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Swoop Poems

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Grave Sites
In my grave when I die cover me with red roses
Celestial angel uh-huh she wore white to my mass
Well into the night she keeps the torch lite flame
 on to my cistern life’s all over Grave Sites where
you put your...Read More
Categories: swoop, angel, change, death, earth, flying, truth, universe,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member Peregrine Falcons


A gray splintering of light,
mottled wings spear the air.
Their heads sharply applied
as if the wind itself tore through
openings in the sky.

The birds circle and swoop,
circle and swoop.
They are not hunting,
a flickering gravity
is their playground,
the rockface their Jacobs ladder.

They spiral high
then...Read More
Categories: swoop, poetry,
Form: Free verse
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(alternately titled: yours truly doth mutter
asthma bowled dug gutter 
pin yon hated chap strikingly and gently weeps, 
whereby melts milquetoast like butter.)

Aye reckon eyes aforementioned 
entitled microscopic organism
doth strain credulity threatening 
Homo sapiens left agog
stupefied, whereby mortality 
of...Read More
Categories: swoop, 11th grade, 12th grade, beautiful, husband, leadership,
Form: Free verse
The children of ever lasting
( dreamed )

Down toward the moon beams and cross the arrowed crows,
Crying in their sun light as the morning magnet glows.
Flying proper diamonds  as everyone now sees
The Yawning bed time storey is falling off the trees.
glowing people a crying...Read More
Categories: swoop, dream, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member EAGLE claws encapsulates MOUSE-
charming afternoon
a black, mighty eagle prowls
in spite of the mouse
~
witching afternoon
a great, mighty eagle prowls
hungry for the mouse
~
fly lonely eagle
swoop down on your prey a catch
claws encapsulates

2/24/20
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020©
...Read More
Categories: swoop, analogy, animal, conflict,
Form: Haiku



An Open Window
Smell the sweet aroma of roses,
red in colour bright and gay.
Looking out to the far side,
the young children play.

The tall oak tree leaves flutter,
underneath acorn fallen.
Brown nuggets with silly hats,
quickly pick them up before they are stolen.

Hear the birds talk...Read More
Categories: swoop, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stand

Back and forth, on the blustery jut
I rock my brain in its buoyant swell.

The tang of crowberries and storm clouds
sieved through wind and limestone,
sheep’s piss and heather.

Beneath my high rock, rock ravens spiral,
peregrine swoop; a flying sky
turned upside down.

This is...Read More
Categories: swoop, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Live and Let sin Die
When the devil and his helpers  swoop in
And you begin to break down
Don’t let that one sin tarnish  God’s given crown
As you are bobbing for air so much so that you can barely breathe
Trapped back in his laur...Read More
Categories: swoop, earth, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Jungle Book
lyrical animal it’s clearly tangible cannibal for poachers of animals
 radicals 
discarding anything valuable to humans saving sheep from wolves waking up sleeping bulls
wolf cry’s full moon howling 
I’m prowling on foot growling plans at thousands scouting riches capital 
casuals...Read More
Categories: swoop, god, jesus, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Be thankful of the dawn for a new day begins

Stand still, 
LOOK. 
Flavours of blue mingle with peach puffs of cloud. 
These clouds ripple and melt across the sky in frothy waves. 
A crescent moon says good night to the milky way. 
Trees stand still, asleep in the absent...Read More
Categories: swoop, beautiful, blue, morning, spring, sun, thanksgiving, today,
Form: Free verse



Majestic Bald Eagles
Majestic Bald Eagles

I pace myself on this dry winter day
alongside my four legged running buddy.
Been cooped up and restless within four walls 
watching the showers fiercely blown by the wind.
It’s been four long days now and the storm has passed.

I...Read More
Categories: swoop, bird, freedom, imagery, nature, rain, sky, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member This Poem Will Have It All
This poem will have it all.
It will razzle you and dazzle you.
It will spin you around and throw you into the air.
It will knock your socks off.
You will be gobsmacked by it!

This poem will amaze, incite and excite.
It will be...Read More
Categories: swoop, poems,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My son is protecting me
Standing on a cliff, overlooking the ocean
   Waves roll in, lapping up against the boardwalk
Toward the horizon gulls soar, occasionally 
   Swoop down to scoop up a small fish...

The rhythm of the ocean's pulse
  ...Read More
Categories: swoop, father son, freedom, jewish, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A LONG LINE OF DREAMALISTS
My mom loved to mix her imagination with reality
which meant her stories had a few twists 
I called her world Dreamality…making her a dreamalist.

I remember one night when I was young 
We were sitting outside…just her…and me
“Close your eyes.” She...Read More
Categories: swoop, dream, family, mother son,
Form: Verse
Premium Member What Kind of Slime Ball
What kind of slime ball are you dating? She asked her niece.
The kind of slime ball that used to be married to you, 
her niece responded in a sassy mean way.
Ending all conversation and alienating the family in one swell...Read More
Categories: swoop, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Free verse
Seagull Semantics
Fair wind floating above a sparkly sea
as the pounding surf grinds sand over there,
I then feel hunger to a large degree,
sense some morsels near, beat my wings on air.

As the pounding surf grinds sand over there,
I fly, knowing fellow hunters...Read More
Categories: swoop, beach, bird, conflict, ocean,
Form: Pantoum
Where I Go
I lie here watching all the glorious places pass by along my journey. 
To be sure, my course was set many years ago making my passage measured only in terms of near or far. 
At times I am lazy. 
But...Read More
Categories: swoop, conflict, environment, sad, weather,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member IN THE WILD Re Post
IN THE WILD 
( Re Post)

Early one morning, we begin our drive,
An awesome feeling as we arrive,
At our camp gate which, opens 
At six o’clock, 
Now we are in the African bush
Which, will unlock,
Moments that we have missed and
Remember from...Read More
Categories: swoop, animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
I gaze up at the pellucid sky
a red tailed hawk is flying high;
it scans for prey, which soon may die ...
rabbits run for your life I want to cry!

I watch transfixed, I am spellbound
and watch it swoop, without a sound,...Read More
Categories: swoop, bird, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nature's had enough of us
Nature’s had enough of us
she’s sending in her troops
squirrels in the attics
raccoons on the stoops

Peacock’s flash their plumage
hawk’s do loop-de-loops
coyote’s stalk the waddling geese
across their field of poops

Black bears are going door to door
looking for things to scoop
wild turkey’s at...Read More
Categories: swoop, animal, city, fun, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Green Turtle Comes Ashore



She is the heartbeat of her ancient mothers.
Fathoms slide from her shell as she shrugs
out of her oceanic space-suit.

She strokes laboriously 
through sand and a murderous gravity, 
head exploring ways.

Beyond the next dune
she will excavate a womb alien to her...Read More
Categories: swoop, poetry,
Form: Free verse
CLOUDS
The sky emits a shroud of white
That deftly coats the ground
As if by magic, nature paints
And never makes a sound

No sound comes forth from frozen ground
Nor ice cold gentle breeze
A searching eye confirms the fact
There's no one here but me

I...Read More
Categories: swoop, dream, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
Harbingers of Morning
HARBINGERS OF MORNING



Seam-splitting the rim of an eastern sky,
morning's radiant golds  
grading 
down the rimpled brow of mountains
            leapfrogs
    out of the high hilled horizon
...Read More
Categories: swoop, bird,
Form: Grook
Premium Member Hawk Rise
Hawk Rise

hawk
mighty
predator
flies very high
over field and crop
preparing to swoop down
to snatch some unlucky prey
claws open like prongs for the clasp
murderer by natural order

10/16/19

Writing Challenge, October 2019 - Bird - Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode...Read More
Categories: swoop, bird,
Form: Nonet
Premium Member COUNT DRACULA


As midnight strikes
Count Dracula
Sweeps across the floor
His piercing onyx eyes
Locked on his prey
He executes with artful grace
His macabre dance of seduction
And in one fell swoop
Charming the panting victim
She offers it up
As he sinks his teeth
Into her porcelain neck
And syphons her...Read More
Categories: swoop, fantasy, longing, passion, sensual,
Form: Free verse