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Sweeps Poems

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The Wind of the Spirit
The wind blows wherever it wills
Rustling leaves at its pleasure thrill 
Blowing at a fierce pace
In the valley where we hardly trace  

The wind blows where it wills
 It sweeps the top of the mulberry tree
 Leaves green fruits dropping in...Read More
Categories: sweeps, baptism, bible, poetry, religious, wind,
Form: Quatrain



Lotus of the Nile
 Lotus,
a name given to her.
Someone highly beautiful,
the crowd would run to see her.

 Astonished by her talent,
her movements were something new.
She was a rare form.
for her dance was not like the others.

 The Nile, her traveling road.
she spent her...Read More
Categories: sweeps, africa, body, dance, history, old, woman,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Tender Touch of Life
          Drawn for the tender touch of life

Soothing sapphire sky sweeps away
     Its amber gray clouds at bay.

A clear gate way 
     For...Read More
Categories: sweeps, earth, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
Gusto
bully blocks his prey
grace emerges on the scene
wrestling champ sweeps with gusto
clouding the conceit
 “If you broke my hip, you’ll pay.”
ruffian limps to safety

March 20, 2020

I chose Gusto as a title

Host: Edward Ibeh
Contest:  Pick a Title, Vol. 15, Sedoka...Read More
Categories: sweeps, 11th grade, bullying, pride, student, violence,
Form: Sedoka
Premium Member The Sun Kings

A lone Nile felucca threads a path through a sorrel haze.
Morning tea outside the Winter Palace.
A Turkish cigarette mulling my wine.
The waiter is Nubian. He whistles a Cairo melody
as he sweeps the steps. 

Luxor,
always one step from the desert.
Sand creeps...Read More
Categories: sweeps, poetry,
Form: Free verse



Rays Of Hope

Storm sweeps frail face of slate sky
To safe nests the scared birds fly
Gale of gloom blows through my mind
On clouds’ fringe rays of hope lie.

March 17, 2020
Syllable count : 7 each line
Checked on howmanysyllables.com
Contest : Let The Pens Flow -...Read More
Categories: sweeps, hope, inspirational, life, storm,
Form: Jueju
Coronavirus COVID 19
I’ve had enough of chicken soup,
it always tastes the same;
as COVID-19 sweeps the world 
and leaves our loved ones lame,
Poetrysoup is just the thing
to ease away the pain. 
Just today, in Italy, 
I read that neighbors sing,
through open windows across...Read More
Categories: sweeps, angst, anxiety, death, family, fate,
Form: I do not know?
Guyana
Guyana

Georgetown Guyana, Sunday morning
the market is bustling with people voices
buying vegetables and other food items
a variety of different brands and choices

as the sun shines in the sky
behind the white clouds, it glows
and across the land below
the cool tropical breeze blows

a...Read More
Categories: sweeps, appreciation,
Form: Ballade
Whirlwind
It passes
But not in the quite 
Of a slagging snail
It does, just not without scars
It sweeps along with our icons

It comes,
Like a hailstorm and cyclone
Burning flames and washing floods
It roars like it has a life
But it passes...Read More
Categories: sweeps, anxiety,
Form: ABC
The Cold Mountain

*********
The Eagle mountain towers high behind the hills
To let its crest exhale a fresh breeze of Spring
The acid cold down here, still freezing the wings
As the birds in thick trees snuggle, closely still


The windborne...Read More
Categories: sweeps, emotions, feelings, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Love Incandescent
How love takes ownership with
a single kiss, 
a sigh, a movement into a world of sensuous bliss,
Your softness of skin speaks a language anew,
the warmth of your body wraps me as you pull me close to you,
and lips explore the...Read More
Categories: sweeps, boxing day , crush, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Shouldn't Be
She sits still
Letting her senses drown out
She looks beyond the field
A glimmer of the sunset recedes,

 
A light breeze whips up
She pulls her knees up and crosses her arms around them
And closes her eyes,

 
She sees it faintly at first
It...Read More
Categories: sweeps, boy, conflict, confusion, depression, feelings, hate, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Choice
Will life return with the morning sun?
Will its very existence by sought by one?
Who will win and who will lose?
It now has come your time to choose.

As darkness sweeps across the land.
We form small groups and slowly band.
The struggle for...Read More
Categories: sweeps, addiction, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Special Space
W-arm weather Tuesday
I-s setting things aright; 
L-et twenty-first February
L-eave the cold Monday night.
I-t's a wonderful day, 
A-iming to meet the dawn; 
M-ist and fog fade away, as the twilight is gone.

S-un sweeps the shadow, 
O-bliterating the haze; 
L-et not the...Read More
Categories: sweeps, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Raging Darkness
The darkness sweeps back in
Why does it always come back?
I rears its ugly head
I'm never prepared for its attack

I can feel all of its rage
Somehow stronger than before
I hate when it returns
I can never seem to even the score

I'm feeling...Read More
Categories: sweeps, dark, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Meadows in Spring
Dramatic saffron blaze melts away
Twining  around  into  the  skyline. 
Whispers of sounds and dreams drift in play
Soul soothing scene as time sweeps its fine
Crisp spring breath stroking and nibbling wisps,
Wild  embroidered  idyllic  meadows.
Zest...Read More
Categories: sweeps, flower, imagery, nature, sky, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lilac Moon Faerie Exudes Magic
Cosmic lunar magic shines down upon Lilac Moon Faerie.
She smiles at the extra energy; she begets from Luna.
Moon sprinkles tufts of moonbeam magic her direction.
She tiptoes toward faerie meadow exuding healing power.

The faeries know her instantly; they have heard the...Read More
Categories: sweeps, fairy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oh how I love
Oh how I Love

His pizzazz and his charm,
he will never do me harm,
he is full of life,
he is such a delight, 
with his hope and his dreams, 
he's not always as he seems.

Oh how I love

His eyes that glimmer,
causing my...Read More
Categories: sweeps, emotions, feelings, heart, inspiration, love, poems, romance,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member allotted fragments of time
indistinct chatter
sweeps through my mind
like wind through trees
in winter's high pitched shrills
as memories twirl
in a spiral of thoughts

my heart pauses
beneath fragments
of shrouded warmth
once found in love
and this diminishing sun

i am hesitant to stand aground
where rains have come
between winded breaths
like these...Read More
Categories: sweeps, heart, memory, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Caveats of Carpe Diem
When the sinking feeling rises
	He hopes it floats on rainbow bubbles
                 Until the dredges clear once more

What ifs have not buts they simply are
	A...Read More
Categories: sweeps, freedom,
Form: Free verse
You Shut My Crazy Out
You Shut My Crazy Out

You shut my crazy out,
and something in my chest slips.
Something in my chest tightens,
Something eerie sweeps my brain
and tickles me in the back of my neck. 

Who are you?
I start to question our relationship,
my existence,
my purpose....Read More
Categories: sweeps, anger, change, conflict, desire, feelings, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Come it Will
Mist sweeps the garden
Settles like Saharan dust
Gold round the lake's edge....Read More
Categories: sweeps, autumn, color,
Form: Haiku
Salt Lake
On my first trip to the outback across the endless plains,
I saw a harsh and hungry land in pastel coloured stains.
There are more secrets out there, than sun and shifting sand -
It would take more than my lifetime to ever...Read More
Categories: sweeps, beauty, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Signature silence
a remote forest,

its pond motionless, moonlit;

a sudden cloud of Mayflies

sweeps down across the water:

sudden, ghostly koi feeding

w/ thrashing and leaping,

only to vanish in time.

...Read More
Categories: sweeps, beauty, earth, nature, paradise,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Fear of death
Where is my heart, right or left?
It's right to say left , as it has to be.
I think of it only when a pain lingers
Dread of an attack making it still
Perhaps it's none than an air trap. 

Whatever, a cold...Read More
Categories: sweeps, death, fear,
Form: Verse