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Sustain Poems

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Chance to be
Fast pace
Hard pressed faces
Almost emotionally unavailable

Main thing
Working hard
Filling accounts as full as possible

The hours and days
Meeting deadlines
Satisfy the people's ego
Wearing masks
They want to see
Say things they want to hear

Into status and money
Diminishing who they really are
Likes and dislikes
Forgetting own voices

Becoming...Read More
Categories: sustain, bullying, conflict, environment, freedom, heartbreak, humanity, nature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member A Friend In Pain
Is your pride free from shame, strain or sad games?
Or that's a name that hides a friend in pain?
I wonder why your wild wounds burn in flames.
I wonder why that temper cries in vain.
These questions sustain the bond I’ll maintain
A...Read More
Categories: sustain, appreciation, care, emotions,
Form: Dizain
Premium Member The Long-Legged Lady
On the porch, there’s a long-legged lady
A friend who I make her feel she’s crazy

With bright blue eyes, lips of rose and curls so long
The deft soul of tulips has a scent so strong

I adore the sound of her breath...Read More
Categories: sustain, appreciation, happiness,
Form: Couplet
Hyundai Sonata malfunctioning brake caliper blues
tweaked to pass inspection broadcast on the double
(alternately titled snafu: ma bell heave hubble
vehicular repairs (prohibitive)
finds me bleary eyed stupefied
and countenance grizzled with prickly stubble
collapsed amidst virtual rubble).

Best sung courtesy rotten dull liver:red worst
after words which, I gotta quench mine...Read More
Categories: sustain, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, adventure,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Trust In Jesus - The Linked Style

~ Trust  In  Jesus    ~
 (  Linked   )


Trust in Jesus 
Jesus loves you 
You, me and all 
All in this world 
World needs the Lord 
Lord...Read More
Categories: sustain, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

We cut the 50th wedding anniversary cake.
We hold hands and smile beaming 
as we look into each other's eyes.
The colony we created applause.
What's not on the list?..
Cheers, toast, poses, selfies...
We stand, a legendary example.
I am happy I could take...Read More
Categories: sustain, beautiful, best friend, blessing, confidence, magic, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Horses And Cheetahs
For most animals of the wild,  life is all about the next meal and raising their young. For a few horses, it's a sport, and life is all about a 2-minute race in the month of may.  However,...Read More
Categories: sustain, animal, endurance, nature,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Tangled Mind
A tangled mind, fighting for truth
Lies and misconception blurs vision
Frustration brews in this inner pot
Wishing for clarity to endure, for it to reign
Because, this is what it takes to survive
Screams of cover-ups, hiding facts,
Deafen me to the point of seeking...Read More
Categories: sustain, angst, writing,
Form: Free verse
Incomplete work

‘What about some rest, I say, a break from the usual toil? 
I need to rest. I am tired.’

You must be joking
Rest we cannot even after our death, 
A part of us will continue to work even then.
There is the...Read More
Categories: sustain, truth,
Form: Free verse
Chaucer translation: Merciless Beauty
Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot sustain,
they wound me so, through my heart keen.

Unless your words heal me hastily,
my heart's wound will remain green;
for your eyes slay me...Read More
Categories: sustain, beauty, heart, relationship, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Roundel

Premium Member Free Verse on Love
Breathe my love, for I shall inhale
your ambrosial ambient air of amour…
and exhale your odoriferous obedient beauty;
For I’m lost in the winds of love,
as my heart melodiously murmurs…

Touch me, my love...for I await your rapture
a salacious sustain sautéed with sweet...Read More
Categories: sustain, fantasy, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Lull
I lay me down in the land of a languorous lull,
A leisurely liaison laxing amidst the silenced still…
No weeping words wander upon the constructive canvas.

The day mourns the nebulous neglected nestled night,
Where the shadows sustain the seductive sorrows…
Condolences for a...Read More
Categories: sustain, absence, identity, missing, motivation,
Form: Tristich
A Deeply Rooted Faith
Do you know the acceleration and speed of the cheetah?                              ...Read More
Categories: sustain, faith, strength,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Moby Dick: Retribution, Be It Man Or Beast

Moby Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, published in London in October 1851 as The Whale and a month later in New York City as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. It is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Moby Dick is generally regarded...Read More
Categories: sustain, angst, character, conflict, muse,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member how unfortunate
she stood elongated, straddling her memory like horseback-
wanting and needing more time to reset her mind - back to reality 

she wonders if dusk will bring another ebon night, 
or if tomorrow doesn’t arrive, will one second contrive?
what then shall...Read More
Categories: sustain, dark, deep, metaphor,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Knowing Love
I knew what love was about.
In my mind, I was sure that I did.
Confronted with the opposite, left me with doubt.
With so much confusion, my emotions hid.

Love, had I not experienced it at all?
Accused of being unable to give or...Read More
Categories: sustain, betrayal, love, truth,
Form: Rhyme
I sustain madness
Entertain mental illness
Take refuge in solitude
Find comfort in stillness 
I bask in the sunshine
Write by the moonlight 
Turn pain into poetry
Create magic in the night
I appreciate simple beauty
Nature’s flowers in bloom
Something pleasing from each season 
A spot to...Read More
Categories: sustain, age,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tangible 1

We patronize those ships
that traverse these oceans,
for they sustain a set schedule
and not as spontaneous as others. 
Their fixation of the seas proves their 
genuineness and the portal to our harbor, 
is easy to navigate. That revelation fixed the
mood for...Read More
Categories: sustain, boat, ocean, sea,
Form: Free verse
Ghost of Harriet Harris doth not countenance monetary largesse
After about fifty years as married wife
the last three fraught with strife
obvious telltale signs of terminal illness rife
hysterectomy irrevocably didst jackknife
at the least severely incapacitated
think pitted, riddled,
and rounced her tortured life.

Ovarian cancer affliction
on par with megadeath
bald pate (color of bleached...Read More
Categories: sustain, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
My Wish for Her
I wish for my daughter
The greatest capacity for love.
I wish that she finds strength
Most can only dream of
I hope that she loves
With reckless abandon
Sharing faith and compassion
Always at random
Spreading joy where most needed 
Teaching others how love is seeded 

I...Read More
Categories: sustain, anti bullying, appreciation, children, courage, faith, family,
Form: Rhyme
forever adore
hello poetrysoup and soup members
may this day find you all well

I logged in for a moment to respond to email
yesterday I wrote a small entry for valentine's day
thus I am taking this moment to post
I'm still not able to respond...Read More
Categories: sustain, valentines day,
Form: Light Verse
God's grace
The earth proclaims His majesty
From mountain peaks to deepest sea.
God sends us rain, the flowers grow
And His abundant mercies show.

Our very breath He doth sustain
He sends the sun to warm the grain.
From God above all blessings flow
And His abundant mercies...Read More
Categories: sustain, christian, god, thanksgiving,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member Burnt Out

No one saw him come or go,
he just appeared
jerking around - a mute puppet on fire.
His strings must have been thin
too thin to hold a flame
or maybe like his eyes, they were fire resistant.

Some said he had been a great...Read More
Categories: sustain, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Joti a poor Punjabi girl makes her wedding vows

By the Moon that reflects in the tranquil waters,
By the Golden Temple of Amristar ,
I promise myself to you.

Let us face the tigers of doubt that haunt us,
Together we will overcome fear,
Together we will fly.

I will walk with you through...Read More
Categories: sustain, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
9 to 5
Rants about work
People complain.
They don’t want to be ordinary.
They want to be legends but don’t
Put in the work to obtain
That status.

They want more than what they have, 
Yet can barely sustain
The lives they lead now.
But, they feel restrained 
By a...Read More
Categories: sustain, dedication, deep, faith, poems, poets, society, work,
Form: Rhyme