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Premium Member Puzzle it Out
Figure me this,  puzzle it out.
Summing up for me beyond any doubt.
Add it all now,  total it for me.
I desire an answer most completely.

What are the factors that come into play.
Where are all the pieces and where do...Read More
Categories: summing, funny, funny love, humor, humorous, love, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme

Summing up
Mr MacPherson, a mathematician
Was married to Sally,a keen statistician.
With little division to trigger vexation
Their amical lives led to multiplication.
First Roland, then Harry and then the addition
Of first daughter Jenny, a gifted logician.

The one common factor of great satisfaction
Engendering fervour and...Read More
Categories: summing, family, math,
Form: Rhyme
Pearly gates

I’m brought before Saint Peter,
On display in a clear glass crate,
Nothing hidden up my sleeve,
Except a hammer, I jest to escape. 

He approaches me out of nowhere,
Ask him for a chat while we wait,
Gentle voice replies “of course...Read More
Categories: summing, death, deep, depression, destiny, fate, god, integrity,
Form: Rhyme
I know what it's like
when the water keeps rising,
while the plans that you made
all seem to be revising...
Choose not to drown...
When there's no solid ground 
that your toes can grasp onto,
change is burning your ship
fire smouldering around you...
Choose not to...Read More
Categories: summing, allegory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sweet Abuse of our Privacy
Just half a meter away is this semi-covered female
so fertile for a score of trees to grow on
smooth and soft, curvy and oily
a rich landscape for my longings to become playful penguins.
Her body’s map has been possessed by my hunger
and...Read More
Categories: summing, love, lust, romance, romantic, romantic love, sensual,
Form: Romanticism

The State of Our Land
In living in my homeland over 60 years
so much has changed in all that time
what was acceptable is not now anymore
our grandparents would see it as a crime

Today's world doesn't seem to be like them
standards just don't exist at all
right...Read More
Categories: summing, change, conflict, future, rights,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Smooth Big Cat

"Smooth Big Cat"

He was one of those guys you just knew would be a dud. "Be nice", she said to herself.

She met him on the upswing from the abyss of a dismally closed final chapter. He seemed to be unsure...Read More
Categories: summing, adventure, muse, mystery, romance,
Form: Narrative
Another Poem On Dress Code Because The School System Didn't Listen The First time
I am better at summing up dress code
Than at summarizing 
The book that I missed three chapters of
Because my skirt was too short

Heck, I never even learned
How to summarize books
Because that was the day
The week
The entire unit 
That I missed...Read More
Categories: summing, confidence,
Form: Free verse
The King Reigns
Penguins are beautiful creatures
one of the most elegant is the king
second only to Emperor in size
stands up to 100cm an amazing thing

The king's diet comes mainly from the sea
having appetite for lanternfish, squid and krill
so their average weight is so...Read More
Categories: summing, animal, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
I wish I can write a poem tonight.
Silent, late summer,
pen a short prose, summing up,
all my smiles and frowns
this weekend long.
And so I wrote.
Ink splashed in my notes
on the replaying echoes I dread to hear.
Prayers I never declared out loud-
May...Read More
Categories: summing, absence, assonance, august, best friend, betrayal, community,
Form: Free verse

Hear That They Have Been Coming
Hear That They Have Been Coming

We heard that they have been coming;
And all the songs they were humming;
TV watch;
Sometimes botch;
Up things about them must be summing.

Jim Horn

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Categories: summing, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member SUMMING UP

I'm the sum of numbers
       together make words;
Letters seven, five, four
       added 3 words sixteen;

Carpenter son builder
       of souls nailing up...Read More
Categories: summing, analogy, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Still I'm trying
Once upon a time on the Moon
Adventitiously I was.
Close to me various stars were full
Blimey! Was it reality or not?

When I was a child, my mom
Told me stories of the stars.
There was also belief of folk:
That each stars by itself
Have...Read More
Categories: summing, desire, dream, fairy,
Form: Free verse
I still remember
From nine hours on call
In a day to
Waiting for a single reply
I learned to survive alone

I still remember how it all started
I still remember that long list of promises
Which I gave you on the very first day
It's funny how I...Read More
Categories: summing, boyfriend, break up, girlfriend, imagery, innocence, lost
Form: Narrative
Holes Has Come Commonly
Holes has come commonly
you have come commonly with bees
sounding perfectly with cheesy
you take those, you remake these
sure! We are left aside as they dictaphones.

As they bother as they beer house
blood transforms hope, reforms lives
a summing up world figured astounds
become bothered...Read More
Categories: summing, life,
Form: Monorhyme
Homeless Miss the Most
Homeless Miss The Most

I never have  been a perfect host,
Yet still do like homeless the most;
Second Helpings Program existed;
To participate more have enlisted.

Food is available for all of them,
Even if it has been a her or him;
From local stores...Read More
Categories: summing, allegory, analogy,
Form: Couplet
Office Politics of a Humpback Whale

I can think of so many words to call that bitch!
But I’m better than that, so I’ll just stick with bitch!

All the money in the world won’t make her nice,
It won’t give her friends as...Read More
Categories: summing, abuse, betrayal, bullying, career, change, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Wanted Dead or Alive
Wanted dead or alive 
When I want u so bad I could have died inside 
Died Inside my mind with out even noticing 
Screaming at myself without hearing a note of it 
Thoughts of u are running through my veins...Read More
Categories: summing, devotion,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Beautifully becoming nothing
And she flies, holding the nothing of space, 
Grasping at the nothing of air,
She flies through the cloud, the nothing holding her up, 
Sweeping through all of her hair. 

And her mind disappears for all of the then, 
Vanishing without...Read More
Categories: summing, fantasy, self,
Form: Quatrain
rick folker

What happened in Vegas
Should not stay in Vegas.

Such a mind-numbing tragedy
cannot be contained, nor constrained
or explained
by a simple 'summing up'.

No, never 'what happened in Vegas'
Should be termed, the new normal
Or the the new acceptance
Of a virulent form of violence
Or...Read More
Categories: summing, america, bereavement, hate, society, violence,
Form: Epitaph
Bugles Blared
Bugles Blared 

Up everything we had been summing,
Had head's up a threat was coming;
Had been worried,
And we hurried;
Bugles blared and did hear drumming.

Jim Horn

This is the introduction to my war
poetry series of limericks.
...Read More
Categories: summing, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
These Not Unbroken
After all those years,
I do not expect to find the gate unbroken.
It will be, and will be ajar.
I'll go through it to the house abandoned,
a sullen house, a wrecked out car.

All things will be a trial, so broken,
the summing up...Read More
Categories: summing, absence,
Form: Free verse
Limericks To Leek
Potential Limericks and poems to leek.

Planned, expand, fanned.
Manned, banned, canned.
Demand, sand, hand.
Tanned, land, grand.
Abide, relied, dyed (died).
Sighed, denied, cried.
Bagel, finagle, label.
Humming, coming, summing.
Alarming, harming, charming.
Humor, rumor, tumor.
Great Groomer, early bloomer, baby boomer.
Wand, fond, dawned.
Expound, bond, abscond.
Wait, gate, differentiate, contemplate.
Educate, satiate,...Read More
Categories: summing, allegory, analogy,
Form: I do not know?
Trump Big Idiot
Trump Big Idiot

Trump big idiot rapidly is becoming,
And below 60 intelligence is summing;
Careless mental case,
Who is way off base;
Out of him at all expect exactly nothing.

James Thesarious Hilarious Horn
Retired Veteran and Poet

...Read More
Categories: summing, allegory, analogy, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Big Idiot Becoming
Big Idiot Becoming

Big idiot Trump is becoming;
Below 60 intelligence is summing;
Such a mental case,
Who is way off base;
Of all knows most about nothing.

Jim Horn...Read More
Categories: summing, allegory, analogy, political,
Form: Limerick