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Swelters Poems

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Premium Member Fall Of Autumn


The deep south, confused summer, autumn's blight,
Nature's microwave is on overdrive,
Dog day noons, sultry dusk undress the night,
Escapist schemes, routes north relief, connive.

Red Indian drumbeats as Fall swelters,
Mirage, sweaty heads host an oasis,
Sane in A/C cars, dash in cool shelters,
Heat...Read More
Categories: swelters, autumn, change, imagery, nature, winter,
Form: Sonnet



Tropic of Cancer
Telling myself: pain is a temporal shore,
a transitory typhoon
tearing through coconut-heavy trees.
Sickness is storm and sea
where I'm tossed, a morphine moon
cresting and glazing the pain waves.
Cells like epiphytes spread and sprawl
and the claw of malignancy
grips like heliconia.
An orchestra of warm...Read More
Categories: swelters, cancer, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Sigh
If I sigh I will bleed
And if I bleed something will cry
I would rather it swelters in the undying heat, 
ice in the brazen freeze, 
and stay the stolen relief 
but not cry. 
I would rather it cease......Read More
Categories: swelters, sad,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Take Me Somewhere Exotic
The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with frangipani and orchids
in colors sweet and light as daydreams
Find me seafoam fields poppied
with pomegranate and...Read More
Categories: swelters, color, imagery, lost love, metaphor,
Form: Imagism
Lets start a fire
Lets start a fire for all the world to see 
The flames so bright they break the night and glisten gleefully

Lets start a fire to Break the chains and molds 
The heat so great it melts the forms eliminates the...Read More
Categories: swelters, adventure,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The End of Love
We lie together, you there, 
me here.
I reach for you and you, melting into your pillow,
pull away
turning slowly, your message 
is clear,
there is nothing, just emotional disarray.

Under the darkening sky I whisper 
to you,
the words but an echo in the...Read More
Categories: swelters, lonely, love hurts,
Form: Vaasokht
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 7
August is ending with a heat that gives no mercy to the land or man
so intense that the air swelters off the river into the tree tops,
looking ahead, its as if we are passing through the gossamer of summer's spector,
Private...Read More
Categories: swelters, destiny,
Form: Epic
The Trees
The pines turn brown,
and the needles fall,
the scrub jays are nesting,
to their loved ones they call.

The crisp morning air,
the heat of the day,
the rustling leaves are deafening,
the trees bend and sway.

The grass is quite cold,
the shade is my shelter,
the squirrels...Read More
Categories: swelters, beauty, bird, earth, happy, nature, sunset, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Urban Heat
The city swelters 
mercury nearing 100 degrees
The crowds are really feeling the hear 
Steam rises from the street
As workers with shovels dig out the asphalt
Urban hear is something you remember 
The sexy outfits of the young women in the city...Read More
Categories: swelters, seasons, urban, city, sky,
Form: Ballad
Ghetto Blues
Children here have the life-span of flies
But leave no Where flies squat a trail of sickness
Breeds in the sharing of their space
The same agony of shame on each face
Death is loud here and we are silent who witness

The garbage truck...Read More
Categories: swelters, black african american,
Form: Verse



New York Summer
Sticky, humid, skin
Sweltering inferno blaze
Summer has no wind

The flies are dizzy
Joy hums from each piazza 
Two views of day's rot

The hydrant founts glee
No rain promised in the sky
Water is respite here.

The tongue flakes songs
Lovers returned to the parks
Love sparks a...Read More
Categories: swelters, nature
Form: Haiku
Sunlit Remembrances
Clouds block the sun
        in the afternoon
but the cloud cover
       breaks about four
The blazing orb sends
       its 
  somewhat unwelcome
message
to...Read More
Categories: swelters, imagination, nature, peace, city,
Form: Free verse
Jasmine
Lost in her oasis
The contours of her skin
Desire swelters
Bathing sun glazed sin

A portrait of beauty
Temptation frames her back
An hourglass of divinity
Her sweet innocence intact

Autumn is in her hair
And springtime on her hips
Yet winter cannot taste
The jasmine on her lips

Eyes savor...Read More
Categories: swelters, love, passion,
Form: Quatrain