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

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 pentameter, character, desire, devotion, flower, for her, garden,
Form: Sonnet
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 pentameter, beautiful, confidence, conflict, courage, deep, freedom, love,
Form: Free 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 pentameter, abuse, dark, emotions, evil, hate, war, world,
Form: Free verse
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 pentameter, blessing, children, emotions, forgiveness, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme royal

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: childhood,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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 pentameter, 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: 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: beautiful,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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: horror, paris, passion,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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 pentameter, 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 pentameter, 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: 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: family, funny, dad, me, dad, me, sun,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
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: 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: 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 pentameter, christian, faith, heaven, jesus, religious, truth, uplifting,
Form: Sonnet
Goodbye, Cruel Colleague
Appearance was your entire routine.
But truth is found if one looks deep enough.
A walking good first impression machine,
Yet something else when we cut through the fluff.

If not a teammate, what is a colleague?
No possible chance...

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Categories: betrayal, evil, social, trust, work,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

    Poetry is disciplined in a stream having units like ‘meter’ or ‘foot’ on 
    lines similar to measurements in length, though...

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Categories: iambic pentameter, poetry,
Form: Free verse
luna Viatour Taris
Frigoris Sereni verses Crisium Lu Atis
both combatants were hyped up
and the crowd seemed to be in it.
to the surprise of the regional promoters
who put these talents on exhibition to
show the Big City Promoters
who were on...

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Categories: creation, inspirational, sports,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Timing is Everything
To balance on a bike

you've gotta keep moving



since we can't

always move


our lives will improve

if we learn just when

it's time time time

to put a foot down


to keep

from falling

and breakin

our crown


wise is the...

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Categories: christian, dream, faith, father, freedom, happiness, time,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Collapsing Stars
Speak to me in iambic pentameter
and weave Shakespeare sonnets with Milton anecdotes.
Read me riddles and rhymes divulged 
over uneaten dinners and swing-sets with broken chains.
Allow me to lip-synch to your ballad of broken piano-fingers
and I...

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Categories: iambic pentameter, fantasy, happiness, life, love, passion, peace, romance,
Form: Free verse
The Work: Summer Solstice, Avebury
Across the land this morn, a roll of light 
Gave birth to shadows, cast from chalky hills
The larks ascended, sang away the night
Vibrated sky to waking with their trills
‘Tis Summer; round the circle swirls the...

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Categories: love, mystery, mythology, nature, summer, symbolism, wisdom,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Her Perfect Harmony
Sonnet for an angel 
Her perfect harmony cannot fit within the confines
Of the syllabic iambic pentameter
Breaking through the chambers 
Racing to the top floor
Let me be the first to meet 
her, rays of love and...

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Categories: iambic pentameter, allegoryme, angel, angel, love, me, universe,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member In Memory of You
I didn't have a chance to say goodbye,
to let you know how dear you are to me
and though my chance is gone, I still will try
the sadness that I feel won't let me be

You were...

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Categories: death of a friend,
Form: Iambic Pentameter