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Premium Member Hidden Barb
there is a hidden barb
camouflaged in petal words
I can feel the sting

Eileen Manassian...

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Categories: barb, abuse, word play,
Form: Senryu

We Ask For Peace Once More
the casualties of of war that shock me to the core barb wire at your door we ask for peace once more

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Categories: barb, imagination,
Form: Free verse
nay burr

               meaner than greener

           the other side of barb wire

                open hands get cut



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Categories: barb, introspection,
Form: Senryu
The Broadband of Truth
thoughts now trapped in barb wire and booby trapped still unable to sustain and reason lean towards the broadband of truth

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Categories: barb, imagination,
Form: Free verse
The Coldest Screams
Beautiful ice crystals
Adorn these barb wired fences
At the concentration camps, but
The coldest screams
Flow through these prison walls

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Categories: barb, imagination
Form: Free verse

children play conkers

trees cast precious seed

                      nut brown in soft barb green case....

                                           children play conkers

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Categories: barb, nature
Form: Haiku
Premium Member a walk in the woods
grandparent's farmland
passed down through generations
apple peach trees grow

overgrown pathways
barb wire fence contains thorned bush
wild berries florish...

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Categories: barb, grandfather, grandmother, memory,
Form: Haiku
Barb Wire
                                   Twisted and tormented
                        You keep things in, you keep things out
                                       A guardian, a jailer...

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© Danny Nunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: barb, philosophy
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Fisherwoman - For Contest
A desperate spinster, Jane took strong measures the day she would cook fresh trout. Her date bit the barb left in it! He truly was caught on her hook! 4/26/2015

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Categories: barb, fish,
Form: Limerick
sounds like the bitter former lover, venom with a point of view, copped a few darts me, whenever, crossed her path the arrows flew, that december... blue :( Don re:Poisonous Barb.....Owen Yeates

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Categories: barb, adventure,
Form: Ballad
Comedy Club

Jeer, farcical cheer
Jive, cheer to sneer
Jest, barb to test
Pun, jest for fun
Joke, fun to poke
Jab, poke to grab
Joust, jabs that roust
Jibe, taunting vibe
Josh, vibe to squash 
Jolt, tingling volt
Jaunt, volting flaunt


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Categories: barb, satire
Form: Rhyme
Eight Nuns Running
Eight Nuns Running

Eight nuns running down a path far below
Ethel, Edith, Ellen, Barb each in deep snow
From the way they all look might be putting
up a gong show, till they all fall down
while they're all wearing frilly long gowns.


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Categories: barb, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Wacky Names

Here's some wacky names, my doctor is Liam Crummy Barb Dwyer, Seymour Legg, Stan Still, and Terri Bull, really funny If you want more here's others to avail Ima Kettle, Dan Druff, Rusty Nails Can't imagine what their parents called their puppy

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Categories: barb, fun,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Wacky Names

Here are some wacky names, my doctor is Liam Crummy Barb Dwyer, Seymour Legg, Stan Still, and Terri Bull, really funny If you want more here's others to avail Ima Kettle, Dan Druff, Rusty Nails Can't imagine what their parents called their puppy

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Categories: barb, hilarious,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Grouse Courting
Grouse Courting

I watch the Grouse do their dance,
As each feather is enhanced.
Vane or down they’re preened and cleaned,
Keeping them healthy and streamed.

At the tail’s base an oil gland,
Makes the feathers dry and grand.
Barb to rachis beak nibbled;—
For the courtship ritual.


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Categories: barb, bird, nature,
Form: Rhyme
he makes me offerings,
little strings of his face he places on my knee,
a line of black ink
in a bowl of milk

one day I slid
my lover's beard barb across his cheek-
watching him squirm and giggle made me giggle too,
for he could not fathom the ecstasy of a hundred on my neck,
or a thousand between my legs...

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Categories: barb, beauty, love, sensual, sexy, youth,
Form: Free verse
May Be Habit-Forming
A life of drugs; he laughs, he shrugs
Found this world to be "non-addictive"
Hopelessly dependent; oh, can I end it?
Hurt so deeply, now I'm vindictive
Construct the thickest, strongest shell
Impenetrable fortress; unstoppable blockade
Barb-wire, a moat- ten million guards!
They come, they go; they glow, then fade......

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Categories: barb, addiction, anger, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Presence and Pleasance
Presence and  Pleasance

Not here now but still feel presence;
Memory does exist in every essence;
Best friends to find;
Have left us behind;
Always appealing was their presence.

Our friends barb and Steven Schaffer
just left to return back to Seattle. Sure
was so nice having both of them here.

Jim Horn...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: barb, allegory, analogy, goodbye,
Form: Limerick
Vanity's Ghost
The narcissism
  of small differences…

The egos crown
  of thorns

The sharper each
  individual barb

The more frequently
  it’s worn

A grand

Whose wind
  blows just one way

Into the face of
  vanity’s ghost

In jealous

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2019) 

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Categories: barb, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Axle Grease
Words from limbo
Into life.

Slipping them from
The pocket of 
Your muse, onto
Eager paper.

Lovely linen,
Thick with roses.

Or threaded with

Altar for the gentle
Blood of visionaries,

Mingled with axle grease
For sturdy wordsmiths 
Eager to lay concrete verse
Lasting beyond time.


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Categories: barb, work, writing,
Form: Prose Poetry
With a Lessening of Light
I pressed a barb
under my tongue
to remind me

I pierced glass
into my heart 
to awaken a story

as blood dripped
a memory formed
in the pain and suffering
an effigy wavered

then I knew
some stories 
should never be told
and forever remain

locked under my tongue 
speared into my heart
and silent in eternity

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Categories: barb, family, loss
Form: Free verse
CAGES trapped in apparent spaces power extinguished bird in a forgotten tree building cages safety nests apparent circumstances placing bets on novel lives sunken and clean stuck in barb wire snares itch itch itch the language is obscene headbound in freakish Atlantic sea © Kim van Breda—8 January 2016

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Categories: barb, symbolism,
Form: Personification
Autumn Morning
The sun forces her face through the dark morning sky.
The trees garner their new autumn garb.
Birds converse on the dry crunchy grass.
Lumbering cows meander behind the fences of barb.
The morning is anew and yesterday is gone.
Hot summer nights give way to a cool dawn.
My troubles are constant yet seem to fade away.
The crisp cool air makes it all OK....

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Categories: barb, autumn,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Great Grandmother Barb
Great Grandmother Barb
By Franklin Price

Family meant everything
To you, when you were here.
There came another yesterday
You're a Great Grandmother, dear

All is fine with mom and baby
They are doing as they should
I pray you're seeing them from heaven
Both of them are doing good

Wish you could be here with me
That was never meant to be
Through my own eyes you will see them
You'll always be a part of me.

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Categories: barb, baby, grandchild, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Barb's Delights
Let's go to Barb's Place
Have something to eat
Her perogies and cabbage rolls 
Are really hard to beat

If that's not enough
You should try out her ribs
Gooey and delicious
You better bring a bib

When it comes to cooking
Barb's food is like art
She prepares every morsel
With love from the start

Welcome to Poetry Soup Barb, what better person to contribute to the soup than a Chef Extrodinare. I am sure you will add your own special flavours.

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Categories: barb, dedication,
Form: Rhyme