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Premium Member Stoic Poet
Stoic Poet
Life is like philosophy
"all we are is dust in the wind" said Socrates,
one fleeting moment were here and then were gone 
so even if you win, in the end, no one ever truly won,
so when you rise in the...Read More
Categories: live, imagination, truth,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member MARRIAGE
          Two hearts met to wed.
       ...Read More
Categories: live, art, love, marriage,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Pabulum

We live every day,
We die only once,
No reruns of it either way,

Being almost late,
Is always on time,
We are almost late every time.

Our present moment,
Is our past moment,
Our future moment is now.

A tear from Heaven,
Froze top a mountain,
Goes on to feed...Read More
Categories: live, poetry, wisdom,
Form: Epigram
Nothing And No One
Nothing to believe in,
nothing to hold dear

No one to say what you can’t say,
the waters all but clear

Nothing to believe in,
and that includes yourself

You live in fear the truth will rise
—an iceberg your umwelt

(Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania: February, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: live, allusion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member When Was It Ever Great
Ask if we'll ever see the end of wars and you're bound to hear,
that it will never happen, not in a thousand years.
I hear you loud and clear, but I just don't accept it.
For someone who hasn't done their homework,...Read More
Categories: live, america,
Form: Rhyme

Why I Can't Get A Septic Tank
My cousin wants to build me a septic tank and he wants to get right to it.
Even though his heart is in the right place, I can't let him do it.
Ten years ago, my girlfriend really made me mad.
I did...Read More
Categories: live, dark, death, girlfriend,
Form: Rhyme
Genesis One
Genesis One

In the beginning God
First words in Genesis
Created Heaven and earth
A perfect work was this.

“Let there be light,” He said,
And darkness fled away.
So God created day and night
And that was the first day.

Then on the second day
The waters did divide
God...Read More
Categories: live, creation, day, earth, god, heaven, men, woman,
Form: Rhyme
Show him who you are
You can't justify people's actions,
When they were intended to hurt,
It might make you at peace,
But you'll get treated like dirt,

You can't let the devil in,
If he'll give you a prize after,
It just isn't worth the pain,
It will end in disaster,

We...Read More
Categories: live, abuse,
Form: Rhyme
Space me
A peace of mind 
Walking by myself at a decent time 
No one to check on me 
At least I’m fine
Lower my standards 
A million zillion reasons to
Believe in me 
As I’m reaching you
Every evening new experiences 
This crib I...Read More
Categories: live, 3rd grade, adventure, allegory, break up, chanukah,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Oliver, a Boy
When I was young my mother's hand
Led me through a joyful land
Where neither war nor hate exist
Nor something more I must resist 

Where nothing but the night is black
And black is never dark for lack
Of something bright or greater light
But...Read More
Categories: live, england, fantasy, innocence,
Form: Epic
Fire wife
The life of a fire wife is an interesting one indeed.
I'm proud to stand by a man who helps those in need.
On call 24/7, fire radio's always on
Morning, noon and night some calls come before dawn.

For each call that he...Read More
Categories: live, wife,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Me In Three
Whatever in me may be good,
I think perhaps others should
Answer that question as they please,
And let their words drift on the breeze.

As to any bad there may be,
My evil will live after me,
That, at least, is what Shakespeare wrote,
Should I...Read More
Categories: live, fate, how i feel, judgement, me,
Form: Light Verse
What is culture

Watching “france24” one would think culture was invented in Paris.
Well, it wasn’t
The Parisians are rude and live on onion soup.
The reason Paris became famous as an art place
Were cheap rent and poor painters and writers flocked there
Well, it...Read More
Categories: live, absence, abuse, age, america, angst,
Form: Blank verse
Does Anybody Care
Indubitably deepening gazes keep daunting with his strides,
Farther, deeper struck am I, beside the citylights it lies;
Knowing not, what wrong was done, born as a girl, all alone,
To snatch my chastity, keeps me hither he, abandoned gazes alone shown;
Hold me...Read More
Categories: live, deep, fantasy, fate, future, life,
Form: Rhyme
My envious sister
My envious sister

My envious sister 
 A clear gap between my sister and I
Two years ago my sister beat a lot of competitors
Entering SNU was a challenge 
like American students entering Harvard univeristy
The sky will impress you with your sincerity
For...Read More
Categories: live, feelings, sister,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rise Above It - LM
Rise Above It

born with no legs- born with no arms
reality left many qualms

he rose above reality-
a famous man, he came to be

he found true love- who would have guessed
two children born- a marriage blessed

all 'round the world, he motivates-
each audience-...Read More
Categories: live, inspiration, motivation, uplifting,
Form: Couplet
Life? What is the point of life? No one can even tell you the point, because they don’t even know what to say to you. Even if you wanted to know you won’t because that is what you are challenged...Read More
Categories: live, 9th grade, abuse, addiction, age, angst, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Merciful Lord Jesus
Merciful Lord Jesus Christ,
Shower Thine tender,
Loving mercy upon me.
Once I was blinded
By  habitual sin
But now I see.
Thy grace and
Blessings Thou shall
Shower upon me.
And upon all, who
Call upon Thy Holy Name.

May the multitudes of all
humanity throughout all lands.
Understand this is...Read More
Categories: live, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric
Three Words
If you could lock up three words
to keep forever,
that were yours and yours alone

What three would you choose
that were not ‘I Love You,’
your heart to save and own

Three magical words
to live within,
now yours forever more

Three magical words
to light the way
—and...Read More
Categories: live, words,
Form: Rhyme
My favorite writer is well-known and most profound,
A master wordsmith and writer of great renown,
I have searched far and wide for this bard so profuse,
Just refers to himself by the name, Anonymous.

Of antiquity, a distinguished writer of great worth,
One of...Read More
Categories: live, humorous, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Let the seed of love grow
Come! Meet me in my dream
Let's tell each other what we deem
There's a boundary in reality
To stay away from any calamity 
I know, you know, there's lots to talk about
Yet we remain silent without a doubt
Let's travel to the place...Read More
Categories: live, love,
Form: Rhyme
Secret Lovers
Secretly we love
Playing a game of hearts divided
Each meet is a tango with fire
That will definitely burn bright and wide
Yet we want more of now  

No ache is greater than love that cant be shown
No pain is greater than...Read More
Categories: live, longing, love,
Form: Verse
Always You
Sitting on the sidelines,
Cheering all alone.
Never took advantage,
Of throwing the first stone.
Your love had never ceased,
Though errors were repeated.
You strengthened all Your efforts,
When mine were all depleted.
When most would walk away,
You held me with good grip.
When all my purpose lost,
My...Read More
Categories: live, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Those Slithering Serpents Of World's Hidden Abyss
Those Slithering Serpents Of World's Hidden Abyss

Through pleasant meadows they slither and soft hiss
pushing down nubile flowers as they go
they of dark, giver of serpentine kiss,
sowers of blackest curse that hatred grows,
a malignant force, masquerading as Light
of corruptible hearts, beasts...Read More
Categories: live, art, conflict, emotions, humanity, motivation, perspective, rude,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Noah's Woods
On a darkened night in a full moon's glow 
Alone, I walk, on a midnight stroll 
Along the trail, where Old Buck roams 
A path of footprints deep in snow 

An old wise owl's echoing hoots 
Sticker bushes, made- rabbit's...Read More
Categories: live, nature,
Form: Rhyme