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Iambic Pentameter Poems

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Premium Member Heaven Portends
Fall's snow has melted; lawns once more are clear
   But grass has turned to mud and trees aren't bare
While warmer air now makes new buds appear
   With leaves on sidewalks soaked through everywhere

The skies are gray,...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, dark, night, symbolism,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Approaching Winter
Tree branches bare, the ground no longer soft
The robin's song plucked from the chilly air
All flowers faded, scents not borne aloft
A gust of wind twirls brittle leaves nowhere

The sky's a vicious shade of gray this day
A hint of snow enveloped...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, introspection, loss, weather, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Come in, dear friend
All heaven's hosts rise early Autumn nights
A million stars a-twinkling merrily
The moon reflecting sun's diurnal light
Silhouetting lovers, snuggling cozily

My fireplace crackles, warming slippered toes 
A whistle from the kettle on the stove 
The doorbell rings; in cold like this, who...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, friend, night, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Mystic Colour's Blight
If amber green haze may comfort me now,
in the pit of distress without counsel. 
And rampant me strength from this soulless life, 
where one is betrothed to bitter lament. 
Memories gather dust in closet door, 
fears scurry fast on cranium...Read More
Categories: anxiety, depression, faith, freedom, hope,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Categories: culture, fashion, music, science fiction, song, sound,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Premium Member Love's Dawn
The rooster's crow warns me that dawn has come
My sleepy eyes resist my need to rise
I blindly reach for her but she is gone
Then hear a sound that much to my surprise
Reveals she hasn't left but still is near
The sound...Read More
Categories: day, night, romantic love,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Mary Mary
Mary, Mary how contrary
why does your garden grow?
with old tin cans and frying pans
and muddy boots all in a row.

Car piled high with spider's webs
Their spindly smiles, their lovely legs.
Come and say 'Good mourn ye all'
'We live here now and...Read More
Categories: fruit, garden, humorous, september, sister,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Traversing veiled and hazy twilight sleep
My thoughts meander and begin to creep 
Through channels only visible at night
Unleashing fears kept harnessed by the light 

When faces reappear from deep within 
In shame, remorse enhances my chagrin
To face the truths of...Read More
Categories: anxiety, loss, lost love, sorrow, wisdom,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Climate Change
When dragging my feet through the rising tide:
a deluge from a hurricane, decry.
I’m finding comfort that you’re by my side:
life’s flotsam and its jetsam may pass by.
With waters which inexorably lap,
the climate change all energy did sap.

Make IT Six Poetry...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member They do not see the inner you
Do not give up when others tell you to
The so-called experts cannot see your heart
They clearly do not see the inner you

They have their own agendas to pursue
Their brush-offs analyzed will fall apart
Do not give up when others tell you...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, care, motivation, wisdom,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Read the Fine Print
The Johnson's found the house they'd dreamed about
They signed the papers happy as could be
But when they read the find print, they did shout
Their interest rate balloon they hadn't seen

They tried to sell the house, but had no luck
So with...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, house, loss, love, money,
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member A Snowless Day
The trill of the Nightingale 
Reminded me of sleep—
As my mind began its wandering 
Through a vale of downy sweep.

And I became a Poet,
In my imagistic style—
Sharing tea with Emily,
If only for awhile.

Then the stars became as diamonds,
A billion-one, or...Read More
Categories: dream, poetry, snow,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member True Warmth
Please don't mistake a smile for warmth, it's not
   Behind the surgeon's smile sure lurks a knife
That pal at work you hang out with a lot
   Will cut your heart out, ruin your very life

When young,...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, care, friendship, judgement, love,
Form: Sonnet
A canopy of gold

Religion has been privatised like gas
I know in church we still can hear the Mass
Yet  no Chaplain comes to dying men
I did my best alone without a plan.

Inside the  holy sanctuary  bare
I became both priest and comforter
I...Read More
Categories: absence, adventure, allusion, angel, angst, appreciation, blessing,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Something Amiss
Our hopes sky high, we drove along the coast
We'd ask our folks their blessing for to wed
The bridge was out, perhaps the first signpost
Yet neither of us felt the slightest dread...

When we arrived, we felt something amiss
Our parents' faces ashen,...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, religion, sad love, wedding,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member I Yearn for You
When all is still, with children tucked in bed
I yearn for you, in aching visions real
Fantastic thoughts are wont to fill my head
I call your name, and wait with breathless zeal...

The planets and the stars, within our reach
With you near...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, night, romantic love, stars,
Form: Ottava rima
Rocky Roads
If rocky roads lead to destinations
more desirable than people travel,
circuitous* route brings revelations.
The mystery en route to unravel:
how to successfully traverse gravel.
The view from the top is worth the effort,
and the accolade your office adorns.
Alienate† men: they will take...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, analogy, success,
Form: Quintain (English)
Indomitable Penitentameter

Take away lusts dark sleep of shallow dust.
Me, to emerge-crowned, both righteous and just.
Take the poison from my hollow likeness.
Away, this venom that bleeds to mine own.
Lusts serpents have bitten at my carcass.
Dark penetrations wallow in this crown.
Sleep is my...Read More
Categories: deep,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Adieu to Romance
Leaves hang limply from thirsty tree branches
   No breeze dares bestir them, foul is the air
The grass lies dying, a faded sere brown
   No bird his song warbles, flies thickly abound

Tired pups on streets lie, their...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, loss, romance, summer, sun,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Archie Bunker - Limerick

Archie had words for each situation,
he would say them without hesitation;
like my sediments meat head,
or in a pigs dye, he said;
my bus has sailed was his explanation !

February 5, 2019

Poetry/Limerick/Archie Bunker 
Copyright Protected, ID 19-1172-670-02
All Rights Reserved.  Written under...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Greyhound After Midnight - CONTEST
(saw a mistake with a rhyme and just now revised this)

I’m on a Greyhound bus – six hours till dawn
It’s late and dark. I think that I must be
the only passenger whose light is on.
I’ll keep that tiny light trained...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, travel,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Tomb of Ancient Bloom
The Friar's Heel beside the way
tilting toward the stones arrayed
at Stonehenge where the Devil played
and tossed the monolith that day.

Zareba formed of massive stones,
encircled 'round the Devil's throne;
but on the meadow Heaven owned 
transparent light of Angels shone.

Back to the...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, religious,
Form: Monorhyme
Mute In Trance Of Rapture CONTEST Edited


In the island of life I like to be
soaked in drizzle of cool serenity,
find at the still depth within a new me.
Out of recluse it’s my reality,
in lone insight I lose duality.

As full moon moves slow...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, emotions, how i feel, life, loneliness, silence,
Form: Quintain (English)
Maniacal madman manacled me
Ironclad choke hold tightened
around pencil necked geek
stranglehold noose asphyxiated
courtesy mailer daemon freak

specifically America Online
server gremlin sought out meek
resplendently attired as Doctor sheikh
wordsmith scouted out as weak

cussed link within human league
surprisingly springing thru Lenovo
external screen, simulating sneak
issuing nary soundcloud when tweek

king...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, baptism,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member How Robin Hood Strove to do Good
To right the wrongs he saw did Robin strive
It wasn't fair that peasants were so poor
He robbed the rich, helped keep the poor alive

Shot arrows sharp and swift, his aim was sure
Though honor's glory did not Robin lure

But that he...Read More
Categories: iambic pentameter, change, hero, society,
Form: Rhyme Royal

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