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dance, green, image, men,
I will wear my dress of green lace
After I have made up my face,
For I do intend to enthral
The handsome young men at the ball
With such savoir faire and such grace
I will be the toast of the place,
With whom all...Read More
As Cold Winds Blow
As cold winds blow this time of year,
the limbs are bare, the winter’s here;
a frigid frost hangs in the air.
With season’s change we’re well aware
that endless nights will soon appear.
We wrap ourselves to hide the fear
brought on by darkness ever...Read More
Not The Best
rondeau, childhood, class, feelings, memory, school, teacher,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
I would not call school my favourite place,
I had not the least ambition to learn,
I attended with a very bad grace,
No doubt I caused my poor parents concern.
I was introverted and taciturn,
With a permanent frown on my face,
Which meant that...Read More
rondeau, age, appreciation, child, house, me, mother,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
As a child I lived near a railway track,
And I used to watch the trains rushing by,
Now I am older I often look back,
And visualise a smoke-blackened sky.
As a "bush" youngster I was very shy,
And vulnerable to verbal attack,
I was...Read More
Cackle And Caw
bird, blue, day, metaphor, night,
Kookaburras cackle, crows caw,
Why this is, no one knows for sure,
Kookaburras, blue, brown and white,
Common crows, as black as the night,
Voices too strident to ignore.
Kookaburra, a metaphor:
Substitute Australian lore,
Greedy crows, most people abhor -
Kookaburras cackle, crows caw.
A kookaburra orator
Meets with...Read More
creation, devotion, imagination, poetry, sound, visionary, writing,
The sounds of words can shake the skies
or cut an ego down to size,
when knowing sages have their say
of fitting words to seize the day,
conveying wisdom from the wise.
An avid versifier tries
through orphic craft to harmonize
with sense and lyric overlay
appreciation, art, future, hope, introspection, woman,
Take your queries to the Riddle Queen,
To find out what the portents mean,
She is adept at astral art,
And will erect your natal chart,
To see what answers she can glean.
By the use of a set routine,
She will divulge what she has...Read More
Pass The Marmalade
age, death, money, political,
Pass the marmalade, my dear.
Guess what's in the news today?
An increase in MP's pay!
Not long since they had a rise,
But it comes as no surprise:
"Disgusting!" - that's what I say.
What do they do, anyway,
Frittering their time away,
Telling us a pack...Read More
A Path To Walk
allah, beauty, destiny, devotion, heart, how i
A path to walk, would that be fate?
that fear of dark, would I abate?
souls of profound bonds seldom found
barren hearts wouldn't tread that ground
quiet calls to trace in timeless rate.
Would inner rhythm dictate
heart abode or be it blind date?
or just...Read More
analogy, evil, gender, imagery, marriage, men, woman,
Halt! Halt! Give em your hand but not your hearts
For when they hover around you,
You are an imminent carcass.
These vipers of Eden unrelenting, carry about their venoms
Fluttering and flapping with the disposition of a butterfly
And a...Read More
Tis Shamrock Vale
green, growth, imagery, inspiration, nature, spring, tree,
Meadow of Evermore Rise,
Verdant greens of envy neath the skies,
Emerald breathes swirl wayward bound,
The scene repeats the olivine surround,
Spray of jade gladiolas emerges for eyes.
The cool rocky fence tinged moss lies,
Gathered sage on display, tossed flies,
Observed fronds of ferns, all...Read More
If dreams can die
death, dream, pain,
If dreams can die it's time to cry
If hopes of yore are now a lie
When concentrating hurts your brain
Your best-laid plans go down the drain
The dreaded judgment may be nigh
A flicker stirs, you soar up high
You try to go against...Read More
To ply his trade
career, integrity, work,
A man sets out to ply his trade
He's anxious: Will he make the grade
He knows there is a lot to learn
Yet money also must be earned
His life's adventure, to be played
Into the marketplace he wades
He thrusts his blade into the...Read More
animal, blue, flying, night,
Pigs fly - yes, I swear it is true,
Do you think I would lie to you?
I tell you, pigs have taken to flight,
I saw a few, only last night.
Saw them coming out of the blue,
I wasn't sure what I should...Read More
fire, imagery, nature, red,
Cruel fire, a paid woman,
Beckoning with a rubied fan,
Wantonly she glitters and glows,
All scarlet-clad bravissimo.
Cruel fire, a bold courtesan,
Temptation is her talisman,
As her sparkling lures she throws -
Cruel fire, harsh partisan,
Danger lies taut within her span,
She is a scorching...Read More
How can we know
fear, future, morning, night,
How can we know what lies ahead
Tomorrow we might wake up dead
And yet we make our lifelong plans
As if the future's really man's
In hot pursuit of daily bread
We hang on words that Buffet said*
And wish by rich men to be...Read More
In Mommy's womb
baby, bird, mother,
In Mommy's womb a baby grows
A robin lays an egg, we know
She seems devoted to her nest
Which way do you think is the best
It was decided long ago
When baby's born, mom's face does glow
Though nothing on a robin shows
To nurture...Read More
Reflections of a Fool
I looked outside my window
One bright and sunny day
I saw the birds fly to and fro
Their chirping seemed to say
Come out and see this glorious world
And listen to our song
With sunshine and our singing
How could anything go wrong?
As through my...Read More
Thank you friend
Thank you friend, for you’re always there
with a comforting word to share.
Out from the darkness, me you guide
when from the world I often hide
a kindly smile, your time you spare.
You always show me that you care
a calming voice in my...Read More
Those first few lines
It's tough to pen those first few lines
It happens to me all the time
Anew I start idea-less
With pounding head, internal stress
I often yearn to just resign...
It matters not if sun does shine
I need some rules, some fixed guidelines
To launch a...Read More
Dancing With The Sea
rondeau, beach, beauty, dance, sea,
"The waves of the sea help me to get back to me"- Jill Davis
On the crest of waves the morning sun glows,
its sparkle to the cyan sky the sea surface stows.
Breakers brace with wet embrace the beach dry,
in euphoria dislodged...Read More
rondeau, death, destiny, fear, friend, pain,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
I wish to make this message plain:
We do not need to linger here,
The hellish DEMONS have been SLAIN,
There is no cause for us to fear.
So let us all be of good cheer,
Our efforts have not been in VAIN,
Since this is...Read More
My Soul Cries Tears
10th grade, abuse, addiction, angst, anxiety, emotions,
My soul cries tears that fall like rain
I'm addicted and can't abstain
my family's fallen apart.
And when pride left, it broke my heart
and practically drove me insane.
It's though my life was all in vain
drained of everything but my pain.
Destined for woes...Read More
A Windy Night to Teach the Trees
The wind of the woodlands ignite.
Explosive with utter delight.
She came up unexpectedly.
Wildly and so completely free.
Obscuring all of the daylight.
Shadowing the trees with twilight.
Silent through the ebony night.
Many fell down upon their knees.
A windy night to teach all trees.
In the...Read More
My Spirit Lives
My spirit strives for attainment
of adrenaline containment
from poetry peaked sensations
fused with fulfilling pulsations.
Words score elation obtainment.
Writing is my prime sustainment,
my souls ever held entrainment.
Poetry rhymes my foundations.
My spirit lives.
How great that poem retainment
lifts my muse with entertainment.
Poetry's frequent causation
are pain...Read More
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