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Premium Member A Poem of Ruth
The tears well up, and scarce could she not moan
When father, brother, husband, all have died.
She now has no possessions, neither home,
But travels to a distant, unknown land:
Once so secure, yet now compelled to roam;

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Categories: iambic, bible, devotion, faith, journey,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Premium Member Translation of THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND by T Wignesan
Translation of Les Moulins de mon Cœur-THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND by T. Wignesan

(For the orignal text in French by Eddy MARNAY : see here below. The English version by Marilyn and Alan BERGMAN differs...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: iambic, autumn, destiny, heartbroken, lost love, poetry, solitude,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
A Free-Verse Epic
Thus it begins—
A free-verse epic
Into the mind of
A writer and an idiot—
A romantic and, 
Often a pessimist
Conjoined in arbitrary glory
Are the thoughts and words 
Of one overly-worked mind—
Charismatic and, of course,
On the pushover, pitiful
And usually...

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Categories: iambic, beautiful, confidence, conflict, courage, deep, freedom, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sweet Rose of Virtue: William Dunbar Translation
Sweet Rose of Virtue
by William Dunbar (c. 1460-1530)
loose translation/modernization/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

after William Dunbar

Sweet rose of virtue and of gentleness,
delightful lily of youthful wantonness,
richest in bounty and in beauty clear
and in every virtue that...

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Categories: iambic, character, desire, devotion, extended metaphor, flower, for
Form: Sonnet
Marat and Charlotte 3
Act 3. A dark, empty stage.

(standing up)

My eyes went blank. That's how it goes when
you have been doubly knocked flat on your back
in half an hour. He went, he went,
he went, he went, he went,...

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Categories: iambic, death, love,
Form: Blank verse

Desperate message to Kim jong un
Pardon any absent adulation, bequeathed capitulation, devoted dedication, indiscretion, blabbering peroration, improper salutation or any unintended vexation if this unknown earthling sent a nearly identical message. He over-looked a small number of errors and hoped...

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Categories: iambic, abuse, dark, emotions, evil, hate, war, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tea and Poetry in the Ides of March - PART THREE
Again the alarm is set.

Strawberries, date squares…Yum, Yum.   

The alarm rings again. The tea party is over.

 She returns to her perch where her wings are immediately clipped by the Bald Eagle who...

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Categories: iambic, satire,
Form: Prose
Story Of My Mom From Pictures
Telling tales or stories is a favourable pasttime;
But using pictures to tell stories of past and present,
Yours remind me of days back in time,
Would not be all very  recent,
Last ones of grateful recline
To golden...

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Categories: iambic, blessing, children, emotions, forgiveness, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme royal
Premium Member To Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize Winner
As soon as I heard 
You were the First African American Male
To win the Pulitzer prize for Poetry
I wanted to run out and celebrate
I wanted to wake up Hughes and Dunbar
And Baraka and say we...

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Categories: iambic, assonance, black african american, books, muse, poems,
Form: Rhyme
Inviting hills
O to tune in to good times of childhood—
To re-live gone-by years, not just to brood,
To lighten dust-laden baggage’s dead tare,
To unburden mind of deadwood afloat, 
To fast-forward to dusky days of old, 
To turn...

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Categories: iambic, childhood,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Neither a dream nor a trick, I beguiled--
I reach the sky enameled with golden smile.
To hurdle bumps and curves, I continue to pedal
this steadfast being yearn to step on a pedestal,
I found at the...

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Categories: iambic, beautiful, feelings, flower, life, love, woman,
Form: Quatorzain
I move my hurtful head and stare forlorn
Over my non-existing boundary,
Where past is seen and future laughs decayed.
Here language is an unwelcome guest,
In stillness awkward, clean environment.
My eyes stay empty, yet insist and glare
Through looks...

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Categories: iambic, abuse, boy, child, child abuse, courage, hope,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member My POTD
My Prayer of the Day

I’m broken Lord, I’ve come here now to pray
To beg forgiveness, for I’ve lost my way
I’ve done and said things, lived outside Your will
For that I’ve suffered, and I suffer still


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Categories: iambic, prayer,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Monsieur L'Vampyre and the Black Lady of Paris
Just south of Paris, lives the soul of me,
at my chateau, where few will ever see,
I'm compensated for the way
death lingers on from day to...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: iambic, beautiful,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Red Sunsets On The Blue Hills
Red Sunsets On The Blue Hills

What of soft red sunsets on the blue hills
Or true love found in sweet dreams of the light
Just as night frights give deeper cold chills
Crimson sunsetting views show heaven's might.


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Categories: iambic, beautiful, imagery, red, sunset, symbolism, tribute, visionary,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Monsieur L'Vampyre and the Dark Lady
Just south of Paris, lives the soul of me,
at my chateau, where few will ever see,
I'm compensated for the way
death lingers on from day to day
and makes...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: iambic, horror, paris, passion,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
yami On this site
y am.i. On this site???

to bask
in offline and/or 
     online friendship 
like quaffing from flask
with no deliberate intent 
     to antagonize nor mask
any hidden agenda - 

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Categories: iambic, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member An Incomplete Love Story
They met one summer’s end. He was in town
for not too long and needed to get back
to his own country. Meanwhile, he hung out
with family. His sister lived in that
small town, and he was staying...

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Categories: iambic, lost love,
Form: Blank verse
You WANT to and CAN write poetry
Dear budding poet,

Regarding modern poetry this is a result of poets such as you redesigning forms of poetry written through the ages by different nationalities, famous and just ordinary people like you and me.

When composing...

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© Roy Pett  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: iambic, age, devotion, imagination, me, poetry,
Form: Prose
Not Taller At All
Not Taller At All

There were birds in the garden. There were birds in the air. 
There were birds on the rooftops. There were birds everywhere. 
But one certain blackbird thought he could be best. 

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Categories: iambic, bangla, children, philosophy,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
By Degrees
September I gazed outside with unease
When I heard it will fall in the sixties.
Then dad said we’ll soon be losing degrees;
To me these things sounded like tragedies.

Why do we have say bye to degrees?
I never...

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Categories: iambic, family, funny, dad, me, dad, me, sun,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member The Timelines

From thirsting shoots, the timelines grew
to stubborn stems that clasped the strings
of magnetism, space, decay
and gravity. The paths they knew
were constant, straight; they stretched away,
unbreakable yet formless things 
defying turmoil’s beckonings,
each one with its own...

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Categories: iambic, dark, future, horror, science, science fiction, time,
Form: Rhyme
Spirit's Journey
Spirit’s Journey 
I’m sailing on the sea upon a sunbeam; 
I’m hovering on a cloud that’s made of snow; 
I’m flying on an asteroid round the planets; 
The universe is guiding spirit’s flow. 

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Categories: iambic, deep, heaven, universe,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Dapper Drac
Dapper Drac had a panic attack, and topping off the dread
His trendy boots clashed with his suit, plus his white shirt was stained red

Sure his hair was right, and dynamite, as seen in the mirror

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Categories: iambic, funny, horror,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Leading The Way With Your Amazing Grace
Trilogy Poetry: Intertwining of the Mind, Body, and Soul!

Poetry Form Description: "Trilogy Poetry" proliferates the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul (“Three Entities”)! Its essential thesis symbolizes integration, cooperation, and inspiration. The poem is...

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Categories: iambic, christian, faith, heaven, jesus, religious, truth, uplifting,
Form: Sonnet