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Maxim Poems

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Eat to Live or Live to Eat
That one eats to live is a lie.
This maxim will simply not fly.
Since everyone dies,
death acts as life's prize.
And therefore, we all eat to die.

That we live to eat seems quite right.
Life trickles away bite by bite.
But this we deny
and...Read More
Categories: maxim, food, humorous,
Form: Limerick

"Likers gonna like" I heard her say
An odd twist on a more familiar saying
An optimistic maxim worth relaying
Perhaps I ought to pass it on today

    "Likers gonna like" you heard me say 
    When...Read More
Categories: maxim, encouraging, friendship,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Locked up in a Word Prison
This mind locked into a syllable count
Receiving maxim sentence seventeen
Monoku one liner is this amount
Shakespearean Sonnet it’s revealed in

The Acrostic is vertically straight
Like these prison bars that hold these words
Each line doesn’t have to rhyme to create
It would be smart...Read More
Categories: maxim, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet
Baby Python and the Death Mill
In cover of darkness, peaking his tiny head out of the stairs
The serpent is practicing beauty
Absorbed in the cold nuclear blast of his skin ornament
The dry husk of me spirals into charred, deathly bed sheets
My yellow corn is harvested and...Read More
Categories: maxim, beauty, death, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HAIKU WAY 4

Dawn hurls light
A new day starts;
Precious moments


Fresh morning air
Morning mist frames;
Birdsong psalm


Old pavilion
Stray echoes loiter;
Mid-autumn tea


Children frolic
Playground antics;
Childhood workout


Old footpath here
Meaningful interlude;
Silence speaks well


Old lovers stroll
Soft stray footfalls;
Speak in silence


Bamboo pines sway
Breezy melancholy;
Columbarium precinct


Sexy contours
Dangerous profile;
Dazzling beauty


Wise maxim echoes:
Know Thyself;
Deadly...Read More
Categories: maxim, allegory,
Form: Haiku

Milne Bay
The heat and the wet is what you remember with dread
When Australian Servicemen and American engineers stopped them dead
The first defeat of the Japanese in New Guinea in their empire race
It was Milne Bay in August and September 1942 ...Read More
Categories: maxim, remember, war,
Form: Ballad
The first decade 
This millennium 
Ends. 2019 ends.

What's in store for the next decade?
Shall we fly to Mars and live there?

Hard to predict the unknown. 
Lots of surprises. 

Just wait and see
Goes the maxim. 

We only know the past
And the...Read More
Categories: maxim, age, angst, autumn, future, wisdom,
Form: Blank verse
They All Look Alike
Most now have faith in scientific fact,
And so accept a snowflake lacks a twin.
This maxim states what no man can exact,
For proof is matching endless crystalline--
Which nature shapes according to her law
Though some insist they all appear the same--
Hard ignorance...Read More
Categories: maxim, allusion, analogy, imagery,
Form: Sonnet

In a Garbage Dump Two Flies Met on a Rotting Bun
Suddenly Realized They Were Father and Son
Hadn’t Seen Each Other since Lunch at the Sty
Twas the First Time Sonny Had Attempted to Fly

Dad, You...Read More
Categories: maxim, analogy, growing up, hope, inspirational, life, mentor,
Form: Rhyme
The man I have become
In a sky stained with black and white tinges, the moon slowly rose,
Interspersed a being and a storehouse of innocuous anecdote.
Innumerable starlings clove the air,
Even with mawkishly effeminate sentiment and soullessness.

Yet, the brassbound stood bold before the austere hand of...Read More
Categories: maxim, integrity,
Form: Free verse
Glory of Garden
Mist veil in haze, winter unwraps,
A rejoice raptures in reverie of spring. 
Amber gold touch of Midas perhaps,
Bees and frilled petals in amorous cling.

A mystical harmony of beauty serene,
Magnolia and tulip, hum for butterfly.
Honeysuckle vines, squirrels in between,
Yellows and purple,...Read More
Categories: maxim, butterfly, caregiving, farm, flower, garden, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Savor Each Moment
Whether a totally
tubular ordinary day, or...hmm...
perhaps at the
approach of yuletide,
one need not go

far and wide
across the webbed world
to experience being unified,
this quasi motto maxim of sorts
analogous to auld 

sanity clause trailguide
motivates me to 
seek if necessary
all the way to Telluride
to...Read More
Categories: maxim, bereavement, celebration, confusion, death, environment, grave, missing,
Form: Free verse
proverbial palindrome
'No pain,no gain‘ Mum reminded us wryly.
'No lemon no melon' Dad quipped adding pith to the bitter- sweet maxim.
So there we stood, Sis and I, incarcerated by our own parents and ordered to repaper the entire kitchen.
Just desserts in their...Read More
Categories: maxim, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Time And Tide Wait For No Man
Or Woman, Or Child, Or...

The following elucidated
     conjecture actually can
(reed best) be taken with a grain
     of salt, and no re ban
nah nah split 'ope ya 'ere me 
   ...Read More
Categories: maxim, 11th grade, 7th grade, dance, destiny, humanity,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Home Improvement
It's easy to do nothing,
As the years pass, to your house.
"It looks okay" - a maxim
Many homeowners espouse.

But if, at last, the motivation
Strikes and you proceed, 
You may discover some improvement's
What you really need.

A paint job, new appliances,
Replacements for your...Read More
Categories: maxim, house,
Form: Rhyme
Cave Quid Optes
Aye did not heed the maxim be careful
     what you wish for,
     cuz now adversity not abate
perhaps helpful for thee reader

     if this bard arse
   ...Read More
Categories: maxim, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Metrical Tale
All In The Name Of Progress 1st addition
The wrecking ball long since
     demolished boyhood house zen
located at 324 Level Road,
     a once rural residence,
     which soulful yen
I called home
     since February...Read More
Categories: maxim, 10th grade, 11th grade, 8th grade, feelings,
Form: Dramatic Verse
4 Poems from Maxim Maxim Ebook
The seat of the earth trembles in the sky;
The goddess was shaking
Afraid of me.
I want to go - to the sixth part of heaven, in front of God.
I have an emergency meeting with him.
I do not want to allow...Read More
Categories: maxim, community, crazy, emotions, inspiration, metaphor, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Verse
21 Maxim from Maxim Maxim Ebook By Sajal Ahmed
? Miss ?
While drinking coffee alone,
feel lover on the next chair.
Or in an afternoon alone,
looking at the sky.

		? Love ?
Crying through a flock of birds and spreading personal memories. Or miss someone's hand while walking alone.

?Focult ?
I am painful, sadistic...Read More
Categories: maxim, abuse, books, crazy, girlfriend,
Form: Light Verse
Aye Am The Questioning Sort
The more I learn, the more
     I realize how little I know…
which insightful, gutsy,
     entrancing, catchy apothegm

     attributed to Socrates by way of Plato
subsequently self ranking myself
 ...Read More
Categories: maxim, 12th grade, atheist, dad, deep, power, strength,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer Wild Vocations
It is my Taoist maxim
HereYang is
Where Yintegrity of SilentNow.

In my TaoSearch mission,
I reach an outside summer vulnerable peak
at YinNow
when we revolt into people
who transparently unveil
We long to vulnerably heal
cooperative Yang
as more competitive YinFlow
fractured revolutionary nuts

In a wu-wei
new way
inviting all EarthTribe
to...Read More
Categories: maxim, creation, earth, education, health, integrity, peace, philosophy,
Form: Political Verse
The Sword of Gale
I am the axiomatic master of my fate; the King of Maxim state.
I sit on a throne of axions, maintaining discrete time symmetry to keep my line in place.
With ordained and sovereign rule, I rise to the dominion of my...Read More
Categories: maxim, allegory, change, destiny, freedom, parody, science, time,
Form: Free verse
On Being Alone
for S.E.

There is and was and never will be again,
the first:
              ...Read More
Categories: maxim, love,
Form: Free verse
Fortune Cookie Maxim Minimizes Apple Macbook Pro Update Process
agonizingly dutifully didst wait
to distract anticipatory anxiety,
(analogous to an expectant father)
while protracted procedure promised
nothing short of a millennium

whereby echoing thru the corridors of time
olly olly gluten free ranging NON GMO, oxen
oiled lubricated cloven hoof
nsync cup aided toot tune to clacking...Read More
Categories: maxim, 10th grade, 11th grade, funny, perspective, power,
Form: Prose Poetry
benediction to my deux daughters verse number one
(Thy lovely lasses unwittingly 
unstintingly unexpectedly 
taught me selflessness)

Every Holiday time each year, 
a rocketing increase asper
doling out Uriah Heap ping 
largesse imposed upon each
citizen banker (coerced, forced, 

induced to buy baubles,
bibelot, curios, et cetera striving 
to outspend a competing
shopper,...Read More
Categories: maxim, appreciation, creation, dedication, encouraging, fate, freedom, hello,
Form: Ballad