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Once Upon A Time Poems

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Premium Member Night's Red Song, Morning's Ash
The fire, this fire...
Any fire, the fire..

Still the only thing
I know which lets
so easily go, bit
after bit of itself -
and, what falls away
falls up.

The red, upfalling snowflakes-
free to dance into the rising Night.
The smoke curls, twists
and snakes toward a promised
indistinguishment:...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, death, fire,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Purging the Extra Stuff
When I am honest with my belongings 
I am amazed to find that I have surrounded myself
With things that I thought I could not live without
Once upon a time…..

But once upon a time is long gone, and these things
no longer...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, hilarious,
Form: Narrative
Our World
Our World

"Once upon a time,
I was falling in love.
But now I’m only falling apart,
Nothing I can do.
A total eclipse of the heart."

Foolish sayings,
That’s what we follow.
Believe our zodiac horoscopes,
Follow them blindly.
Entranced by pretty words,
All of which are lies.
Lies we tell...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, 12th grade, corruption, dark, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Ramona and Beezus
Never was there a lovelier wedding that I ever did see,
Than that of Romona and Beezus's darling Aunt Bea! :)

At first the abandoned bridesmaid-to-be did react with sass
When she heard the news -- yelling he reeled in a sea bass!

A...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, true love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Convalescents

Ocean of radical heather signify: welcome waves of moorland mist, deluge of dewy
tears fall on this place heavenly kissed. Wooden bench outside the old hay barn,
where the sultry breeze in sugar hill dances, orchestrates the old folk with war-torn minds...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, remember,
Form: Free verse

People Were Proud
I read and I learn trying to work out 
the problems of the world
I read history, science, astronomy

Are my ideas financially viable
if we use people to become investors
building desalination plants 
to take water our to farmers

irrigating the land 
we become...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
Pathological Liars
Every word is gospel according to their stories
Teenagers would never file a false report
I remind them to begin with“Once upon a time”
My children only tell the truth “just because”
Simplicity with rocks inside the head works fine
Soft words flow...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, endurance, judgement, parents, teenage, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member One Wish
If I was living in a fairytale,
That world we know as "Once-Upon-A-Time,"
And was a maiden golden-haired and pale,
My wishes would be only those sublime,
Honour and glory as their paradigm,
Perhaps to hear tell of a holy grail
That some chivalrous young knight...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, character, fantasy, feelings, gothic, world,
Form: Dizain
Premium Member Once Upon a Time with Robert Frost
                I remember always walking with her on 
                ...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, emotions,
Form: Free verse
The Astrologer
Once upon a time a room came available at my residence,
an Astrologer was interested to share the coexistence.
Some exciting times revealed themselves very soon,
as attractions creating space and time to bloom.
Mental conspiracies became scientific theory,
and wondrous past happenstance are no...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, 9th grade, appreciation, heaven, science, senses,
Form: Ballade
To the women behind the man
She tries and tries and tries so hard
 only to have the breath kicked out of her
 life sucked out of her
 try to revive her 
find out that she has been dead all along 
and if you ask her...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, woman,
Form: ABC
Once upon a time but not right now or ever
A parachutist climbed the short oak tree
On private property not yours or mine
The sign read, “Trespassers will be shot
on sight”  (sight unseen)

Our flying man used fingers on both hands to...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, conflict, confusion, image, leaving, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Recent Event
I received the news today,
although it was not meant for me.
It mistakenly came my way,
no intent for me to see.

The address was mine,
once upon a time, his too.
But after all of this time,
Why is it still an issue?

The envelope told...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, angst, emotions, freedom, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
When It Struck 12
It will be wintertime very soon
Here comes the evening moon
Gradually, we'll be shining like the sun
Eventually, you and I will be made as one

Tick Tock Tick Tock
The clock is taunting me...
Tock tick tock tick
The time is brawling me...
Could it delete...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, angst, confusion, emotions, time, winter, word play,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Glass Heart
Once upon a time there was a girl with a glass heart, so she had to be careful of falling in love or her world could be shattered apart
She wasn’t allowed to go out and mingle as others do, she...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, cinderella, heartbroken, hurt, i love you, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Hopeless Helper
Once upon a time there was a hopeless man, and all that he wanted was for someone to truly understand
He wanted to help in the only way that he knew how, and so he started his quest so that he...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, fantasy, heartbreak, irony, love hurts, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
RIP Friendship
Not once upon a time,
but in this very century.
There lived three friends,
who ate, drank and made merry.

Fast friends they were,
since their kindergarten days.
And after graduating,
they went different ways.

Scott went for finance,
and Roger marketing.
Though Paul was into fine arts,
they never stopped...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, death of a friend, friendship, political,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Lovers Toil
Once upon a time there was a heartless man, he didn’t care for others and compassion he couldn’t understand
His heart was cold there was no love inside, although to the outside world he carried on as though he was fine
Until...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, fantasy, heartbreak, i love you, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
The Rapist Therapist
Therapy is afraid of me,
I'll write it down for you to see. 
The mental examination process of my necropolis, 
Abomination  of mental stability, into a thought abyss.
If you think before you act, you're ability surly increases, s. Leave your emotions...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, i am,
Form: Rhyme
Scores of years post high school graduation
Scores of years... post high school graduation...

Whether with/without
spectacles regarding myopia, yours truly
boasts twenty twenty highsight
able, eager and willing to site
emotional, mental, physical

and spiritual deficits
lamely attempting to
explain how one bright
eyed and bushy
tailed older fellow
oft times described

existential nihilist plight
unable to validate
lifetime psychological...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Midnight to 3:33 Morning Kills

"Midnight to 3.33, Morning Kills"

He said, 
“Go to where the poets go
Love rolls wet and sways
Intensity wraps itself inside out
and somersaults its legs backward
to open a way
It’s kind of burning hot 
like Summer burns 
bare feet on 
powdered shells
there it...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, feelings, freedom, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Once Upon A Time - In Mosquito City
Begone, you blood sucking bastards 
How dare you step foot upon my soil 
Stay away from me, or else... 
I will go mid-evil on all of your heartless souls, if you have one...that is
You or any of your pitiful welt...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, hate,
Form: Verse
Shuffling Slowly
The snow turned into freezing rain
So walking wasn’t easy.
We shuffled slowly; fear of falling
Made me slightly queasy.

As younger folk went traipsing by
I realized, on reflection,
That once-upon-a-time my body 
Needed no protection.

Yet, though in shape, I worry now
For aging bones may...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, age, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time, we traveled around Europe very far.
It was our honeymoon, and on a train
inside the comfort of our room in the sleeping car,
you popped the cork and toasted to everlasting love with our champagne.
Long years we tried...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, marriage,
Form: Quintain (English)
Childhood Memories more than falling out of Trees
Once upon a time

In a bygone era circa 1898

In the land of Discovery

Gold was found 

By Fred and Harry Struben

Confidence Mine

Unsuccessful and with little seam or yield

Was abandoned eventually closed down

Fast forward to late 1980's

To the 2nd part of this...Read More
Categories: once upon a time, childhood,
Form: Free verse