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Premium Member Taking One Fence At A Time
I count my strides 
Since I know how to ride 
The idea is to figure out a problem 
And if I do it with grace, I can honestly say I got em. 
With every fence I take 
I really hope...Read More
Categories: nice try, animal, autumn, boxing day , conflict, farm, horse,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Chapter One Is My Nemesis
Chapter one is my nemesis,
now six times rewritten,
the diva, the broker,
the key to the smitten.
The readers are hers -
she can seize their attention
or turn them to air.
She demands perfection
yet shuns it, refuses it
defying my pen.
“Not enough,” she hisses.
“Write me again.”
And...Read More
Categories: nice try, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Do not Compare Me To My Mother ever
(none fiction)

I do not know who I remind you off
Maybe I remind you off my mother.
But let's get it right this time for I am not her and never will be.
She's a woman.who so suddenly cut her massive hair
she been...Read More
Categories: nice try, truth,
Form: Lyric
Vengeance
Blood in my site as I go for the kill
Better calm down and take another pill
All the rage surges through as I lose control
The minute I black-out I will have no soul
Negative reinforcement charges up my mind
Leaving all the crushed...Read More
Categories: nice try, anger, dark, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Book Update Rant
Every calculated risk
I've ever taken - when I write,
has had a greater purpose.

I can't - for the life of me,
understand why I make them
so freakin' nervous.

I mean, I can..

But I absolutely promise;
The voyage that I take you on,
will NOT AT...Read More
Categories: nice try, abuse, anxiety, childhood, divorce, family, loss, tree,
Form: Lyric



Nice Try, Gundagai
A bloke who hails 
from New South Wales 
will know of Gundagai. 
Some guy found gold, 
or so we're told, 
in days now long gone by. 

I grew up there 
without a care 
when both of us were nippers: 
she...Read More
Categories: nice try, romantic,
Form: Rhyme
Vengeance
Blood in my site as I go for the kill
Better calm down and take another pill
All the rage surges through as I lose control
The minute I black-out I could lose my soul
Negative reinforcement saturates my mind
Leaving all the crushed up...Read More
Categories: nice try, confidence, conflict, deep, funny, voice,
Form: Narrative
JD and the Lawyer
J.D. and the Lawyer

J.D.’s a cowboy’s cowboy, ain’t no doubt
Knows aplenty what this world’s about.
Born on a hoss – never seen him fall
That’s why what he did surprised us all.

Some lady attorney moved into town,
Just outta school the rumors went...Read More
Categories: nice try,
Form: Cowboy
Nice To See You Again
Again with that hardly heart wrenching face. Nice try but I’m not who you thought I was. Whatever that is. Hot coffee at my chest. That was a little much. I may have spilt my ink but at least I...Read More
Categories: nice try, abuse, anger, anxiety, conflict, growth, judgement, relationship,
Form: Prose Poetry
Tom's Cat Tom
Tom's Cat Tom
 by Joan Donnelly Ellis (intended as a picture story book for children)

Some cats are really ugly and others are really cute, like mine, Bart. Bart can be bad though. He is sometimes up to no good. One...Read More
Categories: nice try, cat, children, humorous, , cute,
Form: I do not know?
war
How has it dawn on us so soon when we hadn’t even achieved much?
Why has the marketplace ceased to buy and sell so scanty the streets wither away
The clouds becomes more darkened as smokes ascend randomly our fields are on...Read More
Categories: nice try, bereavement, death, soldier, sorrow, war,
Form: Elegy
Soulmate's Inner Longings
At the transcend of time, each heart unite
Swore intense love, so deep...hoping it will last, 
Weaved scenes of romantic dreams each will abide
Holding on together for fate or destiny to trust.

What is a soulmate? I have asked
Dig its meaning, found...Read More
Categories: nice try, heart, magic, relationship, spiritual, together,
Form: Rhyme royal
Alone In My Thoughts
**Dedicated to one of those nights where I lay awake at night and feel the weight of the world fall upon me in the dark...**


  I struggle trying to balance success and doubt..
They both carry the potential to wipe...Read More
Categories: nice try, angst, confusion, fear, hope, inspirational, life, me,
Form: Free verse
What Attitude These Journals Have Today
Our reading fee is steep; before you pay,
find out what it is we want you to say.

Open to submissions of any form,
so long as it’s contemporary norm.

We place no limit on the length you send,
but be aware short verse is...Read More
Categories: nice try, on writing and words,
Form: Couplet
Truth on paper
I can stay faithful in a room full of hoes

and I can stay high in this room full of lows

but she want to get wifed by a dude with a ring 

so she can't stay faithful in a room full...Read More
Categories: nice try, friendship, life, love,
Form: Free verse
When its All Over
You don’t have to say that you loved her
Oh baby please, as much as you want to
I get tired of the lines you use when it’s over
It seems that I let you pass for quite a while but I’m through

I...Read More
Categories: nice try, lost love, romance, nice, time, me, nice,
Form: Rhyme
Monkey Gong
Breathing in than breathing faster,
A perfect disaster this life of mine.
I need a drink while I'm still here waiting,
For this to all to be over and I'll be home.
To sit by myself and think for a second
Turning into minutes and...Read More
Categories: nice try, funnyme,
Form: I do not know?
When a Poem is Criticized
When a Poem Is Criticized

By Elton Camp

As for all those who will post poetry online
Severe criticism is a thing they can’t mind
We must be prepared for some expert to tell,
“Nice try, but your poem didn’t flow so well.”

Or, “Your writing...Read More
Categories: nice try, funny
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member footle...Rejection
Good bye
Nice Try...Read More
Categories: nice try, imagination, life
Form: Light Verse
The little man
There was a boy who was only six
He loves school
And loves to hit
He loves to fool

Then one day he went outside
To play with his friends
They loved to hide
Til the day would end

Then one day he was talking to this girl
So...Read More
Categories: nice try, funnyday, day,
Form: I do not know?
Your love for us is real ( song lyrics)
nothing can change the way that I  feel

for your love for us is real

you help us each and every day

help us on our way

you make us strong

you fill our hearts with song

with you in our heart

nothing can tear us...Read More
Categories: nice try, song-lyricchange, love,
Form: Rhyme
Quiz Meg-a-Clue
Nice try Meg, answers-no, no, and Ho,ho,ho...Read More
Categories: nice try, funny, imagination, mystery, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Caught With My Pants Down
I was content nursing my drink during a party
when in came a  gorgeous and stunning lady.
Man, she is a knockout, I really must have her
by hook or by crook, vowed the old-time hunter.

Taking a quick look at myself in...Read More
Categories: nice try, funny, life,
Form: I do not know?
NICE TRY
Write hand
Think free
A thought brain,
Not about me.
Still mouth
More words
Interesting say
Empty soul
Bad day.
...Read More
Categories: nice try, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Cry
You and I
Eager to hear
Someone’s lie.
Break down the system
Always nice try
Can't achieve all
Everyone's shy
We all like
Having a nice fry
Who cares?
Cry is a cry.
...Read More
Categories: nice try, devotion, education, family, inspirational, introspection, on work
Form: Dramatic monologue