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Swept Poems

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Corona Comes
Corona claws your deep-fear door, a wily wolf sniffing for prey,
sick-snarly behind its lamb-meek facade.
It can't believe its luck - opportunistic thief
at the door, happy to find you home.

Funereal florist fashioning a coronal of funeral flowers,
its corona of white lily-light...Read More
Categories: swept, death, fear, sick,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Swept Away

Households unhitch so readily.
We watch incredulous as they float off,
hulls creaking, 
rafters cracking like wind-lashed rigging.

Where we once believed roots gripped bedrock
now shiftless boards bob in the swell. 
Domesticity tumbles out.
Bed springs gape, 
a chest-of-drawers turns, inside out.

The everyday innards...Read More
Categories: swept, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A KISS for this WORLD
all doubts    swept away
        charged with energy
             agonised   protracted
  ...Read More
Categories: swept, music, people,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Loving Recall
“My heart still feels those times spent in the warmth”
although our days of bliss have long since passed,
and now I dream of new joys in old age
hoping the springtime of our love will last.

My heart still feels your body’s virile...Read More
Categories: swept, lost love, memory,
Form: Quatrain
My Desperation My Remaining Days
What primordial force resides in she?
  Perfectly-turned ankles, tight 
    Fitting coat;
Flawless curvature of her divine 
    The loveliness that is Penelope.
Swept off your hat -- tossed back your 
 ...Read More
Categories: swept, memory,
Form: Sonnet

The House on Basin Street
The house on Basin Street has a back yard dressed in Eleanor Tabor.
           Front yard, Sonata Spring.
They called this curb appeal.
         ...Read More
Categories: swept, betrayal, divorce, farewell, lost love,
Form: Free verse
At last came the long awaited curfew!
It is so agonizing I never knew
Closeted in a room I had to spend
Hours with a computer as my only friend 

Like a tsunami, the Corona virus swept the lands
Doctors advised people not...Read More
Categories: swept, poems,
Form: Rhyme
This Will Pass
There is an inhuman and invisible enemy that must be stopped. The Coronavirus reminds me of one of the last great menaces to the world and to God. There once lived an evil man, threatening, deceitful, and manipulative. It was...Read More
Categories: swept, courage, fear, god, history,
Form: Prose Poetry
Searching somewhere beyond sight,
For miens and visages propelling into quotidian lives,
With smiles,blues and not so much to cry,
Swept away every scratch of soul,
This wave not seen, not felt, not known.

Sanatorium thronged disquiet,
Medics and Paramedics taxing 
Efforts reclaiming lives, 
Risking theirs...Read More
Categories: swept, blue, care, community, environment, faith, grief, world,
Form: Free verse
Chair Yoga Skeleton
?A soul in flight soars above the grimy midnight mist only to be swallowed by audacious moonlight droplets.
Heart, mind and artery
skip seamlessly across a canvass wet and damp,
soaking up the wild blue mildew spot flood.
Chair yoga skeleton figure,
quaking in mid-air,
much...Read More
Categories: swept, character, dedication, deep, destiny, devotion, dream, emotions,
Form: Prose Poetry

Premium Member Wind Waves

I was not born to the moors
my roots are by the sea
but on this lofty heath
a grassy and heather tide is heaped
into wind-sculptured waves.

Wind swept days are a good time
to be a thin branch
in a treeless landscape.
You can catch hold...Read More
Categories: swept, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Valerie
There was a woman named Valerie
Who stayed at home with family
She never made a brand new start
Or had to heal a broken heart
Her life was just a daily routine
A never ending dreary scene
She never had to think too much
Her friends...Read More
Categories: swept, adventure, dream, goodbye, imagination, inspirational, surreal, travel,
Form: Rhyme
The Invisible Enemy
Corona is grabbing the headlines

Threatening like receding hairline

Attacks the lungs and spreads like a pandemic

Hijacks the cells and multiplies like an epidemic


He is called the "invisible enemy"

Keeping mankind in search for remedy

Let’s be on alert, sanitize your hands

Spread this...Read More
Categories: swept, bible, death, depression, faith, hope, poems, spoken
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Looking Back

I looked back – a high silhouette,
then as a ray of light swept over,
I saw - etched and lucid - the raptor

each fine feather flickering in sunlight.
A life defined - a fluid revealing beauty,
a thing only water and fire could...Read More
Categories: swept, poetry,
Form: Free verse
The Whispering Leaves

Desiccated in my torrid wasteland,
soil brittle and dry, turns to dust,
soars high on the wings of summer wind.
Some blows away from me,
some I gather in my sagging palm
for the skeletal roots exposed fragile
of my magnolia tree I reared with care,
year...Read More
Categories: swept, hope, inspirational, life,
Form: Free verse
       I always pictured love to be this thing that was gonna sweep me off my feet forever and I would forever be in love with love.
That was where I had love ed up....Read More
Categories: swept, 11th grade, 12th grade, age, america, analogy,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member I saw it coming
The sun is shining bright, but the world is dark
This pandemic has swept the world and every park
I saw it coming a couple months ago
But the preparations were lacking, and scared me so
Now, some places have come a horror show
No...Read More
Categories: swept, angst, life, sad, world,
Form: Rhyme
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. 

always one step from the desert.
Sand creeps...Read More
Categories: swept, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Of Sand, Wind and Sea
In solitude I drift with the sand, wind, and sea.
  Not remembering where I started nor where my ending will be.
    Thoughts shifting like the sands washed by the tide.
      Swirling...Read More
Categories: swept, fate, future, journey, perspective, philosophy, remember, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A WINTER BEE TALE

                 Breezy swept forest
                 Tired serene young bee...Read More
Categories: swept, nature, winter,
Form: Haiku
Every moment of the day there should be someone
shouting from the rooftops, "Life, enjoy it while you can.”
                   — Marty Rubin

bursting the...Read More
Categories: swept, death, life,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Diligence
Softly savoring the summer moon
she set aside her needle work.
to bask in the evening’s quiet murmur.
The stitches carelessly tossed aside
for a maidenly moment of fantasy’s madness.

The endless tapestry had drained her of her diligence.
Her tired fingers thirsted for finer threads.
The...Read More
Categories: swept, character,
Form: Free verse
Corona Crisis
Corona Crisis 
viral virus 
no immunity no vaccine watch the community start collapsing 
people dying 
people lying 

I’m suspicious of the timing 
Brexit Trump forgotten items 
pandemic dread a new horizon 
governments all left advising 

Crikey don't let no one...Read More
Categories: swept, holocaust,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member OF ALL PEOPLE

When you were bitter
Callous and most unkind
Jumped to conclusions
Content to misjudge me
Made a game of being cold
Wouldn’t give me time of day
Or offer up a cup of tea
Swept me off like crude debris
I wish I could say I rose above
And...Read More
Categories: swept, abuse, anxiety, bullying, hurt, rude,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They Won't Tell You

•	Warning:  This is a brutal truth and if you don’t want to hear about what is happening lately regarding things you may not have heard or do not want to believe, than please ignore and please do not leave...Read More
Categories: swept, america, angst, health, political,
Form: Narrative