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Premium Member Christmas City
windows smile in Christmas City
humbug with no place to go
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Categories: happiness,
Form: Sestina



Breaking to Black
sons never came back…
dawn breaking naval attack
ships sinking to black
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Categories: history
Form: Sestina
In the Abatoire
lotions fear dying spine jealous wheel
basket hold fear fire camp salt
razor freeze salute resolution house...

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Categories: april, write,
Form: Sestina
family affair
Family Affairs 

Uxorious 
Devotion to wife 
Dotingly
Submissive 
Sounds like a serious offence 
In the dictionary 



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Categories: family,
Form: Sestina
sad sextet

 Sad Sextet. 


Rainy day 
Wet dog on pavement 
Looking in
Seeing me
Sit by the cosy fireside 
Ignoring its plight. 


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Categories: animals,
Form: Sestina



Pro Choice Without a voice
My seed, I must admit I never even once wanted
Sitting unreallisticaly, at a doctors office
Waiting for my name to be called and to terminate this...

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Categories: death, life, people, sad, social
Form: Sestina
slimming
Shadorma (slimming) 

Low fat cheese
Tastes like rubber soles
For weight loss
I eat it
Abusing my true taste buds
 And I am still fat
 


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Categories: funny,
Form: Sestina
AN UNHIDDEN REALITY
I hate my deeds & 
everbody hates me
It's a fact and I know it
I am a burden so heavy 
I am a curse so dark
I am a person , i'hv bones
Not just a reason to 
throw stones
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Categories: depression, grief,
Form: Sestina
WILL IT
Will I ever know how to write
Will you ever know what I wrote
When I was idolized and free to write?
Will it ever come to be eternally
That in the grave fore I lie
In the world I never die?...

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Categories: absence, anniversary, art,
Form: Sestina
Sangina
Happiness be like the flower of my heart
Knowledge comes in soul
Surprised to see in the world.
The problem of the world to fight
Suddenly be scared in life comes strength
Feet be with hope has freedom....

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Categories: hope,
Form: Sestina
As The Danger So The Savior
Though the attackers are many in number
The escaper is courageous and clever
So the attackers have failed to harm that
The escaper has befooled them in fact
Though the danger is dense and severe
The Strategic Manager is called the Savior.
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Categories: dark, light,
Form: Sestina
Be Zealous By Patriotic Zeal
If patriotism really is in brain and mind
All superstitions, crimes instantly go out
Let's grow there the great patriotic zeal
And we do never ourselves lively kill
Real patriotism makes us really great
Fake one makes narrow and hypocrite.
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Categories: patriotic,
Form: Sestina
La doncella oscilante
The winter stood amaze,
As the summer set the atmosphere a-blaze.
The swaying maiden is found in nought,
For the scorching sun had with it fought.

All dawn does the sun arrives early,
And the lady could no longer tarry.
      18:01:12:22:37...

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Categories: allegory,
Form: Sestina
Tree and me
Sitting under a tree, old and grey
No flowers to bloom, leaves falling down
Birds desert the nests, no one to play around
The clouds are around, they hold no charm
Gave shade to many, no one to shade us
Waiting to fall one day, are we made for each other?
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Categories: introspection, life, nature, sad
Form: Sestina
A Sestina is Order and Scramble
A
sestina
is
order
and
scramble.

Scramble
a
and
sestina
order
is.

Is
scramble
order
a
sestina
and?

And
is
sestina
scramble
a
order?

Order
and
a
is
scramble
sestina.

Sestina
order
scramble
and
is
a.

And order.
Is scramble
a sestina?...

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Categories: confusion, poetry,
Form: Sestina
TWO STARS IN A CHILD'S FUTURE
Choosing a faithful woman to fulfill this fate
to bring forth a baby with a loud scream;
sweet cry so innocent piercing air and soul,
touch him tenderly: he is the fruit of our seed!
May his faith shed light on doubt and darkness...
let's hope that his deeds and words will be fine....

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Categories: character, child, hope, love, pride,
Form: Sestina
Sorrow hidden in wealth
What is wealth without happiness?
Mansions that allow them to sleep in different rooms,
Expensive cars that allow them not to travel together,
Chef meals that allow them not to cook for each other,
For it's very much possible for wealth to hide deep sorrows,
As naked happiness lies in the poor!
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Categories: africa, happiness,
Form: Sestina
THINNING HAIR
Despair...
limp hair
falling:
screaming!
A cure...
for sure?

Quick-fix...
Rogaine!
Who laughs?
Who cares!
I'm young,
not old!
  
Ladies
notice...
dark suit,
white shirt:
free-way 
to joy!

All stare...
fanfare:
not hot
to perk?
Petty...
not me!


Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci...

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Categories: funny
Form: Sestina
Butterfly
Butterfly

{Sestet}
Sep 11, 2017• By daniel miltz •

A splendid butterfly, floated out there 
I stood there frozen, watching, winging flight
Gazing its beauty, then onto the air
Its rippled wings, shivered ever so bright
I couldn't allow it, be out of my stare
While looking at such beautiful invite...

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Categories: butterfly,
Form: Sestina
Sestina
I have cat that wakes me.
At night when she wants a pet
She determines when it's time.

Why does she choose the time?
I'd like that time to be chosen by me.
When I have to pet.

A cat that determines when it's time to pet.
I think she thinks she owns me.
I think she owns everyone's time.

She does own me cause I pet her on her time....

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Categories: cat, cat, time,
Form: Sestina
Class Divide
Poor  men  with  wealthy  lives  are  low  dead
Dead  and  poor  low  mens  lives  were  wealthy 
Wealthy  dead  with  lives  poor  were  low  men
Low  and  wealthy  men  had  dead  poor  lives
Lives  low  remembering  poor  wealthy  dead  men
Wealthy  lives  are  dead  those  low  poor  men
Poor  lives  are  dead  those  low  wealthy  men...

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© Zack Dicks  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, political, men,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member BOWLING FUN
BOWLING FUN

Bowling can be fun
But – ball in
gutter?
Ball point reaches
pins

12 strikes – perfect
game
No strikes – dirty,
rotten shame
Ha, ha, aint this
fun?

Have another beer
When you can see
twenty pins
Bowling can be fun

My wife has beat me
She only weighs
one-twenty
Bowled her weight
plus ten



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Categories: humorous,
Form: Sestina
Dying Heart
Stabbed in the heart, I’m starting to bleed
I’m becoming cold as the touch of death
Yet I don’t want to say goodbye

Painful word, insane cry, sweet goodbye
Pain pounds on me as I bleed
Thumping me until I reach death

Life is being drained by the angel of death
Forcing me to say goodbye
Suffering the more I bleed

Yet even as I bleed to death I refuse to tell you goodbye
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Categories: death, love, me, me,
Form: Sestina
Rather die than feel
Sometimes I wish that I would die
Or destroy my emotions so I don’t feel
Especially when I’m being choked by pain

Nobody loves me; they’re laughing at my pain
I swear they want me to just die 
No one cares about how I feel

If only I can ignore everything that I feel
If only I can demolish my pain
Will I only heal after I die?

Sometimes I rather die than feel this dreadful pain
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Categories: sorrow,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member The Wonder of Books



Since the publishing of the first book
Man has held this treasure in his hand,
A bit of magic bringing a new friend.

No limit to the wonder of this friend,
Between the pages of  your book
All the wonders of the world in hand.

The pleasure of holding in your hand,
Each time cultivating a new friend.
Adventures between the pages of a book.

He who has a book in hand, always has a friend.


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Categories: happiness, life,
Form: Sestina