Quatrain Poems. Examples of Quatrains and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Quatrain poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Quatrain. (New Poems Below)
The Sheep Before Christmas
adventure, animal, christmas, december, fantasy, farm, night,
'Twas the night before Christmas and all were asleep,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a sheep.
The cattle were snoozing, the pigs were at rest
And the chickens were settled asleep on the nest.
Apart from some snoring the night air was...Read More
Having Fun With Small Poems
I LOVE YOU TOO
For me there she was always,
After forty years I withstand;
She is my beloved darling wife,
I insured her for fifty grand.
GAMBLING ON HORSES
He placed one hundred pounds on the nose,
They’re off and his horse refused to race;
She put...Read More
Sandy was Fierce in her Loyalty
10th grade, 11th grade,
Sandy was fierce in her loyalty.
Others made fun of the boy with the big dream.
She always treated him like royalty.
Her sweet friendship made the man beam.
Cannot Be Polite Today
Sorry but better go away my love.
I’m in no mood to be polite today.
Lessons from higher entities above
Have not taken my angry state away.
The Unimpressed Owl
angst, bird, humor,
Regally stationed on a branch
The wide eyed owl stared acute
His capable vision saw it all
But still he did not give a hoot!
More Than a Grain of Sense
11th grade, senses,
riddle in quatrains
I smell like a movie or baseball game and
I sound like a jerky, mini-jack hammer.
Salty or sweet; I taste better with butter
Stop! Don’t touch me, until the hot wears off.
Focus your ears, before you smell me...Read More
As The Case Maybe
Maybe the bird on the tree sings,
It is a beguiling performance;
Sending auditory mating signals
Teasing with a song and dance.
Perhaps the blood-eating insects won’t attack,
Irritating bloody mosquitoes are everywhere;
They are dirty species and are dusk feeders,
These parasites need UV light to...Read More
Oh yeah, that's Horseback Jesus
Mad Mary, Mad Max, Larry and Frog,
The known mad folk in this town,
Are the people the locals all know about,
Because they’re always seen walking around,
Wearing a worn out top hat, a torn dress of rag,
Pushing a trolley...Read More
For The Rest Of My Life
For the rest of my life,
I will love you, my dear;
I will stay beside you,
For you I will be here.
Until the end of time,
When there'll be no more stars;
Your heart will remain well,
Without wounds,...Read More
I Mourn At Christmas
christmas, death, mother,
The crying divided the silence for the faithful dead,
The mother as she sweetly died as Christ was born;
Hark the herald angels sang and the requiem heard
Jesus is her great reward, I’m the son forlorn.
A mother gave birth to a...Read More
abuse, anxiety, dark, death,
If I died would you care?
Would it cause you a scare?
Would you break a smile?
Laugh a while?
The consideration in your heart is bare,
I can’t see anything in the depths of your blank stare.
My throat slowly builds up with bile,
As your...Read More
An Aging Poet
confusion, humorous, lost, memory,
For poetry, I'll need to see
Let the battle of switches begin
From the wall switch to the light
"Which one is it?" never ends!
An aging poet, past my prime
My memory now is not acute
In truth it has been in decline
Ever since I...Read More
The Lost Elf
I am singing a song to cheer myself,
I am far away from home and my family;
Lost from my glittering snowy land,
Feeling despondent, sad and lonely.
I arrived in a village unknown to me,
It was small but heavily built-in;
The cold night complimented...Read More
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Once bitten, twice shy,
You are vigilant;
You become cautious,
Like a shameful plant.
You are now fearful,
As you feel the pain;
You're careful about
Doing it again.
When one rejects you
And hurts you inside;
You are reluctant
To swallow your pride.
You'll never...Read More
god, love, men,
As I was abandoned by all men
Completely alone myself I found
It was then that I turned to the Lord
For with His love my heart to surround!
© Demetrios Trifiatis
08 December 2019...Read More
One Sad Love Affair
One sad love affair
Happens in this life;
It hurts the feelings,
Cutting like a knife.
From the start is nice;
The happiness is
Good to memorize.
The love deep inside
Truly brings comfort;
There's no more effort.
The joy turns lonely,...Read More
Words Weak and Powerful
emotions, word play, words,
Words are heard
Attitude is felt;
Words are powerful,
Attitude will melt.
Last words on the tongue,
Small truth has distinct words;
Facts shall silence falsehood,
Pens are mightier than swords.
Say kind words,
Write them with sincerity;
The cost is very cheap,
Yet they accomplish lucidity.
Between The Sheets Of Byzentine
When I close my eyes all I can see is the pain I feel inside
the wounded crevices of yesterday the caves of solid night
and while the moon slow hesistates the shadows soon invite
a woman bound and tearful,...Read More
Sneakers are shoes primarily designed
For sports from one event to another;
But which are now also widely used by
Many a person for everyday wear.
Sneakers are a footwear type, sort or kind
With a flexible sole made of rubber;
And an upper...Read More
AWAY YON CONVERT COME HITHER
analogy, anger, anti bullying, desire, spoken word,
AWAY YON CONVERT COME HITHER
abreast is the moments
somethings collects those comments
reaching out for those converts
those whose screaming and yelling stay away alerts
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2019©
Eloquent song bird, what ancient lyric do
You sing with timeless unrehearsed voice?
Unscripted from beyond memory, known to
You from your birth;...Read More
What can I say
I can't pray the pain away
even now, some years later
words escape the page and paper.
You were my heart
forty-nine years in its start
a sense, a feeling
sent my heart to beating.
Without a word, only a...Read More
Share The Love Every Day
Share the love every day,
Sans anger, without hate;
Give it to all people,
Regardless of their faith.
Share the love every day,
Though climes and seasons change;
Even if there are things
In the world that are strange.
Share the love every...Read More
When I am Broken
When I am broken dear Lord you carry me,
hold me and protect me from life's storm;
for this world can be so cruel and so evil,
words whirling like bees in a swarm.
When someone tries to break my spirit Lord,
their words stab...Read More
10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Jumping with joy the heart knew what to do.
She had met her match and she was insanely glad.
She followed him around until he was rather blue.
Given a stalker label, for she was crazily bad.
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