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Off Guard Poems

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Premium Member A Dream I Will Always Chase
When asked "Where is it your from?"
It caught me off guard, I stop to think
Of a beat up record whose song
When sung makes your heart sink

I have been a fool again I see
sad i don't belong anywhere
Thinking here I shouldn't...Read More
Categories: off guard, dream,
Form: Rhyme

"he didn't do a good job!"
"He wasn't prepared!"
" He got lucky that night"
" He was caught off guard"
" What we thought we were seeing wasn't
what was meant to be!"
"HE DID...Read More
Categories: off guard, betrayal, environment, humanity, music, sports, urban,
Form: Classicism
Soviet Jet
Soviet Jet
Soviets are like mosquitoes
Always there in the environment
There’s no escape from them
They get in your head

So they rule you remorsessly
By power of paranoia
A bite is a bullet
An infection is a bomb

A disease is a nuclear blast
Mosquitoes are Russians
Russians are...Read More
Categories: off guard, anger, conflict, insect,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The homeless poet
A homeless poet

A few days ago, I was walking home with my dollar store notebook in my hand as I walked. I was deep in thought about how I was going to fill these 250 blank pages. A voice called...Read More
Categories: off guard, for him, heartbroken, home, how i feel,
Form: Narrative
which words speak me as your's
might your imagination
make you think of me as 
someone who loves you in resipitation
I speak of you as friend
but then what is spoken in private
you think is an conveyance of our togetherness
in categories i put...Read More
Categories: off guard, break up, celebrity, film, love, music, sexy,
Form: Bio

Sefine-i Noah
N, M, S, R
He can't understand us off guard,
Western right to those who prefer hoot!
We drank pure sabuh,
Time or
Is it human?

Haram is forgotten,
Where is mekruh?
Our way with the Qur'an is tavazzuh,
The same soul in different bodies,
Our Holiness, Noah,
Heart of love...Read More
Categories: off guard, islamic,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member About Nothing at All
Getting old is not what I want to do.
Has anyone found a way around it?
I've tried to figure it out, but I don't have a clue.
I may be struggling, but not giving in one bit.

I still want to run, jump,...Read More
Categories: off guard, dance, fun, humorous, memory, time, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Watch Out, Ladies
I live on Bella Boulevard.
Some call it “Singles Street.”
For residents, life can be hard,
and many long to meet
someone. They wish to be discreet.
These ladies will be caught off-guard,
their faith in men so sorely marred,
their equilibrium j—jarred
by one with tongue so...Read More
Categories: off guard, sexy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member All the Things
All The Things
Grandma told me to be mindful. She used to tell me that when I was a kid. What exactly that meant did not completely become clear to me, until after she was gone. I was not mindful at...Read More
Categories: off guard, 12th grade, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Words Weave
Undeniable this what I feel
Unexpectedly caught off guard
Once broken now I can heal
Just left my heart scarred

Time I took perhaps too long
Yet felt so good to just breathe
How in life could that be wrong
Allowing my own words to weave...Read More
Categories: off guard, words,
Form: Free verse
A Piece Missing

I feel like there is a piece of my heart missing... but where did it go?

Wrenched out... with quick percision... a sharp stab...

Can I ever breathe again? 
Will this throbbing pain end? Or will it last forever?

Wrenched out... with quick...Read More
Categories: off guard, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rocks

There are rocks of every color, shape and size. 
The ones that fall from the sky, they flatten you. 
Not really expecting it, 
caught off guard,

You have no partner. Did you ever have one? 
When did they really leave?
Why didn’t...Read More
Categories: off guard, addiction, allusion, america, anxiety, appreciation, atheist, corruption,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Core of My Poetry
The nucleus of my imaginary thought 
Did a galloping rendition
Of a spirited horse trot.

The hub of activity dancing in my mind
Whirled and twirled pure silliness
In every cell of mine.

The core of my poetry 
Taken captive by my muses
Yes there are...Read More
Categories: off guard, write,
Form: Free verse

Along some bank of ambiguity.
Isolated while in wonder,
I lacked motivation.
Consequently, I preferred to be someplace different.
I perceived myself wandering near the banks,
Concerning one Tiber River in Rome.
"What is behind me,
Is not in front of me!"
Snickering, I proceeded onward.
Moreover, moments diminished,
And...Read More
Categories: off guard, beach, confusion, humorous, imagination, memory, nostalgia, parody,
Form: Free verse
The Meld
Who Gave you permission to capture my heart, when did you sneak in and become my best friend.
When did you blast past the walls and play in the halls of my love, when did you appear in here and push...Read More
Categories: off guard, forgiveness, inspirational, love,
Form: Free verse
there are many reasons...
solve the puzzle
R.I.P  "Marty"
temper tantrum
he is caught off guard
Venus Beach frisbee way out of reach;
my heart as to remove the proper skill
we need each friend to find the robot;
reaching into dream relax,
an attempt to be brought...Read More
Categories: off guard, anxiety, art,
Form: Free verse
The Construct Of Lamppost

The twilight gleam slowly melts
on the verdant expanse of the park,
the pathway lined by neon lampposts
gets deserted as the night silently falls.

Soon I see the maroon moon rise
over the thicket in the speckled sky
and sparkling stars sprout one by one,
I...Read More
Categories: off guard, analogy, fear, funny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member You're the only love I know
You're the only love I know

There are women everywhere I go,
but they don't mean a thing to me,
You're the only love I know,
and it comes so easily.

It doesn't matter what I do,
only your love occupies my mind,
I'll never ever let...Read More
Categories: off guard, devotion, for her, integrity, relationship, soulmate,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Voices on the cliff
Do you hear the winds that speak
Feel it passing by
Was it telling you something 
Do you know the reasons why

Setting foot upon the cliff’s edge
One can see miles and wonder
What does all of this mean
From  shores to mountains yonder....Read More
Categories: off guard, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lesson on the cliff
Do you hear the winds that speak
Feel it passing by
Was it telling you something 
Do you know the reasons why

Setting foot upon the cliff’s edge
One can see miles and wonder
What does all of this mean
From the shores to mountains yonder....Read More
Categories: off guard, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Don’t paralyze the ministry
Afflicting it through selfishness-injury
While compromising with worldliness’ infantry
Bringing forth anguish misery.

Ministry* is leading people to the Saviour
Guiding them with love’s fervor
For transformation toward godly behavior
Radiating heavenly light of divine favour.

Beware of sin that hinders ministry-fulfillment
Abandon pride with...Read More
Categories: off guard, blessing, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Lost Impromptu

I know I vowed to stay loyal to you Father
I vowed to work for the good of your kingdom
I know I made promises and even promised to keep those promises
but now I find myself breaking my promises to you
It...Read More
Categories: off guard, christian, desire, devotion, endurance, faith, gospel, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Time Is Fleeting
I made an appointment with my old friend Time. 
It had been a while since I met with that companion of mine.

I wanted to express how he was taking advantage of me.
A criminal offense to our friendship, in the first...Read More
Categories: off guard, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Divine Being
Where did you come from?
This rendezvous caught me 
Totally off guard
Because I didn’t consider 
You would choose me 
With such a natural regard 
Where did you emerge from? 
My first glance of you
An interrogation began within myself 
My cognition was...Read More
Categories: off guard, feelings, lust, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Heart
The heart is a liar, it makes you believe
Any number of stories, perchance to deceive

A teller of tales, a false raconteur
An emotional hijacker, down to the core

Unruly, ill-tempered, and like a small child
It’s hard to control, and often runs wild

You...Read More
Categories: off guard, dark, deep, feelings, heart,
Form: Rhyme