Laureate Poems

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Premium Member Poet Wanted
Poet Wanted

Poet wanted, please apply within,
That’s something you’ll never see.
It’s not easy trying to earn a living,
Rhyme and reasoning with poetry.
 
How can I achieve Poet Laureate,
If I can’t get my foot in the door,
Never ‘gonna’ be Hughes or Betjeman,
Or...Read More
Categories: laureate, humor, poems, poetry, word play,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: L 50 - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams
UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: L (50) - Tongue-Teasers

The « early bird catches the worm » only because the worm has not woken up yet.

« I don’t love you ! I hated your father ! » - must be the real reason why...Read More
Categories: laureate, art, humor, irony, women, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member So Spaced
So Spaced!

She's Spaced, first Lunar Laureate, 'Colon'ized Moon,'
Who knows how many sing her tune,
Her beauty flows in ancient rhyme, gives voice to time,
Word's gravitas, with firmament unsung before,
Where rust's an unknown metaphor.

Moon has no seasons, though it spins, knows no...Read More
Categories: laureate, friendship, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLVII - Tongue-Twisting Epigrams
UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLVII - Tongue Twisters

If you want to « have » your cake and « eat » it at one and the same time, simple enough, just split it into two equal parts like an isosceles triangle into two...Read More
Categories: laureate, england, humor, satire, sensual,
Form: Epigram
Rats Mine Poetic Submissions Once Again Deemed Floccinaucinihilipilification
Rats! Mine Poetic Submissions Once Again Deemed Floccinaucinihilipilification
/?fläks??nôs??ni?hil??pil?fi'kaSH?n/
(floc·ci·nau·ci·ni·hil·i·pil·i·fi·ca·tion)

Countless declined submissions of mine,
tipping scales massive
Earth Atlas shrugged,
(he nonchalantly shouldered
1.317 × 10^25 lbs)

sends storied ambition plummeting
millstone yoked neck analogous
to bajillion pound weight
thus yours truly
doth modify expectations

absolute zero prospect
I will posthumously
attain poet laureate...Read More
Categories: laureate, blue, dream, paradise, prayer, smart, tribute, voyage,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member Poetry in Hot Pants
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Miss Sharpy
Life of the Party
Two lines only
Poetess Laureate

5/11/2019
9:30Pm
...Read More
Categories: laureate, humorous, poetess,
Form: I do not know?
message in a bottle
I have a chance
(if things pan out)
to climb the local ladder.
Assistant to a Laureate
in poetic matters. 

Wish me luck,
at least a fall that
leaves me writing better;
but if I fly,
cheer me on
earning all my letters....Read More
Categories: laureate, art,
Form: I do not know?
numb
Floor to ceiling, wall to wall, world to world,
Bouncing from dimension to dimension,
Stranded in the space that is nowhere,
Unsure if this is wake or sleep,
Unsure which option is reality,
Rapid fire stillness,
The love child of sanity and insanity.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, confusion,
Form: Free verse
scars
I loved you the best I could,
Your scars were so deep and so old,
I could not see them and you could remember,
I love you,
This time love was not enough.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
In Love
The moment I met you I knew,
I would never fall in love again, 
When my spirit amplified,
my heart felt at home,
Love lifted me,
I must, from this point forward, always rise in love.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, girlfriend, love, relationship,
Form: Free verse
4D
At a right angle to all that is known,
Exists an unknown that remains,
glimpsed through the windows of dreams,
Remaining un-real until one dares to climb out the window.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Snow globe
Reality has flipped upside down,
Fist pounding on glass for release,
What descends is not glitter nor snow,
Fractured fragments of reality,
Tomorrow will be created from these pieces,
Today will be lived amidst the debris.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, confusion, goodbye, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
foreverness
Today is similar to yesterday,
Quite possibly a preview of tomorrow,
Repetition of sameness,
Highlighting moments of miracle.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, miracle, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
idle
The answers don’t seem to match the questions,
The lesson have not been fully learned,
The struggle continues, the progress is real,
Pressing on seems the course, 
And standing still remains an option.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, faith,
Form: Free verse
where
Crawling slowly into the notion,
Undeterred by obstacles before me,
Pressing onward with determined uncertainty,
Seeking guidance where none appears,
Pressing on shedding fears.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
oops
Innocence blows in as the coldness of the wind,
Igniting an internal fire,
Washing away on the rays of sunlight,
To be consumed by evening moon glow.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Poetry Convention
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to beautiful Zurich Switzerland and the First Annual Poetry Soup Convention. Welcome poets, linguists, scribes, metrists and rhymers. Welcome poets from Canada, the UK, U.S.A., Australia and many other countries from around the...Read More
Categories: laureate, poetry,
Form: Prose
reality
I collided with a door that should not be,
My disbelief in the door did not cease its existence,
Reality augments and causes pain in my face,
And the door remains locked.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, faith,
Form: Free verse
unreal
Through doors and windows,
Further and further inward,
Pushing limits until inward becomes outward,
And miracles unfold into reality.
...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
music
In the music of life there will be sound and rest,
In every day there will be work and rest,
The contrast is important,
Finding the balance is the test.

...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, life,
Form: Rhyme
Trauma
At that moment,
My soul fractured,
Recognizing my broken self seared my senses,
Each piece cut as I picked it up,
Healing will come not from wishing away the cracks,
But accepting the pieces with the cracks as my new self.


Gazing through broken spectacles at...Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, celebration, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Eden
An apple bitten,
Exiled from the garden of love,
Innocently wise....Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, creation, lost love, love,
Form: Haiku
I Am Black History
From Africa to America spanning the world, quite possibly
My DNA struggled to survive to make me,
My existence is a testament to survival fitness,
My life is to nurture the future and bear witness, the past,
My name is the name to property...Read More
Categories: laureate, beautiful, black african american, courage, future, inspirational,
Form: Couplet
Up
The metaphorical rooster crows,
Rise and shine,
There is a hammer to be swung,
It is time to build the world I planned,
From the dreams I dreamt....Read More
Categories: laureate, black african american, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Aloof Waft Ting Thru Spiritus Mundi
While rummaging, mining,
and distilling me gray matter,
stoking mentality activates
oft time surprising me,
where unexpected novel

cognizance never abates,
I experienced becoming
linkedin with cosmic fates,
sans collective unconscious
soul of the universe,
and chanced to espy,

(albeit only a trimmed speck),
the spirit of William Butler Yeats
considered one of...Read More
Categories: laureate, adventure, allusion, appreciation, celebration, crazy, dream, imagery,
Form: Free verse