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Rags To Riches Poems

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Premium Member Risk

Risk
Written: by miracle Man
2-1-2020

Risk is inherent to all things,
acknowledging that it exists can greatly diminish its impact.
Risk can be the ticket from rags to riches,
unfortunately, many tickets are stamped round trip.







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Categories: rags to riches, life,
Form: Free verse



The story of Ruth
Sit back, let me tell you a story of truth.
A rags to riches story, about a woman named Ruth.
Ruth was a woman whose husband had perished.
The bible doesn't say, but I bet he was cherished.
It was just her, her friend,...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, bible,
Form: Narrative
rags to riches
a ragged woman
shivers and begs in the street -
revellers throw up

written 20th December for Constance's Winter senryu contest...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, life,
Form: Senryu
Peace
I search, I ponder, but to no avail,
I march to the tune, my vessel doth sail.
Up, down, all around, from here to thither,
From warm to hot, from cold to shiver.
Vanity of vanities, all is vain,
Full of labor, is there no...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, blessing, encouraging, prayer, religious, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A bit of humour to kick start the week




FRED THE PERV.

Kinky Fred stole knickers off the line
One summer night his haul totalled nine
His spree ended in tears
Got an extra ten years
When Judge Sue said that red pair were mine.

LARS.

A young astronaut from NASA called Lars
Blasted off from Cape...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, humor,
Form: Limerick



Waiting On Butterflies

Waiting For Butterflies


Waiting to go on
Waiting to get on
Waiting to get caught
Waiting for the start of a poetry reading
Waiting to get on with my life
Waiting for the stars to recognize me
Waiting for my light to shine
Waiting to move on to...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, anxiety, butterfly, dream, happiness, hope, joy, romantic,
Form: Haibun
Peace
Peace

I search, I ponder, but to no avail,
I march to the tune, my vessel doth sail.

Up, down, all around, from hither to thither,
From warm to hot, from cold to shiver.

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity,
Full of labor, is there no...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Man Out in the Gutter



The great God Almighty showed a man in a dream one night
that he'd die out in the gutter if he didn't change his plight,
with ants crawling in his mouth and flies sucking up his blood.
Just one more drink would do...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, abuse, death, drink, fate, future, health, wine,
Form: Rhyme
The Virus
The lesser of two evils, do two wrongs make one right?
The bullets may have steel hulls, but it takes powder to ignite.

The elephant in the room, can't be seen.
It's a skeleton in the closet, for too long it has been.

So...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, allegory, analogy, conflict, corruption, humanity, irony, song,
Form: Free verse
Jump Off The Page
J-ump off the page, 
A-s you're out of the blue; 
N-ever languish in the dark, 
E-xtraordinary talent is in
Y-ou.

F-rom rags to riches, 
R-isen up from fall; 
A-n intelligent mind
N-ow keeps you standing tall.
C-ause of your success 
I-s your complete courage;...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Daydream Dancing
Clair de Lune filters 
with wings
through graceful waves of air
in every raindrop ping
creating our symphony

      spin me a room
      weave me a rainbow
      be my...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, art, dance, dream,
Form: Free verse
The Beggar
                  The Beggar
                    ...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Mabel's Strange Predicament
It’s 1914, and Hollywood star Mabel Normand has just
helped new boy Charlie Chaplin to develop his “Tramp”
character. She is wondering if she’s done the right thing.

    I gave him everything – even the walk.
   ...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, film,
Form: Rhyme
My Win
This time!
I thought!
I must be the winner,
Each week I waited for the results,
My joy always faded quickly,
Turning into sorrow,
But today was my lucky day,
All my dreams had come true,
A lottery win!
I was so excited and ecstatic,
All the times expectation let...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Work Sucks
Well, I woke up this morning
For my own prime time,
Hoping swarming senses
Might light into rhyme,
With caffeine and nicotine
My morning jump start
I was searching for the union
Of my head and my heart.
But time won't linger
For a groggy old muse.
I had to...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, corruption,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sir Morgan: The Man Who Saw Crime Pay
Sir Henryi Morgan lived a life
of rags to riches.  In his time,
he first was an indentured slave.
When freed, he drifted into crime.

The century was seventeenth,
The New World under Spanish rule.
A pirate Morgan had become,
and to the Spaniards he was...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, history,
Form: Quatrain
damocles in me
the sword looms overhead
here i sit rags to riches
but any moment to be dead 
when it falls hope only it misses

I rule my feelings
with an iron-clad cage
but from the sword on the ceiling 
i feel the immiting rage

my locked heart...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, emotions, history,
Form: Sonnet
A Road Less Traveled
A road less traveled is only a journey the cowards fear
For the brave stand strong through the hard times when danger grows near
 
Fighting a battle that seems most certain one will lose…
However the weak submit.... limiting their potential and...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, inspirational, poems, poetry, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
His all seeing eye
His all seeing eye



 

In moments of joy
when all stand by you,
On cloud nine you fly
heights touch the blue,
But in harder times
when no one cares,
Down pours the sorrow
as tears of rain,
Hope is lost and life
seems going in vain,

Believed in Him
and...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, truth,
Form: Free verse
LOVE OF MY LIFE
I have heard that all women listen to Your words
Those captured by You, smell like myrrh and You.

I would call You, Sampson, but Your hair is more like wool
There You stood, clad in light colored hand woven garments.

I could see...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, love,
Form: Couplet
Valued Riches Part 2
From rags to riches come money and “*****es”, thus leaving values buried in the past.

The tombstone reads “there lies integrity and morals”, they all tend to die around the same 
fiscal year; tax season. Greetings! To big checks with no...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, money, symbolism, vanity, integrity,
Form: Prose
My LORD JESUS it is all you
My whole armor of God                                   ...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, bible, character, christian, encouraging, inspirational, jesus, love,
Form: Rhyme
We Are All Gods Children
I climbed from rags to riches
And excelled extremely well
I made a lot of money
And I lived to tell the tale



Now my life is over
I asked God how I done
He said he had a special love
Because I was his son


I opened...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, god,
Form: Rhyme
Rich Poverty
Rich Poverty

A drink from my heavy flowing 
tears,
Good meals of dreams from 
halted careers.
I sleep under stars - chandeliers 
are cheap.
Only a poor man can afford the 
wisdom of each.
I river wash my skin and prayer 
wash my sins,
Hatred is...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, success,
Form: Rhyme
Riches to Rags
I have heard of it,
I was in it,
I have imagined it,
But I am yet to experience it.

What is this dream?
Who is this dream for?
Is it a dream for the wealthy and the powerful?
The politicians and the Gangs?
The Cartels and the...Read More
Categories: rags to riches, courage, devotion, dream, freedom, political, success, uplifting,
Form: Free verse