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Superficial Poems

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To take the prize
As their own
Making themselves worthy

Anything less
Dirt to public eye

Being on the rise
All the way up
Never give way to lose

But how high
How long
To stay wealthly acceptable

Wondering myself
Why go through 
These unnnecessary troubles and superficial beliefs

More to take away
What...Read More
Categories: superficial, character, culture, environment, future, life, psychological, society,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Weeping
Kurt dangled on a bangled teardrop crying for muted vision

Braced for superficial insight as the surface mirrored the cracks

Tension was his life line for he longed for shedding his fears

But nightmares thoroughly punctured his resilient sound of despair

He drifted on...Read More
Categories: superficial, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Surface Depth
We relate to God 
with surface depth...
thus remaining
profoundly distant
from the unlimited breadth
and scope of spirit...

when wrongly considering,
we confound immortal, never sleeping, 
unchangeable Divine Presence 
with the ever-ephemeral, retiring
superficial nature of our physical bodies—

(the mesmerizing entrapment
of our eye-candy) 

Though Spirit is...Read More
Categories: superficial, humanity, identity, philosophy, truth, universe, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
social facade
we hid behind
social facades 
creating social 
that we portray 
on lives stage 
for all to witness 
till eventually  
the lines 
between fact and 
fiction become blurred 
and we become lost in 
the fictional fog of 
day to day...Read More
Categories: superficial, truth,
Form: Lyric
blurred vision
I may not fit perfection's flawless mould
But don't discard me with a fleeting glance,
Look past the superficial, take a chance
Remember all that glitters is not gold.


Arbitrium Divisa 6 Poetry Contest - sponsored by Gregory Barden

Taken from my poem - about-face...Read More
Categories: superficial, prejudice,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme

About face

I may not fit perfection's flawless mould
But don't discard me with a fleeting glance,
Look past the superficial, take a chance
Remember all that glitters is not gold.
Then as the layers steadily unfold
You may not look at me quite so askance
If you...Read More
Categories: superficial, change, prejudice,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Visions to fill a well

I know who I am, but for others it may not be enough
Wishing to be heard, and often feel like words disappear
I know that sometimes I can give too much, trying to help
Caring that is, for material things don’t matter,...Read More
Categories: superficial, appreciation, giving, trust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shouting at their profit clouds
Shouting at their profit clouds

I have been on the left all my life
Our leaders war in Vietnam inspired me 
As a young man, facing conscription
Then Labor was elected and saved me from jail
Or killing people I did not know
For reasons...Read More
Categories: superficial, freedom, society,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Just Be Thankful - The Linked Style

~ Just  Be  Thankful  ~
( Linked )


 Just be thankful
 Thankful for all
 All that you have
 Have in your  Life
 Life  that  God gives
 Gives  every day
...Read More
Categories: superficial, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Mum and Dad Why Love
Mum asked ?

Why did Dad marry me ?

Because they weren't suited 

He was an intellectual deep thinker

Whilst she was a Ditzy Blonde

No glue no ties to bond beyond the esthetic superficial attraction

But till death till they part they remained

Mostly fighting...Read More
Categories: superficial, marriage,
Form: Free verse

The Other
I wish you looked at me the way you look at her.
She mesmerizes and calls to you in a way I never can.
Her beauty is superficial and only skin deep,
But you see her and cannot turn away.

I wish you listened...Read More
Categories: superficial, jealousy, relationship, technology,
Form: Free verse
2 LoVe
Forgive me Grace

My Reply 

Cometh this ungainly hour

As i could not will the word's

To speak what i am about to say

For i am only just me

And as you can hear and see

I am what as i appear

Shy retiring and uncomfortable...Read More
Categories: superficial, magic,
Form: Free verse
Fake Gold
Only fake gold needs to be gilded with gold,
Real gold doesn’t need a gold mask to hold.
To pass the exam entails years of great effort,
It’s no use talking ideals for superficial comfort. 
(Tran.)...Read More
Categories: superficial, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member NEW AGE DYNAMICS 5


New aspirations fund
The way of love truly
Beyond superficial noise
As face to face
We meet and greet 
Our destiny as one humanity
With touching devotion
To that first-cause:
Love that honours love


Leon Enriquez
03 October 2019
...Read More
Categories: superficial, blessing,
Form: Free verse
Fake people! The Saddest of all
Selfish, Greedy, Tall & Small,
Ruthless beings, Cold eyes
They swarm around like flies
Always around when you've got cash to throw
Run for their lives when you don't! Interesting to know
The other side of the coin is sheer...Read More
Categories: superficial, character, emotions, friend, growth, people, philosophy, society,
Form: Verse
Parcel 38 Grave No 509
Rufescent clouds descend on the Victorian horizon as the sky dies
Beneath them bone chilling winds roar as salvos,
I feel like an acceptor who adheres to the doctrine of disguise
While looking through the prism of a Sunset Tourmaline.
It is not what...Read More
Categories: superficial, eulogy,
Form: Free verse

Sensing the atmosphere for omens.
Signs of impending, cusp and verge.
I ping and curl, scrape to drudge up-
internal program and hit send 
and hope for good vibes return "not the end."

I have become a lightless diode.
A buzzing lamppost in the neighborhood
of...Read More
Categories: superficial, angst, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member has he said it SHALL HE NOT DO IT
has He said it
                shall He not do it

teaching on the mount
the old
      explained in the new
five books,prophecy&
  ...Read More
Categories: superficial, christian,
Form: Verse
Oh wretched soul
Oh wretched soul that I am!
Easily swayed and swallowed,
By the bright dazzles of this time,
Sin has made its high walls in my heart
And locked me away by its gates,
From ever seeing my Redeemer's face.

Oh wretched soul that I am!
Who will...Read More
Categories: superficial, bible,
Form: Free verse
Flackmoth on Etiquette

When it comes to rules of etiquette
guard your words, Flackmoth gets upset.
Most rules, he claims, are arbitrary,
perpetrated by snobs of “high” society
with a rigid penchant for
uncompromising social behavior.
In the whole of nature, he insists
not a single rule of etiquette exists.
And...Read More
Categories: superficial, humor,
Form: Light Verse
More than eleven thousand days have passed since I started this voyage. 
Laughters, anguish, challenges, setbacks, achievements;
These shaped me into who I am presently
Resilient. Strong. Persistent. Empowered.
Life's roller coaster made me realize a lot of things paradoxically
That people will only...Read More
Categories: superficial, conflict, depression, encouraging, goodbye, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Ugly Bear
Once there was an ugly bear,
Upon whom all would stare.
Why was he ugly, it just wasn’t right?
Whoever he looked at, he gave them a fright.

His brother was handsome, his sister was pretty,
But he was so ugly, everyone just took pity.
One...Read More
Categories: superficial, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
I might not be accurate, precise, exact, and truthful,
And cannot speak to you in a voice more amplified 
than what you hear now,
To the rational thinkers,
I’m able, skillful, thorough, and genuine,
Exhibiting aptitude, capacity, efficiency, and power,
Yet, the shallow minded opined...Read More
Categories: superficial, words,
Form: Free verse
Superficial eternal visions;
Of the perils things to come;
Rendered dreams of garish things;
Beings that are not real, but drones;
And I find happiness;
Of those mares unknown amazing dreams;
Come across my eyes morbid but real;
These are the macob realms;
These are those amazing things;
These...Read More
Categories: superficial, addiction, analogy, visionary,
Form: Free verse
God's Wrath - A Neglected Subject
The modern man ceases to accept God exists
for he constantly runs away from this thought
not only that God is but we must answer Him
for this God is angry and is really red hot

We all know we're not perfect but not...Read More
Categories: superficial, god, judgement, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme