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Sustenance Poems

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Premium Member Locked In
Locked In

The walls all around, 
are not what is doing me under. 
It is not the lack of air, 
food or needed sustenance…
It is not the distance, 
between the front gate…
and the back. 
It is not the water, 
which tastes...Read More
Categories: sustenance, america, angel, appreciation, atheist, encouraging, humanity, immigration,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member I cannot
I cannot but feel sorry
For those that possess more than I
While I have nothing
I have everything
I have health
I have distance
I have sustenance
I live on
The never never
Isolation for me
Is bliss
No one
For hundreds of miles
Just me
My love
The bush
The dessert
The weather
An odd Roo
A...Read More
Categories: sustenance, bereavement, death, forgiveness, health,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eligibility Factor
it can be a market crash 
a global outbreak 
it can be a Mount Saint Helen
for me it was Northridge, California 
January 17th, 1994
I saw myself in the eyes of children
hungry, shocked, confused
clinging to mothers 
their reality and the earth...Read More
Categories: sustenance, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Should we shed the boy and be a man?
Shoot of spirit wild -to be tamed in the tamed land.
Where is the proof that this cynical evolution;
this cyclical passthrough is a strengthened constitution.
A blur and a blink of vision to the...Read More
Categories: sustenance, birth, child, child abuse, childhood, first love,
Form: Rhyme
The energy vampire

The phone rings, or the door sounds a knock,
Upon answering , the feeling of disappointment descends upon me ,
blown in upon an ice cold wind of “Oh no not again“.

Before me stands the energy vampire the one who would suckle...Read More
Categories: sustenance, change, death, evil,
Form: Epic


Oh, it's more than difficult, penning this poem.
It's your birthday,daughter, and with a bad cold, I am stuck at home!

Thank you for your fifty-two loving years of life!
Watching you grow from infant to today,a fantastic mother and wife.

Your are a true American...Read More
Categories: sustenance, birthday, mother daughter, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old mate
I have this burning desire
To find old mate
I want to sit
And chat with him
Under a Gum and setting sun
About what has come
And what has passed
Times of old
Places we’ve been told
Along the wallaby track
Signs of danger
Moments of charity
In the clarity 
Of...Read More
Categories: sustenance, 12th grade, absence, courage, desire, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sustenance
      Feeding on itself
Hate is toppled, overweight
      Love rises above...Read More
Categories: sustenance, future, hate, love,
Form: Senryu
Alas oh how grave and horrendous misfortune
Alas oh how grave and horrendous misfortune...

Relapse written all over whole
fudge besmirched countenance
American as apple pie garden variety troll
tell tale evidence eats away
at me heart and soul
argh so much for new year's resolution
straight and true healthy eating goal.

Lofty ambition to...Read More
Categories: sustenance, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Bio

Categories: sustenance, appreciation,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Gulled
Walking slowly along the beach,
That stretched as far as the eye could reach,
I heard above the seagulls screech.

Loud and piercing, the seagulls' screech,
Urgently hoping to beseech
Further sustenance for each.

It seems that mother seagulls teach
Their youngsters early how to screech,
As their...Read More
Categories: sustenance, beach, bird, food, mother,
Form: Tritina
Love Letter From The Soul XXXVII

"Every day i search through the labyrinth and finally found what i was looking for" - Dracula (Netflix Season 1, episode 1)

A drip from the lip, your sustenance
sustaining my meaning of life
in awe, I'm tempted to bite
yes that bite of...Read More
Categories: sustenance, love,
Form: Romanticism
I Am A Tree
I am easily recognized by my colors of green and brown beautifying the planet.
I am a much beloved and living canopy under the beautiful blue sky.
I often grow several hundred feet tall and will live hundreds of years.
Sometimes I grow...Read More
Categories: sustenance, earth, giving, life, tree,
Form: Personification
There's always music in our house 
From when we first awaken.
Unless the TV's on, at night,
It rarely is forsaken.

The radio provides the tracks 
And what we like may vary,
From classical to rock to blues,
Whatever tunes they carry.

At times, a CD...Read More
Categories: sustenance, music,
Form: Rhyme

Can’t touch the holographic Xmas tree
no carols play amid the on-line crowd
no greetings – lest offense be taken
the “money changers” temple rules again.

No Red Faced Santa rings a call to Alms
just pop-up ads that beckon further debt
the sleighs replaced by...Read More
Categories: sustenance, change, christmas, culture,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Repatriation
I am a sprite pixie lost in the vast plain of tomorrow

Plain simple and impish and easy to find in my sorrow

A true spirit I am adrift in a snow storm void of the needle 

To find my home at...Read More
Categories: sustenance, immigration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Descent
Brumal mist ...
Crawls o'er the spindrift
White hats and bobbing buoys
Nod to me in affirmation ...

Oh, Calypso ...
So calculable and sure
Stir me as the sand, soft
Gather me to the briny abysm ...

Deep, dark and close ...
Reticent and cosmos cold
Made sustenance for...Read More
Categories: sustenance, appreciation, death, metaphor, ocean, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Baskets of Faith
Baskets of Faith
and Hopeful Fishermen 

Sometimes there is not enough, 
to share everything we have. 
But there is always enough, 
to share all of what we do have, 
every time. 

God will take care of the shortages, 
and use the...Read More
Categories: sustenance, angel, appreciation, atheist, christmas, miracle, nonsense, snow,
Form: Free verse
To the Young Woman in the Green Dress
Butterfly, from the corner of my eye, you drew my gaze,
Wings cloaked in seafoam, hair ablaze with amber and flame,
I: transfixed by your figure as you danced into my personal space.

I apologize for staring at you for so long it...Read More
Categories: sustenance, appreciation, beauty, dance, desire, green, longing, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The holidays
The Holidays
By Franklin Price
( edited 12/02/2019)

The Holidays are upon us, as the year comes to an end.
My hope for all I do not know. and those who are my friend,
Is for health and happy living, and enough to get you...Read More
Categories: sustenance, christmas, holiday,
Form: Couplet
We can know the Saviour, Jesus Christ*, along His granted salvation
Through the Bible declaring His persistent love’s compassion
With His gracious mercy of full justification
Likewise His great pardon blotting every transgression
Thus, sealing our redemption’s completion.

We can know the Saviour, reigning in...Read More
Categories: sustenance, appreciation, bible, christian, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - Version - 2 - 12
Slowly, in great pomp and honour,
Ricciard leads his guard,
people on the parapet watching,
creatures of the night lands,
they have come,
ride on, men of honour,
into antiquities pages,
the Dark Man and the Captain,
they head the train.
Distant dreams of the long ago,
they played in...Read More
Categories: sustenance, dark, death, dream, fantasy, light, love, war,
Form: Epic
Buzzfeeding sustenance eating drinking beyond point of satiation
Buzzfeeding sustenance (eating/drinking) beyond point of satiation

Bloated swollen cheeks
analogous to first Chinese Brother,
who swallowed the sea,
now non sequitur 
off beaten track i.e.
less apropos re: guarding
par for race course as if

ace driver won Grand Prix
latter referencing international
horse race for three-year-olds,
founded in...Read More
Categories: sustenance, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, adventure,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
The Evening Bird
I rose from my couch unhappy, as one of the dead, 
Repose reluctant to join me, 
My window shades enticed, to display a truth
So unnatural to refuse, I did abrade myself to look
A black and white film alighting on...Read More
Categories: sustenance, bird, garden, growth, hope, motivation, surreal, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
In a world of fancy clothes lipstick and slapstick jokes 
its not the swift flash dance that lasts but the fire stoke 
its not that quick silver tongue that fudges with untruth 
but the heart that lives in its abode...Read More
Categories: sustenance, analogy,
Form: Rhyme