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The Power of My Pen
I have been trying to find the right words to pen this verse, but since I came to this country my words are suppressed and my voice is oppressed. The wind is blowing furiously, and...

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Categories: riddle, anti bullying, break up, community, corruption, discrimination,
Form: Narrative



A Love's Dialogue
Unique: I need someone to hold me and tell
me it's alright.
I need someone to hold my hands and feel
my pain.
I need someone to kiss away my pain.
I need someone to look into my eyes and...

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Categories: riddle, allusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Lifeboat The Sinking
As to the this and the that and the how and the why,
    I pass no judgement to the tale at hand.
And leave it to scribes to much later decide
  ...

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Categories: riddle, adventure, allegory, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Witch at Inverness
Please take this time to steer your thoughts
To a wretched land of lochs and glens.
Where a village was tasked and the people fraught
At the woe and sadness life could send.

With the Dragons gone and the...

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Categories: riddle, adventure, children, magic,
Form: Rhyme
So Do I
Piles of poetry yet to come falling in the fingers of the readers
Scroll through my lines as much as your heart and mind eagers
Remorse and anguish is what I feed on when I sin senselessly
Did...

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Categories: riddle, deep,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Poets - XXXVI
Unquotable quotes: Poets, Poetasters and Platos – XXXVI

     For James McAuley – in remembrance of a memorable week in Cardiff 1965 

The greatest poet ever is NOT Homer, Lao Tse, Ovid,...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: riddle, creation, poetry, poets, word play, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Original Mask of Alabaster
A wince doth lurk wearing which wicked gaze,
Of conniving cast shadows ‘tween my windowpanes.

Gazing through the window’s diaphanous gelid glass, 
I see a flushing fluorescent misty haze of frothy brass.

It floats aloft the frost of...

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Categories: riddle, addiction, allusion, confusion, dream, evil, horror, night,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Different Dream
After a hard day at work I come home
Hear my boy rapping the words to his headphones
Every bleep comes another bleep
As he keeps dancing to the beat
Come upstairs and barge through the door
Say to him,...

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Categories: riddle, conflict, confusion, dad, music, son, perspective,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The three enigmas of Turandot
The three enigmas of Turandot

The well of souls run deep in fabled lands of old.
Of China's ancient dynasty and the lost Great Tartary, 
a ballad of love and loss that must be told.

The Emperor's daughter,...

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Categories: riddle, crush, longing, love, moon, romantic love, sad
Form: Narrative
Search for the Hidden Spark
The old man stood;elbows resting on the old stone wall
Wistfully he gazed over the snow laden field,
Watching the sheep nibble on bales of hay,
He thought back remembering his working day.

In his leather like work hardened...

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Categories: age, allegory, imagery, loss, magic, memory, riddle,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Bees Under Milk Wood : A Spell

"Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting." Robert Frost 


 
"Bees Under Milk Wood : A Spell"



Spider Web glistens wet 
in the spoilt lies of...

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Categories: riddle, romance,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member God's Zen Voice
Once upon this time
I was listening to the Christian Fathers
retell traditional stories
of God's election and predestination.

Predestination
is like being born into royalty,
power,
privileges of humane Earth's regenerative grace.

Election is more democratic.
Selection based on God's vote for mercy,
apparently,
because...

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Categories: riddle, blessing, culture, gender, god, health, strength,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Views of a Dark Canyon: Poems en Duo 1
(By Youth, Beauty, and Age)      

MISS YOU, BRO! 

To: My bro, The heaven, God’s Palace

Dear One, 

All the fights
That we had in the nights, 
Cross across my mind …
And now...

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Categories: riddle, grief, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Men, Do not give up your dreams for these girls, keep sleeping
Men, do not give up your dreams for these girls, keep sleeping. 


My cousin had read this phrase to me in August, when my wife left me for a harvard graduate that moved in our...

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Categories: riddle, desire, feelings, future, good morning, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ancient Tree, Treasure And Mystery Even Poe Could Not Solve
Ancient Tree, Treasure And Mystery Even Poe Could Not Solve
 PART ONE -("The Darkness Poe Discovered")

The old tree was tall, dark and gnarly too
Massive limbs reaching up to strike the sky
Once seen, it would hold...

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Categories: dark, death, evil, fantasy, raven, riddle, tree,
Form: Rhyme
The Catch and The Tremble
Lady dearest, fair Romeo, is this the name
the title you wish to bestow upon me
or is it one shared among multiple hearts shot at by multiple nets
I ask only in truth, in search of truth,...

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Categories: riddle, beautiful, imagery, love, metaphor, teenage,
Form: Narrative
Shelter Me In II
today I exist as a vapor then I am no more
some may equate logic for fear that brings nothing near
my chest is heavy and my pulse is setting in
yesterday was such an easy game we...

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Categories: riddle, art,
Form: Free verse
Are We Too Cold To Look Beyond
“Irish I am,” my mam speaks in hushed tones to the air
She questions still, seeming to her alone
Intones, “Ireland, O Ireland, what are you?
Where do you keep yourself, so I may rediscover you?”
Her speech unknown...

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Categories: riddle, devotion, heaven, home, ireland, longing, meaningful, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beautiul scars
For the Beautiful Scars Contest, Sponsored by Laura Urbaniak


Morning unfolds me into 
its warm and accepting light.
I sweep my front porch, feed the kids, 
walk the dog. I let the breeze blow my hair
and rustle...

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Categories: riddle, forgiveness, introspection, life, memory, moving on, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hang Man
   This has been a hot minute to say the cold hard truth. I second that! Glasses full of hours turn hands into long time. Darkness saves the day. Light work is easy....

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Categories: riddle, adventure, analogy, conflict, imagery, metaphor, truth,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Initiation
It had come, at last, today was the day
you see, it was full moon and that meant
it was time for the initiation ceremony
over the next week Mambo would complete tasks

Then he would become a man...

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Categories: celebration, child, childhood, riddle,
Form: Epic
Bouquet of Stars
I followed your voice…
I followed your voice…
With a bouquet of stars in hand
I followed your voice
I followed it with all of my heart
You approve of the gift,
I knew you’d understand

I followed His distinct voice…
It sounds...

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Categories: riddle, courage, emotions, encouraging, inspiration, lost, love, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In The House Of The Lord Forever
              Will                    ...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: riddle, faith, god, heaven, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K29 and K30 of the Thirukkural
Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K29 and K30 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
(In these kurals, I give both the "unrefined" versions using connective particles and modified post-positions (in Tamil: according...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: riddle, dedication, devotion, spiritual, tamil,
Form: Epigram
Stay Close By
Don’t you worry so much...
Today is going to be a gracious day
We are going to have brunch
I am choosing His glorious way today

So much  has happened in my lifetime
I feel alone and on my...

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Categories: riddle, joy,
Form: Free verse