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Rock And A Hard Place Poems

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Idiom
When my ship comes in
Come hell or high water
Hit the nail on the head
Lead the Sheep to slaughter

In the Heat of the Moment
Between a rock and a hard place
 Over My Dead Body
Let's cut to the chase

Idle hands the devils...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, betrayal, corruption, sin, word play,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Aphorisms- Idiomatic expressions
*Aphorisms/ Idiomatic expressions*
(Short, pithy, instructive sayings passed down through the years)
Composed: by Tom Wright
7/12/2018

The man who coined the aphorism “Seize the Day”
Didn’t always mean “The Ends Justify the Means” but may.
Many have said “Rules Were Made To Be Broken”
Not only...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, satire,
Form: Lyric
FORBIDDEN LOVE
I can’t deny my feelings for you they are too deep
You are the first thought when I wake and last thought before I sleep
I know it’s wrong for me to feel this way and I am trying to hold back
I...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, i love you, love, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
I am trapped
Lost in a world of regrets and dejection
Struggling for an escape
But I am shackled between a rock and a hard place
With no key in sight and no help coming my way

I am trapped.

Flung into a world that hates me but...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, depression, grief, heartbreak, suicide,
Form: Free verse
To Be American

 
THE COMMON PEOPLE BRAVED HIGH SEAS TO BEGIN A NEW LIFE                            ...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, america, freedom,
Form: Acrostic



Cargoes of Folly Within Polly's Pate
Let go of cargoes of folly
Your imagination entertains
Unless you want Molly
To catalyze the increase of strains of pains 

You loathe to endure
In a bid to preserve the sanity
Ensconced in the mind you lure
To expunge the vanity

That invades the chest
Caught up...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, poems,
Form: Free verse
What I Can't Speak Clearly
Between a rock and a hard place, you will always be my tree.

You never were a sycamore, never quite an evergreen. 

To me, you are simply Willow. 

Who else could form a fist so soft, yet still could part the...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, beauty, cute love, how i feel, love,
Form: Lyric
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
E-yes search for exit, 
L-ooking for better way out, 
A-s status is tough.






Form: Acrostic Haiku...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, birthday,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member An X-Mess Carol
"An X-Mess Carol"

Somewhere standing barefoot
in the sand, she thought with guilty pleasure
“This is the KORO SEA!” and
conjured up a multitude of story scenarios
Buccaneers, Pirates Parlay, Treasure Maps, 
Davy Jones Locker, Jack Sparrow, Ho’es
you know, those 
childhood things
and for a short...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, absence, abuse, children, christmas, daughter, emotions, mother
Form: Free verse
Folding The Crease
Folding The Crease

Two ideas we do decree,
Heads or Tails, Steam or Sails.
Black or White, Dim or Bright.
Do we not allow, an option ‘C’?

Two just fits our life of rhythms,
Out or In, Her or Him.
Left or Right, Loose or Tight.
But we...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, conflict, peace, war,
Form: I do not know?
Love Letter
                                       ...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, beautiful, i love you, nature,
Form: Personification
Between Rock and A Hard Place
Between Rock and A Hard Place

Johan you want to avoid and duck,
Who had been bringer of bad luck;
Whale of a deal,
And real steel;
Between rock and hard place are stuck.

Jim Horn

Am interested in starting A "Jonah With Whale"
Poetry series.
...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
White lie
It began microscopic
An Insignificant detail
Once rolling, I couldn't stop it
A snowball tale from Hell

My conscious, very guilty
Ethic ducks are single file
But something white and filthy
Put my morality on trial

I try to pick the best of two evils
Stretch the scenario, pop...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, truth,
Form: Rhyme
The Bay And The Boat
They may come stealthily,                                    ...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, boat, prayer, storm,
Form: Couplet
The US Election Blues
The US Election Blues

Two heavyweight fighters
standing in a ring
who’ll make it to The White House
who’ll get the final swing?
Drink, till it’s all over
take a round the world cruise
I’ve got the transatlantic
no hope US election blues.

I feel sorry for the voters
disillusioned...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, america, anxiety, blue, depression, political,
Form: Light Verse
Courage and Common Sense
A rock and a hard place between,
It seemed a limited choice,
But a burning bush he had seen
And lo it was he found his voice.

And though unpopular indeed
With constituents one and all;
Courage enough to take the lead
And for what's right he'd...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme
Letter To Mama
Dear Mama
I'm older now and so much has changed
I miss you don't get me wrong
but I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place
and I can't even tell you to your face
so I'm writing because my cowardliness has forbidden me...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, anger, confidence, conflict, heartbreak, love, mother daughter,
Form: Free verse
Hopelessly Helpless
I woke up from sleeping and found myself eating
a piece of old barley bread.
While feeding on breakfast, I thought it most unjust
that yours was a warm one instead.

Though willow branch bends, it cannot make amends
to a place that I'm sitting...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, anger, business, corruption, people, poverty, sorrow, work,
Form: Quatrain
I know I'll get over you
I'm caught in a web and I can't break through

I'm trying to get free, to let go of you

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

My memory holds that smile on your face,



I love you so much I need you...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, blue, goodbye, grief, heartbreak, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stepping out
I made a decision tonight 
- to step out 
and quit my job
A job that I have for 20 years
A job that I love
I don't know what I am going to do
But I know whatever it is
He has me there
I...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a rock and a hard place
I sigh
I cry

Between a rock and a hard place
unable to speak
growing weak

Between a rock and a hard place
Unable to move
stuck in this groove

Between a rock and a hard place
I am still here
you are still...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, lost love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member AN IMBROGLIO SUNSET
AN IMBROGLIO SUNSET

The City pits at night.
You can hear the quagmire constantly mobilizing.
The City is in quite a dilemma of all the crime happening that iniquity is a ridiculous system to maintain.
Nevertheless, the monstrous environment remains.
The crisis of revitalization is...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, how i feel, today, usa, voice, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic monologue
singing
I sit here pandering
among the crowds.

loud renditions of
my relatives who may
join with me in set.

singing

steely eyed blindness
accompany us.
 
banjo displays
it's well tuned melodies.
violin always is with me.
 
I have my spot between
a rock and a hard place.

facing the range of...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, music,
Form: Blank verse
Hate
Hate

As a child I was taught to forgive
In my family hate was a bad word
I took it all in 
Sometimes forgiving too easily
Yet here I am 
Hurting more than I can say
Because in my heart is 

Hate

I was always told...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, anger, betrayal, conflict, feelings, hate, parents,
Form: Lyric
Rock and a Hard Place
Conflicted
constricted in this thought of mine
Im surrounded by wants and needs
with no means of differentiation.
How can I chose a path that is unknown
Where my heart is blinfolded...
How can I follow then?

Im Stuck...
Standing on the x marks the spot and have...Read More
Categories: rock and a hard place, change,
Form: Free verse