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Premium Member Soaking up Vitamin D
Sitting in a ray of Vitamin D
Sunlight magic God has given to me,
How much more comfortable can I be?
Holy healing light is totally free.

This makes me feel like singing with glee.
Steps to the house are barely twenty-three.
Sitting next to my...Read More
Categories: surveying, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Monorhyme

when here mind speaks
When the mind speaks

Poetry immensely personal I hide behind
storytelling not talking about my feelings
but the sensibility of others.
What happens have nothing to do with me the onlooker
the observer, like an architect surveying a building
and finding the house wrongly designed.
I don’t...Read More
Categories: surveying, animal, anti bullying, appreciation, assonance,
Form: Blank verse
One People, One Sky

The welkin above and the stars thereof
are a true delight to behold.
There we’re connected in something to love
through the sky that can all enfold.

Boundaries vanish and strife disappears
by assuming perspective grand
when together we look at stellar spheres,
irrespective of local land.

Despite...Read More
Categories: surveying, appreciation, humanity, sky, space, stars, universe, uplifting,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Eagles


winged predators

surveying prey’s domain

pinnacle of majestic birds



02/12/2020...Read More
Categories: surveying, 10th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, bird,
Form: Cinquain
Highlighting the Lord God’s omnipotence
Bible stories expose His miracles
along His mercy’s faithful persistence
smiting torturous hatred’s tentacles.

Greatly enthralled by biblical events
my special child yearns for their retelling
animatedly done, no one prevents
his call for these chronicles propelling:

Creation wonders hold his eyes spell...Read More
Categories: surveying, bible, blessing, child, christian, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Narrative

Decades Drift
Last year, time ended in a waterfall:
it crashed into yet another abyss,
desperate to grab onto an
intangible hope for air.

Last year, time ended like a sunset:
known and predictable,
a Godly sphere
looping. Omnipotent.

Last year, time ended beside a snowman:
a melting smile of understanding,
a...Read More
Categories: surveying, analogy,
Form: Free verse

He did not hesitate.
The accumulated grime on the plate
He peeled layer by layer,
Each layer accounted for a thousand years
Passage of Time.
He was an old warrior who had held the plate aloft
Open to the weather for a very long time
And kept...Read More
Categories: surveying, freedom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Great start
A black butterfly visits 
a morning display 
of dew wet flowers.
No concern about the mere mortal 
tending the garden.
It's soon joined by
a phalanx of small whites.
to a royal presence.
The beauty brazenly sits 
on an extended hand.
Opening and closing wings
while surveying the feast of nectar...Read More
Categories: surveying, butterfly,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SPRING renku tribute pt 4
pt 4 of quaternion

   of the season
  from the dark
   a busy cycle
   a celebration
     the poetic senses

a sudden calling
a reminescence
to sound&flurry
of...Read More
Categories: surveying, people, poetry,
Form: Verse
In Dim Starlight

In dim starlight
Why for, if at all,
Measure the distance 
Between you and me
With your eyes lowered 
Surveying the floor.
Not afloat,
We man two extremes
As two distant parallels 
Who never meet to tease.
Should we?
We do not cavil
Nor grieve or vie.
...Read More
Categories: surveying, endurance,
Form: Free verse


you are watching someone all too familiar
hovering anxiously above and apart
a shadow puppet
bound to neither be seen nor heard
again you sigh and shake your head
they stumble down the wrong path 
unhurried though running offensively late
how many times must you...Read More
Categories: surveying, feelings, how i feel, metaphor, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Charles Darwin Limerick
For five years the illustrious and regal
Charles Darwin, sailed on the Beagle.
A surveying ship,
Notebooks all a’rip,
Soon in battle with Wallace, so legal.

...Read More
Categories: surveying, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Limerick
Shall I Not Be Afraid
If I weren’t afraid I’d forage ahead,
Run through the forest like a wild boar, red!
I’d crush all the foliage barefoot and bled,
Never looking backwards, but focused ahead.
I’d wait for the darkness for its better to hide,
From the trailing vultures circling...Read More
Categories: surveying, anxiety, confidence, courage, crush, fear,
Form: Rhyme
I was liken a race car driver, while on the tracks of life my spiritual self just keep on running and running and running and running and running and running, running.
My physical body just tried of the days on things....Read More
Categories: surveying, addiction, analogy, angst, anxiety, confidence, conflict, environment,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Hills
Hills have always made me wonder
what it's like to stand atop
each and every one of them,
surveying every thing below
be it small, large or in-between
as if all I surveyed
belonged to me
as part of my mystical domain.

Hills have always made me wonder
who...Read More
Categories: surveying, allegory, change, confidence, courage, encouraging, inspiration, inspirational,
Form: Free verse

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Categories: surveying, blessing, character,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member City Water
From the springtime flooding along South MLK
A sh#t-skinned slimy pipe
Pops half way up from a grimy hole
Like a gopher molded from iron ore

Neck and head periscoping left then right
Tiny arms bolted to its furry chest of rust
Surveying the silence of...Read More
Categories: surveying, cancer, children, city, community, environment, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Summer by the Ocean
The sun’s rays
Beat through the clouds,
Creating silver sparkles
Upon the crest of the waves,
Which surround the lonely sailboat drifting 
Towards the small rocky island.
Green tuft of trees, like hair,
Growing over the bald spots.
Small cottage clinging to the point
Like a poor man’s...Read More
Categories: surveying, imagery, nature, ocean, senses, tree,
Form: Free verse
The Sunflower
R.I.P lovely sunflower, rest your head in your leafy bower
You have given so much to inscts and bees, and now your seeds the birds hunger to appease
In the hot summer days when your life had begun, Your blazing face did...Read More
Categories: surveying, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The teacher scrambled out of bed
Before the crack of dawn
  Quickly washes, throws her clothes on

Hustles downstairs in a second or two
  In a rush: Instant coffee will have to do

With love she makes breakfasts for her other four
  Four lunches too,...Read More
Categories: surveying, feelings, hurt, student, teacher,
Form: Rhyme
Wind and rain are back again 
and now storm Gareth is to blame
Eighty mile per hour winds 
blow down trees and rubbish bins
Up high in my penthouse apartment 
living in the sky am I
It can be quite scary 
It can...Read More
Categories: surveying, rain, storm, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Feverish Fear - A Visual Video Poem - in collaboration with Victor Buhagiar
POTD 13 March 2019

Welcome! - We are excited to release our very first Visual Video Poem. 

(I trust you will enjoy the complete production effects and the superb narration by Dorsey Jackson (Deeja) on the video above)

I recall the hopelessness...Read More
Categories: surveying, courage, evil, faith, fear,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member I Would be a Boomslang
If I had a choice, I would be a green boomslang.
Reposing in a warm African tree,
 surveying zebras and elephants.

My back would be plastered with the prettiest
geometric shapes imaginable.
I would be six foot long, and 

If a tiger tried to...Read More
Categories: surveying, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Full Belly in the Brush Pile
A full bellied stray has been surveying the brush pile
I think she's carved out a stick hut for her litter
she'll have a ball of responsibilities very soon
her life will thicken like storm clouds in winter
the bonfire can wait another season,...Read More
Categories: surveying, cat,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blessing Others
Blessing Others
Written: by Tom Wright
 December 2014

When I was but a young man,
On occasion I’ve heard Mom say.
Son, you’ll never accumulate much,
Because you’re giving it all away,

But inside was a need; or feeling, 
That I couldn’t fully understand.
Why I’d take...Read More
Categories: surveying, emotions, how i feel, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Lyric