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System Poems

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Premium Member Reset
Take it lightly!
We won’t don’t that again!

The fields to wonder, the open spaces to mend! We need our share of nature and the great outdoors. We need to be in sunlight, we need to be able to explore.

The services we...Read More
Categories: system, children, for her, for him, humanity, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Powers of Compassion
Most Republicans I've had the admittedly too infrequent pleasure
of listening to
assume financial wealth
is a greater public responsibility 
and opportunity
than very much secondary social wealth
of healthy relationships,
resonant and democratically inclusive resilience.

And, Green Democrats
seem to share a world view
giving primal priority to...Read More
Categories: system, conflict, health, integrity, peace, relationship, society,
Form: Political Verse
April fools day ordinarily all manner of tomfoolery abounds
April fools' day - (ordinarily) all manner of tomfoolery abounds

Pandemic straps tightly plied girded beltway
unlike any other All fools day
in annals of recorded ("fake") history
western civilization tapestry doth fray
April first two thousand and twenty
neigh, no time for horseplay

what with coronavirus...Read More
Categories: system, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SOLELY SOLAR
    SOLELY SOLAR

      Solely solar: Truly toddler Sun crawling 
      on canvas of Cosmos five billion years ago 
     as Proto Star formed...Read More
Categories: system, appreciation, sin,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Forest, Never to Return, Part 2
Sometimes, in the dead of night
When all our fast asleep
We are startled awake by a loud and pernicious
Rapping sound, a bang bang banging sound

Like someone, or something
Breaking through our front door
Ready to take us, devour us
Tear us limb from limb

Like...Read More
Categories: system, dark, death, evil, fear, horror, scary, violence,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Armageddon

Life has changed we live in fear 
Stay safe take care are all we here  
The lockdown has started but when will it end
Will the system break or will it bend 
Will this world ever be the same 
Who’s...Read More
Categories: system, conflict, dark, death, depression, destiny, future, judgement,
Form: Free verse
Morbid fascination mine as covid-19 pandemic
Morbid fascination (mine) as covid-19 pandemic...
foments rampant monopoly on bedlam

Wreaking ball (his stick) havoc (think ostensible
civil war scale not seen since Vietnam),
whereby microorganisms jamb
Homo sapiens immunity system
complements of gook
resembling green eggs and ham
necessitating Doctor Seuss

to stoke bram
bullying cat in the...Read More
Categories: system, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Non-Starter
If I meant to enter this contest to win,
Then it would be futile for me to begin
Discussing what means the most to me
Regarding the pandemic catastrophe.

My claims to success are remarkably thin,
My viewpoint may well be considered a sin,
Because, putting...Read More
Categories: system, community, endurance, fate, freedom,
Form: Masnavi
Ode to Coronavirus
it is just a last wake up call,
heavy bell tolls of John Donne
mourning for dying Humanity.

The very serious and decisive warning
sending to all nations.
Change your mind, way of life,
local, state orders
and global system –
for much better sort of governing
or you...Read More
Categories: system, anxiety, environment, pollution,
Form: Ode
The System


The wheels of power are turning ‘as the slaves are working hard,
The system producing badness as peoples minds are Scarred .

Who can stop the carnage that rules our daily lives ,
Every thought of self respect , 
cut short with a...Read More
Categories: system, allegory, allusion, angel,
Form: Rhyme



Ghost towns criss cross wide world
Information superhighway bumper to binary bumper. 
Stark contrast versus deserted macadam thoroughfares.
Magnification rendered visualization coronavirus
alias covid 19 courtesy electron microscopy plus

sundry computer technology yours truly (popeye
Olive Garden variety generic layman) breathtakingly
held spellbound, née utterly transfixed vibrant
spectacular design regarding inexplicable dynamic
forces...Read More
Categories: system, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, allegory,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Venus Or Hell
Within our solar system
Is a planet we know well,
I’ve heard it called Earth's sister 
But I think it’s more like hell.

The Romans called it Venus
Unique in every way,
Because it rotates in reverse
A year becomes less than a day.

The surface is...Read More
Categories: system, planet, space,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Americans Do Not Take Direction Well
My daughter is a public health specialist
She says the CV19 would be gone in three weeks
if Americans would sequester themselves
But we will not because we are arrogant 

And we do not want anyone telling us what to do
She has begged...Read More
Categories: system, health,
Form: Prose Poetry
the Russians
From Russia with love

Russia is a strange and great country, not quite in Europe
and not quite Eastern, they react to mayhem but seldom
intimate it; for those who are history less they won
The brutal war of 1940 and 1945 by breaking...Read More
Categories: system, best friend, bird, blessing, books,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Thank You President Trump
Thank You President Trump

Leadership by President Trump
(And then some)
Put America at the forefront
In combating the Coronavirus
With decisive response and measures
To ensure the safety of the American people.

Though some feel as if guinea pigs
And question whether over reaction
It had to be...Read More
Categories: system, america, leadership, thank you,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Wonderful Giant Oak
The giant oak sprawled into the sky 
In pure wonderfulness her phalanges reaching
wider and farther than other oaks in the forest

Squirrels leapt from her twiggy limbs,
Barely making it sometimes, and chattering
with glee as they perpetually caught themselves

Robins, cardinals, wrens, sparrows...Read More
Categories: system, tree,
Form: Imagism
Deadly Intruder
POEM " DEADLY INTRUDER" by martin gedge

What is this intrusion of each breath I'm taking in
to move with every muscle nestled neath my blood and skin
thus wrapped around the coil and like soil rooted deep
to foil an apparatus in the...Read More
Categories: system, animal, death, environment, fate, fear, hope, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We the People
We the People
By Franklin Price
03/20/2020

We the people of this great USA
Are facing Coronavirus today
Coming together by staying away
Stops the transmission, holds infection at bay

If you must go to obtain any needs
Wash your hands often, that's where virus breeds
Cough in your...Read More
Categories: system, america, encouraging, fear, health, inspiration, motivation,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Conflicting Commitments
Where and when I find a commitment
to capitalism
to buying and selling Earth
to patriarchalism
to racism
to Western SWM LeftHemisphere cultural dominance
to win/lose global economic politics,

I do NOT find
a commitment to compassion,
to love,
to non-violence,
to cooperative ownership and management,
to a healthy democratic win/win economic...Read More
Categories: system, health, love, military, political, psychological, racism, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Ignorant world
Ignorant world
A perfect world 
Never exist again
A defined world 
Is all we got today 
Defined and determined
With out our opinion
Remains the story 
Of our era 
Their program is not 
Our agenda
Yet we still up hold
On a system 
That kills our...Read More
Categories: system, africa, death, encouraging, freedom, lost, tribute,
Form: Epic
Uniquly Challenged
One. Two Three.
Four Five Six.
Seven Eight Nine Ten.
Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen.

Go. Accommodate Groceries. 
Solve Ill Trainers.
Go, Seal Obscene Modes. 
Solve or Burn Therapeutic Affairs. 

Im. Telling You.
Broccolis are good.
Yes I said that.
No I don't regret it. 

Inspire! Intervene, Locate!
Goal...Read More
Categories: system, angst, art, humorous, smart,
Form: Verse
empty street - a covid-19 poem

In the middle of the empty street,
fretfulness and despair prevails.
The search for cure to save lives…
In grocery stores and pharmacies…
Still it is nowhere to be found.

A furious disease!
Impeccable fear…
In a blink of an eye,
It might stand next to me.

As deadly...Read More
Categories: system, dark, dedication, life,
Form: Free verse
compelled

I'm compelled to do right
Even if others are wrong
I can't play stupid games
I've done this before...

I'm compelled to be right
Though I'm living with lies
The bright light emanates
Yet I'm not blind to see truth

I'm compelled to do right
Even if it's for...Read More
Categories: system, anger, angst,
Form: Free verse
The World Is Healing From Coronavirus
The World Is Healing From Coronavirus


We hide smile behind facemask
In cold wind virus-spread open spaces 
A touch could turn into snafu touch
As noise turns into silence

Mother earth is breathing
The way we look at it
It is rebuilding and helping us to...Read More
Categories: system, caregiving, change, community, faith, hope, how i
Form: Free verse
OUTSOURCED
In the beginning
When humanity began to walk
The Creator would come down
Just to talk
...with man

Time passed
And possibilities began to arise
Everything permissible
Except that one, where man dies
...alone

Well, it happened
And really, not that bad, it seemed
Man lived and had children
Without a Creator who...Read More
Categories: system, leadership,
Form: Rhyme