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Premium Member Bothersome Bedbugs

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Categories: light poetry, light, poetry,
Form: Alliteration

Premium Member Their poetry stays with us
A Poet comes, a Poet goes
Their poetry stays with us
   A candle's lit, its flame burns bright
   Pauses, flickers, vanishes in the night
      Ghostly outline traced, lingering light

A Poet comes, a...Read More
Categories: light poetry, light, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Travel Light
* This poem was written for a contest originally, but was used by Professor Anne-Marie Thornton of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, to teach her WAR POETRY class in the spring semester of 2017. My sincere thanks to her and...Read More
Categories: light poetry, child, children, loss, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
An Epistle to Light
Dear Light
Fairest of ‘em all
Beam your blinding rays
Chase me
And spark another you in me
To end my reign
Dispel me into the shadows
Let the new you
Glow with your grace
And my darkened eyes
Tear with disgrace
Spring forth
Gush out 
Like a fountain of you
Chase away
Drown...Read More
Categories: light poetry, anxiety, art, dark, emotions, light, poetry,
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: light poetry, poetry,
Form: Prose

Premium Member The Power Is Out
The power is out
but rather than pout
I'll sit down and write a few rhymes

It makes me so happy
to write something snappy
when life throws me lemons or limes

My eccentricity
denied electricity
comes out in the open to play

Without hesitation
my imagination
shall leave quite a...Read More
Categories: light poetry, humorous, light, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
The Duality of WoMan
The Duality of WoMan

I’ve been trying to decide if I am good or bad,
But the truth is I am each in equal yet separate states of mind.

I have been trying to do good and do nothing bad,
But the fact is...Read More
Categories: light poetry, dark, life, light, poetry, riddle, truth, wisdom,
Form: Bio
Evasive splashes rise and fall
Leaving but a trace of mist
To reflect
The taste of awe
For gaping jaws to admit

Could it have been?
Pointers light the way
While the house stares on as the willow
With pursed lips and nothing to say

Catch a slice in...Read More
Categories: light poetry, house, inspirational love, light, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Stream Of Motion
Stream Of Motion

Oh, Scooter S-6, how you ride!
   So slick and smooth, you slither, slide.
One foot on top, the second spurs
   your sporty spin that stirs and whirs.

Oh, Scooter S-6, how you glide!
   You...Read More
Categories: light poetry, funny,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Komorebi Land Where Poems Are Made

The Land Where Poems Are Made
Chorus chords of
Sounds mutter, iambically
Especially forming tongues throughout the ages
To give birth to rhyme in metered rages
Ancient rants, bellow from the depths
Of hollowed souls, needing to be refueled
As a lamp that all...Read More
Categories: light poetry, beauty, inspiration, inspirational, light, poetry,
Form: Verse

the midnight shift counter
truckers load padded stools
facing pretty young waitress

behind one’s back a pop tart
dressed in halloween gown
drunk with gusto she plops
and out flies all her découtage

the truckers didn’t enjoy
the peep show in the night
their eyes sipping...Read More
Categories: light poetry, halloween, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Elusive Poet
No rhyme
	This time.

	Still naught.

Read books
	Got looks.

Brain nap
	A sap?

More rest
	Flunked test.

	Not fine.

Didn’t learn
	Still yearn.

Free verse
	Got worse.


Tried hard
	No bard!

10/29/17...Read More
Categories: light poetry, fun, humor, journey, light, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BEE-HAVE

church was abuzz      with matrimonial mass

and we were mesmerized       by the goofy voice

of the master        of ceremonial priest    ...Read More
Categories: light poetry, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member I'm Traveling Light
I have a flash for you ...

Think you can hang with me??
I doubt it ... I keep a pretty quick pace, if you know what I mean!
I may be very small, but I'm pretty special ...
Just the knowledge of my...Read More
Categories: light poetry, light, science,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Travelling Light

Don’t pack your shoes, clothing, or any jewelry.
In fact, leave your wallet and your keys.
Even leave your laptop and your cell phones
with all their data that you’ve stored on them.
Bring no coat or sweater. I don’t know how the weather
will...Read More
Categories: light poetry, destiny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Travelling Light
Whispers of a love lost 
under the harvest moon-
for my life was vanished.

Baggage too  h e a v y  with 
belongings of blame, 
chest full of memories-
stuffed with anguish and self-pity.
I’ve was caught in between...Read More
Categories: light poetry, angst, confidence, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Left It All Behind
Left It All Behind

Left it all behind!
hadn’t planned it
just sorta…. well…..
felt that shadow
creeping closer,
a chill……. following 
my every movement,
an icy angst
crystallizing memory,
shades….. slowly drawing
on the windows
of the soul.
No ticket
No boarding pass
No tomorrow
Left it all behind.


submitted to – Travelling Light –...Read More
Categories: light poetry, age, dark,
Form: Free verse

lightning, streaked bare-naked, across the nighttime sky.
free form
full on
a roar of thunder-adulation along the lune’s running path.
the stars blushed, twinkling out whistling tunes.
woot woot
go on
woot woot
exposed in magnificent display of albino cheeks.
the lampooning lamppost likewise exposes...Read More
Categories: light poetry, storm,
Form: Personification
Keep Your Head Up
Watch the tide rise and fall
Just to know you're alive
No one sees what I see
They don't know what I hide
It's easy to drown
In the doubts of your mind
But we're not backing down 
'Til the sun warms the sky
Keep your head...Read More
Categories: light poetry, encouraging, hope, light, poetry, strength, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE JEDI MASTER

My grocery bag stares at me as if
I’m the enemy. Hans Solo holds his
gun, the Wookie towers over him.
Princess Leia clings to his walking
furball waist. Carrie, draped in white,
like now, six feet under, boys still
ogling her and her...Read More
Categories: light poetry, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Poet's Philosophy
i write metric verse    therefore iamb....Read More
Categories: light poetry, humor, light, poetry,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member WE GO IN THEATER

water-gloss of sink
not built for impressive show
reels roll in restroom

light poetry
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Categories: light poetry, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member MEDIA blah blah blah
MEDIA blah blah blah

pixels preened
behind the screen
                  bovine’s masticating cud
             ...Read More
Categories: light poetry, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member To See The Sea

I went for a walk and paused by a tree,
such a surprise, “Good afternoon,” said he.
I looked about in great wonder to see,
a giraffe looking down, at me, was he.

My first thought was to run, to flee,
but his smile was...Read More
Categories: light poetry, fun,
Form: Light Verse

Uncle Fester’s full of hot air.
He blows up at Frida Fayre.

An unfair and dark fellow,
Blowhard farts into a cello.

Freckled Frida just so feckless with her flute.
Her thin lips and puckered cheeks softly toot.

Fester fosters a hot-air balloon.
Frantically blows out...Read More
Categories: light poetry, anger, humor,
Form: Light Verse