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All things can tempt me~ I'm a scatter brain
Trying to focus causes me such pain
Distracted by a treat or herbal tea
The slightest sounds arouse and amuse me
So easy to sway my concentration
Toying with mindless laws of attraction
My attention spins often...Read More
Categories: introspection, perspective, silly, time, word play, work,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Playerless Piano
Piano with no one to play
is but a lonely wooden box
silent witness to sad cliché
lonely cousin to long lost socks.

Alone in a derelict room
piano with no one to play
soon will be cloaked by twilight's gloom
amidst chaos, rot and decay.

Yet in...Read More
Categories: play, inspiration,
Form: Quatern
Leslie Lee
Little Leslie Lee.
Was a busy bee.
She worked all day.
Had no time to play.
She thought, “poor me.”

...Read More
Categories: play, girl, simple,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Bora, Bora
On the isle of Bora Bora
Ancient are the crafts that lie there.
White beaches beckon those who linger
and those who taste the salty air.

I met a girl there on that island.
Later she became my wife.
Now aged and wrinkled yet still a...Read More
Categories: play, 12th grade, allusion, fun, paradise, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Back Lot
Can you come out and play today?
For we are older now and need not fear if we fall in the water.
For no one would dare to say a word
Should we come home with mud in our hair.

Let us once more...Read More
Categories: play, childhood, fantasy,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Racoons
Racoons, Racoons, bouncing everywhere!
Ceiling to floor and door to door.
Down the rain pipe, then back up.
Scuttering around seeking food
	and a comfortable place to sleep.

When night creeps up my sliding door
with lights out for the night,
I can trust in their pitter-pat
to...Read More
Categories: play, animal, grandmother, pets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Remembering Elm Street
Remembering Elm Street

Take my hand – follow the plan,
Let’s go for a walk down wide Spruce Street;
Friends to play with and neighbors to greet 
But now that we see all that we can
Let’s turn the corner and go to Elm...Read More
Categories: play, adventure, childhood, fun,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Like a Game of Chess
A grand display the way you play 
      the game of love to hearts’ dismay;
   with shrewd foreplay you stalk your prey 
         expecting that...Read More
Categories: play, analogy, games, metaphor, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BOOKS
stepping stones in  the stream of self improvement...Read More
Categories: poetry, word play,
Form: Didactic
Ode to my
In times gone bye with a wink of its eye
It hung there just like a truncheon
A handy old tool within a gene pool
And a muscle to play with or munch on
This womb broom was famous in those days back then
As...Read More
Categories: play, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LET'S PLAY

I listen closely
for that little voice
the one inside my head
the one that’s sweet
that’s fun
and frivolous
there’s a little girl
dancing in my head
she’s fickle o so mischievous
she’s whimsical
and full of energy
always ready
and most willing
to come out
and play
each and every day

posted on February...Read More
Categories: play, adventure, fantasy, fun, introspection, surreal, uplifting, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Marietta Returns Home
Marietta was a happy little girl when she had lived at home
For the first six years, until she was stolen by a lonely crone.
The old woman’s food was strange at first, drinks all had foam.
But she had been here eighteen...Read More
Categories: play, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Where there's smoke --
      smell the smoke
      a dragon's agape
       ~ fire escapes...Read More
Categories: fantasy, fire, word play,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Did You Guess- Pickle

I don't think I'm too fickle;
it should be kind of brickle-
without a nasty prickle
and just a bit of trickle.
My fancy, it should tickle;
goes well with pumpernickel.
If you can guess- earn nickel!
Believe me, I won't stickle-
my favored snack's a pickle!

February 17,...Read More
Categories: silly, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eight Is Great
Happy Birthday, Great Big Grandson,
Now you're eight it's time for fun,
You and all your mates will get
Very, very, very wet
Once the backyard water play
At your big house is underway,
Water is your greatest joy,
"Drown-proofed" from a tiny boy.
When big boys stop...Read More
Categories: play, birthday, boy, candy, february, food, joy,
Form: Verse
Premium Member ENGLYN the form
We fill our busy days,with this and that,
playthings of each new craze
never stopping,just to laze-
or into our hearts,to gaze.

Note on form:ENGLYN a quatrain from Welsh poetry of 30 syllables in four lines 10,6,7,7.The 
sixth syllable of line one annouces the...Read More
Categories: poetry, word play,
Form: Didactic
To budding new poets who value their time
The very best option for you may be rhyme
Though simple by nature a rhyme says a lot
Like words on a cake that your mother has bought

For rhyme is the frosting that covers your...Read More
Categories: humor, poetry, poets, word play, words, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Big Brother's Pickling You
Pickled ham and pickled beef
Cause weak stomachs too much grief

Did you know they pickle cherries
Grandma ate some; said three Hail Marys

In glass jars, store pickled tomatoes
Do not try this with wet potatoes

Russians all swear by pickled herring
Grate in radish and...Read More
Categories: brother, food, silly, word play,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Oh What A Beautiful Day
Oh what a beautiful day                                   ...Read More
Categories: play, beautiful, bird, sky, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Am In A Pickle With You
Here we sit all cold and wet,                                 ...Read More
Categories: play, best friend, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Mixed Pickles
Mike had an overdraft that put him in a pickle
He wasn't worth a dime not even a nickel
He would be the first to say when he got his pay
He went out to play
He loved playing cards, he mostly lost
He bet...Read More
Categories: play, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
See Me
See Me
See me for who I am and not for what I do.
See me for the beautiful soul that I am.
I was once a good girl like you.
See me and don't pretend that you don't as you look the other...Read More
Categories: play, betrayal, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Your misconception of who I Am
Your misconception of what I Do
Shows you know me not at all-
I was once a good girl like you.
I didn't sit around as a child and contemplate that I would become a prostitute one day.
Although...Read More
Categories: play, anger,
Form: Free verse
Pied Piper Rats
Till the end of day's

The piper played

A tune upon rimmed crystal glasses

Because the rats grew such they all
consumed his favorite flute

And though he searched both high and low

Nowhere he could find an erstwhile replacement

On which to place his lips to...Read More
Categories: play, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member angle


Play with your dolls
sing and dance.
The world is small
the time is passable
the war will be over
and you will be over
and you will live for longer
in peace
in your own country.
You can go to school
you will have a good life
as any other...Read More
Categories: play, angel,
Form: Free verse