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Him Categories: emotions, loss, memory, symbolism, Form: Free verse
He looked in the mirror and said
I have seen that face before
Do we know each other
Are you someone I once knew?
The face in the mirror replied
Spare me a few moments of your time
And, I will give you a clue.
DECEMBER Categories: feelings, first love, grief, imagery, loss, nature, Form: Free verse
Dawn always makes the grass weep
Draws upon deep yesterdays
Times led away
The sky has been washed and rinsed of night
Insects , too tired to move , sleep on
There’s a soft feathery breeze touching everything
Count me in Categories: loss, boyfriend, cry, jealousy, loneliness, longing, lost love, Form: Rhyme
You carried yourself with confidence;
And with aristocratic grace.
You had an air of mystery;
And a very handsome face.
Women loved you;
Many fell; Like timber in your wake,
Yet you moved quietly undaunted;
Not loving for loves sake.
Yet in the turbulent years to come.
Common Sense Categories: loss, character, meaningful, tribute, Form: Free verse
those brothers in the hood
non-cognizant —never understood
how they cultivate and sow
planted seeds of the crow
causin' mother's to mourn
mourn the loss of their precious born
young bloods born with no silver spoon
blood shed—gone way too soon
tryin' to not be...Read More
The First Thanksgiving Categories: loss, education, history, holiday, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day, voyage, Form: Verse
The First Thanksgiving (Sept. 3, 1578)
The shortest distance to Cathay
(Land of riches: silks, teas and spices)
Lay to the north to the South Sea.
Didn’t Barlow tell the King,
Was reserved for England.
The routes ‘round the Capes
Were long in treacherous waters
Hampered by...Read More
Read Between The Lines Categories: crush, imagery, kiss, life, loss, lost love, Form: Rhyme
It was the point of a meaningless moon,
That being dealt life, its absolute gloom,
Vague stars shone hope to reposed past of Earth,
Dusk hath casts a crazed eve, pure hueless girth,
Joint lives of suave views have spread neath vain space,
Twain hearts...Read More
Undone Categories: confusion, faith, life, loss, Form: Rhyme
I want to live again.
I have forgotten how.
When to begin?
It has to be now.
I lost faith, and trust
In everyone, in me.
I must adjust.
So hard to just be.
Alone, what and who I am.
I am afraid, it is what I know.
So unsure,...Read More
Even A Long Road Ends Categories: change, conflict, confusion, deep, journey, life, loss, Form: Lyric
Even a long road ends
Like shadows chasing daydreams at sundown
Or the last touch of darkness, at the dawning of a day
I’ve tried so hard to find my way
Through the false hope that I love you gave
Even a long road...Read More
Nancy Categories: death, loss, miss you, Form: Rhyme
My dearest Nancy,
Real friends are hard to find
In a place where most are color blind
A place where we can make such a mess
And carry the weight of the world upon our chest
Real friends are treasure… much more then gold
For they...Read More
howl of despair Categories: dark, depression, howl, loss, Form: Free verse
howl of despair
iron gate swinging shut
’til but a crevice remains.
death without dying
eulogy Categories: loss, best friend, cry, death, death of a Form: Free verse
the sunrise after
woke no one
made no birds sing
it rose in the mourning
it's light tiptoed on the edge of clouds
who shook their heads
as they witnessed the aftermath
noon came as a whisper
the clouds burst into tears
as the sun revealed the new...Read More
The dog ran away Categories: loss, anger, confusion, dog, Form: Quatrain
The dog ran away. I could not relax.
Loss of the friend, by whom trust was breached,
One collar cost me three hundred bucks.
Distinguish signs ……. Dog female !
When You Call The Lord -The Piroutte Style Categories: loss, christian, faith, hope, love, Form: Free verse
~ When You Call The Lord ~
( Piroutte )
In Him find Love, Hope, Peace
In trouble call His name
He'll respond Your call
Come in heart, live in you
When you call the Lord is there
When you call the Lord...Read More
Innocence Lost Categories: loss, angst, child, death, deep, Form: Ballad
Doomed from the womb
A hole in my heart
A loss not yet gained
Love with a life not born
A death without a birth
How much is a life worth?
Hope for a child that never was...Read More
Broken Angels Categories: angel, anxiety, depression, life, loss, sad, Form: Rhyme
Sometimes, a broken angel still has wings
Mourning has broken Categories: dark, depression, grief, heartbroken, loss, Form: Rhyme
Mourning has broken
Mourning has broken...
my spirit and will
Despair I have swallowed...
my bitterest pill
I've never imagined...
my soul needed to purge
So with anguish burning...
I compose this dirge
I've had spectral visions...
haunt me in my dreams
Spinning my meditations...
into nightmarish schemes
My pitiful illusions...
scatter in depth...Read More
At Moon Rising Pond ii Categories: allusion, depression, loss, symbolism, Form: Free verse
this day's last light clouds gray,
to run round and ungreen in star chaining;
in pebble hush
and fish stoning;
in leaf murmur
and trembling wing tuck;
in cool, frightful burrows,
and tears that fall
in the unsuspecting night.
The Garden of the Heart Categories: loss, emotions, grief, Form: Villanelle
Unnameable the moment when it starts
The sun goes turns black and flowers die on the stalk
The agony in the garden of the heart
Unnatural rhythms subvert accountants’ charts
Poor nestlings feel the onslaught of...Read More
A CHAPTER ON LOSS Categories: loss, inspiration, wisdom, Form: Verse
On the bottom shelf in an old bookstore this dusty book he came across
It was filled with a myriad of chapters including this one…about loss.
And as he read these words…he thought…wouldn’t it be great if we could found a way
I Am A Capitalist Categories: loss, america, anger, business, corruption, inspiration, usa, world, Form: Ballad
I am a capitalist, I hate to share
I am opulent, this is worth my flair
I am the one percent that is worth your fifty
This must be the artistry of the ingenious and thrifty
I am just a bull who stepped...Read More
How Can I Care About Poetry Categories: father, grief, loss, love, mental illness, Form: Rhyme
How can I care about poetry ...
When my dad doesn't care about life?
How can I care about poetry ...
When he can't recognize his own wife?
How can...Read More
It Burns, Brightly Categories: loss, absence, longing, Form: Classicism
Brighter, fiercer, nuclear
With Effulgent incandescence
When untended or denied the expected trajectory
For there is beauty in this
A Glorious Thing indeed
The rarest of things truly
But to wilfully deny it?
There is beauty in this
The question unanswered
The Troth not Plied
The step...Read More
A TURNCOAT FRIEND Categories: betrayal, conflict, emotions, friend, loss, Form: I do not know?
For you have my stalwart friend,
Stood by me no matter what!
No false cloak of religiosity have
you hidden behind.
Nor various forms of poetic pomposity!
Alas you who I did trust.
Oh, to use...Read More
Lost without you Categories: loss, longing, love, missing you, Form: Rhyme
O Soul of mine,
find your way back to me;
prove you’ve not forgotten
our days spent by the sea.
are they gone forever,
Do you pine, despite lost time,
for peace and harmony?
you took leave, denying dreams.
I hoped and prayed you’d find...Read More
Hubris Categories: confidence, introspection, loss, people, philosophy, pride, truth, Form: Rhyme
A man who thought he would fly,
got too close to the sun,
set the ancient example
that’s told to everyone.
A ship that they claimed never
would sink beneath the waves,
until a looming iceberg
sent folks to frozen graves.
A man who thought his troopers
could whip...Read More
Read wonderful loss poetry on the following sub-topics: baby, brother, brother in law, cat, child, dog, father, friend, horse, mother, pet, stepfather and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).