh where could one sweet person go
          Who craves a phrase to ebb and flow
               Or meanings'...Read More
Categories: human, appreciation, philosophy, poems, poetess, poetry, poets, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Apparently in possession of the secret of happiness,
in harmony with the powers of earth and sky,
cowed and bored herself by the world of human adults.

So many things that must be miserably discarded,
expelled from the mind, from reason

...Now "She" lives her...Read More
Categories: human, dream,
Form: Prose Poetry